To cap off Trend Micro’s annual cybersecurity conference DECODE 2021, Olympic silver-medalist Nesthy Petecio imparted a special message for all women working in male-dominated industries. The female boxer was featured as a special guest during “Get IT Girl!” to share her experiences and how she rose above the challenges she …
Capillary Technologies to Power Sonak Group’s First Digital Loyalty Program
Capillary Technologies (a leading B2B SaaS platform for customer loyalty and engagement) has entered a long-term partnership with Sonak Group (One of the Philippines’ premier retail groups) to build a consolidated digital loyalty program that will boost sales for all its brands. In this partnership, Capillary will power Sonak’s unified …
BAP to public: Beware of cyber scams, keep bank account information confidential, secure
The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) on Friday reminded the banking public to keep their bank account information secure and confidential amid reports of fraud in the form of unauthorized bank withdrawals and fund transfer scams.
Pagasa: 2 tropical cyclones may hit PH in December
Up to two tropical cyclones may hit the country next month as the La Nina season continues, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
2,374 pass 2021 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said 2,374 out of 6,474 examinees have passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination given this month.
Lotto 6/42 bettor from Manila wins P16.04 million jackpot
A bettor from Manila won the P16.04 million jackpot in the 6/42 lotto after the winning combination was drawn Thursday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced.
DepEd eyes hike in teachers’ election duty allowance for 2022 polls
The Department of Education (DepEd) is pushing for higher honoraria for teachers who will be serving as poll workers in the 2022 national and local elections.
Real-life ‘Sister Stella L’ passes away
Sr. Mary Rosario “Chayong” Battung, the nun who inspired the 1984 movie “Sister Stella L.,” has died, her congregation said. She was 78.
British national arrested in Cebu for allegedly abusing Filipino wife
Agents from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested in Cebu a 72-year-old British man tagged by authorities as an “undesirable alien” on allegations he abused his Filipino wife.
4 parties form ‘UniTeam’ alliance for Bongbong Marcos – Sara Duterte tandem
Four political parties have signed an agreement to form the “UniTeam” of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Pandemic curbed Filipinas’ access to gender-based support, violence desks – Oxfam
Filipinas had decreased access to gender-based violence desks and support services during the lockdowns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a gender snapshot survey conducted by Oxfam Pilipinas and its partner organizations.
Leni Robredo: ‘Our position on West Philippine Sea issue must be consistent’
Vice President Leni Robredo said Thursday that the government’s stand on the West Philippine Sea issue must be consistent so the country can rally support from other nations.
DOTr asks Google to include bike lanes for its navigation map app
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has asked tech giant Google to include the country’s bike lane routes in the dashboard of its real-time navigation app Google Maps in an initiative to assist cyclists.
Ka Leody De Guzman wants P125 billion stimulus for MSMEs
Labor leader Ka Leody De Guzman said Thursday that he plans to roll out a P125-billion stimulus for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) if he wins the presidency in the May 2022 elections.
Charges filed against suspect in MRT-3 rock-throwing incident
Authorities have filed charges against a man who allegedly threw a rock at a coach of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) over the weekend that left a train window damaged and a passenger injured.
DA forges deal with Asia Pacific College to augment IT dev’t program
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Asia Pacific College (APC) to strengthen the department’s information technology development program.
Lacson: Presence of foreign scientists in WPS can make China rethink incursions
Presidential aspirant Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said sending foreign scientists to Pag-asa Island and other areas in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) may make China rethink about possible incursions in the area.
PH gets over $2.6 million worth of TB detection, prevention tools from US
The United States government through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has turned over to the Philippines $2.6 million, or approximately P131.74 million, worth of new tools for the detection, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis or TB.
Metro Manila, Visayas, Mindanao likely to experience rains, thunderstorms
Residents of Metro Manila and the entire Visayas and Mindanao are expected to see cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms on Saturday, according to the state weather bureau.
Gov’t confiscates P70M of ‘smuggled’ vegetables in Subic port
Authorities have seized P70-million worth of misdeclared carrots, broccoli and other vegetables in Subic Port allegedly smuggled into the country from China, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
BOC: New x-ray machine at NAIA warehouse to enhance security, trade facilitation
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and public customs bonded warehouse People’s Air Cargo (Paircargo) have unveiled a new x-ray scanner which will be used in efforts to enhance border security and facilitate trade.
Trillanes expects ICC to resume investigation on Duterte’s war on drugs
Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he expects the International Criminal Court (ICC) to carry on with its investigation on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs campaign.
DOH: Immunocompromised, seniors may choose different brand for booster shot
Senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals will have the option to receive a booster shot of a different vaccine brand from the ones they first received, a health department official said.
Over 6,000 healthcare workers get COVID-19 booster jabs — DOH
More than 6,000 healthcare workers have received COVID-19 booster shots, according to latest estimates from the Department of Health.
DAR turns over cattle worth P127K to North Cotabato IP farmers
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recently turned over P127,000 worth of cattle to a group of indigenous peoples (IP) farmers in North Cotabato in a bid to boost the area’s economy.
Marcos Jr.’s rep: ‘We don’t feel alluded to’ by Duterte’s cocaine user claim vs bet
The camp of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has brushed aside – as they feel that their candidate is not the one being alluded to – the allegation of President Rodrigo Duterte that an aspirant in the May 2022 polls is a cocaine user.
Duterte appoints retired PCG Commandant Ursabia as DOTr Maritime USec
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed retired Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant George V. Ursabia Jr. to be the Transportation department’s Undersecretary for Maritime.
DA chief: Rice tariffication law brought down rice prices by P7 per kilo
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar said the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), which started in 2018, has managed to lower the prices of well-milled rice by as much as P7 per kilo.
ADB OKs $600-M loan to improve PH health services
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has cleared on Friday a $600-million policy-based loan that seeks to help the Philippines provide quality and equitable health services.
Gov’t launches eight new port projects in Mindoro
The government unveiled on Thursday eight port projects in Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, which are seen to bring economic recovery and tourism to the area.