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DFA chief vows to push pro-RP garments industry bill in US

Published by rudy Date posted on March 5, 2012

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted that pushing for the passage in the United States Congress of a garments legislation that is favorable to the Philippines is a tough crusade but vowed to continue the fight for it relentlessly to ensure job generation and help revive the ailing textile sector in the country.

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Phl revises bill to help local garment sector

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will have to remove two to three sections of the “cut and sew” portion of the Save the Industries Act to reduce the waived duties of the United States to $200 million, a ranking government official said.

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Phl waters down Save Act by cutting no. of garment categories

Published by rudy Date posted on November 28, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines have agreed to water down the Save the Industries Act bill lodged before the US Congress by reducing the garment categories to nine instead of 17.

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A glint of hope for the passage of SAVE Act

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2011

ASIDE from being the Director of the DTI Public Relations Office, I also head the Garments and Textile Industry Development Office (GTIDO) as its Executive Director. When I assumed office this year, it was right smack in the middle of a long-drawn out advocacy campaign for the SAVE Act which began in 2008. It is…

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Bill to revive Phl textile industry gains support in US Congress

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2011

WASHINGTON – Support for Save Our Industries act among US legislators is growing and the measure, which seeks to allow Philippine-made apparel using US fabrics to enter the United States duty free, could be taken up by the US Congress in the coming months, said Philippine ambassador to Washington Jose Cuisia.

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Save Act measure refiled in US Senate

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2011

WASHINGTON – Sen. Daniel Inouye has refiled in the US Senate a bill which seeks to revive the dying textile industry in the Philippines and generate some 200,000 jobs while at the same time opening up the Asian market for American textile.

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Aquino should personally lobby for SAVE Act

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2011

THE Save Our Industries Act, a bill in the US Congress that would enable the freer entry of Philippine-made garments into the highly lucrative US market, would be re-filed in the current 112th Congress after it was snubbed in the last legislative session.

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US-based Pinoys urged to support Save Act

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines –  The move for SAVE Act to be passed in the US Congress is gaining momentum in key cities all over the US, the Garments and Textile Industries Development Office (GTIDO) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

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SAVE Act lobby gaining momentum in key US cities

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2011

The lobby in support of the SAVE Act which is pending in the US Congress is gaining momentum in key cities all over the country.

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Labor, employers unite in backing US Save Act

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2011

The labor and employers sectors in the local garments and textile industry banded together, in an unprecedented move, to back the SAVE Act bill now pending in the US Congress. The passage of the bill is expected to generate jobs for workers who were displaced when the US stopped issuing quotas on garments imports in…

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Department of Trade and Industry to meet with US lawmakers on Save Act

Published by rudy Date posted on September 27, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be meeting with United States Congressmen and Senators this week in a final bid to pass the Save the Industries Bill before the end of this session.

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