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J&T Express and PDEA partner to safeguard logistics and protect SME customers

Safety protocols enhanced as transactions rise during the holidays Following the boom of e-commerce and the heightened demand for courier services, J&T Express Philippines is continuing their commitment to uplift the Filipino as the fastest-growing and farthest-reaching logistics company by officially partnering with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). A memorandum of agreement was signed in an effort to strengthen the growing number of transactions and to avert any illegal transactions, especially in light of the holiday season rush. With PDEA having already destroyed 6.25B php worth of confiscated drugs just last October, the agency is now looking to private stakeholders to help avoid a likely surge in illegal smuggling as deliveries increase. With the signing of this memorandum, J&T is heightening their crusade against such criminal activities, especially drug smuggling. This latest measure is just one of many that the company has taken to discourage criminals and to e

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Philippine Red Cross Recognizes Honda Philippines Inc. for Humanitarian Service

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) recently awarded Honda Foundation, Inc. (HFI) the Outstanding Humanitarian Award for Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). The recognition was for the initiative and support for the organization’s efforts in in helping communities in times of calamities and amid the pandemic. In May 2020, HFI donated 104 motorcycle units—52 red units each of TMX125 alpha and Wave 110 alpha—with insulated top boxes to PRC. These motorcycles will be used by PRC volunteers and staff in its 104 Chapters nationwide. The endowment also provides PRC with a fast and high-quality mode of transportation.   "We, at Honda, are one with the Philippine Red Cross in providing a helping hand to those in need. With our innovative mindset, we recognize the power of our motorcycles in helping this organization in all its much-needed humanitarian efforts," said Mr. Susumu Mitsuishi, HFI Member of the Board of Trustees.   HFI is the arm of the Honda group of companies in the Philippines

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Driver of ride-hailing app finds support in Globe’s QC expansion

When every single text message and every single second counts, it is very important to have a reliable, dependable and fast internet connection. And if you happen to earn your living using mobile apps, then it is a must to have connectivity anytime of the day, and anywhere you may be. For Sigfried Ragay, a Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) app driver and a Globe user for several years, much of his days rely on the messages he receives from potential passengers. So for him, to fill his quota and earn a few more pesos, Ragay needs to have his internet connection on the fly. Ragay was thankful that his location, Quezon City, was among the 16 cities in Metro Manila that welcomed the installation of new towers and the upgrading of sites from the obsolete 2G and 3G to 4G/LTE technology. Benefitting from Globe’s aggressive network expansion, Quezon City welcomed the implementation of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act that expedited the processing of permits to build telco infrastr

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Making Your Christmas Travel Safe and Secured

Like many traditional holidays, Christmas will be completely different this year as Filipinos brace for a non-traditional celebration since mass gatherings and parties remain restricted due to the pandemic. As quarantine guidelines loosen, on the other hand, people can now visit malls, restaurants, and shops if they abide by specific safety protocols to prevent the further spreading of the virus.  With travel still possible for Filipinos, Prestone Philippines, the leading manufacturer of cutting-edge coolants and brake fluids in the country, reminds motorists of the importance of keeping their vehicles in good shape to have safe journeys this holiday season. Before embarking on your trip, the company encourages us to check on your vehicles and if possible, undergo preventive maintenance. Following your vehicle's preventive maintenance schedule (PMS) can help ensure that it stays safe and in tiptop condition. It maintains that it has no engine leaks or irregular noises that can be si

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Bike for Good: Baker John partners with GMA Kapuso Foundation for Livelihood Project

Baker John, Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) brand of bread, recently teamed up with GMA Kapuso Foundation for the “Bike for Good” project. Through this partnership, 30 beneficiaries will receive bikes and bread products from Baker John. “Our goal is to provide assistance to those who are trying to adapt to this new, challenging situation in the time of the COVID pandemic. Through this partnership, we hope the beneficiaries selected by GMA Kapuso Foundation will have the will -- and the wheels -- to keep going,” said Ellison Lee, URC Flour and Bread Division’s Managing Director. According to Lee, the Bike for Good project provides each of the 30 beneficiaries with a bicycle and a negosyo starter package consisting of Baker John products. “We want to assist them in kicking off their community selling business which can help them with their livelihood,” Lee shared. In choosing the beneficiaries, the project prioritizes those who lost their livelihood due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

