Your Ultimate PayMaya Discount and Cashback Guide for 11.11 Sale 2019

Holiday Shopping? Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!

As the holiday shopping season kicks off with the various “11.11” (November 11) online and in-store sale events nationwide, you deserve convenience and savings while being generous this Yuletide season. Are you shopping gifts for yourself and your loved ones? Don’t pay cash. PayMaya!

The Discount and Cashback Guide for the 11.11 Sale Events below, gives you enough reason to download the PayMaya App and own a PayMaya Card.

PAYMAYA CASHBACKS FOR 11.11 SALE EVENTS 

92A933CB-E7F6-46D8-B3E2-BD0125CC4F26

100% CASHBACK on your P100- P500 holiday purchases using PayMaya Card or QR scan payment using PayMaya App.

P250 CASHBACK on accumulated total purchase of P5,000 (minimum of P500/ transaction) using PayMaya Card.

P500 CASHBACK on accumulated total purchase of P5,000 (minimum of P500/ transaction) using QR scan on PayMaya App .

Use the PayMaya App Virtual Card to shop during your work break, while staying at home or while en route to your travel destination. 

 

Use PayMaya Card to shop in-store at your favorite mall. You can also ask the cashier for the PayMaya QR code to scan and pay.

READ HERE ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD PAYMAYA APP 

PAYMAYA DISCOUNT ON LAZADA APP

P300 discount on your purchase of at least P1000. Redeem the PayMaya voucher in the Lazada app.

PAYMAYA DISCOUNT ON Rustans.com

032C9176-ADF3-4298-BDF9-18D8991B0D86
“PAYMAYAMONDAY10” 10% discount code when you shop at Rustans.com

Copy and paste the code PAYMAYAMONDAY10 to enjoy 10% discount when you shop at Rustans.com every Mondays of November and December. Set the reminder on your phone’s calendar now.

You can avail of this promo when you spend at least P1,000, and get up to P2,000 off of your purchase.

PAYMAYA DISCOUNT ON ZALORA

 

Copy and paste the code PYMYONLINEFEVER to enjoy 25% discount or up to P2,000 when you shop for holiday wear at Zalora with a minimum purchase of P1,500.

Shop early, conveniently! Save yourself from the Christmas rush and out-of-stock items while shopping with discounts and refunds! Do not pay cash. PayMaya!


READ HERE ON HOW TO OWN PAYMAYA CARD


How to get the New PayMaya Card


  1. Download the Paymaya App. Get it on Google Play or on the App Store. 
  2. 01426188-49DD-4AD1-A05B-8A3AF50B73AF Register with your personal details. Use our code, copy 1p374rl and paste.
  3. Add money: The easiest for me is through 7/11. Tap “Add Money” choice found at the App. Then choose the 7/11 box. Type the amount and tap continue. Show the bar code to the 7/11 cashier. One new PayMaya card costs PhP 200. So add more than that amount to enjoy more the PayMaya App services.
  4. Request for your PayMaya Card at store.paymaya.com or For Android: Tap MENU. For iOS: tap MORE. Then tap MY CARDS. Tap GET IT HERE.
  5. Wait for the delivery. UPRGADE YOUR ACCOUNT meanwhile. Steps below.
  6. Activate Card. Follow the instruction sheet enveloped with your new card.
  7. Add more money (especially when traveling abroad!). Add Money and Spend up to PhP 100,000/ month. UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT first.
  8. Link the app and the card as one wallet. Card has NO annual fee.
  9. Shop and dine to any worldwide establishment that accepts Visa and MasterCard. Enjoy better foreign exchange rates too!
  10. Withdraw extra cash on any BancNet ATM nationwide and any VisaPlus machines worldwide.
  11. Monitor your expenses in real-time via app and SMS updates here or abroad. Easily block the card when lost or stolen. On the App, tap “More”. Then choose “My Cards”, Select the stolen/ lost card in the list. Tap Block
  12. Know more offers at http://www.paymaya.com/deals

HOW TO UPGRADE FOR FREE


1. Log in to the PayMaya app. For Android: Tap MENU. For iOS: tap MORE. Then tap UPGRADE FOR FREE.

2. Submit required information and upload photo of YOUR VALID ID (not your photo. Your ID). You need at least one (1) primary ID or two (2) secondary IDs. Make sure all IDs can be seen clearly in the photo.

