Cordova mayor-elect to answer accusations of election fraud

CORDOVA Mayor-elect Cesar “Didoy” Suan is confident that the “rule of law” will prevail, and he praised the integrity of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) amid his opponent’s allegations of irregularities during the election.He said he would answer defeated reelectionist Mayor Mary Therese “Teche” Sitoy-Cho’s allegations this week.Suan, an incumbent municipal councilor of Cordova, defeated […]

Malilong: Unflabble, impressive

The lady continues to impress, I wrote in 2015. Campaigning in Bacolod, she declared that it was wrong to vote for her out of sympathy. It is better that you help me because we share the same beliefs and that together we can build better lives for everyone, she told them.Then vice presidential candidate Leni […]

Pacquiao says he is not to be counted out of presidential race

Shrugging off his low rating in opinion polls, senator and former boxing star Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao says his impoverished roots make him the best person to be president, as he warned voters to avoid corruption-tainted candidates.  Mr. Pacquiao questioned why people supported Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr., the current frontrunner for the May 9 […]

Editorial: Insensitivity

SOME candidates in the upcoming local and national elections are savvy—they know how to play to the emotions of their prospective voters; they know talking like an intellectual in a Philippine political landscape could turn off the electorate.During campaign sorties or media interviews, some of these aspirants often discuss problems of the ordinary Filipinos like […]

Data innovation to boost fintech: A Q&A with FinTech Alliance.PH

By Bernadette Therese M. Gadon, Researcher THE FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY (fintech) landscape in the Philippines has been growing despite the setbacks experienced due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The rapid movement of digitalization in the past years paved the way for financial services to expand and be more convenient for the average Filipinos. According to […]

90% waste reduction eyed

OFFICIALS of the Cebu City Government expressed optimism that the daily collection of 600 tons of garbage in the city would be reduced by 90 percent once the recently approved construction of a P4.8 billion waste-to-energy (WTE) facility begins to operate.The City also expects to get a share of the income from the WTE facility […]

IMF chief Georgieva says Ukraine war to lower global growth forecast

WASHINGTON — The war in Ukraine and massive sanctions against Russia have triggered a contraction in global trade, sending food and energy prices sharply higher and forcing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to lower its global growth forecast next month, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday.  The global lender had already lowered its […]

‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

WILMINGTON, Del./MOSCOW — US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday exchanged warnings over Ukraine but conveyed some optimism that diplomatic talks in January could ease spiraling tensions.   In a 50-minute call, their second conversation this month, Mr. Biden said he needed to see Russia decrease its military build-up near […]