SM Investments for Disaster Resilience
SM, as a responsible member of the community, has viewed disaster resilience as a necessary investment to help ensure our communities thrive. SM allocates 10% of its capital expenditures for disaster resistant features, including water management design.
“It’s not just a question of if, but when,” said Hans T. Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SM Prime Holdings. “We already know that there will always be another typhoon, another earthquake, another natural calamity. Our best bet to avoid loss and personal injury is to be prepared for when it arrives… We don’t want to just build shopping malls, but more importantly, we make sure our developments improve life in the community.”
Some of SM’s notable resilient infrastructures are SM City Marikina and SM Mall of Asia, designed to help mitigate the effect of flooding on the community. SM Lanang Premier in Davao has a rainwater harvesting tank with a capacity of 600 cubic meters. Most SM malls feature disaster-resistant designs, including SM Seaside City Cebu and SM City Puerto Princesa in Palawan, where the mall is raised approximately 1.40 meters from City Road, as flood protection. SM City Consolacion in Cebu has a properly designed drainage system that discharges to the adjacent creek and surface drainage in the area along the perimeter walls.
Elanvital presents Zaya Sta. roses
Elanvital, best known for offering quality homes in Laguna and Cavite for growing middle-income families, has just launched Zaya Sta. Rosa, its new development in the Balibago district of the city.
Raemulan Lands, Inc. CEO Eileen Uy-Doyle said, “Zaya Sta. Rosa is designed for those looking for prime real estate at the right price: the young urban workforce looking to own their first home, those they are just starting to invest in properties putting their money into a growing asset, or typical investors who recognize the potential value of properties in Sta. Rosa.”
Elanvital’s COO, Apple Hurtado, joined Doyle and other executives at formal groundbreaking ceremonies, where a time capsule containing Zaya Sta. Rosa’s blueprints was set up.
Later, the executives joined Wilhelm Chuacuco and Belle Manalo, Chief Sales Officers of Elanvital, in the traditional placement of the Pi Xiu bronze at the entrance of the development. The Pi Xiu is an image of a mythical creature that is believed to bring good fortune, wealth, and protection.
“The property value of the ZAYA location is already excellent, making it a good investment opportunity,” explained Uy-Doyle. “It is cheaper and more rewarding to buy a unit in Zaya Sta. Rosa than to rent somewhere, since the monthly amortization is almost equal to the monthly rent in the area.”
Zaya Sta Rosa is positioned as the ideal city-home. Located along the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Highway, it is just 1.8 kilometers from SLEX Sta. Rosa Exit and an 11-minute walk from Balibago Transportation Terminal.
The event was also attended by Ing. Rod Isidro, general director of construction, as well as Robert Ignacio, president of Elanvital’s collaborating contractor company, ROBIG Builders, and his team.
Travel fund for family, friends
Cebu Pacific (CEB) enhances its travel fund to allow passengers to use their fund to book tickets for anyone, making it possible to give the gift of travel to family and friends.
A passenger only needs to sign up for a MyCebuPacific account on the website or mobile app. Once you’ve logged in, you can go to the “Reservations” tab and type the reference number and last name from the previous trip in the Add Reservation section. Once the name or email address of the previous trip matches the account details, the amount of the Travel Fund will be stored immediately.
“We know that this will benefit all those who have credits stored in their Travel Fund due to the greater flexibility. We’ve been listening to customer feedback and hope this encourages our passengers to use their travel funds to book flights not just for themselves, but even their loved ones,” said Candice Iyog, vice president of marketing and customer experience at CEB.
More clients book appointments online for PLDT, smart services
Even with the relaxation of pandemic restrictions, the Philippines’ largest and most fully integrated PLDT network and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have seen a steady volume of customers securing appointments through its online booking platform. in the first quarter of 2022.
Launched by PLDT and Smart at the height of the pandemic restrictions in 2020 to ensure continuous customer service through digital means, the channel has proven to be effective and useful for customers and continues to gain ground. This development helps underscore PLDT and Smart’s broader program to elevate the quality of the customer experience and digitally transform processes accordingly.
Thousands of PLDTs and Smarts from January to March used the reservation platform to schedule in-store or virtual appointments for sales and after-sales inquiries, including inquiries about brand-specific services and mobile number portability.
Meanwhile, mall and non-mall based centers manned by fully vaccinated front-line staff are open to serve customers according to their regular business hours.
Asticom wins three gold medals at the TITAN Business Awards 2022
Asticom Group of Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe, garnered three gold medals at the recent TITAN Business Awards 2022. The international awards recognize innovative excellence in all global businesses and companies from a wide range of industries.
The shared services group stood out in the Business and Organization category for its overall strategy and efforts to innovate and grow. It was also acclaimed in the Human Resources category for having the best health and wellness strategy. Lastly, Asticom’s technologies and systems were cited in the IT category for their efficiency in solving problems in the organization.
The TITAN Business Awards, organized by the International Awards Associate (IAA), honor organizations, large and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, as well as the people behind their success.
This year, the awards received more than 800 nominated entries from around the world, with up to 50 countries participating, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Canada.
Asticom is part of the Globe ecosystem. It owns information technology and business services outsourcing company Asti Business Services Inc. (ABSI), human resources and digital solutions provider HCX Technology Partners Inc., engineering company Fiber Infrastructure and Network Services Inc. (FINSI) and the logistics provider BRAD Warehouse and Logistics Services. Inc.
Teleperformance Receives ISO Certification
Teleperformance (TP) Philippines has achieved ISO 45001:2018 certification or Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification, the world’s first international standard for occupational health and safety (OHS).
The certification promotes a safe and healthy work environment by providing a framework that enables organizations to identify and reduce their OH&S risks, reduce the potential for workplace accidents and illnesses, and improve legislative compliance.
TP Philippines worked with Standard Global Services (SGS), a testing, inspection and certification company, which helped audit the company. To achieve certification, TP Philippines underwent intensive design and training, and implemented various health and safety precautions at its business sites, such as training staff including doctors, nurses, security officers, and first responders; audit of wellness facilities such as clinics, gyms, laundry areas, and dormitories; and the development of an emergency management plan.
Insular Foundation Donation
Insular Foundation recently handed over the emergency dormitories to front-line doctors from the Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun).
As part of its response initiatives to COVID-19, the Foundation contributed 1.02 million pesos for the construction of the dormitories for the OsMun health workers.
Since 2020, the Insular Foundation has provided assistance to the neighboring OsMun through the donation of food, personal protective equipment, vitamins and masks.
The emergency dormitories, built within the Ospital ng Muntinlupa compound, will serve as dormitory or accommodation for hospital staff. The 108-square-meter facility is made up of fiber cement boards, with a concrete floor and a corrugated steel roof. It has 14 rooms complete with bed frames, bedding and electric fans, air conditioning, two bathrooms and two bathrooms with showers.
Security Bank supports Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in celebrating Credit Awareness Week 2022 from April 24-30, 2022.
This year’s theme is Wastong pag-utang, susi sa pagbangon ng bayan, a call that highlights one’s contribution to positively impacting the country’s economy through proper credit management.
Staying true to its slogan #DitoPwede, SB Finance, the consumer finance arm of Security Bank and a partnership with Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri), is determined to offer loans digitally and conveniently through its new app. zukì mobile.
“We want to take the intimidation out of applying for a loan. Filipinos should have access to safe and easy loans to improve their lives,” said Abbie Casanova, President and CEO of SB Finance.