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Thursday, May 18, 2023

IDP-Innovphil Opens the IELTS Test Venue in Naga

๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ! ๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ! IDP Philippines, co-owner of IELTS has partnered with Innovphil to provide the IELTS Exam either by the traditional pen-and-paper test or by computer. This IELTS Lab is the 11th in the Philippines and is located at Innovphil, 3rd floor of ADC Building, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City.  


๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ƒ๐-๐ˆ๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐ฉ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ ๐ˆ๐„๐‹๐“๐’ ๐“๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐•๐ž๐ง๐ฎ๐ž allows access to the world's leading high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work, and migration. The IELTS Computer Lab provides test takers with the convenience of taking the IELTS on computer, with faster results delivery and a more user-friendly testing experience.  

Schedule of testing is available for three (3) times a week. IDP-Innovphil also assists in the preparation and provides support for IELTS and other services thru packages, master classes, webinars or physical classes. 

IDP-Innovphil’s IELTS Lab will better provide Nagueรฑos and Bicolanos especially healthcare practitioners for their development and career growth.  



Launching of the IELTS Lab was graced by the presence of Mr. Simon L. Dy, President, Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Cynthia Arce, Chief Financial Officer Innovphil, Ms. Lara Jane Mendoza, Country Marketing Manager of IDP Philippines and Mr. Elmer Baldemor, City Administrator, who represented Mayor Nelson Legacion. Presidents, Deans and President from various Universities and State Colleges here in Naga also graced the event looking forward into partnerships with the program. 

IDP-Innovphil IELTS Test Venue 
LOCATION: Innovphil - Bicol Business Center 3rd floor of ADC (Hotel) Building
Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
Fb Page: https://www.facebook.com/innovphilbicol 




Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Get Treats at Res|Toe|Run Naga!

Like and Share this post and ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐Ÿ“% ๐Ž๐…๐… ๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ at Res|Toe|Run Naga with a minimum purchase of 1,000! Just show your “like & share” to the staff upon paying. 

We seldom shop for shoes, but when we do we make sure that it would last longer given the right usage and care. Our family would often resort to promos or items that are on sale because it's more practical. One of those shoes is Native, a pair with the official name of "Jefferson" which we bought at Res|Toe|Run Naga back in 2010. Fast forward to 2023, the pair had battle scars from travels used in various weather conditions. For a 13 year-old shoe that's still whole and wearable, the discoloration is the only thing that made it old. That says a lot about quality!

Ground Floor, Avenue Square, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

Res|Toe|Run being 15 years old to date, is a multi-brand, restaurant-themed concept store that has been satisfying people's cravings for comfortable and stylish footwear. Whether the shoe is a need or a desire, RTR Naga is an opportunity for us Naguenos to also use good, stylish and quality shoes.

Some of the brands they carry and are available here in #RTRNaga are: Reef, CCilu, Native, Hey Dude, Roxy, Quiksilver, Tretorn, DC Shoes and a lot more! 


5% OFF Promo Duration: May 15 - June 15, 2023

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-161777 Series of 2023



Monday, May 15, 2023

Welcome back to CamSur IronMan! Race day is on August 6, Register now!

Cam Sur - The original race destination is back for 5150 Triathlon CamSur and Go for Gold S2 Sunrise Sprint, after 12 long years! Triathletes REUNITE, REDISCOVER CAM SUR WITH ITS PICTURESQUE SCENERIES that will surely captivate your soul. Race day is on August 6, 2023!



With the evident support of the Province of CamSur since day one, a Media Conference was held last May 4, graced by Congressman LRAY Villafuerte and Governor Luigi VIllafuerte, hosted by Whit Raymond and the OGs namely:

IRONMAN Coaches ANI DE LEON-BROWN and JOJO MACALINTAL
NOY JOPSON the 1st IRONMAN 70.3 Philippine Champ
ARLAND MACASIEB, 2011 Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Filipino Elite Champion
RICKY LEDESMA - IRONMAN Triathlete
ERNIE LOPEZ - President of ABS-CBN Creative Programs

The OG's reminisced the friendly community in CamSur  all throughout the race. The overwhelming support of the Province of CamSur is consistent, the participants of the IronKids program back then was a springboard to some who are now even part of the SEA Games in Cambodia this year. And the after-party is something that you should not miss!

There will be two events on August 6 here in CamSur. First is the 5150 Cam Sur with a distance of 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run event which serves as the answer to athletes who love to do short-distance but challenging races in a world-class set-up, this is even perfect beginners. Second is the Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint (or S2) which is a short distance triathlon series featuring a 750m open-water swim in open water, 20km bike ride and a 5km run. Sunrise Sprint will be a sub-category to the 5150 Triathlon event races , the S2 is the short distance race that will give you that fun and friendly racing experience that can be found in every Sunrise brand of triathlon racing but with lesser of the challenges that are ever-present in its longer-distance race predecessors.

