As the company continues to live up to the standards and promote the DEI principles in the workplace and beyond, leading consumer finance company Home Credit Philippines bagged yet again another GoldStevie® in the tenth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for the Innovative Achievement for Diversity and Inclusion category.
The company was recognized during a virtual awarding ceremony held last June 27, where all awardees across the Asia-Pacific region commemorated the achievements and innovations of these companies and how they contributed to their respective industries.
“Every day, we celebrate our employees’ diversity in gender, nationality, culture, age, and background. Beyond this, we foster a home where everyone can share their unique perspectives, respect each other’s needs, and reach their full potential without barriers,” said Alpha Omega Aquino, Home Credit Philippines’ Chief People Officer.
She added, “This GoldStevie® award is an attestation of our commitment to championing and further promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. And here at Home Credit, we’re proud to say that there are no small roles, everyone is important.”
DEI in the workplace and beyond
Backed by its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG), Home Credit continues to foster diversity and inclusion by creating programs that aim to have meaningful engagement among all its employees.
In April 2022, the company forged partnerships with the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) and the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (PLCC) to further cement its commitment to achieving gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. The said organizations have guided Home Credit in creating policies, guidelines, and projects that helped the company efficiently promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Pride starts at Home
During this Pride Month, Home Credit held a series of activities to strengthen further its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These activities were conducted in partnership with its recently formed Pride Club composed of LGBTQ employees and allies.
Leading consumer finance company Home Credit Philippines (“HC Consumer Finance Philippines, Inc.”) today announced its new shareholders following the completion of its acquisition by Krungsri (“Bank of Ayudhya PCL”), the fifth largest financial group in Thailand and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (“MUFG”), a global financial leader from Japan.
The deal was completed with a base value of EUR 406 million (PHP 24.4 billion). The final consideration is subject to one-to-one adjustment based on the equity book value at closing of the transaction.
PPF Group the parent company of Home Credit Philippines based in Czech Republic sealed an agreement with MUFG and Krungsri to acquire Home Credit Philippines. Krungsri holds the majority stake of 75% and MUFG the remaining 25%.
“We are pleased to announce the handover of Home Credit Philippines to our new shareholders Krungsri and MUFG, both market leaders in the financial industry. Together with our new shareholders, we are opening the next chapter for Home Credit Philippines, building on the high performance that we have set over the past nine years. We are optimistic of our future together,” shared David Minol, Home Credit Philippines’ CEO.
“The acquisition of Home Credit Philippines is a testament to the strong business it has established in the country and the growth opportunity that Krungsri and MUFG have seen for the company to further expand and maintain its dominance in the local consumer finance market,” Minol added.
“I want to put on record, our congratulations to our colleagues at Home Credit Philippines for an incredible job well done,” said Home Credit Group CEO, Radek Pluhar. “Together, we have empowered nearly 10 million Filipinos to access the formal economy, via our innovative products and services. We are proud of these achievements and will be watching the company’s future growth with interest.”
The company has grown to become a market leader having the widest distribution network of more than 15,000 stores nationwide. This allowed Home Credit Philippines to acquire a growing customer base of almost 10 million as of date in its nearly 10 years of operations in the country.
Krungsri President and Chief Executive Officer Kenichi Yamato said, “With the acquisition of Home Credit in the Philippines, we have achieved another significant milestone in our ASEAN expansion strategy through the successful execution of our medium-term business plan. By incorporating Home Credit in the Philippines into its portfolio, the Bank aims to cater to the evolving financial needs of consumers with a full range of innovative consumer finance products and services. Building upon its strong presence in the high potential country, this acquisition further solidifies Krungsri’s position as a leading financial institution in ASEAN.”
“With the expertise and extensive experience, Krungsri, together with Home Credit, is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for consumer finance solutions and reaffirms its commitment to providing suitable products and services that empower individuals and drive sustainable growth in the market.”
