ECCP backs water council to ease path for PPP investment

THE European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) said it supports the establishment of an advisory panel to the Water Resource Management Office (WRMO), which it hopes will result in seamless cooperation with the private sector in developing water projects. “This interim structural reform will hopefully provide more synergy with public-private partnerships (PPPs) as […]

KEMRI and NEC Announce Trials on Biometric-based Vaccination Management System for Newborn Children in Kenya

TOKYO, Feb 7, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via – Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), NEC Corporation (NEC) and Nagasaki University, Japan, have developed a digital biometric-based vaccination management system for newborn children in Kenya. Validation of this system is taking place through KEMRI with a clinical trial that began in September 2022 at the […]

NEA wants finances to play bigger role in power cooperative ratings

THE National Electrification Administration (NEA) said it is seeking to amend the classification system for electric cooperatives (ECs) to better reflect their technical and financial capacity. “I want (the categories to reflect) the true state of operations both on the technical and financial management aspects,” Antonio Mariano C. Almeda, NEA administrator, said in a briefing […]

Marcos approves creation of new water management office 

PRESIDENT FERDINAND R. Marcos, Jr. has approved the creation of a water resource management body, which will be under the department overseeing the country’s natural resources, according to the presidential palace.   The creation of the Water Resource Management Office (WRMO) will help the government “manage the country’s water resources and respond to the current environmental […]

PHL urged to upgrade cybersecurity infrastructure, policies

A SOUTH KOREA cybersecurity solutions company said the Philippines urgently needs to fast-track upgrades to its cybersecurity infrastructure and policies as it emerges from the pandemic. “There’s no doubt that digitalization in the Philippines is heading in the right direction,” NETAND Chief Executive Officer Hochul Shin said in a statement on Wednesday. “Now that the […]

UP-MSI researchers push for wastewater-based COVID-19 monitoring after Davao study 

RESEARCHERS FROM the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) called on government to adopt a wastewater-based monitoring of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) nationwide, saying this method allows for more localized surveillance and targeted mitigation measures.  “Detecting RNA in wastewater could help local government units forecast what barangays are at risk and may need closer […]

Government Blockchain Announces Dino Cataldo Dell’Accio to Lead The GBA Identity Management Working Group

Washington, D.C., Jan 18, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is excited to announce that Mr. Dino Cataldo Dell’Accio ( will be leading the GBA Identity Management Working Group ( He currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) and leads […]

BoC working on trade facilitation upgrades in EU-backed project

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it is working with ARISE Plus Philippines to improve trade facilitation in a European Union (EU)-backed project. The collaboration focuses on creating new policy and procedures for trade facilitation mainly through e-commerce, authorized economic operators, and integrated risk management programs, the BoC said in a statement on Monday. The […]

Chris Cassidy Joins Mojix as President and Chief Commercial Officer

Boca Raton, FL, Jan 11, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Mojix, a leading inventory management and supply chain traceability enterprise SaaS platform, is pleased to announce that Chris Cassidy has joined the company as President and Chief Commercial Officer. This announcement comes as the direct result of the tremendous success Mojix has attained […]

CoA cites enhancement in QC’s disaster preparedness program

THE QUEZON City government implemented eight out of nine recommendations for the enhancement of its disaster preparedness program, the Commission on Audit (CoA) said in a report.   CoA, in an audit report released on Dec. 27, said the city government “has been consistently preparing and updating its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Plans annually” […]

Marcos administration vows to boost streamlining efforts this year with digital systems

THE MARCOS administration has committed to boost efforts to improve and streamline government services this year by tapping existing and new digital systems, according to Malacañang.   “In 2023, the government shall remain steadfast and continue to pursue streamlining initiatives to ensure the delivery of efficient government services to the people and fight corruption by eradicating […]

New Huo Tech to Launch DeFi and Metaverse Thematic Investments

EQS Newswire / 28/12/2022 / 10:24 UTC+8 New Huo Tech to Launch DeFi and Metaverse Thematic Investments   【23rd December, 2022, Hong Kong】New Huo Technology Holdings Limited (“New Huo Tech”, Stock code 1611.HK) today is pleased to announce that its licensed compliance fund manager, New Huo Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (“NH Asset”), has partnered […]

‘Switching On the SUN’ – Samaiden Officially Turns on First Power Generation Facility at Sunway Nexis

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Dec 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Samaiden Group Berhad (Bursa: SAMAIDEN, 0223), a clean energy solution specialist principally involved in engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and power, is pleased to announce that the Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Samaiden Capital Management Sdn. Bhd.’s first solar […]

Pharmaron: Fulfilling the “Green” and “Low-carbon” Mission and Striving to Improve Sustainability

HONG KONG, Dec 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Pharmaron (Stock Code: 300759.SZ/3759.HK) is a premier R&D service provider for the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities and established a broad spectrum of research, development and manufacturing service capabilities throughout the entire drug discovery, preclinical […]

Ibpap joins forces with gov’t to upskill talents

THE IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (Ibpap) has teamed up with government agencies to upskill workers in the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM). Ibpap president and chief executive officer Jack Madrid said the country’s information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) “will continue to support” the talent development agenda of the national government through […]

Rama: Razon group’s entry in Cebu City’s waste management ‘positive development’

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama sees the impending acquisition of Filipino billionaire businessman Enrique Razon’s firm of a local waste management company as a positive development in the quest to solve the city’s garbage issue. If ever the Razon group would enter a business deal with the City Government, Rama said in a press conference […]

Razon’s firm set to acquire Binaliw private landfill operator’s company

THE garbage management system of Cebu City might see an overhaul as Filipino businessman and billionaire Enrique K. Razon Jr. pours in investment to modernize a local waste management company. Prime Integrated Waste Solutions Inc. (Piwsi), a Prime Infra subsidiary, is set to fully acquire ARN Central Waste Management Inc., which currently receives around 1,000 […]