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DAVAO CITY -- A mobile application that will help farmers connect directly with buyers will be one of the new technologies that will be introduced during the 2018 LivEx, an innovation summit organized by ICT-Davao, Inc., to be held here on Oct. 22.
Two weeks ago, I traveled from Manila to North Luzon by bus. Going up via NLEx, SCTEx, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, finally to Gonzaga, Cagayan. I went there to visit a friend, also gave a talk on TRAIN law and inflation at Cagayan State University (CSU) Gonzaga campus. Going back I took the Cagayan Valley route, passed Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, SCTEx, NLEx.
One could not have thought of a better title for the latest book of UP Economics Professor, former Dean and National Scientist Raul Fabella, a deceptively slim volume (120 pages) but a real heavyweight. It has amazing sweep and depth on what ails our economy, and provides possible solutions, cogently pulling together literature and research on what has worked here and elsewhere.
THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY Union (IPU) wants to send an official mission to the Philippines to look into the alleged “political persecution” of Senators Leila M. De Lima and Antonio F. Trillanes IV.
THE National University Bulldogs put an end to the impressive winning run of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in UAAP Season 81 after beating the latter, 69-61, in league action on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
THE Philippine economy should remain resilient despite current volatilities bogging down global markets, although experts noted that a faster infrastructure rollout plus a kinder regime for foreign investments would add to the country’s luster.
SENATOR Leila M. de Lima wants a Senate committee to look into the appointment of foreign nationals in public office after Chinese national Michael Yang identified himself as the President’s economic adviser.
THE Philippines and the People’s Republic of China on Thursday tackled steps to enhance maritime cooperation in the disputed South China Sea (SCS) waters, especially in the areas of “search and rescue, safety, environmental protection, scientific research, and fisheries.”
DIVIDENDS from state-run firms reached P34.15 billion as of September and appear headed for a fresh banner year, the Department of Finance (DoF) said on Friday.
THE Cavite barge terminal, privately funded by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), is set to begin full operations next month, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said on Friday.
CHINA Banking Corp. (China Bank) has issued $150 million in green bonds to fund climate change mitigation projects.
THE LAND TRANSPORTATION Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday approved fare increases for public utility vehicles (PUV), prompting the country’s biggest labor group to press for a wage hike for Metro Manila’s private sector workers at a time of successive multiyear-high monthly inflation rates.
THE GOVERNMENT on Thursday renewed its call on private businesses to deepen their participation in infrastructure and technology projects.
SAN MIGUEL Holdings Corp. (SMHC) has committed to shouldering the costs for right-of-way acquisition and local government permits for its proposed New Manila International Airport in Bulacan in order to secure the go signal from the Department of Transportation (DoTr).
THE Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said it will expand the availability of its career portal next month after initially offering the program to candidates in the provinces.
• THE PHILIPPINES is at the center of the battle against breast cancer. Several reports show that the country has the highest incidence rate in Asia and is among the top 10 countries with the most cases of breast cancer. The disease is so common that one of every 13 Filipino women are expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
PARIS -- General Electric’s new CEO told France’s finance minister on Wednesday that it would stick to his predecessor’s French job pledges or pay a penalty, the Finance Ministry said.
WHAT WAS formerly a car park located inside the 6.2-acre City of Dreams Manila (COD) is now Southeast Asia’s first VR (virtual reality) zone-cum-food park. The integrated resort and casino property recently opened the Garage, featuring 10 food outlets and four VR attractions ensconced in a 2,714-square meter space.
IN celebration of the Golden Jubilee Year of Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, FINEX launched an ethics book entitled Ethics: Black White (or Gray)? which gathered essays and actual cases from 50 well-known personalities from the government, banking and private sectors.
PROPOSED projects registered with the Board of Investments (BoI) were up 19% in the first nine months, led by energy projects, Trade Secretary and BoI Chairman Ramon M. Lopez said in a statement on Thursday.
THE GOVERNMENT will continue with its plan to suspend the scheduled increase in the fuel excise tax in 2019, the Department of Finance (DoF) said, although volatility in the oil futures market is strengthening the hand of officials who want the tax increase to go ahead.
The filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) by those running for the Senate ended two days ago on Oct. 17. As usual, the media focused their attention on high-profile and so-called “nuisance candidates.” But they failed to mention that the outcome of the May 2019 elections, particularly for the House of Representatives and the Senate, will be crucial to the survival of this rumored democracy.
For progressives, Brett Kavanaugh’s true alleged sin is not sexual assault. Rather, were they sincere, his crime is actually much much more horrible: Kavanaugh is a lawyer who believes and upholds the textualist and originalist schools of constitutional interpretation.
THERE’S STILL no order form Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 on the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) motion to issue an arrest warrant and hold departure order (HDO) against Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV.
LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw used an old-school approach Wednesday as the Los Angeles Dodgers dispatched the new-age Milwaukee Brewers to move one victory away from their second consecutive World Series appearance.
ERSTWHILE struggling Rain or Shine Elasto Painters return to Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup action today, battling the Columbian Dyip with the hopes of extending their resurgence that has seen them win back-to-back games.