Briones: Letting people choose

When Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 7 Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. called on the public to continue wearing face masks while inside public utility vehicles (PUVs), he was reacting to Mayor Michael Rama’s executive order (EO), which made the wearing of masks in Cebu City non-obligatory, whether in open spaces or not.Of course, Rama […]

Lim: Lean is perfect

Life is short. Some days, it’s good to ditch the to-do-list and just hie off for a few days to simply chill.I wish I could tell you it was a spontaneous act. But the reality is that I am a practical person. So, a few days at the beach, well, technically, only a little over […]

My first 25 years

How time flies. I didn’t realize that I’ve been in business for 25 years now since retiring from Manulife Insurance Company at age 49.To mark the moment, I’m pleased to share with you some of the most important lessons and insights I’ve learned since becoming my own boss.Please feel free to share these with others […]

Converge said to weigh $1B unit deal

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is considering selling a stake in its infrastructure platform, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would help the Philippine fiber provider raise cash to invest across the group. Co-founded and led by entrepreneur Dennis Anthony H. Uy, Converge has been holding talks with prospective advisers as it […]

Japan donates $2M to typhoon victims

THE JAPANESE government will donate $2 million (P112.4 million) to help Filipino farmers and fisherfolk in Typhoon Rai-hit Bohol, Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte, the Japanese Embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.  The Food and Agriculture Organization will implement the project that will benefit about 4,000 small coconut farming and fishing households affected […]

Eisai Inc. Collaborates with C2N to Build Awareness and Real-World Evidence for Blood-based Assays

TOKYO, Aug 24, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary Eisai Inc. has entered into a memorandum of understanding with C2N Diagnostics (“C2N”) that will seek to build awareness about how blood-based assays in the diagnosis for people living with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), […]

Cebu multi-level marketing firm now has 20K rice entrepreneurs

A RISING multi-level marketing firm founded in Cebu is seeing more people earning from selling a Filipino basic commodity—rice.Just a year since it was founded by young entrepreneurs, Uprise Enterprise Philippines Inc. has already grown its network of rice distributors to more than 20,000.Started in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, chief executive officer Justhon […]

Local cybersecurity school to address skills gap

CYBERSCOOL Defcon, Inc., the Philippines’ first cybersecurity school, was launched on Wednesday to address the cybersecurity talent shortage and skills gap in the country. CybersCool is the exclusive Philippine distributor and sole training partner of ThriveDX SaaS Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based cyber-education company with a boot camp syllabus developed around military training methodologies and hands-on […]

The health risks of extreme heat 

UNSPLASH LONDON — Europe is sweltering under a record-breaking heatwave, with a number of governments issuing health emergency alerts.   WHAT ARE THE RISKS? Heat affects health in a number of ways.   Heat exhaustion, which can include dizziness, headaches, shaking and thirst, can affect anyone, and is not usually serious, providing the person cools down within […]

Seares: Why ex-‘usec’ Josephus Gimenez declined Mayor Rama’s job offer: ‘We don’t support the same president.’ People expect more from a garbage czar.

‘WITH RESPECT & POLITELY.’ A May 27, 2022 message of Atty. Josephus B. Gimenez to his companera and friend, retired Court of Appeals associate justice Portia Alino-Hormachuelos, was posted on Facebook thus: “With due respect & politely, I declined an offer to work in government again. I opted to serve the people through an NGO […]

Carvajal: Pre-emptive people power

I have always used the structural approach in analyzing Philippine society. This approach rests on the premise that flaws in our social structure (in the economic, political and cultural systems that compose its mainframe) is causing our nagging national problem, and biggest challenge, of mass poverty.Until that flaw is removed through mainframe restructure, elected officials, […]

It’s all about the Chase

Last October, entrepreneur Chase Cokaliong posted a photo of a 1.2 carat diamond ring with the caption, “Double tap if you want this, and I might do something crazy.”Days after posting that, Chase shared another photo announcing that he is giving away the shining shimmering ring for free to a lucky winner. And this surprising […]

150-250K join Leni-Kiko rally

THOUSANDS of Cebuanos attended the Ceboom Grand Rally at the North Reclamation Area (NRA) in Mandaue City on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in support of presidential candidate Leni Robredo and vice presidential candidate Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.At 7:30 p.m., local police tasked to secure the event estimated that around 50,000 people attended the rally.But hours later, […]