Fri. Jun 21st, 2019

Record number of women run for office

By: L.N. Reklai

August 3, 2016 (Koror) A historical record was made on August 3rd when the highest number of women ever to run in the national election filed their petitions before the cut-off date for filing on Wednesday.

Total of 13 women filed their petitions.  6 women filed for the House of Delegates, 6 for Senate and 1 for the Office of the President.    In comparison, in 2012 a total of 5 women ran for national congress and now there are 12 running for national congress.[restrict]

There were no female candidates for the Office of the President and Vice President in 2012.  This year, there is one contender for the Office of the President.

“I am very very happy to see such unprecedented number of women running for office,” enthused Senator Uduch Sengebau-Senior, President of C-WEB (Center for Women Empowerment Belau), a non-profit organization established to support and empower women.

“It is a big step just to put their names out there. It is a major step and challenge for many women.  In addition to taking care of their children, being a primary caretaker for their elderly, their roles in Palauan society,  this is an added responsibility for women and want to thank them for taking this big step,”  said Senator Senior.

“These women provide role models for our children as well as contribute their skills and perspectives to policy making processes,” added Senior.

Women in Palau have been well-represented in many sectors for many years with exception of few sectors, one of which is the elected offices of the government, States and national.

This year, there is a marked upward trend in number of women vying for elected positions in states and national government.  [/restrict]





ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business

June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business.

ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business.

ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses.

In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral.

If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum.

The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry.

An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said.

On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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