Newly installed bike racks at BPI JP Rizal San Miguel branch

BPI Installs Bike Racks at Makati Branches

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is installing bike racks in select branches in Makati, as part of its commitment to sustainability and its ongoing efforts to better meet the needs of all its customers.

The project is carried out in partnership with the Makati Business Club (MBC) and the Dutch Embassy in the Philippines for their Business for Biking program, which aims to establish more active transport infrastructure and policies in different cities around the world. country.

For its pilot initiative, the bank installed bike racks at BPI Family Savings Bank Building, JP Rizal San Miguel, Bel-Air Paseo and Pasong Tamo Extension – EDSA branches.

Women entrepreneurs at the show

The Women’s Business Council of the Philippines (WomenbizPH) is set to conduct a strategic support program to meet the needs of the country’s economic recovery while highlighting women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from July 29 to 31 at the Event Area, Building A Lower Ground, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, which will be followed by a virtual exhibition from August 1 to 20.

WomenbizPH, the lead private sector partner of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is offering to support up to 120 women-owned MSMEs through the Women Strong Network hybrid trade fair to equip them with skills and tools needed for business continuity in 2022 and beyond.

The fair will aim to promote the products of female entrepreneurs in local and global markets.

The program is a collaboration with industry leaders such as the logistics company Airspeed, Go Negosyo and the International Labor Association, among others, for the three-day event in support of the country’s MSMEs towards recovery after the pandemic.

Airspeed, part of the portfolio investments of SM Investments Corp., is a known driver of support for MSMEs in the country, rooted in the principles of Airspeed President and CEO, Rosemarie Rafael, another industry pioneer.

Discover Kia at BGC

A Kia showroom sporting Kia’s fresh and new look has been established within AC Motors Centrale in Bonifacio Global City.

This new facility is an integral part of the Kia Philippines dealership network which has 41 locations nationwide.

“This Kia showroom brings the brand closer to its discerning customers,” said Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada. “This is a key facility due to its strategic location. It is also the ideal place for our customers who wish to discover our range of vehicles up close, from the Picanto saloon to the saloon; Soluto subcompact sedan; Strong compact; Stinger luxury sports sedan; Stonic and Seltos subcompact SUVs; Sportage compact SUV; and the recently launched Sorento midsize SUV and Carnival Grand Utility Vehicle. Let’s not forget the K2500 utility truck for business,” added Aligada.

Kia will also “unbox” a new model in September at the Philippine International Motor Show.

MediCard PH launches MediCard Talks

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, MediCard, the first and leading Health and Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the Philippines, recently launched MediCard Talks.

In the various episodes of the webseries, experts discussed topics relating to overall health and well-being,

Dr. Lissa Theresa Resurreccion, Corporate Physician and Resource Speaker for Occupational Health and Health Promotion Services, shared the factors for achieving a wellness journey even at home: eating a balanced diet , exercise regularly, have personal hygiene, regular health check-ups with doctors and know how to manage stress.

Dr. Joel Perez, DPBO, Consultant, Medical Retina, MediCard Lifestyle Center, discussed the alarming effect of diabetes on eye health.

Dr. Audrey Rufino, dental consultant and administrator of MediCard Philippines, communicated the value of oral health.

Dr. Bootsie Alejandrino, Chief Consultant at MediCard Skin and Body, spoke on anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, psychology, structure, function, disease, treatment and the causality of the skin.

HOPE named “Best for the World” among B Corp companies

GenerationHOPE Inc. (Hope), the company behind the Hope In A Bottle brand, has been named one of the best in the world for the fourth consecutive year by a non-profit organization that certifies companies based on the how they create value for their employees, local communities and the environment.

B Lab has certified Hope as a “Best for the World in Community” company for 2022.

The bottled water maker, founded by child rights advocate and philanthropist Nanette Medved-Po, ranked in the top 5% of more than 5,000 “B Corp” certified companies.

B Corp companies meet the highest standards of social, environmental and legal responsibility, public transparency and a commitment to balancing profit and purpose.

