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Country’s premier Corporate Social Responsibility Expo opens

In celebration of National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Week, the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) is hosting the 11th LCF CSR Expo, which brings together an estimated 600 delegates consisting of CSR practitioners, executives, entrepreneurs, and representatives from government, academe and civil society. President Benigno Aquino III will formally open the conference with his keynote address.

Themed “Transforming the Business of Giving Back”, the LCF CSR Expo takes place July 5 and 6, 2012, at SMX Convention Center. The conference will feature insightful discussions on the issues and opportunities that shape the future of CSR.
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Citi Volunteers in the Philippines Commemorate Company’s 200th Anniversary on Annual Global Community Day

Citi employees are building 200 homes in Tanza, Navotas for families displaced by Typhoon Pedring. Over 2,000 volunteers mixed cement, laid hollow blocks and helped construct houses for four Saturdays since May 26.

Citi highlighted its ongoing and long-standing commitment to helping communities by marking its 200th anniversary last June 16, with its 7th annual Global Community Day. In 92 countries around the world, more than 100,000 Citi volunteers – the largest number of participants ever – have gathered in the days leading up to and including Global Community Day to participate in 1,300 service projects that benefited local communities.
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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Business, Citibank


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Free vouchers from Cebu Pacific Citibank Card

The best budget travel card in town is giving you more reasons to fly this time of the year. Your new Cebu Pacific Citibank Card comes with P5,000 worth of cash vouchers that you can use to book a hotel, airline ticket or tour package.

Apply for a Cebu Pacific Citibank Card and once approved just make an accumulated purchase of P2,000 within 60 days to earn 10 cash vouchers worth P500 each. This welcome gift is offered to new cardholders from June 15 to September 30, 2012.
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Posted by on June 26, 2012 in Business, Citibank, Lifestyle


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BSA global study finds 57% of computer users admit using pirated software

Fifty seven percent of computer users globally admit they have acquired pirated software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) reported today in the 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study. Some users say they pirate all or most of the time. Others say they do it occasionally or rarely. The net effect was to fuel a software piracy rate of 70 percent last year in the Philippines, up from 69% in 2010, which means 7 out of 10 programs that users installed were unlicensed. The commercial value of this piracy was US$338 million (approximately PHP14.6 billion).

“If 57 percent of consumers admitted they shoplift — even rarely —authorities would react by increasing police patrols and penalties. Software piracy demands a similar response: concerted public education and vigorous law enforcement,” said Roland Chan, BSA Senior Director for Marketing in Asia Pacific. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Business


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Philippines: 2012 World’s Best Country in Business English

GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand software to advance Enterprise Fluency™ for global organizations, announced the results of its annual Business English Index (BEI), the only index that measures Business English proficiency in the workplace. The 2012 BEI shows that a lack of Business English proficiency is threatening the productivity of companies, industries and country-specific economies this year.

With a growing number of companies operating across ten, 15 or even more than 20 countries with different native tongues, the majority of the world’s business conversations now take place between non-native English speakers in English. The current shortage of talent with the aptitude to speak, present, write, sell and service customers in English has become a high-performance challenge for leaders of multinational companies at a time when more international business growth has been fueled through expansions in emerging markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Business


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PBSP supports Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2012

(L-R): Co-presenters of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 sign a memorandum of agreement to support Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 2012 - Development Bank of the Philippines Development Banking Sector Head, Benedicto Bitonio Jr., ; Philippine Business for Social Progress Chief Executive Advisor, Klaas F. Oreel; Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines Program Director, Atty. Antonette Tionko; Philippine Stock Exchange, Office of the General Counsel OIC, Atty. Buenaventura Sanguyo, Jr.

Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) signed a memorandum of agreement last 28 February 2012 to support Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 2012.

The Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 is managed by the SGV Foundation, Inc. with this year’s theme, Passion.

The search is open for all Filipino Entrepreneurs who may join the following award categories: Master Entrepreneur, Small Business Entrepreneur, Industry-Specific Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur, and Social Entrepreneur. The Entrepreneur of the Year will be chosen from the award categories winners, and will be representing the country in the World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2013.

For nominations, you may contact Entrepreneur of the Year Program Manager, Maria Balmaceda at 891-0307 local 7766/7799 or email or you may visit for more information.

INFOCHAT Website: PBSP supports Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2012

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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in PBSP


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Accenture, PBSP, conduct trainings for SMEs

Knowing the importance of skills mastery for budding businessmen, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in partnership with Accenture, Inc., and ABS-CBN Bayan Academy created two-day training for BiD entrepreneurs.

Sixteen Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) owners took part in the said training held last November 28-29, 2011 in Manila to hone their abilities in Self Mastery and Critical Thinking. They also went through series of lectures and workshops on Market, Operations, People, and Financial Assessment, and Investing.
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in PBSP


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After dominating call centers, Philippine IT-BPO seeks world leadership in four more fast growing services

The Philippine Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) Industry is aiming to become one of the world leaders in four more fast growing offshoring and outsourcing services, namely: Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing, Finance and Accounting Outsourcing, HR Outsourcing and Creative Process Outsourcing, as well as solidifying its lead in call centers in the coming years. This was revealed in a joint press conference held by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) on ICTO and BPAP’s new programs targeted to develop several key BPO market segments.

The Philippines recently overtook India as the call center capital of the world, and in 2011 the IT-BPO industry contributed approximately $11B in export revenues, about 640,000 direct jobs and approximately 1.5 million indirect jobs (e.g. construction and service jobs generated to serve the sector’s growth) to the Philippine Economy.
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Business, News


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Fujitsu Enterprise Solutions provides SAP assessment services to Maynilad

Fujitsu Enterprise Solutions has been engaged by water and wastewater services provider Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) to conduct a detailed assessment of the water company’s current SAP business processes.

The SAP Business Study Assessment will evaluate Maynilad’s existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to allow the company to optimize its existing processes.
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Fujitsu Enterprise Solutions


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Hosted technology to accelerate IT-BPO innovation, competitiveness

As the IT-BPO (information technology and business process outsourcing) and global in-house center industry matures and becomes increasingly complex, growing profit margins will require shifting technology perspectives from increasing and ensuring quality and productivity to enhancing value, said Miguel Garcia, president and chief executive officer of the DTSI Group.

Garcia said IT-BPO and global in-house centers have started moving away from their traditional reliance on premise-based solutions to hosted solutions as a strategy for managing setup and operational costs. That shift is being accelerated by recent momentum in the adoption of cloud technology, which not only reduces costs while ensuring quality and productivity, but provides value by fostering collaboration and innovation, the IT-BPO industry pioneer explained.
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Business


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