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BOI exec alarmed as PH trade deficit expands 76.5% annually

BOI exec alarmed as PH trade deficit expands 76.5% annually

Jan. 4 | Image by Valdas Miskinis from Pixabay Exporting more and importing less and implementing a robust industrialization policy will help address the Philippines’ soaring trade deficit, which is already “quite alarming,” according to Board of Investments...

NEDA ICC gives green light to 12 mega infrastructure projects

NEDA ICC gives green light to 12 mega infrastructure projects

Dec. 24 | Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) has approved 12 infrastructure projects, including the unsolicited proposals to develop Davao International Airport and...

ADB lends $200M for PH infra project feasibility studies

ADB lends $200M for PH infra project feasibility studies

Dec. 14 | The additional financing for the Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility will enable the Philippine government to undertake engineering and feasibility studies for major infrastructure projects under its “Build, Build, Build” program. Photo...

Who Adjusts?

Who Adjusts?

Oct. 26 | As I submitted my last column, the never-ending conversation surrounding traffic in Metro Manila flared up again.   As you’d expect. It is a never-ending conversation, one that has long-term implications. It’s been a problem for years. It’s...

PH slips 8 slots in global competitiveness index

PH slips 8 slots in global competitiveness index

Oct. 14 | The Philippines dropped eight notches to 64th place out of 141 economies in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2019 Global Competitiveness Report. The annual report–which uses a distance to frontier (DTF) approach that evaluates performance against...

Three Takeaways

Three Takeaways

Sep. 28 | It’s been a very hectic past few weeks for us at SCMAP as we mounted this year’s SCMAP Supply Chain Conference— an extra special one, as we are also marking our 30th anniversary as an organization. And so, we would like to thank everyone who made...

DPWH earmarks P5.22B for BARMM projects in 2020 budget

DPWH earmarks P5.22B for BARMM projects in 2020 budget

Sep. 3 | Image by skeeze from Pixabay The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is lining up infrastructure projects worth P5.22 billion to help harness the economic potentials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Major national...

MM infra projects to trim transport cost by nearly P1.4B daily by 2022

MM infra projects to trim transport cost by nearly P1.4B daily by 2022

Aug. 13 | Mid-morning traffic on Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Once transport projects worth P2.8 trillion in Metro Manila are completed, they will not only reduce traffic but will also cut transport cost from P3.5 billion per day in 2017 to P2.13 billion per day...

31 key infra projects slated for NEDA Board approval

31 key infra projects slated for NEDA Board approval

Dec. 18 | The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board, upon the recommendation of the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC), is set to approve 31 infrastructure projects, which are eyed for completion in 2022. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary...

PH, China ink 29 deals, mainly on infrastructure projects

PH, China ink 29 deals, mainly on infrastructure projects

Nov. 25 | The Philippines and China signed 29 agreements, including on the Philippine government’s infrastructure projects and on x-ray machines for the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC), during the recent state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Philippine...