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Aquino can do it

January 21, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 21, 2016   (First of two parts) Over Christmas the Inquirer published a five-part special report that I had written for my clients. To those who have questioned me, in an accusatory manner, yes, some of the cases are of my clients. My clients are over […]

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Categories: FDI / Investment / Opinion / P-NOY / Peter Wallace

Reduce regulatory burden!

December 7, 2015

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) December 6, 2015   Foreign direct investments (FDI) into the Philippines were once again the lowest among the ASEAN-6 (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in 2014, at 5% of total Asean-6 FDI flows, only half of the proportionate share of the Philippines to the entire ASEAN-6 economy. Our investments […]

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World Bank recommends: Open up shipping, rice, telecommunications sectors

October 30, 2015

Shipping containers are stacked at the Manila International Container Port. EDD GUMBAN/File photo October 30, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – The World Bank is urging the country to open up its telecommunications, shipping, and rice industries to more competition locally and internationally to increase competitiveness and attract more foreign investments. Karl Kendrick Chua, senior country economist […]

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Philippine investments abroad

October 19, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 16, 2015   The news about Jollibee investing $99 million to acquire 40 percent of Smashburger, a US-based burger chain came at about the same time there was news about disappointing figures on our Foreign Direct Investments or FDI. The reactions on social media were […]

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Categories: Boo Chanco / Business / Competition / FDI / Opinion

The discontinued Hanjin project in northern Mindanao: Large foreign direct investments and local governments

July 22, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) July 22, 2015   In 2007-2009, one of South Korea’s shipbuilding companies – Hanjin – made a bold plan to build a $2 billion shipbuilding operation in northern Mindanao. The project would create new direct employment potential of 40,000 skilled industrial […]

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Think tank ADRi backs economic Cha-cha

July 21, 2015

July 20, 2015 PH only ‘half open’ for business REGIONAL think tank Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi) supports amending the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to fully unleash the growth potential of the Philippines. In a statement, ADRi said that the government has an opportunity to give “tuwid na daan” a lasting legacy by […]

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Categories: Charter Change / FDI / Investment / News

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Clamor for economic Charter change grows

July 21, 2015

July 18, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Trade Foundation (PTF) has joined the clamor for amendments to economic restrictions in the 1987 Constitution, particularly with the Asean Economic Community integrating soon. PTF president Tony Lopa said the Aquino administration should support calls to amend the economic provision of the Constitution. By relaxing limitations […]

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PIDS supports easing of foreign ownership limits

June 29, 2015

June 25, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines needs to relax its restrictions on foreign ownership and unify its incentive-giving bodies to make it competitive in the region in attracting job-generating foreign direct investments (FDIs), state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said. FDI inflows to Southeast Asia registered a five percent […]

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Cha-cha no-vote: Palace hand or lack of numbers?

June 16, 2015

June 12, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – Leaders of the House of Representatives were able to muster 267 lawmakers to attend the last session day – more than the 217 affirmative votes needed to approve the Resolution of Both Houses No. 1, also known as economic Charter change. However, many lawmakers were surprised when Speaker […]

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Categories: Charter Change / FDI / P-NOY

Political Cha-cha nixed

June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – There is no way proposals to amend political provisions of the Constitution can be slipped in on the sly in a House resolution calling for economic Charter change, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. Belmonte was commenting on reports that senators, while supportive of Resolution of Both House […]

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