DA welcomes probe on fertilizer purchase

June 18, 2020
"(DA) Secretary (William) Dar welcomes the Senate investigation so the public, as well as the legislators, will be given the right information on the issue of the purchase of fertilizer," Agriculure  Assistant Sec. Noel Reyes during the Inter-Agency Task Force Task Group on Food Security virtual presser on Tuesday afternoon.

Small biz urged to register with BIR

June 17, 2020
Small business owners are encouraged to register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue not because the government merely wants to collect taxes but for them to be accounted for and be included in its programs for the sector. 

$500-M ADB loan to fund 4P, Covid-19 fight

June 17, 2020
The country has accessed a fresh $500-million financing package from the Asian Development Bank to help support the country’s immediate budgetary requirements to address the coronavirus crisis with the signing of a loan agreement for the Expanded Social Assistance Project.

ATB to bar PH return to ‘gray list’

June 16, 2020
Amendments on the Philippines Human Security Act, which have been incorporated in the Anti-Terrorism Bill, are necessary to address gaps in the country’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing  system.

DTI opens 17th Negosyo Center in Bulacan

June 16, 2020
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – The Department of Trade and Industry Bulacan Provincial Office continues to assist micro, small and medium enterprises throughout the province with the establishment of more Negosyo Centers.

DTI backs legislation to boost e-commerce law  

June 15, 2020
HB 6122 seeks to establish an eCommerce Bureau that would, among others, focus on promoting the development of e-commerce in the country by building trust between sellers and consumers, stronger online consumer protection, safer e-payment gateways, easier online business registration, and formulating other policies and programs to increase the number of online merchants and consumers.

Partial operations of hotel, restos lauded

June 15, 2020
The Department of Tourism has welcomed the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases' approval of the Department of Trade and Industry's recommendation to allow the partial dine-in operations of restaurants in localities under general community quarantine.

Q1 remittances up 1.5% to $8.218B

June 15, 2020
The countries that registered the declines in cash remittances in March were mostly from oil-producing countries (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait) where demand for workers were affected by depressed oil price in the world market.