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    Isuzu donates mobile kitchen truck to Red Cross Laguna chapter

    Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) donated one mobile kitchen truck to the Laguna Chapter of the Philippine Red Cross for the latter’s “Hot Meals on Wheels” emergency mass feeding program.

    The formal turnover of the Isuzu Mobile Truck was held on January 8 at the Philippine Red Cross Head Quarters.

    Representatives from IPC, led by IPC resident, Hajime Koso as well as officers of the Philippine Red Cross, led by chairman Richard Gordon and Philippine Red Cross Laguna Chapter, headed by Frank Sorromero witnessed the simple ceremonies.

    The Isuzu Mobile Kitchen is equipped with a mini kitchen for cooking, preparing, and serving hot meals quickly and efficiently right where they are needed.

    IPC’s long-time dealer group INTECO and bodybuilder Truckmaster customized the mobile kitchen body of the Isuzu truck.

    Security Bank completes branch expansion plan

    Despite the curtailed movement and instantaneous shift to digital platforms due to the pandemic, Security Bank remains committed to opening new branches through the completion of its 2020 branch banking expansion plan. The bank opened, relocated, and revamped a total of 10 bank branches to meet continued market demand.

    “Despite the transition to digital banking, we still recognize the importance of branches in making our services accessible to different areas. Through our continued push to increase our branch banking presence, we are optimistic that we will be able to serve more Filipinos and show what BetterBanking means,” said Leslie Cham, executive vice president, Branch Banking Group.

    Security Bank opened four new branches in Ayala Mall Circuit Makati, A. Roces Ave in Quezon City, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, and Katipunan Blue Ridge while 6 were either renovated or relocated to increase the accessibility for clients.

    Apart from the expansion, Security Bank renovated some of its branches to streamline and modernize its design and facilities. Renovated bank branches now have a dedicated area for ATMs, an area for self-service transactions such as balance inquiry or PIN change and a redesigned bank teller area for other banking transactions. All branches will also have 24/7 ATM service.

    Security Bank’s branches with a compact set-up called “Branch Lites” were also equipped with a Skype Nook, which is a dedicated area wherein clients can have Skype calls with Security Bank’s Investment experts.

    “The modernization of our branches, by equipping them with iPads and other devices, is our move to encourage customers to take advantage of Security Bank’s online and digital platforms. We want each client to experience efficiency, comfort and heightened safety while they’re banking with us,” adds Cham.

    Security Bank is looking to open at least 7 new branch locations nationwide for 2021. As of January 7, 2021, Security Bank has a total of 313 bank branches and 787 ATMs nationwide.

    Insurance companies tap innovative models

    Insurance companies Sun Life Grepa Financial Inc. (Sun Life Grepa), a joint venture between Sun Life Philippines and Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC), and YGC-led Malayan Insurance Co. Inc. (MICO) is making access to insurance safer and easier.

    MICO’s digital transformation revolves around the use of portals, API’s, infrastructure modernization, and information security hardening. While the company has been issuing e-policies and e-certificates of insurance (COI) since 2010, completion of this model is being prioritized as the pandemic drags on.

    The company is looking to tap niche markets and industries that emerged as necessities during the lockdowns.

    Sun Life Grepa meanwhile now offers the first Remote Online Medical Exam or ROME service that reduces the requirement for clients to undergo face-to-face medical exams. The company has likewise enabled digitally-assisted means of payment, facilitation of policies and general communication with clients, as well as a 24/7 hotline for group clients.

    New flavors from Dairy Queen

    Dairy Queen is bringing a frozen twist to coffee-based latte with its two new Blizzard Creations:   Frozen Cashew Latte Blizzard, which features bits of crunchy cashew nuts and chunky chocolate chunks, or Frozen Mocha Cheesecake Blizzard, made sweeter with chocolate sauce with real cheesecake chunks.

    Each Blizzard is made with roasted premium coffee concentrate and creamy, rich signature DQ vanilla soft serve.

    DQ also offers the Frozen Latte Parfait  and Frozen Latte cakes.

    BEI re-elects officers, board

    Leo Rey Yanson was re-appointed chairman and president at the Bachelor Express Inc. (BEI) annual stockholders meeting. Also re-aapointed was Yanson matriarch Olivia V. Yanson as corporate secretary and treasurer

    During the meeting, Olivia V. Yanson, Leo Rey V. Yanson, Ginnette Y. Dumancas, Charles M. Dumancas, Rey C. Ardo, Arvin John V. Villaruel, Anita G. Chua, Daniel Nicolas P. Golez,  Hernan B. Omecillo, Danny O. Lorenton, and Alfredo O. Ligo, Jr. were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors.

    Bachelor Express Inc. is one of the three subsidiaries of the Yanson Group of Bus Companies serving the island of Mindanao. The other two are Mindanao Bus Transport Inc. and Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. The other subsidiaries are Vallacar Transit Inc., Ceres Transport Inc., Southern Star Bus Transport Inc., and Sugbo Transit Inc.

    Skinimalism is in at SKINIVÉ

    SKINIVÉ Aesthetic and Wellness in ASEANA City offers world-class quality services. It is equipped with only the leading and high-end treatment machines, such as Ulthera® (the first and only US FDA-approved machine to lift sagging jowls and tighten skin), Pollogen LEGEND™ and Spectra™ Laser  treatment, to name a few, providing their patients with the best service by using the most effective methods to address their concerns.

    SKINIVÉ is led by Founder and Medical Director Dr. Lyndon Paolo Asuncion.

    There are also more advanced facials for patients with special concerns, such as SKINIVÉ Signature Premium Facial for anti-aging, Nano-technology Serum Infusion Facial for deep pore cleansing, Hydrating Oxyjet Facial for dehydrated skin, and Advanced Acne Laser Facial for acne-prone skin. Other services include skin resurfacing, laser treatments, facial and body contouring, IV drips and enhancements done in the clinic through a variety of medically-proven technologies available like microdermabrasion, Cryo Contour, Trilipo Radio Frequency, Mesolipolysis, Silhouette Stitch Lift, Botox® Injections or Ultherapy®.

    The clinic follows strict safety protocols from the Department of Health (DOH) and the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) such as: advance booking; filling out of health declaration form prior to session; sanitizing of treatment rooms after each use; maximum of 4 clients allowed during each period; use of  physical barriers, PPE for the SKINIVE staff; and disinfection protocols and stations strategically situated in the premises.

    SKINIVÉ Aesthetic and Wellness is located at The Shoppes, Solaire Resort & Casino.

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