• DTI leads business workshop for Filipinos in LA

      11 August 2018Published also in Business Mirror In Photo: Panel members include (from left): Armando Bartolome, Linda Stone, Dr. Ed Arcinue, Eduardo Romualdo, with Trade Commissioner Celynne Layug (standing) of the Department of Trade and Industry. MORE than 50 professionals, food-trade entrepreneurs and representatives of Filipino-American organizations in Los Angeles, California, attended a workshop for overseas Filipino investors (OFIs) officially launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The workshop called “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan” (TNK) for OFIs was cosponsored by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Los Angeles (PTIC-LA), in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General and Philippine Department of Tourism in Los Angeles. The workshop was attended by...

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    • Jollibee opens restaurant in Mississauga, Canada

      11 August 2018Published also in Business Mirror JOLLIBEE Foods Corp. (JFC) continues its aggressive expansion into Canada as it opened the doors of Jollibee Mississauga on July 20, the fast-food company’s second outpost in Toronto. Jollibee Mississauga is housed inside Seafood City, a 50,000-square-foot Filipino marketplace, located in Mississauga’s Heartland Town Centre. The newest restaurant marks the company’s 41st North American location and fourth Canadian store, following two openings in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2016 and one in Scarborough, Toronto, in April this year—proof of the brand’s commitment to this region as a key growth market. The company’s expansion into Canada follows the steady rise of Filipino food in the country, with several Filipino restaurants gaining visibility and...

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    • Pagadian gears up to attract locators, increase investments

      11 August 2018Published also in Business Mirror PAGADIAN City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur, is ready to attract more locators and increase investments as the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), the country’s lead industry development and primary investment promotion agency, recently capacitated key stakeholders in the province on the investment opportunities under the 2017-2019 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP). The IPP, a three-year rolling plan, lists the preferred invesment activities that may be given incentives by the BOI. With the theme “Scaling Up and Dispersing Opportunities,” the IPP brings forth significant additions and changes, following the President’s Zero + 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, the aspirations embodied in AmBisyon Natin 2040, and the Philippine Development...

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    • Mideast supermarket chain aims to import $100-million PHL products by 2020

      11 August 2018 By Elijah Felice Rosales Published also in Business Mirror ONE of Middle East’s most popular supermarket chains is now importing farm products and other commodities from the Philippines, and is targeting to procure at least $100 million from local producers by 2020. May Exports Philippines Inc. officially launched its operations on Wednesday, and will serve as the new center for sourcing, storing, packaging and exporting agricultural and commodity goods to the more than 150 supermarkets of Lulu Group International. The firm is registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), and has initially invested $1 million for its facility in the Calamba Premiere International Park. “At present, [May Exports’s] initial investments is $1 million for this facility only. But...

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    • GDPR in Philippines to boost business dealings with EU

      THE implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the Philippines will benefit more organizations as this will enhance their transactions and dealingwith European Union (EU)-based businesses and citizens because they have data privacy and transparency measures, an executive said. “We see the GDPR pushing other countries, including the Philippines, to improve their respective data privacy regulations. It is effectively making state-of-the-art data securitythe new standard across the globe,” Trend Micro Director for Technology Marketing Myla Pilao said in a press statement. The new regulation applies to all organizations that operate in the EU and/or processes the personal information of EU citizens, regardless of their size or location. In thislight, companies based...

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