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UCPB helps put smile in kids with cleft palate

United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB ) lent a hand to Operation Smile Philippines Foundation Inc. in providing free surgeries for 150 children with cleft lip and cleft palate in a mission to held at the Metro Davao Medical and Research Center last November 20 to 24.

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Mighty payments fuel sin tax hike to P18B

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) posted P17.7 billion in excise tax collections from so-called sin products in last September, up 12 percent from P16.67 billion a year ago.

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Digital payments improve business prospects, shows study

A PayPal research showed digital payments is having a big impact on improving the financial situation of local consumers and businesses.

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PPA vows no repeat of port congestion

By Riza Lozada There would be no repeat during the holiday season of the tight port traffic of 2014 when container cargoes were stranded at the Manila ports that mainly resulted from the Manila city government’s strict truck ban, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said.

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SM scholarship gives hope to Pinoy youths

SM scholars enrolled in technical vocational courses at Don Bosco Training Center in Mati, Davao and Naga City recently completed training in machining, welding, general electrician and automotive.

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Pampanga retail chain opens 5th Jumbo outlet

Fast-growing retail firm Jenra inaugurated its fifth supermarket branch last Oct. 27 in a bid to widen its reach and cater to all of Pampanga.

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FWD opens dollar insurance scheme

Life insurer FWD Life Philippines recently launched a dollar-denominated single-payment insurance protection and investment plan called “US Dollar All Set Higher” which gives customers the opportunity to take advantage of the long-term growth potential of international economies while giving them lifetime insurance protection.

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RBs should strive to aid MSMEs—Bam

By Riza Lozada Rural banks (RBs) should expand their services to more small businesses as many local entrepreneurs still need access to reasonable loan packages that can help them grow their business, Senator Bam Aquino said during his speech at the 60th Charter Symposium of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) recently.

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TCCs to be awarded publicly—Lapeña

Certificates of tax refund will be publicly awarded to address transparency in the release of tax credit certificates, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said.

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BSP: Bitcoin okay but requires regulation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is open to the use of cryptocurrencies but cited the need for vigilance since these are not regulated by any central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said.

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