“Remember, WTO is war, we should have gotten ready. But we just opened up,” he said.
Ten foreign chambers have expressed interest in putting up investments and linkages here in the region, with the European chamber batting for interest in agriculture and biotechnology.
A national farmers organization said that officials of the Department of Agriculture should be investigated and punished over their likely involvement in the cartel behind the spike of garlic prices in the country.
A Manila-based organization urging reform in the country’s tax system has brought its campaign online to press amendment to what it called archaic tax law which it claimed to “overtax” middle class workers.
The business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry here is expected to generate some 37,000 jobs in Davao City in the next two years. But while industry leaders here admit to difficulty in meeting this demand, some sectors want more protection of workers’ rights.