Seagate Levels Up How You Should Store Digitized Work Files and Personal Data

We are in a highly data-interacting life. Level up!

The corporate operations from the entire enterprise level down to the individual personnel, relentlessly gather, create new, bank and recover data. In the sales team for example, the account man gathers the prospect’s contact information, stores the contact data whether or not an offer is purchased or adds an entry to the database of owners when a purchase is made. Then, revisits these data for performance evaluation and after sales needs.

Office desktops and company-issued or personally-bought laptops and USBs have their respective storage limitations. Online storage options have their own connectivity requirements. As a matter of fact, during the past half of the year, our office desktop was reformatted three times already due to limited storage capacity. These episodes have massively clogged the operations. The staff from the corporate information technology group advised us to delete some data. But those data are all significant. 

Tangent from data pertinent to work, the photos and videos for the exciting online life on social media, saved-for-later watchlist, playlist, games and ebooks, share the storage space. These are of equal values because these neutralize us for sanity. These data are significant. These data, your digitized work files and personal contents warrant you to level-up how they are being handled in this highly data-interacting life.


A world leader in data solutions, Seagate Technology PLC, spreads its portfolio with several new models including new solid state drive (SSD) offerings. These empower users to efficiently manage data at home, in the office or on-the-go.

Seagate’s Portable External Hard Drives

BACKUP PLUS ULTRA TOUCH

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The Backup Plus Ultra Touch has a woven fabric texture design.

Either at 1TB or 2TB models, it possesses class from its exterior design to its internal capacities. It has a woven fabric texture on the outside and USB 3.0 and USB C able, with premium features including automatic backup with multi-device folder sync and password protection with hardware encryption. Bundles with a complementary 2-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan and a 3-year warranty.

BACKUP PLUS SLIM AND BACKUP PLUS PORTABLE

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Stellar aluminum colors to choose from.

“Slim” at 1TB or 2TB capacities or “Portable” at 4TB or 5TB capacities, both outfitted with lustrous aluminum finishes and offer automatic back up. Both works with Mac or PC at exFAT, no need to install driver, USB 3.0 able. Purchase includes a complimentary 2-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan and a 3-year warranty.

LACIE MOBILE DRIVE

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The LaCie Mobile Drive in moon silver, diamond-cut, full metal design.

Along with it’s massive storage capacity of 1-2TB (Slim) or 4-5TB, owning it bundles with a 1-month FREE subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan. It also has a 2-year warranty. This allows you to level up your data storage with style through its moon silver, diamond-cut, full metal design.

“Today’s digital world impacts businesses and consumers globally. Companies are increasing digitization and consumers are embracing personalized, real-time data interactions. With these changes come higher expectations for managing data.” -Jeff Fochtman, Vice President of Marketing, Seagate

Solid State Drives For Personal and Organizational Usage

IRONWOLF 110 SATA SSD

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IronWolf 110 boasts a 24/7 always-on work ethic that offers up to 3.84TB capacities

The world’s first purpose-built Network Attached Storage (NAS) SSD, designed with enterprise-level endurance and reliability. It has the ability to access, share and backup files from early anywhere and boasts a 24/7 always-on work ethic that offers up to 3.84TB capacities. Its Seagate’s exclusive Durawrite technology helps accelerate reads and writes, extends the life of the flash and provides up to 7000 TBE on the 3.84TB-capacity drive. Purchase includes a 5-year warranty and 2-year data recovery support.

BARRACUDA 510 M.2 PCle NVMe SSD

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It is everything you love about the BarraCuda brand, now in an M.2 form factor.

Ideal for the consummate multitasker and performance seeker, it features next-level speed for accelerating applications, with an ultra-small form factor for ultra-thin laptops, mini-PCs and desktops. It is everything you love about the BarraCuda brand, now in an M.2 form factor. It features Seagate’s SeaTools SSD GUI dashboard for easy data management and a 5-year warranty.

