SM-BDO Sustainability Award, PETRON among Top Taxpayers, LW

SM and BDO win sustainability awards

SM Investments Corp. and BDO Unibank, Inc. received top honors for their performance in sustainability initiatives from media company Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. based in Hong Kong.

SM Investments won the coveted Platinum Award at the recent The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2021 for the 13th consecutive year. BDO also received the Platinum Award for the 12th consecutive year. The awards ceremony ended in February.

The award recognizes companies from Asia for their performance in parameters such as financial management, corporate governance; and social and environmental responsibility.

SM Investments has also been recognized as the Best Investor Relations Team, the 4th time the company has received the award from The Asset.

“We are grateful for this recognition which reflects our commitment to the environment, our social responsibilities and the highest standards of corporate governance. These awards confirm our efforts to ensure that the needs of all our stakeholders are met,” said Timothy Daniels, SM Investments consultant for investor relations and sustainability.

Petron among top taxpayers and importers

Petron Corp. was again named by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as a top taxpayer and importer in the Philippines for 2021, demonstrating the oil company’s commitment to nation building.

(L to R) Undersecretary of Finance Antonette Tionko, Petron Business Services Supervisor Jake Magana, Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez III, Petron Synergy Group Director Leonisa Talosig and BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

The award ceremony took place on February 23 during BOC’s 120th anniversary celebration.

Petron has consistently ranked as the largest contributor to the government’s fuel-marking program, which aims to tackle tax leaks linked to fuel smuggling. Of the 35.92 billion liters of fuel tagged since September 2019, Petron accounted for 8.69 billion liters or 24%.

At the Petron Bataan refinery in Limay, Bataan – the only remaining refinery in the country – representatives from the BOC, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Ports Authority of the Philippines and the Bataan Free Zone Authority are regularly witnesses to all import, domestic and export activity. , highlighting the company’s transparency.

LWUA will open field offices soon

Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, administrator of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), announced that the agency was expanding its operations beyond its headquarters in the nation’s capital to make its services more accessible to population.

According to Mamondiong, LWUA will start opening satellite offices across the country with mobile water treatment vehicles from this month. He said six field offices were in the works, with the one in Davao City to be launched on March 8.

“This will make LWUA more responsive and immediately accessible to those living in the countryside,” he explained. “They don’t need to fly to Manila to get the help they need, especially in times of calamity.”

The Head of LWUA added that all field offices would be staffed by LWUA staff headed by a licensed civil engineer. Each office would develop plans and programs in conjunction with the Regional Development Council (RDC). It is also responsible for monitoring and supervising the performance of water districts under its jurisdiction.

Mamondiong added that after Davao City, field offices would be established in Lucena City (Quezon), San Fernando (La Union), Tacloban City, Cagayan de Oro City and Bicol. Field offices will cover the respective regions, from Region I to BARMM.

He said the LWUA would need the full cooperation of local government units as well as other government agencies such as the Department of Land Reform and the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Mercury Drug’s Summer Suki Splash Promotion at Enchanted Kingdom

To celebrate the 77th anniversary of the nation’s largest drugstore, Mercury Drug Corporation is teaming up with the nation’s favorite theme park for a magical treat this summer. All Mercury Drug Suki and My Wallet cardholders can get a dose of fun and thrills when they take advantage of Enchanted Kingdom discount tickets for just P877.00 with a FREE Philusa product.

Mercury Drug’s Summer Suki Splash promotion runs from March 5 through April 3.

Incredible blowout from AllHome

AllHome’s Ultimate Summer Blowout Sale, which runs until March 15, offers incredibly low prices on a wide selection of products and discounts of up to 80% on selected items. AllHome makes it easier and more exciting for you to get your home fresh and ready for all the fun and thrills of summer. From tiles, kitchen appliances, furniture and fixtures to dishes and even gadgets, AllHome has you covered.

For some intimate and safe summer parties, light colored tiles or bold colors from brands like Rossio, Lustro will instantly brighten up your walls and floors, and for a fraction of its usual cost.

