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Bringing businesses together: Lalamove paves way for SMEs across the globe to “Make a Winning Move”

The local episode #LalamoveItToWinIt to support MSMEs across PH
To inspire businesses around Asia and Latin America, Lalamove has launched a regional branding campaign “Make a Winning Move” to showcase its various B2B services, strong driver-partner network, and wide-ranging fleet for fast and reliable delivery solutions. Locally, the on-demand delivery platform has kicked off the campaign by inviting its patrons, old and new, to #LalamoveItToWinIt.

Now more than ever, businesses are focusing their efforts on an experience-led customer journey. With deliveries as undeniably crucial for businesses to fulfill their services and win over customers, the central creative idea behind the regional campaign revolves around such scenarios where Lalamove’s services and B2B features help entrepreneurs stay ahead of the intense competition.

Lalamove, as the trusted delivery partner, has been servicing businesses of all sizes in the Philippines. Lalamove’s corporate clients can enjoy the on-demand delivery platform’s variety of business solutions, such as multi-stop delivery, API integration, real-time GPS tracking, a wide variety of fleet for on-demand, same-day, long distance, and last-mile delivery, and a dedicated account manager.

“The Philippines has more than 900,000 businesses, over 99% of which are MSMEs. What Lalamove offers businesses of all sizes is faster, easier, and a more seamless delivery experience to help them save time and costs. Our dedicated partner drivers, the economic frontliners of today, are here to deliver to an even wider reach across Luzon and in Cebu. This campaign is the visualization of what we can do to help businesses jump over hurdles – simply put, just ‘Lalamove It to Win It!’” remarked Dannah Majarocon, Lalamove Philippines Managing Director.

First-time users of the Lalamove mobile delivery app can get up to Php 150 off when they sign up and use the code LALAWINIT. New corporate clients, on the other hand, can also receive a welcome bonus of up to Php 1,200 when they sign up and top-up their Lalamove corporate wallet. Moreover, with Lalamove Rewards recently launched, each delivery for every user is now made even more rewarding.



Find out more about what Lalamove offers by visiting www.lalamove.com/lalamoveittowinit, or follow the official Lalamove Facebook page, Instagram account, and TikTok account for more information.

MEET THE “BULLET TRAIN” CHARACTERS IN THEIR SOLO POSTERS

“They’re all in it together, whether they like it or not.” Check out the new posters for Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller Bullet Train and meet these characters exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines August 03, 2022.
Brad Pitt as Ladybug: He’s just trying to forget what he does for a living.

Zazie Beetz as The Hornet: Don’t be rude to this train attendant.

Bad Bunny as The Wolf: Here comes the Big Bad Wolf.

Joey King as The Prince: She’s not as innocent as she looks.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Tangerine: The juice is worth the squeeze.

Brian Tyree Henry as Lemon: Don’t get on his sour side.

Andrew Koji as Kimura: What secrets is he hiding?

Logan Lerman: Don’t take your eyes off him.

Michael Shannon as The White Death: What is waiting at the end of the line?

Hiroyuki Sanada as Elder: Everything you've ever done has led you here.

Momomon is Momomon: Dangerously cute.

[Watch the film’s newest trailer at https://youtu.be/Eku2gerbnMc]

About Bullet Train
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world's fastest train...and he's got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.

Directed by David Leitch, screenplay by Zak Olkewicz based upon the book Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka.

The film is produced by Kelly McCormick, David Leitch, Antoine Fuqua. The executive producers are Brent O’Connor, Ryosuke Saegusa, Yuma Terada, Kat Samick.

The cast is led by Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio.

In Philippine cinemas August 2022, Bullet Train is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with the hashtag #BulletTrainMovie

Photo & Video Credit: “Columbia Pictures”

Maya makes Lalamove deliveries more convenient and rewarding

Lalamove users can now top up their wallet with Maya and get a Lalamove discount coupon and Maya cashback
Booking your deliveries with the on-demand logistics platform, Lalamove, is now made more convenient and rewarding with the all-in-one money app Maya.

