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BDO WINS ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

THE Trust and Investments Group (TIG) of BDO Unibank was named the Asset Management Company of the Year in the Philippines for the fourth straight year (2018-2021) by The Asset, at the recently held “Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2021”.

“Industry players accelerated the adoption of technology and relied on agility, risk management and engagement with investors to pull through such a tough year. For some of the most outstanding asset managers in Asia, ensuring effective communication is crucial even when a lot of the daily work has been moved online and to a work-from-home environment,” The Asset said in a statement.

It added, “This requires them to move fast in enhancing their digitalization capabilities and engaging with partners, especially investors, amid the market slump. The Asset was glad to know that many asset managers managed to convey the right information in a timely manner to their investors, thereby preventing sell-offs in the market.”

BDO TIG, which also won the award back in 2016, said the recognition is a testament to its commitment to service the clients even during the health crisis.

“Our ability to adapt to the ever-changing environment through the use of new channels and the creation of new processes for the new normal allowed us to service our clients despite the limited mobility due to the pandemic. The most important matter on hand was to keep BDO TIG visible to assure our clients that we are in full control of their investments,” said BDO TIG SVP and Head Rafael Ayuste Jr.

At the end of 2020, BDO’s consolidated trust assets under management (AUM) amounted to Php1.63 trillion, up 22% from the previous level of P1.34 trillion. Of this AUM, Php1.12 billion is managed by BDO TIG, while the remaining Php505 billion is managed by another BDO subsidiary, BDO Private Bank.

At the height of the pandemic, BDO TIG was able to quickly innovate and adapt to deal with the crisis and its adverse impacts through the implementation of new initiatives allowing for the:

• Efficient execution of daily operations while mindful of employees’ and clients’ safety and well-being

• Direct and targeted communication to clients informing them of market developments and allowing them to grab investment opportunities despite the volatile environment

• Continuous servicing of clients through the BDO Invest Hotline and BDO Invest Online channels, providing them a safe option to still do their investment transactions while most BDO branches were closed during the lockdown


About BDO Unibank, Inc.

BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a wide range of corporate and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards, and credit card services.

BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,400 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,400 ATMs nationwide. It also has 18 overseas remittance and representative offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit http://www.bdo.com.ph.

BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO Corporate Center
7899 Makati Avenue
Makati City 0726, Philippines
Tel +63(2) 8840-7000
http://www.bdo.com.ph

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Nag-aalala sa Kinabukasan ng Pamilya mo? Narito ang 4 Tips para Matulungan kang Maghanda

Marami tayong pagsubok na hinarap nung nagsimula ang COVID-19 pandemic. Aminin nating napangunahan tayo ng takot dahil sa bagong virus at kung paano natin mapoprotektahan ang ating pamilya. Ganun kahalaga ang pamilya para sa ating mga Pinoy.

Araw-araw pumapasok na sa isip natin: “Paano kung magkasakit ang anak ko o ang mga mahal ko sa buhay?” Sa sobrang pag-aalala natin sa kanila, minsan napapabayaan na rin natin ang sarili natin. Kaya naman araw-araw nating pinagdarasal na sana’y walang magkasakit sa ating pamilya dahil mas mahal ang magkasakit ngayon, lalo na kung wala tayong naitatagong pera para dito.

Nung nagkaroon naman ng surge o pagsipa muli ang mga COVID-19 cases at bumalik ang mahigpit na lockdown sa Metro Manila, bumalik nanaman ang takot. At dahil sa sunod-sunod na krisis, minsan ‘di na natin malaman kung paano tayo makakaahon mula dito.

Pero hindi ‘to dahilan para mawalan tayo ng pag-asa. Bilang isang magulang, kailangan nating magpakatatag para sa mga anak natin. Kailangan natin mas maging maingat ‘di lang sa kalusugan pero pati na rin sa paggastos o pagbubudget lalo na kung may biglang pagkakagastusan.

