PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSEL PALMA By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter THE GOVERNMENT of Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. appears to be continuing his predecessor’s practice of tagging people as communists without basis, political analysts said at the weekend, after the indictment of members of a religious group for terrorist financing. “This is a continuation of the previous administration’s policy of red-tagging, ...

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTO THE House of Representatives will receive the P5.26 trillion proposed 2023 national budget today, Aug. 22, giving it just under six weeks to pass an appropriations bill before recess, a senior legislator said. “The budget process starts here and we want to give all House members time to scrutinize the proposed budget. I can confidently say that we can ...

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, Reporter THE Philippines is running late with its regulatory preparations for a safe nuclear power transition, the head of the Senate energy committee said. Senator Rafael T. Tulfo said a law is needed to lay down standards for the incorporation of nuclear power companies, the construction of power plants, and the their operation. ...

By Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, Reporter CONCENTRIX, an information technology and business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) company, said the government appears to be “receptive” to the industry’s proposals to expand work-from-home (WFH) arrangements. Chris Caldwell, Concentrix president and chief executive officer, said on the sidelines of a company launch of three new sites last week that he is optimistic that the ...

REUTERS THE Philippines and Thailand have agreed to update their tourism promotion agreement in aid of both countries’ economic recoveries. In a statement over the weekend, the Department of Tourism (DoT) said Secretary Maria Esperanza Christina G. Frasco and her Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports counterpart Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn agreed to the update on the sidelines of the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic ...

As the pandemic slows down in many parts of the world, many companies will find that digital technology will be one of the most powerful options for recovery during this next phase of the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses will also undertake this challenge despite severe obstacles which include inconsistent revenue, disorganized workforces, broken supply chains, and a persistent lack of investment ...

TROPICAL depression Florita is expected to bring heavy to intense rains in the eastern side of central and northern Luzon, the Philippine’s northern mainland, starting late Monday to Tuesday evening, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Sunday.   Florita, the 6th typhoon to enter the country this year, is seen to intensify into tropical storm category within the next 36 hours, ...

APPLICANTS wait outside an employment agency in Manila on June 08, 2022. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ KRIZ JOHN ROSALES A BILL granting a 20% discount on fees charged to indigent job applicants for government-issued pre-employment documents has been refiled in the Senate.   “For the poor Filipinos who are trying to support themselves and their families, the fees on the documents they ...

A MEMBER of the House of Representatives on Sunday said the national treasury’s dividend income from government-owned-or-controlled corporations (GOCCs) can fund the monthly pension for indigent senior citizens, which is due to increase to P1,000 from the current P500.   “The country’s economic recovery is on track, so we are counting on GOCCs to generate higher profits and pay out more ...

REUTERS WORLD No. 3 pole vaulter EJ Obiena will have a busy few weeks on the European circuit starting with the Srabhochsprung meeting Tuesday in Jockgrim, Germany. “Suiting up for Season 2022 part two,” said Mr. Obiena. It was one of the seven competitions lined up by the World Championship bronze medalist at the resumption of his quests to break ...