AboitizPower focuses on Renewable Energy to support the energy transition in the future

SacaSun Solar Power Plant The Philippines faces the twin challenges of supporting high economic growth and contributing to a more environmentally sustainable economy. High economic growth requires building reliable and affordable power infrastructure to power businesses, communities, and homes and…

Domestic trade of goods sees slight recovery in Q2

COURTESY OF ICTSI By Ana Olivia A. Tirona, Researcher DOMESTIC TRADE ACTIVITY slightly bounced back in the second quarter from the previous year, albeit still lower compared with value of locally traded goods in 2019, data by the Philippine Statistics…

Philippine capital tests new lockdown strategy

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE GOVERNMENT is set to begin the pilot test of granular lockdowns in Metro Manila on Thursday (Sept. 16), as it seeks a new strategy that will revive the economy and curb the spike in coronavirus…

Revenue boost seen if VAT imposed on digital services — IMF

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS EMERGING ECONOMIES including the Philippines could get a much-needed boost in revenues if they start collecting value-added tax (VAT) from the digital economy, a study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) showed. In a paper “Digitalization…

July infrastructure spending rises

GOVERNMENT spending on infrastructure jumped in July amid looser quarantine restrictions. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS STATE INFRASTRUCTURE spending jumped by 39% in July as the government ramped up construction works despite the onset of the rainy season, data from…

For a bit of kilig, play a romantic audiobook

WHILE binge watching or tuning in to the next episode of a favorite romantic drama, or anticipating a favorite love team’s new film are a few ways that people experience kilig*, Filipino publisher Bookshelf PH is adding another way as…

Fighting obesity is a team effort — experts

PIXABAY THE best way for overweight and obese persons to get healthier is to seek help from a doctor, a fitness coach, and a nutritionist — and not just one of these professionals — said medical and fitness experts at…

AboitizPower redeems P3.4-billion bonds earlier than maturity

Aboitiz Power Corp. said on Tuesday that it redeemed and fully paid P3.4 billion worth of bonds from its outstanding securities issued in 2014 earlier than their intended maturity date. “[The company] confirms full payment of its twelve-year 2014 Series…

In Marawi, crowded shelters and lack of running water hamper disease prevention

COURTESY OF MSF (MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES OR DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS) By Patricia B. Mirasol IN MARAWI CITY, people roam maskless despite the dangers of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “They don’t really believe in it [COVID-19] or deny it still,” said…

Mental health groups launch suicide prevention toolkit for schools

ADRIAN SWANCAR-UNSPLASH By Bronte H. Lacsamana A MANUAL on suicide prevention in schools — in any context, whether virtual or in-person — was launched Friday on World Suicide Prevention Day, in an online event hosted by Bayanihan for Well-Being, a…

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