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Government sends mission to woo Japan capital

A Philippine delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is going to Tokyo this week to share with potential investors the vibrant prospects for the country’s economy and continue high-level dialogues with Japanese ministry officials on the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure projects that it aims to implement in cooperation with Japan.  

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PIDS: Ownership limits for contractors illegal 

Administrative issuances limiting foreign ownership in the Philippines’ contracting industry are unconstitutional and invalid, a study of state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said. 

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Wage hikes may worsen job woes

A wage hike at this time will only aggravate the situation of the unemployed sector of our labor force, Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) Acting President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr. has warned.

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AKO OFW Inc. and POEA launch “Bantay OFW Mobile App”

By Tirso Nieva Paglicawan, Jr.  A global non – governmental organization with sterling and vast track records of helping search and rescue distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and a government agency mandated to regulate employment and deployment of Filipinos in the overseas have joined hands and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide a convenient, affordable, accessible and swift …

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DTI Revving up for Project One: One Form, One Number, One Portal

The Department of Trade and Industry-Competitiveness Bureau, as temporary secretariat of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), following the enactment of Republic Act 11032 known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, is set to implement its first project called Project One. 

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Sokor plays key role in Philippines’ development

South Korea plays a major role in the “economic emergence” of the Philippines, which is now moving to an even higher growth plane as the Duterte administration fast-tracks its ambitious $170-billion “Build, Build, Build” program, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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Smart launches facility for development of 5G services

Mobile service provider Smart Communications has launched a facility for research, development and testing of 5G or fifth generation wireless technologies that it says will boost their delivery of Internet services to subscribers.

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Study says girls more prone to smartphone addiction than boys

Girls are twice as prone to smartphone addiction than boys, likely because they use more social networking and messaging services, according to research results released recently.

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Better jobs, manufacturing data to support Philipine’s Q2 growth

National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon expressed confidence that the improving performance of the country’s labor force and manufacturing sector will spur forward the country’s economy in the second quarter of 2018.

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HSBC: Philippines to benefit from ‘new world’ order

The Philippines stands to benefit from China’s new world order, as the Asia’s economic giant is bullish in opening its market in response to external headwinds due to trade protectionism.

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