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Free Wi-Fi, Toilet Access in Stops for RoRo Buses, Thanks to Senate Bill

But proposed law is unclear on who will bear cost of providing free amenities in small bus stops

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the bill that aims to provide free internet and access to cleaner toilets in land transportation terminals and stops as well as  roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ports.The senators ratified the bill by a vote of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 25, 2018 04:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 10: 2016 voter turnout highest in last 3 elections

(UPDATED) Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte maintains his lead, while Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo are head-to-head in the VP race.

(UPDATED) At least 81% of the registered voters practiced their right to vote, the highest turnout rate in the last three automated elections, Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chairman Andres Bautista said in a press briefing, Monday, May 9, election day.The voter turnout ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 10, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 6: Mar Roxas apologizes for administration's shortcomings

Plus, April inflation remains steady at 1.1%.

SteadyThe country's inflation or the rate at which the prices of goods and services rise was unchanged at 1.11% in April from March’s reading, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported Thursday, May 5.April inflation held steady as inflation for food ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 06, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 5: Duterte retains lead in latest polls

The Davao City Mayor maintained his lead amid the bank controversy hounding his campaign in the last week.

Less than a week before the elections, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte retained his lead in the latest Pulse Asia survey, amid the controversy on his bank accounts.The ABS-CBN poll released on Wednesday, May 4, saw Duterte with a 33% rating, followed ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 05, 2016 08:00:00
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Here’s your guide to the 2016 PH presidential elections

(UPDATED) Because you have to make that crucial vote count.

Controversies. Debates. Surveys.A clash of personalities and machineries.Who supports who.A throng of netizens, espousing support for their bets hug or troll social media.Indeed, it is the season of craziness, jitters, uncertainty as the nation elects its 16th president on Monday, May 9.So ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 04, 2016 08:00:00
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Tax expert to candidates: Reform than just cut taxes

Only two presidentiables have shown keen interest on tax reform, but they need to be clearer on the issue, tax whiz Mon Abrea says.

MANILA, Philippines – With only 12 days before the May 9 election, a tax expert reminded candidates, especially the presidential aspirants that real tax reform requires restructuring of regulations and culture and not simply cutting taxes."Cutting taxes is one part of reform, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 28, 2016 07:00:00
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Bottom line: 5 things you missed from last PH presidential TV debate

Who gave it all for this last round?

Two weeks before the elections, the five presidential candidates squared off one last time at the final leg of the PiliPinas debates at the University of Pangasinan on Sunday, April 24.The town hall format of the debate, organized by ABS-CBN News and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 25, 2016 11:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 13: Duterte leads latest Pulse Asia survey

Plus, SMDC to launch subdivisions, while Alibaba to buy $1 billion stake in Lazada.

Duterte leads latest Pulse Asia surveyDavao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte now leads the pack of presidentiables, garnering 30% voter preference in the latest pre-electoral national survey conducted by Pulse Asia for broadcast network ABS-CBN.His closest rival, Senator Grace Poe, is in second ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 13, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 23: Poe Duterte tie in polls; iPhone SE, iPad Pro unveiled

Plus, consumer confidence improved during the first quarter of 2016.

Poe, Duterte tied in latest pollsSenator Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte are statistically tied in the latest Pulse Asia pre-election survey, conducted on the same week that the Supreme Court ruled the senator as a viable candidate for presidency.Related: ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 23, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 15: Poe leads in latest SWS poll, San Miguel shares drop over fallen talks with Telstra

Plus, pump prices up and PAL holds seat sale.

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 15, 2016 08:00:00
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COMELEC mulls postponing May polls

Or hold the elections through manual voting, following Supreme Court's order to issue voting receipts.

With only two months left until election day, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is faced with more work to be done—in as much as mulling to delay the May 9 elections—following the Supreme Court ruling for the poll body to issue voting ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 09, 2016 07:00:00
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Supreme Court lets Grace Poe run for president

In a landmark decision, the High Court saves Poe, reversing COMELEC’s ruling to disqualify her from the race.

There is no stopping Senator Grace Poe now, as the Supreme Court decided on Tuesday, March 8 to allow her to continue in the presidential race.The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and eight other justices voted in favor ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 08, 2016 06:00:00
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PH presidentiables now have their official Twitter emojis

'We hope these emojis will help facilitate the spirit of nationalism and participation among the Filipino electorate,' a Twitter exec says.

COMELEC (Comission on Elections) and Twitter launched on March 4 the official emojis of the country’s presidential candidates to encourage fun and educated discussion for the upcoming elections in the social media platform.“We hope these emojis will help facilitate the spirit of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 07, 2016 02:00:00