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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Exporters to the Philippines would have to contend with Manila’s stringent rules for meat products for now, as the government stood pat on its decision to continue implementing its “zero-tolerance” policy on salmonella. The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), which issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 9-2008-5, is adamant that the policy...
LRT Light Rail Transit
The government should have nearly completed the delivery of the 120 new train coaches for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 by now. Today, however, the government just moved a step closer to awarding the contract to a Japanese supplier. Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) President Rogelio L. Singson...
Conclusion DAVAO CITY—The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCCI) said it renewed the bid to create the airport authority following its preparation for the fourth Investment Conference, the chamber’s own initiative to allow foreign investors a local business panorama of the prospects of their money when invested here. “Now,...
SAYING the Philippines has come full circle in being recognized as a hub for maritime trade reaching most of the world, former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara on Monday night gave Philippine, Asean and European officials a sneak preview of an awesome project now in the works focusing on the Manila-Acapulco...
RESPONDING to heightened risks of diarrhea outbreaks and other health hazards among displaced children, families and host communities in Marawi City and surrounding areas, the government of Japan has extended an $800,000 (P4.292-million) grant to the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) for a stronger response in health, water, sanitation...
THE Duterte administration has proposed a higher budget for the construction of more roads and infrastructure to improve access to major tourism areas in the country. In his letter to Congress on July 24, upon submission of the proposed national expenditure program for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018), President Duterte...
The Asean will ask the Philippines to take the lead in crafting the region’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Asean Secretariat. At the sidelines of the Asean Statistical Forum on Tuesday, Asean Secretariat (ASEANstats) Statistics Division Senior Officer Puguh B. Irawan told the BusinessMirror the Philippines is in a...
The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee probers open an inquiry into the alleged P1-billion “hidden-wealth” case exposed by the wife of beleaguered Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres D. Bautista, following Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III’s filing of a resolution paving the way for a Senate investigation. Senate President Pro...
The military on Tuesday welcomed a reported plan by the US to be directly involved in ongoing operations against terrorists in Marawi City, but cautioned the Pentagon such a degree of  involvement should first go through a process. “We appreciate Pentagon’s reported desire to help the Philippines in the fight...
THE Supreme Court (SC), voting 10-5, has affirmed its ruling that allowed the burial of strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB). During Tuesday’s regular en banc session, the 15-man High Tribunal voted to deny the motion for reconsiderations filed by various individuals and groups of...
Investment pledges registered at the country’s two largest investment-promotion agencies—the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza)—have increased by 40 percent in the first seven months of 2017, Trade Secretary and BOI Chairman Ramon M. Lopez said on Tuesday. During the proposed 2018 budget hearing of...
The government is now eyeing to entice Filipino migrants to invest in the agriculture sector through a program that seeks to offer “minimal” investment risks. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said the Department of Agriculture (DA) is now crafting a memorandum agreement (MOA)  with the Department of Labor and Employment...
HIRING activities on the web grew in the Philippines by 6 percent in June 2017 from the same period last year on the back of the strength of growth industries that continue to propel the country’s economy. The results showed the sixth positive annual growth for the country since January...
CLARK FREEPORT—The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recommended the suspension for another week of the sand-quarrying operations in the Pampanga side of the Sacobia River, as well as the northern side of this free port. The MGB said overextraction of...
ENERGY Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi called for the widening of the energy base with efficient and reliable power sources at the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) event in Panglao Island, Bohol. The Department of Energy (DOE) hosts this year’s ACD meet in Bohol from August 7 to 10. In his keynote address...
TACLOBAN CITY—The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and the Tacloban City government will implement a pilot program of shoreline pond and mangrove reforestation that will mitigate possible storm surges in the future. The program, dubbed “One Resilient Team: Tacloban”, will be funded through a seed grant of $135,275 from Global Resilience...
THE 5,843 residents of Barangay Don Juan Climaco Sr. (formerly Barangay Magdugo) in Toledo City, Cebu, now enjoy a concrete road that spans 260 meters at once sludgy and accident pron Sitio Panog. The project, which cost P3.3 million, was completed in two months and formally turned over to the barangay on...
THE Department of Health (DOH) has allocated this year P650 million for its expanded human papillomavirus (HPV) school-based immunization program, providing free vaccines to about 722,000 students in seven cities in Metro Manila and 47 provinces nationwide for their protection against cervical cancer and other HPV-related diseases and infections. “HPV...
TACLOBAN CITY—Three local government units (LGUs) in Eastern Visayas joined the nationwide landmark-lighting activity on August 8 in observance of the golden anniversary of the Asean held by host country, the Philippines. The municipality of Palo and the cities of Ormoc and Tacloban, all in Leyte province, completed the 50...
DAVAO CITY—An Asean body and a US organization recognized the feat of three young Moro residents with awards and fellowship travel, to enhance their global views on the environment and cultural exchange. Rasul Alih II of Jolo, Sulu; Amin Hataman of Basilan; and Nur Al-Hayah C. Matabalao of Kiamba, Sarangani,...
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