Economy

04 December 2020

  • DA chief assures rice-supply adequacy despite pandemic, weather disturbance
    The government’s goal to achieve a higher level of rice adequacy remains on track despite recent typhoons and logistical roadblocks brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture assured on Thursday. In a news statement following the 2019 Rice Achievers Award held at the DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), Agriculture Secretary […]
  • BIR’s Oplan Kandado nets P547.9 million from ‘tax cheats’ in 1st 9 months of 2020
    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P547.9 million worth of taxes in the first nine months from commercial establishments tagged as tax code violators. In a statement from the Department of Finance (DOF) on Wednesday, BIR noted that 178 commercial establishments were padlocked in January to September for failing to register or pay the […]
  • Duque, on the ground, checks health safeguards compliance in public sites
    To ensure that minimum public health standards (MPHS) are strictly followed, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III will visit public places in the metropolis as he encouraged other government officials to do the same. In an online forum on Wednesday, Duque stressed that it is better for government officials to see on the ground “the […]
  • Government lifts burden from ecozone firms to provide shuttle service to workers
    Large companies in economic zones will no longer be required to provide shuttle services to their employees under a new joint issuance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Instead the ecozone firms are now only “enjoined” to commission services for their workers. In their Advisory 20-03, Series […]
  • Public, private sectors set to launch ‘Digital Pilipinas’ drive on Dec. 10
    GOVERNMENT agencies and information and communications technology (ICT) industry stakeholders will launch on December 10 a country-wide initiative to push further digital transformation from local to the national level. The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), with the support of the Department of Trade and […]

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