Upping the Game: FIRECUDA 510 M.2 PCle NVMe SSD

In this E-sports and live-stream era, you need to level up as you require more speed. The FireCuda 510 M.2 PCle NVMe SSD delivers blazing performance with intense read an write speeds for the ultimate gaming experience. It’s crisp 4K video processing nd high IOPS allows gamers to run multiple simultaneous video streams and programs – crucial for gameplay recording and streaming. Plus, it’s ultra-small M.2 2280 form factor means you can beef up just about any size system – be it a laptop, mini PC or desktop. It features Seagate’s SeaTools SSD GUI dashboard for easy data management and a 5-year warranty.


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Such a stylish yet spacious storage device! The LaCie Mobile Drive. Level-up!

 

Valuable data should be treasured and guarded. These data are in fact expected to multiply according to our widening interests. Thus, spacious, dependable and stylish storage solutions are imperative to a successful “data-ful” corporate and personal life. Level up!

HOBO CODES | Circus-like Sky Rides at Eden Adventure Park Davao

Eden is also now an adventure seeker’s natural playground.

Life’s unicycle where we simultaneously juggle work, personal affairs and sanity, causes us to faint sometimes. If you happen to be in that part of your routine where you are losing balance, startle more that adventurous soul and try daring your circus skills. Get out from the unicycle for a while and treat yourself to face-warping rides.

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CIRCUS SKILLS: Physical comedy (face), contortion (left leg) and flying trapeze (the Skyswing!). My first Skywing, July 2018. *I am comparing my extreme sky experience to several circus acts to let the readers feel more how every ride feels. This does not necessarily mean that you have to try these like a circus performer. Dangle safely.

How about teasing your circus skills of balance, agility, motor coordination as well as showmanship and physical comedy? Yes, you can not control those funny facial grimaces from the extreme stimuli when suspended at a 60 feet high cable, from a tower in an elevation 3,000 feet above sea level. All these in a day at one of the most popular and most visited mountain resorts in the Philippines today!


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Eden Nature Park and Resort, or more commonly known as Eden, is a member of the JVA Group of Companies based in the Davao Region. It is located in Barangay Eden, Toril, Davao City, about 30 kilometers from the city proper and is situated at around 3,000 feet above sea level. A superb tourist attraction that offers tons of activities and amenities for all ages.


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Reservations Office is at 2nd floor, Matina Town Square, MacArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City |(+6382) 229-1020 | 296-0791|info@edennaturepark.com.ph | www.edennaturepark.com.ph | The resort offers day tour packages and also caters to live-in corporate seminars and events, retreats, weddings and wedding receptions.

The moment you enter the Eden Adventure Park, the topography and the horizon you behold add to the thrill, where the sky rides are seem theatrically arranged. It is like a natural amphitheater where the towers of the rides are constructed at the lower part of the property. When someone is trying any of the extreme sky rides, a majestic horizon is on the backdrop while the spectators from the higher part of the park watch the rider at eye level.

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Other day tour goers scream with you especially when the 90-degree Skywing is released.

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It is like entering a outdoor circus venue where you can be one of the performers of the daring acts at some part of the show or just one of the contagiously thrilled audience watching the other day tour goers trying the rides. The spectators scream with you especially when the 90-degree Skywing is released.

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Extreme Sky Ride Experience is open 1-5PM Mon-Thu, 8-5PM Fri-Sun. Skywheel rate: 200p/ person.

Extreme Sky Experience Rides

Safety is Eden’s paramount concern. Trained attendants and operators ensure your safety. Your safety is significantly enhanced by securing you a body harness and safety gears especially ordered in France.

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Waiver, signed. Gears, worn. Ready for the extreme rides!

SKYWHEEL : The “German wheel”-like ride you see from the circus.

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SKYWHEEL: Day tour goers can walk inside the wheel while it is up 60 feet high treading a 200 meter distance in approximately 15 minutes.

