Lazada: Enriching Lives, Emerging Stronger

Lazada, the leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia released its annual Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Impact report: Enriching Lives, Emerging Stronger for FY2023. The annual report provides more information on the progress of the company’s commitment to leverage eCommerce as a force for good, based on four core pillars under its ESG framework that were unveiled last year, namely: Empowering Communities, Future-Ready Workforce, Environmental Stewardship, and Effective Governance. The report highlights many achievements and progress of the company’s ESG efforts during the reporting period, including notable ones in the Philippine market. The Empowering Communities pillar bolsters over 1.1 million stakeholders across six markets in Southeast Asia by providing essential...
Posted On 30 Aug 2023

Pulong Duterte supports Davao’s 38th Kadayawan Festival

Davao is rich in prestigious cultural festivities. Among them is the much anticipated Kadayawan Festival, which gathers local and foreign tourists from several parts of the world eager to experience this unique festivity that only Davao could offer. Then mayor–and later became the country’s 16th president– Rodrigo Duterte officially renamed the ethnic festivity the Kadayawan Festival in 1988. Now in its 38th year, the popular celebration is still being fully supported by the Dutertes, with the former president’s eldest son Rep. Paolo Duterte of Davao City’s first district, as one of its major patrons. “Established in the 1970s for the indigenous groups giving thanks to the gods for their bountiful harvest, the Kadayawan Festival was then called Apo...
Posted On 20 Aug 2023

Bong Go highlights continuing operations of Malasakit Centers nationwide with almost 600k served in Davao region alone.

“The Malasakit Centers are living up to their name, showing true compassion and dedication to the people of the Davao Region,” Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said as he commended the Malasakit Centers in the Davao Region for their continued service in helping those with medical needs. Go was referring to the centers’ marked progress in assisting indigent patients in the Davao Region, according to the Medical Assistance to Indigent Patients Program (MAIP) report by the Department of Health (DOH). The overall success of the Malasakit Centers in the Davao Region is evident, with a total of 590,562 patients served. “These numbers reflect the real impact on the lives of our fellow Filipinos,” he said. The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in...
Posted On 20 Aug 2023

To help fight poverty, Rep. Duterte pushes community participation In planning, implementing local development projects

Lawmakers led by Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte want marginalized communities to get involved in the planning, budgeting and implementation of projects that meet their priority needs as a means to combat poverty at the grassroots level. Duterte said this globally recognized strategy, called the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach, should be institutionalized and provided sufficient funding to ensure that underserved and remote communities are able to decide which programs and projects should be implemented to suit their needs. “Poor and farflung communities should get a say on what should be done to alleviate poverty in their areas since they know what’s happening on the ground and what problems need urgent action. This is the true spirit of inclusive...
Posted On 18 Aug 2023