SM Green Finds at SM Store – making shopping easier and greener

For the evolving eco-conscious Filipino consumer, using everyday products that are natural, cruelty-free and locally-made is a step towards greener living. SM is also making intentional green choices that benefit the environment in the long run which includes supporting local craftsmen, recycling, and reducing energy consumption.

With the SM Green Finds program, the group offers Filipino consumers greener choices by making them easier to find around their stores.

  Recently launched at SM Store Mall of Asia, the SM Green Finds Pop-Up offers to make green living as easy and effortless as possible for Filipinos.

From locally-made products from artisans, clean beauty, green technology, and multifunctional homeware, the Green Finds badge will make it easier for customers to spot products that will inspire them to make greener choices.

“We have an assortment of products and our specialty brands that cater to all types of Filipino consumers. With the SM Green Finds, we are able to bring a greener shopping experience to our millions of customers while also encouraging our suppliers to take the steps towards greener practices,” shares SM Retail Vice President for Corporate Communications Cathy Ileto.

What to expect at the SM Green Finds

With almost 1,200 sustainable choices, Watsons, a trusted health and wellness brand, has already begun to take the steps in offering more environmentally-friendly options on their shelves.

The Body Shop remains to be a purveyor of ethically-sourced goods inspired by nature. Consumers can guiltlessly indulge in vegan fragrances, organic hair care and body products, as well as makeup free of animal testing. They have also switched to 100% recycled hair care bottles.

If there’s a brand that takes pride in showcasing uniquely Filipino crafts as it embraces heritage, Kultura is definitely the one that comes to mind. Kultura offers handmade products with natural or recycled materials using sustainable and traditional techniques while successfully highlighting the beauty of Filipino artistry, craftsmanship, and ingenuity.

Cooking, cleaning, and decorating using green materials are now made easier and accessible through SM Home, the flagship homeware brand found at SM Store.

Baby Company, the one-stop shop for new and experienced moms since 1991, has also made its commitment to help moms go the extra mile by introducing reusable and multifunctional baby products.

Join the SM Green Movement

Find your way to the SM Green Finds Pop-Up Shop at SM Store Mall of Asia and be part of the green movement. For more information about the green shopping experience with SM, go to https://shopsm.com/collections/green-finds.

Hello Glow: Safe and easy exfoliation tips to restore skin’s healthy glow

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Hello Glow Skin Purifying Peeling Gel

Exfoliation, or the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to make way for smoother skin cells, is one of the best ways to improve the skin’s texture and tone. What’s even better with exfoliating is it can be safely and easily done at home!

Here are some tips to help you effectively exfoliate to reveal a softer, smoother, and healthier skin:

Cleanse first before exfoliating.  Exfoliation of dry skin can scrub away the healthy skin cells. Before applying exfoliating products, it is important to cleanse the skin with lukewarm water to remove makeup and slightly open up the pores so the skin can absorb active ingredients and nutrients better.

Exfoliate in the morning. The skin repairs itself overnight, potentially leaving a layer of dead skin cells waiting to be removed. Because of this, it is ideal to exfoliate your skin in the morning to slough away remaining dead skin cells.

Exfoliate gently. Exfoliating too hard or using harsh washcloths can lead to irritation and skin dryness. To safely exfoliate your face and body, use gentle, circular motions to help pull blackheads and remove dirt.  Avoid exfoliating if you have open cuts, wounds or sunburn to prevent skin damage.

Use the right products. Make sure to use a safe and gentle exfoliating product. If you are still looking for a product that has a gentle formula but can remove dead skin cells and other pore-clogging impurities, try using the new Hello Glow Skin Purifying Peeling Gel. It is formulated with salicylic acid which unclogs pores that causes blackheads and whiteheads and helps remove red inflamed pimples. It also contains papaya extract which reduces the appearance of large pores and lightens dark spots. Hello Glow Skin Purifying Peeling Gel visibly exfoliates when massaged into the skin and can also be used to exfoliate the face and body.

