UNIONBANK AT 40: FUTURE FORWARD, A LEAP TO ENDURING GREATNESS

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) is widely-known to have been trailblazing many firsts in the country since it began operations forty years ago. UnionBank has always been among the first to embrace technological innovations to empower its customers into the future of banking. The Bank’s 40-year journey began…

LENOVO TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS FOR 2022: HYBRID, SUSTAINABLE, PERSONAL

The past year was a time of transition – but which of the new approaches will take hold in Asia Pacific markets? For 2022 and beyond, Lenovo is offering a range of predications that incorporate what has been learned in the past year, to improve future products and services. Intensely…

DAVAO CITY’S ICONIC SOUVENIR SHOP SHUTS DOWN AFTER 56 YEARS

One iconic place here for visitors and travelers has ceased operations after five decades of providing a one-stop shopping center for souvenirs, the owner of Aldevinco Shopping Center has announced. The one-story souvenir shopping center is located right at one of the busy intersections in downtown Davao. Aldevinco shuttered its…

DHSUD AND REBAP ACCORD SIGNALS ‘INTENSIVE’ DRIVE VS LAND SCAMMERS

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc. (REBAP) to fight real-estate scammers. DHSUD said under the agreement, REBAP broker-members of REBAP, would serve as monitors of illegal practices and submit documentary…

HANOI ORGANIZERS BARE TIMELINES FOR POSTPONED 31ST SEA GAMES

ORGANIZERS of the Hanoi 31st Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee reaffirmed Vietnam’s hosting of the delayed games from May 12 to 25 following Tuesday’s first chef de mission meeting that was held online because of travel protocols wrought by the Covid-19 omicron variant spike early this month. “It’s certainly a…

BEIJING TO OFFER OLYMPIC TICKETS TO ‘SELECTED’ SPECTATORS

Only “selected” spectators will be permitted at next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday. Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permitted at the events, and had not offered tickets to the general public. Monday’s announcement posted on the…

DESPITE HUGE VOLCANO BLAST, TONGA AVOIDS WIDESPREAD DISASTER

The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru. The startling satellite images resembled a massive nuclear explosion. And yet, despite sitting almost on top of the volcano that erupted so violently on…

GOVT ORDERS DAVAO ORIENTAL MINING FIRM TO HALT OPERATIONS

The government halted the operation of a mining company in Davao Oriental following the discoloration of the river waters, which indicates a sudden discharge of soil extracts from the mountain mines to the waterways. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) ordered the mining company on Monday to immediately stop its…

LAWMAKER: LEAVE CHA-CHA TO NEXT CONGRESS, PRESIDENT

A House deputy speaker on Tuesday urged his fellow lawmakers to leave the issue of Charter change (Cha-cha) to the incoming 19th Congress. Deputy Speaker and Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez made the appeal a day after the House of Representatives referred Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No.…