16 June 2019

  • Completion of flagship projects gains headway in April–Neda
    The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has revealed that the majority of ongoing flagship infrastructure projects as of April this year are halfway done. Based on the status report on the 75 flagship projects, Neda said there are already nine projects that are ongoing and six of these have completion rates of over 46 […]
  • Finance department awaits ‘timely’ issuance of Marawi bonds
    The government will push through with its planned Marawi bonds issuance once the second phase of the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (BMCRRP) that involves the construction of large-scale infrastructure projects in the war-torn area is implemented, the Department of Finance (DOF) said on Thursday. In a news statement, Finance Secretary Carlos G. […]
  • BSP: Industry leaders maintain bullish outlook on PHL banking system
    PHILIPPINE banks maintained their optimism on the country’s economic prospects as 86.1 percent of the respondents to a central bank survey expect the domestic economy to grow between 6 percent and 7 percent within the next two years. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) disclosed on Tuesday that it has published the Report on the […]
  • Safeguards in place for graft-free UHC implementation, DOH chief assures
    Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III on Thursday assured that anti-corruption safeguards are in place for the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC), even as he warned all health-care providers and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) officials not to “cheat the system nor even attempt to do it.” “I will ensure that justice will […]
  • A sustainability culture is badly needed
    Sustainable development or a sustainability culture seems to be taking root. There are quite a number of companies in the Philippines that are subscribing to sustainability, focusing on both—profit and purpose. Some even believe that a cultural “tipping point” has been reached. Many issues have shaped it: changes in climate patterns, geopolitical conflicts, global media […]

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