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digital financial services

Adoption of digital financial services is increasing rapidly as mobile and internet penetrate all corners of the nation. For most unbanked and underserved, the transition to digital is gaining a boost from the traditional and most fundamental retail presence on the ground–through sari-sari shops driven by PayMaya’s Smart Padala. Kenneth Palacios, Director and Head of Wallets Business at PayMaya, For financial inclusion attempts to bear fruit, they should be able

people crowd

VILLA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia – Numerous thousand Venezuelans, distressed for food and medicine, crammed a border crossing to Colombia on Saturday, June 8, hours after President Nicolas Maduro partly reopened it. Maduro had the day previous ordered the reopening of the Venezuelan border in the western state of Tachira, near the location in Colombia where the international community had massed humanitarian aid that Maduro’s government refused to take. Thousands of

Bureau of Animal Industry

In efforts to curb a widespread epidemic, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) have released three “meat-sniffing dogs” to detect incoming passengers bringing in fresh animal meat in the country that might have been contaminated with deadly swine fever. Said dogs were trained to detect and sniff meat that could be smuggled inside passengers’ luggage, to ease confiscation. BAI Director Dr. Ronnie Domingo

Japan investors flock to Philippines economical briefing

Japanese investors continuous to show strong interest in the Philippines as close to one hundred eighty companies attended the Philippine economic briefing held in Osaka wherein economical managers pitched investment chances, citing vital economic and then infrastructure reforms that have been put in place. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Duterte current administration continues to relentlessly push reforms to build up the ease of doing business in the country.