Digital payments continue to surge

THE COUNTRY continues to see growth in digital payments a year into the pandemic crisis, and this could gain more momentum amid government initiatives, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said. “In March this year, the combined volume and value of PESONet and InstaPay fund transfers reached 39 million and P552.3 billion, […]

ePLDT launches first disaster recovery facility in Cebu

ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise and the premier provider of holistic digital business solutions in the Philippines, has launched its first disaster recovery (DR) facility in Cebu. Housed in ePLDT’s VITRO Data Center Cebu 2—the biggest purpose-built data center facility outside Luzon—the disaster recovery facility will enable Cebu-based enterprises in developing their own […]

DOH 7: Hoops Dome not an accredited Covid isolation facility

THE Lapu-Lapu City Government’s isolation facility inside the Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob is not accredited. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, Department of Health (DOH) 7 spokesperson, told SunStar Cebu that the isolation facility never applied for accreditation, which was why it was never inspected by the agency. The DOH 7’s Accreditation and Licensing Division checked […]

DOH 7 to check isolation facility following death of OFW patient

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7’s Accreditation and Licensing Division will visit the Lapu-Lapu City Government’s isolation facility inside the Hoopsdome in Barangay Gun-ob on Monday, March 22, 2021. A 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker died of a heart attack while he was quarantined there on Friday, March 19. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, […]

DMCI starts construction of P10.5-B water reclamation facility

DMCIHOLDINGS.COM D.M. CONSUNJI, Inc. (DMCI) has started the construction of the P10.5-billion Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas water reclamation facility project of west zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. In a statement on Thursday, the construction firm said the facility is capable of treating 205 million liters of wastewater daily and is projected to begin operations by the third […]

Meat inspection facility expected to be completed at MICT by December

A FACILITY to inspect imported meat, which farmers have called critical for preventing the further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), is expected to be completed by December at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), an agriculture department official said. At a virtual briefing Thursday, Department of Agriculture National Livestock Program Director Ruth S. Miclat-Sonaco […]

IC targets rollout of Catastrophe Insurance Facility in Q1

THE Insurance Commission (IC) is targeting to roll out in the first quarter of 2021 the Philippines’ first private sector-led catastrophe insurance facility that is designed to heighten the country’s financial resilience against natural disasters. IC Commissioner Dennis Funa said the commission, the National Reinsurance Corp. of the Philippines and the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers’ […]