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#SupportLocalMSMEs: SM Southmall’s StartUp Market Opens

From health & wellness to home & lifestyle essentials and baked goods, participating businesses offer locally-produced and eco-friendly varieties that include hand-made, authentic artisan leatherware from Enoch; exquisite flower arrangements and scents from Acrewoods Floral & Aroma; hand-poured soy candles and home aromatherapy by Sevetenna Scents; multi-surface, copper-made disinfectant sprays pioneered by Blue Vitriol; eco-conscious household and lifestyle alternatives made of chemically-engineered bamboos from The Bamboo Company; native handcrafted pieces of rattan, pandan, and other locally-sourced materials from Adelina Home; fragrant, high-quality raw materials for soap-making by Zanjois; and half-baked chocolate chip goodness and recipes from Cookie Dude. 

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P&G Philippines Erica Cabayan: Why More Women Leaders and Allies Matter at Work

More women in the workplace are championing work and personal life balance, advocating for equality and inclusion, and role modeling the aspirational careers that are possible when these are achieved.

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Shopee Recognizes Top Sellers For Operational and Marketing Excellence

As the e-commerce industry rapidly grows, so do the avenues and opportunities for digital MSMEs to stand out. With this need to adapt quickly, Shopee recently held its Shopee Seller Operations Excellence Awards to recognize sellers who performed exceptionally during Shopee’s mega sales and campaigns in the final quarter of last year.

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MERALCO Recognized for Outstanding Service Amid Pandemic

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) emerged as one of the top companies in the Philippines on service excellence, leveraging both digital and traditional customer channels despite the challenges brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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SM Supermalls Prioritizes MSMEs in SM Startup Package Offering

The recent launch of SM Supermalls’ SM Start-Up Package has ignited new hope and inspiration for MSMEs in the country, most especially those affected by the pandemic and prolonged lockdowns.

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The SM Startup Package: 100 Small business owners invited to set up shop in SM malls

It has been almost two years since the pandemic brought Filipino life and many livelihoods to a screeching halt. According to a 2020 Asian Development Bank (ADB) study of 1,804 Philippine MSMEs, 70.6% were forced to temporarily close with 66.2% reported to have temporary staff cuts during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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MSMEs Demonstrate that e-commerce is for Everyone in Shopee

The current global situation brought about significant lifestyle changes: more people are working from home, consumers are shopping online for their convenience, and business owners are transitioning to online and e-commerce platforms to stay afloat. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, shares three sellers who found success online with Shopee and how they are preparing for the much-anticipated 9.9 Super Shopping Day. 

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FWD Insurance & Cebuana Lhuillier: Nationwide Financial and Protection Inclusion

FWD Insurance has partnered with Cebuana Lhuillier to bridge the financial and protection gap covering a wider socioeconomic segment of the Philippine market. In an agreement signed in April 2021, affordable FWD insurance plans and digital solutions will be made accessible to Cebuana Lhuillier’s close to 30M Filipino customers spread across 2,500 branches nationwide.

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DTI Holds Virtual National Trade Fair

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) and in collaboration with the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices, will be hosting the first-ever Virtual National Trade Fair from January 27 to February 2, 2021, on its website virtualnationaltradefair.dti.gov.ph.

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URC-Thailand Cited as Among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia

Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) subsidiary in Thailand has been named as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia”, for a work culture that values its employees as key resources.

The award was given by HR Asia, regarded as an authoritative regional publisher on human resources.

URC (Thailand) Co. Ltd. was among 38 companies to be recognized out of a field of 138 firms.

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