After postponements, Bb. Pilipinas 2021 pageant pushes through in July

AFTER several postponements in the previous few months, the 57th Binibining Pilipinas pageant will finally push through via online streaming on July 11 from the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The final lineup has 34 candidates from the original 40. Three candidates have withdrawn from the competition having decided to pursue other interests, one dropped out due […]

Trade panel to streamline Customs processes to aid small businesses

The newly established committee for trade facilitation is expected to help micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to be more active in international trade and widen their access to international goods and services, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. During its first meeting Wednesday, Mr. Dominguez said the Philippine Trade Facilitation Committee (PTFC), which […]

Palace rejects call for drug war probe by ICC

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter THE PALACE has rejected the recommendation by the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor to formally open a probe into the alleged crimes against humanity committed in Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war against drugs, saying the development is “legally erroneous and politically motivated.” The move is legally flawed […]

Int’l flights return to MCIA; passengers swabbed on arrival

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has resumed servicing inbound international flights on Sunday, June 13, 2021, as the effectivity of the memorandum extending the diversion of MCIA-bound flights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City ended at 11:59 p.m. on June 12. John Paul Valle, officer-in-charge of the MCIA Authority’s Airport Operations […]

Capitol mulls paying Cebu airfare of Cebuano ROFs in Metro Manila

THE Cebu Provincial Government plans to help returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) from Cebu who are affected by the diversion of international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It may assist with their airfare from Manila to Cebu. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said ROFs are already financially burdened […]

Malilong: Retaliation

Duterte extends diversion of Cebu-bound flights to Manila until June 12, the digital media company Rappler reported yesterday. Actually, it was Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea who signed the order to again reroute to Manila all international flights bound for Cebu, but since the executive secretary is the alter ego of the President, it was just […]

NPC touts advantages of privacy certification

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it will be rolling out a voluntary certification scheme to monitor companies’ compliance with international privacy standards. Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro said that companies’ data privacy representatives should invest in earning certifications and seals of approval from the commission. The NPC in a statement Monday said it will […]

S&P: Very High Likelihood of Extraordinary Government Support for China Huarong

HONG KONG, Jun 3, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – On June 2, S&P Global Ratings announced that it would keep its ‘BBB+’ long-term and ‘A-2’ short-term issuer credit ratings on China Huarong Asset Management Co. Ltd. (CHAMC) and its subsidiaries, China Huarong Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. (HRFL) and China Huarong International Holdings Ltd. […]

Cebu-bound int’l flights to be diverted to Manila

IN AN apparent rebuke of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia over her testing and quarantine policy for overseas Filipino workers and returning overseas Filipinos (ROF), Malacañang ordered that all international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) be diverted to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for eight days beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021. Executive Secretary […]

Tugade sees major progress in privatization of Bohol-Panglao

TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said Tuesday he hopes to see significant progress in the privatization of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport and the Davao International Airport by June and July, respectively. “There are parties interested (in Bohol-Panglao airport) … There are discussions now regarding certain technical things,” Mr. Tugade said at an online forum organized […]

Upgraded taxiway to bring more flights, passengers

AIRCRAFT landings and take-offs are expected to increase at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) when the upgraded taxiway is commissioned in June 2021. Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) officer-in-charge Glenn Napuli said the airport will be able to increase aircraft movements to 40 per hour from the current 35. Each landing or take-off is called […]

CITIC Telecom CPC’s DataHOUSE AR Remote Hand wins Augmented & Virtual Reality Award for Telecommunications at SBR TEA 2021

SINGAPORE, May 5, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), is honored to announce that its innovative product, DataHOUSE™ AR Remote Hand, bagged the Augmented & Virtual Reality – Telecommunications Award during Singapore Business Review’s (SBR) […]