FedEx Express improves the customer experience
FedEx Express recently introduced a new suite of ancillary services aimed at providing customers with comprehensive, end-to-end shipping support – from palletizing, crating and fumigation to transportation services such as private trucks, dangerous goods handling, Sunday delivery and special services. document processing for bulk shipments.
Businesses of all sizes, especially retail freight customers, can receive quotes, place reservations and track shipments in real time. To help customers streamline their logistics processes, FedEx hosted a special Virtual Master Class on February 9. The session explained how these services can stimulate cross-border business growth.
Reinforcing its commitment to helping businesses exploit opportunities around the world, FedEx Express Philippines continues to innovate and formulate solutions and services to better serve customers through new supply chain technologies and customized solutions. in rapidly changing market conditions.
ePLDT wins several VST ECS awards
At the VST ECS Sales Launch and Thanksgiving events, the local ICT VST ECS Major Distributor awarded ePLDT the Most Promising Partner of the Year Award for Fortinet, the Best Partner of the Year Award for Cisco Meraki and the Best Partner award for Dell Technologies Data Protect Suite after achieving several sales milestones over the past fiscal year.
The Most Promising Partner of the Year – Fortinet Award is given to a partner who has aligned their Fortinet business with VST ECS and who has consistently shown and showcased a demonstrative vision, steady progress and a clear aspiration to be one of Fortinet’s best partners. Best Partner of the Year – The Cisco Meraki Award is given to a partner who has helped energize Philippine businesses by providing affordable connectivity to customers; and has full knowledge of the Cisco Meraki portfolio and can seamlessly position, support and activate its customers.
The third award is the VST ECS Top Valued Partner Award for Dell Technologies Data Protect Suite, which is recognition of ePLDT’s performance and contribution to its Dell business in 2021.
The great festival of 0% interest
From April 11 to May 31, Filipino customers will be able to choose from a selection of more than 5,000 products from Home Credit‘s partner brands available at zero interest.
These include appliances and furniture, smartphones and laptops, bicycles and motorcycle accessories, electronics and hardware, sports gear and apparel.
Customers can enjoy their chosen items through an affordable installment plan with Home Credit. For up to three different items in a loan agreement, customers can choose flexible payment of 6, 12, 15 and 18 months interest-free at all participating stores nationwide.
The Home Credit Marketplace offers existing items and promotions through the Home Credit app. Customers can view the nearest Home Credit partner stores on their website.
SMC Program Helps Overcome Barriers to Education
San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has rolled out a youth development program focused on children from disadvantaged families near its planned nationwide development sites as part of its advocacy to help improve learning outcomes and increase their chance in life.
SMC President Ramon S. Ang said the SMC Educational Assistance Program will benefit 292 elementary, junior high, high school and college students in the communities it serves in Bulacan, the province of Quezon, in Batangas, in the city of General Santos.
Ang said the program was piloted in Sariaya, Quezon, where SMC built a model sustainable housing relocation village, with disaster-resistant houses, recreational and learning facilities, a wharf complementary fishers and a multi-purpose centre, and a managed and operated public market. by the beneficiary fishermen and farmers of the village.
The program is currently benefiting some 43 students in Sariaya, whose parents have also received training on entrepreneurship and various skills from SMC, through a partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
SMC also launched the SMC Education Assistance Program for 81 beneficiaries in Bulakan, Bulacan, where the new Manila International Airport is planned to be built.
A total of 129 primary, secondary, tertiary and college students also benefit from the program in Calatagan, Batangas.
In General Santos, a total of 39 junior, senior high and middle school students were included in the program.
J&J PH supports DOH
Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc. (J&J Philippines) continues to support the aggressive efforts of the Department of Health (DOH) to make COVID-19 care available to Filipinos, through the donation of essential home recovery products.
Antiseptic gargles and sore throat lozenges, as well as alcohol and soaps for hand hygiene will be included in Kalinga kits for distribution to communities to prevent onward transmission of the virus.
Director Beverly Lorraine Ho of the DOH Office of Health Promotion and the Office of Disease Prevention and Control said, “Managing and containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing struggle, but one that is getting a bit easier with the help of our friends in the private sector.”
