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 […]

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 […]

DMW puts on hold contracts of first-time Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait

THE PHILIPPINE government is putting on hold all contract applications of first-time Filipino domestic workers bound for Kuwait until significant reforms are reached from bilateral talks.   “Newcomers, who have never worked as domestic helpers abroad or those who have worked as domestic helpers but not in Kuwait, must wait first because the department seeks to […]

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 […]

Death toll from floods, landslides climbs to 43, agricultural damage hits over P1B 

THE DEATH toll from flooding and landslides prompted by persistent rains since December has climbed to 43 while eight others have been reported missing, according to Jan. 30 update of the national disaster management council.    Rains are expected to continue this week in affected areas, including southern parts of Luzon, eastern Visayas, and parts of […]