The Cebuana Lhuillier Search for the Happiest Pinoy is now down to 20 finalists and one of them will take home P1 million in cash prizes. The latest edition of the competition garnered close to 800,000 applications from various localities nationwide, making it the biggest in the Search’s ten-year history.
From the 20 finalists, 10 category winners will be named, representing the youth, senior citizens, overseas Filipino workers, lingkod bayan, professionals, manggagawang Pinoy, entrepreneurs, employees, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. They will each receive P50,000 in cash prizes.
The 10 category winners will go through a panel interview to determined this year’s Happiest Pinoy grand winner who will take home P1,000,000 tax free. The bi-annual Search for the Happiest Pinoy is an advocacy program of Cebuana Lhuillier, thebcountry’s largest microfinancial services company. The vision behind the search is to celebrate the Filipino values of resilience, hope and tenacity.
“Filipinos are one of the most resilient people in the world, facing life’s challenges with optimism, faith and a can-do attitude. At Cebuana Lhuillier, we believe that this should be recognized and encouraged at all times,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier president & CEO.
“It is only fitting that we reach the final stages of the search this month – to coincide with the International Day of Happiness on March 20, as declared by the United Nations to recognize happiness as a “fundamental human goal.” Similarly, we at Cebuana Lhuillier believe that an inclusive and well-balanced approach to economic growth is a means to promote the happiness and well-being of every person,” Lhuillier adds.
For its efforts, the Search for the Happiest Pinoy has received recognitions from the International Business Awards, 48 th Anvil Awards, Philippine Quill Awards, Panata Awards, and the Golden Bridge Awards.
Coating expert Nippon Paint Coating Philippines, Inc. celebrated its new protective coating line during a launch party held at Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City recently.
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Nippon Paint Coatings Philippines, Inc. is a leader in the local paint industry that produces world-class quality products for various painting needs.
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Cebuana Lhuillier Alternative Learning System : ALS like no
Since the renaming of PJ Lhuillier Foundation into the Cebuana Lhuillier foundation, it has since made education accessible to those who need it through donation of classrooms, learning centers, conference rooms, and buildings to be utilized for furthering learning for those who need and want it.
For many years now, Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc. (CLFI)
has consistently administered poverty-alleviation measures to the underserved
and disadvantaged individuals and sectors nationwide. Following the personal
philosophy of its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier which is to “Always
Love Schooling”, part of CLFI’s major thrust in education is the implementation of the Alternative Learning
System or ALS along with three other initiatives that emphasize further the
value of education; Nationwide Scholarship Program, Spiritual and Social
Enhancement Program, and Special Projects on Education.
has always espoused the company’s and my personal advocacy of continuing the
pursuit of learning, I am more than elated to see this advocacy into fruition
through the foundation’s many extensive efforts on education.” said Jean Henri
Lhuillier, President and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier.
The ALS program was established in 2013 in cooperation with
the Department of Education, the program aims to provide out-of-school youth
and adults with Academic, Livelihood, Spiritual and Social Education in the
elementary and secondary levels. Cebuana Lhuillier’s ALS program differs from
the usual ALS offered because it incorporates the five functional fields of
knowledge or FILDS which stand for Financial Literacy, ICT Competitiveness,
Livelihood, Disaster Resilience, and Sports Development and as of the last
quarter of 2018, CLFI has already opened 79 ALS centers.
Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc., puts prime on equipping
ALS students with the financial literacy as it is a company that puts forward
the advocacy of financial inclusion for all Filipinos. The ALS program also
conducts livelihood trainings in the field of hospitality management for
students who need training in the said field.
More so, CLFI ensures that its ALS centers are up-to-date
with the latest equipment. Through the years, CLFI has given its centers with
laptops, projectors with screens, printers, USBs, and has cared for the
reproduction of modules and reviewers used by the students.
