Balisacan calls for economic model based on sustainable consumption

THE consumption-driven Philippine economy must be revamped to make it more sustainable, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan said at a forum in support of the 2023-2028 Philippine Development Plan (PDP). “To achieve transformation, we must introduce systematic changes to our consumption and production patterns, as well as manage our natural […]

Macau Pass and AlipayHK Launch ‘Rewards for Consumption in Macao’ to Attract Hong Kong Customers for Spring Festival Golden Week

EQS Newswire / 20/01/2023 / 15:10 UTC+8 (Macao, January 20, 2023) – Coordinated by the Economic and Technological Development Bureau of Macao, organized by five major chambers of commerce and industry in Macao and Macau Pass, the electronic activity “Rewards for Consumption in Macao” is officially launched on AlipayHK e-Wallet today. On Alipay+ Rewards Macao […]

To Assist the Macao Government in Supporting the Revitalization of SMEs, Macau Pass and Alipay+ Promote ‘Rewards for Consumption in Macao’ to Attract Customers

EQS Newswire / 13/01/2023 / 17:51 UTC+8   To Assist the Macao Government in Supporting the Revitalization of SMEs, Macau Pass and Alipay+ Promote “Rewards for Consumption in Macao” to Attract Customers   (Macao, January 13, 2023) – Today, the Economic and Technological Development Bureau of Macao coordinated five major chambers of commerce and industry […]

PHL imports, consumption of distilled spirits seen returning to pre-pandemic levels by 2023

PHILIPPINE imports and consumption of distilled spirits are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels as pandemic restrictions ease, the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) said in a report. “Prospects for growth are exceptionally bright due to the country’s young, fast growing, and highly urbanized population, the strong presence of premium US brands, and the proliferation […]

NTT DOCOMO and NEC Reduce Power Consumption for 5G SA Core by an Average of 72% using AWS Graviton2, Followed by a Successful Onboarding of 5G SA Core on Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO, Sep 29, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) and NEC Corporation (NEC) today announced the completion of a trial to test energy efficiency and high performance of AWS Graviton2 processors across key elements of the 5G core network (5GC). The trial demonstrated an average of a 72% reduction in […]

Well-milled rice consumption among rich over six times that of poorest tier’s — PSA

THE AVERAGE consumption of well-milled rice in the top income tier in 2018 was more than six times the total of the poorest consumers, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said in a report. Per capita consumption of well-milled rice for the year was estimated 10.46 kilograms (kg) for the first decile, or the lowest-income group […]

Fujitsu Guides Customers on Path to Decarbonization with Free Assessments to Visualize CO2 Emissions Reductions from Cloud Migration

TOKYO, Oct 8, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu has announced that from October 7 it will begin to provide free assessments to its customers considering the use of its FUJITSU Hybrid IT Service FJcloud, etc. in their digital transformation projects, demonstrating changes to CO2 emissions resulting from the migration of IT systems […]

Tourism industry’s water, power use, carbon emissions plunge in 2020 

THE TOURISM industry’s water consumption, energy usage and carbon emissions declined sharply to record lows in 2020 due to the industry slowdown as a result of the pandemic, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday. Preliminary results from the agency’s inaugural Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism report showed the tourism industry’s total water consumption fell […]

Biofuel content hike closer to 10% blend seen reducing fuel consumption by 80 million liters

THE ENERGY Department’s revised guidelines on biofuel accreditation will help the Philippines reduce its fuel consumption by 80 million liters while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the foreign agriculture unit of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said. “(We) believe the revised measure has the potential to increase the Philippines’ historical average ethanol blend rate of […]

Letter to the Editor (06/07/21)

June 2, 2021 Mr. J.ALBERT GAMBOA BUSINESSWORLD Dear Mr. Gamboa, We hope that everything is well with you today. We read your column ( about the high billing concern of Ms. Aurora Pijuan last year.  Allow us to relay what transpired at that time. It was in March 2020 when the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) […]