Briones: Celebrating heroes

Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, was a holiday throughout the Philippines. That meant many people didn’t have to get up early in the morning to go to work. For them, it was a long weekend. Unless, of course, they’re employed in the fast-food business; in restaurants that remain open despite the pressures brought about by the […]

Jinjiang, China: Speeding Up to Build the City of Sports

Jinjiang, China, Aug 30, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – After the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Chinese sports delegation sent a letter of thanks to Anta, Shua, Joeone and other Jinjiang enterprises. From “Made in Jinjiang” focusing on livelihood products, to “Intelligent Manufacturing in Jinjiang” full of core scientific and technological competitiveness, Jinjiang brands […]

No to extension of voter registration, says poll exec

THE Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Cebu provincial office doesn’t favor the proposal to extend the duration of the voter’s registration process. Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano, Cebu Provincial Election Supervisor, said he would rather extend the registration time in order to accommodate more potential voters. On Thursday, August 12, seven senators filed a resolution urging Comelec […]

House panel approves bill to exempt athlete prizes from tax 

THE HOUSE Committee on Ways and Means has approved on Monday a measure to exempt from tax donations and rewards conferred on athletes participating in international competitions. In a hearing, the panel approved the committee report and an unnumbered substitute House Bill, known as the Hidilyn Diaz Act, would amend Section 4 of Republic Act No. 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and […]

NCCA honors musicians

A VERY diverse group of people received the same message via e-mail – that they were among the recipients of an award that honors 19 people and organizations whose work across two decades has enriched the world of Philippine music. They will be receiving the SUDI Award, a National Music award that aims “to recognize […]

No delay expected in 2022 budget submission despite secretary’s leave 

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) is expected to submit the government’s 2022 spending plan as scheduled on or before August 25 even with Secretary Wendel E. Avisado’s sick leave, according to a lawmaker.  Senator Panfilo M. Lacson Sr., in a statement, said no delays are seen in the transmittal of the 2022 National Expenditure Program (NEP) as online communication with the Budget […]

Outbound Filipinos can avail themselves of yellow vaccination card from BOQ

THE Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) will issue a yellow vaccination card to Filipinos bound for countries that require internationally valid certificates of vaccination. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC), said the BOQ will release the yellow vaccination card first since the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is […]

DTI set to standardize recipes for adobo, sinigang and other Pinoy dishes

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is developing national standards for Filipino dishes like adobo to establish a “common ground” among businesses.   A committee under the department has been tasked with developing Philippine National Standards (PNS) for popular dishes such as adobo, sinigang, lechon, and sisig, while considering the variation of cooking techniques across the country, the DTI said in a statement on Friday. The […]

More than 37M Filipinos done with data collection for national ID

THE GOVERNMENT has finished collecting demographic data from 37.2 million Filipinos for the national ID, close to its 50 million to 70 million target by end-2021, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.  The latest figure represents Filipinos who are done with the first step of the process for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) […]

Experts to navigate Qatar’s National Cyber Security Strategy at Trescon’s World Cyber Security Summit

QATAR, UAE, Jul 5, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The 11th Global Edition of Trescon’s World Cyber Security Summit will virtually gather over 200 online participants and discuss the future adoption of cyber security solutions, that will help boost Qatar’s tech infrastructure into the new normal. The internet has connected us to individuals […]

Members from CERT-PH, DICT, UNODC, Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss future of a cyber-secure nation at PhilSec 2021

MANILA, Jun 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – With an aim to aid Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in promoting the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and to develop counter-intelligence against the burgeoning state of cyber-crimes in the Philippines, Tradepass has taken the initiative to launch PhilSec 2021, scheduled for 13-14 […]

Bohol selected for trial devolution of DA functions post-Mandanas ruling 

BOHOL has been selected as a site to trial the local takeover of services formerly carried out by the National Government in preparation for the implementation of the Supreme Court’s Mandanas ruling, which ordered an increase in local governments’ share of the National Government’s revenue starting next year. Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said the […]