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Hike in customs fees bucked

June 19, 2017
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Export stakeholders have expressed opposition to the proposed exorbitant increases in customs service fees, noting such can increase the cost of doing business in the country.

NEA eyes control over private

June 19, 2017
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The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is lobbying to expand the agency’s authority over all power distribution utilities (DUs) including those privately owned.

Regional hotel brand addresses

June 19, 2017
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Regional hotel brand Zen Rooms is offering to the market a solution that addresses the shortage of affordable but quality budget hotel accommodations.

Convenience store chain to op

June 19, 2017
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Convenience store operator Philippine Seven Corp. looks to open 400 new stores this year to bring its total store network to 2,400 by year-end. 

Power firm seeks OK of P30B bo

June 19, 2017
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Listed power generation firm Aboitiz Power Corp. said the Markets and Securities Regulation Department of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “favorably considered” its application for the issuance of up to P30 billion fixed rate corporate retail bonds. 
 

4 taxi operators face charges

June 19, 2017
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More than 60 taxi drivers, through he assistance of the Social Security System (SSS), filed last Friday criminal complaints amounting to about P6.8 million against four transport corporations for deliberate failure to remit SS contributions of their employees.

E-trade platform up for pilot

by ANGELA CELIS on June 19, 2017
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An online platform which seeks to computerize and speed up the processes involved in the issuance of permits for imports and exports will be pilot-tested next month, and if all goes well, will kick off this September, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.

Rules on wind power dev’t push

June 16, 2017
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Vestas Wind Systems, Danish manufacturer and service provider of wind turbines, expressed concern on the future of wind power development in the Philippines citing the absence of an operational wind regulatory framework at present.

Firm sees potential for tida

by Jed Macapagal on June 16, 2017
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San Bernardino Ocean Power Co., a power generation consortium owned by French and local firms, is working on closing a financing deal for the construction of a 1.5 megawatts (MW) tidal in-stream energy conversion project in Capul island in Northern Samar that will require $25 million.

PH ranking in digital competit

June 16, 2017
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The Philippines ranked 46th out 63 countries in digital competitiveness, according to the first edition of International Institute of Management Development’s (IMD) report. 

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Column of the Day

The hidden danger in Marawi

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | June 23,2017
‘What was supposed to be a simple police action has turned out to be the most serious military operation to date in the Duterte administration.’

Opinion of the Day

Metabolism: Why dieting fails

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | June 23, 2017
‘My doctor said that both hands lifting a gallon-size pail up to shoulder height daily can help my body’s fat-burning ability.’