House body endorses Charter ownership easing

A HOUSE of Representatives committee on Tuesday adopted a resolution allowing Congress to lift restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution, supposedly to help the Philippine economy recover amid a coronavirus pandemic. Voting 64 to three with three abstentions, the House committee on constitutional amendments agreed to insert the phrase “unless otherwise provided by law” […]

Nationwide round-up (02/02/21)

Child car seat law implementation deferred TRANSPORT agencies on Tuesday said they would postpone the “full” implementation of the child car seat law, which means penalties for non-compliance will not be imposed yet. “There will be no apprehensions yet. Penalties will not be imposed just year,” Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope O. Libiran said, in […]

Regional Updates (02/02/21)

Fishing season for galunggong reopens in Palawan THE three-month closed fishing season for roundscad, locally known as galunggong, in northeast Palawan has been lifted, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced Tuesday. BFAR said the resumption of fishing activities in the area is expected to stabilize the supply and price of galunggong and […]

E-trikes now available at Manila mall

ROBINSONS PLACE Manila teamed up with the Manila city government to launch “E-trikes sa Kamaynilaan” services. Ten e-trikes will be deployed daily in the mall’s vicinity to cover adjacent routes like Adriatico, Sta. Monica, and Midtown Driveway Area from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The e-trikes also cover any point in Manila such as the […]

Peso climbs vs dollar on strong PMI data

THE PESO strengthened against the greenback on Monday supported by improved manufacturing data. The local unit closed at P48.065 versus the dollar yesterday, gaining 1.5 centavos from its P48.08 finish on Friday, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines showed. The peso opened Monday’s session at P48.06 a dollar. It moved in a tight […]

Growth targets will be missed in 2021 unless lockdowns are eased

THE GOVERNMENT is unlikely to hit its growth targets this year unless lockdowns brought by a global coronavirus pandemic are eased further, according to the country’s acting Socioeconomic Planning chief. Policymakers had been unable to balance the health risks and the impact of strict quarantines on economic output because they were risk-averse, Acting Socioeconomic Planning […]

How do you maximize limited space at home? Experts share valuable advice

1 of 4 FROM creating an illusion of a bigger room to incorporating built-in furniture designs, industry experts revealed some points to consider, as well as tips and tricks to make the most out of limited areas, most specially in studio-type condominiums and one-room units. Interior designer Katherine Anne Correa, MArch, Interior Design Program Chairperson […]

Improved Michelin tire geared for vans, pickups, and light trucks

All-new Agilis 3 boasts longevity, other benefits LAST WEDNESDAY, Michelin unveiled its all-new Agilis 3 tire, designed specifically for light commercial vehicles including light trucks, vans, and pickups. During the online launch event, company executives explained how the need for “sustainable mobility” has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic — with logistics being a crucial […]