Month: July 2016

DOLE suspends registration of new contractors

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has stopped the registration of new contractors and subcontractors as part of the government efforts to curb illegal contractual employment. Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglungsod said they have...

Tourism targets on track

MANILA, Philippines – The tourism industry’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to increase to between 10 percent to 12 percent in the next six years following more intensified efforts to develop infrastructure, human resources and...

DOT eyes removal of travel tax

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking into the possibility of removing or at least reducing the travel tax to make traveling more affordable and convenient for Filipinos. Tourism Undersecretary for Advocacy and Public Affairs Katherine...

Come to PHL; but not Manila?

THE Philippines has gone a long way from Spanish Jesuit missionary Fr. Juan J. Delgado in 1751 and Dr. Jose Rizal in “Mi último adios,” referring to the Philippines as the “Pearl of the Orient/Pearl of the Orient Seas (Spanish: Perla de oriente/Perla del mar de...

New Naia chief asking for more time to remedy airport’s problems

WHEN the president of an airport-vehicle concessionaire group complained to then-Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) General Manager Jose Angel A. Honrado about the explosion of taxi operators at the premier airport to their detriment, he was confronted with...