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Sustainable roadmaps needed to avoid overtourism
by Catherine Talavera - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Urban tourism destinations must craft sustainable roadmaps in a bid to protect local communities from overtourism, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said.
Danish kitchen firm sets up shop in Philippines
by Catherine Talavera - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Danish designer kitchen firm KVIK has set up shop in the Philippines with the aim of tapping the country’s sophisticated consumer market.
TIEZA holds investment forum in Davao
by Catherine Talavera - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is holding an investment forum in Davao as part of efforts to attract more investors into its tourism enterprise zones (TEZs).
BPO office take-up on recovery track
by Catherine Talavera - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Office space demand from business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Metro Manila is recovering from last year’s decline, Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC) said.
Kuya J targets 200 stores by next year
by Catherine Talavera - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Kuya J Group Holdings Inc. is eyeing to nearly double its store portfolio to 200 stores by next year as it enters an aggressive expansion mode, an official of the company said.
NFA rice to be sold in supermarkets — DTI
by Catherine Talavera - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said he has asked an association of supermarkets to be outlets of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in a bid to provide the public additional access to affordable rice.
E-cigarette group bats for DTI supervision
by Catherine Talavera - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The e-cigarette industry wants the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to police major players, an industry group said.
Cargill launches digital nutrition solutions software for farmers
by Catherine Talavera - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Cargill Philippines has rolled out a digital nutrition solutions portfolio that aims to help animal feed producers and livestock farmers improve animal performance and increase farm productivity.
Kuya J launches franchise financing
by Catherine Talavera - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Kuya J Group Holdings Inc. is eyeing to further widen its stores network as it launches a franchise financing program, which supports up to 70 percent of the capital requirements to put up a new store.
PITC, SMC line up for rice importation
by Catherine Talavera - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
An attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry wants to import up to 150,000 metric tons, or three million bags of rice, in a bid to augment the current supply of the National Food Authority.
Cut in term deposit volume due to tight liquidity, says BSP
by Catherine Talavera - September 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Tight liquidity brought about by the efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to smoothen the volatility of the peso in the foreign exchange market has prompted the central bank to reduce the volume of the...
Joint Foreign Chambers: 'Leave PEZA alone'
by Catherine Talavera - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines expressed fears that the implementation of the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law will further lead to the decline of the country’s...
Business groups urge policy review to address inflation
by Catherine Talavera - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The head of the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization (Philfoodex) wants the government to review current policies, particularly on agriculture, that could help bring down rising costs.
Trade gap more than doubles in July 2018
by Catherine Talavera - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The continued surge in imports coupled by sluggish exports drove the country’s trade balance to a wider deficit in July, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
Group backs Senate move vs substandard steel bars
by Catherine Talavera - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Iron and Steel Institute supports the call of lawmakers to stop the proliferation of substandard and uncertified steel bars in the country which are either imported or produced from local rolling mills...
NEDA chief urges full implementation of RH law
by Catherine Talavera - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia is urging the full implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law for the country to reach its demographic dividend period by 2022...
‘TIEZA to regulate Boracay water utilities’
by Catherine Talavera - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has asserted its regulatory powers over water utilities in Boracay and other tourist areas, citing a recent ruling of the Office of the President...
27 tourist establishments get Anahaw certification
by Catherine Talavera - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine tourism sector continues to move towards more sustainable operations as it sees the first batch of awardees for a new green certification program funded by the European Union (EU) in partnership with...
Philippines among top performers in manufacturing in ASEAN
by Catherine Talavera - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine manufacturing sector was among the top performers in the ASEAN region in August, according to the results of the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.
Foreign investment pledges up
by Catherine Talavera - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Foreign investments approved by the country’s investment promotion agencies (IPAs) went up by 10 percent in the first half of the year, driven by the surge of approved pledges in the second quarter, data from...
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