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Japan hiring 50,000 Filipinos starting 2019 to work in key industries

Starting 2019, the Japanese government will be hiring more Filipinos to work in key sectors in the country.

Duran Farm nurtures seeds of progress

17-year old Leomar Malayag had high hopes for his future as a college freshman studying BS Agriculture. Unlike many kids his age, he recognized...

Preserving culture through fashion – the story of Filip & Inna

The United Nations Development Program reported in 2013 that the Philippines is home to 14-17 million indigenous peoples (IPs), each group with a distinct cultural flavor and language. This diversity helps make the Philippines phenomenally rich in culture and traditions.

AKABA: Weaving a brighter future for poor Filipinos

AKABA Ltd. Design Co. seeks to not just promote indigenous peoples’ culture but also help alleviate poverty by promoting loom-weaving. Forty-year-old Liwayway Caparas from Ilocos...

Forbes names the Philippines billionaires, Villar, Gokongwei & Razon top the list

The Forbes Magazine annual list of the world’s richest named 17 Filipinos among the 2,153 billionaires with Manny Villar Jr., John Gokongwei Jr., and...

Pamora Farm: Home on the Range

Bernie Tadeo, 41, remembers the time when his family struggled to make ends meet. His wife was the sole breadwinner so they had a hard time finding the money for food, their children’s school expenses and utility bills.

STAR helps sustain sari-sari stores and empower women entrepreneurs

The life of Carmelita Aspiras, a scholar of the Coca-Cola Philippines’ Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program, is a testimony to...

BPI Direct BanKo opens new branch for micro-entrepreneurs in Laguna

BanKo Los Baños Branch is now open to help self-employed micro-entrepreneurs (SEMEs) in Laguna grow and expand their businesses. BPI Direct BanKo, Inc., the microfinance...

Julie’s Bakeshop loves its neighbors

When Julie’s Bakeshop opened its first outlet in 1981 on Hernan Cortes in Mandaue City, Cebu, its goal was to become the No. 1 neighborhood bakeshop producing quality fresh breads.

URC-AIG grows hand-in-hand with farmers through its Kabalikat Farm Program

Zaldy Angcaya of Amadeo, Cavite is a long-time Uno+ Hog Feeds and Veterinary Products distributor and among the first farmers to join the Kabalikat...

Philippines builds one of the world’s biggest container ships

A ship built in the Philippines is one of the world’s biggest commercial vessels. A major milestone in Philippine shipbuilding. CMA CGM Antoine de Saint...

BPI embraces accelerating trend towards automated banking

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is enhancing its network to support an increasing demand for efficient and convenient automated banking channels that complement its traditional branches.

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