This transaction is set to bolster the business operations of Home Credit Philippines as it continues to provide more Filipinos access to credit while building on Krungsri’s expertise as one of Thailand’s finance leaders.
Home Credit Philippines is expected to retain its brand and continue its usual operations under the same local leadership team, with guidance from Krungsri. The company aims to further grow its consumer finance portfolio as it synergizes with both banks.
RUSH Technologies Inc. (RUSH) introduces eStore Charge, their most affordable eCommerce package that empowers busy entrepreneurs to accept orders and payments from all social pages and messaging apps through one user-friendly platform. It elevates social selling to make order management and fulfillment as efficient as possible.
The solution is tailor-made for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the early stages of digital commerce which rely on Facebook or Instagram shops and similar online platforms. These entrepreneurs often lack the time or resources to maintain their own sales channels.
With eStore Charge, merchants can create checkout links that they can send to their clients to simplify the checkout process. From this link, customers can review, modify, and complete their orders on one web page.
Although conversational commerce helps social media sellers without any cost, the limited features of these free tools still present various challenges, including extensive message exchanges, prolonged checkout processes, and laborious manual order monitoring, among others. Through eStore Charge, businesses can offer an easy shopping experience to their customers and grow with RUSH without moving out of their free platforms- until they are ready to launch their own digital storefront.
“We understand the struggles of micro and smaller enterprises. Social media sellers in particular are keen on growing their online business, but maintaining their own sales channel, even a sales website, is intimidating for them. We are so excited to introduce the cart-linking capability of eStore Charge to address these pain points and help these budding entrepreneurs scale their social media selling without breaking the bank,” said Jeferson Cruz, RUSH’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Julianne Fernandez, RUSH’s Chief Product Officer, added: “Making digitalization easier for entrepreneurs is at the core of what we do, and we want to make every feature as intuitive as it can be. We developed eStore Charge with starting entrepreneurs in mind, making sure that they can operationalize a seamless checkout and order fulfillment process across their existing sales platforms,”
For an introductory price of Php 250.00 per month, merchants can create unlimited checkout links for order and payment acceptance. The offer is valid for sign-ups until May 30, 2023, with a one-year lock-in period. For more information, visit https://www.rush.ph/promotions/estore-charge-offer.
RUSH eStore Charge also grants access to a content management system, where sellers can upload unlimited products, activate secure payment options, build their customer base, and keep track of transaction history. Additionally, the RUSH Merchant app enables inventory updates, order management, and instant delivery rider booking.
David Tse, Rakuten Viber SVP in Asia Pacific, noted in a 2022 statement that conversational commerce will continue to rise in the coming years. RUSH eStore Charge is designed to help entrepreneurs capitalize on this trend.
RUSH, a portfolio company of 917 Ventures, Globe’s corporate venture builder, powers more than 1,000 brands and serves over six million customers across various industries in the Philippines. RUSH aims to help businesses of all sizes thrive in the competitive eCommerce space without the need for additional platforms and software solutions.
Fantastic freebies are up for grabs in the new S&R Freebie Fest, exclusively via MetroMart, running from May 5 to 14, 2023.
The S&R Freebie Fest, exclusively via MetroMart, will have various items available for FREE with online grocery delivery orders. Customers just need to add to cart the Free Item of the day, and continue shopping at S&R Membership Shopping on the MetroMart app.
These products include SPAM Luncheon Meat, Starbucks Bottled Mocha Frappuccino, Ghana Dark Chocolate, Prem Corned Beef, and more. All New and Existing Users may check their MetroMart app to see the freebie of the day throughout the promotion period, May 5 to 14, 2023.
