President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. highlighted the Philippines as a Service Export Powerhouse, specifically the Tourism and Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) Sectors’ vital roles in boosting the country’s economic growth during his speech in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Congress last Monday, 24 July 2023.
Part of the administration’s work is to push the Philippines by making it a “Tourism Powerhouse and an Agile Export Powerhouse” in Southeast Asia, aligning with the two plans, the National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) 2023-2028 and the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2023-2028.
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EDC welcomes Mr. Eli M. Remolona Jr. as the new Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Council member in place of former Gov. Felipe M. Medalla as the Presidential Communications Office announced his appointment on 23 June 2023.
Gov. Remolona brings his extensive experience in central banking, economic policy, international finance, and financial markets to the agency. Before he was appointed BSP Governor, he was a Professor of Finance and Director of Central Banking at the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur. He taught courses on monetary policy, money and capital markets, and digital transformation. Continue reading EDC welcomes the new BSP Governor and DOH Secretary
For information and easy reference of the concerned stakeholders, please be guided by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) visual presentation of the Bureau’s principal ports and sub-ports location on the Philippine map.
The BOC Collection Districts, also known as Ports are supervised by a District Collector assisted by Deputy District Collectors as many as necessary, a District Collector also has jurisdiction over Sub-ports.
A Collection/ Customs District has a designated “principal port of entry” and each principal port of entry has its “sub-port(s) of entry”.
Below are the seventeen (17) Collection Districts identified by the BOC.
For detailed contact information of each collection district, you may visit the organization Chart of the BOC through this link. PKC
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. approved the new Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2023-2028, presenting the Philippines as an agile export powerhouse; designed to accelerate the development and growth of exports in key industries. The plan was presented by the Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo Pascual at the press briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Office on 06 June 2023.
The Export Development Act of 1994 mandated the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to lead the crafting of the plan, to help uplift the country’s exports performance. The PEDP was developed by the Philippine exporting community under the leadership of the Export Development Council, with supervision from the DTI and in collaboration with key national government agencies and the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT). Continue reading Launching PEDP 2023-2028: Philippines as Agile Export Powerhouse
Both the PEDP 2023-2028 and PDP were aligned to achieve the PH sustainable development goals, with the former focused on export development as the lynchpin of the economy.
The two plans working together will serve as the platform for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030 and the Philippines’ AmBisyon Natin towards a prosperous, inclusive and resilient society by 2040,
Continue reading PEDP and PDP aligned to achieve the PH sustainable development goals
The Bureau of Customs and Department of Information and Communications Technology strengthened their partnership through a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) in promoting integration, interoperability, and interconnection of their systems and applications, signed on 15 June 2023.
Under the MOU, DICT will assess BOC’s applications and systems; recommend strategies for improving the bureau’s ICT system, develop additional applications if necessary, and ensure smooth integration. While BOC will be the partner of DICT in providing guidance and support for interoperability. Continue reading BOC and DICT to foster an integrated information and communication technology system
PHILEXPORT and e-KONEK ink Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the encoding and lodgement of import and export declarations using e-Konek’s value-added service provider (VASP) system, which connects to the Bureau of Customs’ Electronic-to-Mobile System.
The MOA spells out that e-Konek shall provide project-based encoders to train in submitting export declarations using the e-konek VASP system. While PHILEXPORT will supply the workspace and consumable office supplies for the service. Continue reading PHILEXPORT and e-KONEK ink MOA for export encoding services
The PNP-FEO led the CA-TT Writeshop for the awareness of concerned stakeholders on the application and processes of the Committee of the Ban on Firearms and Security Concerns (CBFSC) in applying for exemptions and Certificate of Authority to Transport (CA-TT) during the gun ban period on every election. Continue reading PNP leads CA-TT Writeshop ahead the BSKE 2023 Elections
The Employers Confederation Of the Philippines (ECOP) celebrated its 44th annual gathering. This year’s National Conference of Employers (NCE) was creatively themed “Human-Centered Transition for a Just and Sustainable Workplace” The forum tackled strategies for creating unique employee experiences and the critical role that employers should play in making this a reality. Continue reading ECOP: 44th NCE “Human-Centered Transitions for a Just and Sustainable Workplace”
The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) confirmed that PBBM has allowed the creation of a single operating system for all government transactions to improve bureaucratic efficiency in the country and also as part of the ease of doing business program of the country in the sectoral meeting convened last 11 April 2023. Continue reading Creation of Single Operating System for all gov’t transactions in the works