Luzviminda Sunit

COVID-19 no match for fighting MSMEs

Determination, perseverance and faith—in divine providence and in their own abilities to overcome obstacles—enabled 10 small entrepreneurs to preserve and grow their enterprises even during a protracted global health crisis. In virtual ceremonies, recipients of the 18th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) were honored for the resilience, courage and fortitude that enabled their enterprises to survive,…

E-learning here to stay

Electronic- or e-retail is the dominant trend in commerce, and a similar transformation is seen in education, with e-learning or remote or distance learning shaping the Philippine education landscape. The disruption caused by the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which leaves parts of the country under lockdown or quarantine or its many variations, is hastening the evolution…

Despite COVID, Toyota remains committed to education

Education has been a major beneficiary of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. On July 24, 1990, TMP established the TMP Foundation (TMPF), a nonstock and nonprofit organization to implement its CSR initiatives under four pillars: health care, education, rnvironment and community service. TMP and TMPF strongly support the national government’s policy…

Premium ice cream brand brings frozen delights online

Carmen’s Best is riding the digitization wave and going into cyberspace. The premium Filipino ice cream has harnessed digital technology to turn its website, www.carmensbest.com, into a full-fledged electronic store (e-store). Founder and chief executive officer Francisco Magsaysay said, like most businesses, the 10-year-old artisanal ice cream business faced major challenges when the COVID-19 pandemic…

E-commerce comes of age amid pandemic

Unknown to many, , adding it to applications for cellular phones. Angelito Villanueva, chair and founder of FinTech Alliance.ph, executive vice president and chief innovation officer at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. and chief digital transformation officer for the Yuchengco Group of Companies, said Filipinos were introduced to e-money or e-cash as early as 2001. Orlando…