Experience the best race in 5150 CamSur! Invite your friends and avail the 4+1 promo! Plus, you’ll get an exclusive jersey you don’t wanna miss! Hurry and register now: https://www.goforgold.sunrisesprint.com/


A special package awaits! Play With Your SQUAD or GO SOLO! 
> Join all the 5150 races and get $95 off; or
> Register as a group of five in our 4+1 package and save $150! An exclusive 5150 bike jersey will be given for FREE to the first 20 teams registered for the promo - three different local designs for each race destination!!


REGISTER HERE! 5150 Package Promo


5150 Triathlon CamSur & Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint 
Event Schedule as of April 27, 2023
Download it HERE














Sunday, April 23, 2023

BDO Wins Best Cash Management Solution in the PH

BDO Unibank Inc. (BDO) won the Best Cash Management Solution in the Philippines award at the 16th Annual Best Deal and Solution Awards 2022BDO was recognized for its collections solutions for the Bank’s client, International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), known to be among the world’s top 10 global terminal operators. The award was given by Alpha Southeast Asia, an institutional investment publication focused on Southeast Asia which includes the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.


BDO Unibank wins the Best Cash Management Solution in the Philippines award at Alpha Southeast Asia’s16th Annual Best Deal and Solution Awards 2022.
  

BDO has consistently been providing innovative solutions specific to the institutional client’s need in managing their cash flow requirements through the Bank’s efficient payments and collections processes supported by its enhanced digital technology.

 

The Collections Facility which allows Real-time Settlement and Notification of each payment received enables the Bank to fully cover the reconciliation and matching requirements of ICTSI’s customs and duties processes. From big shipping companies and brokers to sole proprietors, each of these ICTSI clients can now pay their fees and duties through the Bank’s digital platforms --- Business Online Banking (BOB) and Personal Online Banking (POB), as well as over the counter (OTC) at any BDO branch, the network with the widest coverage in the country.

 

“Our partnership with ICTSI embodies our philosophy of ‘We Find Ways.’ This solution helps ICTSI customers save on port charges, as their dues are settled faster and goods are released quicker. ICTSI, on the other hand, also benefits from faster payment reconciliation and quicker turnover of goods on their ports. This solution focuses on giving the rich payment information quicker while also speeding up the movement of cash in real-time manner,”said Carlo Nazareno, Senior Vice President and head of Cash Management Services of BDO Unibank.   

 

BDO is the country’s largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits and trust funds under management. The Bank has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,600 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,600 ATMs nationwide, and has 16 international offices in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. The bank also offers extensive digital banking solutions to make banking easier, faster, and more secure for its clients. 

PH needs to empower more women consumers, entrepreneurs to drive economic growth

The Philippines has made progress in promoting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, but much work remains to be done. 

While more women are able to pay for major purchases and women-owned micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are on the rise, they continue to face significant challenges in accessing financing, technologies, and markets that will allow them to invest in and venture into entrepreneurship.


Miyu Lavarro manages the day-to-day operations of Jabella Cafรฉ. It was through BDO Network Bank’s Kabuhayan Loan that Jabella Cafรฉ was able to restart after its shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

At the CNN Philippines’ #EmbraceEquity Women’s Summit, BDO Vice President and Head of Sustainability Marla Garin-Alvarez shared insights on how women consumers and entrepreneurs drive the growth of MSMEs in the Philippines. She shared that 48% of BDO’s auto loans and home loans are by women clients, yet vehicles and homes are often marketed primarily to men. She highlighted that a majority of BDO’s MSME clients are women-owned, with women accounting for 66% of their total client base.


“We need to ensure that women are able to explore opportunities for them to contribute to the economy. We are proud that we support women as consumers and as entrepreneurs through products and services offered by BDO,” Garin-Alvarez said.


Garin-Alvarez explained that while women are represented in the workforce and leadership, there is still a gap in women’s wealth accumulation. Women need both financial services and non-financial services such as financial literacy in banking, investments, inheritance, and property ownership to help them build wealth.  


Garin-Alvarez also added that from BDO’s experience, women entrepreneurs have a better repayment history. She emphasized that providing adequate support to women entrepreneurs is crucial to encourage more of them to venture into entrepreneurship that brings growth to the economy. 


Greater collaboration between the government, financial institutions, and the private sector should be established to create a more enabling environment for women consumers and entrepreneurs. This includes providing access to finance, mentoring, training, and networking opportunities that will help women consumers be more financially independent and women entrepreneurs to start or to scale their businesses.


