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Trade group promotes entrepreneurship

The Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI), the prime trade organization is promoting responsible and home-grown micro, small and medium enterprises through franchising, is launching an activity focused on the youth called EntrepOlympics. The EntrepOlympics 2018-2019 Food Edition is a competition with the goal of sparking an entrepreneurial mindset among them. It is open to […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneNov 14th, 2018

Trade group promotes entrepreneurship

The Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI), the prime trade organization is promoting responsible and home-grown micro, small and medium enterprises through franchising, is launching an activity focused on the youth called EntrepOlympics. The EntrepOlympics 2018-2019 Food Edition is a competition with the goal of sparking an entrepreneurial mindset among them. It is open to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Muntinlupa City opens 11th Negosyo Center in Metro Manila

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently opened the 11th Negosyo Center in National Capital Region (NCR) at the Plaza Central in Poblacion, Muntinlupa City to promote local entrepreneurship and provide one-stop shop assistance to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in the city. DTI-Regional Operations Group Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya acknowledged the efforts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Entrepreneurship in countryside growing, says DTI

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) welcomed the growing interest of the public in entrepreneurship as more Filipinos turn to Negosyo Centers for assistance for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and aspiring entrepreneurs.   DTI Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG) Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya noted that since the inception of Negosyo Centers in 2014, the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsAug 10th, 2017

Manulife Sponsors MDRT to Inspire and Develop Its Workforce, Continuing Its Journey to Put Customers First

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 30, 2019--Leading international financial services group Manulife Asia has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a global trade association of over 66,000 leading insurance and financial services professionals worldwide. The agreement, which was signed today at Manulife's regional office by Vibha Coburn, Manulife Asia's Chief Distribution Officer, and Ross Vanderwolf, MDRT President, provides an opportunity for Manulife's agency force to develop, refine and advance their skills and expertise in the life insurance and financial services business to ultimately benefit customers while also propelling agents f...Keep on reading: Manulife Sponsors MDRT to Inspire and Develop Its Workforce, Continuing Its Journey to Put Customers First.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Group backs call vs overimportation

The party-list group Abono and other stakeholders in the agriculture industry yesterday welcomed calls to stop the importation of pork, chicken and vegetables beyond the country’s commitment with the World Trade Organization (WTO)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

PBA: Race is on to which SMC team can win a Grand Slam first

As San Miguel sports director, Alfrancis Chua has perhaps the most high-pressure job in the PBA. It’s in his job description to make sure all three SMC teams are not only strong enough to compete for championships but he has to make sure that all three SMC teams have the capability to become elite PBA champions. That’s exactly not the the easiest job out there and it certainly presents to most pressure. Fortunately for him, the PBA’s 43rd season was a banner year for the San Miguel group as it was the first time in history that all three SMC teams won a title. The flagship Beermen of San Miguel defended their Philippine Cup title while Ginebra and Magnolia won the Commissioner’s Cup and the Governors’ Cup respectively. By virtue of that accomplishment, Chua was aptly named Executive of the Year by the PBA Press Corps. “Hanggang ngayon, I never thought or wala sa utak ko na executive ako eh,” Chua said. “I just talk to the players, the coaches, the managers, the governors of the teams telling them to keep on working hard to develop—na don’t stop, porket nagchampion sila—learning doesn’t stop. Recruiting. At yung mga kailangan ng teams,” he added. As he looks to somehow top 2018 with even better results, boss Al just reminds the teams under the SMC group to keep their edge and put the work in. He’ll handle the team-building duties and if there is a deal to be made, Chua will make it happen. “Siguro nakatulong sakin dito is knowing the game. I’ve been coach for how many years in the PBA. And I can feel ‘yung kailangan ng mga players, mga coach, at  nararamdaman ko yung mga problema ng mga coach at kung ano yung mga needs nila ‘cause I was there before,” he said. “Yung mga players naman, nararamdaman ko rin kung ano nafifeel nila. Saan sila nahihirapan. So every conference na natatapos, I always talk to the coaches, asking them ano pa kailangan nila. And then I’m gonna try my best to trade, to get na makakatulong sa kanila,” Chua added. After a banner 2018, the marching order now for the Beermen, the Gin Kings, and the Hotshots is to win a Grand Slam. Of course only one can do that in one particular season. The race is on. “I tell them it’s just one conference. Get every conference. Sabi ko ang aim niyo dapat is sino maka-Grand Slam sa inyo. Our teams are all level,” Chua said. “Itong All-Filipino, balikatan to. Sinasabi nila na SMB ang lakas, eh tinalo nga ng Columbian eh. Depende yan eh. Bilog bola. Basta kailangan lang wag silang wag ma-kumpyansa, I keep on telling the players wag kayong ma-kumpyansa sa an mang team na meron tayo. Pag wala na hardwork, tapos na tayo,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Labor groups thank Henry Sy Sr as biggest job provider