Medved-Po said Hope is proud to be part of “this prestigious group of corporate stewards who ensure they meet high standards of verified performance, accountability and transparency on factors ranging from benefits and charitable donations to supply chain practices and input materials. ”

Celebrating 10 years in 2022, the company has since expanded its areas of impact to include education infrastructure, livelihood programs through agricultural interventions, carbon sequestration projects for smallholder farmers in Mindanao and, more recently, its Aling Tindera Waste-to-Cash program. the plastic pollution crisis.

Hope has built 116 classrooms, benefiting over 20,000 students. Its agriculture program has distributed over 700,000 coconut seedlings to more than 15,000 farmers.

It has also collected over 30 million kilograms of plastic waste with its Plastic Credit Exchange partners and through its Aling Tindera program.

SarapSustansya Contest Winners

MAGGI and the Nestlé Wellness Campus, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, have successfully concluded the first SarapSustansya Inter-School Virtual Cooking Competition among public secondary schools in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The teacher-parent-student trio from Manuel Luis Quezon High School – Manila Schools Division, became the champion team.

The SarapSustansya Inter-School Virtual Cooking Competition aims to promote healthy eating among public school students while instilling an appreciation for cooking as an essential life skill.

This project was made possible by MAGGI and Nestlé Wellness Campus, the flagship health and wellness education program of Nestlé Philippines.

As part of the competition, participating public school students in grades 7-12, along with their parents and teacher-coach, were inspired by MAGGI SarapSustansyaKusinaskwela videos on YouTube, where they learned about meal planning, “palengke” tricks and shorter cooking time. . They also introduced Go, Grow, Glow food groups following Pinggang Pinoy recommendations from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in their entries.

COMCO SEA wins 30 awards

COMCO Southeast Asia received 30 awards and four nominations for various projects at the prestigious 19th Philippine Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators.

COMCO SEA was nominated for Agency of the Year and Top Award in Communication Management for the second season of the Write to Ignite Blogging project in the ‘Media Relations’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ categories, as well as the Top Award in Communication Training and Education for Camp COMCO House Wars.

In Division 1 of the awards, which focused on communication management, COMCO SEA won 19 awards in various projects. The Agency received two awards in Division 3 for Communication Training and Education.

COMCO SEA was also recognized for excellence in communication skills in Division 4, receiving 9 awards for numerous projects.

TELUS PH increases P1.3M

TELUS International Philippines (TIP) recently engaged over 3,500 team members in the TELUS Days of Giving (TDOG) Virtual Fitness Challenge to raise funds in support of the World Vision Development Foundation.

More than 3,500 team members raised funds for the TDOG Virtual Fitness Challenge, participating in either a 360-minute Move Challenge or a 42 km Run Challenge, monitoring their physical activities using of a fitness gadget or mobile fitness app throughout the month of May.

All donations and funds raised through this effort will be used to reproduce self-study materials and support Brigada Pagbaba, a reading remediation program.

This year, TELUS International team members collectively raised more than $40,000, which will be donated to three local charities in Asia-Pacific, including the World Vision Foundation for Development, the China Association SOS Children’s Villages and SayTrees Environmental Trust.

MAIN invests in inclusive fintech based in SG

The Manila Angel Investor Network, the largest private investor network in the Philippines, has allocated $150,000 to Singapore-based fintech startup Jipay.

JiPay is an inclusive financial services platform for migrant domestic workers in Southeast Asia. The startup helps both migrant domestic workers and their employers track household finances through its mobile app.

JiPay’s next step is to offer personal accounts to domestic workers, which will allow them to receive, save, spend and remit money to their families through the JiPay mobile app.

MAIN’s investment of $150,000 is part of the larger $2 million capital committed annually to potential startups in the network of 119 member angel investors.

Coin Rewards for Globe Subscribers

Coins.ph, the leading fiat and crypto wallet service provider in the Philippines, has partnered with Globe Telecom Inc. to introduce a new offering for its Globe Rewards loyalty program. From July 20, prepaid and postpaid subscribers can start redeeming reward points in their new GlobeOne app for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency coupons redeemable on Coins.ph

Through this partnership, users can simply redeem reward points and complete a crypto transaction without using their own money, making it perfect for crypto natives and newcomers alike.

Coins.ph provides access to a total of 24 cryptocurrencies and crypto tokens.

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