The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) urged the public to share their unique stories about the Pasig River.

According to PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia, the public needs to know these stories to inspire them to help in the revival of the Pasig River.

These stories can be sent to the PRRC and those that will be chosen will be posted on the website— theriverman.org.

"We need to share these unique stories to let the public know how we value the Pasig River" Goitia added.

At the same time, Goitia said the Commission is determined to bring Pasig River back to life.

This meant putting mechanisms to prevent and to counter acts of "esterorism" in rivers and waterways that lead to Pasig River.

In addition, he said that the PRRC River Warriors were able to divert 21 million kilos of solid waste from the Pasig River.

Due to PRRC's efforts and determination, 17 priority tributaries had been converted into environmental preservation areas.

"The Pasig River was once biologically dead but now the river has gradually backed to life," Goitia added.

According to Goitia, the public should not lose hope for the Pasig River to survive because it has gradually been happening.

In this regard, Goitia called on the public to cooperate with and help the government on the rehabilitation of the Pasig River.

"You are not only helping us but the generations to come, they will realize that Pasig River is a dream that will become a reality," said Goitia.



The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) on July 17, 2018 rescued and evacuated residents living along the river to temporarily evacuate to a safer area as Typhoon #HenryPH caused flooding in low-lying areas.

PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia mobilized the river warriors to assist him in the rescue operations while the river patrols assisted in the monitoring of water level in the other areas of Pasig and San Juan Rivers.


Goitia identified the families living along San Juan River, particularly in 
Gumamela St., Barangay Roxas District in Quezon City.

During the inspection conducted by PRRC, Goitia observed the dangerous current of water in San Juan River.

Because of this, Goitia appealed to the residents, who initially refused PRRC’s help, to temporarily evacuate until the heavy rain pours out.

“Sana huwag na po nating hintaying malagay tayo sa panganib bunsod ng pagtaas ng tubig sa ilog.”
Goitia said.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) raised Orange Rainfall Warning in Metro Manila.







GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, makes every member’s dream of flying for free, faster than ever, as it introduces a newly-improved website that makes availing of free flights as easy as 1, 2, click!

The newly-designed GetGo website (getgo.com.ph) offers a better and faster online experience as it boasts of a fresh look and four new functions that complement the goal of GetGo to provide its members with the best and most convenient travel and lifestyle benefits.



New tabs

To enable members to quickly access GetGo’s prime services, four new tabs—Get Points, Go Places, Fly For Free, and Member Perks—readily bring online users to the site’s pages on points earning programs, guide on finding the best point fare deals to any Cebu Pacific domestic and international destinations, as well as exclusive member offers.

Searching for the lowest fares to your dream vacation? The Go Places tab will assist members in booking the best flights faster with its GetGo Low Fare Finder function. Just select your desired destination and use the points slider to find the most attractive deals and you can get going on an exciting getaway for free! 

Excited to earn points? Visit the Get Points tab to know more about how you can collect points with the program’s wide network of partners so you can start planning your adventures with GetGo. 


Added functions

The website also features Quick Enroll (for signing up for a GetGo account), faster redemption process, easy-to-read content, and more options to top-up on products and services. Enhanced payment options—paying with points, with credit cards or through authorized payment centers—are now supported by the revamped website. 

With the new and improved GetGo website, more members will surely find themselves easily navigating through the products and services, excitedly inviting their friends to visit the site and join the program, and quickly availing of free flights, sooner than expected.

For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH's official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.







Tag Media and Public Relations, the producer of 2016 Best Of Aliw in Concert launched the first audition of Asia’s Best Singing Competition last Valentines Day 2018 from 6PM at E- Hotel in Makati City with Jeju Airlines as its lead partner. 

Jeju Airlines since its founding in 2005, it has been expanding fast in line with customer’s demand for reasonable fares and it continues to bring innovation to airline industry. Jeju Air has realized popularization of air travel and has turned Korea into a tourist destination using never before tried approaches. 

