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KMU slams wealthiest Filipinos as top exploiters

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The country’s richest men who made it to Forbes magazines’s 2014 list of the wealthiest people on the planet are also the top exploiters of Filipino workers, the militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno said Wednesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

P304-B take still short of Customs target

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Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) generated P304.5 billion in revenues in 2013, following improvements in operational efficiency and reforms that were undertaken in the last quarter of the year.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

FDA warns online sellers of banned slimming pills

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called the attention of a local buy-and-sell website in an effort to prevent unauthorized health products, including slimming and anti-obesity pills, from being advertised and sold online.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOLE reminds employers to pay workers their 13th month pay

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Tuesday reminded employers about the timely release of the 13th-month pay of their workers.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

New HIV cases highest recorded in one month

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A volunteer of the Manila Red Cross Youth hold candles as they observe World AIDS Day in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. AP

Almost 500 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), were reported in October, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Warning up vs whitening creams

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The Food and Drug Administration has alerted the public against skin whitening cosmetic products found to contain dangerous levels of mercury.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted the public against skin whitening cosmetic products found to contain dangerous levels of mercury.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Donated relief goods exempt from import duties

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon: Blames corruption. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Donated relief goods are exempted from import duties provided they are properly consigned to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or to any DSWD-accredited organization, according to Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BOC holds rice imports until permits question settled

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon: Blames corruption. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will continue to hold rice shipments not covered by import permits as it awaits a government policy on rice importation from countries whose quantitative restrictions (QR) had expired.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Fake branded cigarettes believed headed for UK seized in Manila

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a shipment of counterfeit cigarettes from China worth P18 million.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Unemployment worsens to 7.3% in July

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The unemployment rate rose in July from a year ago despite a robust economic growth traced to rising investments.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Sugar industry urged to brace for tariff cuts

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz urged sugar industry stakeholders to work together in finding solutions to mitigate the possible negative impact on the industry when tariff barriers on agricultural commodities come down in 2015 under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta).

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Sugar industry told to prepare for negative impact of tariff reduction under AFTA

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has urged all sugar industry stakeholders to work together in finding solutions to mitigate the negative impact likely to be felt when tariff on imported sugar is reduced to five percent by 2015 from 18 percent in 2013 under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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