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Woes of auto industry continue in January as sales down 15%

THE automotive industry has shown no signs of recovery in the first month of the year, as January sales fell 15 percent with...

Government asked: After Duterte, will infra projects go on?

CONSTRUCTORS want legislators to pass a law institutionalizing the “Build, Build, Build” program to ensure projects listed under it will be financed and completed...

Better BSP investments income swells January BOP surplus to $2.704 billion

THE Philippine economy started the year with billions of dollars in balance of payments (BoP) surplus in 2019, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)...

DFA chief shares new take on PHL foreign policy

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. has summed up the government’s updated foreign policy—early on described by President Duterte as an “independent” one....

NFA assets may be sold to pay P145-billion debts

THE Department of Finance (DOF) is looking into selling some of the assets of state-run National Food Authority (NFA) to cover part of...

Premium payments for OFWs’ membership in SSS up for debate

PREMIUM payments for the mandatory membership of land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will be among the contentious issues to be resolved in the first...

SC upholds constitutionality of 3rd martial-law extension

THE Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Duterte’s Proclamation 216, which extended for the third time the imposition of martial law...

IC hails ruling vs CIC demand for data on policy loans

The Insurance Commission (IC) has welcomed the ruling of the Makati Regional Trial Court nullifying a circular issued by the Credit Information Corp. (CIC)...

Duterte signs law creating Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development

PRESIDENT Duterte signed into law the creation of the new Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, which seeks to consolidate all shelter agencies...

S.B.M.A. grants P4.9 million worth of community facilities to Aeta tribe

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Some P4.9 million worth of community facilities were awarded to the Pastolan Ayta Tribe by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

Duterte signs EO mandating second phase of land distribution to farmers

By Jonathan L. Mayuga & Bernadette D. Nicolas President Duterte has signed Executive Order 75, which mandates the distribution of...

CIAC assures ‘seamless’ turnover of Clark airport operations

CLARK FREEPORT—The Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (Lipad) was assured of a smooth turnover of the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Clark...

MSMEs get boost from Senate bill

Continued financial support has been assured for micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) producing locally made products all over the country under a bill filed in...

Solon pushes transparency in implementation of rice tariffication law

A lawmaker on Tuesday called for full transparency in the implementation of Rice Tariffication Act, or Republic Act (RA) 11203, by disclosing the identities of...

D.A. chief urges technology shift to raise farmers’ yield

The use of modern farming technology, such as fertigation and solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS), could allow farmers to double their produce and earn more...

Owwa ramps up financial advisory services for OFWs, their families

CAPITALIZING on a growing demand for financial programs, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) is ramping up its financial advisory support for...

Senators set to refile vetoed tax amnesty bill

By Butch Fernandez & Bernadette D. Nicolas  SENATE leaders on Monday lamented the presidential veto of the general tax...

Infracom to pitch E.O. creating water resources council

THE interagency Infrastructure Committee (Infracom) has approved for recommendation to the President an Executive Order (EO) on Water, as well as the use of...

‘P10-billion fund to ease drop in rice prices’

MALACAÑANG on Monday told farmers that they will have to bear with the drop in farm-gate prices of unmilled rice, at least until...

‘Perpetual’ trust fund in coco-levy bill leads to presidential veto

THE utilization of coconut- levy funds for the benefit of farmers has again hit the wall with the President vetoing his priority bill creating...
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