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Kick start your day, July 14: Duterte starts presidency with excellent trust rating

Filipinos have ”?"excellent” trust on President Rodrigo Duterte, as the latest SWS survey showed from its poll in June.

Filipinos have “excellent” trust on President Rodrigo Duterte, as the latest Social Weather Stations survey showed from its poll in June.Related: Duterte’s economic team adjusts 2016, 2017 GDP growth forecastThe survey, released on Wednesday, July 13 by BusinessWorld, showed that 84% of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 14, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 13: China rejects tribunal ruling over West Philippine Sea

While the Duterte administration reiterates its promise to ease doing business in the country.

While the international tribunal in The Hague favored the claims of the Philippines over strategic reefs and atolls at the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea as referred to internationally), Chinese President Xi Jinping, through state media said China’s “territorial sovereignty ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 13, 2016 11:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 12: Smart to spend P1B for WiFi hotspot upgrades

Better connectivity while at airports or terminals? And Splash Corporation delists from the local bourse.

Expect faster internet connection in major terminals across the country, as Smart Communications upgrades its WiFi services."Over the past months, we have aggressively broadened the Smart WiFi footprint through our key partnerships with government institutions and business establishments, consequently improving internet access ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 12, 2016 08:00:00
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Bottom line: Which agency should be building PH highways?

While global food prices are rising.

PrioritiesPublic Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said that reorganizing his department is not a priority at the moment.Related: Mark Villar accepts DPWH chief offerThis is in response to incoming House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s remark that the highway construction component of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 11, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 8: VP Robredo now part of Duterte cabinet

Plus, LRT1 to extend operating hours.

AppointedAfter a week since their oath, it looks President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo are keeping true to their promise of a united government after the latter has accepted the former’s invitation to be the new Housing czar.“Mas mapaglilingkuran natin ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 08, 2016 08:00:00
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2 Filipinos on Forbes Asia’s heroes of philanthropy list

Honorees include a mix of billionaires, business people, and captains of industries who are also making a mark with their generosity.

Forbes Asia announced on Thursday, July 7 its honorees for this year’s Heroes of Philanthropy list.Highlighting some of the region’s noteworthy givers, the list honors 40 philanthropists from 13 countries across Asia Pacific.Among these philanthropists are two Filipinos, Gateway Property Holdings Chairman ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | July 07, 2016 06:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 7: Duterte admin eyes subway to ease metro traffic

Plus, PH inflation in June hits 14-month high.

SubwayTransportation Undersecretary Noel Kintanar on Wednesday, July 6 said they have submitted an "ambitious plan" to Secretary Arthur Tugade to have rail transport as the alternative to cars.The traffic congestion in Metro Manila is the result of the country's failure to invest ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 07, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 6: Duterte’s economic team adjusts 2016, 2017 GDP growth forecast

Plus, SMC takes full control of the MRT7 project.

Managing expectationsBarely a week in office, the Duterte administration is already managing expectations as it cuts the initial growth targets of the economy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 6% to 7% from the previously announced 6.8% to 7.8% by the Aquino administration.Related: ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 06, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 5: DOF eyes to slap higher soft drinks tax

Plus, analyst says Duterte administration is off to a good start.

Higher tax Raising the taxes slapped on sweetened beverages would be raised Tuesday, July 5, in a Cabinet-level, inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) meeting.The Department of Finance (DOF) would put forward the proposal to slap higher taxes on beverages such as ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 05, 2016 09:00:00
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Bottom line: Drilon files resolution for con-con

Plus, PH ranks 15th among 23 Western Pacific countries with most tobacco users among the youth.

It looks change is slowly creeping in. Senate President Franklin Drilon has filed a resolution for constitutional convention to review the 1987 Constitution. Drillon said in a press statement on Sunday, July 3 that he filed the resolution to determine if the present constitution ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 04, 2016 09:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 1: Duterte buckles down to work as 16th PH president

He has a laundry list of tasks for his Cabinet members to accomplish ASAP.

The 71-year-old Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte was sworn in as the 16th president of the Philippines in a simple ceremony held at Malacañang Palace high noon, Thursday, June 30.Related: Duterte's priorities: Agriculture, education, health, MSMEsFollowing the military honors and toned down reception, Duterte ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 01, 2016 10:00:00
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