Ngayong new normal, kailangan natin magkaroon ng mga panibagong priorities at maghanda sa future ng pamilya natin. Dahil kung hindi tayo handa, hindi tayo makakampante na malusog at safe sila palagi. Kaya narito ang ilan sa aking mga simpleng tips:

• BUMILI LANG NG MGA KINAKAILANGANG BAGAY

Isang ebidensya ng isang bagsak na ekonomiya ay kung marami ang walang trabaho, na lalong dumami dahil sa pandemya. At kung walang trabaho, walang sweldo. Bawas-trabaho, bawas-sweldo. Kaya naman maiging bawasan muna natin ang pagbili ng mga unnecessary items. Unahin muna ang mga bagay tulad ng pagkain, simpleng damit, at mga bayarin tulad ng kuryente at tubig.

MAG-SET NG FINANCIAL GOALS

May krisis man o wala, maiging mag-set tayo ng ating financial goals. Ano ba ang kailangan mong pag-ipunan? Anu-ano ang mga gusto mong bilhin o magkaroon, lalo na pagkatapos ng pandemya?

Mabuti na ring alam natin ang ating financial priorities dahil ito ang gagabay sa atin sa kung anong klaseng lifestyle ang meron tayo ngayon at sa hinaharap.

Libre ang mangarap. Pero kailangan din nating matututong magtipid at gumastos nang tama kung gusto nating marating ang mga ito.

MAG-IPON PARA SA EMERGENCY FUND

Hindi natin alam kung kailan mangyayari ang mga emergency tulad ng matinding aksidente o malalang sakit. Malaking gastusan ang pinag-uusapan natin dito. Kaya naman mabuting maglaan ng pera para sa mga ito.

Halimbawa, sa sahod mo sa isang buwan, magtago ng 10-20% para sa emergency fund at ‘wag itong galawin kung ‘di naman kailangan. Pwede ka ring mag-set isa pang account para sa emergency fund para maayos itong nakahiwalay sa every budget mo.

KUMUHA NG INSURANCE PARA SA FUTURE NG PAMILYA MO

Kung hirap naman kayo sa pag-ipon para sa mga emergency, dito pumapasok ang halaga ng insurance. At hindi kailangan nitong maging mahal.

Halimbawa, may insurance ang PhilLife na pwede mong gamitin kung maaksidente ang miyembro ng iyong pamilya. Malaki nga ang gastos sa pagpapagamot at pagpapalibing (kung saka-sakali), na maaaring umabot ng libu-libo. Pero kung nakabili ka ng Family Accident Secure ng PhilLife na Php400 ang pinakamura, baka ‘di mo na kailangang galawin ang savings mo.

Isa pa, Hunyo na ngayon. Umpisa na ng dengue season. Madalas nagsisimula nang dumami ang mga kaso ng sakit sa panahong ito. At kailangan pa rin itong bantayan sa gitna ng pandemya. Kaya naman mabuti nang meron din kayong insurance para sa dengue.

Karaniwang mahal ang pagpapagamot para sa dengue, na gaya ng sa aksidente ay aabot din ng libo. Pero kung meron kang insurance gaya ng sa PhilLife na P1,200 na covered na ang apat na miyembro ng pamilya, sagot na nito ang hanggang Php30,000 na gamutan sa bawat tao. Sulit din, diba?

Ang maganda pa sa PhilLife, meron itong online shop na pwedeng ma-access via mobile phones or laptop. Importante din ito ngayon dahil ‘di mo na kailangan lumabas ng bahay at magbuwis-buhay para lang makakuha ng insurance plan para sa pamilya. Kung may gusto pa kayong ibang malaman tungkol sa mga insurance products ng PhilLife, bisitahin lang ang https://phillife.com.ph

Simple lang naman ang hiling natin sa buhay. Gusto lang natin mapanatag ang loob natin na ma-ensure at protektado ang future ng ating pamilya. Kaya isang malaking realization ang pagkakaroon ng pandemic. Isa ‘tong senyales para sa ating lahat na mas maging matatag at handa para maiwasan ang higit na pag-aalala para sa ating mga mahal sa buhay.


