Government urged to make big green energy push

By Tobias Jared Tomas THE GOVERNMENT needs to refocus its borrowing to aggressively pursue sustainable energy initiatives, which multilateral institutions are willing to fund on favorable terms, in response to the rising cost of traditional fuels, economists said. “The ongoing constraints posed by the current global landscape should highlight the importance of alternative sources of […]

Cebu City to spend P200M for construction of evac, drug education centers in 7 barangays

THE Cebu City Government will be spending around P200 million on the construction of infrastructure projects in seven barangays.Eleazar Lipang of the City Architects Office said on Friday, June 17, 2022, that their office is already crafting the plan for the buildings that are expected to rise this year.Evacuation centers will be built in Barangays […]

US envoy to China expects ‘zero COVID’ policy to persist into 2023

WASHINGTON — The United States’ ambassador to China, Nicholas Burns, said on Thursday he expects Beijing’s “zero COVID” policy to persist into early 2023, and that US businesses were reluctant to invest in the country until restrictions ease.  The re-emergence of infections in China’s capital Beijing has raised new concerns about the outlook for the […]

ApexBrasil Joins Hands with Inter-American Development Bank and the Federal Government of Brasil to Organise 5th Brasil Investment Forum

SHANGHAI, Jun 10, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (“ApexBrasil”) joins hands with Inter-American Development Bank and the Federal Government of Brasil to organize the 5th Brasil Investment Forum (“BIF” or the “forum”), the largest foreign investment forum in Latin America, from 14 June 2022 to 15 June […]

DILG lauds 15 Cebu LGUs for financial transparency

FIFTEEN local government units (LGUs) in Cebu Province were recognized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for passing the 2021 Good Financial Housekeeping.These LGUs are the cities of Carcar, Danao, Naga and Talisay and the towns of Catmon, Cordova, Liloan, Madridejos, Medellin, Moalboal, Ronda, San Fernando, Santa Fe, Santander and Tabuelan.DILG’s […]

EXPLAINER: In first 50 days, Mayor Rama to fulfill 9 of 21 promises. He may also do what rival Margot O. vowed to do: ‘fix’ City Hall, take out deadwood and corrupt, overhaul system to run the house efficiently. Plus, for Mike: remove traitors who ‘stabbed me in the back.’

AMID the thanksgiving and merriment Sunday, May 15, after a convincing win in the elections, reelected Mayor Michael Rama broke away from script and normal celebratory mood to warn party-mates and supporters it wouldn’t be business as usual at Cebu City Hall.In Cebuano-Bisaya, Mayor Mike chided jobseekers, casual employees, and other favor-hunters depending on the […]

El Salvador Talks Crypto with Policy Makers in Washington

Washington, D.C., Apr 29, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – On May 26, 2022, Ambassador Milena Mayorga of El Salvador will address a gathering of 600 innovators, public-sector administrators, legislators, and executives in Washington, DC. She will be sharing the experiences of El Salvador regarding the adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender. Her country […]

Northern Territory of Australia and NEC Sign MoU to Grow the Territory’s Digital Capabilities

CANBERA, AUSTRALIA, Apr 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Northern Territory of Australia (Northern Territory), NEC Australia and NEC Corporation today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing will strengthen the NEC and Northern Territory Government partnership to develop a sustainable innovation ecosystem and grow the Territory’s digital capabilities. […]

Cebu City WTE deal a ‘risk’ to health, environment, say experts

THE proposed waste-to-energy (WTE) project that the Cebu City Government plans to undertake could become detrimental not just to the environment but also to the health of the city’s population.This was what environmental experts said during the 2022 CSO Waste Summit, a multisectoral forum organized by the Philippine Earth Justice Center and other pro-environment groups […]

Hong Kong govt ‘strongly opposes’ UK, US report on city’s diminishing freedoms

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government said on Friday it rejected “unfounded and ridiculous” allegations made in policy reports from Britain and the United States of a deteriorating political and legal situation due to the city’s sweeping national security law. The United States and Britain released strongly-worded reports on Thursday detailing concerns about an erosion […]