AYALA Group for the greater good, CLARK welcomes international tourists


Synergy for economic and social growth

Cebuana pitcher and BPI Unibanker Alexis Sy, who represents the country at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam in May, was recently recognized by the WeAreAyala Business Club Cebu as mayor of WAABC. (Photo by Asian Bowling Federation)

The Ayala Group recently renamed and relaunched the Cebu Chapter of the WeAreAyala Business Club (WAABC) to advance the common good by fostering customer support, employee synergy and community engagement.

The event included the swearing in of new WAABC Cebu board members, a town hall meeting for over 300 attendees from Ayala’s various business units, and a symbolic recognition of Alexis Sy, a Cebuana Bowler and BPI Unibanker , which represents the country. at the 31st SEA Games.

With this WAABC Cebu launch, the official inauguration of WAABC chapters in other regions is expected to follow.

“We are such a unique group of companies, with such a broad and diverse presence across the country. It is truly wonderful to see our communities supporting each other and the community as a whole, especially in these trying times,” said Fernando Zobel de Ayala, President and CEO of Ayala Corp.

WAABC Cebu, formerly known as Ayala Business Club Cebu, was established in 1995.

“As the Ayala Group continues to expand its presence here, WAABC Cebu is committed to helping advance the common good by leading projects that strengthen our engagement with customers, fellow Ayala employees and the community at large. large. We have also not forgotten our responsibility towards our environment and the local communities with which we work. We continue to strive to help build a sustainable future for all Cebuanos,” said Patrick Gloria, incoming WAABC Cebu President and current Globe Director for External Affairs, Visayas and Mindanao.

International Tourism Industry Leaders Visit Clark, New Clark City

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and its subsidiary, the Clark Development Corp. (CDC), on April 23 hosted an international delegation of travel industry leaders from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the global body representing the travel and tourism private sector and its industries, at an investment tour of New Clark City and the Clark Freeport Zone.

The investment tour was the final activity for delegates at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 21st Global Summit held in the Philippines from April 20-22, the council’s second major in-person gathering since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WTTC delegates attended presentations at the new passenger terminal at Clark International Airport and tours of the Clark Free Zone and New Clark City.

The activity was organized by BCDA, CDC, Department of Tourism (DoT), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and the Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp., BCDA’s operations and maintenance provider for the new Clark Terminal.

The tour itinerary mainly included major tourist attractions in the Philippines such as Boracay Island in Aklan and El Nido, Palawan. The BCDA, CDC and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), a subsidiary of the BCDA Group, were among the government agencies that presented investment offers to the delegates.

For the New Clark City investment tour leg, the focus was on a world-class sports complex, a central venue for the 30th Southeast Asian Games, including the Aquatics Center approved by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and the 525 athletes’ chambers. ‘ Town.

The investment tour ended at the Athletics Stadium, a Class 1 sports facility certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Mekeni Food optimistic for 2022

Despite the threats and challenges posed by COVID-19, African Swine Fever, supply chain issues and global conflicts, Mekeni has managed to improve its income, launch a new line of products for entrepreneurs; develop its activity in the Visayas and Mindanao; maintain its presence in export markets such as Dubai, Australia, Brunei, Bahrain, and most recently, its marine products are exported to the United States.

Last February, it launched its new campaign – Timplang Atin, Timplang Mekeni – and the new look of its flagship store and products, which marked a new chapter for the brand.

To celebrate the new fiscal year beginning in April, the company brought together its executives and department heads at a simple event recently held at the Marriott Clark to discuss the way forward.

Devices to beat the heat

Camel Appliances has a host of products to help consumers beat the heat this summer. These five high-quality, affordable and reliable home appliances include:

The CSF-1614C-UT tilt-up fan; New product from Camel, wall fa WRF-1801C; Blender CBL1040G, Window Type Aircon CACW-07M Econo Series and the refrigerator CRF-BDC601-SS.

PLDT Enterprise cements its dominance in 5G PH

As PLDT continues to lead the country’s 5G rollout by launching strategic 5G sites nationwide, the country’s largest fully integrated telecom operator remains committed to its bid to unlock an internet-enabled world. objects (IoT) via PLDT Enterprise and Smart.

At the 2022 World Telecom Smart City Conference, PLDT Vice President and Head of Business Innovations Melvin Jeffrey Chan explained how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and automation, fueled by underlying advanced communication technologies, will help improve the quality of life.

This is tied to PLDT’s vision to lead and inspire Filipinos to reach higher and create a better future.

“From PLDT’s perspective, we believe that the next generation of communication, namely 5G and IoT, will be the key elements that will help us achieve this vision,” he said.

National University-St. Partnership with Luke’s Medical Center

NU President Dr. Renato Carlos H. Ermita Jr (left) and St. Lukes Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Arturo S. Dela Peña at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding.

National University recently signed a memorandum of understanding with St. Lukes Medical Center to provide students with world-class on-the-job training, enhanced career opportunities, and meaningful collaborations. It will cover students from Manila, MOA, Fairview, Laguna, Dasmariñas, Lipa and Bulacan school campuses.

Through this partnership, National University and St. Lukes Medical Center will provide employment opportunities for graduates of all programs. Students have the chance to explore career opportunities with St. Lukes Medical Center, through career talks, job fairs, and on-the-job training (OJT). In addition, graduating students may attend preliminary interviews with St. Lukes Medical Center once approved by National University based on agreed timelines and process.

St. Lukes Medical Center will also provide special contributions to make a specific program aligned and compliant with industry standards; consider industry visits, faculty immersion, National University-approved peer consultation and mentorship and create collaboration through research and exchange of invitations for seminars and training.

NU President Dr. Renato Carlos H. Ermita, Jr. signed the MoU on behalf of NU, while St. Lukes Medical Center was represented by its President and CEO, Dr. Arturo S. Dela Pena.

Recently, MOA signing site NU Baliwag partnered with Hopkins International, which led to the certification of all high school and college students in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). This program aims to recalibrate the communicative skills of all national students and teachers to meet the demands of society, industry and the world.

Lista’s Ipon Challenge

The financial management tool Lista, with its new features, savings and sales goal, has launched the Ipon challenge which encourages every Filipino to set savings goals.

The savings feature allows the user to track their savings for their next dream item, whether it’s a phone, car or vacation, while the sales goal feature will allow business owners to set a profit target for their business. Users will be able to customize their target timeframe and amount using the feature.

Lista intends to make financial planning and literacy more accessible to millions of Filipinos, helping entrepreneurs manage their digital cash, standardizing debt collection or “paniningil ng utang” and now, helping them manage their personal budget and grow their businesses through savings and goal setting.

With the new features, every user can start small, with a goal as low as P500, or go big, with a car down payment. The Lista app includes features like hosting “ipon challenges” and tracking users’ progress so they can stay on track with their goals. Participants are required to enter savings at least twice a week, based on their daily or weekly savings amount. The deadline to reach their goal is before May 30.

Prizes include a new motorbike, Macbook, mobile phone, Ikea gift voucher worth P10,000 and a summer getaway package for two.

Appointment DDB Group

DDB Group Philippines has appointed John Tenchavez Lucas as chief revenue officer (CRO) to lead the growth strategies of selected business units within the group.

After serving as Director of Growth for DDB Group Philippines prior to his four-year stint at his previous agency, Lucas returns to DDB to oversee three of the agency group’s major business units, namely DDB PHL, Ripple8 and Tribal. Worldwide Philippines.

As CRO, Lucas will find new ways to drive growth for clients while integrating specialized agency services to consistently generate exceptional work and creative business solutions.


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