DTI stops accepting MSME applicants for loan program

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) had temporarily stopped since last month accepting loan applications from businesses that needed help to survive the health crisis after its P1-billion fund fell short of meeting demand. Small Business Corp., a DTI-attached agency, has been tasked to release the fund under the COVID-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises […]

PH gets P23.5B Japan loan for COVID-19 response

The Philippines can ramp up coronavirus testing and contract tracing, thanks to a new P23.5-billion loan from Japan to be spent on fighting the health and socioeconomic crises caused by the pandemic. On Wednesday (July 1), Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III and...