Please see the S&R Freebie Fest itinerary below:
S&R FREEBIE FEST
9AM – 8PM
SPAM Luncheon Meat
9AM – 8PM
Starbucks Bottled Mocha Frappuccino
9AM – 8PM
Lotte Jeju Mandarin Orange Juice
9AM – 8PM
Ghana Dark Chocolate
9AM – 8PM
Prem Luncheon Meat
9AM – 8PM
Nissin Cup Seafood Noodle
9AM – 8PM
Eurocow UHT Sterilized Milk
9AM – 8PM
Merba Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies
9AM – 8PM
Kool Pops Freezer Pops
9AM – 8PM
Prem Corned Beef
*Sale items are subject to availability in S&R branches.
The S&R Freebie Fest, exclusively via MetroMart, is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend of only ₱2,000 is required in order to avail the discounted items. Each freebie item will be available starting at 9:00 AM each day. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the sale items.
MetroMart users can also use the promo code SNRFREEDEL to avail FREE Delivery at S&R every Thursday within May 2023. The promo dates include May 4, 11, 18, and 25, respectively, and applicable across all S&R branches, terms and conditions apply.
The S&R Freebie Fest is available in participating branches of S&R Membership Shopping. MetroMart’s online delivery service is available all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Davao, Batangas, Cavite, Cebu, Pampanga, and more.
MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include S&R Membership Shopping, Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, AllDay Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, No Brand, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok at @metromartph. Order groceries online or download the app via https://bit.ly/DownloadNowMM.
Manila, Philippines— Over the past year, business leaders all around the world and across the country had one goal in mind – growing the economy in a post-pandemic setting. The industry landscape experienced numerous ebbs and flows in recent months. Companies with leaders who can pivot and diversify their business are the ones changing the game. The Asia CEO Awards 2023 returns to give recognition to these movers and shakers, honoring their commitment to the progressive Philippines.
Now in its 14th year, the Asia CEO Awards is reimagining its overall mission and vision, in line with the rapidly-shifting world around it. ACA founder Rebecca Bustamante hopes to further reinforce the Philippines’ standing as a center of business excellence and sees the awards as a platform to develop future industry leaders. “The Philippines has so many business leaders waiting in the wings for their chance to drive the economy to greater heights. They are strong, compassionate, and resilient,” shares Bustamante. “We see this every year, and now we want to do our part to help nurture this potential.”
For 2023 and beyond, the ACA’s rallying cry is ONE TRUE PRIZE. Bustamante and her team were inspired by the idea of the awards being the first, genuine, and among the highly-regarded peer organizations in the country. They hope to set a standard for excellence for others, and that their recognition will inspire a positive impact on the community.
Nominations for the 2023 batch of game-changing and accomplished organizations are now open.
Philippine-based individuals and corporations who have shown exemplary leadership achievements in their work in the region over the past year are eligible for the awards. Criteria for each category zeroes in on a positive contribution to the development of the country’s economic capabilities and international reputation through their work, business involvement, or heritage. Coupled with a heart for the Filipino people, these nominees will be paving the way for a brighter future for the country.
The award categories open for nominations are
Airspeed SME Company of the Year
Figari Entrepreneur of the Year
Foundever Young Leader of the Year
Kyani Wellness Company of the Year
Lionheart Farms Sustainability Company of the Year
Microsourcing Service Excellence Company of the Year
PLDT Enterprise Global Filipino Executive of the Year
iCXeed Diversity Company of the Year
Reed Elsevier Top Employer of the Year
Sprout Solutions Technology Company of the Year United Neon Most Innovative Company of the Year
CSR Company of the Year
Expatriate Executive of the Year
Executive Leadership Team of the Year
Nominations are now open and will end on August 15, 2023.
At the recently concluded media launch, the esteemed panel of judges for this year’s awards were announced. Reviewing the entries will be the likes of Architect Jun Palafox, business leaders Bing Sibal-Limjoco, and Don Felbaum, PWC Chairman Alex Cabrera, public and private sector figure Darlene Berberabe, and economist Bernie Villegas. Finalists for each award category are announced once a shortlist has been made by the panel.
The Circle of Excellence Awardees and the Grand Winners will be presented at the 2032 Asia CEO Awards to be held in October of this year.
