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Teleperformance and De La Salle-CSB Partners for Deaf Inclusion in the Workplace 

Marking a groundbreaking step towards deaf inclusion in the workplace, Teleperformance (TP) in the Philippines and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde have formalized a partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing at the TP Ayala site in December. The partnership with the Benilde Deaf School (BDS) marks a pivotal moment in the journey of the first and largest Great Place to Work company towards advancing the organization’s diversity, inclusion, and equity (DE&I) policies. The MOA includes a comprehensive program to train Deaf interns and equip them with the necessary tools for their integration into the workforce.  Teleperformance’s HR Diversity and Inclusion member Aileen Gay Sibal interprets for the executive leaders and the audience at the MOA signing event with Benilde Deaf School.  Present on the momentous occasion was the newest Chief Executive Officer Rahul Jolly; joined by Chief People Officer Jeffrey Johnson, and VP for Human Resources, Communications an

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Honda Philippines Keeps Their Racing Form at the 2023 Inside Racing Grand Prix (IRGP)

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), recently participated in the 16th Inside Racing Grand Prix (IRGP). This year’s event was dubbed “IRGPXVI: LEGENDS ARE FOREVER!” and was held last Dec. 15 to 16 at the Tarlac Circuit Hill. HPI’s participation in this event is part of the plan with the “Road to Champion” campaign for on-road sports to emphasize and expand its exposure in Domestic Racing. This year, HPI sponsored two of the country’s most promising motorcycle young racers, Jakob Sablaya, and Alfonsi Daquigan. Jakob Sablaya, 18, represented Honda Project M Koby Racing Team gaining podium finishes, 3rd Place in MotoIR Grand Prix using the CBR150R, and 2nd Place in Super Sports 300 Grand Prix using the CBR300R race bikes. Meanwhile, another racer, the 14-year-old Alfonsi Daquigan got the Pole Position Award for the MotoIR Grand Prix race category under the Sharp Honda SCK Philippines Racing Team using the CBR150R. Both riders had shown their potential as future international riders.Despite f

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Bayad and Sun Life Grepa Make Insurance Services More Accessible for Filipinos

Bayad, the pioneer brand in the outsourced payment collection system in the Philippines, officially seals its partnership with Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. (Sun Life Grepa), a major life insurance company in the Philippines. As Bayad beefs up its partnership with Sun Life Grepa, its mobile application - Bayad App will now be able to directly make available a variety of insurance plans to its subscribers, apart from enabling the acceptance of monthly payments for insurance premiums. Bayad President and CEO Lawrence Y. Ferrer shared, “Our sole purpose at Bayad has always been centered on elevating the quality of living of Filipinos, and a huge part of our role is to help our kababayans safeguard the most valuable things in life, their physical and financial wellbeing. With this, we continue to maximize our digital payment offerings by partnering with forward-thinking financial institutions like Sun Life Grepa. Now more than ever, we recognize the increasing need for security in cases o

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Xiaomi Unveils SU7 and 5 Core EV Technologies, Completing Human x Car x Home Smart Ecosystem

Xiaomi held its Xiaomi EV Technology Launch, officially unveiling Xiaomi EV's five core technologies - E-Motor, Battery, Xiaomi Die-Casting, Xiaomi Pilot Autonomous Driving, and Smart Cabin. From the development of foundational core technologies, Xiaomi aims to redefine the technology of the automotive industry. Xiaomi EV's first product - the highly anticipated Xiaomi SU7, has been "pre-launched," with its design, performance, range, safety, and other details making a global debut. Positioned as a "full-size high-performance eco-technology sedan," Xiaomi SU7 aims to push the limits of performance, ecosystem, and mobile smart space. Quoting a sentence from Chinese poetry, "With firm strides, we are crossing its summit." Lei Jun, founder, chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi Group, stated that Xiaomi's entry into the automotive industry marks a significant leap from the smartphone industry and a crucial step toward closing the loop of the Human × Car × Home smart ecosystem. Lei Jun further exp

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Day 1 of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals Features Felip-Ylona Special Collab Stage

The two days of the anticipated Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals will not just be filled with Dota 2 and VALORANT action as 26 teams vie for the coveted Predator Shield and the combined prize pool of $200,000. Gaming fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena will be treated to amazing performances by some of the Philippines’ top artists, including Acer ambassadors Sarah Geronimo and SB19. Get ready for the special collaboration stage of singer, songwriter, and rapper Felip and Paradise Rising artist Ylona Garcia. Felip, known as Ken, is the main dancer, lead rapper, and vocalist of the phenomenal group SB19. He released his solo debut EP called COM • PLEX early this year. Ylona Garcia is a singer and songwriter under Paradise Rising, a label under 88rising and Globe. One of her songs, titled “Entertain Me,” was released in partnership with VALORANT. Aside from the Felip-Ylona special collaboration stage, Acer ambassadors Sarah Geronimo and SB19 will lead the roster of talents o

