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    Handyman opens 177th store

    Handyman Do-it Best recently opened its 177th  store at LIMA Exchange, inside the LIMA Estate in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas.

    Handyman offers a wide range of hardware and home improvement products at affordable prices. The LIMA Exchange branch also extends additional services, such as “Call and Collect” for the convenience of shoppers amid the ongoing pandemic. The new Handyman branch complements other shops at LIMA Exchange that offer daily necessities.

    Phoenix Petroleum bags 4 trophies at Anvil

    Phoenix Petroleum won a gold Anvil and three silver Anvils  at the  56th Anvil Awards for its exemplary programs that delivered significant and positive impact to the community.

    Winning a Gold Anvil for the ‘Public Relations Program Directed at Specific Stakeholders-Suppliers’ category, #WeSupportSMEs is a COVID-19 program created last year by FamilyMart, the convenience store brand of Phoenix. It also won a Silver Anvil under the ‘Specialized Public Relations Program-COVID related PR Programs with Tools’ category, as an innovative program created in response to the pandemic.

    Kwentong Phoenix, a project created with content development and marketing agency PageOne, won a Silver Anvil for ‘Digital Public Relations Program-Good Governance/Social Responsibility/Responsible Citizenship’.

    Another Silver Anvil awardee is Phoenix SUPER LPG’s ‘Sarap Pala Magluto’ campaign that launched the company’s LPG brand nationwide. The campaign introduced the

    Maynilad sustainability report cited

    West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. recently won a Gold Anvil Award for its “Optimizing Water Supply for Reliable Service” Maynilad 2019 Sustainability Report.

    The award-winning report—which adheres to GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards—details Maynilad’s financial, operational, social, and environmental performance for 2019.

    Maynilad pursues sustainability reporting excellence so it can strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, as well as boost investor and consumer confidence in the company.

    The Maynilad 2019 Sustainability Report won under the Public Relations Tools Category (Publications) of the 56th Anvil Awards. Organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, the Anvil Awards is the symbol of excellence in public relations in the country.

    Shopee helps MSMEs adapt to e-commerce roadmap

    Shopee and its mobile wallet ShopeePay are doing their share in encouraging Filipinos to slowly embrace digital transactions.

    Shopee makes it simpler and easier for brands and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to adjust to the new electronic commerce roadmap with its current ecosystem.

    With its marketing and logistics tools, mobile features for both sellers and consumers, and digitalization efforts, Shopee gives all its users a smooth online shopping and selling experience.

    Shopee also continues to form partnerships with other organizations to offer initiatives to encourage brands and MSMEs to go digital. These include the recent TatakPinoy Virtual Trade Fair, seller masterclasses that offer training to allow MSMEs to on-board easily on the platform, and the launch of new in-app features within Shopee Live, such as co-streaming.

    SNAP-Magat receives award from DepEd

    SN Aboitiz Power-Magat Inc.’s (SNAP-Magat) assistance to public schools has received recognition from the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of the province of Isabela.

    The Gawad Ka-Brigada Award recognized SNAP’s consistent support to Brigada Eskwela over the years. It likewise underscored the company’s commitment to the health and safety of the learners, teachers, and school personnel by providing medical aid at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

    In August 2020, SNAP-Magat distributed school supplies and medical aid packages consisting of paper and ink supplies as well as alcohol, bleach, and face masks to six host schools. This was in support of the host schools’ modular distance learning program to keep basic education accessible even with the COVID-19 crisis.

    Buensalido PR reaps 4 silver Anvils

    Public relations and communications agency Buensalido garnered four silver Anvils with partners AKAP Guro CONNECTeD of Unilab Inc., Avon Philippines and Makati Medical Center at the recently concluded PRSP Anvil Awards 2020.

    The winning programs were recognized in categories including PR programs directed at specific stakeholders, Digital PR program for education and literacy, Specialized PR program for advocacy campaign, and Specialized COVID-related PR programs with tools.

    Buensalido PR and Communications was also one of the five nominees for the Agency of the Year award.

    With over 35 years of experience behind it, the agency remains a close-knit team of creative individuals who are passionate about fresh communication concepts and strategies that positively impact its partners, audience, and community.

