REUTERS TAIPEI -- Taiwan's air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan's defense ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China's president met his top generals. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China's air force near the ...

Big Deal: An Anthology of Filipino Women's Stories and Art Volume I, an anthology featuring Filipina authors, contains stories and illustrations that encourage Gen Z and millennial women to speak up on the challenges they face. "When I was reading through it, I saw myself in many of the stories," said Michelline Espiritu Suarez, an author and columnist at the ...

Following the success of the Villar Group Convention (ViCon) for its housing brands, the Villar Group is now gearing up for a shopping expo this coming week. Up to P 1-million worth of exclusive promotions and discounts from AllHome and AllDay as well as other brands from the Villar Group will be up for grabs during the third ViCon: Retail ...

The Design Center of the Philippines (DCP), an agency under the Department of Trade and Industry that helps micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through design, concluded its International Design Conference this September and its annual Design Week this November. In this B-Side episode, Maria Rita "Rhea" O. Matute, executive director of the DCP, talks to BusinessWorld reporter Bronte H. ...

For many of us in 2020, the year of the pandemic has begotten new work practices as we adjusted to remote work. From how we've collaborated to how we've conducted meetings, COVID-19 has made us learn to adapt. And adapt we have. The pandemic has shown that it's possible to get work done outside the office, five days a week, ...

BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government had reached P2.75 trillion as of end-October as it continued to raise money for its pandemic response, preliminary data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) showed. Gross borrowings in the first 10 months declined by 6% from a year earlier. Year to date, the government's debt accounted for 91% of ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter THE PHILIPPINE Statistics Authority (PSA) said the base year for the consumer price index (CPI) will change to 2018 starting in January, to reflect changing Filipino household consumption patterns such as the shift to e-commerce. National Statistician Claire Dennis S. Mapa said the PSA board approved the CPI rebasing to ...

SOME INDIAN COMPANIES, including those from the pharmaceutical industry, are interested in investing in economic zones in the Philippines, according to an India Business Forum (IBF) official. IBF President Dileep Tiwari on Sunday said some of the organization's members have shown interest in investing in economic zones. Mr. Tiwari on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)with Philippine Economic Zone ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte, Reporter HOSPITALITY GROUPS expect a rebound in tourism as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination rates continue to improve and travel curbs are further relaxed around the country. However, new and more transmissible COVID-19 variants may threaten the tourism industry's recovery. Filinvest-led Chroma Hospitality, Inc. is seeing signs of "revenge travel" after ...

BUSINESSWORLD's Luz Wendy T. Noble was recognized as the Best Reporter of the Year for Banking at the 30th annual awards of the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP). A graduate of the University of the Philippines, Ms. Noble joined BusinessWorld in 2019 and has been covering the banking beat for more than two years. The award was given ...