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German firms press lifting of truck ban

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GPCCI general manager Nadine Fund: Reconsider truck ban PHOTO FROM GPCCI.ORG/

German firms operating in the country have joined repeated calls for Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to lift the truck ban in key routes in Manila, stressing that this “regretful” policy will only cripple the country’s booming economy.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Ayala Land plea for more time to challenge SM rejected

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Pasay City has rejected a request from Ayala Land Inc. to give it 60 more working days to challenge SM Land Inc.’s 300-hectare reclamation project proposal, making it “next to impossible” for the former to meet the deadline to submit a viable counter-proposal on Monday.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Bigger LGU role in land use allocation sought

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AS THE COUNTRY seeks to protect prime agricultural lands, it must also identify areas that could be utilized to address the population’s exponentially growing need for decent homes.

According to the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, the Philippines has a total land area of 30 million hectares. Half of this or 15.8-million hectares are classified as forest land while the remaining 14.2-million hectares are areas that are now devoted if not being planned to be designated for agricultural, industrial, recreational, or residential purposes.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Benguet LGUs want direct access to royalties

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The heads of several Benguet municipalities that host the country’s biggest mining firm want Congress to provide their communities with direct access to revenues derived from mining royalties.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Pantabangan: Faint the town

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With a population of less than 30,000 but with a yearly income of almost P200 million, this town in Nueva Ecija called Pantabangan, made famous by the 36-year-old hydroelectric and irrigation dam, can only be a prosperous town.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

‘How can social marketing help the government?’

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Q: We read your column before Christmas about how to apply social marketing to business. While that must have been useful to businessmen, it actually presented a problem for us.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Foreign trade bloc backs LGU tax measures

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The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) has expressed its support for a proposed set of measures that will ease the flow of mining benefits to the communities hosting them.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Go easy on LGU loans, banks urged

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has directed banks to be prudent in lending to local government units (LGUs).

Posted: May 1st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t launches one-stop shop for entrepreneurs

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President Benigno Aquino III on Friday witnessed the launch of the Philippine Business Registry–a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs that need to transact with several government agencies to start their business.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Quick claim

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When the rich go public with their quarrels, media reports usually say that the squabbles are all about money.

Posted: January 25th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

The case of the missing IRA

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THE Aquino (Part II) administration, under the leadership of Benigno Simeon (a.k.a. BS), may soon face a P70-billion lawsuit involving the IRA—yes, the internal revenue allotment that the national government is supposed to remit to LGUs every year.

Posted: January 1st, 2012 in Columnists | Read More »

Goings-on: Learning series set

FPTI [Forecasting and Planning Technologies Inc.] is presenting a special discovery session on its latest gallery of business applications and mobile analytics on October 5 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Bahia Room of Hotel Intercontinental, Makati. Business from various industries would benefit greatly from the session by sending their middle managers and executives [...]

Posted: September 30th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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