Tone and moisturize. To close your pores after exfoliating, you can use a gentle oil-fighting cleanser. After cleansing, make sure you use a toner and moisturizer to help your skin regain moisture and look glowing.

Reveal that fresh glow and improve the health and texture of your skin by following these tips and by using Hello Glow Skin Purifying Peeling Gel. 

Hello Glow Skin Purifying Peeling Gel is available at Hello Glow’s official page on Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) and Shopee (www.shopee.ph).and in leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide. For more updates, visit and like Hello Glow on Facebook (@helloglowofficial), Instagram (@helloglowofficial), and on Tiktok (@HelloGlowofficial)

 

 

NTT Announces Global Availability of New Managed Campus Networks Services Enhancements

  • Platform investments provide advanced levels of automation, AIOps features, predictive analytics, and visibility

  • Full portfolio of network services and infrastructure assets designed to underpin workplace transformation with high-capacity connectivity

  • Secure by design solution complements NTT’s Managed SD-WAN and Managed Private 5G, enabling a safe return to the office and improved operational efficiency for a distributed workforce 

  • NTT was recently named a leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global for its completeness of vision and ability to execute

NTT Ltd., a global technology and business solutions provider, today announces significant enhancements to its Managed Campus Networks service, a portfolio of consulting, technical, and managed services designed to provide a seamlessly integrated campus network in the most demanding head office, branch, and manufacturing environments.

The new platform provides a direct path for network transformation and enables organizations to access the latest cloud-based and Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled operations tools and critical connectivity services. The enhancements deliver an improved client experience through automation and efficiencies, access to globally available skilled network experts, and operational processes certified against industry best practice. This all combines to ensure an enhanced client experience when consuming managed services, meaning network health is improved and is more available to support client business requirements and ambitions.

NTT’s recent ‘2021 Global Workplace Report’ revealed more than two-thirds of C-suite executives believe connected workplace technologies are very important to the organization’s future workplace strategy. “It’s fundamentally important to have a modernized network services foundation that supports outcomes delivered by a hybrid workplace”, said Sunil Kishore, Senior Executive VP, Managed Network and Collaboration Services at NTT Ltd. “The pace of modern business needs robust communication, collaboration and access to business services all facilitated and enabled by the network.”

NTT’s Managed Campus Networks solution complements NTT’s Managed SD-WAN, and Managed Private 5G offerings by accelerating technology and operations transformation through automation, AIOps enabled platforms and analytics. These offerings help to deliver the best digital experience for employees, customers and devices connecting to the campus network.

“In today’s demanding work environments, we know organizations require a one-stop shop for their network services,” said Amit Dhingra, Executive VP, Enterprise Network Services at NTT Ltd. “With NTT’s Managed Campus Networks services, we leverage the innovative digital capabilities of our service platform and experienced technical skills to provide enterprises with faster time to incident response, improved network agility, and deeper insights into network operations through our global service delivery, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) aligned processes and certification.”

NTT’s Managed Campus Networks service offering is underpinned by NTT’s leading network infrastructure assets, including a tier-1 network backbone spanning five continents, SD-WAN services in 190 countries, and cloud-based NFV services in 75+ global Local Cloud Centers. NTT’s secure by design approach delivers security embedded and integrated as part of the network function which reduces risk and enables office-bound employees to safely return, by providing location-based services with deep analytics for business insights.

Networking continues to evolve at pace, and modern campus network infrastructures are composed of seamless wired, wireless, and cellular connectivity that need to perform to deliver modern business expectations.

Find out more about NTT’s Managed Campus Networks here.

Life of a Yondude: How Yondu Keeps its People Equipped for Digital Reality

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Yondudes gathered for CODECAMP to get training opportunities in a corporate learning environment.

 For businesses to continue thriving in the now-normal circumstances, digitalization is the way to go, and Yondu, the top IT solutions company wholly owned by Globe, recognizes the importance of upskilling their workforce to prepare them for highly-digitized industries. 

