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THE Department of Finance (DoF) said on Tuesday that the lease contract between a unit of a state-led corporation and privately owned Chevron Philippines, Inc. contains “onerous” provisions as the oil firm is paying lower-than-market rental fees on a government property in Batangas.
THE Philippines is monitoring the reported kidnapping of eight mariners of an oil tanker from a port in Cameroon, two of which were Filipinos, the Foreign Affairs department said in a statement on Wednesday.
DEPARTMENT OF Finance (DoF) officials expressed skepticism about the government’s ability to curb salt consumption via taxation, and said the problem might be better addressed via health education.
THE finance department has formally proposed import liberalization for the sugar industry modeled on the opening up of the rice market, signaling a showdown for another key commodity as economic managers sought to make prices more competitive.
THE finance department said rice effectively continues to enjoy tariff protections, forcing industries that are downstream from rice, such as those that depend on it for feed, to be more efficient to compensate for increased costs.
PRICE increases are expected to lose momentum until October before a recovery in headline inflation to around the 2% level in December, according to an economic bulletin issued by the Department of Finance (DoF).
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.
GOVERNMENT-OWNED and controlled corporations (GOCC) remitted a record P61.3 billion to the Treasury in the year to date, the Department of Finance (DoF) said Friday.
REGIONAL inequality in the Philippines eased in 2018 compared to 2016 and 2017, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in an economic bulletin on Friday, citing lower measures of variability in regional domestic product.
FORTY-SIX government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) remitted a total of P38.9 billion worth of dividends to the Treasury in the five months to May, or just 3% less than the record P40.17 billion remitted in all of 2018, the Department of Finance (DoF) said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) wants to convert the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) into a reinsurer rather than an insurance provider so it will not compete with private insurance providers.
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) is hopeful the easing of bank secrecy laws, which was lacking in the provisions of the partly vetoed Tax Amnesty Act signed earlier this year, will be implemented within 2019.
THE 69 container vans of garbage scheduled to be shipped back to Canada may not be returned before the May 15 deadline of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, due to bureaucratic red tape on the part of the Canadian government, the Department of Finance (DoF) said on Tuesday.
GOVERNMENT DEBT in proportion to economic output settled at 42.3% in the nine months to September, bigger than the 41.7% recorded in the same period last year, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in an economic bulletin on Friday.
THE SENATE version of the second tax reform package that cuts corporate income tax rates and streamlines fiscal perks may result in bigger foregone revenues than the bill approved last week by the House of Representatives, a senior official of the Department of Finance (DoF) told reporters on Wednesday.
THE PHILIPPINES hopes to tap Chinese-currency loans from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to take advantage of favorable borrowing costs, the Department of Finance (DoF) said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) is considering vouchers for students in lieu of granting lower tax rates for all for-profit schools regardless of performance.
THE FINANCE department has warned against rushing into a decision to select the third major entrant to the telecommunications industry, or “third player,” before the proper regulatory groundwork is laid.
A BLISTERING 7.7% gross domestic product (GDP) expansion this semester — needed for the economy to hit the bottom of an official full-year target for 2018 — may still be “possible” on the back of strong capital formation, according to a senior official of the Department of Finance (DoF).
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) wants the draft federal constitution to compel federated regions to practice fiscal discipline, and clearly identify spending responsibilities between the central government and regional authorities.
DAVAO CITY — Two longstanding proposed projects for Davao — the Sasa Port modernization and the Davao-Samal Bridge — will be pursued under the government’s Build, Build, Build program, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said.
FIFTY one of the 77 state-owned corporations paid out dividends amounting to P31.3 billion to the national government as of mid-July, the Department of Finance (DoF) said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said its version of the planned tax amnesty offer scheduled for 2019 will increase collections and clear the case backlog for unpaid property tax.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the selection of the third entrant to the telecommunications industry must be “fair” to the public by making telcos pay to use the frequency they are allocated.
THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Department of Finance (DoF) on Monday expressed reservations about Senate and House bills seeking to expand the powers and function of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB).
By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter AUTHORITIES raided another factory in Bulacan that made counterfeit cigarettes carrying the Mighty brand, the country’s Finance chief...
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said it is possible to cut value-added tax (VAT) rates if the reduction is accompanied by the removal of...
By Jil Danielle M. Caro THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has been ordered to conduct a probe and case build-up regarding the murders of...