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Agri-agra reforms pushed

THE CENTRAL BANK is backing proposals to amend a law setting credit quotas for the farming sector amid poor compliance, as it eyes to accommodate infrastructure financing and other alternatives in order to boost lending. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said authorities are wrapping up a study towards increased compliance […] The post Agri-agra reforms pushed appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

BSP backs changes to Agri-Agra law

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is backing the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act to help ease credit access to small farmers and improve banks’ compliance rate for agrarian reform......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Agri-tourism to Drive Boracay Comeback

The academic think tank SEARCA has pushed for the integration of agricultural tourism into Boracay in light of ideas on land reform and 'experience economy' that must be beneficial for to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

BMI sees investment slowdown as tax reform creates ‘uncertainty’

Investments could slow over the next few months amid uncertainties over corporate taxes, BMI Research said, noting that the second tax reform package being pushed by the government could do more harm than good for businesses. “While the proposed tax reforms may be fiscally prudent, it will likely make the Philippines less competitive versus its […] The post BMI sees investment slowdown as tax reform creates ‘uncertainty’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

ASEAN-wide promotions of agri coops pushed

The Philippines on Tuesday called for increased collaboration with other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in promoting agricultural cooperatives deemed important for poverty reduction in the region. Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Orlando Ravanera made the call as the country hosts the 7th ASEAN Cooperative….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Espenilla: Fix barriers to MSMEs, agri-agra loans

Espenilla: Fix barriers to MSMEs, agri-agra loans.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 9th, 2017

Social, economic reforms pushed amid snag in GRP-NDFP talks

Social, economic reforms pushed amid snag in GRP-NDFP talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Banks still fail to comply with agri-agra loan rules

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine banks continued to fall short of the mandated threshold for agriculture and agrarian reform loans in the first nine months o.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

Agri-Agra Law needs thorough review

Agri-Agra Law needs thorough review.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2016

Banks want PPP alternative to agri-agra law compliance

MANILA, Philippines - Local banks are urging the government to consider their participation in the public private partnership (PPP) program as part of the ba.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2016

Agri-agra loans grow double-digit in H1

MANILA, Philippines – Loans extended by Philippine banks for agriculture and agrarian reform booked a double-digit growth in the first half of the year but s.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

Agri-agra loans of banks still low

Agri-agra loans of banks still low.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

Banks push Agri-Agra Law revisions

MANILA, Philippines – Banks are pushing for amendments to an outdated law mandating financial institutions to allocate a fourth of their loan portfolio for a.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

Former Finance chiefs urge Package 2 approval

Finance secretaries from the past four administrations, along with several of their former deputies, are calling for “urgent” and “timely” action on proposed tax reforms focused on lowering corporate taxes and modernizing fiscal incentives. Roberto de Ocampo, Salvador Enriquez, Margarito Teves, Alberto Romulo, Cesar Purisima, Jose Pardo and Jose Isidro Camacho, whose tenures as Finance [...] The post Former Finance chiefs urge Package 2 approval appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News4 hr. 40 min. ago

Nabong on ejection: ‘I’m here to protect my players’

GlobalPort big man Kelly Nabong insisted he was neither the instigator nor was he trying to pick up fights during their matchup against Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. The 6-foot-6 Nabong was ejected with 3:20 left in a heated game on Sunday that ended in a Batang Pier loss to the Elasto Painters at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "I wasn't even in the scuffle, it's more of protection," said Nabong. "My teammates were in the ground trying to get a jump ball, and they were trying to get up and a little point guard pushed my player back to the ground. As a big man, I'm trying to protect my players." "I'm not here to start fights, I'm here to end them and protect my player...Keep on reading: Nabong on ejection: ‘I’m here to protect my players’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

Congress should demarcate Boracay agri land — Duterte

President Duterte wants Congress to come up with clear-cut rules on how much of Boracay can be set aside for businesses and what parts of the island can be used for agriculture......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News14 hr. 14 min. ago

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics at home in Game 3

CLEVELAND --- LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. They built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who fell to 1-5 on the road in the postseason. Any discussion of Cleveland's demise is premature. Kyle Korver made four of the Cavs' 17 3-pointers and Cleveland had six players i...Keep on reading: LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics at home in Game 3.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3

