DSWD chief to digitalize cash aid 

Newly appointed Social Welfare Secretary Rexlon T. Gatchalian on Thursday vowed to fix logistical issues affecting the government’s aid distribution, which he said should be further decentralized.   The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) would craft a detailed “distribution network” for the delivery of aid to communities, he told One News Channel. “We will […]

Marcos seeks more cash aid for Filipinos amid spiraling prices

PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday asked the Social Welfare department to continue giving cash aid to poor Filipinos who are not covered by lower income tax rates. “Continue calibrating the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and strengthening the government’s social protection initiatives,” he told officials during its anniversary. He said the program has […]

Gatchalian seeks social protection for freelance worker

SEN. Win Gatchalian has filed a bill seeking to provide social protection for freelance workers in the country as the sector is expected to sustain growth moving forward. “Freelancing has become a significant career choice, especially among our young workers even before the Covid-19 pandemic. With the expected rise of freelance workers in years to […]

NewbornTown releases unaudited annual operating figures of 2022, achieving steady growth with localized operations

EQS Newswire / 17/01/2023 / 19:22 UTC+8 NewbornTown releases unaudited annual operating figures of 2022, achieving steady growth with localized operations On 17 January 2023, the Hong Kong listed company NewbornTown Inc. (SEHK: 9911) released the unaudited operating figures of 2022. For the year ended 31 December 2022, the Company’s total revenue is expected to […]

ShineGlobal Social Networking Market Report 2022: ByteDance, Match Group, Newborn Town & More Lead Industry Trends

HONG KONG, Jan 17, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Social networking establishes the connection and interaction between people. Entering the Internet era, social networking products bring everyone closer to each other. For Internet companies, social networking products are closest to people and can build an infinite commercialization derivative space based on the relationship […]

Quibranza: With a grain of salt

AH, YES. It’s 2023! The Gregorian calendar sneaked in quite a trick, didn’t it? Because Jan. 1 fell on a Sunday, I’m willing to bet most Cebuanos didn’t even have time to recover from the holidays and suddenly, it’s Sinulog. The street dancers are a-dancin. The drumbeats are a-beatin. The rainclouds are a-formin. Hopefully, in […]

Pharmaron: Fulfilling the “Green” and “Low-carbon” Mission and Striving to Improve Sustainability

HONG KONG, Dec 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Pharmaron (Stock Code: 300759.SZ/3759.HK) is a premier R&D service provider for the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities and established a broad spectrum of research, development and manufacturing service capabilities throughout the entire drug discovery, preclinical […]

ALI, BPI Foundation open 2nd Sinag store

AYALA LAND, Inc. (ALI) and BPI Foundation recently inaugurated the second Sinag Sari-Sari Social Enterprise Store at Glorietta. The project is a joint initiative of ALI’s Alagang AyalaLand and BPI Foundation’s Sinag program “that aims to nurture and empower the social enterprise sector through capacity building, financial support, and market access.” The Glorietta store features […]

UNO Digital Bank partners with fintech Trusting Social

UNO DIGITAL BANK has partnered with technology firm Trusting Social to offer more Filipino consumers greater access to loans with the help of data science tools. “Our partnership with Trusting Social will allow us to offer our services to unbanked Filipinos who otherwise won’t have access to formal lending services,” UNO Digital Bank Chief Executive […]

LGUs must step up crisis communication capacity

LOCAL government units (LGUs) must ramp up their crisis and risk communication efforts through digitalization and technology upgrades in order to make them better prepared against the pandemic and other emergencies, according to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). “Local governments have been at the forefront of the pandemic response since the COVID-19 crisis […]

Newborn Town releases operating figures for the first three quarters of 2022, with a growth of 36% YoY of social networking business revenue

EQS Newswire / 20/10/2022 / 14:19 UTC+8 Newborn Town releases operating figures for the first three quarters of 2022, with a growth of 36% YoY of social networking business revenue   On October 19, Newborn Town Inc., a global social networking company (9911.HK), announced its unaudited operating figures for the first three quarters of 2022. […]

Minister of Social Affairs Conveys Strong Commitment and Real Steps for Indonesia to Fulfill the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

JAKARTA, Oct 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The High-Level Intergovermental Meeting on the Final Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (HLIGM-FRPD), has started this morning at Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (19/10). The meeting took place hybrid from 19 to 21 October, and attended by 53 member states […]

Children’s council seeks more budget 

THE COUNCIL for the Welfare of Children on Monday asked congressmen to increase its budget for next year so it can hire more social workers.   Council officer-in-charge Normina E. Mojica told a House of Representatives budget hearing they need more licensed social workers to fulfill their mandate of formulating and evaluating programs for children.  “We […]

Cabaero: Personalized scams

Has anyone been penalized for violating privacy laws in the Philippines? This question cropped up again as scammers were found to have innovated in their ways to target victims through personalized messages.The social media post of Supreme Court Justice Marvic Leonen last week on how scams have evolved resulted in the usual kneejerk investigations and […]

Little justification for COVID aid — DoF 

CORONAVIRUS financial aid is less of a priority for the Marcos administration as it wants to divert its limited funds to other existing social protection programs, the government’s Finance chief said on Monday.  “The Philippine economy has recovered from the unprecedented pandemic,” Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno told reporters in a Viber message. “It is […]