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The Arangkada Philippines supports legislative developments that encourage investment and job creation. Timely enactment of new laws and amendment of existing ones are crucial factors in sustaining the Philippine economy as well as boosting the country’s global competitiveness. [ Check Progress ]

News Updates

Window narrows for elusive DICT measure

Posted on 5 May, 2016 at 14:00

Roughly four months after being ratified by Congress — and with a little more than a month left before this administration ends — the measure that will form an ICT department (DICT) has yet to land on the president’s desk for signing.

What sort of president?

Posted on 5 May, 2016 at 12:00

Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact.

A vote for our future

Posted on 5 May, 2016 at 10:15

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was our guest at a recent meeting of the Management Association of the Philippines and the Makati Business Club. He is now the frontrunner in the presidential race, and Election Day is only a few days away.

Focus on stamping out criminality and corruption

Posted on 3 May, 2016 at 15:19

THE LEAD of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over his rivals in the latest three presidential surveys conducted by the Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia continues to widen.

Job Contracting 101

Posted on 3 May, 2016 at 13:30

The last debate of Presidential candidates brought up the so-called “contractual- ization” issue. Unfortunately, nobody showed a deep understanding of the issue. Instead, the candidates committed to stop the practice, in an attempt to woe the workers’ votes.

Duterte still up; Roxas inches up

Posted on 3 May, 2016 at 12:00

With less than two weeks left before the May 9 elections, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has maintained his lead in the race to Malacañang, the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Friday showed.

More laws to pass

Posted on 3 May, 2016 at 10:40

The 16th Congress came up with key economic reforms that promise to fundamentally change our economy. Foremost among them is the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act No. 10667), a law that took nearly three decades to finally enact…

PH faces risks from return of ‘strong...

Posted on 2 May, 2016 at 16:00

While the country’s economic and fiscal fundamentals remain sound and sustainable in the long term, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd. (HSBC) fears a decline in the quality of governance when President Aquino steps down…

House leader to DOF, DTI chiefs: Issue...

Posted on 2 May, 2016 at 14:03

The legislature is fed up with the bickering over details to the long-delayed implementing rules and regulations (IRR) governing the newly minted Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (Timta)

Another casualty

Posted on 2 May, 2016 at 11:47

Apart from the unfortunate Canadian tourist John Ridsdel, there is another casualty of the latest Abu Sayyaf atrocity: Philippine tourism, and the livelihoods that depend on the travel industry.

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