Agriculture lobby expects limited downside to RCEP signing delay 

By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, Reporter FURTHER DELAY in joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal would be “prudent” in light of the struggles of the agriculture industry, with consequences of late joining expected to be mild, industry representatives said. “I believe that it is prudent to further delay the (trade deal) ratification. […]

South Korea provides $1.28-M fund for 5 PHL projects under BIMP-EAGA support program 

SOUTH KOREA will fund five projects worth $1.28 million (P70.58 million) in southern Philippines under a program that supports development within the special economic grouping covering Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines.   The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), in a statement on Friday, said the five projects are among the 10 approved under the four-country East […]

What’s new with Philippine investment incentives

2022 has ushered in several changes to the Philippines: a new administration, the winding down of the COVID-19 pandemic, and updates to the country’s investment incentive strategy. Investment incentives are government concessions meant to attract inbound capital. Taking advantage of these incentives is integral to strategic business optimization. From the relaxing of foreign equity restrictions, […]

Editorial: Call out red-tagging

“Red-tagging” labels individuals or groups as members or sympathizers of the left-wing insurgency, exposing them to the risks of harassment, bodily harm and death from counterinsurgency entities and vigilantes operating with government collusion.According to a May 5, 2022 article posted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based non-profit organization exposing global violations of […]

House body approves freelance bill

THE HOUSE of Representatives labor committee on Monday approved a measure that seeks to protect the rights of freelance workers and ensure they work under humane conditions.   Consolidated House Bill 615 directs the employer and freelance worker to sign a hiring contract.  Pangasinan Rep. Christopher V.P. De Venecia, who filed the bill, said freelancers are […]

Lazada asks Senate to soften bill’s liability clause

By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, Reporter LAZADA E-Services Philippines, Inc. on Thursday asked senators to temper the language of a bill that seeks to regulate online transactions, saying making e-commerce platforms like it and Shopee accountable to buyers could make sellers less responsible for product defects. “It dramatically lessens the seller’s responsibility and therefore emboldens […]

Diversified Business Portfolio And Strengthened Core Competitiveness Landsea Green Life Achieved Quality Growth In 2022 Interim Results

EQS Newswire / 22/08/2022 / 11:13 UTC+8   LANDSEA GREEN LIFE SERVICE COMPANY LIMITED 朗詩綠色生活服務有限公司 (Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability) (Stock code: 1965)   Diversified Business Portfolio And Strengthened Core Competitiveness Landsea Green Life Achieved Quality Growth In 2022 Interim Results   (19 August 2022, Hong Kong) Landsea Green Life Service Company […]

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited Announces Intention to Delist American Depositary Shares from the New York Stock Exchange and Intention to Deregister and Terminate Reporting Obligations

EQS Newswire / 12/08/2022 / 21:55 UTC+8 NEW YORK, August 12, 2022 — Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited (the “Company”) (NYSE:SHI) (HKEX:00338) (SSE:600688) announced today that the Company notified the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) on 12 August 2022 (eastern time of the United States) that it intends to voluntarily delist its American depositary shares […]