PHL deports 2 of 4 Japanese fugitives charged with robbery, fraud 

THE PHILIPPINES deported on Tuesday two of four high-profile Japanese fugitives allegedly involved in a robbery scheme in Tokyo, following the dismissal of their cases in Manila, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.   “Today, we deport Imamura Kiyoto and Fujita Toshiya as they have been cleared of any legal impediment,” Justice […]

Smartphone most used communications device among women in 2022 — survey

Smartphones were the most used devices among women last year based on a new survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of Information Communications Technology (DICT) released on Friday. The Women and ICT Development Index (WIDI) survey, which surveyed 26,719 households in the country, showed 84.9% of women and girls aged 15 […]

Surayyah Ahmad on Greater Participation for Nigerian Women in Tech

ABUJA, NG, Jan 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Surayyah Ahmad, Ethco Group Ltd co-founder and Executive Secretary of Startup AREWA has discussed the underrepresentation of Nigerian women in the tech industry, and women’s effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the tech ecosystem. She identified several […]

Dr. Marliyyah Mahmood discusses the Impact of Tech on Women in Northern Nigeria

ABUJA, NG, Jan 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Dr. Marliyyah A. Mahmood, Women In Tech and Project Manager for Startup AREWA, discusses how technology is enabling and enhancing women’s empowerment in Northern Nigeria. She emphasizes some of the fundamental advantages of social media technologies, such as giving women access to a virtual […]

Women in power take centre stage at PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit VIP Cocktail Party

BANGKOK, THAILAND, Dec 16, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), (“PropertyGuru” or the “Company”), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, launched its annual celebration of outstanding female leaders in the region at the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit (ARES) VIP Cocktail Party on 8 December 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. Themed […]

PHL justice system needs to improve on women’s plight — UN

THE PHILIPPINE justice system must improve in terms of access and provisions specific to women’s needs, considering the physical, social, and economic vulnerabilities they face, according to the United Nations Women. “It is important for society as a whole to understand and address women’s vulnerability to violence and ensure their economic and social empowerment,” National […]

Digitalization of finance seen supporting inclusivity goals

THE digitalization of financial services is expected to reduce the ranks of the underserved, including rural residents, micro-businesses, and women, according to a report on Southeast Asian digital financial services issued by the World Economic Forum. “Access to finance is not uniform among ASEAN’s digital generation. Among those who sought credit support, nearly half could […]

Poh Heng Encapsulates Women Empowerment with its Latest Freestyle Collection

SINGAPORE, Nov 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Poh Heng Jewellery, Singapore’s hallmark jewellery brand, is celebrating women and freedom of expression with the latest addition to its Freestyle collection. Inspired by modern women, the bolt designs symbolise power and strength, while the bling designs represent expression of style, success and aspirations. Encased […]

Novotech India Recognised as “Best Workplaces for Women 2022” by Global Work Standards Authority

SYDNEY, AU, Oct 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Novotech, the leading Asia Pacific biotech specialist CRO, has again received “Best Workplace” certification by the leading workplace culture organization Great Place to Work Institute. Novotech’s India team has received a Best Workplaces for Women 2022 recognition and listed in the Top 75 organisations […]

Steady growth in PHL working age population could be a boon or bane, says POPCOM  

A STEADY growth in the Philippine’s working-age population as indicated in latest government data could either be a boon or bane for the country, according to the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM).    “The high fertility levels of the last two decades were projected to create a bulge of young people entering the workforce up […]

Utzurrum: Zonta Club of Cebu 2 initiates projects, advocacies

Having recently celebrated 100 years, Zonta International, traditionally an all-women’s club, has a solid history of being a valuable non-governmental organization (NGO). Its stringent advocacies involving the status of women and girls globally, has attracted members who desire to make a positive difference in their lives.Some of these advocacies are saying no to violence against […]

Espina: Violence against women

Zonta International has a very relevant advocacy focusing on the crusade against Violence against Women (VAW). Our club, Zonta Club of Cebu I, has undertaken several long- and short-term projects in tandem with the academe, government and civic agencies: The Zonta Club of Cebu I VAW Referral Center, located in the University of the Visayas; […]