Rules and regulations exist to protect companies and consumers alike. Compliance training may not be the most exciting or anticipated portion of your company's schedule, but it's absolutely crucial to successfully meeting industry standards, keeping shareholders happy and avoiding litigation. To help your company stay more aligned with its policies and procedures, here are some compliance strategies to adopt. Keep ...

Customer service demands don't sit still. A few years ago, no customers expected that their package, ordered online, would be delivered the next day. Now the likes of Amazon have made this a standard part of their offering. Similarly, in a more competitive business environment than ever, customers have more places than ever they can go, meaning that businesses must ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS FINANCE SECRETARY Carlos G. Dominguez III on Monday said he is backing a proposal to extend the validity of an executive order that will increase pork import volumes until end-2022. The government, through Executive Order (EO) 133 in May, raised the minimum access volume (MAV) for pork imports to 254,210 metric tons (MT) this year from ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE PHILIPPINES secured a fresh $250-million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which will be used to buy more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines next year. In a statement on Monday, the multilateral lender said it approved the loan that would help the Philippine government acquire 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for eligible children and ...

Traffic is seen along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Dec. 1. -- PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASCAR AND TRUCK manufacturers reported their sales grew by double digits in November, allowing the industry to exceed last year's total sales as demand picked up amid the further easing of lockdown restrictions. In a joint report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the ...

FREEPIK By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter THE GOVERNMENT is now seeking bidders for the design-and-build contracts for a P73.93-billion bus system project in Davao City. In its invitation for bids, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the Philippine government has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Davao Public Transport Modernization Project, which is also ...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter THE PLDT group and Globe Telecom, Inc. on Monday said investments in their cybersecurity capabilities have been increasing, as they continue to work to protect their customers from online threats. "Our spending has already been more than P2 billion, closing to P3 billion," Angel T. Redoble, first vice-president and chief information security officer of ...

1 of 2 THE PREMISE of Gensan Punch sounds unlikely: a disabled Japanese man dreams of becoming a professional boxer, and goes to General Santos City to follow his dream. And yet, it is a true story. And has been made into an HBO Asia Original film which has won an award. Inspired by the true story of boxer Naozumi ...

RAZON-LED Prime Infrastructure Holdings, Inc. (Prime Infra) is investing an additional P2 billion into projects with Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings, Inc. (Solar Philippines), it said on Monday. Prime Infra, which is headed by tycoon Enrique K. Razon, Jr., said it recently concluded an agreement with Solar Philippines to acquire a 50% stake in the latter's subsidiary Solar Philippines Tanauan ...

HBO series Succession -- HBO.COM/SUCCESSION By Jennifer Saba, Reuters Breakingviews Television ReviewSuccessionHBO SUCCESSION does not have a successor. The HBO series about a fictional mogul and his adult children scheming to replace him is so captivating because it draws on real-life dynasties like Rupert Murdoch's family. But the personalities that make the show gripping are becoming a relic of the ...