I-REACH of AboitizPower, SMC’s new packaging technology, SMDC SANDS Residences, INLIFE bags 2 Quills, HONDA Deals Made Easy, GMT Manila- MMC partnership, SPAC-AIM to empower new entrepreneurs

    Medical staff of Chong Hua Hospital in Mandaue City, Cebu receive supplies from AboitizPower, made possible through its I-REACH program, at the height of the pandemic in 2020.

    AboitizPower’s I-REACH wins Quill

    AboitizPower’s Integrated Response and Awareness towards COVID-19 Hazards (I-REACH) program bagged the Award of Excellence at the recently held Philippine Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators.

    Among the key components of the award-winning I-REACH campaign is AboitizPower’s collaboration with partner hospitals in Luzon and Visayas that helped bring surgical masks as well as sanitation and food supplies to healthcare workers amidst their fight against COVID-19.

    For this campaign, AboitizPower partnered with the PNP General Hospital, Perpetual Help in Biñan and Las Piñas, Mary Mediatrix in Batangas, Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu, and Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod.

    The program also covered a series of webinars to engage customers and keep them informed about the impact of the pandemic, particularly on their business operations. These webinars focused on topics such as business continuity and recovery practices, COVID-19 as an accelerator of digital transformation, and the government’s economic outlook and initiatives to support key industries, to name a few.

    New packaging technology saves farms, feeds the undernourished

    San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is partnering with carabao cooperatives to boost their incomes by providing milk for government’s nationwide milk feeding program utilizing its new packaging solution that will prolong the product’s shelf life.

    SMC’s packaging unit, San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp. (SMYPC), recently signed an agreement with the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture, that will see SMYPC packing an initial four million cans of sterilized carabao’s milk, to be distributed in Regions 1 to 3 and parts of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

    Under the agreement, SMYPC will act as a third-party toll packer utilizing its new retort process to package some 40,000 liters of carabao milk supplied by local farmer’s cooperatives in Nueva Ecija, for the nationwide school-based feeding program under the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

    The agreement with SMC, set to start later this month, significantly increases the carabao milk supplied from local dairy cooperatives to the DepEd and the DSWD under the national feeding program.

    With the retort process, carabao’s milk can be preserved up to six months without preservatives, and packaged in aluminum cans. Previously, carabao in flexible packaging was only good for a maximum of seven days.

    Hottest investment opportunity in Manila

    SMDC Sands Residences is a prized investment at the heart of the capital. Located along the picturesque and historic Roxas Boulevard in Manila, SMDC Sands Residences will be THE pick as Manila City is poised to become the next big thing in property investment.

    SMDC Sands Residences will put one in fine “company” — the US Embassy, Malate Church, Rajah Suliman Park, Manila Yacht Club, Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Coconut Palace, Harbor Square (where you can take a ferry to historic Corregidor Island), the Philippine Navy headquarters, the newly renovated Metropolitan Theater, the new Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and the nearby Rizal Park.

    Neighbors will be key government institutions— Department of Foreign Affairs, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Finance, National Museum, National Library, Philippine Gaming Corporation and the Central Post Office.

    SMDC Sands Residences offers hotel-like living every single day. Reminiscent of world-class hotels, there are shops and restaurants at the integrated retail center, a grand lobby, a pool, a gym, function rooms and a sunset lounge overlooking Manila Bay.

    To complete the staycation in your home, there’s The Bar for cocktails and drinks with friends. Or the beautiful sea and cityscapes surrounded by pockets of nature spaces.

    SMDC Sands Residences is 51 floors high with 43 residential floors. Units range in size from 21sqm to 38sqm. It puts a premium on safety and convenience with CCTV cameras installed in all common areas and are on 24/7.

    Water is an auspicious element as it represents constant flow. Around the world, properties near the sea, bay or lake command a premium. With the prospects of better things to come, not only for the world economy but also for the City of Manila, all roads lead to SMDC Sands Residences.

    InLife bags 2 Quills

    Insular Life (InLife) bagged two Excellence Awards in the recently-held 18th Philippine Quill Awards for its two Communication Management programs.

