SM Group And Disney Partnership ‘Might’ Open A Disneyland In Clark,Pampanga | Think Philippines!

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At a separate press conference, Gilby and Tejerero faced members of the media to impart how the collaboration between the world famous Walt Disney Company and Philippine retail giant SM came about.

“At Disney, our goal is to create happiness through a series of magical and memorable moments. That’s the kind of mission we live by. And so when we think about the Philippines, we think of exciting, new ways to do that [here],” began Gilby.

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For his part, Tejerero noted that SM had been working with Disney for a long time already via showing Disney films, selling their merchandise and holding themed-events. By entering a five-year collaboration, he is confident that Filipinos—not just children but entire families—will have something to enjoy from Disney and its Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars divisions.

Besides SMLEI, also synergized for the Disney partnership are SM Supermalls, SM Markets, The SM Store, and Toy Kingdom for a holistic experience by mallers. The “magic” begins from the moment they enter the SM malls to watch a movie, to the time they purchase their favorite merchandise.

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But how exclusive will the partnership be? “The way we look at this, and this is why we had this conversation [of a collaboration] with SM [in the first place] is how do you create a seamless experience for the consumers,” Gilby replied.

Meanwhile, there are a lot of rumors and stories circulating online that this business partnership will be leading towards a Disneyland in Clark, Pampanga.

Will it happen within our lifetime? We never know. What is clear right now is that Henry Sy’s Business empire has the financial capacity and business prowess to bring in Disneyland in the Philippines.

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Supreme Court (SC) Disqualified A Municipal Mayor In Lanao For Being An American Citizen

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The Supreme Court (SC) has disqualified a municipal mayor in Lanao del Norte for being an American citizen.

In a recent decision penned by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, the high court affirmed the December 2013 ruling of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) disqualifying Kauswagan Mayor Rommel Arnado in the 2013 elections.

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The high court said Arnado continued using his American passport even after renouncing his US citizenship in 2009 to run for mayor in 2010.

It dismissed Arnado’s petition and lifted the status quo ante order it earlier issued to stop the Comelec order.

In its ruling, the SC said “only natural-born Filipinos who owe total and undivided allegiance to the country could run for and hold elective posts.”

The SC allowed Arnado’s rival, Florante Capitan, to assume the post, although there are only nine months left in the term.

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TECH BUZZ! U-HOP : Philippines’ First Mobile App For Shuttle Services | Think Philippines!

Because of the worsened traffic situation in Metro Manila, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pegged our productivity loss to P2.6 billion every day. Furthermore, JICA said that if we do nothing by 2030, that amount would reach P6 billion a day.

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That’s why we need transport solutions.

First there were the app-based car services. The original concept was brilliant; individual car owners would give a ride to those plying the same routes as theirs for a fee. Simply put, it is taking the idea of carpooling and incentivizing it for charging for fare. The result? We get less cars on the road.

But then this concept became an enterprising model. Individual car owners were no longer giving lifts to people, they were operating their cars as cabs, and down the road, they began purchasing fleets. The result? Now we have even more cars on the road.

Experts have said it over and over again, the only solution to this behemoth of a traffic problem is mass transport. But while we wait for the infrastructures and facilities for that, we offer an alternative. An app-based mass transport system we call U-HOP.

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Think of the UV express at the terminals near your homes and offices. They are convenient because it is mass transport and it is cheap. Now take that service and make it app-based, you no longer have to wait for long lines.

Here’s how it works: you sign up for the service. You have an option to pay for daily round trips for a week or for a month, or you can pay for unlimited rides for a week or for a month.

You pay for these services using a card that you load up as how you would load up your cellphone. Using the app, you choose your preferred pickup time, place and destination. The app will sort out who among its users will be in the same vehicle and will generate a route so users can be picked up from where they are.

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The shuttle will send you a message three times to notify you of its distance to your pickup spot. If you’re late, the shuttle will not wait for you. But U-Hop allows you to rebook the next ride. You are entitled to one (1) free rebooking for a week. If you have bought the monthly service, you are entitled to five (5) rebooking for that month.

Adding to the convenience of an app-based service, the U-Hop Shuttle System has in place a verification process to ensure safety. We screen our partner drivers strictly and through the app, we also verify our passengers.

