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The Department of Tourism (DoT) seeks to attract more Koreans to come to the Philippines to learn English as a second language. In line with its ESL program, the DoT Korea Office recently hosted over a hundred South Korean students and parents at the Philippine Study Abroad Fair at the…

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LOGISTICS leader UPS said it has expanded alcohol shipping in the Asia Pacific to include the Philippines, where it now accepts shipments of wine, beer and spirits (liquor) to businesses and consumers. It said UPS Philippines is now among the 10 destinations shipping liquor across the region including China, Hong…

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Big Australian investors are expected to locate in the Philippines starting next year, a Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) official said on Friday. CEZA administrator and chief executive officer Raul Lambino claimed that investor interest was spurred by a roadshow organized by the Board of Investments, the Department of Trade…

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The country’s most competitive local government units (LGUs) were recognized on Wednesday with the release of the latest Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index. Topping the list of the most competitive highly urbanized cities (HUC) was Quezon City, followed by Manila and Davao, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) announced. Antipolo City…

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THE Federation of Philippine Industries Inc. (FPI) wants the government to approve the use of palm oil as a biodiesel additive, citing cost considerations. “We now working with the Department of Energy to include palm oil as high as 5 percent in the specification of biodiesel since it is cheaper,”…

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MORE inclusive businesses (IBs) are contributing to economic growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) by providing income opportunities and affordable services and, a trade official said. “Because inclusive business creates jobs with the goal of bettering our quality of life, especially for low-income communities, they help us…

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THE Board of Investments (BoI) has approved an air transport project under the public infrastructure and logistics activity of the 2017 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP). In a staement, the agency identified the project as Cebu Air, Inc.’s P6.1 billion acquisition of one Airbus A330 to add to its current fleet…

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HYUNDAI Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) posted 21 percent growth in July 2017 to 3,594 units compared to the same month last year. This propelled HARI’s year-to-date sales to 20,960 units, up 8 percent year on year. “The commitment of HARI in fostering a culture of excellence continues to manifest as…

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THE prices of chicken have gone down in public markets as consumers avoided buying poultry products because of the bird flu outbreak reported in Pampanga. On Monday, the cost of chicken in Farmers Market in Cubao went down by P15, from P160 a kilo to P145. Marilyn Napoles, a vendor…

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Investment pledges could exceed this year’s P500 billion target, a Cabinet official said, given continued interest by both local and foreign companies. “P550 billion is doable, because we have possible new investments and expansion on the list. Both local and foreign investors,” Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told The Manila Times.…

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