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How to be Money Smart with your 13th Month Pay

Every year, most Filipinos eagerly wait for their 13th month pay. It is equivalent to one month's salary, or pro-rated depending on the number of months worked in the year.

Metro Manila growing more walkable, one footbridge at a time

Call center agent Jeff Fajardo walks to work on an elevated bridge, high above a cramped highway where thousands other pedestrians used to risk their lives just to cross the street.
 

Job loss benefits for SSS members eyed under law

A law is being crafted to provide financial aid to Social Security System members who lose their jobs, the head of the pension fund said Tuesday.

US sues to block $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger

The US government filed suit Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, setting up the biggest antitrust court clash in decades over the $85 billion tie-up.
 

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers

It's November 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her 2 children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school.

Janet Yellen to depart US Fed in February

US central bank chief Janet Yellen announced Monday she would leave the Federal Reserve in February once her successor as chair is sworn in. 

World stocks gain on global growth outlook, euro falls

Global equities markets advanced on Monday as confidence over economic growth around the world helped investors brush off concerns about the collapse of government coalition talks in Germany, which sent the euro lower against the US dollar.

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies. 

Roque: Duterte 'offered' telco carrier slot to China

A third telco player may soon challenge PLDT and Globe, following President Rodrigo Duterte's offer to allow China to operate a telecommunications carrier in the Philippines.

PH shares buck Asia slump

Most markets pulled back on Monday, following a weak finish from Wall Street last week, but not Philippine shares.