    InLife’s PRIME OX (Program to Institutionalize Maturity in Operational Excellence) and the Insular Life For the Filipino Online Forums received Excellence Awards  given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

    “PRIME OX” is a training program geared to support InLife’s goal of becoming the most digitally-connected life insurer in the country. The “Insular Life for the Filipino Online Forums,” an entry to the special category CovidComms 2020, was a series of forums in celebration of the 110h anniversary of Insular Life. The forum series aimed to inform and educate customers on issues relevant to the pandemic.

    PRIME OX was also a finalist for the Top Communication Management Division Award.

    “InLife will continue to implement programs we hope will help in contributing to the well-being, not just of the company and its employees, but just as importantly, our agency force, customers, and the public in general. These awards will surely fuel our desire to continue doing our best for ourselves, our Company, and our country,” said InLife Executive Chairperson Nina D. Aguas.

    The Philippine Quill Awards honor exemplary communication research, programs, skills and creative work. All entries are subjected to IABC’s global standards that measure and determine the finest, sharpest and brightest in the business communication industry among professionals and students.

    Honda launches Deals Made Easy

    Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) has  launched its promotion for this month “Deals Made Easy” featuring cash discounts, deals and special offers from April 1 to 30.

    Cash discounts of P30,000 to as high as P180,000 are available for City, BR-V, Brio, Civic, CR-V, Jazz, HR-V, Odyssey and Civic Type R. All-in downpayment of as low as P10,000 is offered for City, BR-V, Brio, Civic, CR-V, Jazz and HR-V.

    All current Honda vehicle owners who would like to purchase any variant of City, BR-V, Civic, CR-V, and HR-V, the Honda Upgrade Program provides an additional P5,000 cash discounts, on top of other cash promotions offered.

    A special all-in financing program is also available to Honda buyers in select banks.

    GMT Manila partners with MMC

    Global Medical Technologies (GMT) Manila, a subsidiary of Romlas Health Group and a growing personalized healthcare distribution company in the Philippines, finalized their partnership with Metropolitan Medical Center (MMC) recently

    Through the partnership, Metropolitan Medical Center will be able to offer a wide array of personalized diagnostic tests and medical services covering nutrition, gut health, allergy, cancer, mental health, and genetics.  MMC’s clients may avail of local and advanced testing.

    Some of the tests included are the Food Intolerance Test ; FABER, for substances the patient is allergic to with just one blood sample; the Organic Acids Test to determine if metabolic processes cause fatigue and auto immune disorders; and Genomind, gene-based test to determine the best treatment for the patient’s mental and emotional disorder.

    Other tests are targeted towards cancer such as Cellmax Life, which finds out a person’s hereditary cancer risk, and Onconomics, for the best personalized treatment for a cancer patient. Most of the tests require a simple blood or urine test.

    GMT Manila is the country’s only medical distribution group that focuses on enabling doctors to find root causes of diseases through technology.

    SPCA teams up with AIM for HIIGINE

    Sanitary Care Products Asia (SCPA), maker of Sanicaare, Femme, Tisyu, Cheers, Naturale and Jade,  kicked off their silver year with a partnership with Asian Institute of Management-Dado Banatao Incubator (AIM-DBI) through an initiative that empowers the new breed of Filipino business leaders.

    SCPA Chairman Sio and President Venjosef Sio launched the Human Investment x Impact Grant for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment or, HIIGENE, a 3-month mentorship program.

    HIIGENE is a search that will provide opportunities to deserving start-ups to accelerate Filipino businesses, the first time that AIM-DBI will emphasize people management philosophy as their top criterion.

    AIM-DBI Executive Director Prim Paypon, founder of non-profit organization called The Dream Project PH, said that through HIIGENE, qualified start-ups have the chance to hone their leadership skills and grow their businesses.

    Up to 3 companies can be awarded cash grants of up to P500,000 each to fund their businesses. Awarding of grants will be in June, ending in October with a culminating activity to highlight the winner’s progress.


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