CLFI also provides buildings in support for its ALS programs
among the classrooms, centers and halls donated by
Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation is the Ambassador PJ Lhuillier Lecture Room at the
University of the Philippines Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business which serves
as a classroom for the degree program’s students. Another is the Ambassador
Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room at the De La Salle University in Manila
where workshops, meetings, community engagement get-togethers, and symposiums
are being held regularly. Also made available to students of the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines is the PUP-CLFI E-learning center worth 2 million
pesos which houses 21 desktop computers and contains 400 select e-book titles
all free for use of the students.
Added to the
centers and classrooms sponsored by the foundation is the Northern Tacloban
City National High School Sports Building which is a two-storey building with
six classrooms two of which are dedicated to classes for the Alternative
Learning System. Lastly, among the many donations of CLFI as support for
education for all, the Edna Lhuillier Multi-Purpose Hall in Bais City, Negros
Oriental serves as a library where most of the scholars of CLFI and ALS
learners come to conduct research among the numerous book titles available. It
is also being used for seminars and workshops involving reformed drug addicts
in the city of Bais, as well as a hub for Bais’ senior citizens.
partnership with DepEd aims to unveil 20 more centers so that more out of
school youth have access to learning.
Because of the
commitment of CLFI, ALS learners from CLFI-backed classrooms have posted
multiple milestones through the years. These include beating the national
average of the Accreditation and Equivalency test for two straight years and
producing a learner which scored 100% on the 2014 Accreditation and Equivalency
test. By end of 2019, the CLFI-backed ALS program has produced close to 10,000
learners nationwide. While in the
2017 Accreditation and Equivalency test, despite the changes in the passing
score for ALS A&E test takers, which saw a low turnout of 15.6%, the
A&E test takers from Cebuana Lhuillier ALS centers were able to have a
turnout of 49% – higher than the national average of 15.6%.
With the rising
demands of today, the Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc., with its bold mission
of empowering the disadvantaged through giving access to education via its ALS
program will surely combat the challenges of a nation gripped by poverty.
Admittedly I am not
into investment and savings how could I even save when I am raising my 2 kids
on my own. Then I discovered that there is such a thing as a Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings account. So
here are 3 reasons why It’s worth looking into.
1. The required minimum
amount to open an account is only 50. Yes the initial deposit is 50 pesos more
affordable than a tall Starbucks drink or a Milktea drink. What’s great about
all of this is that there are no transaction fees for cash withdrawal and
deposit. The minimum cash deposit is Php 50 while the maximum cash deposit is
Php 50,000. For withdrawal transactions, the minimum amount is Php 100 and the
maximum amount is Php 5,000. Okay of
course this is not really your typical bank only three (3) successful transactions per
card, per day are allowed. There is no
required maintaining balance for this type of account.
2. Its very easy to
open an account. I remember that when I opened a bank account and it was very
challenging as they asked for so many things.
You only ned one (1) photo-bearing government-issued ID, and Php50
initial deposit. For the list of valid IDs accepted by Cebuana Lhuillier,
please refer to the list below:
Alien Certification Of Registration
Birth Certificate (Applicable to minors
Barangay Certiifcate or ID (w/ picture
Company ID • Driver’s license • Dswd
GOCC ID (Afp, HDMF-Pagibig, Philhealth etc)
IBP (Integrated Bar Of The Philippines)
Immigrant Certificate Of Registration
National Bureau Of Investigation (NBI) clearance
Nat’l Council For The Welfare Of Disabled
New TIN ID
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
Senior Citizen’s ID
Social Security System (SSS) ID
3. Another great thing is that the Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings account
earns interest per annum if the account has an average daily balance of Php
500. Your deposit is guaranteed safe in
your Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings account. Cebuana Lhuillier branch
personnel are fully trained and capable of handling finances with utmost care.
Your account is also protected by a PIN that will always remain confidential.
Also, all Micro Savings accounts are covered by the Philippine Deposit
Insurance Corporation (PDIC).
