Philippines

How can government increase R&D activities in the Philippines?

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) collaborated with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the last quarter of 2009 to undertake a study focusing on the identification of factors that drive multinational corporations (MNCs) and technology-based companies to locate in the Philippines and invest in innovative activities.
The study’s objectives were to:

Why some firms innovate and why others do not

Various studies have pointed to the Philippines’ meagre expenditures on research and development (R&D) activities, especially when viewed vis-a-vis those of its neighboring countries. Innovation, however, is not just confined to inventions and R&D. From an economics standpoint, an innovation must increase value, whether customer value or producer value.

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Philippines: Microfinance group asks BIR not to assess it as profit institution…

DAVAO CITY—The Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) has urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) not to classify them as a profit institution and help them free up more amount for extending loan and other antipoverty financial services to the rural poor.
Ruben C. de Lara, president of the [...]

Philippines: Micro-finance credit not enough to uplift poor–loan manager…

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The loans being offered by microfinance institutions are simply not enough to uplift the lives of the poorest of the poor, according to a ranking official of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines (MCPI).
MCPI is a network of 44 institutions working towards the rapid development of the [...]

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