Deepak Chopra Partners with GetSmarter for Online Courses

Deepak Chopra, renowned author and expert in integrative medicine, is teaming up with online education platform GetSmarter to launch a series of immersive digital courses. Chopra, a multiple New York Times bestselling author and one of TIME magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential People,” has spent decades studying consciousness, leadership and wellbeing. These topics will form … Read more

Philippine Sentral Bank Warns of AI-Enhanced Scams on Social Media

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The Philippine central bank warned Friday about the rising threat of AI-generated scams on social media, urging the public to be vigilant against increasingly convincing fake videos and audio. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said scammers are using artificial intelligence to create manipulated content that spreads false information about organizations and officials, including the … Read more

Sam SV Verzosa Reflects on Humble Beginnings in Sampaloc, Manila

Prominent Filipino entrepreneur Sam SV Verzosa recently shared a poignant account of his journey from poverty to prosperity, highlighting his roots in Sampaloc, Manila. In a heartfelt Facebook post, Verzosa offered a glimpse into his challenging childhood and the valuable life lessons that shaped his success. Verzosa’s story begins in a modest three-unit apartment building … Read more

Philippines Tops Global Investor Relations and Debt Transparency Ranking

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(mikeligalig.com) – The Philippines has clinched the top spot in the 2024 Investor Relations (IR) and Debt Transparency Report, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF), a Washington DC-based organization. The Southeast Asian nation improved its ranking from third place in 2023 to first among 50 countries this year, with its score rising to … Read more

DPWH: New Senate Building Delays Increase Costs

MikeLigalig.com – Delays and design changes in the construction of the New Senate Building have led to increased costs, officials from the Department of Public Works and Highways told a Senate committee Wednesday. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, chair of the Senate Committee on Accounts, said the project has been delayed by 852 days. The estimated … Read more

US-based Squad.app Inks Partnership with WeAllNet of Vietnam

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A digital handshake across the Pacific. In a move that underscores the growing importance of Southeast Asian markets, Squad.App, an American influencer marketing startup, has inked a deal with Vietnam’s WEALLNET (WAN). The partnership, announced on July 5, 2024, aims to bridge the gap between global brands and Vietnam’s burgeoning digital consumer base. Squad.App, known … Read more

Philippines Unveils P6.352 Trillion Budget Proposal for 2025

The Philippine government is preparing to submit a 6.352 trillion peso ($114 billion) national budget proposal for fiscal year 2025, officials announced Tuesday. Budget Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman presented the proposal to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and cabinet members. The budget, themed “Agenda for Prosperity: Fulfilling the Needs and Aspirations of the Filipino People,” represents … Read more

Ceferino S. Paredes, Jr. and Mansueto J. Honrada v. The Honorable Sandiganbayan, Second Division, et al.

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Case Title: Ceferino S. Paredes, Jr. and Mansueto J. Honrada v. The Honorable Sandiganbayan, Second Division, et al. G.R. No. 108251, January 31, 1996 Facts: Issues: Ruling:The Supreme Court dismissed the petition. The petition was dismissed as the Court found no grave abuse of discretion by the Ombudsman in finding probable cause to file the … Read more

Former Officers of Closed Sarangani Rural Bank Convicted by Courts

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General Santos City, South Cotabato — Three courts in General Santos City have convicted former officers of the closed Sarangani Rural Bank, Inc. (SRBI) for violating the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Manual of Regulations for Banks (MORB), the General Banking Law of 2000, and the Revised Penal Code. The city’s Regional Trial Court (RTC), … Read more

Two DOST Region 02 Women Certified as CagVal RPGRPs

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 proudly announces that Ms. Aileen Gonzales and Ms. Rowena A. Guzman, both Science Research Specialists II, have become part of the historic first batch of the Regional Pool of Gender and Development Resource Persons (RPGRPs) for Cagayan Valley. Since September 2023, … Read more