MANILA, Philippines – Labor groups on Saturday, January 19 thanked SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr for his huge contribution to employment. In a statement issued following the death of Sy, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said that Sy has left a "lasting legacy for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Fitch unit still bearish on peso

The Philippine peso will continue to lose ground against the dollar in 2019, a Fitch Group unit said, with factors such as country’s trade and current account deficits and still…READ The post Fitch unit still bearish on peso appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Taiwan arrests BASF engineers for ‘leaking tech’ to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan--- Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) released a statement saying the suspects were involved in a plot "to leak crucial technology and manufacturing processes... to make illegal profits". An official with knowledge of the investigation said the group allegedly sold the trade secrets toJiangyin Jianghua Microelectronics Materials, a tech company based in China's eastern Jiangsu province, pocketing $1.3 million. "The technology involved in the case has an estimated market value of 100 million euros ($114 million) although the suspects were caught before they could sell the most confidential information," the official, who asked not to be named, told AFP. T...Keep on reading: Taiwan arrests BASF engineers for ‘leaking tech’ to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

U.S. fashion group calls for more diversity in model size

NEW YORK, USA – A trade group representing hundreds of America's designers has called on the fashion industry to showcase women of greater size diversity, such as plus-size models Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine. Graham, of Nebraska, in 2016 became the first plus-size model to make ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Victor Oladipo hits late 3, Pacers beat Bulls 119-116 in OT

By MATT CARLSON,  Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Victor Oladipo made a 3-pointer from just above the top of the arc with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Pacers their sixth straight victory, 119-116 over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night (Saturday PHL time). VICTOR OLADIPO FOR THE WIN! #Pacers pic.twitter.com/dAG9sRIVV3 — NBA (@NBA) January 5, 2019 Oladipo had 36 points and seven rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first game of a five-game trip. Chicago's Zach LaVine hit a 3-pointer from the corner, but after time ran out in the extra period. LaVine led Chicago with 31 points. He made two 3-pointers in the closing moments of regulation to tie it at 105 and send it overtime. He hit the first 3 with 17.3 seconds left from outside the left side of the arc, then knotted it with 3.9 seconds remaining from almost the same spot. Indiana's Thaddeus Young had 16 points, including several key baskets down the stretch in the fourth quarter, to help the Pacers overcame an early 12-point deficit. Lauri Markkanen had 27 points, and Kris Dunn had 16 points and 17 assists for Chicago. Chicago led 78-75 heading into the fourth quarter, but Indiana grabbed a six-point lead with 1:12 left when Sabonis hit a pair of free throws. LaVine then tied it TRADE FALLOUT: Guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, has not yet joined Chicago. The Grizzlies also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to the rebuilding Bulls. Chicago waived guard Cameron Payne in another move. "What we did last night was consistent with our direction," Executive Vice President-Basketball Operations John Paxson said before Friday. "Getting the two second-round picks was important to us. We're going to keep Wayne Selden. He's a young player and we'll see what he develops into. It's a deal we felt we had to make." Coach Jim Boylen wasn't yet sure where the 24-year-old Selden, whom he called a "big thick dude,"will fit in. YOUTH TO THE FRONT: Chandler Hutchison, a 22-year-old rookie forward, moved into Chicago's young lineup and made his fourth start this season. Hutchison and the Bulls' four other starters — Markkanen, Wendel Carter Jr., LaVine and Dunn — were all first-round picks. Dunn, who's 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19. "(The trade) gives Chandler Hutchison an opportunity to play," Paxson said. "He'll have to meet the standards Jim (Boylen) and we want, but he'll get the opportunity." TIP-INS Pacers: C Myles Turner was back in the starting lineup, wearing a face mask, after breaking his nose in a collision with Atlanta forward-center John Collins midway through the third quarter of a 116-108 win Monday in Indianapolis. Turner had 20 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots in less than 24 minutes in that game, then needed only a brief medical procedure to fix his nose. "I'm feeling great," Turner said before Friday's game. "Excited to get out there." Bulls: F Bobby Portis (sprained right ankle) missed his seventh straight game but might return Sunday when the Bulls host Brooklyn. Portis will have another contact day on Saturday. "It does look good," coach Jim Boylen said, "but I'm not going to bank on it." ... F Jabari Parker entered the game in the first quarter after not playing since Dec. 13 at Orlando (nine games) due to illness and coaching decisions. UP NEXT Pacers: At Toronto on Sunday night Bulls: Host Brooklyn on Sunday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Airlines seen staying profitable due to oil price drop

