PUV modernization to proceed after being left off 2023 budget

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter THE Transportation department said it will proceed with the public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) after funding for the program was left off the department’s 2023 budget proposal. “Kung sakaling hindi mabigyan ng pondo o hindi magkaroon ng amendment upang magkaroon ng budget ang PUVMP, hindi pa rin magkakaroon […]

JCB Launches Kiwami Experience Exclusive Program

TOKYO & JAKARTA, Oct 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT. JCB International Indonesia, the subsidiary of JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, launched the Kiwami Experience program for JCB Ultimate card holders. The program takes card holders to explore and experience […]

Lawmaker files resolution to fund continued free ride program in 2023

A LAWMAKER on Wednesday filed a resolution directing the House Committee on Appropriations to restore the P12 billion proposed fund for the government’s free ride program under the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) budget.  “The Libreng Sakay program extensively helps millions of our fellow Filipinos,” AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee, who filed House Resolution 418, […]

Two-thirds of DMW budget devoted to worker repatriation

SOME 66% of the P15.21-billion 2023 budget for the newly established Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has been allocated to the Emergency Repatriation Program run by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said in a statement on Tuesday. Under the 2023 National Expenditure Program, P10.039 billion is earmarked for the […]

US picks team to oversee $52.7 billion in funding for building chip capacity

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday named a team of senior advisers to oversee $52.7 billion in government funding to boost semiconductor manufacturing and research. Commerce department Chief Economist Aaron Chatterji will serve as White House Coordinator for CHIPS Implementation at the National Economic Council (NEC) and will manage the work of the CHIPS […]

Lawmaker refiles Otop bill

A LAWMAKER has refiled a bill seeking to institutionalize the “One Town, One Product” (Otop) program to provide a solid support to the country’s growing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).“The MSMEs should be supported financially and in terms of capacity building. They are the lifeblood of our economy, especially during this health crisis,” Sen. […]

Probinex to tackle traditional finance creating a new all-in-one ecosystem

New York, NY, September 16, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – A native utility token, staking program, crypto-friendly e-wallet, an audited platform for a broader public, and eventually, a 24/7 exchange combining traditional assets with cryptocurrencies. Probinex is an ambitious project that aims to build a bridge between the world of traditional finance, fintech, and crypto. It aims to offer […]

DoTr told to review land acquisition process 

A CONGRESSMAN on Tuesday asked the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to look into its site acquisition process for a 53-hectare land that affected farmers in Misamis Occidental.  Party-list Rep. Rodante D. Marcoleta told a House of Representatives hearing he had received a letter from the farmers of Misamis Occidental expressing their concern about their expropriated […]

South Korea, DA in smart farming exchange program

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it has agreed to a smart farming exchange program with South Korea. “The proposed program aims to develop young Filipino farmers to become smart farming leaders and empowered agricultural entrepreneurs and innovators through knowledge-exchange with Korean farmers and experts. It involves a season-long internship program in smart greenhouses and […]

Landbank’s Agrisenso: Innovation key to boosting livestock industry

THE Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) has gathered key agriculture players who underscored the importance of adopting science-based approaches and latest technologies to address the challenges facing livestock raisers and achieve self-sufficiency in meat and dairy production.The second run of the Landbank AgriSenso Virtual Forum on Aug. 30, 2022 put the spotlight on the […]

Disney mulls membership program to offer discounts and perks

WALT Disney Co. is exploring a membership program that could offer discounts or perks to encourage customers to spend more on its streaming services, theme parks, resorts, and merchandise, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Wednesday. Internally, some executives have referred to Disney’s initiative as “Disney Prime,” although that won’t be the name of […]

DSWD 7 assesses well-being level of pantawid pamilya beneficiaries

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD 7) is currently conducting household validation for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) partner beneficiaries in Central Visayas.The target priority to validate are the 65,930 4Ps beneficiaries in the region who are identified as non-poor households under the third Listahanan nationwide assessment, or Listahanan […]

Agri dep’t to expand farm-to-consumer market chain 

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) announced on Wednesday that it is planning to expand its farm-to-consumer program known as Kadiwa to provide more affordable and accessible agri-fishery goods to the public as well as increase producers’ income.    “The Kadiwa program is a marketing initiative that eliminates as many marketing layers, allowing producers to earn bigger […]