Cybersecurity as a board priority

Cybersecurity came to the forefront of critical concerns when companies had to shift to remote working at the height of the pandemic. Businesses continued to accelerate their transformation to address disruption, but many did not consider cybersecurity as part of the decision-making process — likely due to business urgency or oversight. As a result, as […]

EU agrees to move forward with developing-nation green finance

THE European Union has agreed to “operationalize” the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries tap financing for their climate projects, Malacañang said, following a meeting in Brussels between President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. and European Council President Charles Michel. In a statement on Tuesday, the Office of the Press Secretary said the meeting took […]

Editorial: FVR

Holed up in military headquarters Camp Aguinaldo on Feb. 22, 1986 were Deputy Chief of Staff Fidel V. Ramos and Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile. The two officials held a press conference and announced that they had broken ties with President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., whom they accused of committing electoral fraud that year to stay […]

Transforming with humans at center

(Second of two parts) While transformation has always been integral to the long-term success of a business, both the nature and rate of transformation have changed in the past few years. Companies have to transform more regularly to keep up due to market disruptions increasing in frequency and impact, further highlighting the need to transform […]

Editorial: United Cebu City

As he wants Cebu City to achieve a “Singapore-like” progress, Mayor Michael Rama somewhat has extended a laurel of peace to his political opponents when he called for unity.This as the mayor, now on his third non-consecutive term, said in his inaugural speech on Thursday, June 30, 2022, that he was aiming to transform the […]

EXPLAINER: BOPK’s Margot Osmeña reveals she filed election protest but withholds details. Under Comelec rules, basis must be ‘fraud, anomalies.’ In 2016, Mike Rama cited fraud, alleging he was ‘PCOSed.’ His protest against Tomas Osmeña failed as Margot’s seems not likely to succeed too.

WHAT THE PUBLIC IS TOLD. A dyLA Cebu post on Facebook Thursday, June 2, said Margarita “Margot” Osmeña, BOPK candidate for mayor in the 2022 May elections, confirmed that “yes, we filed a protest” and her lawyers “are taking care of that.”Asked in a phone interview for the basis of the protest, the former Cebu […]

Gov’t tightens rules for accreditation of microfinance groups

THE MICROFINANCE NGO Regulatory Council (MNRC) said the eligibility requirements for accrediting microfinance nongovernment organizations (MF-NGO) in 2022 to 2025 will include a fund balance of P1 million at any given time and incorporation documents identifying the NGO as specifically organized to offer microfinance services.  According to MNRC Memorandum Circular No. 2 Series of 2021, MF-NGO applicants must be […]

DAR overhauls land conversion rules for government projects 

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said its land conversion rules have been overhauled to expedite government projects. Secretary Bernie F. Cruz said in a statement Sunday that government special project undertakings (SPU) will be given priority in applications for the conversion of agricultural land. The department considers SPUs a high-priority category for the employment […]