Gov’t signals slowdown on devolution, LGUs to take over health, welfare first

THE National Government said the functions it will immediately devolve to local government units (LGUs) are local infrastructure projects, basic healthcare, social welfare, and agricultural extension. The so-called “small-ticket” items to be shed by the National Government point to a prioritization of activities to be handed over to LGUs rather than a full-scale devolution by […]

Low NEDA review threshold seen deterring investment in local projects

INVESTORS seeking to build local government transport infrastructure are deterred by the low threshold for triggering mandatory National Government review, a feature of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) law, a Senate committee hearing heard. “No foreign investor would endeavor to enter because there seems to be a legal obstacle here… While (local government units) have autonomy, in reality […]

3 insightful podcasts to celebrate National Podcast Day

In the digital age, consuming media content is imperative almost in everybody’s lives. Conventional forms of entertainment have been eclipsed by the instantaneous gratification mix media provides.The downside of it? We rely on 15-second TikTok videos for entertainment which consequently affects our attention span. Somehow, the idea of sitting still is unbearable; modernity conditioned us […]

Former agri chief Piñol to advise Marcos on food security 

Former agriculture secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol with National Security Adviser Clarita A. Carlos. — MANNYPIÑOL FACEBOOK PAGE FORMER agriculture secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol on Thursday announced that he will be advising the national government on food security.   The position was offered by National Security Adviser Clarita A. Carlos, Mr. Piñol said in a […]

Elektros Retains Investcore Media for National Marketing Campaign

EQS Newswire / 13/09/2022 / 00:01 EST/EDT Elektros Retains Investcore Media for National Marketing Campaign   SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL / ACCESSWIRE / September 12, 2022 / Elektros (OTC PINK:ELEK), an emerging leader in the electric mobility industry, announced it has retained Investcore Media to provide digital marketing services aimed at building greater awareness for […]

Potential New Therapeutic Approach for Pancreatic Cancer is proposed at 2022 Keystone Meeting: Blocking Obesity or Fatty Acid Oxidation

Seoul, Korea, September 08, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – In “the immunometabolism at the crossroads of obesity and cancer, Keystone Symposia (Sept. 5-9, 2022, Keystone, Co, USA)”, Dr. Soo-Youl Kim, Principal Scientist of the National Cancer Center of South Korea, showed that cancer obtains energy absolutely by burning fatty acids from blood as well as that obesity causes cancer […]

Philippine police to boost presence starting September

FILIPINOS should expect increased police presence in the coming days, as the government anticipates more crimes as the Christmas holidays near, the Philippine National Police said on Wednesday.  “We always anticipate an increase in crimes during ‘ber’ months,” national police chief Rodolfo S. Azurin, Jr. told a televised news briefing.   “We will be deploying mobile […]

Senator seeks probe of school sex crimes

A SENATOR has filed a resolution seeking to investigate the proliferation of sexual crimes in various schools in the Philippines.   Senator Ana Theresia “Risa” N. Hontiveros-Baraquel under Senate Resolution 168 cited alleged harassment and abuses by teachers at Bacoor National High School in Cavite, St. Theresa’s College in Quezon City and the Philippine High School […]

Maybank Indonesia Announces Winners of Maybank Marathon 2022

BALI, INDONESIA, Aug 28, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – PT Bank Maybank Indonesia, Tbk (Maybank Indonesia) announced the winners of the World Athletics’ ‘Elite’ road race, the Maybank Marathon 2022, as the contest concluded its 10th anniversary run in Bali today (8/28). With close to 10,000 runners from 50 countries, Maybank Marathon 2022 […]