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    Celebrating 100 Million Watsons members worldwide

    Watsons, the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group has reached a milestone of 100 million loyalty members worldwide. This is a strong global community of 100 million beauty and wellness enthusiasts, and Watsons is dedicated to introduce a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. By staying connected to the members, Watsons strives to inspire them to do good, feel great together as a powerful movement.

    Having grown rapidly since its launch in 2008, it is now available in 14 markets and is no. 1 in brand loyalty program across Asia. To further cement its position, Watsons launched the Elite VIP Members program with more perks and rewards for its most loyal customers in 2018. By 2019, Watsons One Pass© was launched to allow members enjoy shopping benefits at Watsons stores globally.

    Watson says it cares about you and continues to inspire everyone to look good and feel great. Superb perks and discounts await customers and members with their Watsons Card and Watsons Elite. Online shopping is available at www.watsons.com.ph or try Watsons’ Call & Delivery to get your orders within 24 hours.

    LRMC unveils Christmask themed train

    Every year, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), dresses up the LRT-1 trains to spread the holiday cheer for its passengers. This time, however, the holiday themed train is having a special focus in light of the extraordinary situation the country experienced with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    LRMC on Monday launched its special LRT-1 train designed with a giant mask and face shield— a timely reminder for Filipino commuters to be responsible and do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Each side of the train shows images of different frontliners from the medical field, security, and service sectors. This design is a tribute to the tireless dedication and efforts of the country’s brave workers to keep essential services running in the face of the pandemic.

    During the launch of the special LRT-1 Christmask themed train, safety kits were distributed to LRT-1 passengers at the Baclaran Station.

    The themed train also bears the Ingat Angat Tayong Lahat campaign logo of the Taskforce T3 (Test, Trace, Treat), a multi-sectoral public-private consortium of companies and organizations including LRMC which are working closely with government agencies to boost businesses while ensuring consumers’ health and safety.

    Honda gives away City to raffle winner

    Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI), recently awarded one  brand new Honda City 1.5 S CVT to the Lazada 11.11 grand raffle winner, Rich An Cruz last December 3 at Honda Cars Quezon City.

    Last October, HCPI officially announced its new Honda flagship store on LazMall in partnership with Lazada Philippines. As part of its 11.11 campaign, Honda partnered with kLazada to raffle off one unit of the recently launched All-New Honda City 1.5 S CVT to customers who followed Honda’s LazMall Flagship Store page and purchased items from Honda’s LazMall Flagship Store from November 1 to 20.

    During the recent 11.11 Shopping Festival, Lazada  saw over 4,500 Honda car reservations made in one day.

    On top of the Lazada 11.11 Grand Raffle, Honda is also raffling off one  brand new Honda Brio 1.2 S MT and other exciting prizes through its “Stay Connected with Honda Raffle” promo.

    VTI board reappoint Olivia and Leo Rey Yanson 

    Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) held its annual stockholders meeting at its principal office in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City on December 5.

    Olivia V. Yanson, Leo Rey V. Yanson, Ginnette Y. Dumancas, Charles M. Dumancas, Anita G. Chua, Arvin John V. Villaruel and Daniel Nicolas Golez were re-elected as members of VTI’s board of directors during the meeting.

    Following the election of the directors, the board held an organizational meeting where Leo Rey Yanson was reappointed as chairman of the board and president of VTI, while Olivia V. Yanson, the co-founder of the company, was re-appointed as corporate secretary and treasurer.

    VTI said  the company remains strong and resilient as it continues to be steadfast in its goal to serve the Filipino commuters.

    VTI pursues its mission of providing safe and quality transportation to everyone.

    “The newly appointed board is excited to see how they can continue to push boundaries to provide quality transportation to every Filipino despite the challenges of the pandemic,” the VTI board said.

    3K youths to get vocational scholarships

    Aboitiz Construction Inc. (ACI)  established a tripartite partnership with social enterprise Asiapro Multi-purpose Cooperative and advocacy group Philippine Business Education (PBEd) to provide free technical vocational training to over 3,000 Filipino youths until 2023, resulting in employment opportunities and a safe and streamlined hiring process for manpower requirements of ACI.

