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TOYOTA PQA recognition, PILMICO livelihood program, PACKWORK

Toyota PQA Recognition

(From left to right) Lilian Salonga, Director of DTI-CB, Atsuhiro Okamoto, President of TMP, Alfred Ty, President of TMP, and Alfredo Pascual, Secretary of DTI.

As one of the past recipients of the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) for excellence in performance, the Department of Trade and Industry-Competitiveness Bureau (DTI-CB) has given special recognition to Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) at the PQA’s 25th Anniversary event held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

TMP shared its best practices by showcasing the PQA Excellence Framework at this event attended by government officials, PQA stakeholders, public and private organizations.

Subsistence program

Pilmico Foods Corp. recently renewed its partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to provide livelihood assistance to Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) nationwide.

The Pilmico-Aboitiz Foundation Livelihood Program, in cooperation with the DAR, will provide ARBOs with livelihood opportunities through donations of egg machines and gilt dispersal kits.

Since the inception of the partnership, Pilmico and DAR have distributed a total of 177 livelihood kits, totaling over P17.2 million to beneficiaries across the country.

Packworks wins the IGNITE pitch

Packworks, a Philippines-based startup that provides a business-to-business platform for sari-preneurs, clinched first place in the Philippine leg of the Startup World Cup (SWC) during the regional Wildfire Pitch competition at IGNITE 2022 on October 14th.

They are set to compete for the $1 million grand prize at the SWC 2023 Grand Finals hosted by Pegasus Tech Ventures in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA.

Packworks beat out 9 other early-stage startup finalists in the competition. Sharing the podium are finalists Smile API, a digital platform that speeds up financial application processes, and ALLCARE which offers social benefits such as healthcare to freelancers and solopreneurs.

Founded in 2018, Packworks offers a business-to-business platform for community-based micro-retailers or sari-sari stores and empowers them to gain financial literacy through an integrated mobile application ecosystem called “Super Sari Store App” .

Through the app, store owners can handle inventory, accounting, and data collection for their business.

Technology Innovator of the Year

Fresh off its 4As Agency of the Year, local digital indie Propel Manila reigns supreme at the 2022 Boomerang Awards once again, winning Tech Innovator of the Year two years in a row and winning the prestigious Agency of the Year. , as well as 12 other distinctions. for his many campaigns.

Relentlessly innovating and making it a daily thought has guided Propel in creating work that matters to its brands, its people and its communities.

Huge win comes from major work for Globe x [email protected] Retold With Pride, Lazada Laz Play Charades and MindNation 10.10 Real Retail Therapy, are recognized across all categories.

The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines’ Boomerang Awards 2022 is the nation’s premier digital marketing awards show that recognizes and celebrates the best of the best in creative and effective digital marketing technology and innovation in the Philippines. .

Ovialand turnover from new school buildings

Ovialand Inc. has handed over two new two-story elementary school buildings to Masin Elementary School, based in Candelaria, Quezon.

The turnover marks the completion of the construction of new school buildings which was launched earlier this year. The construction was carried out in partnership with Kyushu Yaesu Inc., a property developer based in Fukuoka City, Japan.

Each school building has 8 classrooms in total, with each class accommodating up to 40 students. The turnover is a significant milestone in the history of Masin Elementary School, as it is the school’s first infrastructure upgrade in more than 50 years.

Abot-kayang Hooloogan

SB Finance Co. Inc. and Davao-based appliance and motorcycle dealer EMCOR have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing their customers to purchase various installment products through Pay Hooloogan by SB Finance.

As part of this partnership, customers who use Pay Hooloogan can benefit from financing options with no down payment required.

Special discounts will be made available to users of the payment method and will have the option to convert direct purchases to installment plans at any time.

Hooloogan is offering a line of credit of up to P200,000 that customers can use to purchase appliances, furniture, laptops, smartphones, motorcycles and three-wheelers at Hooloogan partner establishments through the Pay Hooloogan facility. . Customers can avail light payment options from three to 48 months.

5th slot

VXI Global Solutions, a leading BPO and CX provider, has unveiled its fifth location in Davao City.

The company announced the new location at SP Dacudao Loop, Agdao, Davao Park District, which will add to VXI’s more than 40 global service locations and generate new job opportunities for citizens in the region.

