Louisse Maureen Simeon
Louisse Maureen Simeon
  • Articles
  • Authors
Business sentiment turns negative – think tank
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - May 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Global business optimism following the recovery from the pandemic did not last, with sentiment returning to negative as the Russia-Ukraine war drags on and risks persist due to rising commodity prices.
Agaton agricultural damage balloons to P1.4 billion
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - April 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Damage to the agriculture sector in areas battered by Tropical Storm Agaton has increased to P1.4 billion.
Build Build Build carryover faces constraints – think tank
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - April 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The new government may have a difficult time sustaining the flagship infrastructure program of the Duterte administration as exiting the pandemic will likely be the top priority of the next president.
Permanent tariff cuts, higher quota on pork imports eyed
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - January 27, 2022 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s economic team is now looking at the possibility of making the tariff reduction and higher volume of pork imports a permanent policy to further address inflation concerns in the country...
Card payments seen hitting P2.1 trillion this year
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Card payments in the country are expected to rebound this year on the back of a gradual boost in consumer spending as the economy slowly reopens.
Trade deficit widens more than expected
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - July 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ balance of trade in goods recorded a wider deficit in May as the growth in imports was faster than the uptick in exports during the review period, the Philippine Statistics Authority said...
Asia-Pacific needs to take bold action on energy sector
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - June 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Manila-based Asian Development Bank is urging economies in Asia Pacific to address climate change through changes in the energy sector, especially as the region recovers from the pandemic.
Unique policy package pushed for digital taxation
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - June 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The government should come up with a policy package that is unique to the country if it wants to successfully capture the digital economy into the tax system.
NEDA sticks to 6.5% GDP growth target
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The government is maintaining its economic growth target at 6.5 percent for 2021 despite renewed mobility restrictions amid surging COVID-19 cases.
Government fast-tracks P30 billion irrigation projects nationwide
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The government will accelerate close to P30-billion worth of big-ticket irrigation projects in the country.
‘Pork holiday’ urged amid soaring prices
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Consumer advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. is calling on the public to do a “pork holiday” amid the continued increase in the prices of pork products.
DA urged to resume issuance of rice import permits
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is urged to resume the issuance of rice import permits so as not to disrupt the supply of Filipinos’ main staple after the consecutive typhoons wrought damage in the farm sec...
DA sets food resiliency plan
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture will start implementing its food resiliency action plan to ensure the stable supply of affordable food for Metro Manila following the community quarantine amid increasing cases of the...
Government budgets P1.5 billion to expand dairy output
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has budgeted P1.5 billion to triple milk production to meet the increasing demand for dairy products of an expanding population.
Farmers lose P68 billion from rice tariffication law
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Farmers lost around P68 billion due to the effects of the Rice Tariffication Law, which saw the influx of more imported rice.
NFA insists on add’l rice imports
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
State-run National Food Authority (NFA) continues to insist on the need for an immediate government-to-government importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice inspite of a projected bumper harvest from local...
Rock Energy appeals ECC suspension order
by Louisse Maureen Simeon - February 21, 2017 - 10:26pm
Rock Energy International Corp. has appealed anew to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to lift the suspension of its environmental compliance certificate (ECC).
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with