DAR-Agnor, DTI team up for marketing seminar to farmers

August 30, 2016

Participants were some 55 farmers consisting of 32 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and 23 non-agrarian reform beneficiaries from Simbalan Rubber Farmers, Inc. (SRFI) and United Farmers of Cuyago, Inc. (UFCI) of Buenavista and Jabonga towns, respectively.   DAR-AND Point Person Lucio Juni emphasized to UFCI farmers, who are into Moringa (Malunggay) Powder production, and SRFI trainees, who produce Robusta (Barako) Coffee, that the activity is an integrated support from DAR and DTI in the province to empower farmer-beneficiaries and to help their production commercially viable. “This seminar is aimed at helping the farmer-groups in their income-generating activity that have shown success potential in the local market,”: Juni said. DTI-CARP Resource Person Joy Ordonia stressed the importance of product enhancement, product promotion, good customer services, and basic rules in trade fair participation. Virginia Montilla, UFCI chairperson, said some of her group’s women-members have now improved their marketing strategy and customer handling which is significant especially because some of them have been managing their own sari-sari store. “The seminar helped our organization as it improved our relations with customers from all over the region. I thank DAR and DTI for organizing the seminar,” she added.

Bosch opens CDO hub

August 23, 2016

The CDO business hub enables Bosch to increase its proximity to its customers by providing showroom areas, training, sales and after-sales support for Bosch products and solutions across every Bosch division present in the Philippines namely Power Tools, Automotive Aftermarket, Security Systems, Thermotechnology and Drive & Control. “We are excited to be in CDO at this particular time when the city needs partners that can su0port them in their vision to transform Mindanao into an economic powerhouse within the Philippines,” said Martin Hayes, Bosch Southeast Asia President during the ribbon cutting last Friday. “Our presence in CDO enables us to take active participation in the exciting growth opportunities in this region.” With a population nearing 700,000 in CDO, the demand for motor vehicles in this region has risen steadily alongside an ongoing property development boom, thus the presence of the Automotive Aftermarket division. Meanwhile, the Power Tools division provides construction equipment to the booming realty and industrial sector here, while the Security Systems division ensures safety of these premises through fire and surveillance systems. The vibrancy of CDO, the capital of Northern Mindanao, across all sectors has contributed greatly to the nation’s economic development agenda for the past two decades or so. “Our objective is to establish closer proximity to customers and this is exactly what we achieved after we opened our business hubs in Davao and Manila,” Mr. Hayes added. In fiscal year 2015, Bosch generated US$50 million in consolidated sales in the Philippines.


August 12, 2016

An array of the best tasting wines and beers accompanied by great entertainment by local artists, this place aims to set the right atmosphere for relaxation. Aside from the wide-selection of local and imported drinks, it also offers a food menu including tapas, pastas and pizzas of the finest ingredients. One experience you surely shouldn’t miss! Give us a visit at the Ground Floor of the Limketkai Luxe Hotel. For reservations: 09178524786/09173124563 or (088)880-0000. Socialize with us @ Facebook : limketkai Luxe Hotel Instagram : limketkai_luxe Twitter : limketkai_luxe

Trucks for Life’ showcased in the Isuzu Truck Fest – Davao

August 8, 2016

IPC, which had enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Davao’s residents and business community for decades, recently mounted the Isuzu Truck Fest – Davao. The event not only recognized the thriving commercial activity of the region but also highlighted Davao City’s present role in national life. Held at SM Lanang Premier on J.P. Laurel Avenue in Brgy. San Antonio Agdao, Davao City, Isuzu Truck Fest – Davao showcased to the local community the “Trucks for Life” models of IPC. The trucks, presented in a diverse range of applications and sizes, have been designed to meet the requirements of an equally varied profile of commercial vehicle users. The products also capably demonstrated Isuzu’s heritage in and core competency at truck manufacturing. “The Davao region, and Davao City in particular, has always been one of the most vibrant markets for Isuzu products. Without doubt, this comes as a result of the area’s well-informed consumers, progressive business sector, and dynamic governance. The Isuzu Truck Fest – Davao sought to show Dabawenyos the latest Isuzu commercial models that address their requirements and which are relevant to the further growth of their business ventures,” said IPC President Hajime Koso. Displayed at the event venue were 13 Isuzu truck models that have been configured for specific applications. IPC’s heavy-duty brigade was represented by the EXR and EXZ, which were shown as tractor heads so that customers may spec the trucks according to their requirements. For medium-duty use, IPC offered the FSR with a dropside body, and FVM that has been configured as a 10-door aluminum van. Isuzu’s N-Series, which led its segment for 16 consecutive years, was showcased as the NQR71, NKR71 and NHR in dropside bodies and as riveted aluminum vans. At Isuzu Truck Fest – Davao, IPC also offered visitors P10,000 worth of parts coupons and GoPro Hero 4 cameras. Show goers who registered for the event, and who purchase Isuzu trucks between August 4 and September 30, 2016 were eligible to receive the special promo freebies execlusive only for Isuzu Davao. Coinciding with the Isuzu Truck Fest – Davao display was a ceremony marking the turnover of Isuzu trucks to some of the company’s most valued fleet customers. Three of the Davao’s largest and most prestigious companies, which have relied on and have considered Isuzu vehicles as their business partners for numerous years, received their new vehicles during the event. Global banana producer and supplier Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc., through its Assistant Vice President for Purchasing Richard R. Go, bought 12 new Isuzu trucks. Eden Mountain Resort Inc., a renowned name in the hospitality industry, through Purchasing Manager Paul Santos, acquired nine new truck units. New truck units were also turned-over to one of Davao’s leading livestock and landscape operator, Nestfarms Inc. “While we in IPC are proud and very appreciative of the trust that these reputable companies have placed on the Isuzu brand, we are equally confident that the Isuzu trucks they have acquired will live up to their record of reliability and durability, and will render dependable service for many years. Rest assured that IPC will also do its utmost best to ensure this,” Koso said.

