Peso to rise ahead of BSP meet

THE PESO may appreciate versus the greenback this week as the market widely expects the central bank to keep rates low to support the economy. The local unit finished trading at P49.95 per dollar on Friday, gaining two centavos from its P49.97 close on Thursday, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines showed. However, […]

Khok: Eating beer

OKTOBERFEST kicks off sometime in September. It is a moveable feast because the date varies. This year, it is from Sept. 18 to Oct. 3. Next year, it will froth from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3. While it is a two-week German beer festival, it has become a global celebration. In BC (Before Covid) days, […]

Quad vs. ASEAN: The Conundrum in Southeast Asia

The Americans have been spearheading the Indo-Pacific policy efforts for a while. This is in view of the Chinese assertion along land and maritime boundary disagreements. Along with this factor, China’s overall challenge to the US’ position as a unipolar hegemon also got the Americans startled. The Trump administration began the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue efforts, keeping […]

Lalamove guarantees fastest deliveries for these five Cebuanos’ urgent delivery needs

WITH busy schedules and movement restrictions in place again, the importance of having a trusted delivery service that can get things done is more evident than ever. Lalamove remains to be the reliable partner for long-distance and last-minute deliveries, expanding its coverage to the cities of Danao in the north and Carcar in the south, […]

Mendoza: Fearful for Holyfield

Looking at Evander Holyfield’s physique during the weigh-in for his fight with Vitor Belfort made me green with envy. At 58 years, “The Real Deal” still looked to be in phenomenal condition for a man of his age, looking relatively jacked with bulging muscles and rock hard abdominals. Belfort at 44 wasn’t too shabby either. […]

Mitsubishi Corporation Signs Japan’s First Long-term Corporate PPA for Online Retail Giant Amazon

TOKYO, Sep 8, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to report that it has signed a long-term Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (Corporate PPA), through which it will supply electricity to data centers owned and operated by the Amazon subsidiary Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). Facilitated by MC Retail Energy […]

Practicing deep work

“What are the reasons why it’s difficult to maintain attention during virtual meetings?” This is a poll question I always ask when running virtual workshops with our clients. The answers range from the usual to the funny, such as “noise from kids playing outside,” “browsing FB/IG while on zoom meetings,” “Shopee/Lazada delivery,” “dogs barking,” and […]

New pandemic measures seen helping rebound build momentum

THE ECONOMY has the potential to post a solid rebound next year if the government can effectively implement its “more integrated approach” to managing the pandemic, Moody’s Analytics said. It cited new strategies such as increased vaccine procurement and distribution and focused, “granular” lockdowns instead of a broader quarantine declared over larger areas, it said. […]

Congress approves ‘tri-level’ road project in Mandaue City

THE Lower house approves the “Tri-Level” project bill sponsored by Cebu Sixth District Representative Congresswoman Emmarie “Lolypop” Ouano-Dizon which will be constructed along M.C Briones Street and U.N. Avenue, in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City. House Bill No. 9886 was approved in the lower house on August 31, 2021 for the final reading. The project is […]

DigiMax Funds SPC Has Been Confirmed by Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE, Aug 31, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – DigiMax Global Inc. (the “Company” or “DigiMax”) (CSE:DIGI)(OTC:DBKSF), a company that provides artificial intelligence (“AI”) and cryptocurrency technology solutions, is pleased to announce that it has received confirmation from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) to operate one or more segregated funds […]

NBI-7 files charges for ‘fake’ land title

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 has filed criminal and administrative charges against seven officials and employees of the Cebu City Registry of Deeds and five private individuals over the alleged falsification of a land title. Sued before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas are the following Land Registration Authority (LRA) officials and employees: Benedicto […]

Editorial: Granular lockdown then

That the Department of Health has recognized that wide-scale lockdowns are no longer effective in containing Covid-19 infections, it has practically passed on the decisions of scaled lockdowns to the local government executives. DOH spokesperson Rosario Vergeire, in her media briefing on Aug. 23, 2021, said thus, “Pag tinitingnan natin, when we are trying to […]

Carvajal: ‘The Dash’

There’s a noticeably high level of destructive anger in the current political discourse and an even more destructive spread of misinformation in the current scramble for safety from Covid-19. Thus, I thought I would do a piece on a theme that could bridge the gap between people. Chilean writer Isabel Allende in her book “Paula” […]

Peso may rise vs dollar in volatile trade

THE PESO may climb versus the dollar amid a likely volatile market. — BW FILE PHOTO THE PESO may appreciate further versus the dollar this week amid continued volatility due to the extended lockdown and rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. On Friday, the local unit ended at P50.37 per dollar, gaining 18 centavos from […]

Magsayo eyes KO vs Ceja

MARK Magsayo is brimming with confidence that he’ll end former world champion Julio Ceja’s night early in one of the main featured fights of the Pacquiao vs. Ugas show Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 (PH time) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “If I win this fight – I’m sure I’m going to win […]