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Envoy: Lift ban on six Korean noodles

November 11, 2012


“LIFT the Philippine ban of Nongshim noodles from South Korea.” This is the call of Korean Ambassador Hyuk Lee to the Philippine government, who assured that the South Korean noodles were safe to eat. “You do not have to worry about these noodles. There is no problem in eating them. You can eat them anytime. […]

‘More students an asset to PH’

September 2, 2012


The Aquino administration should see the rising number of students in the country as a solution and not a problem that should be remedied by population management, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said yesterday. Continuing the Church’s attack on the government-endorsed reproductive health (RH) bill, Palma told Catholic educators that young Filipinos should be seen as […]

POLL: As the ‘boss’ of P-Noy, how do you assess the state of the nation after his two years in office?

July 23, 2012


Palma tells Aquino: Tell the ‘real score’

July 22, 2012


MANILA–President Benigno Aquino III should tell the “real score” instead of his accomplishments in his 3rd state of the nation address (SONA) today, the head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) told Radyo Inquirer 990 AM. “How I wish that the SONA would reflect the reality of our country,” said Cebu Archbishop […]

‘BPOs are good but not enough for PH economy’

July 6, 2012


The Philippines has to increase labor productivity and diversify its economy to have sustained economic growth that benefits the poor. Norio Usui, senior country economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), stressed this in a presentation to business leaders on “Taking the Right Road to Inclusive Growth” held in the Marriott in Cebu City. Despite […]

‘If reclamation is stopped, how do we pay P23M loan for port?’

February 17, 2012


  Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy said the ongoing reclamation project would create jobs for his people and that halting it would limit economic activities especially the town’s new roll-on, roll off port. “That project will generate more jobs for Cordova. Nganu ila man ng gidaginot nga gamay ra man na nga project? (Why would they […]

Traders, officials urge gov’t action on BPO bill

January 11, 2012


Business leaders and local officials sought action from the national government on the US bill prohibiting American call centers from outsourcing their services overseas. While Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Eric Ng Mendoza is optimistic that the bill will not be passed into law, he said its approval may cause a temporary slowdown […]

US bill on BPOs won’t prosper, say biz leaders

January 9, 2012


There should be one group not tied to the national government that should lobby against the passage of House Bill 3596 or “Call Center and Consumers Protection Bill” in the US Congress. Joel Mari Yu, Cebu Investments and Promotions Center managing director and outsourcing specialist of Cebu, said this amid a call from Congress to […]