DTI head Pascual gets CA nod

THE COMMISSION on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed Alfredo E. Pascual as secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).   According to a statement released by the agency, Mr. Pascual’s main priorities include upskilling and upsizing micro, small and medium enterprises; boosting digital transformation; and promoting the ease of doing business to attract further investments.  […]

Marcos to sign EO fast-tracking strategic investment approvals

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. is expected to sign an executive order (EO) that will fast-track applications for investments deemed strategic to the economy, the Palace said on Tuesday. The order will establish a green lane in government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to streamline the issuance of permits and licenses, Acting Press Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil […]

Micro business registration made easier, now online

TO IMPROVE ease of doing business by streamlining and automating key services, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) – Online. The BMBE-Online is a web-based registration system that allows remote application and automated processing of BMBE Certificate of Authority (CA) anytime, anywhere. ATE Clothier (ATE by Tatah) […]

Philippine competitiveness lags ASEAN due to high business costs

THE cost of doing business is causing the Philippines to lag in regional competitiveness, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) said on Thursday.   Mary Jade Roxas-Divinagracia, MAP Ease of Doing Business Committee vice chairperson, told BusinessWorld Live on One News Channel that the decline in competitiveness comes despite the passage of measures in […]

Aljur, Cindy show chemistry in upcoming sexy film ‘Nerisa’

THE pandemic has seemingly changed the landscape of movie-making. Since the beginning of city-wide lockdowns, some people have ticked off boredom by watching movies or series on different streaming platforms. Among the popular genres that have boomed during this pandemic are sexy films. From popular titles such as the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, “Sex/Life,” “Elite” and […]