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Patnongon Gets Animal and Livestock Feed Production Facility

Patnongon

Members of the Patnongon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) were all smiles and excited for the launching and inauguration of the Shared Service Facility (SSF) for Animal and Livestock Feed Production at Brgy. Magsaysay in Patnongon, Antique.

PMPC Chairperson Antonieta B. Crianza said that this is the cooperative’s first engagement in a government project. The government has reached out to the community and addressed their needs by putting up the facility.

The PMPC is the co-operator of the P900,000 worth of machineries and equipment under the SSF Program of the DTI, and funded through the efforts of Deputy Speaker Loren B, Legarda.

On Thursday, DTI VI Industry Development Division Chief Ma. Dinda R. Tamayo and DTI Antique Provincial Director Mercedes A. Young together with Patnongon Mayor Evohn Nee B. Baldestamon, PMPC Officers and members, among others led the launching of the SSF.

The DTI provided machineries and equipment comprising of one unit of horizontal mixer with accessories, one unit of hammer mill, two units of platform weighing scales and two units of bag closer.

Mayor Baldestamon commended the agency’s efforts of establishing the facility, especially with the presence of a Negosyo Center in Patnongon that provided opportunities to small entrepreneurs to register their business names, and eventually securing business permits.

PMPC Manager Anecar M. Vera Cruz said that the facility will give swine growers “fresh, excellent and affordable feeds for livestock,” and to have a stable market and farm gate price for their corn farmers.

Aside from the facility, the DTI will likewise provide mentoring to the cooperative on the operation of the feed mill, while the Department of Agriculture will provide effective technology for crop and livestock production.

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The Shared Service Facility for Animal and Livestock Feed Production was launched at Brgy. Magsaysay in Patnongon, Antique on February 20. It was attended by the officers and members of the Patnongon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC), as the co-operator, provincial and municipal officials, Office of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, DTI official sand staff, and representatives from other line agencies. (from left) PMPC Vice Chairperson Tomas R. Osumo, PMPC 2nd Vice Chairperson Emelyn C. Estaris, PMPC Chairperson Antonieta B. Crianza, Patnongon Municipal Mayor Evohn Nee B. Baldestamon, Office of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda staff Marnee Payne, Father Jose Tubianosa Sr., DTI VI IDD Chief Ma. Dinda R. Tamayo, DTI Antique Provincial Director Mercedes A. Young, PMPC Manager Anecar M. Vera Cruz, and Patnongon Negosyo Center Business Counsellor Gracelyn N. Berte.

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Love Camp 2020 – Love Revolution Has Began!

Love Camp

ILOILO CITY – Love Revolution has began as Love Camp 2020 kicked off with a theme #NoMoreHeartbreak and a full packed hall of hundreds of youth and young professionals last February 14, 2020 at the Philippine Red Cross Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City.

Love Camp is pioneered by a group of young entrepreneurs being Nile on Weekends as the official partner on digital media. It is a community to campaign and to educate youth and young professionals in the management of love and relationships these days. 

Love Camp

Love Camp 2020 as an event was composed of music, games, giveaways, and talks on the three major topics; Finding Your Lifetime Partner Testimonial Love Story of Pastor Ryan and Sharon Valenzuela, Mental Health on Relationship by Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia, and Preparing for a Family Life by Pastor Tony Carnaje.

“Boys, do not violate the privacy of your girlfriends.” a friendly reminder by Pastor Ryan. “If you think that person is your God-given partner, the first thing you should is to pray for God to protect your partner for you.” he added. 

Love Camp

Pastor Ryan and Sharon Valenzuela

“At the age of 10, I received a vision from God. Years passed by and I got married. I learned that my husband also had the same vision like mine. When you ask for a relationship, ask God for a lifetime partner who has the vision as you have. Then, God will be the center of your relationship.” as reminisced by Mrs. Sharon Valenzuela, wife of Pastor Ryan Valenzuela.

This is followed by a mental health discussion by Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia. “Love relationship is not always a sunshine. There are times that your relationship will go through tough times and tension. Learn how to manage the tension to survive the stress. You have to be mentally well and spiritually healthy to keep a relationship. ” she emphasized.

