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Archive for August, 2005

Marina to assess domestic security

Marina to assess domestic security

Aug. 1 | Major domestic lines in the Philippines will soon be required to have their security and sea marshal onboard assessed by the Maritime Industry Authority.The security assessment report would contain the required training for both security officers from...

Businessmen, truckers, police renew drive against hijacking

Businessmen, truckers, police renew drive against hijacking

Aug. 1 | The Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) want to reimpose its earlier agreement with the PhilippineNational Police (PNP) to curb hijacking in the country.This time, however,...

Grain traders want road user’s tax amendment

Grain traders want road user’s tax amendment

Aug. 1 | THE Philippine Confederation of Grain Association (PhilConGrain) is urging government to amend Republic Act 8794 or the Road User’s Tax, particularly its sixth section.Section 6 provides for the imposition of a maximum load limit for all types of...

Batangas port calls hinge on volume

Batangas port calls hinge on volume

Aug. 1 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) does not expect to woo back vessel operators that dropped calls at Batangas port unless there is enough activity at the port.PPA assistant general manager for special and corporate affairs Raul Santos attributed the...

Semiconductor exports up 6.8% in May

Semiconductor exports up 6.8% in May

Aug. 1 | SEMICONDUCTOR exports grew 6.8% to $1.55 billion in May, up from the $1.45 billion registered for the same period last year.Figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) showed that Philippine exports outpaced global sales which expanded 4%. The...

FPI wants import substitution

FPI wants import substitution

Aug. 1 | THE Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) has proposed to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo the passage of a directive asking all government agencies and offices to procure and use locally-manufactured products to lessen our dependence on imports,...

Finance asked to fast track ruling on anti-smuggling scheme

Finance asked to fast track ruling on anti-smuggling scheme

Aug. 1 | LOCAL industries want the Department of Finance (DOF) to fast track issuance of its opinion on whether the Bureau of Customs (BOC) can tap private bank funding for an anti-smuggling scheme. The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) said the BOC is...

Import tariff may be increased by one percentage point

Import tariff may be increased by one percentage point

Aug. 1 | THE Department of Finance (DOF) will increase import tariff across the board by one percentage point starting this month to cushion losses from delays in enforcement of the new value-added tax (VAT) law.The tariff hike is expected to earn the government...

Marina sees no hike in freight rates

Marina sees no hike in freight rates

Aug. 1 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) sees no increase in local freight rates despite escalating fuel prices and the ongoing political turmoil in the country.Marina National Capital Region chief Roberto Arceo, in an interview, said increasing prices...

Marina wants safety board in place

Marina wants safety board in place

Aug. 1 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is batting for the creation of a National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) that will handle all accidents in the air, on land and at sea. Arnie Santiago, Marina Enforcement Office officer-in-charge, said the staff...
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