Saturday, November 18, 2017

TouchPay, The Answer To Your Payment Needs



Last  Friday November 17, 2017, at Hotel B Quezon City.  Touchpay launches the first Automated Payment Machine that would cater to pay  all our billing concerns . 



The said event was graced by the heads and of the partnered companies such as Bayad Center and  Globe GCash .

Imagine being able to settle all your bills and other important payment concerns using just one machine — TouchPay.


No more hopping from one place to another.  No more waiting for lagging online transactions. No more standing in long lines. Paying your bills and reloading your card just got easier with TouchPay.

 TouchPay is the Philippinesonly automated payment machine (APM) that is available to serve you wherever and whenever you feel like paying your bills. With over a thousand APMs available in prime locations all over the country, TouchPay provides fast and easy access to bills payment right at your fingertips.

By combining forces with Bayad Center – a Meralco company and the premier bills payment platform in the country – TouchPay APMs are able to accept more than a hundred types of bills from utilities, telecommunications, cable, internet, insurance, and many more. This partnership assures the customers of the same convenience, security, and reliability that Bayad Center offers through its counters.

Time-saving, fast, easy, and accessible, TouchPay will be where you need it to be. Just find the nearest gasoline station, bookstore, mall, or convenience store with TouchPay APMs for a trouble-free transaction.

ENTERPRISING

Designed for todays fast-paced society, TouchPay also provides an opportunity for advertisers to showcase and promote their products and programs via TouchADS, the largest out-of-home digital advertising screen in the country.

3Cs Global Advertising, the exclusive marketing and advertising arm of TouchADS, guarantees a cost-effective platform for advertisers and offers an intimate experience in digital advertising for its TouchPay users.

You’ll be glad to know that GCash is also joining TouchPay as one of its major billers. Customers can now add Cash-In points or conveniently add money to their GCash
wallets.

With all these winning combinations, now is the time to experience all that is new and exciting with TouchPay.


Visit www.touchpay.ph to learn more about their easy, secure, and convenient payment services. For sales and customer care within Metro Manila, call + (02) 232 8946 + (02) 232 8947 or +63 905 327 7000 and +63 908 327 7000 if outside of Metro Manila. You may also drop an email at custcare@meps.ph. Like and follow TouchPay at Facebook and Instagram via @touchpayph.

                                       

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Filipinos are less happy in the workplace – JobStreet.com


Correspondents said salary increase, getting a new job will make them happier in 6 months

Last October 25, 2017, Jobstreet.com revealed in Capitol Commons Pasig , That the Philippines’ job satisfaction level dropped from 5.25 in 2016 to its current rating of 4.97 on a 10-point scale. According to JobStreet.com’s 2017 Job Happiness Index, the key factors associated with unhappiness at work are lack of career development and training opportunities, as well as the management style of a company’s leadership team. 



JobStreet.com surveyed 9,326 Philippine respondents from July 31 to August 31, 2017. The respondents were from different position levels (predominantly junior executives and supervisors) and represented a diverse mix of specializations. Fiftysix percent of respondents came from the National Capital Region, 12% from Southern Tagalog, 7% from overseas, 6% from Central Luzon, and 5% from Cebu City/Province. 


 “More and more Filipinos are looking for career development. They want to move forward in their chosen fields, but the lack of career development and training opportunities in their current companies seem to hold them back,” jobStreet.com Country Manager Philip Gioca said.  

When respondents were asked what will make them happier in the next six months, 33% said a salary increase would help, but 23% wish to resign and get a new job. 

Colleagues and work location make Filipinos happy at work

 The respondents who said they were happy cited colleagues, work location, and company reputation as the top three drivers of workplace satisfaction. This is largely true across all demographics. 

Baby Boomers are the happiest 

According to the study, in terms of generations, baby boomers, or those born before 1960, are the happiest at 5.63, followed by the those belonging to Generation Z at 5.10. 

The same can be said in terms of position level, where the top executives or the more established segment of the workforce, which are expectedly populated by the baby boomers, as well as the Fresh Graduates, have the highest happiness score.

Generation Xers barely managed to score above neutral at 5, while millennials, who compose the majority of workplaces, are below neutral with an average of 4.9. 
  
“The results of this study serve as a wake-up call for companies who wonder why there is such a high turnover rate. Career development, training opportunities, and the management style of the company’s leadership team are just some of the reasons why many Filipinos are unhappy in the workplace. It would be best if managers can get to the heart of why this is happening as each company’s DNA is unique,” Gioca added. 

