SEC reminds lending, financing firms register online platforms

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could penalize or even revoke the licenses of financing and lending companies that fail to register and disclose their online lending platforms (OLP), such as mobile applications and websites. A notice published by the commission on Wednesday said financing and lending firms must comply with SEC Memorandum Circular No. […]

MUSASHI Launches Blockchain-Based Defi Infrastructure with Innovative Products and Solutions

New York, NY, June 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via –While the world is recovering from the Covid-19 epidemic, one sector that has recorded positive growth during this era is blockchain and decentralized finance. Despite lockdowns, this market sector has recorded phenomenal growth for the last half a year, with new projects emerging every […]

54K Sinovac doses arrive in Region 7

THE Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7) has announced the arrival of 54,400 doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine in the region on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The new delivery is intended for the second dose of those in the vaccine priority groups. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, said the fresh allocation will […]

SEC backs easing of bank secrecy law

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is backing the amendment of the Republic Act No. 1405 or the Secrecy of Bank Deposits Law to further strengthen its efforts against dirty money, tax evasion, and other financial crimes. “Such provisions will lift a long-standing barrier to effective investigation and prosecution of financial crimes,” the corporate watchdog […]

Cebu’s swab-upon-arrival policy gains more support

FIVE senators and a partylist representative have expressed support for Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s swab-upon-arrival policy for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs). In a statement, Sen. Joel Villanueva described Cebu’s policy as “a sensible, but science-based” way of screening travelers for coronavirus and “low-cost but highly effective.” “It is a kind […]

Quijano; A tale of two LA Teams (Part 2)

What a difference a week can make. Last week, the Los Angeles Clippers were teetering on the edge of disaster, down 0-2 after losing all their home games against the Dallas Mavericks. Their cross-town rivals the defending champions, the Lakers were 1-1 against the Phoenix Suns and looked poised to run over the Suns with […]

KOMBAI Builds a Wealth Management Ecosystem Benefiting The Community

Mumbai, India / SEAPRWire / June 08, 2021 / – KOMBAI Inu ($KOMBAI) is an Ethereum blockchain and community-based Digital Deflationary Meme Token utilizing a wealth management ecosystem to the great benefit of its supporting community. KOMBAI Inu is providing and protective of the community while also an aggressive hunter of opportunities for the benefit of […]

Gwen’s policy on int’l arrivals backed by 8 Cebu lawmakers

EIGHT lawmakers of Cebu Province signed a manifesto of support for the Provincial Government’s swab-upon-arrival policy and Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s stand on exercising local autonomy. They also urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases “to respect the rule of law, respect the Philippine Constitution and respect the local autonomy […]

Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Begin Discussions Aimed at Building a Hydrogen-based City of the Future in Fukushima Prefecture

Toyota City, Japan, Jun 4, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that they have commenced discussions with various partners over building a city for a new future that makes use of hydrogen and technologies produced in Fukushima Prefecture. In order to further promote reconstruction, Fukushima […]

DoE releases energy labeling rules for appliances, lighting

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has released guidelines governing the labeling of energy-consuming products including air conditioner units, refrigerators, television (TV) sets, and lighting products. According to a posting on its website Thursday, the DoE said the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) also details particular product requirements and codes of practice for manufacturers and sellers. […]

Carvajal: Populism

For a highly educated professional, Vice President Leni Robredo’s analysis of the origins of populism and her push-backs for it are appallingly frivolous. Populism is a political leader’s strategy of appeasing people who live in the margins of society. It does not rise, as she claims, from people’s feelings of being excluded but is born […]