“It’s great news that we’re starting to see some semblance of normalcy returning to our lives, although that doesn’t mean we should let our guard down,” said J&J Philippines President and CEO Raghu Krishnan. “We will continue to do our part to help where we can and hope that donating these self-care essentials will allow people currently battling the virus to manage their symptoms without having to leave their homes.”
Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands, Personalities in PH
Reader’s Digest Asia recently held a physical event for the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands and Personality Awards on April 8 at the Garden Ballroom of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Manila, bringing together representatives from various local business winners of the awards for 2022.
The event, in addition to celebrating the 24th anniversary of the awards, also commemorated the 100th anniversary of Reader’s Digest, a global brand with 23 editions in 41 countries around the world.
As in the past (before and during the pandemic), Reader’s Digest commissioned market research firm Catalyst Research to conduct an independent online survey of over 8,000 respondents from the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan, who were asked to identify the brands they trust from over 50 product/service categories.
In the Philippines, the most trusted brands were identified in nine consumer categories and 57 subcategories.
Gold Trusted brands have achieved outstanding scores based on consumer perceptions.
Some of the Gold Award winners in 2022 are: Air Conditioner – Carrier and Condura; Air Freight/Courier Service – J&T Express; Consumer loan – BDO; Investment fund company – AIA and BDO; Life insurance – AIA and Manulife; Boutique/Optical store – Ideal vision center; Television Network – ABS-CBN.
Platinum Trusted Brands performed exceptionally well, as indicated by their consumer perceptions. Some of the winners of the Platinum Awards in 2022 are: Bank – BDO; Broadband/fiber Internet service – PLDT Home Fibr; Bank issuing credit cards – BDO; Life insurance – Sun Life Philippines; Boutique/optical store – Executive Optical; Pharmacy/Drugstore – Mercury Drug; Television Network – GMA Network
Award-winning broadcast journalist Jessica Soho was the Philippines’ Most Trusted Personality of 2022. Other winners in the category are Mike Enriquez (Most Trusted Radio Announcer), Senator Manny Pacquiao (Most Trusted Sportsman) and Vice Ganda (the most reliable). Entertainment/Variety Presenter).
The full list of winners is exclusively published in the April 2022 issue of Reader’s Digest Philippines, or accessible via the special Trusted Brands Asia 2022 (Philippines) online site.
Allianz PNB Life and SOS Children’s Villages have officially launched the “YouthCan! » mentoring program on April 11th.
Through the “YouthCan! program, and with the help of Allianz PNB Life, SOS will be able to equip children in need with the tools, skills and perspectives to be able to rely on themselves as they pursue independent lives.
SOS Children’s Villages is a private non-governmental organization that aims to provide a normal family environment for abandoned, neglected or orphaned Filipino children.
The Youth Can! The program was launched globally in 2017, with the goal of introducing young people to opportunities to be economically productive, developing participants into dynamic leaders and independent, empowered individuals through one-on-one mentoring relationships, as well as virtual training sessions and e-learning tutorials.
Smart Balik Tuition Promo
Thirty-three-year-old medical student Ariel Abantes won Smart’s “Balik Tuition Promo 2” in 2021.
Abantes won the grand prize of P100,000.
In addition to the prize money, Abantes also won 50 Smart Bro Pocket WiFi kits for the University of Our Lady of Fatima.
Yellow Cab Pizza opens in Houston
Max’s Group Inc. (MGI) continues its international expansion with the opening of Yellow Cab Pizza Co. in Houston, Texas, USA.
The Houston branch is the 19th Yellow Cab Pizza store worldwide and also marks the 10th international MGI franchise opened during the COVID-19 pandemic in North America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific markets. To date, the MGI store network comprises 14 territories, with 600 Philippine locations and 62 international locations located in various locations in North America, the Middle East and Asia.
Currently in pre-opening, the 1,199 square foot space is strategically located in a Philippine-centric plaza, right next to Max’s Restaurant, the group’s flagship brand.