The 2017 Job Happiness Index was conducted in Southeast Asia, with a sample size of 35,513. Job satisfaction is highest in Indonesia (5.27), followed by Vietnam (5.19), the Philippines (4.97), Malaysia (4.65), Thailand (4.55), Hong Kong (4.45), and Singapore (4.31).

For more information about JobStreet.com and the 2017 Job Happiness Index, please visit the website at http://wwww.jobstreet.com.ph.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Goldilocks Launched First Kabuhayan Bakery in Lobo Batangas



Last Monday, October 23, 2017 we the Online bloggers of Goldilocks , Media and the management goes to Lobo Batangas to witness, see and experience how this town was being changed by the mining exploration particularly gold. It was only time to say that we would not want for the people in this place to suffer and lost their other riches such as the Sea and its crafts, the soil products and their tourist spots places that are full of its riches in  resources with the people that are already seasoned to do and make their city and town to race within their sphere of interest.

The Verde Island Passage (VIP) in Lobo, Batangas has the highest concentration of shorefish species in the world. This area, which is famous worldwide as the “Center of Global Shorefish Biodiversity,” is, unfortunately, in grave danger due to excessive mining.


These 3 hecatares of land was turned into organic farming 



Most of the residents in the surrounding barangays get their livelihood from small-scale mining and they gravitate towards said trade due to lack of other viable livelihood options.


Moreover , In response to this, the Goldilocks Foundation in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.’s (ALKFIs) Bantay Kalikasan and the Nutrition Center of the Philippines, recently launched a fully-functional Kabuhayan Bakery. It was built so the local populace will have an alternative means of livelihood and reduce their dependence in mining.


The bakery, located in Masaguitsit-Banalo High School, is the first of many planned for other locales around the VIP. It has already hired and trained locals, mostly students, to operate the bakery. Aside from a steady wage, each employee is getting some much needed experience and training so that they may operate and manage their own bakeries someday. They are taught how to bake the bread and how to run the business from a managerial perspective.


Honda Philippines, one of the program’s major partners, also helped in delivering the baked goods to its customers. Honda donated a motorcycle so the bakery’s products may be transported around the city.



Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, intended to make the Kabuhayan
Bakeshop an integral part of its Foundation’s advocacy. "Through the Kabuhayan Bakery project, we hope that lesser people around the VIP pursue other livelihood options," Goldilocks Marketing Director Cherry Caluya said. “Keeping the populace from mining will definitely help in the conservation of the area,” she concluded.

At the launch, attendees and participants were given the opportunity to see and experience what the program aims to preserve. The guests were toured through the VIP where they went snorkeling, they also visited the areas mangroves, planted seedlings at an organic farm, and marvelled at the beauty of Lobo through the lighthouse.

Also supporting the program are San Miguel Mills and the the local government of Lobo, led by Mayor Gaudioso Manalo.

Here's the group picture of the On Line Bloggers present 

For more information about the initiatives of Goldilocks Foundation, follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH; like the Goldilocks Facebook page; or visit the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph []

For more photos on this said event, pls click this link, https://www.facebook.com/pg/macsittrend/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1477298612366488

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Philippine Marketing Association brings "An UnConference for the Marketing Throne"


“When you play a game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
 

In the world of Marketing, the landscape is split into several kingdoms, and in each, a leader is at the helm. Which of the marketing houses do you belong to, what role should you play, and what’s the winning strategy?


Last October 19, 2017 , The Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) team headed with the Chairman Mr. Donald Lim launched and discussed with the Online together with the Media  the new scheme of seminar that would make all the member or delegates be the one who will share their ideas whether old or new i. It is an informal and would just let the programs flow as to where it would lead,  the talks regarding on how and what kind of strategies will affect and give a little more effectiveness in tackling with the issues they encounter and product presentations needed for every kind of environment they may want to tackle about.

It is in fact trying to convey as to the Game of thrones that it will be choosing of Winning or Dying or not getting any deal.

The Philippine Marketing Association, the team that brought you the successful Fifty Shades of Marketing in 2015, invites you to the first ever UnConference in Asia and the Philippines, Game of Marketing.