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You should be atleast 50 kilos. Three wheels are available to travel at the same time.

SKYSWING: It is like flying trapeze, only with harness because you are not a pro.

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A first of its kind in the Davao Region, opened in 2015. Which would you try, 45 or 90 degree swing? Solo or with a swing mate? Screaaaaaam! Second Skyswing, May 2019.

“After Eco-tourism and Agri-tourism, a third leg – what we call as Adventure Tourism – was added to the resort’s activities. This was to make Eden also cater to the younger and more adventurous generation.” -Brenda Ocampo, Director of Sales and Marketing

SKYCYCLE : Artistic cycling and Slackwire balancing acts combined!

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The only of its kind in Davao where riders pedal the bike to cross the 200 meter cable.

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With 6 more lines from 2 when it opened in 2013, this ride is obviously a hit where artistic cycling and slackwire balancing skills are combined.

SKYRIDER: An aerial straps act without the acrobatics.

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Eden’s  version of Zipline. Opened in 2008 which lets you feel how to perform in an aerial silk or straps.

Since it started operations in October 1997, Eden has evolved from a simple nature park to a Davao destination offering a spectrum of relaxing things to do to heart pumping rides to overcome. It is definitely not just a nature lover’s paradise but also now an adventure seeker’s natural playground or contextually, an aspiring circus performer’s safely harnessed theater. Dangle safely before going back to life’s unicycle!  

I am comparing my extreme sky experience to several circus acts to let the readers feel more how every ride feels. This does not necessarily mean that you have to try these like a circus performer. Dangle safely.

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It is like a natural amphitheater where the towers of the rides are constructed at the lower part of the property. When someone is trying any of the extreme sky rides, a majestic horizon is on the backdrop while the spectators from the higher part of the park watch the rider at eye level.

Better Life at Work Awaits with SHARP Revolutionary Products

SHARP, over 37 years of continuous mission in providing better life for everyone, from your home and now even at work.

With firm commitment of introducing quality and innovation, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) realizes the importance  of technology-competent office appliances in driving more company sales. The brand launches revolutionary products for a better life while at work.

Business Solutions For Better Office Life

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SHARP acquires Toshiba Dynabook and will finally be introduced in the Philippine market.

Sharp launches their new set of B2B AQUOS TV, which are perfect for signage in retail and product AV (Audio Visual) presentations in the office.

Professional LCD is available in the following models:

All-in-one Display

A professional LCD display monitor with built-in SoC (system on a chip) technology for versatile digital signage solutions.

4K B2B AQUOS

A 4K resolution digital display monitor built for eye-catching signage.

Nothing could basically make a better life at work possible than using work appliances updated with today’s technology. You are not left out. You are not just as sharp as being on time for the deadline. You are in fact as sharp as being the one leading the pack.

VIDEOWALL

4EA1C051-15CC-41C7-BE8E-97C5658CDB2CA signage display monitor using SHARP Advanced UCCT (Universal Colour Calibration Technology) for superbly colour-accurate, dynamic video walls for inspiring signage.

SHARP BIG PAD

An Interactive display monitor that can be a smart and a powerful partner to boost your collaboration in business meeting.

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Will surely have a lot of new accounts using this. I want!

Additionally, Sharp acquires Toshiba Dynabook and will finally be introduced in the Philippine market.

“AQUOS 8K LED TV already has significant success cases in Japan making society better – to use in medical, security and education field.  It is expected to enhance mutual-industry possibilities in Philippines as well.” Scroll down for more about the 8K LED TV technology and new SHARP Entertainment appliances. 

 

Innovative Appliances for Better Life Inside and Outside the Office

Sharp also releases quality products for Clean & Comfort, Entertainment and Health & Beauty.

Clean & Comfort

 

Filipinos really give importance to hygiene and comfort. A belief which practice’s starts at home. The cleaner your house is, the better will be the kind of lifestyle that you get to spend wherever you may be. For this reason, SPC releases the following products: Vacuum cleaner, AIoT J-Tech inverter, and PCI, which are recommended for homes, but also in hospitals, schools, offices and other industry.

