Friday, February 26, 2021

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

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SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

Filipino Cement Manufacturers And FPI In Full Force Support To DTI Build Lokal Campaign

Filipino Cement Manufacturers And FPI In Full Force Support To DTI Build Lokal Campaign

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Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has once again joined forces with the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) to give their full support to the DTI’s recently launched Build Lokal Campaign. An offshoot of the Buy Local push, Build Lokal promotes prioritizing proudly Filipino-manufactured building materials, including cement and steel among others.

In late 2020, both CeMAP and FPI actively campaigned for prioritizing locally manufactured building materials in order to support of the nation’s economic recovery and to protect against unfair practices of importers. Back in 2009, FPI launched the Buy Pinoy, Buy Local campaign with former President Arroyo signing A.O. No. 227 – directing all heads of departments, bureaus, offices and agencies of the national government including local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, military and police units to give preference in their procurement to materials and supplies produced, made and manufactured in the Philippines.

In light of the ongoing global pandemic, prioritizing locally manufactured building materials along with other Filipino products will not only further boost the Philippine economy but also help create and maintain jobs. Supporting local industries also protects Filipinos from the safety risks associated with patronizing imported building materials, some of which have been found to be of substandard quality in accordance with Philippine National Standards.

“CeMAP fully supports the DTIs commitment to help rebuild the nation through building with locally manufactured cement,” shared CeMAP Executive Director Cirilo Pestano. “The DTI’s Build Lokal campaign unites the industry under one clear and strong message that industry has an important role to play in ensuring the country bounces back from hard times stronger and better than ever.”

In addition to the Build Lokal campaign, the national government is also making good on its word to do what it can to support local industries on the road to recovery. In the recently passed General Appropriations Act (GAA), government agencies are now mandated to prioritize local building materials for infrastructure projects and all other activities. With this significant show of support, the Philippine government leads by example and decisive action when it comes to buying and building local.

“The Philippine building materials industry is grateful for the government’s deep commitment to helping our industries rise from our current struggles,” said FPI Chairman Dr. Jesus Arranza. “We look forward to the GAA’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) so that we may be better equipped to fully support the Philippine government’s infrastructure requirements.”

Kidapawan City To Use 5 Schools As Covid-19 Vaccination Sites

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PRRD Orders Cabinet To Help ‘Auring’ Victims

President Duterte on Tuesday directed members of the Cabinet to provide assistance to the victims of Tropical Storm Auring.

Responsible Use Of Open, Public Spaces In Clark Freeport Pushed

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DA-PhilRice, Partners Reach 200k Farmers In Region 2, CAR

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PH Covid-19 Recoveries Reach 522,874

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Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

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DOLE-12 To Resume Full Operation Of Service Center For OFWS

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Government And Private Sector Join Forces To Launch Pilipinas Kontra Gutom

Sec. Nograles thanked all the groups and organizations support “that recognize the importance of battling hunger and have committed to work for a hunger-free Philippines."

PRRD Says No Vaccine Rollout, No MGCQ

President Duterte refuses to place the entire country under the least restrictive MGCQ until after the government kicks off its vaccination drive.

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

Lifestyle

Jollibee USA Serves Next-Level Chickenjoy In New Musical Advertisement

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Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

FDA Director General Eric Domingo says "its safety profile is good" referring to Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine with an efficacy rate of 65.3 to 91.2%.

Pwede More Or Sana All: Order A Variety Of Max’s Group Favorites

You can now order a variety of items from different brands in just one transaction with Max's Group's latest innovation!

Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

'Alibot PH' an online store that transforms scraps into attractive and useful crafts is managed by three Pinay creatives.

Entertainment

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

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“Tunay Na Buhay” Turns 10, Features Life Story Of Vic Sotto

In celebration of "Tunay na Buhay" 10th anniversary features personal stories of Vic Sotto including his childhood memories, how TVJ group started, and his principles as a father.

Explosive New Cinematic Adventure “Mortal Kombat” Drops First Trailer

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SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

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Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

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DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

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DOT Backs Vaccine Passport For Tourism Recovery

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Motoring

MMDA To Open Zipper Lane For EDSA People Power Anniversary

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DPWH Proposal To Upgrade Currimao Seaport Access Road OK’d

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Subic Bay Freeport Expressway Inaugurated

Bukas na ang 8.2km Subic Freeport Expressway!