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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 »

Toyota picks Philippines to lead launch of all-new Hiace

By Catherine Talavera/The Philippine Star – Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) has chosen the Philippines to be the first market to launch its new Hiace models given the strong demand in the country’s for the particular product. TMC and Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled yesterday the new generation Hiace Read more »

Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Bikers passing through Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City can now pedal worry-free, with a protected bike lane installed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Early Thursday, February 7, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Taguig City officials inaugurated the 3-meter-wide bicycle lane, Read more »

‘Rice tariffication won’t solve Philippines’ inflation problem’

By Ian Nicolas Cigaral/philstar.com – Lifting the more than two-decade-old caps on rice imports would not solve the Philippines’ inflation problem, Deutsche Bank said, adding that the country’s “overheating” economy must lose steam to “stably” tame stubbornly high prices. Households reeling from soaring prices since the beginning of the year Read more »

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