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WAGE HIKES WON’T BUST PH ECONOMY, SAYS ESCUDERO

If some self-proclaimed business leaders had their way, wages would have remained the same for the last 40 years as they have not in one instance supported any move to raise workers’ pay, Senator Chiz Escudero said. Joining them, Escudero said, “are ivory tower individuals who love to preach about the economics of a running […]

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DTI, WOMENBIZPH SIGN PACT ON FTA AWARENESS

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Women’s Business Council Philippines, Inc. (WomenBizPh) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote awareness on the benefits of free trade agreements (FTAs), such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement, with the end view of increasing the country’s utilization of these preferential arrangements.  DTI […]

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EVARDONE WELCOMES MANG INASAL IN EASTERN SAMAR

A popular fast food chain, renowned for its unlimited rice offerings and delectable taste, Mang Inasal recently opened its new restaurant in Eastern Samar’s capital city, Borongan.  The blessing of the establishment was graced by Governor Ben Evardone along with Borongan City Administrator Atty. Celestino Cabato representing Mayor Jose Dayan Agda. Based on data from […]

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QC BAGS PCCI ‘MOST BUSINESS FRIENDLY LGU’ AWARD

The Quezon City government’s relentless efforts to further enhance the city’s business climate received another boost during the 49th Philippine Business Conference and Expo at the Manila Hotel. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) presented Quezon City with the 2023 Most Business-Friendly local government unit (LGU) Award-City Level 1A under the Highly Urbanized […]

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BONG GO BACKS ‘ONE TOWN, ONE PRODUCT’ PH PROGRAM

Senator Bong Go highlighted continuing efforts to address the economic impact of the pandemic on ordinary Filipinos and help local communities recover. One of which is to institutionalize the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Program that was approved by the Senate on the third and final reading recently. Senate Bill No. 1594, which was […]

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BONG GO: INSTITUTIONALIZE ‘OTOP’ PROGRAM IN PH

Amid the adverse impact of the pandemic on the economy, Senator Bong Go stressed the importance of supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country as he authored and co-sponsored Senate Bill No. 1594, which aims to institutionalize the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Program. The proposed measure adopts the OTOP Program […]

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SENATE TACKLES ‘TATAK PINOY’ BILLS

Several measures intended to enhance the capabilities, processes and quality of goods produced by Philippine enterprises took center stage in a recent hearing by the Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship. Senator Sonny Angara was designated as the subcommittee chairman to hear the bills since these are in line with his Tatak Pinoy (Proudly Filipino) […]

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GIVE ONLINE SMALL BIZ SUPPORT SERVICES – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid has filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1499 which pushes to provide support services for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in online spaces, providing mechanisms for their integration into the formal economy. SBN 1499, which shall be known as the Support Services for Online MSMEs Act, seeks to incentivize the registration of […]

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DENR, PH TOP FIRMS PARTNER UP VS PLASTIC WASTE

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is exploring a partnership with the country’s top conglomerates to create a plastic waste management action roadmap, as part of its commitment to regulate plastic packaging and reduce waste. This comes after representatives from the private sector were invited as panelists and shared their efforts toward achieving […]

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DTI, UNIONBANK, GLS TO DEVELOP PH DIGITAL INDUSTRY

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), together with the UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP) and Global Learning Solutions (GLS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen collaboration and cooperation on digital transformation at the Inauguration of the Union Bank Innovation Campus (UBIC) during the 2022 UnionBank Innovation Festival recently. “DTI puts science, technology, […]