Because it is a shuttle system, there are pickup times you will have to choose from. But if you prefer the ‘taxi way,’ meaning you have a specific time away from the options, we offer an “On-Demand” service. This is more expensive than the shuttle service, but it is still less expensive than its car services counterparts because we assure no surges in fares. It follows a uniform base fare (P40 for cars and P100 for vans) and a P5.70/km fare flow.

Staying true to our goal of lessening cars on the road and maximizing the concept of car-pooling, we encourage everyone who will opt for the “On-Demand” service to gather a group before booking. You and your neighbors who work in the same area can book one car.

U-Hop is an all-Filipino company ran by people who have over 20 years experience in transportation, business and information technology. They have studied the Philippine market and they are convinced that an app-based mass transport system will help alleviate our traffic problems. Being an all-Filipino company benefits the passengers because we offer cheaper services than foreign companies.

We have had this idea for a while but we wanted to follow the law. On May 2015, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) created the Transport Network Company (TNC) to accommodate app-based services. We have applied for the TNC status and awaiting approval before we can finally roll out our service.

As of August 2015, we have received 900 applicants for operators and 304,000 for members. We have set up four (4) offices in the National Capital Region (NCR), Cavite, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro.

To make sure there is no excess in cars, we do not accept new operators if there are no increase in members. We want to make sure there is a balanced supply and demand.

We are targeting setting up operations in more regions in the Philippines, and in the future, expanding to Southeast Asia and the USA.

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We at U-Hop also envision a colorum-free road. We encourage colorum operators to instead register with us. We offer a guaranteed minimum payment stipulated in contract. We have fuel and cash incentives and we have a command center that will offer medical, road, fire and police assistance to operators and members.

We are businessmen but we also believe that transportation is a public service. We prioritize service over profit and we take into consideration the bigger picture. We want convenience to our passengers, we want to include the lower and middle class through our cheap service but most importantly, we have a vision: we want less cars on the road.

Below are the services you may choose from, and its prices:

Our Services

Members can avail the following Services:

  • Round Trip – P693.00 Weekly
  • Round Trip – P2,970.00 Monthly
  • Unli Ride – P1,400 Weekly
  • Unli Ride – P6,000 Monthly

And choose the following service areas:

  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Rizal
  • Laguna
  • Metro Cebu

More service areas to open every month!

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INSPIRING STORY : A Former “Probinsyano” Now One Of The Kings Of Public Relations (PR) in the PHL

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HE ARRIVED in Manila with only a handful of centavos and dreams of making it big in the city.

Now, Carlos “Charlie” Agatep is one of the pillars of Philippine Public Relations.

But the road to success was never easy for young Charlie, who occasionally settled with peanuts for dinner and a makeshift bed to get through the night.

The son of a soldier, he left the province in the hope that life would be better in the city. It was tough, he soon found out, when he had to do odd jobs to help finance his studies. He was a “mess boy” for American soldier at one point, and a waiter in another.

His interest in public relations began while he was taking up journalism at the old UST Faculty of Philosophy and Letters where he finished the course after three years in 1950. He also wrote for the Varsitarian.


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Rise to the top

With his two children, he put up his company, Agatep and Associates, in 1988 .

“I only had a secretary as a consultant from 1983 to 1988. But eventually, dumami na yung clients ko. I needed help,” Agatep said.

“So I asked my daughter Monique, a PR manager at Holiday Inn, and Norman, an English teacher in Ateneo, to form Agatep and Associates.”

The firm bagged 71 Anvil awards, with three Grand Anvils and thus considered the PR consultancy company with the most Anvils in the Philippines.

The Anvil Awards is held annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, often dubbed as the “Oscars,” the most prized award in the PR industry.

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From this, Agatep learned perseverance in his career, particularly in communicating and interacting with other people.

“Communication is the ultimate tool in public relations. And it is through this that we, PR practitioners, must try and protect our honorable profession, clients and assets from being violated,” he said.

But before all his accomplishments, Agatep admitted that he went through various hurdles in his pursuit of success.

From TV to PR

Agatep was part of a team which jumpstarted television viewing in the Philippines.

“Back then there were only 200 TV sets at most all over the country. It was a great opportunity for establishing a TV-based module of media,” said Agatep.

After being a news reporter for the Manila Times in 1951, Agatep shifted to the defunct DZAQ-TV of the Alto Broadcasting Company (ABS), the first television commercial station in the country, as the first program director.

“We decided to set up the first TV station in the country. I was in charge of programming. It was the first job I ever got after graduating from Boston University.”

