Balik Pinas Program: Providing sustainable business opportunities for modern Filipino heroes

Billy Belleza and Jazz Manzano are former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). When they ended their careers and went home to Bicol, they both found a lucrative business opportunity in the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country. In July 2019, Belleza decided to end his…

ecommerce, selling online, online sales

Entrepreneurs invited to join Shopee University Summit

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, holds the inaugural Shopee University Summit with the theme, “Equipping MSMEs for E-Commerce,” to help budding entrepreneurs capture e-commerce opportunities. This May 27, industry leaders, successful online sellers and top brands will share their knowledge and expertise to help online business owners utilize evolving digital…

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Tesda and Nestlé to boost coffee production skills with joint training program

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and Nestlé Philippines announced their partnership to upskill workers and trainers in the agriculture sector through the Tesda registered Coffee Production Level II Program and Scholarship. This progressive Robusta coffee production training program provides enterprise-based competency training in coffee farming to aspiring agripreneurs, particularly smallholder farmers and indigenous…

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Globe Telecom rolls out free wifi in Antipolo

Globe Telecom rolled out free wifi in government buildings and select medical facilities in Antipolo, a statement on Friday showed. The telco giant further provides the local government with Automated Mobile Blaster (Amber) services to quickly disseminate information to residents as COVID-19 vaccination efforts are ramped up. The measures were announced as Globe extended its…

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BSP promises to maintain credit line to cash-strapped gov’t

Amid expectations of slower growth this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has committed to sustain its short-term financing arrangement with the national government and assist in economic recovery, Governor Benjamin Diokno said on Friday. At the Washington-based Institute of International Finance’s (IIF) 2021 Asia-Pacific Summit, Diokno said the BSP had already released P2…