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DTI, DOF INK CREATE IRR AHEAD OF JULY 10 DEADLINE

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez have signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act, more than two weeks ahead of the 10 July 2021 deadline set under this law. Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will be the […]

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Politics

BILL AMENDING RETAIL TRADE LAW GETS SENATE OK

The Senate approved on third and final reading a measure that aims to further relax qualifications for foreign retailers to enter the Philippines. Voting 20-0-0, the chamber passed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1840 seeking to amend Republic Act (RA) No. 8762, otherwise known as the Retail Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA) of 2000. “The proposed measure […]

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Business & Economy

ABOITIZLAND SALES UP AMID PANDEMIC

AboitizLand announced that its first quarter sales take-up is already at 44% above target, even exceeding by 61% its performance during the same period last year before the global health crisis started. The market’s growing preference to live away from populous cities and the digital transformation initiatives that the developer has embarked on are contributing […]

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Hobbies & Advocacies

GLOBE: SARI-SARI STORES KEEPING PINOYS CONNECTED

Sari-sari stores play an important role in connecting people. These neighborhood stores ensure that vital communication services are easily accessible to everyone. “Our retailers are a very important part of the value chain as they help us reach and serve the grassroots communities by making our services accessible to Filipinos especially with the current situation,” […]

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Government

DTI TO HOLD BUSINESS WEBINAR SERIES FOR OFWS

The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTIC) in Bangkok, Dubai, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Singapore, and Sydney will hold the first episode of the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) webinar series on 30 April 2021 to provide overseas Filipinos (OFIs) with opportunities to invest in the Philippines and […]

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Politics

BUSINESS WITH COMPASSION, BUHAY BAGO BULSA – CASTELO

“Higit sa pera, puso.” This according to Quezon City 6th District Councilor Bobby Castelo, who on Tuesday learned that San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has allocated PhP1 billion pesos to buy Covid-19 vaccines for its 70,000 employees and extended workforce. SMC, in coordination with relevant government agencies, has secured vaccine doses from different pharmaceutical sources, and […]

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Government

DA LAUNCHES AGRIKONEK ONLINE MARKET PLATFORM

Kapital Access for Young Agripreneurs (KAYA) loan program borrowers can now manage their inventory and directly market their products to consumers while still practicing social distancing through the AgriKonek digital market platform. “With the launching of this new application, we are hoping to attract more young blood to give Philippine agriculture a second look and […]

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Government

DTI OPENS 1ST VIRTUAL NAT’L TRADE FAIR – LOPEZ

The 1st Virtual National Trade Fair was officially opened recently through an online ceremony. Attendees from remote locations witnessed the event on the website virtualnationaltradefair.dti.gov.ph and on social media channels. From January 27 to February 2, 2021, the Virtual National Trade Fair will be accessible online 24/7. In his keynote address, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary […]

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Politics

BELMONTE TUNES TASK FORCE ON QC SERVICES

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has reconstituted the Ease of Doing Business and Automation Task Force to harmonize the city government’s efforts with various national policies and help further streamline the city government’s processes and services. In Executive Order No. 47, Series of 2020, Belmonte turned the existing Ease of Doing Business and Automation Task […]

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FAST-TRACK PROPOSED BULACAN INT’L AIRPORT – GORDON

With the end of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic expected to further stimulate the mad rush to grab investments going out of China, Senator Dick Gordon stressed the need to expedite the construction of the international airport proposed to be located in Bulacan to make the country more attractive to investors. Gordon made the statement […]