Full List of Winners of Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2015

On its 17th year of honoring the brands and services Filipinos believe in, Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Survey unveiled its list of trusted companies and public figures last June 30 at Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas.     Here are the list of winners for Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand awards: Air Conditioner: Carrier – Platinum Award Condura- Gold Award Ambulatory Service: Healthway- Gold Award Bank / Financial Institution: BDO – Gold Award Baby Store: Baby Company – Gold Award Canned Tuna: Century Tuna- Platinum Award Cooking Oil: Baguio …

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Human Capital Management pioneer ADP expands PHL business

MANILA – ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management (HCM) solutions, will be opening a new site at Aeon Centre in Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. This is ADP’s second Philippine site, the first one being located at the Glorietta 2 Corporate Centre, Makati City. With the increase of both services and clients, the expansion will bring ADP Philippines’ capacity close to 4,000 seats. The building provides ADP with important advantages such as accessibility to local talent through various …

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EU-ASEAN Business Council: Statement on the EU Joint Communication on taking EU-ASEAN relations forward

22 May 2015 – The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have adopted the Joint Communication “The EU and ASEAN: a partnership with a strategic purpose”. The Joint Communication aims to boost EU-ASEAN relations, providing a clear framework for sectoral cooperation which dovetails closely with the EU-ASEAN Business Council’s policy priorities. Key proposals and commitments in the Joint Communication include: · Taking trade relations with ASEAN to a different level and working towards an ambitious …

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Mansion Global brings together high-end property listings from brokerages and developers around the world

NEW YORK (May 1, 2015) – Dow Jones announced today the launch of Mansion Global (mansionglobal.com), a standalone, global luxury real estate web site that brings together high-end property listings from brokerages and developers around the world with comprehensive news and data. By seamlessly integrating property search and related news, the site is designed to empower international buyers to make intelligent purchase decisions and to engage the luxury real estate enthusiast. The site will feature original content as well as news and information from News …

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GMA Network explains the alleged closure of four regional offices

Last April 24, 2015, a former regional field reporter from GMA Network posted a status on Facebook about regular employees that were let go by the network on short notice. In a report from MindaNews, those regional offices closed on Friday were GMA Network’s regional offices in Cagayan de Oro City, Bacolod City, Naga City, and Ilocos. The network also shut down all morning shows of its regional offices in Cebu and Davao cities. In an official statement released April 25, GMA Network explained the reported layoffs …

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Charo Santos-Concio highlights importance of matching the right content for the right consumer in producing excellent and value-oriented shows

ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio highlighted the importance of matching the right content for the right consumer in producing excellent and value-oriented shows that reflect the culture, aspirations, and values of the Filipino cable TV audience. “At ABS-CBN, we have the privilege to first know the consumer very well before we develop content. We invest a lot in knowing even the hidden desires of every segment of the market,” said Concio in a special message at the Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA) convention. She …

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ABS-CBN Global appoints Kai Rodriguez as Managing Director of Middle East, Europe and Africa

REDWOOD SHORES, CA, April 7, 2015 – ABS-CBN Global Ltd, the umbrella organization that owns all international subsidiaries of the leading and largest Philippine multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation, announced recently the appointment of Ms. Kai V. Rodriguez as the new Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa Operations. She will be based in the company’s Europe office in London, United Kingdom. An alumna of Stanford University Graduate School of Business with a Masters of Science in Management and of University of the Philippines College …

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Lack of political advertisement made GMA network lost their income by 40 percent

Viewers often get annoyed by multiple advertisement we see in between our favorite programs. Sometimes we prefer not to watch anymore because we are already exasperated. But have it ever crossed your mind why we do have TV advertisements? And how important it is to the life of TV networks? Television has actually the largest group of constituents, that is why brands or even political campaigns are targeting TV network to place their ads and let people get irritated by watching the same scenes over …

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List of Top Celebrity Individual Taxpayers of 2013

According to the Top 500 Individual Taxpayers list released by the BIR for the year 2013, Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is the highest paid celebrity for that year. Manny topped the list with a total of P163,841,853 income taxes paid, higher than some of the most high-profile businessmen like Megaworld Corporation Founder and Chairman Andrew Tan, Meralco President Oscar Reyes (P 51,440,314.00) and Mercury Drug President Vivian Que Azcona (P 51,617,174.69). Next to Manny are Kapamilya actors Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Kris Aquino and Sharon Cuneta who came in second to …

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Mark Zuckerberg Launches Free Internet Service in the Philippines in partnership with Smart!

Good news for Filipinos! Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is offering free internet service in the country through Internet.org. The free application, which is available to Smart, Sun, and Talk & Text subscribers, will let Filipinos have access to internet services for communication, health, and education. [box]On his Facebook page, Zuckerberg posted: “We’re one step closer to connecting the world as we launched Internet.org in the Philippines today. Now everyone in the country can have free access to internet services for health, education, jobs and communication on …

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