Yondu promotes a digitally-savvy society by providing holistic solutions to various industries. Moreover, the company does not only value its clients, but also its employees. They put great importance in continuous learning and making their learning management system accessible to all the employees. Roxanne Tamayo, Vice President for Human Resources, said Yondu equips their workforce with the necessary knowledge and skills for their personal and professional growth. 

Tamayo added, “Yondu also provides various certification programs from globally recognized institutions to our IT professionals to ensure they adhere to global standards and deliver quality services and output.” IT professionals get to practice their learnings and see them come to life through the apps and systems that Yondu launches.

Yondu upskills its employees through various programs and initiatives. In 2018, they held their first three-month long CODECAMP Bootcamp which offered training opportunities to aspiring IT professionals, in partnership with several universities. The initiative led to the founding of Yondu University which was established to drive the development and growth of young IT professionals. Yondu also holds a Hackathon, a design sprint-like event that throws employees with a business perspective into the mix.

Yondu also organized the Capability Build Program where Subject Matter Experts create a learning path and curriculum and train other team members under it. They launched DEAL (Drop Everything and Learn) as well, an initiative discouraging meetings every Thursday of the week to let employees focus on work or learning.

Tamayo noted that Yondu’s upskilling culture has been thriving even before the pandemic, with several programs designed to enhance the employees’ soft skills, like leadership and personal development training, to ensure their IT professionals can respond to the customers’ ever-evolving needs and changing business landscapes. The programs help ensure they grow in their personal life so that they can contribute to their families and societies the best way they can.

With endless opportunities, aspiring IT professionals are guaranteed to grow in Yondu as the company not only prioritizes learning and improving, but also supporting their employees’ mental and physical wellness. 

Yondu hopes to provide more opportunities for other aspiring IT professionals, believing that if they have the skills and the right mindset, learning technology will be easy for them, and Yondu will support them every step of the way.

Find out more about Yondu, their work culture, and what they offer on their website.

Be Part of the Movement, Unlock a Healthier Way of Living with Nitro Nutrition

 With health becoming more of a key focus than ever for Filipinos, health and wellness company Kyäni Philippines announced the official launch of the Nitro Nutrition Movement in the country this April 21, 2022 at the Okada Manila Hotel, Pasay City.

Kyäni has dedicated itself to combining natural ingredients with the best of modern technology to help people live healthier lives. True to its tagline “Be A Healthier You”, Kyäni products are specifically designed to help people receive the nutrients lacking in a modern diet. For example, many of Kyäni’s products help the body produce more nitric oxide, which is essential in a body’s response to injury and an important reaction to jump-start the healing and repair process.

Kyäni is in over 50 countries and Kyäni Philippines is celebrating its 8th anniversary this April. To celebrate the launch of the Nitro Nutrition Movement , a series of events will be happening on April 23-24, where attendees can learn more about Kyäni and the Nitro Nutrition Movement.

The launch of the Nitro Nutrition Movement Program brings Kyäni a step closer to its goal of helping Filipinos live healthier. “I was here to launch Kyäni Philippines in 2014,” says Michael Breshears, Co-Chairman of the Kyäni Board of Directors. “I am so happy to be back.  Kyäni is all about helping others and we will continue to do that for many more years.” 

The Nitro Nutrition Movement centers around three key concepts: the plan, product, and community.

The Nitro Nutrition plan is a simple two-step plan starting with a 21-Day Reset where you remove inflammatory foods and replace them with clean proteins, fats, and carbs. This plan  is supplemented with Kyäni products (below). The  21-Day Reset is followed by a Monthly Accelerate which will help you make a clean diet stick and reap benefits such as improved metabolism. 

Kyäni’s nature-based products start with the Triangle of Health  – Kyäni Nitro, Kyäni Sunrise, and Kyäni Sunset – which deliver the nutrients you need plus the science to make sure they are absorbed by your body. Kyäni Sunrise is a delicious blend of vitamins and minerals while Kyäni Sunset provides nutrients to support heart health and healthy cholesterol levels.  Kyäni Nitro supports the production of nitric oxide which plays a role in many aspects of health, from brain communication to inflammatory response.

