Marcos tells advisors he will certify E-Governance bill as urgent, backs RCEP

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. signaled his intent to certify as urgent a measure that will digitalize the bureaucracy to his business-sector advisors. The Palace also announced that Mr. Marcos is pushing the Senate to act on the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement. Mr. Marcos made his intent to certify […]

Hybrid exclusion from zero-tariff policy meant to spur EV charging station development — BoI

HYBRID vehicles were excluded from zero-tariff treatment because their widespread adoption could delay the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), the Board of Investments (BoI) said. Ceferino S. Rodolfo, Trade undersecretary and Board of Investments (BoI) managing head, said: “We want to develop the infrastructure, the charging stations. The problem with hybrid (vehicles) […]

DTI seizes uncertified products in Pampanga, Parañaque City

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) has seized over P2 million worth of uncertified products from retailers in Pampanga, including tires for automotive vehicles and construction supplies.    In a statement on Monday, the DTI said it conducted two separate operations on Sept. 29 and Oct. 11 in Pampanga, where they confiscated over 6,000 uncertified […]

2022 budget release rate 99.7% at end-September

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said P5.01 trillion or 99.7% of the 2022 budget had been released to national agencies and local government units (LGUs) at the end of September. The DBM’s Allotment Release report indicates that P12.76 billion remains undistributed. The releases are 15.1% of the year-earlier total of P4.35 trillion, which accounted […]

MHI Thermal Systems Begins Mass Production of ZSX and ZS series for the European Market in June

TOKYO, Jun 10, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group company, will include wireless LAN connectivity as a standard feature on its ZSX Series and ZS Series of residential-use room air conditioners for the European market. ZSX Series Mass production to […]

Mendoza: We are all winners

Time to sing paeans. It should be for all. Winners, losers, they all deserve praise. Olympics golden girl Hidilyn Diaz, silver seizers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and bronze bagger Eumir Marcial—all yours to savor the glory. Some of your 15 teammates stumbled but not after producing some wonders worthy of praise, too, as they […]