Studio of groom

Good grooming is essential for everyone. It shows that a person is taking care of not just his body but of his inner self. It goes beyond more than just personal hygiene. Three years after Slick Street Barbers opened in Mandaue City, the “man-cave” unveiled its gentlemen’s studio, named Slick Street Studio, offering items necessary […]

Bills establishing tech-voc special schools approved by House panel

A JOINED House committee approved on Tuesday bills seeking to create so-called “Meister” schools, which are geared towards training graduates for the needs of industry with a heavy concentration of specialized technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses. House Bill (HB) 652 or the proposed Meister Schools Act, authored by Albay Rep. Jose Ma. Clemente S. Salceda, hopes to […]

Cebu’s residential demand rebounds

CEBU is likely to reap the benefits of a recovering property market and is well-prepared to capture the demand post-Covid, a property research firm said. In its latest report released Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, Colliers said Cebu has diversified projects that serve the residential needs of young employees to the more discerning investors. It projects […]

BanKo ramps up digitalization efforts

THE microfinance arm of Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) aims to grant more loans to self-employed micro and small business owners as its way of helping them fully recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Some P9 billion worth of loans were released to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) last year, marking 2021 […]

Solon bats for P521-M additional budget to improve agri sector database system 

A LAWMAKER on Tuesday asked the House Committee on Appropriations to provide an additional P521 million to the Department of Agriculture’s 2023 budget for the upgrade of its database management system for a more efficient delivery of aid and services to farmers and fisherfolk.   “It is crucial that farmers and fisherfolk to register to the […]

Party-list files petition for higher pay for teachers, non-teaching personnel

A PARTY-LIST group representing the education sector on Tuesday filed a petition at the House of Representatives seeking to upgrade the salary rate of teachers and non-teaching personnel.   The petition, which was signed by around 57,000 teachers, was submitted to the House committee on Appropriations.    ACT-Teachers Party-list Rep. France L. Castro said the petition is […]

Amendments sought on bills protecting freelancers, workers in the informal sector

LABOR and employers groups as well as government agencies have sought amendments to bills seeking to protect freelancers and workers in the informal sector.   Among the provisions that were cited for clarification include the definition of freelancers with regards the more general informal sector workers, compensation rates provided under contracts, and social security benefits.    “We […]

PHL, UNIDO reaffirm commitment to sustainable industrial, economic development

THE PHILIPPINES and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a joint declaration reaffirming their commitment to accelerating sustainable industrial and economic development, according to a statement released Monday by the Department of Foreign Affairs.   “The Philippines’ partnership with UNIDO has been transformative to the country’s development landscape and has been instrumental in […]

Solon presses gov’t to stop offshore gaming operations in PHL

A HOUSE representative on Tuesday said the administration should heed the call of lawmakers to terminate all Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO), whether licensed or illegal, as the moral and social costs far outweigh economic benefits.    POGOs spawn various crimes, including kidnap for ransom, prostitution and human trafficking, murder, extortion, online scamming, illegal drugs, and […]

DTI seizes uncertified products in Bulacan, Cebu, Davao

UNCERTIFIED construction and automotive products worth about P17.24 million were recently confiscated in Bulacan, Cebu, and Davao, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on Tuesday.    In Cebu, the department seized 81,649 pieces of uncertified tires for automotive vehicles, G.I. steel pipes, deformed steel bars, and low carbon steel wires worth P14.78 million.  “Deformed […]

Eisai Completes Construction of Its New Injection/Research Building at Kawashima Industrial Park in Japan

TOKYO, Oct 4, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that, as part of the strategic investment towards the realization of its medium-term business plan “EWAY Future & Beyond”, it has completed construction of the new injection/research building “Eisai Medicine Innovation Technology Solutions” (“EMITS”) at the Kawashima Industrial Park located in […]

SCIB Unveils Sample IBS House Built with 3D Technology

KUCHING, MALAYSIA, Oct 4, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Civil engineering specialist Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad’s (SCIB), wholly-owned subsidiary, SCIB Industrialised Building System Sdn Bhd (SIBS), today unveiled a sample house built using a 3D printing system from COBOD International A/S, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based 3D construction specialist. Group Managing Director and Chief Executive […]

MHI Group Delivers Two Large-Capacity Centrifugal Chillers for Singapore’s Marina Bay District Cooling System

TOKYO, Oct 4, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group companies – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) – have jointly delivered two large-capacity centrifugal chillers for a large-scale district cooling system in Singapore’s Marina Bay as part […]

Gradiant, Global Water Solutions Provider, Expands Australia Presence and Capabilities

New Offices in Adelaide and Perth, and ISO Certification Australia-Wide SYDNEY, AU, Oct 4, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Gradiant, a leading global water solutions provider, announced new milestones in Australia to execute its strategy to deploy its award-winning sustainable solutions in advanced water and wastewater into the Australia and New Zealand region. […]

Rinnai and Toyota Start Exploring Hydrogen-Powered Cooking Methods

TOKYO, Oct 4, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Rinnai Corporation (Rinnai) and TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (Toyota), together with Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. (Woven Planet), have initiated collaborative efforts on a potentially ubiquitous new application of hydrogen for food preparation. Their shared goal is to contribute to carbon neutrality and popularize more sustainable approaches […]