NMP calls to strengthen resiliency and synergy within the maritime industry

The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) took part on the online launching of the TUV Rheinland Philippines and Certif-ID International’s initiative: ‘Next Step Seafarers: Skills Development To Employment’......»»

Category: newsSource: samarnews samarnewsOct 27th, 2020

& lsquo;Go Local, Buy Local& rsquo; drive draws support

Calls to “go and buy local” to revive and strengthen the local agriculture sector and food manufacturing industry to boost food supply and bolster economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic are gaining momentum, according to policy think tank Stratbase ADR Institute......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

3 NMP STCW courses gain MARINA approval

The accreditation of three (3) additional training courses of the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) was recently renewed by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated News8 hr. 17 min. ago

Duterte calls for easing of dangerous South China Sea tensions

Speaking during the 15th East Asia Summit last Saturday, Duterte said the maritime disputes may seem "intractable" but are not greater than the combined capacity of stakeholders to manage and solve. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

PCCI forges partnership with Malaysia mfg group

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry has partnered with the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) to set up a regional network to strengthen trade and investment ties between the two countries......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Alden Richards to hold first virtual reality concert

Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards will hold his first virtual reality concert in a global event never before seen in Philippine entertainment history as GMA Network presents “Alden’s Reality” on Dec. 8 “Alden’s Reality (AR)” gives Alden’s fans a virtual date like no other, combining cutting-edge technology and performances to produce a full-length concert and online interaction with their idol. Alden will take concertgoers to a journey that celebrates his 10 colorful years in the entertainment industry.  From heartfelt songs to adrenaline-filled dance numbers, Alden is sure to indulge everyone across the globe in his first ever virtual concert. A surprise treat also awaits his fans. Shot in 360-degree, concertgoers not only have access to front-row view, but they are also in for an immersive experience from the comforts of their home. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to Philippine buyers are also given a special VIP package option at P1,200 which includes one (1) general admission ticket plus one (1) exclusive VR device to Alden’s Reality show. This special VR device takes the concertgoer to another level of enjoying the show which is set to begin streaming online at 9 pm on December 8 (Philippine time). “Through ‘Alden’s Reality,’ we are bringing you the future of Philippine concert landscape,” shares GMA Regional TV and Synergy Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “We are more than excited that we are featuring Alden for our first virtual concert and that it also falls under the 70th anniversary of GMA Network. This is only the beginning. Synergy: A GMA Collaboration will be producing more events that will not only bring our Kapuso closer to their favorite artists but will also give them a unique concert experience wherever part of the Philippines and the globe they may be. We hope to see you all, virtually, on December 8.” “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone because of the pandemic,” says GMA Entertainment Group Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus Bodegon. “We hope that through ‘Alden’s Reality,’ we can bring joy to all our Kapuso not just here in the Philippines but all over the world. We are also happy that we are able to celebrate with Alden his 10 wonderful years in the entertainment industry via this virtual-reality concert. We have been a witness to Alden’s growth as an actor and a celebrity and we are proud that he has remained humble though all these years. Alden’s Reality is his gift to all his fans who continue to support him and his journey as a Kapuso.”  Alden’s Reality (AR) is produced by Synergy: A GMA Collaboration, a group that produces ticketed and non-ticketed events and activities catering to all Filipinos across the globe. This is also GMA Network’s treat to loyal Kapuso as the country’s leading broadcast company marks its 70th anniversary. The concert is directed by Paolo Valenciano......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

MARINA releases advisory on extension of expiring STCW Certificates

QUEZON CITY, Sept 27 (PIA) -- The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) recently released Advisory No. 2020-73, which provides the 1-year extension of the (Standards of Training, Certification and W.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

DOTr Chief shares maritime sector s 3 I s undertakings

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 27 (PIA) - Despite the debilitating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the maritime industry, it has never stopped, or in any weaken its stand to engage in game-changing initiati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Fil-Chinese chamber tapped for China expo promotions

The export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry has partnered with the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. to strengthen promotion efforts in an upcoming trade fair in China......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

PCCI to businesses: Innovate amid pandemic

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) on Wednesday raised the need for businesses to adopt innovation as their core strategy to ensure their sustainability and resiliency amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, PCCI President Benedicto Yujuico said the call for businesses to innovate has become even more pronounced now. “When I assumed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

TSM Recruit: A pioneering app-based recruitment tool for seafarers

TSM Group had recently launched the TSM Recruit — the first app-based recruitment tool in the Philippine maritime industry......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Safety in delivery as Grab, Unilever team up

Grab and Unilever Philippines are teaming up to strengthen safety and hygiene in the food delivery industry with the launch of Safer Meals Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Brand Synergy, Levels Ventures announce strategic partnership

