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

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

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.

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


Canada voiced consternation at Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin’s Thursday decision to recall the Philippines’ top diplomatic officials because the Canadian government missed the midnight May 15 deadline for retrieving tons of garbage mistakenly shipped to Philippine ports. Locsin ordered Ambassador Petronila Garcia and the consul generals in Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver to “get the next flight out” of Canada. “We shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada

Department of Labor and Employment

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Thursday that a Filipino household worker suffered and died at the hands of her employer in Kuwait – reportedly black and blue and with a “cucumber” inside her nether regions. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in citing earlier reports stated that the 47-year-old victim was rushed to Al Sabah Hospital last May 14 but was declared dead on arrival. Bello said in a

senate of the philippines

Cudilla beat incumbent Mayor Noel Beronio to secure a three-year term through a coin flip as the town board of election canvassers declared former mayor Sue Cudilla as the winner of the mayoralty race on Friday afternoon. Cudilla and Beronio reaped 3,495 votes each out of 7,238 ballots cast during the May 13 polls, thus the need for a tie-breaker. Thus, tails proved to be the winning bet as Cudilla

Ryan Cayabyab

Cultural Center of the Philippines is generous to offer a tribute to seven outstanding individuals who were bequeathed the title National Artist in 2018. An event is scheduled at 6 pm on Thursday, May 16 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and is open to the public. Individuals to be honored are Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Kidlat Tahimik, Francisco Mañosa, Resil

Shinzō Abe and Rodrigo Duterte

With President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Tokyo later this month, the Philippines is anticipated to sign at least 10 economic arrangements with Japan as stated by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Thursday. Lopez added the business-to-business deals with Japan were related to industries like electronics, manufacturing, data analytics, services, energy, transportation and tourism, like the establishment of theme parks and hotels. “So far, we have two MoUs (Memoranda of Understanding)