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3:20 PM

The Body Shop Celebrates 25 Feel Good Years in the Philippines

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 The Body Shop Celebrates 25 Feel Good Years in the Philippines

British beauty brand The Body Shop marks another beautiful milestone as it celebrates its 25th anniversary in the Philippines. The brand, which introduced cruelty-free and nature-inspired skincare and bath and body treats to Filipinos when it first opened its doors on May 16, 1996 at SM Southmall, now has over 60 standalone stores, and is in 10 The SM Stores all over the country. 

The Body Shop is more than a beauty brand – activism is in its DNA, and like its counterparts all over the world, Body Shop Philippines has participated in many campaigns which promote real change. With the support of its customers, help was extended to The Philippine Eagle Foundation in 2018, Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation in 2019 and to SM Foundation for the typhoon victims in 2020.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, The Body Shop will be delighting everyone with amazing offers and promotions for the entire month of May. The Filipina’s most loved Lip and Cheek Stain which was first launched in the Philippines will be going to its old price at 395 during the anniversary month. On top of that, The Body Shop’s most loved products over the years such as Tea Tree range, Drops of Youth™ range and White Musk® fragrance collection will be offered at 25% OFF. There will also be weekly offers to watch out for so you can stock up on your favorite skincare and bath and body treats. 

Don’t miss out on the grand 25th anniversary sale and explore cruelty-free beauty. Visit their online store 24/7, add to cart, and check out anytime of the day at The Body Shop’s cruelty-free and vegan products are also available in The Body Shop stores, Call & Deliver, Lazada, Shopee and ShopSM. The Body Shop now accepts SM Advantage Card for points earning and redemption, SM and Sodexo premium pass in all The Body Shop stores nationwide.

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5:19 PM

There’s No Mom Like You PLDT Home releases new video series that celebrates every parenting style

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 There’s No Mom Like You

PLDT Home releases new video series that celebrates every parenting style

Parents only want the best home for their families. But what if the home that they tirelessly build is constantly challenged by criticisms and judgments? In a new video series, PLDT Home reveals the most pressing issues that many parents face today and calls on families to speak up, connect, and celebrate each other’s uniqueness. 

A perfect home is not defined by the bigness of its structure, intricate interiors, art-decorated walls, and the sturdiest roof one can buy. Ultimately, the home is a place where people build relationships and make meaningful memories with their loved ones. But for many parents, there has always been a constant challenge of being at the receiving end of unwanted remarks and shaming for the way they raise their families.  

Starting this month of May, PLDT Home introduces a new video series tackling real stories of parents who continue to overcome parent-shaming, the struggles of parent guilt, and the challenges of raising young children in this pandemic. Frontlining the series are parents and content creators Andi Manzano-Reyes, Camille Co, and media personality Marie Lozano.

Andi Manzano-Reyes, Marie Lozano, and Camille Co

For Andi Manzano-Reyes, a mother of two girls (Olivia and Amelia), while pandemic parenting has been tough, the solid support system of her loved ones helped her get through and overcome parent guilt. “Stop second-guessing yourself, go by it daily and be focused. I’m thankful for the support system I have at home: the whole pandemic has made me realize the core people I need in my life,” she said.

Media personality Marie Lozano shares, “Pre-pandemic, I was out a lot for work and I missed out on a lot of things with my son. This situation where we are now has made me realize what really matters. We have such high expectations for ourselves in how we parent but what matters most is we show or remind our children that we love them.” 

As a new mom, Camille Co reveals that there’s a whole lot more about parenting that people don’t see on social media. She says, “Being able to grow a human inside you and sustain the baby once you give birth is the most special thing that a mother can experience. But it’s not all peaches and cream. Sometimes you get so sad and frustrated and it’s okay. We need to trust the process and enjoy this experience as parents.” 

Indeed, there is no one-size-fits-all in parenting. And to honor parents for their relentless efforts and unique ways to raise their children the best way they can, PLDT Home fosters a movement that inspires them to embrace their own parenting styles and support one another to do the same. 

As the country’s fastest fixed network, PLDT Home enables families to enjoy the strongest connections that allow them to do all things better and together at home. PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Home Business Butch G. Jimenez shares, “Digital connectivity has always been at the core of every home. PLDT continues to innovate and provide the most reliable digital services so that families can stay strongly connected and do better at home with our fastest home broadband.”  

