Moscow ends ceasefire; vows to press ahead in Ukraine

RUSSIA’s overnight bombing of regions in eastern Ukraine killed at least one, local officials said on Sunday, after Moscow ended a self-declared Christmas ceasefire and vowed to push on with combat until it reaches a victory over its neighbor. President Vladimir Putin ordered on Friday a 36-hour ceasefire along the line of contact to observe […]

New BIR commissioner sworn in

ROMEO D. Lumagui, Jr. has been sworn in as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, after having served as the agency’s deputy commissioner of operations, the Palace announced. Mr. Lumagui, a tax lawyer, took his oath on Tuesday, the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) said in a statement. Mr. Lumagui headed various task forces at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frozen pork inventory rises 15% at end of September

THE inventory of frozen pork in accredited storage facilities rose 15% year on year to 94,234.80 metric tons (MT) at the end of September, according to the National Meat Inspection Service. Imported pork accounted for 91,645.46 MT of the total, it said. Region III accounted for 27,082.81 MT of the pork in cold storage, followed […]

PEZA eyes more Bangsamoro ecozones

THE PHILIPPINE Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is working with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to set up its own ecozone to boost economic growth in the region.  An ecozone in Bangsamoro can generate jobs, exports and revenue, while creating opportunities for its people, PEZA Promotions and Public Relations Group Manager Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal […]

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 […]

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 […]