Nissan donates to typhoon relief, partners with AFP for distribution

    President and Managing Director for Nissan in the Philippines Atsushi Najima (in red, center), turns over relief good donations to Joint Task Force-National Capital Region commander Brig. Gen. Marceliano V. Teofilo (second from right) at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo. The donations will go to communities in Bicol and Cagayan regions affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

    Nissan in the Philippines recently donated relief goods for 800 families greatly affected by the recent typhoons that have passed through the country, as part of the company’s ongoing support to people in the Philippines.

    The Japanese automaker turned over relief goods to the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, a Civil-Military Operations division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that conducts relief operations for communities in Bicol and Cagayan regions affected by typhoons “Rolly” (international name “Goni”) and “Ulysses” (international name “Vanco”).

    “Reaching out to communities in need, especially in times of calamity, is part of Nissan’s commitment to support and enrich people’s lives. We hope our contribution brings hope and respite to families in Bicol and Cagayan, as well as inspire others to do the same,” said Atsushi Najima, president and managing director of Nissan in the Philippines.

    The donation continues Nissan’s community engagements in the country, following the donation of three Nissan Navaras to the Philippine Red Cross in response to the Taal volcano eruption early this year, as well as the meal donations to medical frontliners fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in various hospitals in Metro Manila.

    Black Friday Sale at Greenfield City Paseo Outlets

    The Paseo Outlets, Laguna Central, and Arcadia will all be throwing a simultaneous four day shopping festival on Black Friday weekend. It may be a sale everyday at Greenfield City but from November 27 – 30, mall-goers can enjoy limited time offers, deals, and discounts on top of existing sale prices that reach up to 80% off.

    As if all that wasn’t enough, the Paseo Outlets at Greenfield City is about to make some holiday dreams come true with the ultimate Christmas gift giveaways. Everyday, you may be among the lucky shoppers who may win in the daily raffle draws or you can also win any of the major prizes during the grand raffle draw!  All it takes is a P2,000 purchase to join the daily raffle and at least P5,000 worth of purchase to join the grand draw.

    Get a head start on crossing names off your Christmas list and avoid the holiday crowds. The wide-open spaces and safety measures over at the Paseo Outlets, Laguna Central, and Arcadia will ensure that your shopping experience is relaxed and worry-free.

    It’s the perfect time to shop for great finds with amazing discounts that’ll have you rejoicing! There are exciting things happening over at Greenfield City so make sure not to miss out!

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    Smart, Connected Women tie-up

    Smart Communications Inc. has partnered with social impact start-up Connected Women for technology upskilling and livelihood opportunities for Filipino women across the country.

    With the goal of training over a thousand women by 2021, Connected Women’s Elevate AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Annotation) program offers online skills development and remote work opportunities in the artificial intelligence industry.

    Backed by UN Women, the 75,000 member-strong organization launched to provide a talent pool for businesses worldwide while creating an impact for Filipino women and their families.

    Smart will support Connected Women’s upskilling initiatives that include data labeling, remote work, professional communication, and computer skills, which are all scalable in the digital remote workspace. Participants will also benefit from career coaching, developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills and mentoring.

    After the online classroom course and on-the-job training, Connected Women facilitates job matching and placement on projects with a variety of global clients.

    Globe grabs 2 awards at International Finance

    Globe Telecom won the “Most Socially Responsible Telecom Company”, and “Most Innovative CSR Initiative-Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP)” at the recent International Finance 8th Annual Awards, making it the sole telco in the Philippines to receive the recognition.

    The company was awarded alongside firms based in Cambodia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait and Vietnam. According to the award-giving body,  the International Finance Telecom Awards category seeks to validate the efforts of every contender that is technologically advanced and provides cutting-edge connectivity to customers world over.

    These awards strengthen Globe’s commitment to make social responsibility a key value within the company, its employees, and its daily endeavors. With sustainability at our core, we strive to create lasting impact on our customers, more so the communities we engage with. From offices being certified as carbon neutral, to being first on-site during calamities, and inclusive in its campaigns, Globe’s social responsibility is embraced and observed day in and day out across the board.

    Flagship programs such as the multi-awarded Digital Thumbprint Program are proof that advocacy may be embedded in the way companies do business. The program is the first of its kind to be integrated into the K-12 curriculum of the Department of Education in 2019, through a national summit attended by over 400 representatives of the Department of Education nationwide. Its comprehensive modules on online safety, impact, and discernment encourage students, teachers, and parents to be responsible digital citizens, especially in a generation wherein our daily dealings are done online.

    CitySavings wins big at Asia’s Employer Branding Awards

    City Savings Bank Inc. bagged the Philippines Best Employer Award 2020 from one of Asia’s prominent award-giving bodies, recognizing the bank’s commitment to providing outstanding customer experience by continuously building high levels of employee engagement and exceptional workplace culture.

    The award was conferred last October 10 by the Employer Branding Institute- India via a virtual awarding ceremony during the 15th Employer Branding Awards.

    It is given to organizations that have used effective human resources strategies in managing talents and building competencies for the future.

    Winners in this year’s Employer Branding Awards were comprehensively researched and assessed by the former dean of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) Dr. Indira Parikh. The IIMA is a prestigious and topmost business education institute in India.

     Toyota Football for Tomorrow CSR rolls out

    Toyota Motor Asia Pacific announced the Toyota Football for Tomorrow (TFFT) project, a corporate social responsibility initiative across Southeast Asia to create opportunities for the youth to discover, develop and reach for the possibilities of tomorrow – a personal goal or dream that always seems to be out of reach.

    In the Philippines, local manufacturer and distributor Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will be spearheading TFFT activities to help promising Filipino children develop their football potential.

    Toyota Football for Tomorrow empowers youth with skills in football and beyond to enjoy the thrill and joy of moving together and to believe in the possibilities of tomorrow. This is inspired by Toyota’s vision to provide the freedom of mobility to all.

    Since 2013, Toyota has been conducting football clinics. TFFT aims to standardise Toyota’s football clinics across the region, delivering consistent and quality training.

    With the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota initiated the TFFT online training video series to keep the youth motivated, as well as to keep up their football skills in a fun and positive virtual environment. Drills and tactics such as ball control (dribbling, passing, turning) and goal keeping skills featured in the TFFT football clinic curriculum will be made into a five-part online training video series aimed for the under 12 age category.

    The video series has been  available in the Philippines starting November 23, through TMP’s official channels:  and


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