BusinessWorld | Duterte lists bills in chaotic final SONA

   By Norman P. Aquino, Special Reports Editor | July 27, 2021 | 12:34 am PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday asked lawmakers to pass bills seeking to ease restrictions on foreign ownership and investments a year before his six-year term ends. The tough-talking president recited his legislative wishes in the last half hour of his almost …

The Manila Times | Biz chambers welcome Duterte’s call to pass priority bills

  By Anna Leah E. Gonzales | July 28, 2021     Foreign business chambers on Tuesday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte‘s call for Congress to pass several priority bills. “The ECCP (European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines) welcomes the policy pronouncements of the administration in the SONA (State of the Nation Address) including the freedom of information, the …

Philstar.com | British Chamber joins discussion on 2021 World Competitiveness Index

  British Chamber joined other institutions in reviewing how the Philippines fares in the 2021 World Competitiveness Yearbook result during the webinar hosted by Asian Institute Management. The British Chamber is a strong supporter of further liberalizing the economy in order to help the country to attract further foreign direct investments. To jumpstart the Philippine …

BusinessMirror | Boosting consumer confidence to boost PHL competitiveness

    BusinessMirror | Tyrone Jasper Piad | June 21, 2021   RENEWING consumer confidence amid the pandemic is key to improving the country’s competitiveness, which has been dented by poor economic performance amid lockdown protocols. John Paul Flaminiano, senior economist and associate director at Asian Institute of Management’s Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for …

Business World | Business groups press Congress to urgently approve priority bills

BusinessWorld | May 31, 2021 | 12:33 am     BUSINESS GROUPS are calling for the urgent passage of pending economic bills before Congress’ sine die adjournment this week. However, the House of Representatives said it will fast-track the approval of priority bills, but particularly the Bayanihan to Arise as One Act (Bayanihan III) and …

INQUIRER | Retailers see bill easing foreign entry as ‘win-win

  Philippine Star | Louella Desiderio | May 24, 2021 | 12:00 AM     MANILA, Philippines — The country’s group of retailers see the bill seeking to ease requirements for the entry of foreign retailers through lower paid-up capital approved by the Senate as a win-win for providing protection for local micro, small and …

INQUIRER | Public Service Act revision pushed

  Roy Stephen C. Canivel – Reporter | Philippine Daily Inquirer | May 25, 2021 | 04:05 AM     Several foreign business groups urged Congress to immediately pass the proposed amendments to the country’s Public Service Act (PSA), which would open different services sectors to foreign ownership, after “tens of billions of dollars” in capital …