DOST rallies behind ORAS PINAS, the new Filipino Time

To synchronize all timepieces across the country’s more than 7,100 islands, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) unveiled the new “ORAS PINAS” in compliance to the Philippine Standard Time (PST). Previously dubbed as “Juan Time”, the ORAS PINAS campaign aims to promote the PST nationwide and ‘sync’ timepieces with the PST, the new Filipino Time.… Continue reading... “DOST rallies behind ORAS PINAS, the new Filipino Time”

Oro Chamber inducts 34th Officers & Board of Trustees

The premier chamber of commerce in Northern Mindanao marks another milestone today with the induction of its 34th set of Officers and Board of Trustees.

First convened by then PCCI Northern Mindanao Regional Governor Dante P. Sarraga on December 1982 with a group of 25 founding member companies, this first iteration elected the late Dr.… Continue reading... “Oro Chamber inducts 34th Officers & Board of Trustees”

Brand Digital PH eyes Whole-of-Country Digital Transformation

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 5

Continuous Collaboration is evidently the next quantum step forward as the week-long World Fintech Festival (WFF)-Philippines wound up on a high note with the signing of three major partnerships between international organizations and tech associations in the country.

The three panels explored the core of the fintech industry with the upskilling and training of the digital workforce, the rise of healthtech and insurtech, and the launching of Brand Digital Pilipinas.… Continue reading... “Brand Digital PH eyes Whole-of-Country Digital Transformation”

Philippines to Gain in Tech Power Shift from West to Asia

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 4

Two powerhouse panels on the fourth and penultimate day of the World Fintech Festival (WFF) – Philippines focused on two global trends that the Philippines needs to adopt on the road to post-COVID economic recovery. 

These are the tectonic shift of digital transformation from the West to Asia, and the swift integration of machine-learning tech into our industries, especially traditional or legacy companies.… Continue reading... “Philippines to Gain in Tech Power Shift from West to Asia”

Business Urged: Prioritize Data Security as Cyber Threats Skyrocket

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 3

The many ways by which tech can revolutionize industries, revive and strengthen ailing ones, and even protect businesses from dangerous threats were highlighted during the third day of the World Fintech Festival Philippines on Dec. 9.

Rural banks, coops, and startups can maximize financing relief to the critically-impacted sectors.… Continue reading... “Business Urged: Prioritize Data Security as Cyber Threats Skyrocket”

Data Driven Infra and New Cloud Economy to Spur Economic Growth

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 2

Following the introduction of the efforts being made to create smart cities, to strengthen e-banking, and to usher in a more inclusive board of tech leaders in Day 1 of the World Fintech Festival (WFF), Day 2 of the virtual event on Dec. 8 saw panelists do a deep dive into the more technical but crucially important regulatory actions that serve as both the backbone and the lifeline for a sustainable fintech future in the Philippines.… Continue reading... “Data Driven Infra and New Cloud Economy to Spur Economic Growth”

Fintech Growth: Powering Up Cities, Communities, and The Entire Country

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 1

One of the most renowned and highly attended fintech events in the world, the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) pivots to become the largest tech event, encompassing a global audience with the Philippines being one of the key participating countries in a 5-day virtual event from December 7-11.… Continue reading... “Fintech Growth: Powering Up Cities, Communities, and The Entire Country”

Seven dead, vehicles, properties damaged in Jasaan vehicular accident

ILIGAN CITY —– Seven persons died and dozens of vehicles and properties were damaged when a 10-wheeler crashed into a group of people attending a vigil along the national highway of Barangay Aplaya, in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental past 11:00 pm Tuesday, .

Photo courtesy: Jasaan PNP

The police report said an Isuzu prime mover was travelling from Butuan City to Zamboanga City when the trailer’s body cracked and the driver lost control.… Continue reading... “Seven dead, vehicles, properties damaged in Jasaan vehicular accident”

53rd Shell NSAC Awards: hope during this pandemic year

Through Filipino art students from all over the country

As audiences reckon with art’s essential place in providing comfort and positivity during difficult times, an environment of support is essential for young struggling artists to thrive—so that they may continue to spread messages of hope and shine a light on the future.… Continue reading... “53rd Shell NSAC Awards: hope during this pandemic year”

AFP probes chopper crashes in Lanao Sur

MARAWI CITY —– The Armed Forces of the Philippines has sent an investigating team to Lanao del Sur to investigate two crashes involving UH-1 Huey helicopters during combat operations in Lanao del Sur against the Dawlah Islamiyah (DI) militants on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday afternoon, a PAF chopper was trying to airlift the wounded soldiers in the hinterlands of Madalum town when the pilot felt he had not enough powers to lift off.… Continue reading... “AFP probes chopper crashes in Lanao Sur”