Articles worth reading
Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei

Gokongwei's widow dies a week after his death 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei, the widow of the late tycoon John Gokongwei Jr., passed away at 85, a week after the death of her husband, according to her family. "Our mother, Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 20...


DENR to deploy 1,422 'estero rangers'

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it expects to deploy more than 1,000 estero rangers to 711 barangays this year. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu instructed the estero rangers to “bring about change” in the next s...


QC barangay collects e-waste

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Barangay West Triangle in Quezon City held an e-waste collection event in collaboration with the national environmental authorities. The collection was carried out under the auspices of the “Safe PCB and E-Waste Management Project” ...

Metro Business articles

Singaporean firm, DOST to help local startups

chrome_reader_modeNovember 21, 2019 loyalty

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) joined forces with a Singaporean company to provide grants to a local startup. PCIEERD executive director Enrico Paringit said they are looking ...

QC councilor pushes campaign against deceitful market vendors

chrome_reader_modeNovember 21, 2019 loyalty

A Quezon City councilor asked the city’s Market Development and Administration Department (MDAD) and other concerned city offices to conducting surprise inspections of weighing scales in wet markets and similar establishments. Councilor Victor Ferrer Jr. issued the call after receiving c...

200,000 Filipino vapers in uproar over government's ban on e-cigarettes

chrome_reader_modeNovember 21, 2019 loyalty

Groups representing more than 200,000 vapers in the Philippines asked President Rodrigo Duterte to regulate, and not ban the use of electronic cigarettes which are scientifically found to be 95-percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes. The Philippine E-cigarette Industry Association (PECIA)...

Filipino vapers laud CDC breakthrough report

chrome_reader_modeNovember 19, 2019 loyalty

The Vapers PH and the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) welcomed the breakthrough report of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.  The report, which was released on November 9, 2019, found vitamin E...

PCC asks Grab to refund P5 million to riders

chrome_reader_modeNovember 18, 2019 loyalty

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) ordered ride-sharing company Grab Philippines to refund P5.05 million to its riders for breaching its voluntary pricing commitments. “The PCC has imposed a total fine of PHP23.45 million on Grab for breaching its pricing commitments during the first...

BPI aims to increase sustainable financing loans by 20%

chrome_reader_modeNovember 18, 2019 loyalty

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) targets to grow its sustainable financing loans by 20 percent in 2020 from P130 billion this year. During the launch of the bank’s sustainable finance development program, BPI Business Banking head Junie Veloso said they want loans for sustainabl...

IMF expects Philippine economy to grow 6.3% in 2020

chrome_reader_modeNovember 18, 2019 loyalty

After a soft patch in the first half of this year, the Philippines’ GDP growth is expected to strengthen in the remainder of 2019 and in 2020, underpinned by government spending catching up with targets, and the recent monetary policy easing, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Gokongwei passes away at 93

chrome_reader_modeNovember 10, 2019 loyalty

Malacañang Palace deep condolences to the family of tycoon John Gokongwei Jr. who passed away on November 9 at the age of 93. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo described Gokongwei, best known for his aviation, power generation, and telecom businesses, as “a visionary and pillar...

PNP nabs stock brokerage clerk for P750-million theft

chrome_reader_modeNovember 08, 2019 loyalty

The Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested a clerk of stock brokerage firm R&L Investments for allegedly stealing P750 million. PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said Marlo Moron, a 44-year-old settlement clerk of R&L Investments, was arrested at h...

BSP closes AMA Rural Bank of Mandaluyong

chrome_reader_modeNovember 08, 2019 loyalty

The Monetary Board (MB) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it ordered the closure of AMA Rural Bank of Mandaluyong Inc. It issued MB Resolution No. 1705.D dated November 7, 2019 directing the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) as receiver to proceed with the takeov...