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ICT Bill Gets House Nod on Second Reading

October 13, 2011

The bill creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology was approved yesterday at the House of Representatives on second reading bringing the country closer to having a separate agency focusing on ICT development. Read More

Raffia Products Gaining Headway Globally

October 09, 2011

The raffia weavers of Central Visayas (Region 7) are benefiting from the growing demand for raffia-based products in international markets such as Europe, United States, Spain, and Japan. Indigenous local materials such as raffia, buri, pina, and abaca are gaining popularity among foreign buyers due to the skills and artistry of Filipino craftsmen and the increasing preference of global consumers for biodegradable products. Read More

The View From The 19th Floor: Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Country

October 06, 2011

Thirty-five-year-old Cresante "Chris" Besas had been making a living driving his own tricycle for 13years before he caught sight of a poster describing the Nestle Business on Wheels (BOW) Program. He said he was intrigued by the simplicity of the requirements: "Able to read and write and able to drive a tricycle." The question he had at that time was, "What kind of business could somebody with those very basic skills possibly have Read More

PCCI to Wage All-Out War on Corruption

October 05, 2011

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) will mobilize all its member companies to do their part in fighting corruption as part of the private sector's efforts to clean the country's image and boost its competitiveness. Read More

Taking Hold of Opportunities in the Energy Sector

October 03, 2011

Speech of Mr. Hubert D'Aboville in Powertrends 2011 held at the SMX Convention Center on the 28th of September 2011. Read More

Bohol Weavers Get ECCP Support

September 23, 2011

Tagbilaran City Bohol Raffia weavers in Bohol expect the demand of Philippine made products to gain strong market awareness globally after coming up with new design patterns to offer exporters. Read More

The View From the 19th Floor: We Are Not Saints

September 22, 2011

Today when we read the newspapers we continually see some very familiar terms. Words like "plunder," "ghostprojects," "rigged bidding," "scams," "anomalous projects," and "investigations" appear on a daily basis and are attached to the name of a government official, business executive, government agency, or a company. These are easy-to-catch terms and immediately you know there is something unethical about these activities. Read More

Integrity Pledge

September 20, 2011

Governance is not about how the government governs. It is how the government, the private business sector, and civil society collectively pursue the common good. Read More

Drupa 2012 World Tour Stops in Manila

September 20, 2011

Players in the printing and publishing industry from the Philippines are being invited to join the drupa 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany in May next year. Read More

Integrity Summit 2011 a Big Success!

September 16, 2011

The Integrity Summit on 14 September was attended by more than 500 executives of the private sector and a delegation of high-level government officials led by President Benigno Aquino III. Read More

No Longer 'Corruption As Usual'

September 14, 2011

Local and foreign businessmen viewed the presence of President Aquino at the first Philippine Integrity Summit on Wednesday as a good signal to the global investment community that it is no longer "corruption as usual" in the Philippines. Read More

Private Groups Push Anticorruption Drive

September 08, 2011

Shun bribery, pursue ethical practices. Read More

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