CHERRY PREPAID concept store, MAP Management Man of the Year, BDO commended by ABF, CEB vaccines delivery, New home service market, DHL Express for MSMEs, EWS supports farmers, HONDA’s upgraded filter, SHOPEE training program, J & J outreach


    Cherry Prepaid opens new concept store, offers more income to partners

    CherryMobile Communications, Inc. (CMCI), the company behind Cherry Prepaid, has launched its fourth Concept Store in Davao City. The new concept store was unveiled on September 24 following the success of the Imus, Lucena and Tagum store openings. Onboarded partners received new smartphones.

    Founder Maynard Ngu, CMCI chairman and CEO said, “We have partnered with Globe Telecom to launch Cherry Prepaid, and crafted campaigns and promos that will appeal to our consumers… at affordable rates. Now, by creating the Cherry Prepaid Partner Program, (we want to provide) additional income, especially during these trying times, to our Partner Agents in perpetuity,” explained Ngu.

    CMCI President and COO Jacy Chue said “The goal is to provide cost-efficient technology to all Filipinos… to stay connected at affordable rates.” says Chua.

    “Anyone can be a Cherry Prepaid Partner. We have different programs that individuals or businesses can be part of, providing additional income of P5,000 to P50,000 monthly,” added Chua.

    Applicants to the Cherry Prepaid Partner Program only need to present a valid government ID, a Barangay Clearance Certificate, and the joining fee, which varies depending on the Partner type.

    The company also announced that it will be opening its fifth store in Calamba City, Laguna this October 1.

    For more information about Cherry Prepaid’s programs and latest updates, check their official Facebook page


    Management Man of the Year

    The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced recently the selection of Ambassador Carlos Chan, of the Liwayway Group, as the “MAP Management Man of the Year 2021.”

    The award is  conferred on individuals in business or government, whether a member of the MAP or not, who have attained unquestioned distinction in the practice of management, and have made valuable contributions to the progress of the country and in re-shaping national values.

    Chan was chosen for his business acumen and management qualities in transforming a local cornstarch-repacking business into an international snack manufacturing company; for being an exemplar of the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit that is globally competitive; for demonstrating patriotism and for helping enhance the country’s image by carrying the Philippine flag with pride in all his business operations abroad.

    Considered as well were his leadership role in the substantial contributions of the Liwayway Group to national development through technology improvements, product development, skills training, job creation and income generation; his contributions to shaping national values and inspiring others by his outstanding achievements attained from humble beginnings through hard work, perseverance and discipline; and setting an example for Filipino managers through a track record of integrity, entrepreneurial excellence, managerial competence and professional leadership in his management career in both private and public sectors.


    Asian Banking & Finance commends BDO

    Singapore-based publication Asian Banking & Finance (ABF) has commended BDO Unibank for its resourcefulness in delivering its services to clients and communities even at the height of the pandemic environment.

    At the recently held Asian Banking and Finance Wholesale and Retail Banking Awards 2021, the BDO was awarded with the Marketing & Brand Initiative of the Year (Philippines) for its webinar series Market Sense.  Subsidiary, BDO Private Bank, won Wealth Management Platform of the Year (Philippines) and corporate social responsibility arm, BDO Foundation, won the COVID Management Initiative of the Year (Philippines).

    Despite the pandemic-induced limitations, BDO’s Trust and Investments Group has been continuously guiding investors and clients on market developments using the digital platform.

    It introduced the six-episode monthly webinar Market Sense, for investors and clients to receive tips from experts on how to position investments especially.

    Clients also benefit from BDO Private Bank’s experienced relationship managers and open architecture platform, which allows them access to both domestic and offshore products and services for diversification and optimal financial flexibility.


    CEB  delivers 20+M vaccine doses

    Cebu Pacific has transported more than 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country since March this year, marking another milestone in its delivery efforts.

    Over the past week, CEB airlifted vaccine doses to 15 provinces namely: Bohol, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dipolog, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Masbate, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Siargao, Tuguegarao, and Virac.

