THE COUNTRY'S FACTORY output extended its streak of decline to 12 months in February, as well as posting the steepest fall in five months, the government reported this morning. Preliminary results of the Philippine Statistics Authority's Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for February showed factory output, as measured by the Volume of Production Index, fell by 43.6% year on ...

Globe customers in Baler, Aurora are now experiencing significant improvements in their call, SMS and data browsing services after upgrading to 5G-ready 4G LTE SIM cards from the old 3G SIMs. By using the 5G ready 4G LTE SIM cards, customers are now taking advantage of Globe's network migration to 4G LTE - the new standard of mobile data, in ...

THE COUNTRY'S trade-in-goods deficit widened in February as imports grew for the first time in 22 months and exports contracted albeit at a slower pace that same month. Merchandise imports grew by 2.7% to $7.60 billion in February following a 12.1% annual decline in January, preliminary data by the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. The import tally for February was bigger ...

Hiring activity picked up at its fastest pace in almost six years last month as companies prepared for the national lockdown to ease, a survey of employers has found. With pubs and restaurants allowed to serve customers outdoors and shops, hairdressers and gyms reopening from April 12, employers stepped up their recruitment plans. For the first month this year, ...

Twitter was said last night to have held talks about acquiring Clubhouse, the voice-based chat platform, as the giants of social media race to build up their audio offerings. The companies discussed a potential valuation of about $4 billion for Clubhouse Bloomberg News reported. Clubhouse, which is still in the midst of an invitation-only trial, has grown exponentially since ...

TO: ALL STOCKHOLDERS: Notice is hereby given that the Annual Stockholders' Meeting of FIRST METRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION (First Metro) will be conducted virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 2:00p.m. via Zoom. Due to the COVID-19 situation, there will be no physical venue for the Meeting. The following items will be taken up: AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Certification ...

Hardly possible to imagine a better way to promote a small business than by the means of digital advertising. Operating a business that is in its initial stages and growing (or it is small by choice)  is impossible without turning to digital marketing. Everything is digital now. The digital world lets you reach out to a much more impressive ...

The day may soon arrive when COVID-19 restrictions are a thing of the past. However, just because professionals no longer have to work from home, that doesn’t mean that remote employment will vanish altogether. Rather, before the pandemic even started there was plenty of evidence to suggest that remote working was only going to increase with time. On that note ...

Undoubtedly, the biggest new trend sweeping the luxury fashion world is linen. What was once reserved exclusively for tropical resort modalities, is  now a new staple of contemporary, quotidian elegance in modern culture. Spearheading the luxury linen movement is Italian designer Antonino Aiello whose 22 year old label-  100% Capri  – is widely recognized for setting the archetype of luxury-linen. The ...