In the new video series, PLDT Home emphasizes that “there’s no time like this and there’s no parent like you.” Watch the latest heartwarming digital video series in this link: PLDT HOME and join the movement by posting online with the hashtag #NoMomLikeYou.

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6:47 PM

Teleperformance partners with Kythe Foundation for Virtual Day Camp

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Teleperformance partners with Kythe Foundation for Virtual Day Camp

In line with its commitment to make a difference in Philippine communities, global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management Teleperformance (TP) partnered with Kythe Foundation for its Virtual Day Camp. 

Kickstarting its 25th anniversary celebration in the Philippines, Teleperformance sponsored the celebration which aimed to provide psycho-social support for the children of Kythe, lessening the anxiety of these young pediatric patients who suffer from chronic illnesses. Kythe kids were partnered with TP volunteers and enjoyed a fun program which included animal yoga exercises and storytelling, a safari hunt, trivia games, and even a Talentadong Kythe Kids showcase and Costume Contest. 

The activity was done through Citizen of the World, Teleperformance's charitable initiative that helps the world's most vulnerable infants and children meet their basic survival needs and, ultimately, reach their individual potential. Kythe Foundation has been a partner organization of Citizen of the World since 2008. 

“At Teleperformance, we truly believe in the importance of giving back and in providing our employees with the avenues to make an impact in communities. As we celebrate our 25th year in the Philippines, we look forward to working with long-standing partners like Kythe Foundation to create more programs like this Virtual Day Camp that will help provide not only for the physical, but the psychological and social needs of children, who are among the most affected by the ongoing pandemic,” said Jeffrey Johnson, Teleperformance Philippines Senior Vice President of Human Capital Resource Management.  

The Teleperformance Citizen of the World program has enabled Kythe to carry out the organization’s mission of providing opportunities for children with cancer to learn, play and grow even while confined in the hospital. TP Citizen of the World is one of the few corporate foundations who understand the value of providing psychosocial support to pediatric cancer patients,” shared Maria Fatima "Girlie” Garcia-Lorenzo, Co-founder and Executive Director of Kythe Foundation, Inc. 

“Furthermore, TP Citizen of the World provides our patients medical and financial support. This year, there were 18 pediatric cancer patients who were given certificates of completion for their chemotherapy sessions. If in five years, these patients will not experience any relapse, they will be considered cancer survivors. Helping to save young lives…this is TP Citizen of the World’s positive impact on Kythe,” Director added.

Aside from organizing day camps and theme parties, Citizen of the World also provides monthly allowances for the Kythe Child Life Coordinators, who provide psychosocial support to children with cancer and other chronic illness and their families. 

TP’s Citizen of the World has also provided medical assistance through the Kythe Adopt-a-Patient Program, which provides funds for necessary medical procedures, medicines, laboratory and other expenses with the hope of providing the child-patient a continuing healing process. In 2020, Citizen of the World has been able to help over 2,000 children, provided over 2,000 Child Life Services and activities over the past 13 years, and providing assistance amounting to almost PHP 3 million in the past 3 years. 

For more information on Teleperformance Philippines and its Citizen of the World program, you may visit or


Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: TEPRF.PA - Bloomberg: TEP FP), a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model combining three wide, high-value solution families: customer experience management, back-office services and business process knowledge services. These end-to-end digital solutions guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high tech, high touch approach. 

The Group's 383,000 employees, based in 83 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the “Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industry’s highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2020, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €5,732 million (US$ 6.5 billion, based on €1 = $1.14) and net profit of €324 million.

Teleperformance began operations in the Philippines in 1996 and has grown to become a preferred offshore contact center outsourcing option. The company employs over 45,000 people in the country and operates over 30,000 workstations in 22 business sites located across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Cavite, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. 

From 2012 to 2020, Teleperformance has received the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award for its significant performance in revenue management, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the contact center industry. In addition, Teleperformance Philippines was awarded as Outstanding Employer and Outstanding Community Project of the Year by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Top Employer of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility Circle of Excellence at the Asia CEO Awards, and the Outstanding Volunteer by the National Economic Development Authority. 

In 2020, Teleperformance Philippines was again certified as a Great Place to Work® and is the only organization in the country to receive this certification from the Great Place to Work® Institute for three years in a row. This 2021, Teleperformance celebrates its 25th year of continued excellence and leadership in the country. This milestone highlights the company’s commitment to steadily provide the best employment experience for Filipinos, proactively support the nation’s IT-BPM sector, and uphold its socio-civic engagements to create a difference in the lives of the Philippine community. 

