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A Beijing tourism fair was held recently at SM by the Bay in Manila. An initiative of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, it seeks to promote strong tourism for the Chinese capital. Over the last months, the event, which presents “Charming Beijing,” had visited cities in Japan, South…

SWEDEN NATIONAL DAY

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SWEDEN is geographically very distant from the Philippines, that many of us may not be too familiar with it. If you take a closer look though, many things Swedish are with us every day. The appliance brand Electrolux, unforgettable to the ‘80s generation because of its adapted TV commercial jingle…

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EIGHT decades ago (May 31, 1937), the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) opened its doors to provide social insurance benefits to government workers. From its beginnings, when GSIS started operations with a start-up capital of only P200,000 and 58 employees, the pension fund has since transformed into one of the…

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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ECONOMIC experts of the country report that the Philippines remains on track to meet its full-year growth target of 6.5-percent to 7.5-percent, after the National and Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported a first-quarter GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of 6.4-percent. “GDP expansion in the year’s first three months illustrates that…

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CORPORATE Social Responsibility also called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship or responsible business is considered a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. According to studies, CSR functions as mechanism where a business ensures its active response with what the law demands, follows ethical standards and national or international…

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SIDE by side with the country’s fast-growing economy are increasing number of companies that advocate Corporate Social Responsibility program like Globe Telecom, Manila North Harbour and Sogo Hotel. These companies represent Filipinos who are embracing the country to promote generosity to others as well as positive social responsibility in business…

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MARTIAL LAW declaration has no impact on Philippine growth momentum, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd as stated in the official statement of the Department of Finance posted on Facebook on May 25. Dominguez said, “The economy is in no way threatened by the imposition of martial law. The…

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FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said the government requires an “audacious” economic strategy that would enable the Philippines to catch up with its more vibrant neighbors by 2022 and transform its status into a high-income economy in one generation. Thus, the creation of “DuterteNomics,” a recently coined term to describe…

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AS President Rodrigo Duterte and his economic managers presented the administration’s economic agenda dubbed “DuterteNomics” at the recently-concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Cambodia, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia underscored the importance of peace and order in order for the economy to…

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