Death toll up to 13, agri damage at P692M in storm Maring’s aftermath 

THE DEATH toll from severe tropical storm Maring, with international name Kompasu, climbed to 13 as of Wednesday with 11 others missing and three injured, the national disaster management council reported.   The disaster agency said it was still validating reports but local authorities have confirmed at least 11 deaths with four in Palawan, four in Benguet, two in […]

W Landmark earns ISO nod for quality management

W LANDMARK, Inc. (WLI) recently received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certification for its quality management system and operations in its properties. The company, which owns and operates W Fifth Avenue, W CityCenter, Citi Plaza, W Highstreet, W Global Center, and W Tower, passed the audit conducted by TUV Nord Philippines, Inc. for […]

Editorial: Body-worn cameras

The country’s law enforcement finally embraces the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) after years of public clamor in the wake of alleged human rights violations in the government’s intensified war against illegal drugs. To recall, not long after President Rodrigo Duterte’s impassioned term-starter pronouncements to curb illegal drugs in the country, the body count has […]

First Covid community vaccination center holds successful pilot testing in Mandaue

MANDAUE City is now ready to undertake community vaccinations for Covid-19 with the successful pilot testing of the first-ever community vaccination center in Cebu held on Thursday, April 8. The pilot testing involved the vaccination of medical frontliners and senior citizens. Located at the Mandaue City Sports Complex, the local government has followed the guideline […]

Former Head of Operations of Binance Global Fiat Exchanges becomes COO of BitWell

SINGAPORE, Mar 4, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – BitWell has announced that Hsann, the former head of operations of Binance global fiat exchanges, has become COO at BitWell. Hsann established multiple fiat exchanges, such as Binance US / Singapore / Jersey / Korea / Uganda and Tokocrypto, which enable local customers to buy […]

Citigroup considering divesting some Asia-Pacific consumer units

CITIGROUP, INC. is weighing divesting certain retail banking units in the Asia-Pacific Region, including those in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia. — REUTERS CITIGROUP, INC. is studying options for slimming down the firm’s sprawling international consumer operations as part of incoming Chief Executive Officer Jane Fraser’s efforts to simplify the bank. The company […]