SOURCES:
https://www.bt.com.au/personal/insurance/learn/understanding-insurance/why-insurance-is-important.html

https://www.nap.edu/read/10503/chapter/3

https://www.etmoney.com/blog/know-everything-about-insurance-and-why-you-should-have-insurance/

https://www.mymoneycoach.ca/blog/saving-emergency-fund.html

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BDO wins first Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards

BDO Unibank has received gold, silver, and bronze awards for its business innovation and effective communications in the 8th annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards.

BDO’s employee newsletter, The Wayfinder, was recognized with a Gold Award for Innovation in House Organizations and Publications under the Annual Report Awards & Other Publication Categories. Featuring true-to-life employee stories of struggle and success during the pandemic, it was lauded for being an effective instrument in forging and strengthening solidarity, empathy, and cooperation within the organization.

BDO also received two Silver Stevie Awards for:
The Most Valuable Corporate Response under the COVID-19 Response Categories for its ATM on Wheels initiative, which allowed cash accessibility amid community quarantine restrictions; and
Innovation in the Use of Celebrities or Public Figures under the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, and Public Relations Categories for its partnership with emerging social media influencers, TikTokers, to support its new BDO Remit videos starring endorser Piolo Pascual.

Two Bronze Stevie Awards for:
Innovation in the Use of Video under Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, and Public Relations Categories for its anti-scam video, “Utakan Ang Scammer (Outsmart Scammers),” which equips clients with information to combat scam attacks; and
Innovation in Public Relations Videos under the Videos Categories for “Celebrating Everyday Heroes,” an inspirational video montage showing how Filipinos found ways to help each other cope through one of the world’s biggest health crises.

“The pandemic made communications more important than ever. We had to modify our communication approach to our public by using digital communications channels more frequently, while keeping in mind our primary objective—that is, to impart factual information to our readers,” said BDO SAVP and Corporate Communications Head Honey Reyes.

More than 900 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April 2021.

Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher said: “Organizations that won this year have demonstrated that they have continued to innovate and succeed despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and we applaud them for their perseverance and creativity.”

Finding ways amid the pandemic. BDO Unibank was recognized for the first time in the 8th Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, taking home gold, silver, and bronze awards for its business innovation and effective communications.

About BDO Unibank, Inc.

BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a wide range of corporate and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards, and credit card services.

BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,400 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,400 ATMs nationwide. It also has 18 overseas remittance and representative offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit http://www.bdo.com.ph.

BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO Corporate Center
7899 Makati Avenue
Makati City 0726, Philippines
Tel +63(2) 8840-7000
http://www.bdo.com.ph

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EXPATS SAY THANKS TO THEIR BANK HEROES

LIVES would be more stressful, difficult, inconvenient, and less secure if not for Filipino frontliners’ commitment to their duties as we all struggle with the pandemic. These include bank employees who help clients access cash for our basic needs.

From Korea with Love

Sangsik Shim of Daelim Philippines is happy that even during the strictest periods of the Enhanced Community Quarantine his bank, BDO, was able to fulfill his company’s needs.

Mr. Sangsik Shim of Daelim Philippines

Mr. Shim appreciates that his bank has a dedicated Korean Desk staffed by Filipinos who are knowledgeable about Korean culture and even speak the language. “BDO knows how Koreans handle businesses, and for that, we’re lucky. Since then, Daelim has had short-term loans with BDO to fund our business operations. It also has been very easy to get credit lines from them because they know and support our company’s plan,” said Mr. Shim.

“We always want our partners to respond quickly, so thankfully, that’s how BDO has been so far. My company and also my own experience with BDO strengthened my trust in the bank. They continue to prove that even in good times when our business needed funding, and the bad times when there are unexpected events, we can rely on them.”

Mr. Shim was impressed at how quickly BDO responded to his needs during the pandemic. When he received a call that his credit card was about to expire, ECQ was declared. He was expecting that it would take a long time to transact for a renewal due to the lockdown but BDO processed fast and had his new card delivered.

Human Solution


2020 was also a challenging year for Stefan Schmitz, CEO of Antrak Logistics. Fortunately, Mr. Schmitz’ line of business is considered an essential one: it was subject to lesser restrictions in terms of mobility. Nevertheless, with quarantine affecting services along the supply chain, there was still the risk of disruption in its operations.