Protein products like Kyäni’s FIT20 and HL5 are included in the Nitro Nutrition plan. They contain grass-fed whey and hydrolized collagen proteins that provide digestive support and help your body develop a healthy inflammatory response.  The latest addition to the Kyäni line of supplements is Origin, a nitro-powered, plant-based shake.  Origin features a perfect balance of plant-based proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates to help you maintain a healthy weight, recover from workouts, and live the active life you love!  

The Nitro Nutrition Program also creates a community of  members with Facebook groups where they can exchange fun recipes, workouts, and even ask any health-related questions that come to mind. Spanning thousands of members from across the globe, these Nitro Nutrition groups foster a sense of community you can’t find anywhere else. 

According to world-renowned nutrition and fitness expert and Nitro Nutrition co-creator Mark Macdonald, “This will empower you to understand your nutrition and fitness so you can live your greatest health. Focus on starting where you are, with a vision of where you want to take your body and health.  We’re with you every step of the way.”

Kyäni Philippines General Manager Kate Bellosillo urges Filipinos to start their Nitro Nutrition journey today. “With Nitro Nutrition, Kyäni is giving people a way to take back control of their health in a way that’s fun, easy, and full of support,” Bellosillo said. “I highly encourage people to begin their Nitro Nutrition journey as soon as possible—they’ll surely thank themselves for it later on.”

Modess and Miss Universe Philippines encourage young Filipinas to be stewards of their menstrual health

 As the world continues to open up, following years in lockdown, there is a renewed consciousness to stay healthy. For women, this includes taking charge of their menstrual health which was discussed at the #BeNextPeriodReady with Modess event held last April 26, 2022 in partnership with Miss Universe Philippines.  

Awareness and education around what good menstrual health means is the first step in encouraging more women to pay attention to this important area of their health. A second critical factor is support from organizations to provide the resources needed to participate fully in all aspects of life during their menstrual cycle, which include making quality menstrual products available and providing access to proper information and consult. 

The advocacy to educate and encourage young women to pay attention to their menstrual health is one that is shared by both Modess and reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu. 

Sandhu mentioned that she continues to work with different groups and individuals to convert what she calls period poverty to period powerty, so that women everywhere can have greater access to the knowledge and tools they need to improve their state of menstrual health. She also shared her excitement in working with various organizations in the Philippines to help provide Filipino women, especially the teens, with everything they need for better management of their period—physically, emotionally, and socially.

“Part of achieving good health is paying attention to menstrual health which has long been our advocacy at Modess,” said Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc.’s marketing director, Rezel Aquino. “We feel it’s important to ensure that our #GenFree know exactly what to do to keep their menstrual health in check as they take on new challenges and chase after their dreams.”

Highlights of the event included an educational talk on the importance of caring for one’s menstrual health addressed to young Filipina women from reigning Miss Universe Sandhu Harnaaz; a discussion between Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Gomez and Mica Geronimo, a young Filipina teen that addressed common perceptions around a young lady’s monthly period; and a panel discussion between Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe Philippines Bea Gomez, marketing manager for Feminine Care of Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc. Rehi Dimayuga, and program head of Bantay Bata 163 Levi Ambon-Rata that covered different points of view on menstrual health. In the audience were around 50 teens who are part of ABS-CBN Foundation’s outreach activities for child welfare. 

“It’s important for us to empower and enable Filipina teens to take charge of their menstrual hygiene and health,” added Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Bea Gomez. “We can do this by teaching them what to do, providing them with what they need, and helping them build new and healthier habits especially as they slowly but surely go back out into the world.” 

#BeNextPeriodReady with Modess

Over the last decades, Modess has worked to educate and encourage young Filipinas to take care of their menstrual hygiene and health through various initiatives that teach healthier habits and help provide the necessary resources. Modess products are part of that equation, offering the #GenFree superior protection and all-day comfort.

