Monday, November 20, 2017

Century City Mall And it's Candied Holiday Cheer

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. In the Philippines, as early as September, you will see Christmas decorations already and for this November, from one of the biggest property developer in the Philippines, Century Properties with it's Century City Mall conceptualized the sweetest Christmas for it's mall shoppers and guests with cotton candies, cookies and candy canes.Check the Century City Mall pink decors from the entrance and hallways up to the al fresco area, truly a sight to share and to rekindle the spirit of pure childhood Christmas joy.

Last November 16, 2017,  Marco Antonio, the COO of Century City Mall and his whole family with it's General Manager, Joaquin "Bong" Tamano Jr plus the mall tenants joined forces and welcomed the VIP guests and media for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. At the ceremony, guests are treated to a sumptuous dinner, sweet treats from Cravings and a performance by no other than South Boarder Band with a lively host from CNN, James Deakin. All the guests enjoyed so much, not to mention with the Justice League complimentary movie screening for everyone.

Visit the mall on December 16 and 17 for the Shopaholic Weekend Promo 4.0 to receive a 10% rebate with every Php 5,000.00 to Php 50,000.00 spent within the day in single or accumulated receipts. Get even more with 20% rebates if you use Mastercard simultaneous with the Silverbells Christmas Fair for your unique gifts with a guaranteed best price. Head to Century City Mall every weekend for the whole month of December and meet Santa Clause from 4PM-7PM and receive sweet treats for kids as he goes around the mall.

Reserve your slots at Mystery Manila from December 1 to 31 and have a scavenger hunt that's full of fun and sweet elements.

For your unli cravings of Korean food, we have ALL4U and Samgyupsalamat. Check also the restaurants at "Hole in the Wall" area at the 4th floor. For your kids, let them showcase their artistic skills at Sip & Gogh. Those are just few of the activities at Century City Mall for the whole family.

For more information, check or check out #SweetChristmas #SweetTreats promos and events. Century City Mall is located along Kalayaan, near A. Venue Hotel in Bel Air, Makati City.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Teamwork makes the dream work' PRRC and TESDA to team up for a vision for ISF's

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), has been resettling informal settler families (ISFs) living along the banks of the Pasig River and its tributaries considered danger zones to safe, decent, and socialized housing units provided by the PRRC, National Housing Authority (NHA) and concerned local government units (LGUs).

Since its creation in 1999 to present, the commission was able to resettle a total of 17,561 ISFs in resettlement sites established and/or managed by PRRC, NHA, and the City Government of Mandaluyong.

The beneficiaries of the resettlement program were provided with livelihood developments that were meant to hone the skills of the relocatees so they could use these for their own economic development. The skills they would have honed through the trainings should have helped them generate income.

Job referrals and placement were vital components of the commission's action plan as it ensured that the relocated households were not economically displaced. 

As of end of December 2008, a total of 2,516 families have participated in skills training provided by PRRC. The training included building wiring, welding, dressmaking, bakeshop operations, food processing, horticulture and others. 

Inasmuch as numerous training programs had already been implemented, it seems that only a few had benefitted from these in terms of improving the economic status of the relocated families. Even with the skills the beneficiaries have learned from the trainings and seminars, some have reported of having difficulties securing start-up capital to put up businesses. Moreover, the beneficiaries needed skills training that would be able to help them realize sufficient income to address their daily needs.

Last October 5, 2017, the PRRC, led by Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia, had exploratory talks with TESDA's Director-General Hon. Guiling "Gene" A. Mamondiong and Deputy Director-General Rebecca Calzado to address the issues on post-resettlement economic conditions of the resettled families due to unemployment and lack of entrepreneurial opportunities in the relocation sites. 

Through the collaboration with TESDA, PRRC will embark on a project titled Pagsasanay Panghanapbuhay Tungo sa Riwasang Danay [Training for Work for Progressive Suburbs] Project to provide the families an access to adequate and appropriate technical education and skills development trainings and seminars.

Executive Director Goitia excitedly said that "PRRD Project aims to empower and build the capacity of the ISF's to improve their lives through technical-vocational training" He also added that this, "[PRRD Project] is also to provide the unskilled, low-skilled, out-of-school youth, and women members of the ISFs with skills that would qualify them for entry-level wage employment, and that they could use to pursue self-employment in the services sector, or even in home-based, income-earning entrepreneurship activities."

Both PRRC and TESDA recognize the urgent need to reduce poverty in the rural areas where most government-established and -managed resettlement sites are situated the project. The team up of PRRC with TESDA would intend to evaluate the skills training needs of the ISFs, recommend the training courses and methodologies as appropriate and providing the training through TESDA's accredited training institutions. 

Executive Director Goitia remarkably said that the collaboration of PRRC with TESDA is indeed a start of something new for all of us. He also added, "There is a Chinese proverb that goes, 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime', I am envisioning a life full of hope and dreams for these families, hence, the project".

Friday, October 6, 2017

Filremit: Going Beyond Service with Regina  Victoria Y. De Ocampo

A trusted and strong relationship is actually what we need right now, not just for our personal needs but also with our choice of remittance in the Philippines. Filremit has been the trusted remittance company of OFWs worldwide since 2008 and already established the name as a dependable and efficient foreign exchange and remittance company. The people in FILREMIT do not just deliver expectations but build relationships and go beyond service.

Filremit has two subsidiary companies operating nationwide in Canada. They own Manila Express, Inc., Manila Cargo Express, Inc.
FILREMIT Services include the following;
-Credit To Account to all PHILIPPINE banks
-Door To Door nationwide
-Cash/Cheque Delivery
-Cash Pick Up  of more than 15,000 locations nationwide
-Bills Payment
-Gift Delivery
-Reverse Remittance
-Foreign Exchange

According to Filremit top management, "We pursue to give the best service to our countrymen no matter where they are and no matter what mode of service Filipinos require   worldwide,
we make sure that we are the trusted remittance partner in the Philippines- Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo.

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