16 December 2019

  • Manila, Abu Dhabi eye investment protection deal
    The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are working on an agreement that will safeguard the investments of both economies, which the country’s trade chief expects will result in an influx of Emirati capital. In an interview with reporters in Dubai last week, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said Manila and Abu Dhabi investment […]
  • Filipino coffee farmers to undergo skills training via Indonesia-backed project
    Kopiko maker PT Mayora Indah Tbk and the Indonesian government will support the training of 10 Filipino coffee farmers to increase their productivity, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The training grant, which is a joint project between Philippine and Indonesian organizations, seeks to expand Filipino coffee farmers’ “knowledge and skills on coffee farming […]
  • ‘More registered unions in 2018, but fewer CBAs inked’
    Fewer collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) were forged last year, but the number of registered labor unions was higher in 2018, according to the latest data released by the government. In its Labor Relations Overview Report, the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) said the number of registered unions rose by 1 percent last year to 17,562 […]
  • Group wants jail time for refusal to give workers’ 13th-month pay
    The country’s largest labor group wants to put in jail and slap a fine on employers who will not give employees their 13th-month pay, a benefit that is required by law. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) President Raymond Mendoza floated the idea of enacting a measure that will criminalize the nonpayment of 13th-month […]
  • DOT’s fun shopping nationwide sale seeks to raise tourist count
    It’s more fun shopping in the Philippines. Especially in March 2020, when the Department of Tourism (DOT) holds a month-long shopping festival, which is the first of its kind in the country. “By March we will have the first ‘Philippine fun sale.’ For the first time, all malls will hold a sale at the same […]

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