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Briefs: Partnership for Build, Build, Build



Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. and ATN Holdings recently forged a partnership for Quarry Priority Supply Project to North Luzon Expressways (NLEX) projects. The partnership will ensure steady supply of quality construction aggregates for the following projects: NLEX-Harbour Link, the Cavite-Laguna Expressway, the NLEX expansion, the Manila-LRT Line 1 Cavite extension, and NLEX-SLEX Connector Road. Photo shows MPTC president & CEO Rodrigo Franco and ATN Holdings President & CEO Arsenio Ng (2nd and 3rd from left) joined by Department of Public Works and Highways chairman of Build, Build, Build Anna Mae Lamentillo (rightmost) with (from left) MPTC Chief Development Officer Raul Ignacio and ATN Holdings Director Hilario Ng.

Security Bank cited for responsible investor relations

Security Bank bagged three prestigious awards, including Best Investor Relations (IR) Company (Philippines) for the fifth successive year, Best CEO for IR (Philippines) and Best IR Professional (Philippines) at the recently concluded 9th Asian Excellence Awards held at JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong.

Corporate Governance Asia (CGA), the organizer behind the prestigious award-giving body, lauded the lender for upholding transparency and accountability in corporate governance. On top of regulatory compliance, CGA praised Security Bank’s efforts in ensuring greater accessibility of its customer-centric products and services to the banking public through several transformation and digitalization initiatives.

K-Beauty enters Phl market via DFP

In the wake of the K-pop boom and popularity of Korean style makeup trend and skincare products, top K-Beauty and Korean cosmetics are entering Duty Free Philippines (DFP) to target their growing market in the Philippines.

According to Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio Angala, DFP has collaborated with 31 brands to stock more K-Beauty products at DFP stores.

“To date, we have about 31 K-Beauty brands, two of which are DFP exclusives,” said Angala.

These exclusive brands include Dr. Jart and Sulwhasoo.

DFP has recently opened K-Beauty Studio and Global Trends area in its flagship store, the Fiestamall in Parañaque City and Sulwhasoo at Luxe Duty Free inside Mall of Asia Complex to specifically highlight Korean brands.