Editorial: Philippines and the China-Taiwan tension

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, a de facto democratic country that’s officially known as Republic of China (ROC), has angered the authoritarian People’s Republic of China (PRC), further straining the US-PRC diplomatic relations.The Global Times, an English-language newspaper under Chinese Communist Party’s flagship newspaper the People’s Daily, ran an editorial on […]

DepEd 7: Unvaxxed teachers can handle in-person classes

UNVACCINATED teachers under the Department of Education (DepEd) can now handle face-to-face classes for the school year 2022-2023, the department’s top official in the region said Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.DepEd Central Visayas (DepEd 7) Director Salustiano Jimenez said they would abide by what Vice President Sara Duterte, the concurrent education secretary, has emphasized on not […]

EMB to Consolacion recla opposers: Craft position paper, provide data

OPPONENTS of the proposed 235.8-hectare reclamation project in Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town, northern Cebu were given at least seven days to craft a position paper and provide evidence to show that the project could be harmful to the surrounding environment.Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR 7) made the […]

Portable generator powers small safety devices

The compact, lightweight device generates electricity when shaken and can power 100 LEDs. TSUKUBA, Japan, Feb 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – A new stick-like, water-based device can convert energy from movement into electricity. The technology, which was reported in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could be used to power portable devices, such as safety lights. […]

NextPlay’s NextFin Division Receives Conditional License Approval for Insurance and Re-insurance Offerings

SUNRISE, FL, Dec 1, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTP), a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, announced that its NextFin Division has received conditional approval of its general insurance and re-insurance license application from the Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA), a growing […]

Lim: Three years

It’s been three years but, in my mind, it seems like it’s been thirty. Sometimes, I struggle to remember. Maybe, I don’t want to remember. Growing up, I wasn’t exactly an obedient daughter. I haven’t changed much. But as my father and I are very much alike, temperamentally, even when we clash ideologically, we somehow […]

Fitch cites potential credit rating cut

By Jenina P. Ibañez, Senior Reporter  Rising public debt could lead to a credit rating downgrade for the Philippines in the next few years, Fitch Ratings said.  The rating company would consider the country’s public debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio in the medium term, especially as finances in the Asia Pacific improve, it said in a note on Friday.  […]

NextPlay Announces a Request for Proposals for Its Upcoming Suite of Stable Coins

SUNRISE, FL, Nov 5, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP), a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, announces it is seeking partners to power a suite of digital stable coins. NextPlay’s suite of coins will be built on top of recently acquired enabling technologies […]

NextPlay Technologies, Inc. Announces Plans to Launch a New Class of Tokenized Medical Real Estate in Conjunction with NextPlay’s Extension into Medical Tourism

SUNRISE, FL, Oct 21, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTP) (the ‘Company’ or ‘NextPlay’), a digital business ecosystem for consumers, digital advertisers, video gamers and travelers, announced today the plans to form the MedTrek Fund, which is expected to be a blockchain securitized closed-end fund. The fund once formed, […]

DOH warns of Covid transmission during campaign

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 warned that the increased mobility of politicians and their supporters in the runup to the May 2022 elections could increase transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). DOH 7 Director Jaime Bernadas said they are ramping up vaccinations before the election period and political rallies would be allowed. “Because […]

BoJ flags pressure on economy

THE BANK of Japan (BoJ) held its key stimulus tools in place while flagging COVID-linked pressures on the economy ahead of a key ruling party election that is almost certain to determine the country’s next prime minister. The BoJ kept its negative interest rate and asset-buying targets unchanged Wednesday, as widely expected by economists. The […]

Editorial: Lola ‘Isca’

Covid-19 is the Grim Reaper these days, harvesting the lives of people who could have lived longer. Facebook is abound with announcements of deaths. A user of the social media platform could learn about the passing of the loved ones of friends or contacts if their profile pictures have been changed to an image of […]


WITH deaths from Covid-19 hounding relatives and friends and the latest killing of lawyer Rex Fernandez, paranoia seems to have taken me over. My son, who is in first year college, simply said, “You are being paranoid, Pa” when I expressed the fears I was feeling the past several days. He then explained to me […]

NextPlay Technologies Enters into Agreement to Acquire Crypto Technology from Token IQ to Enhance Fintech and ICO Portal Offerings

SUNRISE, FL, Aug 25, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – via NewMediaWire – NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP), a digital business ecosystem for digital advertisers, consumers, video gamers and travelers, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the assets of Token IQ, a leading innovator in digital asset management with its […]