MNRC revises microfinance NGO accreditation guidelines

THE Microfinance NGO Regulatory Council (MNRC) is looking to revise its guidelines for the accreditation of microfinance nongovernment organizations (MF-NGO) for 2022 to 2025. “In view of the impending expiration of [MNRC] Certificates of Accreditation issued in March 2019, the council has been hard at work in revising the MNRC accreditation requirements of microfinance NGOs, […]Read More

Film fest centers on the youth’s stories of climate change

FILMS convey stories and information that can change a person’s perspective and attitude towards various topics. While they are also entertaining, a story told through the lens of the youth can also provide a different angle. It is this focus on the youth that the Climate Change Commission (CCC), in collaboration with the Oscar M. […]Read More

BSP operations vs counterfeiters lead to seizure of over 500

THE CENTRAL BANK’S enforcement operations led to the confiscation of over 500 counterfeit notes valued at P480,000. THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) implemented seven enforcement operations in the first nine months against currency counterfeiters. This led to the seizure of more than 500 pieces of counterfeit Philippine banknotes with a notional value of more […]Read More

Jaguar Land Rover swings to £302m loss as it counts

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest car maker, has swung to a quarterly loss of £302m after counting the cost of the global shortage of semiconductor chips. JLR said the shortages had held back sales volumes – which fell by nearly half in the UK compared with the same period a year ago – in […]Read More

Eco pet product start-up Project Blu secures investment from Central

Eco pet product start-up Project Blu has secured investment and a strategic partnership with leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor Central Garden & Pet Company. The partnership will support the company’s mission to drive sustainable change across the global pet industry. Central had fiscal 2020 net sales of $2.7 billion and operates multiple distribution centres […]Read More

SAVENDA CEO Clever Mpoha Zambia’s Master of Supply and Logistics

When most people go to a department store or supermarket and select a product off the shelf, they take for granted that the item is simply there ready and waiting for them to purchase. But it doesn’t “just happen.” All items on the shelves for consumers arrived at that location as a result of the […]Read More

Supply chain woes and rising costs force manufacturers to ramp

Manufacturers raised their prices by the largest amount in at least two decades after a “severe” increase in raw materials and energy costs, a closely watched report said. Factory owners are having to shoulder painful rises in an array of input costs and are charging their customer more for finished products, according to the […]Read More

Legislator calls for social services to take priority over debt

A LEGISLATOR called for the passage of a bill proposing to repeal a Presidential Decree that automatically allocates funds to service the national debt, saying that the government must prioritize spending on social services. Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand R. Gaite called on Malacanang and Congress to back House Bill 4087, or the Repeal the Automatic […]Read More

Conservation task force orders gov’t agencies to upgrade cooling systems

PHILSTAR THE Inter-Agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee (IAEECC) said it will require government agencies to install upgraded cooling systems that are in compliance with the prevailing MEPP standard. “All government entities shall ensure that only energy-efficient inverter type air-conditioning units that are compliant with the Minimum Energy Performance for Products (MEPP) shall be installed […]Read More

German-backed project to install solar panels with capacity of 3

PHILSTAR By Bianca Angelica D. Anago A PROJECT supported by the German government proposes to install solar panels in at least 50 public schools and three public hospitals in Quezon City, with a target of generating 3 megawatts (MW) from the panels to be installed. The German government will support the project via its C40 […]Read More