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RAPID PROJECT GENERATES MORE JOBS – DTI

After the success of its national launching in last May, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has formally introduced in Mindanao the Rural Agro-enterprise Partnership for Inclusive Development (RAPID) Growth Project during the opening of Kakao Konek 2019. Kakao Konek 2019, the biggest annual event of the cacao industry stakeholders in the country, was […]

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AMEND FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ACT TO STIMULATE JOB CREATION – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the amendment of the 1991 Foreign Investments Act (FIA) in a bid to provide a renewed boost to the entry of foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country and stimulate job creation. Senate Bill No. 2227, sponsored by Gatchalian, seeks to amend certain provisions of the FIA to “take […]

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CREATE A NEW CITY CENTER IN EVERY REGION – ANGARA

Developing new city centers across the country to expand development in the regions and spread economic activities outside the densely populated Metro Manila will help sustain the remarkable economic growth of the Philippines in the coming years, Senator Sonny Angara said. “As the National Capital Region (NCR) becomes increasingly saturated, it is necessary that we […]

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GOV’T NEEDS TO PROVIDE MORE WELL-PAYING JOBS – GATCHALIAN

Despite poverty incidence dropping to a three-year low, government needs to continue providing Filipinos with more well-paying jobs to increase the pace of poverty reduction in the country, according to Senator Win Gatchalian. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, made the statement a day after the World Bank said the Philippines is on […]

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LAUNCH ‘MADE-IN-THE-PHILIPPINES’ CAMPAIGN – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said the government should look for ways to attract investments that would create higher-paying jobs to encourage Filipinos to stay and work in the country. “It’s not enough that we create just more jobs, we need to create better jobs so we can prevent our countrymen from leaving the Philippines to […]

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BUILD, BUILD, BUILD PROGRAM TO OPEN MORE JOBS FOR FILIPINOS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the government’s Build, Build, Build program as the program is “poised to open more job opportunities for Filipino workers.” During the recent groundbreaking ceremony of the Ciudad de Victoria Interchange led by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in coordination with Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Maligaya Development Corp., and […]

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AMEND BATAAN FREEPORT AREA ACT TO CREATE MORE BUSINESSES, JOBS – GATCHALIAN

To encourage higher migration of businesses and skilled workers into Bataan, enhance its international positioning and competitiveness, and push greater contributions to national development, Senator Win Gatchalian has sponsored legislation amending the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) Act of 2009. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, sponsored Senate Bill No. 2133, which […]

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PUYAT STEEL TO BUILD P500M PLANT IN BATANGAS – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez and Puyat Steel Corporation chairman Edgardo Reyes are looking to expand the country’s steel manufacturing base as a way to answer the country’s growing demand for steel products and reduce the trade deficit through import substitution. During the meeting with DTI, Reyes reported that Puyat Steel […]

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MAXIMIZE FUNDS SO ‘PROBINSYANOS’ CAN BENEFIT FROM TOURISM – NOGRALES

House Appropriations Chairperson Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles believes the tourism industry can help put more money into the pockets of his fellow “probinsyanos,” and he is hopeful that the Department of Tourism (DOT) can maximize its P3 billion budget to make it happen. The DOT defended its budget at the House of Representatives on […]