Spain vows continued support for peace programs in Bangsamoro region 

SPAIN has vowed to provide continuing support to peace programs in the Bangsamoro, an autonomous region in southern Philippines that is transitioning from a history of conflicts, according to Philippine press secretary’s office.    “But it’s true that you know, Philippines is the only Asian country in… from our side, listed as a priority country in […]

JICA, NEDA regional office ink partnership for Metro Davao masterplan

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) Davao region office and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have sealed a partnership for drawing up a masterplan for Metro Davao, an envisioned metropolitan area that will cover six cities and nine towns.   “NEDA 11 expresses gratitude to the government of Japan and the leadership of the JICA-Tokyo […]

Japan to help improve Philippine mountain road safety

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Wednesday that Japan will provide assistance in improving mountain road safety, particularly in the area of slope management. Japanese experts will also help the Philippines “enhance (its) capability to establish hazard maps for road disaster risk reduction and improve… road disaster information management,” the department said […]

Bangsamoro public works ministry: All hands, equipment deployed in storm-hit areas 

ALL available manpower and equipment have been deployed in Maguindanao and other areas in the Bangsamoro region affected by flooding and landslides since the weekend, the autonomous region’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) said.   “In times of calamities like this, MPW is doing its best to help alleviate the situation. We utilize our people and […]

State of calamity

THE BANGSAMORO government has declared a state of calamity in the entire region after weeks of torrential rains, including those brought by tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) caused widespread flooding and landslides in Cotabato City, the regional center, and the Maguindanao provinces. At least 40 people in the region have been confirmed to have […]

Hydrogen Aviation Valley Kosice Initiative Kicks off

KOSICE, SLOVAKIA, October 05, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – During the European hydrogen week, the Technical University in Kosice welcomed an initial working meeting aimed at presenting the vision of a regional hub of European importance Hydrogen Aviation Valley Kosice. The organizers of the event and the main partners of the initiative led by the Faculty of Aeronautics of […]

ERC signals planned overhaul of regulatory practices via benchmarking exercise with regional counterparts

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said on Tuesday that it will consult with counterpart regulators in the region to determine best practices en route to reforming its rule-drafting and enforcement process. “We can do exchange programs with other regulators in the region so that they can learn from us, and we can learn from them. […]

Meet the 5G Ecosystem at BYOND MOBILE

BANGKOK, Aug 4, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Looking ahead to 2030, humans hope for an improved quality of life that requires a wide range of 5G connected digital services. Decreasing traffic congestion, producing green energy, using robots for dangerous work, making health computable, using farm management systems for enhanced crop productivity and […]

Abaca production down 13.7% in first two months

ABACA OUTPUT fell 13.7% to 8,693.38 metric tons (MT) in the first two months of the year, according to the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA). “We’re still studying these results and what happened because the momentum this 2022 suddenly dropped,” PhilFIDA Executive Director Kennedy T. Costales said in an interview. SOCCKSARGEN region reported the […]

Melanie Ng accepts role as PCCI’s new regional governor for Central Visayas

CEBU Chamber of Commerce and Industry past president Melanie Ng formally accepted Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, her new responsibility as the regional governor (RG) of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Central Visayas.Ng succeeded Edward Du of Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who had served as the regional governor for Central Visayas since […]

One more innovative step towards sustainability: Don Agro has started to use sediments from the bottom of lakes to fertilize arable land

SINGAPORE, Jan 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Don Agro International Limited (the “Company” or “Don Agro”) and its subsidiaries (collectively the “Group”), one of the largest agricultural companies based in the Rostov region of Russia, is pleased to announce the launch of a joint pilot project with a startup, Octaviana, which produces […]