If you have had the opportunity to talk to business owners and business decision-makers, they will tell you that running a business entails a lot of hardship and challenges. While nano, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (NMSMEs) and large enterprises have different sets of needs, what is common across both is the need to make the customer experience as easy as possible.
ALTHOUGH uncommon, an athlete competing in two sports in the UAAP is something that the league has seen. However, a two-sport athlete who earns an MBA degree while actively playing, runs his own international business, and publishes a book is a rare kind. Such a rare gem is De La Salle University’s Benjamin “Ben” Phillips III, whose exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication is leaving a lasting impact on Philippine sports and academics.
“Let’s do things differently this time.”
Those are the first words you hear at the beginning of this month’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, an otherworldly meditation on multiple realities and how our lives might unfold. The message is clear from the get-go: We have choices. Things could be malleable. You are you, sure. But wait — you might also be you and you and you.
The light and dark sides of AI have been in the public spotlight for many years. Think facial recognition, algorithms making loan and sentencing recommendations, and medical image analysis. But the impressive – and sometimes scary – capabilities of ChatGPT, DALL-E 2 and other conversational and image-conjuring artificial intelligence programs feel like a turning point.
MOSCOW—It was a revealing moment during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s tightly scripted visit to Moscow: Standing in the doorway of the Grand Kremlin Palace, he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the two of them were “witnessing the changes that haven’t been seen in more than a century, and we are pushing them together.”
The Japanese leader who normalized relations with China 50 years ago feared for his life when he flew to Beijing for the high-stakes negotiations at the height of the Cold War, according to his daughter, a former Japanese foreign minister.
Regardless of which culture you belong to or which country you’ve grown up in, one truth transcends familial concepts: that mothers or mother figures remain to be some of the most dedicated and nurturing family members. Whether you have a biological or adoptive mother, your bond with her is unquestionable and unbreakable. It is for this reason that Mother’s Day in the Philippines – and other countries – is a day of reverence and celebration, reserved solely for these strong women. This Mother’s Day, we aim to provide you with the history and the reason why Mother’s Day is a worthwhile event to celebrate for the mother figures in our lives.
As an archipelago found within the Pacific Ring of Fire and along the Typhoon Belt, the Philippines plays host to dozens of typhoons each year and is home to a handful of active volcanoes. This makes the Philippines highly prone to natural calamities and disasters – necessitating solid disaster management and preparedness plans for both national and local government units.
And the best way to do it is through the “12th Puto Latik Festival 2022” that has captured the imagination of people all over, both domestic and foreign tourists, as the city highlights two of its most important contributions to Philippine cultural heritage: its world-renowned Puto Biñan and the Maglalatik Dance.
How can we be human even as we pursue excellence? Can humanity and excellence go together? We know how it is to feel powerless. With the pandemic, we did not know what hit us. We were worried about ourselves, our families and our future. But slowly we stepped out of this dark cloud and as we looked after our individual concerns, we also learned to work with others, and discovered how to be a community again. From being helpless, we started helping; from being hopeless, we became bearers of hope; and from the desperation we saw around us, we became a force of action.
PLDT and Smart have maintained the group’s winning streak at the Anvil Awards, receiving top honors for the second straight year at the Philippines’ Oscars of public relations.