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Beyond customer satisfaction: Making a difference this holiday season

MyBusyBee Inc. has a long history of providing inspiring corporate social responsibility service in various parts of the Philippines since its early-founding days. In fact, its flagship foundation “Hands and Feet Good News Foundation” has been making a positive impact in the lives of Filipino children and youth since 2014. …

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Why keep a nasal spray like Vicks First Defence handy for early intervention of a common cold?

A common occurrence, catching a cold can happen anywhere at any time. And in this new normal, sensing the chances or risks of getting one may tend to raise uneasiness within yourself and the people surrounding you. Early intervention may be helpful to stop the first signs of a cold …

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RRR cuts still on the table

By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter THERE is still room to reduce the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) of big banks to achieve the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) goal to bring this down to a single digit by 2023, officials said. “Further adjustments on the RRR remain on the table, …

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WB approves $300-M PHL loan for vaccines

A health worker shows vials of the Pfizer vaccine at the Marikina Sports Center on Nov. 16. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE World Bank (WB) on Wednesday announced that it approved a new $300-million loan to help fund the Philippine government’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine rollout, amid the …

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Cebu’s IT-BPM companies struggle in Odette aftermath; daily losses at P500 million

A view of the nativity scene in a typhoon-damaged garden in Cebu City, Philippines Dec. 17, 2021 in this still image taken from social media video. @MARCELO_GRAM VIA REUTERS By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter MANY Cebu-based information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) firms have been badly affected by …

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Six regions now under state of calamity

Siargao is one of the areas most affected by typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette. This photo is taken by the national disaster response team of the Philippine Red Cross. COURTESY OF THE PHILIPPINE RED CROSS FACEBOOK PAGE By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte placed …

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Chimes from Crusader times: Recreating Nativity Church’s Medieval music

BELLS from the 12th Century that researchers say used to play music inside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity and were hidden by Crusaders, are displayed in Jerusalem, Dec. 14. — REUTERS/AMIR COHEN JERUSALEM — Crusader-era bells and organ pipes from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem are inspiring researchers’ …

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Twitter, T-Mobile drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns

FACEBOOK parent Meta Platforms, Inc., Twitter, Inc. and Pinterest, Inc. separately said on Tuesday they will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month as concerns grow about the Omicron variant. US wireless carrier and conference sponsor T-Mobile additionally said the vast majority of …

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Frayna grabs solo leadership in routing Calimbo

WGM JANELLE MAE FRAYNA By Joey Villar WGM Janelle Mae Frayna showed she isn’t slowing down anytime soon as she crushed a listless Mariel Calimbo in a 36-move King’s Indian masterpiece on Wednesday to ascend to the solo lead after eight rounds of the 2021 Philippine National Women’s Chess Championship …

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SEC clears BPI capital increase

BW FILE PHOTO BANK of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has received the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase its capital stock to P50.6 billion in line with its merger plans with unit BPI Family Savings Bank, Inc. (BFSB). “The amendment to the Articles of Incorporation — …

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