Philippine flags are displayed along the streets, June 3. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ EDD GUMBANBy Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, ReporterTHE JOINT Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) is now targeting to generate $128 billion in foreign direct investments (FDIs) in the Philippines by 2030.“We set the target to $50 billion (in 2020) and now it’s at $78 billion. So we have ...

Workers prepare relief packs in Pasig City, Aug. 13, 2021. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASLOCAL GOVERNMENT units (LGUs) should be given more time for the smooth transition of devolved functions from the National Government (NG) agencies, according to a report.A Mandanas-Garcia Ruling Transition Report by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the United Nations Development Programme ...

IN separate advisories, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public not to invest in CashBaka, Hero Mining International Group, and BitBankUps.com as the three entities have not secured the license to solicit investments.According to the regulator, the three are neither registered as a corporation nor a partnership with the SEC. It also found them to have been ...

SHIVENDU SHUKLA-UNSPLASHD.M. CONSUNJI, Inc.’s (DMCI) order book declined by 8.1% to P45.3 billion for the past three quarters from P49.3 billion in the same period last year amid a slowdown in project bidding and contract awarding.In a press release on Thursday, its parent firm DMCI Holdings, Inc. said the “moderate” decrease was recorded for both the private and public sectors. ...

CENTURY-PROPERTIES.COMPROPERTY developer Century Properties Group, Inc. (CPGI) is set to open a mid-scale hotel in Mandaluyong City on Dec.15, targeting to cater to tourist influx during the holidays.“December is an opportune time for Novotel Suites Manila to open as Century Properties can actively participate and address the demand surge for tourism and leisure travel,” CPGI President and Chief Executive Officer ...

1 of 4SINGAPORE — with titles ranging from Hollywood films to Hallyu and Japanese animé, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific unveiled its slate of upcoming movies, series, and new Asia Pacific region titles for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar for 2023.The global titles that are set for release next year from Marvel Studios are Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Feb. ...

NLEX Corp. is willing to build the 1.2-kilometer (km) link that is under the concession agreement between the government and San Miguel Corp. for the Metro Manila Skyway System.NLEX Corp. is the toll road operator and builder of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). It is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC).In a briefing on ...

MIKA BAUMEISTER-UNSPLASHWALT DISNEY Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Monday that one of his top priorities is to make the company’s streaming business profitable.Mr. Iger is responsible for Disney’s all-in embrace of streaming, and the launch of its marquee service, Disney+, but he acknowledged the measurement of success has changed. Wall Street investors now focus on profitability, not merely ...

GABRIEL LABELLE in a scene from The Fabelmans.Movie ReviewThe FabelmansDirected bySteven SpielbergARGUABLY Steven Spielberg doesn’t need to do an autobiographical film, he’s been doing them all his life — Sugarland Express features a mother as a driven force of nature, Jaws includes the subplot of ship’s captain bullying a nerdy scientist, Close Encounters of the Third Kind follows a man ...

STA. LUCIA Land, Inc. said on Thursday that its board had approved taking out a P5-billion loan from institutional lenders while authorizing joint ventures to develop 11 projects, including two in Mindanao.In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the property developer also said its board of directors had authorized the acquisition of a parcel of land in Batangas at 23,770 ...