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PAL revives nonstop Cebu-LA flights in May

PAL revives nonstop Cebu-LA flights in May

Jan. 24 | Philippine Airlines’ Boeing 777 300ERs Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reintroduce a nonstop Cebu-Los Angeles service in May 2020, restoring the only direct air link between the Visayas and mainland USA. The new service will increase PAL’s network...

BOC officially receives xray machines donated by China

BOC officially receives xray machines donated by China

Jan. 24 | China has officially turned over to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) its donation of four mobile container vehicle inspection systems and two computerized tomography (CT) scan inspection systems. The inspection systems, which were handed over on January 21,...

BOC donates over 5,700 boxes of seized goods for Taal evacuees

BOC donates over 5,700 boxes of seized goods for Taal evacuees

Jan. 24 | Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Manila donates forfeited canned goods to the Department of Social Welfare and Development on January 22, 2020. Photo from BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has handed over thousands of boxes of sausages seized two years...

PH releases national transport policy IRR

PH releases national transport policy IRR

Jan. 24 | Banner courtesy of the National Economic and Development Authority The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has released implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the National Transport Policy (NTP), the policy that embodies the government’s...

PH economy grows 6.4% in Q4, misses FY 2019 target

PH economy grows 6.4% in Q4, misses FY 2019 target

Jan. 24 | The Philippine economy grew 6.4% in the fourth quarter of 2019, bringing growth for the full year to 5.9%, the lowest in eight years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported. Last year’s full-year gross domestic product (GDP) was also slightly...

BOC: Confining agri imports to a few ports workable

BOC: Confining agri imports to a few ports workable

Jan. 21 | Image by EFAFLEX_Schnelllauftore from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) plan to limit importation of agricultural products through only five ports in the Philippines to ensure proper inspection is possible as long as dedicated examination...

BOC’s review findings on suspended NVVS released by end-Jan

BOC’s review findings on suspended NVVS released by end-Jan

Jan. 21 | During the launch of BOC’s new computer projects, including the National Value Verification System, in June 2019. Photo courtesy of BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is aiming to complete review of the National Value Verification System (NVVS) and...

BOC revenue collection target for 2020 higher by 11.6%

BOC revenue collection target for 2020 higher by 11.6%

Jan. 20 | Image by Tumisu from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has been assigned its performance targets for 2020, including an 11.6% increase in revenue collection, as it received an approved budget of P2.448 billion, 6.5% less than its P2.617-billion budget...

Installation of girders for NLEX Caloocan Interchange starts

Installation of girders for NLEX Caloocan Interchange starts

Jan. 20 | NLEX Caloocan Interchange now taking shape The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Caloocan Interchange along C3 Road is now nearer to completion following the recent launch of a massive steel girder for the multi-level interchange. This interchange, which...

Supply Chain and Disaster Response

Supply Chain and Disaster Response

Jan. 18 | In our last column we were talking about the reminders around us of the importance of supply chain in our lives. This past week, we got yet another one.   Nothing underlines the importance of supply chain more than the response to a disaster. Here,...