VXI is currently the region’s largest employer with over 7,000 employees at existing SM Ecoland, Felcris Central, Robinsons Cybergate and Robinsons Cybergate Delta sites.

Metaverse-centric event

QBO Innovation Hub will host an event titled “Metaverse and the Future of Design” on October 21.

The event, a partnership with Accenture, will be a networking mixer for startup founders, developers, artists, gamers, creators and enablers in the metaverse space in the Philippines.

“Our goal for this event is to help different stakeholders, creative talents, and startup founders enrich their current knowledge of the metaverse so they can further explore how they can dive into developing new content and products that can be showcased in this exciting new platform,” said Katrina Chan, Executive Director of QBO Innovation Hub.

Chan shared that this metaverse-centric mixing event is aligned with QBO’s mission to help build a globally competitive startup ecosystem in the Philippines.

MPIC improves the livelihoods of fishermen

(L to R) Herminio dela Cruz, Director of the Lake Management Office Department of Muntinlupa City, Ronaldo Loresca, Barangay Captain of Buli, Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Mayor of Muntinlupa City, Dominic Roque, Ambassador of LAWA and Gabay Kalikasan, Chaye Cabal-Revilla, MPIC Finance, Risk and Sustainability Manager, Karrie Buenafe, Senior Public Relations Manager, Huawei Philippines and Program Manager, Community Development Division, Development Authority Laguna Lake, OIC Jaime Mora, Lauro Protacio, President of the Aquatic Resources Management Board of Laguna de Bay Integrated Fisheries.

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) supported the livelihoods of approximately 800 members of the City Fisheries Aquatic Resource Management Council (CFARMC) by providing fishing boats or bancas to eight barangays in Muntinlupa.

In a ceremonial handover on October 11, MPIC, in collaboration with Huawei Philippines, Maynilad Water Services Inc., the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and the Muntinlupa City Government, handed over eight bancas to Sucat barangays, Buli, Alabang, Cupang, Bayanan, Putatan, Poblacion and Tunasan. Maynilad also donated to the city’s Lakes Management Office a water treatment system with three paddle wheel solar aerators that improves water quality in rivers and lakes.

Cleanup campaigns will also be conducted in Laguna Lake, in line with the Laguna de Bay Wellness Awareness Advocacy of MPIC, Maynilad and LLDA for the protection of Laguna de Bay.

“Fishing is one of the oldest, most basic and most important means of subsistence. We see this as an integral part of our company’s mission to uplift fishing communities, who help provide our communities and our country with adequate food,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, President and CEO of MPIC .

Lalamove and DTI boost MSME growth

Lalamove has announced its enhanced partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry Region 3 (DTI-3) for the upcoming Likha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair.

The partnership sees Lalamove’s continued support for the government’s efforts to empower micro, small and medium enterprises under the One Town, One Product Philippines stimulus program.

This involves providing trade logistics solutions to businesses in all Central Luzon provinces – namely Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales – which are designed to drive growth, expand reach and boost economic performance.

The Likha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair, a major regional trade promotion activity jointly organized by DTI-3 and Philexport-3 aims to bring together and champion entrepreneurs in the region. The annual event will hold its 24th edition from October 26-30 at the Mega Trade Hall, SM Megamall.

Through the on-demand delivery platform’s long-distance delivery and last-mile delivery solutions, the partnership hopes to push entrepreneurs to grow further with the app’s affordable rates (fixed price for the first 40 km ), to go further with wider coverage over 31 regions of Luzon and expand their market with a large fleet of vehicles suitable for all delivery requirements.

Telementorate for surgeons

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Philippines is collaborating with the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) on two key initiatives: Remote Surgical Training and Collaboration in Thoracic Surgery (RESECT) and the Remote Thoracic Anesthesia Training Program (RETAP).

Through RESECT and RETAP, multiple surgeons located in remote areas can virtually interact and benefit from telementoring through the innovative Proximie platform, which allows them to travel virtually to any operating room anywhere in the Philippines.

J&J Philippines has three main goals for this solution: to help advance the surgical skills of surgeons in remote areas through virtual rehabilitation; to simulate face-to-face skills and procedural training during “live” surgery; and to help build the confidence of surgeons operating in remote areas.

LCP is the first hospital in the Philippines to use Proximie as part of RESECT and RETAP, which were launched in October last year.