PlatoData, Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Form Alliance to Support the Growing GBA Community

Washington, D.C., Jan 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – PlatoData and the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has formed an alliance to support the growing GBA community. The partnership extends the working relationship between both organizations across Plato’s growing data ecosystem. Plato’s curated approach to both data intelligence, press syndication and engagement strategy was […]

Senator tells gov’t to use P1.44-T funds flagged by CoA for typhoon recovery 

FUNDS for P1.44 trillion worth of idle projects flagged by the Commission on Audit (CoA) should be realigned for the recovery of areas devastated by typhoon Odette, a senator said on Thursday.   The CoA has called out 17 government agencies over delayed, abandoned and idle infrastructure projects “which may result in waste of government funds or delayed enjoyment of project benefits.”  This is “a criminal neglect,” said Minority Leader Franklin M. […]

Cebu provincial gov’t to provide fuel for banks’ generators 

THE CEBU provincial government will provide banks with fuel under a loan arrangement to help run generators at maximum daily capacity while power supply restoration is still ongoing in the aftermath of typhoon Odette that struck on Dec. 16.   Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn F. Garcia called a special meeting Tuesday to address long queues outside banks as residents scrambled to […]

Myanmar Government Looks to Early Resumption of Development & Infrastructure Projects with China, Its Close Neighbour and Main Trading Partner

NAY PYI TAW, MM, Dec 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The Myanmar Government looks forward to re-start development projects and accelerate bilateral economic and technical cooperation with the People’s Republic China (PRC), its largest trading following disruptions caused by the pandemic and recent social unrest. The Ministry of Information (MOI) and Ministry […]

World AI Show highlighted the importance of driving AI and RPA deployment in India

New Delhi, India, Dec 17, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, India hosted the most comprehensive virtual conference on AI and associated future technologies. Hosted by Trescon, World AI & RPA show connected dots in AI research and real-world applications. With the recent AI boom, there is a greater […]

DoF confident 2021 GDP goal ‘doable’ with 7% fourth quarter

THE Department of Finance (DoF) said it is confident that the economy’s performance in the fourth quarter will be sufficient to help achieve the government’s growth target for 2021. DoF Chief Economist Gil S. Beltran said the 7% fourth-quarter growth needed to hit the revised 5%-5.5% full-year gross domestic product (GDP) target is “doable” and “within […]

Myanmar Government Prioritizes Economic Recovery as Pandemic Infections Decline Amid Return of National Stability Ahead of Preparations for Multi-Party National Elections

Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 7, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The Myanmar Government said today that it has largely restored national stability after recent civil unrest and is now focused on increasing vaccination rates to reduce COVID-19 infections and attracting local and foreign investments to jump-start economic growth and job creation. The Ministry […]

Wenceslao: Working age

It’s sad to be spending the Christmas season in uncertain times. Covid-19 and its mutations are still around, impacting much on our finances. Its effect is more felt by senior citizens like me who depend on very meager government pensions. Plus the pandemic has doubly limited our chances of earning something beyond those pensions. I […]

Gatchalian seeks to institutionalize OTOP program to boost MSME growth, local economies 

A SENATOR is seeking to institutionalize a promotional program for Philippine products that are mainly developed and made by small businesses using materials from their hometown.   Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian said Bill 2366 or the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Act will help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as well […]

Legislators push for P10,000 gift to gov’t contractual workers

HOUSE LEGISLATORS from the Makabayan bloc urged President Rodrigo R. Duterte to approve a P10,000 gratuity for government contractual workers for the holidays. The bloc filed House Resolution 2391 for the benefit of job order (JO) and contract of service (COS) government workers, saying these categories of employees need help with basic expenses. “While regularizing […]

New curfew for Cebu City

THE Cebu City Government has implemented new curfew hours starting Thursday dawn, December 2, 2021. Unlike the previous curfew hours that started at 11:30 p.m., it will now start at 12 midnight and run till 3 a.m. for adults, and run from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. for minors, according to a new directive issued […]