Investment projects approved by the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) grew 20.4 percent in 2016, reaching P441.8 Billion from the P366.7 Billion registered in 2015. The value of registered projects in 2016 is second highest since 2000, next to the P466 Billion registered in 2013. The 20.4 percent growth also exceeded the agency’s 7 percent […]

BusinessMirror | By Dr. Alvin P. Ang | December 15, 2016 In the midst of the different political noises, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) successfully convened the Manufacturing Summit on November 28 and 29. Through the efforts of the team of Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, headed by Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba, the successful […]

BusinessWorld | Posted on December 06, 2016 A country’s manufacturing sector is a good indicator of its degree of industrialization and prosperity. The sector provides most of the basic needs of the people, from consumer items like bread, shoes, mobile phones, and cars, to capital goods like tractors and bulldozers. Aware of the sector’s important function, […]

BusinessWorld | Posted on December 05, 2016 On Nov. 28 and 29, 2016, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Board of Investments staged the first-ever Manufacturing Summit. One key question asked in the Summit pertained to the most binding constraints that face micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The main constraint of our MSMEs […]

Philippine Daily Inquirer | by Amy R. Remo | 12:32 AM December 02, 2016 The value of investments approved by the Board of Investments (BOI) in November surged by 97 percent to P28.5 billion due mainly to the big-ticket power and petrochemical projects registered during the month. According to Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, this brought […]