For further information, visit the Teleperformance website at 


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5:11 AM

The All-New DIO, A Scooter You’ll Surely Love

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 Curious why this multi-purpose scooter is a must-have?  

Here’s all what you need to know:

Tanauan City, Batangas – [May 07, 2021] – Motorcycles are fast-becoming the ride of the new normal. So, if you are one of those looking for a new ride that can help you take on your daily tasks or travel for leisure, then you will surely love this all-new scooter from Honda, the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines. 

This Summer, The All-New DIO will be gracing the streets of every town in the Philippines. DIO is a well-loved scooter known by many as a durable, multi-purpose companion for your daily commute and weekend rides. 

The All-New DIO boasts of its stylish look, design, and its other functional features. This motorcycle has a stylish design with three vibrant colors to choose from—the Candy Jazzy Blue, Sports Red, and Vibrant Orange. It also features an LED Headlight and Position Light that makes it an eye-magnet. 

The All-New DIO is powered by an air-cooled, 109cc, four-stroke single overhead cam (SOHC) engine that enables a maximum power of 5.89kW @ 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.91Nm @ 5000 rpm. It also features a 58.3km/l fuel consumption, well-suited for your everyday riding needs.  

What’s more are its other features, such as its informative meter panel and secure key shutter with seat opener that make for a safer and better riding experience. If you have an extra luggage to carry, then you can hang it by its front hook. If you have another one filled with supplies, then its retractable rear hook is just right to carry it with more convenience.  

When it comes to its wheels, its steel rims with 10-inch tubeless tires are matched with the front and rear drum brake system. And, of course, its wider and comfortable dual seat with wide step floor, as well as its spacious, 14.4-liter capacity U-Box to carry your other essentials, makes your everyday ride even better. 

“As the latest addition to our motorcycle offerings, The All-New DIO is our way of helping everyone face today’s everyday challenges. People will surely love it because, with this multi-purpose scooter, they can always seize the day,” said HPI President Susumu Mitsuishi. 

The All-New DIO will be available in all Honda Dealerships nationwide starting this May 2021 with a Suggested Retail Price of PhP49,900

As part of Honda’s “One Dream” campaign, this motorcycle aims to cater to everyone’s daily travel needs and to fulfill their dreams through the joy of mobility.  

Explore more from Honda and its wide array of motorcycles. For more details about Honda products and promos, visit our website at and follow us on Facebook, Honda Philippines, Inc., and Instagram, @hondaph_mc. You can also contact us through our landline number, (02)-8581-6700 to 6799, and mobile number, 0917-884-6632. 

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3:50 PM

Cebu can become animation, creative hotspot in Visayas

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 Cebu could become an animation and creative hotspot in the Visayas, according to Toon City company executives.


Manila-based Toon City, which is recognized as one of the top animation studio in the Philippines and the world, is now looking at Cebu as a major source for animators.


The company, which ranked 22nd best in the world, is working with the likes of Disney, Warner Bros., and Universal Studios.


Developing Cebu as major hub for animation could also help boost the industry’s goal of increasing animation earnings to one percent of the $270-billion total global revenues for animation, said Roderico Rene de Guzman, vice president for Toon City and chief operations officer of Toon City Academy (TCA).


At present, the country’s animation industry revenues is placed at $20 million to $30 million.


Juan Miguel del Rosario, president and chief executive officer of Toon City, noted that there’s a huge demand for animators in the country due to the rising demand for animation from global entertainment companies.


Because of this, Toon City is looking at Cebu as a possible source of animators.


“Toon City is looking for animators. There’s a lot of work and we know for a fact that people in Cebu are very talented. And we would like to expand our reach by asking the young people of Cebu to join Toon City or Toon City Academy,” De Guzman said.


The TCA is the official training arm of Toon City, with veteran Filipino animators as instructors. It will start operations of its Cebu City facility by June this year.


According to Del Rosario, jobs in animation industry pays well and provides jobs even for those who have not finished a four-year course. He added that 60 percent of their animators are non-college graduates.


Animators earn from P24,000 to P25,000 monthly, which is not bad especially for those who haven’t finished a four-year college course, Del Rosario pointed out.


He added that there are even some Toon City animators who earn up to P100,000 monthly.


