Thursday, October 17, 2019

Journey into a one-of-a-kind play course with Jolly Treetop Adventure

Jolly Kids who seek thrilling adventures are in for an exciting playtime this October with the latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys, the Jolly Treetop Adventure!


With the newest set of connectible toys from the country’s #1 fast-food chain, kids can discover different ways of having a treetop adventure with Jollibee and Friends as they swing, spin, slide, and glide around the tree.

Little explorers can join Jollibee in his tree-top swing by pushing down the bug on the trunk. They can also help Hetty collect fresh water by rotating the knob of her wheel, or play with Popo by rotating the tree branch nestled around him.
Jolly Kids can also let Twirlie slide from the sky by moving the lever upward when she reaches the ground and watch Yum fly around the tree in his cable-suspended ride when they spin his wheel counter-clockwise.

Collect and connect all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with rice (P122), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal with Drink (P137), each coming with its own Jolly Joy Box.

Let your kids marvel through trees as they go on an exhilarating outdoor adventure with Jollibee and Friends. Help them build their own Jolly Treetop Adventure site, available until October 31, 2019 only. Hurry and start collecting all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys today by visiting the Jollibee branch nearest you!

Dusit Hospitality Management and Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne redefine higher education on Philippine Hospitality Management

Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC), the premier institute for higher education distinguished by its unique integrated platform with dusitD2 The Fort, Manila welcomed Dusit International executives and esteemed educators from world-renowned Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) in October as part of ots progressive academic certification.


In, 2018 Dust Hospitality Management College launched its traiblazing version to broom the next generation of industry professionals and leaders. The program is certified currently the top-ranked university in hospitality management education. With an inspired collaboration, DMHC presents the finest Swiss hospitality education has to offer with dynamic classroom learning, innovative industry approach and operation assignment set in hotels and restaurants of international standards.



As part of École hôtelière de Lausanne's world-class instruction and the stringent quality of higher education, management and faculty members of DHMC have been certified as qualified learning facilitators between 2018 and 2019. This October, EFL returns to Philippine shores to visit its cutting edge facility set in bustling Bonifacio Global City. Mr. André Witschi (EFL Foundation President), Mr. Michael Rochat! (CEO EFL Group), Mr. Olivier Roux (CMO EFL Group)  and Dr. Juan-Francisco Perellon) Chief Risk & Compliance Officer)  forms the esteemed educators and officials visiting for DHMC's accredition since the college opened its doors to students batch 2019-2020 in August. The group is met by Dust International's Executive Committee Leaders, Ms. Suphajee Suthumpun (Group CEO Dust International)  and Mr. Siradej Donavanik (Vice President kc Development and Project Dusit International Managing Director ASAI Hotels); Dusit International's Education Advisor Mr. Ruud Reuland and Dusit Hospitality Management College's Managing Director Ms. Frouke Gerbens.


The officials visit takes guest to Dusit Hospitality Management College's cutting edge facilities featuring: interactive classroom with modern AV equipment; spacious learning kitchen; inventive learning venues including a wine science laboratory and operation simulation wing; and collaborative study areas with the learning resource center and students' think tank.

DHMC's Bachelor of Scaring Hospitality Management links students to dusitD2 The Fort, Manila with its integrated platform. The modern-minimalist urban haven features 125 guest rooms, meeting rooms, shared work spaces,  concept dining outlets, recreational facilities and serviced residende units. Set amidst an international hotel brand for practical operations learning, students are trained towards every aspect of operation in their first and second years of learning featuring departmental assignments and external interships. The third and final year of hospitality management instructions centers on organizations development and strategic management training students to revolutionize the industry through innovative leadership.

Hoteliers, restaurateurs and next generation of industry entrepreneurs are welcome to view their college of choice for higher learning as Dusit Hospitality Management College holds campus tours and information session. For information on tour schedules or inquiries on its academic programs, call +63 2 250 8988 or visit our featured channels:
Website: www.dusitcollege.ph   |    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dhmcmanila/

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

RCBC, Liga ng mga Barangay work towards financial inclusion

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has taken the first steps to bringing its digital financial inclusion initiative to grassroots communities as it gets the support and commitment of Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas (LNB).


