Recovery seen hampered if more areas move to stricter health protocols

THE expanded number of areas covered by Alert Level 3 will hinder the economic recovery, according to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Ma. A....

VP candidate calls for review of feed tariffs to curb meat prices

Senator Francis Pancratius N. Pangilinan called for a review of agricultural tariffs to keep pork and chicken prices in line with those of other...

Agricultural damage from Typhoon Odette rises to P13.4B

The estimate of agricultural damage caused by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) has been upgraded to P13.4 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. The...

Duterte orders re-establishment of maritime inter-agency committee

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an Executive Order (EO) re-establishing a maritime inter-agency committee, which will improve policy on shipping safety, marine environment...

ILO says 2.2 million Filipino workers affected by Odette

The International Labour Organization (ILO) said Friday that about 2.2 million workers were directly affected by typhoon Odetete (international name: Rai), the strongest storm...

ADB considering 2022 PHL financing package of $3 billion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering lending $3 billion to the Philippines this year, focused on programs geared to infrastructure and improving climate...

Taiwan labor office asked to reopen doors to OFWs

Taiwan has been asked to reopen its doors to migrant Filipino workers, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) said Friday, following a meeting...

ARTA backs extended deadlines for business permit renewal, real property tax payment 

LOCAL government units (LGUs) need to extend the deadline for business permit renewal until the end of the first quarter following the surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, the...

DoF blames pork for inflation blowout, backs more imports

THE Department of Finance (DoF) said meat prices pushed inflation beyond the government target range in 2021, and pressed for more pork imports and a drawdown of the pork inventory held in cold storage.

Power plant coal stocks meet DoE standards for 30 days’ worth of supply

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said on Thursday that coal-fired power plants all have 30 days’ worth of coal reserves, with some having as much as 50, as the market tightened for thermal coal following Indonesia’s one-month coal export ban.

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