Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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BUSINESS

Digital transformation goes front and center during the pandemic

Digital transformation was the key to most companies’ survival during the pandemic even for heavily-regulated industries such as life insurance. However, it comes with its own challenges.

GCash is ‘trailblazer’ of PH digital adoption

Mobile wallet leader GCash continues to boost the financial inclusion efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), onboarding more Filipinos into the financial system as digital transactions become an indispensable part of the lives of consumers due to mobility and travel restrictions.

TOURISM

Antique pushes for cacao industry growth

The province of Antique is banking on the development of its cacao industry as an additional boost to the agriculture sector.

OPINION

SPORTS

Kaya Iloilo to play AFC Cup in Singapore bubble

Kaya Iloilo will be entering a bubble type of sports event setup for its upcoming stint in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

COMMUNITY

Second sighting of Glossy ibis in Iloilo City

A team from Conservation and Development Division (CDD) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas was fortunate to have spotted the Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) for the second time during the conduct of the bird watching and bird counting activity at Hinactacan wetlands in La Paz district and in Tubigan, Zarraga, Iloilo province, respectively.

AGRICULTURE

Western Visayas ships 1,600 pigs to Metro Manila

A total of 1,600 pigs were shipped from Western Visayas to Metro Manila to help revive the country’s’ hog industry that has been affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.

Iloilo bans livestock transport carriers from ASF-affected areas

Livestock transport carriers and hog vans from Luzon, Mindanao, and other areas affected by the African swine fever (ASF) are not allowed to enter Iloilo province if they could not present a disinfection certificate from the point of origin or port of exit.

WV hog industry stands to lose P20B if ASF spreads in region

Western Visayas stands to lose billions of pesos in the hog industry if the African swine fever (ASF), a highly contagious viral disease that affects pigs, enters the region.

DA lines up key strategies to steer agri-fishery growth and transformation in 2021

Twelve key strategies will guide the Department of Agriculture (DA) in pursuing major programs and activities for the current year, and pave the way to attain a modest agriculture sector growth of 2.5 percent.

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