3. Wait for a verification code sent through the app & SMS. Use this as reference during your face-to-face validation.

4. Tap START VIDEO CALL to talk to the UPGRADR OFFICER who will validate your application. Once application is approved, you may now enjoy the perks of an upgraded PayMaya account!

——

To find out more about how you can make the most of great deals, promos, and offers with your PayMaya account, visit www.paymaya.com/deals or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    

PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only financial technology company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund. 

DTI Permit No.: 21189|DTI Permit No.: 18324|DTI Permit No.: 20845 |DTI Permit No.: 21129 

Taiwan Excellence Brings Wondrous Innovations in Davao Via Taiwan Expo 2019

Featured industries are technology, agriculture, design, medical care, education and tourism.

Have you been to Taiwan? In 2018, the number of Filipinos who visited the island republic increased by 44.13%. These Pinoys were not just intrigued with the country’s food scene and picturesque views. They were also curious with the palpitating innovations of Taiwan – the “heart of Asia”

“The Taiwanese economy lists global powerhouses such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and IBM as part of its clientele.”

TAIWAN EXPO 2019

While the Taiwanese umami and spectacular sceneries remain reasons for you to fly out, those who can not visit the country yet can experience Taiwan’s wondrous technological innovations without leaving the Philippines. This is through the help of Taiwan Excellence (TE) through Taiwan Expo in the Philippines 2019. Taiwanese products which are awarded with the Taiwan Excellence Award will be showcased in respective pavilions at the SMX Convention Center, Davao on November 8-9. Featured industries are technology, agriculture, design, medical care, education and tourism.

9CA5A1D5-6977-42F0-BFE1-148948285384
For those who are looking to get the best Taiwan can offer, look for the seal of the Taiwan Excellence Award.

“Products selected for the Taiwan Excellence Awards serve as shining examples for the domestic industry. Apart from the distinction, these products and brands are also promoted by the Taiwanese government on many international stages,” said Tony Lin, deputy director of the Strategic Marketing Department of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Taiwan: At the forefront of technology with Taiwan Excellence

The Taiwan Excellence Awards covers different products that are used in various sectors such as manufacturing, education, healthcare, transportation, e-commerce, smart living, green energy, and public service.  

“Taiwan Excellence works to connect people through innovation and excellence, which they can feel in their lives every day,” Lin added.  

Over the past year, Taiwan has grown into a global leader in innovation by supplying solutions to modern problems. The value they provide is so gigantic that the Taiwanese economy lists global powerhouses such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and IBM as part of its clientele.

Thus, for those who are looking to get the best Taiwan can offer, look for the seal of the Taiwan Excellence Award. Indeed, Taiwan is at the forefront of technology with Taiwan Excellence.

Related Post : Taiwan Excellence Invites Dabawenyos to Try Award-Winning Lifestyle Brands for Free

Globally relevant innovations

The following are companies and brands awarded with the Taiwan Excellence Seal that provide concrete solutions to real world problems, effectively transforming the dreams of a smart future into reality.

SELF-DRIVING CAR

Taiwanese tech giant Acer has been developing a self-driving car that will usher in a new age in smart transportation. During the project, they partnered with Yulon Group, one of Taiwan’s top car makers.

ROBOTICS

76A21219-ED77-4B23-ACFC-0D3F755B6AE1
The SeaDragon XLR

TTRobotix’s SeaDragon XLR, a remote-controlled robot and submarine, that can dive 300 meters deep to aid in surveillance, rescue, or marine research.

AUDIO-VISUAL FACILITY

Everest Display Inc. boasts its Cloud Touch Projector. Unlike traditional projectors, the device can be used independently with its built-in Android system and a range of unique functions and features.

HYGIENE

Revolutionizing personal hygiene is the Eleclean disinfectant spray, made of 100% pure water with no chemical additives. Housed in a compact device, the water is electrolyzed to create reactive oxygen species that are strong enough to kill most disorder-causing microorganisms, while remaining gentle so that it doesn’t cause skin irritation.

ENVIRONMENT

CB4C72B2-2AC2-495E-9EC8-5E565E19E70C
Edimax

To help people adjust to rising air pollution rates, Edimax created EdiGreen Airbox, a smart air quality detector with temperature and humidity sensors. It accurately measures the levels of harmful miniscule particulate matter present in the air.