“Today’s Filipina teens need a pad that can keep up with them as they conquer the new normal,” said Dimayuga. “With Modess, they can be free from worries knowing they are guaranteed up to zero leaks. At the same time, they can feel more confident to make bigger moves towards their passions and dreams even during their challenging red days.”

To equip the #GenFree girls to be stewards of their menstrual health, Modess has prepared #BeNextPeriodReady kits that contain menstrual hygiene essentials such as a portable bidet, door lock, and Modess pads. 

“We have partnered with the ABS-CBN Foundation to further expand our advocacy footprint. In the short term, we will be donating #BeNextPeriodReady kits to 25 communities nationwide to help more teen girls kickstart their journey for better menstrual hygiene and health,” ended Dimayuga.

TeamAsia: 30 Years of #BreakingTheBias and Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace

and reach their full potential. While it can be an incubator of thriving careers, it can also be a place where creeping biases and stifling culture of inequality breeds. 

For companies like TeamAsia, an integrated marketing experience agency, it is imperative that leaders in the workplace ensure that everyone is given equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the organization. It also believes that leaders should similarly veer away from any form of bias, so everything remains fair among employees–treatment, benefits, pay, and career growth.

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From left to right: Nicolle Garrido, TeamAsia’s Senior Public Relations Manager; Joyce Alonzo, TeamAsia’s Account Planner; Elton Gagni, TeamAsia’s Associate Editor; Selena Herrera, TeamAsia’s Art Director; Andrei Carada, TeamAsia’s Senior Copywriter; Beverly Aguilar, TeamAsia’s Senior Human Resources Office; Darell Sapin, TeamAsia’s Web Development Supervisor

In celebration of Women’s Month, TeamAsia’s diverse and multigenerational workforce sat down and answered questions on how the agency breaks biases in the workplace and ensures equality for all.

  1. Do you see or experience equality in TeamAsia? How?

Joyce Alonzo, Account Planner: Yes! Gender equality has always been a key value that I noticed when I joined TeamAsia, with it being a women-led company. And even while this is the case, the diversity of individuals is notable, and I appreciate the amazing experience of picking brains with these experts, no matter their gender. The culture of equality in TeamAsia extends to how every individual is heard. An associate’s voice is as important as a director’s point of view. Because ideas matter more than positions.

Selena Herrera, Art Director: Our Directors and Managers in the agency are a good mix of different kinds of people – of different genders, ages, and walks of life. Even our different teams are composed of an interesting mix of personalities. Anyone can look at this TeamAsia team and say, “I can be part of that!” because there aren’t any limitations for what a brilliant or talented person can look like. 

Nicolle Garrido, Senior Public Relations Manager: Yes, I do. When it comes to handling campaigns or even pitches, everyone in the team is given equal opportunity to lead projects that not only pique their interests but also challenge their expertise. Hence, we all have more room to learn and grow. 

Being a woman-led agency, our leadership team encourages everyone to think outside of the box and fosters a creative and collaborative environment where everyone can share their ideas freely. 

Elton Gagni, Associate Editor: At TeamAsia, you can see, feel, and experience equality everyday because it is the norm. For example, for projects that appeal to a certain market like makeup or skincare, one would immediately assume that it’s going to be an all-female team. What actually happened was our Public Relations lead was female and I along with another male colleague were the Editorial and Media Relations lead. So, it doesn’t really matter what your gender is, as long as you have what it takes to bring that brand to the next level experience.

  1. Do you feel that your ideas and opinions are respected and appreciated in the workplace? How? 

Nicolle Garrido, Senior Public Relations Manager: Yes! As a manager, our Director also trusts us to make decisions for our teams and this has boosted our morale in providing valuable insights and solutions to our teams. I haven’t felt the need to seek my seniors’ approval to raise my thoughts and ideas.   

