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A professional journalist for over a decade, Cai U. Ordinario currently writes macroeconomic and urban development stories for BusinessMirror. She has received awards for excellence in reporting on the macroeconomy and statistics. She was also cited for her contribution to statics reporting by the National Statistical Coordination Board (now the Philippine Statistics Authority). She is a recipient of journalism fellowships including the Jefferson Fellowship from the Honolulu-based East West Center. She is currently completing her Masters degree in Communication at the University of the Philippines. She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts Major in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas.
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9-mo borrowings hit P2.56T on Covid impact

THE Philippines posted another record high as the government’s gross borrowings, ramped up as part of the Covid response, neared the P3-trillion mark as of September, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Based on BTr data,...

Expert: Create more jobs by modernizing PHL agri

Returning migrant Filipino workers can turn to agriculture if the government is able to put in place targeted policies and programs that will develop the sector, according to an expert from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In an...

Govt keen on privatizing, operating mining assets

The government is keen on privatizing and operating its mining assets to boost revenues, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). The DOF also said efforts are now underway to “untangle” the legal issues surrounding these assets.

Consensus reached on rice imports reforms

THE Cooperatives Development Authority (CDA) opposed a blanket ban on the participation of cooperatives in rice importation as it may discriminate against legitimate groups, but lawmakers and government officials maintained that the move is a done deal. Senators...

‘PHL has 3 options on rice imports without breaching WTO rules’

THE Duterte administration has three options to regulate rice importation without violating existing rules of the World Trade Organization and the Rice Tariffication Law, the head of the Senate’s Economic Affairs committee said. Sen. Imee Marcos made the...

BOC looking to collect P1 billion more from 2020 undervalued shipments

THE Bureau of Customs expects to collect at least an additional P1 billion from undervalued shipments this year, Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero said on Thursday. This sum, Guerrero told senators, would be on top of the P1.417...

Bicol, NCR, Davao fastest-growing regions

THE Bicol, Metro Manila and Davao regions were considered the fastest growing nationwide last year, according to the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said the Bicol region posted...

PSA says national ID registration faster than expected

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is optimistic that it will exceed its target of registering nine million Filipinos in Step 1 of the National ID. National Statistician Claire Dennis S. Mapa told BusinessMirror that Step 1 of the...
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