Vaccine-plus vacuity

RAWPIXEL.COMN/FREEPIK A lethal mix of government ineptitude, economic need and insufficient information has made the Philippines the country with the most number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia. As of Wednesday, April…

Philippines: Redeeming the time

1 of 4 Last Wednesday’s broadsheets quoted Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. warning the Filipino public “to brace for another surge in COVID-19 infections by June or July.” This sounds good, but…

OOKLA: Globe fastest download speeds in 10 of 17 regions in Q1 2021

Globe beats competition across 10 out of 17 regions in the Philippines in terms of mobile download speed based on Ookla(R)’s Q1 2021 data. This is a reflection of the telco’s rigorous…

Poland exploring technology, agriculture ventures with PHL

REUTERS POLAND is seeking economic partnerships with the Philippines in the technology and agriculture sectors, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. Trade representatives met virtually with the Polish Chamber of…

US grants $4M to fund PHL vaccines, traffic study

PHILSTAR THE PHILIPPINES obtained two new grants from the US worth a combined $4.186 million, which will help fund the Health department’s mass vaccination program and support a study aiming to address…

Apo Agua sets end-2021 target for Davao bulk water operations

WWW.APOAGUA.COM DAVAO CITY — Aboitiz-controlled Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc., (AAII) is aiming to start operations at its bulk water supply project here at the end of the year, from the original launch…

Agriculture, food seen key to PHL economic recovery

COURTESY OF DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THE PHILIPPINE agriculture and food industries will play an important role in the economic recovery, according to a report by Oxford Economics. Food Industry Asia, which commissioned…

PHL to hire 4,754 additional contact tracers for NCR

PHILSTAR THE GOVERNMENT plans to hire an additional 4,754 contact tracers in Metro Manila to help meet the goal of tracking down potentially exposed persons within 24 hours, according to the Department…

Energy dep’t welcomes US investment in renewables, nuclear

REUTERS ENERGY Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi invited US companies Thursday to invest in the Philippine energy sector, particularly in renewables and nuclear power, as the country strives to make its power sources…

NEDA sees hog industry surviving import competition

Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua THE PROPOSED increase in pork imports is not expected to “kill” the hog industry, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. Acting Socioeconomic…

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