Going beyond just the pageantry of an awards night, the ACA is putting in the work. During this year’s presentation, Bustamante will be launching the Learning Excellence & Active Development (L.E.A.D.) Center. The promise is a transforming experience, aligned with the idea that “Together we can do more.” It is focused on producing highly competent, well-rounded, proactive individuals who will be the future drivers of the nation. Through diversity, equity, and inclusion, they hope to build a foundation for informed and intelligent business practices across all sectors. The leadership development framework will also include advocacy and outreach work for poverty and hunger alleviation. The L.E.A.D. programs will be initially offered online this April, but they hope to hold sessions in their soon-to-be-built Tagaytay facility.
The ACA and its programs are made possible by valuable partners who have shared the same vision over the years. For 2023, Globe Telecom returns as the grand title sponsor. Their participation extends beyond the awards, highlighted by their support of the L.E.A.D Center program through nation-building initiatives. In turn, the ACA presented a donation to Globe’s landmark project, The Hapag Movement, during the media launch.
Asia CEO Awards Elite award sponsors include Airspeed International, Figari, Foundever, Kiyani, Lionheart Farms Corporation, Microsourcing, PLDT Enterprise, Reed Elsevier, Sprout Solutions Philippines, Inc., IcXceed, and United Neon. Prestige sponsors are Beepo, and PSG Global Solutions. Stepping in as a knowledge partner is PWC. Official Venue Partner Marriott Hotel Manila. Media partners are ANC, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, The Philippine Star, The Manila Times, SMNI, Net25, and The Philippine Business And News. PR Partner is A-List Partners and Consulting, Inc.
As the Philippines moves forward into the future, the Asia CEO Awards is focused on supporting the business community and its nation-building efforts. They continue to work to achieve a stronger economy and first-world status for the Filipino people.
Banwa Private Island is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Chappelhow and Ken Beattie as its first-ever Brand Ambassadors.
Ken and Rob are excited to share their in-depth understanding of the extraordinary beauty and fragile biodiversity of Banwa Private Island with potential guests and industry professionals alike. Both are uniquely placed to share personal stories and knowledge, having been right there at the beginning of the deserted tropical island’s transformation into the verdant garden paradise it is today.
London-based, Rob Chappelhow first visited the island in 2009 when it was a seldom seen coconut plantation frequented only by Hawksbill Turtles returning to the pristine white sands to lay their eggs. In 2013, Rob became Project Director, overseeing the island’s sustainable development. He says: “By 2019, we were ready to welcome guests to experience Banwa Private Island’s’ concept of informal luxury in a contemporary setting. I am thrilled to bring my experience of its evolution to the Brand Ambassador role. Having watched the native beach forest grow to provide such privacy and tranquility, and witnessed the rejuvenation of the coral reef and the island’s wildlife, it’s an honour to once more be part of the passionate team.”
Ken Beattie, currently based in Taiwan, was also involved in Banwa Private Island’s inception and over recent years has been integral in establishing Aquos Foundation’s CSR programs, reaching out to the local communities to foster positive and sustainable relationships. ‘’There are so many compelling reasons to visit Banwa Private Island including the exceptional personalized service and the numerous land and water-based leisure activities. Having dived every reef in the surrounding Marine Protected Area, I have an intimate understanding of the region’s incredible marine life and the unique experiences available to our guests,” says Ken of his appointment.
Featured photo, from right: Ken Beattie and Rob Chappelhow
The most anticipated final pitstop of Robinsons Appliances’ 2023 Race to a Minute was held last March 25 at the first upscale mall in San Pedro City, Laguna, the Galleria South. After its successful run in Robinsons Valencia in Bukidnon (Mindanao) last March 5, Robinson Galleria Cebu (Visayas) last March 11, and Robinsons Tuguegarao (Luzon) last March 18, four teams consisting of two representatives per team from the Greater Manila Area (GMA) competed to gain the chance of taking home as much as PHP 220,000 worth of appliances and gadgets from Robinsons Appliances!
