ATLETANG AYALA shine, GRAB boot camp, OPPO flagship, UNION B

Sy presents her medal and iconic Saola stuffed toy to Ayala Corp. president and CEO Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Public Affairs Group head Rene Almendras, and Strategic Human Resources advisor Paco Milan.

Atletang Ayala shines at SEA Games

#SEAGames Silver Medalist and BPI Unibanker Alexis Sy and the pioneering batch of #AtletangAyala garnered a total of six medals at the recently concluded event: one Gold in Archery for Pia Bidaure, Abby Bidaure, and teammate Phoebe Amistoso (Archery Women’s Team Recurve); two Silvers in Fencing for Nat Perez (Fencing Men’s Foil Individual) and Noelito Jose Jr. (Fencing Men’s Epee Individual); one Silver in Bowling for Sy (Bowling Singles) and; one Silver and one Bronze in Swimming for Jasmine Alkhaldi (silver for women 4 × 100 medley relay; bronze for women 100m Butterfly)

Ayala Corporation through Ayala Center for Excellence in Sports supports national athletes by offering full-salaried employment opportunities at part-time hours, free access to the world-class training facilities of the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub, and free enrollment in a selection of courses at De La Salle University.

Grab boot camp

Grab Philippines launched its first Ka-Grab Safety Ambassador Boot Camp for 150 Grab drivers and delivery-partners in the newest Grab Driver Training Center in Marikina City.

In celebration of this year Road Safety Month themed “Drive Safe: Kalsadang Ligtas, Happy Ang Lahat” Campaign, the Ka-Grab Safety Ambassador Boot Camp offers training and educational program for drivers and delivery-partners with the support of road safety experts and government agencies such as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Highway Patrol Group and the Land Transportation Office.

Specialized road safety training and education programs include Road Safety Webinars via Ka-Grab Kamustahan; Weekly quiz games through the Grab Academy: Ka-Grab Henyo; Theoretical and Practical Training Sessions, among others. Through this Training Boot Camp, Grab drivers and delivery-partners will undergo a one-day comprehensive training with Road Safety Experts and become certified as a Road Safety Ambassador.

OPPO flagship

OPPO has officially introduced its state-of-the-art flagship Find X5 Pro in the Philippines.

The high-end device boasts cutting-edge camera innovations, such as a dedicated imaging Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that empowers users’ nights, easily overcoming a mobile device’s major challenge – nighttime recording.

It is complemented by the Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, providing moments with on-point and natural colors. It also leverages a futuristic aesthetic accompanied by premium experiences with its unrivaled performance, ultra-fast 5G connectivity, and incredible SUPERVOOC flash-charging technology.

Best digital bank

Union Bank of the Philippines was named this year best digital bank among its peers in Southeast Asia by global economics, business and finance publication Capital Finance International ( named UnionBank “Best Digital Bank – South East Asia 2022” for its exemplary performance within the past year.

One of UnionBank’s milestones that was highlighted by was its acquisition of Citi’s consumer banking business in the Philippines, where both banks promised “a seamless transition and zero changes in service” with some 1,750 Citi employees joining UnionBank “upon close of the transaction , with expected completion in the second half of 2022. ” also recognized UnionBank’s “strong digital game with years of targeted investments now delivering results,” as well as the bank’s award-winning and impactful digital campaigns.

RELX complies with JMC

RELX International, an electronic cigarettes company, has announced that beginning May 25, flavored vape products will no longer be available in its outlets nationwide to support and comply with the government mandate on e-cigarette policies.

The company will continue selling ithe plain tobacco and plain menthol only variants

Under Republic Act (RA) 11467 and the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 003-2020, the government prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale and distribution of vapor products with flavoring other than plain tobacco or plain menthol in the country.

Across its operations, RELX complies with governments and works with its partners to deliver quality products to legal age adult smokers through its state-of-the-art products and industry-leading technologies advanced by its talented and committed people.

Changing of the guards

Insurance Commissioner Dennis Funa recently received both the outgoing and incoming presidents of The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.

Outgoing president and CEO Shankar Prasad Sinha has led the Indian government-owned insurance company in the Philippines for the past six years.

During the courtesy visit, incoming president and CEO Abhishek Pagaria has committed that New India will comply with the mandated P1.3 billion minimum net worth requirement for all local insurance companies by the end of 2022.

CMU as economic enterprise

The City of Malabon University (CMU) has innovated into becoming a Local Economic Enterprise (LEE).

As LEE, CMU contributes to the income of the city through its various income-generating services.

By operating as an LEE, CMU strives to achieve academic freedom, organizational autonomy, and human resource autonomy – all of which will also benefit students, faculty members, and non-teaching staff.

Revenue generating programs such as creating instructional materials for graduates and professionals, conducting certificate programs that are marketed to industries intended for executives, as well as continuing education for professionals – these sustainable programs can support CMU, and allow it to have additional funds.

Another notable benefit of being an LEE is the improvement of the physical infrastructure and learning materials that are crucial in order to have quality education.


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