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Premiere Horizon enters agritech sector

Listed holding firm Premiere Horizon Alliance Corp. has ventured into agriculture technology (agritech) sector via its subsidiary, PH Agriforest Inc. In a regulatory filing on Friday, Premiere Horizon said that through PH Agriforest, it plans to leverage on the financial technology (fintech) expertise of its parnter SquidPay Technology, Inc. by …

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CHEd seeks dialog on academic freedom

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) will convene a panel to discuss academic freedom and how law enforcers can protect it, according to the agency. This was after the Philippine military unilaterally ended a deal with the University of the Philippines (UP) banning soldiers inside the state institution. “The implementation …

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Younger kids allowed in malls

Minors as young as 10 years may go out to visit malls in areas under a general lockdown starting Feb. 1 to boost consumer spending, according to the government’s task force against the coronavirus. “Any person below 10 years old, those who are over 65 years of age, those with …

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Philippines tightens testing for travelers

The Philippines on Friday tightened testing protocols for foreign travelers to ensure the detection of new coronavirus strains. Passengers from countries where new COVID-19 variants have been detected must undergo a second coronavirus swab test on their fifth day of quarantine, according to an order issued by an inter-agency task …

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Philippines, Indonesia eye copper tie-ups

The Philippines and Indonesia have pledged to deepen ties to boost their copper industries, according to the Trade department. Officials from both countries met virtually on Jan. 14 to exchange information, share good practices, and present investment opportunities and areas for collaboration in the sector, the Philippine Trade department said …

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PEZA eyes P100B in pledges this year

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) seeks to get more than P100 billion in investment pledges this year, slightly higher than last year. “We don’t want to be promising high figures,” PEZA Director-General Charito B. Plaza said in an e-mailed statement on Friday. “Instead, we must work hard and build …

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BSP seen unlikely to touch rates this year

The Philippine central bank would probably pause monetary easing this year until previous rate cuts lead to substantial credit growth, according to Standard Chartered Bank. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is likely to bring down banks’ reserve requirements further instead to boost liquidity, Chidu Narayanan, an economist at the foreign …

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