Conquering the wheel and sport: Top off-road racer pays tribute to his first mentor

Photo above shows (L-3) Noel Bartolome Jr. and Noel Bartolome Sr. on their way to the Land Cruiser Jamboree in Indonesia back in 2017.

Since its debut in 2011, the MAXXIS 4×4 Cup Philippines: Off-road Challenge has tested the skills and determination of thousands of Filipino motor sports athletes. Many of these athletes get their first taste of off-roading through their own parents, as was the case of one of the country’s top contenders, Noel G. Bartolome Jr.

One of the most active off-road athletes in the country today, Bartolome is a member of the Land Cruiser Club of the Philippines and is a regular in the MAXXIS 4×4 Cup winners’ podium. Just this April, he snagged the second place in the track B of the Lubao, Pampanga leg, conquering the course’s neck-high lahar pits. In 2018, Bartolome got the most podium places in the MAXXIS 4×4 Cup and won third place in the Overall Driver of the Year category.

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Ease Tech Talent Shortage with Innovative Recruitment and Retention Approaches – Robert Walters

As organizations accelerate their digital efforts, the impact of the tech talent shortage increases the strain on resources and productivity. A recent survey by Robert Walters revealed that hiring managers in Southeast Asia find hiring tech talent to be difficult and time-consuming but critical to business success.

In response to this growing urgency, specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters today issued a technology guidebook titled “5 Lessons in Tackling the Tech Talent Shortage.” Combining insights from forward-thinking business leaders, HR experts, hiring managers and tech professionals, the guidebook shares key learnings on attracting and retaining tech talent – from creating innovative recruitment and retention strategies and providing learning and growth opportunities within the organisation to zooming in on the instrumental role of tech leaders.

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US remains key military ally, but strong economic ties with China are vital Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. tells Oxford Business Group

The status of the bilateral relationship with the United States and the validity of the Mutual Defence Treaty (MDT) were among the many topics discussed recently in an interview given by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary, Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. to representatives of Oxford Business Group (OBG).

Locsin highlighted that the MDT has proven to be effective in maintaining peace in the Philippines and the wider region since the beginning of the Cold War, and expressed his desire to see it preserved in its current form.

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Renowned Speakers and Performers Join Biggest Youth Celebration of the Year

Popular evangelist and founder of Life Without Limbs Nick Vujicic, Australian worship band Planetshakers, and American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and actor Lecrae are among the renowned speakers and performers headlining the upcoming Jesus Global Youth Day (JGYD).

The youth conference, set for August 8 to 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, is the first of its kind to be held in the country. The three-day gathering aims to spur the Gen Z, millennial and Gen X Christians from all over the world to love Christ, live committed, and lead change through the message of the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ.

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Realme comes to Europe, ready to provide real value with its premium products

Game-changer smartphone brand Realme has announced its official entry in Europe, offering real value with its high-caliber products that feature powerful performance and contemporary design.

Realme engaged with key European media in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain from May 20 to 24 for the launch of the #RealGamingPro realme 3 Pro. As realme’s latest midrange gaming champion, the realme 3 Pro is expected to change the Europeans’ expectations of phones from this price segment with its modern design and high-tier performance.

The realme 3 Pro was launched in the Philippines last May 17, through a Mobile Legends Tournament, cementing its position as a gaming authority. The phone was warmly welcomed by Filipinos, generating 67 percent growth in sales compared to its predecessor, the realme 3.

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