Comelec expects 64M voters after Oct. 30 registration deadline 

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) is expecting up to half a million more people who will enlist before the registration period deadline on Oct. 30, which will bring the number of voters in next year’s polls to 64 million.   During the Senate finance hearing on Monday, Comelec Chairman Sheriff M. Abas said the projected number of registrants for the month of Oct. is from 350,000 […]

NTC urged to intervene amid delays in mobile portability

THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) needs to step in and address the delays in implementing the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Act,  according to Infrawatch PH, a public-policy think tank. It cited “process roadblocks” by some telecommunications companies and system glitches for the delay in rolling out number portability, which allows phone users to retail their phone numbers when […]

Housing logs highest number of constructions valued at P43.79B

AMID the pandemic, it has been business as usual for construction activities. In the second quarter of this year, the Philippines logged a total of 38,389 constructions valued at P84.36 billion, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. The increase in construction activities indicates an annual expansion of 114.1 percent, faster than the previous quarter’s annual […]

Cebu City to reintroduce liquor ban, adjust curfew

THE Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has proposed implementing stricter measures in the entire city to curb the rise in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. The EOC, together with Acting Mayor Michael Rama and Inter-Agency Task Force-Visayas Chief Implementer retired general Melquiades Feliciano, met on Sunday, July 25, 2021, to discuss the Covid-19 situation […]

Editorial: ‘Play it safe’

Viruses and their ninja moves. There are 11 Sars-CoV-2 mutations that governments and public health experts in the world are closely monitoring, but most potentially disastrous is the Delta variant, first identified in India in December 2020. The same variant reportedly caused 10 percent the Covid-19 cases in the US, and is starting to hit […]

Editorial: A shift in focus

Another one million doses of the Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) arrived Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The new deliveries form part of the 11,058,000 doses that the Philippines expects to arrive this month alone. As of Thursday noon, the total number of doses delivered to the country […]

A Leading Property Project Management Company in China, CENTRAL CHINA MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED Successfully Listed on Main Board of SEHK

HONG KONG, May 31, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – CENTRAL CHINA MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED (“CCMGT” or the “Company”, stock code: 9982.HK), a leading property project management company in China, is officially listed and commenced trading on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) today. CCMGT debuted in the […]

The Release of 2021 AI Most Influential Scholar (2000 Scholars) Annual List: the US Takes the Lead, Closely Followed by China and Germany

BEIJING, May 18, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The AMiner team of Tsinghua University released “2021 AI Most Influential Scholar Annual List” (“AI 2000 List” for short). The AI 2000 List aims to select the most influential and active top-cited scholars from the field of artificial intelligence worldwide over the past ten years […]

EDITORIAL: Not among the 1%

A few days before Good Friday, barangay workers went around the neighborhood to ask senior citizens if they were willing to receive a vaccine against Covid-19. The joy I felt from this development overstates the event’s importance. I shall keep it anyway. The workers were careful not to create any false expectations or hopes. No, […]

World Health Day 2021: By the numbers

THE IMPACT of the global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), “has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality healthcare services and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the […]

Briones: A matter of convincing

Local government units have been given the green light to vaccinate the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). We’re talking about nine million senior citizens, or those who are 60 years old and above, and 14.5 million persons with comorbidities. That should be reason enough to heave a sigh […]