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End open-pit mining ban — MICC

End open-pit mining ban — MICC

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Next forex liberalization wave readied

Next forex liberalization wave readied

A customer trades US dollars for Philippine pesos

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Miners also want gov’t to resolve EO 79

Miners also want gov’t to resolve EO 79

While miners lauded the Mining Industry Coordinating Council’s (MICC) decision to recommend the lifting of the ban on open-pit mine in the country, they are also hoping that the government will also

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Gov’t eyes partnership with ISPs to break telco duopoly

Gov’t eyes partnership with ISPs to break telco duopoly

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) revealed another route for a so-called third player to break the PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom duopoly: the proliferation of small inte

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Decision on lifting of open-pit mine ban up

Decision on lifting of open-pit mine ban up

Even if the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) is already set to release today (Tuesday) the results of the study seeking to prove or counter the legality of open-pit mine ban in

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Australian forces train Filipino troops in urban warfare

Australian forces train Filipino troops in urban warfare

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Australia defense minister thanks crew of spy planes in Marawi mission

Australia defense minister thanks crew of spy planes in Marawi mission

“I want to thank the men and women of the Australian Defense Force who have been part of Australia’s engagement when the Orions came to support in relation to activities in Marawi,” she told rep

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21 state leaders to attend Asean meetings

21 state leaders to attend Asean meetings

A total of 21 heads of state and government are coming to the Philippines next month for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and other related meetings that President Duterte wil

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Nov. 13 to 15 special non-working days in MM, Pampanga, Bulacan

Nov. 13 to 15 special non-working days in MM, Pampanga, Bulacan

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Novem

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Creation of climate change department pushed

Creation of climate change department pushed

Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte yesterday proposed the creation of a Department of Climate Change to harmonize and strengthen all national disaster risk reduction efforts in the country.

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BIR establishes medium taxpayers service in Manila

BIR establishes medium taxpayers service in Manila

The Bureau of Internal Revenue  Regional Office in Manila recently launched its own Medium Taxpayers Service (MTS) in an effort to strengthen monitoring of the 500 biggest taxpayers in the city. B

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Anti-red tape bill nears House approval

Anti-red tape bill nears House approval

The measure seeking to significantly cut red tape in getting government clearances and permits is being eyed for approval by the House plenary when Congress resumes session on Nov. 13, a senior admin

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Main business chamber identifies issues holding back progress

Main business chamber identifies issues holding back progress

A Customs cop and his dog check out a con

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Metrobank buys out credit card stake of Australia’s ANZ

Metrobank buys out credit card stake of Australia's ANZ

METROBANK. Metropo

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Electronics industry says 2017 $30-B export target within reach

Electronics industry says 2017 $30-B export target within reach

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JFC supports retention of incentives for BPM industry

JFC supports retention of incentives for BPM industry

The Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce (JFC) of the Philippines has backed the call to retain the incentives currently being enjoyed by the Business Process Management (BPM) industry, noting the latter

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Foreign chambers push Clark airport as alternative to NAIA

Foreign chambers push Clark airport as alternative to NAIA

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines has expressed support to development of the Clark International Airport in Clark, Pampanga as a viable alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino Internati

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PCC backs bills lifting foreign equity cap on telco, transport

PCC backs bills lifting foreign equity cap on telco, transport

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said yesterday it was supporting initiatives in Congress to amend certain provisions in the 80-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) such as the lifting of the

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PCC: Open construction business to foreigners

PCC: Open construction business to foreigners

The competition watchdog said P210 billion more would be invested in the private sector if the government changed the licensing rules being followed in the construction industry. In a policy note p

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Philippines GDP grows 7% in Q2 2016

Philippines GDP grows 7% in Q2 2016

Boosted by a strong start to 2016, the Philippine economy grew 7% in the second quarter of the year. The latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figure announced by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary

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Philippine mining turmoil drives nickel prices

Philippine mining turmoil drives nickel prices

Philippine mining companies are keenly awaiting the results of a nationwide government audit of their environmental standards, due for completion by the end of August, with some voicing concern th

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Duterte signs order on Freedom of Information

Duterte signs order on Freedom of Information

  President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an Executive Order mandating full public disclosure of all offices under the executive branch, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar announced Sund

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Decongest Metro Manila immediately, foreign investors plead

Decongest Metro Manila immediately, foreign investors plead

Transport topped the infrastructure wish list of foreign investors, as they called on the government to immediately work on the decongestion of Metro Manila. In a policy note, the Australia-New Zea

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DICT law finally signed; DOTC to become simply transportation department

DICT law finally signed; DOTC to become simply transportation department

  President Benigno Aquino III on Monday (May 23) signed into law Republic Act 10844, An Act Creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), one of the most aw

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Online Broadband Policy Brief

Online Broadband Policy Brief

Download the full policy brief here: Online Broadband Policy Brief 

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JFC Holds Fifth Arangkada Philippines Forum for More Inclusive Growth Through Bolder Reforms in the Next Decade

JFC Holds Fifth Arangkada Philippines Forum for More Inclusive Growth Through Bolder Reforms in the Next Decade

  On March 1, 2016, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines will host its Fifth Anniversary Forum with the theme “A Bolder and More Inclusive Decade” at th

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JFC Holds Briefing on Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS)

JFC Holds Briefing on Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS)

Representatives of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) met with Cabinet Secretary Almendras for a briefing on the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) at SMX Convention Center, P

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Foreign chambers see FDI rising in H2

Foreign chambers see FDI rising in H2

Foreign business groups in the Philippines are optimistic the country’s net foreign direct investments (FDI) will pick up in the second half of the year as investors regain confidence along with

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JFC meets with DBM chief Butch Abad

JFC meets with DBM chief Butch Abad

    Action points in the JFC meeting with DBM Sec. Butch Abad on June 4, 2015: Discuss with the sponsors of the DICT bill the DBM idea of transferring transportation a

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Ambassadors join JFC heads in Roundtable Discussion

Ambassadors join JFC heads in Roundtable Discussion

    JFC heads hold Roundtable Discussion with Ambassadors on 25 May 2015. Among the attendees include Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell, New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan,

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Arangkada Legislation Policy Brief

Arangkada Legislation Policy Brief

Legislation Policy Brief

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Arangkada Manufacturing Policy Brief

Arangkada Manufacturing Policy Brief

Manufacturing Policy Brief

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Arangkada Mining Policy Brief

Arangkada Mining Policy Brief

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) and Philippine Business Groups held a Press Conference for the launch of the Arangkada-TAPP Mining Policy Brief last September 10th, 2014 at the AIM Conference Center,

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Survey on Members’ Concerns/Issues with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Survey on Members’ Concerns/Issues with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Dear Members, The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Office of Secretary Gregory Domingo has asked the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce for inputs and issues that the DTI

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JFC Mining Working Group Meeting

JFC Mining Working Group Meeting

The next JFC Mining Working Group Meeting will be at 23 July 2014, 10:00am-11:30am at the ANZCHAM Boardroom. For reservations or inquiries, please ask Hazel Canlas at policy@anzcham.com.

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Events

Events

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Meetings

Meetings

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) recently held a meeting with Department of Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez on April 10, Thursday, 10:00 am in Makati City. The agenda included the results of the 3rd A

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