Joyce Alonzo, Account Planner: Yes, I don’t think I ever had a problem with voicing my opinions. It may be because of my loud personality (haha!) but I also never felt embarrassed in doing so nor felt awkward because it didn’t feel right. We have always been encouraged in TeamAsia to speak up, even in workplace-related challenges that need to be addressed during our operations meetings because the management acknowledges the fact that the people in action on the daily grind are those that need to contribute to the solutions. These meetings and collaborations have always been goal-oriented, never personality-oriented, which allows us a safe space to interact, contribute and solve challenges as a team.

Darell Sapin, Web Development Supervisor: I do. Being one of the elder statesmen of the company, I am also among the people who encourage my fellow TeamAsians to speak up and share their ideas. In an industry where everyone spills one idea after another, it is important for us to hear everyone’s perspective and always put them in consideration. 

Andrei Carada, Senior Copywriter: Yes! TeamAsia is a place where there are both loud voices and small voices, but each of these voices have an equal opportunity to be heard. We have a culture that tells us that it’s not about shouting above each other, but leaning in and listening to discover powerful ideas and insights.

I am one of those loud voices in the room, and my ideas are always heard.  But here, it’s in listening to the ideas of those who don’t usually speak where the true beauty of collaborative work shines. 

  1. How do TeamAsia’s leaders ensure everyone experiences equality?

Beverly Aguilar, Senior Human Resources Officer: In TeamAsia, we listen and incorporate suggestions of team members into our programs and policies to ensure fairness in all aspects. Our President, Monette Iturralde-Hamlin and our Managing Director, Bea Lim are great advocates of women empowerment and equality. They inspired the company to join the UN Women Empowerment Principles campaign to guide us in promoting gender equality and women empowerment in the workplace.  

Selena Herrera, Creatives Manager: Ma’am Monette and Bea are always welcoming and ecstatic about having new people onboard the team, making sure that everyone feels a part of TeamAsia. Down to the details of our pitches and initiatives, there is always a thought to make sure everything we put out represents well the people that need to be represented.

Darell Sapin, Web Development Supervisor: Just leadership by example. Ma’am Monette and Bea live and breathe the essence of equality. Every time they would check our outputs, they would remind us of ensuring that inclusivity and equality are showcased in our work. At the same time, they regularly organize and even lead workshops that allow every member of the organization to grow and hone their skills. 

Elton Gagni, Associate Editor: Everyday is an opportunity to experience equality in TeamAsia. We get paid not based on our gender, but based on our expertise. We are given opportunities not because we are male or female, but because there is room for growth and they believe in one’s capabilities to excel.

As a women-led organization, equality is manifested in every corner of the agency. From workshops and learning sessions to celebrating different occasions every month through Pop Up, even the former and current team members, we’re a diverse and empowered bunch. And this says a lot about how our President, Ma’am Monette and Managing Director, Bea are leading the agency and its people.

  1. As a fellow employee, what are the practices that you do or tips you would like to give to ensure equality in the workplace?

Beverly Aguilar, Human Resources Officer: As the head of HR, I ensure that I deal with every member of the organization and view their concerns objectively. I do my best to always have an open mind, listening to each and everyone of them, reminding myself to never recklessly pass judgment on anyone.  

Nicolle Garrido, Senior Public Relations Manager: I always strive to provide an avenue for the team to freely express themselves and be creative with their outputs, but also learn from the experiences they encounter. Respecting each other’s differences would always be a priority also when it comes to having equality in the workplace.

Joyce Alonzo, Account Planner: Always practice objectivity. It’s effortless to practice equality when people within the organization prioritize the goals before any personal bias. After all, if we want to pursue purposeful work, we must do away with thinking of working for ourselves and think more towards producing great work that impacts others. And by that, we need to set aside our differences in order to make it work.

Just be a good human being. Treat each other as equals and do not set yourself as someone higher than everybody else just because of privilege or self-imposed standards. Being human is thinking that we have our shortcomings, too, and therefore it’s possible that the better ideas can come from other people. 

Andrei Carrada, Senior Copywriter: I believe that it starts with you. It’s realizing that a culture of equality means that you have to make an effort to make an equal workplace. Having this mindset means that you have personal responsibility for making sure that biases don’t creep in. 

