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DTI conducts special price monitoring in Davao groceries

DAVAO CITY — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez conducted a special price monitoring yesterday in two groceries in this city, checking if suggested retail prices (SRPs) of goods have gone up. Mr. Lopez said he was surprised to find out that no cost movements were reported and that prices in […] The post DTI conducts special price monitoring in Davao groceries appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJan 12th, 2018

Show data to support BBL’s ‘awesome’ fiscal powers—Recto

Saying that the “law is in the details,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday pressed the government to submit “the economic fine print” that will underpin the proposed Bangsamoro government’s fiscal autonomy.In a request coursed through Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Recto sought “facts and figures that will bolster the financial feasibility” of the Bangsamoro self-ruled homeland.Recto said the submission of these will clarify ambiguities in the provisions in Bangsamoro Basic Law bill, and “hasten its passage in the Senate.””Like any bill, if you scratch the surface of a provision of the BBL, you will find the price tag underneath,” Recto said.Among the data Recto has requested are “national revenue collections in ARMM since its creation to the present, as well as budget utilization of ARMM, including relevant financial statements, from the time it was created.”Included in the request are “budget allocations and subsidies lodged in different national government agencies, earmarked and off-budget revenue sources.”“The purpose is to find out if past allocations to ARMM were at levels sufficient to meet the imperatives of growth, because if these are historically lacking, then we are properly informed not to commit the same mistakes with the future Bangasamoro government,” Recto said. In his letter to Zubiri, Recto also sought additional data on the formula used in computing and allocating the proposed Annual Block Grants, “funds which are to be automatically appropriated and released by the national government.” For 2019, the Block Grant is pegged at P72 billion. “What then is the revenue basis used in setting this amount?” Recto said.Recto likewise requested “elaboration” on the nature of the Special Development Fund, or SDF, which has been pegged at P100 billion for 20 years, P10 billion of which shall be given by the national government the year following the ratification of the BBL.“What is the basis for the SDF? What are examples of projects to be funded by this?” Recto said.He also asked for the “negative list of projects or programs” which cannot be funded by the block grant or by the SDF.Recto also requested for social and economic indicators at all levels of the present ARMM, and “programs that will result in better socio-economic numbers.”He said that BBL proponents in the executive branch should also submit a comparative matrix between Republic Act 6734 (ARMM Organic Act), Republic Act 9054 (Amended ARMM Organic Act), and the BBL.“A side-by-side tale of tapes, comparing past, current models, and the future one would help us create the best BBL which will encapsulate all our dreams and visions for a peaceful, progressive South,” Recto said.The senator reiterated his support “for a constitutionally-compliant, fiscally-responsible, grassroots-accepted organic law for the autonomous region.”Speaker: PDP to campaign vs poll bets against federalismSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) will actively campaign against candidates for senator and other elective positions in the 2019 elections who are opposed to a federal system of government.Speaking before over 3,000 new members of the PDP at the Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Alvarez urged the people in the province to support the advocacy of President Duterte and the PDP for a shift to a federal system of government, which he said would open up the development potential of the provinces and the regions.“I have one request, please don’t vote for candidates, particularly for senator, who are opposing federalism,” Alvarez told the new PDP members composed practically of the entire local officials of the province led by Agusan Del Sur Gov. Edward Adolph Plaza, 2nd District rep. Evelyn Mellana and 1st District Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza.With the mass oath-taking, the province of Agusan del Sur became the newest addition to the PDP country.In interview with the local media after the event, Alvarez explained his call against anti-federalism candidates.Alvarez said the ruling party was pushing for federalism to ensure inclusive development, particularly of the poor and neglected areas of the country.Alvarez said it was also time to elevate the political maturity of the nation by focusing the campaign on issues instead of the old practice of politics based solely on popularity or personality.He dared the senatorial hopefuls for the 2019 elections to make a clear stand on the issue of federalism.Alvarez said that if a candidate was opposed to federalism then he was clearly against the interest of provinces and regions.Accompanying Alvarez in the event were Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles and Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Rep. Reynaldo Umali, whom the Speaker said would be included in the senatorial slate of the administration party for the 2019 senatorial contest.Earlier, Alvarez said that among the benefits of federalism was that the regions or states would retain the lion’s share of the taxes, instead of having to make do with the meager share the central government was currently sending back to the provinces.He said it was crucial to achieve a shift to a federal system of government within the term of President Duterte, who was the only presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who pushed for a federal system of government.Kimberly Otaza, 26, municipal councilor of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, who was among the new PDP members, said she fully embraces the idea of federalism.Another new PDP member, 45-year old Duric Gavino, a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad town of the province, also expressed support for a shift to a new form of government.Gavino added that he was thankful that President Duterte and the PDP are pushing for a shift to a federal form of government.“So, we thank the President. We support federalism.” he stressed.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Trade chief assures TRAIN won’t cause drastic rise in prices

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) – The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) will not significantly impact on the prices of basic commodities, Trade secretary Ramon M. Lopez said. Lopez led the price monitoring at supermarkets of Victoria Plaza and Gaisano Mall of Davao on Friday to see if TRAIN has any effect […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to investigate and submit a report on an alleged incident of "tanim bala" (planted bullet) there. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go told reporters here that the President had expected "all concerned agencies" to submit their reports on the July 15 incident reported by a Kristine Moran within 24 hours starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. "We are expecting them to comply or face the consequences," Go said. Moran, who claimed to be a government employee, said on Facebook that she and some of her relatives were heading for Zamboanga City via NAIA 3 when the incident took place...Keep on reading: Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

