Connected Women prepares Filipino women for the future of work by training them to be data labelers, virtual assistants, and more

With the Philippines bracing itself for the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), one social impact tech startup is making sure that Filipino women are prepared for the inevitable changes. Philippines-based startup Connected Women creates opportunities for both skilled and underskilled women by training them to be data annotators, which are considered to be essential in…

DDB Group Philippines’ creative forces behind AFFI’s ‘BUYanihan’ campaign

The country’s micro, small, and mid-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have been directly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, suffering big losses as they ceased operations during the lockdowns, and even now have to follow varying community quarantine restrictions nationwide. To help rescue these MSMEs, the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) spearheaded a campaign that rallies consumers…

Metrobank and Manila Healthtek ink partnership to distribute UP-developed COVID-19 PCR Kits

Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings, through Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI), donated PhP 5.6 million to Manila HealthTek, Inc., a private research and development company, for the distribution of UP-developed COVID-19 Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rRT-PCR) detection kits. A total of 3,800 kits will be donated to the UP National Institutes…

Araneta City’s JAAF Assists “Crops for Creatives” in Roxas City

J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), the social development arm of Araneta City, supports Roxas City’s CROPS FOR CREATIVES – a local-farmer-driven food security outreach program intended to support artists affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Sackbags containing local produce bought from small-scale farmers were distributed to members of the arts and entertainment community. Items include vegetables…

New BUYANIHAN music video by Gary Valenciano launched

A music video starring multi-awarded singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, actor, music producer, and TV host “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano premiered on July 10 for a campaign to support micro, small, and mid-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The music video is a public service announcement; part of the multi-sectoral project called BUYANIHAN that was organized by the Association…