15 Carcar village chiefs told to surrender service firearms

AT LEAST 15 barangay captains in Carcar City, southern Cebu responded to the call of the police to surrender their service firearms with expired licenses. Lieutenant Colonel Ardioleto Cabagnot, chief of Carcar City Police Station, said in an interview with SunStar Cebu on Friday, February 10, that he was expecting the barangay captains to turn […]

Palawan health advocacy group backs better youth access to family planning services, education

LEGISLATION providing adolescents better access to family planning commodities and services is needed to address teen pregnancies in the country, which is more prevalent in rural areas, according to a Palawan-based non-government organization promoting reproductive health.     Roots of Health Executive Director Amina Evangelista-Swanepoe said the biggest hurdle to reproductive healthcare is the “bias” of service […]

Fujitsu Launches New Platform to Support Web3 Developers Globally

TOKYO, Feb 6, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Fujitsu today announced the launch of its ‘Fujitsu Web3 Acceleration Platform,’ offering a developmental environment as well as various service APIs based on blockchain and high-performance computing technologies. Fujitsu envisions the platform as a future community for users in start-ups, partner companies, and universities working […]

Musk’s Starlink PHL service expected to start in Q1

Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is on track to enter the Philippine market this year, with its broadband service to be introduced within the first quarter, its local partner said in a statement on Friday.  “We are excited to finally introduce Starlink to the Philippine market by Q1 2023,” said Anthony […]

Fujitsu delivers digital transformation with AI demand forecast service for TORIDOLL noodle shops throughout Japan

TOKYO, Feb 2, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Fujitsu and TORIDOLL Holdings Corporation (hereinafter TORIDOLL Holdings) today announced the deployment of Fujitsu’s AI demand forecast service at 823 Marugame Udon noodle shops in Japan(1), operated by TORIDOLL Holdings. The service will enable TORIDOLL Holdings to accurately forecast the customer numbers and sales by […]

SF Intra-City reduced losses by over 50% year-over-year in 2022, Increasing benefits from scale effect

HONG KONG, Jan 30, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hangzhou SF Intra-City Industrial Co., Ltd. (“SF Intra-City” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries the “Group”; stock code: 9699), the largest third-party on-demand delivery service platform in China(1), announced today that the Group expects the consolidated net loss attributable to the owners of […]

Government generates P681M in procurement savings

THE GOVERNMENT generated savings of P681.2 million from procurement efficiencies in 2022, up 21.8% from a year earlier, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. “For the past three years, the government has attained significant cost savings through bulk procurement and market price monitoring and validation,” the DBM said in a statement on Tuesday. […]

Another bill filed on scholarship for law students

ANOTHER BILL providing scholarships for aspiring lawyers has been filed at the Senate, seeking to increase the legal manpower in government offices.   “There is definitely a need for more public defenders in the country as we only have 2,500 Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) lawyers and each lawyer handles 5,300 cases per year,” Senate Majority Leader […]

Debt service bill declines 24% in November

The National Government’s (NG) debt service bill fell 24.4% year-on-year in November following a large principal payment to foreign creditors. According to preliminary data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) the government paid P61.389 billion to service its debt against P81.239 billion ia year earlier. Month-on-month, debt payments rose 54.2% from P39.817 billion in […]

Fujitsu to provide AIST’s “ABCI,” the world’s largest computational infrastructure for AI processing via Fujitsu Computing as a Service (CaaS)

TOKYO, Dec 23, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Fujitsu today announced that it will start to offer a wide range of GPU computing resource services for the AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (“ABCI”)(1), the world’s largest computational infrastructure for AI processing built and operated by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology […]

Gov’t cold chain database due for launch in February

THE Board of Investments (BoI) said on Thursday that the government is working with the private sector to launch the Cold Chain Database by February.  “With the database’s completion, specifically on generating viable investment locations based on supply-demand gap analytics, the BoI can now fine-tune its investment prospectus for the cold chain industry,” Francis Peñaflor, […]

House approves substitute bill on mandatory military training 

THE HOUSE committee on appropriations approved on Tuesday a substitute bill instituting the National Citizens Service Training Program (NCSTP) for public and private tertiary education students.   The NCSTP shall be “mandatory for all students in undergraduate degree programs in all public and private higher education institutions and technical-vocational education and training programs or courses,” according […]

InvesTech Holdings and NTT Jointly Launch Smart Office SaaS Service Platform

HONG KONG, Dec 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – InvesTech Holdings Limited (“InvesTech Holdings”; together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”; Stock Code: 1087.HK), a leading integrated smart-IT solutions provider in China, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Wafer Systems Limited (“Wafer Systems”), which owns the smart office software solutions flagship product Virsical, […]

Student group slams mandatory ROTC push

THE COLLEGE Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) on Wednesday rejected a bill that would make military training mandatory in tertiary schools and disguising that intent by using the term National Citizens Service Training Program (NCSTP).   In a statement, the alliance of collegiate student publications said the measure is a “hidden push” for the Reserve […]

AEON Credit Secures its Framework for Sustainability-Linked Loans, Strengthens and Advances its Sustainability Pledge

HONG KONG, Nov 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – AEON Credit Service (Asia) Company Limited (“AEON Credit” or the “Group”; Stock Code: 00900) today announced that it has secured its sustainability-linked loan framework and entered agreements for three sustainability-linked loans (the “Loans”), with Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Hong Kong Branch, MUFG Bank, Ltd., Japanese […]