Angono pledges support for Manila Water’s ‘Toka Toka’

THE local government of Angono became the first municipality in Rizal Province to be Manila Water’s proud partner in the latter’s “Toka Toka” movement, the first and only environmental advocacy focused on used water management.

The East Zone concessionaire launched the Toka Toka campaign about two years ago to revive the rivers and waterways in the metropolis that have been considered biologically dead due to extreme pollution brought about by untreated domestic used water and improperly disposed solid waste. Continue reading

Clark Water’s system loss down to 6%

CLARK Water Corporation (CWC), the sole water and used water operator of Clark Freeport and the Clark Special Economic Zone, has declared a record-low six percent level of system loss from 55 percent in 2000.

Jess Laigo, Clark Water general manager and chief operating officer, said high levels of system loss or non-revenue water (NRW) may indicate the need to rehabilitate or update infrastructure. Continue reading

SCG empowers youth with life skills workshop

ASEAN building conglomerate SCG goes beyond financial support to educate Filipino youth by providing a life skills workshop on financial literacy to its scholars.

The late Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world.” And as children grow up to become teenagers, education becomes even more crucial in their development. After all, the lessons they learn and habits they form in this stage will shape the important decisions they will have to make in the future. Continue reading

MCA-P assesses Kalahi-CIDSS projects in Bohol

BOHOL. Officials from DSWD National and Regional Office, together with MCAP Director Andy Moll (at the center), check out a footbridge community project funded by MCC in Barangay Cambus-oc in Buenavista, Bohol. (Contributed photo)

BOHOL. Officials from DSWD National and Regional Office, together with MCAP Director Andy Moll (at the center), check out a footbridge community project funded by MCC in Barangay Cambus-oc in Buenavista, Bohol. (Contributed photo)

BUENAVISTA, Bohol — The office of the Millennium Challenge Account–Philippines (MCA-P) recently visited this town to assess the damaged community projects of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) brought by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the province last October 15, 2013.

MCA-P is the office that handles the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant and carries out the implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS, a poverty reduction program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Continue reading

Globe Telecom awards P1M to ImaginART winner

FILM and television make-up artist Leo Velasco was recently adjudged the winner of Globe Telecom’s first ImaginART competition.

Velasco bagged up to P 1 million in prize money and exhibition grant.

Globe Telecom awards P1M to ImaginART winnerVelasco’s artwork is currently on display at the Globe Art Gallery, located at the basement of The Globe Tower, the telecommunication company’s new corporate headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.

Photo shows Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu giving Velasco the check for his prize money. Displayed at the foreground are some of Velasco’s winning pieces. (PR)

First assembly of Prove, a success

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur — Prove Inc. or the Philippine Radio Organization Volunteer for Emergency successfully held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall, this city last December 14 its first assembly.

Ninety-two participants from 12 chapters in the island of Mindanao, namely, Mangcagangi, Inspiration Valley, Mandagohong, Hubason, Phil. Rice, Ebagat, Kaliga, Bayug, Marihatag, Kaligoan, Mines City, and Davnor chapter attended the activity themed “Communication: A Crucial Piece to Awareness and Preparedness on Emergency Situation.”
The host chapter was Mangcagangi of Tandag City. The program started with a motorcade. Continue reading

Concentrix inks deal with Letran

CONCENTRIX Philippines, a global business services company and a recognized leader in providing innovative services and technology recently signed an agreement with Colegio de San Juan de Letran (Letran) as part of the Company’s university partnership program.

Photo shows (third and fourth from left) Elizabeth Anne Cuvin-King, senior manager for Recruitment, Concentrix; and Rev. Fr. Juan V. Ponce, O.P., vice president for Academic Affairs, Letran; shaking hands to symbolize the start of the two company’s partnership. Also with them are (from left to right): Romesmary Palisoc, Career Guidance and Development officer, Letran; Katrina Ledesma, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Concentrix; and Christopher P. Hernandez, guidance director, Letran. (Contributed photo)

Photo shows (third and fourth from left) Elizabeth Anne Cuvin-King, senior manager for Recruitment, Concentrix; and Rev. Fr. Juan V. Ponce, O.P., vice president for Academic Affairs, Letran; shaking hands to symbolize the start of the two company’s partnership. Also with them are (from left to right): Romesmary Palisoc, Career Guidance and Development officer, Letran; Katrina Ledesma, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Concentrix; and Christopher P. Hernandez, guidance director, Letran. (Contributed photo)

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Laguna Water shifts to modern software technology

TO SUPPORT its drive for efficiency and customer-centricity, Laguna Water recently adapted the internationally renowned Systems Applications and Products (SAP) technology, a German-developed enterprise applications for software related service, paving the way for the successful data migration of both customer and financial records from the old to the new system.

This raises the quality of its data management system by several notches as part of its continuing search for the best available technology for its growing number of customers. Continue reading

Bonding moments made sweeter with Nestea RTD

LIFE, without a doubt, has become more fast-paced in the last decade. We zoom through our days from the moment our alarm clock buzzes and we find ourselves in the middle of days filled with meetings and deadlines.

Our busy days, however, shouldn’t stop us from enjoying life’s little moments with our loved ones. In fact, our days away from the office should be reserved for catching up with those closest to us and engaging in activities we don’t have time for during the week. Continue reading

Manila Water: Low-income communities have right to water access

AYALA-LED Manila Water vowed to further improve the delivery of safe and potable water to its customers in the East zone concession area, especially to the 1.7 million low-income group through its “Tubig Para Sa Barangay” project.

The project was earlier cited by the World Bank-administered Global Partnership for Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) for its innovativeness in making piped-water available to low-income communities. Continue reading