Aljazeera’s 101 East program investigates the controversies of the Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines.
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So before we start let’s share some heritage about the delicious fast-food chain that is Jollibee! In 1975 Tony Tan Caktiong and his family opened a Magnolia Ice Cream parlour in Cubao, sometime in 1978, Caktiong and his brothers and sisters engaged the services of a management consultant, Manuel C. Lumba. Lumba shifted the business focus from ice cream to burgers, after his studies showed that a much larger market was waiting to be served. Lumba became Caktiong’s first business and management mentor.
Jollibee is an American-style fast-food restaurant with Filipino-influenced dishes specializing in burgers, spaghetti, chicken and some local Filipino dishes. In the Philippines, Jollibee serves Coca-Cola products for its beverages; in overseas markets, the chain serves Pepsi products.
Currently the largest fast-food chain in the country, it also has locations in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Dubai and Brunei.
Jollibee has won many accolades. It has consistently been mentioned as one of the Philippines’ and Asia’s most admired companies in surveys conducted by publications such as Asian Business Magazine and The Asian Wall Street Journal and has received other plaudits from Euromoney and Asia Money. In 2008, it was also the recipient of the FMCG and F & B Asia Pacific Supply Chain Excellence Award at the SCM Logistics Excellence Awards.
Read the rest at: WeAre Speaking To JOLLIBEE Phillippines – Official Interview.
Manila in the 60s and 70s looks like a different country.
The Philippine’s first 3D-animated feature film. Apparently it’s quite good.
The BBC reports that over 150 Filipinos celebrated Christmas at a party at the Labour Club in Yeovil. According to the article, most of the Filipinos in Somerset work in healthcare or are working students.
If you’re a Filipino who’d like to get involved with the community in Somerset, please contact the South Somerset Filipino Friends Association.
Read the full article: Filipinos uphold Catholic faith in Somerset (BBC News)
We’ve been contacted by a company running a trial for a new mobile remittance service. The system will enable quick instant, mobile money transfers, from the UK to the Philippines via Globe GCash.
Filipinos who regularly send money to friends and family in the Philippines are needed to trial out the new service before the end of the year (31 Dec 2010). All participants will be given an incentive payment of £10.
If you’re interested, please contact us ASAP.
Jenalyn Masilungan, who joined the march against increased tuition fees, said, “We’re not protesting against Prince Charles because he’s done nothing wrong to us. He has no say in what the government does. And I think it shouldn’t have got so out of hand with Prince Charles. That was the big story. No one cared about the protest, everyone cared about the attack on Prince Charles.”
Read the full article: Brit-Pinay witnesses attack against Prince Charles (ABS-CBN Europe)
On 4thought.TV, Filipino nurses Rex and Cathie Cortes share why Christmas carols mean so much to them. Catch it on Channel 4, Friday 24 December at 7.55pm.
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