Automation Threatens PH Call Centers; Affects Women More

The government continues to tout the business process outsourcing sector as a key growth driver and jobs generator, but has not done much to stem the danger of job losses as many big businesses, especially foreign clients, shift to automation, an industry leader said, reports Interaksyon.

 

19 PH Retailers Join World's Largest Food Fair

Coconut products, banana chips, snacks and the Pili nut took center stage at the Philippine delegation's trade fair booths at Anuga, the world's biggest food trade fair, reports Rappler.

 

Ex-PH enviro chief Lopez wins 2017 Seacology Prize

Gina Lopez (Source: Rappler. Photo by Jasmin Dulay)

Gina Lopez (Source: Rappler. Photo by Jasmin Dulay)

California-based conservation organization Seacology gave former Philippine environment secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez its 2017 award for her “untiring environmental advocacy in the face of powerful opposition,” reports Inquirer.net.

Stockton's Little Manila Center Vandalized

A vandal or vandals tore down window posters and painted racially charged words on the storefront of the Little Manila Center in Stockton, California, reports Inquirer.net.

New Investments in PH Dropped By 90% in First Half of 2017

New investments declined by 90.3 percent in the first half of 2017 as the Duterte administration prepared to send off an economic team to attract US businessmen to the Philippines, reports Inquirer.net.

World Bank Cuts PH Economic Growth Projections for Next 2 Years

The World Bank has again cut its growth projections for the Philippines for this year and next, which the Washington-based multilateral lender blamed on “slower than expected” implementation of public infrastructure projects, reports Inquirer.net.

World Bank Sees $33B in Filipino Remittances This Year

The World Bank sees remittance flows to the Philippines hitting nearly $33 billion this year amid global economic recovery, reports Inquirer.net.
 

Fil-Am, 21, Among the Injured in Vegas Mass Shooting

Arthur “Arty” Andrade Jr. (Source: Balitang America)

Arthur “Arty” Andrade Jr. (Source: Balitang America)

A Filipino American, Arthur “Arty” Andrade Jr., 21, is among the 520 concert-goers injured during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, reports Inquirer.net.