SIM card registration deemed inadequate for fraud deterrence

THE MANDATORY registration of mobile SIM cards proposed by legislators is not enough to eradicate text fraud and phishing attacks, an information technology expert said Tuesday. Edmund Ray O. Milanes, head of Nexus Technologies, Inc.’s Managed Services Group, said that the provisions of Senate Bill 2395 or the proposed SIM Card Registration Act “will reduce scams to […]

Senators urge poll body to extend voter registration

SENATORS on Monday adopted a concurrent resolution urging the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend voter registration for another month until Oct. 31. “I don’t think one month would undermine their preparations or would risk the deadline that they have set,” said Senator Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan told a plenary hearing. Many Filipino voters have […]

PBB soon to open vaxx registration for 12-17 y.o., booster shots program for medical frontliners

THE Project Balik Buhay, under its PBB Junior program, will soon open the registration for the vaccination of kids 12-17 years old who are dependents of members of PBB-registered companies and organizations. The registration for PBB Plus will also start as soon as the final guidelines are released. The PBB Plus is a program for […]

Youth groups press for extended voters registration period 

SEVERAL YOUTH groups are submitting on Tuesday a petition for an extension of the voter registration period despite an Aug. 18 decision by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) rejecting such calls, citing timeline constraints and health protocols.   More than 60 youth and student organizations signed the petition, led by Akbayan Youth, First Time Voters’ Network, and the Center for Youth […]

No to extension of voter registration, says poll exec

THE Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Cebu provincial office doesn’t favor the proposal to extend the duration of the voter’s registration process. Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano, Cebu Provincial Election Supervisor, said he would rather extend the registration time in order to accommodate more potential voters. On Thursday, August 12, seven senators filed a resolution urging Comelec […]

Robinsons Malls host voter registration booths

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) will open satellite voter registration booths in Robinsons Malls around the country through August. Robinsons Malls, through its public service program — Lingkod Pinoy Center, teamed up with the Comelec for the voter registration campaign. “Since Robinsons Malls are strategically located in key cities across the country, processing for voter […]

Two Products of Zhaoke Ophthalmology (6622.HK) Passed The On-Site Inspection for Drug Registration of The National Medical Products Administration and The GMP Compliance Inspection of The Guangdong Medical Products Administration

HONG KONG, May 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Zhaoke Ophthalmology Limited (“Zhaoke Ophthalmology” or the “Company”; stock code: 6622), an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of therapies that address significant unmet medical needs, announced that on 13 May 2021, two pharmaceutical products of the Company, namely Bimatoprost […]

Pharma industry cites red tape for over 1,500 of pending registration

THE PHARMACEUTICAL sector called on the government to address the red tape in processing medicine registrations, citing more than 1,500 pending applications at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with some filed over seven years ago. In a House of Representatives panel hearing on Thursday, Philippine Chamber for Pharmaceutical Industries (PCPI) Technical Director Frances Evelyn […]

SEC sets up digital company registration system eSPARC

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is setting up a new company registration platform called the Electronic Simplified Processing of Application for Registration of Company or eSPARC, which is expected to go live by April 19. “Our goal is to provide users with a complete, end-to-end company registration system linked to a unified and centralized […]

Gov’t eyes online registration for national ID

The government is looking to allow online registration for the national ID within the second quarter, amid tighter restriction measures as the number of coronavirus infections continue to surge. The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in an online ceremony said they are looking to allow online registration for demographic information. Currently, this process is done […]

PEZA probes 2 cigarette makers without BIR registration

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is investigating two locators found to have been manufacturing cigarettes without registration with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The BIR last week said it would withdraw the tax-stamp exemption of cigarettes manufactured for export, after a legislator said these products could enter the market as tax-free smuggled goods. […]