PHILSTAR By Russell Louis C. Ku THE CHAIRMAN of the House Energy Committee said that he supports a Department of Energy (DoE) proposal to amend the oil deregulation law by introducing checks on the industry's ability to charge high prices during crises. "I have long pushed for a special mechanism to prevent overpricing in emergency situations. The Oil Deregulation Law ...

PHILSTAR THE AIRPORTS in the regional centers of Northern Mindanao and Davao are still on the government's revised priority list of infrastructure projects, both with pending unsolicited proposals that have been granted original proponent status. Mylah Faye B. Carino, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Northern Mindanao regional director, said the Laguindingan Airport that replaced the old Cagayan de Oro ...

REUTERS By Bianca Angelica D. Anago, Reporter NON-GOVERNMENT organizations (NGOs) within the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) coverage area have expressed concerns about the bank's new Energy Policy, saying that it does not do enough to deny funding to fossil fuel projects. Announced just weeks before the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate ...

REUTERS COMPANIES need to put artificial intelligence (AI) at the center of their modernization efforts in order to remain competitive after the pandemic, the trade department said. Trade Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba said: "Initiatives such as AI must be harnessed and be placed at the core of all our endeavors to ensure that we will not only overcome overwhelming obstacles ...

With the rise in regulatory requirements and global industry standards to address the increased business consumption and volume of consumer data caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have placed greater significance on the protection and handling of data. Now perceived as part of the wider challenge of maintaining operational resilience, issues in data quality, security, privacy and the threat of ...

CHUTTERSNAP AND UNSPLASH THERE HAVE BEEN 25 conferences under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since the body first met in 1995. Over that period, some 894 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, about 37% of all greenhouse pollution in human history, has been emitted. What makes anyone think that the 26th meeting starting Oct. 31 -- COP26 ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS The Philippines once again finds itself at a crossroads in a defining election season. Merely choosing between contending ideologies or programs of government has always been a luxury for Filipinos. Elections for this Southeast Asian nation are rather a time to determine which primary issue is on the ballot -- good governance, the rule of law, ...

TITUS_JR0 - PIXABAY No country was exempt from the economic impact of COVID-19. All nations had to swallow their fair share of economic reversals, albeit to varying degrees. Unfortunately, the Philippines is by far the most economically devastated in Asia. We already know that the economy contracted by 9.6% last year, followed by another contraction of 4.2% in the first ...

CHARLES FORERUNNER-UNSPLASH Peter Drucker (1954: The Practice of Management, plus 37 more management books), espoused decentralization in management. He first thought of "Outsourcing" as a business practice towards the faster growth of the business. He proposed "Management by Objectives" (MBO) whereby the company focused on its core business, and back-room activities (non-core) should be handed over to other companies, for ...

A Saudi flag flutters atop Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Oct. 20, 2018. -- REUTERS/HUSEYIN ALDEMIR/FILE PHOTORIYADH -- Saudi Arabia's crown prince said on Saturday that the world's top oil exporter aims to reach "net zero" emissions of greenhouse gases, mostly produced by burning fossil fuels, by 2060 -- 10 years later than the United States. He also said ...

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