Friday, December 15, 2017

SM commits to a better tomorrow at SM City Trece Martires solar system launch

SM Supermalls marked another milestone in its pursuit to make each day better for all at the launch of SM City Trece Martires’ solar system, held in Trece Martires City, Cavite. At the ‘switching on’ ceremony, SM highlighted that the solar system rollout all over the country was only part of the many sustainability programs SM has been doing for years.
 
(L-R) are senior vice president for marketing Jonjon San Agustin; SM vice president for operations Lisa Silerio; SM Supermalls president Annie Garcia; Mrs. Aiza de Sagun, representing Trece Martires mayor Melendres de Sagun; Solar Philippines president Leandro Leviste; executive assistant Vincent Bae; engineer Ernesto Cenizal; and regional operations manager Dominador Caringal, Jr.
The SM City Trece Martires solar facility houses 2,914 solar panels capable of generating 0.5 megawatts of electricity, enough to fully charge 130,000 cellphones, light up 15,500 10-watt LED lamps, run 4,500 30-watt electric fans, and provide power to 300 households. The use of solar energy promotes clean air and saves the environment by helping reduce carbon footprint from electricity produced from combustion of fossil fuels.

Other sustainability programs of SM include the ‘Trash to Cash’ recycling markets in SM malls, and the integration of transport terminals in malls to mitigate traffics for cleaner air. With disaster risk reduction taking center stage on sustainability, SM has been building ‘resilient’ malls with water catchment basins to help manage flood-prone areas.

SM Prime, alongside UNISDR and ARISE Philippines, also hosts the Top Leaders Forum. The theme for 2017 is ‘Business for Resilience – Towards a Resilient Philippines.’ As a private sector conference aspiring to find concrete measures to make businesses more resilient against disasters, the Forum this year underscores invaluable collaboration between the science and technology community and the private sector towards global disaster preparedness.

SM, in partnership with Solar Philippines, first ventured into renewable energy in 2014 with the launch of its first solar system in the Philippines at SM City North EDSA – the first mall in the country to promote solar energy. SM Mall of Asia then launched its solar facility two years after. This year, SM has announced expansion of green programs with more solar systems in eight more malls.

At the helm of SM’s partner in promoting eco-friendly shopping in the country is Solar Philippines Founder, Mr. Leandro Leviste. Leading the largest developer of solar rooftop power plants in Southeast Asia, Mr. Leviste was recognized in the Forbes Magazine 2016 30 under 30 Asia, a roster of young game-changers, entrepreneurs, and social leaders who are under 30 years old.

With SM’s solar system rollout and other green programs, SM continues to go beyond mall development and management as it integrates environmental sustainability into its operations to ultimately support communities for a better tomorrow.

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

Jobstreet.com’s ‘Company Reviews’ Allows Candidates to Determine if a Company is the Right Fit

Technology has made fundamental changes to the way we do business. The traditional workplace of dreary cubicles is nearing obsolescence in the face of modern co-working spaces. Remote working tools are making working from home a viable option for many employees. And now, even the way we find work in the first place is undergoing a rapid and inexorable sea change.



Over the last year, technology innovation has risen further into conversations about the future of work. When it comes to the ways new technology and digital adaption impact us in the workplace, it falls on both companies and candidates to decide how to take the next step. 

One thing that will make any job search easier is through JobStreet.com’s Company Reviews program. It is designed to support candidates’ career journey by connecting them to the right opportunities and providing them with essential information about the companies they’re looking at. Its user-generated review-style format equips candidates with better information on companies and their respective cultures – information that has heretofore been inaccessible. Armed with Company Reviews, candidates are given insight into their options, long before they make critical decisions on the future of their careers.


“Companies and candidates’ seem to have trouble finding the right fit in one another. The company culture may not match the candidates’ career aspiration at hand. Looking at this, we realised that information gaps may prevent the right candidate from ever learning about a company’s culture that might be a right fit,” said Philip Gioca, Country Manager of JobStreet.com Philippines. “And this is where we saw an opportunity to tap into and introduced our innovative feature – Company Reviews – to help reduce the information gap and increase talent retention in the market,” Gioca added.

Since its launch in May 2016, growth in review submissions for JobStreet.com Company Reviews in the Philippines continues to be encouraging, recording an 85% increase. Candidates are now able to read reviews from past or present employees, creating transparency around important areas that will influence career choices: company culture, work-life balance and development opportunities. 

Company Reviews don’t just represent a boon for candidates, but the companies themselves as well. Candidates who come in well-informed about business practices and company culture are already self-selected, making for potentially more loyal and long-lasting future employees. After all, there are few things more valuable than an employee who loves their job.

“There is no good or bad job. There are only jobs that will be aligned to candidate needs, bringing the right fit and professional fulfilment. A job can be much more than a pay cheque if you will let it be, and we believe everyone deserve to have the information they need to build a career that brings them joy and excitement, to wake up knowing that you love your job,” added Gioca.

Catering to the evolving market needs, JobStreet.com continues to innovate with integrated tools and resources, such as Company Reviews, in order to help candidates be in the know and make more informed decisions in their career journey that contribute to professional fulfilment. JobStreet sees candidates as career partners, providing more value beyond that of an ordinary job site. If you’re researching a potential new role, we want you find out what it’s like to work at a company before you begin. We believe you deserve a career that you will love and enjoy.

