PH manufacturing sector posts growth in March

The country’s manufacturing score in March this year posted growth as production volume and purchasing activity continue to rise, the IHS Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) report said.

The report released Monday shows that Philippine manufacturing PMI in March pegged at 52.2, but lower …

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SC extends deadline for GIS submission

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the deadline for the submission of the general information sheet (GIS) to allow corporations to cope with the new rounds of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and the transition to an online submission system.

In a notice issued …

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Oil prices to go up anew this week

Oil prices are going up again starting Tuesday.

In separate advisories Monday, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, Total, and Unioil will increase gasoline prices by PHP0.65 per liter.

Except for Cleanfuel, diesel prices of these companies will also rise by PHP0.05 per …

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PH T-bill rates post mixed results

The rates of treasury bills (T-bills) mostly rose Monday but demand remained high.

National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon attributed the strong buying interest to risk aversion.

The average rate of the 91-day paper increased to 1.295 percent and the 182-day T-bill’s to 1.646 percent but …

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SMC to speed up work on Skyway Extension

Following the opening of the Skyway Extension’s four-kilometer northbound section to the public, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said construction of the project’s southbound section will advance and move at a faster pace in time for completion by the third quarter of this year.

“It’s only …

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PilSys Step 1 registration draws 28M

Amid the public health crisis, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) was able to accommodate more than 28 million Filipinos who participated in the Step 1 registration phase for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

The data include some 17.3 million individuals who signed up for PhilSys …

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BSP debt paper interest rate declines

The rate of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) 28-day term deposit facility (TDF) fell Monday as demand remained strong.

Data released by the central bank showed that the average rate of the debt paper dropped to 1.8795 percent from 1.9156 percent during the auction …

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Fish supply to NCR reach 46K MT in Q1

MANILA – The fish unloaded in the Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) for the first quarter of the year reached a high of 46,436.77 metric tons (MT), the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) said on Thursday.

The NFPC caters to retailers in the National Capital …

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Ex-BIFF rebels get livelihood aid

COTABATO CITY – A total of 177 former members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who earlier surrendered to the Army in Maguindanao have received livelihood aid from the provincial government.

Maguindanao Gov. Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu and Big Gen. Jose Narciso, 6th Infantry Division …

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Cops destroy P21.9-M illegal drugs in CAR

CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Policemen in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have seized and destroyed some PHP21.97 million worth of illegal drugs as well as the arrest of 24 persons engaged in the illegal trade in March this year.

Capt. Marnie Abellanida, information …

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P eyes use of IATA travel pass

MANILA – The Philippine government is considering the use of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) travel pass as part of the country’s preparations for the resumption of international travel amid the pandemic, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Wednesday.

“This move is parallel with …

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