Phl can do more in attracting foreign investors



By Rose de la Cruz


While lauding the economic team of President Duterte in attracting $10 billion in foreign direct investments in 2017, Rep. Ciriaco Calalang, Kabayan partylist, said the country can do more and follow the steps taken by neighbors Vietnam and Indonesia.


May this historic achievement spur all the economic agencies to triple their efforts, Calalang, a tax expert said.


“We have a lot of catching up to do. We need to do attract foreign direct investments in new and varied ways,” he added.


Compared to some of our neighbors in Southeast Asia, the…

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Govt. told to take better care of OFWS



By Rose de la Cruz


For their 2017 contributions of $28 billion in remittances and $10 billion in foreign direct investments, government agencies were asked to take better care of the overseas Filipino workers by attending to their needs here and in their host countries.


This prescription was put forth by Rep. Ron Salo, Kabayan partylist and Assistant Majority leader, as he stressed that this is “not an either-or proposition. Take care of both OFWs and foreign investors but do a much better job with our OFWs.”


He said OFWs contribute more to the…

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​​NEDA Bags Silver in Kidlat Awards for Musical Rendition of GDP Data


By Rose de la Cruz



The musical anthem of the Philippines’ economic progress entitled “Tunog ng Progreso” bagged the silver in the prestigious Kidlat Awards, which was commissioned by the National Economic and Development Authority to creatives agency Dentsu Jayme Syfu.


Together with the team, audio production house Loudbox Studios Inc. also won a Silver Award under film category for Best Audio Craft.

Kidlat Awards is an annual creative competition that celebrates and recognizes the country’s best advertising work. It is led by the 4A’s Philippines’ Creative Guild.

This year’s Kidlat Awards was held during the…

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Bill on National ID system soon to be enacted


By Rose de la Cruz


Talked about for over 20 years ago, the planned National Identification System (NIS) may soon become a reality with the Senate now on its second hearing for the measure and a P25 billion budget planned for it for the next five years.


At the breakfast forum in Lido Restaurant, QC, resource persons spoke about the benefit of having a national ID system in containing incursions of terrorist elements in the country, a speedier prosecution of criminal cases and the personal ease of citizens in transacting business with government and private businesses as…

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More cases against Abad, Garin in Dengvaxia mess


By Rose de la Cruz


The Volunteers against Crime and Corruption will soon be filing criminal charges against former Cabinet members of the Aquino administration, including the former president himself, for rushing the implementation of the national dengue vaccination program, even without full clarity on its implications and using public funds and state influence on its massive application in at least three regions of the country.


Already former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Health Secretary Janet Garin and former President Aquino are being summoned in the Senate hearings on the Dengvaxia vaccine mess, which claimed to have led…

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