Entertainment Solution

Under the vision, Changing the World with 8K, SHARP, an 8K Technology pioneer finally starts selling 8K LED TV for Filipino market.  

Starting its 8K related R&D in 2009, the world’s first 8K display launched in 2011, consequently the world’s first 8K LED TV (1st generation) was launched in Japan, China, and Europe in 2017.  For the Filipino market, this will be SHARP 2nd generation 8K TV (8T-C80/70/60AX1). With this advanced technology, SPC surely retained its standing as the country’s most innovative appliance brand.

With the 8K LED TV impressive features, the viewing experience of every Filipino household will surely level up. In fact, with the 8K AI Revelation Engine, the current contents are analyzed and up-converted up to 8K picture quality, resulting in clear, high definition videos. It has SHARP’s original panel with IGZO, an extremely high resolution with around 33 million pixels, delivering crystal clear images.

AQUOS 8K LED TV already has significant success cases in Japan making society better – to use in medical, security and education field.  It is expected to enhance mutual-industry possibilities in Philippines as well.

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Aside from their AQUOS 8K TV, Sharp proudly offers their newest audio category, which expands customers’ viewing experience. AQUOS Sound Partner offers you ear-free and hands-free personal audio.  SS1 is suitable for enjoying music while being alert of your surrounding and SX7 is to add some more immersive experience by acoustic vibration system.

Health & Beauty

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Sharp introduces its new line up for beauty appliances: Hair Iron, Blower, Curling Iron with a Plasmacluster feature

SPC understands the ever-evolving consumers’ demands on health and beauty, thus offering customized products to meet their needs and objectives, providing fast, cost-effective solutions. After all, we all feel better when we feel beautiful and or vice versa.

For health section, Helsio Hotcook, focuses on health and convenience. SPC believes that healthy eating gives you much-needed energy all day, resulting to a more progressive lifestyle. Moreover, this promotes healthy cooking, which will surely help you on your food preparations.

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Vacuum blender minimizes oxidation, retains vitamins and minerals of fruit and vegetables, making it perfect for health conscious Filipinos. Moreover, the steam water oven will also be available in local market.

For beauty section, Sharp introduces its new line up for beauty appliances: Hair Iron, Blower, Curling Iron with a Plasmacluster feature that lessens the dirt and prevent hair damage. Scalp massager reduce the sebum that causes dry scalp.

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Sharp Philippines Corporation executives with product ambassadors at the Business Solutions Booth during the launching event, July 2, 2019, Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom

Work consumes a large slice of our 24-hour life. This suggests that in order to live a better life, you should see to it that you have a better life while at work. Nothing could basically make a better life at work possible than using work appliances updated with today’s technology. You are not left out. You are not just as sharp as being on time for the deadline. You are in fact as sharp as being the one leading the pack. Sharp knows this for over 37 years of continuous mission in providing better life for everyone, from your home and now even at work.

With this (8K TV) advanced technology, SPC surely retained its standing as the country’s most innovative appliance brand.

Mapúa Wins 2019 Holcim Young Builders Challenge

“Sustainability has never been more imperative than now. It is important to instill this mindset to our future builders during their formative stage.” – Cara Ramirez, Vice President for Communications, Holcim Philippines

Senior Mapúa Architecture students Dexter Pangan, Czarrina Hernandez, Kendrick Supnet and Erik Joshua Isip of Mapúa University’s School of Architecture, Industrial Design, and The Built Environment bagged the top spot of Holcim Philippines, Inc.’s sustainable design contest, 2019 Young Builders Challenge (YBC).

I consider our win as a wake-up call for future builders on how important it is to focus on sustainable construction, as well as in promoting education,” Kendrick Supnet, member of the winning team

The team’s winning project, Haraya: A New Typology for K-12 Schools, proposes a playful school layout to enhance learners’ experience though active social interaction. The proposed project also aims to reduce construction and maintenance costs through by using renewable local materials.

