Wednesday, August 17, 2022

09Forever: Mobile Number Portability (MNP) lets you keep your number forever

On September 30, 2021, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, mobile number portability (MNP) was launched in the Philippines by Telecommunications Connectivity Incorporated (TCI), a joint venture of the three major telcos, DITO Telecommunity, Globe Telecom, and Smart Communications.

MNP is a global practice that enables mobile phone customers to keep their numbers even when they switch networks or change their subscription from postpaid to prepaid and vice versa, free of charge.

Plaza Premium Lounge Opens at CRK

From left, BCDA Senior Vice President for Business Development and Operations Group Engr. Joshua Bingcang, LIPAD Chief Executive Officer Bi Yong Chungunco, and Plaza Premium Group Regional General Manager (Singapore, Thailand and Philippines) Steven Lim

Plaza Premium Lounge, the world´s largest independent airport lounge network, opens at the Clark International Airport (CRK).

Conveniently located at the international pre-boarding area at the third level of the airport, Plaza Premium Lounge gives CRK passengers an even more elevated airport experience. Ideal for both leisure and business travelers, the 126-seater lounge has amenities to help them relax before a flight or update with correspondences. 

It offers a delicious range of food and beverage with vegetarian options available and complimentary wine and beer. Gluten-free options are available upon request.

Pru Life UK taps Ben&Ben as an ally to help Filipino families get the most out of life

Leading life insurer Pru Life UK officially introduced Ben&Ben as its new brand ambassador to help more Filipino families get the most out of life at a fun-filled family day event held at The Island in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

At the launch, the company talked about how the band perfectly aligns with the company's progressive and inclusive approach in defining a family. Testament to this is the insurer’s recently announced product called PRUHealth FamLove, a first-of-its-kind yearly renewable life insurance and critical illness plan that protects up to four family members under one policy. Under this plan, family members also include same-sex or common-law partners, parents, and adoptive children.

IABC Philippines to celebrate communications excellence at 19th Philippine Quill Awards

The International Association of Business Communicators Philippines (IABC PH) will once again honor and celebrate the best of the campaigns, programs and tools promoted in the Philippine communications industry from January 2020 up to July 2021 at the 19th Philippine Quill and 9th Student Quill Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards program in the field of business communication.

The Quills is a communication Olympiad highlighting the gold standard in communication for professionals as well as students.  The IABC Philippines has been running the Quills for almost two decades, promoting a spirit of friendly competition as well as unity amongst Philippine communications practitioners in pursuit of a common goal – communications excellence.

Each entry is evaluated using IABC’s highest global standards.  The industry sees the Quill as a seal of approval, recognizing the use of excellent communication to achieve business goals and to make a difference in society.

Fun Activities You Can Enjoy at Greenfield District

While an out-of-town trip seems like the magic potion that makes the stress of city life disappear, the truth is you don’t need to travel far and wide just to unwind and regain balance in your life.  Breaking free from the daily grind is possible even without leaving the metro.  At the heart of Mandaluyong sits Greenfield District, a bustling community where people of all ages can take a breather and enjoy various recreational activities to their heart’s content.

Offering one of the biggest open spaces in Mandaluyong, the 15-hectare urban development of Greenfield Development Corporation (GDC) has become an emerging destination in Mandaluyong for outdoor activities that promote holistic health. Greenfield District is also home to GDC’s future-ready condominium developments, the Twin Oaks Place and Zitan. Condo residents can conveniently enjoy the fun activities at Greenfield District with their friends and family. The Hub likewise has an advantageous location, making it accessible to the public through various routes and roadways from main business districts of Metro Manila.

Designed to give a truly distinctive brand of city lifestyle, Greenfield District is further redefining the Mandaluyong landscape with sweeping, green open spaces that comprise a generous portion of the development, and further enhanced by a pedestrian-oriented neighbourhood. Whether you’re a resident living within this integrated urban community or you’re someone craving recreation within the metro, Greenfield District’s got you covered. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy within the District.

The Wonders of Cycling

While return to onsite work and easing of restrictions provide some semblance of post-pandemic normalcy, most still remain hypervigilant because of the sudden rise of cases. This means it is still important to not let down your guard, observe health and safety protocols, and make sure your immune system is in top shape through proper diet and exercise.

One of the activities many started during the pandemic is cycling, encouraging people to get out of the house for fresh air and a change of environment. It is easy enough to do and perfect for those who just want to do it leisurely, and equally perfect for those looking for a higher intensity cardio workout.

It’s also proven to have many benefits which contribute to improving one’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Any Name’s Okay navigates the growing pains of adulthood in new EP, Leaving Home

Its focus track “Takbo” tackles themes of running away from burnout and hustle culture

Filipino alternative pop band Any Names Okay has finally dropped their much-awaited sophomore EP, Leaving Home via Sony Music Philippines. Taking a huge step forward in terms of musical and creative direction, the 6-track release digs deeper into the journey of navigating adulthood and embracing the uncertainty that comes with the process.

