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Will You Work in Construction for Php500 a Day? Builders Warn Pay Not Enough to Attract Laborers for Massive Infra Plan

Employees prefer to work in offices rather than under the sun or rain, says construction industry leader

A key stakeholder in the construction industry has called for a wage increase in the sector to attract enough manpower to support the government’s ambitious infrastructure projectsPhilippine Constructors’ Association (PCA) Executive Director Ibarra “Barry” Paulino said the industry is having a hard ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 28, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Property Tycoon Urges Php200-300 Hike in Daily Wages for Construction Workers

A boon for labor, the proposal could be tough for small construction firms that cannot absorb the extra cost

Calls for higher wages are rather commonplace, especially from the country’s leftist labor unions.But a proposal to increase the daily pay of construction workers by Php200-300 is not coming from the usual quarters but from the head of one of the country’s ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 17, 2017 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Pinoy Designer Began Fixing Houses in the US, Now Has a Multi-Million Peso Construction Business in PH

MJ Ringor’s company integrates design and construction, lessening the stress of building

Some of the projects that MJ Ringor's Mundo Design + Build has worked on include (from left) Hotel 101, TNS Global Market Research Philippines, and the Microsoft office in ManilaNo project is too small for MJ Ringor. When his company, Mundo Design ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 09, 2017 04:00:00
News and Events

Wilcon: From a 60-sqm Store to PH's Biggest Home Improvement Chain

William Belo shares how he built a nationwide network of 37 branches and counting

Wilcon Depot Inc. is set to debut at the Philippine Stock Exchange by the end of March with an initial public offering (IPO) priced at Php5.05 per share. The first IPO of the year, which began March 20 and lasts until March ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 22, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

'Accidental entrepreneur' saves a tile company, his team's jobs and earns SME honors

iMIC’s Ric Vincent Atienza recounts the journey to winning big at the Asia CEO Awards

He may have admitted that his company has yet to generate “so much revenue,” but Ric Vincent Atienza, the managing director of iMaverick International Corporation (iMIC,) still managed to come home recently with one of the most prestigious business awards in the ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 23, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

Cement maker taps a new brand ambassador

Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines has signed up its new brand ambassador, whom the company thinks embodies the brand's reliable image.

by Press Release  | May 21, 2015 12:00:00
News and Events

WORLDBEX 2015: Building visions in the realm of ASEAN Integration

A diverse field of world-class quality exhibits await construction and design professionals and enthusiasts in this year's WORLDBEX.

On its 20th year, the grandest and biggest construction and design event of the year gathered local and international exhibitors as the entire South East Asian region gears up for the ASEAN economic community implementation. With almost 500 exhibitors-from seasoned construction and ...

by Press Release  | March 13, 2015 09:00:00