Various companies chaired by business leader Manuel V. Pangilinan provided PLDT Inc. (PLDT) and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) connectivity and communications support to ensure seamless operations during the government's pilot Bayanihan, Bakunahan National Vaccination Days (NVD). The massive inoculation drive of the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF) and National Vaccines Operation Center (NVOC) from November 29 to December 1, ...

Germany-based medical technology firm Siemens Healthineers has introduced the world's first CT scanner with photon-counting technology, promising to provide higher quality medical imaging impossible with conventional CT scanners. The 'Naeotom Alpha' was designed to excel in all technical parameters related to image quality, touting an increase in resolution and a reduction in radiation dose. As of present, the Naeotom Alpha ...

PIXABAY GENEVA -- Sixty-seven World Trade Organization (WTO) members agreed on Thursday to pare back regulations such as licensing requirements placed on service providers operating in foreign countries, a move that could save $150 billion in annual trade costs. The group of developed and some developing countries from Peru to the Philippines committed to greater transparency, legal certainty and an ...

Tata Consultancy Services, BusinessWorld Insights kickstart series on Mapping Out Successful Digital Journeys with discussion on innovation culture Transforming the organization from the traditional business-as-usual setup to a digitally-enabled one can be accelerated further with a culture that embraces innovation. A company practicing a culture of innovation supports a creative or unorthodox way of thinking among its people. And given ...

Having experienced the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, organizations may be looking for innovations that can support their rebound and growth. IGNITE PH, with a focus on "Corporate Innovation Towards Recovery and Growth" this year, once again spotlighted startups and their innovations on the IGNITE 2021 CYBER WILDFIRE Pitch Event held on Nov. 16 to 19. The country's largest international ...

Photo by Michael Varcas, The Philippine Star Diokno says 'not so concerned' about Omicron By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday vowed to continue keeping an accommodative monetary policy, as he downplayed the possible impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the economy. "We will ...

The chapel of Quezon City General Hospital was converted into a COVID-19 intensive care unit to handle severe cases amid the Delta-driven surge in August. -- Photo by Michael Varcas, The Philippine Star THE National and Economic Development Authority (NEDA) wants a pandemic funding flexibility law that will help the government respond more quickly to public health crises. Socioeconomic Planning ...

This photo shows 3D printed objects representing 5G on a motherboard, April 24, 2020. -- REUTERS/Dado Ruvic /Illustration/File Photo THE Philippines has shown the biggest improvement in download speeds globally, with average fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology download speeds nearly 10 times faster than the older 4G technology, according to the latest report by independent mobile analytics company Opensignal. "The Philippines ...

Philippine Star/Michale Varcas BONDS from India and the Philippines look to be most vulnerable to further economic slowdowns in Asia as the threat from a new coronavirus variant revives virus resurgence fears. The two nations have the steepest yield curves among seven Asian countries, which means any additional fiscal stimulus would come at a higher cost for the governments. Their ...

ACENERGY.COM.PH THE Philippines' decarbonization drive is viewed as a "massive" investment opportunity because of the sheer volume of renewable capacity needed to make significant progress towards a green economy, McKinsey & Co. said. "Our modelling shows that more than 100 gigawatts or more than 100,000 megawatts of additional capacity in renewables will be needed for the Philippines to accelerate and ...