“As a band, we’re maturing in our songwriting and the way that we operate as creatives,” shares the five-piece outfit. “We want to grow old with our listeners—which can be scary, but very exciting. A lot of those fears and joys can be found in this collection of songs.”

Get Globe’s latest innovation: All-in-one Platinum ONE Plan for best connectivity and customer care experience

Customers looking for the best and latest innovation from Globe can be the first to apply for the new all-in-one Platinum ONE Plan, which combines the best mobile and home WiFi network connection with unparalleled priority care.

From August 15 to September 14, new and existing Globe customers can pre-order at to apply for this first-in-the-market offer. This is most valuable to leaders and trailblazers who need to be connected constantly through their Globe mobile phone or their Globe At Home internet service.

“In these uncertain times and shifting needs of customers, Globe is working hard to provide important choices that will enable everyone to thrive and live seamlessly in the new normal through innovations that make a lasting impact,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Consumer Mobile Business.

Toyota Motor Philippines adds FX and Cargo variants to All-New Lite Ace lineup

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) strengthens its support to Filipino micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with the addition of two more variants of its newest light commercial vehicle, the All-New Lite Ace.

After unveiling the Panel Van and Pickup variants during last month's launch, the Lite Ace line up dubbed by the automotive leader as Kasosyo sa Asenso is expanding with the introduction of the Lite Ace FX Utility Van and the Lite Ace Cargo Aluminum Van. Both variants are available for preorder in all Toyota dealerships nationwide.

A revenge match between ECHO and Smart Omega is set on the second week of MPL-PH Season 10

From stumbling in their first few matches during the previous season, Blacklist International ended Week 1 on a high note leading the current standings. Bren Esports came in second, tripping TNC Pro Team with a clean 2-0 sweep.
This weekend, a revenge match is happening between ECHO and Smart Omega. In Season 9 playoffs, Smart Omega knocked them off, taking ECHO's chance to be part of the championship. But with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over a revamped ONIC PH last week, ECHO is still a super team that one should not underestimate. See below relevant star match data below:

Saturday, August 13, 2022

JobStreet bags two awards at the 19th Philippine Quill Awards

JobStreet once again proves its industry leadership as the country’s top online job portal and career partner as they recently bagged two awards at the esteemed 19th IABC Philippine Quill Awards.

This year, the company secured recognitions for its entries Going Hyperlocal: JobStreet's Microsite Launch under Marketing and Brand Communication Category; and COVIDCOMMS 2021: Boosting the Job Market through JobStreet’s Government Virtual Career Fairs under Government Relations Category. 

Aiming to help boost the job market in provinces, the campaign “Going Hyperlocal '' introduced local employment opportunities in Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao with helpful guides and resources written in their respective dialect through a dedicated microsite platform. This initiative allowed province-based hirers to easily connect with nearby candidates and likewise encourage job seekers in finding jobs that matter in their locality to help decongest Metro Manila during the pandemic.

Young Filipino Entrepreneurs to Compete At The 2022 Asia Pacific, Middle East, And Africa FedEx Express / Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge


The FedEx/JA ITC's Top 10 finalists presented their market entry strategy plans to a panel of judges led by (from left) Ranny Chua, acting managing director of FedEx Express Philippines, Brendalyn Ramirez-Abengoza, CEO of 70's Kimchi, and Matt Nicolai Guillermo, a restaurateur and content producer. 

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, together with Junior Achievement Philippines (JA Philippines), today announced the winners of the 2022 FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Philippines finals.

These six young entrepreneurs will go on to represent the Philippines at the regional finals where they will collaborate and compete with students from nine other Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa markets (AMEA) including Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Handy Nutrition Hacks for a Healthier You

We’ve all been there–raring to eat healthy but falter when we do our grocery runs. With the sea of available food choices, navigating through the aisles can be a dizzying chore. 

Here are a few tips to help you skip the stress and fill your cart with healthier food choices!

V33Wise returns, Season 9 championship match repeats in MPL-PH Season 10 Week 1

The first week of MPL-PH Season 10 will see the return of Blacklist International power duo Jonmar "OhMyV33NUS" Villaluna and Danerie James "Wise" Del Rosario, with a match against MSC 2022 runner up Smart Omega, and Nexplay EVOS.

Blacklist International is set to reclaim their crown this season, but Smart Omega is an opponent to watch out for. In Season 9, Grant "Kelra" Duane Pillas got a Savage performance using Beatrix versus Blacklist International. Will Kiel Calvin "OHEB" Soriano stand a chance against the 'best sniper'?