Month: May 2018

New law makes doing business in PH easier

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the enactment of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 will make doing business in the country easier as it facilitates government processes by removing bureaucratic redtape....

Bello expects pay hikes within 30 days

  An increase in the minimum wage to be set by regional wage boards may be expected “within the month” but it won’t push the floor pay to the P750 per day that labor groups are demanding, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Tuesday. “[There will be an...

P3-B ‘skytrain’ plan OKd

The group of tycoon Andrew Tan has bagged the original proponent status for its unsolicited proposal to build a P3-billion two-kilometer “Skytrain” monorail that would link Fort Bonifacio and MRT Guadalupe in Makati. The proposed monorail seeks to ease travel time...

New Tourism chief to enforce ‘Farm Tourism Law’

New Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat will take advantage of her experiences as an official at the Department of Agriculture (DA) to enforce the country’s Farm Tourism Law. “Every secretary has his or her own vision,” Puyat said in an interview with Inquirer....

Gov’t vows to accelerate strategic reforms

Amid the country’s dismal performance in the recent 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said strategic reforms shall be accelerated to leapfrog the competitiveness standing of the country. DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez...