E-cigarette industry calls for ‘fair’ tax regime

E-cigarette industry calls for ‘fair’ tax regime.....»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineSep 11th, 2019

22 MSMEs in Bataan to join Likha 2019

In a radio interview over Poweradio 104.5 FM, Department of Trade and Industry Bataan invites the public to visit the 21stLikha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair slated from October 2-6 at SM Megamall. (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

DTI Calls Consumers to Understand Sustainable Consumption

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) enjoined consumers to understand the impact of their consumption and to use products that have a minimal effect on the environment. Natalia Dalaten, officer-in-charge provincial director of DTI-Pangasinan, said consumers should observe sustainable consumption and to always be mindful about what, how and how much one can produce […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Shift to CIT seen to substantially cut IT-BPM growth

The information technology - business process management (IT-BPM) industry expects the shift to a corporate income tax (CIT) regime under the second package of the government’s tax reform program from the current payment of five percent on gross income earned (GIE) to cut the sector’s growth by 40 percent to 50 percent......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

Consumer Welfare Month short film contest calls for entries

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) -The provincial office here of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is urging senior high school students in the province to join and submit entries for the nationwid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

Cam Sur Chamber s 3-day Expo and Techno Fair wows partakers

PILI, Camarines Sur, Aug. 27 (PIA) - The 3-day CamSur Techno Fair and CamSur Construct was a resounding success as described by Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CSCCI) Inc. President.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2019

FDA to start licensing e-cigarette industry in December

FDA to start licensing e-cigarette industry in December.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

E-cigarette groups- No higher tax - The Manila Times

E-cigarette groups: No higher tax The Manila Times GROUPS representing the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry oppose the approval, on second reading, of a bill seeking higher excise taxes on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

DTI Sandugo ‘national’ Trade Fair: attracts 190 exhibitors, 11 regions

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Visayas opened its regional products showcase in Bohol, July 24-28 at the Island City Mall, with a bigger, wider participation of government assisted and developed products. This year’s products’ showcase feature 190 exhibitors bringing in gifts and novelty items, home decors, wear-ables and fashion accessories, home […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

CPP calls Duterte, forces ‘coward for retaliating against civilians’

The CPP and NPA demanded the Duterte regime to abide by the Geneva Conventions and other international protocols and called on all of Duterte's forces to stop targeting and killing civilians. The post CPP calls Duterte, forces ‘coward for retaliating against civilians’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 27th, 2019

PH urges Thailand to comply with customs valuation reforms on cigarette exports

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is calling for Thailand to implement customs valuation reforms after a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled that Thailand undervalued the Philippines' cigarette exports.  "This WTO dispute has been going on for more than 10 years now, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Cebu Business Backs K to 12 Job Fair

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) signed a statement of support for the K to 12 program last July 10 at the Southwestern University. The statement was signed by CCCI president, Mr. Virgilio Espeleta and was witnessed by Ng Khai Development Corporation Executive Vice President and former CCCI president Ms. Melanie Ng, PBEd […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

DTI warns establishments selling substandard products

QUEZON CITY, July 9 (PIA)-The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) warned business establishments selling substandard products after the nationwide inspection drive conducted by the Fair Trade Enfo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

Cebu Chamber promotes sustainability, innovation in tourism forum

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) calls for innovation and sustainability in tourism. CCCI president Virgilio Espeleta noted the need for tourism industry to innovate to remain competitive. He said that the contribution of the manufacturing sector to Cebu’s economy has declined because of the entry of cheap imports. “Tourism should […] The post Cebu Chamber promotes sustainability, innovation in tourism forum appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

DTI intensifies enforcement of Fair Trade Laws

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 17 (PIA)--The Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) Mandatory Product Certification Scheme here has intensified the monitoring and enfo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

DTI intensifies enforcement of Fair Trade Laws

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 17 (PIA)--The Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) Mandatory Product Certification Scheme here has intensified the monitoring and enfo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

1st BARMM Ramadan Trade Fair Opens

The new Bangsamoro government recently opened its first Ramadhan Trade Fair located inside the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) compound here. Rosslaini Sinarimbo, officer-in-charge of the region’s trade and industry ministry, underscored the essence of the establishment of the Trade Fair. According to her, it will not just provide an instant market for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

