Language education standards being aligned to industry needs

ENGLISH EDUCATION firm Hopkins International Partners, Inc. said it is working with the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to match language education to industry requirements. The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) has released minimum and ideal English language standards for various industries using an international language framework. “One of the biggest issues in […]

Adoption of global standards in agri, food supply chain sought

THE business sector is pressing for the adoption and recognition of global standards in the supply chain to promote product safety and traceability, address pandemic-related risks and challenges and realize a smooth transition to the digital era. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr., president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport), called on the government to “seriously consider […]

Exporters call for global product compliance standards

Exporters are urging the government to implement global product quality compliance standards to improve international trade.  Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. in a statement Friday said the use of global supply chain standards would promote product safety and improve business transition to digital systems.  Philexport President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr. during his opening remarks at the GS1 Philippines […]

PBA 46th season gets green light

An inter-agency task force against the coronavirus on Thursday allowed the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to restart its 46th season, subject to compliance with health protocols.  The Games and Amusement Board would ensure players comply with health standards amid a coronavirus pandemic, presidential spokesperson Herminio L. Roque, Jr. told a televised news briefing on Friday.  The PBA’s 46th season was scheduled to open on July 16 in Pasig City. It […]

Honda Issues “Honda Sustainability Report 2021”

TOKYO, Jul 14, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today issued the “Honda Sustainability Report 2021” outlining Honda’s approach to sustainability as well as initiatives Honda has undertaken based on key challenges identified. The Sustainability Report summarizes Honda’s corporate activities including: 1) The direction of Honda’s initiatives under the new […]

DTI set to standardize recipes for adobo, sinigang and other Pinoy dishes

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is developing national standards for Filipino dishes like adobo to establish a “common ground” among businesses.   A committee under the department has been tasked with developing Philippine National Standards (PNS) for popular dishes such as adobo, sinigang, lechon, and sisig, while considering the variation of cooking techniques across the country, the DTI said in a statement on Friday. The […]

Electronics exporters seek copper standard review

The electronics industry is asking the Environment department for an analysis of its wastewater guidelines that set parameters on copper produced by the industry.  Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) President Danilo C. Lachica said  the group has submitted a position paper requesting for a cost-benefit analysis from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).  […]