Jeju Airlines Philippines CEO in the Philippines, Mr. Robert Choi, accepted right away to support “Asia’s Best Singing Competition” when it’s presented to him together with Mr. Ji Hyuk Jang. He was so delighted to hear the competition and supported the event with the following benefits and prizes for the grand winner:
  • Trip to Korea (Trip to Korea will be documented by Jeju Air for the official AVP Music Video that will be sung by the grand winner)
  • Become the Jeju Air Endorser -Will have a photo feature in official Jeju Air Magazine 
  • Other exciting deals from Jeju Air
The objective of this competition is to highlight the Filipino and Asian talent to the world. Grand finals will be on August 12, 2018 at Makati Sports Club with 17 Grand Finalists and will showcase their talents with different solo and group performances. 

For tickets and more details, please contact 09778978877 or check the Asia’s Best Singing Competition Facebook Events Page.


In photo: L-R:  Francis Vincent R. Berdan (RSB Retail Banking Group Head), Arcelie Watiwat and Arlyn Watiwat (Trip to HongKong Winners), Mela Cojuangco (Representative of Trip to Europe Winners), Maria Lourdes Rivera (Trip to Singapore Winner), Rommel S. Latinazo (RSB President and CEO), Jerry Arconado (Representative of Trip to Europe Winners), Maria Vilma U. Garganera (Representative of Trip to Malaysia winners) and Guilberto K. Benedicto (RSB Product Sales and Support Division Head).


Lucky winners of RCBC Savings Bank’s (RSB) Save Up and Fly promo will soon fly to their dream travel destinations this 2018! 


By simply saving up, winners get to enjoy an all-expense paid trip for two to Europe, Hongkong, Malaysia and Singapore. Aside from travel packages, pre-loaded RSB MyWallet Visa Prepaid cards were also given out. 

Fifteen depositors were drawn from the raffle last April 23, 2018. RCBC Savings Bank President and CEO, Rommel Latinazo awarded the winners, together with the head of Retail Banking Group, Mr. Francis Vincent Berdan, and head of Product Sales and Support Division, Mr. Guilberto Benedicto during the awarding ceremony last June 7.



The Save Up and Fly Promo was launched in 2017. An RSB Depositor earns a raffle entry for at least P5,000-worth of new or additional deposit, depending on the RSB savings and checking account that was opened. Aside from getting a raffle entry, clients can instantly win a brand new Samsung Phone by opening a new Dragon Savings and Dragon All-in-One Checking account and maintain at least Php 250,000 deposit for 10 months.
 

The winners of the trip for two to Europe are Maria B. Elefante and Tomas Elefante.  HongKong Trip for two winners are Arjay Watiwat and Antonio Watiwat. Andrea Michaela Lanuza and Gerardo Domenico Antonio Lanuza won the trip for two to Malaysia. Maria Lourdes Rivera, Maria Paula Carolyn Rivera and Marie Franze Stefanie Rivera won the trip for two to Singapore. MyWallet Cash cards loaded with P3,000 winners are: Stephen Edgar Durnien and Jelita Durnien, Lilia Tiu, Alicia Velacion and Oliver Velacion, Ranilo Jose Sioson, April Frances Lapuz, Alejandro Udiong and Angelita Udiong, Rosemarie Lirazan, Rosalina Ngo and Anson Ngo, Cesar Pangilinan, Cyric Tan and Maria Cecilia Tan.

RCBC Savings Bank (RSB) is the consumer banking arm of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and a member of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC). It is one of the top thrift banks in the country, with over 150 business and lending centers nationwide. Retail financial services include deposit and investment products, as well as auto and housing loans. For more information on RCBC Savings Bank, visit www.rcbcsavingsbank.com.



