Monday, January 25, 2016

Happiness is harmony in the home with MIDEA

Constantly juggling work and family eats up a lot of time and energy. The hectic demands of the workplace can sometimes get in the way of bonding with your loved ones. Add the many household chores you need to accomplish and it can be a total chaos. Harmony at home should not be that hard to achieve. Thanks to technology, home solutions are readily available to help busy individuals finish daily chores easily and efficiently.
Midea, world’s largest producers of consumer appliances, brings appliances with technologies that help you achieve a harmonious home life.

Midea, one of the world's largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines!
In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation, Midea's global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC's Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world class brand a better understanding of the Filipino's needs. This way, with Midea, the Filipino can live different, choose different. Partnered with Concepcion Industrial Corporation, Midea aims to reach the Filipino homes and provide happiness with the home innovations they are offering. With the benefits and practicality of Midea home appliances, Filipinos, especially young upgraders who are just starting out on their own can spend less time on chores and more time with their family.
One of the many domestic chores that most people find very time and energy-consuming is doing the laundry. Many opt to hand wash their clothes or go to the laundromat to take care of it but these have their cons. Frequent hand washing may not only result to damaged hands but also pains in the back. Taking your clothes to a quality laundry shop may prove to be more costly in the long run.
Midea Washing Machines are sure to keep the harmony flowing in your home. Equipped with a number of useful features, Midea Washing Machines make laundry days less-hassle. Wash your clothes by spending just 1php in electricity cost with its “Piso Wash” feature. Doing the laundry doesn’t have to take all day. With the “Quick Wash” feature of Midea Washing Machines, accomplish a laundry load in just 19 minutes. No need to press numerous buttons to activate the Midea Washing Machines; its “One Touch” feature lets you wash your clothes with just a press of a button. Home chores should never get in the way of living our lives. By making home life more convenient, Midea gives you more time to spend with people who matter to you. It’s the Midea promise: harmony in the home to bring you happiness.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Spread Your WINGS


WINGS (Women's International Network Giving Support) is an organization of empowered women entrepreneurs and professionals locally and abroad that understand the values of collaboration for enhancing business acumen for financial prosperity and personal fulfillment.
WINGS is a program of Bridge of Hope - World, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization helping single mothers, abused women, and orphans in the poorest communities worldwide. 

Here's why it's great to be a member of WINGS-Philippines:

Face-to-face Connections
Benefit from face-to-face connections for building strong foundation and trusted business relationships that could lead to financial prosperity. Opportunity to connect and reconnect with other women in the community that are either facing the same challenges or celebrating success in their chosen profession or business.
High-level of Connection Opportunities
Receive more leads, potential clients, effective referral exchange, power partners- both local and international, business tips and ideas, and leverage each member’s contacts, skills, and resources.
Regular Monthly Meetings
Attend and enjoy a Local Chapter meeting once a month that is respectful of members’ time. A regular meeting place is pre-arranged and established for the consistency and stability of the Local Chapter. It is also a place to hear dynamic speakers and gain new business contacts.
Structured Program
Enables members to develop long-term and meaningful business relationships and friendship with successful women in business and profession. The structure solidifies the network and allows members to be more mindful and respectful of each other’s time.
Industry Exclusive
Benefit from being an exclusive member in a business industry or professional category per Local Chapter. Only one member can represent a specific industry category within the chapter. For example: One mortgage broker, one real estate agent, one banker, etc.
Special Guest Appearance
Opportunities for members to attend other WINGS Local Chapters as a special guest.