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lyf Cebu City: Paving the Way for Co-Living in the Visayas Mindanao Region

Following the launch of the first lyf property in Malate, Manila, The Ascott Limited is thrilled to announce its expansion into the Visayas and Mindanao (VisMin) region with the opening of lyf Cebu City, the first international co-living serviced residence in the city. The latest property sets the tone for lyf’s continued growth and commitment to providing the new generation of travelers with a unique and vibrant co-living experience. lyf Cebu City aims to bring its unique and distinct brand of co-living spaces and community-centric service to the Queen City of the South. Last Dec. 16, lyf Cebu City extended an invitation to local media and influencers from Visayas, treating them to an unforgettable experience at "lyf of the City." The event offered an exclusive sneak peek into the property through fun activities, live entertainment, an interactive tour, and a delicious spread of food and drinks. Among the key personalities present were Rey Vergel Mulat, lyf Cebu City’s POP Champion,

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NBA Legend Richard Hamilton Visits vivo Concept Store at SM MOA

As the Official Smartphone of the National Basketball Association (NBA), vivo witnessed a star-studded event as NBA legend Richard "Rip" Hamilton graced the Concept Store at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) for an exclusive meet and greet. The gathering saw the participation of vivo and NBA Philippines executives and media delegates. Passionate fans, who are vivo users, also got a glimpse of the three-time NBA All-Star and 2004 NBA Champion. In an exclusive interview during the event, Richard Hamilton expressed his gratitude towards Filipino basketball fans, attributing the sport's success, particularly the NBA, to their unwavering support. "I appreciate everything you have done, from supporting the game of basketball to helping grow the sport... I just think our game is growing a lot of depth because of fans like you," he shared. The occasion also saw the recently launched limited edition vivo V29 5G in Rose Pink, adding a romantic touch to the holiday season. Additionally, vivo utilized th

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Hong Kong Disneyland Teams up with Make-A-Wish, Treats Critically Ill Kids to 'Summer Snow Day' at New World of Frozen

For the first time in forever, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) teamed up with Make-A-Wish to grant life-changing wishes at the all-new themed land World of Frozen. Eleven children living with critical illnesses and their families from around the world traveled to Hong Kong to visit World of Frozen and have their wishes granted. They are among approximately 130 guests traveling from local Make-A-Wish affiliates including the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan to join the Summer Snow Day Wishes Celebration. “Making wishes come true is some of the most important work that we do at Disney,” said Jill Estorino, President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International. “In fact, Disney is the largest wish-granter in the world for Make-A-Wish. Hong Kong Disneyland joined that journey when it opened in 2005, and has been bringing Disney magic to the local community and beyond ever since.” The entire event was inspired by one child’s wish to meet the Imagineers involved wi

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Gaming and Holiday Fun Collide with Infinix Holiday SparX at Market! Market!

As part of the ongoing Infinix X-Mas Festival, the top smartphone brands treated XFans to a day filled with festive joy during Infinix Holiday SparX at the Market! Market! Activity Center from Dec. 10 to 12. Infinix Holiday SparX gathered XFans to shop for big discounts at the experience and selling booth. They got to experience some of Infinix’s latest phones, including the newest Infinix ZERO 30. They also made fond holiday memories with their barkadas at the AI Photobooth, and played casual 3v3 games to experience Infinix’s superb gaming capabilities at the Gaming Zone. XFans can also engage in other fun activities, like the Lucky Words Draw and Shooting Zone. The opening last Dec. 10 welcomed XFans with a grand event hosted by Jelith Ramos and Chacha Pega. There was a friendly Mobile Legends: Bang Bang match (MLBB) featuring Infinix ambassadors Cherizawa with Team Pampamilya and Yskaela with Team Pride of Orcas. Cherizawa and Team Pampamilya came out victorious in the intense mat

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realme Reveals Yellow Surprises via CSR Roadshow and Official Christmas Video

Following the kickstart of the #realmeWithYou campaign in November with the launch of realme 11 along with back-to-back promos and price drop announcements, realme continues to radiate the spirit of giving this holiday season. As 2023 comes to an end, the smartphone brand expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of the Squad by giving back to the community. realme started to roll out its series of CSR activities that highlight the #realmeWithYou Yellow Surprises which is designed to make the holidays extra special for NGO beneficiaries. In the first leg of realme’s CSR roadshow, the brand set the stage with a heartwarming donation of brand-new smartphones, tablets, and small appliances to the Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc. in Cavite last Dec. 2. The brand brought smiles to the faces of children and volunteers who continue to display incredible resilience in the face of challenges. realme also worked with Make-A-Wish Philippines for the second stop of the CSR roadshow. The bra

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