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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 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...

Nueva Ecija warehouse raid yields equipment, P1B in fake cigarette brands

Nueva Ecija warehouse raid yields equipment, P1B in fake cigarette brands

Jan. 21 | Cigarette-making machines and other equipment believed to be used in making counterfeit cigarettes inside a warehouse raided by BOC on January 18. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has raided a warehouse in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija suspected of being a base for...

MinDA eyes PAL’s revived Zambo-Kota Kinabalu service

MinDA eyes PAL’s revived Zambo-Kota Kinabalu service

Jan. 21 | Philippine Airlines Bombardier Q4 The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) plans to optimize the revived Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu flights of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) to promote the shipment of halal and agricultural products to Malaysia. For...

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...

Lower House eyes swift ok of bill regulating foreign carriers’ shipping charges

Lower House eyes swift ok of bill regulating foreign carriers’ shipping charges

Jan. 18 | House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano The House of Representatives (HOR) will push for the “swift” passage of a measure seeking to regulate foreign shipping lines’ charges to lower costs for importers and bring down prices of consumer goods. House Speaker...

Chelsea inaugurates latest RoPax ship

Chelsea inaugurates latest RoPax ship

Jan. 18 | Chelsea’s M/V Starlite Venus at the KegoyaDockyard in Hiroshima Japan on January 15, 2020 prior to launching. Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. (CLIHC) has launched a new roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) passenger vessel (RoPax), its 11th...

Fuel marking at Pilipinas Shell fully automated by March

Fuel marking at Pilipinas Shell fully automated by March

Jan. 14 | Fuel storage tanks at Shell’s Northern Mindanao Import Facility in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo from Pilipinas Shell. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp is installing a fully automated system at its facilities to help ensure the safe implementation of the...