The Meeting Pods at SM AURA Premier, ABOITIZ inoculation, DUTY FREE 4- day weekend sale, INLIFE partnership with Connected Women, TRANSUNION solutions for financial inclusion, Flagship stores at AYALA MALLS, PRC lifeboat from VEMOBRO, HEALTHWAY tapped by ASMPH, LENOVO: Yoga is ‘For All of Us’

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    The Meeting Pods at SM Aura Premier

    With work from home easing up and health protocols in place, it’s a good time to start small business meetings face to face at The Meeting Pods at SM Aura Premier.

    The Meeting Pods, is a new co-working space of SM Aura which provides customers a comfortable place to freely work in or to have quick meetings and enjoy some coffee or food while working. The Meeting Pods allow anyone to stay, take a break, or conduct meetings for free.

    This hub also has plugs to charge your mobile phones or laptops. Customers can also enjoy 3 hours of free WIFI. Just scan your QR codes found on the tables.

    The place has a safe layout following the health protocols plus reminders on the tables to clean as you go and throw the waste on the bins provided at the corners of the hub.

    The Meeting Pods is located at the third level of SM Aura Premier. 

    Aboitiz to inoculate team members, subcontractors

    The Aboitiz Group has announced it will cover the inoculation of all its team members and subcontractors to help protect them from the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

    AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to more than 30,000 regular employees and subcontractors to help build the community’s immunity against the virus.

    The Aboitiz Group, which has  contributed over P2.2 billion to the country’s COVID-19 response effort, was among the first 30 private companies to sign a deal with the national government and AstraZeneca under the private sector-led ‘A Dose of Hope’ program, a tripartite initiative among the private sector, the government, and British drugmaker AstraZeneca, in support of the National Immunization Program.

    Availing Aboitiz team members and subcontractors shall be vaccinated in batches, prioritizing frontliners, senior citizens, and those with comorbidities, then the rest of the population.

    In Asean and other countries, Aboitiz team member vaccinations will be driven by various country governments where Aboitiz operates (particularly the Food Group), namely Singapore, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Brunei.

    Duty Free to hold 4- day weekend sale

    Duty Free Philippines (DFP) will be holding a 4-day sale dubbed as “Forward March” a thanksgiving treat to all our valued shoppers who have continuously patronized Duty Free shopping and to celebrate as well our continued strength and resilience during this Covid-19 pandemic.

    To mark this month of March, Duty Free offers as much as 70% discount in most of the product categories, on March 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2021 at its flagship Fiestamall store in Paranaque, 11am to 6pm and Luxe Duty Free at the MOA complex, 11am to 7pm.

    “Rest assured all of IATF’s safety regulations, such as the regular disinfection and social distancing protocols, wearing of face mask and face shield are strictly complied with. Our customers’ and employees’ convenience and safety remain our number one priority,” said COO Angala.

    As an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, DFP remains true to its mandate of catering to the shopping needs of international travelers despite the ongoing pandemic.  All these efforts are geared to further enhance the Tourism attached agency’s retail presence to augment revenues and continually contribute to government’s tourism programs and projects.

    InLife, Connected Women provide income opportunities for women

     Insular Life through its InLife Sheroes program has formed a partnership with Connected Women to offer additional income generating opportunities to its members in the Philippines.

    The InLife Sheroes program, now in its second year, envisions Insular Life to be the preferred insurance provider of Filipino women for their protection, savings and investment needs.

    Connected Women is a growing community of 75,000 members that aims to be the leading platform for women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines.

    The partnership offers an opportunity to empower women by setting up their own business, with very minimal capital. It would also enable them to have better control of their time, keeping in mind the value of work-life balance. 

    TransUnion offering solutions to financial inclusion

    TransUnion, through its partnerships with various financial institutions like banks in rural areas, champions greater financial inclusion by bringing lenders into the wider credit information ecosystem.

    TransUnion has introduced new core solutions which tackle old problems that came in new forms during the pandemic.