The Autism Society Philippines (ASP), together with SM
Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, will hold
the annual Angels Walk for Autism on March 3, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Since
it began in 2007, the walk continues to advocate for acceptance, accommodation
and appreciation of Filipinos with autism towards an Autism-OK Philippines.
This year’s Angels Walk for Autism celebrates our country’s
legacy of strong leaders that have brought the autism advocacy forward — for
the last 30 years, across 97 chapters, with 13,000 members — and have become
the foundation on which the next generation of leaders will build the future.
Hans T. Sy will be honored as the inaugural recipient of the
ASP’s Leadership Award for Autism Inclusion and Welfare. It is the society’s highest recognition,
celebrating exemplary leadership that has significant and positive impact on
advancing ASP’s vision of acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of persons
with autism in an Autism-OK Philippines.
Beyond awareness, Mr. Sy’s leadership has inspired tangible, measurable
action through the accomplishments of SM Cares.
“Although many are aware of autism, very few people actually
understand what it means to live life on the autism spectrum. SM Cares and ASP
come together as a community to remind everyone that autism awareness and
acceptance should be part of their everyday lives. Awareness is a good thing,
but acceptance is far more meaningful,” said Engr. Bien Mateo, SVP of SM
Supermalls and Program Director of SM Cares Program on PWD’s.
Former President Fidel V. Ramos, who issued EO 711 of 1996,
instituting the commemoration of the National Autism Consciousness Week, will
be honored by ASP as the Father of the Philippine Autism Advocacy. “FVR’s
leadership opened the doors for the government agencies and private
institutions to begin the path towards genuine inclusion of persons on the
autism spectrum,” shared Mona Magno-Veluz, ASP National President, “His
administration’s disabilityinclusive policies have put the Philippines ahead of
our ASEAN neighbors in advocating for persons with autism and other invisible
The pre-walk program will be led by Ms. Dang Koe, ASP Chair
Emeritus and the inaugural ASEAN Prize Laureate 2018. The ASEAN Prize aims to recognise inspiring
achievements and contributions that foster the ASEAN identity, promote the
ASEAN spirit, and champion the ASEAN way.
ASP is among the active movers behind the ASEAN Autism Network and the
ASEAN Mapping Project.
ASP will also award the Autism Works Partners of the Year
honors to Dohtonbori Philippines, a Japanese casual dining pioneer and to
Willis Towers Watson, a global leader in risk management and consultancy, for
their unwavering commitment to creation of productive opportunities for
jobseekers with autism.
The program will include the presentation of the annual ASP
Autism Angel Achievement Awards to Samantha Pia Cabanero (for Advocacy),
Eduardo Enrique Munarriz (for Athletics), and Carlo Gregorio Veluz (for Visual
Arts). It will also incorporate the induction of the new ASP Board of Trustees,
composed of parent advocates; and the first set of officers of the ASP
Self-Advocates Circle, composed of adults with autism. The festivities will
include acts from special guests and performers on the autism spectrum, and a
special presentation on ASP’s milestones since its foundation in 1989.
Over 20,000 participants — families, professionals,
supporters from the government and private sectors, from the Philippines and
overseas — are expected to join the annual walk from the MOA Arena to the SM
MOA Music Hall. The walk is held with
the support of the MOA Arena, SM Mall of Asia, National Council of Disability
Affairs, ASEAN Autism Network and the Asia-Pacific Development Center on
The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national,
non-profit organization working towards an environment that empowers persons
with autism spectrum disorder to become the best of their potentials —
self-reliant, productive and socially-accepted members of the community. ASP
labors to establish institutional mechanisms to support persons with autism and
their families. Established in 1989, the organization — composed of 13,000
members spread over 96 chapters — has been in the forefront of providing
services to families and individuals affected with autism.
SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM
Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Persons with
Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Environment
Sustainability, Senior Citizens, and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global
Pinoy). As a responsible integrated property developer, SM ensures that its CSR
programs serve as a catalyst for positive change in the communities that it
The country’s first Museum of Philippine Economic History has recently opened in what was once the Ynchausti Commercial House in Calle Real in Iloilo, home of the company that started what will eventually become the world’s number one rhum, Tanduay.
National Historical Commission restored the building into an economic history
museum, it was used as the provincial offices of the Commission on Audit. For
the longest time, however, it was known as the Elizalde building.
according to local historians, the building was home to a conglomerate
Ynchausti y Compania (also Ynchausti y Cia), whose founders were the basques
José Joaquin Ynchausti, Joaquin Elizalde and Valentin Teus. They consolidated
their companies’ assets including Tanduay. When the Elizaldes bought the
Ynchausti shares in 1934, they renamed the company to Elizalde Y Cia.
historical data, the museum showcases many of the important artifacts of
companies that thrived in Iloilo, especially during the golden days of the
sugar industry. Aside from being one of the oldest companies established in the
country, the Tanduay Distillery was featured in the museum because of its huge
contribution to the sugarcane industry.
There’s a display of an old Tanduay dama juana; early advertising print ads of Tanduay; tools from the haciendas of Western Visayas’ sugar plantations; looms from the oldest weavers in Miagao, Iloilo; and t’nalak cloth from South Cotabato, among many others.
appropriate that these items are housed at the Ynchausti Commercial House,
which was built in 1905 and used as a trading store. Like most
Spanish colonial houses in the country, it is the typical bahay-na-bato with
solid red-brick walls on the first floor and wood panels on the second
floor. It also has wide Capiz-shell windows that are a distinct
design of old Spanish houses.
has a rich history that started in the island of Negros. As we celebrate the
165th year of Tanduay Distillers this year, we would like to ensure
that Tanduay will always be remembered,
especially by the next of generations of Filipinos,” said Lucio K. Tan, Jr.,
president and chief operating officer, Tanduay Distillers, Inc.
Incidentally, as part of its anniversary celebration, the Lucio Tan Group-owned Tanduay Distillers, Inc has embarked on the conversion of its distillery in Manila into a museum that will showcase its rich and colorful history. It will likewise give its visitors a multi-sensory experience on how its products are made.
Tanduay Museum will be housed at our old office in Quiapo, where Ynchausti Y
Cia operated their liquor facility. We plan to restore part of the original
building, but since it will be a brand museum, expect that it will have a
modern façade and will utilize technology at par with the world’s contemporary
museums,” Tan, Jr. revealed.
“The secret to cooking good food lies only in fresh ingredients and no over seasoning.” Most of all, she taught me that one doesn’t need the most complex equipment in order to produce good food or to run a household.
It is this philosophy of my grandma which inspired them to create TOUGH MAMA, a brand dedicated to delivering first-class yet affordable appliances in the Philippines.
Appliances that are not only made simple and can provide the best value for your hard earned money but can allow you more time to enjoy life with your family. Home to good and cheap appliances in the Philippines, you can be sure that Tough Mama’s offerings are made from premium-quality materials designed to last for a lifetime.
I am sure that they will never carry an appliance they won’t use, that’s their assurance to their consumers
During the event, there’s a cooking demo by Chef Jam Melchor who shares his recipe of Caldereta, Soup and Barbecue using Tough Mama Home Kitchen Appliances. While the Bento Mamas shares their tips and tricks in preparing our kids meal for school by making bento meals.
There are some games like guessing the dish and complete the puzzle. Of course, raffle is one of the most awaiting moment where Tough Mama are giving away cool kitchen appliances.
