SM SUPERMALLS cashless malling, AYALA Foundation prexy PMAP

SM SUPERMALLS cashless malling, AYALA Foundation prexy PMAP

SM Supermalls supports BSP’s nationwide approach to financial inclusion

The ceremonial launch attended by BSP Deputy Governor Berna Romulo-Puyat and SM Supermalls Chairman Steven T. Tan signals SM Supermalls’ support for BSP’s 2023 National Financial Inclusion Strategy.

Seeing the unprecedented growth of digital payments and the convenience it brings to shoppers, SM Supermalls has expressed support for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s financial inclusion campaign by promoting the acceptance and use of cashless payments. in its 80 shopping centers throughout the country and its digital platform, the SM Malls Online application.

SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan was joined by BSP Deputy Governors Bernadette Romulo Puyat and Mamerto Tangonan; Deputy Secretary David Almirol Jr., Department of Information and Communications Technologies; Assistant Secretary Mary Jean Pacheco, Department of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Daniel Lim, Vice President of Operations for SM Malls Online App; and Mr. Delfin Jay M Sabido, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of China Banking Corporation at the launch of Cashless Malling at SM Mall of Asia on October 18.

At SM Supermalls, eight out of 10 stores already accept digital and QR payments. With this effort, the nation’s largest mall chain hopes to encourage its attendees to make cashless purchases at SM.

To cash out on the QRPH app, SM shoppers can go to the Mall Information Booths (SM Bills Pay), Customer Service (SM Store), and Bill Pay at SM Markets.

PMAP People Manager of the Year


Ayala Foundation President Ruel Maranan was recognized as People Manager of the Year at the 2022 People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Awards.

The award is given to an HR professional “who has embraced and shaped the strategic role of HR” in their organization and “continues to make a significant contribution to the development of the HR profession.”

Since joining in 2016, Maranan has led the foundation’s transformation, putting people-centered policies at the forefront. Under his leadership, the foundation implemented a transformational talent journey, empowering the organization to respond to the needs of its stakeholders.

He also created the AFI 3Cs 2Ps framework: aligning and focusing the foundation’s work to create impact for the cluster, the community, and the country, all supported by the organization’s people and processes.

Maranan has been with the Ayala group since 1995, leading human resources teams at Globe Telecom and Manila Water. He received a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Law Degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

Luxe Organix Bath Splash is back

Following the unrivaled success of the first Bath Splash giveaway contest, dermatologist-tested skincare brand Luxe Organix has announced that it will be treating its avid customers to the second wave of its giveaway promotion with over 2 million in prizes to be won.

The famous skincare and beauty brand is known for its line of serums, soothing gels, soaps, lotions and hair care that aims to transform and enhance the beauty of every Filipina.

A minimum purchase of a single receipt of PHP 1,500 on LUXE ORGANIX skin, body and hair care products gives the customer the opportunity to win any of the exciting prizes worth more than 2 million pesos.

Prizes include three (3) iPhone 14s and iPad 9s, two (2) Louis Vuitton bags, and one Hermes Birkin bag. The giveaway promotion runs from October 1 to December 31, 2022.

At the event, Luxe Organix also reported that the brand received a dermatologically tested seal recognized by experts at the KC Research Center in South Korea and the Dermatest Research Institute for Trusted Results in Germany.

This listing follows the company’s mission to provide every Filipino customer with high-quality products at affordable prices. “At Luxe Organix we pride ourselves on scientific rigor when it comes to developing a new product,” said Mr. Eugene T. Yap, CEO of Genson Distribution, Inc.

NextPay empowers medical professionals

Local financial technology platform NextPay empowers independent medical professionals to conveniently transact with their patients and providers. NextPay helps them collect and send money and manage their finances, using an easy-to-use, end-to-end digital financial operations platform.

Through the platform, doctors and other health professionals can accept payments from different channels, from QR codes, eWallet, debit, credit, to direct bank transfers, providing them and their patients with flexibility and greater convenience.

NextPay users in the medical field can also track their business activities using a digital ledger that integrates all transactions, allowing them to manage their finances more efficiently and accurately.