Love Camp

Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia

Pastor Tony Carnaje capped the event with a commitment challenge. He raised the question on the most intriguing topic in this generation, “Is sex before marriage ok?” He answered with a very serious tone, “Your greatest gift to your partner during your wedding day is your abstinence and purity.” Also, premarital sex may lead to the unpreparedness of having early pregnacy. “We are not created for this kind of system. God made sex as a good thing for married couples to enjoy. We need to know our boundaries. Wait for the right time.” He added.

Love Camp

Pastor Tony Carnaje

With over 240 youth and young professionals that night, Iloilo City is seeing a love revolution in the most connected generation ever, millennials and generation Z! Love Camp is envisioned to be a yearly event of Feb 14 to gather youth and young adults in the most emotional day of the year as everyone is looking for someone to have a date with. Do you want to join this revolution? Like and follow the official Love Camp Ph on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovecampPH/ .

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8 Valentine Gift Ideas at the SM Store

Valentine at The SM Store

Share the love with Valentine gifts for everyone at The SM Store.

There are classic forever pieces for her – jewelry,  fragrances and beauty essentials to gifts of style – accessories, shoes and bags. He, on the other hand, will love the laid back luxe of elegant timepieces, weekend warrior backpacks and shoes.

Check out The SM Store Real Beauty catalogue filled with great gift ideas in-store this Valentine.  Don’t forget the voucher next time you’re in the store to get the special discount.

Valentine at The SM Store

1. The blush brigade: SM Accessories bag, Dickies girl sunglasses, F&C jewelry heart pendant with chain, Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, and Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise Intense Satin Lipstick from The SM Store.

Valentine at The SM Store

2. Be date night-ready with these chic dangling earrings. Your Valentine’s Day must-haves are at The SM Store now.

Valentine at The SM Store

3. Saying it with flowers: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette, SM Accessories blossom earrings, and Parisian Avery shoes.

Valentine at The SM Store

4. For the girl who loves her basics, stick to something classic – SM Accessories bag and headband, and MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili.

Valentine at The SM Store

5. Athleisure glam. Vans Retro Sport Style Sneakers, Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste Eau de Toilette, and MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Double Gleam. Check them out at The SM Store today.

Valentine at The SM Store

6. Gifts of timeless style from The SM Store – Parisian Blair Bag, Kenneth Cole Watch, Clarins Joli Rogue Lipstick, F&C Jewelry Love Necklace, and MyBurberry Eau de Perfum.

Valentine at The SM Store

7. Casual and cool presents for guys – Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette, SM Accessories Bucket Hat, Sunnies Studio Sunglasses, Kenneth Cole Classic Watch, SM Accessories Belt Bag, and Givenchy Gentleman Only Eau de Toilette.

Valentine at The SM Store

8. Laid-back luxe: Travel Basic Quill Backpack, Ralph Lauren Polo Eau de Parfum, Kenneth Cole Transparency Silver Watch, SM Accessories Blue Tracker Watch, and Sprint Quavo Basketball Shoes. Catch the hottest men’s fashion essentials at The SM Store today.

Visit The SM Store today and share the love this Valentine.  Follow The SM Store on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Face Masks Available Here – Doctor Jack Opens in Guimaras

Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic

“MAY FACE MASKS DIRI” (There are face masks here.) says Mr. Jack Tanaleon as he opens the Flagship Pharmacy and Clinic Store in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras last February 9, 2020, Sunday!

Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic was born out of the conviction of a young, visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Jack Tanaleon, that health is the greatest wealth and, therefore, high quality products and services should be accessible to people, particularly those who are marginalized economically and geographically.

The business model of Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic is simple yet relevant and practical: the pharmacy, which sells affordable medicines and other related products, is integrated into the branch medical clinic, operated by professional licensed doctors for the convenience and satisfying experience of patients and their families.

In response, Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic aims to encourage doctors and allied health professionals to practice and serve people in their own communities by offering them an opportunity to own and manage their own revenue generating clinic. Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic is rising to the challenge of bringing health services closer to the people and seeks to establish a presence in chartered and component cities, capital towns and first and second class municipalities across the country.

This value adding enterprise in the health services sector traces its roots to Guimhealth Pharmaceutical Distributors, which was established in Jordan, Guimaras on July 8, 2006 by Jack Tanaleon, then a 22-year-old entrepreneur. The company has been named Guimhealth because the owner-manager resides in the island-province of Guimaras and the line of business is health-related.

