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FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III briefed Japanese businesses on the government’s plan to engineer a sharp economic rebound next year as part of a pitch for more investment.
THE PROPOSED 25% corporate income tax (CIT) will be applied retroactively to July 1, 2020 if the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) legislation is signed, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III asked the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to be more aggressive in mitigating the impact of climate change, in the wake of consecutive calamities that have set back the economy even further while it is still dealing with the pandemic.
Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said he doesn’t see a need for outsized government borrowings as he expects the economy to bounce back in 2021 amid a sustained reopening that’s been restoring jobs.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said refinery closures in the Philippines are not a response to the tax regime but rather are a global phenomenon triggered by changing oil-industry economics.
FINANCE SECRETARY Carlos G. Dominguez III said incentives offered in pending tax reform legislation could facilitate the attraction of investment in clean energy projects, which will go hand-in-hand with the government’s recent ban on new coal-fired power plants.
FINANCE SECRETARY Carlos G. Dominguez III made several recommendations aimed to help the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies make their financial positions more resilient against future shocks.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III on Monday told local government units (LGUs) to prepare to absorb programs of the National Government (NG) in 2022, when the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that expanded their share of internal revenue allotments (IRA) will take effect.
GOVERNMENT BORROWINGS may be less than initially estimated this year, after the main revenue-generating agencies beat their lowered targets two months in a row, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said.
FINANCE SECRETARY Carlos G. Dominguez III said the government’s various cash aid initiatives can follow the lead of the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program in adopting electronic fund transfers, which he said reduces opportunities for corruption.
BUSINESS leaders have reported the start of a “gradual” recovery in their sales starting June, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said.
The Philippines has resources for a “protracted” fight against the pandemic and its effects on the economy, which contracted by a record in the second quarter, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III.
THE GOVERNMENT has met with airlines and is “studying various alternatives” for reviving the industry, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said.
Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III seeks to further loosen movement curbs in the capital region to reignite an economy facing its deepest slump...
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III urged legislators to pass “as soon as possible” a stimulus package bill and a bank bill facilitating the transfer of banks’ bad loans to asset Management Companies (AMCs).
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the government does not need to sell property to cover the funding requirements for containing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and called such sales unlikely.
PALACE and Finance officials will separately meet with Senate leaders next week to discuss President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s legislative agenda, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said on Friday.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III flagged on Thursday another lease contract that will be up for review, adding to the list of agreements between the state and the private sector that the government found to be disadvantageous.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duerte’s approval rating jumped to a “historical high” in December, one of his economic managers said on Friday, citing a poll by Pulse Asia Research, Inc.
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) will not have to remit around P15 billion to the government following the issuance of an order slashing their dividend rates on Monday.
THE GOVERNMENT has raided a facility in Malabon that produces fake labels and stamps, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III on Thursday.
S&P GLOBAL Ratings’ recent sovereign rating upgrade of the Philippines should convince lawmakers to pass the whole of Comprehensive Tax Reform Package (CTRP) so the country can get an “A”-level grade “in two years,” Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said on Friday.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III on Friday reiterated his call to Congress to pass the remaining packages of the government’s tax reform program this year.
INCREASED profitability of premier companies in the country best illustrates the “success” of the implementation of the first tax reform package, the Department of Finance said in a statement on Friday.
THE National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) backed the declaration of a state of calamity in regions affected by typhoon Ompong, as it would allow authorities to impose price ceilings on basic goods to help soften inflation in hard-hit areas.
ECONOMIC managers said current inflationary conditions do not amount to a “major” crisis and added that they are confident that an Executive Order expected in the next few weeks will stabilize prices by next month.
THE Philippine government assured China on the speedy rollout of grant-funded projects during their meeting in Beijing this week, with the focus on two major railways in Luzon.
THE government said it will move towards raising the standard of local government treasurers by making them pass certification exams. In a statement, the Department...