The LNB led by National President Eden Pineda, presented its national executive board resolution stating that the organization is adopting DiskarTech: Kasosyo sa Asenso as a growth enabler and capacity-building measure for microenterprises in every barangay and its constituents. DiskarTech is a financial inclusion accelerator platform by RCBC that aims to stimulate economic activity to help uplift the unbanked and underserved Filipinos.  

The strategic collaboration will focus on accelerating financial literacy, promoting inclusive digital economy, and empowering local communities. This supports the government digitalization efforts aligned with President Duterte’s 10-point economic agenda on investing on human capital development, and promoting technology and innovation for self-sustaining and inclusive development towards poverty alleviation.

LNB is the official organization of over 42,000 barangays throughout the country. It is committed to providing avenues and assistance to promote welfare and ensure success of the national government’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion and National Retail Payments System.
“This financial inclusion accelerator will be pervasive throughout the country as it would address the huge gaps in financial services while reducing the number of unbanked and underserved communities,” said RCBC Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva.

By adopting DiskarTech, LNB will be taking an active role in leading workshops and programs on financial education and literacy with the assistance of the DiskarTech National Coordinating Team. They will also be engaging its member municipalities to appoint their own DiskarTech Community Leader (DCL) who will facilitate participation of residents and entrepreneurs in the program.
“DiskarTech will pave the way for the real transformation of our communities nationwide as it would provide opportunities to our constituents, giving them the chance to be part of the formal financial system through technology,” said Liga ng mga Barangay National President Eden Pineda.

In an effort to encourage economic activity, partner sari-sari stores or microenterprises will also be identified as Barangay Digital Community Centers (BDCCs) to serve as the go-to hub of every resident for their financial needs - whether it’s paying bills, depositing savings to their accounts, buying  micro insurance or sending money to their loved ones.

With this, RCBC hopes to turbocharge the growth of digital financial transactions in the country from the current one percent to a minimum of twenty percent by next year. Through DiskarTech, this initiaitve hopes to bring to realization the vision of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas of creating a cash-lite and digital economy for greater efficiency, security, interoperability, and affordability.
Joining LNB and 20 other existing partners, a number of private organizations have also signed up recently to join the DiskarTech financial inclusion ecosystem to benefit their respective constituents. These partners include Ka-Entrep Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Organization of the Philippines, Bangko Pangasinan, and Rizal Microbank, among others.

Rural bank Bangko Pangasinan and thrift bank Rizal Microbank also share how DiskarTech would empower the agriculture sector with access to basic financial needs and microfinance loans.

“DiskarTech is an open platform and the way it works is that banks like us can communicate with other banks. Similar to an open banking system, there will be no barriers and it will become interoperable to make it easier to reach and assist the underserved market,” said Gregory De Guzman, Bangko Pangasinan president and COO.

Joseph Lumain, Strategic Partnerships and Special Initiatives head at Rizal Microbank, agrees that DiskarTech will be an effective way to reach numerous individuals at the same time. “Basically, what DiskarTech is offering are the basic services of a bank through digital means. And in an era where almost everyone is tech-savvy, DiskarTech can be the perfect solution to present financial services in an understandable way, and eventually helping answer the issue of financial inclusion.”

Monday, October 14, 2019

Shopee Launches Manny Pacquiao as its Newest Brand Ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Shopee announces world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as its newest brand ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

“I am honored to be working with Shopee as their newest brand ambassador. My partnership with them will allow me to connect to my Filipino fans in a more exciting way and I am very happy to be working with a company that shares the same commitment to being the best.”  -- Manny Pacquaio


Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy to welcome the holiday season with the Philippines’ People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao. He is a globally recognized household name and his commitment to achieving excellence in boxing mirrors Shopee’s commitment to giving Filipinos the best online shopping experience. We are thrilled to partner with him for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.”