Mr. Tanaleon started with a low start-up capital in the amount of Php 24,000 only but with high hopes that his investment in drugs distribution and drugstore would grow significantly in the subsequent years.

Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic

In the photo: (left to right) Nile on Weekends, Feature Iloilo, and Iloilo Today

Last Sunday, he finally opens up first Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras. This will be the only branch which will be company owned as he looks forward to having 100 franchises for 2020. The franchise model will amplify his passion and root to why Doctor Jack was initially formed. For franchises, contact them thru their Facebook Page, Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic.

Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic

When asked about the recent nCoV epidemic, he positively said, “Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic has clinical face masks to address current shortage.” There you go!

Doctor Jack Pharmacy and Clinic

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Affordable Online LTE Smartphones Best for Globe LTE Sim Cards

Globe Reduces Environmental Impact thru Mobile Services

The accessibility of smartphones has made it easier to adapt to a digital lifestyle. Digital consumption continues to expand as more and more people are browsing social media, using mobile apps, and watching online videos as part of their everyday life. Buying groceries, booking a laundry service, and monitoring your expenses are just some of the activities that can already be done online these days. With constant innovation, more features are expected to be developed in the future.

There are an estimated 76 million internet users in the Philippines or 71% of the total population (Digital in 2018, We Are Social and Hootsuite).  Moreover, in 2018, the data traffic of Globe grew by 59% compared to 2017*.

There is an LTE smartphone for every digital user. Budget is one consideration, and the availability of flexible pricing enables more people to own one. There are also varying features to consider, from the basics such as a camera, to sophisticated ones like facial recognition. There is an LTE smartphone that matches one’s level of digital fluency.

More importantly, these digital experiences are made better with LTE-capable smartphones that work best with Globe LTE SIM cards compared to the obsolete and old 3G SIM cards. They enable customers to enjoy the benefits of having a digital lifestyle. Having an LTE smartphone and an LTE SIM makes downloading a favorite game, movie, or pictures easier and faster. It also lets them download and store bigger files, giving more games or movies to enjoy.

Check out the latest affordable LTE capable phones at shop.globe.com.ph., Lazada and Shopee.  You can also have your  old SIM cards upgraded to LTE for free at any Globe store. It is a fast and convenient way to make the most out of your digital experience.

*Globe Integrated Report 2018

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Smart Powers Iloilo City Festival 2020

Smart Iloilo City

Festival goers and tourists can explore this year’s celebration more with the Philippines’ fastest mobile network Smart Communications, Inc (Smart). With an extensive LTE network and data offers that are designed for social media apps, locals and guests can share the sights and sounds as they participate in the various on-ground activities in and around Iloilo City.

As co-presenter this year, Smart has also teamed up with the local government to serve the digital needs of the festivalgoers, locals and organizers. This includes providing super speed connectivity via Smart WiFi in all judging areas of the festival, particularly in the areas of the Freedom Grandstand, Iznart-Solis Street, Valeria-Ledesma Street, and Ma. Clara during the weeklong festivities.

Revelers are also invited to join more of the festivities happening on January 24 and 25 at the Viva Music Festival and on Jan 25 for the TNT Concert Night. To level up their festival experiences, Smart and TNT customers are encouraged to upgrade their SIMs and devices to LTE, and register to Giga Stories, which includes free Instagram and Facebook access—making it easier for them to share more of their festival stories.

Travel Smart

Visitors can also explore top tourist spots using the Iloilo digital guide apps powered by Smart. As part of the telco company’s #TravelSmart Digital tourism campaign, these apps feature places to visit, restaurants to try out, heritage information, cultural trivia, and local emergency numbers. In line with the PLDT group’s sustainability efforts, Smart is also installing environmentally friendly merchandising and promotional materials and has committed to work closely with the local governments overseeing the festivals in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, in the proper disposal of these materials.

Nationwidest Network

Underpinning Smart’s network deployment is the continued expansion of PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, which grew by 26% versus end-2018 to more than 307,000 kilometers nationwide. This unmatched fiber infrastructure is a critical advantage for Smart. For this level of performance, Smart has been cited by independent analytics firms for providing superior network quality.

