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Philippines has most women in senior positions
by Louella Desiderio - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines topped a list of 32 countries with the highest number of women executives holding senior management positions, improving four places from last year.
British gin maker eyes Philippines schools
by Louella Desiderio - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
British firm Nelson’s Distillery and School is investing about £650,000 for four gin schools in the country over the next 12 months as it aims to make the Philippines its hub in Asia.
DTI eyes safeguard duty on imported vehicles
by Louella Desiderio - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry said the government would need to put in place safeguard duty on imported automobiles to promote local manufacturing especially after Honda Cars Philippines Inc. said it would...
Online platforms urged to come up with single standard for complaints
by Louella Desiderio - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A single standard to handle complaints and take down unscrupulous sellers is being pushed for e-commerce players to get rid of fake products, the sIntellectual Property Office of the Philippines said.
Business group worried over VFA termination
by Louella Desiderio - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Makati Business Club yesterday raised concern on the government’s move to terminate a military pact with the US, saying strong relations are necessary to promote both parties’ economic interests and...
Philippines open to FTA, higher GSP+ with EU
by Louella Desiderio - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines remains interested in having a free trade agreement with the European Union and increasing utilization of the trade preference program Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus despite concerns raised...
Vehicle sales slow by 12% in January
by Louella Desiderio - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Sales of the country’s group of vehicle assemblers dipped 12 percent in January from a year ago as the Taal Volcano eruption forced some members to temporarily suspend operations of their plants and dealerships...
Barba named new IPOPHL director general
by Louella Desiderio - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Trade Undersecretary Rowel Barba has been named the new director general of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
ARTA orders state firms to meet March 7 deadline for approvals
by Louella Desiderio - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Anti-Red Tape Authority has ordered all government agencies to act on all pending applications and automatically approve them if they come with complete requirements before March 7, to comply with the prescribed...
PEZA eyes establishment of defense-oriented ecozones
by Louella Desiderio - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority eyes a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the establishment of defense industrial ecozones.
UK eyes rebranded GSP, FTA with Philippines post Brexit
by Louella Desiderio - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Following its exit from the European Union, the United Kingdom is looking at undertaking a review of trade preferences enjoyed under a rebranded EU Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus and making improvements to...
DTI vows fair process in safeguard measure on motor vehicles
by Louella Desiderio - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry has committed a fair and balanced process for automotive firms in its probe to determine if imposing safeguard duty on vehicles is warranted, even as it stressed the need to strengthen...
PCC raises thresholds for M&A review
by Louella Desiderio - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Competition Commission raised the thresholds for the compulsory notification of mergers and acquisitions, with the adjustments to take effect next month.
PHAP to ensure stable supply of medicine
by Louella Desiderio - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Pharmaceutical companies yesterday vowed to ensure a stable supply of essential medicines to the public and work with government in making available innovations and technologies to detect, prevent and treat COVID-19....
Electronics export growth at risk due to COVID-19
by Louella Desiderio - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s electronics exports are at risk, with growth lower than projected this year if the supply chain disruptions brought by the COVID-19 outbreak are prolonged.
Businesses putting in place measures vs coronavirus
by Louella Desiderio - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Businesses are putting in place precautionary measures in the workplace to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease.
Quezon City holds Diskwento Caravan
by Louella Desiderio - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Bargain hunters had a heyday this Valentine’s weekend as the two-day Diskwento Caravan rolled out basic goods at lower prices at the Commonwealth barangay hall in Quezon City.
‘Diskwento Caravan’ umarangkada sa Quezon City
by Louella Desiderio - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Inilunsad kahapon ng Department of Trade and Industry at ni Quezon City Councilor Mikey Belmonte ang dalawang araw na ‘Diskwento Caravan’ na naglalayong makabili ang mga consumer ng mga pangunahing bilihin...
Toyota recalls RAV4, Prius units
by Louella Desiderio - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The local unit of Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 1,157 RAV4 units for airbag inflator replacement, and 81 Prius units to change the seat belt.
Big Bad Wolf organizer still bullish on sales
by Louella Desiderio - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The World’s biggest book sale, Big Bad Wolf, hopes to at least match last year’s performance even as it expects concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 to affect the number of visitors of the even...
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