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Reigniting the country’s viability in rice production with Honda Power Products

November 28, 2019

Maintaining a steady supply of rice crops has become increasingly difficult for a country like the Philippines frequently hit by destructive storms, typhoons, and flooding. With natural disasters brought upon by the El Nino phenomenon continually slowing down the nation’s domestic production, a change in status quo is currently being felt by the country in its agricultural standing, a change that is slowly becoming more of a crisis.      As a matter of fact, the last two decades saw the Philippines slip from being an agricultural exporter to an agricultural importer, becoming the world’s biggest importer of rice this year following the country’s recent calamities. According to a report by the United States’ Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agricultural Services (USDA-FAS), the country is projected to reach three million metric tons (MT) of rice imports by the end of 2019, that would be the highest for both the country and for the rest of the world.       Naturally, pride for one’s nation should compel able hands to get the country back on track into being known once again as one of the world’s top producers of rice. And through the help of Honda Power Products and its line of power tools that all aim to increase one’s productivity, this notion is still very much possible.      Designed to withstand any weather condition to satisfy the needs of able hands who till the soil for the benefit of the country, Honda Power Products and its line of Honda Brush Cutters were all engineered to boost people’s productivity, with variants that hone in on specific job requirements that Filipinos deal with everyday.      A tool that people can depend on for their daily needs is exactly what the Honda Brush Cutter UMK425T series aspire to be. With its Tap & Go feature to make it easier for people to accomplish their agricultural tasks, the UMK425T can also be utilized for household chores, allowing families to keep their backyard well managed, and their garden well maintained.      Leading those who till the soil towards greener pastures, Honda Power Products aims to provide them with everything that they would ever need with its UMK 435T line. With its UEDT variant being armed with nylon cutters, and its U2ST cousin featuring 2-teeth blades, the UMK435T got all bases covered to enable people to create the greener pastures that they can thrive in.      Of course, there will be instances when greener pastures require just a little bit extra effort. Fortunately for Filipinos, Honda Power Products thought of that too with its latest line of Honda Brush Cutters, the UMK 450T series.      Recognizing the needs of those who require just a little bit more, the UMK 450T builds on the success of its predecessors to provide people with the same level of reliability and dependability that Honda Power Products is known for.       Imbued by the high standards of a Honda power tool, the UMK 450T has two variants; one of which is the U2ST that features a 2-teeth blade cutter, while its counterpart – the UEDT, utilizes 3-teeth blades. Both variants are powered by a GX50T, 50cc engine to guarantee that this Honda Brush Cutter can withstand anything, even through heavy usage.      As long as there is work to be done, people can be confident that Honda Power Products will always be there to help and guide them to accomplish the things that they need to do, with different variants and SKUs to empower able hands efficiently.      Now is the time for the country to take back its spot as a viable rice producer in the world, and through these Honda Brush Cutters, the future looks brighter.

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PH releases Premyo bonds

November 28, 2019

THE Philippine government through the Bureau of Treasury has released a public offering of so-called Premyo Bonds which started last November 25 and will end until December 13 this year. In a public forum held last Wednesday at Seda Centrio in Cagayan de Oro City, Bureau of Treasury director Eduardo Anthony Mariño III reported that the minimum investment for the Premyo Bonds is P500 and in multiples of P500 thereafter. With an issue date of December 18 this year, the maturity date of each bond will be on December 18, 2020 with an interest rate of three percent that is paid quarterly. Mariño further said that a maximum acquired bond of 20,000 units or P10 million is eligible for inclusion in each cash rewards draw with one winner of P10 million, one winner of house and lot each from Hotel 101, Lessandra by Vista Land and Megaworld, ten winners of P100,000 and 50 winners of P20,000. Draws will be held quarterly within the period before maturity. The Premyo Bonds can be acquired by individuals, trust entities, employee retirement funds, provident funds, cooperatives and associations. It is initiated by the Bureau of Treasury to make government securities available to small retail investors, according to Mariño.

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Perkins Twins star in international movie, Kaibigan

November 27, 2019

Phenomenal, multi-awarded Filipino-American twins Jesse and Christian Perkins popularly known as the Perkins Twins are young Fil-Am recording and dance artists who are also staunch advocates against drugs, bullying, alcohol, smoking and promote purity.       Well accepted and sought after in the campus circle, the boyish duo has already made the rounds and performed in more than 1,000 school campuses and 90 malls nation-wide over the past three years. With strong and solid social media presence, their com-bined following to date is capped at 300,000 with more than 200,000 followers on Fa-cebook. The stats are steadily growing, signaling to an aggressive spread of their popu-larity.       There’s no stopping The Perkins Twins from reaching the stars and strongly connect-ing to the millennial generation as they take the lead in their first venture in the local film entitled ‘Kaibigan’.        Kaibigan (Friend) delves on the challenges, struggles, changes and the strong bonds of friendship among family and friends. It speaks of a beautiful journey towards per-sonal transformation and restoration of relationships, especially that of the family.       The family-oriented film stars Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin pitting talents with vet-eran thespians Tirso Cruz, Cesar Montano, Jean Garcia, Lani Mercado, Victor Basa, Emmanuelle Vera and Janina Vela.  Danica Sotto, Tim Cone and Vince Hizon also make guest appearances.        The Perkins Twins are excited to be on tour and set foot on school campuses again and in various malls to connect with their followers and promote their inspiring movie and the movie theme song also entitled ‘Kaibigan’.  The song is beautifully penned by well-respected composer Vehnee Saturno and will be released soon.        ‘Kaibigan’, the movie premieres in cinemas nationwide on Dec 4, 2019. BACKGROUND ON THE PERKINS TWINS      The Perkins Twins - JESSE PERKINS and CHRISTIAN PERKINS were born in the Philippines and spent most of their growing up years in California.  The Perkins family returned to the Philippines four years ago and established businesses in the country.   The family opened a tennis academy and a coffee shop.         With undeniable singing talent, the twins were signed up as recording artists under Universal Records and Star Records.  They have made countless appearances on ABS-CBN, GMA and CNN. Their first album, Para Lang Sa ‘Yo is comprised of original songs by Vehnee Saturno.  They appeared on ABS-CBN, GMA, and CNN.       The Perkins Twins are President Bush and President Obama awardees. The young performers received full scholarships for athletics and academics to the University of California at Berkeley.      They were recently featured as the youngest Fil-Am difference makers on ABS TFC Filipino Champions, and GMA Power Ng Pinoy.       To date, The Perkins Twins are ambassadors for DepEd, the Dangerous Drugs Board, CCF, the Philippine Bible Society and World Vision.      Kaibigan Links:     https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mllfji7niy109ol/AACzlvmn88MtuoDDQm0GS_uBa?dl=(includes, Official Kaibigan Movie Teaser, Official Kaibigan Movie      Kaibigan Lyrics Video Link:       https://youtu.be/gDyiEa3MhCk      FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:  MISS TARNY PERKINS Phone: 0927-313-3545 / 0928-212-5229 Email: tarny@kaibigan.com Perkins Twins: www.facebook.com/PerkinsTwins Kaibigan Movie: www.facebook.com/kaibiganmovie