Just recently, Tag Media Group headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas with her executive producer Andria Terese Bondad Nicolas had a press conference with the founder of Aliw Awards Foundation, Ms. Alice Reyes among others. The event launched the upcoming Ruby Anniversary concert to celebrate the 40th Years anniversary of Aliw Awards Foundation Inc




The concert is for the benefit and to support the Filipino Entertainers under Aliw Awards Foundation, the only Grammys in the Philippines. It is also to present the biggest concert with Aliw “Entertainer of the Year” awardees as performers set on October 4, 2018 at Aliw Theater, with 2350 seating capacity. 

Attendees-will experience how great our local entertainers are who captured the hearts of millions from different generations: Ms. Pilita Corales, Rico J. Puno, Hajji Alejandro, Kuh Ledesma, Liza Macuja Elizalde, Ballet Manila, Jun Polistico and Ms. Imelda Papin

The producers are still waiting for other performers confirmations. It will be directed by our award winning director Freddie Santos

Tickets: 
  • VIP Php 4500 
  • Gold Php 3500 
  • Silver Php 2500 
  • Bronze Php 1500
Contact Details: 
  • For sponsors, exhibitors: grace@tagmedia.asia, 09778978877 or 2193503 
  • For tickets: you may visit Ticketworld


RCBC and Rizal Microbank improve lives of farmers as it introduces ePiso in Bukidnon. In photo are (second row, from left) eCurrency Mint country general manager Joey Mendoza, RCBC Strategic Service Delivery head JR Guillergan, RCBC Digital Banking and Operations head Margarita Lopez,  BSP Inclusive Finance Advocacy Office Acting Deputy Director Ellen Joyce Suficienca, BSP Bank Officer V Beverly Ribay, BSP Core Information Technology Specialist Group Manager Perlita Montemayor, Rizal Microbank President Raymundo Roxas and Chief Strategic Management Officer Anatoly Gusto; (first row, from left) Rizal Microbank Independent Director Meliza Agabin, daughter of Omblero, farmers Judy Omblero, Alejandrino Tagupa, Reno Mangcao, Bernardo Baylon, and daughter of Tagupa.

RCBC brings ePiso, the country’s first-ever digital money, closer to farmers and agri-businesses in Valencia City, Bukidnon province, following the success of its pilot launch in Muntinlupa City.


The Yuchengco-led bank is elevating its efforts in support of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ goal of financial inclusion. It taps its subsidiary, Rizal Microbank, to reach out to local microenterprises and small businesses in the agricultural sector and enable them to have better access to financial loans as it introduces RCBC ePiso to farming communities in Bukidnon. 


“Rizal Microbank shares Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ vision of financial inclusion. To do this, we are actively supporting our farmers by teaching them how to build their assets and giving them avenues on how they can grow their farms,” said Raymundo Roxas, Rizal Microbank president. “And with ePiso, we are excited to provide our farmers with easy and convenient access to their agri-loans to help them run their businesses more efficiently.”


Through RCBC ePiso, the microbank can now distribute its loan proceeds to its clients by easily loading digital peso in their RCBC ePiso Mobile Wallet. This means farmers can spare themselves the hassle of going to the city to get their loans and instead focus on taking care of their crops.


During the pilot launch, the Bukidnon farmers excitedly tried ePiso and enjoyed cashless purchases with RCBC’s partner stores for agri supplies. 


One of the attendees, Alejandrino Tagupa, shared, “Sobrang laking tulong ang ginawa nila para sa amin. Nagpapasalamat ako ng marami sa Rizal Microbank at ePiso dahil mas dumami ang oportunidad para sa aming araw-araw na pagsasaka.” (What they did was really beneficial to us. I am grateful to Rizal Microbank and ePiso for opening my eyes to the many opportunities for farming.) 


Judy Omblero also expressed gratitude to the bank, “Maraming salamat sa Rizal Microbank sa pagbibigay ng karagdagang puhunan para sa aming mga magsasaka. Salamat din sa ePiso sa pagdadala ng mas maraming paraan para makakuha ng kita.” (Thank you so much to Rizal Microbank for giving additional financing for us, small farmers. Also, thank you ePiso for paving the way for us to get our financing.) 