“We believe in the creativity of the Cebuanos. We believe the talent (for animation) is in Cebu,” said Del Rosario. “We would like to share this opportunity for Cebu to shine in the field of animation because we believe in the creativity of the Cebuanos.”


“We’re really here to tap the talent of Cebuanos and provide opportunity for them to work with us,” De Guzman said.


They started accepting applications from those interested to work for Toon City and will continue to accept job applications.


Because the studio has a big client base, Toon City’s presence in Cebu will help provide job opportunities for Cebu-based animators, according to Toon City Academy Cebu president Mario Panganiban.


Toon City will be bringing jobs and would not compete with local studios because they would need more people to cope with the big projects given to them, Panganiban stressed.


TCA Cebu will provide training for animators to the level and quality required by the major global entertainment companies, he said.


Panganiban noted that the potential and possibilities are great for Cebu if it could prove that it has enough talents that meet the level their clients require.


He added that Cebu’s creative sector could also look at other possible sources of revenue.


Even if Toon City caters to the entertainment industry, Panganiban noted that Cebu could also cater the gaming industry.


In 2020, the global gaming market was valued at $162.32 billion. It is projected to increase to $295.63 billion by 2026.


The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Toon City and TCA, conducted a Virtual Animation Career Fair and Webinar last Saturday, April 24.


The event’s goal was to take the creative talents of the Cebuanos to a higher level and give them the opportunity to be competent in the field of animation.


The sponsors of the event include Wacom, a global company based in Japan; ASUS, and Seagate Technology.


Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures.


ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards and high-quality personal computers, monitors, graphics cards, routers and other technology solutions. Today, ASUS is designs and builds next-generation smart technologies to provide incredible experiences that enhance the lives of people everywhere.

Seagate Technology, a world leader in data storage solutions, helps to maximize humanity’s potential by innovating world-class precision-engineered data storage and management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate Technology, designs world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users.

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12:00 AM

JobStreet goes hyperlocal, launches microsites and virtual career fairs in several regions

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JobStreet goes hyperlocal, launches microsites
and virtual career fairs in several regions

Living up to its commitment to provide jobs that matter across the country, leading online job portal JobStreet is going hyperlocal as it launches its dedicated microsite for Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao as well as its upcoming virtual career fair with the selected Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Offices in time for the upcoming Labor Day. 

The initiatives also help boost the job market in provinces as the public is encouraged to decongest Metro Manila following the on-going pandemic. 

Jobseekers from Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao can now browse thousands of jobs available in their locality through the respective microsites. Candidates can also learn from work-life guides and advice from JobStreet’s career hub which will be written in their local dialect.  

“Many Filipinos recently returned to their provinces because of layoffs or the new work from home arrangements and this caused a shift in the labor market. We’ve also observed that candidates from major provinces have increased their activities in terms of platform website visits, which is why we really targeted to promote local employment and provide them valuable support in their career through their own dialect,” said JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca.

Hyperlocal microsites

The microsite for Cebu offers opportunities from the top industries namely Call Center/IT-Enabled Services/BPO (12.5%), Manufacturing/Production (7.6%), Healthcare/ Medical (6.5%), Education (5.5%), and Construction/Building/Engineering (5.2%). The average salary reported in Cebu is Php 31,487. 

Candidates from Davao can apply for jobs with an average salary of Php 28,500 as top industries continue hiring such as Call Center/IT-Enabled Services/BPO (8.7%), Healthcare/Medical (7.8%), Education (7.2%), Food & Beverage/Catering/Restaurant (5.6%), and Retail/Merchandise (5.3%). 

Meanwhile, thousands of jobs are also found in Iloilo microsite with an average salary of Php 27,370. Top industries include Healthcare/Medical (13.6%), Call Center/IT-Enabled Services/BPO (9.2%), Education (8.3%), Construction/Building/Engineering (5.6%), and Food & Beverage/Catering/Restaurant (5.3%). 

As of 2021, JobStreet earned a 13% growth in average platform visits from Cebu, 56% from Davao, and 44% in Iloilo. Moreover, hirers from the said provinces are gradually picking up. Based on JobStreet Database as of March 2021, job offerings based in Central Visayas grew by 9% from a sharp decline in 2020. Western Visayas recently jumped to 44% increase in job openings, while Davao Region is also recovering with 26% job postings this year.    

Ensuring that the initiative will be advantageous for both local hirers and candidates, JobStreet is also establishing a local team in each province to accommodate queries. 