“I am proud to organize the first Asian UnConference, an unstructured marketing conference where topics are discussed, voted on, and decided before the conference officially starts. We are spicing up this UnConference by playing around with the most popular TV series, Game of Thrones, to which we aptly reapplied and called our conference "Game of Marketing". GOT fans would understand the many marketing learnings in the series, and we intend to bring that to life in this first of its kind UnConference. We have invited the best Asian speakers and facilitators for this first of its kind event. If you haven't attended an UnConference, or simply a GOT fan who is in marketing, you simply cannot miss this UnConference!” says Donald Lim, Country CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines, CPM Asia Pacific, and Over-all Chairman of the 48th PMA National Marketing Conference.







Kicking off the first day is a pair of masterclass Opening Keynote speakers; David Hearn, Regional Head of Strategy, dentsu X Asia Pacific and Hermawan Kartajaya, Co-Founder of Asia Marketing Federation, President of Indonesia Council for Small Business, and President of ACSB. Adding to this line up of Marketing Greats is Merlee Jayme, Chairmom/Chief Creative Officer of Dentsu Jayme Syfu who will introduce to you the Three Dragons of Creativity, Meng Liu, Head of Asia and Oceania Networks of United Nations Global Compact will discuss Making Global Goals Local Business. Donald Lim, Over-all Chairman of the 48th PMA National Marketing Conference, closes the UnConference as the Closing Keynote speaker.




Arlene Padua-Martinez, President of Philippine Marketing Association, CPM Asia shares her thoughts on the UnConference --- “Just when you think you have the THRONE (market leadership position), think again... in a V.U.C.A. world where other kingdoms fight for supremacy and control, certainty is very unpredictable. Creating passionate ADVOCATES amidst diversity is still the name of the game.”

“In the Game of Marketing, selfishness and greed may win some battles, but the war is always won by those who create meaningful engagements and solid relationships.”, added Mark Vincent Co, Executive Vice President of the Philippine Marketing Association, CPM Philippines.

So, what are you waiting for? Fight for the coveted throne, and claim your seat at this meeting of marketing minds. Leave the conference equipped to face the wild life of Marketing beyond the wall.

This UnConference is supported by our Media Partners’ Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, and WhenInManila.Com.

“Game of Marketing”, the 1st Asian Marketing UnConference will be held on November 27 & 28 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza CCP Complex Roxas Blvd Brgy. 76, Pasay City.


To learn more about Game of Marketing, visit https://www.facebook.com/GameOfMarketingPMA/ or contact Ms. Lira Ligero at
0997-7840532 or e-mail her at lira@philippinemarketing.net.ph for inquiries.
Note: Speakers’ topics are subject to change


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Western Union and PETNET Inc. expands via LBC branch network



Last October 19, 2017, Western Union a leader in global payment services and PETNET or Pera  Hub ,launches their partnership with LBC Branch Network in the Philippines so that our OFW would likely be given a more faster service specially on money transfer transaction with their family here in the Philippines wherever it may be. With the additional 1,200 new agent locations. The expansion follows an agreement with PETNET,  Inc., also known as Pera Hub, Western Union's largest network in the Philippines and its sub-Agent LBC.



More than 1200 LBC branches nationwide will now payout money transfers received from more than 200 countries and territories. Western Union currently has 5,900 agent locations across the Philippines as of July 2017.

The Philippines is the third largest recipient of remittances globally. Overseas Filipino Workers send their hard earned money to families back home, to pay for urgent needs, regular family expenses , education, or medical expenses.

"At Western Union we are committed to moving money for better , providing fast, reliable and convenient money transfers across all 81 provinces in the country. This collaboration will make it even more convenient for our customers to access Western Union global money transfers with the addition of LBC as a sub Agent of our long standing principal Agent PETNET Inc.," said Jeffrey Navarro, Western Union Country Director.

According to a recent data provided by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas , remittances from January to July of this yea totaled $16.1 Billion , an increase of 5.0% . With the Christmas season around the corner, remittances are expected to grow through the end of this year.

PETNET changed its name to PERA HUB in April , 2016 to better described its portfolio of services. Its branch network is geared towards the services of Western Union with products such as bills payment and Money Changing. It's retail brand Pera Hub provides a one stop shop for pera loan, pera palit, pera travel pera pay, pera protect and pera load.

LBC is the market leader in retail and corporate courier, cargo and logistics services. To date, it has a network in over 30 countries.






























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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RCBC Takes its clients on a Worldwide Adventure!



