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Large decrease in nat’l water stock seen in 2015
by Czeriza Valencia - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
A significant decrease in the country’s water stock was recorded in 2015 as the agriculture sector and households demanded the most use of the resource, the Philippine Statistics Authority said in a repor...
ADB commitments surpass target, reach $21.6 billion in 2018
by Czeriza Valencia - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported growth in its 2018 operations alongside growth in demand for development assistance among its developing member countries in Asia Pacific.
Prices of construction materials ease in March
by Czeriza Valencia - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Prices of building materials —both wholesale and retail—eased in March because of slower increases in the prices of key building materials, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
Rice tariff fund to benefit local machinery sector
by Czeriza Valencia - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
A large portion of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) will be used to modernize rice farms, boosting demand for local machinery in the process, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)...
Impact investing gaining more traction, says IFC
by Czeriza Valencia - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Impact investing is now gaining more traction as institutional investors commit to use billions of dollars in resources for projects that can help meet development goals, the International Finance Corp. (IFC) s...
LGUs urged to build cases for PPP project proposals
by Czeriza Valencia - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center is urging local government units (LGUs) to build business cases for community projects that can be carried out with the private sector.
PSA clarifies poverty threshold
by Czeriza Valencia - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Before the number of Filipinos living below the poverty threshold can be determined, officials of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the threshold itself must be pinned down, considering food needs....
Halal makers eye $58-B global market
by Czeriza Valencia - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Local producers of halal-certified products stand to capture a substantial portion of the $58-billion global market for Shariah-compliant goods and services if they can deepen their integration in the global halal...
Strong domestic demand to sustain growth
by Czeriza Valencia - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid a weak growth outlook for emerging Asia this year, London-based think tank Capital Economics expects the Philippines to sustain strong growth momentum of six percent this year and next as strong domestic demand...
Growing appetite for impact investing to benefit EM countries
by Czeriza Valencia - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a growing appetite for impact investing worldwide that can potentially benefit emerging economies like the Philippines by way of investments that support the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals,...
Exports weaken anew in February; trade gap widens
by Czeriza Valencia - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Exports continued to weaken in February as sales of five of the country’s top export products declined, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.
Poverty incidence drops to 21%
by Czeriza Valencia - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The number of Filipinos living below the poverty line was reduced in the first semester of 2018 despite faster growth in inflation and rising poverty thresholds, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported...
Antique solar project now operational
by Czeriza Valencia - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am
A solar power joint venture project supported by technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is now providing round-the-clock power supply to residents of Malalison island in Antique province.
Project preparation funding for climate resilient PPPs readied
by Czeriza Valencia - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
A facility for funding the preparation of regional Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with climate resilience components is now being readied to build a robust pipeline of such infrastructure projects, the PPP Center...
Inflation seen falling below 3% in April
by Czeriza Valencia - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Inflation may fall below three percent in April and remain within this level for the rest of the year, increasing the probability that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may cut interest rates soon, according...
IRR on rice tariffication law out
by Czeriza Valencia - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
All concerned agencies have signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Rice Tariffication Act, including the Department of Agriculture (DA) that made last-minute comments on the draft, the National...
Inflation dips to 15-month low in March 2019
by Czeriza Valencia - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Consumer prices continued to ease in March as headline inflation slowed for the fifth consecutive month, putting the year-to-date average finally within the government’s target band, the Philippine Statistics...
Manufacturing takes downturn in February 2019
by Czeriza Valencia - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Decreased output by food manufacturers stunted the growth of the factory sector both in terms of volume and value in February, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
Malaysia sees bright prospects for halal trade, tieups with Philippines
by Czeriza Valencia - April 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Malaysian trade officials see bright prospects for trade in halal goods, as well as in technology exchange with the Philippines which is now shaping up as a promising area in the halal value chain.
El Niño task force to prioritize water, food security
by Czeriza Valencia - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Water and food security will be top priorities in the immediate responses of the El Niño Task Force (ENTF) that is being reactivated, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said over the ...
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