STARBUCKS Community Initiative, SM SUPERMALLS Digital Award, 3M GSC is PMAP Employer of the Year, COMCO Mundo at PH, GREEN SANCTUARY Expo, EAST WEST-Singapore Airlines Partnership, FUSO at Cainta, IMAGINE Impact Tour, FEDEX Recognition, BUILDRITE at PhilConstruct 2022, ALIKECUP Golf Tournament, CANON Visayas Office


Committed to people and the planet

Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks Foundation and Planet Water Foundation partnered to build their third AquaTower in the Philippines at Talao-Talao Elementary School in Lucena, Quezon on October 11.

The AquaTower is a community-level water filtration system that can deliver 1,000 liters of clean drinking water per hour and is equipped with six taps and an integrated liquid soap dispenser that allows it to act as a washing station. hand washing.

Through Starbuck’s ongoing partnership with the Planet Water Foundation, nearly 1,800 students and teachers in the community will have access to clean, safe drinking water and handwashing stations.

SM Supermalls’ Christmas Mall-tiverse wins

SM Supermalls has been recognized for its ChristmaSaya Village project at the Vega Digital Awards 2022, an international awards body that recognizes digital pioneers and their excellence in an ever-changing digital landscape.

The ChristmaSaya Village project is a mobile application that allows you to explore a virtual village, collect virtual coins and redeem them for a prize or raffle of your choice.

The mentioned project was awarded with Platinum Canopus Statuettes in the following categories: Digital Marketing Campaign – Experimental / Innovative, Digital Marketing Campaign – Marketing Effectiveness and Remote Virtual Experience. The project also received a Golden Centauri statuette in the Website and Mobile Sites category.

Experience this year’s bigger, brighter and better Christmas Village from October 28 to January 5 for an augmented reality shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Prizes include discounts at all SM Supermall stores, a chance to win gadgets and a brand new Suzuki S-Presso.

Stay up to date on all the events happening at SM Supermalls. Visit and follow @smsupermalls on all social media accounts.

3M Hub is Employer of the Year

3M has announced that its Global Shared Services Center in the Philippines is now the top employer in the National Capital Region, according to the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).

At the recently concluded PMAP Annual Conference in 2022, 3M Global Service Center (GSC) Philippines was recognized as Employer of the Year – National Capital Region.

The award recognizes a goal-oriented organization that places the philosophies, principles and values ​​of its people at the heart of its operations, an organization that operates beyond profits and nurtures the passion and sense of personal growth of its people. employees.

According to Reggie Pulumbarit, vice president of 3M GSC Philippines and general manager of 3M Southeast Asia, 3M GSC Philippines has grown exponentially in its six years of business, with more than 800 employees in 2022.

COMCO Mundo is making waves

The COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises concludes 2022 with key milestones as it continues to make waves in the Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets.

COMCO Mundo, which recently unveiled its new global headquarters in the central business district of Makati in the Philippines, is the parent company of COMCO South East Asia (SEA), COMCO Middle East and Africa (MEA), SEA Wave Pop Culture Studio, Citizen COMCO Advocacy Program, COMCO Alumni Society and TARO Digital AOX.

With the presence of a network of affiliates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, COMCO Southeast Asia has won 140 awards from award-winning bodies since its inception in 2016, the most recent being PR Marketing Interactive Asia Asia-Pacific Awards, PRCA APAC Awards, Campaign PR Awards Asia Pacific, CIPR Global Excellence Awards, The Gold Standard Awards, Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards, Stevie Awards and IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) Quill Awards.

The Green Sanctuary: Paludarium exhibition

Matthew Manes, international aquascape artist of Aqua Infinity Design, presents his latest exhibition, the Paludarium Series at SM City BF Paranaque. The series features valuable plant species that have been shipped from distant colonies into the glass container and is fully equipped with a fog machine that engulfs the plant in mist. It also has a state-of-the-art drip water supply system that activates to control the temperature and humidity of the environment.

“SM City BF Parañaque is pleased to showcase this artwork to show SM’s commitment to sustainability and connect mall goers to nature,” Jeff Concepcion, Assistant Mall Manager.

Visit The Green Sanctuary exhibit from November 14 to December 16, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., on the 2nd level near the mall’s atrium.

Extended partnership

East West Banking Corp. (EWBC), in conjunction with Singapore Airlines (SIA), has announced its renewed partnership for another five years with the multi-benefit credit card, the EastWest Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Mastercard.

Cardholders can expect more ways to earn miles more easily and gain exclusive access to travel, shopping, dining and more.

First launched in 2019, the EastWest Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Mastercard is positioned as the best airline cobrand card in the Philippines. The card offers a generous spend-to-miles conversion rate, with cardholders earning three times as many miles when spending on Singapore Airlines Group, e-commerce and cross-border flights.

