Values vs valuations

“We invest in values and not valuations.” – This was my key takeaway from Jillian “Jill” Manus, managing partner of Structured Capital, a Silicon Valley early-stage venture capital firm, during the fireside chat hosted by the Manila Angel Investors Network......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2021

  Duterte cites Bahrain for protecting Filipinos

    The Philippines and Bahrain vowed to strengthen bilateral ties based on deep respect, shared values, and true friendship as the Middle Eastern nation ensured that Filipinos in the kingdom will be well taken care of. In a statement, the Office of the President said that Special Envoy and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Finding Joy with KathNiel

On and off-screen partners Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are the new brand ambassadors of Acer Philippines embodying the values that the tech brand is known for......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

Duterte: Bonifacio s values should inspire Filipinos

President Rodrigo Roa DuterteQUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) --President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined the Filipino nation Monday in commemorating the 157th birth anniversary of An.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Maine Mendoza named Filipina OFWs’ new ‘champion’ as abuses rise due to pandemic

The “Dubsmash Queen” was also chosen as new ambassador because she espouses the organization’s values of an empowered force who has the capacity to inspire her fellow women, especially during these unprecedented times. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Isko to revive GMRC, values education

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Tuesday met with officials of the Department of Education and Division of City Schools to discuss the conduct of seminars about Good Manners and Right Conduct and Values Education program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Representation really is important : ‘Blue’s Clues & You’ praised for showcasing Filipino values

American animated educational program "Blue's Clues & You" was commended by Filipino internet users in America for showing Filipino traits in the program. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

Laurice Guillen praises Korean dramas for excellent stories, great production value

Korean dramas have earned praise from Filipino film, TV and theater director and actress Laurice Guillen for their production value, stories and casting. The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) and the Korean Embassy in the Philippines in partnership with BGC Arts Center and Mind S-Cool hosted the webinar “The Role of K-Dramas in Sharing and Shaping Culture Beyond Borders” on Nov. 6 on YouTube. Guillen joined “Winter Sonata” producer Kim Hee-yeol, vice president and head of drama production of Korean drama company Pan Entertainment, and Lee Young-hoon, chief of the Broadcasting Industry Team of the Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), in discussing Korean dramas, which have become a leading content of Hallyu, or Korean Wave, not only in Asia but in countries around the world. “I only started watching K-dramas early this year before the pandemic came to the Philippines and so far I have watched more than 50 Korean drama series excluding films,” said Guillen, adding that there are many outstanding features of a Korean drama. Laurice Guillen She added that “the most outstanding is really the stories which are excellently written. The writing integrates narrative, things and subject matter in a seamless way. The stories do not concentrate on one genre alone and it seems that they are unafraid to make innovations. That is something that is different from our situation in the Philippines where we usually produce the same kind of dramas that have rated very well previously in the ratings.” “Always the stories are character-based. There is always the moral of the story. In Korean dramas, it is not only the lead character who shines but also the support. They are strong and necessary and the audience loves them,” she said. The second most outstanding feature, she said, is the “production value in the staging of the drama as seen in the production design. Care is given to the production design, care is given to the selection of the locations, setting for the scenes and also the technical value.” Guillen also cited the outsourcing production system in Korean dramas. One Korean drama outsourcing company is Pan Entertainment, which has produced top-rating dramas including “Moon Embracing the Sun,” “Brilliant Legacy,” “Kill Me, Heal Me” and “When the Camellia Blooms.” (Center) Laurice Guillen and (clockwise from top left) Park Bogum in “Record of Youth,” Lee Min-ho in “The King: Eternal Monarch,” “Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin in “Crash Landing on You” and Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon in “The World of the Married” (Twitter, Facebook) “Here we don’t have that. We are only just starting but the production of dramas is done by the big networks and productions. However this is something that I have just now learned about the style of production in Korea. The outsourcing production system has worked for the industry as it encourages growth,” she said. Korean dramas are one of Korea’s leading cultural exports. Guillen said she agrees that the growing popularity of Korean dramas in Asia and other countries “is due to common values that Asian can relate to such as love, filial piety and triumph of good over evil. These are values that Filipinos can relate to as an idea.” She said that as a director and after watching Korean dramas, she has appreciated “the detail by which cultural values, customs and traditions, in short the Korean way of life, is shared with the audience.” Korean dramas, she said, integrate many elements including weather, fashion, music, food, Korean standard of beauty, Korean products including food and cosmetics, issues and blending of Western culture into Korean lifestyle. “The drama seems to promote not only cultural patriotism and identity to its home audience in Korea but Korean consumer goods as well to its wider Asian market and beyond,” she said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

Cordillera culture highlighted in DSWD s IP Month celebration

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 6 (PIA) - - The Cordillera cultural values during the pandemic were highlighted in the Indigenous Peoples Month culminating program participated by various beneficiaries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

URC-Thailand named among best firms to work for in Asia

Universal Robina Corp.’s subsidiary in Thailand has been named as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia,” for a work culture that values its employees as key resources......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

Panlilio: Sports, corporate life prize same values

For PLDT chief revenue officer and Smart president and CEO Al Panlilio, sports is strongly linked to connectivity and corporate life......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

