BusinessMirror | By Elijah Felice Rosales – August 6, 2018 THE Board of Investments (BOI) is expected to shrug off the looming rationalization of fiscal incentives, as it is on track to clinch its P680-billion target this year, a trade official has said. Trade Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Ceferino S. Rodolfo Jr. said new investors will […]

BusinessMirror | By Elijah Felice Rosales – July 30, 2018 TRADE officials have pitched to Japanese manufacturing firms the advantage of expanding operations in the Philippines, as the government looks to secure more commitments from its top source of foreign investments. In an investment road show in Japan last week, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez urged an […]

Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) – July 29, 2018 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines saw its ranking improve 11 places to 60th spot out of 160 countries in this year’s World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI). The Philippines’ LPI score also increased to 2.9 this year compared to its 2.86 score in 2016. The […]

BusinessMirror | By Stephanie Tumampos – July 17, 2018 FOR 30 years, the semiconductor and electronics industry in the Philippines has significantly contributed to the economy, yet the industry has been limited to manufacturing intermediate products, assembly and testing services. Hopefully, things will get better. In line with this year’s theme for the National Science and Technology Week […]

BusinessMirror | By Elijah Felice Rosales – July 16, 2018 The trade department has tapped academe in securing the needed manpower to run the automotive manufacturing industry that is seen growing under the government’s reform programs. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) are partnering with the Japan International Cooperation Agency […]