17 February 2019

  • Sustained SBMA, Clark growth hinges on expansion–Eisma
    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is banking on a bill filed last week in the Senate to extend the physical boundaries of the Subic Special Economic and Freeport Zone and, thereby, keep investments and jobs coming in. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said Senate Bill (SB) 2207 filed the other […]
  • Revival of ‘tawilis’ cottage industry for Taal Lake fishermen eyed
    A provincial official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is calling for the revival of a livelihood program to raise earnings of Taal Lake fishermen. Batangas Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Officer Jose Elmer C. Bascos, also the concurrent Protected Area superintendent of the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL), said he will […]
  • Piñol refutes fellow Cabinet member’s statement on DA’s tepid productivity
    Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol dared critics of the farm sector’s rather tepid performance last year to prove that the agriculture sector contributed “zero,” or nothing, to the growth of the country’s economy. “What if we try not to plant palay, catch fish, and harvest produce for one whole year to determine if the agriculture […]
  • DAR lines up intensified CLOA distribution to CARP beneficiaries
    The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has lined up a series of certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) distribution, as it steps up the processing of land-distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The DAR’s latest thrust is consistent with President Duterte’s directive to fast- track the distribution of the remaining land to landless […]
  • Government urged to seize ‘golden opportunity’ after Hanjin collapse
    The national government should seize the “golden opportunity” to take over the shipbuilding facilities of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co.-Philippines (HHIC-Phil) Inc. to industrialize the economy.  In a forum on Wednesday, former Dean of the University of the Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations (Solair) Rene E. Ofreneo said the government cannot pass […]

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