Marcos, Zelensky discuss ties amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky talked on the phone on Monday night to discuss cooperation amid Russia’s invasion of the European nation. The Philippines was ready to help Ukraine peacefully resolve its conflict with Russia,” the Philippine leader tweeted on Tuesday. “I told him that we in the Philippines are watching […]

Hitachi to Strengthen Business Structure to Accelerate Growth through Digital, Green, and Innovation

TOKYO, Feb 2, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that as part of efforts to achieve the goals of the Mid-term Management Plan 2024, it will strengthen the business structure, effective April 1, 2023, in order to accelerate the growth of the Social Innovation Business, with a focus on […]

Newly elected VP of AWF to make sure weightlifting remains in ’28 LA Games

SAMAHANG Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) President Monico Puentevella was recently elected as Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) vice president in Doha, Qatar. After earning his mandate, the AWF honorary president’s first order of business is to make sure the sport, which delivered the country its breakthrough Olympic gold medal in the 2021 Tokyo Games, will remain […]

Journalists detained over footage appearing to show South Sudan president wet himself

NAIROBI — Six journalists in South Sudan have been detained over the circulation of footage showing President Salva Kiir appearing to wet himself at an official event, the national journalists union said on Saturday. The footage from December showed a dark stain spread down the 71-year-old president’s grey trousers as he stood for the national […]

PBBM, VP Sara: Education, upskilling key to Filipino workers’ future; PSAC in full support

THE Philippine government strongly supports the workers’ skills development and learning recovery programs as they are deemed very vital in making the Filipino workers more flexible and highly adaptable. By upskilling and reskilling the workers, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte believe they can easily adjust to the […]

Farmers, fisherfolk oppose EO 171 extension

FIFTEEN farmers and fisherfolk organizations released a joint statement Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, expressing their opposition to the extension of Executive Order (EO) 171, saying the reduced import tariff did not benefit consumers. The group instead wants the Marcos administration to protect local agriculture, through various programs and interventions to ensure food security. EO 171 […]

US VP Harris visit a show of support to PHL on South China Sea

UNITED States Vice-President Kamala D. Harris’ visit to the Philippines next week will be a reaffirmation of support to the southeast Asian country and   maintaining maritime security in the disputed South China Sea, according to a transcript of a background press call posted by the White House on its website on Wednesday.   “This visit demonstrates […]

Senate leader calls for creation of oversight committee for confidential, intelligence Funds 

THE SENATE president has filed a resolution to form an oversight panel that will investigate the utilization of confidential and intelligence funds (CIF) allocated under the proposed 2023 budget, after several former senators pushed for its activation.   “It has long been the practice of the Senate to constitute a Select Oversight Committee for confidential and […]

ALI’s tallest building

AYALA LAND, Inc. (ALI) has completed the South Tower of Park Central Towers in Makati City. At 248 meters, the South Tower is the tallest building in ALI’s portfolio to date. South Tower is developed under the Ayala Land Premier, Inc. (ALP) brand. Attending the topping off ceremony were (from left) Edwin Magsalansan, director and […]