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Club Paradise Palawan, a tropical paradise in beautiful Coron and a premier property owned by Discovery World Corporation and managed by The Discovery Leisure Company, is calling its loyal and satisfied guests, friends and partners to vote for them in the coming World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018.
Voting starts on August 1, 2018 and ends August 31, 2018.
The World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) recognize service excellence and outstanding service delivery. They are considered the “pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry categories as voted by guests, travelers and industry players alike”.
Voting for World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 begins August 1
Club Paradise Palawan proudly won two awards from WLHA in 2017 namely Continent Winner in the Luxury Private Island Resort category and Country Winner in the Luxury Family Beach Resort category.
This year, Club Paradise Palawan is vying for the following categories: Luxury Wedding Destination, Luxury Family Beach Resort, and Luxury Private Island Resort. To show your support, please visit https://luxuryhotelawards.com starting August 1, 2018 to cast your vote.
Club Paradise Palawan is an exclusive island resort in Coron, Palawan along the Biosphere Reserve of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It boasts of pristine white sand beaches, charming accommodations, delightful international cuisine and colourful, rich marine life. Guests can engage in a variety of exciting outdoor activities or simply relax to take in the calming sights and sounds of paradise.
For more information, visit https://clubparadisepalawan.com.
Today’s generation grew up in the age of technology that it has become a natural tool for learning. While traditional methods equip students with the knowledge they need, the use of technology enables students to apply what they’ve learned in a real-world setting. However, more than how technology has transformed learning, the bigger challenge is how educators today who are less tech-savvy than their students can maximize the potential of technology in the classroom.
This is the very challenge that Acer strives to overcome for education in the Philippines. Over 100 schools and universities have partnered with one of the top ICT companies in the world through Acer Academy. The program provides educational institutions around the country access to quality hardware, software and services that can improve the learning system of future professionals.
“Aside from accessing our products and services, our partner schools can also maximize our expertise and knowledge about the industry. As a leader in IT, we believe it is important to help bridge the gap of using technology in teaching by training educators how to maximize available tools that capture students’ interests,” said Managing Director of Acer Philippines, Manuel Wong. Acer Academy provides innovative delivery of education by digitizing teaching tools such as online syllabi, web based worksheets and modules and electronically programmed learning activities. With the help of these tools, educators adapt effective teaching methods. At the same time, students are provided the opportunity to learn skills that can be relevant to their future professions.
This complements the Department of Education’s (DepEd) drive for the use of technology in improving the country’s education system. The DepEd’s ICT roadmap aims to transform the education landscape in the Philippines through technology, including the introduction of gamification or the use of gaming in giving instructions to students. More public schools can soon learn coding and robotics programs that are fundamental to students as they enter the information age. For this to happen, educators need to be adequately trained and well-adapted to the new learning environment that technology has created.
“For the Philippines to keep up with the demands of the global workforce and the changing times, it’s important for both private and public organizations to work together in providing access to technology to improve the country’s education system. With the innovations we can share, we are proud partners of the academe in future-proofing the next generation’s careers and it starts with Acer Academy,” said Wong in support for the developments in the education system.
This year’s Marketing Conference revolves around elevating the practice of marketing to a higher level. For the longest time, the marketing environment is being disrupted with changing customer needs given the new digital landscape. New buzzwords and keywords are being floated around: Programmatic advertising, Gen Z, branding 3.0, new media, GDPR, ecommerce, among many others. However, while these new terms are invading the marketing profession and we are left scrambling to understand them and find how they can fit into our business mix, what is being forgotten is the fundamentals of marketing itself.
The conference borrows from the popularity of the Hollywood movie The Greatest Showman, aptly themed “The Greatest Marketing Man”. One hundred speakers internationally and locally have gathered together to share their marketing success framework, their learning and failures, and how they eventually brought their passion, values and beliefs to solve a consumer need and make the world a better place, while being in business in the process. Beyond a learning event, this will also be a perfect opportunity to network with industry leaders, as participants are expected to get up close and personal with the speakers during the breakout sessions.
Participants are expected to learn from speakers with global perspectives and local success and failure stories that brought about better marketing decision making. They are also expected to go deep dive into specialized marketing fields of interest and learn from experts. It will be a perfect opportunity to network with various stakeholder groups in the marketing ecosystem. Finally, participants are expected to feel refreshed and motivated to do their job after the conference, as the musical execution in nature will ensure that each participant will be highly engaged and involved in the entire conference.
Morning Sessions will be plenary sessions where we get top caliber regional speakers talking about their experience. The non-executive chairman of Air Asia X Dato Tan Sri Radifah Aziz will share her experience in marketing a low cost airline. Filipino mix martial artist champion Brandon Vera will share his journey from being an injured army man to become an MMA champion, and how he is now one of the marketing faces of One Fighting Championship. Flying in from the US just for this conference, Salesforce marketing director Andrew Antal will share how marketing needs to talk to customers on a one-on-one level, and how the right use of CRM tools and social media to engage consumers on a personal level. George Yang on the other side, will provide how he started McDonalds in the Philippines, and how he grew a global brand in the local setting.
