United States Infrastructure Bill Brings Cardano Billionaire to Washington

Charles Hoskinson, Founder of Cardano and Co-Founder of Ethereum, Educates Government Legislators, Regulators, & Administrators Washington, D.C., Sept 21, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The recent debate over the Infrastructure Bill has made two things clear: The government will be regulating blockchain activities, but they don’t understand it well enough to do an effective job. For that reason, the […]

Gwen rejects ‘Bakuna Bubble’

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia does not agree with the “Bakuna Bubble” approach of the Cebu City Government incentivizing the Covid-19 vaccination program that limits only to vaccinated individuals access to some air-conditioned establishments in Cebu City. In a press conference held in Boljoon during the Caravan of Provincial Government Services on Sept 16, Garcia said […]

Business groups denounce proposal to criminalize remarks on public officials’ net worth 

FOUR BUSINESS groups denounced a proposal of the Ombudsman to criminalize commentaries on the net worth of government officials, highlighting the importance of promoting integrity in government and the value of good governance in attracting investments.    “We… oppose the proposal because the SALN (statement of assets, liabilities and net worth) is part of a system […]

Editorial: Granular lockdown then

That the Department of Health has recognized that wide-scale lockdowns are no longer effective in containing Covid-19 infections, it has practically passed on the decisions of scaled lockdowns to the local government executives. DOH spokesperson Rosario Vergeire, in her media briefing on Aug. 23, 2021, said thus, “Pag tinitingnan natin, when we are trying to […]

Libre: Fighting delta

WHEN we thought that they had beaten the Covid-19 virus, New Zealanders woke one morning to learn that the more contagious delta variant had come to threaten the normalcy in life for some time now. One reported community case of a 58-year-old man who became symptomatic on Aug. 14 was enough to trigger the New […]

CoA says Agri dep’t failed to spend P9.8 billion 

GOVERNMENT AUDITORS said the Department of Agriculture (DA) left about P9.8 billion unused in 2020 due to bid failures, incomplete procurement documentation, and the difficulties encountered in moving projects forward due to the pandemic. The Commission on Audit (CoA) said the Department of Agriculture (DA) disbursed P49.25 billion or 83.4% of its P59.06-billion budget, with […]

Labor group bats for protection of state workers vs COVID-19

A LABOR group has urged the government to protect state workers from the coronavirus after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said 1,600 employees have died of infection. The commission and Department of Health should monitor the compliance of agencies with health protocols, the Confederation For Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees said in a […]

Carvajal: Chance of a lifetime

IN an earlier column, I said I was betting on Manny. Of the presidential wannabes, he is one that did not come by his wealth through inheritance or corruption. Today I’m taking my word back. Manny, soon after, started acting like any traditional politician. In promising a heaven of sorts to poor Filipinos, he demonstrated […]

Capital market operations to push through amid ECQ

Capital market participants are allowed to continue operations by implementing a skeleton workforce in their respective offices during the strict lockdown in Metro manila and nearby provinces.  “The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) assured the investing public and corporate sector that the domestic capital market will remain open during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ),” the […]