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PEZA seeks development of 137 new ecozones

17 April, 2018 at 17:00

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has identified 137 new sites for economic zone (ecozone) development covering 70,475 hectares of public lands around the country.

137 sites eyed as new ecozones

17 April, 2018 at 15:00

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has identified 137 sites covering a total area of 70,475 hectares as potential new economic zones.

Commission on Elections wants May 14 polls...

17 April, 2018 at 13:00

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has passed a resolution asking President Duterte to declare May 14 as a special non-working holiday nationwide in connection with the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

Independent body needed to review airport proposals:...

17 April, 2018 at 10:36

An independent body tasked to take a holistic approach is key in solving the country’s air traffic infrastructure, according to Mitre Corp. the technical partner of Megawide-GMR in its bid to upgrade NAIA.

[OPINION] My problem with TRAIN 2

16 April, 2018 at 14:33

I have a full disclosure to make before I state my opinion on TRAIN 2 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Package 2. I’ve been an owner for about 17 years now of a small Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company.

Renewed US TPP interest may trigger PHL...

16 April, 2018 at 10:12

The government’s economic managers will reconsider the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in light of US President Donald J. Trump’s renewed interest in the trade bloc, though the business sector wants competitiveness to improve before the country signs any free trade agreements (FTAs).

PEZA bucks move to scrap incentives

13 April, 2018 at 16:39

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has come out strongly against the Department of Finance (DOF) for trying to emasculate the economic zone agency, remove its incentives and belittled its overall contribution to the economy.

Trump weighs rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership amid trade...

13 April, 2018 at 13:27

President Trump ordered top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sprawling trade pact he rejected three days after taking office.

After Jollibee, these businesses are next on...

6 April, 2018 at 10:22

Inspections on other fast food chains and malls are next on the labor department’s radar, after issuing an order to Philippine fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corporation to regularize more than 6,000 of its workers.

NEDA body approves San Miguel’s Bulacan airport,...

4 April, 2018 at 15:30

San Miguel Corporation’s P700-billion proposal to build, operate, and maintain an airport in Bulacan – along with 8 other infrastructure projects – has been approved by a National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) body.

[OPINION] Stepping up PH investment climate

4 April, 2018 at 13:00

The constitutional restriction on foreign equity in certain sectors has hampered the entry of foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the country. Nevertheless, the Philippines has moved up and emerged as…

[EDITORIAL] Trade barriers

4 April, 2018 at 10:50

Aside from battling drug trafficking, fighting corruption is his other priority, according to President Duterte. He will have to push his officials harder in waging this other war.

The U.S. Wants Back in the TPP?...

3 April, 2018 at 10:42

More than a year after withdrawing from a big Asia-Pacific trade pact, the Trump administration keeps talking about rejoining it on its own terms. But the Asia-Pacific countries that were eager a year ago to hold the door open for the United States…

[OPINION] Remove the economic restrictions

2 April, 2018 at 16:00

Everyone that matters recognizes the reality of today’s world and that opening up the economy to a level playing field can only benefit the people. Only the myopic, protectionist members of the Left refuse to see it…

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