“For almost a month, we’ve been traveling around the Philippines to bring excitement and fun to Robinsons Appliances’ loyal customers. We’re very excited that we’re are finally at the last leg of Race to a Minute, and we’re very delighted to have it here in the beautiful Robinsons Galleria South in San Pedro City, Laguna. This annual Robinsons Appliances event marks our gratitude to our customers who’ve been supporting us throughout the past year,” said Donna May San Luis, Marketing Services Manager of Robinsons Appliances.
Since it was launched in 2017, Robinsons Appliances shoppers are excitedly waiting for this annual event where chosen participants from the four major regions in the Philippines will take home amazing prizes and thrilling memories as they complete each task for 60 seconds.
“After the pandemic put a halt to this exciting gathering, we made sure that this year’s Race to a Minute will be something to look forward to, not only for its participants but also for mall shoppers of Robinsons Malls. Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have already felt this year’s generous prizes, so it’s time for our GMA shoppers to battle it out and take home these wonderful appliances and gadgets we’ve prepared for them,” Ms. San Luis added.
Joining the last leg of Race to a Minute are MYX VJ Turs Daza and celebrity mom Elisse Joson, who hosted the entire race last Saturday.
Race to a Minute is composed of six (6) pitstops wherein players must finish assigned tasks within the 60-second timeframe. Each pitstop will test each member’s physical and mental capabilities. Guided by a race card, each team will race to each pitstop where they will get a clue card to solve each task. The earliest time they reach the next pitstop, the higher chance of receiving the highest-valued prize. A total of PHP2 million worth of appliances and gadgets will be given away during the entire duration of Race to a Minute.
Aside from the appliances and gadgets, all participants from all the legs of Race to a Minute have also received PHP2,000 worth of GoRewards Points.
The 2023 Race to a Minute is co-presented by (Gold Sponsors) Kolin, Sharp, Lex Service, Inc., TCL, GCash, Samsung, and Daikin, as well as (Silver Sponsors) Fujidenzo, Devant, Toshiba, American Home, Johnson Controls, Midea, Whirlpool, Hitachi, Hisense, Skyworth, Panasonic, Electrolux, and Maytag.
For more news, updates, the latest promos, and activities, you may visit www.robinsonsappliances.com.ph or follow the Robinsons Appliances official pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Race to a Minute in Robinsons Galleria South winner last March 25, 2023 (Left to Right:) Jovito Santos, Group General Manager, Robinsons Appliances; Elisse Joson, Marvin Chua and Martin Chua, Turs Daza, and Anthony Caliwag, Assistant VP for Operations, Robinsons Appliances.
Globe’s Hapag Movement has raised over P13.5 million worth of donations to combat involuntary hunger in the country since its launch in 2022, as the digital solutions platform urged customers anew to support the advocacy as millions of Filipino families still struggle to afford proper meals.
Contributions to the cause accelerated during Globe’s on-ground events including the annual 917 GDay celebration in September 2022, with customers’ donations of their Rewards points, which the company matched to send urgent help to those in need. These were complemented by company-initiated donations, corporate partner donations, and by engaging their customer base through various activities.
“As millions of Filipinos still grapple with hunger, Globe believes that addressing this concern is necessary for the country to achieve full and inclusive recovery from the impact of the pandemic. We are very thankful to our customers for participating and being part of the movement,” said Globe Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, Yoly Crisanto.
During their annual 917 celebration in September, Globe matched all Rewards points redeemed from September 17 to 30 with an equivalent donation to the Hapag Movement. They also engaged their customers in several events throughout last year including the Tay New Fan Meet in Manila, Reach 4 The Stars Fan Meet with Thai actors and Globe endorsers Bright, Win, Dew, and Nani, G Battle Zone, G Music Fest, AcadArena’s CONQuest, Gariath Concepts’ Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS), Head in the Clouds Manila, and many others.
