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First figure skating development camp in PHL culminates at SM Megamall

To some, ice skating is a recreational activity, a way. But for young and upcoming figure skaters, it is a sport that demands serious training.

For Cebuana figure skater Erphy Mackenzie, the sport is both a fun and a challenging experience. The 7-year-old ice skating wonder brought home 6 gold medals from the recently concluded Skate Asia 2022 held in Malaysia.

Mackenzie was among the 24 young athletes who joined the Ice Skating Developmental Camp within SM Megamall. Organized by the Ice Skating Association of India (ISAI) in collaboration with the International Skating Union (ISU) and the Philippine Skating Union (PHSU), the 11-day camp started last August 18, and culminated on August 29.

The camp was facilitated by Mr. Artyem Kynazev, ISU technical specialist. It featured lectures from an International Skating Judge from Malaysia, Ms. Surayu Ismail, and sessions on sports nutrition plus mental training from Dr . Kim Montaniel.

SM Skating is the sole ice skating business in the Philippines and is home to the Philippine National Team of Ice Sports in partnership with the PHSU. Services offered include basic to advanced skating lessons, skate aid rentals, and assist coaches that are available anytime.

JCI Senate PH, Palawan Pawnshop Group honor the particular kasambahay

In recognition of the valuable contributions of our beloved kasambahays in making a happy Filipino home, the Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines, Inc. (JCI) together with Palawan Group, is honoring their hard work, dedication, and integrity with the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022.

Now in its 7th year, the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards seeks to inspire and honor our Kasambahays who lovingly serve their employers with hard work, loyalty, and integrity.

The Top 10 chosen Kasambahays (minimum of five years in service) will each get Php100, 000 as prizes and those who will be chosen for the 11th to 30th places (no minimum years of service) spots will each get a Php10, 000 prize. Also, ten (10) of the most liked and shared Facebook posts will win Php5, 000 prize.

To be eligible for the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022, kasambahays can nominate themselves or their employers can do so. They must not be more than 75 years of age and have rendered services for their current employer for at least 5 years.

IABC Ph launches 1 st   Triple P Awards

The  International Association associated with Business Communicators Philippines (IABC PH) launched its first ever Triple ‘P’ Awards during its General Members’ Meeting last August 22.

In collaboration with its technical partner, Deloitte Philippines, IABC PH introduced the Triple ‘P’ Awards for People, Planet, and Progress – a pioneering accolade dedicated to highlighting the importance of communications in achieving sustainability in the environment, social, and governance (ESG).

The awards were launched in congruence with the organization’s general membership meeting, focused on emphasizing the significance of business communication within ESG.

Spearheaded by IABC PH trustee and chair of the ESG Committee Melody Del Rosario ,   the particular awards aim to benchmark sustainability and ESG communication.

IABC PH’s Multiple ‘P’ Awards is the first ESG awards experts in the sustainability and ESG spheres to give its members and other attendees a holistic approach to embracing this new frontier.

MPIC chief finance, risk, and sustainability officer Chaye  Cabal-Revilla discussed the breadth and depth of ESG and why it matters, not only for compliance but also to create a pervasive plus positive impact on the planet and the people who inhabit it. Cabal-Revilla also shared MPIC’s best practices as a leading catalyst with regard to sustainability in the country.

In a recorded presentation, the particular Society for Technical Communication’s Associate Fellow Alisa Bonsignore imparted the five guiding principles of ESG Communications, which will across all IABC’s chapters around the world.

Eco-friendly homes

ACE Hardware teamed up with Habitat regarding Humanity for the home improvement of its community in Pasig through eco-friendly and sustainable products.

The partnership with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that aims to provide homes intended for marginalized Filipinos, is part of ACE Hardware’s goal to give back and help communities.

Using ACE’s non-toxic and odorless paints and painting supplies, ACE Equipment team  and other employee volunteers from head office and branches spent their day working with the community’s homeowners for that home improvement of two, four-storey structures that serve as a home for at least 120 families in Pasig 1 .

ACE Hardware also donated gardening supplies like pots, organic plant medium, seeds, gardening tools to the community’s urban garden.

The team furthermore spent time with the community with a series of fun games and got to know the local community members during the home improvement process.

InLife  wins Domestic Life Insurer of the Year

Insular Life (InLife) won its 6th Domestic Life Insurer Award – Philippines from the Singapore-based Insurance Asia Awards.

“Receiving this award for six consecutive years in good and bad times speaks to the continued relevance of the life insurance industry, more so in difficult and challenging years. For InLife, anchored on our stated mission associated with delivering a lifetime for good, this particular award is a testament of our consistency, endurance, and our faithfulness built over 112 years, ” said InLife executive chairperson Nina  Aguas in her acceptance speech.

