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Philippines - Safety & Security

24/11/2017
This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data Last Published: 7/17/2017 Overview There is a significant demand for safety and security products...

Philippines overtakes China in economic growth again

20/11/2017
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines pulled ahead of China in the 3rd quarter of 2017 as the Southeast Asian economy reported growth of 6.9%, slightly faster than the Asian superpower's 6.8%. (READ...

'Almost 400' PH towns have no fire trucks – DILG

11/07/2017
As of April 2017, the Bureau of Fire Protection has 2,674 fire trucks – 932 units short of the ideal number MANILA, Philippines— Almost 400 municipalities nationwide do not have their own fire trucks...

Hope for Marawi

11/07/2017
WORKING for Dubai made me realize that religion is not a hindrance in developing cities and nations. When culturally and spiritually diverse countries assimilate into one society, there is economic...

Dutertenomics: ‘Golden age of infrastructure’

11/07/2017
President Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to sign in November an agreement that would jump-start the construction of the country’s first subway system, Transportation Secretary...

Private sector boom drives Philippine security

07/07/2017
The Philippines’ security market is as bright and shiny as the country itself – growth prospects are good especially in the wake of a new government administration which places a strong focus on law...

COA to BFP: Better to buy new fire trucks than repair old ones

08/06/2017
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) ordered the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to buy new fire trucks instead of spending an "unreasonable" amount of money to repair aging ones. In a...

DOJ: BFP has authority to enforce fire safety regulations in casinos

08/06/2017
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has reversed the legal opinion of his predecessor, Senator Leila De Lima, that apparently gave the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) the power to...

Addressing Cyberspace Vulnerability: ASEAN And The Philippines – Analysis

20/03/2017
By RJ Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon* As early as the 1990s, the increasing risk and vulnerability of cyberspace was highlighted when a group of hackers known as L0pht issued a warning that computers’...

Japan pledges aid, investments for Philippine infrastructure

03/02/2017
MANILA – Japan said Thursday it would provide 1 trillion yen (P434 billion) in aid and investments to help the Philippines overhaul its infrastructure, as the two countries pledged to strengthen...

Investing in the Philippines: What to Expect in 2017

03/02/2017
Posted on February 3, 2017 by ASEAN Briefing The Philippines garnered substantial international attention in 2016, owing largely to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpected rise to power, his litany of...

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