TOKYO — Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.
The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organization of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said Wednesday that it’s starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and building a new museum in Tokyo devoted to ninja, set to open in 2018.MORE
THE Philippines will be sending over 500 college students annually to Israel in order to learn from Tel Aviv’s expertise and advanced technologies in agriculture, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Wednesday.
The deployment of 550 college students chosen from 29 agricultural schools outside Metro Manila is part of the proposal to expand the current exchange program of the two countries in the agriculture sector.MORE
AT least 500 Listahanan identified-poor families in Cebu City received the Metrobank Foundation’s Bags of Blessing during the Chinese New Year celebration last month.
The Bags of Blessing project is a nationwide gift-giving program of the foundation where 10,000 bags filled with grocery items worth P1,000 was distributed to 10,000 poorest families listed in the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Listahanan but are not beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.MORE
THE Communist Party of China (CPC), through the China Foundation of Development, donated USD400,000 for the construction of Bolton Elementary School, Davao City.
International Department Minister of CPC, Song Tao during his speech before the 18th City Council Tuesday, February 21, said they came to the Philippines in behalf of the CPC of China to foster friendship and partnership in Davao and in Philippines.MORE
BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. was conferred the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award by FinanceAsia, a Hong Kong-based publication that covers investment banking, capital markets, and strategic corporate finance in Asia Pacific.
FinanceAsia annually recognizes the region’s most significant transactions, the financial institutions that advised on them ,as well as outstanding individuals in the field of finance.MORE
THE flag carrier is feeding our wanderlust and giving us more reasons to pack our bags and hop on the next plane to our bucket listed destinations.
In 2016, Philippine Airlines launched four new international flights (Kuwait, Jeddah, Doha, Saipan), opened new routes (Cebu-Singapore, Cebu-Los Angeles, Manila-Taipei-Osaka, Cebu-Caticlan-Calrk) and increased flight frequencies (Manila-Los Angeles—twice daily; Manila-Toronto—three to four times weekly; Manila-Beijing—four to six times weekly; and Manila-Vancouver—seven to ten times weekly).MORE
THE continuing boom in Philippine tourism finds Mactan Island in need of new hotel rooms or it will lose guests to other local destinations, a hotelier warned.
“With the overexcitement about the Philippines now, the five to six major hotels in Mactan is not enough to welcome the whole world,” said Harold Rainfroy, general manager of Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, at the sidelines of the launching of Vanille Salèe menu last Wednesday, which will be offered from Feb. 21 to Mar. 21.MORE
THE Consulate General of Indonesia will hold the first Indonesia Food and Beverage Expo and the Indonesian Culinary Festival on March 17 to 19 to promote more Indonesian products in preparation for the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roro route to be launched on April 28.
During the weekly forum at Habi at Kape at Abreeza Ayala Malls Thursday, February 16, Indonesian Consul General Secretary Berlian Napitupulu said they will conduct the first Indonesian Food and Beverage Expo at the House of Indonesia, Juna Subdivision on March 17 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.MORE
SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth, about one-third of the gross domestic product (GDP) and two-thirds of the total labor force.
Though SMEs have been a dynamic force in the economy, they continue to face problems like access to capital, raw materials, skilled workers, and technology. Government has been looking for ways to improve business like fast trading, efficient transport, and available financing.MORE
THE staging of international events in Davao City for the past few months has helped position the city to be Mindanao’s leading destination for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (Mice).
“Because of the different meetings that we have for the Asean Summit, we are showing the whole world that Davao is a Mice destination,” said Roberto Alabado III, Department of Tourism Davao regional director, during the inaugural launch of Philippine Airlines’ Clark-Davao-Clark route on February 1, 2016 at the Davao International Airport.MORE
A FILIPINO professor based in the United States is set to receive an international award on November 26 and 27 in Indonesia.
Dr. Joseph Mark Munoz, a Filipino professor of management and international business, will receive the 2016 Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) Distinguished Business Dean recognition award at the Universitas Sebelas Maret in Surakarta Central Java, Indonesia.
Munoz described his success as “the best of what you can be to attain the highest quality of work.”
He became the interim dean of Tabor School of Business at Millikin University in the US on November 2, 2015 while the school is still looking for a permanent dean. (MORE)