Monday, April 3, 2023

Hino Naga Launches the All-New Hino 200 Series

Small and Medium Business Scale Owners in Bicol, it’s time to upgrade to a reliable truck! A truck that is Light and Convenient, perfect for your businesses day in and out.

The All-New HINO 200 Series is the smallest in the truck line up of Hino that even Non-Pro Driver’s License* (old license) owners can drive. It’s a small yet still a heavy-duty truck.


The launching was graced by Hino Philippines President Mr. Shingo Sakai, Mr. Oliver Dela Cruz (VP Sales), Mr. Percibal Ronario (VP After-Sales).
Key Features:
✔️Reliable Engine (Toyota 1GD-FTV, Diesel, 4 Cycle, Turbo-Charged & Intercooled, Water-cooled, DOHC, CRDI)
✔️Big Cargo Capacity
✔️Safe Driving (equipped with speed limiter 130km)
✔️Agile Maneuvering (small turning radius 4.7 meters)

Standard Accessories
* Cab Aircon
* Front and Rear Tow Hook
* Power Window
* Power Lock
* Rear View Mirror
* Sun Visor (Driver & Passenger)
* Room Lamp
* Radio with Bluetooth, AUX, & USB Port
* Cigarette Lighter
* Cup Holder

Safety Features:
* Halogen Head Lamp
* Fog Light (LED)
* Front Under Protection
* Side Beam Protection
* Side Mirrors and Ball Mirror
* 3 pt. ELR Seatbelts for Driver and Passenger, and 2 pt. NR for Center Seat
* Loud Back up Buzzer

Optional 
* ABS
* Vehicle Stability Control
* SRS Airbag

Your trucks can be customized according to your needs. Hino promises to help you manage and maintain your vehicle. “Doing more” is Hino’s promise because it is global brand of life and value. Highest standards from Japan with a Filipino Heart with genuine regard for the users’ welfare.
HINO (A Toyota Group Company) Naga is the only Hino Dealer to date here in Bicol. Experience total support “to more and be more”.
๐Ÿ“Maharlika Highway Concepcion Grande (Beside Geely CamSur), #NagaCity

#WeAreHino
#HinoNaga200SeriesLaunch
#nagacitydeck
#NCDdailydrives
๐Ÿ“ธ#JoelNooraPhotography




Sunday, March 19, 2023

JT's Manukan Grille now Grilling in Naga City

JT's Manukan Grille started grilling in Naga City last March 15, 2023 beside Hino, at Concepcion Grande, #NagaCity! JT’s is the brainchild of veteran actor Joel Torre and his wife, Cristy. From a hole in the wall to now a 20+ year-old experienced brand in the food industry it really does says a lot. 30+ branches nationwide and now here in Bicol! The brand continuously grows and improves with consistency in food quality and promised value-for-money food.

๐—๐—ง'๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฐ๐— ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฎ, ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ. JT’s is beyond grilled chicken, other grilled meats are available plus Bicolano specialties to complete an Ilonggo/Bacolod plus Oragon experience. What are you waiting for? Kaon ta!






Location: 

39 Concepcion Grande, Naga City

Beside Hino Naga and Casa Soriano 

OPEN DAILY from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM




Location: 

39 Concepcion Grande, Naga City

Beside Hino Naga and Casa Soriano 

OPEN DAILY from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Lambretta, now available at Ropali Classics Naga

One fine Classic Day! Ropali Classics is now in Naga! 

Bicolano Classic enthusiasts just got their dream closer to owning one of the internationally known brand of motor scooters first manufactured in Milan, Italy, the Lambretta.

Ropali is the ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฎ in the PH since 2017. This means that you are in the right hands! They also cater to classic brands like Norton, Ural, Triumph and other Classics products not present in the other stores.

We have seen Ropali branches around here in Bicol (here in Naga it’s in Panganiban Drive) offering genuine ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ, ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ, ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐˜‡๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ถ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ต๐—ฎ motorcycles, spare parts and accessories and now the Ropali Classics the fourth in the Philippines after Pasig, Angeles and Davao.

Eco-friendly Trikes of DECC, Developer of Electric Conveyances Corporation is available at core #Ropali branches and here at #RopaliClassics. DECC aims to produce and provide a better, economical and safe rife to all Filipinos.
DECC Units Photo from Ropali Classics Naga FB Page

Core Ropali Branches and Ropali Classics offers equal, hassle free and quality customer service right from guiding you to choose which one to own for your needs and budget, MC loan application, up until you have successfully paid the loan off. Walang iwanan sa Ropali!
Keep posted for other updates regarding promos and events of Ropali Classics!
Location: ANR Business Center (former RoyalAn), Concepcion Grande, #NagaCity
Open from Mondays to Saturdays
Contact No. 09054188059 / 09511660976