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VIRTUS AWARDS HOTEL SALES AND MARKETING ASSOCIATION

Excitement drums up to Virtus Awards Black-Tie Gala Night

 

 When Hotel Sales & Marketing Association (HSMA) launched its first-ever Virtus Awards, they aimed to be the biggest and most prestigious sales and marketing competition in the travel and tourism industry in the Philippines. “We are excited to present the Virtus Awards, which we envisage to transform the mindset of sales and marketing professionals in in our industry, and set the tone for excellence. It brings to focus the key role they play in the country’s travel and tourism industry as they drive the bottom line value of their hotel properties and maximize return on investment,” said Margie Munsayac, President, HSMA, during the […]

5TH JOLLIBEE FAMILY VALUES AWARDS RECOGNIZES EXEMPLARY FILIPINO FAMILIES

5th Jollibee Family Values Awards hails outstanding and exemplary Filipino families

 

 It’s the time of the year when Jollibee hails another batch of outstanding and exemplary Filipino families recognizing their noble stories and generosity for the 5th Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) this 2015. 11 Filipino families from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the United States were honored for their noteworthy advocacies that made a significant impact in the lives of their fellowmen. Top presidential bet based on Pulse Asia‘s latest poll Sen. Grace Poe-Llmanzares and Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto joined on stage to award and bestowed special citations to 5 families whose advocacies benefit specific stakeholders, during the 5th JFVA […]

RICHARDSON NAVOR CEBUANA LHUILLIER'S SEARCH FOR THE HAPPIEST PINOY 2015 AWARDEE

And the Happiest Pinoy 2015 award goes to Richardson Navor, a 28-year old with Cerebral Palsy condition

 

 This year’s winner of Cebuana Lhuillier’s Search for the Happiest Pinoy is a financial analyst with Celebral Palsy. Richardson Navor, a 28-year old Caloocan City, won over nine other finalists and took home a cash prize of PhP 1 million and a trophy. Navor is the third winner of the Search for the Happiest Pinoy which was first introduced in 2009. There were 280,000 nominations for this year alone which broke its own record, the most in the campaign’s three-year history. Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Jones Lhuillier gave his welcome remarks during the program for Cebuana Lhuillier’s Search for  the Happiest […]

HSMA OFFICERS CHRISTINE URBANOZO-IBARRETA, MARGIE MUNSAYAC, ROSE LIBONGCO, TOGETHER WITH TPBPHIL COO DOMINGO CHICOY ENERIO III.

The search for the first Virtus Awards awardees is now open

 

 Last May 28, the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association (HSMA) launched its first-ever Virtus Awards, the biggest and most prestigious sales and marketing competition in the travel and tourism industry in the Philippines. The announcement of the opening for the search of nominees and launching of the official website happened at Diamond Hotel and witnessed by HSMA and Virtus Awards officers together with special guests General Managers and Directors of Sales and Marketing of members of world-class properties, hotels and resorts in the country. The maiden competition launching also invited the presence of Tourism Promotions Board (TPBPHIL) COO Domingo Ramon ‘Chicoy’ […]

JCI Board of Directors with 2013 BTC Awardee Dr. Raymond Cagape, MD, during the launch for the nomination for BTCA 2015.

Nomination for the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Award 2015 opens

 

 Being the 2013 BTC Awardee, Dr. Raymond Cagape’s attachment in serving was apparent as he spoke about his experiences during the launch of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Awardee 2015, April 22, in Makati City “Habang kasama ko kayo, it is very classy environment with people in very nice clothes, naalala ko ang mga tao sa aking area,” said Cagape. From the file video that was played, he said that he remembered the children in his area craving for something to eat. Cagape is a physician and philanthropist who volunteers for medical assistance to tribal communities in remote areas. The Blessed […]

Lenovo honors youth group Order of Asclepius at the TAYO Awards Ceremony

Grand Lady Asclepian Angeli Portigo honored by Lenovo at TAYO Awards

 

 After winning the 2014 Most Innovative Project award at the recent Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc. Ceremony, Angeli Nicole Portigo was given a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 as a gift from Lenovo Philippines General Manager, Michael Ngan. Portigo is the Grand Lady Asclepian from the youth group Order of Asclepius (OA) of the College of Medicine in the West Visayas State University. OA was honored at the TAYO Awards for its two-part video package, Order in Action: Videos for Health Skills (OAVHS). They are also known for regularly conducting free medical and surgical missions, and spearheads health […]

In the middle is the CashCashPinoy founder and CEO Frederic Levy, recieving the recognition for CashCashPinoy in Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence.

