Shanghai, China - STOCK PHOTO SHANGHAI, May 14 (Reuters) - China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) said on Friday that demand for chips exceeds supply, and raised its expectations for sales for the first half of the year. "Our current capacity could not fulfill customer needs, and products in every market segment faced shortages," Zhao Haijun, co-chief executive of SMIC, ...

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Leading medical and travel insurance provider Pacific Cross Insurance, Inc. (PCII) has received a second consecutive Golden Arrow award from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) in recognition for its exemplary commitment to good corporate governance. International benchmarks for corporate governance, most notably the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS), are used to asses companies vying for a ...

Anti-Pilferage operations Powered by the common mission of ensuring public safety and the continuous conveyance of electricity, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Meralco’s Chief Legal Counsel Atty. William S. Pamintuan and Chief Commercial Officer Engr. Ferdinand O. Geluz, Secretary Eduardo M. Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), then Philippine National Police (PNP) ...

Insular Life (InLife) launched Prime Secure Lite, a term life insurance that gives extra benefits in case of diagnosis of certain critical illnesses and death due to COVID-19. Prime Secure Lite gives protection for up to P750,000 for a one-time premium as low as P2500. “Prime Secure Lite is practical as it gives one peace of mind should anything untoward ...

by Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter The National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces will be placed under a less stringent quarantine status starting Saturday, according to the presidential palace. President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved the recommendation of an inter-agency task force to place NCR and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal under a general community quarantine (GCQ) ...

Every year, an estimated 1.35 million people worldwide die as a result of a road traffic crash. That is according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Furthermore, between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. The organization noted that more than half of all road traffic deaths ...

Excellent driving skills are fundamental to complete a journey on the road. But to reach the destination should not be the only target of drivers. Every road to take certainly has rules for drivers to follow. And most importantly, drivers should ensure safe travel for themselves and other road users too. “The behavior of road users is, in fact, the ...

As technology progressed through time, innovations have been improving safety on the road. From the three-point seatbelt that car safety pioneer Volvo innovated in 1959, safety features in cars have come a long way as automakers continue to harness the latest technologies to improve how their vehicles protect drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. These features can be classified into crash ...

For responsible and environmentally conscious drivers, there is finally a better option when gassing up. Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. offers a complete line of Euro5 standard fuels–from gasoline variants to its diesel–all of which significantly decrease emissions up to 77 percent. This makes Unioil’s specially formulated fuels the country’s cleanest range since 2017. With its latest ad campaign, Unioil asks ...

Learning to differentiate needs from wants and making big-ticket decisions The global pandemic has caught everyone off-guard. While health and safety remain top priority, staying afloat may be the biggest challenge of millennials and Gen Zs young lives thus far. With many getting pay cuts or losing jobs, learning to manage personal finances as soon as possible is a large ...