BOOMI.COMBOOMI, which offers an integration platform, said businesses in the Philippines are showing "very high" interest in the technology, making the country its second most important market in Southeast Asia after Singapore. "The Philippines is showing a lot of promise for me... in terms of interest. There are a lot of serious discussions... It helps that the interest level is ...

LOCAL shares on Wednesday continued to climb as investor sentiment got a boost from the improvement in October factory activity and the successful initial public offering (IPO) of Villar's AllDay Marts, Inc. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) went up by 78.71 points or 1.10% on Wednesday to close at 7,184.72, while the all-shares index gained 31.05 points or ...

THE PESO dropped on expectations of more imports. -- BW FILE PHOTOTHE PESO retreated versus the greenback on Wednesday amid expectations of a further reopening of the economy, which could lead to higher imports. The local unit ended trading at P50.57 per dollar on Wednesday, depreciating by 18 centavos from its P50.39 close on Tuesday, data from the Bankers Association ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter THE CURFEW in Manila, the capital and nearby cities will be lifted on Nov. 4, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Wednesday. This would allow malls to extend operating hours to prevent the influx of shoppers during the holiday season, MMDA Chairman Benjamin de Castro Abalos, Jr. said ...

REUTERS CHINESE vessels have returned to Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea despite repeated protests by the Philippines, according to a United States-based news radio. Dozens of ships near the reef in the northern part of Union Banks have been found, Radio Free Asia said, citing images from Planet Labs. Commercial satellite imagery showed an increasing number of vessels ...

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) would have to rule on a complaint filed on Tuesday seeking to disqualify the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos from the presidential race, its spokesman said. "Now that a case has been filed, opinions no longer matter," Comelec spokesman James B. Jimenez said in a Viber message on Wednesday. The ...

THE ANTI-RED Tape Authority (ARTA) issued a show-cause order against two Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) officials over the state-owned company's failure to release the payment for claims of seven hospitals in Iloilo City. ARTA said in a statement on Tuesday that the total amount claimed by the seven medical facilities is at least P690.02 million, and were supposed to ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ BOY SANTOS THE EDUCATION department on Wednesday confirmed that 100 public schools are now authorized to conduct in-person classes starting Nov. 15. "We have completed the 100 public schools," Education Secretary Leonor M. Magtolis-Briones told a televised news briefing in Filipino. "We are now completing the list of 20 private schools," she added. More schools could be added ...

SENATE.GOV.PH PHARMALLY Pharmaceutical Corp., which has been under a Senate probe for alleged anomalies in pandemic supply contracts, has filed a sedition complaint against a senator, citing bribery and manipulation. Company representative Jaime B. Vegas, in a press conference Wednesday after filing the complaint against Senator Ana Theresia "Risa" N. Hontiveros-Baraquel, said his co-worker, Veejay Almira, was subjected to manipulation ...

SENATOR Panfilo M. Lacson, who is running for the top seat in 2022, plans to ease traffic in the nation's capital by adapting a policy that will encourage people to leave the metropolis through opportunities in sub-urban areas and the countryside. He said in a radio interview Wednesday that his agenda focuses on urban decongestion rather than building more roads. ...