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 […]