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Day: January 6, 2023

Descartes Acquires Supply Vision

Strengthens Shipment Management Capabilities on the Global Logistics Network WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it has acquired Supply Vision, a provider of shipment management solutions for North American Logistics Services Providers (LSPs). Supply Vision has a […]

Baguio’s education fund sends 254 poor students to schools

BAGUIO CITY: The city government’s “Gawad Lingap” program has benefited over 200 public elementary and secondary students here, preventing them from dropping out due to financial difficulty.   “Gawad Lingap rescues learners at risk of dropping out due to poverty,” said Dr. Federico Martin, Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) of Baguio under the Department of Education (DepEd), in a text message Friday.   Martin said the program assures the students of continued schooling with a fare and allowance money to use and allow them to improve their performance in school.   He said a qualified elementary pupil receives PHP500 monthly allowance

DSWD cites continuous aid to victims of inclement weather

MANILA: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Punay has expressed his gratitude to all DSWD employees for dedicating their time and effort in the prompt and continuous response to affected population in times of disaster.   “Such service helps the Department to fulfill its mandate to render and extend assistance to the needy and to continue relief operations in times of troubles like the prolonged weather disturbances now happening in various regions of the country,” Punay said in a virtual meeting with officials of various DSWD field offices Thursday.   “We are one of the top three

Japan mainstreams disaster risk reduction in PH schools

MANILA: The Japanese government continues to support the Philippines in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction among students and teachers   The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday held a talk in Cebu City, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) in Central Visayas, to help improve the resiliency of schools.   JICA senior representative Yanagiuchi Masanari emphasized the importance of bridging disaster-resilient infrastructure and behavior change through education.   The talk builts on JICA’s completed Support Project on the Promotion of School Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (SDRRM), which was piloted in 10 schools across the province from 2017

PBBM appoints Centino as AFP chief of staff

MANILA: Gen. Andres Centino was appointed Friday by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. as head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), replacing previous appointee, Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro.   Centino, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1988, previously served as AFP chief from Nov. 12, 2021 to August 8, 2022. Bacarro is also a member of PMA Class 1988 and a Medal of Valor awardee, the highest decoration in the AFP for combat.   “As chief-of-staff, Centino implemented four major thrusts within the AFP which are operational efficiency, optimal use of resources, advancement of

Gov’t closely monitoring new Omicron subvariant: PBBM

MANILA: President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday assured the public that health authorities are monitoring “very closely” the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5.   In an interview after his ocular inspection of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Marcos said the government is not letting its guard down over concerns about new Covid-19 variants, adding that the country is still “in the same status.”   “So, we’re watching it. Of course, very closely. But so far, mukha naman maayos, mukha namang nama-manage natin (everything seems fine and it looks like we are managing it),” Marcos said.   “At, mukha naman kagaya

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