Compared to its other Southeast Asian neighbors, our country experiences a wider range of disasters. From floods to landslides, and typhoons to earthquakes – the most recent of which just happened in Leyte with a magnitude of 6.5 – the Philippines continues to endure and survive. Though the government does its best in preparing for and anticipating these times of emergency through awareness efforts and disaster response drills, self-mitigation is still an area that we can further improve on.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Rizal Commercial Bank Corporation (RCBC), one of the leading universal banks in the Philippines, today unveils its new corporate logo and tagline “We believe in you,” which signals the start of a new era of providing excellent and trusted banking services for Filipinos.
“This milestone signals the arrival of a more committed, refreshed and re-energized RCBC, that is ready to meet the demands of the ever-changing Philippine banking industry,” said RCBC President and CEO Gil A. Buenaventura.
“We believe in you” is not just a tagline for RCBC, but a battle cry to show our unwavering support and trust to the indomitable Filipino spirit. At the same time, this new corporate thrust is meant to encourage Filipinos not only to dream, but to pursue their passions and dreams, and turn them into reality – whether it’s traveling to your dream destination, venturing into a new business, or purchasing a new home or car,” Buenaventura stressed.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Steadfastly committed to providing affordable quality homes in the Amaia Land tradition, the property developer recently welcomed excited new homeowners to their brand-new units in Amaia Skies Avenida in downtown Manila.
The turnover of units in Amaia Skies Avenida started last April 8, 2017 and is expected to be fully accomplished within the next two to three months.
“A large segment of our customers are hardworking Filipinos who aspire to make their hard-earned money work for them,” said Nikie Lingad, Head of Project Development. “With this specific market driving our operations, we commit the organization’s resources and fine work practices to ensure that our homes are built and delivered to their owners while maintaining high standards of quality,” she stated.
Friday, June 30, 2017
The fast-growing salon chain Orange Blush Salon (OBS) gears up as it relaunches its brand at the upcoming Franchise Asia Expo set on July 21-23 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
The grand re-launch takes place at Booth 207 of this year’s franchise expo, touted as the biggest in the country. Hundreds of franchising businesses participate in this much-anticipated event, as OBS re-launches with revamped franchise packages that should make it easier to own an outlet of your own thru installment plans in partnership with BDO.
“We are excited to announce that during the expo, we shall be holding a three-day sale with P50,000 off on our franchise fee,” said the brand’s maker Joby Linsangan-Moreno. “Our main objective is to find suitable and qualified franchisees who could be our partners in expanding Orange Blush.”
Monday, June 19, 2017
Much has been said about millennials, the segment of the population that typically falls in the 18-29 age range. Every aspect of their behavior, from their TV viewing habits and shopping preferences to home and workplace behavior, is constantly being scrutinized.
With many applicants and new hires coming from this segment, companies are eager to know what makes millennials tick, what motivates them, and perhaps most important of all, what would make them stay with the company. To do this, we need to separate the facts from the myths, the conclusions from the assumptions, and confirm or debunk them as needed.
This is exactly what Prague-based fintech company Home Credit—itself an employer to more than 4,800 millennials, or 82% of the Home Credit PH workforce—did, as it recently surveyed close to 600 applicants about their career and workplace preferences (you can check out the survey here).
With close to 80% of the respondents falling under the 18-29 range, it gave plenty of interesting insights about millennials, while shedding some light on the other/older respondents, too—allowing us to determine whether the following are simply myths, or solid facts:
Sunday, June 18, 2017
After three decades of award-winning economic reportage, BusinessWorld, the country’s leading business newspaper, introduces its newest successor in the age of disruptive innovation: SparkUp.
SparkUp is a space for the community of young, passionate, and wildly aspiring go-getters. Its assets include the website sparkup.ph, social media pages including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @SparkUpPH, and a quarterly published magazine.
The direction for a digital-first multimedia platform came from Lucien C. Dy Tioco, Executive Vice-President of Philippine Star Media Group, which BusinessWorld is part of. “SparkUp will prove to be a useful platform for business-minded millennials and centennials because it will not only serve as a source of business knowledge, but also a community where they can share ideas and inspire each other to turn business concepts into reality,” he said.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
As summer continues to sizzle, families chill at shopping malls and troop to beaches and mountain hideaways to beat the scorching heat. Still, some people like staying closer to home, enjoying the summer break with people they love and having a healthy, active lifestyle in the comforts of their own community.
This is how summer came to life for the homeowners of Amaia Land, when the latter launched a series of exciting events geared to make the most out of the fun season.