MRSGI ramps up e-commerce program

Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI) is accelerating its e-commerce initiatives and developing its digital assets to build what it calls the METRO Digital Ecosystem, it said in a press release. The program leverages on the development of a combination


Diokno shares PH efforts towards post-COVID economy

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno shared with foreign central bankers, other financial regulators, and institutional investors how the Philippines is striving to achieve a post-COVID economy that is stronger and more resilient, more technologically advanced, and more inclusive


Gov’t urged to let LGUs, firms buy COVID jabs

The national government is urged to establish a policy where local government units and the private sector will be allowed to directly purchase their own vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019. This recommendation is part of Makati Business Club’s (MBC) discussion


Uptrend in energy demand expected

Power demand is now showing signs of improvement, an indication of the country’s continued economic recovery amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, a top official of Aboitiz Power Corp. said on Monday. “Power is picking up this year coming from


Pump prices rise for 4th week in a row

Oil companies will raise pump prices starting today, marking the fourth consecutive week of an increase.  In separate advisories, Caltex, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, Shell, and Total will hike prices of diesel and gasoline by P0.80 per liter. Cleanfuel will also


BSP issues OPS standards

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued the governance policy for Operators of Payment System as part of the phased-in implementation of Republic Act No. 11127 or the National Payment Systems Act. According to the press release, the issuance further


SSS extends payment deadline

The Social Security System extended its payment deadline for the July 2021 contributions of regular employers from Aug. 31 to Sept. 30. SSS President and CEO Aurora Ignacio said in a press release the extension is in consideration of the


BSP cuts BOP surplus projection for 2021, 2022

The Philippines’ balance of payments is projected to remain in surplus for this year and next year but monetary authorities slashed the target for both years given the impact of global economic developments. In a briefing streamed through the Bangko

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Why we exalt the cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Christ (September 14) gives us the occasion to consider once again the importance of the cross in our life. Let’s savor some words of the readings used on that feast’s

Bacolod gets new acting election officer

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Commission on Elections VI has designated Sipalay Election Officer Adrian Arellano as acting election officer of Bacolod City from Sept. 21 to 25. Arellano was directed by Wilfredo Jay Balisado, Comelec regional director, to replace

NPC mourns death of 2 members

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Press Club mourns the deaths of two of its members, former radio anchorman Rushmore Ubas and sports writer Jerome Galunan Jr., who both succumbed to COVID-19 on Sept. 15. Galunan, 41, a sports blogger,

Taking care of our faith

“When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’” This was the reaction of Christ when a centurion who asked

Lacson, Sotto: Hands off Bacolod politics

The signature pose of Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Vicente “Tito” Sotto, who are running for president and vice president in the May 2022 elections, respectively, under the revived political Partido Reporma party and Nationalist People’s Coalition.*GPB photo

Stamps feature Tokyo Olympic medalists

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released stamps celebrating the triumph of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist. The stamps feature Diaz’s winning moments in Tokyo on July 26, 2021 that made her a national sensation as