24 August 2019

  • Neda: LGUs must improve absorptive capacity
    The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said on Thursday that local government units (LGUs) must ensure that they will be able to spend the funds they get from the national government if they want a higher budget. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said LGUs must be able to improve their absorptive capacity in […]
  • Airfares to go down next month as CAB approves fuel surcharge cut
    The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) reduced the fuel surcharge for air tickets for September to October, as it noted a decline in jet-fuel prices from June to July, a document from the regulator showed. From Level 3, the air-services regulator decided to pare down the fuel surcharge component to Level 2, after jet-fuel prices averaged […]
  • DBM seeks P31 billion for salary hike of state workers in 2020
    The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday said the salary of state workers may be adjusted by at least 10 percent should Congress approve its proposed budget of P31 billion for the pay increases in 2020. This was confirmed by Acting Budget Secretary Wendel B. Avisado during the 2020 budget deliberations in Congress […]
  • NFA opens rice sale to retailers
    LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—The National Food Authority’s (NFA) office in western Pangasinan has announced an open house sale to allow even non-accredited retailers to purchase its rice. “Marami tayong supply ngayon dahil sa local procurement. Since nag-focus tayo sa pagbili sa mga local farmers, mas marami tayong naiipon [We have much supply because of the local procurement. […]
  • IPOPHL pushes more inventions to improve lives of Filipinos
    The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has encouraged its Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) partners to intensify their innovative capacity towards potential inventions that will benefit more Filipinos. IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago noted that while the country had been dubbed an innovation achiever, it still needs to do more not for […]

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