  1. Why do you think it is important that a company practices/observes equality in the workplace?

Beverly Aguilar, Human Resources Head: It is significant to have a holistic approach. Equality in the workplace ensures people and employees are given opportunities, equal pay, and especially made to feel that they are accepted for being unique. Our goal in TeamAsia is to have an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, excel, and meet the best version of themselves.

Selena Herrera, Art Director: It is important because people shouldn’t be given less opportunities for something that has nothing to do with their work. Man, woman, young, old—people can always surprise you with their ideas. And to remove that barrier of unequal opportunities opens up the workplace to more growth. If an employee sees themselves reflected in their leaders, they will strive for more and for better, knowing that anyone is capable of doing amazing things.

Darell Sapin, Web Development Supervisor: It is important because the workforce has been diverse for a long period now. Lines have been blurred already with people being able to do things that are no longer the norm. It is only natural that balancing the workforce and showing that there is equal opportunity for all should be the course of the companies of today.

Elton Gagni, Associate Editor: Companies should practice and observe equality in the workplace because it is the norm, because it is what should be. A workplace that has equality at its core means they look at an employee, not because of their gender, but based on their merits. It doesn’t matter where you come from, as long as you are able to deliver, and in true TeamAsia fashion, bring people, brands, industries and communities to the next level experience.

For 30 years, TeamAsia has strived to be a company that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equality. It believes that everyone’s unique offerings is what unites and compliments each member of the organization. 

A testament to this commitment is showcased through the agency’s projects. In 2020, as a women-led and women-owned organization, TeamAsia launched MommaCon. It is a virtual conference that opened the discussion on intimate and taboo issues  women and mothers usually shy away from for fear of judgment.

In 2021, the company joined the UN Women Empowerment Principles to continuously maintain gender equality in the workplace. It upholds the international labor and human rights standards and recognizes that business has the stake and responsibility for gender equality and women empowerment. 

As society continues to evolve and progress, TeamAsia will keep on fostering an environment that accepts differences and welcomes growth to help its employees reach their full potential and to further provide nothing less than next level experiences and services to its team, partners and clients. 

To learn more about TeamAsia, its amazing workforce, and its next level services, visit https://www.teamasia.com/.

Celebrate Lazada’s 10th Birthday with up to 57% off on your favorite OPPO Gadgets! 


Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale is just around the corner–this means exciting deals and incredible treats await OPPO shoppers in this once-in-a-year event. And yes, this time, you will get first dibs on the best deals as OPPO offers up to 57% off on selected OPPO gadgets, such as Reno7 5G, A16 (3GB), and A94.

Starting this March 27, you can also enjoy and take advantage of many exciting vouchers. For instance, you can get Php 200 off for every minimum purchase of Php 9,999, a Php 400 discount for a Php 14,999 minimum spend, a Php 1,000 off for each Reno7 Series purchase, or a free shipping voucher for every minimum spend of Php 500.

OPPO has more treats in store for you for this big birthday sale because you get a chance to have free G25 Bluetooth earphones for all mobile phone purchases for a limited time on March 27, from 12 AM to 2 AM and 8 PM to 11:59 PM.

In addition, amazing freebies await all Reno6 and Reno7 Series orders. For every Reno6 Series purchase, you can have free wireless G25 earphones. Meanwhile, free Q11 Smartwatch and G25 Bluetooth earphones are also available for all Reno7 Series orders.

From March 22 onwards, you can get a free 32GB memory card for all your A16 (3GB) orders.

So, hurry up and save the dates! Add to cart now, and don’t miss the chance to check out the OPPO gadgets you’ve been eyeing and enjoy these exciting deals in the Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale!

For more updates and detailed promotion mechanics about the sale, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. You can also check OPPO’s official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

MAPFRE partners with foodpanda for riders’ insurance

MAPFRE Philippines President Tirso C. Abad and Vice President & Sales Territorial Director Jojie L. Alvarez together with foodpanda Philippines Operations Manager Ron Michael Sanders, Operations Director Patricia Jacinto, and Senior Head of Logistics & Operations Snehasis Despande attended the MOA signing in Makati.

