REUTERS FACTORY OUTPUT rose for a sixth consecutive month in September in step with the recovering economy, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). According to the preliminary results of the PSA's Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries report released Tuesday, the volume of production index (VoPI) rose 124% year on year in September. It was weaker than the revised ...

THE SENATE raised the allocation for health insurance and public hospitals in its version of the 2022 budget bill, known as the National Expenditure Program, citing the need to support the recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the committee report on the Senate's budget bill, the Department of Health (DoH), the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), ...

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the appointment of a new chief implementer for the Build, Build, Build program, saying that there is sufficient time to stimulate the economy with accelerated infrastructure programs, even as the administration's time in office winds down. Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain was tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte ...

PHILSTAR THE RENEWAL of the Philippines' participation in the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is expected by next year, the Department of Trade and Industry said. Ceferino S. Rodolfo, Trade undersecretary and Board of Investments managing head, said in a recent virtual briefing that the GSP is 'likely" to be renewed. "Most likely, the GSP will be renewed. However, ...

PHILSTAR LEGISLATORS from the Makabayan bloc called for the passage of a bill that would set a uniform P750 national minimum wage for the private sector, which will also make the President responsible for wage setting. It said House Bill 246, or the proposed National Minimum Wage Act, will help workers deal with rising prices, particularly fuel. "Now more than ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE PHILIPPINES pressed home its core message to the climate change conference in Scotland, the developing countries require assistance from the rich world, with the Energy department focusing on the need for technical cooperation via the United Nations (UN). Energy Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella said at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow ...

PHILIPPINE national football team Azkals TIMOR Leste will complete the cast of opponents the Philippine Azkals will face in the group stage of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup next month in Singapore. The Timorese got a free pass to Group A action against seeded squads the Azkals, Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar after their supposed opponent in the qualifying ...

1 of 2 ANTHONY Davis scored six of his 32 points in overtime and added 12 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers ended a two-game losing streak with a 126-123 overtime victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets on Monday. Carmelo Anthony had 29 points off the bench and Russell Westbrook had a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 14 ...

FREEPIK FIDE Master Sander Severino lost his grip of the lead and fell to a share of seventh place after halving the point with Russian Maksim Ermakov in the fourth round of the World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities on Monday. Mr. Severino, the 36-year-old world champion for the physically disabled, allowed Mr. Ermakov to equalize early, no thanks ...

AT age 42, Rene Catalan isn't hanging up his fighting gloves. In fact, Mr. Catalan wants another crack at the ONE Championship strawweight title and aims to launch his bid by beating a younger Alex Silva in the "ONE: NEXTGEN III" set on Nov. 26 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The former Asian Games wushu gold medalist said he had ...