Officials appeal to typhoon relief donors to coordinate with local gov’t to avoid politics, abuse

TWO LOCAL government units affected by typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, have issued separate appeals to aid donors to coordinate with authorities to avoid “politicization” of distribution efforts and ensure equitable delivery of goods and services.   Spokesperson Jeff Crisostomo of Dinagat Islands, one of the most devastated provinces, said all assistance are being managed by their […]

Virus alert raised in Philippine capital

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter  President Rodrigo R. Duterte on New Year’s Eve raised the alert in Manila, the capital and nearby cities to Level 3 from Jan. 3 to 15 amid rising coronavirus infections.  The stricter lockdown was imposed after an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in the past days, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles told a televised news briefing, […]

Election spending ban poses fiscal risk

A state spending ban before the 2022 Philippine elections is expected to disrupt government infrastructure projects and delay reforms, according to an inter-agency body that sets macroeconomic goals. A new government next year could also affect development priorities, which could affect reforms in the budgeting system, the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) said in a […]

Election season seen as fiscal risk: DBCC

A state spending ban before the 2022 Philippine elections is expected to disrupt government infrastructure projects and delay reforms, according to an inter-agency body that sets macroeconomic goals. A new government next year could also affect development priorities, which could affect reforms in the budgeting system, the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) said in a […]

Yeahka Invests RMB100 million to Acquire 60% Stake in Qianqianhui to Expand its In-Store e-Commerce Service Solutions

HONG KONG, Nov 11, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Yeahka Limited (“Yeahka” or the “Company”, Stock Code: 09923), a leading payment-based technology platform in China, announced today that it has agreed to invest RMB100 million in Dingding Cultural Tourism (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. (the parent company of Qianqianhui, “Qianqianhui”) as registered capital and capital […]

Comelec releases tentative list of candidates for 2022 May elections, sets absentee voting rules

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) on Friday released its tentative list for the 2022 national and local elections. The list for national positions posted on the poll body’s official website included 97 presidential candidates, 28 vice-presidential candidates, and 174 senatorial candidates. It also released the list for local aspirants. “Aspirants whose names appear on the […]

Editorial: Securing food for all

The food bank to be set up by the Cebu City Government addresses more than food security. Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon proposed the establishment of a food bank to address food security during disasters and other emergencies, reported Wenilyn B. Sabalo in SunStar Cebu on Oct. 2. City Ordinance 2570, also known as “An […]