I was able to see Tough Mama Home and Kitchen Appliances on diplay they showcased their products.A personal favorite is the Multi-functional Cooker that Chef Jam used during the demo. It’s actually 8-in-1 multi-cooker. Here are some of the features:
8-in-1 functions: Boil
Roast, Grill, Fry, Braise, Steam, Slow Cook, Use as Hot Pot
Handy, stackable and versatile
Energy saving multicooker
Uses 50% less energy than induction cooker
With 4 temperature settings in 1 control knob
More about Tough Mama
Tough Mama is the new generation Home and Kitchen Appliances are designed and built to its exciting standards of a modern consumers. It made from a good quality materials and using latest technology. Tough Mama guarantees years of convenience, enjoyment, and trouble-free use with the assurance if safety and energy-efficiency. Their products are priced affordable to make it an essential part of your “smart” modern living.
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Its safety-first technology
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By the way, they have all kinds of home and kitchen appliances that you wish for. From beverage, cooking, breakfast, food preparation, electric and rechargeable fans to garment care and hair tools line. They have huge list of service centers around the Philippines so you don’t have to worry.
Tough Mama Home and Kitchen Appliances is a brand from Cherenz Global Manufacturing Incorporation. Visit their website at www.toughmamaappliances.com and follow the on Facebook and Instagram at @toughmamaapplia
2019 awards runners from Manila, Cebu, and Davao
go-to convenience chain, 7-Eleven, officially marked its seventh year of
promoting health among its consumers through a fun-filled sports and wellness
activity, the 7-Eleven Run.
7-Eleven Run 2019
brought together professional and recreational runners from different parts of
the country into a nationwide gathering, where they showcased their love for
the sport while spending time with friends and family. The event took place in
Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last February 3, 2019.
This is the second
year that the company held the 7-Eleven Run simultaneously throughout the
country. In 2018, over 25,000 participants joined the event as they vied for a
Races were held at
Filinvest City, Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM Davao. The race in Manila
and Cebu both had 10 different categories that catered to all types of runners:
500M, 3K, 5K, 5K Buddy, 10K, 10K Buddy, 16K, 21K, 32K, and 42K. On the other
hand, the race in Davao, had only 9 categories, excluding 500M.
The overall top 3
Filipino winners from the 42K, 32K, and 21K categories will be participating at
the Phuket International Marathon in Thailand from June 7 to 10, 2019.
42K CATEGORY WINNERS:
1st: Bryan Quiamco (Davao)
1st: Maricar Camacho (Manila)
2nd: Anthony Nerza (Manila)
2nd: April Rose Diaz (Davao)
3rd: Richeel Languido (Davao)
3rd:Cinderella Lorenzo (Manila)
32K CATEGORY WINNERS:
1st: Azlan Pagay (Cebu)
1st: Ruffa Sorongon (Cebu)
2nd: Rafael Poliquit (Cebu)
2nd: Raterta Luisa (Manila)
3rd: Joerge Andrade (Manila)
3rd: Jocelyn Elijeran (Manila)
21K CATEGORY WINNERS:
1st: Prince Joey Lee (Cebu)
1st: Mary Joy Tabal (Cebu)
2nd: Richard Salano (Manila)
2nd: Christine Hallasgo (Davao)
3rd: Jerald Zabala (Davao)
3rd: Christabel Martes (Manila)
one was able to take home the Php 500,000 cash prize since the current
Philippine National Record for the 42K category men’s (2:18:44) and women’s
(2.43:00) was not broken by any of the overall top Filipino placers.
“The 7-Eleven Run
series is regarded as one of the most anticipated marathons in the country
today,” Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation
said. “This year, we’ve made it more interesting by adding more categories to
better fit the demand of every type of enthusiast—from the recreational runner
to the professional athlete. We believe that by doing a sporting event like the
7-Eleven Run, we can contribute to the growth and development of Filipino
sportsmen who are well on their way to bring pride to our country.”
7-Eleven Run 2019 was held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu
Business Park, and SM City Davao. Official timing partners: Soleus and L
Timestudio. Official media partners: ESPN 5, PLDT, Smart, and Cignal. Official
sportswear partner: Under Armour.
The event was also
brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del
Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko 78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right,
Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and
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