Quo vadis?

Electric high: Shell officials excitedly pose at the launch of the first Shell Recharge facility in the Philippines in Shell Mamplasan along the South Luzon Expressway. — PHOTO BY KAP MACEDA AGUILA The virus is still out there, but we need to get out there, too NOT A FEW people are saying that we’re now […]

Distributed via NovationWire – ‘Insight of Marketing Trends of 2022 for Europe & US Companies’

Hong Kong – NovationWire, the Asia based PR distribution newswire who is focusing on the fin-tech, AI, AR/VR/XR, digital marketing & blockchain industries, has released a report on ‘Insight of Marketing Trends of 2022 for Europe & US Companies’. Content marketers have become an integral part of any B2B marketing team. Users can’t just have […]

Habitat for Humanity’s youth supporters in Asia-Pacific return to on-site volunteering for the first time in two years

MANILA, Apr 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Supporters across the Asia-Pacific region started volunteering over the weekend on Habitat for Humanity sites in their home countries to mark the culmination of its 2022 Young Leaders Build campaign. This marks the first time the housing nonprofit hosted in-person youth volunteers in its build […]

Building a future-fit board

(First of two parts) Accelerated by the pandemic and enabled by technology, businesses continue to explore new ways of working and business models outside of traditional capabilities. But to maintain momentum, boards will need to reimagine their roles to ensure they remain relevant, adaptive and responsive to the needs of this transformative age. The current […]

Briones: ‘Third wave’

Nobody drops a bombshell like what the head of the Department of Health (DOH) 7 Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit did on Saturday, July 10, 2021, and expects no repercussions. After all, the Philippines is still in the grip of an ongoing health crisis. So when Dr. Eugenia Mercedes Cañal announced that Central Visayas was […]

A global mindset

THE recent exploits of Yuka Saso, a teener who won the golf majors will surely get a lot of coverage in the news for it represents a first for the Philippines. But it validates what we all know from our army of overseas Filipino workers. We may be a small nation but in the global […]

Mindanao power co-ops need support to expand, stabilize services

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES (ECs) in Mindanao need more support to serve more households and address the continued rotating brownouts in parts of the southern islands despite an average 1,000-megawatt (MW) surplus on the grid, according to the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Many areas are still “confronted with the sad reality that even with the excess supply […]

Editorial: Knock down the house

When then Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte blurted out his usual bravado on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue in a live debate in 2016, everyone it seemed fell into the joke—that should push come to shove, he’d lunge headlong on jetski and pierce the Chinese butt at the disputed islands. We took the joke or […]

Khok: Sweet sleep

Sweet thing this sleep, sweet thing. And sleep restores mind, body and soul. Not bad for a daily act that only requires a darkened room and silence. Sleep is one of the building blocks that help our immune system become strong. Last week, we mentioned some things that help our immune system: healthy diet (more […]

One-time grant for work-disability pensioners to cost P600 million

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will allocate about P600 million for work-disability retirees due to receive grants of P20,000 each via the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC). The one-time grants were authorized Monday by President Rodrigo R. Duterte via Administrative Order No. 39, which cited the need to aid pensioners struggling during the pandemic. […]

BSP wants virtual asset providers to do background checks on customers

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued new regulations for service providers of virtual currencies and assets on Friday, instructing them to conduct background checks on customers and strengthen their financial consumer protection policies. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier laid out the guidelines for virtual asset service providers (VASP), which are entities that offer […]