Afternoon sessions will be breakout sessions, featuring eight tracks for participants to choose from: Branding, CRM and Loyalty, Digital, Creative and Design, Media, Data and Research Sales and Distribution, and Entrepreneurship. This allows participants to choose their given field of marketing interest and specialization, and also gives them an opportunity to interact with the experts.
Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) invites all marketing professionals, media and advertisings practitioners, Entrepreneurs and everyone who wants to experience the 1 st Musical Conference in the country to attend “The Greatest Marketing Man”, the National Marketing Conference of Philippine Marketing Conference on August 9 to 10 at Sofitel Tent, Manila.
To register to “The Greatest Marketing Man” the 49 th National Marketing Conference of Philippine Marketing Conference, you may contact PMA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org / 0935-9100873 / 6387700/ 6345722
For Media and PR related concerns, you may contact Migs De La Rosa of Mplify at email@example.com or 0977-3597602 / 0998-8876063
DOH post-graduate interns and Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines give free medical services in Batad, Iloilo
With the purpose of providing healthcare to the underserved communities of Batad Iloilo, post-graduate interns of the Department of Health Philippine Centers for Specialized Health Care internship program partnered with Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) to host a two-day medical mission in the municipality.
The project, G sa Iloilo: Reach the Unreachable, was run by the 16-member, Team G of the DOH special internship program. Along with volunteers from the municipal health office and PCPPI employees, they reached hundreds of locals in the small and medically underserved communities of Bulak Norte, Binon-an, and Cabagohan with comprehensive, holistic medical service.The internship program has a long history of providing free medical assistance to depressed areas all over the country, said team leader Melissa Caparros. Free consultation and medication were given to the locals who also enjoyed complimentary Pepsi products like Aquafina and Premier mineral water, Tropicana juice, and Gatorade.
Batad is a far-flung, rural municipality in Iloilo consisting of 24 barangays whose communities thrive off of agriculture, fishery, and manual labor. With the average daily income ranging from 200 to 300 pesos a day for a family of four to five members, locals often delay consultations and decide against seeking medical assistance from the far and expensive hospitals in the city.Though each barangay has a health center, services are usually for basic medical cases,said Batad municipal health officer, Dr. Maria dela Rosa. Being the only doctor serving all the barangays in the
municipality, Dr. Dela Rosa said it can be difficult for the locals to be able to schedule check-ups or get medicine for their ailments and immediate medical needs.
They are also too scared to visit the doctors in the city because they feel they won’t have enough when the prescriptions for their medicines come, said Roy Alleno, Barangay Chairman of Bulak Norte. Teodora dela Cruz, Barangay Chairman of Cabagohan agreed, Medical missions are quite rare here, this is only the fifth one in the six years I am incumbent. The residents truly appreciate it because they don’t have to travel far nor pay for the medicine and the services they need. With the success of the project, Team G expressed their thanks to their partners in helping them reach out to the community.
We’re very thankful for the municipal office of Batad as well as for PCPPI and its volunteer employees, said Caparros. It was very difficult for us to find big companies who were willing to sponsor this project perhaps because the area is too far. We’re grateful that Pepsi Philippines believed in what we wanted to achieve. Partnering with them was beneficial to our goal because of their already strong presence in the community.
PCPPI is optimistic in planning to replicate the initiative across the region. Recently, our initiatives with the government focused on environmental projects like estero clean-ups in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural resources to prepare for the rainy season, or road side tree- planting with the Department of Public Works and Highways said Bermudo.
With today’s turnout we will add and continue this program in our own list of initiatives. We are continually planning more outreaches and programs targeted to help better serve the communities who have given us their full support through the years and those that helped build us into the company we are today, like Iloilo.
Most transactions are seen as nothing more than a simple and casual exchange of services among people who need to fulfill a deal to further their respective businesses. But there are those whose transactions run deeper- like those which alter the lives of customers and clients whose ties are made stronger by a trusted and reliable logistics provider like LBC.
Vincent Rasalan, a General Surgeon by profession, has another passion: he also vends food in jars- like taba ng talangka, atchara, vinegar and the like- a business inspired by his mother who was able to support his education- from high school to medical school by selling such delicious treats. But unlike before when his mother sold the delicacies house to house or by taking orders through phone, Vincent found a bigger market through social selling. Via his small online venture called #OnlineTalipapa, Rasalan is able to continue his mom’s legacy and reach a wider market.
Enabling Vincent with his side business is LBC, whom he has long relied on to complete his customers’ orders, whether by retail or bulk. In having a trusted partner like LBC, Vincent and many others like him, are able to free themselves from the problem of transporting products so they can, instead, focus on growing their enterprise. Vincent narrates:
“A small business such as ours needs partners we can depend on to carry out tasks which will be extremely difficult for us. We are thankful to LBC, because they have helped us deliver our goods from across cities, provinces and even, regions. They make our work easier- and have made our products more accessible to both loyal and new customers”.