    For instance, it started harnessing the power of trended data and additional variables/attributes that expand understanding of consumer credit behavior. These have enabled businesses to continue and even extend support to previously unbanked consumers.

    TransUnion also launched its seamless onboarding solution which provides financial institutions with transformative digital capabilities while helping mitigate fraud before it happens. Such support reaps benefits that extend even beyond the challenges of the pandemic.

    Flagship stores to open at Ayala Malls

    Local and global flagship stores are opening in Ayala Malls in the coming months.

    In Greenbelt, is the first Aesop store in the Philippines.

    Officine Universelle Buly, the Parisian perfume and cosmetics brand, is opening its first store in the country at Greenbelt 3.

    Another first-to-open in the country is Max Mara. Greenbelt is also readying itself for a bigger Louis Vuitton store and for the launch this year of other powerhouse brands from LVMH Group  Fendi, Dior, Bvlgari and Celine. Kenzo,  Off White and Univers will also be  will soon open in Greenbelt. Moving from their spaces in Greenbelt 5 are Patek Philippe and  Rimowa.

    More brands are also set to open by 2022 including Roger Vivier and other Stores Specialist Inc. labels tJimmy Choo, Loewe, Chloe, Tod’s, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Salvatore Ferragamo.

    At Bonifacio High Street, the first and only Jordan Store in Southeast Asia was launched in December 2020.

    Manila Bay,  the biggest Ayala Malls to date, is home to the OPPO Experience Store, the biggest in the Philippines, as well as the biggest Huawei High-End Experience Store.

    Glorietta meanwhile is preparing for the opening of Surge Fitness by August.

    PRC receives lifeboat from VeMoBro

     Polaris Digital Platform Enterprises Corp., the company that launched the homegrown VeMoBro ecommerce platform,  donated a rescue boat to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) as part of their corporate social responsibility campaign.

    The turnover of the donation to PRC was held on March 11, 2021.

    The rescue boat was built with tough polyethylene and UV8 stabilizers and can carry at least seven to 10 passengers. It is geared with long-shaft outboard motors, as well as paddles and life vests.

    Along with VeMoBro, Polaris has also partnered on the donation with freight servicing company Cargo Padala Express (CaPEx), Alphacon Logistics, and VJB Construction Corp.

    Healthway tapped by ASMPH

    Healthway Medical has formalized its partnership with Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) as the institution’s affiliate community clinic.

    With this collaboration, 4th and 5th year medical students of ASMPH are granted the opportunity to complete supervised training at Healthway’s clinics during their clerkship and internship.

    This development is in line with the existing partnership between AC Health and Ateneo Professional Schools (APS) that focuses on healthcare advocacy, research, and recruitment and training.

    The first batch of interns began their rotations last January at select Healthway Family and Multi- Specialty clinics. Under this partnership, Healthway provides a venue for practical skills training supervised by physician mentors from Healthway’s pool of physicians.

    This is in line with ASMPH’s advocacy for health leadership, public health research, and community engagement.

    Lenovo shows Yoga is ‘For All of Us’

    Global innovation leader Lenovo is partnering with celebrity couple Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico to showcase how there’s a Yoga device made “For All of Us.”

    Known for their quirky personas and thriving careers both within and outside entertainment, the duo embodies the uncompromising flexibility and performance of Yoga notebooks that cater to practically every kind of personality or profession, Lenovo said.

    Lenovo’s Yoga “For All of Us” campaign celebrates people’s uniqueness and how this particular line of devices is designed to easily adapt to any situation and fit the users’ needs.

    Launched globally last year, the Yoga “For All of Us” campaign highlights humanity’s unique traits – both the positive and the negative – and pairs them with Yoga’s innovative technology to allow people to perform to their fullest potential.

    Interested customers can take advantage of the Yoga For All promo. From March 10 to March 31, buyers of participating Yoga devices, along with select Lenovo IdeaPad, IdeaCentre, and Smart tablets, can get up to P70,050 worth of bundled freebies from Lenovo and premium lifestyle brand Herschel.

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