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Holcim Philppines Vice President Cara Ramirez (leftmost) and President and CEO John Stull (rightmost) with 2019 Young Builders Challenge top prize winners, senior Mapúa Architecture students D. Pangan, C.Hernandez, K. Supnet, E. Joshua Isip and class adviser Architect Perry Sanga during the awarding ceremony on May 5, 2019. The team won for a proposal for building spacious and cost-efficient public schools that are more conducive for learning.

 

“We realize that schools’ design lack some elements that would make it more conducive for learning and encouraging students’ imagination. We believe that by creating better facilities, we can provide better education for students. I am so happy that our team got this opportunity to share our ideas through this competition. I consider our win as a wake-up call for future builders on how important it is to focus on sustainable construction, as well as in promoting education,” Supnet said.

The Mapúa students topped 13 other entries from eight schools all over the country. They received a Php80,000 prize and Php20,000 for their school.

Young Builders Challenge aims to encourage aspiring builders to have a more holistic approach to building encouraging them to ensure projects not just economically viable but also environmentally and socially beneficial.

Meanwhile, juniors Marc Joseph Espino and Cheaster Marie Seville of University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Architecture won second place with a proposal for a modular and lightweight concrete house that is highly replicable and can easily adapt to the changing needs of the urban poor.

Ben John Basco, Christian Barrameda, and Paulo Piolino of Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science & Technology-College of Architecture and Fine Arts (EARIST-CAFA), bagged the third spot for a prototype coastal community center that would act as a base of operations for evacuation during storm surges.

Holcim Philippines Vice President for Communications Cara Ramirez commended the winners and all the participants for the outstanding design concepts the contest received from across the country.

“Sustainability has never been more imperative than now. It is important to instill this mindset to our future builders during their formative stage. We are glad to receive remarkable ideas from our future builders through this competition,” added Ramirez.

Holcim President and CEO John Stull also noted that “these proposals inspire us to continue advocating sustainable construction among our next generation of builders. The YBC is a testament that our young builders are capable of generating ideas that can benefit our society, leading to a more sustainable future.”

Inspired by the “Next Generation” category of the global design contest LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, the Young Builders Challenge aims to encourage aspiring builders to have a more holistic approach to building encouraging them to ensure projects not just economically viable but also environmentally and socially beneficial.

About Holcim Philippines

Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading building solution companies in the country. The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.

With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry mix business and technical support facilities for building solutions, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country.

Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).

Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry present in 80 countries with over 80,000 employees.

 

Menswear and Beautiful Beginnings | Easy Wedding Outfits You Can Steal From Your Salesman Friend

High schoolers have a prom night. Millennials have wedding invitations.

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Wedding wardrobes from Love and Styles: https://www.facebook.com/love.n.styles/

A wedding, regardless of the dress code written in the invitation letter, is a formal event. Treat it this way: High schoolers have a prom night. Millennials have wedding invitations.

Dressing up properly is the most thoughtful effort you can show to the just-married. That you are there to celebrate with them and it “shows”. Just for the record, the entire wedding ceremony costs a lot. When you are invited, you are indeed an important person to the love birds. Give them a favor, Bud. Dress up! Try Spezzato.

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SPEZZATO LOOK 1: This mix works on green and gray or even white wedding motif.

“Beautiful Beginnings at the Waterfront” is a wedding and celebrations fair held every last weekend of May. To help couples prepare for their big day, the fair brings together Davao City’s most sought after wedding and event providers. More about it below.

You do not need to spend much though. When you run out of time hopping around rental shops, or when you are simply trying to be thrifty as a responsible adult,  Your Sales Professional friend got your back. Look for them on your friend list. Try to browse through their photos and identify some pieces you might want to borrow. Then, ask for it just like what friends are for.

