Magat Dam now required to provide 24-hour warning before releasing water, NIA says

THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said Wednesday that it revised the operating procedures for Magat Dam in Ifugao and Isabela provinces, requiring its administrators to provide 24-hour warning before releasing water as a precaution against future flooding, after large parts of the Cagayan Valley were left under water in the wake of Typhoon Ulysses (international […]

DENR signals impending ban on plastic straws, coffee stirrers

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday signaled a possible ban on plastic straws and coffee stirrers by putting them on a list of so-called non-environmentally acceptable products and packaging (NEAP) products. In a statement Wednesday, the DENR said that the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) approved a resolution classifying the […]

Tax impact of COVID-19 on nonresidents stranded in US

Undeniably, COVID-19 has taken its toll across the globe, regardless of a person’s economic standing. Governments implemented inbound and outbound travel restrictions with varying stringency to curb the spre ad of the virus. As with any other country, the US was confronted with stranded foreign nationals, whose residency status, which is generally affected by their […]

NTT DOCOMO to Establish a 5G Consortium in Thailand with Leading Partners

TOKYO, Feb 3, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – The initial members of the 5G Global Enterprise solution Consortium (5GEC) will be ACTIVIO Inc., AGC Inc., Advanced Wireless Network Co., Ltd., EXEO ASIA Co., Ltd., FUJITSU LIMITED, Loxley Public Company Limited, Mobile Innovation Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation, NTT Communications, NTT […]

Haitong International Initiates an “Outperform” Research Report for Redsun Properties with Target Price at HK$3.39

HONG KONG, Feb 3, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Redsun Properties Group Limited (“Redsun Properties”, or the “Group”, stock code: 1996) a leading comprehensive property developer in Mainland China has been given an “Outperform” initiate research report by Haitong International, with a target price of HK$3.39 backed by its dual-driven synergic in residential and commercial […]

Order Received for Philippines/29MW Binary Power Generation Project at EDC’s Palayan Geothermal Power Plant

TOKYO, Feb 3, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Turboden S.p.A., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Lombardy, Italy, and Mitsubishi Power, Ltd. have jointly received an order for 29-megawatt (MW) binary cycle power generation equipment to be installed at the geothermal power plant operated in Palayan, in the southeastern sector […]

DOTr, LTO defer child car seat law

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 that is postponing the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 11229 or the Child Safety on Motor Vehicles Act until it has finalized the enforcement protocol amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The DOTr said this is in consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic, and “until a […]

Limpag: Something good, for now

DUE to pressure from the international community, stakeholders in Philippine volleyball finally got its act together and held an election to form a new group, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation. The group is expected to be recognized when the FIVB—the world body for volleyball—meets this weekend, bringing the Philippines back to the international fold. Which […]