Roderick Abad

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Roderick L. Abad graduated from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, with a degree course in Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. He has 12 years of journalism experience, starting as a Special Features Writer in a major daily newspaper. In 2006, he moved to the BusinessMirror in the same capacity and, eventually, became a beat reporter. To his credit, he was a finalist in the 2011 Holcim Journalism Awards for Sustainable Construction and the 2013 Lasallian Scholarum Awards. He remains affiliated with the BusinessMirror as a contributor.

Youth org: Arrest DepEd officials in laptop fiasco

A PROGRESSIVE youth movement applauded the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee for recommending last January 19 the filing of graft and perjury cases for violation of Republic Act 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, against several figures—including high-ranking officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) involved in the agency’s botched purchase of laptops in May 2021.

CIMB Bank tweaks GSave

CIMB Bank Philippines Inc. announced it is offering users up to 8-percent interest rate per annum on the “GSave” feature of the GCash app of Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. until end of this month.

Aboitiz Construction partners with SKILLS to support future Cebuano scaffolders

AWARE of the growing requirements for skilled workers in the construction industry, Aboitiz Construction Inc., through the Aboitiz Group of Companies’ corporate social responsibility arm Aboitiz Foundation, seeks to help address this concern as it officially forged a partnership with the School of Knowledge for Industrial Labor, Leadership, and Service (SKILLS) to sponsor the training of 50 qualified Cebuanos.

Group urges solons to cancel students’ military training

STUDENT Leaders Against Mandatory (SLAM) ROTC, a newly launched coalition of high-school learners, appealed to members of the Senate to halt a measure for the two-year mandatory National Citizens Service Training (NCST) program, and a non-compulsory four-year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) course.

RCBC’s app scores YouTube award

THE Yuchengco-owned Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) has won “The Challenger” accolade for 2022 at the highly-coveted YouTube Works Awards, making it the very first Philippine bank to ever receive this recognition.

Converge pins high hopes for new year

CAPPING its banner year with a bang—thanks to a slew of major connectivity breakthroughs, partnerships and awards—Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is pinning high hopes to keep on growing and provide quality service to customers in 2023, according to its top ranking officials.

Construction biz heir builds own promising food service empire

ESTABLISHED family businesses are typically passed on from one generation to the next. In a very tight-knit Filipino setup, stories on descendants of well-known business clans who became successful in their own rights are very rare. Ryan Jay Dimapilis, chef and president of Balai Palmera Restaurant and Pasalubong Center, is among these rarities.

Have Big Sky Nation, travel or work anywhere worldwide

MINDFUL that people who are always on the go, whether for work, leisure or both, need a fast and dependable Internet connection, Big Sky Nation, the No. 1 travel Wi-Fi provider and trusted by top brands and corporations in the Philippines, is all geared to cater to customers who will avail its services.

Employee health care, sustainability, robust business top priorities of Pilipinas Shell

STILL confronted by the ensuing pandemic and external factors such as the lingering climate change issue and oil crisis brought about by the ongoing Ukraine-Russian war, Pilipinas Shell Corp. has managed to cope with these challenges through key strategies, from enabling employee adaptability of the remote work setup under the new normal to cutting its carbon emissions while tapping renewable energy (RE) sources and providing customer-centered products that drive community growth and prosperity.

Greenfield sparkles in star-studded 1st anniversary ‘Car Boot Sale’ event

MARKING the first anniversary of its Food Truck Fest, Greenfield Development Corp. (GDC) recently held a “Car Boot Sale,” featuring entrepreneurial showbiz and social-media personalities that brought cheers to everyone this Holiday Season to sample and shop for pre-loved items and other goods they offered at affordable prices.

Carousell to hold property show

SEVERAL prizes and big discounts await homebuyers and investors looking to acquire a property as the local business of classified-ads platform provider Carousell Pte. Ltd. will bring back its property expo from November 7 to 18, with a hybrid set-up to accommodate more participants for on-ground and virtual activities lined up.

Aboitiz Land eyes P1.82B in sales

THE real estate arm of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. said it expects to generate P1.82 billion in sales revenues from 171 units of the third residential development by Aboitiz Land Inc. at Lipa, Batangas.