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Deployment to Saudi Arabia expected to drop by 100,000 OFWs 41 job categories as KSA implements “Saudization” third phase

The third phase in the “ Saudization” policy of the Saudi government has gone into effect as early as April 7, 2019 which bans ex-pats our OFWs from working in 41 categories which will result into further losses of deployment in the government’s overseas hiring efforts.

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GSIS says PPA moves without permission

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) allocated a property of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) at the Manila North Harbor to social housing without the knowledge and consent of GSIS.

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ODA financing cuts Kaliwa dam cost

The use of highly concessional Official Development Assistance (ODA) financing to construct the New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project will benefit Filipino consumers more with cheaper project and financing costs rather than if the project were to go through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) route, which would entail additional charges passed on to water users so whoever the private proponent will …

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Clark airport gets swift expansion

The record speed by which the expansion project for the Clark International Airport is being implemented underlines the steadfast commitment and political will of the Duterte administration to fast-track its “Build, Build, Build” program and thereby unlock immediate gains for the Filipino people, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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Women receive lower pay in agri sector

While efforts have been done to give Filipino women equal labor opportunities in the country, much still needs to be done.

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Asean execs remain buoyant – poll

Executives across the region remain largely upbeat about the economic outlook, although skills gaps risk preventing some member states from reaching their full potential, the 2019 edition of the Business Barometer: ASEAN CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) indicated.

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The LTFRB’s Citizen Enforcer

By Tracy Cabrera Let’s face it, not a lot of taxi drivers in the Philippines will win the ‘Mr. Congeniality’ or ‘Mr. Responsible’ driver award. In fact, a survey made by Spot.ph shows that of the 53,016 readers who participated in its survey, only a meager 0.3 percent (153 votes) of the respondents think that taxi drivers offer a more …

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NFA not against rice tariffication

National Food Authority (NFA) OIC administrator Tomas Escarez today clarified that NFA management is not against rice tariffication amid accusations that NFA is opposing the recently-signed law.

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Matadi Gateway Terminal unlocks shipping system benefits

The recent call of the 2,500-TEU capacity Safmarine Nuba at the Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), an ICTSI Group company, opens the door to major new shipping system benefits for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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External headwinds dampen trade performance in December

As external challenges remain in the region, merchandise trade growth in the Philippines and in most Asian economies softened in December 2018, the National Economic and Development Authority said.

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