April 1 was no fools’ day for SM employees

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

When most people were busy posting pranks on Facebook on April 1, widely known as April fools’ day, over 150 employees from 20 malls and retail outlets of SM in Luzon and NCR isolated themselves from the daily grind and focused on the word of God in the annual Lenten recollection sponsored by the Felicidad T. Sy Foundation at the Lorenzo Mission Institute of San Carlos Seminary in Makati City.

 

There was no need to remind them to not use their cell phones or talk during the discussions with Fr. Rey…

Read more: April 1 was no fools’ day for SM employees

Business confidence up at 35.2% in Q1 2019

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Businessmen are more confident in the first quarter of 2019, with the confidence index rising to 35.2 percent from 27.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 indicating that there are more optimists than pessimists in the period mentioned. The confidence index is computed as the percentage of firms that answered in the affirmative less the percentage of firms that answered in the negative with respect to their views on a given indicator. The survey sampled 1,496 firms from January 22 to March 19, 2019.

 
Respondents were more upbeat in their expectations…

Read more: Business confidence up at 35.2% in Q1 2019

Pinay ex-broadcaster gets serendaded in Vegas by the Lettermen

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

Exclusive!

 

“Yes, my dear friend, what a wonderful night,” exclaimed Faye Romero, a Filipina radio and television broadcaster in the Philippines when she was working as a marketer and announcer for Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Romero reacted to this writer’s social media post about her being serenaded by one of the members of the iconic singing group The Lettermen who performed at Southpoint Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas three nights ago.

 

“It was a night to remember with one of my favorite vocal trios, The Lettermen,” said Romero who worked as…

Read more: Pinay ex-broadcaster gets serendaded in Vegas by the Lettermen

1 kilo of plastic waste for a kilo of rice pushed

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Though some Filipino families are now into sorting and segregating their garbage, many more are just dumping all wastes into garbage bags for trucks to pick up. They all end up in the landfills for the scavengers to sort and earn from.

 

A novel way of encouraging segregation and disposing such plastics and non-hazardous but reusable metal wastes was proposed by Rep. Harlin Neil Abayon III, AANGAT Tayo partylist and deputy minority leader, by providing a 1 kilo commercial rice in exchange for 1 kilo of plastic wastes and 2 kilos…

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By Rose de la Cruz

 

Despite offering a graduated bill waiver to its customers affected by water interruption this March as a good step at restitution, the Manila Water Company and Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System are not yet ‘out of the woods” and have much explaining to do.

 

This according to Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Bagong Henerasyon partylist and assistant majority leader, as she said that Manila Water and the MWSS are not yet "out of the woods" because water service restoration is not yet at 100 percent or even 99 percent.

 

Also, they have yet to account for the charges collected for the Cardona water treatment facility on the banks of Laguna de Bay, she added.

 

In addition, the Cardona water plant is not yet at 100 percent capacity or close to that.

 

MWSS and Manila Water have yet to fulfill promises made during the hearing of the House Committee on Metro-Manila Development.

Read more: MWSS, Manila Water not yet ‘out of the woods’

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