According to Opensignal, Smart provides the country’s Best Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience and Latency Experience, and provides superior 4G/LTE availability across the country. Meanwhile, Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, also found that PLDT and Smart delivered the country’s fastest fixed and mobile data speeds for the first half of 2019, as they continued to widen their respective leads over their competitors.

The sustained improvement of the PLDT-Smart network has been supported by a stepped-up capital expenditures program that includes investments in network and IT systems, including investments in increased LTE coverage and capacity, expanded fiber transport and new international cable networks.

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Globe to Consumers: Mobile Services to Reduce Environmental Impact

Globe Reduces Environmental Impact thru Mobile Services

Globe Telecom encourages consumers to take steps in reducing their environmental impact by using their mobile devices to access health, financial, educational,  entertainment, retail, food, and other services to minimize travel.

Petroleum-fed vehicles are one of the largest sources of carbon emissions in many cities around the world.  Every time a person rides a bus, car, motorcycle, ship, airplane or similar modes of transportation that does not use green energy contributes to greenhouse gas production.

“Mobile technology has given consumers the power to accomplish a lot of things literally at their fingertips. Through mobile phones, we can pay our bills, visit the doctor, go to the bank, buy food, go to school, shop for clothes, among other things.  By going digital, we could lessen our contribution to greenhouse gas emission and assist in healing our planet,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

One of the services that many Filipinos have yet to try but which can help save a lot of time, effort, and money is telehealth.  KonsultaMD, for instance, gives the public immediate access to a team of skilled and licensed Filipino doctors anytime they need it, whenever they may be.

Globe Reduces Environmental Impact thru Mobile Services

By calling KonsultaMD’s 24/7 hotline (02-7798 8000), anyone may seek medical information through the phone for primary conditions (such as cough, fever, cold, flu, pink eye/sore eyes, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, rashes, allergies, asthma), maternity, pediatrics, among others; telephone triage to determine urgency of the situation; reading of, and information on, lab and diagnostic results; health coaching and nutrition counseling; and prescription for over-the-counter medication.

On the other hand, the public may also benefit from the ease of use of mobile money.  While digital finance was intended primarily to promote financial inclusion especially among those who are unbanked, it has started to grow in the Philippines and is fast becoming part of the Filipino lifestyle.

Online financial platforms like GCash allow people to send money to another GCash user, buy load, transfer money to a bank and vice versa, pay bills, pay for goods and services, get a loan, invest, save money and even help rebuild the Philippine forests without travelling since everything can be done through the app.

“Mobile operators around the world are doing their best to reduce the impact of climate change through various innovations.  We at Globe continue to look for ways to reduce our own carbon footprint while helping consumers, businesses, and industries do the same by using mobile technologies,” Crisanto said.

Globe actively supports 10 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)  and combines innovation with the power of collaboration to achieve inclusive and sustainable development for all.

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Megaworld Ramps Up New Office Towers in Iloilo

Megaworld New Office Towers in Iloilo

MANILA, Philippines, January 20, 2020 – Megaworld, the country’s largest developer and lessor of office spaces, is ramping up its office inventory inside the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

The company is launching two new office towers – Enterprise One and Enterprise Two – each 12-storeys high right along the bustling stretch of Megaworld Boulevard in the city’s modern business park.

The two new office towers will offer around 78,000 square meters of fresh office spaces.

Sporting modern architecture, both Enterprise One and Enterprise Two will be applied for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

“The demand for office spaces in Iloilo Business Park has been steadily growing the past years. Most of the companies that want to set up operations in Iloilo prefer the township concept that we offer because it helps ensure convenience and comfort necessary for the retention of their employees,” explains Roland Tiongson, first vice president, Megaworld Premier Offices.

To date, Megaworld has almost 65,000 square meters of office spaces in eight buildings that are fully operational. These towers, which include One Global Center, Two Global Center, Richmonde Tower, One Techno Place, Two Techno Place, Three Techno Place, and Festive Walk Office 1 and 2, are currently fully leased out.

An additional 35,000 square meters are now under construction, which are expected to be completed by next year. These are One Fintech Place A, One Fintech Place B, and Two Fintech Place.

Among the first-time locators in Iloilo City that are in Iloilo Business Park include StarTek, iQor, Reed Elsevier, WNS, Nearsol, and Connectsys. Companies like Transcom and HGS have also expanded their existing Iloilo operations in the township.

