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

DA’s Piñol says banks’ refusal to lend holding back agriculture

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said banks are to blame for refusing to comply with Republic Act 10000, or the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act of 2009, saying that their refusal to embark on lending to farmers is holding back growth in the sector. Mr. Piñol, speaking to reporters about banks that refuse to comply with […] The post DA’s Piñol says banks’ refusal to lend holding back agriculture appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 27th, 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

Oro Chamber keen to tap Dutch expertise to ramp up agri production

The private sector and the Dutch government will seek ways to increase the scope of their partnership to improve agricultural production in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao. “Oro Chamber is keen in exploring opportunities for the establishment of Waste to Energy programs for greenhouses and also set up of incubation centers for agribusiness ventures,” said Ma. Teresa R. Alegrio, regional governor for Northern Mindanao of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated News8 min. ago

PBA: After ordeal, Jeron Teng happy to be helping Alaska on the court again

Monday night in their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Game 2 loss to San Miguel, Jeron Teng finished with 13 points, three rebounds, and three assists in 21 minutes for the Alaska Aces. And while it was a loss that pushed Alaska to the brink of elimination, head coach Alex Compton saw a bit of a silver lining in Teng’s performance. “I thought he did a great job. It's been a crazy time for Jeron but for him to start to get his timing back and play more, be in better shape, I don't think you would think that Jeron got stabbed a month ago and we'd be worried about his life at the hospital.” A little over a month ago, Teng, along with former DLSU teammates Thomas Torres and Norbert Torres were involved in a scuffle that led to all three getting deep lacerations.  Teng’s perfomance in Game 2 was his best since the unfortunate incident. “If you watched the game and didn't know the situation, you would have never thought that that happened. To be able to play 21 minutes and mix it up, I thought it was great.” Compton added. Indeed, it has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Teng, but more than anything, he’s just thankful to be on the floor and contributing again. “Well siyempre, after the incident, sarap lang talaga maglaro ng basketball ulit, I’m just happy I’m back again, playing and helping my teammates.” And while he did put up solid numbers, Teng believes that he could do more, especially now that their backs are against the wall. “Next game lang, we just have to play better. I have to play better parin kasi siyempre we lost, may mga points of improvement pa ako from this game, and it’s another experience from me.” As thankful as he was to be back on the court again, Teng also expressed his gratitude to the Alaska organization, who has been with him through all of this. “Siyempre it feels great, with the incident, the whole Alaska organization was behind me talaga, they supported me, they visited me, even si Boss [Wilfred] Uytengsu and yung mga coaches, they visited me in the hospital and they’re really supportive with what happened and the case na on-going, so sobrang thankful ko talaga sa kanila, sa buong Alaska organization.” Now, with the bitter memories of that fateful night in BGC behind him, Teng is just hungry to win and hopefully to help his team to a title. “Ako, gustong-gusto ko talaga maka-abot ng finals eh, mag-champion.” For Teng, a title would help remove the sting of the ordeal. “After ng incident, siguro pag nag-champion kami, makakalimutan ko na yun.” It’s going to be an uphill battle for Teng and the Aces to even come close to a finals berth however, as they’re now down 2-0 in a best-of-five series against the defending champions. Teng and the Aces face San Miguel in Game 3 on Wednesday, July 18th at the Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 41 min. ago

ADB sees TRAIN law as ‘critical’ to reforming tax system

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) said reforming the corporate tax system is a matter of urgency, with successful reforms expected to bolster economic growth and reduce poverty......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News2 hr. 54 min. ago

3 nabbed for assaulting Bataan cop, marshals

CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- Three men were arrested in Bataan for assaulting and verbally abusing a policeman and traffic marshals the other day. One of the suspects was identified as Mike Cabuay, 22, of Balanga City, who pushed PO1 Mike Cabusan against the gate of an establishment in Bgy. Pinulot,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News3 hr. 7 min. ago

NDFP-Southern Mindanao calls localized peace talks a “surrender package”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Southern Mindanao Region (NDFP-SMR) has rejected the localized peace talks now being pushed by the Duterte administration calling it a “surrender package” and a “hollow attempt to draw a veil over the ravages of Martial Law in Mindanao and the escalating bloodbath […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

DoF lines up more tax reforms

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) plans to submit to Congress this month the tax reform packages on property valuation and passive income......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News16 hr. 41 min. ago

CPP: “‘No’ is a no” to localized peace talks 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) –The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) expressed confidence that all New People’s Army (NPA) units on the ground are firmly united under a central leadership, reiterating its position that a “’no’ is a no” to the localized peace talks that are now being pushed by the Duterte administration. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News17 hr. 54 min. ago