Thursday, February 25, 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

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

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Upcoming 27th PR Congress Puts Spotlight On Mental Health In The Workplace

Upcoming 27th PR Congress Puts Spotlight On Mental Health In The Workplace

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?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Mental health is the third most common disability in the country, with about 6 million Filipinos living with depression and/or anxiety, according to WHO. Lack of data fails to present an accurate and complete picture of the status of mental health in the Philippines today, but previous studies by WHO, the Philippine Statistics Office and other bodies indicate mental health is a serious – and growing – concern.

As the pandemic continues to unsettle the country, constricting the economy, causing deaths and job losses, disrupting education and work, and painting an even more uncertain future for Filipinos, the number of people with anxiety and other similar mental health concerns is estimated to have risen further. The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) reported a marked increase in calls received during the pandemic than before, with monthly average from March to May last year more than double the monthly average from May 2019 to February 2020 or before the pandemic. Calls received by the NCMH related to suicide likewise spiked.

The upcoming 27th National Public Relations Congress, an annual gathering of communication practitioners from across the different industries and sectors of society, will tackle this pressing matter this February 17 to 19. Mental health in the workplace, in particular, will be a hot topic scheduled for the third day, which will be dedicated to deep diving into narratives punctuating many of today’s business actions and discussions, especially on social media, such as the environment, equality, diversity and leadership.

Jane Fordham, a strategic people consultant with two decades of experience in agencies and the creative industries, will share her insights on how to ensure mental health in the workplace, noting how the PR industry is often perceived as very stressful. The discussion will try to look into ways of detecting mental health needs among office and work team members, how organizations and businesses can create an atmosphere of positivity and collaboration in the workplace, and what measures or programs should be in place to assist team members with mental health needs.

Themed Transcend, the 27th National PR Congress hopes to enjoin communication practitioners to work more closely together to contribute to addressing social issues and make a lasting impact on the nation in line with PRSP’s 2020 theme of PR for Good. The annual conference will likewise explore the outlook for the PR industry as it rebounds from the setbacks resulting from the pandemic and gears up for the challenges and opportunities in this new decade.

PRSP President Norman Agatep, APR, said: “As we revisit our business plans and strategies for this new year and decade, we must also look into how we can better work with the society to address concerns that impact not just businesses and the economy but the whole nation. That is part of our commitment as the industry storytellers.”

Ana Pista, PRSP vice president for external affairs and Congress chair, added: “As in previous congresses, we want this annual conference to be a platform for meaningful discussions and exploring solutions to our problems as an industry and nation. Mental health is a serious matter, one of many issues we need to prioritize, and we hope that through the Congress we can help start the discussion on how to ensure we have the right programs in place for our people.”

For more information about the 27th National Public Relations Congress, visit the event website or Facebook page or contact Lessa Azcarraga at lessa.azcarraga@ardent.com.ph.

DSWD Sends 10K Food Packs In Kalinga’s Locked-Down Areas

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Uniform Tourism Rules To Encourage Travel During Pandemic: Study

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DA’s ‘Kadiwa Ni Ani At Kita’ Rolls Out In Zambales

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Ilocos Coop Gets P5-M Grant To Boost Marketing Of Agri-Products

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PH Under MGCQ Will Lead To Harmonized Travel Regulations: DILG

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Only PRC Labs Allowed To Perform Saliva Testing: DOH

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De Lima To Locsin: A Working Justice System Ensures No Innocent Person Will Be In Jail

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MNL48 Crowns Third Generation Center Girl

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SBMA Ready For Covid-19 Vax Rollout

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Go: Members Of The Media Must Also Be Prioritized For COVID-19 Vaccines

Sen. Bong Go wants the members of the media to also be considered in the priority list of the government's national Covid-19 vaccination program without prejudice to other sectors.

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?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Lifestyle

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Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

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

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Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

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Entertainment

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

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

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SBMA Ready For Covid-19 Vax Rollout

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Travel

Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

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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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