Comelec to hold special election in Valenzuela for Gatchalian’s district 

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) will hold a special election for a new representative of Valenzuela City’s 1st District following the appointment of Rexlon T. Gatchalian as Social Welfare secretary.   “We are just waiting for the certification of the House of Representatives that (the position) is vacant,” Comelec Spokesperson John Rex C. Laudiangco told state […]

Pasig City offers tax-free special permit to sari-sari stores

THE PASIG local government has introduced a tax-free special permit for neighborhood convenience shops, referred to as sari-sari stores, in the city that are earning not more than P250,000 annually.   Mayor Regis “Vico” N. Sotto, in posts on his official social media pages, announced the implementation of new guidelines for sari-sari stores as contained in […]

Zamboanga City mayor reminds public to follow fireworks rules after 9-year ban 

ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor John M. Dalipe on Thursday called on the public to “strictly observe” rules on the organized display of fireworks, which is being allowed again this year after a total ban imposed in 2013.    In a statement, the local government reiterated the provisions of City Ordinance 596, or The Professional Display of Pyrotechnics […]

MPUJs now back for 10 days renewable

MODERN public utility jeepneys (MPUJs) that have been issued a special permit by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) can travel again. Eduardo Montealto Jr., LTFRB 7 director, said he allowed MPUJs to travel under special permits following the request of local government units (LGUs) due to the increased number of passengers especially […]

Marcos declares more long weekends for 2023 to boost domestic tourism 

PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. declared more long weekends for 2023 to boost the country’s tourism recovery, a strategy based on the “holiday economics” policy implemented during the Arroyo administration.   “[There] is a need to adjust these holidays pursuant to the principle of holiday economics wherein a longer weekend will help encourage domestic travel […]

Palace: Oct. 31 will be a special nonworking day to boost tourism

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has issued a proclamation making the eve of All Saints’ Day, Oct. 31, a special nonworking holiday, according to the presidential palace.  The president issued the order so Filipinos can spend more time with their families and boost local tourism, Acting Press Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil told a news briefing. All […]

Led by Legend Capital, The Leading Intelligent Special Robot Company AKA Robotics Completes Series A Financing

HONG KONG, Jul 28, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Shenzhen AKA Robotics Technology Co., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as “AKA Robotics”), a leading intelligent special robot company, recently completed its Series A financing round, which was led by Legend Capital. This round of funds will be used to invest in R&D and accelerate […]

Beyond the buzzword

Kiehls’ takes sustainability seriously DUE to the worldwide problem of pollution and climate change, sustainability is currently one of the most popular buzzwords that companies like to throw about. It’s a different story for Kiehl’s, which takes its commitments quite seriously. During an event on May 4, Kiehl’s laid bare its sustainability commitments and the […]

Mitsubishi Motors Launches Ralliart Special Editions in Thailand

TOKYO, Nov 30, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today launched its first models of the revived Ralliart brand, the Triton(1) Ralliart and the Pajero Sport(2) Ralliart as special editions. Both models will be exhibited at the 38th Thailand International Motor Expo 2021(3) in Bangkok, and sales will commence on […]