Manny Pacquiao will be featured in a series of initiatives with Shopee to bring fans closer to him:

Watch Manny Pacquiao star in Shopee’s latest TVC: stay tuned for Shopee’s latest television commercial starring Manny Pacquiao, which will air on all major TV networks starting October 15.

Get a chance to win signed Manny Pacquiao boxing gloves. Shopee will be hosting a nationwide social media contest where fans stand a chance to win ₱200,000 cash prize and signed boxing gloves.

Play Shopee exclusive Manny Pacquiao games: Fan-favorite games, Shopee Catch and Shopee Slice, will sport a new look and feature boxing elements to give users a chance to win Shopee coins and vouchers.

From October 15 to November 11, the first wave of Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale promises four weeks of exciting promotions. Key highlights include:

Free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend: Users can avail of free shipping with  ₱0 minimum spend promotions common.
50% off deals daily: Consumers can score deals up to 50% off on their favorite products.

Category fairs: Shopee will be hosting specially-curated category fairs including Mobiles & Gadgets Sale from October 15 to 17 and Beauty Fair from October 21 to 24.
Cashback vouchers: There will be daily cashback vouchers up for grabs.

Shopee Catch: Users can play Shopee Catch every day at 8PM for a chance to win from a coin pool worth 100,000.
Shopee Shake: There will be 11 million Shopee coins to be given away in the iconic Shopee Shake game.
Win an iPhone 11 from Shopee Live: Viewers of Shopee Live can stay tuned every Friday at 6PM as Shopee will be giving away one iPhone 11.


Exclusive deals from leading brands: Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei will be participating to giving amazing discounts.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at https://www.shopee.ph/1111.

So what are you waiting for? Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Maine Mendoza, other celebs, shoot beyond limits with new Vivo V17 Pro

Leading global technology company, Vivo, has unveiled its second flagship midrange smartphone for the year through an event that enabled guests to discover and experience innovative technology that lets them shoot beyond limits.


Led by Vivo Philippines Vice President for Channel Sales, Hazel Bascon, and celebrities such as TV and movie actress and brand ambassador, Maine Mendoza, the Vivo V17 Pro grand launch was held at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Inside the venue, guests were welcomed by displays and elements that showcased the V17 Pro’s signature Knight Black and Crystal White colorways.


Model and actress Chienna Filomeno danced to the medley of Don’t Call Me, Taki-Taki and Señorita to open the event and build up anticipation for the V17 Pro’s big reveal.

Vivo Philippines Trade Marketing Supervisor, Jomarie Morales talked about the Vivo V17 Pro’s prime features, including its overall design and unprecedented set of 6 cameras. Renowned photographer, Xander Angeles, also shared how he uses the smartphone’s different lenses while showcasing some images he captured.

The highlight of the grand launch was the unveiling of the smartphone’s first ever local TVC, retail price and pre-order details revealing the P21,999 price tag on Vivo’s latest midrange flagship handset.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Get your affordable todo sarap fill with Jollibee’s Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog!

Picture this: it’s merienda time, your stomach’s rumbling, and you’re craving for a snack that you know will never fail to hit the right spot. With so many options, you’d want to go for something that’s definitely filling and enjoyable.


With only so many choices available, you can’t go wrong when you head to the nearest Jollibee and order the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog—an all-time todo favorite of Filipinos, no matter where they are.

For the price of only PHP 50.00, the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog gives you your todo toppings, todo sarap fill in one affordable package. Every bite of its meaty sausage, special dressing, generous sprinkling of grated cheese, and ketchup is sure to give you a todo sarap experience—you know you can keep having it everyday, as much as you like!

If your mouth’s already watering for a taste of the best hotdog sandwich you can get for your money, then what are you waiting for? You can get the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide for only PHP 50.00!

Check out just how todo sarap Jolly Hotdog is in its latest video!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Globe partners with Yondu in creating a program for young, aspiring IT professionals

Technology has become a big part of our everyday lives. There’s always something that can be upgraded or improved, and the opportunities for new innovations are larger than ever. These opportunities come with the need for passionate and driven people who will lead the shift as the Industrial Revolution 4.0 comes to the Philippines.


