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Aboitiz Equity to issue retail bonds within 1st half

ABOITIZ Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) plans to issue up to P5 billion worth of fixed retail bonds within the first half of the year.

BDOLF to divest from Mitsubishi financing JV

BDO LEASING and Finance, Inc. (BDOLF) is set to divest its 40% stake in MMPC Auto Financial Services Corp. (MAFS), enabling the firm to focus on its core business.
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CEOs tell Trump they are hiring more Americans without college degrees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Chief executives of major companies said at a White House forum on Wednesday that they are hiring more Americans without college degrees as they search to find increasingly scarce applicants for open jobs.

What to see this week

2 films to see on the week of March 8 — March 14, 2019

ICTSI sets aside $380 million for 2019 capex

INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is allotting around $380 million for capital expenditure (capex) this year, 45% lower than the $261.3 million the company spent in 2018.

Philippine banks boosting guards versus cyber threats

A CRISIS MANAGEMENT and security consulting firm said the preparedness of the Philippine banking sector in dealing with cyber threats is “quickly changing” even as financial institutions remain the most vulnerable to these attacks.
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AMA offers online short-course program to upgrade skills

AMA University Online Education (AMA OEd) said it is offering an online program featuring short courses to enhance employee skills across various industries.

Italpinas board OK’s preferred share issuance

ITALPINAS Development Corp. (IDC) on Thursday said its board of directors gave the go signal for the issuance of up to P650 million worth of preferred shares.

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How to handle difficult job interview questions

I was interviewed for the vacant post of vice president by the CEO of a major company. My experience with him was disappointing after he asked the following questions: “Describe a stressful work condition with your past or current employer. How were you able to handle it? What would you do if you found out that a colleague is stealing millions from the company? Would you play politics with a colleague asking for your favor so that he can use a company vacation house for a week despite a policy against it? Would you agree to be imprisoned for avoiding taxes in favor of the company? Would you be willing to answer my phone calls at two in the morning? How would you feel if top management takes credit for your work?” Imagine answering around 15 of these questions for close to two hours. What’s your take on this? Are these questions relevant to the job? (italz end) -- Stressed Out.

Your Weekend Guide (March 8, 2019)

THE Filinvest City Open Grounds in Alabang, Muntinlupa City will be hopping on March 9 and 10 as Globe Telecom and Karpos Multimedia bring back the annual music and arts festival, Wanderland.

Business sustainability through innovation

“La Mesa Dam has already dried up!” This is what a local water agency told me when we recently spoke, referring to its lowest point in over a decade because of the effects of El Niño. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the dam’s current level is at 69.54 meters — less than half a meter from the very critical level of 69 meters. The standard operating level is between 78 to 80.15 meters, it is currently.

How PSEi member stocks performed — March 7, 2019

Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Thursday, March 7, 2019.