Philippines won’t revive coronavirus restrictions

THE PHILIPPINE government is unlikely to revive restrictions despite a World Health Organization (WHO) decision to keep the highest alert for the coronavirus, a Health official said on Tuesday. “We abide by the global declaration of a public health emergency,” Health officer-in-charge Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told a news briefing. But the country doesn’t have […]

STGZ Partners with Klaytn to Scale Next Generation Metaverse Platform for Artists

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – The next generation real-time live virtual events and concerts metaverse platform company STGZ, announced a partnership with Klaytn, a global metaverse public blockchain platform today. The partnership strengthens the STGZ platform through Klaytn’s fast, secure, and scalable public blockchain technology, enabling STGZ to offer […]

SEC warns against six investment-taking entities

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in separate advisories warned the public against the investment-taking activities of six entities that are not registered as a corporation or a partnership. The commission identified them as PPG Investment Group, Livewell Multi-Ventures, BlackRock, Perfx Solution Corp., Trading Basket, and Flipkart. All are not authorized to solicit investments from […]

A storied history of public service

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has one of the most illustrious histories of public service, having been founded under the Malolos Constitution on Jan. 21, 1899, making it one of the country’s earliest government organizations. As the primary policy, planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the executive branch of the government, the DoTr […]

Councilor eyes ‘Singapore-like’ Cebu City public markets

“SINGAPORE-LIKE” public markets are being pushed by Councilor Renato “Junjun” Osmeña in Cebu City’s bid to revitalize trade and commerce. Osmeña inspected five public markets in the city Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, and had a dialogue with the administrators and vendors to determine how the City Government can fast-track the development of public markets. Among […]

DBM considering ‘green’ standards for gov’t procurement

THE Procurement Service (PS) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is planning to impose a green public procurement (GPP) standard to ensure that the government spends in a sustainable manner. “The establishment of an inter-agency technical specifications review committee is one of the reform initiatives we spearheaded to take government procurement to a […]

Public transportation assured at SRP

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-Central Visayas has assured there will be enough public transportation for the thousands of people expected to converge in Cebu for the 2023 Sinulog Festival grand parade on Sunday, Jan. 15. LTFRB 7 Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. said they have coordinated with the Cebu City Transportation Office and […]

Zamboanga City mayor reminds public to follow fireworks rules after 9-year ban 

ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor John M. Dalipe on Thursday called on the public to “strictly observe” rules on the organized display of fireworks, which is being allowed again this year after a total ban imposed in 2013.    In a statement, the local government reiterated the provisions of City Ordinance 596, or The Professional Display of Pyrotechnics […]

Senator reiterates push for disease control center on International Day of Epidemic Preparedness  

A SENATOR on Tuesday reiterated the urgency of creating a disease prevention and control center to ensure a stronger response against public health emergencies in the future.   “To avoid heavily burdening our public health system that may signify serious repercussions, including countless morbidities and mortalities, trade disruptions and negative effect on the economy, our proposed […]

Fujitsu donates office furniture to Cambodian public institutions to promote sustainable practices

TOKYO, Dec 15, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today announced that it donated office furniture that is no longer being used including desks, chairs and cabinets to Cambodian public institutions through the Cambodian Embassy in Japan. Loading of donations Fujitsu has been promoting new working styles in its offices under its “Work […]