Mr. Stefan Schmitz, CEO of Antrak Logistics

According to Mr. Schmitz, he is lucky to have a bank that makes sure transactions went as smoothly as possible. “I applaud BDO because they are always reachable for every transaction even with the lockdown restrictions. Also, we were able to push our clients to transact online so they can pay their employees even with the work-from-home set-up. Other than that, BDO assisted us in our business expansion through their loans even during the pandemic. We looked for efficiency, and we found it in BDO,” he said.

While many problems required a technological solution, Mr. Schmitz said that BDO provides the best solution of all: the human factor that assures him that everything will be all right.

“Nowadays, with so much reliance on technology, it’s very hard to keep the personal connection but BDO always has that human touch that I admire. I think BDO has done a great job there especially in my business because there is always somebody you can rely on. All I have to do is make a phone call and I am able to reach a person who can assist me. It enables us to make better decisions with less stress and difficulty.”

Keeping “Business as Usual”

As a global management consultancy, Roedl Philippines, Inc. is mainly concerned with helping international clients set up and run their businesses in the Philippines. It also extends the same service to Philippine companies based overseas, particularly in Germany. Roedl & Partner has 109 offices in 49 countries. With a tight-knit grid of intentional offices and global connected clients, the company needs to operate as efficiently and as effectively as possible locally and cross-boarder.

When the quarantine and lockdown were declared in Manila, Roedl Philippines needed a banking partner that could assist the company and its clients to complete particularly their international transactions—since despite the local lockdown and travel restrictions the global business never stopped.

“We have a set of requirements for any business partner we work with. First of all, we look for entrepreneurial spirit. This means seeing challenges as opportunities. It goes without saying that we expect from our staff and business partners to bring in an alert mind, commitment, and professionalism,” said Dr. Marian Norbert Majer, Executive Director and Consultant of Roedl Philippines, Inc.

“What is also of utmost importance to us, is business integrity. I would define integrity as the ability to gain trust and respect. Both trust and respect can only be gained through time, through consistent and reliable performance. I can attest that BDO fulfills all of these requirements. It was proven over a longer period of time but particularly during the pandemic.”

For those reasons, Roedl continues a strong business relationship with BDO all these years. According to Dr. Majer, BDO was able to consistently provide service and assistance throughout the ECQ period. “We highly appreciate that despite limitations due to the ECQ, we always had someone from BDO who was directly and constantly available to take care of our requirements. This means not only our requirements, but particularly the requirements of our clients.”

The pandemic underscored the importance of reliability and trust during times of crisis. For these expats, they chose BDO because the bank continues to find ways amid difficult challenges.

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PAPO kicks off Unity Statement to increase vaccination uptake, decrease hesitancy: Patient groups call for ‘Bakuna, Now Na’

June 8, 2021, Manila, Philippines — The Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO), representing 38 patient groups in the country, today launches the “Bakuna, Now Na” campaign in a bid to increase vaccination uptake and decrease hesitancy to help curb the pandemic. The campaign is also in partnership with the Department of Health and is supported by the Department of Science and Technology and the Philippine Medical Association.

The Bakuna, Now Na campaign, an information and education advocacy to increase vaccine acceptance, also kicks off with a Unity Statement with partner groups urging Filipinos to get vaccinated against CoVID-19.

The patient-led campaign also aims to support efforts towards vaccine equity through various initiatives and collaborations with governments, manufacturers and the COVAX facility among other platforms.

“The pandemic has made Filipino patients more vulnerable to sickness and hardships. We urge all Filipinos, including patients and their families, to get vaccinated against CoVID-19 to protect ourselves and others from this potentially life-threatening illness. We also support initiatives to urgently address vaccine inequity and secure vaccine access for Filipinos, including those belonging to priority sectors like patients,” said PAPO President Ms Ma. Fatima Lorenzo.

“The Bakuna, Now Na is a campaign for Filipino patients and by Filipino patients. We aspire that through this campaign, we would help in informing the patients and the public that vaccines are safe and effective having gone through regulatory approvals and scientific research. We are stronger and healthier together, which is why we are calling on everyone to get vaccinated,” said Ms Karen Alparce-Villanueva, PAPO Treasurer and Campaign Project Lead.

A recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found that only three out of 10 Filipinos are willing to be vaccinated even if they were free and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Efforts are also underway to identify barriers for the non-vaccination of a number of senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, belonging to the A2 and A3 priority sectors.

Seeing the vast number of Filipinos who are hesitant to get vaccinated, PAPO recognizes the necessity to address the people’s concerns through the Bakuna, Now Na advocacy. The campaign will center on frequently asked questions about CoVID-19 vaccines and dispel myths with verified medical facts. The Bakuna, Now Na is an effort to translate complicated medical terms into easy-to-digest content that will help educate the public.

“The Department of Health is pleased to partner with the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations in our effort to increase vaccine confidence and vaccinate more people as soon as possible. We continue to call on patients and our senior citizens to get themselves vaccinated because vaccines are one of the proven ways by which we could prevent this pandemic. Vaccines along with the wearing of face masks, hand washing, and physical distancing will help us move forward safely from this pandemic. Vaccines are safe and effective kaya Bakuna, Now Na,” said Department of Health – Health Promotions Bureau Director Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho.

Dr. Nina Gloriani, chairman of the Department of Science and Technology – Vaccine Expert Panel, is also present during the campaign launch as the advocacy will feature verified information coming from the country’s medical and vaccines experts.

The Bakuna, Now Na campaign is being led by PAPO in partnership with the Department of Health, the Department of Science and Technology, the Philippine Medical Association, the Philippine Pharmacists Association and former Health Secretaries Carmencita Reodica, MD, Esperanza Cabral, MD, Manuel Dayrit, MD, and Janette Garin, MD and 50 other organizations and growing.

According to Rey Sarmenta, the former Chairman of HAPLOS, the Hemophilia Foundation, he got vaccinated because he wanted to protect his family, and getting vaccinated is his chance to enjoy his life with his loved ones.

For Ara Lanorio, President of the Neurofibromatosis Friends Philippines, proper education about vaccines should take priority. She shared her initial concerns about the vaccine and how knowing the facts helped her decide to get vaccinated.

Bakuna, Now Na Media Launch

For more information about the campaign or to sign the PAPO Unity Statement, please visit http://www.papo.ph and PAPO’s FB page.

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Kabuhayan Loan ng BDO Network Bank, Katulong sa Pag-asenso ng MSMEs, OFWs at Kanilang Pamilya

Isinagawa ng BDO Network Bank (BDONB) ang kanilang Go Negosyo talk show na pinamagatang “Kayang-kaya Kabayan” nitong Biyernes, June 4. Layunin ng talk show na magbahagi ng financial management tips at valuable insights pagdating sa mga sustainable at adaptable business opportunities hindi lamang para sa mga local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), kundi pati na rin sa mga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at kanilang mga beneficiaries.

Pinangunahan ni SME Advocate Josie Conlu ang talakayan tungkol iba’t-ibang financial challenges na kinakaharap ng ating mga OFWs abroad. Nagbahagi rin siya ng mga opportunities na maari nilang subukan pagkatapos nitong pandemya.
Naroon din si Randell Tiongson, isang registered financial planner and advocate ng Life & Personal Finance, na nagbahagi ng preparedness at adaptability tips kung paano ba i-manage ang income at kung papaano mag-impok para sa emergency funds. Kabilang dito ang pag-shift sa mga essential business, paggamit ng online platforms, at pagdagdag ng stocks.

Napag-usapan din ang importansya ng MSMEs sa pagpapalago ng lokal at nasiyonal na ekonomiya.
“Ang pag-unlad ng Pilipinas ay nakasalalay sa pagsulong ng mga MSMEs. Sa paglago ng mga MSMEs, gaganda ang kinabukasan nila at ng kanilang pamilya. Dahil dito, tinatawag na “growth engine” ng ekonomiya ang mga MSMEs,” ani BDONB Senior Vice President and MSME Group Head Karen Cua.

Dagdag pa niya, ang mga MSMEs ay ang nagpapatakbo ng ekonomiya ng ating mga komunidad dahil nakapagbibigay ito ng trabaho, mga produkto, at mga serbisyong kailangan sa pang araw-araw.

