Echostore to boost its digital presence

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Though very successful in the brick-and-mortar store setting located mostly in posh and classy malls and stand-alone sites, Echostore sees the need to further boost its digital presence, the undeniable track that retailers like it has to pursue for sustainability.

 

 Globally, even famous retailers have marked a 20 percent decline in sales for the year. “These days, you do not see who your competition is,” says one of three Echostore founder, Pacita “Chit” Juan. “They are there in the galaxy of the internet and you have to just surf and find increasing…

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People are changing to ‘green’ lifestyle

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Back eight years ago, when ECHO Store first opened its doors with still quite a few healthy, organic and sustainable products from local communities, people scoffed at the store founders as a healthy lifestyle was just for the rich, who can afford the more pricey items.

 

But fast forward now, even those with shoestring budget are taking extra effort and care about their health, shifting to green lifestyle by buying organic foods and patronizing local communities’ products coming from mostly recycled materials.

 

Why not do it now when the Earth is…

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DTI urged to pass IRR on gift checks

 

 

Rep. Henry Ong, 2nd district of Leyte and vice chair of the Committee on Banks and Financial intermediaries, urged the Department of Trade and Industry to pass the implementing rules and regulations on the gift check non-expiry act (HB 6016) in time for Christmas 2017.

 

The proposed Gift Check Non-Expiry Act passed the bicameral conference committee phase and could be ratified soon after Congress returns from its month-long break to consult constituents and resumes session on November 13.

 

Ong said he hopes the bill and other bills that have gone through bicam will be signed during November and…

Read more: DTI urged to pass IRR on gift checks

People are changing to ‘green’ lifestyle

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Back eight years ago, when ECHO Store first opened its doors with still quite a few healthy, organic and sustainable products from local communities, people scoffed at the store founders as a healthy lifestyle was just for the rich, who can afford the more pricey items.

 

But fast forward now, even those with shoestring budget are taking extra effort and care about their health, shifting to green lifestyle by buying organic foods and patronizing local communities’ products coming from mostly recycled materials.

 

Why not do it now when the Earth is…

Read more: People are changing to ‘green’ lifestyle

The Money Trail at the Ports

By Chito L. Junia

 

WHOEVER thought that only Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) officials, customs brokers, port and warehouse operators and truckers are getting a slice of the millions of pesos that exchange hands at the ports daily, either legally or illegally?

Apparently, the money trail at the ports goes all the way up from the lowly security guards up to high officials of the government and private port stakeholders. 

There was a time at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) when the “haoshiaos” (pseudo operators and employees) flourished as they allegedly handled the illicit…

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