Market may finally break past 8,000 this week

15/01/19 09:55 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

MANILA, Philippines — The stock market may try to break past the 8,000 barrier this week following last week’s strong performance, analysts said.

The stock market enjoyed strong days last week except at the tail end when some investors were spooked by news that shipbuilder Hanjin has gone bankrupt wi...

Nonprofit groups in watchdog’s sights

08/01/19 10:50 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

NONPROFIT OUTFITS in the Philippines have become channels for funds from illegal activities, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) said in a report, citing over P600 billion worth of transactions involving corruption and fraud over the past five years.

There is a “medium” threat for non-profit org...

DFA checking if Filipinos among victims in Los Angeles shooting

07/01/19 04:25 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday that it is checking if any Filipinos were among the victims of the shooting in Los Angeles last Friday.

The DFA in a statement said that the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is coordinating with the local authorities...

BOC order keeps tight watch on appraisers’ work to ensure correct valuation of imports

11/12/18 10:56 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a memorandum order in line with further monitoring principal appraisers (PAs) to ensure the accuracy in the declaration of documents falling under customs valuation purposes.


Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 26-2018, signed last week by Customs Commissioner ...

Despite PH withdrawal, ICC to keep an eye on Duterte’s drug war

11/12/18 09:37 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

MANILA, Philippines - The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it will continue to assess the alleged crimes against humanity under the Duterte administration’s war on drugs despite the government’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute.

In a report released Dec. 5, on preliminary examination...

Fiber industry regulator to distribute free abaca planting material

04/12/18 01:54 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

THE Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) expects to distribute for free to abaca farmers planting materials that can produce up to 54.4 million abaca plants.

In a statement, PhilFIDA Executive Director Kennedy T. Costales said that the distribution of planting materials will hel...

Mining the white gold

04/12/18 01:46 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

A SMALL fishing community in Lobo, Batangas is putting a lot of investment in mining the so-called white gold in Lobo, Batangas.

A third-class municipality, Lobo is a coastal town known for its pristine environment and rich natural resources.

Economists raise PH inflation forecasts up to 2020

22/10/18 04:23 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

Private sector economists polled by the central bank raised their inflation estimates for 2018 until 2020 due to continued elevated inflation expectations, but most were optimistic of easing price pressures if government will not delay anti-inflation measures.


Based on the Bangko Sentral ng Pil...

CRM, in Government and Public Sector

18/09/18 09:32 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

A government with readily accessible services for its citizens and constituents gives an impression of successful governance. Unfortunately, government offices are not usually first-adopters of the newest technology. But because of their technologically-savvy citizens' demands of more easier and fas...

Philippines Entering ‘Golden Age For Economic Growth’ – ADB

10/05/18 02:02 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine economic growth is expected to further rise to 6.8 percent this year and 6.9 percent in 2019 from 6.7 percent in 2017 as the country enters “a golden age for economic growth,” the Asian Development Bank said yesterday.

During the launch of its Asian Development Outloo...

Mobile App Development In The Philippines

10/05/18 08:31 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

The Philippines is home to the most talented, most creative and most innovative developers, even surpassing the global standards. Those who want to be professional mobile app developers earn their degrees, while other amateur programmers learn through the available courses online. But regardless of ...


09/05/18 06:10 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

Despite being very competitive in the field of technology and innovations, the Philippines is yet to embrace Customer Relationship Management system fully. Most of the business firms are still using Excel files and post-it notes in organizing their customer data and product inventories.

A lot of star...


09/05/18 05:02 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

The Philippines is probably one of the major outsourced workforces in the world. Big companies in the US and Australia nested their contact centers here, and many other BPO industries are booming. However, surprisingly not too many people know that a CRM system powers their workflow, even those peop...

DEVTAC Sponsors TREAM 2017

09/05/18 09:33 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

The Tacloban Rising: Eagles Marathon and Fun Run 2017, (TREAM 2017) was aimed to commemorate the fourth-year anniversary of the Super Typhoon Yolanda, and at the same time, to raise awareness on the significance of the biodiversity conservation and the adverse effects of climate change. A total of 1...