HEALTHCARE

A triumph in the field of smart healthcare is being developed by AmCad Biomed. Their AmCadUT Thyroid Cancer detection machine uses the power of algorithms to automatically classify thyroid tumors. According to Peter Wu, president of AmCad, the machine can analyze whether a tumor is benign or malignant. In addition, it has an average accuracy of 90 percent, 15 to 25 percent higher than that of the most superior experts.

Be IN Taiwan without going TO Taiwan

It is easy to get lost at the rate Taiwan beats life-changing products. Thus, when you finally get the chance to visit Taiwan, do not just wander around street foods, milk teas and landscapes, explore more and even own a piece of the country’s globally relevant technologies. Meanwhile, experience the elite class of Taiwan’s wondrous innovations without going TO Taiwan. You are IN Taiwan while you are in Davao this November 8-9, the Taiwan Expo 2019.

55D110FD-55D5-4D64-8AB0-D81EF56C138D

Now You Can Use PayMaya To Pay For Apple Services | How to Add Payment Method

PayMaya does not share your bank information with Apple, making it simple and private.

According to DeviceAtlas through its device detection platform, the iPhone variants are the most used smartphones in the Philippines. Owners of these handsets can now use PayMaya, the Philippines’ leading digital financial services company to pay for App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV app, and iTunes Store purchases, iCloud storage and more.

0BA970CB-13FD-4C7C-AC9E-7D45436B7972
PayMaya does not share your bank information with Apple, making it simple and private.

Create your own PayMaya account. Follow steps here : PayMaya Releases Newly Designed, EMV-enabled Card | How to Get | How to Upgrade

HOW TO ADD PAYMAYA AS A PAYMENT METHOD ON YOUR APPLE ACCOUNT 

1. In your iPhone settings, tap on your Apple ID and select Payment & Shipping. You might be asked to sign in.
2. Tap on Add Payment Method.
3. Select “PayMaya”. Tap “Log in to PayMaya” and complete sign in process.

Specific to device procedures (iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201266

The addition of PayMaya as an Apple ID payment method offers a new way to pay for Apple services without needing a credit card and still allows for easy, one-tap purchasing from all Apple devices. PayMaya does not share your bank information with Apple, making it simple and private.

E7C5B08D-2051-408B-B4DB-453157BFFBDD
Create your own PayMaya account. Follow steps here : PayMaya Releases Newly Designed, EMV-enabled Card | How to Get | How to Upgrade

 Things YOU CAN with PAYMAYA:

  1. Buy Call, Text and Data Load anytime.
  2. Shop online. (online stores, stream movies and music, book flights and accommodation.)
  3. Pay bills. Skip the line!
  4. Pay via QR code. Just Scan-to-pay at any partner merchants!
  5. Monitor your expenses in real-time via app and sms updates.
  6. Buy gaming puns for your favorite mobile games
  7. Send E-gift vouchers to your family and friends.

 

“Having PayMaya as a payment option for Apple purchases brings immense convenience for Filipinos who are looking to unlock even more possibilities with their Apple devices, especially for those who have little to no access to a credit card or other financial products. We’re excited for the many ways PayMaya can help owners of Apple devices fulfill their digital purchase needs in the Phillippines,” said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya.

Create your own PayMaya account. Follow steps here : PayMaya Releases Newly Designed, EMV-enabled Card | How to Get | How to Upgrade

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

E873E456-01A8-42C3-BD98-F725AFAA15B0
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

CE52F0FD-2CF3-496C-BFD6-A12EA293BCC7
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

48BF8A74-2503-4A06-9388-CB47B3A9BA6E
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

4CF2560C-C473-4B7E-BDA3-E435D4E94C76
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

513AFD6B-C2BC-4766-9FDD-B7DCFB33F476
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.


4DB40676-55B4-4E4D-9FD9-09B4467D303E
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!

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

1242197B-E4E7-4163-BBDE-F2B9FF00A29A
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.

30997252-5B52-4855-9180-96EA003C4820
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.

73DE246A-4191-4F46-92FC-08B92D58D68F

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

671F06C1-E353-42C6-B6BD-6A2762AD5481
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.

DAE14B54-2738-4B85-A77A-CEA8BAD59B01

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.

27AC8599-69BB-445B-ABD2-6A817557755A
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.

D81C46B7-043D-409D-A179-9AD33F408C67
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.

 

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.

58A9D948-3FD7-44C6-A08C-2FA1F46AC601
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/