Lalamove users can enjoy a seamless and hassle-free way of adding funds to their Lalamove wallet with Maya. This option is on top of using their Maya virtual and physical Visa and MasterCard for Lalamove payments before booking their deliveries.

"Providing the best cashless experience to Filipinos is our goal, and this includes being able to easily and securely add funds in their Lalamove wallet with their Maya account. We're happy to work with Lalamove in bringing this added convenience to customers," said Maya Head for Enterprise Business and Sales Mar Lazaro.

For her part, Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines, said: "We continue our goal of promoting safe contactless deliveries through digital payments. Including Maya as a payment option will bring cashless convenience to more Filipinos, allowing consumers to maximize Lalamove's fast, reliable, and affordable services."

With this new initiative, topping up the Lalamove wallet with Maya is simple. Lalamove wallet users just need to:
· Open the Lalamove app and tap the hamburger button on the upper left corner of the home page.
· Choose Wallet.
· Tap the "+Top Up" button and select the amount you wish to add to your Lalamove Wallet.
· Proceed by tapping the Top Up button, choose the Credit or Debit card, and the Maya button.
· Choose "PayMaya wallet," then log in your Maya account details.
· Enter the OTP sent to your mobile number and proceed with your top-up transaction.

To make top-ups in the Lalamove wallet with Maya more rewarding for users, upgraded Maya users who will add at least P500 to their Lalamove wallet from May 3 to June 30, 2022, will automatically enjoy a P50 discount coupon code from Lalamove and P50 cashback credits from Maya. To know more about this promo, visit: https://mayaph.co/lalamoveP100

Maya is the all-in-one money platform bringing Filipinos bolder ways to master their money. It is powered by a unique integrated financial services ecosystem that addresses the ever-evolving needs of today's generation of money makers through cutting-edge technology.

Maya leads millions of Filipinos — consumers, businesses, communities, and government agencies alike — into a version of the current digital economy that's more inclusive, transparent, and empowering than ever. Maya is powered by the country's only end-to-end digital payments company, PayMaya Philippines, and Maya Bank for digital banking services.

Launched in the Philippines in late 2016, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler across North, Central, and South Luzon, and in Cebu is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamove allows these businesses to scale their deliveries and operations at an accelerated rate. Lalamove now operates in over 30 markets across Asia and Latin America. Visit Lalamove’s website: http://lalamove.com.

HOTEL 101 GROUP LAUNCHES 101 STAY GREEN INITIATIVES

Hotel 101 Group and Pasay City LGU sign MOA for Sustainability Projects in Pasay City
(L-R: Hotel 101 – Manila Hotel Manager Ryann Dimayuga, Hotel 101 Group General Manager Gel Gomez, Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano and Pasay City CENRO’s RR Salvador)

Hotel 101 Group officially launched its sustainability campaign, 101 STAY GREEN, led by the Hotel 101 Group Green Team, and signed Sustainability Agreements with the Pasay City Government and the Philippine Coast Guard respectively.

Hotel 101 Group General Manager Gel Gomez welcomed everyone. “Today is a big win for the environment as we have gathered everyone for the launch of Hotel 101 Group’s sustainability initiatives, and as we commit to a common goal of protecting the environment and putting our stake in our future and the future generations,” she remarked.

“I am also happy to strengthen our partnerships between the Pasay City government, and the Philippine Coast Guard, both of which we worked closely with during the height of the pandemic, ensuring a safe and happy stay for all our guests across our hotels,” GM Gomez shares.
Hotel 101 Group and Philippine Coast Guard sign MOA for Environmental Projects
(L-R: PCG Marine Environmental Command Commander Rear Admiral Robert Patrimonio, Hotel 101 Group General Manager Gel Gomez, PCG Deputy Commandant for Administration Vice Admiral Rolando Lizor Punzalan, Jr. and Hotel 101 – Manila Hotel Manager Ryann Dimayuga)

Hotel 101 Group Green Team Lead and Hotel 101 – Manila Hotel Manager Ryann Dimayuga enumerated the 101 STAY GREEN initiatives of the hotels which highlight efforts in Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Waste Management, and Community Engagement.

Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano thanked the Hotel 101 Group for its sustainable initiatives and for closely working with the LGU. “We are happy and thankful of Hotel 101’s eco-projects and plans and to be able to work hand-in-hand guaranteeing our public an eco-conscious, practical, and leisurely stay in our hotels,” says Mayor Emi. “This is really part of our vision for Pasay City, to be the first Eco-City in the Philippines. So we will always be of support to your endeavors and your journey towards sustainability,” the Mayor adds.

"On behalf of our Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu, the Philippine Coast Guard congratulates the Hotel 101 Group in its endeavor towards a more sustainable and greener environment for tomorrow,” remarked by Philippine Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Administration Vice Admiral Rolando Lizor Punzalan, Jr.

“As part of its mandate, the Philippine Coast Guard ensures safe and cleaner seas. But the PCG, through its Marine Environmental Protection Command led by CG RADM Robert Patrimonio, shares the advocacy of likewise, protecting our land-based environment. Without hesitation, PCG vigorously supports Hotel 101 Groups' sustainability initiatives for the environment capped up with a MOA Signing event and is honored to have as partners, the City of Pasay and Hotel 101 Group in this very sublime commitment,” Vice Admiral Punzalan adds.

101 GREEN TEAM includes employees from different ranks and hotels under the Hotel 101 Group 


Hotel 101 Group Green Team Lead Ryann Dimayuga, DeWaste Solutions Juvien Galano, Pasay City CENRO’s RR Salvador, Hotel 101 Group General Manager Gel Gomez, Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, PCG DCA Vice Admiral Rolando Lizor Punzalan, Jr., PCG MEPCOM Commander Rear Admiral Robert Patrimonio and Hotel 101 Group Green Team Co-Lead Brian Ong

Kicking off the partnership, Hotel 101 – Manila will host all of Pasay City Barangay Captains for a half-day training on environmental issues, together with the Philippine Coast Guard Marine Environmental Command this July.

The hotel group also shared its Going Green projects, including working towards benchmarking and adopting tenets or criteria to be given the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)’s Hotel Sustainability Basics badge and ASEAN Green Tourism Standard, both of which aims to transition the hotels to operate greener.
As part of Going Green efforts, Horizon Café at Hotel 101 – Manila also launched its TLC Plant Based Burger perfectly paired with fried sweet potato chips, giving guests a healthier option of a traditional burger but with no meat. Guests may try this new addition to the menu starting June 27, 2022.

“These initiatives are part of our authentic, collective efforts in each of our hotels and departments, that contribute to the whole 101 STAY GREEN initiative. I hope that we continue to work together, build on our partnerships, think of more creative ideas to engage our audiences, to make sure we leave a better, greener, and happier future,” closes GM Gel Gomez.
Hotel 101 Group installs Bike Parking, offers free coffee for cyclists every weekend to promote alternative means of transportation among its guests, patrons, and employees

The Hotel 101 Group is a subsidiary of DoubleDragon Corporation, which operates Hotel 101, Injap Tower Hotel in Iloilo City, and Jinjiang Inn Philippines. Hotel 101 Group has recently unveiled its direction to begin expanding abroad. It aims to make Hotel 101 the first global Filipino hotel chain.

ICSB PH, UnionBank to hold three-day conference and expo for MSMEs

Be part of the MSME Fiesta Sulong Negosyante event from June 27-30 at Resorts World Manila

The International Council for Small Business Philippines (ICSB PH) and Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) will be holding a three-day conference and expo for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for free this coming June 27 to 30 at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

Titled "MSME Fiesta Sulong Negosyante," the event is part of ICSB and UnionBank's celebrations for United Nations' International MSME Day, which is observed annually every 27th of June to raise awareness of the contributions of MSMEs to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

During the three-day event, a number of activities will be held with the goal of helping MSMEs in every aspect of their business. There will be mentoring and coaching to be led by industry experts; opportunities to secure funding from some of the leading financing companies in the country; and learning sessions focused on a wide selection of topics including access to loans, eCommerce platforms, payment gateways, digital creatives, opening of bank accounts, logistics and supply chain, and government compliance.

