2018

PHL among nations with most number of women-friendly workplaces–ILO

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By Samuel P. Medenilla, November 29 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/phl-among-nations-with-most-number-of-women-friendly-workplaces-ilo/ Image Credit to International Labor Organization THE Philippines is currently one of the countries with the most women-friendly workplaces in the world, according to latest report of the International Labour Organization (ILO). In its Global Wage Report 2018/2019, the Geneva-based labor arm of the United Nations […]

2018

Pagcor eases fears of alien surge in Pogo, amid China labor influx

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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz & Rea Cu, November 29 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/pagcor-eases-fears-of-alien-surge-in-pogo-amid-china-labor-influx/ Image Credit to Manila Bulletin AMID rising unemployment, lawmakers from the minority bloc have expressed alarm over the increasing numbers of Chinese workers in the country. However, the state gaming regulator eased public apprehension about Chinese workers edging out Filipinos in the so-called “Pogo” […]

2018

Policies for SMEs to protect their business

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By Henry J. Schumacher, November 27 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/policies-for-smes-to-protect-their-business/ Image Credit to Rappler Small and midsize businesses are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals—but they often lack the resources and expertise to develop comprehensive security policies to help defend against threats. These companies also have done little yet to fully comply with the Data Privacy Act […]

2018

DTI chief, House member press Senate to pass P3 measure to benefit MSMEs

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By Elijah Felice Rosales, November 27 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/dti-chief-house-member-press-senate-to-pass-p3-measure-to-benefit-msmes/ Image Credit to Department of Trade and Industry The country’s trade chief and a Mindanao legislator on Monday called on Senators to pass the measure that seeks to institutionalize the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) program. In his speech at the P3 National Congress in […]

2018

Arroyo to Executive branch: Take extra step to enforce economic laws and policies

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By Jovee Marie de la Cruz, November 27 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/arroyo-to-executive-branch-take-extra-step-to-enforce-economic-laws-and-policies/ Image Credit to Philippine Star House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday urged the Executive branch of government to take “extra action” to implement economic laws and polices passed by Congress and “transform these into actual business activity.” At a lunch briefing with media, Arroyo said […]

2018

Palace says ‘no encroachment’ in China-funded bridge project

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By Bernadette D. Nicolas, November 23 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/palace-says-no-encroachment-in-china-funded-bridge-project/ Image Credit to Manila Bulletin Malacañang assured on Thursday it will not allow a China-funded bridge project encroach into the buffer zone required by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) for the country’s baroque churches that may prompt delisting from the World Heritage list. This, […]

2018

DoLE to crack down on foreign-controlled recruitment agencies

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By Gillian M. Cortez, November 21 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/dole-to-crack-down-on-foreign-controlled-recruitment-agencies/ Image Credit to Business World THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said that it will look into recruitment agencies operating with dummy Filipino ownership that are in fact controlled by foreign nationals. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Labor Undersecretary Jacinto V. Paras that DoLE will […]

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

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

Non-extension of TEZ incentives may adversely impact tourism competitiveness

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By Catherine Talavera, November 19 2018; Philippine Star https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/11/19/1869682/non-extension-tez-incentives-may-adversely-impact-tourism-competitiveness Image Credit to Business World MANILA, Philippines — The possibility of not extending the grant of incentives given to Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZ) is seen to put a dent in the competitiveness of the country’s tourism sector. “For us, it’s similar from what we see in the […]