Espina: Festive events

Rain or shine, Cebu celebrates festive events.The first days of “face-to-face” classes and late enrolment in most schools like the University of San Jose-Recoletos, Benedicto College, University of Cebu, University of the Visayas and St. Theresa’s College had festive ceremonies to welcome parents, faculty and students, after two years or more of basic homeroom teaching […]

BSP raises capital requirement for rural banks

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved an increase to the minimum capitalization of rural banks.The BSP said the move, which is part of the Rural Bank Strengthening Program (RBSP), will enable rural banks to enhance risk management systems, upgrade resources and manage operational costs, meet prudential standards and accelerate digital transformation.The minimum capital level […]

Avantor and Avantor Foundation Make a Difference by Providing Critical Health Services for Vulnerable Communities in Singapore

Singapore, Aug 24, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Avantor Foundation, Avantor’s philanthropic arm, committed financial resources to healthcare charitable organizations, HealthServe and SATA CommHealth, as part of the Foundation’s mission to provide healthcare to those in need. The grants will offer much-needed support to communities who would otherwise be unable to receive quality […]

Proactive transformers better for shareholders, according to study

SOUTHEAST ASIAN companies that took transformative actions proactively posted more shareholder returns than those doing so reactively, based on a study by strategy consulting organization EY-Parthenon. Angela Ee, EY ASEAN and Singapore restructuring leader, said in a virtual round table discussion on Thursday that the report called “Transformation in Southeast Asia: Four archetypes of outperformers” […]

Ev Dynamics is Commissioned to Build Hong Kong’s First Accessible Electric Bus

HONG KONG, Jun 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the “Company”, Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively “Ev Dynamics” or the “Group”), a provider of new energy vehicles and integrated technology solutions, has received another purchase order from the Hong Kong Productivity Council to deliver a pure […]

DILG’s Año: Arrest unmasked; Gwen: No

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will not recognize the executive order issued by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia last June 8 making the wearing of face masks in well-ventilated and open spaces in the province no longer mandatory amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.DILG Secretary Eduardo Año has ordered the police […]

Lim: Let them lead

In two weeks, we will be holding national elections.Vote for those who are trustworthy, not for those who strive to kill transparency. Vote for those who speak the truth, not for those who seek to spread fake news. Vote for those who acknowledge the past no matter how unsavory, not for those who revel in […]

Comelec expects 64M voters after Oct. 30 registration deadline 

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) is expecting up to half a million more people who will enlist before the registration period deadline on Oct. 30, which will bring the number of voters in next year’s polls to 64 million.   During the Senate finance hearing on Monday, Comelec Chairman Sheriff M. Abas said the projected number of registrants for the month of Oct. is from 350,000 […]

Wenceslao: No lockdown?

It looks like a lockdown fatigue has descended on us at a time when the delta variant of the coronavirus is threatening to fuel another infections surge in Cebu. The fatigue has triggered misconceptions about this particular official action against the Covid-19 pandemic. There is this effort to downplay its importance, To be fair to […]

Cabaero: Treat vaccines as same

We know that vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are not created equal but these should be considered as the same in terms of clearing individuals for travel. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the other groups under the Covax coalition addressed this in its statement on July 1, 2021 calling for “equal recognition of […]

Solon: Are you ready for smarter fitness?

When I first started coaching, gyms were filled with machines. Kettlebells, bars, plates, suspension training like the TRX and gymnastic rings were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to today, these are the norm. Most people now understand the difference between a “snatch” and a “clean.” I sometimes wonder what’s next for the fitness industry and whether some […]