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22 Apr 2008 | 4 Comments

Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. today called on the Senate and House of Representatives not to succumb to Malacañang’s pressure to water down the bill delineating the archipelagic baselines of the Philippines.

22 Apr 2008 | No Comment

As the Senate resumes its sessions today, independent think-tank IBON Foundation again urged senators to reject the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) saying that the P365 billion in investments that the deal will supposedly bring is too high a price to pay for the death of the local manufacturing sector.
As it is, the long-term liberalization of the economy has further …

22 Apr 2008 | No Comment

RICE IMPORTS DON’T SPELL CHEAPER PRICES; GOV’T URGED TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL RICE SECTOR INSTEAD
As government continues to turn to importation as remedy for the current rice crisis, this time with the proposal to further cut the powers of NFA and increase private importation, research group IBON reminds the administration that rice imports, based on experience, do not result in lower-priced …

22 Apr 2008 | No Comment

Singapore and Hong Kong, April 21, 2008 – IDC’s preliminary results show that the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market grew 19% year-on-year to 17 million units in 1Q08. This was 2% ahead of forecasts, with portable PCs being the primary contributor. Nearly every country posted double-digit sequential growth in this form factor, allowing total portable PCs to grow 54% year …

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