Senate pledges adequate oversight as RCEP bill elevated to plenary

SENATORS sponsored out to the plenary the bill providing the chamber’s concurrence to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), while pledging to exercise adequate oversight when the trade agreement is implemented. Senate President Pro Tempore Lorna Regina B. Legarda, who co-sponsored the legislation, said accession to RCEP comes with strengthened governance. “Attached to the resolution that […]

E-Governance bill hurdles House committee 

A BILL seeking to digitalize the bureaucracy has been approved by the House committee on information and communications technology. On Wednesday the committee passed an unnumbered substitute bill seeking to effect a government transition to an electronic mode of delivering services and information. Rabindranath P. Quilala, director of the Anti-Red Tape Authority, said that the […]

SwarmFarm Robotics Raises $12M AUD Series A to Put Integrated Autonomy in the Hands of Growers

GINDIE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, Feb 15, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – SwarmFarm Robotics today announced it has raised a $12 million AUD Series A ($8.3 million USD) to develop and grow the Integrated Autonomy category in agriculture through the versatile SwarmBot platform and a breakthrough operating system network, SwarmConnect, that enables developers to create […]

House banking committee approves bill amending FIST law 

A BILL proposing amendments to the Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer (FIST) Act of 2021 has cleared the House banking committee.    The committee approved House Bill No. 6773, an amendment to Republic Act No. 11523, also known as the FIST Act.   FIST authorizes the transfer of bad assets held by financial institutions to asset management companies, […]

Indonesian operator reinforces 5G transport network initiatives with time synchronization by NEC and ADVA

TOKYO, Feb 14, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) and ADVA will jointly deploy time synchronization solutions for Telkom Indonesia, the largest fixed network operator in Indonesia, to help the operator prepare its transport network to deliver time-sensitive 5G services across the country. New service monetization, such as the provision […]

Pimentel says charter change should focus on political dynasties, party-list 

THE SENATE minority leader on Tuesday said initiatives to change the 1987 Constitution should focus on political provisions that will enhance the country’s system of governance.    Senator Aquilino Martin “Koko” D. Pimentel III recommended amendments in the party-list system and introducing safeguards against political dynasties.    He also proposed a shift in the country’s form of […]

KSTARDREAM launching, a K-POP platform where you can meet BTS and BLACKPINK

Seoul, Korea, February 14, 2023 – (SEAPRWire) – KSTARDREAM, a platform that allows you to check K-POP-related news the fastest and most accurately, was launched in February. KSTARDREAM is a multi-platform that allows you to quickly check K-POP-related news and use community activities, shopping, and live commerce with one ID. In addition, various K-pop singers’ goods can be […]

Singapore’s top diplomat to PH willing to support Rama’s ‘Singapore-like’ vision for Cebu City

SINGAPORE’S top diplomat to the Philippines has expressed their willingness to support the Singapore-like goals of Mayor Michael Rama for Cebu City. Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines Gerard Ho Wei Hong, who paid a courtesy call on the mayor on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 at the Cebu City Hall, told Rama that “whatever it is […]