Ex-gov’t execs, experts push CREATE bill OK

June 08, 2020
Former secretaries of finance and socioeconomic planning chiefs, along with state bankers, eminent economists, and industrialists have sought the immediate congressional passage of the long-due second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program as they chided critics for “rehashing old arguments and delaying what we know to be a necessary boost” for an early recovery of the coronavirus-stalled economy.

Opportunities for digital transactions post Covid-19

June 02, 2020
In his speech during the virtual forum on fintech’s role in pump-priming the economy hosted by Fintech Alliance PH, BSP Gov.  Benjamin Diokno said the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic raised the urgency for needed reforms on public health, social safety nets, disaster response, and countryside development.

BdO books pre-emptive loan provisioning

June 02, 2020
BdO Unibank, Inc.  announced that it has set aside an additional ₱20 billion in upfront provisions, on top of the P2.1 billion set aside in 1Q20, in anticipation of the expected disruptive economic impact of the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic and the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

Local carriers resume commercial flights

June 01, 2020
A "new normal" is expected once flight operations resume. Among these include wearing of face mask when entering the airport facility; undergoing mandatory body temperature check before entering the airport complex; and strict observance of safe physical distancing measures.

Q1 SM net income down by 16% to P9B

June 01, 2020
The country’s largest conglomerate SM Investments Corp. reported its profit declined by 16 percent in the first quarter due partially to effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and enhanced community quarantine. 

P1.3-T stimulus bill ‘one big punch’ vs Covid-19

May 31, 2020
House Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda said the P1.3-trillion Accelerated Recovery and Investment Stimulus for the Economy bill integrates all the proposed measures into “one big punch” to strengthen the fight against the 2019 coronavirus disease crisis and its perverse economic impacts on ordinary people.