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Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

Ecop opposes bills on workers’ leaves

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop) has opposed the enactment of 10 Senate bills proposing new employee leaves and or increasing existing ones.

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P25 billion set aside for 2018 AFP modernization

By Ben Cal The government has set aside for 2018 some P25 billion for the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that will include the acquisition of brand new attack helicopters, tanks and other military hardware.

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Infra buildup shifts to high gear —DOF

The Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program shifts to high gear starting this year with the rollout of the first set of big-ticket infrastructure projects and the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) that will help support this infra buildup, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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Literacy key to achieving inclusion, says PIDS

Improving financial literacy and broadening access to financial institutions like banks and insurance companies, especially in the rural areas, are key to achieving financial inclusion in the country.

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Climate Change Commission supports i-ACT’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok Campaign”

The Climate Change Commission (CCC), the gatekeeper of the country’s climate change policies and programs, threw its support to the ongoing “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” (TBTU) campaign of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (i-ACT).

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Fil-Am praises Filipino inventor on anti-pollution device

By Ben Cal A visiting Filipino-American has cited a Filipino inventor for developing a device that greatly helps reduce pollution emitted not only from vehicles but also from generators and ships.

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US-based Pinoy cites Filipino nurses great contribution to global health

By Ben Cal A US-based Filipino lawyer has cited the great contribution by some 200,000 Filipino nurses working in the United States in health care and the millions of dollars of remittances they send to their homeland that help boost the Philippine economy.

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Infrastructure buildup, great opportunities for investment

Investment climate looks promising with more vital projects to be undertaken by the government in the Philippine’s Golden Age of Infrastructure.

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Several DPWH PPP projects for immediate implementation

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) aims to immediately implement at least six (6) solicited Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects that are now under or will undergo feasibility studies.

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Poll: Philippines tops budget transparency in Asia

The Philippines received an Open Budget Index (OBI) of 67, effectively securing the top spot in Asia for budget transparency, results of the recently released biennial Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2017 showed.

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