Priority Industry Clusters Trumps 2015 Targets

The six National Priority Industry Clusters of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry – Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG) surpassed its 2015 annual targets for investments by 157% and domestic sales by 177% by posting a total of P3.317 billion of investments and P4.532 billion domestic sales. 

Likewise, it also surpassed its 2015 targets for jobs generated by 139%, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) created and assisted by 110% and 157%, respectively. 

Terrorism Matters

APBC Director and Defence Chair Nicole Forest Green spoke at a recent Defence Conference in Manila about terrorism and the Australia-Philippines defence relationship. The Philippines is an important regional defence and security partner to Australia due to its strategic location in South East Asia.


Duterte Calls On Miners To “Shape Up”

Environment and mining groups have voiced support for president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s call for mining companies to “shape up.” 

For a country with a rich biodiversity and island ecosystems profile like the Philippines, there is no place for illegal miners and destructive mining practices, said Ysan Castillo, secretary general of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST).


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