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Will We Learn to Share?

Will We Learn to Share?

Jul. 24 | Some call it a “battle”—a battle to save ride-sharing services Uber and Grab from the clutches of government.   It sounds dramatic, and deliberately so. The recent discussion over the place of such services in Philippine streets (or at least...

Look Beyond Shipment Visibility with Logistics ERP

Look Beyond Shipment Visibility with Logistics ERP

Jul. 24 | The cargo volume of small and medium-scale companies in the supply chain may not be as much as large companies, but this does not mean it is simpler to manage. At a medium-scale enterprise, an operations executive might look after hundreds of shipment...

PPA ready for global challenges as it marks 43rd anniversary

PPA ready for global challenges as it marks 43rd anniversary

Jul. 21 | Foreign cargoes that entered Philippine ports reached 151.604 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, up 12.62% from 134.620 mmt handled in 2015. Photo of Manila International Container Terminal courtesy of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. The...

BIR released 66.3% more importer, customs broker certificates in first half

BIR released 66.3% more importer, customs broker certificates in first half

Jul. 20 | The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) granted clearance certificates to 2,654 importers and customs brokers in the first half of 2017, 66.3% more than the 1,596 clearance certificates released in the same period last year. Data from BIR showed...

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets ready for higher box volumes

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets ready for higher box volumes

Jul. 20 | The Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal (LGICT), the dry port facility of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) located in Southern Luzon, is gearing up for brisker business now that the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued...

Transport act, rice tariff among priority bills LEDAC wants approved this year

Transport act, rice tariff among priority bills LEDAC wants approved this year

Jul. 20 | The executive committee of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC), the consultative and advisory body to the Philippine President on priority programs and policies for economic growth, has come up with a list of urgent priority...

SC junks BOC motion to reconsider decision on Pilipinas Shell case

SC junks BOC motion to reconsider decision on Pilipinas Shell case

Jul. 20 | The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) has denied with finality the motion for reconsideration filed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) asking to be allowed to collect almost P1 billion from oil giant Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC), saying the case...

PPA to revise 2017 targets after higher-than-expected earnings 

PPA to revise 2017 targets after higher-than-expected earnings 

Jul. 20 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has reset its revenue targets for the remaining period of the fiscal year after it posted a 32% hike in net income from January to May 2017 to P3.96 billion from P3 billion in the same period last year. “In view...

Ready or not, DOTr to relocate to Clark by end-July

Ready or not, DOTr to relocate to Clark by end-July

Jul. 20 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) will push through with plans to transfer its main office to Clark in Pampanga before the end of July even if the new office building is not finished, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said. In a...

PAL to reactivate flights to Abu Dhabi

PAL to reactivate flights to Abu Dhabi

Jul. 20 | Come October 31, Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to resume its nonstop thrice-weekly service between Manila and Abu Dhabi after noticing increasing demand on the route. PAL last May announced the suspension effective July 8 this year of flights PR...
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