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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President Duterte opens PHL to responsible businesses, investors

HAINAN, China—Declaring that the country’s destiny is in Asia, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, April 10, invited responsible businesses to invest in the Philippines and help the government realize its vision of a progressive nation for Filipinos. In his remarks … Continue reading President Duterte opens PHL to responsible businesses, investors

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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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House bill to modernize ‘Build, Build, Build’

The House Public Works Committee’s technical working group (TWG) has recently finalized the substitute bill for the proposed Public Private Partnership (PPP) Rationalization Act, designed to support President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” program. Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, who … Continue reading House bill to modernize ‘Build, Build, Build’

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ADDRESSING POVERTY IS KEY TO MORE INCLUSIVE, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

  By Joann Santiago Inclusive growth means more people benefiting from the expansion of the economy, not only the rich accumulating more wealth. With the strong growth of the Philippine economy in the last six years, with average growth rate rising to around 6.2 percent from about three percent in the past, it is sad that more people still live in poverty. Thus, the Duterte administration has proposed several tax reforms, citing that the current tax system in the country have lots of loopholes, which hampers the inclusion of more people from the domestic expansion and limits the country’s competitiveness, … Continue reading ADDRESSING POVERTY IS KEY TO MORE INCLUSIVE, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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Duterte, gets ‘very good’ reception from int’l business community

Economic thrust highlighted at WEF President Rodrigo Roa Duterte proved that he is not just a crime and corruption buster but also an economic ambassador during the recently-concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in … Continue reading Duterte, gets ‘very good’ reception from int’l business community

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