    “This tripartite partnership guarantees to provide opportunities for a proper livelihood to the sector that needs it the most, accelerate and strengthen the smooth hiring process of the skilled workforce requirement of Aboitiz Construction projects while providing flexible, cost-effective, and socially responsible solutions for manpower placement and protecting the welfare and rights of the youth workers,” said Nina Ylagan-Pedro, vice president for Corporate Affairs & Services, ACI.

    Despite the pandemic, PBEd and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are implementing a three-part Flexible Training for Work program intended for unemployed and out-of-school youth through the YouthWorks PH project. This involves remote mentoring, employability modules, TESDA-recognized theoretical online and/or face-to-face education, followed by an extensive in-company training led by ACI.

    “Aboitiz Construction will be offering work-related learning opportunities for our youth beneficiaries and will include periods of hands-on training, work shadowing, work-based mentoring, reviews, appraisal and work experience at our project sites across the Philippines,” said Ylagan-Pedro.

    ACI will also be working closely with Asiapro to ensure the selected beneficiaries are equipped with the right and necessary tools to perform the in-company extensive training. During this period of the program, trainees will have employee status under Asiapro and will be receiving statutory benefits and compensation.

    California living at Hawthorne Heights by Vista Residences

    Taking inspiration from Hawthorne city of California, Hawthorne Heights by Vista Residences invites urban dwellers, university students and young professionals to step into a beautiful California style of living with a dynamic twist in the city’s most cosmopolitan enclave.

    Hawthorne Heights is Vista Residences’ third high-rise condominium project along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City which features an American-inspired interior, state-of-the-art amenities and space-efficient units from studio to one-bedroom, allowing residents to live and dream in California-style comfort.

    As with all Vista Residences properties, Hawthorne Heighs also boasts of indoor and outdoor amenities such as swimming pool, fitness center, function room, game room, to name a few.

    Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which has ready-for-occupancy and preselling projects in Quezon City and Manila near premier universities and colleges and developed business districts.

    For more information on Hawthorne Heights and other Vista Residences properties, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph, like the Hawthorne Heights Official Facebook page @OfficialHawthorneHeights or call Vista Residences Marketing at 0998-9607084.

    Hino Naga extends help to typhoon victims in Bicol Region

    Following the onslaught of Typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses, Hino Motors Philippines and Hino Naga donated 100 sacks of rice and grocery bags for the victims in the Bicol Region. The goods were distributed to four of the hardest-hit barangays in Naga City, Camarines Sur and Tabaco City, Albay.

    The floods caused by the successive typhoons brought damage to property in these areas to more than P2.5 billion. The sacks of rice and grocery bags will help provide affected families with the basic nutrition they need as their communities recover from the effects of the typhoons.

    Hino Motors Philippines’ commitment to bring Total Support extends to its CSR activities. The trucks and buses manufacturer actively conducts various relief operations to support the communities where it operates.

    J&T Express Ppartners with Gawad Kalinga
    to provide aid for over 1,500 families

    In partnership with Gawad Kalinga, J&T Express delivered nearly P1 million worth of relief goods to Bicol as part of the latter’s Oplan Walang Iwanan.

    In the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses’ destructive wake, J&T Express Philippines mobilized its logistics network for free to aid Gawad Kalinga’s Operation Walang Iwanan last November 26, which seeks to provide continuous relief to the victims who remain displaced.

    According to J&T Vice-President Zoe Chi, J&T, a dynamic courier service that operates nationwide and is known for efficiently delivering to far-flung and hard-to-reach locations, saw that its existing logistics network would be useful for moving relief goods following the widespread disruption caused by the typhoon.

    Some six tons worth of goods were delivered from J&T’s head office in Mandaluyong City to Bicol to help the afflicted, including 250 boxes of bottled water, 775 food relief packs, over 500 packs of clothing, baby kits and sandals, and tablets, all amounting to almost P1 million in value.

    “Part of our mission at J&T is to help strengthen our regional partners. In business, this means supporting the growth of vendors found in the farthest reaches of the Philippines with our digital logistics network. However, in times of crisis, it also means using what we have to extend help as far as possible. We believe in the spirit of bayanihan, and that means everyone has a role to play,” said Chi.