DOST Launches Bluer and Smarter Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology’s Region VIII office launched its Regional Science, Technology, and Innovation Week, aiming to promote a “Bluer and Smarter Eastern Visayas” through sustainable development initiatives. The event, scheduled for July 25-27, 2024, at the People’s Center & Library in Tacloban City, will showcase collaborative efforts between … Read more

Japanese Artist Walks Panay Island Pulling Tire

ROXAS CITY, Philippines — A Japanese performance artist is walking around Panay Island while pulling a tire, aiming to complete a loop through four provinces. Tappei Noguchi of Tokyo began his journey in Roxas City, Capiz, and has traversed parts of Iloilo and Antique provinces. He is currently in Sebaste, Antique, heading toward Aklan province. … Read more

San Miguel Corporation Warns Public of Job Scams

San Miguel Corporation (SMC), one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates, has issued a public advisory warning job seekers about fraudulent hiring practices. The company stated that neither SMC nor its subsidiaries require any form of payment from job applicants during the hiring process. The advisory aims to alert the public about individuals posing as SMC … Read more

ServerLIFT Partners with ByteBridge to Enhance Data Center Operations in China

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ServerLIFT, a creator of certified data center lifts, has announced a strategic partnership with ByteBridge, a global provider of data center and IT solutions, to improve data center operations in China. The collaboration aims to increase efficiency and safety in the rapidly evolving data centers across the region. Key points of the partnership: Vivian Qi, … Read more

AI-Powered Dispatch Platform Set to Launch in September 2024

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DispatchMVP.AI, a logistics technology company, has announced the upcoming launch of its AI-powered dispatch platform in September 2024. The platform aims to revolutionize trucking dispatch operations with advanced artificial intelligence and comprehensive fleet management solutions. Key features of the new platform include: The platform is designed to cater to various roles within trucking companies, including … Read more

Associated Bank v. Court of Appeals, et al. (G.R. No. 107382, January 31, 1996)

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Case Title: Associated Bank v. Court of Appeals, Province of Tarlac and Philippine National Bank Facts: Issue: Who bears the loss for the checks with forged endorsements – the drawer (Province of Tarlac), the drawee bank (PNB), or the collecting bank (Associated Bank)? Ruling: The Court modified the lower court’s decision, ordering PNB to pay … Read more

Office of the Court Administrator v. Hon. Globert J. Justalero

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Case Title: Office of the Court Administrator v. Hon. Globert J. Justalero Court: Supreme Court of the Philippines Date: April 3, 2024 Facts: Issues: Ruling: Ratio: The Court also laid down guidelines on awarding back salaries and benefits for respondents with pending administrative cases, based on the outcome and circumstances of each case.

Office of Administrative Services, Supreme Court v. Johnny R. Llemos A.M. No. SC-23-001 (Formerly JIB FPI No. 22-008-SC)

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Office of Administrative Services, Supreme Court v. Johnny R. LlemosA.M. No. SC-23-001 (Formerly JIB FPI No. 22-008-SC)April 30, 2024 Facts: Issue:Whether Llemos is guilty of gross misconduct and use of illegal drugs, and what the appropriate penalty should be. Ruling: The decision is immediately executory.

Miguel Kim v. Slimmers World International, Albert Cuesta, and Dinah Quinto (G.R. No. 206306 & G.R. No. 206321)

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Facts: Issues: Ruling:The Supreme Court ruled that Slimmers World et al. cannot be held liable for either contractual negligence or quasi-delict: The Court emphasized that while gyms have a duty of care, they are not mandated to guarantee safety from all risks. Miguel failed to discharge his burden of proof in establishing negligence and proximate … Read more

San Miguel Foods, Inc. v. Spouses Ramon and Ma. Nelia Fabie, and Fresh Link, Inc.

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Case Title: G.R. No.: 234849 Date: June 30, 2024 Ponente: Justice Hernando Facts: Issues: Ruling: The Supreme Court reversed the CA decision and dismissed Fresh Link’s complaint for lack of merit. Dispositive Portion:The Petition is GRANTED. The May 18, 2017 Decision and October 18, 2017 Resolution of the Court of Appeals are REVERSED and SET … Read more