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All hail the Pinoy Franchise Kings!

The corporate world may seem stuffy from the outside, but it's a lot more exciting than one might imagine. Even though starting a firm can be terrifying, many business tycoons are nevertheless known for having appealing personalities at work and at home. For instance, the rise to success of JC's Jonathan So and Carlito Macadangdang is an encouraging entrepreneurial tale from which we may all learn. #In60words...

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Remittances reach 32.65B in first 11 months of 2022

Money returned home by overseas Filipinos (OFs) increased by 5.8% from the 2.77 billion reported in November 2021 to 2.93 billion in November 2022. The higher remittances sent by land-based workers with work contracts of one year or more and by the sea- and land-based workers with employment contracts of less than one year were the cause of the increase in personal remittances in November 2022. #In60words...

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Davao City to host firstMindanao Travel Expo

The first Mindanao Travel Expo 2023, scheduled for January 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, is Mindanao's most extensive travel and tourism event and signals the region's readiness for the big time in 2023.

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'Purpose-driven duo' Jonathan So, Carl Macadangdang grace People Asia's People

Kings of multi-brand enterprises, JC and one-stop-shop House of Franchise (HoF), Jonathan So and Carlito Macadangdang, are part of the ensemble chosen as amongst the coveted People Asia's People of the Year 2023.

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PH inflation climbs to 8.1% in December 2022 PSA

Last month's inflation rate is within the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' forecast range of 7.8% to 8.6%. However, the figure raised the annual average inflation rate to 5.8%, which is also higher than the official target range of 2% to 4%.

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Asian stocks start week positively

Asian stocks started on a positive note Monday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street last week although spiralling Covid-19 cases in China weighed on sentiment in thin holiday trade. Several markets were closed, including Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore, but Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul saw cautious gains. #In60words

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P18.5M training facility to aid CV's sugar sector

This came when Lilia Estillore, the OIC director for the Department of Labor and Employment-7 (DOLE-7), successfully defended the proposed budget during discussions of the Sugar Tripartite Council (STC), which were presided over by Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma.

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Aboitiz unit completes airport contract with GMR-Megawide

Aboitiz InfraCapital aims to make Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) one of the country's top international airports after the conclusion of its agreement with GMR-Megawide for GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC).

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PLDTs PlantSmart program improves VisMin's food security

With its PlantSmart initiative, the PLDT group demonstrates its dedication to ensuring national food sustainability and security, particularly in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. To celebrate National Cooperative Month in October of last year, PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) gave out more than 1,500 planting kits to schools, community groups, and local governments in VisMin....

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Stores now open toktokmall joins the toktok superapp

The Filipino-created app toktok, which has been a runaway success in its home country, just launched a new sub-brand called toktokmall. As more and more people in the Philippines download the app, they will have access to the app's growing catalog of products and services, aimed at improving aspects of the personal and professional lives of its users. #In60words...

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Asian markets, crude drop on China protests

AFP Stocks and oil prices sank Monday on concerns about protests across China calling for political freedoms and an end to the government's hardline zero-Covid policy, fuelling uncertainty in the world's number-two economy. Hundreds of people took to the streets at the weekend in the country's biggest demonstratio...

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toktokbills A hassle-free bills payment with referral incentives

When you thought it couldn't get any better, toktok releases its latest upgrade to solidify its Filipino household name status in the mobile app industry. The Filipino-developed superapp toktok has unveiled yet another addition to its growing platform with toktokbills.

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Amazon confirms it has begun laying off employees

Amazon confirmed on Thursday that it is laying off staff, after days of rumors that the e-commerce behemoth would become the latest tech giant to unleash a large-scale redundancy plan amid a souring economic environment. #In60words

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Ipa-toktok mo na yan! Pinoy superapp bags 2 PH Quill

toktok, a superapp developed by Filipinos, has once again proved itself, clinching two awards in the 19th Philippine Quill Awards. Every year for the past almost two decades, the Philippine Quill and the Philippine Student Quill Awards have recognized the top communication programs, tools, and research projects across various industries.

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Chivas Regal relaunches pop-up bar concept

After a successful four-month run on Bonifacio High Street, the Scotch whisky Chivas Regal has relaunched its pop-up bar concept in Manila, this time at Uptown Parade. #In60words

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