By TOM WITHERS,  AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. They built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who fell to 1-5 on the road in the postseason. Any discussion of Cleveland's demise is premature. Kyle Korver made four of the Cavs' 17 3-pointers and Cleveland had six players in double figures. Game 4 is Monday night before the series returns to Boston. Jaylen Brown was in foul trouble all night and scored just 10 for the Celtics after averaging 23 in the first two games. Jayson Tatum scored 18 and Terry Rozier 13 for Boston. Only 19 of a possible 300 teams have ever overcome a 2-0 deficit in the playoffs. James and the Cavs, who previously did it in 2007 and again in 2016 while winning the NBA title, took the first step toward a third comeback. To return to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year, the Cavs have to win four of five and re-write Boston's illustrious history. The Celtics are 37-0 when they win the first two games in a series. "That doesn't bother me," Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said before Game 3. "The games have to be played. They won two games on their home court, which we know they've been playing well the whole playoffs, but we're not discouraged. "So, 0-2 doesn't really mean anything." Apparently not. The Cavs came in wanting to play faster and be more physical with the younger Celtics, who were the aggressors in Games 1 and 2. Lue also needed more from point guard George Hill after two poor performances (8 points, 1 assist) in Boston. Hill responded with a driving layup to start the game and drained three 3-pointers in the first quarter as Cleveland wasted no time taking control. Hill finished with 13, J.R. Smith 11 and Cleveland's supporting cast played so well that James only had to play 37 minutes. Boston coach Brad Stevens was confident his team would play better on the road than earlier in these playoffs, but the Celtics were shaky early, committing four turnovers and shooting 2 of 10 while the Cavs opened a 27-11 lead. James arrived at 5:45 p.m., greeted by the usual phalanx of cameras waiting to record his walk from the security entrance at Quicken Loans Arena to Cleveland's locker room. Earlier in the day, James said the fact he has twice rallied from 2-0 deficits in the postseason offered no relief. "There's nothing about the playoffs that's comfortable until you either win it all or you lose and go into the summer," he said. Summer might not be as close as it once seemed. FAMILY TIES Stevens has deep Cleveland roots, but he's slowly converting family members to pull for Boston's teams. His parents are from Northeast Ohio and his wife, Tracy, is from suburban Rocky River. Before the game, Stevens was asked what happens to all the Cavs, Browns and Cavaliers gear he gets as gifts. "My 7 1/2-year-old nephew was offered 10 extra-credit points (in school) if he wore anything regarding Cleveland yesterday, and he went all green," Stevens said. "And three years ago, I think he was all Cleveland stuff. So we're making strides with him. But yeah, we have a large contingent. Maybe they'll get some of those (Game 3 giveaway) yellow shirts and pass them around to some people who haven't completely converted to rooting for the Celtics yet." TIP-INS Celtics: Seeking to become the sixth No. 2 seed to win the East in eight years. Boston was a No. 4 seed when it advanced to the finals in 2010. ... Fell to 3-8 in playoff games in Cleveland, the most by a Cavs opponent at the Q. ... Stevens was relieved to learn that Boston legend Bill Russell was recovering after a hospital stay brought on by dehydration. Russell won 11 NBA titles with the Celtics. "He's the ultimate basketball winner," Stevens said. "The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor — everything about him." Cavaliers: James needs six field goals to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) for the most in postseason history. ... Cleveland has won six straight playoff games at home. ... Improved to 14-6 vs. Boston in the playoffs. UP NEXT Game 4 is Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Manuel game-winner tows Alaska past San Miguel in Balkman s PBA return

MANILA, Philippines – Renaldo Balkman returned to the PBA after 5 years but Vic Manuel rained on his parade with a game-winning floater that pushed Alaska to a 105-103 win over San Miguel in Dumaguete City on Saturday, May 19.  The jampacked Lambero Macias Sports Complex broke loose after Manuel beat ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Montano: Teo pushed for P80-M payment to & apos;Buhay Carinderia& apos; - Inquirer.net

Montano: Teo pushed for P80-M payment to 'Buhay Carinderia' - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Stronger protection for prosecutors pushed in Senate

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Days after the fatal attack on Quezon City Deputy Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco, Senator Grace Poe filed a resolution on Friday, May 17, urging two Senate panels to look into strengthening laws to protect public prosecutors. In her resolution directed to the Senate committees on justice and human rights, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018