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BOC runs after New San Jose Builders for tax debts

BOC runs after New San Jose Builders for tax debts

Apr. 27 | New San Jose Builders was contracted by the Iglesia ni Cristo to build the Philippine Arena. Photo from Philippine Arena Facebook page. The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has initiated a complaint against real estate developer New San Jose Builders...

Misdeclared backhoe, forklift seized at Manila port

Misdeclared backhoe, forklift seized at Manila port

Apr. 27 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized on April 24 a 40-foot container at the Port of Manila after X-ray machines revealed a backhoe and forklift misdeclared as carbon wire. A BOC statement said the items arrived from China on April 17. The owner...

PPA: Sufficient Manila ports capacity during ASEAN meet

PPA: Sufficient Manila ports capacity during ASEAN meet

Apr. 27 | The Philippine Ports Authority urged cargo owners to maximize their import deliveries during the ASEAN summit to reduce the commercial impact of stringent security procedures on daily operations. Photo courtesy of Manila South Harbor operator Asian Terminals...

No sail zone in Manila during ASEAN Summit

No sail zone in Manila during ASEAN Summit

Apr. 26 | The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is implementing a “no sail zone” policy in several Manila areas during the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, chaired by the Philippines, on April 26 to 29, 2017. In Notice...

Some PH metro roads to undergo rerouting due to ASEAN Summit

Some PH metro roads to undergo rerouting due to ASEAN Summit

Apr. 21 | Traffic re-routing will be implemented in some areas in Manila, Pasay, and Makati during the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings from April 26 to 29. According to the official Twitter...

ICTSI, DOTr launch container barge terminal

ICTSI, DOTr launch container barge terminal

Apr. 21 | At the Cavite Gateway Terminal project inauguration were (from left): Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific and MICT, Arthur R. Tugade, DOTr Secretary, Enrique K. Razon Jr., ICTSI Chairman and President, former Cavite Governor...

PH massive infrastructure program detailed

PH massive infrastructure program detailed

Apr. 19 | The Philippine government detailed its massive infrastructure program dubbed “Build, Build, Build” at The Dutertenomics Forum on April 18. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the program, which would cost P8.4 trillion until the end of the Duterte...

BOC rejects Mighty appeal to lift suspension order

BOC rejects Mighty appeal to lift suspension order

Apr. 13 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has denied Mighty Corporation’s motion to lift a suspension order against its accreditation for failure to present documentary evidence of certain shipments. In a statement, the BOC said the order denying the motion...

PH GDP growth to hit nearly 7% in 2017-2018—World Bank

PH GDP growth to hit nearly 7% in 2017-2018—World Bank

Apr. 13 | The Philippine economy is likely to grow close to 7% in the next two to three years, and will remain a top performer in the East Asia and Pacific Region, according to the World Bank Philippines Economic Update. “Strong growth in recent years has been...

USTR cites ‘pervasive’ corruption, restrictive policies as PH investment barriers

USTR cites ‘pervasive’ corruption, restrictive policies as PH investment barriers

Apr. 9 | Corruption, restrictive import policies, and delays in processing of permits and clearances are among the barriers to American exports and investments entering the Philippines, according to a new report by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). “Corruption...
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