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‘Philippines’ minimum wage already one of highest in Asia’

By Alvin Elchico, ABS-CBN News – The Philippines has the highest wages for workers among third world countries in Asia, according to the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP).

SM Baguio starts P1-billion expansion

Written by Dexter A. See BAGUIO CITY -— A regional trial court has stopped work on the extension of SM City here amid a public protest over the planned removal of trees to give way to its P1-billion plans including a seven story “green building”. For the past two Read more »

Philippines Overtakes India as Hub of Call Centers

By VIKAS BAJAJ MANILA — Americans calling the customer service lines of their airlines, phone companies and banks are now more likely to speak to Mark in Manila than Bharat in Bangalore. Over the last several years, a quiet revolution has been reshaping the call center business: the rise Read more »

PAL slashes flights

A week before it spins off its non-core businesses on Oct. 1, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said on Saturday that it will temporarily reduce the number of selected domestic flights by 30 percent and international flights by 12 percent.

AirAsia Philippines picks DMIA as hub

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By Reynaldo G. Navales CLARK FREEPORT — Low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines has chosen the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) here as its hub. The airline’s first aircraft, a brand new Airbus A320 commanded by Captain Johansen Hernandez, arrived at the DMIA from Toulouse, France, Monday carrying 29 people, including Read more »

Philippine Competitiveness

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By Andrew James Masigan – President Aquino was elected with the highest mandate in Philippine history and still enjoys relatively high approval ratings today.