COVID-19 vaccine uncertainty tempers PH growth goal for 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Without a vaccine yet to prevent COVID-19’s spread, President Duterte’s economic managers have tempered growth expectations for next year despite recovery from this year’s recession. The Cabinet-level Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) last July 28 approved via ad referendum their projection that real gross domestic product (GDP) will contract between 4.4 percent […]

AGI maps out COVID19 recovery program

Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) has unveiled a five-pronged program to perk up various businesses and ensure quick recovery from coronavirus pandemic fallout. AGI’s recovery framework, which was discussed during the company’s stockholder meeting...

Metro Pacific Hospital expands COVID19 capacity

Manuel V. Pangilinan Amid the unabated rise of local coronavirus (COVID19) cases, healthcare chain operator Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI) is expanding its capacity to serve afflicted patients and is likewise helping state-owned East Avenue Medical...