Spezzato The Italian art of mixing and matching your suit jackets and trousers to come up with a new, mismatched suit.

Closers invest in their clothes. They update their closet up to 3 times in a year. They realize how important dressing up well is and that is exactly just one of the reasons why a Salesman is worth keeping as a friend.

 

 

 

READ ALSO: Menswear and Socials 

Now, what are the pieces to borrow?

  1. Well-fitting suit jacket. The color may either be the motif of the wedding or complements to the shade of the motif. Light brown and gray are easy to mix and match. Never button the bottom button. Unbutton all when seated.
  2. Handkerchief as a pocket square. This transforms the usual office blazer to a stylish jacket that jives with the wedding colors. Just fold it the way you want for as long as it does not look messy. Coordinate its color to that of your pants or your dress shirt. Choose one.
  3. The office dress shirt. Light blue is a safe color. White is versatile.
  4. The tailored smart pants. Color should blend with the pocket square’s.
  5. Leather pieces: The shoes and the belt should have the same colors.

Treat it this way: High schoolers have a prom night. Millennials have wedding invitations.

READ ALSO: Menswear and Estate

Note that, when you are really that “close”, your Sales friend has those pieces which he hoards in the closet for very special socials. Dig your way to it. Steal these too:

  1. The neat, brushed up hair style and the tweezed and threaded eyebrows as well as the well shaved facial hair. Just see to it that the style fits your facial profile too. Remember to have all the necessary hair to be cut, 1 to 2 days before a special occasion just like a wedding day.
  2. Fortify the look with at least three sprays of a luxe scent. Not his daily work perfume. Ask for that special musk he keeps for socials.
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SPEZZATO LOOK 2: This mix works on a blue or gray wedding motif.

It is not just of his vineyard of business connections. Your Sales friend helps you a lot on nuptials or any other special dressing up events too. Such is through the handsome work wardrobes in his closet,  which you can steal whenever you are invited at a friend’s wedding or even if that is on his own wedding. You are friends!

READ ALSO: Touchdown to Takeoff Outfits, South Cebu 


Beautiful Beginnings at the Waterfront

The three-day, admission-free exhibition features the latest trends in the wedding and events scene from bridal floristry to destination wear, banquet themes and concept details. It also gives away exclusive hotel perks for the whole duration of the fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For inquiries about Beautiful Beginnings at the Waterfront, call (082) 300 8881 or visit http://www.facebook.com/waterfront.davao.

Holcim Solidifies Partnerships with Davao Constructors, DSWD and TESDA

“These partnerships are a reflection of our commitment to support the development of our communities and the rest of Davao.” -Holcim Davao Plant Manager Xavier Kennedy

With the aim to support Davao city’s development through various industrial and construction-related skills training, livelihood, and employment, the leading building solutions provider, Holcim collaborates with the Region XI offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA). Holcim also partners with the Davao Constructors Association Center, Inc. (DCACI).

“These partnerships are a reflection of our commitment to support the development of our communities and the rest of Davao. These programs provide our partners with a steady supply of cement and equip members of the community with needed skills to participate in the city’s healthy growth,” -Holcim Davao Plant Manager Xavier Kennedy

Holcim Philippines Sponsors Skilled Workers’ Training with TESDA

Holcim Philippines signed a partnership on April 23 with DSWD and TESDA Region XI offices for training on forklift operations, masonry, carpentry, welding and plumbing for the community members of its Davao plant.

Holcim Davao will provide funding assistance and host the training to be administered by TESDA for 25 beneficiaries, who will be certified as skilled workers. DSWD will select the trainees from barangays near Holcim Davao and provide assistance in mentoring and processing support for the employment of the beneficiaries.

Holcim Davao Plant Manager Xavier Kennedy said the recent partnerships are timely and relevant especially as the city’s construction industry is expected to sustain its healthy rise over the medium term.