The global trade group of the world's airlines is expecting oil prices to drop in 2019, helping fuel another year of profitability. The International Air Transport Association (Iata), in its year-end forecast, said the average oil price this year would be lower by 10.9 percent to an average of $65 a barrel, which will help support demand for air travel. Iata said jet fuel prices, in particular, would drop by 7.2 percent to an average of $81.30 a barrel for the year. "We had expected that rising costs would weaken profitability in 2019. But the sharp fall in oil prices and solid GDP (gross domestic product) growth projections have provided a buffer," Alexandre de Juniac, Iata's dire...Keep on reading: Airlines seen staying profitable due to oil price drop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Merger of Aboitiz thrift banks gets BSP nod

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has obtained final approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to merge its thrift banks with City Savingsas the surviving entity. This will pave the way for the merger of City Savings with its 100-percent subsidiary, Philippine Resources Savings Banking Corp. (PR Savings), which the group bought from the Ropali group of companies, a mid-sized conglomerate engaged in the motorcycle and agricultural machinery trade. In its share-purchase agreement with the Ropali group, one condition precedent for the closing of the transaction was the approval of the BSP along with the subsequent merger between City Savings and PR Savings. Union ...Keep on reading: Merger of Aboitiz thrift banks gets BSP nod.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Balance of power in L.A. to be decided in July

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The Friday (Saturday, PHL time) game at Staples Center is one of 82, in a sense. The two L.A. teams who share the building will meet for the first time this season. The young Lakers will be without their superstar leader -- LeBron James, still nursing a strained groin -- and the Clippers bring a scrappy group that’s resourceful without a true star. Those are the credentials that give each a measure of pride; the Lakers are suddenly vibrant again since LeBron’s arrival while the Clippers’ nearly identical record gives them a sense of satisfaction and pride for doing more with less. Their first “contest,” however, must wait until next summer, when victory will go deeper than the standings. The Lakers and Clippers will each have massive room under the salary cap and, therefore, ample chances to chase A-list free agents in what will be a limited market for superstars, surely pitting one team against the other in most if not all cases. Lakers vs. Clippers? Is this the one-sided arm wrestle that it appears to be strictly from a historical standpoint, or will the Clippers make this more suspenseful than anyone would’ve imagined? Yes, a decade ago in such a situation, the only glance that a franchise player would shoot in the direction of the Clippers would be a side-eye. Former Clipper Ron Harper once joked that whenever strangers asked which team he played for, he’d answer “Los Angeles,” which meant he wasn’t lying, and also meant he probably wouldn’t be heckled. But those Clippers, long the butt of jokes, constantly mismanaged, perpetually dealing with doses of bad luck and ruled by the one and only Donald Sterling, are six feet under. Whether they’re still dealing with the ghosts of the past and outdated images of buffoonery will be determined by their skill in free agency. In fact, the case could be made that the franchise is in better shape, from an all-around standpoint, than at any time in their history. Yes, that’s quite a statement, considering the Clippers had Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin all in their prime and for over half a decade, and that crew was coached by Doc Rivers, who’s still at the helm. But those Clippers, mayors of Lob City, mainly teased. They never went anywhere special (no conference finals, no NBA Finals) and arguably underachieved from a bottom-line standpoint. Entertaining and interesting? Sure. Box office? Yes. Successful from October through April? Absolutely. Yet, in the end, duds. Plus, with all due respect to Rivers, who also handled the personnel duties until two summers ago, the Clippers never pulled off a franchise-changing move to supplement their All-Star core and give them a leg up on the competition. These Clippers are in good shape on the court and great shape on the salary cap, which is bringing the flexibility of a gold medal gymnast. They don’t have LeBron to entice free agents, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe that actually works to their advantage. Clippers to A-lister: Why play next to LeBron when you can be our LeBron and help put your own team together? The Clippers have enough room to sign two lead singers if they rescind their "Bird rights" on leading scorer Tobias Harris, who's only 26: For example, imagine Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard to get the conversation started. And what’s best is they wouldn’t have to gut the team. They have enough players either on team-friendly contracts or rookie contracts to stick around: Montrezl Harrell, a worker bee who’s improved; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a wise point guard at age 20; and Lou Williams, a scorer who’s comfortable coming off the bench. They could also exceed the cap to re-sign Harris. To recap, the Clippers have money, Rivers as coach, good players to surround a star, a loaded owner in Steve Ballmer, all the LA perks enjoyed by the Lakers. Everything except tradition and Jack Nicholson. Is that necessarily a deal breaker? And wouldn’t the Clippers qualify as a bolder challenge for a superstar than riding shotgun with LeBron for a franchise already with 16 titles? You could picture someone like Durant, searching for a team to call his own, anxious to add something special to his legacy, taking the bait. Maybe Leonard, too, who’s from the Pasadena area. And also Jimmy Butler, who spends his offseasons in LA. However, the Lakers’ footprint in LA is so massive that it must be respected. Hard to say no to Magic Johnson and LeBron, a pair of certified winners and all-timers. LeBron is the most unselfish scorer the game has ever seen. He dominates the ball but doesn’t overwhelm it. Every major co-star, from Dwyane Wade to Chris Bosh to Kyrie Irving, won championships next to LeBron. And in this late stage of his career, he’d probably be more willing than ever to share the ball, the wealth, the load, whatever, just to grab another ring before walking out the door for good. Plus, the Lakers have assets on rookie deals: Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball. Brandon Ingram’s contract comes up for renewal next summer, so that’s trickier. No matter; point is, any incoming free agent will have help besides LeBron. The wild card is Anthony Davis and whether he forces his way out of New Orleans next summer by refusing to extend his current deal, which runs through 2019-20, with a player option for 2020-21. The Pelicans would either keep Davis until the contract is up, hoping his changes his mind in the process, or trade him. Short of squeezing the Pelicans for Davis, the Lakers will be anxious to add help because LeBron, who turns 34 in a few days, is on the clock even though it doesn’t reflect in his play right now. So those are the choices for the impatient free agent star looking for a change of scenery and wanting to relocate to Los Angeles. It’s Lakers or Clippers, the chance to be next to LeBron or be away from his shadow, start a new legacy for a franchise or add to a franchise that’s already rich. Two Los Angeles teams meet Friday in a game, months before the “contest” that will dictate their future and direction. Next year’s first game between these two will tell us how their summer went. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

