Philippine manufacturing - updates

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PH exports fall by 7.5% in November 2016

Jan 10, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia expects a better year for exports in 2017 in anticipation of stronger trade ties with China and Russia

DAMPENING DEMAND. Demand for electronics exports decline from key markets. File photo Romeo Gacad/AFP.

Snapshot of industries: Good, poor performers under Aquino

Jun 18, 2016 - 9:30 AM

How did industries fare under the Aquino administration?

FASTEST GROWING. The country’s turnaround from being Sick Man of Asia to the fastest growing economy in the region is President Benigno Aquino III’s claim to fame

Valenzuela Mayor Gatchalian faces criminal raps over Kentex fire

Jul 23, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The Department of Justice special panel also recommends a further investigation of the possible liabilities of labor officials over the largest industrial accident in the country

DOLE endorses to DOJ criminal cases vs Kentex

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz turns over to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima a briefer on violations of labor laws detailing possible evidence to support criminal action against Kentex Manufacturing and its subcontractor

Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Five persons were killed after they were trapped inside a burning rubber slipper factory in Valenzuela City, according to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Families of 57 Kentex fire casualties settle for P151,200

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:27 PM

The settlement includes a waiver against any further claims against the footwear manufacturer which lost 72 employees in the Philippines worst factory fire to date

DIALOGUE. Families of workers killed in the Kentex Manufacturing Corporation footwear factory fire line up to receive grocery packs and some financial assistance from the owner during a dialogue in Valenzuela City on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dire conditions found in factories around Kentex

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Workers are not provided with personal protective equipment including earplugs for noise pollution face masks for airborne contaminants and welding goggles

epa04747280 Filipino workers collect water next to a burnt footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Victims' kin, survivors file criminal raps vs Kentex

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:41 PM

A total of 52 – 8 casualties kin and 44 survivors – name 9 Kentex owners as respondents in their criminal complaint

CASUALTIES. Authorities examine charred bodies of workers killed in the Kentex factory fire in Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex says kin of more than half of fire casualties will settle

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The settlement of the civil aspect of the case aside the workers say they will still file a criminal complaint against the footwear manufacturer

Members of the SOCO examine charred bodies of workers killed in the slipper factory fire as they collect DNA and recognisable marks from the victims at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex 'dummy' ordered to pay P8.3M to 99 workers

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The amount is higher than the initial estimate of P7 8 million

Kentex survivors, victims' kin file complaint vs Baldoz, Roxas

Jun 08, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Workers go to the Ombudsman wary that the Aquino government is sparing Cabinet members and eyeing only Valenzuela local officials for possible charges

PROTEST. Family and relatives of kentex workers killed in the factory fire file charges against labor officials before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on June 8. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino showcases new CARS program to Japanese businessmen

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:05 PM

President Benigno Aquino III shares his administration’s accomplishments in the areas of banking and manufacturing and the Philippines APEC hosting this year that will show how much more the country can offer

COME TO PH. President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses Japanese association beads at the Suiho Banquet Hall Room of the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, Japan, on June 4, 2015. Photo by Robert Vinas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

DOJ creates special panel on Kentex factory fire

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The 6 member panel will review official reports and gather evidence to determine criminal and administrative charges over the deadly blaze

Metro Manila needs more labor laws compliance officers

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

There are only about 150 labor laws compliance officers in the region catering to over 37 344 establishments far from the recommendation of the International Labor Organization

SEARCH. Authorities enter the burnt Kentex factory in Valenzuela City. Photo by Francis Malasig

No push from Aquino to pass pro-worker laws

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Aquino says there is already an impetus from members of Congress themselves to enact these laws

SC: Health dep't has no power to ban cigarette ads

May 21, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Supreme Court upholds the appeals court ruling that only an inter agency committee can prohibit promotions and advertisements of tobacco products

AEC 2015: Will PH firms be market disruptors?

May 21, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Businessmen analysts and senior government officials weigh in on how the Philippines will fare once the ASEAN Economic Community comes into force in December and the challenges it has to address now

READY OR NOT. Is the Philippines ready for the upcoming ASEAN economic community? File photo by Rappler

PH 'well situated' to take advantage of ASEAN integration

May 20, 2014 - 5:50 AM

But it must address the weaknesses of some sectors such as manufacturing and agriculture and challenges in energy transport and infrastructure

Fujifilm comes to Laguna

Jul 16, 2013 - 2:47 PM

Fujifilm says the Philippines was chosen as an investment location because of the youthful work force with a good working attitude of Filipino workers

JAPAN EYES PHILIPPINES. Fujifilm is the latest in a series of Japanese companies who have launched manufacturing facilities in the Philippines. Photo by AFP

PH manufacturing industry on the mend

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:31 AM

The Philippines manufacturing industry is seeing a resurgence from foreign companies after winning its first investment grade from Fitch

Manufacturing industry on the rise following Philippines first investment grade

ADB: PH can sustain 6% growth until 2016 if…

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:27 AM

ADB highlights the need for the government to implement targeted interventions to revive the manufacturing sector

REVIVE MANUFACTURING. The only way the economy can sustain a 6% growth annually until 2016 is if the government would be able to revive the country's ailing manufacturing sector. Photo by AFP

'Hot' PH attracts multinationals

Mar 20, 2013 - 12:20 PM

The Philippines is seen as one of the best destinations for multinationals now that they have exhausted opportunities in the US and Europe

HOT SPOT. The Philippines is not only a bright spot in the region, but a hot spot for multinational expansion and growth. File photo

Foreign investments rise nearly 10% to $2-B in 2012

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:09 PM

The investments are channeled to the real estate financial and insurance electricity manufacturing wholesale and retail trade sectors

MORE INVESTMENTS. Foreigners plow 10% more money into the Philippine economy in 2012. AFP Photo

High-end products, Japanese plants to boost PH manufacturing

Feb 13, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Domingo says many garments firms and Japanese manufacturers are either expanding or locating their operations in the Philippines

Japan's Sharp to produce LED TVs in PH

Sep 14, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Sharp Corp will begin producing high quality 24 inch LED TVs in the Philippines

Factory output growth slows to 4.7%

Sep 14, 2012 - 5:30 PM

Contractions are recorded in the electrical machinery chemical products and non metallic products segments