Being the only staffer who had a degree in broadcasting in ABS, he was tasked to make sure ABS had complete equipment kept in tip top shape.

In 1954, he focused his discipline on advertising when he joined Sterling-Winthrop as an advertising director. It was here that he acquired his interest in PR.

Amid all the assorted positions he took, Agatep became a faculty member at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, teaching public relations, photography and advertising to Journalism students.

“I got a call from Alfredo Panizo, the dean at the time, asking me to teach public relations courses in UST. It was not my expertise, sabi ko sa kanya. However, it rooted as the start of my interest in PR,” said Agatep, who also taught at St. Paul University.

Agatep taught at UST for 20 years, and through his passion and efforts, photojournalism was then included in the Journalism curriculum.

“I introduced the subject to Santo Tomas by convincing the dean back then to have a room of my own for laboratory equipment. I donated my image enlarger and printing equipment. From there it developed and was adapted into the program.”

After juggling professions in UST and the Sterling-Winthrop company, Agatep made his next step in PR by joining Esso Standard Fertilizer, a fertilizer company.

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Agatep decided to take PR for developing rural areas in Ilocos, a much closer and more personal locale to him.

For the Thomasian businessman, the transfer from Sterling to Esso was his transition from being an employee to a true professional.

It proved difficult at first for Agatep to transform from a educator into a corporate executive, but he eventually learned more about socially responsible media management through Esso.

As their PR consultant, Agatep has to educate farmers in the proper ways of tilling and farming the land with the help of fertilization.

Agatep helped many Ilocano farmers through corporate PR and properly informing farmers. This yielded significant increases in the number of harvest of rice in Ilocos.

“We communicated with comics as well, depicting the proper usage of fertilizers for farmers.”

‘Family’ business as usual

It seems like PR also runs in the family. Currently, Charlie works with his children Monique, Norman and Audrey as the administrators of Agatep and Associates also known as HAVAS PR Agatep.

For the family, the most difficult part in building their PR empire is gaining credibility and establishing a good reputation. Starting from scratch, they eventually garnered a string of loyal clients.

Charlie observed that being a PR consultant is sometimes overlooked when compared to other more esteemed professions.

“A PR consultant does not enjoy the same respect accorded to a lawyer or a medical doctor, or engineer or architect for that matter because there are no educational requirements or licensing boards to regulate PR practice,” said Agatep.

But dealing with the market and its communications is a demanding discipline.

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he said. “Indeed, the proper use of marketing PR has been proven to be very cost-effective giving marketers a great advantage over the competition.”

It has now become imperative for public relation firms to protect corporate image and ensure that products of good quality in every sector are delivered.

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Charlie has made Agatep and Associates the premier corporate communications, marketing and advertising firm in a fast and capital-based country. He, along with his family, can definitely sit back and relax now with their laurels of success. Not bad for a start-up capital of 10 centavos. Alfredo N. Mendoza V

This is an original article from The Varsitarian

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INSIDER : INC Executive Council’s Main Concern Is The Non-Bailable Case | Think Philippines!

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From a reliable source inside the Sangunian/Executive Council of Iglesia Ni Cristo based in Tandang Sora,Quezon City.

“Sir, we read your blog and that is true. Hati lahat sa utos na ito ng Sanggunian. Gabi-gabi ang meeting dito sa amin at maraming ministro ang binabaha ng tanong ngayon at ang iba hindi rin makasagot dahil hindi buo ang loob. Ang kaso at punot dulo nito ay simple lang. Ang accusation ay non-bailable offense which is illegal detention, abduction and kidnapping laban sa buong Sanggunian Council. Mapaparalisa ang buong bahay pag ito ay napatupad.”

My personal note :

Kapag ang catholic priest na akusahan ng panggagahasa, linilitis.
Kapag si Bro. Eli Soriano ng Ang Dating Daan (ADD) inakusahan, hindi lang linitis na hatulan pa.
Kapag si politiko kahit dating Pangulo ka pa, nakukulong.

Kapag INC Executive Council ka, untouchables?

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Tahimik pulitiko kasi bawas boto, tahimik ang negosyante baka bawas benta.

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VIRAL : Netizen Rebutted INC’s Cry Re: Separation Of Church & State | Think Philippines!

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As of this writing, the viral facebook post was shared 3,000x!

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Edwardo Miguel Guevarra Roldan

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