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DENR favors higher excise tax

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on October 20, 2017
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Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday said he favors higher excise taxes on mining to help generate more revenues for government.

P500B fiscal space available

by ANGELA CELIS on October 20, 2017
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Budget secretaryBenjamin Dioknodoes not expect any problems insofar as the budget for infrastructure is concerned, as the government is anticipating an additional fiscal space of P500 billion.

Incentives, labor tagged as PH

October 20, 2017
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The Philippines will lose its core competitiveness versus other Asean countries if the incentives granted under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) are removed.

Gov’t sets P1B budget for Mara

October 20, 2017
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Government is allotting close to P1 billion for the livelihood of residents displaced by the siege in Marawi City as part of government’s efforts to rehabilitate the city, according to Ramon Lopez, secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

AIIB says Pasig River rehab ‘g

October 20, 2017
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Ernesto Pernia, socioeconomic planning secretary, said the government may include the rehabilitation of the Pasig river in the administration’s list of flagship projects, after the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) challenged the government to rehabilitate the river.

Pass econ bills, PCCI urges

October 20, 2017
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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) yesterday passed 10 resolutions that it hopes government would focus on to address issues on  agriculture, education, energy and power, environment, industry development,  small and medium enterprise development, transportation and logistics.

SSS to invest in Clark project

October 20, 2017
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The Social Security System (SSS) has allotted as much as P30 billion out of its investible portfolio to investments in Clark, the Clark Development Corp. (CDC) said.

Manila ports ready for Christm

by Myla Iglesias on October 20, 2017
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State-run Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) yesterday assured that the three ports in Manila are ready for the anticipated higher cargo traffic during the upcoming holiday season as the ports’ yard utilization is still below the 80 percent optimum level.

Chinese firms to set up operat

October 20, 2017
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Ernesto Pernia, socioeconomic planning secretary, said Chinese companies have expressed interest to establish locators in Philippine industrial parks.

Smokey Mountain soon a veggie

by Jed Macapagal on October 20, 2017
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) said a program that involves growing vegetables and raising tilapia in the former dumpsite in Smokey Mountain in Tondo will be launched next week.

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Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’