SM joins DTI’s affordable rice campaign

By early next year, cheap imported rice will be made available in SM stores across the country, as the retail giant joined the rice program in December, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. In a recent statement, DTI said SM had joined a program called Presyong Risonable Dapat (PRD), which seeks to give the public access to cheaper rice that is priced no more than P38 a kilo. As of December, imported well-milled rice could already be bought at P35 per kilo in 230 SM Supermarket, Hypermarket, and Savemore branches in the Greater Manila Area and North Luzon, DTI said. "The SM group also announced that the program will be available nationwide by early next year," the st...Keep on reading: SM joins DTI’s affordable rice campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

PBA: Blackwater signs Tratter, Desiderio to three-year deals

Blackwater has locked up its next big man. The Elite signed rookie Abu Tratter to a three-year rookie deal Thursday worth P6.5 million. Accompanied by the Titan Management Group, Tratter, the no. 7 pick of the 2018 Draft, is the replacement for JP Erram with the Elite. Tratter, together with no. 4 pick Paul Desiderion, were original selections by NLEX before a trade sent them to Blackwater. Under the revised trade, the two rookies land with the Elite while NLEX got Erram. As the third team in the deal, TNT acquired Mike Miranda from NLEX. Desiderio likewise signed a three-year deal with Blackwater, as reported by Spin's Randolph Leongson.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

PH exporters visit Alibaba campus in China

DTI Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotions Group (TIPG) Nora Terrado headed the recently concluded 60-man Philippine delegation in their technical visit to the headquarters of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in Hangzhou, China on November 4, 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Momoland becomes ‘Señoritas’ in Ilocos Sur’s ‘Feria de Candon’ festival

South Korean girl group Momoland joined Ilocos Sur’s annual “Feria de Candon” or Candon’s Fair while they were in the province for their free mini-concert courtesy of the Ilocos Sur local government. The “Feria de Candon” is a commemoration of Ilocos Sur’s trade fair exhibition that started in the province 126 years ago. The group […] The post Momoland becomes ‘Señoritas’ in Ilocos Sur’s ‘Feria de Candon’ festival appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Momoland becomes ‘Señoritas de Ferias’ in Ilocos Sur ‘Feria de Candon’ festival

South Korean girl group Momoland joined Ilocos Sur’s annual “Feria de Candon” or Candon’s Fair while they were in the province for their free mini-concert courtesy of the Ilocos Sur local government. The Feria de Candon is a commemoration of Ilocos Sur’s trade fair exhibition that started in the province 126 years ago. The group […] The post Momoland becomes ‘Señoritas de Ferias’ in Ilocos Sur ‘Feria de Candon’ festival appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

DTI & GO NEGOSYO PIONEER 1ST KMME SUMMIT 2018

Last 20 November, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo gathered the mentee graduates, certified mentors and enablers in the 2018 Kapatid Mentor ME Summit held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. KMME Summit was launched with the aim to delve into the inspiring […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018