Cebuana Lhuillier expands
Cebuana Lhuillier continues its expansion, reaching 3,000 branches to date from 2,500 prior to the pandemic.
In the last two months alone, branches were opened in Zambales, Agusan del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Zamboanga del Norte, Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Misamis Oriental, with more to come in the coming months.
“We have always been clear in our mission of providing Filipinos with accessible financial services. Part of that mission is to ensure that there will always be a Cebuana Lhuillier branch near them that will take care of their financial needs whenever they need them.
Now, more than ever, we want to ensure that regardless of where our clients may be across the country, they have access to the efficient and innovative micro financial solutions that we offer,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO.
Shades every bride should wear on her wedding day
Just in time for the bridal season, CND Philippines talked to White Label Bridal’s designer Gaile Tan Chuacokiong to ask for her insight about the best colors a bride should wear as she walks down the aisle.
CND wanted to hear the beautiful story of White Label Bridal to inspire young and aspiring entrepreneurs to move up and fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams, knowing that Gaile started White Label Bridal when she was just 23 years old (young and of course gorg!).
She was able to surmount the barriers of starting a new brand because of her supportive family and friends. Looking back, Gaile shared that when she sets a target, “I see to it that I give my best to achieve it. Having those traits helped a lot to where I am today,” she ended.
Gaile is one of the most sought-after designers in the country. Having witnessed 800 wedding ceremonies, CND knows that Gaile is an authority on which shades will work best for that gorgeous white gown. CND showed 160 shades to Gaile, and her personal favorites are Bouquet & Veiled from CND’s Yes, I Do Bridal Collection, that will work wonders with a beautiful fresh manicure or a classic French Tips Manicure. YES, I DO, Bridal Collection is inspired by the classic wedding color palette, drawing inspiration from the small details that come together to create a magical moment.
CND recommends Nail Addik by Creative Nails Promenade Greenhills branch for that private and memorable bridal shower.
Globe Business’ initiative recognized in 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards
Globe Business found this time of recovery an opportunity to build deeper connections with its clients, launching three successful campaigns to help shape businesses towards a stronger tomorrow.
These efforts earned Globe Business a Gold Award for its thematic campaign “Own Greater Tomorrows” under the Innovation in Branded Entertainment Videos sub-category of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards. Its Saludo SMEs 2021 – Tuloy Tayo! and Gift Local “Buy Once Give Twice” campaigns won Bronze for Innovation in Brand Development and Innovation in Content Marketing / Branded Editorial, respectively.
The Stevie Awards are widely considered the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace over the past 20 years.
“Own Greater Tomorrows” is part of Globe Business’s campaign to uplift lives through the compassionate use of digital technology that serves individuals, families, communities, businesses, and the nation.
Saludo SME placed emphasis on supporting micro, small and medium enterprises as they adjust to the effects of the pandemic while preparing them for any type of challenge that may come. The brand communicated “Tuloy Tayo” – a hopeful message that even through changing times, Globe Business is and will always be present to give business owners the boost and support they need so they can keep succeeding.
MSMEs were also given a chance to establish a new client base via Gift Local.
Gift Local’s microsite successfully presented a platform where local MSMEs could gain invaluable exposure. It was among Globe Business’s initiatives to help businesses thrive despite challenging times during the pandemic.
Puregold sustains digital edge
Puregold has reinvented its way of serving its customers. With 435 stores nationwide, more than a million app downloads and over three million social media followers, Puregold expands its retailtainment with a series of original content via Puregold Channel.
“We want to share nostalgic and engaging stories online that appeal to the organic audience we’ve built,” said Vincent Co, president of Puregold Price Club Inc.
The channel’s first series, “GVBOYS” garnered more than five million collective views on Facebook and YouTube. Puregold Channel started airing its new digital series, “Ang Babae Sa Likod ng Face Mask” last June 11.
Transformational investment platforms
BeeDragon Global Corporation has received the approval of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) for the change of the corporate name of its wholly owned subsidiary from Tristate Securities Inc to its new corporate name DragonFi Securities Inc.
BeeDragon Global Corp’s acquisition of Tri-State Securities Inc was approved by the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) last November 2021.
