The fifth global edition of World CX Summit – FSI hosted by Trescon brought endless possibilities for CX & CEM in FSI

Delhi, India, Nov 11, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – As a part of the world tour, the ASEAN edition of World CX Summit – FSI gathered pre-qualified CX leaders, Marketers & FSI experts virtually on 21 October 2021; to discuss how the latest technologies and customer insights can be combined to change CX […]

Vikrant Chowdhary Joins CleverTap as Company’s First-ever Chief Growth Officer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, Oct 26, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – CleverTap, the world’s leading user engagement and retention platform, today added a new dimension to its core leadership team with the appointment of Vikrant Chowdhary as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Chowdhary will lead CleverTap’s integrated go-to-market (GTM) strategy globally across […]

Brgy councilor, cohort arrested for murdering Asturias village chief

OPERATIVES of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested two men, including a barangay councilor, who were accused of killing a village chief and injuring a tanod from Asturias town on Sept. 16, 2021. Police arrested Ricardo Bohol, a barangay councilor of Kaluangan, Asturias town; and Richard Gonzaga, were arrested in the same barangay […]

Briones: Get vaccinated

I know I have been saying it since Cebu started its vaccine rollout sometime in March, but members of the public who are still not vaccinated should get the jab when they have the chance. If you don’t trust me because I’m not a medical professional, then don’t take my word for it. Listen instead […]

Shrinath Bolloju, Managing Director, CitiBank, India Joins KGiSL

India/Singapore, July 14, 2021: KG Information Systems Private Limited (KGiSL), a global IT Products, Solutions, and Services provider, today announced the appointment of three banking leaders with impeccable leadership and track record, to support its growth and strategic vision. These senior finance professionals, with considerable expertise and a wealth of global banking experience, will significantly […]

BSP sells P100 billion in 28-day debt

The Philippine central bank raised P100 billion through short-term securities it auctioned off on Friday, as rates dropped after the government finished its dollar bond sale.  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) fully awarded the 28-day bills it offered from total bids worth P158.2 billion, making the offer nearly two times oversubscribed.  The demand was 17% higher than P135.74 billion in total tenders last week.  The short-term debt fetched an average rate of 1.812% from 1.816% at the previous auction.  Investors sought rates from 1.78% and 1.824%, lower than last week’s 1.8-1.835%.  The rates corrected on Friday after rising for four straight weeks, Michael L. Ricafort, chief economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. said in a Viber message.  He said players had factored in the recent offshore bond issuance by the government, where it sold $3 billion via its dual-tranche offering of dollar-denominated bonds.  This meant there is less pressure for the government to raise more funds locally for the meantime to finance the budget deficit, he added.  The Philippines sold $2.25 billion via 25-year dollar bonds on Tuesday and $750 million in 10.5-year notes.  This marked the country’s third offshore bond offering this year, after the $2.5 billion worth of euro-denominated notes it sold in April and $500 million yen-denominated Samurai bonds issued in March.  The government is planning to raise $7 billion from the international debt market this year to help fund its budget deficit that is expected to widen to 9.3% of economic output.  Mr. Ricafort said the higher demand showed there is excess liquidity in the financial system. — Beatrice M. Laforga 

New Cebuano Army chief hailed

CEBU Rep. Eduardo Gullas has welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s designation of Maj. Gen. Andres Centino, a Cebuano, as the 63rd Commanding General of the 103,000-strong Philippine Army. “Cebu is proud of General Centino’s leadership and hard work. We wish him and our men and women in the Army every success,” Gullas said. Centino was raised […]

BSP chief highest paid official in 2020, state auditors say

PHILIPPINE central bank Governor Benjamin E. Diokno was the highest paid government official in 2020, followed by the country’s chief government lawyer and several state bankers, according to state auditors. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) chief earned P19.79 million last year, while Solicitor General Jose C. Calida earned P15.65 million, the Commission on Audit […]

AVIA appoints Celeste Campbell-Pitt as its new Chief Policy Officer for the region

SINGAPORE, Apr 30, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed a new Chief Policy Officer to be based in its Singapore office, a first for the role. Celeste Campbell-Pitt joins AVIA on Monday 3rd May, initially joining Chief Policy Officer John Medeiros, who will be retiring after […]

CoinSmart Appoints Joe Tosti as Chief Compliance Officer

TORONTO, Apr 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – CoinSmart, a Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced it has appointed Joe Tosti to the role of Chief Compliance Officer. Joe comes with over 20 years of experience in compliance, trading, operations and wealth planning, having worked with some of the largest public institutions in Canada. Joe’s […]

CPPO gets new police chief

JUST like his predecessors, the new Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) chief, Col. Robert Lingbawan, promised to wage a battle against illegal drugs and weed out the erring cops among the ranks. Lingbawan started his duty on Friday, April 9, 2021, replacing Col. Alladin Collado, who is now the comptroller of the Police Regional Office […]