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Tobacco report questioned

Batangas 2nd District Rep. Raneo E. Abu: Questionable studies. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Lawmakers have strongly criticized Philip Morris for allegedly using a meritless study to “deceive” the public and policy makers in a bid to regain control of the country’s multibillion-peso tobacco industry.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

3rd party tax monitoring illegal, says House leader

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A House leader has chided an anti-smoking advocacy group for trying to get congressional authority to allow it to monitor local tobacco manufacturers and conduct its own financial audit.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH to open doors to more foreign banks

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Maybank, Malaysia’s biggest bank, is one of several foreign banks operating in the Philippines. President Aquino has signed into law a bill allowing the “full entry of foreign banks into the Philippines” in preparation for next year’s Asean regional economic integration.  PHOTO FROM maybank2u.com.ph

The House of Representatives has ratified a bill that will pave the way for greater foreign participation in the banking industry in the Philippines, and which proponents say may boost trade and create more jobs.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gleam bill of health

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Officials of the Department of Health never failed to put at the top of the DOH list of accomplishments under the Aquino (Part II) administration, well, the passage of the “sin tax” law in Congress way back in 2012.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Fresh changes to PDIC charter eyed

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A proposal for further amendments to the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (PDIC) already-expanded charter has been filed before Congress to improve the agency’s ability to make the closure of failed banks a smoother process.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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