Giving our natural resources-based industries a deeper look

Giving our natural resources-based industries a deeper look

Giving our natural resources-based industries a deeper look As we move forward in recovery, I believe it is vital that we recognize an economic sector that has its roots in the rural areas and has a foothold in many areas in Mindanao. These are our natural...

#MINDANAO: Milestones

#MINDANAO: Milestones A major tax reform long awaited by many business groups in the country is the CREATE law, which seeks to lower taxes to the level of our ASEAN neighbors and strengthens incentives. For many enterprises, especially our rural MSMEs, the lower...
Trends and tips

Trends and tips

Written by John Carlo Tria In this week’s column we examine trends and forecasts to encourage entrepreneurs to examine areas of growth as we recover. The lower GDP contraction in the fourth quarter of 2020 shows a continuous trend of recovery. We look at trends...
Move forward in 2021!

Move forward in 2021!

Written by John Carlo Tria As I write this and we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, and the Christmas decor starts getting packed away, we are brought back to thoughts of the year that just passed. Yes, 2020. I know many of you have strong sentiments about the past...
Big help for businesses

Big help for businesses

Written by John Carlo Tria Recent developments provide hope for local businesses in their quest for recovery in these times and prepare for next year. The Bayanihan 2 law grants the Small Business Corporation under the DTI to loan out an additional P10 billion to...
Ways forward to recovery!

Ways forward to recovery!

Written by John Carlo Tria As we all tread the recovery path, we are on the look-out for opportunities within which trade can take place. Local efforts to expand online trade and boost domestic logistics, and new international trading agreements such as the Regional...