Check what we have gathered this January:

Speeding up our digital journey
With the imposition of quarantines during the peak of the pandemic and frequent local lockdowns for two years, mobility was severely curtailed. This effectively ground physical economic activity to a halt. Yet, people needed to continue functioning, albeit from within the confines of their home. There was only one recourse: go digital.

Amid setback, PPA vows to pursue digital registration, monitoring of container vans
In a statement, PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago said they could not abandon the implementation of the Trusted Operator Program-Container Registry and Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS) since it is part of the digitalization commitment of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in a bid to rationalize port operations and prevent smuggling.

Digital government: Creating real connections
This global study looked at what these respondents value, their top concerns, and how they feel about the impact of technology. The study then aimed to examine their expectations of the function of the government, the provision of public services, and the nature of the interaction between those in power and those under it.

Farm modernization, more industry, services trade seen key to addressing inflation
Leonardo A. Lanzona, an economics professor at the Ateneo De Manila, said the government needs to act decisively to bring inflation down to within the 2-4% target range.

Unions: Delivery riders and WFH staff need more protection, louder voice in welfare decisions
E-commerce and tech companies in the Philippines have benefited from the gig economy but those who actually work in it need better mechanisms to protect them from exploitation, unions and workers’ associations said in a unified labor agenda that includes digital platform and freelance workers.

PH joins elite club of best performing economies in Southeast Asia
The Chief Executive said that he learned of the development during his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland which served as a platform for him to showcase the Philippine economy’s strong performance.

PH participation in WEF gains new investment pledges
Marcos said his attendance at WEF enabled the Philippine government to open new trade and investment opportunities for potential foreign investors, forge key partnerships in support of his administration’s economic development agenda, and secure commitments for increased levels of cooperation with various countries.

Global fintech firm targets PH market
Over the short term, in just in a couple of years, the company expects to haul in $10 million revenues per annum, around P546 million, from the software requirements of Philippine banks undergoing digital transformation, Rajesh Saxena, CEO, Global Consumer Banking.

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