ABERON VOLTAIRE PALAÑA, TMT

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The information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) is set to expand its footprint in Australia by sending a delegation of top industry players to CeBIT, Australia’s leading business conference and exhibition for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.The conference will take place from May 5 to 7, 2014…

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Investment pledges approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) for economic zones have grown 25 percent in January-April this year from the corresponding four-month period last year, boosted by the increasing number and expansion of foreign manufacturing companies in the country. The amount of investment pledges for January to…

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THE Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (Spamast) is putting up a P7-million banana facility in Davao del Sur to promote Philippine standards on good agricultural and manufacturing practices of banana and its value-added products. With funding support from the Commission on Higher Education, the initial…

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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has finally removed the Philippines from the Special 301 Watchlist. The Philippines has appeared on the Priority Watchlist continuously since 1994, and was first listed in 1989. “In recent years, the government has enacted a series of significant legislative and regulatory…

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WITH its recent bid to boost Philippine economic relations with Taiwan, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expects more business opportunities as well as inbound trade and investment missions from Taiwan this year. DTI Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo Jr. said that Taiwan, which is considered a major supply chain source…

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently convened the Industry Development Council (IDC), the agency’s institutional mechanism to collaborate with stakeholders in implementing the Industry Roadmap Project and the Comprehensive National Industrial Strategy (CNIS). The IDC is expected to recommend the approval of the CNIS and to review and…

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The Philippine government ceremonially destroyed counterfeit pharmaceutical products worth a total of P6.2 billion to mark this year’s World Intellectual Property Day at the Manila International Container Port on April 26. The Philippines, with support from the international community, is seeking its removal from the United States Trade Representative (USTR)…

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THE Board of Investments (BOI) has approved P130.8 million worth of investments by two firms to produce and export coconut products to the United States, China and South Korea, in line with government efforts to develop industries that have extensive domestic value-added potential. Agribusiness projects such as the processing of…

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Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI), the company’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, officially launched its fourth-generation model Honda City at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. “In recent years and trends, it has been observed that the sweet spot of passenger car market in the Philippines has shifted to…