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“You’ve been using our products for years… You just didn’t know it … AISIN.”

November 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines -- Aiming to be an irreplaceable global partner, AISIN joins the 13th Manila Auto Salon at the SMX Convention Center this November 14-17, 2019 to showcase their aftermarket products.      Founded in 1965, AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd. is a Tokyo stock exchange public listed company which was recognized as the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the automotive industry, and ranked 6th as the largest automotive parts supplier in terms of sales of original equipment parts globally.      The AISIN GROUP of companies manufacture more than 10,000 types of automotive parts and supplying to leading car manufacturers around the world. AISIN products are highly sought-after by the customers as AISIN holds true to its corporate principles of “Quality First”. Leveraging on its technological expertise and comprehensive automotive manufacturing plants worldwide, AISIN is able to offer high quality automotive products to meet the needs in the aftermarket field.      AISIN has widened its aftermarket product range to serve the customers from replacement, repair, to customization. With Riken Motor Sales, Inc. as its sole distributor in Philippines, the extensive aftermarket products ranges into following categories:      The Drivetrain-related products which include the clutches, clutch hydraulic cylinders, steering & suspension parts, free wheel hub, and manual transmission, etc;      The Engine-related products composed of the water pump, oil pump, fan clutch, timing chain cover, fan blade, hydraulic belt tensioner, fan pulley bracket, oil filter, etc.      The Brake-related products, under “ADVICS” brand, consists of brake booster, brake master & wheel cylinder, brake disc and pad, brake shoe, brake caliper, caliper piston, and seal kit.      Aside from the automotive parts, AISIN also supplies lubricant product including engine oil; automatic transmission fluid for conventional AT, CVT, and twin-clutch transmission, long life coolant (LLC), gear oil, multi-purpose grease, brake fluid and hydraulics fluid.      AISIN’s regional head office AISIN ASIA Pte. Ltd.(Singapore) has put up an office in Manila to support their partners and customers in Philippines.

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Radiowealth Finance Company holds Go Negosyo at Ayala Malls Centrio

November 16, 2019

RADIOWEALTH Finance Company held a three-day showcase of its various offerings at Ayala Malls Centrio in Cagayan de Oro from November 14 to 16, this year. During the event, RFC – a leading pillar in the country’s financing industry – showcased its offerings such as financing loan, business loan, OFW loan, professional loan, prenda OR/CR, lessors loan, educational loan and appliance loan, among others; and entertained walk-in inquiries from Ayala Malls Centrio shoppers. To make the three-day event livelier, RFC initiated a range of gimmicks such as a motorshow display, flyering, BOP sessions, fun games and surprises, singing taxi drivers competition, free motor oil samples for approved walk-ins, DTI business opportunity 101, videoke challenge, singing professionals competition and a dance competition. Partner merchants also exhibited their wares such as Madz ATV, SO Photocopier, Ulric Slar, Arez, Beaute Emporium, PC Ezra, Hino Cagayan de Oro, TCTS, Kimura Chaves Enterprises, Power Traq, San Lucas Labline and Castrol. RFC is a proud Filipino company that offers accessible and easy credit to people from all walks of life. They are a brand that is committed to delivering and empowering lives of every individual. The Cagayan de Oro office is located inside Limketkai Mall at its ground level.

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Social Mobility Tour in CDO

November 15, 2019

THE Philippine Business for Environemnt spearheaded the Social Mobility Project for Cagayan de Oro caravan last Wednesday, bringing together the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the local government of Cagayan de Oro City and Oro Chamber into a partnership agreement for a multi-stakeholder collaboration to improve land transportation management, reduce traffic congestion, minimize air emissions and support livable cities. The forum, which was held at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, seeks to understand the cities’ mobility situation and similar projects that aim to address current mobility issues and concerns and collect mobility data and information, analyze each mobility performance using a set of indicators and prioritize which among the identified indicators are applicable to the project. A dozen experts were invited to present their prototype solutions in areas of road clearing, policy review and infrastructure and alternative transport solutions. The presented solutions will form part of a roadmap on its simultaneous implementation. 

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