MAPFRE, a global nonlife insurance firm, inked an agreement with foodpanda, the largest food delivery platform in Asia, to provide its delivery riders with Compulsory Third Party Liability (CTPL) insurance.

Through the partnership, MAPFRE will equip thousands of foodpanda motorcycle riders nationwide with CTPL insurance. MAPFRE offers one of the most  affordable CTPL insurance in the market as it provides protection from liabilities arising from death of or bodily injury to third parties.

Foodpanda Operations Director Patricia Jacinto extended her gratitude to MAPFRE for the partnership that protects essential workforce especially in these trying times. “We are truly grateful for this tie-up that benefits thousands of our rider partners. We are hoping this will pave the way for more partnerships that bring peace of mind,” she said.

MAPFRE President and CEO Tirso Abad, on the other hand, appreciated the opportunity to lend a helping hand to frontliners in the food delivery industry. “MAPFRE is beyond honored to provide a good number of our modern day heroes with the protection they need, taking care of them and their essentials while they carry out their noble services,” he added.

Aside from CTPL insurance, MAPFRE offers a wide range of comprehensive insurance products including car, home, travel, and business insurances. For more details, like MAPFRE on Facebook or visit campaign.mapfreinsular.com.

PayMaya gives you your daily dose of good vibes with Feel-Good Deals! Get the perks you deserve with this year-round promo

We all love the feeling of good vibes when we get good deals from our favorite brands and e-Commerce sites. That’s why digital financial services leader PayMaya is spreading the joy with exciting offers with its year-round Feel-Good Deals promo.  

Get your daily dose of serotonin with PayMaya’s Feel-Good Deals starting this March from an extensive list of the country’s best brands -from hotels, restaurants, groceries, and retail merchants.  

 All you have to do is pay for your purchases in their physical or online stores using PayMaya to enjoy exclusive discounts. It’s as easy as scanning to pay via PayMaya QR, paying with your PayMaya number, or using your PayMaya physical or virtual card.  

 “With community quarantine restrictions down to Alert Level 1, consumers are more comfortable with going out to shop, dine, and even enjoy a vacation. PayMaya’s Feel-Good Deals is our way of giving users a much-deserved reward through exclusive deals and discounts. At the same time, this is also our way of showing support to our partner businesses,” said Pepe Torres, Chief Marketing Officer at PayMaya.  

 If you are celebrating a special occasion or if you want to take a break with family and friends, you can book a stay Manila Marriott Hotel, Clark Marriott, Courtyard Iloilo, Sheraton Manila Bay or Sheraton Manila Hotel. For a minimum stay of two nights, enjoy a 30% discount on your room and 20% off on select amenities when you pay with PayMaya.

You can also get 9% off in Agoda when you book from March 15 to April 14, 2022, using the special code PMAYA9MAR. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a 7% discount on bookings from April 15, 2022 to June 14, 2022 with the code PMAYA7APR.   

PayMaya also got your back for your everyday essentials. Get exclusive discounts when you pay for your groceries or food in the Pick.A.Roo app with PayMaya. You can enjoy a one-time 15% or up to P375 off for a minimum spend of P1,500 when you use the code FEELGOODROO.      

On top of these, customers can enjoy freebies when shopping at Waltermart, and a 15% off on any 2 regular-priced items at your fave retail brands like Birkenstock, Hedgren, Res-Toe-Run, Dr. Martens,and The Travel Club and more with PayMaya.   

So what are you waiting for? Get these Feel-Good Deals now with PayMaya! We all deserve the good vibes. If you don’t have an account yet, you can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and register for free. For your daily dose of good vibes, pay with PayMaya! You can visit http://pymy.co/FeelGoodDeals  

   PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government.  

As of end-December 2021, it provides more than 44 million Filipinos access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 63,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services.  

Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including “every day” merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.