Europe-PH News

WebTalk Technology

August 23, 2011

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) hails the integration of WebTalk, the first complete and fully functional communication services via the web in the chamber's website as having "streamlined the communications and increased the visibility of its members worldwide." Read More

ECCP Statement on the Implementation of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008

August 18, 2011

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) in cooperation with the European National Chambers noted with deep concern the views expressed by the PCCI and -- surprisingly -- by the BOI, undermining the country's move towards renewable energies, alternative fuels and a wider energy mix. Read More

Siemens Integrity Initiative Takes Flight

August 16, 2011

Fighting corruption is at the core of the Aquino administration's much publicized mantra of getting the Philippines back on the daang maruwid (straight path). Read More

Meralco Innovations

August 15, 2011

Manila Electric Co. unveils some of its future innovations to members of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and participants to the 2nd Philippine Energy Efficiency Forum at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Read More

Euro Chamber Hits Renewable Energy Flip-flop

August 12, 2011

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) yesterday assailed the Board of Investments (BOI) for calling for a slowdown in tapping renewable energy because of its higher costs. Read More

Corona Pledges High Court\'s Help in Attracting Investors

August 11, 2011

Chief Justice Renato Corona on Thursday vowed to enforce judicial reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) that would be responsive to the needs of society and local and foreign investors. Read More

The Turanor Continues its Solar Circumnavigation

August 10, 2011

The Turanor continues its solar circumnavigation and called on the Philippines from Australia on its way to Hong Kong. Read More

JFC Presses For Trademark Protection Supports Accession To Madrid Protocol

August 10, 2011

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) has thrown its support behind moves for the country's accession to the "Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks" (Madrid Protocol) which protects trademarks of companies operating in the country. Read More

How To Attract Japanese Retirees

August 02, 2011

Ever since the Philippine Retirement Authority was put up during the Marcos Administration, I have heard talks of tapping the large population of Japanese senior citizens for our retirement villages. In fact, the very first retirement facility, Rose Princess, was put up in Cabuyao for Japanese retirees. Unfortunately, for decades, our retirement program degenerated into a visa selling affair. Read More

Foreign Capital, Professionals to Create More Jobs, Drive Growth

August 01, 2011

Excerpts from the Arangkada Philippines 2010, a joint publication of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines which was presented by Henry Schumacher, executive vice president of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, during the roundtable on structure reform at the University of Asia & the Pacific. Read More

BIR Said Missing the Point on Carriers Tax

July 26, 2011

Foreign Businesses are dissatisfied with a recent Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) circular that was supposed to ease the common carriers tax burden of foreign air and shipping lines saying it did not address their concern. Read More

VIPs Extol Cebu's Creative Industry

July 26, 2011

Several government leaders, corporate executives and prominent personalities lauded the first creative industries summit recently held in Cebu, saying that this will further propel Cebu's standing in global competitiveness maximize the skills and resourcefulness of Cebu's creative work pool, and serve as a model example for self-reliance and entrepreneurship in the country. Read More

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