REUTERS/LISA MARIE DAVIDTHE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will not stop liquidity measures until the economy has recovered, BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said on Monday. "We don't have plans of stopping or taking away the liquidity measures that we have released until such time that the economy has recovered," he said in an interview with ANC on Monday. Mr. ...

UNEMPLOYMENT rose in 2020 as businesses laid off workers amid the pandemic. -- PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCASLAST YEAR proved to be challenging for the labor market as many Filipinos became jobless with businesses closing or downsizing operations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Preliminary results of the statistics authority's 2020 Annual Labor and Employment Estimates based on the average of four rounds of ...

@CONVERTKIT/UNSPLASH By Jenina P. Ibanez, Reporter ANIMATION outsourcing studios in the Philippines are experiencing a worker shortfall as demand for their services surged during the pandemic, an industry group said. Demand for animation from global entertainment companies has been increasing amid the coronavirus health crisis as lockdowns slow down live-action filming, Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) President Juan ...

REUTERS EMPLOYERS in the Philippines expect to raise salaries by an average of 5.6% this year -- the slowest pace in over a decade -- as companies remain cautiously optimistic amid the coronavirus crisis, global advisory company Willis Towers Watson (WTW) said in a report. Citing its latest Salary Budget Planning Survey report released on Monday, WTW said 82.4% of ...

1 of 3 LONDON -- A hundred years since Charlie Chaplin directed and starred in his first feature-length film The Kid, some of the silent comic's best-known movies are being restored to be released in cinemas worldwide. French film company mk2 and international distributor Piece of Magic said in a statement they had teamed up to mark the centennial. The ...

1 of 2 TV5 has added several more ABS-CBN shows to its primetime offerings, including the long-running primetime series FPJ's Ang Probinsyano. It will also be adding two new game show franchises to its lineup. Beginning March 8, viewers can watch Cardo Dalisay in action in Fernando Poe Jr.'s Ang Probinsyano, the final two weeks of the drama Ang Sa ...

ACENERGY.COM.PH/ AC ENERGY and Infrastructure Corp. is transferring its shares in Mindanao's biggest coal-fired power plant project to its partner and affiliates, the parent firm of the Ayala-led energy platform told the stock exchange on Monday. Ayala Corp. said AC Energy's transfer of all its indirect ownership interest in the project, which will have four units with a capacity of ...

Katia Pascariu in Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) -- IMDB.COM BERLIN -- The Romanian director Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, a sexually explicit dark comedy of the everyday aggression experienced by a teacher in contemporary Bucharest, won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear award. Judges hailed the film, starring Katia Pascariu as the teacher whose ...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter DITO Telecommunity Corp. said on Monday the planned implementation of the mobile number portability law would help the company achieve its target of capturing 30% of the telco market. "Now, 'yung laban natin (the competition) will really be on the quality of service," DITO Chief Administrative Officer Adel A. Tamano said at a virtual ...

Raya and the Last Dragon -- YOUTUBE/DISNEYANIMATION LOS ANGELES -- New York City movie theaters welcomed back customers for the first time in nearly a year this weekend. And yet some high profile new releases still struggled to sell tickets, a sign that a box office revival may not be in the cards for a few months. Disney's Raya and ...

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