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PTAA airs concern on Boracay’s closure

The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) said it is pushing for the government to only shut down the operations of establishments that have violated environmental laws.

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Uptrend in inflation not due to TRAIN

Former finance officials and economists from the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) have pointed to higher oil prices in the world market and the increase in food prices that were the result of weather-related developments as the main factors behind the inflation spike in January 2018.

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NEDA bats for RE use for inclusive electricity

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said the country should maximize the use of renewable energy (RE) sources as part of its low emissions development strategies in addressing climate change, energy security, and access to energy.

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BOC, China Customs okay data exchange vs smuggling

The customs agencies of the Philippines and China have agreed to set up a data exchange system to facilitate the timely sharing of trade information and aid them in their respective campaigns against smuggling and tax evasion.

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BIR, BOC vow to raise tax collections vis deal

The Bureaus of Internal Revenue (BIR) and of Customs (BOC) are set to forge an agreement on information sharing and coordination, among other ways of cooperation, to strengthen their joint campaign against smuggling and beef up collections on excise taxes on imports.

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PIDS: Government, business lack women at top levels

Filipino women remain sorely underrepresented in the highest positions in both the government and industry, where the most important policies are decided.

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The Laudable Power of Brigada Eskwela

Brigada Eskwela is once again a byword while the culmination of the school year 2017- 2018 is about to come. But what is Brigada Eskwela?

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BOI-approved projects surge 402% to P132B

Investment projects approved by the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) in January to February 2018 continue to surge as the premier investment promotion agency recorded P131.6 billion worth of projects, up by 402.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

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NFA offers food testing and product development training

The Food Development Center (FDC) of the National Food Authority (NFA) is set to conduct a training course on the “Basic Sensory Evaluation for Food Testing and Product Development” on April 17-20, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the FDC Compound, Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) Complex, Taguig City.

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SM Foundation, partners ink MOA for healthcare services

SM Foundation and its partners in the recently concluded medical mission at SM Mall Fairview signed a Memorandum of Agreement that guarantees a regular quarterly healthcare program for the benefit of tens of thousands of SM Group’s employees and their dependents.

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