4 months Biz groups: Prioritize passing key bills Manilatimes |Biz
MORE than a dozen industry organizations and business chambers on Tuesday urged the 18th Congress to prioritize passing several key economic-reform measures to improve the Philippines’ competitiveness and attract more investors. In a joint statement, the groups said the bills they would like to see passed include amendments to the Public Service, Foreign Investment and Retail Trade acts and the Build-Operate-Transfer and Bank Secrecy laws; the Apprenticeship Program Reform; the Freedom of Information Act; and the lifting of foreign-equity restrictions. Other amendments they are also pushing for are those to the Philippine Econozine Zone Authority Act, the Agri-Agra law, the ... more