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The New Bangko Sentral Governor: What’s In It for You?

The head of the Monetary Board has a big say on key economic variables

Investors’ reaction was generally favorable after Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte named Nestor Espenilla Jr. the new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on May 8. Share prices opened higher the next day on news of his appointment though the Philippine ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 09, 2017 07:00:00
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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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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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Kick start your day, June 23: Who is the richest Aquino Cabinet member?

Plus, know about the former Globe executive named as first DICT head.

Richest, poorestOutgoing Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima is the richest member of the Aquino cabinet, the latest report of Malacañang Records Office revealed on Wednesday, June 22.The 2015 statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) of the incumbent Cabinet members showed that ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 23, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 22: Get ready for the ‘Big One’

Plus, Gina Lopez accepts environment chief post.

 #MMShakeDrill Expect heavy traffic until around 11 am, as the Metro Manila Shake Drill is scheduled Wednesday morning, 9 AM.The road closures are for a good cause though, as the metropolis prepares for the eventually of a mega earthquake.These earthquake drills are ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 22, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 16: Duterte’s team to bare 10-point socioeconomic agenda to bizmen

The socioeconomic agenda is anchored on NEDA's AmBisyonNation 2040 vision.

As his inauguration nears, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte ramps up his 10-point socioeconomic agenda for the next six years with a meeting with more than 300 businessmen, Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on Wednesday, June 15.Incoming Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said in a statement ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 16, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 14: Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Plus, Asian stocks tumble on fears of US Fed rate hike and Brexit, and Duterte selects DOH, DOT, DTI chiefs.

AcquisitionMicrosoft buys LinkedIn at $196 per share, or total value of transaction of $26.2 billion, the companies announced the mega deal on Monday (evening, Manila time), June 13.LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network while Microsoft reinvented itself as a major platform ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 14, 2016 09:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 3: Improved services eyed in 3 to 6 months following PLDT-San Miguel deal

Plus, the incoming NEDA chief recommends Leni Robredo as Anti-Poverty Commission head.

PLDT Inc CEO Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan said “immediate improvement” of its services on certain spectrums may be felt following its joint acquisition with Globe Telecom of San Miguel Corporation’s coveted 700 MHz spectrum.Related: PLDT, Globe to buy San Miguel’s telco assets“We ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 03, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 1: Duterte’s Cabinet 80% complete

Plus, BPI Sinag Business Challenge opens doors to young and social entrepreneurs and Chinese Embassy in Manila kicks off 1st film and food festival.

 After snubbing his proclamation in Congress, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced some of his Cabinet members in a televised press conference in Davao City on Tuesday, May 31.Related: Duterte names members of incoming CabinetThe Duterte Cabinet remains incomplete but the names he has ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 01, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 24: Department of ICT law signed

And incoming and outgoing PH finance chiefs meet to ensure smooth transition.

DICT law signedThirty-six days before he steps down from office, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed on Monday, May 23,  the Republic Act 10844 creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)—a long awaited law that was thought would never be ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 24, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 18: Mark Villar accepts DPWH chief offer

The son of Manny and Cynthia Villar says he humbly accepts the offer of President-elect Duterte. Plus, Robinsons Retail buys 51% of The Generics Pharmacy.

All roads lead to Villars?Mark Villar, son of real estate magnate Manuel “Manny” Villar and incumbent Senahas accepted President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to be his public works and highways (DPWH) chief.Related: Duterte names members of incoming CabinetThe newly-reelected Las Piñas representative said ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 18, 2016 08:00:00
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Art Tugade: From slums, millionaire path, to Duterte Cabinet member

The successful entrepreneur and appointed DOTC Secretary of President-elect Duterte served under the Aquino administration as president and chairman of Clark Development Corporation.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced on Monday, May 16 named Arthur “Art” Tugade as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). The two were classmates in San Beda Law School where Tugade graduated cum laude.Related: Duterte names members of incoming CabinetA ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 17, 2016 06:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 17: Duterte names members of incoming Cabinet

Plus, BSP to implement interest rate corridor system starting June.

After a week since election day, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte shared the names of those he eyes to join his Cabinet.In a televised press conference in Davao City on Monday, May 16, Duterte’s Cabinet list is headed by Salvador Medialdea, Duterte’s personal lawyer, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 17, 2016 08:00:00