AFTER five days of negotiations at the 13th Ministerial Conference, Manila underscored the importance of the World Trade Organization (WTO) despite unresolved issues in areas such as agriculture, dispute settlement reform and fisheries subsidies.
FILIPINO gamers have the lowest propensity to spend—totaling P620 and above in a month on in-game purchases—compared to their APAC counterparts, according to the Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific’s (OMG APAC) latest research titled “Unlocking Gamers in Asia Pacific.”
DAVAO CITY—College graduates and those currently pursuing their bachelor’s degrees in Sulu were the recent recipients of cash aid from the Bangsamoro government’s Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE).
SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go emphasized the need to properly strengthen social programs for the poor, ensuring that these initiatives are implemented properly without being susceptible to corruption, delays or abuse. With proper implementation, he said that such programs must lead to exit mechanisms from poverty to achieve the goal of fully uplifting the lives of intended beneficiaries.
A LARGE number of hospitality establishments are opposed to the new rules issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which now require hotels, restaurants and similar establishments to distribute service charges (SC) they’ve collected to even casual or contractual employees, non-regular and agency workers.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go reiterated Tuesday his call for immediate and politics-free distribution of aid under the government’s social assistance programs.
THE government should focus on attracting investments to create more jobs, which could lead to higher pay for workers, according to the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII), a federation of 170 Filipino Chinese chambers of commerce in the country.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is seeking additional budget to upgrade vape-testing facilities as it aims to enhance its enforcement operations against illegal heated tobacco products (HTP) while it is awaiting the Vape law to fully take effect in June.
Philippine exporters will soon gain “broader support” in protecting their intellectual property (IP) assets in international markets through an agreement inked between the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB).
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go lauded the signing into law of Republic Act No. 11982, or the Amendments to the Centenarian Act. The measure, signed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. last Monday, February 26, now expands the benefits for elderly Filipinos.
The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is now an accredited intergovernmental government organization (IGO) of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
WITH the upcoming 13th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC13), Manila will champion reforms which include achieving “meaningful” outcomes on agriculture negotiation to achieve a “permanent” solution for public stockholding for food security purposes, among others, according to the Department of Trade and Industry’s International Trade Policy Group.
SHIPPING rates are costlier in the Philippines than in neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, with more weight placed on port charges compared to regional economies, according to a study conducted by BlueFocus Infrastructure Advisors (BIA) SL, a transport and logistics service provider based in Spain.