LBC, for their part, is only too happy to provide a reliable platform for both traditional and online sellers and buyers so they can exchange goods and services as seamless as possible. And seeing content customers like Vincent gives LBC a fulfillment like no other knowing that they have moved lives and businesses yet again.
Whether you get a speeding ticket in California, you can either pay the fine or contest the ticket. Which should you do? Paying the fine can be the simplest way to get the ticket taken care of. But you should consider that you will most likely incur points on your driving record and may have an increase in your auto insurance rates. You may also have to pay to attend traffic school. Fighting the ticket will take some work, but it is worth it. Instead of searching for “traffic lawyers near me”, just go to The Ticket Clinic for experienced moving violation lawyers.
Do You Have a Defense?
There are many ways to fight a speeding ticket in California. The key is to create reasonable doubt in the judge’s mind. First thing, look at the citation and understand the dates and your responsibilities. You might be able to contest the ticket by mail or phone before your scheduled court date. A traffic ticket attorney can help you understand this process so that you know all of your options.
To fight the ticket, you will need information about why you were wrongly charged. This could be as simple as questioning the radar equipment, such as if it had been calibrated recently. If there was a train or another vehicle nearby, the officer could have gotten a misleading reading. There are other California codes that could affect your guilt or innocence. When you work with a traffic ticket attorney, you can explore the factors that could get the ticket dismissed.
Hire a Traffic Attorney
In California, you cannot get a public defender for a moving violation. You have the option to represent yourself or to hire a traffic ticket lawyer. When you’re ready to search “speeding ticket lawyer near me” just think of The Ticket Clinic. We are experienced in fighting traffic tickets and have an 80 percent success rate. Contact us for a free consultation.
Organizations around the world are undergoing transformation fueled by cloud, artificial intelligence, mixed reality and the Internet of Things. These technologies are helping businesses and society reach new heights – retail is becoming more personal, banking is becoming more seamless, and healthcare is becoming more predictive and preventive.
At the heart of these incredible stories of transformation – and more – are Microsoft partners. The Microsoft partner ecosystem is a group of hundreds of thousands of organizations driving positive, global impact. Building everything from line-of-business apps to industry-specific solutions on Dynamics 365 to gaming experiences, these companies are a natural extension of the team at Microsoft, delivering cutting-edge technology to millions of customers.
Microsoft sees its partner’s success as its own and is squarely focused on delivering a true, two-way partnership with its partner network. In this year’s Inspire 2018, Microsoft announced new programs, tools and resources to help partners innovate, grow and differentiate their businesses.
Delivering innovation through apps and services
Whether they’re building apps or services, Microsoft partners need access to the latest technology from Microsoft and guidance on how to extend that technology to build tailor-made solutions.
Microsoft recently announced exciting new innovations in Microsoft 365, including a free version of Teams, new intelligent events capabilities, the Workplace Analytics teamwork solution and more. The tech company also announced new cloud, apps and data technologies including Azure Data Box Disk, Azure Virtual WAN, Azure Firewall and more.
Microsoft partners will be able to leverage these new offerings to help customers embrace and innovate in the modern workplace and continue to help customers in their journey to the cloud.
In addition to new technologies, Microsoft released new Digital Transformation eBooks, and practice-building playbooks, expanding on the popular resources already leveraged by tens of thousands of partners looking to build and enhance their practices.
Enabling greater customer reach
In Microsoft’s third quarter, Azure revenue grew by 93 percent, with partners driving a considerable portion of that growth. To build on this great momentum, Microsoft is doing two new things to fuel partner growth – leaning on its marketplaces and enhancing AppSource as the entry point for selling with Microsoft, as well as improving go-to-market benefits for partners to help them grow their businesses.
The new marketplace capabilities include integrated partner-to-partner solutions, private offers, and expanded consulting services. Each of these new capabilities provides partners new ways to get solutions in front of a bigger base of customers and to provide them with a better buying experience. It is Microsoft’s focus to connect partners with customers.
Microsoft is also providing greater flexibility and more opportunities to unlock new benefits that help partners go to market. Starting later this year, partners with competencies will have a choice of benefits packages based on their business focus. Microsoft is expanding core benefits to include access to services that support generating leads, improving lead velocity and increasing close rates for app or service offerings.
Showcasing partner specialization
For Microsoft partners, specialization is key to growth. Microsoft seeks to do more to help customers find the right partners with the right solutions. At Inspire 2018, the tech company announced new ways for partners to demonstrate their proven expertise to customers with the introduction of new advanced specializations and the new Microsoft Azure Expert MSP initiative. Partners can now demonstrate that they have the right capabilities to help with specific customer business challenges.
At last year’s Inspire, Microsoft initiated a new journey with its partners, with a commitment to their success. In the world of Digital Transformation, everyone needs an ecosystem, and a partnership with Microsoft is a partnership with its ecosystem. Together, Microsoft and its partners are in a position to take advantage of the unprecedented $4.5 trillion opportunity and unleash the power of true partnership to unlock incredible growth and success – for each other, and for their customers.