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PH considers borrowing P140-B from China for infrastructure projects

DEPARTMENT of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said the Philippine government plans to borrow P140 billion from China for the county’s infrastructure projects. The Official Development Assistance (ODA) will finance three infrastructure projects with a total cost of P164.9 … Continue reading

August 05, 2017

PH schools for indigenous people highlighted at Asian Leaders Talk series

THE Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute (RMTLI) launched the second series of Asian Leaders Talk (ALT), featuring previous Ramon Magsaysay Awardees’ educational projects, including Thailand’s Bamboo school and schools for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the Philippines. Titled “Asian Leaders Talk, … Continue reading

July 29, 2017

Property, telco industries dominate stock market

THE country’s property and telecommunication sectors were included in the best performing subsectors of the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) in the second quarter of 2017, according to First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC). FMIC president Rabboni Francis Arjonillo said the … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

Lawmakers: Excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages ‘anti-poor’

SOME lawmakers from the House of Representatives and the Senate described the increased tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) under the proposed comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP) as “anti-poor” and have called for its revision. Romero Quimbo, Marikina City representative and … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

NEDA considers San Miguel’s proposed airport in Bulacan

The unsolicited proposal of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) to build a P700-billion new international airport in Bulacan is still being considered by the National Economic Development and Authority (NEDA). Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said San Miguel’s airport project is … Continue reading

July 22, 2017

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