RCBC, one of the most trusted bank in the country recently launched its SAVEcation Raffle promo, an exciting campaign that will bring lucky depositors to the destinations in any of its identified 21 countries in 6 continents.  Headed by the Retail Banking Group Head Mr. Jones Diokno excitingly presents to us the SAVEcation Raffle which highlights and help this Top destinations that gives more exposure to the high end  and affordable travel destinations in Asia and the World.

The event , held on the 47th floor Executive lounge of the RCBC plaza, was a celebration of international proportions. From the venue to the menu, guests were given the opportunity to experience cultures and cuisines from around the world as a way to imbibe that very heart of the bank's biggest travel promo to date: the SAVEcation Raffle promo.


Of the 21 different countries offered in the promo, nine were highlighted to be the gastronomic experience for the day .

From the God's and Godess'es of Greece, to the Geishas of Japan ; from Brazil's Carnival to the Safari plains of Africa, guests were greeted with tables brimmed with life and culture.

New and existing RCBC checking and Savings account can win a much coveted destination getaway courtesy of the bank. Clients need only deposit "fresh funds" and maintain an Average Daily Balance (ADB) of at least Php 10,000.00 fir personal savings or Checking Accoungs and Php 50,000.00 for Corporate Accounts during the promo period . For increased chancesof winning , the bank is giving away a total of 25 trips to different vacation dream spots across the globe!

The promo launch was culminated with an international feast composed of dishes from different countries represented at the venue. Cuisines from South Africa , Morocco, Italy, Brazil, England, Japan,  Spain, Greece and even the Philippines were served to tatalizethe taste buds of the banks guests.



RCBC's SAVEcation Raffle Promo will last from September 20, 2017 up to March 20, 2018. Winning accountholders will get a trip for 2, including round trip airfare, accommodations, and tour packages to any of the destinations offered by the bank.



For more informations on RCBC SAVEcation raffle promo, visit www.rcbc.com/savecation

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Food Intolerance Test: Find out what food works for you



Life Science, is a program based medical approach  that is with Integrated facilities committed to optimize your health by having a program of diet to different individual based on what kind of needs your body may have. The center practices a science-based approached called Functional Medicine which concerns are directly addressed with personalized programs that includes nutrition, fitness plans, medical treatments and tests, base on your unique health goals.

Last Saturday,  October 14, 2017 at their office in ACCRA Law Blg. BGC, Food Tolerance Test is the main topic of the program which helps us understand the kind of patience and discipline we may have to display and achieved.

The FIT is a comprehensive test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences (CNS)  in the UK, and the only test of its kind in the Philippines, made available in several health facilities , including Life Science Center for Health and Wellness., in the Metro through Global Medical Technologies as their Official distributor of the CNS here in the Philippines.

Dr. Julien Kirby, Global Lab Systems Support Manager and Regional Sales Director of CMD took time to visit the Philippines and in fact a part of the team who developed and established effectively the FIT, Allergy and Auto Immune (AI) products. He said  We all have different reactions to exactly the same foods.What exactly okay to eat for some maybe toxic for others. Food however is  healthy on a traditional sense, can sabotage ones well being if he is intolerant to it".

If your body has an intolerance to a specific food that it cannot process. This means you are also depriving your body with the essential vitamins and minerals that it needs to function properly physically and mentally. If this keeps happening , you are unintentionally harming your body and will eventually lead to a more serious health issues" says Dr. Kirby.



One of our clients have been dealing with skin and hormone issue. The 1st step was to check her diet ,what food goes on her plate.. Though she is eating mostly greens, fruits and fish , and fit she still feels unwell. The results of the FIT showed us that her skin and hormone issues are triggered by some of the food that she is intolerant too." said Marbelle Aban, Registered Nutritionist Dietitian at LifeScience. Then we worked her in making change in her diet. She learned how to eliminateand replace some food items from her diet. Since then, her health issues started to disappear and she began feeling better , healthier " shares Aban.


Because of good results experience by clients , the FIT is now more accessible with more health facilities carrying the test , and at a more competitive cost.

When it was first introduced a few years back, the FIT cost over Php 20,000.00. Today, the test is available at LifeScience for Php 12,400.00 with Nutritional counselling with a physician and a nutritionits dietitian" enthused Genato.

The food intolerance Test is one of the center's tools to help patients heal and make sure that their bodies are at optimal health.