PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/TOTO LOZANO, PHILSTAR FILE PHOTOTHE HOUSE of Representatives is set to investigate an alleged deal made by former President Rodrigo R. Duterte with China to keep the status quo over contested waters in South China Sea once Congress resumes.“The House of Representatives is committed to conducting a comprehensive and fair inquiry to clarify this critical national issue,” House Majority ...

BW FILE PHOTOTHE SENATE majority leader has called on the upper chamber to ratify international conventions on establishing a database to combat tax evasion, improving labor inspections, and allowing foreign prisoners to serve the rest of their sentences in their home country.At a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing tackling the conventions and treaties, Senate Majority Leader Emmanuel Joel J. ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASTHE UNITED States’ commitment to uphold maritime order over the South China Sea (SCS) is driven by its interest to maintain strategic dominance against Beijing, a maritime interests advocate said at a forum on Wednesday. Antonio L. Tinio, spokesman of Pilipinong Nagkakaisa para sa Soberanya, said the shift in US policy to counter Beijing’s assertion over South ...

SENATE PRIBSENATE Minority Leader Aquilino Martin “Koko” D. Pimentel rejected on Tuesday a congressman’s call for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to withdraw its support for President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., saying military and political affairs should be kept separate.“Let us insulate our armed forces from politics so that they can develop into a more professional, disciplined, and ...

THE INSURANCE Commission (IC) has partnered with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to provide free legal assistance to the public for issues with claims from insurance, pre-need and health maintenance organization (HMO) products.The IC and IBP signed the memorandum of agreement (MoA) on Monday to make the partnership official, the IC said in a statement on Tuesday.Under the ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ?????????>Hundreds of UK chief executives believe that artificial intelligence (AI) could steal their job, underlining widespread fears over the technology’s potential to shake up traditional working models.Nearly half of CEOs said they felt that their job could be at risk due to AI technology, according to a major new study from AND Digital.Additionally, three quarters of CEOs have ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ?????????>Getting a business off the ground brings with it many challenges. And, when it then comes to scaling up, leaders will have to contend with a whole other set of matters. But the hard work is worth it and rewards plentiful.Only 1% of UK’s SMEs are scale-ups, or firms with high-growth potential, and yet they generate nearly £500billion. ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ?????????>The UK’s labour market faces a worrisome setback as unemployment rates climb, signalling a potential stall in job growth, as indicated by recent data.Figures released reveal a rise in the unemployment rate to 4.2% between December and February, marking the highest level in six months.Concurrently, the proportion of employed individuals declined, while the economically inactive segment, comprising those ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ?????????>Mario Andretti, the legendary Formula 1 racer, once said the words: “If everything seems under control, then you are just not going fast enough.”This statement has resonated deeply in the business world, where entrepreneurs are often driven by a desire for fast growth and speed. But is this truly the right approach? Is relentlessly pursuing growth without moments ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ?????????>Good marketing has the power to transform a brand’s image and reputation, yet so many companies are losing out from ideas and campaigns that underperform. Ho hum work that fails to connect with audiences and draw them in. Work that burns budget to little end result.It’s easy to write this off as ads simply not being as good ...