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Pinoy workers power Taiwan’s tech industry

By Czeriza Valencia/he Philippine Star – Filipino workers continue to power Taiwan’s electronics and technology industry, a visiting expert from a Taiwan-based think tank said. Kristy Hsu, director of the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center at the Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research (CHIER), said Filipinos now outnumber other foreign workers Read more »

Indonesian player on offense in Philippines’ $1bn coffee war

By Cliff Venzon/asia.nikkei.com – A coffee war is brewing in the Philippines after Indonesia’s PT Mayora Indah announced plans to produce instant coffee locally to take on Swiss giant Nestle and local food and beverage juggernaut Universal Robina. PT Mayora early this week said it would invest $80 million in Read more »

A peek into the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines

By Amicus Curiae/.bworldonline.com – On 20 February 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11232, otherwise known as the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (the “New Code”), which may be considered as a landmark legislation updating the 38-year-old Corporation Code of the Philippines (the “Old Code”) Read more »

Philippines slips in global ranking on women in business

By Louella Desiderio/The Philippine Star – The Philippines saw its overall ranking drop to fifth place in the Grant Thornton International Ltd.’s Women in Business report this year from first place a year ago, but it still topped the list in Asia. The country’s ranking dipped following a 10 percent Read more »

First Philippine subway seen pushing up property prices in Metro Manila

By Ian Nicolas Cigaral/philstar.com – The completion of Metro Manila’s first subway could trigger a surge in property prices in the Philippine capital, with Quezon City seen benefitting the most from the project over the near to medium term, according to real estate consultancy services firm Colliers International Philippines. Construction Read more »

Reclamation in the Philippines: Good, bad or ugly?

By Iris Gonzales/The Philippine Star – The Philippines may not be the most populated country in Southeast Asia, but its capital, Manila, is now the most densely populated city in the world. Manila has over 42,000 inhabitants per square kilometer with the city’s population estimated at 21.3 million, according to Read more »