Performing artists push for copyright protection from AI deepfakes

TBILISI — When a friend messaged voice actor Bev Standing to ask whether she was the voice of TikTok’s text-to-speech feature, the Canadian performer’s surprise soon turned to irritation.

Puregold targets 25 new stores nationwide in 2022 

PUREGOLD Price Club, Inc. is aiming to establish 25 stores across the country in 2022 as part of its expansion plans nationwide.

Sony readies for metaverse revolution with cross-platform push

TOKYO — Japanese conglomerate Sony Group Corp. said it is well-positioned to play a leading role in the metaverse, or immersive virtual worlds, which commentators speculate will massively disrupt industries and establish new powerhouses.

SEC proposes rules for PERA investment products

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules for the qualification and eligibility of personal equity and retirement account (PERA) investment products.

PHL-Sibol wins 1st esports gold in Hanoi SEAG, expects more

HANOI — Team Sibol came through with the Philippines’ first esports gold late on Wednesday night and is expecting more medals in 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) at the Vietnam National Convention Center.

Hallasgo caps SEAG athletics’ campaign with marathon silver

HANOI — Christine Hallasgo capped the Philippine athletics team’s campaign in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) at the My Dihn National Stadium with a silver in the marathon.

PHL strikes second gold in bowling team event

HANOI — With singles gold medalist Merwin Tan leading the way, the men’s bowling team sparkled on Thursday, adding a second victory to the Philippine campaign in the 31st Southeast Asian Games by ruling the team-of-4 event.

BPI sets P100-B bond program

BANK of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has approved a new P100-billion bond program to help diversify its funding sources and boost its sustainability drive.

Cisco study finds 92% in Philippines prefer hybrid work arrangements

TECHNOLOGY company Cisco Systems, Inc. said its research has indicated a 92% preference for hybrid work in the Philippines, saying that technology has established itself as an enabler of alternative work configurations, though it called for such arrangements to be supported by “end-to-end security.”

BSP proposes guidelines for sustainable investing

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) is proposing guidelines for banks’ integration of sustainability principles in their investment activities.