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Duterte in Fresh Push for Tax Reforms Amid Backlash Vs TRAIN Law, Outlines Other Economic Priorities

The president says the remaining tax reform packages will be submitted to Congress by end-July

Despite the popular backlash against the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that is being widely blamed for rising inflation, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to pass the remaining five packages of his administration’s tax reform ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Pauline Macaraeg  | July 23, 2018 08:00:00
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SONA 2018: Is Duterte Delivering on His Economic Targets Under the 6-Year PH Dev't Plan?

The economy is improving compared to the past, albeit gradually. Check out how it's doing vis-à-vis targets

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) today at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. It is the president’s chance to address pertinent issues facing  the country, and share with the people his assessment ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 23, 2018 10:00:00

FranchiseTalk: What Duterte’s recent state visits mean for franchising

Local businesses stand to benefit from stronger economic ties with China, Japan

 President Rodrigo Duterte recently had state visits to China and Japan, with the intent of strengthening our economic ties with these two nations. In the case of Japan, in particular, it remains the largest source of foreign direct investments and the largest ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 05, 2016 12:00:00
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Business has a future in the Duterte administration ”" DBM Sec. Diokno

There’ll be deficits but it’s okay, says budget chief to investors

For both beginning and veteran investors and entrepreneurs, a common question raised nowadays, especially in conferences and seminars, is “Is this the right time to do business?” especially with the ebb and flow of investments and the questionable stability of the national ...

by Jerricho Reynaldo  | October 16, 2016 03:00:00
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The first 100 days of the government's entrep agency

Department of Trade and Industry reports programs, earnings

As the President crossed his 100-day mark in office, the government agency tasked to look after the interest of micro, small and medium enterprises is also under the lens. How has the Department of Trade and Industry carried out its mandate to ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 11, 2016 08:00:00
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Business leaders weigh in on the Duterte administration

Top industries for potential growth identified

Asian Institute of Management president and dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang with Manuel Pangilinan, Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Washington SyCip, and Coco Alcuaz at AIM For Change, a series of roundtable discussions where four of the country’s top business titans weighed ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 24, 2016 07:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 7: Duterte admin eyes subway to ease metro traffic

Plus, PH inflation in June hits 14-month high.

SubwayTransportation Undersecretary Noel Kintanar on Wednesday, July 6 said they have submitted an "ambitious plan" to Secretary Arthur Tugade to have rail transport as the alternative to cars.The traffic congestion in Metro Manila is the result of the country's failure to invest ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 07, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 6: Duterte’s economic team adjusts 2016, 2017 GDP growth forecast

Plus, SMC takes full control of the MRT7 project.

Managing expectationsBarely a week in office, the Duterte administration is already managing expectations as it cuts the initial growth targets of the economy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 6% to 7% from the previously announced 6.8% to 7.8% by the Aquino administration.Related: ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 06, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 5: DOF eyes to slap higher soft drinks tax

Plus, analyst says Duterte administration is off to a good start.

Higher tax Raising the taxes slapped on sweetened beverages would be raised Tuesday, July 5, in a Cabinet-level, inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) meeting.The Department of Finance (DOF) would put forward the proposal to slap higher taxes on beverages such as ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 05, 2016 09:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 28: PH BPO industry to benefit from Brexit

Plus, foreign business groups laud Duterte's 10-point economic plan.

Brexit’s impact on PHBusinessmen in the Philippines are still positive about Brexit, or the British exit from the European Union (EU), which the British voters decided on in a referendum on June 23.David Leechiu, CEO and founder of Leechiu Property Consultants, says ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 28, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 22: Get ready for the ‘Big One’

Plus, Gina Lopez accepts environment chief post.

 #MMShakeDrill Expect heavy traffic until around 11 am, as the Metro Manila Shake Drill is scheduled Wednesday morning, 9 AM.The road closures are for a good cause though, as the metropolis prepares for the eventually of a mega earthquake.These earthquake drills are ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 22, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 21: Duterte admin vows sharp drop in poverty rate by 2022

The incoming administration aims to reduce the country’s poverty rate to 16% by the end of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s term, his team reported.

The incoming administration aims to reduce the country’s poverty rate to 16% by the end of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s term, his team reported on Monday, June 20.“It’s not ambitious; we’re just achieving what the other guys did not,” incoming Finance Secretary Carlos ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 21, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 27: PH to host British Colombia’s ASEAN trade office

Plus, Aquino's DOF proposes a comprehensive tax reform plan to incoming Duterte administration.

Manila, Philippines – British Colombia opened in the Philippines its first trade and investment representative office in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region, banking on the country's growing economy to attract its other neighbors.“British Colombia like the Philippines is a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 27, 2016 08:00:00