Suzuki and Motorjoy Touching Lives in Padada, Davao Del Sur

August 1, 2016

The journey in helping Piape began when Motorjoy’s Executive Vice President Mr. Romeo Noro passed by the area and his attention was caught by the makeshift rooms made of bamboo and nipa. His curiosity got him leading him in the discovery of the National High School which was an extension of the Maria Cleta R. De Los Cientos High School located in the more accessible part of Padada. Finding a new purpose, Mr. Noro opened the idea of extending help to Piape to his Motorjoy family of which their President, Mr. Paulino Ongtenco amicably committed to. The event was well attended by the supporters of the school from both the private and public sectors - Motorjoy Depot President Mr. Paulino Ongtenco and EVP Mr. Romeo Noro were present, Suzuki Philippines President Hiroshi Suzuki also graced the occasion, together with Yamaha Philippines President Toru Osugi, while the Rotary Club of North Davao was represented by Mr. Bong Cristobal, the local government office of Padada was also in attendance led by Mayor Pedro Caminero, Vice Mayor Francisco Guerrero Jr. and the municipal councilors. Along with them were the School Board of Maria Cleta R. Delos Cientos National High School led by Mr. Carmelo De Los Sientos IV. On behalf of the recipients, the school head Dr. Elizabeth Solano, Ed. D. expressed her gratitude to the donors and wished them more blessings as they continue to give back to the community. Suzuki’s help did not stop at the school as they also have programs in conjunction with the TODA community of Piape wherein the brand provided an AX4 with 6-seater capacity sidecar. To know more about Suzuki’s CSR activities and SHARE, visit our website or join our growing community

Xavier University cheerdancers champs in T’nala

July 21, 2016

Madayaw Cheer Revolution Cheetahs of Davao City, Ace Allstars of the University of Southeastern Philippines in Tagum City, Tagoloan Community College Tigers of Misamis Oriental, Glittering Wildcats of General Santos City, University of Southern Mindanao - Kidapawan Cheer Knights, Quezon Allstar Flamingos of Davao City, and Bananoy Magnate Allstars of Panabo City. The road to T’nalak for the XU Crusader Cheer Allstars began when the office of Student Activities and Leadership Development (SACDEV) asked the College of Computer Studies Wizards, the 2015 XU Intramurals Cheerdance Champion, to organize a new squad to represent Xavier at the T’nalak Cheerdance Competition. As rebirth of the former cheerdancing group known as Crusader Cheerforce back in 2009, the XU Crusader Cheer Allstars envision to be officially recognized by the university. “The ambition to bring back an official university squad has finally begun,” squad moderator and SACDEV head Richel Petalcurin said. “I believe that each student is unique, with talents and skills. I realized how significant support and guidance is in every endeavor.” Practices and other preparations started as early as April, Petalcurin shared. “We thank the parents of our students who supported them from the first day of practice until the championship.” Due to limited financial resources, Petalcurin agreed with the outgoing CCS council president Seid Arcala and Comstud Wizards team captain Neil Jordan Paña to make use of the Comstud Wizards’ “style-and-color-shifting” cheerdance costumes (which they used during 2015 XU Intramurals Cheerdance Competition) for the T’nalak event. The team’s budget was provided through the contributions of SACDEV, the Office of Mission and Ministry, XU Confederated Parents Faculty Association, and the transportation support of the city government of Cagayan de Oro. “We look forward to more opportunities to promote sportsmanship and embody magis in and outside the university through cheerdancing. This all is for the greater glory of God,” Petalcurin said. Arvin Jay Bantigue and Jerah Ebao served as coaches of the XU squad along with team captain Neil Jordan Pana and assistant team captain Francis Carlo Balatero. The champion squad received the grand prize worth PhpP90,000 while Php70,000 went to the 1st Runner-up and Php60,000 for the 2nd Runner-Up. Non-winning groups also received Php26,000 each as consolation. The said competition was one of the most anticipated events during the T’nalak Festival that packed the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center full. Held every July, the T’nalak Festival, also known as Tinalak Festival, celebrates the charter anniversary of South Cotabato. Other highlights of the festival included the energetic street parades, diverse sporting activities, and exhibitions of local products. The festival got its name from a colorful cloth made out of abaca, woven by local T’boli women, called “t’nalak.” PR


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