School, work suspended in parts of Visayas, Mindanao due to heavy rains, flooding

SEVERAL local governments in central and southern Philippines suspended classes and work on Tuesday due to heavy rains from a low pressure area (LPA) east of the country, triggering floods in some areas.   In the town of Tubod in Lanao del Norte, the disaster management council reported “widespread flooding” with 1,044 families composed of 5,300 […]

Land development work for Bulacan airport now 42% complete

THE TRANSPORTATION department on Wednesday said land development work for the P735-billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA) in Bulacan province is now almost halfway to completion.    “Land development work is at 42% completion,” the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said in a statement. “Target full completion of land development is December 2024.”  It also said that […]

Novotech India Recognised as “Best Workplaces for Women 2022” by Global Work Standards Authority

SYDNEY, AU, Oct 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Novotech, the leading Asia Pacific biotech specialist CRO, has again received “Best Workplace” certification by the leading workplace culture organization Great Place to Work Institute. Novotech’s India team has received a Best Workplaces for Women 2022 recognition and listed in the Top 75 organisations […]

DOLE backs wider adoption of remote work schemes

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, called on employers and workers to mutually adopt telecommuting programs to help sustain the country’s economic recovery, as it has expanded the work-from-home scheme.Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma signed Department Order 237, which contains the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the telecommuting […]

Hybrid work setup is ‘way of the future’ for IT-BPM

THE IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (Ibpap) has stood by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) and its power to enable hybrid work for outsourcing companies, saying it’s the way of the future.“This long-standing policy is irrefutable legal basis for the continuance of the 30 percent work-from-home (WFH) arrangement for IT-BPM companies […]

Amazon pauses work on six new US office buildings to weigh hybrid work needs

AMAZON.COM, Inc. is pausing the construction of six new office buildings in Bellevue and Nashville to reevaluate the designs to suit hybrid work, the tech giant said on Friday. The pause and delay of construction will not affect Amazon’s hiring plans, a company spokesperson said, reiterating the firm’s proposal to create 25,000 jobs in Bellevue […]

Global Portfolio and Work Management Leader Planview Expands with Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore; Two Asian Tech Veterans to Lead Regional Operations out of Singapore

SINGAPORE and AUSTIN, Texas, Jul 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Planview, a global leader in Portfolio Management and Work Management, today announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore. The expanded Asia Pacific operations will support the growing demand for software solutions to accelerate agility and business transformation. The business disruptions […]

Lim: Dance to the rhythm

I am perhaps the only person who likes to wake up early while on vacation yet likes to wake up late the rest of the year.I’m not a morning person. It takes a while for me to warm up. I don’t schedule morning appointments unless I have to. I don’t even want people talking to […]

Tax agencies should keep up with global trend toward flexible work — ADB

Cognitive jobs that require data interpretation, analysis, and creative thinking — characteristics that are prevalent among higher educated and more skilled workers — can be done from home, said an Asian Development Bank economist.  “What we see globally is that enterprises and workers in information-related occupations are shifting towards hybrid and even remote work arrangements,” Sameer […]

Hexagon and Fujitsu Announce Strategic Partnership to Solve Societal Challenges for ‘Trusted Society’

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and Tokyo, Jun 22, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division and Fujitsu Limited will partner to accelerate the development and promotion of use cases to solve societal challenges and contribute to the realization of the ‘Trusted Society’ — a sustainable, resilient place where people can live […]