Banana industry leader urges wage hike exemption for ‘ailing firms’

A banana firm executive called on the government to help ailing industries in securing exemptions from wage increase implementations, and come up with mechanism that will cushion the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) on the … Continue reading Banana industry leader urges wage hike exemption for ‘ailing firms’

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Cabinet approves P3.757 Trillion budget for 2019

Malacanang on Tuesday announced that the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposed PHP3.757-trillion budget for year 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the proposed national budget was approved during a record nine-hour Cabinet meeting that lasted up to … Continue reading Cabinet approves P3.757 Trillion budget for 2019

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THE SPORTS COMPLEX FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN (SEA) GAMES 2019

Gearing up for the Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) commits itself for the completion of a world-class New Clark City sports facilities, a major part of the 60-hectare Phase … Continue reading THE SPORTS COMPLEX FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN (SEA) GAMES 2019

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Investors train eyes on Mati City’s tourism industry

Mati City in Davao Oriental province is now experiencing an influx of investors mostly engaged in tourism-related businesses, an official said.             Mati City Promotions and Investments chief Tanya Rabat-Tan said the investors are particularly … Continue reading Investors train eyes on Mati City’s tourism industry

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Banana growers hope Duterte’s Korea visit results in lower tariff

The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) has expressed hope that President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to South Korea would result in reduced tariff for the export of Cavendish bananas. PBGEA members were elated when they were invited to join … Continue reading Banana growers hope Duterte’s Korea visit results in lower tariff

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END OF ENDO – DUTERTE LABOR DAY GIFT TO WORKERS

President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the executive order (EO) seeking to scrap labor contractualization or “endo” released on or before Labor Day (May 1), his spokesperson said Monday, April 16. “The President wants it as soon as possible. We all … Continue reading END OF ENDO – DUTERTE LABOR DAY GIFT TO WORKERS

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DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

By Roger Balanza Never mind that the mining industry is raising the specter of lost investments and revenues and massive unemployment if the government continues to look at the sector as something that the country can do without. President Rodrigo … Continue reading DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

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President Duterte arrives in China to attend Boao Forum for Asia

HAINAN, China–President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Qionghai Boao Airport on Monday, April 9, aboard a chartered Philippine Airlines flight. The President’s plane touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at 5:55 pm. Upon arrival at the airport, the President … Continue reading President Duterte arrives in China to attend Boao Forum for Asia

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Philippines, Chinese companies sign multi-billion worth of projects

HAINAN, China–President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, April 10, witnessed the signing of agreements between the Philippines and several Chinese companies wanting to invest in the country. The business agreements have an estimated investment value of around $9 billion and could … Continue reading Philippines, Chinese companies sign multi-billion worth of projects

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PH, China sign six bilateral agreements April 10, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, April 10, in Hainan, China witnessed the signing of six bilateral agreements following the bilateral meeting held between the two leaders . President Duterte is  in China for his attendance … Continue reading PH, China sign six bilateral agreements April 10, 2018

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