"What's in it for the MSMEs? We could say we can do these things online, but then again, it's better for them to see new partners face-to-face and learn new ideas from experts," said ICSB Founder Eric Caeg.
"Left and right, so many webinars for MSMEs are happening simultaneously every weekend. I think it's time that we go beyond that," said UnionBank's SME and Micropreneurs Segment Head Jaypee Soliman. "What we want to do is to move forward, which is why the name of the event is Sulong! Negosyante. Now, we won't just be doing talks, but this time we'll be doubling down on enabling our MSMEs through the activities that we've prepared for everyone."

Several participating brands will be raffling away a number of exciting prizes to make the event even more exciting. SunLife Philippines, for example, will be giving away P50,000 worth of insurance policies to 300 lucky attendees, while Mr. Freeze Purified Tube Ice will be giving away Yelo Negosyo packages, just to name a few.

To make travel to the event site easier, Grab Philippines will be offering a voucher for its users, where they can enjoy P100 off on their fare with promo code UBMSME2022. Those traveling to the event via their own vehicles will also get the chance to take home gas vouchers.

To learn more about the MSME Fiesta Sulong Negosyante, you can register here: https://unionbank.globallinker.com/events/sulong-negosyante-an-msme-fiesta/74166/register.

Eastern Communications partners with AICI and ANZCHAM to champion diversity in Pride Month Celebration


In line with the Pride Month celebration this June, Eastern Telecommunications Philippines Inc. (ETPI) advocates for diversity in the workplace by partnering with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ANZCHAM) in a series of events that highlights gender equality and the power to voice out gender expression.

The month-long initiative includes Eastern Communications support for AICI’s Pride Month webinar entitled “Proud with Pride: An LGBTQ+ Life Journey,” on June 24 at 9PM PH Time (8:00 AM Central Standard Time). The online talk aims to promote a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. The telecommunications company also announced that they pledged to become members of the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) Council of ANZCHAM.

“We believe that all people, regardless of their divergence, should have a safe space where they can learn, grow, and contribute to the company without discrimination in the workplace,” said Jedrek Estanislao, Head of Marketing at Eastern Communications. “We have been known for our unique brand promise of High Tech and High Touch. While this is a trademark among our customers, we also want to extend our unparalleled support to our employees through initiatives such as these.”

Amplifying inclusion, diversity, and equality
The Pride month webinar spearheaded by AICI will feature Taz Thornton, an award-winning business and personal empowerment coach and a best-selling author and international speaker, and Bob Satawake, a former diplomat, contributing writer, and a strong advocate for the USAID LGBT projects in the Dominican Republic. They are set to share their personal and professional journey, the wide range of gender expression, and the importance of embracing diversity in its many forms. Interested participants may view the event details and register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KlO8Sq7wQo24WEHd5s7sHw.

“Everyone should be able to honor their identity, sexuality, and heart at all times. The members and the public will benefit from this opportunity to recognize the lives and achievements of those who have contributed to the progression of LGBTQ+ movements around the world and continue to do so,” said AICI DEI Council Chair Sonya Barnes.

Eastern Communications’ Segment Marketing Head Gian Carlo Conde became a member of the Diversity Equality and Inclusion Committee of ANZCHAM. The committee was established to uphold gender equality in the workplace and promote a safe and supportive environment for all members to work, learn, and thrive. A diverse group in itself, the committee will regularly hold meetings to ensure that these objectives are achieved.

“Representing our company and being a member of ANZCHAM’s DEI Committee allowed me to meet a diverse group of individuals, all coming together to share one advocacy of promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion in our lives and applying them in our workplaces. I see this as a terrific opportunity to learn and share my ideas for the many initiatives we will be implementing soon,” Conde shared.

