Huawei hosts online event on Intelligent IP Infrastructure for banks

With banks embracing new technologies to remain flexible in the new normal, Huawei recently hosted the next generation Intelligent IP Infrastructure conference to highlight the need to adopt an evolving business model and the customer-centric approach for the next decade......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Tech19 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

Smart, Globe named among world& rsquo;s best improved in 4G, video& mdash;UK firm

Telecommunications giant Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are among the world’s top 30 “most improved” mobile operators in terms of video experience and fourth generation (4G) availability, according to a report by an independent mobile analytics company......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 26th, 2020Related News

Globe, Smart among world’s best improved mobile operators

Telecommunications giant Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are among the world’s top 30 “most improved” mobile operators in terms of video experience and fourth generation (4G) availability, according to a report by an independent mobile analytics company. The UK-based Opensignal Ltd. said in a report that the country’s top telco companies scored big and reached […] The post Globe, Smart among world’s best improved mobile operators appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2020Related News

Phoenix unit starts pilot run of LPG-fired generator sets in Balesin

Phoenix Pilipinas Gas and Power Inc. and U.S.-based Mesa Natural Gas Solutions LLC started the pilot run of LPG-fired generation sets to provide base load power to Balesin Island Club in Polillo, Quezon......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceSep 18th, 2020Related News

Big Foot; Not Just a Store, Also a Community Builder

How many pair of shoes do you have? Have you ever wondered if you had a nice shoes but the price is very friendly? In today’s generation, I think it’s safe to say that shoes are the most popular part of anyone’s outfit. Most people don’t care about how they look as long as their […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 18th, 2020Related News

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Protesters rally in Swiss capital vs Philippine terror law

BERN, Switzerland  (MindaNews / 13 September) — Protesters composed of Swiss, Filipinos and second-generation Filipinos staged a rally Saturday at the Swiss capital  here against the Anti-Terror Law signed in July by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. The rally organizers, Anakbayan Europa and Migrante, said this was the first of more protests in Switzerland  and Europe […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2020Related News

Apple out to reignite growth with line updates

Apple is expected to spotlight its smartwatch, iPad, and subscription services on Tuesday as it strives to reignite growth with a must-have holiday line-up......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechSep 13th, 2020Related News

3 million students still unenrolled: ‘Lost generation’ must catch up

MANILA, Philippines – When the Department of Education (DepEd) began the virtual enrollment of millions of students in June, Janet Villamar, 44, braced for a conversation any parent fears. Like millions of others, her family was being buffeted by the perfect storm of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economically devastating lockdown. Her husband, who had […] The post 3 million students still unenrolled: ‘Lost generation’ must catch up appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2020Related News

New generation peso bills for release in 2023 — Diokno

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will release the enhanced new generation currency banknotes by 2023......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 11th, 2020Related News

Meralco rates down this month

Manila Electric Co. announced that its rates would go down for the fifth straight month this September as generation charges continue to drop......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2020Related News

5G network to usher in new digital services, says Smart

The commercial launch of 5G in the country is expected to usher in a new generation of digital services to both individual consumers and enterprise customers on top of super-fast internet for mobile phone users, according to PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 9th, 2020Related News

Caltex Havoline Unveils Their Next-Gen Engine Oils

Caltex Havoline, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), introduces the new generation Havoline Super 4T and SuperMatic 4T four-stroke motorcycle and scooter engine. The new generation of engine oil from Havoline is an improvement from its predecessor, maximizing engine performance and delivers smooth engine operation on all road conditions. All Havoline Super 4T and SuperMatic […].....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialSep 9th, 2020Related News

Meralco power bills to go down for fifth straight month

A typical household consuming 200 kilowatt per hour is set to save “around P12” in their power bills this month with the decline in both generation and transmission charges......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2020Related News

DOF seeks swift passage of 2021 budget, economic measures

The Department of Finance (DOF) has sought the swift enactment by Congress of the proposed national budget for next year along with the economic priority measures to rebuild the economy and decisively defeat coronavirus. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ( MB FILE, Albert Garcia) During a briefing for the Senate finance committee, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the timely enactment of the P4.506 trillion 2021 national budget is a key component of the government’s comprehensive program under its economic bounce-back plan. On top of the budget, Dominguez also said that a “timely and decisive” passage of several economic priority measures are needed to accelerate economic recovery. The priority measures, now pending in Congress, include the Financial Institutions’ Strategic Transfer (FIST) Act, and the Government Financial Institutions’  Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (GUIDE) bill. FIST allows banks to dispose of bad loans and non-performing assets through asset management companies, while GUIDE seeks to allow state-run banks to form a special holding company that will infuse equity, with strict conditions, into strategically important companies facing insolvency.  Likewise, the finance chief urged the Senate to pass the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (CREATE), which will  immediately lower the corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 30 percent to 25 percent. “The swift enactment of CREATE, FIST, GUIDE and the 2021 budget will serve to accelerate our economic recovery. We should not delay providing urgent and necessary relief to our people,” Dominguez said during the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) briefing. The DBCC is composed of the heads of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), DOF, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP); and a senior representative from the Office of the President (OP). “We are committed to working closely with you on the recovery measures so that these can be enacted in a timely, decisive, and responsible manner,” Dominguez told members of the panel chaired by Senator Juan Edgardo Angara. He said the Duterte administration will continue to work with the legislature in passing the remaining packages of the comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP) that will, among others, institute reforms in property valuation and in the taxation of the financial sector. Dominguez said economic recovery also rests on sustaining President Duterte’s signature program “Build, Build, Build,” as sound infrastructure investments provide the largest multiplier effect on the economy in the form of more jobs creation,  increased consumption, and the generation of additional productive activities......»»

