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ADB urges constructive view of excise tax
by Czeriza Valencia - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law is a necessary revenue collection reform to shore up revenue for vital government expenditure.
PPP Center sets pre-bid conference for Baggao Water LGU project
by Czeriza Valencia - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The pre-qualification conference for the Baggao Water LGU public-private partnership (PPP) project has been set for Jan. 23, the PPP Center said.
Philippine rural development project gets additional $170 million WB financing
by Czeriza Valencia - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The World Bank has approved an additional $170 million financing for the Philippine Rural Development Project, which seeks to create an inclusive, value chain-oriented and climate resilient agriculture sector in...
World Bank keeps 6.7% growth forecast for Philippines
by Czeriza Valencia - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The World Bank has maintained its 6.7 percent growth forecast for the Philippines until 2019, still on the back of strong fundamentals and a monetary policy supportive of growth.
Factory output drops 8.1% in November
by Czeriza Valencia - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Factory output declined by 8.1 percent in November as tobacco makers remained cautious due to the additional excise tax implemented beginning this month in accordance with the tax reform law, the National Economic...
JICA, DOH team up for drug rehab plan
by Czeriza Valencia - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Health (DOH) are embarking on a five-year technical cooperation project for the strengthening of the country’s capacity in rehabilitating...
Philippines leads ASEAN manufacturing performance in Dec
by Czeriza Valencia - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Manufacturing conditions in the ASEAN region were weaker in December, weighed down by slow growth in output and high cost of inputs, according to the latest reading of the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers...
Manufacturing grows at slower pace in December
by Czeriza Valencia - January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The local manufacturing sector expanded at a steady but slightly slower pace in December due to a slowdown in export orders and continuing input cost pressure, according to latest data of the Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing...
Impact of US rate hike minimal — ADB
by Czeriza Valencia - January 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Monetary policy normalization in the US is seen to have minimal impact in emerging Asia in the short term because of strong fundamentals and because it had been fully anticipated by the financial market, the Asian...
YearEnder: Private firms struggle to find role in Build Build Build
by Czeriza Valencia - December 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s almost impossible not to talk about the domestic economy and the administration’s bold infrastructure agenda in the same breath as hopes of sustaining the faster-than-expected growth in recent quarters...
More beneficiaries under 4Ps eyed
by Czeriza Valencia - December 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
The government is considering increasing the number of beneficiaries under the  conditional cash transfer or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia has said.
Government to explore other ODA sources
by Czeriza Valencia - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Other than China, Japan and Korea, the government has been conducting talks with other countries for extension of official development assistance for priority projects, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia...
More businesses investing in training of workers
by Czeriza Valencia - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
More businesses are investing in the development of their human resources by providing job-related trainings, according to the results of the latest Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment by the Philippine Statistics...
ADB bats for road star rating system in Asia Pacific
by Czeriza Valencia - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is backing the use of road star ratings – an international road safety standard – to guide the design of road infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region.
Proposed BOT Law changes to boost PPP governance
by Czeriza Valencia - December 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The proposed amendments to the Build-Operate-Transfer Law — of which nine are pending at the House of Representatives — would improve the governance and competition for projects pursued under the public-private...
UK infuses $50 M to AIIB special fund
by Czeriza Valencia - December 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
The project preparation fund of China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is receiving a $50 million infusion from the United Kingdom.
PPP projects by LGUs to draw investor interest
by Czeriza Valencia - December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Public-private partnership projects in local government units would be ensured of sufficiency in scale to make it attractive for investors and would focus on vital services to make sure the projects survive changes...
SMC airport, Megawide rail projects move up
by Czeriza Valencia - December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Three unsolicited project proposals for rail, airport and flood control are expected to hurdle regulatory approval and rolled out next year, having been identified as priority infrastructure projects, the Public-Private...
NEDA lines up projects for pre-investment preparation
by Czeriza Valencia - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is lining up several connective infrastructure and water projects for the conduct of pre-investment activities using the $100 million technical assistance loan...
ADB strengthens microfinance guarantee
by Czeriza Valencia - December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised the funding for its microfinance guarantee and risk-sharing program by an additional $100 million to extend its coverage across the Asia and Pacific region. ...
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