EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

Philippines Seeking to Improve Rank in ‘Doing Business’ Survey

Aiming to improve the country’s ranking the annual ‘Doing Business’ survey conducted by the World Bank, the government has been pursuing various policy reforms that will enhance the country’s business regulatory environment. According to the Department of Trade and Industry...
transaction

DOF Urges the Public to Report Gov’t Agencies Failing to Comply with Transaction Deadlines

The public may report government agencies who fail to deliver and facilitate transactions within the process cycle time under the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Law. According to Department of Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran, the EoDB law punishes those who...
holiday pay rules

DOLE Releases Pay Rules for Holy Week Holidays

Workers who will be reporting for work on Maundy Thursday (April 18), Good Friday (April 19), and Black Saturday (April 20) are entitled to receive premium payments on top of their regular salaries for these days. In a statement, the...
work from home law

Guidelines for Work from Home Law, Out Now

The implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Telecommuting Act, otherwise known as the Work from Home Law, is now in place, allowing employees from the private sector to work in other places aside from their offices by using telecommunication...
taxpayer feedback system

Revised Rules on Taxpayer Feedback System Now in Place

To ensure efficient frontline service delivery to the taxpaying public, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released the revised rules on the implementation of the taxpayer feedback system, just right before the tax payment deadline on April 15. BIR...
Pilipinas Agila Tires

DA, DTI to Launch ‘Pilipinas Agila Tires’

As part of the government's effort to stabilize and even increase the buying price of local rubber produced by farmers in the country, Pilipinas Agila Tires, the first locally manufactured motorcycle tire brand that uses 100 percent local rubber bought...
payment systems

BSP to Release Implementing Guidelines for National Payment Systems

Recognizing the important role of payment systems in a stable financial system and in realizing monetary policy objectives, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will soon be coming out with the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the National Payment...
digitization of system

SSS to Digitize Systems to Enhance Services

Following the recent contribution rate adjustments, the Social Security System (SSS) is directed to use technology to improve its delivery of service to its members and reduce overhead expenses, at the same time. Social Security Commission Chairperson and Finance Secretary...
government jobs

Gov’t has More Than 200K Vacant Positions to Fill

It is graduation season once again, and more young Filipinos will now be looking and applying for jobs to facilitate their entrance as members of the country’s workforce. One of the challenges that they will face is to find a...
30 under 30

Four Filipino Entrepreneurs Makes it to Forbes 2019’s ’30 Under 30 Asia’ List

Forbes Magazine has recently released its 2019 list of ’30 Under 30 Asia, a list of young entrepreneurs who are considered to be the ‘game changers’ in their respective fields, and four Filipino entrepreneurs have made the cut. Social entrepreneurs...

Planning to Start a Business with Small Capital? The Government Can Actually Help

A lot of entrepreneurs will tell you that if you really want to have true financial freedom and have control of your time, own a business. Of course, starting one can be quite daunting and difficult – and it would...
saving money

More Households Saved Money in Q1 2019

A survey from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) shows that more Filipino families have been setting aside money for various reasons in the first quarter of 2019. From the previous quarter’s 32.8 percent, the BSP’ latest Consumer Expectations Survey...
streamlined energy projects

EVOSS Law Streamlines Energy Projects, Cuts Down Power Rates by P0.35/kwh

President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently signed the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Law that intends to streamline approval processes for energy projects. Senate Committee on Energy Chairman Sherwin T. Gatchalian, principal author of the EVOSS Law, said that by cutting...
free Wi-Fi in public areas

Free Wi-Fi in Public Places Soon as DICT Fast Tracks ‘Pipol Konek’

With their goal of providing free internet access and promoting knowledge-building among the Filipino citizens, the Department of Information and Communications has recently formalized its partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) expediting the roll-out of free wi-fi in...