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VINTAGE VEHICLE REGULATION NOW A LAW – GATCHALIAN

The passage of the law regulating vintage vehicles can make automobile restoration a thriving industry in the country, capitalizing on the unique and skilled craftsmanship of Filipino mechanics and paving the way for the Philippines to compete in the international market. “The timing of its passage into law coincides with the reopening of our economy […]

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BRING BPO COMPANIES TO MINDANAO – ESCUDERO

Senatorial candidate and incumbent Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero urged business process outsourcing (BPO) companies to consider setting up more offices in Mindanao to boost employment in the region. Escudero noted that the BPO industry was the most resilient during the pandemic, creating 23,000 new jobs in 2020 while other businesses laid-off workers or shut down […]

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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 […]

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PNR BICOL PROJECT TO GENERATE JOBS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva called the country’s biggest railway project “a huge job generator” which should prompt the country’s schools to offer railway engineering and technology courses. Villanueva said the Philippine National Railways South Long Haul project (PNR Bicol) would require trained and skilled manpower to run and operate it. The government should start a national […]

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SAN CARLOS CITY LNG PROJECT TO CREATE MORE JOBS

San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Mayor Renato Gustilo has welcomed the 300-megawatt (MW) liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined cycle power plant (CCPP) project being proposed by Reliance Energy Development Inc. (REDI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation. “The city welcomes such development since it will provide job opportunities to local residents and […]

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HERMOSA-SUBIC ROAD WILL GENERATE JOBS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon called the future opening of a 21-kilometer access road in the province of Bataan a promising step in the strengthening of the local economy. Gordon, who was invited by the Bataan local government unit (LGU) as the guest of honor in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Hermosa Mega Build Project Phase II, […]

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HYPERSCALE DATA CENTER TO CREATE JOBS – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez highlighted the possible benefits that the Philippines might be able to gather from the establishment of the largest hyperscale data center in the country during the courtesy call of Darren Hawkins, CEO of SpaceDC. Together with him was Joshua Robinson, Chief Investment Officer of the said […]

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BACOLOD ECOZONE TO CREATE MORE JOBS – GASATAYA

The passage of the Bacolod Special Economic Zone Act is seen to bring in more investment and employment opportunities on its road to recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya, who filed the House Bill (HB) 10243 for the purpose, said the legislation aims to strengthen the local economic […]

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PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT IN AGRI DEV’T URGED

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said the government should pool enough investment in the agriculture sector in order for the private sector to be inspired and follow suit. According to the former food security secretary, the deepest pockets in the economy are the private sector, and the Philippine government should leverage on this for the agriculture […]

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PHILHEALTH REIMBURSEMENTS TO KEEP HOSPITAL JOBS

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) delays in reimbursing private hospitals for treating members of the state health insurer will make it harder for hospitals to retain critical manpower, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “You can have hospital beds but without medical staff, those beds are reduced to pieces of furniture.” “This is also a jobs […]