LG V30+ pre-orders begin on December 15 - First 128 customers to get get a free LG 24” HD LED TV

This is not a drill, ladies and gentlemen! The LG Mobile Philippines’ (LG) premium flagship phone, the V30+, is FINALLY hitting the stores this month at SRP Php46,990, and it’s available for pre-order starting December 15 until 21. And, as a special gift this holiday season, the first 128 customers will get a LG 24” HD LED TV for free.


To avail of this exciting promo, all you have to do is visit any participating store, place your pre-order, and pay P3, 000 for down payment. Every purchase entitles you to one (1) LG 24” HD LED TV.

The smartphone can be claimed at the same store starting December 22. Make sure to present the official receipt of down payment amount and two (2) valid IDs matching the OR. If you are among the lucky first 128 customers, your free LG 24” HD LED TV will be delivered directly to your home address. 


Participating stores include: LG Concept Stores in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills, SM Pampanga, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, Sta. Rosa, and Marquee Mall; Memoxpress in SM North Edsa, SM Marikina, SM Megamall, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, Robinsons Ermita, SM Mall of Asia, and Festival Mall; Abenson stores in Glorietta 1 and Market Market; Electroworld in Trinoma; Digital Walker in SM Mall of Asia; Introgadgets in Trinoma and Robinsons Midtown; Silicon Valley in SM Megamall; and Ephone in Market Market.

In Visayas and Mindanao, the promo is valid in the following stores: LG Concept Stores in SM Lanang, Gaisano Mall, SM Cebu City, Ayala Centrio, SM Seaside Cebu, BQ Mall, and SM Palawan; and RC Goldline in SM Cebu City.


For more information about LG mobile phones, please visit www.lg.com/ph/mobile-phones.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Filipino Bloggers Network Annual Christmas Get Together 2017

It’s that time of the year again where members of one of the most active blogger group in the country today, the Filipino Bloggers Network, meets and mingle with one another. The annual Get-Together and Christmas party, now on its 5th year has become bigger and brighter with more sponsors and partners giving their support to Filipino Bloggers Network.


This year, the gathering bloggers and online influencers will be hosted by Salu, a popular Filipino restaurant in Quezon City. Happening on December 12, 2017, FBN members anticipate the yearly gathering as an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.

Another co-main sponsor is SvelT’i, a skin clinic that provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology.


FBN currently has almost 2,000 members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers from around the Philippines to interact with other members from different part of the country. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. With the support of MetroBuzz Bloggers led by its admin Lariza Garcia, expect the annual event to be even more fun-filled and exciting in the years to come.


This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:


Salu

An all authentic Filipino restaurant. A journey to more than 7,107 taste bud experience. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saluresto/

SvelT’i Slim, Trim & Gleam

Provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. They offer non-invasive body and skin rejuvenation therapies to improve body curvatures and reverse the signs of aging.



Unilab

The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country.

Dermcare

Dermcare is one of the Philippines’ leading skin, hair, and wellness centers. Escape from life’s daily stresses, and bask in pure body and soul pampering in their network of branches all over the country.

Gardenia Delicia

Delicia is Gardenia’s delightfully delicious surprise for the whole family. The best complement to your favorite bread! Choose from 2 exciting flavors -Hazelnut and Milky Chocolate! Website: http://www.gardenia.com.ph | FB: https://web.facebook.com/DeliciaPhilippines/


JJEMM7

The Service Apartment opened its 2-bedroom apartment last December 2016 to serve the short term stay requirements of travelers (families, balikbayan, couples and group of friends) to Bataan. The apartment is fully furnished and bedrooms are equipped with air conditioner. NOW, no need to worry about booking process and have your stay in the beautiful province of Bataan because JJEMM Service Apa7rtment is now on Airbnb: https://abnb.me/EVmg/353UwdZLJI

Novelina

Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair colo7r. At the same time, it also carries its professional line of hair care products which includes cream hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and rebonding formulas. Novelina is also the OEM manufacturer of hair-color for two of the world’s largest and most prestigious hair-dye brands being marketed in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, North and South America, as well as the Middle East.

Porky Pit

Porky Pit is a new Brand of Diancia Trading Inc, that will engage a business using a best part of lechon “Lechon Belly” in a theme of “Cebu Lechon on the Go” a Lechon in a Shawarma? So Filipino would not just eat Lechon whenever there is gathering but it is now on the go.

Cebuana Llhuillier

Cebuana Llhuillier is the Philippines’ leading and largest non-bank financial services provider specializing in pawning, remittance, and micro-insurance. Website: https://www.cebuanalhuillier.com | FB: https://web.facebook.com/cebuanalhuillierpawnshop/

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Mode Devi

Mode Devi is the company behind ExperienceTravel.Ph which is a travel & lifestyle magazine for everyone and where you can share your own passions, and the travel, food and lifestyle finds along your journey.

OCI Group

OCI Group is a full-service agency ready to take on the challenge of the fast changing and demanding world of communications. The goal is to provide clients with strategic communications campaigns that are well integrated with client’s goals, responsive to the needs of client’s public and provide value for every investment entrusted to their team.

Havas Media Ortega

Havas Media Ortega is the first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer.

Perceptions, Inc.

Perceptions, Inc. is a public relations company that provides PR counselling and various corporate and marketing communications services to business and industrial organizations, government institutions as well as trade and professional associations.

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Catalytx

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FuentesManila

FuentesManila is one of the few full-service PR agencies in the Philippines. While publicity remains its core service, FuentesManila provides the following services to its clients: Publicity, Special Events, Online Publicity, Advertising, Media Monitoring, Creatives & Graphic Design and Digital PR.

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Mplify

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