Neri Colmenares — a traditional politician?

Last Friday, Vice-President Leni Robredo named labor leader and lawyer Sonny Matula as the 12th candidate in her senatorial ticket. She cited Matula’s “clear track record in fighting for the rights of Filipino workers. For him, joining forces with us is not a transaction but a duty. This is his contribution to ending the old […]

China warns of further spread in latest COVID-19 flare-up

REUTERS BEIJING — China’s latest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is increasingly likely to spread further, a health official said on Sunday, as authorities urged all regions to step up monitoring and called for a reduction in travel across provinces. China has largely contained the virus but it is determined to stamp out any sporadic […]

In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks

A worker cleans discarded plastic bottles in the factory of social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo or The Plaf, in Muntinlupa. The Plaf gathers plastics from restaurants, companies, and consumers and transforms them into useable raw material like waterproof planks. — REUTERS A group of recyclers in the Philippines is trying to ease the country’s worsening […]

Bollywood stars, Indian celebrities launch NFTs amid global craze

Image via BeyondLife.club MUMBAI — Indian celebrities from the world of Bollywood and cricket are increasingly launching digital memorabilia through non-fungible tokens (NFT), hoping to rake in thousands of dollars by cashing in on growing interest in such assets. NFTs are a type of digital asset which use blockchain to record the ownership of items […]

Early detection of dementia is critical, specialist stressed

A medical expert has sounded the alarm on early and proper detection of dementia in the Philippines which is often misinterpreted as an aging problem or being ulyanin and malilimutin in Filipino terms. In the first episode of a webinar series called “Malilimutin: Dahil nga ba sa katandaan?“ Neurologist and dementia specialist Dr. Jacqueline Dominguez […]

Early detection of dementia is critical, specialist stressed

A medical expert has sounded the alarm on early and proper detection of dementia in the Philippines which is often misinterpreted as an aging problem or being ulyanin and malilimutin in Filipino terms. In the first episode of a webinar series called “Malilimutin: Dahil nga ba sa katandaan?“, Neurologist and dementia specialist Dr. Jacqueline Dominguez […]

[B-SIDE Podcast] Teamwork makes the dream work: a coach and his winning ways

Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Thrice-a-week Zoom meetings birthed Winning Still: Essays from the Philippine Sports Landscape during the Pandemic, an anthology of essays written by accomplished Filipino sports stakeholders and personalities. In this B-Side episode, Ateneo de Davao University athletics director and Winning Still project coordinator Emmanuel Rene “Noli” S. Ayo tells BusinessWorld […]

PHL on track to exit ‘gray list’ by 2023

REUTERS THE ANTI-MONEY Laundering Council (AMLC) expressed confidence the Philippines will be removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “gray list” by January 2023, as it works with other government agencies to plug gaps in implementing measures against “dirty money” and terrorism financing. The FATF on Friday kept the Philippines on its gray list, […]

Tax amnesty generates over P13 billion — DoF

MORE THAN P13 billion has been collected in the government’s tax amnesty programs so far, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. The estate tax amnesty program has yielded P5.17 billion from 67,823 individuals as of Sept. 7, Finance Assistant Secretary Dakila E. Napao said at a virtual press briefing. The government has also collected P7.89 […]