DSWD, Lapu-Lapu execs turn over P6M to 429 poor beneficiaries

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Lapu-Lapu City Government turned over more than P6 million worth of financial assistance that can be used to provide aid to poor and vulnerable families in the city. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, DSWD assistant secretary Maria Evelyn Macapobre, and DSWD Central Visayas Director Shalaine Marie […]

ADB touts microfinance role in building resilience vs climate change

MICROFINANCE institutions (MFIs) should be tapped in helping build resilience against climate change, especially for poorer and more vulnerable communities, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “Economic development supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises contributes to the resilience of the poor and vulnerable, including in urban areas,” the ADB said in a report. “Building resilience […]

Gov’t told to talk to local gov’ts on cash aid after weekend chaos

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter THE PHILIPPINE government should coordinate with local authorities after chaos marred its aid payout to poor students, experts said at the weekend, amid spiraling oil and food prices. The government has not learned from its experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, Maria Ela L. Atienza, a political science professor at […]

Real estate, urban poor leaders endorse Leni-Kiko

REAL estate professionals and urban poor leaders in Metro Cebu have established a group to support the candidacy of presidential candidate Leni Robredo and vice presidential candidate Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan this coming May elections.Vice President Robredo is slated to grace the political rally of Cebu gubernatorial candidate Joseph “Ace” Durano and his running mate Vice […]

Urban poor facing more disaster risk

THE GROWING NUMBER of poor in the Philippines is facing more disaster and climate risks, emphasizing a need for targeted social interventions at the city level, a consultant’s report for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. Kristoffer B. Berse, public administration and governance professor at the University of the Philippines, said in a report on […]

Anti-poverty programs need better data, PIDS study finds

THE GOVERNMENT is hindered in designing effective anti-poverty programs by limited data, according to a study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). The PIDS discussion paper, known as “Eradicating Poverty in the Philippines by 2030: An Elusive Goal?” found that households that experience shocks need safety nets to help them avoid falling into […]

SoftBank Corp. and Honda Start Use Case Verification of Technologies to Reduce Collisions Involving Pedestrians and Vehicles Using 5G SA and Cellular V2X

TOKYO, Nov 17, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – SoftBank Corp. and Honda R&D Co., Ltd. announced they have started a use case-based verification of technologies to reduce collisions between pedestrians and vehicles using a 5G standalone mobile communication system (“5G SA”)(1) and a cellular V2X communication system (“cellular V2X”)(2) in the effort to […]

Health coalition calls on gov’t to back waiver on IPR for COVID vaccines 

A COALITION on health rights on Sunday urged the Philippine government to back international calls for the waiving of intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines.     “Government pronouncements have highlighted the lack of vaccine supply, yet does not acknowledge the question of inequity on an international scale — one that the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ) waiver dares […]

Carvajal: Chance of a lifetime

IN an earlier column, I said I was betting on Manny. Of the presidential wannabes, he is one that did not come by his wealth through inheritance or corruption. Today I’m taking my word back. Manny, soon after, started acting like any traditional politician. In promising a heaven of sorts to poor Filipinos, he demonstrated […]

Editorial: Shifting mindsets for recovery

PRIOR to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, tourists venturing to the southern tip of Cebu cite being drawn by various land- and sea-based attractions of the western and eastern coasts. From whale-watching in Oslob to canyoneering in Badian and Alegria, men and women participated in local enterprises on ecotourism because it offered faster, bigger returns […]