Labor Day Virtual Career Fair 

JobStreet continues to support the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in providing livelihood among Filipinos during this period. Following the success of the recent Virtual Career Fair, JobStreet partners with selected DOLE regions to launch another Virtual Career Fair on May 1 to 3. 

Over 100 companies from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have participated in the upcoming Virtual Career Fair, offering thousands of jobs nationwide. Candidates from different regions will also have a chance to experience engaging features such as live chats, on-the-spot interviews with HR representatives, and companies’ virtual booths. In addition, DOLE Regional Offices will accommodate concerns and questions from candidates via chat in the platform. 

Jobseekers can join the online raffle as JobStreet goes live on its official Facebook Page on the first day of the Virtual Career Fair on May 1 at 5:00PM.

“We appreciate DOLE and the participating regions for trusting to partner with JobStreet in this initiative. We’re hoping that the Virtual Career Fair would be able to reach out to more jobseekers across the country who are looking for opportunities at this time,” shared Gioca.

The Virtual Career Fair is now open for pre-registration through

Provincial microsites are also accessible via,, and

About JobStreet 

JobStreet is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. JobStreet currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database. 

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5:27 AM

Zonta Club of Cebu II President Says Teamwork Leads To Successful Endeavors

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 Newly installed president of Zonta Club of Cebu II Zn Petite Garcia stressed that teamwork and shared leadership are crucial to attain success in achieving the goals and objectives of Zonta Club of Cebu II


Newly installed president of Zonta Club of Cebu II Zn Petite Garcia

Speaking after her installation as club president, Garcia stated that Zonta Club of Cebu II is built on a time-tested foundation of strong leadership and participatory and collaborative membership and the Officers and Members of the Board of Directors are fortunate to lead a group that is fully committed to the Zontian Ideals of Service and Advocacy toward the Empowerment of Women and Gender Equality. She credited past successes to the leadership of former club president, the late Elena Chiongbian Young and the other Past presidents as well as the collective efforts and cooperation of the club members.


As a result of the interesting challenges imposed by the worldwide health crisis she exhorted the members of the club to innovate with smart solutions to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the club’s ability to remain relevant to the community served and responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries. She stressed that now more than ever there is a need to leverage what is considered the one key strength of Zonta, that is, the diversity in skillsets, vocations, and professions across our members, many of whom are successful business leaders and professionals.


Garcia was installed as club president by Zonta International District 17 Lieutenant Governor Zn Ofelia Bautista during the installation ceremony held Wednesday, April 14 via Zoom.


Aside from Garcia, also installed were Zn Edwina Wu as Vice-President for Internal Affairs and Zn Mae Elaine Bathan as the new member of the Board of Directors.


The installation ceremony also featured an inspirational talk by Human Resource executive and professional coach Mia Zamora.


Ms. Zamora discussed the topic “Purposive Leadership.” She explained that the current pandemic can be considered as a Black Swan phenomenon, because it is rare and unexpected and has catastrophic impact.


The crisis generated by the pandemic, she said, provides an opportunity for individual members to assess oneself and determine how each one can connect to Zonta’s mission of empowering women through service and advocacy.


According to Zamora, Zonta Club members will have to identify what they could commit to help club fulfill its advocacies.


She ended her talk by saying that ‘Service to humanity is the best work of life.’


The welfare of women has been foremost among the goals of the club, when extending assistance to the community; thus dignity kits (female hygiene kits) have become an important component of donations, given to the evacuees from the Guadalupe creek , and the Naga landslide victims . Likewise, the women PDLs The most recent celebration of the 18 Days of Activism To Say No to Violence Against Women highlighted Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act at the Mandaue City BJMP, have been recipients of the same dignity kits.


Zonta Club of Cebu II stepped out of the box, and expanded its service to the community in the early days of the campaign against COVID-19, by supporting the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the infection in the city, by partnering with the UP Medical Alumni Society Cebu chapter and the Cebu City government for the information drive. This was done through a recorida or a van going around with public address system, playing recorded messages on how to protect oneself from getting infected with the SARS CoV 2 virus.


The most recent celebration of the 18 Days of Activism To Say No to Violence Against Women highlighted Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act. The principal author, Senator Risa Hontiveros calls it a “game changer

Human Resource executive and professional coach Mia Zamora discussed the topic “Purposive Leadership.”

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