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INVESTORS ARE KEY ECONOMIC PLAYERS IN PH – PASCUAL

As Board Chairman of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Trade Secretary Fred Pascual praised PEZA’s top-performing economic zone developer and locator companies during the Investors’ Recognition Day recently. In its 27th year, PEZA serves as a primary government agency that handles investment promotion in the export industry and ecozone developments in the country. The Authority […]

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REVIVE TOURISM, JUMPSTART ECONOMY – TOLENTINO

Senator Francis Tolentino said that revitalizing and strengthening the tourism industry is a primary ingredient in “jumpstarting” the pandemic-stricken economy across the Asia-Pacific Region. Tolentino made the remark during his speech at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. According to the legislator, the need to revive the tourism […]

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ABALOS TO LGUS: HELP YOUR POOR CONSTITUENTS

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr. urged local government units (LGUs) to develop and carry out transformative programs to ease the economic burden of their constituents due to the surging oil and commodity prices. “With the recent spike in prices of commodities and the aftermath of surging inflation, LGUs […]

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ANGARA: DUTERTE ADMIN LOANS SUPPORTED PH ECONOMY

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte did a fair job in borrowing money amid the pandemic, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chair of the Senate committee on finance, said he understands the need for the government to borrow money to support the economy and provide for the needs of its constituents. “It’s been a difficult […]

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2 BILLS FOR BULACAN ECONOMY GET SENATE OK

The Senate unanimously approved two bills that could bring a huge impact on the local economy of Bulacan. Senator Joel Villanueva thanked his colleagues for passing House Bill No. 10444 or the Act Converting the Municipality of Baliwag in Bulacan into a component city. “On behalf of the people of Baliwag, we would like to […]

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I LEAVE LEGAZPI CITY WITH P2-B INCOME – ROSAL

Albay governor-elect and outgoing Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal expressed satisfaction as he leaves his office with more than enough funds for the continuance of his flagship programs for the city and its sustained development. Rosal said he felt sad about giving up his post as city mayor but is happy to leave behind enough financial […]

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DTI ISSUES NEW SRP FOR BASIC ITEMS, PRIME GOODS

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued the new Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) for basic necessities and prime commodities. The price guide of 218 SKUs under DTI’s jurisdiction was published in the Philippine Star on 11 May 2022. 136 Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) or 62% retained their 27 January 2022 SRP Bulletin prices, while […]

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PH EXPORTS HIT $19.4B IN Q1 2022 – LOPEZ

Philippine exports hit the highest quarterly record in the last six years at $19.4B in the first quarter of 2022, increasing by 9.8% as compared to the same period last year based on the preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). From 2017 to 2020, first-quarter export levels hovered around $16B. This record was […]

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NEXT ADMIN URGED TO BE READY FOR DIGITAL ECONOMY

Senator Joel Villanueva said that the next administration should pay particular attention to growing the country’s digital economy at this time when the economy is opening up as cases of COVID-19 decrease. “All sectors of the economy are expecting to bounce back from the pandemic. While the next administration will have its hands full protecting […]

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DTI SEES PH E-COMMERCE SECTOR GROWTH, MORE JOBS

Good news for job hunters. According to a study conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), 75% of HR practitioners interviewed say that the e-commerce sector is thriving and there is a need to hire additional talents. An 86.7% E-commerce Job Outlook Index (EJI) was also recorded for the first time in this […]