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Philippines, Japan step up infra contracts

High-level Philippine and Japanese officials have continued to discuss last June 20 the timelines and possible plans of action to do away with bottlenecks and swiftly address concerns  on the preparation and implementation of flagship infrastructure projects that the Philippines is undertaking in cooperation with Japan. 

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Groups remind AIIB of ‘green’ promise

Civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world urged the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) two days before the start of its 3rd  Annual Meeting in Mumbai, India to fulfill its promise of being ‘green’.

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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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Bong Go admits tough grind in MPBL

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence“Bong” Go admitted that the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is at a totally different level of basketball from the UNTV Cup.

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An opportunity for local disabled athletes this time

Even as the bigger attention by local sports officials and athletes is the 2019 Southeast Asian (Sea) Games we are hosting late next year as far as preparations are concerned, people should be aware of the fact that there will also be the 10th Asean Para Games which will follow the Seag.

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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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