City of Dreams Goes Local!

Recognizing the importance of sustainable sourcing, responsible purchasing and inspiring national pride for locally-produced products, City of Dreams Manila has made a conscious effort to support social, ethical and environmentally responsible local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. “City of Dreams Manila proudly supports SMEs. Through our partnership with them, we are able…

Asia CEO, World Vision launch CSR Company of the Year Award

The Asia CEO Awards (ACA) and World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) are set to recognize organizations in the business community which have embraced and exemplified their commitment to society through corporate social responsibility (CSR). WVDF National Director Rommel V. Fuerte said the child-focused humanitarian organization is delighted to launch the CSR Company of the Year…

Sewing community pivots livelihood to bolster pandemic response

The Philippine government last April mandated all residents of Luzon to don face masks or facial protective gear when leaving their houses to help #FlattenTheCurve as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to this mandate while helping Filipinos in its host communities, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI), the Malampaya Joint Ventures social arm, tapped…

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…