Schools urged: Step up info drive on bullying

Inquirer.net 12/22/2018

MANILA, Philippines — As the issue on bullying heats up in the wake of the Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS) incident, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has called on schools to carry out an intensified information drive…

Firms urged to prepare to take in Gen Z workers

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/10/2018

Younger workers are expected to become a big chunk of the workforce in the next few years. Companies would have to exert effort to make sure that these younger workers would be able to blend harmoniously with…

US urged to clarify scope of Mutual Defense Treaty in sea dispute

Inquirer.net 12/09/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The United States should clarify how its Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the Philippines applies to the situation in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). For Gregory Poling, director of the Washington-based Asia…

BIR urged: Withdraw memo taxing health card premiums

Inquirer.net 11/25/2018

SENATOR Sonny Angara called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to withdraw its revenue memorandum circular which states that health card premiums shall be subject to tax. Angara, who chairs the Senate committee on ways and…

Govt urged: Restore Yolanda rehab funds

Gerard Vincent Francisco 11/08/2018

AN environmental group called on the government yesterday to resume funding for housing projects for victims displaced by supertyphoon Yolanda five years after it devastated Eastern Visayas. The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) converged at the…

Developers urged: Build more green projects

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/25/2018

CEBU’S REAL ESTATE BOOM Investments in the real estate industry in Cebu are forecasted to continue to boom in the coming years, but with more structures being built comes the added demand on the environment including water…

Grab opportunities online, go digital, businesses urged

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/23/2018

Businesses need to integrate themselves in the digital economy in order to cash in on the opportunities online. Presenting initial results from their study on the Digital Economy in the Philippines, World Bank Economist Kevin Chua said…

Evacuees urged to remain in evacuation centers

Zena V. Magto 10/16/2018

AS NEW TEAM OF GEOLOGISTS ARRIVE EVACUEES living within the one-kilometer critical zone from the ground zero in Naga City’s landslide hit area will have to wait for at least another week before they will know if…

Address tech woes, credit access problems, gov’t urged

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/15/2018

How to help seaweed farmers Poverty, lack of technology, and access to cheap credit remain to be the biggest challenges for the country’s seaweed industry. If these can be addressed, more opportunities can open up for seaweed…

Students urged to fight fake news

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/10/2018

  SEASONED journalists called on students to help detect and fight the proliferation of fake news on social media during the Democracy and Disinformation Conference and Workshop held at the Southwestern University (SWU), Wednesday. Philippine Daily Inquirer…

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