On equal footing: Inquirer

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER) – In October 2016, then President Rodrigo Duterte stunned the nation and the international community by announcing the Philippines’ split with the United States, doing so no less while on a state visit to China, while giving a speech to incredulous Filipino officials businessmen and ecstatic Chinese counterparts in Beijing’s Great […]

The great rebranding of Philippines: Inquirer contributor

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER) – In arguably his first international media interview as the Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wasted no time in “reintroducing” his country-and, by extension, his dynasty-to the world. He projected himself as an above-the-fray statesman, who shuns even “indulge in any of that political back-and-forth concerning the Marcos family.” In his […]

Biden, Philippines’ Marcos discuss tensions in South China Sea

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden and his Philippine counterpart, Ferdinand Marcos, held their first face-to-face talks on Thursday with tensions in the South China Sea high on their agenda. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Marcos, son of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, took power in […]

20+ Leading Technology Organizations Orchestrated the Loudest Fintech Show in the Philippines

MANILA, Sep 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Southeast Asia’s most renowned FSI event, World Financial Innovation Series (WFIS) disrupted the Philippines’ fintech market with its inaugural edition in the country on 16 – 17 August 2022 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila. It also gave a major boost to the country’s […]

The Philippines’ Payments, E-Commerce & Banking Leaders to Gather Live Online this September to Chart the Future of Commerce

MANILA, Sep 15, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Seamless Philippines returns live online this 28-29 September, gathering over 1,200 attendees virtually to explore the latest innovations in the Philippines across the payments, e-commerce and banking sectors. “With digital payments and ePayments in the Philippines forecast to account for 50% of transactions by 2023, […]

Philippines’ Marcos touts $19.7b investment pledges from ‘fruitful’ trip to Indonesia, Singapore

MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has touted his first overseas trip as a success that has secured investment pledges worth at least US$14 billion (S$19.7 billion, as he eyes economic gains to get his presidency off to a strong start. During visits this week to Indonesia and Singapore, Mr Marcos met leaders of government […]

aCommerce and Johnson & Johnson Launch Sustainable Packaging Solution for a Better E-commerce Future in the Philippines

BANGKOK & MANILA, Sep 1, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – aCommerce Group, the largest end-to-end e-commerce enabler in Southeast Asia, has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Philippines, part of the largest and most broadly based healthcare company in the world, in a joint venture to offer a sustainable packaging alternative and 100% recyclable […]

Philippines reports three deaths from tropical storm Ma-On

MANILA (REUTERS) – Tropical storm Ma-On caused three deaths in the Philippines, its disaster agency reported on Thursday (Aug 25), with the storm currently headed towards south-eastern China. Two people were confirmed dead, both hit by a fallen tree in mountainous northern provinces of Kalinga and Cagayan, while one drowning in eastern Camarines Sur province […]

Spartan Capital: Society Pass (Nasdaq: SOPA) 10Q Shows Early Progress for Four Verticals

SINGAPORE, Aug 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Spartan Capital Securities LLC (“Spartan Capital”) issues Equity Research Report on Society Pass Inc. (Nasdaq: SOPA) (“SoPa”). Click Here (on Society Pass website) to view the full Spartan Capital Equity Research Report. https://tinyurl.com/SocietyPass Summary Points: – Vietnamese e-commerce luxury goods retailer Leflair generated 92% of […]

Oz Forensics, AppsFlyer and OutSystems have made the most strategic move to capitalize on Philippines’ fintech market

MANILA, Aug 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Southeast Asia’s most renowned FSI event, World Financial Innovation Series (WFIS), is now ready to disrupt Philippines’ fintech market with its inaugural edition in the country. To give an estimate of the country’s burgeoning market, the first half of 2021 witnessed a total funding of […]

Duterte’s costly pivot: Inquirer

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER) – Former president Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial foreign policy pivot toward China and Russia during his six-year term is now unravelling at a big cost to taxpayers. First were the much-touted Chinese investments, many of which failed to take off, and funding for major infrastructure projects. It even had to terminate, early […]

ASEAN’s most influential fintech event – WFIS, now ready to disrupt Philippines’ FSI market

MANILA, Jul 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The launch of ‘Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap 2020-2023’ by the Central bank of the Philippines (BSP) has been driving major fintech investments in the country. To give an estimate, the first half of 2021 witnessed a total funding of $342 million garnered by the country’s […]

Some Philippines McDonald’s stores can’t serve chicken as demand soars

MANILA (Bloomberg) – Some McDonald’s stores in the Philippines are unable to serve chicken because of a surge in demand, while supplies don’t meet the standards. “We continue to serve chicken”, but there are “certain” stores that temporarily don’t sell chicken, Ms Adi Hernandez, corporate communications director at McDonald’s Philippines, said in a phone interview. […]