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Purchasing decisions were easy enough during the lockdown, with most people stripping down to essentials only like groceries. There was some wiggle room on utilities and rent because of grace periods ordered by the government. But looking forward, the question on many business owners’ minds is whether consumer confidence will ever return with the economy’s prospects remaining clouded.
THE Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) told Congress on Monday that it is proposing a P5.6-billion budget for next year to support mechanization programs under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
THREE congressmen have filed a bill seeking to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as the Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas (Philippine International Airport).
A LAWMAKER has filed a resolution seeking to investigate companies including those in the outsourcing sector for unfair labor practices such as cutting wages due to slow Internet connection of workers who work from home amid a coronavirus pandemic.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it needs P12 billion to fund a program to kickstart the electric-vehicle manufacturing industry.
THE Makabayan bloc in Congress filed House Resolution 992 urging the Committee on Agriculture and Food to investigate the Department of Agriculture’s (DA’s) fertilizer procurement, amid allegations that its purchase price was inflated.
THE Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said Monday that its prospective budget of P621 million for next year represents a 5% decline in funding levels for this year.
THE House of Representatives Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) said in a report that increased foreign direct investment (FDI) is required in order to sustain the growth of the retail sector.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday clarified online sellers who operate on an “irregular” basis or sell homemade products as a...
Stimulus packages to help the economy bounce back from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will come in three tranches, House...
A regional trial court has rejected Senator Leila M. De Lima’s petition to join Senate proceedings via teleconferencing from her cell in Camp Crame. “Allowing...
MEMBERS of the Philippine Coast Guard’s CCP Complex Station and Auxiliary 101st Squadron have been jointly patrolling the Manila Bay area since the start of lockdown in March, providing security as well as supporting relief operations in the coastal communities.
E-COMMERCE companies said sellers and online platforms should share the liability risk for online transactions in order to deter scams.
A KEY legislator said the delivery of health services needs to be improved before Congress introduces new taxes to fund the sector.
THE House Committees on Agriculture and Food, and Food Security passed a substitute bill Wednesday seeking to institutionalize community gardens and urban farming to provide alternative sources of food.
STATE auditors reported that the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) failed to complete 24 research projects worth P81 million due to “unanticipated delays” encountered from other government agencies.
GOVERNMENT registration for online businesses is necessary to regulate the industry and protect consumers, and comes with benefits like incentives, subsidies, and tax breaks, a legislator said.
THE Department of Health (DoH) in Regions I, II and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) proposed to Congress a P21.5-billion budget for 2021.
COMPLAINTS involving online transactions rose to 8,059 at the height of the lockdown from 985 in the three months to March, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
THE Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) told legislators that it will finish releasing its P1.5-billion loan program to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by August.
THE banking industry does not believe it is necessary for the stimulus measure recently approved by the House of Representatives to include a provision “encouraging” banks to extend the term of some consumer and commercial loans for up to two years, since lenders are already doing this on a case-to-case basis.