Enjoying the convenience of ePiso. Farmer Alejandrino Tagupa and daughter try out the ePiso Mobile Wallet App to purchase input supplies from partner merchants during the pilot launch in Bukidnon.

Once ePiso formally becomes available nationwide, farmers can enjoy simpler ways to send money and pay bills to their loved ones anywhere in the country. With just the RCBC ePiso Mobile Wallet app, they can also manage their money and avoid unnecessary expenses. 


“The uninterested, uninclined and unimaginative will not see the agriculture workers and MSMEs as an attractive market for financial services. They will only see the risks and challenges of serving the sector. But those who have internalized the noble role of serving the needs of rural communities, those who can innovate with a solid strategy and purpose, they are the ones who can see and unlock viable opportunities in this underserved market” shared Ellen Joyce Suficienca, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Inclusive Finance Advocacy Office Acting Deputy Director. “We hope that the RCBC ePiso can become a showcase of innovative financial solutions for our MSMEs and farmers.”


The RCBC ePiso is one of the ways that the commercial bank is strengthening its commitment to bring progressive and relevant financial services to Filipinos, especially those who belong to the unbanked market. More individuals can experience ePiso as RCBC is set to pilot it in more communities nationwide.








UnliCity is the newest hub spot for you to bring your friends and families when you like food and affordable authentic Japanese and Korean dishes. Not only that it’s the biggest restaurant inside the Alfresco Area of Century City Mall but it’s also where you can have unlimited food as it’s finest.

Everything UNLI!

Filipinos are in love with BBQs, all grilled and all meat. At UnliCity, fill your tummy for the premier Korean Unlimited BBQ that starts for a slow as Php 399. Check and reserve your seats at Samgyupsalamat inside UnliCity and enjoy. Samgyupsalamat opens from 11AM till 2 AM since UnliCity location doesn’t need to go inside the main entrance of the mall, they have the escalator going up to UnliCity from the entrance across Trump Tower.



Unli Zooshi at Jinsei

The Operation Manager, Sassy Punzalan who handled the famous Misono Restaurant along Jupiter Street before is the one in charge in UnliCity. Inside UnliCity is where Jinsei is also located that serves Unlimited Zooshi (Sushi) which starts from Php 499 only. You can compare with other Japanese restaurants but then again, their customers keeps coming back repeatedly because of the taste and the cost. Very affordable. Imagine, Unli Sushi.




Takoyaki

The newest offering under UnliCity is the famous, Takoyaki. A mouth watering Japanese delicacy and the staff will cook it in front of you or if you like, you cook it yourself. For only Php 199, you’ll ask for more.

Some more...

Here are the other Unli servings inside UnliCity

Unli Yakitori Php 499
Unli Beer Php 499
Unli Coffee Php 199
Unli Dessert Php 199

So what are you waiting for? Reserve your party or events at UnliCity! :)

For more information: Drop by at 3rd Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan, Makati City

Phone numbers; 09151500213, 09096105072, 09996506344



Just recently, the award winning performer and singer Jake Zyrus concluded his Europe Tour, visiting different places and events for the Filipino communities with the support from his fans and admirers from FilMo UK, Filipino British Services of Newcastle Upon Tyne (FilBrit) and all the Jakesters all around United Kingdom. Jake visited the following places during his visit in Europe;
  • June 30- Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
  • June 23- Blaydon Rugby Club, Newcastle, UK
  • June 24- The Grand Clapham, London
  • July 1- Lightwoods Park, Birmingham, UK





Jake Zyrus achievements in the world stage highlighted his leadership qualities that caught the attention of the organisers of Asia Leaders Awards 2018 happening on November 15, 2018 at Makati Shangrila Hotel. He is now part of the Awards Committee and would also receive the Presidents Award for 2018 Global Young Entertainer. The remainder of 2018 are fully booked with all his International tours and Philippine concerts. When you’re talented and passionate on what you do. It shows.


To know more about the upcoming events, please follow Jake at @jakezyrusmusic or you can call 09778978877 or 219 3503.
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