Key benefits highlighting the significance of collagen in an evolving health & wellness ecosystem

Collagen is gaining rapid momentum across myriad health and wellness applications in recent years, as consumer awareness regarding the product benefits grows stronger. Also, the changing perceptions of consumers towards wellness and health, due to various factors including social and environmental issues, and the more recent health implications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have shed […]

Underscoring the global eminence of geothermal energy market

Concerns over rising carbon emission levels and a shift to clean and sustainable energy sources will shape the future of geothermal energy market. As a clean, reliable, consistent, and carbon-free energy source, geothermal energy is one of the preferred renewable sources gaining widespread recognition across the globe. Derived from hot water and/or steam generated at […]

How is generator sets industry evolving to meet the global power demand?

Global generator sets market size is expanding with high reliability on portable power across various sectors. From home appliances to industrial systems, businesses and homes just cannot run without a continuous, reliable, and steady source of power. The ever-growing demand for safe and uninterrupted power supply in residential establishments, commercial spaces, and industrial settings is […]

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, study finds

Image via US Secretary of Defense/CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons LONDON — Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed. Officials say vaccines are highly effective against […]

China rejects WHO plan for study of COVID-19 origin

Image via Wuhan Institute of Virology website BEIJING — China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could have escaped from a Chinese laboratory, a top health official said. The WHO this month proposed a […]

Facebook decided faith groups are good for business. Now, it wants your prayers

PIXABAY Facebook has long sought your attention. In recent weeks, it has started asking for your prayers as well in a new tool now available for US Facebook Groups. The prayer feature is part of Facebook’s recent and concerted outreach to the religious community, which it is speaking about in detail to media for the […]

Pag-IBIG Fund finances 10,640 homes for low-wage earners in H1 2021, up 99%

Pag-IBIG Fund extended socialized housing loans to 10,640 members from theminimum-wage and low-income sectors in the first half of 2021 despite thecontinuing pandemic, top officials announced Wednesday (July 21). The number of socialized home loans make up 24% of the total 43,573 home loansreleased by the agency from January to June this year. The number […]

Pag-IBIG Fund finances 10,640 homes for low-wage earners in H1 2021, up 99%

Pag-IBIG Fund extended socialized housing loans to 10,640 members from theminimum-wage and low-income sectors in the first half of 2021 despite thecontinuing pandemic, top officials announced Wednesday (July 21). The number of socialized home loans make up 24% of the total 43,573 home loansreleased by the agency from January to June this year. The number […]

Moody’s slashes Philippine GDP forecast for 2021

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE slashed its 2021 growth forecast for the Philippines to 5.8%, saying the pandemic remains an “acute challenge” for the economy. Economic managers, on the other hand, expressed optimism the Philippines will hit the full-year gross domestic product (GDP) growth target of 6-7%, after seeing indications of a “pretty […]

VAT on local inputs of exporters under review

FINANCE SECRETARY CARLOS G. DOMINGUEZ III THE FINANCE department is reviewing a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) regulation that imposes a 12% value-added tax (VAT) on previously exempt raw materials and packaging supplies sold by local manufacturers to exporters. “We will review it and we will implement it according to the law. Now, the law, […]