Anne Ruth Dela Cruz

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The evolving brand that is SM

The recent presentation of Cathy Ileto, VP for Corporate Communications of SM Retail, which includes SM Store and its retail affiliates, during the National Retail Conference and Expo organized by the Philippine Retailers Association at SMX Convention Center Manila, got me thinking about SM and how it has been an integral part of my life.

It’s all systems go for PBBM’s 1st SONA

‘I did not talk much in this campaign. I did not bother to think of rebutting my rivals. Instead, I searched for promising approaches better than the usual solutions. I listened to you. I did not lecture you on who has the biggest stake in our success. And the forthcoming State of the Nation will tell you exactly how we shall get this done.”

Homegrown Filipino animated Youtube Channel talks about environmental awareness

The Philippines is one of the world’s worst offenders in marine plastic pollution with 0.28 to 0.75 million tons of plastic entering the oceans from the coastal areas in Manila Bay. The country uses almost 60 billion sachets a year. Economic growth, combined with enhanced production and consumption is leading to higher waste generation in the Philippines.

ANDREAS I. BALLA | A chef’s homecoming at Okada

After two years of limited activity and movement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, people are raring to go out, travel and just basically have a good time with family and friends. Now that most of the country is under Alert Level 1, the hotel industry has opened its doors to staycations, events with limited number of guests and unforgettable dining experiences.

Be vigilant against fraud, bank clients told

We have seen how the Covid-19 pandemic has brought out the best in many people, but it has also brought out the worst in some. Reports from the Association of Certified Fraud Experts indicate that 51 percent of organizations across the globe experienced or uncovered more fraudulent attacks. This led to approximately a five percent loss in total company revenues.

A visionary, entrepreneur all rolled into one

He had dreamt of becoming a doctor, which was the reason why he enrolled in the Bachelor of Zoology program at the University of the Philippines. However, Raul C. Pagdanganan, President and CEO of Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) realized that the smell of formalin was too strong for him and decided to shift to the College of Business Administration where he took up Business Administration and Accountancy.

Private hospitals and the challenges of navigating the new normal

The BusinessMirror had the opportunity to interview the executives of nine private hospitals to get their views on how the pandemic has changed the way they run and manage the hospitals. One theme was common with all the nine hospitals—the challenges they face with PhilHealth and how they managed to keep afloat financially in spite of this.

PH on track to achieving a cash-lite society

When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out last year, the economy was greatly affected. It was around this time though that people found ways to adapt. People started to spend more time online and did almost everything online. It was also during this time that people started to and eventually realized the convenience of making digital payments.

AllHome’s digital transformation into the new normal

When the Philippines was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, our world was turned upside down. We were all forced to stay at home and we had to adjust. We could not move around freely. Shopping for essential items was a challenge and time consuming because only a limited number of people were allowed in stories at the same time.

No Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials in PHL yet

While the World Health Organization noted that as of September 22, 2020, there were nine candidate vaccines for Covid-19 that are already in Phase 3 of their clinical trials, the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet received any applications for the conduct of clinical trials in the Philippines.