TVS Motor Company acquires Switzerland’s largest e-bike player – Swiss E-Mobility Group AG (SEMG)

Singapore, Jan 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – TVS Motor Company today announced the successful acquisition of a 75% stake in the Swiss E-Mobility Group (SEMG). The acquisition reaffirms TVS Motor Company’s commitment to expansion in Europe through a portfolio of premium and technology leading brands, including Norton Motorcycles and EGO Movement, which […]

Fisherfolk call for suspension of closed fishing season policy in typhoon-affected provinces

PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD FACEBOOK PAGE AN ORGANIZATION of small fishermen has expressed its opposition to importing fish for typhoon-hit areas, calling instead for aid to restore its members’ livelihoods and the lifting of an order imposing a closed fishing season on key fishing grounds. The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) said in […]

Power suppliers to Bohol capital drawing sufficient energy from grid — NGCP

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Wednesday that distribution utilities in Bohol are now drawing power sufficient to sustain stable operations for the power bank that transmits electricity to the provincial capital Tagbilaran. From the initial 4.8 megawatts (MW) of generated load Tuesday, Bohol 1 Electric Cooperative, Inc., Bohol 2 Electric […]

COVID numbers may top past surges, says OCTA

HEALTH workers attended to coronavirus patients at the chapel of the Quezon City General Hospital on Aug. 2. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS CORONAVIRUS infections in the Philippines would probably continue rising and top past surges due to the highly mutated Omicron variant, according to researchers from the country’s premier university. Metro Manila’s daily positivity […]

Crop damage climbs to P9B

Crop damage from Typhoon Rai has reached P9 billion covering 12 regions and more than 350,000 hectares of farmland, the Agriculture department said on Friday.  Production losses hit 194,671 metric tons (MT), affecting 132,658 farmers and fisherfolk, it said in a statement.  Fishery damage reached P3 billion or a third of the total, followed by rice at […]

‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

WILMINGTON, Del./MOSCOW — US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday exchanged warnings over Ukraine but conveyed some optimism that diplomatic talks in January could ease spiraling tensions.   In a 50-minute call, their second conversation this month, Mr. Biden said he needed to see Russia decrease its military build-up near […]

Typhoon Odette cost to agriculture estimated at P8.4 billion

THE ESTIMATE of damage to agriculture done by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) has risen to P8.4 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. The DA estimated the lost production at 175,720 metric tons, with 125,161 farmers and fishermen affected across 347,072 hectares. Fisheries accounted for P2.8 billion of the estimated losses, affecting over 50,029 […]

DENR urged to rethink ban on coastal settlement

THE Environment department’s plan to prevent residents from resettling along the coast in Siargao threatens to deprive thousands of their livelihood, nongovernment organizations said. The plan by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) needs to be reconsidered because relocation does not guarantee safety, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP) said. “Relocation is not […]