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Smart partners with US firm Omnispace to explore space-based 5G technologies

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. is collaborating with US-based global communications provider Omnispace to explore the capabilities of space-based fifth-generation (5G) communications using low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for the Philippine market. “This collaboration with Omnispace will allow our companies to work together to define use cases for the Philippine market,” Arvin L. Siena, […]

ACEN secures AU$100-M loan for RE projects

ACEN Corp., through its subsidiary in Australia, has secured a 100-million Australian dollar green long-term revolving loan from DBS Bank Ltd. through common provisions and facility agreements. “The initial green loan facility with DBS will help advance our fund-raising capacity of over AU$600 million in Australia to develop and construct existing and additional pipeline of […]

BIR to pursue rightsizing

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said that it will “rightsize” some of its offices as it ramps up its digitalization efforts, while also noting insufficiencies in the implementation of its electronic invoicing platform. “[Rightsizing] is what we will do. We will scrap and build some items in the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and introduce […]

PDP preliminary framework unveiled

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) unveiled an updated preliminary framework for the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) for 2023 to 2028, focusing on human capital and income development, as well as revitalizing the major sectors of agriculture, industry, and services. “It has to be about developing and protecting the capabilities of individuals and families. […]

Globe bags UN SDG Award for ‘People’ in 1st SDG Awards in the Philippines

Globe, the country’s digital solutions provider, leveraged its strength in technology to keep its 8,000 employees safe, connected, and engaged during the pandemic. With this, Globe took home the first-ever United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) Awards under the People Category hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Philippines (UNGCP). The Awards, which recognize […]

Jan.-April births, deaths fall

The number of registered births, deaths, and marriages fell in the first four months of the year versus the same period in 2021, preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. Preliminary vital statistics data from the PSA said births registered in the January to April period this year fell 34.7% to 250,866 from […]

Indonesia president wants Tesla to make electric cars in country — Bloomberg News

JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla to manufacture its cars, as well as batteries, in the country, in comments made to Bloomberg News on Thursday. Jokowi, as the president is popularly known, said in an interview that Indonesia wants a “huge ecosystem of electric cars,” rather than simply […]