Musk’s Starlink PHL service expected to start in Q1

Elon Musk talks about his company’s Starlink project at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, June 30, 2021. — BRISA PALOMAR / PACIFIC PRESS/SIPA USA VIA REUTERS CONNECT Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is on track to enter the Philippine market this year, with its broadband service to be introduced within […]

NEDA approves 7 ‘high-impact’ projects

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTO The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved seven “high-impact” projects, ranging from agriculture to transportation, the agency’s top official announced on Friday. Three of the seven projects, namely the New Dumaguete Airport Development, Mindanao Inclusive Agriculture Development, and the first phase of the Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation, will be […]

The future of TV advertising is ‘targeted’ — industry experts

Television (TV) advertising is shifting toward addressable TV, a service that allows advertisers to show different ads to different audiences watching the same program, according to experts. The principle is addressability, said Jona Oboza, country manager for Southeast Asia and Korea at Pubmatic, a digital advertising technology provider. “When we’re trying to deliver a message […]

Diokno prefers better tax administration over luxury tax

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTO By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter The Finance chief on Friday said he would rather improve tax administration to generate more revenues than impose luxury taxes. “We will look at the proposals. Right now, I’m happy with the current tax system. It’s not perfect, it can be improved, but we will […]

Diokno prefers better tax administration over luxury tax

By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter The Finance chief on Friday said he would rather improve tax administration to generate more revenues than impose luxury taxes. “We will look at the proposals. Right now, I’m happy with the current tax system. It’s not perfect, it can be improved, but we will be concentrated on […]

People under domestic violence orders can own guns, says US appeals court

STOCK PHOTO Shooting gun photo created by senivpetro – www.freepik.com A United States (US) appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a federal law making it a crime for people under domestic violence restraining orders to own firearms. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest victory […]

People under domestic violence orders can own guns, says US appeals court

A United States (US) appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a federal law making it a crime for people under domestic violence restraining orders to own firearms. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest victory for gun rights advocates since a Supreme Court ruling last […]

China to fully resume travel with Hong Kong, Macau on Feb. 6

A woman walks past Drum Tower during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. — REUTERS By Farah Master and Twinnie Siu HONG KONG – China said on Friday that cross border travel between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau would fully resume from Feb. 6, dropping existing […]

China to fully resume travel with Hong Kong, Macau on Feb. 6

By Farah Master and Twinnie Siu HONG KONG – China said on Friday that cross border travel between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau would fully resume from Feb. 6, dropping existing quotas and scrapping a mandatory coronavirus (COVID) test that was required before traveling. Group tours between China and its two special administrative regions […]

Canada monitoring potential second suspected spy balloon incident

A PERSON stands in front of a Canadian flag in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Sept. 20. — REUTERS CANADA’S DEFENSE ministry on Thursday said it detected a “high-altitude surveillance balloon” and was monitoring a “potential second incident” after United States (US) officials said a Chinese spy balloon was found lingering over the western US state of […]