Source: NewsSep 9th, 2020Related News

Meralco rates lower by P0.0623/kwh in Sept. billing

Consumers of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) will benefit from a slight reduction of P0.0623 per kilowatt hour (kwh) in this September billing — summing up five straight months of tariff downtrends for this year. (MANILA BULLETIN) For end-users in the consumption threshold of 200 kilowatt hours (kwh), the average cost savings they will gain in this billing period will be P12, according to the utility firm. The overall rate billed this month is at P8.4288 per kwh versus the previous month’s P8.4911 per kwh. The generation charge, which accounts for the chunk of the cost components being passed on, had been pared by P0.0381 per kwh this month to P4.0860 per kwh from the previous billing cycle’s P4.1241 per kwh. Additionally, the transmission charge was on marginal decline of P0.0112 per kwh and that was mainly attributed to the lower ancillary services (AS) charges of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines; while taxes and other charges incurred a net decrease of P0.0130 per kwh. Meralco emphasized one key factor that triggered rate reduction this September is its continuing move to invoke force majeure (FM) claims with its power suppliers. “This September, the force majeure claim totaled about P463 million, equivalent to customer savings of P0.1710 per kwh in the generation charge,” the utility firm noted. The company explained that if the FM claims had not been there, “the generation charge and the total rate would have increased by P0.13 and P0.14 per kwh, respectively.” Since March this year when Meralco has been persistently invoking FM claims under its power supply deals, the company was already able to generate P2.4 billion worth of savings that it has been passing on as rate reduction to customers via their electric bills. On supply procurement, Meralco indicated that it secured the lion’s share of 54.8-percent from its power supply agreements (PSAs) and that resulted in a decrease of P0.3032 per kwh on its charges. The fraction of supply sourced from its contracted independent power producers (IPPs) had been at 33.6-percent; and this went up by P0.0601 per kwh; while volume procured from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) stood at 11.6-percent and charges had been down by P0.0147 per kwh.The lower settlement prices in the spot market, it was noted, had been due to decrease in Luzon demand — given the re-enforcement of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in some areas last month, primarily in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces......»»

Source: NewsSep 9th, 2020Related News

New 5G iPhone expected at Apple online event Sept 15

Apple on Tuesday fired off invitations to a September 15 online event expected to introduce a new-generation iPhone tailored for superfast 5G telecom networks......»»

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Apple delays change likely to stymie mobile ad targeting

Apple said on Thursday it would give developers until next year to comply with a software change expected to stymie targeted advertising in iPhone and iPad apps......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechSep 4th, 2020Related News

Chris Nick creates the modern flapper

His fall/winter 2020 collection takes cues from the 1920s, Années folles, the ‘Crazy Years.’ What happened in the ’20s, 100 years ago? They went roaring, années folles, as the French called them. The Jazz Age in the US, the Golden Age in Europe, emerging from World War I, descending to the Great Depression. It was the time of The Lost Generation, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Cole Porter. It was the time of the Surrealists, Andre Breton, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire. It was a time of radical views and paradigm shifts. It was the time of women’s suffrage and women’s emancipation, when fashion at last entered the modern era, with women ditching the restricting clothes in favor of comfort, slipping into short skirts or trousers. It was the time of the flapper, defined informally as a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior. It is in ode to these “Crazy Years” that designer Chris Nick de los Reyes came up with his fall/winter collection 2020. “I started conceptualizing the collection December of 2019 and, as we entered a new decade, the ’20s came to mind,” he says. “The Roaring ’20s saw an explosion of art, culture, and racial pride. Social change was evident and economic growth was booming.” Contrast that to these times, 100 years since, when we are between what seemed like a boom and what lies ahead, possibly a much-changed world that has survived a pandemic. “Very timely,” says Chris of his current collection that is a form of defiance, a chin up against the tendency to dwell in the darkness, just as the 1920s emerged from a decade of war and the Black Plague. “Fashion does not necessarily have to stop. We must look forward, seek advancement.” More than giving Filipino women a temporary means of escapism, the collection celebrates the craving “for light, speed, fun” that this decade in the last century sought. In today’s restrictions, despite today’s restrictions, those cravings remain and Chris Nick lets them have it in fashion. Whereas the flapper of the 1920s was a form of rebellion, in Chris’ interpretation, it is a symbol of strength. “The modern flapper in my eyes is dressed up in classics with a distinct aura of authority, sensuality, and wit,” he says. “And as a Filipina, she brings traditional Filipiniana into the current times.” It is a time of fear and great uncertainty, but the modern Filipina maintains a positive outlook. With fashion as her outlet, she is unafraid to express herself, her individuality. “These women are leaders of change,” says Chris. “With a strong personality, attitude, and a whole lot of charisma, they are symbols of confidence.” His collection at once conceals and reveals—but not too much, never too much—the female form in tulle, satin, silk, and wool mostly in black, the designer’s favorite color, the color of power, seduction, fantasy, and mystery. Chris also plays with texture with a boldness he’s never had before, although his style signature mixing tailored pieces with evening dresses, embellishing masculine silhouettes with fringes, feather, and sparkle, makes each piece distinctly, unmistakably Chris Nick......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialSep 3rd, 2020Related News

RTF-ELCAC TWG-10 to end CTG-NPA resource generation

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Aug. 31 (PIA) -The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict Technical Working Group (RTF-ELCAC TWG) Northern Mindanao met on Thursday, Aug. 27, to harmonize interve.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2020Related News

Saso banks P16.5M on 2nd JLPGA championship

The two-shot victory, worth a whopping P16.5 million (Y36M), also hiked Saso’s earnings to P27 million in just three months in her rookie season in the region’s premier ladies circuit, undisputedly making her the fastest to ever collect such winnings among young Filipino athletes of any generation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 30th, 2020Related News