“The partnership is truly helpful to people. This was made possible in order to enhance and upgrade the skills and living standards of beneficiaries from the identified neighboring barangays. This will also increase their employability while strongly supporting the government’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program,” said Ernesto S. Nadera, the acting chief of the Korea-Philippines Vocational Training Center of TESDA.

Holcim Philippines Strengthens Bond with Davao Constructors Association Center, Inc. (DCACI)

Holcim Philippines will provide up to 400,000 metric tons of cement to the Davao Constructors Association Center, Inc. (DCACI), one of the leading building groups in southern Mindanao with 179 members. Holcim Philippines and DCACI signed the partnership on April 24, renewing their supply engagement in 2018 which involved 320,000 tons of cement.

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Officials of Holcim Philippines and the Davao Constructors Association Center, Inc. sign a supply agreement on April 24 to provide reliable cement supply to builders in Davao. In the middle are Holcim Philippines President and CEO John Stull and DCACI President Antonio Uy, who led the signing ceremony.

 

DCACI President Antonio Y. Uy thanked Holcim Philippines for the partnership and lauded the Company for introducing its new high-performance blended cement Solido as a better alternative to ordinary portland cement for infrastructure projects.

“The continued partnership of Holcim and DCACI is like Solido, which gets stronger over time. It is a great innovation because of its environmental and cost advantage over Portland cement which helps us take care of nature while having savings,” he added.

Holcim Philippines

Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading building solution companies in the country. The Company has a deep portfolio of innovative solutions fostered by a full range of products from structuring to finishing applications that can help local builders execute with high performance and efficiency a wide range of projects from massive infrastructure to simple home repairs.

With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry mix business and technical support facilities for building solutions, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country.

Holcim Philippines is also committed to the highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).

Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry present in 80 countries with over 80,000 employees.

https://www.holcim.ph/

Three Traits I Learned From Dad That Made Selling Easier

Telling stories made me close a lot of accounts.

Whether or not you have a “Hallmark” relationship with your father, it is undeniable that we are influenced with the qualities of our Dad. As an idiom stresses, like father, like son.

For almost a decade in Selling, I was able to capitalize these three traits which resemble that of Dad’s. These made me thrived gracefully in the Selling industry.

52830CE1-5099-4558-868C-F72D3EE2343DDad is an advocate of alcohol as a social lubricant.

Never Prejudge

In my father’s words, “Dili gd nimo matag-na ang kaugmaun sa isa ka tawo”. I find this trait very useful in prospecting, banking leads and in creating business linkages. My father has always proved to me that letting a person feel important does not need any condition. I never saw my dad change his social treatment when talking to someone, may that be a friend from college who has now a well-paying job or a hardworking neighbor he believes who will going to be big in time. Dad is not a politician.

Be Vulnerable

I saw him cry. I heard him say sorry. I witnessed him reprimanded by Mom of being rowdy when drunk.  I even beheld him off guarded when a friend proved his argument weak during a boozing session. These all made him appear to be a strong father to me and made me respect him more. His being human. His being vulnerable, transgressing both the social machismo and the omnipotent-omniscient father image.

This trait helps me a lot during the entire Selling process. That it is ok to let the prospect see how you get disappointed and hurt. That it is ok to be sorry. That it is alright to be wrong (and recognize what is the correct). And that does not make you less of a respectable and tough professional. Be “You” on the sales table. Be a Sales Human than a Salesman.

Telling stories made me close a lot of accounts.

Know a Lot of Anecdotes 

Dad never runs out of real stories. This has influenced me so much that I even use his anecdotes in every pre-pitch talk. It always feels that those stories are mine and it works everytime. Humans just love being hooked in a storyline. This made me realize how persuasive one could become when people crave for the next part of your narration. Telling stories made me close a lot of accounts.

Just if you are asking, my father is not an Account Man. Dad is a Sea Farer who is thoughtful enough to catch up on the 9 months of being away from us, every time he is signed off from nautical contract. Happy Father’s Day also to your dad, may he be near you or afar!