MAYNILAD sewerage, CLARK seminar, PLDT-Smart communication

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Sanitation infrastructure innovates

West Zone Concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc., in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Parañaque Local Government, and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently inaugurated the installation of a sewer interception line that will capture wastewater generated by Estero de Tripa de Gallina communities, helping to reduce the pollutant load of waterways flowing into Manila Bay.

In addition to the installation of this sewer line, Maynilad will also maintain, through regular emptying, the common septic tank that the DENR and the UGL of Parañaque will build for the use of more than 1,800 people living along the estero.

In attendance at the groundbreaking were Maynilad officials led by President and CEO Ramoncito Fernandez and Chief Operating Officer Randolph Estrellado (10th and 8th from left, respectively), Parañaque Mayor Eric Olivares (7th from left), Rep. Edwin Olivares (9th from left) and DENR. officials led by Assistant Secretary Gilbert Gonzales (6th from left).

This project is part of Maynilad’s efforts to support the ongoing “Adopt an Estero” project of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.

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95 Clark locators attend IEC 2022 seminar

Representatives from various locators in this freeport attended the Information and Education Campaign (IEC) 2022 seminar led by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) at the Clark Marriott Hotel, the first time the event has taken place. will be held face-to-face since 2018, the CDC’s External Affairs Department (EAD) said.

With its theme “Benepisyo ng Gobyerno, Mahalaga sa Empleyado”, the activity, which was attended by 95 locators, aimed to inform and update participants regarding the programs undertaken by partner government agencies.

Government participants included those from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Social Security System (SSS), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), among others.

CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan said, “It has been over two years since the pandemic and we have seen a lot of challenges, we have to make a lot of adjustments… (in) our systems and procedures,” he said.

“Restriction or not, we continued our mandate to provide vital information, updates on the latest notices, policies and guidelines implemented by our partner agencies,” Gaerlan added.

Meanwhile, CDC Vice Chairman for Administration and Finance Engr. Mariza O. Mandocdoc assured locators to provide better services with simplified requirements for their businesses and workers in Clark.

“We really believe that … we should collaborate (with government agencies) to be able to comply with government regulations so that we can take care of the best assets of the organization – who are our employees,” she said.

Localization companies present at the event included Aderans Philippines Inc., Baynant Inc., BB International Leisure and Resort Development Corp., Clark International Airport Corp., Donggwang Clark Corp., Hann Philippines Inc., L&T International Group Phils. , Inc. , La Forge Lighting and Furniture Inc., Philexcel Business Park Inc., SFI Multimix Corp., SIA Engineering Phils., Corp., SMK Electronics Phils., Corp., Yokohama Tire Phils., Inc. and Yokoisada Phils. , Inc. .

InLife Diabetes Webinar

Insular Life (InLife) will host the InLife Sheroes “Livin’ the Sweet Life” webinar on July 28 which will discuss the health issues and financial impact of diabetes.

Manila Medical Center endocrinologist and UP College of Medicine associate professor Mia Fojas, MD; nutritionist-dietitian Jo Sebastian; Ethel Tunguia, member of the Million Dollar Roundtable and InLife Financial Advisor, will be the guest speaker at the event being held during Diabetes Awareness Week. The live chat will be streamed via Zoom at 4 p.m.

Speakers will talk about living with diabetes, how to manage it, and the lifestyle choices one can make. It will also tackle the true cost of diabetes and how to protect yourself financially. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Ten lucky guests will have the chance to win telemedicine service for a year.

Launch of the first Ligtas kit

PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc., in collaboration with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), are releasing the first-ever PLDT-Smart Ligtas kit to kick off this year’s National Disaster Resilience Month.

The PDRF is the Philippines’ primary private sector vehicle and disaster resilience coordinator.

“Our experience shows that in times of disaster, communication is just as crucial as food, water and shelter, especially for LGUs and other agencies coordinating emergency services for affected communities. The PLDT-Smart Ligtas kit provides rapid emergency communication support in the event of a disaster and aims to promote a culture of preparedness among communities,” said Katherine Diaz De Rivera, Stakeholder Management Lead for Disaster Resilience. disasters at PLDT and Smart.

The PLDT-Smart Ligtas Kit is an all-in-one communication package that provides rapid emergency communication support to people and communities during disasters. Each kit comes with a power station, solar panel, handy rechargeable megaphone, hand crank radio, satellite phone (SmartSAT), smartphone, Smart LTE pocket Wi-Fi, rechargeable flashlight and whistle , which are packaged in a hard protective case. Each kit will also include emergency communications training to further build community capacity.

New branch of the Security Bank

Security Bank continued to expand its BetterBanking footprint by opening its latest branch on Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City.

The bank hopes to tap into a mix of retail, commercial and corporate clients in an area that is rapidly becoming one of Metro Manila’s most exciting business, residential, leisure and cultural hubs,

The Macapagal Avenue branch will have a completely transformed appearance and layout, consisting of three areas: 1) an automated area where customers have access to ATMs, CAMs and a service phone to easily contact the customer service hotline of the Bank ; 2) self-service area equipped with iPad, laptop and queue, and 3) face-to-face area where customers can easily transact with cashiers and talk with other branch personnel.

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