As the Philippines hosts the celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will be commemorated on August 8 this year, the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) along with its allied networks, the Asia-Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict-Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA), together with the broad civil society movements in the region, urgently call on the regional bloc to put front and center the issues of regional peace and human security that continue to challenge the stability of the whole regional community and beset the lives of the most vulnerable peoples in the region.
SAP (NYSE: SAP) yesterday announced the appointment of Claus Andresen as President and Managing Director of SAP Southeast Asia, promoted from Chief Operating Officer of SAP Indian Subcontinent.
Nexusguard, the worldwide leader in distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solutions, today announced the company was honored by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium (APCSC) with the International Customer Service Quality Standard (CSQS) site certificate for the fifth year in a row. Developed jointly with the University of Hong Kong, the CSQS is the highest global award for excellence in CRM, customer service, and contact center and support services. The certification recognizes Nexusguard’s dedication to customer service and commitment to best practices for serving internal and external stakeholders.
Compared to its other Southeast Asian neighbors, our country experiences a wider range of disasters. From floods to landslides, and typhoons to earthquakes – the most recent of which just happened in Leyte with a magnitude of 6.5 – the Philippines continues to endure and survive. Though the government does its best in preparing for and anticipating these times of emergency through awareness efforts and disaster response drills, self-mitigation is still an area that we can further improve on.
The All-Out Peace (AOP) movement, a broad network of peace advocates and civil society groups, welcomes the submission by the 21-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) of the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17 and lauds the commitment by the President to certify the proposed measure as urgent and “husband” the same before both houses of Congress.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that incense restrictions would be an unnecessary obtrusion on Hindu devotees, who had been waving incense in front of the images of deities for ages as an act of homage to the divine manifestation.
Sheldon Cooper’s beloved grandmother in “Big Bang Theory” will also be a key character in “Young Sheldon.” The CBS show booked Annie Potts for the iconic role of Meemaw, the most influential person in Sheldon’s life.
Asian University for Women is pleased to announce that Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush will serve as a Patron of the University. Mrs. Bush served as First Lady from 2001 to 2009 when her husband George W. Bush was President of the United States.
In anticipation of the second State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to be delivered by President Rodrigo Duterte next week, civil society groups urged the President to call for the strict enforcement of Executive Order No. 26 s. 2017, also known as the “smoke-free EO”, and higher tobacco taxes.
New Rankings From Institutional Investor Show Chinese Corporations Committed To Corporate Governance
A total of 3,074 buy-side individuals and 858 sell-side analysts participated in the 2017 All-Asia Executive Team Honored Companies survey and nominated 2,510 companies across 18 sectors, based on six core attributes: accessibility of senior executives, constructive conference calls and meetings, well-informed and authoritative investor relations, quality corporate documents, quick response to requests and timely financial disclosures.