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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte had done relatively well in the first half of his term in pushing fiscal and other economic reforms as well as in stepping up infrastructure spending, but much still needs to be done in liberalizing the economy and overhauling an outdated tax structure, industry groups said in separate interviews last week.
THE Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, were signed in Pasay City yesterday, defining the role of a key ant-red tape body that was only recently staffed and authorizing it to take complaints by text and social media.
THE TRADE DEPARTMENT said it hopes to make a lending scheme known as Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) more permanent via legislation, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said during the 2019 National MSME Summit on Tuesday.
THE government is drafting an executive order (EO) for the Palace addressing high shipping costs, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.
PHILIPPINE exporters are learning to maximize their use of a Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) arrangement with the US, resulting in increased exports overall to that country, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
LESS than half of the 131 information technology (IT) projects in Metro Manila approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) are expected to move forward with their applications for economic zone status, following the freeze on economic zone applications for locations in the capital.
THE Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) said it expects an Executive Order (EO) to help prepare the industry hurdle an international compliance audit and met the standards of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO).
CAR SALES recovered to post year-on-year increases both in June and last semester, according to data jointly released to media on Thursday by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).
NEGOTIATIONS for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea are expected to finish by September in time for possible signing in November, according to Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez.
DEVELOPING green buildings may be more cost-efficient in the long run, due to the cost savings from lower energy and water usage, according to experts.
BUSINESSMEN in the Philippines have turned out to be the most bullish globally, according to a press statement released on Tuesday by P&A Grant Thornton that summarized findings of Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) for the first half, even as net optimism was down one and nine points from 2018’s first and second semesters, respectively.
METROPOLITAN MANILA Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia said plans for the ban on provincial bus terminals along EDSA will push through unless stopped by the Supreme Court (SC).
TO GIVE way to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit-7, the U-turn slot in front of CW Home Depot along Commonwealth Avenue will be closed temporarily starting midnight of July 1 this year, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia announced Thursday.
CHINESE mobile brand Oppo plans to bring more premium products to the Philippines on the back of the country’s strong economic growth.
WITHOUT significant rainfall flowing to its watershed, Angat Dam is expected to breach the lowest recorded level of 157.57 meters by Saturday according to the National Water Resources Board (NWRB).
A SEPTEMBER TARGET has been set to conclude free trade talks between the Philippines and South Korea, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.
THE Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it will initiate a Swiss challenge this week for a golf and mountain resort project in New Clark City, BCDA President and CEO Vivencio B. Dizon said.
WHEN critical illness occurs, people can find their lives upended, and finances drained.
MANILA — Globe Telecom Inc on Thursday launched Southeast Asia’s first 5G broadband service, with embattled Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. providing the equipment, a win for the Chinese firm despite cybersecurity worries from Western nations.
THE Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) said it signed an agreement with Microsoft Philippines Thursday for a pilot program on executive training for policy makers focusing on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
ANGAT DAM is seen to hit the critical water level of 160 meters by this weekend, with east zone concessionaire Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWC) warning its customers of more service interruptions.
SOCIAL MEDIA giant Facebook urged businesses to use its Stories feature to boost their growth.
IN a bid to reduce plastic waste in the country, Coca-Cola Philippines introduced a road map towards packaging sustainability, which includes building a P1-billion recycling facility in the country.