Philippines Attracting More Calls - Cruise Industry News - Cruise News

Philippines 'Attracting More Calls' Cruise Industry News The cruise business is still relatively new in the Philippines, according to Gina Marie Esmaa, Head of the Cruise Team at the Philippi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

DoF: Govt willing to end cigarette industry

THE government is willing to terminate the cigarette industry and face revenue losses if that is what it takes to get more people to stop smoking, according to the Department…READ The post DoF: Govt willing to end cigarette industry appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Curry, Lillard battle for NBA supremacy, Oakland s affection

By Shaun Powell, OAKLAND — He arrived at the Western Conference finals wearing the jersey of the Oakland A’s, who play right next door at the Coliseum, just a five-minute drive from where he was born. Damian Lillard paused and signed a few autographs before entering Oracle Arena, because he is a man of the people, and these are his people. None of them mention that, in their hearts, they’re rooting for him to lose this playoff series, and so it goes unspoken, a truce in a sense. For this fleeting moment, they’re Lillard fans, until the ball goes up. And then it’s all for Steph Curry, all night long. There is a competition within the competition between the Warriors and Blazers, and it is the battle for the affection of Oakland. There is Lillard, the pride of the Brookfield Village neighborhood, who has blossomed into a bonafide star with the Blazers. And then there’s Curry, the symbol of a basketball renaissance here, who has raised the profile of Oakland the last several years. Now you see why The Town is a bit conflicted. A bit. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] The conference championship may well hinge on the performance of these All-NBA guards. Game 1 was fairly lopsided, both in terms of the teams — Warriors 116, Blazers 94 — and the two principles. Lillard struggled Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) and appeared whipped, physically if not mentally, no doubt from a grueling seven-game second round that just wrapped up 48 hours earlier. He missed 8-of-12 shots, had seven turnovers and, in a rarity for him, he was a non-factor for Portland. He’s a combined 7-for-29 in his last two games. Meanwhile, Curry rolled, dropping 36 points and the Blazers along with them. And so, this is the verdict: Portland cannot hope to stretch this series beyond four games, five tops, without the max from Lillard. He obviously means that much. And Curry, now working without the comforts of his injured co-star Kevin Durant for the second straight game, and maybe without Durant for another two games, needs to keep his skills elevated to prevent suspense from encroaching on the series. The Warriors are well aware of what Lillard has done to them in the past; he has averaged more points against the hometown team (27.0) than any in his career likely because of provincial pride. Yet Golden State is also aware that he has yet to beat them in any game or series of significance. “He’s one of the best guards in this league and carries a chip on his shoulder and it has (worked) well for him in his career,” said Draymond Green. “A special talent. I know he’s excited to be back home playing in the last year at Oracle. So it’s special for him but it don’t mean nothing to us. We’ve got to come out here and try to stop him. A tall task.” While the East Bay has given birth to its share of NBA stars, with Bill Russell, Jason Kidd and Gary Payton among them, Lillard is still freshly active and refreshingly loyal. The connection between him and Oakland remains unwavering despite fame and distance and the fact it’s his job and desire to shock the world in the next few weeks. He played at St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda and then finished at Oakland High, and a thick section of fans at Oracle Wednesday were wrapped in Blazers gear and made their preference clear. Most were either from the old neighborhood or family members. His high school coach, Damon Jones, is a Warriors season ticket holder, and Jones said: “Nobody bought me a drink tonight.” The coach added, playfully: “They gave me a hard time. When the Warriors scored, they wanted to turn around and slap five but then caught themselves at the last minute.” Jones remembers Lillard as being a promising and quick guard who picked up the nuances of the game rapidly. “He was very personable for someone his age, a solid teammate,” Jones said. “He still keeps in touch with all of his former teammates. It’s a brotherhood and he’s the leader. He’s always trying to be a positive influence on everyone around here.” Lillard returns every summer to give away backpacks with school supplies and funded the renovation of the Oakland High gym. He’s a familiar sight around town in the offseason and always approachable, and that loyalty and devotion doesn’t go unnoticed. “People here respect him,” said Raymond Young, Lillard’s AAU coach. “When he comes here to play, people here