May 2019

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

PearlPay signed a pilot program agreement with BHF Rural Bank, Inc. (BHF). The BHF bank is based in Dagupan City and operating seven branches. The fintech startup and mobile wallet enabler aims begin the pilot test program for a new generation of cloud-based financial services set to be launched in the Philippines targeting rural banking sector. Said agreement signals the first time a Philippine rural bank will utilize cloud-based technologies

volleyball

Ateneo’s freshman coach Oliver Almadro showed critics wrong on Saturday as the Lady Eagles regained the crown at the expense of the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses after losing in four sets to archrival La Salle at the start of the UAAP women’s volleyball season. Almadro have faith in not how you start but how you finish the season that matters. Almadro, responsible for steering the Ateneo men’s team to

Department of Foreign Affairs

Kuwait’s Philippine embassy is monitoring with authorities on the inquiry over the death of Constancia Lago Dayag, a Filipina household service worker who was supposedly physically and sexually assaulted, the embassy said in a statement. Philippine Vice Consul Charleson Hermosura stated, “We are closely coordinating with the Kuwait Forensic Department and Criminal Investigation Department to ferret the truth surrounding the death of Ms. Dayag.” Hermosura established that noting the initial

Department Of Health

A number of Filipinos seem to contract HIV this year as 38 new infections are being recorded daily, the Department of Health (DOH) stated over the weekend. Data prepared by the DOH’s Epidemiology Bureau for the HIV/AIDS Registry reveal the number of new infections being reported daily rose to 38 this year from 32 in 2018. In 2014, the DOH was documenting 16 cases every day. Data cites that in

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) condemned the murders of lawyers Val Crisostomo of the IBP-Pangasinan chapter and Adilberto Golla Jr. of the IBP-Manila IV chapter. The lawyers were slain in isolated incidents in Pangasinan and Rizal provinces last Friday. A statement by IBP executive vice president and incoming president-elect Domingo Egon Cayosa notes the organization hoped the killers of the two lawyers would be apprehended soon. “We sympathize

Game Of Thrones

The world’s most popular show, based upon one of my very favorite fantasy series ever written, has aired its last episode. It was pretty good, too. In eighty minutes, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrapped up a show that’s spanned eight seasons, two continents, 7 Houses and then hundreds of thousands of corpses, and they did a decent job at it, considering. There was no way this show was going

basketball

After a crucial campaign on Saturday night at the Huaqiao International Service Business Park in Kunshan, China; Pasig’s Chooks-to-Go grieved an early exit in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 Kunshan Challenger. Kings fails to qualify, because of these two defeats, for the higher-level tournament Chengdu Masters slated next month. Games were spearheaded by top Filipino 3×3 cager Joshua Munzon, Taylor Statham, Dylan Ababou and Troy Rike—fell short against Sosnovy Bor of

Koko Pimentel

Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will rule again and regain the speakership in the House of Representatives, PDP-Laban president Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III stated on Sunday. 80 of its members snared congressional seats in the May 13 midterm elections, making it the most dominant political party in the lower chamber, according to Pimentel. PDP-Laban, the President’s ruling political party, would be fielding former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep.

2NE1

2NE1 got together to celebrate their 10th anniversary of their debut. One can bet that fans of 2NE1 dropped everything they were doing —some might have even had to put a pause on their own parties — when they got the notification on Instagram that all of the group’s members were holding Live sessions at the same time. One might have heard them collectively scream out loud Friday night when

Department Of Health

Department of Health (DOH) admonished Filipinos who tested positive for HIV to avail free treatment, care, and support services in time for the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. A Friday statement notes the DOH encourages the public to get tested. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said, “One of the highlights of the amended Philippine HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS Policy Act is the lowering of the age of a