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CCE asks the government to promote 1,500 investment projects in intellectual property infrastructure – El Financiero

The country’s economy is showing signs of recovery supported by domestic consumption, public spending and exports; However, more growth can be achieved if the investment.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJul 22nd, 2021

ANEI asks to rescue the economy by adjusting monetary and fiscal policies – El Financiero

The National Association of Independent Entrepreneurs (ANEI) called on the federal government to adjust its monetary and fiscal policies, in order to overcome the crisis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 16th, 2021

Alfredo Rendón replaces Juan Lozano as CEO – El Financiero

The Minister of Economy, Tatiana Clouther, transferred parts of the general administration of the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI), replacing Juan Lozano with Alfredo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

Government agencies, LGUs urged to enforce anti-piracy policy

The 13-member National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) is targeting the implementation of the Anti-Counterfeit and Anti-Piracy Policy (ACAPP) in 50 national government agencies and 18 local government units by 2025......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

Private sector urged to boost PPP funding

The government has urged the private sector to boost financing for infrastructure projects as the economy recovers from the financial damage inflicted by the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

Pandemic slows down momentum of flagship infrastructure projects

The Duterte government may not be able to end its term with a flagship infrastructure project; most of the big-ticket projects now, including the Skyway Stage 3, were launched during the past administrations......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

29 more government infrastructure projects completed next year

The government is aiming to complete 29 more infrastructure flagship projects before the end of next year and turn over 28 projects in the pipeline to the next administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

DICT joins inter-agency committee on IP protection

The Department of Information and Communications Technology has joined the inter-agency committee on intellectual property to help address threats online and ensure government agencies only use licensed software......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

LGU borrowings soar to P60 billion in 2020

The domestic borrowings of local government units almost doubled last year to finance key infrastructure projects such as health centers, quarantine facilities, as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment and testing facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

House pushes PPP reforms

Reforms in the country’s public-private partnership projects are being pushed especially as infrastructure remains a key component in the government’s planned economic recovery from the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Philippines keeps good IP standing with US for 8th straight year

The Philippines was excluded for the eighth consecutive year from the US government’s list of countries with issues on intellectual property rights protection.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Lanao del Sur gets P1B for infrastructure projects

Lanao del Sur province has received more than P1 billion from the Bangsamoro government for infrastructure projects to spur growth in local communities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

A sustainable giga-buck project

There is no doubt that the government’s infrastructure program today is unprecedented in the country’s post-EDSA history. The projects that have been accomplished, including those that are underway, will surely shape how our country will fare in the years to come......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

Government infrastructure spending slows down by 22%

Government spending on infrastructure declined by 22 percent from January to November last year as mobility restrictions continued to delay construction activities, prompting agencies to discontinue some of their projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

China to donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to PH — Palace

Malacañang said Saturday that the Chinese government will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines as the two countries reaffirmed ties and cooperation against the pandemic. Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (DFA OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT/ MANILA BULLETIN) The Office of the President (OP) made the statement as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi made a 40-minute courtesy call to President Duterte in Malacañang Saturday. In a statement, the OP said that Wang assured Duterte of China’s commitment to support the Philippines’ efforts to combat COVID-19, a disease that originated in Wuhan, China. “He (Wang) announced that China will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines. He likewise affirmed China’s resolve to do everything to ensure that vaccines become a global good,” Malacañang said. According to Malacañang, Duterte lauded the continued high-level engagement between the Philippines and China even amid the pandemic and stressed the importance of both sides delivering on the promises of the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation. Duterte stressed that cooperation on public health must be strengthened, particularly access to safe and effective vaccines, to safeguard the health of the people and in order to hasten the economic recovery of both nations and their neighboring countries. “The recovery of nations… sits on the back of stronger economies,” Duterte told Wang. “China plays a very key role in reviving our region’s economy. Let us do all we can to revive economic activities between the Philippines and China,” he added. Malacañang said that Duterte thanked China for its continuing support and cooperation in the country’s fight against COVID-19 in terms of medical equipment and supplies and sharing of experiences and expertise as well as in the repatriation of Filipinos. Economic cooperation Wang declared that China will continue to support the Philippines’ recovery through enhanced economic cooperation. He likewise reiterated his country’s determination to complete pending infrastructure projects. The Palace said that Wang underscored China’s commitment under President Xi Jinping to work closely with the Philippines to sustain the positive trajectory of the valued and special bilateral relations. At the start of his presidency in 2016, Duterte has expressed his desire to build stronger relations with China — even temporarily setting aside the country’s victory over the West Philippine Sea in The Hague to make it happen......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