say they’re going to clap for Damian but cheer for the Warriors. Only he can get that kind of reaction. His loyalty comes from his family. His mother and father were no-problem parents. They let us coach him. He was a joy to be around. Still is.” Lillard is even more endearing because he comes from humble beginnings and is self-made. Both of his youth coaches are admittedly shocked by his impact in the NBA. He wound up at Weber State. He wasn’t highly recruited by the big schools. Even nearby Cal-Berkeley came late. “But if he goes there,” said Young, “does all this happen?” Lillard is revered in another place as well. Portland is also smitten by his loyalty; in an age of transient stars, Lillard has never wanted to play anywhere else. Perhaps this has cost him some visibility, with a majority of his games tipping off at 10:30 ET. It’s a price he’s more than willing to pay. Lillard has never taken a team this deep into the playoffs, where legends and reputations are made, and so being in the conference finals represents some new and deserved shine for him. A layer of that invisibility was peeled off in these playoffs where Lillard has come up massive. His shot from nearly 40 feet that eliminated Oklahoma City in the first round, and the bye-bye wave reaction, became iconic. Then he followed up with a strong second round as well against the Nuggets, although as that series crept to the conclusion, Lillard shot just 3-for-17 in that Game 7, then followed up with a 4-for-12 Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), proof that he might be gassed — and also that the Warriors cooked up a defensive game plan specifically for him. “Obviously it’s a little bit difficult physically and emotionally just because you’re excited about being in the Western Conference finals,” said Lillard. “You come straight here form Denver and get ready for the best team in the league. But once we lace our shoes and put our uniforms on, it’s fair and square. You got to go out there and handle your business. "They did a good job defensively and even when I was trying to find (teammates), they were getting deflections. They were making me play in a crowd. I thought they were successful at that … in this first game.” But his toughest task of all might be upstaging Curry, particularly here in Oakland. While Lillard has flourished through much of the postseason, Curry by comparison has been mild, especially by his standards. The missed layups, a famously flubbed dunk attempt and sporadic three-point shooting was unsightly. And then, after Durant limped off the floor, Curry felt a sense of urgency and a flush of greatness. He buried the Rockets with a pair of epic fourth quarters, then kept the faucet running Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The Blazers couldn’t limit or at least slow him anywhere on the floor, especially from the three-point line, where Curry was a sizzling 9-for-15. And no missed layups. In his last six quarters of basketball, Curry has scored 69 points with 13-for-24 shooting on 3s. “I know what I’m capable of doing on the floor," Curry said, "and the situation calls for me to be more aggressive and hopefully that will continue. It’s nice to see the ball go in. I want to maintain that. I didn’t shoot well for 4.5 games the last series. Every game is different. You have to reestablish yourself and that’s my perspective no matter how I play.” Curry didn’t arrive wearing the baseball jersey of the home team, and if anything has been spotted at San Franciso Giants games across the Bay, where the Warriors will call home starting next season. But don’t get anything twisted. Curry’s bond with Oakland, developed over time, is genuine and real for someone born and bred a country away in Charlotte, and the feeling is mutual. The tug of war for the heartstrings of Oakland is subtle between the pair of franchise players on the floor in this playoff series. Call it a draw from the standpoint of whom the fans here respect and appreciate. There’s enough love to be shared by both. Yet in the basketball sense, this series is on the verge of being owned by the one wearing the jersey that reps Oakland. Curry has more momentum and better teammates, and Durant is on deck. Oakland, therefore, will indeed cheer for one of its own, for Damian Lillard. But the way this series and these playoffs are going, The Town is anxious to pop bottles with Steph Curry once again, at the usual place and time, for one last time. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

Inter-faith movement calls for fair, honest and peaceful elections

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Religious stakeholders in Cebu unite to express a common prayer: a peaceful 2019 midterm elections for the Philippines on May 13. In a press conference on Monday, May 6, the group composed of leaders from different religious denominations launched the “Inter-Faith Convergence for Peace in Our Elections,” a movement which encourages […] The post Inter-faith movement calls for fair, honest and peaceful elections appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019