GOV’T INTENSIFIES EFFORTS TO ADDRESS INFLATION – NEDA

While the inflation rate increased from 4.2 percent in January to 4.7 percent in February 2021, the inflation target remains at 2 to 4 percent as the government intensifies efforts to address higher food prices, said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

ENABLING ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, MEDICAL AND FISCAL RESILIENCY TOPS LEDAC COMMON LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

The approval of the Common Legislative Agenda (CLA) for the 18th Congress by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) Executive Committee (ExCom) is a welcome development for the country’s efforts to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, said the National Economic and Development Authority, which sits as the LEDAC secretariat.

Intramuros reopens in the new normal

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced today (February 17) the formal reopening of the historic walled city of Intramuros in the new normal.

DOT files falsification raps against Boracay tourists with forged COVID test results

The Department of Tourism (DOT), after repeated warnings against tourists who falsify their COVID tests to enter Boracay, has filed charges against the six (6) Manila-based errant tourists who were nabbed in January 2021 for Falsification of Public Documents. Marc Judicpa of the DOT Region VI-Boracay Field and Compliance Monitoring Office (BFCMO) filed the complaint.

DOT: reclassification of industries to hasten recovery

The Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed optimism for tourism’s speedy recovery with the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to reclassify industries for the continued reopening of the economy.