21st Century Media Outlets
Benefit from 21st Century website link and contact information being listed on WINGS website and other online social media outlets. Free listing on WINGS website giving members more internet exposure. Member listing includes a link from the other online member directory to their business website and email address. Members can also have WINGS logo listed with a link to their website. This listing gives members an opportunity to increase their exposure not only in a local area, but throughout the world. Additional advertisement space may be purchased to better promote and market member’s business.
Educational Forum
Improve and develop public speaking skills through WINGS educational forum that touches on issues and concerns for all women in business or profession.
Social Skills Enhancement
Sharpen leadership qualities and enhance social skills from highly experienced entrepreneurs and professionals.
Exclusive Member-to-Member Discounts
Offer and receive exclusive member discounts from other WINGS members as an effective new tool to promote business.
New Member Referral Credit
Members receive a credit of P1000 for every successful member referral to any WINGS Local Chapters with a credit cap of P5000. The referring member who successfully refers (5) new members automatically receives a free annual membership dues to be applied onto the renewal of her membership. Over and above the fifth successful member referral, the referring member receives free entry passes to WINGS quarterly events and expos, sponsorship fee discounts, and a recognition award.
Quarterly Networking Events and Expos
Members receive priority invitation and access to attend WINGS quarterly networking events and expos at special discounted member rate.
Priority Sponsorship
Members receive priority sponsorship and vendor opportunities to WINGS quarterly networking events and expos that will highlight and feature their business for more exposure and better promotion.
Business Credibility and Exposure
Add credibility to the member’s business and an opportunity to increase their exposure, not only in our area, but throughout the world.
Dynamic Speakers
Hear dynamic and inspiring speakers who touch on issues and concerns for all women in business or profession while interacting with other attendees and gaining new business contacts.
WINGS provides an outstanding award recognition regularly to the entrepreneur or professional that demonstrates and maintains high standard of qualities that can contribute to the overall success of WINGS organization and its members:
Relationship Builder
Volunteer Opportunities
Members have the opportunities to enjoy and build lifelong relationships through participation in one or more WINGS Local Chapters in an effort to practice philanthropic activities that will ultimately lead to the betterment of the communities they serve.
Membership dues are P5,000 per year.
Renewal annual membership fees due on or before the anniversary date of joining membership. No prorates or refunds.
Scholarships are provided for eligible aspiring women entrepreneurs with no financial means.
Per Local Chapter is allowed a maximum of 30 members, unless the group feels it can accommodate more members.
New Members
Exclusive to one business industry or professional category per Local Chapter.
Referral exchange and network to all members within the Local Chapter.
Offer exclusive or specific discounts to other members as a tool to promote business.
Attend once a month meetings to receive all members benefits available and offered by WINGS.
Sign in for optional Member Presentation for business promotion and public speaking enhancement.
Sign up to become the next Educational Moment Speaker, if desired.
Receive and/or offer mentorship to other members of WINGS Local Chapter.
Reconnect with other members outside the meeting session that is conducive and mindful of other members’ time.
Receive member credits and incentives by inviting new guests to meetings and events or by successfully referring new members.
Guests are welcome to join and sit in at any Local Chapter meetings for up to two consecutive months with no membership dues obligations.
Must inform WINGS Coordinator or Local Chapter Ambassador of decision to join WINGS after the second meeting.
Meeting Attendance
WINGS monthly meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month, at 11:30am to 1:00pm at an established and mutually agreed upon location. Other locations determined by the group.
If a member chooses to leave the group, she is required to contact Local WINGS’ Coordinator, informing her of that decision immediately to open up the vacant industry to a new member.
Luncheon Meeting
The luncheon meeting is a structured monthly gathering of all members and guests to solidify the Local Chapter and enables members to develop trusted business relationship and friendship. The meeting session runs for one hour or sixty (60) minutes and a thirty (30)-minute networking opportunity before meeting officially begins. The meeting is coordinated by a Local WINGS Coordinator and facilitated by a Local Chapter Ambassador who are mindful of members’ time.
Meeting Agenda
11:30am – 12:00pm    Network and Welcome Visitors
12:00pm – 12:15pm                Read Vision and Mission Statement. 30-Second Members Intro. Pass Around Business Cards.
-- Your Intro
-- What Makes a Good Referral for You
12:15pm – 12:30pm    Member Presentation
12:30pm – 12:45pm    Guest Speaker Educational Moment
12:45pm -    1:00pm               Membership Info for Guests, Inspirational & Success Stories, Referral Exchange, Announcements
“Coffee Connect” or coffee meeting is encouraged and an optional gathering of a small group of members, at a mutually agreed upon time and location, to talk and get to know each other better and potentially become “power partners”.
Ideal size of the meeting is two-three members. Using a count-off method ensures that everyone has an opportunity to meet in this small group setting with other members.
Members are to treat a “Coffee Connect” as a commitment and notify the other members involved if it becomes necessary to cancel or reschedule.
Recommendations are those referrals in which the referring person contacts the decision maker and tells them about the referred business.
Referrals are accompanied by the name of the decision-maker and the referring person gives permission to use her name.
Leads are suggestions for “cold-calls”. They acquaint us with an individual or company that may use our products or services.
A power partner is someone who works in the same marketplace as you, but is not a competitor. For example, a beauty consultant and someone selling women’s apparel work with the same target market, but do not provide the same service or product. They can work together and provide each other with referrals.
Local Chapters are smaller groups within a bigger organization that share WINGS’ vision, mission, and its purpose within a specified geographical district or territory. A Local Chapter is facilitated by a “Volunteer Chapter Ambassador” to report regularly to WINGS Local Coordinator.
Allow members to be exclusive in their industry or category per Local Chapter.
A local Chapter allows its members to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge, and discover new opportunities in their business and profession.
A local Chapter provides an opportunity for its members to grow their business in a more nurturing environment within their local networking arena.
Offer convenience of location within the members’ surrounding district or territory.
Purpose of a local Chapter is to accommodate the needs of every member in a more intimate circle in the community they serve.
Local Chapters open up more opportunities for aspiring members to be exclusive of their chosen industry or professional category.
Integrity is the cornerstone of the way WINGS organization does business. A business built on integrity creates bonds of trust that lead to strong and enduring relationships with other entrepreneurs and professionals to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. They must practice fair dealing, honesty and integrity in every aspect of dealing with others. When acting on behalf of WINGS organization, women professionals shall not take unfair advantage through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or other unfair-dealing practices. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Augusto Syjuco for President