To date, a number of medical professionals have signed up for NextPay to take advantage of the many benefits it offers, including increased transparency and security, constant growth, and customer-centric solutions.

CIO/CDO of the Year


Malayan Insurance Co. Inc. Vice President of Business Information Technology, Maria Beatriz Adversalo, was named “CIO/CDO of the Year” by the IDC Future Enterprise Awards – Asia Pacific 2022.

The recognition was given to Adversalo for spearheading the ongoing digital transformation and innovation programs of the nation’s leading non-life insurer.

Under Adversalo’s leadership, his team successfully improved accessibility, increased underwriting premiums for digitized policies, generated savings in terms of labor hours, software and paper subscriptions, and contributed to retail business development and ratings of AM Best financial strength of the company.

Government Employee Loan Agreement

City Savings Bank signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), which will allow CitySavings to offer a salary loan to DAR employees across the country. This took place at the same time that a memorandum of understanding between DAR and Pilmico was signed on October 14 at Aboitiz’s office in the city of Taguig.

Aside from the salary loan facility, CitySavings will also carry out Project [email protected], its hands-on wealth management program, for DAR employees. This is part of CitySavings corporate social responsibility initiatives as it promotes financial education.

“Simple is good”, CitySavings’ slogan, captures its offering of simple banking services as well as a wide range of mass market financial products to further promote financial inclusion.

SL Agritech presents the next generation of leaders

SL Agritech introduces the next generation of leaders who will continue to strengthen the company’s legacy by driving self-sufficiency in rice and a holistic agricultural recovery in the country.

As group leader and successor to SL Agritech CEO Henry Lim Bon Liong, Michelle Lim-Gankee now serves as Executive Vice President and oversees the company. As the company’s Executive Vice President with over 11 years of experience, Lim-Gankee has been actively involved in hybrid seed technology research and development, ensuring that SL Agritech’s tradition and his family’s legacy of helping regional farmers.

The third generation of leadership also includes Brian Lim, executive vice president of operations for SL Agritech. Brian is a strong advocate for the development of hybrid rice technology to ensure the prosperity and security of our nation’s food supply. He oversees the operations and ensures the quality of the rice and seeds exported to domestic and foreign markets. He oversees the entire process from start to finish, as well as the work activities at the facility.

Completing the list of leaders is Tiffany Lim-Ngo, current Marketing Director of SL Agritech. One of the most notable campaigns she leads is the “Balik-Biyaya” Program: An ongoing project that provides feeding programs and rice donations to farmers, fishermen, community pantries, and hospitals across the country.

IMMAP DYC winners announced

The DYC or Digital Young Creative Contest, one of the most anticipated events of IMMAP DigiCon has announced the winners of the highly anticipated contest.

The Ogilvy & Mather team represented by Samantha Dedel and Henry Glo has won over 45 competitors and will represent the Philippines in the 2022 Cannes Digital Young Lions competition. Competitors were asked to develop a digital campaign for Ronald’s Read to Learn program. McDonald House Charities.

The country won a bronze in the competition courtesy of Lance Francisco and Zach Lim, who were representing Wunderman Thompson.

The final round is deliberated among a group of judges who have determined which team will compete in Young Lions next year.

Second place winners came from TBWA represented by Renzo Valmonte and James Mendoza. Third places were Nicole Aslee Babia and Marian Hannah Louise Vailoces of Publicis Manila Inc.

Regional hybrid collusion

Technology news platform Tech In Asia in collaboration with JobStreet by SEEK recently concluded its regional hybrid conference with the theme Southeast Asia: built to last which took place in Singapore.

With the participation of more than 10,000 participants from across Asia, the conference helped attendees navigate bear markets, inflation and other current world events by featuring valuable insights from several key opinion leaders, as well as interactive activities. Three lucky Filipino candidates selected by JobStreet Philippines through a social media contest also had the opportunity to experience an all-expenses-paid trip and hybrid event at Marina Bay Sands.

In addition to providing entertainment for participants through various games and booths, JobStreet by SEEK was also able to address the new priorities of today’s digital talent and how companies can understand them to attract better quality hires through a session led by the SEEK Asia Careers and Connect platform. growth director, Yuh Yng Chook.

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