Month: February 2018

European businesses want Phl incentives regime intact

The European business community wants the Philippines to retain its current incentives regimes to keep the country’s competitive edge intact amid moves to rationalize fiscal incentives under the second tax reform package. “With regard to the rationalization of fiscal...

DOLE denies delaying signing of EO vs contractualization

Labor groups are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise to end contractualization. The Department of Labor and Employment urges them to be patient. MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) denied allegations on...

DOLE, DTI to meet on final draft of job contractualization EO

Labor groups may not be able to get their preferred version of an executive order (EO) on job contractualization, which they expect President Duterte to sign in a forthcoming Palace meeting scheduled next month. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Tuesday said...

World-class Mactan-Cebu airport terminal opens June

CEBU CITY – The Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is 74 percent complete and will open in June. Andrew Harrison, chief executive advisor of the GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), a Filipino-led consortium that manages the MCIA,...

Contractualization EO faces delay as DOLE still getting inputs from DTI

A labor group hit the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday over its alleged attempts to delay the signing of the pending executive order (EO) on contractualization. During its chance meeting on Monday with Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, the...