SM Seaside City Cebu Completes Installation of Solar Panels

SM Seaside City Cebu announces the completion of the installation of its solar panels. Aside from SM Seaside City Cebu, other SM malls also installed solar panels in its quest to deliver clean and cheaper power to its shopping stores nationwide.

Solar Philippines, SM malls’ partner in this project and the largest developer of solar rooftop power plants in Southeast Asia, said that this rooftop format not only utilizes previously unused space, but also provides “green” roofs for the said malls. Read more

The Furniture City holds Grad Salute Sale

Wondering what to give to graduates this March? Give them the right home interior items to start a new life! Visit The Furniture City’s Grad Salute Sale from March 9 to 18 find some home interior products offered up to 50 percent off!

Check out some functional furniture and unique space savers like a bed that can double up as a closet. Or find lots of choices for shelves to make their new home clutter free Read more

Trends Shines Brightly in Cebu

Celebratory toast by the Board of Directors of Trends & Technologies Holding, Inc.

Providing information and communications technology services and solutions to many organizations across various sectors and industry through the implementation and usage of advance technologies since 1992, Trends celebrated its 25th anniversary, blessed its new VisMin office in Ramos on December 13, and reintroduced itself in Cebu with more exemplary services, solutions and competitive advantages.

Being passionate about innovation, for its 25th year, the company reinvents itself according to market demands and requirements. Trends moves forward to engage new markets through facilitation of pioneering technologies, boundaries and practices to remain relevant towards its goal of total customer satisfaction, said Mr. Hasan Fard, Trend’s Chairman and CEO during its celebration.

In his usual high spirits, Mr. Fard, also explained the message behind its new logo and the new brand identity’s tagline, “Technology to Transcend” captured, perfected and solidified what Trends wants to tell the world.

One of the event’s highlights – the strengthened vision, mission, and values of the company that serve as the compass that equip its employees to navigate through life with clarity and focus was presented by its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Renan Velonza.

With the appreciation dinner’s theme “25 Years of Bright Connections”, Mcafee and Ardent Networks Inc. supported the event to celebrate the meaningful partnerships forged over the years.

Cebu continues to attracts BPO companies

SYNCHRONY Financial is a premier consumer financial services company with headquarters in the United States since 1932.

Synchrony Financial is the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables. It has approximately 70 million active consumer accounts, offering credit products through its partners’ over 365,000 locations across the United States and Canada. Read more

Cirtek 9-Month Net Sales Jumps 26%

CIRTEK HOLDINGS Philippines Corp. posted a 26% year on year growth in net sales for the nine months ending September 30, 2017. Net sales rose to $67.9 million from $54 million for the same period last year.

The increase was mainly accounted for by the sales growth of the company’s antenna systems business under Cirtek Advanced Technologies and Solutions Inc. (CATSI), which doubled from the same period in 2016, accounting for 30% of the company’s revenue over 9 months.

In addition, Quintel, a US-based antenna firm that supplies to telco giants AT&T and
Verizon, which Cirtek purchased in August, accounted for the 12.6% of the company’s revenues from two months of sales. The company shared that it expects Quintel to double its full-year revenue in 2018 from 2017.

Cirtek said its operating entities are on track to hit forecast revenue of $100 million for
2017 before group consolidation.

The Links: Your new home in Mactan

REAL estate developer Paramount Property Ventures Inc. (PPVI) is inviting young professionals and startup families to move to Mactan and own a home at The Links, its newest community located in Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City.

Arli Arenas-Vergara, VP for International Operations of PPVI, said they saw that Cebuanos are more open to live in Mactan.
“The beautiful Mactan island is ideal given that everything you need is within striking distance. There are malls, churches, ecozone, schools, the airport plus numerous resorts surround the community,” she added.

The company has initially presented The Links to the public and it got a positive feedback.
“We have a good number of inquiries. And we see this as an indicator that many are open to moving to Mactan,” said Arenas-Vergara. “At the rate things are going, we expect The Links to be in the market for only a short period of time. Those who are intending to invest already covers up a big share of the project’s total inventory.”

The Links features loft style living with amenities perfect fit for a modern and stylish lifestyle. Upon entering the neighborhood, homeowners are greeted with an automated entrance gate. The Activity Pavilion is also WiFi ready, making it easy for unit owners to throw parties and stay connected with friends online. It will have a plunge pool with sundeck too.

The Links offers four minimalist house designs — Moderno, Contempo, Cresco, and Deco. All the house types have built-in basic intrusion alarm system for the safety of Cebuano families.

On November 11, 2017, PPVI will be hosting a Preview Event for The Links. This will be a good time for interested homebuyers to know more about the company’s latest residential project in Mactan. The Preview Event will be held in Pacific Cebu Resort International from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ITOP wants synergy on events, culture

The 21st Inter-Islands Tourism Policy (ITOP) Forum last Oct. 17 and 18 discussed intensively the marketing tools for tourism based on the theme: “Synergiz ing MICE with heritage and culture.” MICE refers to meetings, incentives, conventions, and events and exhibits.

A joint statement was signed among the seven member-regions as represented by their
heads. Cebu was represented by Gov. Hilario Davide III. The others were Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Director-General Wang Sheng of Hainan, China; Jeju, South Korea Vice Gov. Jeon Sung-Tae; Tourism Policies Director General Kazuhiro Toguchi of
Okinawa, Japan; Tourism Development State Minister Danny Law Heng Kiang of Penang, Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand Vice Gov. Prakob Wongmaneerung and Gov. Hemakumara W. Nanayyakkara of Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

Through interactive discussions and consultations, the participants agreed on the importance of enhancing and developing heritage and culture through MICE.

Each member-region pledged its agreement and support to develop heritage and culture as a tourism thrust.

With widening globalization, tourism growth has shown a dynamic increase particularly in the Asia Pacifc Region, which has shown the strongest acceleration.

The 22nd ITOP Forum will beheld in Penang, Malaysia from 23Oct. 18 to 20, 2018

Hanabishi inks partnership with TESDA

Hanabishi partners with TESDA as they reinforce their commitment in reaching out to more Filipino communities
(L-R) Hanabishi Vice President for Operations Candice Ong-Ang, Hanabishi Vice President – Finance and Marketing Cherish Ong-Chua, TESDA EBT/DTS Focal Erlinda Sagum, TESDA Provincial Director for Bulacan Grace Castillo, ATEC Technological College, Inc. President Edgardo Santiago, RTCCL – Guiguinto Center Administrator Gilbert Castro

HANABISHI, the country’s leading homegrown appliance manufacturer, sealed a partnership with transformational leader Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on September 26 at the Hanabishi Main Service Center in Meycauayan, Bulacan. Read more

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