ADB backs innovative partnerships for financing infrastructure projects

The Asian Development Bank is urging developing member countries to explore innovative partnerships to fund crucial infrastructure projects at a time when government resources are challenged by pandemic response......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Mexico announces new $11.3 billion investment plan

Mexico announced Monday a new investment of $11.3 billion in infrastructure projects in cooperation with the private sector to help revive the pandemic-afflicted economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

BIR’S modified tax assessment procedures

Taxes are necessary not only to sustain the government’s operations, but also to fund projects that were developed to help promote economic growth and the welfare of its citizens......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic pushes back 3 major infrastructure projects in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 November)– Three major infrastructure projects of the city government of Davao will no longer push through until the end of Mayor Sara Duterte’s term in mid-2022 due to the debilitating impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to City Hall’s tax generation stream. In her pre-recorded State of the City […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Ilocos Norte to operate oxygen generator plant

LAOAG CITY (PNA) – The Governor Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital (GRBASMH) here is set to operate a P20-million oxygen generator plant this month, Dr. Rogelio R. Balbag, executive officer of the Ilocos Norte Hospital Management Council (INHMC), said Friday. Balbag said almost 90 percent of the warehouse for the medical oxygen generator has been constructed, while the machine, its accessories, and the trained personnel are also set to be installed. As part of improving the health care system, the Ilocos Norte government is eyeing the upgrade of its health facilities to address the shortage of oxygen supply often encountered by district hospitals. “With our oxygen generator, we will no longer import. Instead, we will be able to produce our own. Also, Ilocos Norte can save a budget and even supply other private hospitals,” he added. Meanwhile, a Malasakit Center will soon open at the GRBASMH. The center is a one-stop shop where patients could access medical and financial assistance offered by various government agencies. “This is a pet project of our governor. We are just waiting for the launch date from the Office of the President and we will be ready to open,” Balbag said, noting that the center would be replicated in all district hospitals to serve more Ilocanos. When Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc assumed office, he pledged to invest in the health of Ilocanos, whom he recognized as the province’s “greatest assets”. As such, the provincial government has been expanding its health care infrastructure to increase the capacity of all government-managed hospitals in the province. This year, more than P118 million has been allocated for the improvement, rehabilitation, and renovation of the provincial and district hospitals. Among the completed infrastructure projects at the provincial hospital are the computerized tomography (CT) scan building, renovation of the intensive care unit room, and the rehabilitation of comfort rooms. The operating and delivery rooms of the Dingras District Hospital were also rehabilitated, while several fixtures at the Vintar District Hospital were repaired. Other ongoing projects are the construction of a placenta pit, a sewerage system, the medical oxygen generator warehouse, and the improvement of the dialysis center and operating room complex of GRBASMH. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