Ayon sa data ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, ang MSMEs ay isang kritikal na sector ng ating bansa dahil they account for 99.5% ng business enterprises, 62.4% ng total employment, at 35.7% ng gross value added. Maliban dito, sila rin ay nagsisilbing valuable partners at suppliers ng mga malalaking enterprise.

Kaya’t patuloy na sinusuportahan ng BDONB ang mga MSMEs upang mapanatili at mapalago ang kanilang operasyon sa gitna ng pandemya.
Ang dating OF na si Ernesto Abad, isang electrician na nagtrabaho sa Saudi Arabia, ay nagbahagi ng kanyang kwento kung paano nakatulong ang BDONB at ang Kabuhayan Loan sa kanyang pamilya at sa kanilang negosyo lalo na ngayong pandemya.

“Dahil sa sitwasyon ng lockdown, ang buwanang padala ng asawa ko na nasa abroad ay natigil, kaya’t napakaganda ng pag-alok sa akin ng BDO [Network Bank] upang maipagpatuloy ko ‘yung aking negosyo kahit sa panahon ng pandemic,” ani Abad.

Bilang isang trusted partner ng mga MSMEs sa business growth at sustainability, handog ng BDONB ang Kabuhayan Loan upang mabigyan ang mga MSMEs ng access sa additional capital at investment para sa kanilang stocks, sa pag-expand at pagpapalago ng kanilang negosyo.at sa pagbili ng mga business assets gaya ng delivery trucks at iba pang kailangang equipment.

Ang Kabuhayan Loan ay mayroong mabilis at simpleng application process para sa pagpapa-utang sa mga negosyante ng mula P30,000 hanggang P1,000,000 na hindi nangangailangan ng collateral. May installement options ito na 12 months hanggang 24 months, depende sa kakayahan ng isang borrower magbayad. Meron din itong kaakibat na Credit Life Insurance na nagsisilbing proteksyon ng pamilya laban sa financial burden.

Ang BDO Network Bank’s Kabuhayan Loan ay makakapagpa-utang sa mga negosyante ng mula P30,000 hanggang P1,000,000 ng walang collateral.

Ang BDO Kabuhayan loan ay available sa lahat ng BDONB branches. Para ma-qualify sa loan, ang borrower ay dapat mayroon existing na negosyo for at least three years at nagge-generate ito ng weekly sales na di bababa sa P15,000. Magsubmit lamang ng isang valid ID, business permit, at proof of sales. Maaari ring mag-apply online via http://www.bdonetworkbank.com.ph.

Mula May 17 hanggang July 16, 2021, 30 lucky applicants ang mananalo ng Kabuhayan Package na tig-P10,000 worth of grocery goods o SM appliances. Para sa mga inquiries tungkol sa promo, mag-send lamang ng private message sa BDO Network Bank PH Facebook page o bisitahin ang http://www.bdonetworkbank.com.ph/kabuhayan-loan.


BDO Network Bank

Ang BDONB ay ang rural bank subsidiary ng BDO Unibank. Ang linyang “Sama-sama Tayo” ang pangakong pinatutupad ng BDONB sa lahat ng mga customers sa tulong ng mga produkto at serbisyo nito. Sa ngayon ang BDONB ay may higit kumulang na 290 offices at 277 ATMs sa buong Pilipinas.

Para sa iba pang impormasyon, bisitahin ang http://www.bdonetworkbank.com.ph.

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MILO Celebrates World Milk Day with 10 Million Jump Skips

MANILA, Philippines (1 June 2021) – MILO, the country’s favorite powdered chocomalt milk drink, is celebrating World Milk Day by encouraging the entire nation to do 10 million jump skips along with the Department of Education (DepEd) students and Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (MAPEH) teachers from all over the Philippines. World Milk Day is an international event observed every June 1 that recognizes the importance of milk as a global food, and MILO is joining in the celebration of its main ingredient.

“Milk is, in fact, the number one ingredient of our MILO Champion Formula. With this, plus our Champion Energy Nutrients, MILO provides protein and calcium to support bones and muscles, and the energy to reach 10 million skips as one nation,” said Veronica Cruz, MILO Business Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Nestle Philippines, Inc.