Teach students integrity and honesty, DepED urged

  BY JEFFREY DAMICOG     The mega task force led by the Department of Justice (DoJ) in investigating corruption in government wants the Department of Education (DepEd) to teach and instill the importance of integrity and honesty among students. “We’ll request the DepEd to include and emphasize values of integrity and honesty among young […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

LTFRB-7 chief suggests PUV drivers enroll in Drivers Academy program

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) is urging public utility vehicle (PUV) operators to enroll their drivers in the agency’s Drivers Academy program. The Drivers Academy program is an initiative of the LTFRB which teaches PUV drivers lessons on values formation, customer courtesy, and traffic rules. LTFRB-7 […] The post LTFRB-7 chief suggests PUV drivers enroll in Drivers Academy program appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

World Vision Calls Out Business Leaders For CSR Summit

Child-focused humanitarian agency World Vision convenes business leaders in the Philippines for a two-day virtual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit. Dubbed as “Doing Good is Good Business,” the summit focuses on the values of CSR amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers from the different companies showed how they have chosen to help their internal and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

EU-US alliance on life support after four years of Trump

Back in 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted Donald Trump's victory with an extraordinary warning: that she would work with the US president on the condition that he respect democratic values. Things did not improve from there......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

What do you think?

THROUGH UNTRUE Fr. Rolando V. dela Rosa, O.P.  Do you know that the constant flapping of a butterfly’s wings can cause a powerful typhoon elsewhere? According to chaos theory, seemingly insignificant and random happenings can have earthshaking effects. If the theory is correct, then even our most randomly stupid decisions may have caused all the maladies afflicting us and our country today. History has shown that the destiny of individuals and nations was sometimes determined, not by elaborate plans and decisions, but by little acts of stupidity, like Adam and Eve eating a forbidden fruit, Judas selling Christ for 30 pieces of silver, or Mary Antoinette telling her people to eat cake instead of bread. In an age where the Internet reigns supreme, stupidity has risen to the level of an epidemic because of our diminishing desire to think. Millions of people today use the computer to do the thinking for them. If they want to learn about something, they do not retreat into a quiet corner to speculate about it.  They Google and, in milliseconds, harvest a bounty of information.  But  since the computer cannot teach us how to systematize, analyze, and synthesize these data into a meaningful whole, the result of this operation is not knowledge or understanding, but data overload. The pandemic has worsened this situation. Face-to-face teaching has been replaced by online lectures. A teacher transmits lessons from her gadget to that of her student. Ideally, such lessons should pass through the student’s brain before these are saved in the latter’s laptop.  But what usually happens is,  teachers tend to act like fax machines. They evaluate their students based on the latter’s ability to repeat, word-for-word, everything the teacher says. Instead of encouraging students to think, this system suppresses creativity and logical thought. Television also contributes greatly to the gradual demise of serious thinking. Do you know that less than 5 percent of the adult population read books? A great number derive their knowledge from the Internet, radio, and newspapers, but the rest rely heavily on television, an entertainment medium and a boredom-killing machine. Ask young people how they came to know a particular idea.  Their predictable answer is: “I saw it on TV.” Many people believe that television can verify, falsify, justify, or nullify, any notion, rumor, or issue. We are often told: “Keep an open mind,” and we follow the advice literally. Every day we allow news programs to flood our mind with crimes, disasters, and human misery. Instead of helping us think, they push us to worry about problems that are too big for us to handle, generating needless anxiety and anger. The thinking individual is fast disappearing. The world is inhabited by two billion cabled, cellphoned, and earphoned couch potatoes who are mere statistics in the latest TV survey for higher ratings. What separates us from the brutes is our God-given ability to think. Through this human software, we come to know reality, understand its meaning, and arrange its varying aspects according to a well-established hierachy of values. The neglect of thinking leads to irrationality and social chaos. So, wake up, couch potatoes, computer slaves, and cell phone addicts! A truly free person is one who has the freedom to think, not the freedom FROM thinking......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

A unique partnership

There has been an unexpected union between the Philippine Navy and the Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura ng Pilipinas (TSKP). The Philippine Navy is the naval branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The AFP is responsible for upholding the sovereignty of our Republic, supporting the Constitution and defending Philippine territory against all enemies foreign and domestic. TSKP on the other hand, is a nongovernmental and nonpolitical organization which was organized to develop and promote Philippine arts and culture, and to use arts and culture as a means to educate Filipinos on Philippine history, traditions, and foster distinct values including nationhood and patriotism......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Pinoy kids have new heroes in Jet and the Pet Rangers

Parents can now help their young kids learn more about Filipino values, language and culture by streaming iWant TFC’s original Philippine animated series Jet and the Pet Rangers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

House minority wants Lorraine Badoy out of PCOO for continued red-tagging

"Her actions as an appointed government official do not uphold the basic Filipino core values and deliberately disrespects elected public officials who were mandated to serve their constituencies,".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

& lsquo;Walang Hanggang Paalam& rsquo; makes global premiere

A kidnapping incident will test the characters of Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo, Arci Munoz, and Angelica Panganiban and the values they hold dear in ABS-CBN’s new action-drama series Walang Hanggang Paalam, airing tonight......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Property developers less optimistic of short-term recovery, survey shows

Most property developers remain less optimistic of the real estate market as they expect capital values and rental rates to soften in the short term, a survey by a leading property consultancy firm showed......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020