Economy picks up as local biz adapts to new normal

July 19, 2020
"The critical point in our recovery was when we emerged from enhance community quarantine and transitioned to general community quarantine  in May. As public transport returned, many businesses decided to safely open while observing precautions as their employees could report for work, and businesses started adapting and doing more deliveries, going online and catering to more customers, for example," DCCCII said in a statement signed by its president, John Carlo Tria.

Piracy tops IP violations in

July 19, 2020
In a speech delivered during a webinar organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Barba said the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Office  recorded 67 reports and complaints on intellectual property rights violations from March to June, the first few months of the community quarantine period in the country.

Economic re-opening must be gradual

July 17, 2020
The economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is projected to be greater than expected, hence, the need for the gradual re-opening of the economy to prevent it from further contraction, Bangko Sentral Gov.Benjamin Diokno said.

DMCI sees strong biz recovery

July 16, 2020
Diversified engineering conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc. is optimistic about a “very strong” business recovery in 2021 after a marked slowdown in consolidated earnings it expects this year amid the coronavirus disease that continues to drag down economic activities.

P22-M loans released to 286 SMEs

July 12, 2020
Of the total CARES loan beneficiaries, 71 are from Calabarzon Region, 52 from Metro Manila, 46 from Cordillera Administrative Region, 25 from Bicol Region, 22 from Central Visayas, 26 from Eastern Visayas, 18 from Mimaropa Region, 12 from Cagayan Valley Region, seven from Western Visayas, six from Ilocos Region, and one from Caraga Region.

Med/health workers feted

July 12, 2020
“There is a need to commemorate the immeasurable acts of heroism and selfless compassion of nurses, midwives, and all health workers, and give due honor to those who sacrificed their lives in the line of service, especially during this extraordinary time,” he said in the proclamation.