Imports slide by 1.3 percent in August 2014

Significant declines in spending for imported raw materials and intermediate goods and mineral fuels and lubricants resulted in a 1.3 percent decline in merchandise imports in August 2014, offsetting the year-on-year gains in consumer and capital goods, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

Intergov’t body to ensure smooth relations between central and Bangsamoro governments

The intergovernmental relations (IGR) body, promoting common goals between the future autonomus Bangsamoro and Central government, will work out the ways and means that will harmonize the exercise of shared powers. said government chief negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.

In Metro Manila, DOLE awards P1M to 125 parents to keep their children away from child work

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) National Capital Region Director Alex Avila yesterday reported to Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that the regional office has awarded last week livelihood grants worth P1 million to 125 parents of child laborers in five Metro Manila barangays to enable them to earn income, and thus keep their children from working as child laborers.