Thursday, March 4, 2021

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House Panel OKs SMC Bulacan Airport Franchise

House Panel OKs SMC Bulacan Airport Franchise

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Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

A House of Representatives’ committee on Wednesday approved a measure granting franchise to the leading conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) to build and operate an international airport in Bulacan.

The House Ways and Means Committee approved the substitute bill, particularly its significant tax provisions, that will allow SMC to build a new airport to be dubbed as the “New Manila International Airport” in the coastal areas of Bulakan, Bulacan, around 30 kilometers north of Metro Manila.

The plan is expected to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and support growth and development in Central Luzon.

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, committee chair, said the project will be beneficial with the PHP740-billion infrastructure investment that will “come entirely out of the private sector’s hands”.

Salceda noted that the committee has provided some tax concessions in the proposal to ensure stronger guarantees of returns for the public.

“By tempering the tax provisions, we made sure that the Filipino people will get even more economic benefits for less taxpayer cost,” he said. “By making the tax provisions fairer, we are making sure that the public gets more returns from this project.”

Salceda said under the profit-sharing agreement in the franchise bill, SMC’s subsidiary in charge of operating the airport will share half of its profits to the government above a 12 percent profit margin, and all profits above 14 percent.

He said it is critical that all other incomes derived outside airport operations should be taxed regularly.

“There will be hotels and restaurants in the surrounding ‘Airport City,’ so we want to make sure that the franchise’s tax privileges only extend to the airport operations,” Salceda said.

Salceda said his panel has made the final version of the bill more financially and economically beneficial to the Filipino people.

“This is probably the biggest single-item investment in the country’s history. San Miguel is a Filipino company that has kept nearly all of its money here, to develop this country,” Salceda said. “They are doubling down on their commitment to Philippine development with this investment. I want the airport to happen on fair and equitable terms”.

Meanwhile, Private Public Partnership (PPP) Center Chair Ferdinand Pecson has assured the committee that the government will not have financial obligations to SMC. (PNA)

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Spotlight

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

Lifestyle

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Filipinos Worry About Mental Health Of Students In Remote Learning-Research Firm

BluePrint.PH Facebook posts analysis resulted that education relates to the deaths by suicide is highly discussed among the country's 80 million Facebook users from March 2020 to January 2021 in the Philippines.

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“Monster Hunter” Opens In PH Cinemas This March

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