• Workers to get double pay on Tuesday’s twin holidays
    Employees can expect to get more than double their daily pay if they report for work during the unprecedented two holidays in a single day this coming Tuesday, August 21. In an advisory, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III confirmed that pay rules for a both a regular and a special holiday will be in effect […]
  • NEA to assume management of  Zamboanga City power co-op
    The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has announced that it plans to partially and temporarily take over the management of the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) in order to help resolve key issues besetting the power co-op. The impending NEA takeover is also primarily meant to ensure a smooth, orderly, timely and transparent process for the […]
  • Nielsen report highlights consumer priority for ‘convenience’
    Urbanization and shrinking households, or even gender roles, are influencing Filipino consumers in purchasing various products and services, according to Nielsen Philippines. Based on the Nielsen Quest for Convenience Report, these factors along with crowded urban transport, generational needs, and increasing use of technology are the factors that drive consumers need for convenience. Filipinos are […]
  • DOE, petro firms disagree on Euro 2 diesel fuel revival 
    The reintroduction of Euro 2 diesel fuel at the pump is going to be a potential logistics nightmare for oil companies. The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a memorandum order (MO) requiring oil companies to provide Euro 2 compliant automotive diesel oil to help reduce fuel prices. Oil firms and other sectors, however, said the […]
  • Neda chief: Rush to federalism will disrupt growth momentum
    A shift to federalism could derail the Duterte administration’s infrastructure projects and disrupt the Philippine economy’s growth momentum, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). In a televised interview on Tuesday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said the country can’t afford to rush into adopting a federal form of government. Pernia said […]

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