“By 2022, we expect our office stocks to reach around 175,000 square meters, the biggest for a single developer in Iloilo City. These office towers are able to generate approximately 62,000 jobs in the BPO sector,” adds Tiongson.

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Transcom Iloilo Goes Green 2020

Transcom Iloilo Goes Green 2020

Transcom Iloilo continues to create efforts in preserving and protecting our environment as the city is preparing for its annual festival. An estimated 20,000 participants, both locals and tourists, went out to the streets to experience the parade leading to the Viva Musicfest where OPM bands and artists were invited to perform at the Megaworld Blvd., Iloilo Business Park.

Throughout the festivities, Transcom Iloilo provided trash bins, instead of branded paraphernalias that will end up in landfills. This way, participants will also be aware of proper waste segregation. Hundreds of local Transcom employees also joined the festivity not just to have fun, but with a mission to ensure a waste-free event.

As Transcom’s CEO for GER, Mark Lyndsell, puts it into words — Transcom’s 2020 vision is to continue the initiative to take care of the environment and lessen the ecological footprints. This started in 2019 with planting trees along the shoreline of Iloilo.

Transcom Iloilo Goes Green 2020

Making life simpler by creating smarter people experiences, Trancom’s vision is a promise and an obligation to their employees, their clients, and their clients’ customers. Sustainability was an essential part in their corporate strategy, business culture, and daily operations.

Transcom Cares is Transcom’s sustainability program focusing on social sustainability. This program started as an employee grassroots initiative by Transcom employees in the Philippines. Over the years, it grew into an overarching global corporate outreach program. The program consists of three pillars: people development, equality and diversity, and community engagement.

Transcom Iloilo is strongly committed to the communities in which they operate. Their employees’ passion to contribute their time and energy fuels many of their community engagement activities, making us all proud to work at Transcom.

Don’t forget to be habitually conscious on our garbage disposal. Check out Transcom recyclable bins around the area as you visit Iloilo City during the festivities!

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PICEI21 2020 National Training for Educators

PICEI21 Philippine Institute of 21st Century Educators Inc.

Philippine Institute of 21st Century Educators Inc. ( PICEI21 ) in cooperation with Industry 4.0 Comprehensive Organization of Revitalized Educators Inc. ( i4CORE ) opens the year with a national training dubbed as “2020 Training-Workshop on Designing and Developing Instructional Materials (IM)” at La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on February 7-9, 2020.

This national training and workshop will be an in-depth discussion and activity towards IM technology. An overview and survey of IM technology will be presented as an introduction, followed by a more specific, detailed presentation of lectures and workshops on designing and developing a work-text, reading text IM. Then, the participants will be divided into groups to make an outline or plan of their selected IM. The outputs will be presented to the plenary for critiquing. Furthermore, participants with completed IM are encouraged to bring it for exhibit and competition.

PICEI21 Philippine Institute of 21st Century Educators Inc.

PICEI21 encourages all educators in public and private elemntary, high school, college schools and higher education institutions to attend this three-day training and workshop. For only P5,500, join this 2020 Training-Workshop on Designing and Developing Instructional Materials (IM) in Boracay with inclusions of (2) buffet lunch, (1) buffet dinner, (4) snacks for 3 days, t-shirt, certificate, PICEI21 ID and seminar materials.

Confirm your attendance not later than January 31, 2020 as slots are limited. Also, if you get to pay before January 24, 2020, you will get an early promo of P5,000 only for registration and you get to save P500. Moreover, it is expected that payments should be made in advance to get a slot as the number of participants is limited only. The participants must bring completed Instructional Materials if they have for the exhibit and competition.

Send your Payment via bank or money remittance centers:

A. Bank: Security Bank
Account Name: Philippine Institute of 21st Century Educators Inc.
Peso Savings Account Number : 0000025571193
Address: Cor Quezon-Ledesma Sts., Iloilo City

B. Money Remittance Canters
Send to: Ricky A. Quibingco
Contact No./ Address: 09098123190 (Iloilo City)

For inquiries, confirmation of attendance, or reservation of slots, please contact Philippine Institute of 21st Century Educators Inc. ( PICE21 ) at centuryeducators21@yahoo.com or Prof. Ricky A. Quibingco (+639098123190).

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