Charter change not a priority for Marcos but lawmakers to continue discussions

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. cast aside the urgency of changing the 1987 Constitution, saying it is not a priority of his administration as some lawmakers push for amendments to supposedly allow more foreign investments.   “We can achieve what we want, but within the present constitutional [framework,] the way the Constitution is written,” the president […]

US says it ‘hacked the hackers’ to bring down ransomware gang, helping 300 victims

A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture taken on Feb. 28, 2013. — REUTERS/KACPER PEMPEL/FILE PHOTO WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Thursday revealed it had secretly hacked and disrupted a prolific ransomware gang called Hive, a maneuver that allowed the bureau to thwart the group from collecting […]

Job portal names top jobs, industries

ONLINE job platform JobStreet by SEEK revealed the list of top 10 roles, specializations and industries that are in demand and hiring this year. Based on the firm’s latest database, the top 10 specializations are customer service, finance/cost accounting, information technology/customer-software, clerical/administrative support, human resources, marketing/business development, education, sales-retail/general, banking/financial services and sales-corporate. Additionally, the […]

Low-cost housing industry grapples with issues of affordability, efficiency

THE bottom line in providing low-cost housing is affordability, with Habitat for Humanity Philippines citing the wide gap between the pricing of affordable units and what the typical buyer can afford. “The national and local governments, private, non-governmental organizations and contractors (must collaborate)” to produce an outcome where, “instead of one family covering the P855,000 […]

Australia’s natural disasters bill hits $3.5 billion in 2022, billions more to come

SYDNEY — Floods and natural disasters that hit all but one Australian state and territory in 2022 cost the economy A$5 billion ($3.48 billion) and stoked inflation according to Treasury estimates which forecast billions more spending in 2023. Australia suffered four major bouts of flooding last year, with global reinsurer Munich Re estimating that February […]

Elcogen AS: MOU with Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering and Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

TALLINN, EE, Jan 9, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Elcogen, the European manufacturer of clean energy technology that delivers affordable green hydrogen and emission-free electricity, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (“KSOE”), a member of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (“HHI Group”), […]