InLife has been instituting changes that support its objective of becoming the Leader in protection and digitalization through strategic partnerships that will promote a thorough understanding of the customers. With Total Experience Management Platform ALIDA and its Voice of Customer Programs, InLife believes it is on the right path toward adding value to its customers’ lives by developing empathic solutions to their specific needs. “Feedback is a gift from your giver. Proactively listening helps us understand better the customers’ sentiments.   They tell us they are as invested in the company by taking the time to give us feedback, both positive plus negative, ” said Aguas.

Teleperformance Ph wins multiple recognition

Teleperformance (TP) Philippines recently won four awards for its pandemic and nation building efforts at the recent 19th Philippine Quill Honours organized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines.

Teleperformance received an Award of Merit for the COVID-19 Employee Communication Microsite, a bespoke communications hub launched for your COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

TP also received an Award associated with Merit for the 1Q TPbot, also known as TP-in-3. It is the world’s first Smart 1Question Job Interview Bot and is a streamlined social and mobile recruitment bot on Facebook Messenger.

TP furthermore received an Award of Merit for the Teleperformance Molino Recruitment Center Virtual Groundbreaking Event.

Building your brand at NLEX Drive & Dine

Developed and managed by MPT Mobility, NLEX Drive and Dine brings together a diverse mix of retail, outlet, leisure, and convenience offerings to get families and friends to unwind, relax, and create fun memories. It is strategically set in the last stop before heading to Skyway or Mindanao Avenue Smart Connect.

NLEX Drive and Dine is the top Motorists Toll Service Facility along NLEX with an average daily foot traffic count of over 23, 000, as well as an average daily vehicle count of over 7, 000 on regular days and over ten, 000 during peak seasons. Its expansiveness, variety of popular partner establishments, and high foot and vehicle visitors make it the ideal site pertaining to brands that are looking to increase their awareness and presence along the country’s longest expressway.

NLEX Drive plus Dine expansion includes the planned construction of five new buildings and a multi-level parking.

Accelerating merchant integration

BillEase announced the launch of its new integration stack for large enterprise merchants and payment gateways looking for same-day integration of BNPL service, allowing any business to rapidly offer installment payment plans for their customers.

The new incorporation stack is a first-of-its-kind solution in the region and is powered simply by OpenFabric, a Singapore-based technology company which builds infrastructure for payments and financial services in Southeast Asia.

Through this answer, merchants can use BillEase’s agnostic software development kit (SDK, powered by Open Fabric) to easily add BillEase on their platform. The new collection allows merchant technical teams to deploy a BNPL solution in just 1-3 days, versus the usual integration that takes months to complete, hence saving about 95 percent of developer time.

Smart is Best Mobile Network

For delivering the best overall experience to Filipino mobile users, PLDT’s wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. has hit a new milestone  as the first and only Filipino operator to earn the  Best Mobile Network from Ookla,   the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

A rare distinction, the Best Mobile Network citation is awarded to the mobile operator who also leads in two crucial Ookla Speedtest Awards categories: Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage, within the same test period. Receiving the  three awards  are (from left) Francis  Flores, SVP and head of Consumer Business Group – Individual at Smart; Roderick Santiago, network head at PLDT plus Smart; Joachim Horn, Next-Generation Solutions advisor at Wise; Mario  Tamayo, head associated with Technology at PLDT and Smart; and Kuljeet Randhawa, vice president at Ookla.

Globe commitment for MSMEs

Globe Business reaffirms its commitment to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as a trusted partner that helps them achieve business breakthroughs and continued success via digitalization.

Globe Business has been tapping into Globe’s ecosystem of digital solutions designed to help improve accuracy, efficiency, and productivity of company operations.

GPlan Biz, is a made-for-business mobile postpaid plan, which allows users to use GCash for business to purchase digital solutions or even pay suppliers conveniently, among others.

GFiber Biz Plus, on the other hand, is World Business’ real business grade   broadband plan which gives MSMEs access to symmetric internet connection, allowing them to experience equal upload and download speeds meant for seamless online activities.

Globe Business also offers hassle-free digital solutions such as Vehicle Tracker, which assists MSMEs manage their fleet and ensure safe delivery using its real-time monitoring feature; Cloud Payroll, which automates employee records and fast-tracks payroll processing; and ChatGenie, which lets them manage all their transactions across different channels in one platform. All these are designed to support MSMEs thrive in a digital-first business environment.

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