The 10 million jump skips challenge runs for the entire month of June and is a part of the nationwide Jump Rope for the Public School System project, a tripartite partnership between DepEd, the Philippine Jump Rope Association (PJRA), and MILO.

“Mula noon hanggang ngayon, anuman ang panahon, MILO continues to nourish kids with the daily nutritious energy they need and the inspiration to grow with sports, and the life values that come with it. The current situation has left kids prone to be sedentary, so it’s vital that they nurture a daily habit of exercise. Our collaboration with PJRA and DepEd furthers our commitment to keeping kids active and healthy today, especially as they continue to stay at home,” added Cruz.

The nationwide challenge aims to catalyze jump rope as part of DepEd’s grassroots sports development program and properly train students, teachers, and school officials on the basics of the sport. MILO is supporting the initiative by (a) sponsoring jump ropes that DepEd will distribute to 150,000 Grade 4 students and 30,000 teachers across the country, (b) co-creating instructional videos with PJRA that are freely accessible through the MILO Sports Clinics Online (MSCO) programs on YouTube, and (c) sponsoring an interschool virtual tournament with the support of DepEd in school year 2021-2022.

MILO provides kids access to alternative home-based sports through the online programs co-created with its partner organizations. As activities are limited by what can be done indoors, jump rope has become a popular exercise for kids that requires minimal space and helps them stay fit and strong at home. All you need is a skipping rope and the winning energy to keep going. PJRA is the recognized local authority on jump rope, created to promote it as both a competitive sport and recreational fitness activity. The corporation is also sanctioned by the International Jump Rope Union (IJRU), the international governing body for the sport of jump rope/rope skipping.

“Jump rope is a fun activity for kids that can be done anywhere and any way. Studies also show that it can help improve motor skills and promote good mood. We are excited to work with MILO in spreading our love for jump rope and bringing it closer to kids through their online sports clinics,” said Noel Agra, President, Philippine Jump Rope Association.

DepEd is also exploring efforts to introduce jump rope to the schools’ physical education program, conduct physical or virtual training sessions and classes, and organize intra- and inter-school competitions. This is in line with its mission to find innovative ways to make learning fun and conducive for students at home.

“Active kids are better learners because exercise can help improve memory, behavior, and concentration. We’re delighted to partner with MILO once again as they help us achieve one of the goals of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan in promoting the well- being and protection of learners in this new normal. This will increase the physical resilience of learners which will translate to improved academic performance,” DepEd Usec. Tonisito Umali, Esq., Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships and Project Management Service, stated.

Join us from June 1-30 as MILO celebrates its main ingredient, milk, on World Milk Day with 10 million skips. Simply share a photo or video of you jumping rope and indicate the number of skips you made. Remember to include the official hashtags: #MILO10Mskips and #WorldMilkDay. You can also purchase special MILO bundled packs that come with a free MILO Home Court™ jump rope. Now available at Shopee and Lazada. Add to cart and jump in the fun!

Get a FREE MILO Home Court™ jump rope with Milo Special Bundle Packs available at Shopee and Lazada

Visit the MILO Philippines Facebook page and https://www.milo.com.ph/ for updates and more information. Try the new MILO Champion Formula that contains more milk, more Champion Energy Nutrients with PROTOMALT, Iron, and Vitamins B2, B3, B6, and B12.


About MILO
MILO has been in the Philippines for over 50 years and is the country’s favorite chocolate malt powdered milk drink that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. The brand’s purpose is to nourish kids’ journey to success with nutritious energy and inspiration to grow with sports.

Every mug of MILO contains the goodness of Milk, Cocoa, Barley, and Activ-Go® – a special blend of Protomalt®, Vitamins, and Minerals. It is high in Vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and Iron that helps in energy release from food. It is also a source of calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin D that supports child growth and bone health.

About Nestlé Philippines
Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing high-quality food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide and is among the country’s Top 10 Corporations.

Driven by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestlé today produces and markets products under some of the country’s trusted brands such as NESCAFÉ, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLÉ and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery and pet care.