News hen Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez becomes news


By Boy Villasanta

Television broadcaster Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez has always been known to be a true-blooded news reporter and anchor from her heyday in GMA Network to her current turf at People’s Television PTV Channel 4.

She spots leads and sources to a story and eventually gathers information about the unfolding event.

Her stories made headlines on print media the day after she broadcast them and won the admiration not only of her colleagues but the public as well. Veronica is most of the time the objective outside who sharply, concisely and precisely reports the news.

Now she is the newsmaker…

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Southeast Asia’s efforts at clean and renewable energy thwarted by rapid economic growth



By Rose de la Cruz


Southeast Asia’s efforts at clean and renewable energy is being hampered by the varying rapid growth of its economies and the challenges of commoditization.

This was the prognosis of Capgemini’s World Energy Markets Observatory, which holds yearly studies and reviews of the energy situation in First World economies and is doing for the first time such a study in Southeast Asia.

It just published its 19th edition of the annual study that for the first time surpassed the boundaries of Europe and undertook a region-specific analysis of SE Asia’s energy landscape.


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Fintech agreement forged between Philippines, Singapore

By Rose de la Cruz

To ensure a steady migration of Philippine businesses to the digital space, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Monetary Authority of Singapore signed a FinTech Cooperation Agreement to promote innovation in the financial services in their respective markets.

The BSP-MAS CA was signed at the sidelines of the 2nd Singapore FinTech Festival held in Singapore last November 13-17.

The CA provides a framework for cooperation and collaboration between the two authorities relating to FinTech. The authorities will be able to refer promising FinTech firms to each other, share emerging FinTech trends and developments, and…

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60s sex siren Divina Valencia to comeback anew
Divina Valencia: then and now


by Boy Villasanta 

Former sex bomb girl Divina Valencia is set to stage a comeback anytime soon.

No, it will be a re-comeback.

Because during the heyday of the daily soap opera “Be Careful with my Heart” starring Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap directed by Jeffrey Jeturian in ABS-CBN in 2012 and “Beautiful Strangers” starring Heart Evangelista and Lovi Poe in GMA Network in 2015, the former sex symbol was one of the two respective teleserye’s cast members. Divina was still the byword among home viewers not only because of her iconic presence onscreen…

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Task Force versus red tape, corruption urged for submarine cable


By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon partylist and chairman of the House commmittee on public information, is asking President Duterte to create, via executive order, a Task Force Jupiter that would ensure the full cooperation, remove red tape and corruption to ensure that the Philippines commitment on submarine cable is delivered.


In a statement, she said, “the usual, knee-jerk reaction to a proposed investment project like the JUPITER Trans-Pacific submarine cable system is the offering of investment incentives. However, whenever we offer incentives that means we lose funds that we could have…

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