Towards a truly digital Philippines – Manila Bulletin

NIGHT OWL Anna Mae Lamentillo A truly Digital Philippines is the vision of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. Digitalization is no longer an option, but a necessity in order to achieve our development goals. From the onset, the President’s directive is to ensure universal connectivity as this will be a vital component to ensure that no citizen is left behind. During the recent Telco Summit, President Marcos reiterated his administration’s goal of achieving a more connected and genuinely digital Philippines. He stressed that connectivity is exceedingly important for an archipelagic…

OctaFX enters the Philippines market with a brand campaign ‘Resolute Trading’ – Manila Bulletin

Technology / Tech News / OctaFX enters the Philippines market with a brand campaign ‘Resolute Trading’ OctaFX enters the Philippines market with a brand campaign ‘Resolute Trading’ The international broker OctaFX announced in December that it was entering the Philippines online trading market with a major campaign called ‘Resolute Trading’. Around this time of the year, most people start to sum up the year, recall the best moments of it, and make plans for the next year. Such plans often take the form of New Year resolutions. Those resolutions are…

Etiqa Philippines’ new health plan protects family in medical emergencies, shields their savings – Manila Bulletin

 To many uninsured Filipinos, perhaps no other incident drives home the importance of a health card or medical insurance than a sudden, and possibly life-threatening, medical emergency. The agony starts at the hospital admission section where they are asked to produce evidence of the capability to pay like government IDs or credit cards. Then, they might not even have cash in hand to pay for a down payment or out-of-pocket expenses. The ordeal continues even after admission, as the costs of hospitalization increase. Hospital room rates alone range from P900…

Philippines in 2nd phase of demographic transition? – Manila Bulletin

OF SUBSTANCE AND SPIRIT Diwa C. Guinigundo Seven years ago, in October 2015, the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) published a study entitled “Demographic sweet spot and dividend in the Philippines: The window of opportunity is closing fast.” It was commissioned to Dr. Dennis S. Mapa, then dean and professor of the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Statistics. Dr. Mapa wrote that “in the last 60 years, the age structure of the population has been rapidly changing in most countries…

Kevin Lao and Berjayneth Chee crowned as Mr. & Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2022 – Manila Bulletin

From left: Cassandra Chan, Miss Chinatown Philippines 2022; Kevin Fredric Lao, Mr. Chinatown Philippines 2022; and Justin Yap. Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2022 successfully concluded, and the winners have now been named! Kevin Fredric Lao and Berjayneth Goc-ong Chee have triumphantly taken home the crown. Adrian See and Lovely Lim came in as 1st runners-up, and Vince Aseron and Lorraine Wong as 2nd runners-up. Since its establishment, the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines pageant has focused on celebrating andshowcasing what it means to be a modern Chinoy— and the…

3 out of 4 businesses in the Philippines have experienced a cyberattack, much higher than the APAC average – Manila Bulletin

  Kroll, an independent provider of global risk and financial advisory solutions, today announced its report State of Incident Response: Asia Pacific. The report finds that businesses in Asia Pacific and the Philippines are feeling the impact of cyberattacks, but many are yet to build appropriate response plans or have regular access to relevant cyber expertise. One of the notable findings is that 3 out of 4 businesses in the Philippines have experienced a cyberattack, much higher than the APAC average of 59%. Kroll launched the State of Incident Response:…

Yes, the Philippines can! – Manila Bulletin

The Philippines is the center of Asia. The country was a natural destination for businesses wanting to enter the region back in the days when we were considered an economic Tiger. We were – and still are – just a four-hour flight away from Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. As well, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore are a similar four hours away. We are truly strategically situated. Recognizing the rising prosperity of Filipinos at the time, our high levels of education, a growing middle class, an English-speaking labor force and…

Philippines’ Marcos, Singapore’s Lee align on South China Sea

SINGAPORE — Philippines President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday reaffirmed the importance of peace and stability in the South China Sea, where China has overlapping claims with Manila and multiple governments in the Southeast Asian bloc. Marcos this week has been on his first overseas trip since taking office in May. The new president and Lee stressed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ consistent position on the contentious waterway, according to a joint statement released by Singapore’s foreign ministry. Source link

Sony Music Entertainment opens new Philippines office – Manila Bulletin

Sony Music Entertainment Opens New Philippines Office Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Philippines announced today, Sept. 30, the opening of its new office in Manila, to continue the Company’s business to discover and develop the next generation of Filipino artists. Located in Pasig City, a major business, entertainment and cultural hub, the new Office will be the home for SME Philippines and The Orchard Philippines, housing specialists in A&R and digital marketing to support SME Philippine’s roster of more than 70 local artists, discover and develop up-and-coming musical talent, and promote…