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Friday, March 24, 2017
Governments should craft and implement policies that will give renewable energy (RE) the much-needed push to make it available to the great majority of people. The statement was made by Ganesh Pangare, regional director for Asia Pacific of the International Water Association (IWA), on the sidelines of the ongoing Water...
The long-awaited common station to be built for the three rail transits in Quezon City will now cost more to improve passenger convenience, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). Neda officials recently told reporters that the interagency Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) has approved and endorsed for confirmation...
Asean business still struggle with lack of access and red tape that prevent them from becoming part of the global value chain, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). In a news statement issued on Thursday, the Neda said this is especially true for small and medium enterprises...
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) cited 14 individuals and institutions as “water champions” during simple rites at the Quezon City Sports Club in celebration of the Philippine Water Week and the World Water Day (WWD). Recognized for having gone above and beyond the call of duty to...
THE Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded 755 renewable energy (RE) contracts,  with a total potential generating capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts (MW), as of end-December last year. Of the total awarded RE projects, 715 MW were for grid-use, while 39 MW were for self-generation. The DOE data was released...
DESPITE booking tremendous growth in 2016, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is expecting to close the year on a flattish note, due to the continuing volatility of the peso and the expected drop in the operations of the mining industry in the country. PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago said...
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has assured consumers on Tuesday that there is no “rotten” meat from Brazil being sold in the local market. “Yes, we are aware of the issue Brazil, and we are now closely monitoring the , and conducting strict surveillance in all of...
The National Housing Authority (NHA) has decided to evict all the unauthorized occupants of housing units intended for the military, police and informal-settler families in Bulacan. In a statement on Tuesday, the NHA said it issued eviction notices to members of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) occupying 5,262 housing units...
DAVAO CITY—The National Economic and Development Authority-Region 11 (Neda-11) has expressed optimism that the recent visit of China’s vice premier here will lead to the realization of five key development projects, including the Mindanao Railway System. Maria Lourdes Lim, Neda -11 director, said China’s Third Vice Premier Wang Yang expressed...
Lower Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) rates recorded in January prompted buyers to source 23 percent of their electricity requirements from the electricity bourse. The Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC), operator of WESM, noted a more competitive prices and increased customer sourcing. With mitigating measures in place that will address...
The chief of Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) will soon request for the disbursement of the second tranche of funds from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to begin the procurement for the design of its air hub in the North. CIAC President Alexander Cauguiran said his group is expediting the...
The government of Malaysia is also keen on taking part in the country’s infrastructure efforts in the medium term, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said the Malaysian government has expressed willingness to become part of the Clark Green City (CGC)...
TO attract more local and foreign tourists, a vice chairman of the House Committee on Local Government on Sunday urged the Department of Tourism (DOT) to include extreme sports and ecotourism destinations in its plan to set up a database of Philippine tourist attractions. Nacionalista Party Rep. Luis Raymund F....
Expanding incentives for employers and improving the quality of education will increase employment among women with disabilities, according to a study released by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (Pids). In a recent presentation, Pids research associate Christian D. Mina said expanding incentives beyond tax deductions and exemptions will encourage...
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is pitching calls on the importance of water recycling by maintaining reliable and effective wastewater treatment, as it leads a weeklong activity to highlight the celebration of the World Water Day (WWD) on March 22. The DENR, together with the River Basin...
By Rea Cu  & Catherine N. Pillas The Duterte administration’s push for greater integration with Asian economies is seen to lead to substantial investment inflows for the country this year, starting with P326 billion worth of projects, as well as rapid tourism growth and robust exports, according to the Department...
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure providing for the regulation and supervision of the payment systems in the Philippines. House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries and PDP-Laban Rep. Ben Evardone of Eastern Samar, one of the authors of the measure, said the House Bill...
Filipinos spent nearly a billion pesos in subsidies for the mining sector in 2014, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Based on the 2014 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry, the PSA said the government extended as much as P991 million in tax perks and other incentives to...
Congressmen today assailed the alleged sweetheart deals engineered by officials of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to favor power distributor Meralco that would allow the latter to lock down consumers in its franchise areas to disadvantageous and predatory power rates for up to 25 years. Bagong Henerasyon Party List Rep....
IN the age of the Internet, mobile technology remains “king” for the country’s information economy (IE). The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said around 15.4 percent of firms use cellular mobile phones to conduct business, compared to the 11.1 percent who use the Internet for e-commerce. Across regions, the Autonomous Region in...