Trendy dinnerware pieces like mugs, pitcher sets and more are up to 80% off. For the kitchen: air fryer, a single induction cooker with saucepan or a Garett blender – all of these items, you get two for the price of one.

Added to this are smart LED TVs, comfy linens, a Finestra aluminum casement window or Georgian Matwood baseboard. Coffee tables, bed frames and sofas are also on sale.

For gadgets: Huawei Y7P, Philips headphones, Huawei wireless headphones and JBL wireless headphones at low prices.

AllHome, the trusted one-stop-shop, with its full range of quality product choices ranging from hardware, construction, tile and sanitary ware, furniture, appliances, linens and even housewares , has 57 stores nationwide.

Opening of Jollibee in Vancouver

Jollibee Foods Corp. opened its store in Vancouver, Canada, with nearly 5,000 customers lining up to welcome the region’s first Jollibee.

Located on Granville Street in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown entertainment district, the new flagship store marks Jollibee’s first premier location in the province of British Columbia and its 23rd store in Canada.

This is the first Jollibee to open in the Western region of Canada and brings the chain’s presence to four of the five most populous Canadian provinces – Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. .

Jollibee said it will open in two more Metro Vancouver locations by the end of this year – Strawberry Hill Shopping Center in Surrey and Cambie Street near Vancouver City Hall in the center. -town.

Cloud Campus Jeepney

To showcase its Cloud Campus work-from-home solution, Teleperformance Philippines launched the Cloud Campus Jeepney, a cloud-connected mobile workstation that simulates a fully-enabled work-from-home experience.

Featured at the Sunlife Amphitheater, the Cloud Campus Jeepney is a functional cloud-connected mobile workstation that will allow people to work and stay fully connected even while on the road. It showcases the digital capabilities of TP Cloud Campus solutions, providing visitors with a fully connected work-from-home experience. The Jeepney will be parked at the amphitheater until March 6, 2022 and will soon be traveling to various locations in Metro Manila.

Launched in early 2021, the Cloud Campus solution is Teleperformance’s groundbreaking and innovative new global operating model, purpose-built to enable a socially enriched work-from-home environment, enabling brands to easily grow their business and deliver superior customer experiences through to Teleperformance’s unique technology. , cloud-centric solution.

Interaction experts from home can work from anywhere and stay connected to their Teleperformance team through Cloud Campus hubs, packed with innovative features to help employees stay engaged and connected, while maintaining operational efficiency.

Currently, there are two main Teleperformance Cloud Campus hubs located in TP Fairview, Quezon City and TP Aura, Taguig City and several smaller kiosks that serve as the operational command center for virtual teams.

An SRP for Land Cruiser

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) does not require additional premiums for reservations and purchases of the recently launched Land Cruiser 300 (LC300)

TMP said production of the new LC300 has not been spared by the global parts supply shortage in the manufacturing sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has further contributed to the imbalance in supply and demand. demand for this highly anticipated model.

Global demand for the continued to grow, leading to longer wait times for fans in the country.

In the meantime, TMP reiterated that under its “One Suggested Retail Price Nationwide” program, customers should expect consistent prices whether they shop in Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas or Mindanao.

Epson introduces the HyFlex classroom

Epson has introduced the HyFlex Classroom configuration, a hybrid and flexible classroom designed to accommodate the simultaneous teaching of in-person and online learners by reflecting real-time changes directly on the screen.

It works by having interactive projectors flash learning materials onto the whiteboard, screen or classroom wall, allowing teachers to use them as visuals and freely annotate the projected content for students. explain further.

The teacher can see and monitor students at home using a secondary projection (optional installation) at the back of the classroom. Meanwhile, on-site students can connect their laptops to the main interactive projector to view and annotate on their own screen using the video conferencing app’s annotation feature – see changes and annotations in time real projected on the screen.

To maximize the potential and functionality of this setup, Epson recommends using the full range of Epson products – the interactive projector, the ELPDC21 document camera, the multifunction printer and an entry-level projector. optional.