Over 50% of Filipinos see POGOs as damaging

MORE THAN half of Filipinos believe offshore gaming operations are harmful to the Philippines, according to a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian. The survey, conducted from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, showed that 58% of 1,200 respondents see the adverse effects of the continued presence of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). […]

Honda to Make Organizational Changes (Effective April 1, 2023) to Further Accelerate Electrification Business and Realize New Value Creation

TOKYO, Jan 24, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will make organizational and operational changes, effective April 1, 2023, as it continues working toward the fulfillment of its vision to serve people worldwide with the “joy of expanding their life’s potential” in the areas of […]

DTI seizes almost P.5-M worth of uncertified consumer items in QC

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) seized almost P500,000 worth of uncertified consumer products during a recent enforcement operations in Quezon City.  The DTI, through its Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau, inspected 19 retail firms in Balintawak on Jan. 12, wherein 2,152 units of assorted consumer goods worth P482,121.15 were confiscated.     Among the confiscated products […]

Marcos orders continued suspension of e-sabong

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has issued Executive Order (EO) 9 directing the continued suspension of electronic sabong (e-sabong) operations nationwide, the Office of the Press Secretary said. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) defines e-sabong as “the online/remote or off-site wagering/betting on live cockfighting matches, events and/or activities streamed or broadcasted live from […]

Marcos continues ban on e-sabong operations

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has ordered the continued suspension of online cockfighting operations in the Philippines, known as e-sabong, citing the need to protect public morals and safety. “There is an urgent need to reiterate the continued suspension of all e-sabong operations nationwide, clarify the scope of existing regulations and direct relevant agencies to […]

24 nabbed in drive vs. e-sabong in Cebu

THE Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) has intensified its drive against e-sabong after Camp Crame ordered a crackdown on the online/remote or off-site betting on live cockfighting matches in the entire country. Then President Rodrigo Duterte ordered all e-sabong operations suspended last May following the disappearance of 34 cockfighting enthusiasts who allegedly remain missing up […]

InvesTech Holdings Launches Virsical MetaFM, an Integrated Operations and Management Solution for Corporate Equipment and Facilities

HONG KONG, Nov 11, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – InvesTech Holdings Limited (“InvesTech Holdings”; together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”; stock code: 1087.HK), a leading integrated smart-IT solutions provider in China, is pleased to announce that Wafer Systems Limited (“Wafer Systems”), a subsidiary of the Group that owns the flagship smart-office software product […]

Solon presses gov’t to stop offshore gaming operations in PHL

A HOUSE representative on Tuesday said the administration should heed the call of lawmakers to terminate all Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO), whether licensed or illegal, as the moral and social costs far outweigh economic benefits.    POGOs spawn various crimes, including kidnap for ransom, prostitution and human trafficking, murder, extortion, online scamming, illegal drugs, and […]

PHL pitches US investors on worker upskilling, infrastructure

THE PHILIPPINES explored possible US investment in worker training and infrastructure projects on the sidelines of the United Nations appearance of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. In a statement on Monday, the DTI said these were the agreed-on areas of possible collaboration with US companies when members […]

E-sabong operators, 37 others released from jail

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Central Visayas has released the 39 individuals nabbed for allegedly operating e-sabong in Minglanilla town, southern Cebu, last week.NBI Regional Director Rennan Oliva told SunStar Cebu on Monday, September 26, 2022, that the suspects were able to post bail.He said following the Minglanilla raid, they have not recorded any other […]

Filing of Society Pass (Nasdaq: SOPA) Form 8-K/A in Connection of Acquisitions of AdActive Media CA, Inc and Thoughtful Thailand Ltd; Acquired Subsidiaries Recognised 2021 Revenues of US$5.6 million

SINGAPORE, Sep 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Society Pass Incorporated (Nasdaq: SOPA) (“SoPa” or the “Company”), Southeast Asia’s (“SEA”) leading data-driven loyalty and e-commerce ecosystem, today announces the filing of Form 8-K/A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection of acquisitions of AdActive Media CA, Inc (the “CA Sub”) and […]

MHI and Mitsubishi Logisnext to Commence Provision of Automated Picking Solutions for Warehouses Based on “∑SynX”

TOKYO, Sep 1, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd., part of MHI Group, have completed development of an automated picking system. This system integrates automated guided forklifts (AGFs), automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and palletizers(1). “LogiQ X Labo”, a demonstration facility for this new logistics […]

Bangko Sentral: 6 PH digital banks now allowed to fully operate

​THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued Certificates of Authority (COA) to Operate to two additional banks, allowing them to proceed with full operations as digital banks. This has resulted in a total of six digital banks allowed to operate in the Philippines.The most recent recipients were UnionDigital Bank Inc. (UDB) and GoTyme Bank […]

ING to exit PHL retail banking business by this year

ING BANK N.V.-Manila will leave the Philippine retail banking market before 2022 ends, just about three years after its foray into the space, due to uncertain global conditions that affected its operations in the country. “ING’s retail business in the Philippines was intended as the first step and foundation for a broader Asia retail banking […]

Daylong police ops net P15M shabu

A TOTAL of P15 million worth of illegal drugs has been seized by the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Central Visayas.The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) seized over P10 million worth of illegal drugs, mostly shabu, outperforming other units under the PRO 7.The anti-narcotics operations started at dawn Saturday, June 11, 2022 and ended at […]