Bohol selected for trial devolution of DA functions post-Mandanas ruling 

BOHOL has been selected as a site to trial the local takeover of services formerly carried out by the National Government in preparation for the implementation of the Supreme Court’s Mandanas ruling, which ordered an increase in local governments’ share of the National Government’s revenue starting next year. Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said the […]

Government Blockchain Week is Coming to Washington DC

Washington, DC, Jun 17, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – September 27- October 2, Washington DC. The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) will host a week-long live event, Government Blockchain Week. Blockchain leaders, government policymakers, and more will converge on Washington DC for GBA’s Government Blockchain Week. This week-long, live event will feature 6 days […]

Editorial: A shift in focus

Another one million doses of the Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) arrived Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The new deliveries form part of the 11,058,000 doses that the Philippines expects to arrive this month alone. As of Thursday noon, the total number of doses delivered to the country […]

Free-testing bill for jobseekers filed in Senate

A SENATE BILL is proposing to require free coronavirus testing for all jobseekers. Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara filed Senate Bill No. 2291 which will require the government to pay for testing costs of those seeking employment. “Through this proposed measure, the government by covering the additional pre-employment cost (of) COVID-19 tests, promotes the safety […]

Editorial: Biking in Anas

Who would have thought, a biking Sunday could be the last turn in the lives of Far Eastern University football player Keith Absalon and his cousin Nolven Absalon in Barangay Anas, Masbate City when they rose into an anti-personnel land mine (APM). Nolven’s 16-year-old son was injured as well in the blast. Keith at once […]

Briones: Having the last word

Again, Malacañang and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases are not playing fair. Because the law, specifically Section 105 of the Local Government Code, prohibits the national government from imposing its mandate on local government units after a period of six months during an emergency situation like a pandemic, […]

The 10th edition of Big CIO Show virtually convened India’s top CIOs

INDIA, Jun 9, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The 10th edition of Big CIO Show – India gathered major stakeholders of India’s technology ecosystem such as government think-tanks, technology experts and leading technology solution providers, to discuss the critical infrastructure, where digital transformation can help the nation boost economic competitiveness. The attendees were […]

Editorial: On the right track

THE recent lifting of travel restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble means residents in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces are now allowed to undertake point-to-point leisure travel to areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). This is covered by Resolution 118-A that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of […]

The GBA Hires Washington, DC Lobby Firm Rulon & White Governance Strategies

Washington, D.C., Jun 2, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Government Blockchain Association, (GBA), announces that they have retained the services of Rulon & White Governance Strategies et al to help the public and private sector connect, communicate, and collaborate through blockchain to solve public sector challenges. The GBA is building a network […]