Private placement agencies for Kuwait support suspension of OFW deployment


By Rose de la Cruz


Private companies under the Philippine Association of Agencies for Kuwait (PHILAAK) have expressed support to the Duterte administration’s decision to suspend deployment of Filipinos to Kuwait and to help in looking for patriots in distress situations for their repatriation to the country.


In a statement signed jointly by Philaak president Amanda Lalic-Araneta and Thelma Uanang, spokesperson,  said they are saddened because of “the impact on our industry sector but agree with the decision of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to suspend indefinitely the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait and to repatriate OFWs there…

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Department of OFW mulled


By Rose de la Cruz


Kabayan Partylist Rep. Ron Salo in an interview with CNN Philippines pushed for a consolidation of all bills creating a separate department dedicated to overseas Filipino workers (OFW)  and migrant workers welfare and development.


Salo said having all the various agencies dealing with migrant workers all in one department “under the baton of one conductor, the Secretary for Migrant Workers,” will improve the way government delivers its services and “address many of the issues and problems OFWs and other migrant Pinoy workers face.”


Salo said the situation now is that several…

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Phl trade grew beyond targets in 2017


By Rose de la Cruz


The country’s total merchandise trade for full year 2017 increased by 9.9 percent as imports and exports posted growth rates higher than government estimates.


Imports and exports posted 10.2 percent and 9.5 percent growth rates, respectively, exceeding the Development Budget Coordinating Committee’s emerging estimates (as of December 2017) of 9.0 percent for imports and 8.0 percent for exports.


The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the country’s total trade grew by 8.6 percent in December 2017, pushing full-year trade growth to its current rate. This is better…

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Govt. maps out measures to prop up manufacturing


By Rose de la Cruz



The National Economic and Development Authority said it would aggressively pursue measures to ensure the recovery of manufacturing this year, which slackened for the past four months.


The NEDA was referring to the sector’s performance from the four-months declining production of manufacturing from September to December 2017.


In the Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI), the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) for manufacturing contracted by 9.7 percent in December 2017, a reversal from the 21.7 percent growth in the previous year.…

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House probe on NFA rice supplies, prices sought


By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Michael Romero today called for a House inquiry into the rice supplies and skyrocketing prices of the staple due to a reported suspension of the sale of rice by the National Food Authority due to limited buffer stocks.


He filed a resolution calling for the urgent and immediate convening and conduct of an investigation, in aid of legislation and in the exercise of congressional oversight functions, into the current lack of supply of NFA rice in the public markets, which led to rising prices.


Romero of the 1-PACMAN partylist and…

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