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As the Philippines takes action toward mitigating the effects of climate change, greening the energy sector is a vital step that could potentially make the widest scale of positive impact. For geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), ensuring a more sustainable energy future not only means advocating renewable sources and initiating activities that protect the environment, but also communicating...
Driven by its commitment to make relevant education accessible in the country, STI Education Services Group, Inc. (STI ESG) and STI Foundation won the highly-coveted Grand Anvil Award and two gold metals for its mobile school program known as Computer Lab on Wheels: Driving Education Where It Matters at the 54th Anvil Awards: Gabi ng Parangal. STI ESG...
The 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedule for the Philippines, which indicates the recommended vaccines for children and adolescents, has been released with a recommended indication for measles vaccine for infants as young as 6 months of age. The annual schedule is developed by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) together with...
Low-priced National Food Authority (NFA) rice will still be available in the market until the year-end and consumers will continue to benefit from cheaper imported rice with the passage of the rice tariffication law, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) assured on Thursday. “Certainly, the PHP27 (per kg. rice) will continue to be there because of NFA’s buffer stocking...
SM Investments Corporation (SM) reported a 13% growth in net income to PHP37.1 billion in 2018 from PHP32.9 billion in 2017. Consolidated revenues also rose 13% to PHP449.8 billion from PHP397.9 billion the previous year. Property accounted for 41% of total earnings, with banks comprising 38% and retail 21%. “Our very good results in 2018 were driven by all three...
In his recent speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned that Congress has not given him emergency powers to solve the traffic problem on EDSA. While Congress may have not granted the President's request, there have been a number of bills filed in both Houses with the aim of decongesting our streets. Kasama rito ang ating Proof of Parking Bill na naglalayong...
Some 20,000 local and overseas jobs are awaiting successful applicants at the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Mandaluyong City, in commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on Monday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Saturday that 50 participating employers and recruitment agencies will...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima, through her youngest brother Vicente de Lima II, delivers a message at the opposition rally commemorating the 33rd anniversary of the People Power movement. In her message, De Lima strongly calls for the end of the Duterte administration's corrupt and flawed policies such as: the continuous extrajudicial killings; persecution of critics including the media...
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to dig deeper into the operations of underperforming distribution utilities (DUs) in the country amid persistent complaints of rolling brownouts in several areas in the country. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, recently filed Senate Resolution No. 1022, which directs the conduct of an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the operations of...
The signing into law of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act is a moment mothers, families, and children will not only remember, but a victory generations of Filipinos will reap the benefits of for the rest of their lives. The law squarely addresses our lack of maternity leave days, and puts us at par with international standards. It also supports the...
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