Globe, in partnership with Yondu, recognized this need and created the Accelerated Cloud Cadetship Enablement Program (AC2E) program. "Globe is providing an opportunity for the next generation of IT professionals to be exposed in Cloud Technology with AC2E program at a young age," Globe Chief Information Officer Pebbles Manalang said.

Globe and Yondu recognize that cloud technology will be a critical enabler of  IR4.0 and is launching this initiative to ensure that the Philippines is able to deliver the talent needed to succeed in the coming industrial revolution.

It can be recalled that Dr. Jose Ramon Albert, Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said during his talk at the recently concluded IR4.0 Summit, that people, business and government need to adapt to the disruption that will be brought about by IR4.0. Adapting to IR4.0 includes training the workforce with the new skills that will be needed to prepare for the future.  

An Overview of the AC2E program
AC2E is a cloud capability build program that offers a holistic technical and professional development plan to aspiring young IT professionals for the duration of seven months.


This premier program is the first of its kind and it aims to produce 25 highly skilled cloud practitioners who are deployment and future-ready. It will launch in November with a series of events until December. Official onboarding and start of the program will be on January 2020 until August 2020.


Fresh graduates (those who have graduated from March 2018 onwards) of a two-year associate course or four-year Bachelor’s course in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics, or any STEM-related courses can apply for this program. Most importantly, aspiring applicants should have a high propensity to learn new things, be immensely curious, a team player, and willing to work in a hyper-fast environment.

All qualified applicants will take an online technical assessment which will measure each applicant's technical competency. Out of all these applicants who will take the assessment, 100 qualifiers will be short-listed and will undergo paper screening. The top 50 will be chosen. The top 50 will attend a 2-day workshop and will be narrowed down to the top 30 who will continue with HR assessment and final deliberations.

Selected applicants will be hired by Yondu Inc. as a probationary employee with a competitive salary. They will be reporting in the Globe office at BGC, Taguig for the duration of the program.


For regional hires, a temporary relocation package for the duration of the program will be provided.

Those who pass the selection process will receive an email and SMS confirming they have passed.

What to expect from the AC2E program
Selected cadets can expect an exciting, intensive, and rigorous program. They will develop technical skills through learning sessions and immersions, as well as leadership and professional skills - making for a holistic experience. They will also be mentored and coached by a pool of experts in the IT industry. At the end of the program, the cadets will have the opportunity to work for a high-performing organization and get certification/s in different cloud platforms.

Onboarding will happen for two weeks to make sure that there is enough time for the cadets to be introduced to Globe and Information Systems Group (ISG). During this time, they will also be given other useful information that they will use throughout their journey.

For six months, the cadets will develop their skills and competencies in five major areas, or “stints”. This will be done through immersions and mentoring sessions. After each stint, the cadets will have a revalida where the knowledge, skills, and competencies that they acquired will be put to the test. Certifications will also be given after each track.

To culminate the entire program, a Capstone Project will be given to the cadets. They will group themselves in three’s or in pairs and will have three weeks to use their newly acquired cloud knowledge and skills in creating a proof of concept (POC). This will then be presented to a panel of experts.

The cadets will then graduate and be deployed to their home stints based on their performance throughout the entire program. Additional learning sessions on cloud native and cloud security topics will be offered for the cadets’ further education.

Opportunities After the Program
There are numerous job opportunities that await cadets once they finish the program, particularly in the fields of Architecture, Operations, Development, and Business. Examples of these roles include Enterprise Architect, Solutions Engineer, Cybersecurity Specialist, Infrastructure Operations, Application Developer, DevOps Engineer, Finance Analyst, and Cloud Finance Manager, to name a few.

The AC2E program recognizes the importance of the IT industry in the Philippines, especially with the rise of digital technology. It is a great platform for aspiring IT professionals to encourage innovation. Cadets will be given the chance to have an exciting learning experience that will help hone their skills and expand their horizons.

Interested in being the next Cloud Cadet? Register today! For more further inquiries on this program, contact globeAC2Eprogram@yondu.com