A Thai comedy-drama directed by Prueksa Amaruji, Bikeman was released in Thailand last year. It tells the story of Sakkarin (Pachara “Peach” Chirathivat), who lives with his mother, Juree (Jennifer Kim), and his grandmother on the outskirts of Bangkok. Juree is proud of her son, thinking that he works as a banker and was recently promoted to assistant bank manager. Jai (Sananthachat Thanapatpisal) and Sakkarin (Pachara 'Peach' Chirathivat). (Film Publicist/File) On weekdays, Sakkarin wakes up early and dons a neat shirt before hopping on a train to reach his “workplace”. However, midway through the journey, he drops by a quiet locker room to change into a T-shirt and arm sleeves as he actually works as a motorcycle taxi driver in the city. Sakkarin has applied for a job in various banks, but to no avail. He decides to go with the banker story for fear of disappointing his mother. Though he half-heartedly … [Read more...] about ‘Bikeman’: A comedy about employment, acceptance
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Champion MICE catcher“Before the internet, the World Trade Center Metro Manila was the only link of local companies to the world. The global exhibit market has grown. Europe is coming to Asia and looking into the country after opening offices elsewhere.” She thinks the Philippines is still the best place to meet She entered the pearly gates of the world of meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions — better known in the industry as “MICE” — in 2008 after two decades of tourism, hotel, media and theme park experiences, and stayed. Expansion in 2020“Before the internet, the World Trade Center Metro Manila was the only link of local companies to the world,” says Pascual, president of the 23-year-old pioneer exhibition venture and market leader. “The global exhibit market has grown. The stagnant market in Europe is coming to Asia and looking into the Philippines after opening offices in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and … [Read more...] about Champion MICE catcher
Automated banking should mean lower fees, workers' group says (Philstar.com) - August 15, 2019 - 11:51am MANILA, Philippines — The automation of bank transactions should mean lower fees and not increased charges for depositors, Partido Manggagawa said Thursday. Some banks have applied to adjust their ATM transaction services from the current P10-P15 for interbank withdrawals and P2 for interbank balance inquiries, prompting a call for a House inquiry over concerns that the fees could increase to as much as P30 per transaction. PM said that technology has allowed ATMs and other systems to replace human tellers, which would mean savings on the banks' labor costs. "[T]he more the system is becoming smart and efficient, which is what automation achieves, the more the services become widely available and cheaper, if not free. The banks' plan to impose higher fees on ATM transactions and other charges simply … [Read more...] about Automated banking should mean lower fees, workers’ group says
MANILA, Philippines — These days, we use smartphones rather than watches to tell time. Smartphones and other gadgets also give us an opportunity to air our thoughts, engage in digital trade, and communicate instantly. When 5G gets deployed, we expect more diffusion of the Internet of Things (IOT), where devices are connected to the internet, with trillions of sensors communicating with these devices, and with one another. Working with sensors, these devices can monitor things like building elevators, checking them for status and possible problems, and using artificial intelligence (AI), predict failures before they happen. AI already powers up many applications, from voice assistants to driverless cars. Even the autocomplete feature on phones, recommendations from Netflix, and Facebook’s ability to recognize our faces in a photo posted by friends, are examples of AI. Tech is amazing, and the trend in its penetration is phenomenal. Seven out 10 Filipinos use the internet, … [Read more...] about Are Filipinos ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
PNP mulls raps vs bank personnel MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police is considering filing charges of obstruction of justice against the officials of a Metrobank branch in downtown Manila who prevented policemen from entering the bank following a robbery last Thursday, PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said yesterday. “Puwede kaming makapagfile ng obstruction of justice dito,” he told reporters in Camp Crame. Police officers were barred by the bank’s personnel from entering and conducting an investigation. It took two hours before the lawmen were allowed inside. Albayalde said the police should have been immediately allowed inside as the place is already considered a crime scene. “In such incidents, time is of the essence,” he said. Had the police been allowed to enter the bank earlier, Albayalde said investigators could have immediately obtained clues leading to the arrest of the robbers. … [Read more...] about PNP mulls raps vs bank personnel