Brand Synergy  and Levels Ventures are pleased to announce they have entered into a global strategic partnership, combining Brand Synergy’s industry marketing and digital strategy services with Levels Ventures’ world-class leading management consulting services and next-gen technology services......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Improvement on facilities can spur logistics industry’s growth — report

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on all asset classes in the real estate sector, top professional services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) reports resiliency for the country’s logistics sector. JLL said the opportunities for the logistics sector stemmed from the growing cold storage demand and […] The post Improvement on facilities can spur logistics industry’s growth — report appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Cleanfuel Strengthens Retail Network in Southern Manila

Now serving with the newest technologies implemented to create high-tech fuel for your vehicles, Cleanfuel, believes in the resiliency of the Filipino people that would bring and sustain solid economic recovery amid health crisis. Their recently opened retail station at Doña Soledad in Parañaque City shows a testament that the company remains upbeat in expanding their network footprints in Southern portion of Metro Manila.   “While 2020 is a challenging year, Cleanfuel has remained optimistic riding in the resiliency of Filipinos towards economic recovery. This is the reason why Cleanfuel Group of Companies continues to invest and opened more stations as a testament and commitment to its people to provide top-notch fuel to every motorist,” said Atty Bong Suntay, President of Cleanfuel. “The opening of the new station in Doña Soledad is in line with Cleanfuel’s goal to expand its reach and strengthen its customer base in the Southern part of Metro Manila,” Suntay said. Situated at the busy thoroughfare of Doña Soledad Avenue Extension at Barangay Don Bosco in Parañaque City, the new station offers a top-notch fuel and lubricants including Clean91 (Unleaded), Premium 95 gasoline, and Euro-4 diesel. It provides access to both public and private motorists from Better Living going to Moonwalk, connecting in the bustling intersection of eastern Parañaque.  In addition, the second district of Don Bosco is the primary residential Barangay of Ninoy Aquino International Airport and one of the 16 Barangays in Parañaque City. Key factors of the city’s progress include banks, shopping malls, restaurants, residential properties, and commercial manufacturing. Motorists heading towards the busy streets of Doña Soledad Avenue Extension from east-west and northern side of Parañaque can gas up to experience Cleanfuel’s brand mantra: Quality fuel for Less! Further, Cleanfuel Doña Soledad station will become a key driver of growth to more than 60,000 population of Barangay Don Bosco. As the city relies on shopping centers as part of major contributors, the company sees that the opening of Cleanfuel Doña Soledad will further strengthen and boost economic confidence. “We’re grateful and honor to inaugurate Cleanfuel Doña Soledad as our first station to open in these unprecedented times. The economy in the City of Parañaque has been growing consistently with massive projects in property and commercial manufacturing,” the company’s chief executive said.  Suntay adds that in the next coming months Cleanfuel is adding more stations not only in NCR but also in provinces to provide quality fuel for business and opportunities for others. “We intend to leverage our business aggressively and expand our retail network across the country, focusing on Mega Manila and Northern Luzon,” concludes Suntay.  Cleanfuel is expected to open more stations in coming weeks in Ortigas Avenue Extension in Pasig and mega branch in Mabalacat Pampanga as part of the long-term business expansion plan. Aside from expansion, the company has extended its support by providing fuel subsidy for the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr’s) Free Bus Ride for Health Workers Program and drive relief donations to northern provinces, which include Pangasinan (Villasis, Binalonan, Pozorrubio) and San Fernando (La Union) and other cities in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

PAMPI vows to buy local MDM chicken

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following the calls of agriculture groups to stop meat importation to help the local industry players, the Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) vowed that they will buy locally produced-mechanically deboned meat (MDM) of chicken. MDM is the primary raw material in canned meat production. In the absence of local […] The post PAMPI vows to buy local MDM chicken appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Maritime Training Center chooses Epson& rsquo;s reliability

For maritime training centers, providing an excellent learning experience for future seafarers requires relevant course designs, exceptional faculty, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. These elements will help develop the students into highly competent marine professionals who are well-prepared to face the challenges of the shipping industry......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

ECOP bucks bill cutting work week to 35 hours

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines expressed its opposition to House Bill No. 309 or the 35-hour workweek bill that calls for a shorter working week to promote productivity, ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, and strengthen the Philippine economy. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Launch of VMware, powered VST ECS Demo Lab, set to supercharge innovation

VST ECS, Phils. Inc (VST ECS), a leading ICT distributor in the Philippines today announced the launch of its VMware Demo Lab – a testbed platform where small-medium enterprises, as well as start-ups, can collaborate and learn how they can harness cutting-edge digital technologies to strengthen business resiliency while accelerating their pace of innovation......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

The challenges of the maritime industry

I have previously written about the challenges of OFWs and seafarers during this pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

House panel OKs COVID banking resiliency bill

The House of Representatives' Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries, in a virtual meeting on Monday, approved the proposed “Philippine Banking Industry Resiliency Act Against COVID-19 Pandemic.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020