2019

Dumagat leader laments alleged lack of tribe consent for Kaliwa dam: ‘Binabraso nila kami’

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By Robert Vergara, March 21 2019; CNN Philippines http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2019/3/21/agta-dumagat-leader-laments-alleged-lack-of-proper-consent-for-kaliwa-dam-construction.html?fbclid=IwAR1XICiu-uK0KLkSMppq3cmSCvc7vvmZBHXDHIuqbopZ9Upo04zmrgMkR1I Image Credit to CNN Philippines Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) — A Dumagat tribe leader on Thursday cried foul over the alleged lack of proper consent for the construction of the China-funded Kaliwa dam in Quezon province. Marcelino Tena, president of Samahan ng mga katutubong Agta/Dumagat, lamented that […]

2019

Increase in export data gaps to be resolved by TradeNet

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By Rea Cu, March 20 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/03/20/increase-in-export-data-gaps-to-be-resolved-by-tradenet/?fbclid=IwAR1fhFLYjEbISgNFz-X_EVIQ5dej_g-MTNP11RN1GVMPfQWv_-p9xknNuOk Image Credit to Business Mirror THE TradeNet platform is seen to address the rise in export and import data discrepancies, which reached 30 percent in 2018 coming from only 24.8 percent in 2016, the Department of Finance (DOF) has said. Based on an economic bulletin of […]

2019

‘Stronger antitrust law needed before opening up PHL economy’

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By Elijah Felice Rosales, March 21 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/03/21/stronger-antitrust-law-needed-before-opening-up-phl-economy/?fbclid=IwAR1dzqAravkLY6IsRKZdGztxSN2NoeBnr9ybtaSEg-S7Kq5ZbxrZDT2tkVU Image Credit to Business Mirror Removing the constitutional restriction on foreign ownership sans a strong regulatory framework on competition and law enforcement could be “disastrous” to the economy, senatorial aspirants from the minority bloc have argued. Human-rights lawyer and law dean Jose Manuel “Chel” I. Diokno […]

2019

DOF to offer tax amnesty on delinquencies by April

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By Rea Cu, March 22 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/03/22/dof-to-offer-tax-amnesty-on-delinquencies-by-april/ Image Credit to Business Mirror THE Department of Finance (DOF) plans to implement by April this year the tax amnesty on delinquencies provision under Republic Act (RA) 11213, or the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019. “You can implement it [the law] once the IRR [implementing rules and […]

2019

Comelec ban on public works starts next week

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By Samuel P. Medenilla, March 22 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/03/22/comelec-ban-on-public-works-starts-next-week/ Image Credit to Philippine Star Starting next week, all public works and social welfare projects will be temporarily suspended by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as part of its preparations for the midterm polls on May 13. In a resolution, the Comelec en banc said […]

2019

Diokno keeps waters calm, RRR unchanged

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By Bianca Cuaresma, March 22 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/03/22/diokno-keeps-waters-calm-rrr-unchanged/ Image Credit to Manila Bulletin Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno announced that the Monetary Board has kept all monetary-policy rates unchanged and retained the level of the banks’ reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on Thursday’s meeting as inflation pressures eased further in recent […]

2019

PopCom introduces no-scalpel vasectomy for men in uniform

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By Sheila Crisostomo, March 22 2019; Philippine Star https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/03/22/1903642/popcom-introduces-no-scalpel-vasectomy-men-uniform Image Credit to Philippine Star TABACO CITY  , Philippines  —    To increase male involvement in family planning, the Commission on Population (PopCom) will introduce no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) among men in uniform, particularly the police and military. PopCom executive director Juan Antonio Perez III said they have been […]

2019

Land Transportation Office open to suggestions on motorcycle plates

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By Cecille Suerte Felipe, March 20 2019; Philippine Star https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/03/20/1903004/land-transportation-office-open-suggestions-motorcycle-plates Image Credit to Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is considering the use of stickers/decals or radio frequency identification (RFID) in the front of motorcycles to address some safety concerns of riders, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said yesterday. Ejercito presided over a […]

2019

Law abolishing Road Board signed, Palace says

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, March 19 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/law-abolishing-road-board-signed-palace-says/ Image Credit to Philippine News Agency PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte signed earlier this month a measure that abolishes the Road Board, Palace officials confirmed. Malacañang released to reporters on Tuesday a copy of Republic Act No. 11239, “An act abolishing the Road Board and providing for […]

2019

Senators, PCCI demand sanctions on Manila Water

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By Butch Fernandez, March 20 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/03/20/senators-pcci-demand-sanctions-on-manila-water/ Image Credit to Business Mirror SENATORS prodded State regulators on Tuesday to impose sanctions on private concessionaires that fail to deliver water as committed in their contracts with regulators, amid the massive water shortages in Metro Manila and Rizal province. The suggestion came up at a […]