PH eyes modest $31-M export deals at China expo participation

The Philippine delegation is targeting to attract over 1,300 buyers and generate a modest  $31 million worth export deals at the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE),  significantly lower than the $300 million the Philippines realized during last year’s China International Import Exposition (CIIE). Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the apparently lower sales target this year may mean on the spot deals only and may not include post CIIE sales attributed to said expo. “Factoring also that this year is Pandemic year. This is a hybrid show this year, where the goods are displayed but negotiations are done via the online B2B facility.  The target is also based on the reduced pavilion size this year, as well as the projected decrease in the number of buyers attending CIIE this year,” said Lopez. Philippine mango and pili nuts are among the products that will be showcased under the FOODPhilippines Pavilion. Already, DTI’s Export Marketing Board and the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) facilitated initial talks with the Philippine delegation and 40 Chinese buyers in a video conferencing. These Chinese buyers are importers, distributors, and retailers. During last year’s CIIE, Philippine exhibitors booked around $300 million in sales at the second CIIE, more than double the $124 million recorded sales in 2018. This year’s third CIIE will be held on Nov. 5-10 in Shanghai. In the B2B session, Chinese buyers expressed interest in working together with Philippine companies that produce fresh fruits and vegetables, chocolates, healthy snacks, seafood, beverages, and condiments.  For this hybrid participation, there will be a mix of physical product presentation in the pavilion that will be facilitated by onsite officers from the DTI trade posts in China and online B2B matching activities between our companies in Manila and the Chinese buyers who will visit the Philippine booth in Shanghai, according to CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan. With the theme “Healthy and Natural,” 40 Philippine companies will exhibit and sample the country’s wide range of tropical fruits and vegetables, processed fruits and nuts, healthy snacks, seafood and marine products, and other premium food selections. The FOODPhilippines pavilion will feature interactive conference pods for the first time in CIIE to enable virtual business-to-business (B2B) activities and video conferencing. In place of actual Philippine exhibitors manning the booths, Philippine Commercial Counsellors will represent the government and exhibitors, promote exhibitor brands and products onsite, and relay all business leads and contacts generated during the show. The participation in CIIE is organized in partnership with the Foreign Trade Services Corps (FTSC) through the Philippine Trade & Investment Centers (PTICs) in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, and the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB). Government partners are the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Office of the Agricultural Counsellor in Beijing (DA-OAC-Beijing) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The Philippine mango and pili nuts are among the products that will be showcased under the FOODPhilippines Pavilion.project is likewise supported by business associations such as the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII).          Leading the FOODPhilippines’ opening in CIIE are representatives from the Philippines and China, namely the Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, Philippines’ DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, FFCCCII President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, and Deputy Director General Yang Weiqun from the Department of Asian Affairs of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Under the FOODPhilippines delegation, 40 companies that will highlight tropical fruits and vegetables will be Hilas Marketing Corporation, Agrinurture, Inc., Mancoco Food Processing, Inc., Excellent Quality Goods Supply Company, Castillo Import Export Ventures Inc., Doxo International Trading, Magsasakang Progresibo Marketing Cooperative, See’s International Food Mfg, Corp., Century Pacific Agricultural Ventures, Inc., Team Asia Corporation, Eau de Coco, Inc., Eng Seng Food Products, Greenlife Coconut Products Philippines, Inc., Tongsan Industrial Development Corporation, Islandfun Inc., Limketkai Manufacturing Corporation (LMC), KLT Fruits, Inc., Zigmund Enterprise, Business Innovations Gateway, Inc., Sangkutsa Food Products, Inc., AG Grays Farm, Marigold Manufacturing Corporation, and the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative. To show its goodwill to the Chinese market, the Philippine delegation will donate healthy products to Food Bank China as part of the launch of the Shanghai Food Bank Project with Liwayway China on November 5. The donation will include 200 packs of banana chips from Excellent Quality Goods Supply Company, 50 tuna packs of premium handline tuna from Century Pacific Food Inc., and bundles of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and various coconut products from Team Asia Corporation. The food donation to the Food Bank China serves as a way of giving back and a token of appreciation to the Chinese community for its continued support towards the Filipino representatives and communities in China, according to Commercial Vice Consul Mario Tani of the PTIC in Shanghai. Meanwhile, healthy snack varieties will be showcased by Magic Melt Foods Inc., Sandria’s Delicious Concept, Vegetari Vegetarian Products, Market Reach International Resources, SL Agritech Corporation, and the Philippine Franchise Association. Tuna and other seafood selections will be presented by Century Pacific Food Inc., Universal Canning, Inc., Fisher Farms, Incorporated, Jam Seafoods, Inc., Phil. Union Frozen Foods, Inc., and Gerabuenas Trading. Likewise, premium food selections will be offered by Global Basic Co., Ltd, Subic Superfood Incorporated, Chocoloco, Inc., Filipinas de Oro de Cacao, Inc., and Seabeth Food Processing......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020