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PH eyes twice as much agri-fishery exports to Canada

PH eyes twice as much agri-fishery exports to Canada

Aug. 11 | Canadian ambassador to the Philippines Peter MacArthur (left) and Agriculture secretary William Dar during a recent virtual courtesy call | Screengrab from DA The Department of Agriculture (DA) seeks to double the value of farm and fishery products to...

PayMaya now accepts BOC accreditation fee payments

PayMaya now accepts BOC accreditation fee payments

Aug. 11 | Stakeholders can now pay their Bureau of Customs (BOC) accreditation fee online through payment service provider PayMaya, BOC said in an advisory on August 11. This option is available after PayMaya last June 26 started to implement an online payment...

House OKs on third reading P162B Bayanihan 2 stimulus package

House OKs on third reading P162B Bayanihan 2 stimulus package

Aug. 11 | House of Representatives members during the approval of House Bill 6935 on August 10 | Photo from the House of Representatives The House of Representatives (HOR) has approved on third and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 6953, or the Bayanihan to Recover...

PCC pitches review of pioneer status policy in domestic shipping

PCC pitches review of pioneer status policy in domestic shipping

Aug. 11 | Manila North Harbor The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) recommends the amendment of a policy granting pioneer status in domestic shipping, noting it hinders healthy competition by discouraging the entry of new players. The PCC is referring to...

RapidPass ID remains valid during MECQ

RapidPass ID remains valid during MECQ

Aug. 11 | The RapidPass ID of workers in sectors allowed to operate during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) remains valid for presentation at checkpoints. In an August 8 advisory, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)...

FDIs in PEZA rise 26%, local investments plunge 63%

FDIs in PEZA rise 26%, local investments plunge 63%

Aug. 11 | A total of P52.01 billion worth of investments in Philippine economic zones were approved from January to July 2020, 27% lower than investments made in the same period last year, according to the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). The investments...

PH to see deeper 5.5% contraction in 2020

PH to see deeper 5.5% contraction in 2020

Aug. 11 | Image by ddzphoto from Pixabay The Philippines is set for more challenging times ahead as the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) now foresees a steeper 5.5% contraction of the economy in 2020. DBCC adjusted its projection from the 2% to...

Ship damages Manila North Harbor’s Pier 2

Ship damages Manila North Harbor’s Pier 2

Aug. 10 | MV Ocean Abundance rammed into Pier 2 of Manila North Harbor |Photo from Philippine Coast Guard A vessel of domestic carrier Oceanic Container Lines, Inc. accidentally rammed into Pier 2 of Manila North Harbor, according to the Philippine Coast Guard...

BOC NAIA seizes P23.5M ecstasy tablets

BOC NAIA seizes P23.5M ecstasy tablets

Aug. 10 | Seized ecstasy tablets found concealed in coffee wrappers| Photo from BOC-NAIA The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) seized more than 13,800 ecstasy tablets, many of them misdeclared as coffee beans. The 13,824 tablets...

PortCalls August 10, 2020 issue

PortCalls August 10, 2020 issue

Aug. 10 | Our  latest issue of PortCalls (August 10, 2020). Stories include: Online filing of docs, payment for port charges made mandatory PH in recession as GDP plunges 16.5% in Q2 amid lockdowns ICTSI net income down 12% in first half Pay customs fees online,...