 Former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) chief Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. said he is the most qualified among the presidential candidates for the 2016 elections.

As a legislator, Syjuco authored the law on absentee voting and dual citizenship.

More than eight million scholarship opportunities were awarded during his TESDA term and also executed the ladderized education system.

“I have served my country exceptionally well,” said Syjuco. “I do not know any presidential candidate who could equal my experience.”

Other candidates running for the highest position in the land are Vice Pres. Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe and former Interior Sec. Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II.

Syjuco said he is not worried about running against more popular aspirants, adding that he is confident he can get more than two million votes in May.

According to Syjuco, the inefficiency of the present administration was a factor in his decision to pursue his presidential bid. If he wins next year, he vowed to battle poverty through the removal of value-added tax and gas tax, and solve the country’s worsening traffic situation.

Presidential aspirant Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco, the former secretary for TEDSA, current congressman of the 2nd District of Iloilo, and presidential candidate of KBL has laid out a 15-day implementation of platforms that will revolutionize the county. Among them is Day 7 which will aim for the fastest internet connection that can rival power communication powerhouse like Singapore and Japan with speeds around 60-70 Mbps.

The current average speed in the country is around 3-5 Mbps which insanely far from the dream connection speed. However Congressman Syjuco says it can be possible by developing fiber optic connection for the whole country. It will be costly, but he said that to achieve this plan, certain policies should be changed.

In one of his 15 day agenda, Day 1 focuses on providing education for the masses as he believes that this will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. Day 2  focuses on creating more jobs after people have been educated and skilled. He would like to change the policy of ownership of foreign investors from the current 40% to 60% which will still favor Filipino interest yet opening new opportunities for investors to open doors here.

Now if both agendas are met, the road for a better broadband connection will be more feasible with the openness of the foreign market. And now local policies and political traditions should also be reformatted as well so that it would not hinder in the creation of needed facilities.

As TESDA secretary, he witnessed the potential of the people capital in progress. He worked in expanding skills and development to many, along with the opening of BPO centers which started the expansion of the industry. 

He also expressed that he will be using "two hands"; One is the bakal na kamao (iron fist), which will implement strict policies, revival of the death penalty, and capital punishment for smuggling; and the other hand is the caring hand (he jokingly called the pabebe hand) which will be the hand who will take care of the people with what they need.  He is just like a loving and caring father who is loving buy firm which is what our country needs