This year, the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards (AREA) celebrates its 10-year anniversary milestone championing the most exceptional CSR programs across Asia. Over the last decade, AREA is proud and honored to be the advocate in encouraging and inspiring business leaders and enterprises to take on their responsibilities in creating a better world for all. Enterprise Asia, the organizer of AREA, ...

DAVID HELLMANN-UNSPLASH THE country's metallic mineral industry grew by 24.50% in the first half due to higher metal prices, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said. In a report on Thursday, the MGB said metallic mineral production value stood at P68.63 billion in the January to June period, higher than the P55.13 billion posted a year ago. "The telling factor ...

The Contact Center Association of the Philippines expects 2.7-3.2% revenue growth rate from 2020 to 2022, based on an Everest Group report. -- COURTESY OF CONTACT CENTER ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINESBy Jenina P. Ibanez, Reporter THE business process outsourcing (BPO) industry will need funding to scale up its upskilling program and reach hundreds of thousands of employees to address industry ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE Philippine construction sector is expected to rebound "strongly" this year, but the outlook is threatened by the Delta-driven surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections and stricter lockdowns, Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research said. Fitch Solutions said in a note on Thursday that the Philippine construction industry is forecast to grow by 24.2% ...

MANILA -- The Philippine central bank has ample leeway to support the economic recovery, with conventional policy instruments far from being fully utilized, its governor said on Thursday. The monetary policy remains oriented towards supporting economic recovery, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno told a regular news conference. "The BSP believes that the current accommodative policy settings ...

PENELOPE CRUZ poses as she arrives for the opening ceremony of The 78th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Sept. 1. -- REUTERS VENICE -- Decked out in a black and white Chanel gown, Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz led the comeback of movie stars to the red carpet of the Venice film festival on its opening night on Wednesday, ...

MEDICAL equipment distributor Medilines Distributors, Inc. is planning for an initial public offering (IPO) "that could take place before the end of the year," the company said in a statement. The company filed an application for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission in August. It has recently appointed PNB Capital and Investment Corp. as sole issue manager, lead ...

TAIWANESE ACTOR Vic Chou in Danger Zone A PRISON-THEMED Chinese-language original series, Danger Zone premieres on iQiyi today, and its star is looking forward to binge watching his own show. Taking the lead role is Taiwanese actor Vic Chou who rose to fame as a member of the boy band F4 and starred in the drama series Meteor Garden (2001). ...

MEGAWORLD said it fully leased its Southwoods Office Towers based within its 561-hectare Southwoods City earlier this year. TAN-LED Megaworld Corp. said it leased out 415,000 square meters (sq.m.) of office space since the pandemic began last year, which were mostly booked by information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) firms. Some 60% of the lease contracts booked since ...

CandymanDirected by Nia DaCosta The script of Nia DaCosta's Candyman is problematic, to put it mildly. It seeks to repurpose a dark pop gothic figure to a more politically correct ideology; it seeks to deliver a more positive and hopeful overall message while still administering intense doses of violence and gore, not to mention social satire, to a (presumably) bloodthirsty ...