Philippine healthcare among most vulnerable to attacks — Kaspersky

THE PHILIPPINES’ healthcare industry is among the most vulnerable to cyberattacks in Southeast Asia, according to Kaspersky. The ProxyLogon vulnerability often attacks the Philippine healthcare sector, Thailand’s government services and Indonesia’s industries, the global cybersecurity company said in its Digital Footprint Intelligence report. ProxyLogon allows threat actors to bypass authentication and execute code remotely as […]

Fake job text scams likely to persist as joblessness worsens

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter FILIPINOS can expect more phishing attacks as unemployment in the country continues to worsen, experts said. Cybercriminals use text messages to trick mobile phone users into visiting malicious websites to obtain their personal information, including banking information, credit cards, and addresses. “The phishing machinery relies on urgency or something […]

Cebu delivers most votes for BBM-Sara

CEBU Island delivered the most number of votes in the country for former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the frontrunners in the presidential and vice presidential races, respectively, Sugbo News said Friday, May 13, 2022.Cebu Province (including the highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu) is the most […]

Preventing cervical cancer

CERVICAL CANCER is the most common gynecologic malignancy in the Philippines. It is also highly preventable, nonhereditary, and curable if treated early.   Nearly all (99.7%) of cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are 100 types of HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection. Thirty of these can affect the genitals; 14 can […]

Fujitsu Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s 2022 List of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for Fourth Year Running

TOKYO, Feb 7, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today announced that it has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fourth year in a row. This year, 635 companies were nominated from 29 countries as the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” of which 333 were selected […]

Eisai Listed as a Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation for the Sixth Time

TOKYO, Jan 19, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been listed in the 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100), a global ranking by Canada-based media and investment advisory company, Corporate Knights, Inc. This marks Eisai’s sixth inclusion on the list. Ranked […]

Why insurers must adapt to meet the changing Philippine landscape under COVID-19

First of two parts While the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has financially impacted some parts of business and society in the Philippines more than others, consumers were also affected on psychological, emotional and economic levels. As a result, consumer insurance behaviors and preferences are evolving. This presents insurers with a unique opportunity to adapt […]

DTI flags digital gap among businesses

A TRADE department official has flagged a potentially worsening digital gap among enterprises in the Philippines, pointing to the need for policies that address the divide.  Philippine firms that have adopted high-level technologies in their operations are usually large enterprises, exporters, and firms with foreign direct investment, Trade Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba said at a […]

Editorial: A year since ‘gahi’g ulo’

A year passes since President Rodrigo Duterte’s swipe at the Cebuanos for being “gahi’g ulo” (hard-headed) after seeing footage of “nonchalant” citizens’ movement in the time of quarantine. A supposed minion echoed the strike in a press conference later, and the Cebuanos had it, the backlash burst forth on social media. To recall, in June […]

Southeast Asia faces long road back to previous growth — survey

The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic is clouding economic projections for Southeast Asia, with most countries not expected to return to pre-pandemic growth levels for several years.  The Philippines will see the largest decline in average annual gross domestic product growth in the three years ending 2022 — more than five percentage points — compared to 2019, […]