    CEB has also carried COVID-19 vaccines to 12 other destinations throughout the past months, specifically: Bacolod, Boracay, Cauayan, Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Legazpi, Ozamiz, San Jose, Tacloban, Tawi-Tawi, and Zamboanga

    The airline has also transported over 16.5 million vaccine doses from China to the Philippines since April 2021.


    New market

    MassageMNL founder Janine Khazaie used the pandemic as an opportunity for the company to cater to a new market: the workforce at home with back pains, those who want to keep fit at home or those who are part of the pandemic baby boom.

    MassageMNL, since 2019, is the first specialized home service massage, one of the very few brands that offer pre-natal massage and lymphatic drainage massage.

    As the quarantines ease up, more and more people are open to getting a massage at home. MassageMNL has seen a 128-percent increase in 2021 compared to 2020.

    MassageMNL’s new offering at home, massage bar, includes the brand’s signature massages, foot spa, hand spa, hand paraffin, facial, manicure and pedicure.


    DHL Express supports MSMEs

    DHL Express has  partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the Philippines for its DHL Express’ Phygital program that aims to provide different market expansion opportunities to all clients of DTI’s Negosyo Centers.

    DHL Express offers all customers of DTI Negosyo Centers a special 10 percent discount on published tariff rates through promo codes valid until Aug.  30, 2022.

    DHL Express’ Phygital Program combines the strongest aspects of both online and offline settings. When a customer scans the QR code, booking information will be sent to DHL’s Digital Assistant for support.


    Support to farmers

    Global vegetable seed company East-West Seed Philippines (EWS), has been developing improved vegetable seed varieties that help farmers improve their yields, reduce pesticide and water usage, and earn more from their work. The vegetable seeds they offer were developed and bred here in the Philippines to ensure that they will thrive in local growing conditions. Their seeds can also be grown in anyone’s backyard or home garden.

    EWS said in the Philippines, the  pinakbet is a dish that should be a staple in the meal plan of every Filipino family. Pinakbet is made with nutritious vegetables like ampalaya, eggplant, okra, green beans, chili peppers, tomatoes, sweet potato, and squash , all easily accessible and grown by local farmers.


    Upgraded filter

    Honda Cars Philippines Inc. has announced the availability of an upgraded PM2.5+ Cabin Air Filter. This is Honda’s latest offer to its customers to help win the battle versus the new coronavirus disease 2019.

    The new air filter costs only P950 plus value-added tax and comes with a 19 percent discount until October 20.

    This latest filter provides 90-99% protection from viruses and bacteria. The dust-collecting filter has a high collection efficiency for various kinds of particles such as dust, molds, volcanic ash, outside emissions, and cigarette smoke.

    It also improves the vehicle’s interior air quality by filtering out external and internal pollutants.

    The new anti-microbial coating creates a fast, eliminating reaction on viruses and bacteria. It releases Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that allows germicidal effect in the coating’s proximal area, thus preventing microbial adhesion on the surface of the filter, making it clean from future contaminants.


    Shopee training program

    Shopee is offering young and aspiring tech leaders in-depth training and immersive mentorship through its Global Leaders Program (GLP), a two-year graduate program consisting of four 6-month local and overseas rotations.

    Participants will help drive Shopee’s campaigns and new initiatives by working with local and overseas teams. They will gain eye-opening experiences, regional exposure and contribute to the expansion of Shopee across the region. Outstanding final-year students or fresh graduates with up to 2-years of working experience can qualify for GLP and will be part of a structured learning and development program. They will also receive dedicated mentorship from Shopee leaders.


    Johnson & Johnson outreach

    Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc. in partnership with the Philippine Psychiatric Association  provides medical education to healthcare practitioners and treatment access to patients.

    The healthcare giant also runs community-based mental health programs together with other institutions to reach patients in even the most far-flung areas of the Philippines.

    Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) also prioritizes the mental health of its employees, providing multiple mental health resources and programs which can be extended to an employee’s dependents.

    In celebration of Mental Health Day in October, the company has partnered with Save The Children to discuss the importance of children’s mental health during the pandemic. The event “Puppets for Mental Health” will include making puppets for a children’s book as well as a Hope in a Jar activity for all participants.