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TAIPEI — Taiwanese power supply firm AcBel Polytech, Inc. is set to expand not just its manufacturing facility in Taiwan, but also its factory in Laguna, Philippines, which is expected to be completed within the first half of 2020.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday clarified it will still remain a participant of United Nations conferences on climate change, but through online communication.
LAST-MINUTE CHANGES to the measure further increasing tobacco product excise tax rates that partly tap collections of sugar-sweetened beverage and alcohol product levies should help fully fund implementation of Republic Act No. 11223, or the Universal Health Care Act, a senior official of the Department of Finance (DoF) said on Wednesday.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. on Wednesday said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will not allow its officials to attend climate change conferences “requiring air travel.”
THE CONTENTIOUS proposal to further increase excise tax rates for tobacco products barely made it out of the 17th Congress after the Senate scrambled to revise the version it approved Monday night in order to make it acceptable to the House of Representatives.
THE SENATE has approved on third and final reading a measure imposing stiffer penalties on those who hack bank systems.
THE Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a Senate resolution concurring in the ratification of the Philippine-Indonesia agreement on maritime boundaries.
THE Senate approved on third and final reading bills extending the franchise granted to four broadcasting companies under the RadioCorp Broadcasting Group.
THE Philippines will not stand a chance in a war with China, President Rodrigo R. Duterte reiterated anew, but this time before an audience of Japanese businessmen on Friday.
A RESOLUTION will be circulated among senators to gauge support for Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III’s continuing leadership in the chamber in the 18th Congress, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said Friday.
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will review its procedures in awarding contracts to election technology providers, following President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s remarks Thursday night against Smartmatic.
IT’S BACK to square one for the bill amending the 82-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) to lift foreign ownership limits in certain sectors as it will fail to secure final approval with two session days left for the 17th Congress to wrap up its business.
THE measure penalizing gender-based street harassment against women and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has lapsed into law, Senator Risa N. Hontiveros-Baraquel said.
THE SENATE Committee on Ways and Means on Tuesday minimized differences with the House of Representatives’ version of a proposal to increase the government’s share in mining revenues in a bid to fast-track final legislative approval.
A PROVISION reserving 100% of service charges in the hospitality industry for distribution to workers was adopted by the bicameral conference committee Tuesday, a senior legislator said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) on Monday appealed to the Senate to just adopt the House of Representatives’ bill raising excise tax rates on alcohol products in a last-minute bid to bag approval in the five session days left for the 17th Congress, but leaders of the chamber were either noncommittal or cold to the idea.
THE government needs to spend P1 trillion on infrastructure if it is to meet a growth target of 6% in 2019, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said, as he detailed “catch-up” measures to facilitate spending delayed by the stalled 2019 budget.
THE Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill granting a renewable energy distribution franchise to the Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp. (SPSBC).
A LAWYER has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to investigate and hold accountable the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) officers who were involved in allowing Peter Joemel Advincula, self-confessed “Bikoy,” to hold a press conference at the organization’s office last May 6.
THE Senate has approved on second reading the bill extending the franchise of Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. (RBN), owned by presidential adviser Ramon “RJ” P. Jacinto, for another 25 years.
THE SENATE and House of Representatives are set to ratify next week the proposed “Murang Kuryente Act,” which could end up taking effect in September.
PETER Joemel Advincula, the man claiming to be the netizen “Bikoy” in the video series against President Rodrigo R. Duterte, surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday.
RETIRED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales was held Tuesday by Hong Kong immigration authorities for being a “security threat,” her legal counsel confirmed.
VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo on Tuesday rejected the resignations of two leaders of the opposition Liberal Party (LP), Senator Francis N. Pangilinan as party president and Quezon City-6th district Rep. Jose Christopher Y. Belmonte as secretary-general.
THE 17th CONGRESS will likely end with enactment of the anti-terrorism, the security of tenure and the expanded anti-wiretapping measures, but without any of the remaining tax reforms wanted by the Executive, Senate leaders signaled on Monday.
THE Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure amending Presidential decree No. 442, which will allow companies to require workers to work beyond eight hours a day, subject to certain conditions.
THE Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) has approved a resolution raising the foreign equity requirement for infrastructure projects to 40% from the current 25%.
THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a statement on Sunday called on Congress to support the full implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, amid the Senate’s planned debate Monday to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility.