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Part Two DAVAO CITY—The office of Davao Rep. Mylene J. Garcia-Albano has been the center of attention among business and government leaders, following her filing of the bill to create the Davao Airport Authority three years ago. The filing of the bill came at heightened agitation to allow the Davao International...
Part one DAVAO CITY—Businessmen want the city’s economy to fly higher on the President’s master strokes in putting Davao on the world map. Members of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) believe the first step is granting the city its own airport authority. Such status would give wider...
Conclusion WHILE economic managers of the current administration claim that the government has enough fiscal space for more debt—especially as the current administration vows to speed up infrastructure spending—global ratings agency Moody’s International Service said the country’s debt affordability will largely depend on its capacity to ramp up revenues with...
Part Two ACCORDING to non-governmental group Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), annual spending on social and economic services remains deficient with debt service still being prioritized by the government. This prioritization results to high poverty incidence and inequality. “In 2016 FDC’s initial research on outstanding foreign obligations of the national government...
Part One THE country’s debt status is explained to be headed to continued sustainability as the ratio of national government debt to GDP is expected to be further reduced to 40.6 percent for 2017, and to a lower figure of 40.47 percent by the year 2018, according to the Bureau...
Conclusion ACKNOWLEDGING that the threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia has become more intense and realistic, given the expected exodus into the region of returning jihadists who have fought with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, regional leaders have vowed to further work together in order to ensure that...
Part Two IF the terrorists grew and became strong in Mindanao, to the point that they could now directly challenge the military, as it is now in the case of the Maute-ISIS Group, blame no one but the government because of its complacency and, may be, even of its ineptitude. For...
Part One ONLY hours after a failed attempt to get Isnilon Hapilon, the recognized leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia, President Duterte imposed military rule in Mindanao. The declaration of martial law on May 23 initially baffled Filipinos, since it has put the whole island of Mindanao...
Conclusion AS President  Duterte speaks on Monday for his second State of the Nation Address (Sona), importers, traders and businessmen in general expect “meatier” government support would flow from his mouth. And he will, if Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez is to be believed. In a briefing with reporters on Wednesday,...
Part Four FROM the most urgent to the long term, lawmakers have a long wish list of matters they hope President Duterte would include in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 24, so they can be on the national agenda and get priority attention and resources. The most...
Part Three PRESIDENT Duterte rode on a ferry filled with the promise of change that won for him not only the votes of over 15 million Filipinos but their hearts and minds, as well. His supporters clung to his every word, even if many of these were offensive to many people,...
Part One THE labor movement is expecting President Duterte to reveal the government’s next step in its promise to end contractualization in his second State of the Nation Address (Sona). Labor groups Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) are demanding Duterte to address...
Part Two IVY D. Miravalles of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas said the CFO distinguishes clients by strict classification. There are clients classified as family sponsored, or those going abroad after being petitioned by their parents or member of the family. The CFO also have clients typed as “youth”, or those...
ONE can be found using Lek in Tirane, another in Lusaka using Kwacha. Indeed, Filipinos are everywhere: in almost all the 195 countries of the world. An estimated 10.24 million Filipinos are scattered across the globe, from Albania and Algeria (59,036) to Vanuatu (160) and Zambia. About 48 percent of...
Conclusion OF the dozen mothers in a Pasig City village the BusinessMirror talked to, only one echoed the concern of breast-feeding adherents. Agnes Racagad, a 42-year-old mother of one, said she chose to breastfeed because she wants her daughter Ishi to be healthy. “Nag-iisang anak ko lang si Ishi kaya gusto ko...
SOME milk-formula manufacturers in the Philippines are Abbott Laboratories Philippines Inc., Mead Johnson Philippines Inc., Wyeth Nutrition Philippines Inc., Nestlé Philippines Inc. and Pacific Healthcare Philippines Inc. They are multinational firms headquartered in the United States, Switzerland and Singapore. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, “because of limited milk...
Part One NIPPLES and income. These are just two considerations for mothers in Pasig City on whether to feed their children with mother’s milk or milk formula. For Mariecon Lontoc, Jenne Pauline Sison and Allyza Travino, having inverted nipples is a condition they have to manage along with the family’s resources. Lontoc, a full-time...
THE government secured investment commitments, including so-called submarket loans worth at least $46 billion, in the inaugural year of President Duterte, the bulk of it coming from the country’s new-found ally China, and long-time trade and investment partner Japan. The funds will go a long way in securing the outcome...
Conclusion PHILIPPINE Coast Guard Spokesman Armand A. Balilio said his group has set up several measures to improve sea safety in the Philippines.  “We have been implementing sea-safety standards ever since. Sea-safety measures are already in place,” he said. For instance, the Coast Guard has implemented the Environmental, Security and Safety...
Part One MARIA Rona Legatub, 25, only makes the bare minimum to see her family in Samar twice a year—a week spent along the shores near their home during summer, and another tucked in together in a small thatched house during Christmas. She has been in Manila for more than eight...
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