Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines - updates

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Aquino: 'I'm the most convenient excuse' for flight delays

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:36 PM

In a forum the President says efforts are continuing to solve the traffic and congestion issues in the country s major gateway

CAUSE OF DELAY. President Benigno S. Aquino III quips during an open forum in the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI) Foundation, Inc. 14th CEO’s Forum on Friday, October 23, 2015 that he is told that he's the "most convenient excuse" why flights at the country's main gateway get delayed. Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino: 'Corruption really is not tolerated'

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The challenge is for us to continue weeding out these people and not just tolerating the situation the President tells members of the semiconductor and electronics industries

Q & A. President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the open forum in the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI) Foundation, Inc. 14th CEO’s Forum at the Grand Ballroom of The Bellevue Hotel in North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City on Friday October 23, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Philippine electronics body abandons 2015 growth target

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:33 PM

SEIPI slashes its full year growth projection due to the downturn in major market China

SLOWER GROWTH. The Philippines saw electronics export earnings in 2014 to increase by 9.02% to $61.81 billion, much higher than SEIPI's slashed 2015 growth target

PH exports continue decline in June

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Weak external demand continues to affect the country’s external trade performance

SEMICONDUCTOR. Semiconductors, which has the biggest share in Philippine exports at 33.3% among electronic products, increased by 16.9% to $1.76 billion in June 2015. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Electronics, semiconductor 2015 growth forecasts lowered to 3-5%

Jul 26, 2015 - 10:31 PM

SEIPI originally forecasted exports to grow by 5 7 and attributed the lower projections to weak demand in China Europe and Japan

What businessmen want to hear from Aquino's final SONA

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Business leaders weigh in on what they consider the biggest success and failure of the Aquino administration with less than a year to go before a new leadership steps in

SPELL OUT PLANS. Businessmen would rather hear President Benigno Aquino III’s future plans during his last SONA rather than his achievements. Illustration from Shutterstock

PH exports fall in April, lowest in 2 years

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Fragile global economic conditions among others pulled down Philippine exports growth in April says the National Economic and Development Authority

Exports 2015 target retained despite slow PH growth

Jun 03, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Philippine exporters say the next quarters will be better mainly because of seasonal global demand

BEST DECISION. "The Philippines is the best business decision as location for electronics," DILG Secretary Mar Roxas says. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Business losses: Papal visit's unintended consequences

Jan 11, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Malacañang’s idea to declare a holiday when Pope Francis visits the Philippines has an unintended consequence to the business sector

SEMICONDUCTOR WORKERS. The Philippines aims to go beyond merely assembling semiconductors and other electronic exports and enter the high-value stage of designing and inventing electronics. File photo by AFP

The 'top 5' wishes of PH business for 2015

Jan 08, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Philippine business movers and shakers wish for peace risk mitigation rise of e commerce energy solutions and non politicized government decisions for 2015

LEADING THE COUNTRY. Business leaders share their wishes to improve the country's economic standing this year and even after President Benigno S. Aquino III's term ends in 2016.File photo from Malacanang Photo Bureau

Vietnam seen as PH’s electronics exports rival

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:42 PM

This is due to Vietnam s lower electricity rates and better port condition

ELECTRONICS EXPORT. The country's electronics industry is seen to hit the $100-billion mark in 2015. File photo by AFP.

Business groups to participate in energy reserve program

Sep 14, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says the President may no longer need emergency powers to solve the looming power crisis if the Interruptible Load Program becomes successful

POWER SUPPLY. A service vehicle drives past the head office of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), 14 January 2003 in Manila, the flagship of the business group of the influential Lopez family in the Philippines. Meralco is marking its centennial this year but the Lopez group of companies, which include light, water and entertainment firms, is still trying to recover from the effects of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. AFP PHOTO/Romeo GACAD

Semiconductor firms: Truck ban, power rate hike threats to growth

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Rising power costs and Manila s truck ban threaten any possible modest growth for the semiconductor industry this year notes SEIPI

GROWTH THREATS. A staff of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines shows in their Manila office on December 10, 2008 computer chips manufactured by foreign semiconductor firms in the country. Romeo Gacad/AFP

PH exports down in 2013, up in 2014 — group

Oct 21, 2013 - 4:14 PM

The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Inc SEIPI expects merchandise exports to decline by 10 to 12 this 2013

SLOW DEMAND. Philippines' electronics and semiconductor industries are feeling the brunt of the global slowdown in demand. Photo by AFP

Electronics sector calls for lower power costs

Feb 13, 2013 - 9:51 PM

Semiconductor and Electronics Industry in the Philippines Inc says lower power costs are vital to the recovery of the electronics sector in 2013

POWER COSTS. High power costs could hamper the recovery of the local electronics sector. Photo by AFP

Electronics exporters slash 2012 growth target to zero

Dec 11, 2012 - 5:10 PM

Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc sees flat growth in electronic product exports this 2012

SLOW DEMAND. Philippines' electronics and semiconductor industries are feeling the brunt of the global slowdown in demand. Photo by AFP