2019

DAR lines up intensified CLOA distribution to CARP beneficiaries

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By Jonathan L. Mayuga, February 15 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/02/15/dar-lines-up-intensified-cloa-distribution-to-carp-beneficiaries/ Image Credit to Business Mirror The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has lined up a series of certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) distribution, as it steps up the processing of land-distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The DAR’s latest thrust is consistent with […]

2019

Nothing to do with press freedom, DOJ chief says of Ressa’s arrest

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By Joel R. San Juan, February 15 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/02/15/nothing-to-do-with-press-freedom-doj-chief-says-of-ressas-arrest/ Image Credit to CNN Philippines JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Thursday dismissed the claim of Maria Ressa, chief executive officer and executive editor of online news provider Rappler, and her supporters that her arrest in connection with her cyber libel case represents a political persecution and […]

2019

Truckers face new regulation

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By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, February 14 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/truckers-face-new-regulation/ Image Credit to Rappler THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) now requires trucking services to register with it, despite concerns from an industry group that its members are already heavily regulated. Customs Memorandum Order 05-2019 requires truckers offering services to Customs ports to register under the […]

2019

Lacson decries budget ‘insertions,’ wants amendments made public

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By Marlon Ramos, February 11 2019; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1084039/lacson-decries-budget-insertions-wants-amendments-made-public Image Credit to Manila Bulletin No more budget “insertions” written on table napkins. Still reeling from last week’s ratification of what he described as “pork-ridden, cholesterol-rich” P3.8-trillion spending bill, Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday decried the reinstatement in the final version of the national budget […]

2019

Measles outbreak widens, DoH steps up monitoring

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By Gillian M. Cortez, et al., February 7 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/measles-outbreak-widens-doh-steps-up-monitoring/ Image Credit to Philippine Star OFFICIALS ON Wednesday acknowledged the rise in vaccine hesitancy amid a widening measles outbreak in Luzon and parts of the Visayas, as the Department of Health (DoH) assured strict monitoring on the situation. “With the defaulters adding through the […]

2019

PAGCOR gaming revenue rises 18.3% in 2018

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By Karl Angelo N. Vidal, February 5 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/pagcor-gaming-revenue-rises-18-3-in-2018/ Image Credit to Manila Bulletin THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) said revenue rose 18.3% to P67.85 billion in 2018. According to its statement of comprehensive income posted on its website, PAGCOR said income from gaming operations in 2018 was P67.85 billion, against the […]

2019

Comelec releases final list of 63 senatorial candidates

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By G.M. Cortez, January 31 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/comelec-releases-final-list-of-63-senatorial-candidates/ Image Credit to Philippine Star THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released a final list of 63 senatorial candidates in this year’s National and Local Elections (NLE). In Comelec’s Memoramdum 19-1312 issued on Jan. 31, the poll body also named 134 party-list groups in their respective certified […]

2019

NEDA submits to Duterte report on sexual harassment complaint

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, January 30 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/neda-submits-to-duterte-report-on-sexual-harassment-complaint/ Image Credit to Business World THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Wednesday said its report on the sexual harassment complaint filed against one of its officials has been transmitted to President Rodrigo R. Duterte for his action. NEDA said it transmitted the report, as recommended […]

2019

Neda: Exempt public infrastructure projects from spending ban

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By Elijah Felice E. Rosales & Rea Cu, January 29 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/01/29/neda-exempt-public-infrastructure-projects-from-spending-ban/ Image Credit to Business Mirror THE National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) will seek to exempt key infrastructure projects from the ban on spending during elections to minimize the adverse impact of a reenacted budget on the economy. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto […]

2019

DBM chief reports P18.5 billion procurement savings in 2018

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By Bernadette D. Nicolas, January 23 2019; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/01/23/dbm-chief-reports-p18-5-billion-procurement-savings-in-2018/ Image Credit to Philippine Star The government posted P18.25 billion in terms of procurement savings in 2018, increasing by nearly five-fold from what was recorded a year ago. This was a significant jump from the P3.2 billion worth of procurement savings in 2017. A total […]