Wenceslao: Another killing

The shooting to death of blocktime broadcaster Rey Cortes reminds me again of the culture of violence that some of us have embraced for a long time now. One killing that has been etched in my memory is but a composite of sounds but sparks an imagination of a violent scene I could not drive […]

CLI kickstarts vaccination program for its workforce, dependents

PROPERTY developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) has beefed up its Covid-19 relief efforts among its employees with the initial rollout of its Covid-19 Vaccination Program starting on July 9, 2021 at the Velez Medical Arts Building. The CLI Covid-19 Vaccination Program is an initiative that encourages all CLI employees across its Visayas and Mindanao (VisMin) […]

2020 census results beginning to reflect RH promotion effort

THE REPRODUCTIVE health (RH)program helped reduce unplanned pregnancies, judging from the results of the latest census, National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua said. “Right now what I can see from the initial data is there is progress in our reproductive health program: total fertility rate is falling, more women are more […]

PAG-IBIG hits P10.7B in MP2 savings

PAG-IBIG Fund members collectively saved P10.67 billion under the agency’s voluntary Modified Pag-IBIG 2 Savings program during the first five months of the year, setting another record-high despite the ongoing health crisis, top officials of the agency said on June 21, 2021. “We are happy to report that despite the impact of the pandemic to […]

US, PHL complete five-year animal disease program

THE US and the Philippines have finished the final phase of a five-year biological threat capacity-building program worth around, aimed mainly at addressing the Philippines’ ability to handle animal diseases. The US Embassy in the Philippines said the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency – Biological Threat Reduction Program (DTRA-BTRP) was conducted alongside the Department of […]

LANDBANK expands lending program to include ex-extremists

STATE-RUN Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) has widened its lending program for former rebels to include former violent extremists. In a statement, the state lender on Tuesday said the expanded lending program would also cover cooperatives and associations with former extremists as members. It added that the program, now known as the ‘Balik-Loob’ lending […]

Honda Begins Company-wide Expansion of its New Business Creation Program, “IGNITION,” to Help Realize Ideas and Dreams of Honda Associates

TOKYO, Jun 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has begun expanding its new business creation program, IGNITION, to the entire company. IGNITION is a program that gives shape to the original technologies, ideas and designs of Honda associates and contributes to solving social issues and creating new value for […]

Farm mechanization training brought to countryside via radio

THE Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said it has commissioned radio programs to prepare farmers for the mechanization of rice cultivation, including post-harvest processing. PhilMech said over the weekend that 11,682 farmer-beneficiaries affiliated with 892 cooperatives and associations are enrolled in the “Radyo Eskwela” program, created to support the mechanization component of […]

Mitsubishi Corporation: Launch of New Startup Accelerator Program to Promote Decarbonization

TOKYO, Jun 1, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) are pleased to announce a new startup accelerator program designed to promote efforts to decarbonize. MC and NYK will team up with Startupbootcamp Australia (SBC Australia), a branch of one of the largest Europe-origin accelerators Startupbootcamp […]

DICT pitches telecom spectrum user fee to drive telco investment

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said Congress needs to legislate a spectrum user fee (SUF) to ensure the sustainability of telecommunications industry development and improve access to the internet. At a House hearing Tuesday, Information and Communications Undersecretary Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic said the SUF was on the DICT’s wish list when […]

Businesses urged to reward vaccinees

TO ENTICE Cebu City residents to avail themselves of the Covid-19 vaccination program, the City Council has appealed to commercial establishments to provide incentives to vaccinated customers. The City Council, through a resolution, asked the commercial establishments to give incentives to vaccinated individuals by offering discounts, freebies, deals and promos. The City Council passed the […]

UNDP extends Philippine renewable energy program

THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has extended the Development for Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS) program to January 2023, the Department of Energy (DoE) said. “Energy Undersecretary Emmanuel P. Juaneza informed the Secretary (Alfonso G. Cusi) that the UNDP has extended the DREAMS Project’s duration from July 2021 to January 2023,” […]

Carvajal: New Christianity

Department of Health Central Visayas’ (DOH 7) and Cebu City Government’s program to fight TB evoked in me the same reaction as DOH’s Zero Open Defecation Program. Both are not preventive but rather curative, palliative and temporary. If the avowed objective is to “manage and control the spread of TB” with a “Citywide TB elimination […]