in Speeches on Aug 13, 2020
Launching of the “Advancing Women Social Entrepreneurs (WSEs) in ASEAN” Report
Hi everyone! To the Ashoka ASEAN Team; S&P Global Foundation Team; Dr. Iman Bibars, Diamond Leader of Ashoka Arab World and the Advocate of the Movement for Women Social Entrepreneurs in Ashoka; of course, the 40 Filipina women social who are part of Ashoka’s pilot cohort in the Philippines; our esteemed speakers; guests and participants: Good afternoon.
Thank you for inviting me to join you today. Congratulations to Ashoka and S&P Global Foundation for the launching of this report. I am very...
in Speeches on Aug 11, 2020
The American Chamber of Commerce Philippines Inc.
Theme: Philippines’ COVID-19 Response: Opportunities for Government Programs and Recommendations for Private Sector Collaboration
Not a Zero-sum Game
Good morning everyone, thank you for inviting me to this webinar, and thank you for having me again. Good morning as well to the entire team from AmCham Philippines: Of course Ebb [Hinchliffe], Atty. Mimi [Lopez],
Mardie [Torres]…I don’t know if Mr. Peter Hayden is here.
Mr. Bruce Winton, our first vice-president; Bobby Batungbacal, all the others. I hope we are all staying safe in this gloomy Tue...
in Speeches on Aug 08, 2020
Kaya Natin Academy for Young Leaders Course 1 Completion Ceremony: “Building our Future amid a Pandemic”
Magkakarugtong ang Diwa
Hi, everyone! Hi, Wolf [Heinze]. Hi, Harvey [Keh]. Hello to all the KN family. Parang napakabilis ng panahon. Just like that, we are down to the last five months of the year. Grabe, ‘no? Who would have thought, entering 2020, na ganito ang mundong gagalawan natin ngayon? The change was quick, it was drastic and intense, encompassing almost all aspects of our lives: Ang araw-araw na commute papasok sa eskuwela o opisina; ang pakikisalamuha natin sa mga kaibigan, pati...
in Speeches on Aug 03, 2020
41ST National Conference of Employers
Theme: The 21st Century Employer: Digital, Agile, Resilient
The Business of Nation-Building
Thank you very much for inviting me to be here with you today. If I am not mistaken, this is actually the third consecutive year that I have been invited to speak at your annual conference, and despite the fact that the pandemic limits us this year to a virtual gathering, I remain in awe of your dedication to ensuring a thriving, fair playing field for businesses.
Economies and industries the world over are being disrupted. Countries like ours have enforced lockdo...
in Speeches on Jul 07, 2020
ATENEO HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER (AHRC) WEBINAR SERIES ON VARIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
Topic: Human Rights in the Time of a Public Health Emergency
Maraming salamat po sa pag-imbita sa akin ngayon. Maraming salamat sa mga organizers, sa Ateneo Human Rights Center, sa pagbubukas ng mga ganitong espasyo para patuloy na pag-usapan ang mahahalagang bagay. Gumagaan kahit papaano ang loob ko, na sa kabila ng mga nangyayari sa paligid natin, nakakahanap pa rin kayo ng paraan para palawakin ang kaalaman at karanasan sa larangan ng karapatang pantao.
Noong mabasa ko ang theme ng inyong int...