Coca-Cola Philippines, Tesda roll out STAR program in Leyte (Business Mirror (Philippines))

AS part of its continuous support for women microentrepreneurs in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and Coca-Cola Philippines are rolling out the Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources Program (STAR) in Tacloban City this September, starting with the Training Induction Program. We are happy to be working with local trainers…

SA Announced As Chair of OPG (allAfrica.com)

Cabinet has welcomed the announcement that South Africa will take over as lead Chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP is a multilateral initiative to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Addressing the media in Pretoria on Saturday, Minister in the…

TESDA, Coke's women's training program strengthens Tacloban's typhoon Yolanda victims (Philippines News Agency)

Once again, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Coca-Cola Philippines have facilitated the women’s Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources Program (STAR)in Tacloban City this September. The Training Induction Program is a continuation of the support that Coca-Cola Philippines extended to the women micro entrepreneurs when their lives were disrupted by Typhoon…

Karapatan seeks intl help vs killings, HR violations in Mindanao (Business Mirror (Philippines))

THE human-rights group Karapatan has pleaded with German human-rights advocates and church workers in Berlin to support the call for justice for the 282 victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, including 49 lumad leaders slain in Mindanao. The impassioned appeal was made by Karapatan Secretary-General Cristina Palabay, who has been seeking support from the international…

Fitch upgrades Philippines' outlook to positive (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines received another upgrade from Fitch Ratings on the back of the country’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals as well as the improved government standards and competitiveness indicators under the Aquino administration. Fitch upgraded yesterday the country’s outlook to positive from stable as it affirmed the credit rating at “BBB-” or minimum investment grade.…