The 2015 Best Filipino e-Commerce Site goes to CashCashPinoy

 

 CashCashPinoy, a privately-owned Filipino online shopping site that offers a lower price deal in selling products, services and travel was recognized as the Best e-Commerce Site during the recently held Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence It is a  partnership of Golden Globe Awards Council, National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services, Inc., Philippine Best Companies.com, Inc. SINAG News Magazine, and SINAG Foundation, Inc. Deserving companies that will be awarded are those who achieved business excellence by following the six criteria listed by National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services, Inc.: innovative business practices; quality of products and services; […]

Miguel Del Rosario, the CEO and President of Toon City Animation Inc., in the 5th general membership meeting of JCI Manila held at Intercontinental Hotel Manila on April 14.

JCI Manila on the look out for the next Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Awardee for Nation Building

 

 The search for the 6th Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Award for Nation Building was announced on the 5th general membership meeting of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila Launched in 2009, RVR Awards is a project of JCI Manila in cooperation with Center for Social Responsibility of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) recognizing individuals who ‘exemplify outstanding corporate citizenship and a passion for nation-building’. The annual award aims to boost awareness among entrepreneurs, businessmen, and professionals in terms of responsible citizenship and pursuit of progress. Previous recipients of the RVR Awards are Ambassador Jesus Tambunting and Senen Bacani in […]

Applause from all SSW startups as Philippine startup Salarium wins.

PH Startup Salarium wins $500K Equity Investment in Switzerland

 

 A Startup from the Philippines, and four more across Asia are up for funding via the Seedstars World Crowd Fund, which allows European investors to invest with a minimum of 100£. The fund is running via Seedrs, the first crowdfunding platform for funds in Europe (equity crowdfunding). Salarium, a Philippine startup wins in the Seedstars World Competition in Switzerland and $500K Equity Investment. Philippine startup Salarium: Winner of Seedstars World Competition Ten finalists were selected at the Seedstars World semifinals at the EPFL on February 3rd. In total, five of the ten startups came from Asia, consisting of Singapore’s 6Degrees, a self updating phone book; crowd sourcing […]

Crimson named Global Luxury Thallaso & Spa Resort by World Luxury Hotel Award.

Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan named Global Winner in World Luxury Hotel Awards

 

 Global Winner in World Luxury Hotel Awards For two years in consecutive row, this Cebu resort made another remarkable 2014 feat in the luxury hotel properties. Over 1,000 hotels from 145 countries vied in the world’s most prestigious awards initiative for luxury hotels in 2014. Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan named Global Winner in World Luxury Hotel Awards with the gala night and awarding ceremony held at the South African Shores. The World Luxury Hotel Awards established in 2006 recognizes the worldwide luxury hotel industry and legendary hotels with respect to overall service excellence. It is positioned as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels worldwide. The Awards […]

TATT AWARDS 2014. The finalists for this year's Tatt Awards have been revealed.

And the #TattAwards 2K14 Finalists are…

 

 Only few more nights and we shall finally witness who will be this year’s Tatt Awards 2014 winners are. For now, Tatt Awards 2014 trims the list down to the top five online mavericks per category as they announce the finalists. Cheers for them if they’re your bets, guys! The power to choose the best is in your hands. Vote for your favorite finalists at TattAwards.com until August 3, 2014.  The remaining fifty percent (50%) of the Tatt awards criteria will be coming from the general public’s votes. The additional half of the criteria is based on content quality, social […]

BACK FROM SOCHI. Michael Martinez, the Philippine Winter Olympian comes back home to the Philippines.

Michael Martinez, the Philippine Winter Olympian comes back home to the Philippines

 

 Michael Martinez, the Philippine Winter Olympian arrived yesterday, February 23, straight from the airport and proceeded to SM Mall of Asia for his homecoming and press conference. The 17 year-old Olympian started skating when he was 8. Skating was none of his plans nor his parents’. It was way back 2004 when he tried skating at SM Southmall and as soon as he stepped onto the ice, he felt that he finally found his calling. That is when he immediately enrolled in skating, since then, he started joining local competitions which molded and improved his skills in skating. Michael Martinez […]

EMPOWERING THE YOUTH. Coca-Cola and TAYO Foundation awards top ten youth organizations in Malacanang.

Coca-Cola and TAYO Foundation award top ten youth organizations in Malacanang

 

 The recently concluded search for nation builders have announced Coca-Cola and TAYO Foundation‘s top ten youth organizations out of twenty finalists and more than a hundred entries in a simple rites at Malacanang, this Thursday, Feb.6. Each of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization of the Philippines awardees received Php 50,000 cash grant given by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI) to support the winners’ causes. The top ten winners also received a specially sculpted trophy from renowned Filipino sculptor, Toym de Leon Imao. The list of the organization names are listed below. 1. Gualandi Volunteer Service Program (Visayas) for their project: “Break […]