PHL waives Singapore employer bond, guarantee requirements

THE PHILIPPINES has waived the performance bond and bank guarantee requirements for Singapore employers seeking to hire Filipino workers, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said on Wednesday. In a statement late Wednesday, Migrant Workers Secretary Susan V. Ople said she informed her counterpart, Singapore Manpower Minister Tan See Leng, of the waiver at a […]

Facebook seeks accreditation to recruit in PHL for Singapore IT jobs

META Platforms, Inc.-controlled Facebook is seeking accreditation to recruit in the Philippines for Singapore-based jobs, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said. Facebook has “requested accreditation as an employer, which speaks a lot about the excellence of our Filipino IT professionals,” Migrant Workers Secretary Susan V. Ople said at a news conference in Indonesia on […]

Globe steps up advocacies vs online bullying to protect Filipino children

Digital solutions platform Globe intensifies its commitment to online safety, enjoining the academe, mental health professionals, parents and guardians, and other key partners to protect Filipino children against cyberbullying. Due to the pervasiveness of bullying on digital platforms, Globe noted the need for parents and caregivers to understand their role in keeping children safe online. […]

Globe steps up advocacies against online bullying to protect Filipino children

DIGITAL solutions platform Globe intensifies its commitment to online safety, enjoining the academe, mental health professionals, parents and guardians, and other key partners to protect Filipino children against cyberbullying.Due to the pervasiveness of bullying on digital platforms, Globe noted the need for parents and caregivers to understand their role in keeping children safe online.“As Globe […]

Paolo Campillo takes the helm at Nustar Resort and Casino as general manager

BUILDING decades of professional experience across different continents, Campillo has held numerous positions in distinguished properties. He makes a remarkable distinction as he leads the opening of Fili, the Philippines’ first five-star authentic Filipino hospitality brand, bringing his deep exposure in diverse hospitality cultures and efficient management skills in all aspects of hotel operations.Campillo brings […]

3 must-watch Independent Filipino films to celebrate ‘Buwan ng Wika’

Filipino creativity is boundless. Filipinos have been celebrated in a number of fields and industries for the vigor and passion they ultimately incorporate into their crafts.Among these famous artists are filmmakers that showcase the nuances of Filipino culture in their respective decades: Manuel Conde renowned for his film titled, “Genghis Khan” (1950), Lino Brocka with […]

MoU allows nurses to leave despite deployment cap 

A LABOR agreement between the Philippines and Germany will allow Filipino nurses to leave despite the deployment cap instituted by the Duterte administration.   Signed on June 3 by Karl Lauterbach, Germany’s federal minister of health, and Silvestre H. Bello III, the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment secretary, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to […]

PHL 5G users see greatest speed uplift among peers — Opensignal

FIFTH-GENERATION (5G) network users in the Philippines experienced the greatest uplift in terms of average download speeds versus 4G across 10 Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets, including Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, and New Zealand, the UK mobile analytics company Opensignal Ltd. said in its latest analysis. “Impressively, the average 5G download speeds seen by our users were […]

More Filipinas tapping digital platforms for business needs, insurance products

MORE FILIPINAS are using digital transactions for their small businesses and insurance needs, according to officials from Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd. (InLife) and GCash. “About 70% of our prepaid, sachet, health plan buyers are women. They come from different backgrounds — some are housewives and professionals. Women generally buy for themselves and for their […]

DTI invites Filipinos to post Pinoy-made products, use #flexPHridays to reach wider audience

THE Department of Trade and Industry is calling on Filipinos to support local businesses by using hashtag #flexPHridays in their social media whenever they show off products that are Philippine-made. The DTI sees this campaign to promote Filipino products in the global market. This campaign was launched Friday, Nov. 26. #FlexPHridays is a social media […]