    Union Bank launches digital transformation institute

     Union Bank of the Philippines recently launched the first ever Asian Institute of Digital Transformation (AIDT) through a virtual signing of the memorandum of agreement last Feb. 19, 2021 with partner Global Learning Solutions Singapore.

    AIDT  was founded by UnionBank to specifically address the urgent need of many senior leaders and corporate board members to implement their own digital transformation initiatives but do not have the internal capacities and core competencies to make it happen.

    Part of AIDT’s flagship programs is an intensive 8-week Live Virtual Executive MasterClass on Digital Transformation offered to companies and organizations, to be conducted by global faculty mentors from around the world, including UnionBank senior FinTech experts. The institute offers short courses and masterclass programs that have three unique pillars: especially curated curriculum content, practice-oriented faculty mentors and immersive virtual learning delivery platform.

    The first Executive MasterClass on Digital Transformation will be conducted in May to June of 2021.

    New industry cloud offer launchpad for innovation

    Microsoft accelerated its efforts to support and co-innovate with customers and partners — both now and long term — with industry-specific cloud offerings that can provide a launchpad for further innovations.

    Microsoft announced three new industry-specific cloud offerings: Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services, Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing, and Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit. It also announced the first update to Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, and the public preview timing for Microsoft Cloud for Retail, introduced in January at NRF.

    Microsoft industry clouds bring together common data models, crosscloud connectors, workflows, APIs, and industry-specific components and standards, with the breadth of  cloud services, including Microsoft 365 and Teams, Azure, Microsoft Power Platform, Dynamics 365, and security solutions.

     Microsoft industry clouds also provide new opportunities to strengthen and extend for the last mile of industry execution.

    Security Bank: Bank better by banking safer

    Security Bank has made digital banking the driver of its transactions last year. InstaPay is a cashless and contactless mode of payment available in the Security Bank mobile app since 2020.

    “We’ve seen how useful and convenient InstaPay is to our clients over the pandemic. Likewise, we support BSP’s call for digitalization and use of online banking, which is in line with our goal to let our clients thrive at home,” said Maki Tingson, Security Bank’s Retail Banking Segment Head, as the Bank extended their waived InstaPay transfer fees for retail clients, until April 20.

    Security Bank has a various accounts to choose from depending on client’s goals and lifestyle. Choices are between Easy Savings designed for everyone’s basic banking needs or the All-Access Checking, an all-in-one account that comes with a free Life Insurance Coverage.

    Security Bank’s Secure Goals Plus is a high-interest account that allows its clients to force save a fixed amount monthly to help them reach any dream faster.

    Account holders can apply online which comes with a user-friendly calculator that helps compute how much needs to be placed aside per month, making monthly budgeting for this easy.

    With Security Bank’s involvement in GoNegosyo Mentorship Sessions on Facebook, aspiring business people can learn how to build their start-ups.

    Security Bank’s BetterBanking on the Go, launched last January 25, makes banking more accessible. It is a mobile banking service that also comes as ATMs, iPads and interactive screens in various mobile branches, allowing clients to do their basic banking transactions on the go.

    Fuwa Fuwa’s new Everyday Japan Tasty 

    Turn your every day to a soft and fluffy “e-bread-ay” with a new look and formula of your favorite, most sought-after Fuwa Fuwa loaf–the NEW Everyday Japan Tasty! Get ready to indulge in a delicious loaf made with Japanese quality ingredients at an affordable price, perfectly made for everyone to Taste Japan right from their homes.

    Appreciate the bare goodness of Japan-quality white bread that’s known for its soft, fluffy, and rich texture.

    Fuwa Fuwa’s Everyday Japan Tasty is available in 366 grams with 8 slices for P47.00 and 550 grams with 12 slices for P65.00. Since Fuwa Fuwa is bringing your favorite bread with a new look and formula, Everyday Japan Tasty 550g will be available with an introductory price of P60.00 from February 26 to March 31.

    Fuwa Fuwa’s Everyday Japan Tasty is available at Robinsons Supermarket,  Landmark, SM Supermarket  and SM Hypermarket, Shopwise, Puregold, Cash and Carry, Marketplace, Pioneer Centre, Hi-Top, Waltermart, South Supermarket, and Unimart. You may also purchase it at 7-Eleven stores in South Luzon, Central Luzon, and La Union starting on March 10.

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