The total amount of donations also comprises internal employee engagements from Globe including:
Purpose Tree – Globe’s annual Christmas fundraising effort
Gift Local– the company’s annual Christmas bazaar, done in partnership with ChatGenie, an e-commerce solution supported by Globe Business, and in collaboration with some of their key clients, including Lumi Candles, Big AL’s, Daniel Baker, and many others
Globe also has a growing list of partners to raise funds for the Hapag Movement including:
Amdocs, Globe’s long-time vendor partner who’s pledged to monetarily contribute US $12,000 to the cause and mobilize their employees to join the movement by initiating an internal fundraising program;
KUMU, the largest social entertainment app in the Philippines, also engaged their content creators and viewers to donate to the cause. They raised a total of 1.9M+ diamonds on the platform during the Hapag Movement Benefit Concert held last December 21, 2022, which drew 10,599 viewers.
SMAC (SM Advantage Card), who, together with its sister brands within the SM Group, helped raise funds through customer engagements last Christmas season.
The Rotary Club of Makati Central Business District, Ayala Coop, and KonsultaMD’s network of doctors who committed a significant amount to support the advocacy.
Collectively, all their efforts will contribute to reaching the program’s long-term goal of supporting 100,000 families in four years through supplemental feeding and livelihood programs of mobilization partners Ayala Foundation, Caritas Philippines, Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines, and World Vision Philippines.
According to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, taken from December 10 to 14, 2022, 3 million families reported experiencing involuntary hunger, an increase from 2.9 million in the previous quarter.
The Hapag Movement is a united fight against involuntary hunger through technology led by Globe and carried out with its partners, the Ayala Foundation, Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines, Caritas Philippines and World Vision.
It aims to rally Filipinos behind a collective effort to feed the hungry, as involuntary hunger persisted among millions of families, especially at the height of the pandemic.
This is part of Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.
Those who would like to send support may donate via the New GlobeOne app using Globe Rewards points. Just follow these steps:
Donations may also be made using GCash.
Donations may also be sent via credit card on the Globe of Good website.
To learn more about the Hapag movement, visithttps://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability/globe-of-good.html.
Spring cleaning, pre-summer prep, or maximizing your monthly food supplies, you can score amazing, unique, and value-for-money items with S&R Exclusives via MetroMart.
Plus, there are lots of fabulous promos like discounts of up to 50% off and Buy 1 Get 1 on select items all through the month! Here are some ideas for products and projects for this March.
Kitchen appliances. It’s time to double down on Cooking and Baking 101 and cook up a storm in your kitchen. You can start simple with a blender and stove, or maybe level up and get a food dehydrator, steam iron, or ice cream maker. While you’re at it, check out the other home gadgets that you can upgrade, from shavers & beard trimmers to air purifiers and electric fans. Are the gizmos available for a Buy 1 Get 1 deal? Pair up with a friend and cook, bake, or deep-clean your homes together!
Stay-Cool Summer Foods. Cool down at home and share cold drinks and treats with the fam. Try different kinds and flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet – at great discounted rates! – with mouth-watering flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Banana, Neapolitan, Praline Butter Cake, Double Strawberry Swirl, Mango & Raspberry, Peach Yogurt, and Rum Raisin.
Spring Cleaning Gear. The onset of a new season is a great time to declutter and refresh your home. Take advantage of the discount prices on storage containers, Egyptian cotton bed sheet sets, bath mats, disinfecting wipes, non-scratch scouring pads, and even milk tea-scented air fresheners. It may not sound glamorous, but having a sleek new stainless steel step garbage can might make all the difference and inspire you to keep your surroundings cleaner than ever.
MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty stores retailers like Pet Express, No Brand, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys” R” Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug, and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok at @metromartph. Order groceries online or download the app via https://bit.ly/DownloadNowMM
Fresh Produce. S&R offers great prices for fruits and vegetables in season and at their peak freshness. You can buy by the kilo or in smaller quantities that are just right for your household. Stock up on Red Onions, White Onions, Lemons, Leeks, Australian Broccoli, Japanese Cucumber, Seedless Crimson Grapes, Baguio Strawberry, US Raspberry, and so much more. Plus, you can get these with or without an S&R membership card via online delivery with MetroMart, so that’s twice the convenience and cost efficiency!
Leading digital solutions platform Globe signed a four-year partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Business District (RCMBD) on Tuesday to raise funds for its hunger alleviation program The Hapag Movement, marking a milestone in the initiative.
In ceremonies at The Globe Tower in BGC, Taguig City, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto, Rotary Club of Makati Business District (RCMBD) Charter President Mache Torres Ackerman, and Rachel Harisson, Spokesperson and Hapag Movement Project Manager for RCMBD sealed the partnership, along with Kate Bellosillo, General Manager of Kyäni Philippines, a health and wellness company, and renowned chef Jessie Sincioco, President and CEO of The Manna Cuisine Corporation.
RCMBD committed to raising a total of P10 million in funds for the Hapag Movement through various initiatives involving the different Rotary Clubs and its District, individual, and corporate members nationwide. With its commitment, the club is now one of Hapag Movement’s longest-term fundraising partners.
At the event P3 million was turned over to the Hapag Movement– the single largest donation it has so far received. This amount includes P1 million each from RCMBD, Kyäni, and Ackerman, who donated in her personal capacity.
“It has been three years since the pandemic struck and disrupted our way of life, including our livelihoods. Millions of Filipinos experience involuntary hunger until today, as they reel from the impact of the health crisis and recent economic shocks. Our partnership with Rotary comes at a crucial time as we hope to support more Filipinos in dire need. Together, we’ll be able to deliver life-enabling help to our kababayans,” said Crisanto.
“The Hapag Movement, led by Globe, is a noble initiative that aims to address a lingering and fundamental problem afflicting thousands of Filipino families. Its goals are aligned with the Rotary’s mission to advance better health and help alleviate poverty, and so it was such a natural choice for us and our district membership to support,” said Ackerman.
Under the partnership, the Rotary chapter will be tapping its corporate and individual members, alongside their vast network as drivers of the program.
“RCMBD will continue to mobilize its expansive network to raise funds for the Hapag Movement. That is our commitment to this partnership. We will do our best and work diligently to get the support that the Hapag Movement needs to help the hungry,” said Harisson.
The Rotary Club of Makati Business District chapter is also tapping Rotary members in Cebu and Davao to help drive fundraising efforts in the Visayas and Mindanao, through Eric Le Cain, past RCMBD president who is now based in Cebu, and Ralph Ogui Bon Cambronero from Rotary Club, Davao. Together, they will push the Hapag Movement in the South.
“We will activate our members to find creative ways to raise funds for the hungry. That is our commitment to the Hapag Movement,” said Harrison.
The Hapag Movement is a united fight against involuntary hunger led by Globe that leverages partnerships to raise funds and deliver critical support for affected families. It aims to rally Filipinos behind a collective effort to feed the hungry and provide empowering livelihood training, as an estimated 15 million Filipinos continue to suffer from involuntary hunger.
The initiative, which aims to benefit 100,000 families through its four-year course, is in line with Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.
So far, the movement has raised P13.5 million in donations through the help of partners Kumu, AMDOCS, and the, SM Advantage Card (SMAC). It has made an impact on at least 10,000 families through its mobilization partners the Ayala Foundation, Caritas Philippines, Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines, and Wor,ld Vision.
Those who would like to send support may donate via the New GlobeOne app using Globe Rewards points. Just follow these steps:
Donations may also be made using GCash through the following steps.
Donations on the Globe of Good website may also be sent via credit card.
To learn more about the Hapag movement, visithttps://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability/globe-of-good.html#gref.