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Iloilo Business Park by bike

Biking and road sharing strengthened by Iloilo Bike Festival
By Marie Katherine Villalon
Here is another reason for bikers and biking hopefuls to celebrate.
There is going to be an annual Iloilo Bike Festival and its venue would be the Iloilo Business Park for 10 years.
In fact, Megaworld Corp. and the Iloilo City Government, represented by senior vice president Jericho Go and Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog respectively, have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for such last Oct. 24, 2014 at the recently opened Richmonde Tower.

“The Iloilo Bike Festival is another milestone for the 71-hectare Iloilo Business Park,” said Go. “The park will be an exciting backdrop for the bikers as skyscrapers will be rising here,” he added.
"The partnership solidifies the very purpose of this festival, which is to gather the Ilonggo community and show its commitment to healthy and sustainable living. We fully support Iloilo's bid to become the bike capital of the Philippines as we also build our own b…

SM City Iloilo hires 3rd batch of senior citizens staff

SM City Iloilo is now employing its third batch of senior citizens under its Senior Citizen Community Service Program.
Every weekend, these elderly staff work for 4 hours in 2 days and are given compensation in accordance with the Regional Wage Order plus 15% premium.
The staff are members of the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA). They are Nelly Barrios, Lydia Pido, Mary Lou Alicaya, Remedios Mendoza, Adelina Alavanzas, Teddy Gabayeron, Arturo Ninto, Wenefredo Manua, Wilfredo Hojilla and Jose De Los Angeles.
The program aims to empower and extend assistance to the senior citizens of the community. It also promotes the productive use of their skills and capabilities.
The program is under the SM Cares Committee on Senior Citizens Affairs whose advocacy is the elderly sector, a vital partner in nation building. (PR)


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Cebu Pacific to launch direct Cebu-Tokyo flights

Named best low-cost carrier in Asia-Pacific
Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) plans to strengthen its Cebu hub with direct Cebu-Tokyo (Narita) flights starting March 26, 2015.
The airline will launch four weekly flights (every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) between Cebu and Tokyo. The flight from Cebu will depart at 5:55am, and arrive in Tokyo at 11:20am. The return flight will depart Tokyo at 12:05pm, and arrive in Cebu at 4:25pm.
Utilizing CEB’s brand-new Airbus A320 fleet, the service is aimed at boosting Japanese tourist arrivals into Cebu. Lowest fares for the Cebu-Tokyo route start at PHP2,488, for travel from March 26 to May 31, 2015. As the only low-cost carrier operating this route, fares between Cebu and Tokyo are up to 60% lower compared to other airlines.
“Cebu Pacific has a good track record of stimulating travel because of its low fares and network. With this direct access to Cebu, we hope more Japanese tourists will visit the Philippines, just in time for the Visit the Ph…

Cebu Pacific increases Hong Kong flights

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), announced that it will increase and upgrade its flights to Hong Kong, pending the approval of its request for seat entitlements with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). The Philippines recently inked a new air service agreement with Hong Kong, doubling the weekly seats assigned to carriers operating flights from Manila to Hong Kong, from 15,000 seats per week to 30,000 seats per week. The agreement also covered unlimited capacity in all international airports in the Philippines outside of Manila.


“We congratulate the Philippine Air Panel for successfully negotiating an increase in flight capacity with a key tourism and trade partner of the Philippines.  CEB will request for additional seat entitlements to allow us to upgrade and increase our existing daily Airbus A320 services to Hong Kong. The increase in air rights will allow CEB to add flights to Hong Kong, in support of the Department of Tourism’s Visit Philippines program in 2015. We look for…

Smart’s use of stone paper for advertising recognized

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), because of its multi-awarded Green Merchandising program scored another victory for its use of environment-friendly stone paper in the production of its merchandising materials.
Smart’s Green Merch project won the Sourcing Excellence grand prize under Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines’ (SCMAP) Salute to Supply Chain Excellence Awards.



The Green Merch project previously won at the Asian CSR Awards 2013 in Indonesia, World Communication Awards 2012 in the United Kingdom, and Asia Communication Awards 2012 in Singapore.
First in PH to use stone paper Smart is the first company in the country to use stone paper for outdoor and in-store advertising and merchandising. Unlike plastic, stone paper degrades under the sun and eventually becomes stone again. It is also water- and tear-resistant.
Moreover, the use of stone paper significantly reduced the production lead time of Smart’s merchandising materials.
The SCMAP Sourcing Excellence award…