Dar batting for control of irrigation agency   

THE NATIONAL Irrigation Administration (NIA) needs to be under the control of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in order to expand irrigation coverage.    “Meron kaming proposal na kung puwede, kung mamarapatin po ng mahal na Pangulo, ay ilipat na sa DA itong NIA (We have a proposal, which I hope the President approves, to transfer NIA to the DA) because water is agriculture. Agriculture is life,” Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said in a television appearance Tuesday.    Mr. Dar said the Philippines has […]

1.9M students ‘return’ to school

THE classes for school year 2021-2022 in public basic education schools in the Philippines officially start Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with nearly two million students in Central Visayas enrolled two days before the opening of classes. Some private schools in the region started ahead of Sept. 13. Department of Education (DepEd) […]

Metro Pacific Hospitals aids in expansion of Bohol private hospital

METRO Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI) has partnered with the Ramiro family-owned private hospital in Bohol to further expand and improve its facilities. “Together, we will work towards fast-tracking the completion of its ongoing expansion and renovation projects, and upgrading its lineup of medical equipment, to propel Ramiro Community Hospital (RCH) to a stronger multi-specialty […]

PhilHealth president vows to release 60% of private hospitals’ unpaid claims next week  

By Bianca Angelica D. Añago Reporter  and Russell Louis C. Ku  PHILIPPINE HEALTH Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Dante A. Gierran has pledged to release funds for 60% of the unpaid claims of private hospitals by the end of next week.    In a House hearing on Thursday, Mr. Gierran said PhilHealth owes private hospitals a total of P21.1 billion as of […]

Police chief orders early security preparation for 2022 elections  

NATIONAL POLICE chief Guillermo T. Eleazar directed all units and area commanders on Thursday to start planning security measures for the May 2022 polls to ensure the safety and integrity of the electoral process.    “Along with the heated discussion on next year’s elections, I have instructed all our area commanders to begin preparations to ensure clean and orderly elections […]

Private schools ask court to void BIR bid to impose 25% tax

PRIVATE SCHOOLS filed a petition with the tax court Monday to halt the implementation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Revenue Regulation 5-2021, which bars for profit educational institutions from availing of a 1% tax rate.  The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities, the Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations and 27 Proprietary Educational […]

Private sector partners up with gov’t to vaccinate more Filipinos

Top brands, private healthcare providers, and malls have collaborated with the government to launch the Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat campaign to promote the vaccination of more Filipinos against the.   “With Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat, we want to encourage vaccine willingness and support mass vaccinations, which are crucial for a safe economic recovery and return to normalcy,” Margot Torres, Managing Director for McDonald’s Philippines and Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat communications […]

Private sector to donate vaccines to gov’t if COVAX supplies delayed

Anti-parasitic not a substitute for vaccines says ivermectin advocate Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Ma. “Joey” Concepcion III said that the private sector would prioritize donating 500,000 AstraZeneca doses to the government if deliveries from the COVAX global facility to the Philippine government are delayed. The Philippines has already received more than 500,000 AstraZeneca doses […]

Central Global Berhad’s Proposed Private Placement Approved by Bursa Securities

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Central Global Berhad’s (“CGB”) proposed private placement of up to 18 million new ordinary shares has been approved by Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”). CGB executive chairman Dato’ Faisal Zelman CGB is a manufacturer of specialised industrial tapes and label stocks that pioneered […]