Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Jaime Victor Ledda yesterday said Filipinos working in strife-torn Egypt and Syria are being urged to come home.
They do not need passports. If they seek the help of foreign affairs representatives there, they will be given travel documents to enable them to return to the Philippines, he said.
Regular repatriation of Filipinos in both countries is ongoing, said Ledda, who was in Bacolod for the inauguration of the new DFA office in the city.
Auto sales up 21% in August
The automotive industry’s sales for the month of August 2013 increased by 20.7 percent to 13,700 units from 11,351 units sold in August 2013, according to the joint report of Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. and the Truck Manufacturers Association.
However, month-on-month basis sales slipped 12.7 percent to 13,700 units inAugust from 15,686 units in July.
Commercial vehicles contribute the biggest in number of units sold with 8,578 units. Passenger cars second with 5,122 units, followed by Light commercial vehicle 5,028 units and Asian Utility Vehicle and Light Trucks, 3,150 units.
for biz slated: NSO
The National Statistics Office Negros Occidental will conduct the 2012 Input-Output survey of Philippine Business and Industry this month, a press release from NSO said.
The 2012 IOSPBI is a nationwide survey of establishments confined to the formal sector of the economy engaged in economic activities, the press release said.
The survey aims to provide a comprehensive set of statistical information required in the compilation of the 2012 Input-Output Table of the Philippines, the press release said.