China plane only refueling in Davao? Obvious lie – Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV accused Special Assistant to the President Bong Go of lying when he said that a  Chinese military plane landed in Davao City , President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown, just to refuel. Trillanes said it was not the first time a Chinese plane landed there, citing an unnamed source from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

DTI Abra intensifies price monitoring

BANGUED, Abra, June 11 (PIA) -- Overpricing, price deregulation, and wrong price tagging. These are the common violations of business establishments that need to be addressed by the Department of Trad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Go: Chinese plane refueled in Davao

SPECIAL Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go on Sunday confirmed that a Chinese military plane landed last week in Davao City.In a statement, Go said the military transport pl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

DTI Abra intensifies price monitoring

BANGUED, Abra, June 11 (PIA) -- Overpricing, price deregulation, and wrong price tagging. These are the common violations of business establishments that need to be addressed by the Department of Trad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Celebrated Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang-od to receive NCCA award

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is set to grant the revered "manwhatok" (tattooist) Apo Whang-od Oggay the 2018 Dangal ng Haraya Award for Intangible Cultural Heritage. The formal awarding ceremonies will take place at the Kalinga Capitol Plaza, Tabuk, Kalinga, on June 25, 5 p.m. In a special resolution during its meeting last May 2 in Davao City, the NCCA board chaired by National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario recognized Whang-od as one of the oldest living traditional whatok (tattoo) practitioners of the Kalinga community. In the resolution, the NCCA recognizes Whang-od "as a living vessel of a traditional practice, [who] deserves honor and ac...Keep on reading: Celebrated Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang-od to receive NCCA award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

China military plane causes stir

DAVAO CITY --- Authorities quickly dismissed concerns over the landing of a Chinese military plane at Davao International Airport here on Friday, saying it was no cause for alarm that should add to worries over what government critics had said was creeping Chinese invasion taking place in Philippine seas. "It only refueled," said Lt. Col. Jose Ritchie Pabilonia, commander of the Philippine Air Force's (PAF) Tactical Operations Group in Southern Mindanao. Pabilonia said the PAF had allowed the plane to land because "it had a diplomatic clearance." In a statement, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said the request for landing and refueling of the Ilyushi...Keep on reading: China military plane causes stir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Chinese military aircraft’s landing in Davao City cleared by PH authorities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) — Palace officials on Sunday said the landing of a Chinese military aircraft at the Davao City International Airport on June 8  was only for refueling purposes and was cleared by Philippine authorities. First to issue a statement at 2:20 p.m. was Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Bong Go confirms China government plane landed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Special Assistant to the President Bong Go confirmed on Sunday, June 10, that a Chinese government plane recently landed in the Philippines, as he said the aircraft was cleared for landing.  The plane was spotted at the Davao City Airport on Friday, June 8, according to viral ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

DTI adds more stores for price monitoring

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has expanded the coverage of stores under its market monitoring to ensure reasonably-priced basic goods and prime commodities......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Matalam 9: encounter or massacre? illegal drugs or land conflict?

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 07 June) —  An encounter or a massacre? Illegal drugs or land conflict? The chairs of the ceasefire committee of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the head of mission and members of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT) conducted a “joint verification” in Sitio Biao, Kilada, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

WATCH: Solenn Heussaff goes shopping in disguise at Cartimar Market

Solenn Heussaff revealed one of her shopping secrets for getting low-priced fresh produce, without getting recognized. The actress' latest vlog uploaded yesterday, June 2, showed Heussaff going around Cartimar Market in Pasay City as she shopped for fresh produce while in disguise. Heussaff said it is one of the ways she saves money on groceries while also getting fresh ingredients for her recipes. "Yes, vegetables can be expensive especially when you go to big groceries or big supermarkets. But if you go to the market in the morning, on a weekend, trust me, you'll find really good deals, organic and all for a very good price," said Heussaff. For the day's shopping trip, she...Keep on reading: WATCH: Solenn Heussaff goes shopping in disguise at Cartimar Market.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

DTI expands monitoring of prices to more stores

As suspicion mounts on the role of profiteers in the steady rise in the prices of basic goods, the government is expanding its price monitoring activities to include 600 stores in Metro Manila and 500 in the provinces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

DTI expands monitoring of prices to more stores

As suspicion mounts on the role of profiteers in the steady rise in the prices of basic goods, the government is expanding its price monitoring activities to include 600 stores in Metro Manila and 500 in the provinces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Duterte attends Sara’s birthday celebration in Davao

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterteon Thursdayevening showed up at the 40th birthday celebration of her daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. Accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go, the President arrived past8 p.m. The President was greeted with a smack on the lips by his former wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman, who then sat between him and Sara. A city official described the celebration as "simple and intimate." The President's sons - resigned Davao vice mayor Paolo and youngest child Sebastian -- were also present. /ee  ...Keep on reading: Duterte attends Sara’s birthday celebration in Davao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

‘It’s time for a strongman to act’ By Jun Ledesma

Letters from Davao: ‘It’s time for a strongman to act’ By Jun Ledesma IT’S DISTURBING time. The price of oil […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Tight monitoring of quarry operations in Davao ordered

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – A number of quarries in the city are operating at night while others don’t have business permits prompting the local government to order a tighter monitoring of their activities, an official told reporters on Monday. Councilor Danny Dayanghirang said that if this continues, the city stands to lose […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Stricter monitoring on illegal quarry operation ordered in Davao

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has ordered environment officials to closely monitor illegal operations of sand and gravel quarry operation......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018