Globe: Users need to register SIM asap

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant, Globe, is calling on their subscribers to register their SIM cards especially now that spam messages and security attacks have become even more rampant. Globe regional corporate communications manager for Visayas-Mindanao Rofil Sheldon Magto said as of February 13, 2023 they have logged only 13.3 million registrations out of the 86.7 million users […]

Telecom firm wants access to country’s ID database

TO HELP validate the information provided by its subscribers, Globe Group president and chief executive officer Ernest Cu said they want access to the country’s ID database. “The best help the government could give is to provide us access to some of the relevant ID database the country has… We all know the proliferation of […]

Espina: What’s up, Academe?

Pandemic or no pandemic, our zest for learning continues. There were many ways the schools managed to improvise so as not to disrupt teaching and learning—like online classes, home-based research and seminars, and extensive reading and varied assignments. Yes, technology has become an effective source and partner of education. I have two trimestral online classes […]

EU leaders agree targeted, temporary support for green industry

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders agreed on Friday they should allow “targeted, temporary and proportionate” support to ensure Europe’s future as a manufacturing base for green tech products and counter US and Chinese competition. The European Commission has proposed loosening rules on state aid for investments in renewable energy, decarbonizing industry, hydrogen or zero-emission vehicles, […]

Taiwan wants visa-free travel to PH

TAIWAN’S Ambassador to the Philippines urged the national government to grant tourists from Taiwan with visa-free travel to the country as this will bolster economic and tourism activities between two nations. Currently, the Taiwanese government allows Filipinos to visit their country for 14 days as a tourist and without requiring them for a visa, said […]

UN: Consider SDGs in budget planning

THE United Nations (UN) representative in the Philippines said the government needs to prepare its budget in a manner that would help it better achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). “Improving the integration of climate and environmental sustainability into national planning processes and private sector business models is an imperative,” UN Resident Coordinator for […]

Intra-group services at a glance

As tax practice evolves, corporate practices and arrangements, especially those of multinational companies, face challenge from tax authorities. Particular scrutiny has been devoted to transactions that result in minimized tax liability or shifting of profits between related companies. One of the most common transactions among members of multinational groups is the provision of services. In […]

DSWD 7: Help us validate list of 4Ps beneficiaries

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 has urged the public to help its personnel validate over 90,000 potential new beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) this year. Starting this February, the DSWD will be posting the masterlist of potential beneficiaries of the government’s poverty alleviating programs, and replace old beneficiaries […]

The future of TV advertising is ‘targeted’ — industry experts

Television (TV) advertising is shifting toward addressable TV, a service that allows advertisers to show different ads to different audiences watching the same program, according to experts. The principle is addressability, said Jona Oboza, country manager for Southeast Asia and Korea at Pubmatic, a digital advertising technology provider. “When we’re trying to deliver a message […]

Wenceslao: Enduring the current political landscape

Nobody told us Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was the best candidate for president in the last elections. But since he won anyway, and nobody mounted a credible enough protest after the polls, I knew we would be stuck in the mud for the next six years. Complaints are starting to be raised against the administration. I […]

Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM — Swedish and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) have run into an obstacle in the form of objections by Turkey, which holds veto powers over accession to the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement on how to proceed in Madrid last June, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan […]

Lawmakers seek POGO ban, cite ties to dirty money, kidnapping

By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, Reporter and Beatriz Marie D. Cruz LAWMAKERS on Tuesday renewed their call for the government to ban offshore gaming operations in the Philippines, saying these have become a breeding ground for illegal activities including kidnapping and money laundering. “There have been multiple reports of kidnapping and even murder of those […]

DA to meet egg producers, traders to discuss price hike 

PRESIDENT FERDINAND R. Marcos Jr. has ordered a Department of Agriculture (DA) official to meet with producers and traders to determine the reason behind the spiraling prices of chicken eggs despite a reported sufficient supply, according to Malacañang.  “We determined that the increase in the price of eggs is not commensurate with the increase in […]