DragonFi aims to provide everyone with transformational investment platforms that will provide fast, reliable, and secure trade executions to the Philippine equity market. It also intends to provide exclusive digital financial tools and content that is timely, enriching, and easily digestible that can help its customers improve investment outcomes. By leveraging best-in-class investment technology, DragonFi will provide the most advanced web and mobile applications that will satisfy both neophyte and discerning investors alike.
DragonFi intends to launch its leading-edge platform by the 4th quarter of 2022.
BeeDragon Global Corporation is a joint venture between Honeystar Holdings Corp., Injap Investments Inc., and the group of Mr. Jon Carlo Lim. BeeDragon Global Corp will be the corporate entity that will house the group’s fintech-related endeavors.
DragonFi Securities Inc will form the cornerstone of the firm’s aspirations to elevate the retail investment space in the country.
Deogracias Nazareno – ETPI Executive Account Manager, Rafael Castellano – ETPI Head of Visayas Regional Operations, Brigitte Carmel Lim – CBM 2022 Overall Chairperson, and Ms. May Elizabeth Ybanez, CCCI Executive Director.
With its latest expansion in Visayas, Eastern Communications recently renewed its partnership with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) in time for the region’s biggest business events, the Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2022.
On its 26th year, CBM returns with the theme “GO Cebu” with tagline “Realign, Reinforce, Rebuild.” The event aims to collaborate with changemakers and gather stakeholders in tourism, information and communications technology and business process management, entrepreneurship, and the creative industry throughout a year-long series of relevant, informative, and engaging programs.
Edsel Paglinawan, head of product & innovation at Eastern Communications’ representative, will be one of the speakers to share industry trends and insights at the GO TECH CEBU: ICT/BPM Summit from June 16 to 17 at the Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Cebu .
(From left) Cristeto Ocampo, TIEZA travel tax department manager; Mark Lapid, TIEZA chief operating officer; Ann Margaret Saldaña, MyEG Philippines chief executive officer; and Israelita Choa, MyEG Philippines accounts and e-gov operations manager.
TIEZA, MyEG partnership
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will be implementing the Online Travel Tax Services System (OTTSS), an online payment portal designed to provide a more convenient, faster and hassle-free way of paying for travel taxes.
MyEG Philippines Inc. (MYEG PH) will be activating its 90,000 payment channels to TIEZA’s OTTSS.
Citizens will have multiple options to pay for travel tax online using their r-wallets (GCash, Maya, ShopeePay, and GrabPay), credit/debit cards, online bank transfer while also making cash payment options still available from 7-Eleven, Robinsons Department Store, SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, USSC, RD Pawnshop, Posible, DA5, and many others.
Representatives from Home Credit Philippines, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation and DepEd Division of Capiz during the turnover ceremony of 100 computer units in Panit-an,Capiz
Home credit donation
Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) has partnered with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation and the Department of Education – Capiz Division in equipping 14 national high schools with 100 computer units for their blended and distance learning set-ups.
Home Credit’s thrust of championing ESG (environmental, social, and governance) programs provide underserved education sectors access to tools that can enrich their learning experience. This initiative also supports ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s Programa Genio which hopes to strengthen Information and Communications Technology senior high school programs in the country through training and programs for teachers and learners and partnerships with education stakeholders.
A total of 14 secondary schools in Capiz received the computer units last May 31: Maayon National High School, Tuburan National High School, Yating National High School, East Villaflores National High School, Leodegario D. Deocampo Sr. National High School, Panitan National High School, Dulangan National High School, Felix Balgos National High School, Pawa National High School, Arturo Jugo National High School, Basiao National High School, David Moises National High School, Ishmael B. Orillos National High School, and Mambusao East National High School.
In the spirit of Omotenashi—or Lexus’ unique interpretation of Japanese hospitality—the luxury brand is bringing the Lexus IS sport sedan, Lexus RX crossover, and the flagship Lexus LS to the Rockwell Powerplant for visitors to see and experience.
The craftsmanship of Lexus will be showcased with this fine selection of models. These cars are best seen and felt up close, as it is through the senses that the creations of Takumi master craftsmen are best appreciated.
These vehicles will be at the Lexus Display at Rockwell Powerplant from June 13 to 19.