August 24, 2019

Author: EDD K. USMAN

DOST Wish: PHL Cracks Top 33 Global Innovation Index before End-2022

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News TACLOBAN CITY (SDN) — PHILIPPINES in 43rd spot of the Global Innovation Index (GII) before end-2022? That’s a wish that Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, head of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), made here. He […]

Business Be Warned: Remote Tech Support Another Risk Factor

Media Release: IN large companies, the IT department usually handles the tasks of installing and configuring business software for every one of its computers. For a small team, however, having even one dedicated specialist may prove to be an unjustified luxury. Most SMB companies have to make do with a revolving cast of part-time  system […]

Honeywell Introduces Next-Gen Intelligent Smoke Detectors to PHL

With new UL 268 7th edition, Honeywell prepares to meet new industry requirements UL 268 7th edition standards, going into effect in May 2020. Media Release: MANILA — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has introduced NOTIFIER® addressable intelligent detectors for commercial and residential sectors that are ideal for the Philippines. These next-generation detectors are designed to meet […]

Mindanao Religious Leaders Back 2019 ‘Document on Human Fraternity’

ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY, Davao City – “In the name of innocent human life that God has forbidden to kill, affirming that whoever kills a person is like one who kills humanity, and that whoever saves a person is like the one who saves humanity.” This is among the many powerful passages contained in the […]

BCB Blockchain Live on CoinAll Exchange; US$0.18-M Await Winners

​Media Release: SINGAPORE, August 15 — Singapore-based BCB Blockchain is now listed on CoinAll exchange starting today. To mark this landmark and strategic partnership, BCB will team up with CoinAll to hold a three-week trading competition and a “Guess the hourly value of BCB” game with prizes worth over US$180,000. Trading competition kicks off on […]

Visa and Robinsons Malls Boost Contactless Payments in Philippines 

Media Release: MANILA  – Visa recently announced that Robinsons, one of the largest chains of malls in the Philippines, is now accepting contactless payments at its department stores and supermarkets in the country. There will be over 700 contactless terminals enabled across 16 locations in the Philippines, where Visa credit cardholders can make contactless payments. […]

Peace Foundation Pours Php54.7-M Projects for Mindanao in 2018

Media Release: The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) has approved Php54.7 million worth of 22 projects in Mindanao for 2018, a 353% increase from the previous year according to its recently released annual report. Of these, 20 projects will support cacao, coconut, and coffee production and marketing, as well as basic social services in Mindanao. […]

BARMM Minister Hermoso Ends Leadership Squabbles Hounding MARINA Tawi-Tawi

Higlights: — Lessons learned: Better straighten your acts together, or you’ll deserve a strong leader. — It takes a former military general to straighten and end squabbles in MARINA Tawi-Tawi, BARMM. — Leadership confusion for three years in the then Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) needed BARMM top minister to straighten up. By ANDY […]

By EDD K. USMAN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News FINALLY, after a long process, a “tawa-tawa” herbal food supplement is now in the market. That’s at least in some selected pharmacies in Iloilo, Negros, Laguna, and Cavite last week. For now. It’s plastic container identifies it as “Tawa-Tawa […]

Cashalo Launches Cash Academy, Boosts Financial Inclusion of Filipinos

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News FINANCIAL inclusion is a much-talked about phrase among providers of financial services. Not the least in the era of the all-embracing digital. The World Bank defines “financial inclusion” to mean that “individuals and businesses have access to useful […]