REICELENE JOY IGNACIO

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Officials of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday said reforms at the country’s premier Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have finally born fruit because it is no longer included in the top 20 worst airports in the world. The latest survey was released to travel website “The Guide…

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UK-BASED startup Coinlancer launched its freelancing platform in the Philippines on Tuesday as part of a global marketing campaign for its initial coin offering (ICO), which seeks to raise a total of $50 million. Coinlancer is a new blockchain-based job market for freelancers that promotes the use of cryptocurrencies to…

REAL ESTATE COMPANY SEES 50% INCREASE IN MM RESIDENTIAL STOCK

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A leading real estate company pinpointed the growing millennial work force as the next target market of property developers. “The 1.3 million strong workers in the IT-BPO sector represents a sizeable market for residential developers and investors. Developers have thus designed new residential products that fit the specific need of…

CLASSES, GOVT WORK RESUME

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TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Monday he supported the filing of an economic sabotage case against the group of jeepney operators and drivers whose two-day strike against a government fleet modernization plan forced the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to shut down. The idea was raised by a PSE director,…

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THE nationwide transport strike began early Monday as jeepney drivers pulled off the streets their public utility vehicles (PUVs) in protest against a planned modernization program. Led by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON), the drivers began their protest as early as 6 a.m. Before this,…

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ROCKET Internet subsidiary Zen Rooms plans to add five or six more cities to its budget hotel network in the Philippines over the next few years. “We started in the Philippines 18 months ago. We will be adding more cities,” Zen Rooms co-founder and managing director Nathan Boublil told reporters…

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Stronger global trade conditions are helping support demand for premium class travel, particularly to and from Asia, the International Air Transport Association said. IATA noted that the premium markets’s share of passenger revenues rose to 26.3 percent in the first seven months of 2017 from 26.0 percent a year ago.…

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SOME cities announced a suspension of classes on Monday because of a nationwide transport strike over the government’s plan to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs). Piston and No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition will spearhead the protest. The Makati City government declared the suspension of classes in public schools and left…

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International visitor arrivals hit 568,035 in July, the Tourism department reported, in the process generating P33,55 billion in revenues for the Philippines. “The total visitor receipts in July this year reflect a double-digit growth of 58.22 percent from the previous year’s July expenditures,” the DOT said on Wednesday. Tourism Secretary…

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FILIPINO mobile brand Star Telecom Alliance Resources (STAR) Inc. said it will start selling its Starmobile phones in sari-sari stores and loading stations in various parts of the country. “We will open many distribution channels in the country,” Starmobile Sales and Marketing Head Gerardo Balderrama said in a press briefing…

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