2018

PH, China pursue development of energy sources in sea

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By Christine O. Avendaño, November 21 2018; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://globalnation.inquirer.net/171488/ph-china-pursue-development-of-energy-sources-in-sea Image Credit to Inquirer.net China and the Philippines on Tuesday agreed to cooperate for the development of energy sources in the South China Sea as visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Beijing would work with Manila to “manage contentious issues” in the heavily disputed […]

2018

Senate bill creating judges-at-large to speed up court cases up for plenary

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, November 20 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/senate-bill-creating-judges-at-large-to-speed-up-court-cases-up-for-plenary/ Image Credit to Business World THE bill creating judges-at-large positions in the lower courts was endorsed for plenary approval in the Senate last Monday. Senate Bill No. 2065 or the proposed Judges-At-Large Act of 2018 seeks to amend Batas Pambansa Bilang 129 or the Judiciary Reorganization […]

2018

DOLE to release IRR of workers’ safety law soon

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By Samuel P. Medenilla, November 21 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/dole-to-release-irr-of-workers-safety-law-soon/ Image Credit to Business World The government may finally start implementing Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) law, or Republic Act (RA) 11058 next month, as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now rushing to complete its IRR. During 16th National Occupational Safety and […]

2018

Government to spend P688.02 million for repair, rehab of four airports

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan, November 21 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/govt-to-spend-p688-02-million-for-repair-rehab-of-four-airports/ Image Credit to PCOO The Department of Transportation has allotted more than half-a-billion pesos and has partnered with the Department of National Defense to repair, rehabilitate and expand four airports in Luzon and Mindanao. Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana signed […]

2018

DOE racing to bring electricity to all rural areas by 2020

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By Lenie Lectura, November 21 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/doe-racing-to-bring-electricity-to-all-rural-areas-by-2020/ Image Credit to Rappler The Department of Energy (DOE) said it will assemble a team that would help the agency bring electricity to all households, particularly in rural areas, by 2020. Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi met with officials and board of directors of the National Electrification Administration and Philippine Rural Electric […]

2018

312,000 workers get regular status in anti-contractualization drive

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By Business Mirror, November 20 2018 https://businessmirror.com.ph/312000-workers-get-regular-status-in-anti-contractualization-drive/ Image Credit to BWorldOnline The Department of Labor and Employment  (DOLE) on Monday said it has already exceed its target for 2018 of regularizing 312,000 workers in the last 11 months in its anti-contractualization drive. DOLE Assistant Secretary Benjo M. Benavidez said this was the result of their inspection covering 52,000 establishments. […]

2018

House Speaker Arroyo shifts to oversight mode

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By Jovee Marie de la Cruz, November 20 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/house-speaker-arroyo-shifts-to-oversight-mode/ Image Credit to Philippine Star House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday underscored the importance of the chamber’s oversight functions to ensure that the legislative agenda of President Duterte are effectively implemented. “We have to start moving to the oversight functions so that the implementation can be […]

2018

Dennis Uy-China Telecom venture confirmed as third telco

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By Miguel R. Camus, November 19 2018; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://business.inquirer.net/260809/dennis-uy-china-telecom-venture-confirmed-as-third-telco Image Credit to Inquirer.net The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has confirmed the consortium of businessman Dennis A. Uy’s Udenna Corp. and state-run China Telecom as the new major telco player on Monday. The confirmation of the venture, known as Mislatel Consortium, was expected given that […]

2018

Senate bill pegs spending limits for candidates

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, November 19 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/senate-bill-pegs-spending-limits-for-candidates/ Image Credit to BWorldOnline; Senate PRIB THE bill increasing the campaign spending limits of candidates and political parties is now up for plenary debates in the Senate. Senate Bill No. 2072, introduced by Senator Aquilino L. Pimentel III, seeks to amend Republic Act 7166, the law […]

2018

Senate OK’s Palawan division on final reading

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, November 19 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/senate-oks-palawan-division-on-final-reading/ Image Credit to Business World THE SENATE on Monday passed on third and final reading the bill dividing Palawan into three provinces: Palawan Del Norte, Palawan Oriental and Palawan Del Sur. House Bill No. 8055, sponsored by Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara who is also chair […]