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J&T Express donates goods for Catanduanes, Albay

J&T Express, a leading e-commerce delivery service provider in Southeast Asia, recently conducted the “Oplan Catanduanes and Albay” project, which aims to provide relief supplies for communities most affected by a series of typhoons that struck the country a few weeks ago. In partnership with 901st Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron Albay, J&T Express donated 2,000 bags of five kilograms of rice and 2,000 gallons of six-liter distilled drinking water, which will be distributed to affected families in Catanduanes and Albay. The goods were personally turned over to BRP Malapascua (MRRV-4403), under the command of Capt. Cristopher Meniado PCG. Seventy percent of the relief supplies will be transported to Catanduanes Island, while the remaining 30 percent will be given to the affected communities in Albay.  “In these trying times, J&T Express believes in the power of Bayanihan. May this simple act deliver hope and support for our Kababayans in Catanduanes and Albay,” said Zoe Chi, Vice Pres

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Family Bonding Amid Today’s “New Normal”

One of the most admirable qualities that Filipinos have is love for their family. As family-oriented people, Filipinos will take every chance to create meaningful connections and lasting life moments with their families.  There are numerous ways Filipinos can spend time with their families like dinners, night outs, parties, outings, and many more. However, the traditional ways to bond with your loved ones may no longer be a good idea because of the current pandemic.  For Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the No.1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country, one unorthodox way to strengthen relationships with your family is by giving them acts of service using motorcycles.  Helping you connect with loved ones It may be meant for solo riding and convenience, but in some instances, HPI believes that a motorcycle can help you connect and bond with your family, despite the pandemic's challenges. For instance, bringing your loved ones their needs like groceries, food, or essentials will show that

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Hyundai Motor Group Selects NVIDIA DRIVE Infotainment and AI Platform for All Future Hyundai, Kia and Genesis Models

Entire Fleet to Feature Software-Defined and Perpetually Updateable AI UserExperiences Starting in 2022 —NVIDIA and Hyundai Motor Group today announced that the automaker’s entire lineup of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis models will come standard with NVIDIA DRIVE™ in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems starting in 2022. From entry-level to premium vehicles, these fleets will feature a rich, software-defined AI user experience that is perpetually updateable. Recent breakthroughs in AI and accelerated computing have opened the door for nextgeneration cars and trucks to benefit from new functionality, capabilities and enhanced safety features that can be added after the car is purchased. With a centralised, software-defined computing architecture, future vehicles can always have the latest AI cockpit features. For Hyundai Motor Group, standardising on the high-performance, energy-efficient NVIDIA DRIVE platform for its future models allows for a seamless and continuously enhanced in-vehicle

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Traveling with Care: Questions You Need to Answer Before Traveling Around the Philippines Again

The holiday season is just around the corner, and since the country is starting to loosen quarantine guidelines, people can now leisurely travel around the country, provided that they follow specific travel regulations and safety measures. Tagaytay City, for instance, finally reopened its borders to all visitors but non-residents are required to secure a travel pass to present to authorities before entering the city. Establishments must still follow safety and hygiene guidelines while the maximum occupancy of Department of Tourism-accredited hotels is only 50 percent. Only one person is allowed per hotel room at a time. For CitiGlobal Realty and Development Inc., a top real estate developer that offers affordable and income-generating properties in the country, slowly but surely opening the tourism sector will be critical in helping the country's economy recover from the setbacks created by the COVID-19 Pandemic. "We always believed that appreciating the beautiful islands and other

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Putting the Spotlight on #CertifiedLokalista: J&T Express, to help promote locally made products, small businesses in PH

With the current challenges faced by local businesses, J&T Express, one of the leading e-commerce delivery companies in Southeast Asia, launched a new campaign, which aims to put the spotlight on local online sellers affected by the current global health crisis. Since the start of lockdowns and community quarantines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has seen a surge in the number of registered online businesses in the country. From 1,700 in March, online business soared to over 75,000 in September as people turned to use the internet for income. As local entrepreneurs move to online platforms, some still struggle on the logistics side of their businesses. The barrier for most of these local online sellers is on how they can deliver their goods fast, easily, safely, and hassle-free, due to limited mobility. With this reality, J&T Express’ launched its online campaign, “#CertifiedLokalista: Gawang Pinoy, Panalo 'Yan,” which seeks to support locally made products, promote sma

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