The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching and the Philadelphia 76ers have a couple of big men to worry about. It remains to be seen who between Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel will be moving though both can be dealt simultaneously as well.
“The tobacco tax is primarily a health measure. Increasing the tobacco tax is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the most effective ways of preventing the youth from starting to smoke. However, tobacco tax in the Philippines remains to be one of the lowest in the world. It should be increased significantly in order for it to have the most substantial impact on the health of our youth” the groups stated.
Environment, climate advocates laud DENR closure of mining operations, call for continuous action against destructive large-scale mining industry
Environment and climate advocates, as well as members of grassroot communities, lauded the Department of Environment and Natural Resource’s (DENR) closure of 23 mining operations situated in functional watersheds and suspension of 5 mining firms, as of Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
The Green Thumb Coalition (GTC), representing various civil society and environmental organizations triumph as Secretary Regina Paz Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today the closure of 23 mining operations and suspension of 6 mining firms.
According to a recent survey from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), there are already an estimated 2.4 million Filipinos working abroad.Earning money for the family has never been easy, especially if one is far away from home.
Southco, Inc., the global leader in engineered access hardware solutions, today announced the appointment of Jay Lu as Managing Director of Southco Asia Pacific. In his new position, Mr. Lu leads the entire Asia Pacific team to drive regional business to the next level with sustainable and profitable growth. Mr. Lu is based in Hong Kong, Southco’s Asia Pacific headquarters and reports to Thomas Mehler, President at Southco.
First World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Asia Championship set to take stage in Singapore in April 2017
The highly-acclaimed and anticipated World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) show is set to take stage in Singapore come April 2017. The prominent international competition will make its South-East Asia debut in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands following its first successful Asian pageant in Korea earlier this year.
ZEN Rooms, the disruptive budget accommodation company and now the fastest-growing Rocket Internet-backed startup in the Philippines announces it has entered the top 5 hotel business in the Philippines. Following a booming growth in Manila, Boracay and Angeles, ZEN now operates in 6 cities in the Philippines, with 600 rooms across 100 properties.
Convergence awards grant to ADM Capital and ADM Capital Foundation for design of financing facility for renewable energy
Convergence, the first and only platform exclusively focused on blended finance, announced it will award a grant to ADM Capital and ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF) for the design of a Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) and Tropical Landscapes Bond (TLB), which in partnership with UNEP, ICRAF, and BNP Paribas, will provide long-term financing for projects that improve access to rural electricity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance smallholder farmers’ livelihoods in Indonesia. The design grant is part of Convergence’s efforts to surface the next generation of blended finance models and foster market-wide learning to drive the field forward. Convergence will award a minimum of CAD 10M in design grants over the next five years, and this initial funding is provided by the Government of Canada.
“If ASEAN is sincere to give life to its vision of establishing a “people oriented, people centered” region, it must do so by paying greater attention to peoples’ issues such as the dire plight of Rohingyas in Burma, currently one of the world’s most persecuted communities. Now that ASEAN is turning 50, it must take its golden celebration also as a golden opportunity to address issues that concretely matter to the ASEAN peoples.”