LAWMAKERS TO DUTERTE: FIRE ECONOMIC MANAGERS

Some members the House of Representatives are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to fire his economic managers amid the nine-year high August inflation of 6.4 percent. The economic managers whose heads the lawmakers want Duterte to chop off are Sec. Paul … Continue reading LAWMAKERS TO DUTERTE: FIRE ECONOMIC MANAGERS

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MinDA to redesign Mindanao 2020 peace, development agenda

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said it is redesigning the Mindanao 2020 Peace and Development Framework to make it aligned with recent developments and ensure the island’s contribution to development targets towards 2030. MinDA Executive Director Janet Lopoz cited “game-changing” … Continue reading MinDA to redesign Mindanao 2020 peace, development agenda

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SAP GO cites MSMEs’ role in economic development

Davao ‘Go Negosyo’ roadshow Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go highlighted the important role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as key drivers of inclusive economic growth in the country, during the Davao leg of the … Continue reading SAP GO cites MSMEs’ role in economic development

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Cabinet approves P3.757 Trillion budget for 2019

Malacanang on Tuesday announced that the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposed PHP3.757-trillion budget for year 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the proposed national budget was approved during a record nine-hour Cabinet meeting that lasted up to … Continue reading Cabinet approves P3.757 Trillion budget for 2019

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DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

By Roger Balanza Never mind that the mining industry is raising the specter of lost investments and revenues and massive unemployment if the government continues to look at the sector as something that the country can do without. President Rodrigo … Continue reading DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

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President Duterte arrives in China to attend Boao Forum for Asia

HAINAN, China–President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Qionghai Boao Airport on Monday, April 9, aboard a chartered Philippine Airlines flight. The President’s plane touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at 5:55 pm. Upon arrival at the airport, the President … Continue reading President Duterte arrives in China to attend Boao Forum for Asia

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President Duterte opens PHL to responsible businesses, investors

HAINAN, China—Declaring that the country’s destiny is in Asia, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, April 10, invited responsible businesses to invest in the Philippines and help the government realize its vision of a progressive nation for Filipinos. In his remarks … Continue reading President Duterte opens PHL to responsible businesses, investors

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Philippines, Chinese companies sign multi-billion worth of projects

HAINAN, China–President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, April 10, witnessed the signing of agreements between the Philippines and several Chinese companies wanting to invest in the country. The business agreements have an estimated investment value of around $9 billion and could … Continue reading Philippines, Chinese companies sign multi-billion worth of projects

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