THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced a temporary halt on the issuance of permits for the importation of live cattle and its meat products from Brazil amid reports of a mad cow disease outbreak in the country earlier this month, according to a memorandum order. In the memo posted on the department's website on Thursday, DA Secretary William D. ...

A TRADE department official has flagged a potentially worsening digital gap among enterprises in the Philippines, pointing to the need for policies that address the divide. Philippine firms that have adopted high-level technologies in their operations are usually large enterprises, exporters, and firms with foreign direct investment, Trade Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba said at a virtual event on Friday. Most ...

Jollibee Foods Corp. has ramped up its global expansion, opening stores in the United Kingdom. -- Company handout The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Jollibee Foods Corp.'s shelf registration of P20-billion perpetual preferred shares subject to remaining requirements, the regulator said in a statement on Friday. Jollibee earlier said that the issuance of the shares forms part of its ...

https://rlcommercialreit.com.ph/ By Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte, Reporter RL Commercial REIT, Inc. (RCR) on Thursday said it has secured the highest issuer credit rating from Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings), which allows it to raise its borrowing limit. In a statement, RCR said it received a credit rating of PRS Aaa (corp.) with a stable outlook from PhilRatings. "The investment-grade issuer ...

Listed upstream oil and gas firm PXP Energy Corp. said on Friday that its units have entered into a settlement with Australia's Karoon Energy Ltd., which is required to pay $9.6 million in cash over an exploration dispute in offshore Peru. PXP Energy owns majority or 53% of Pitkin Petroleum Ltd. (PPL), which has a 25% participating interest in Peru ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) said on Friday that its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program has covered 94% of its employees so far. The program is a joint effort of SMIC, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., SM Retail, Inc., BDO Unibank, Inc., and China Banking Corp. as well as 2GO Group, Inc., Atlas Mining & Development Corp., ...

REUTERS The Philippines on Friday took delivery of 661,200 more doses of the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca, Plc. This as the health department announced in its daily bulletin that there are 20,336 new coronavirus cases. The shipment was paid for by local government units and the private sector, vaccine czar Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. said in an interview with ...

THE INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said Friday that the murder of South Cotabato lawyer Juan G. Macababbad cannot be ignored as more lawyers nationwide are being killed. "Our country cannot attain true independence and freedom when conformity is extracted by fear and criticism silenced by force," IBP said in a statement. The group called for a nationwide effort ...

The Philippines will bar the entry of travelers from Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, and Slovenia in the latest update of the so-called red list for travel. "This new classification shall take effect on Sept. 19, 2021 until Sept. 30, 2021," Palace spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. said in a statement. Countries on the red list are considered to be ...

FREEPIK THE GOVERNMENT'S largest medical supplier delivered two million surgical masks "in advance" without a request from the budget department's procurement service, said Senator Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel on Friday. Ms. Hontiveros, speaking at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing, presented a text message from Pharmally regulatory affairs head Krizle Grace Mago to a former staffer of the Procurement Service ...

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