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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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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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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, June 30: Poor infrastructure cripples PH ranking in logistics competence survey

And 93% of PH may have free WiFi service by year-end.

PH ranking drops in trade logistics surveyThe Philippines dropped to 71st in trade logistics competence ranking worldwide, due to poor infrastructure and customs performance, a World Bank report revealed on June 28.The report titled “Connecting to Compete 2016: Trade Logistics in the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 30, 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 15: Supreme Court halts license plates release

The TRO is in effect indefinitely, plus PH Competition Commission probes further into PLDT-Globe-San Miguel deal.

IndefinitelyTHE SUPREME COURT (SC) issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO), for an indefinite period from distributing 700,000 pairs of license plates turned over by the Bureau of Customs ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 15, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Smart employers find ways to ease commuting woes

Time to support employees who don’t want to drive, commute to work during rush hour.

Smart businesses seek to improve productivity by keeping their employees happy and healthy, and making sure that talent sticks around. And, more and more, companies are accomplishing this aim by crafting policies around the way those employees commute.Related: 8 Tips for an Awesome, Healthier CommuteThere are ...

by Leo Welder  | June 08, 2016 11:00:00
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Singapore Airlines wishes for better infrastructure in PH

An airline exec says the market will pick up for PH once the infrastructure is in place.

Echoing business sentiments, Singapore Airlines (SIA) adds to the long list of companies who hope for better infrastructure in the Philippines.Related: PH growth not truly inclusive, bolder reforms neededAs it celebrated its 50th anniversary operating in the Philippines on Wednesday, June 1, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 02, 2016 10:00:00
Run & Grow

Aboitiz Equity Ventures bullish as PH welcomes new leadership

The conglomerate reports P5B net income for Q1 and eyes further growth in all its core businesses.

With a P5-billion ($107.81-million) net income from the first quarter of 2016, publicly listed holding and investment company Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc (AEV) is bullish that its growth will continue, on the backdrop of an economy which fate is being watched as ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | May 17, 2016 10:00:00
Business Ideas

4 ways to tell if transportation is the right business for you

Because being on the road is more than dealing with the traffic.

Deciding whether or not the transportation business is the right business for you is critical to your success. A lot of time and likely considerable expense goes into creating a thriving business of any magnitude. In fact, a lot of the success ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | May 12, 2016 07:00:00
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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