Net metering proposed to address rising power prices

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said on Tuesday that the aggressive implementation of a net metering program will help insulate customers from rising electricity prices. “While the program demonstrates potential savings in electricity cost and protection from bill shock, actual data shows the need for more aggressive efforts to promote and implement the program in […]

Why learning to surf can be great for your mental health, according to a psychologist

Disclaimer: This asset is provided by The Conversation. Nothing clears the mind like going for a surf. With the escapism and simplicity of riding waves, it’s no secret that surfing feels good. Now our preliminary study in children and adolescents adds to growing evidence that surfing really is good for your mental health. But you don’t have to have a mental illness to get […]

MMDA returns P1.2-B unauthorized WiFi fund from DICT — solon 

THE METRO Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has returned a P1.2-billion fund it received from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) without the necessary approvals, a lawmaker said on Monday.  Senior Deputy Minority Leader Paul R. Daza, who was one of the lawmakers present in the House investigation on the alleged illegal transfer of […]

Gov’t has P1.3-B budget for free bus rides this year — DBM

THE GOVERNMENT has allocated P1.285 billion in this year’s budget for the continuation of free bus services nationwide, including the EDSA Busway system in Metro Manila, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Thursday.   “We understand the plight of our commuting public. The service contracting program, which funds ‘Libreng Sakay’ is a big […]

LANDBANK lending to fisheries tops P2.8 billion

THE LAND Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) said outstanding loans to the fisheries sector hit P2.8 billion at the end of November. In a statement Thursday, the state-run bank said that it offers lending programs designed to boost fisheries production. Its product lines include a sustainable aquaculture lending program, which finances fishers’ associations, cooperatives or […]

Procurement, bonuses deemed hot spots for GOCC corruption

THE GOVERNANCE Commission for GOCCs (GCG) said its anti-corruption and integrity program will focus on problem areas like procurement and property disposals by state-owned companies. The GCG said it also considers bonuses, allowances, and incentives at state-owned firms, known as government-owned or-controlled corporations (GOCCs), another area that needs to be watched. “This program will ultimately […]

Fujitsu Joins Scholarship Partner Program of Kamiyama Marugoto College of Design, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, Contributes One Billion Yen to Scholarship Fund

TOKYO, Dec 12, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today announced that it joined a scholarship partner program(1) to provide free tuition to students of the “Kamiyama Marugoto College of Design, Engineering and Entrepreneurship” (hereinafter Kamiyama Marugoto College)(2), a private school for higher education scheduled to open in April 2023 in Tokushima Prefecture, […]

Gatchalian files bill restoring mandatory 2-year ROTC in tertiary schools

A SENATOR has filed a bill seeking to restore a compulsory two-year military training program in tertiary schools nationwide.   Senate Bill 1551 or the Mandatory Basic Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Act, filed by Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, also seeks to reinstitute a two-year voluntary Advance ROTC Program at the tertiary level.   The measure covers […]

Guidebook for Filipino teachers off the press in mid-January 2023

A GUIDEBOOK for Filipino teachers, “Nakakabasa na Ako! (I Can Finally Read!),” to effectively teach reading to literacy-deprived children in the Philippines will be off the press in mid-January 2023, announced the book’s publisher Miguel Z. Patolot. The book authored by teacher Julie Weygan Aparato captures a dedicated educator’s decade of experience in teaching literacy-challenged […]

Prenetics Announces US$20 Million Stock Repurchase Program and Inclusion into the MSCI Global Micro Cap Index

LONDON AND HONG KONG, Nov 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Prenetics Global Limited (NASDAQ: PRE) (“Prenetics” or the “Company”), a global leader in genomic and diagnostic testing, today announced that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program, and that it has been included as a constituent stock in the […]

Discussions to extend CARS program ongoing

A PROPOSED extension to the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program is currently being discussed, according to the Department of Trade and Industry. Ceferino S. Rodolfo, Trade undersecretary and Board of Investments (BoI) managing head, told reporters in a recent briefing that the two CARS participants, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp., […]

Watsons recognized for contributions to government’s vaccination program

TRUSTED health, wellness, and beauty retailer Watsons Philippines has been recognized by the Department of Health for its efforts as a partner of the government in the “Resbakuna sa Botika” program now dubbed “PinasLakas,” which provides Covid-19 vaccine boosters to the public. The DOH gave recognition and honor to Watsons and their Covid-19 Immunizing Pharmacists […]

Mitrade launches Global Affiliate Program, Shares up to 50% of its Profits with Partners

Melbourne, Australia, November 07, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Leading CFD trading platform Mitrade launches its in-house affiliate program and is now offering up to 50% of its profit to affiliate partners. Mitrade welcomes everyone who is interested in building their career in the investing industry. The affiliate program is open to everyone, regardless of background and occupation. Mitrade’s […]