In line with these efforts, Eastern Communications sees to it that the advocacy takes effect in its current work environment and its hiring policy, hiring without discrimination and focusing on skills. The company sets an example for its employees to influence them to celebrate diversity beyond the workplace. The telecommunications company further amplifies this message by using its social media platforms on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to voice out and promote inclusion, diversity, and equality through empowering and educational posts.

“Through our various platforms, we want to be a voice that can educate and encourage our audiences to promote gender equality, inclusion, and uphold the advocacy to influence others as well,” said Estanislao.

To learn more about Eastern Communications’ services, visit eastern.com.ph. Stay tuned as they unveil their new website soon.

NEW FAMILY COMEDY “LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE” LAUNCHES TRAILER

One little discovery, one giant adventure! Watch the new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ new musical comedy Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile starring Shawn Mendes, Javier Bardem and Constance Wu. Coming to cinemas in a while, crocodile.

Check out the trailer below

About Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action / CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.

When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem), to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will feature original songs performed by Shawn Mendes and written by the songwriting team behind The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Joining Pasek and Paul in writing original songs for the film are Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick, and Joriah Kwamé. Directed and produced by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, the screenplay is by Will Davies. The film is produced by Hutch Parker and executive produced by Kevin K. Vafi, Dan Wilson, Robert J. Dohrmann, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Tarak Ben Ammar and Andy Mitchell.

In Philippine cinemas October 2022, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with the hashtag #LyleLyleCrocodile

Photo & Video Credit: “Columbia Pictures”

CARELESS MUSIC HOLDS 2022 TRADE LAUNCH

CARELESS MUSIC ANNOUNCES LIZA SOBERANO AND ISSA PRESSMAN AS NEW ARTISTS AND SHARED CURRENT PARTNERSHIPS AND UPCOMING PLANS
Careless Music held their 2022 Trade Launch yesterday at Matrix Creations Events Venue and treated the members of the press and media as well as the brands present to an array of performances by their entre roster consisting of A-Team, Nadine Lustre, Jolianne, Lesha, Massiah, and of course, Careless Music founder and Chairman James Reid. 
Attendees were also given a walkthrough on the history of Careless Music by James Reid, and shortly after, CEO Jeffrey Oh spoke about the music label’s current status and new direction. Jeffrey also expounded on the factors he and James consider when it comes to considering new talents to sign, placing an importance on the family dynamic that Careless Music has internally. “First of all, they should be family. We are a family of risk takers, willing to support each other,” explained Oh.
Jeffrey and James then proceeded to introduce the new additions to the Careless Music roster of talents, first with Issa Pressman. After her contract signing, Issa explained how she was scouted by James to join Careless which actually happened in a casual setting. According to her, they were all hanging out as friends with Issa showcasing her then new single “Monkey Business” when James approached her shortly after to ask if she was already signed with a label. 
Just right after, Jeffrey and James proceeded to introduce Liza Soberano as the second artist who will be signed as the newest Careless Artist. When asked why she chose to sign with Careless Music, Liza shared that she has been wanting to work with a young management company and being with one that is fearless when it comes to taking risks is what attracted her to sign with the music label. “It is very exciting and encouraging to see a lot of people [within Careless Music] pursuing their dreams and passion at such an early age and doing it the way that they want to do it. That’s kind of what I seek in my career: to have a lot more creative freedom and control and to [be able to] create my own path and destiny,” shared Liza during her signing.
CEO Jeffrey Oh also announced the current partnership of Careless Music with Transparent Arts, the artist management and record label company of Far East Movement based in Los Angeles, California for the company’s global direction. He then proceeded to share the company’s upcoming plans which include a mixtape with the entire roster of Careless Music and an accompanying promotional local tour which will culminate at the 2023 Sinulog Festival in Cebu, single releases by Lesha and Issa Pressman, an EP by James Reid, as well as a US and European Tour for the roster and A-Team competitions by February 2023.

The event concluded with a performance and a message of gratitude from James Reid before having a press conference and pocket interviews with the press and the artists of Careless Music

Photo credits to Mike Gella (@mikehellyah)