FUSO opens a dealership in Cainta

In association with Peak Motors Philippines Inc. (PMPI), Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), the general distributor of FUSO, has opened a new dealership in Cainta, Rizal.

The new FUSO outlet in Cainta will enhance SFP’s ability to provide high quality sales and service to customers in the region and neighboring districts.

The point of sale, PMPI – FUSO Cainta, is located at 002 Ortigas Ave. Ext. corner St. Joseph Drive, Barangay San Roque. The outlet also offers sales and after-sales services, with FUSO certified professionals on duty to meet the various needs of customers.

Imagine the Impact Tour


Rotary districts in the Philippines, collectively known as Rotary International (RI) Zone 10A, will be the next to welcome the global leader of the humanitarian service organization, RI President Jennifer Jones.

Jones will travel to the Philippines from November 23-29, as part of his “Imagine Impact Tour” with a series of activities.

These include a DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Town Hall, the Rotary Community Corps Showcase as well as a tour of select Rotary service projects.

Double recognition

FedEx Express (FedEx) received two prestigious awards for its logistics support to the healthcare industry at the Asia Pacific Vaccine Excellence Awards 2022. The company was named “Asia’s Best Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) for Vaccines” for the second consecutive year. and was also named winner in the category “Vaccine Excellence in Last Mile Implementation”.

FedEx has been recognized for its leadership role in distributing vaccines around the world and protecting the integrity of shipments end-to-end. With an unparalleled network, innovative technologies and expansive cold chain storage facilities, FedEx continues to work closely with healthcare customers to ensure the proper conditions are in place to transport critical shipments like those when and where needed.

The Asia Pacific Vaccine Excellence Awards 2022, organized by IMAPAC, celebrates the outstanding achievements of biopharmaceutical organizations, supply chain experts and the latest technological solutions deployed in Asia for vaccine development and distribution.

Buildrite Construction Chemicals at PhilConstruct 2022

At the ribbon cutting were (left to right) UAP National Vice President, Architect Jayson Ang, UAP National President, Architect Richard Garcia, CEO and Founder of Magna Prime Chemical Technologies Inc. and chemical construction specialist Derrick Tan, UNTV News anchor and buildrite face William Thio, UAP National Treasurer, architect Richie Cucuero, and pastor Loi Gatchalian.

At the recently concluded PhilConstruct 2022, Buildrite Construction Chemicals officially launched its new “First in the Philippines” products: Readycrete: ready-mixed concrete in a bag and SmartBond Flex: the first flexible tile adhesive. The launch marked the beginning of a tradition of launching innovative new products at every annual PhilConstruct event.

Readycrete is the first and only ready-mix concrete in a bag in the Philippines, providing construction projects with a seamless concrete mix they can trust. For tile installation, Buildrite introduced Smartbond Flex, the first-ever flexible tile adhesive in the Philippines. SmartBond Flex tile adhesive acts as a shear stress absorber, preventing the tile adhesive from cracking or losing its bond.

With the addition of Readycrete and SmartBond Flex to its products, Buildrite will continue to develop more innovative solutions and educate people about cost-effective, reliable and sustainable building chemicals and methodologies.

AlikeCup Golf Tournament Sets High Bar for PH Golf

The winners pose with their trophies, left to right, Ronin Leviste, Darren Flores, Quito Diaz and Vince Ngo.

Alike Media in partnership with Sta. Lucia Land Inc., hosted 27 teams in a 4-man scramble golf tournament on the Arnold Palmer course at the Orchard Golf & Country Club on October 14th. 108 players were welcomed with sweets by pastry chef Kevin Ong and a tote bag full of golf essentials.

All of the trophies awarded during the actual ceremonies program were made by selected artists tasked with interpreting the AlikeCup’s intertwined themes of “golf, competition and excellence”.

The highlight of the night was Toym Imao’s 14.5 x 4.1 inch ‘Bring Your A-Game’ welded steel artwork for the 2022 AlikeCup Overall Champions.

“The AlikeCup not only lived up to the hype, but exceeded it in many ways,” said Vice Mayor Ronin Leviste, member of the overall champion.

Canon opens office in Visayas

Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. has opened a new Visayas Regional Office (VRO) in Cebu City.

The VRO complements the extensive network of Authorized Service Centers able to check and repair Canon cameras, lenses and printers.

This expansion reaffirms Canon’s continued investment in the Philippines, which has remained a key player in the company’s growth strategy in Asia since arriving in the country 25 years ago.

Canon’s VRO is located on the 9th Floor, Unit 10, JEG Tower, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, corner of Acacia Street.


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