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INTEREST in establishing outsourced operations in the Philippines grew by nearly a third in February, driven by overseas companies looking for ways to operate more efficiently during the pandemic, advisory group Outsource Accelerator said.
THE Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has authorized its enforcement unit to request the removal of online posts and advertisements for counterfeit and pirated goods.
THE PHILIPPINES must focus its public–private partnership (PPP) investment on healthcare infrastructure to best prepare for future crises, government and private sector leaders said.
TWO-THIRDS of Philippine employers are planning to buy coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines for their workforce, a survey from global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson and the People Management Association of the Philippines found.
THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY may return to its pre-pandemic level earlier than 2023, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said, as the Philippines began its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program on Monday.
CREATIVE industry groups are requesting broader representation in the council proposed under a measure being considered by the Senate which will develop the sector.
E-COMMERCE PLATFORMS Lazada and Shopee have signed an agreement establishing a procedure for dealing with counterfeit products on their platforms, in coordination with brand owners.
WHEN a coronavirus lockdown barred Tina Cuyugan, 60, from making the trip to a small town in the Bicol Region to pay property taxes, she reached out to the municipal office in December to find out how she could pay.
THE Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said it will include fiber optics and broadcast tower projects to its list of telecommunications works where the permit process requires streamlining.
FEWER COUNTRIES will be exempt from duties placed on car imports after the government reassessed its developing economy classifications to comply with international rules, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
PRODUCTIVITY in the outsourcing industry rose in 2020 following the extensive adoption of remote work arrangements, the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said.
AUTO WORKERS who sought safeguard duties on car imports asserted their standing to file such a petition after being queried about whether they actually represent the industry.
YAMAHA MOTOR Philippines, Inc. has launched a P2.7-billion factory expansion at the Lima Technology Center in Batangas to increase its Philippine manufacturing operations.
THE Coca-Cola Company plans to invest an initial $63 million (around P3 billion) in its Philippine operations this year to expand Luzon-based production.
THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) is investigating a potential data breach involving 3.3 million users of online lending platform Cashalo, a joint venture between JG Summit Holdings subsidiary Express Holdings, Inc. and Hong Kong-based Oriente.
THE Board of Investments (BoI) has approved start-up company CHRG Electric Vehicle Technologies Inc. as a new domestic producer of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers and retrofit kits under the Investment Priorities Plan.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) warned against the possible competition-weakening effects of a recently-signed law that will relieve banks of non-performing loans.
THE firms facing a complaint from the competition regulator for limiting condominium residents to an affiliated internet service provider (ISP) have denied impeding competition.
EXPORTERS said the Philippines’ trade privileges with the UK are currently underutilized, and urged businesses to tap the opportunities for duty-free export to that market.
THE latest Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) now recognizes as eligible for incentives any projects that facilitate the entry of patented technologies into the market.
Revolution Precrafted Properties Inc. is discussing potential settlements with suppliers and contractors that filed complaints against the start-up company with the National Bureau of...
THE GROWTH of the creative economy was stunted during the pandemic as entertainment industry operations either stopped or slowed down, the Department of Trade and Industry said.
THE COUNTRY’S sole newsprint manufacturer is looking to restart operations in the second half after it stopped production last year.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) may draft an order against installment-only payment schemes for vehicles, including motorcycles.