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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Branch expansion help boosts job creation in PH

While many Filipinos are going abroad to find a job, there are still many employment opportunities in the country that await job seekers with the continued expansion of businesses in various industries. 

According to the latest Labor Force Survey, employment rate increased to 95.5% in October 2022. 

BDO’s community bank BDO Network Bank, for one, continues to reach remote communities through branch expansion in the provinces. Over 800 job positions which include branch heads, service officers, account officers and marketing assistants are waiting to be filled to support the 106 branches and loan offices the bank opened in 2022. 

“Providing opportunities to local talents from different communities will not only support the growth of BDO Network Bank, but it will also help propel the country’s economy,” shared Jesus Antonio S. Itchon, president of BDO Network Bank (BDONB).  More job vacancies are expected to be announced as BDO Network Bank plans to open additional 100 branches nationwide this year.  

Opportunity to live and work near loved ones 

For Rikko Martin Guillermo, BDO Network Bank Lahug, Cebu branch -Management officer, being assigned to his hometown helps him manage his finances well.

BDO Network Bank intends to help every kababayan find a job in their hometown and be near with their families. 

Rikko Martin Guillermo, network management officer of BDO Network Bank-Lahug, Cebu is one example. 

“I am very thankful to BDO Network Bank for allowing me to be assigned here in Lahug, Cebu City office. I am now able to manage my finances because I live with my loved ones,” shared Rikko.   

BDO Network Bank Sultan Kudarat branch account representative Allan Mark Nobleza is thankful to the bank for giving him the opportunity to be transferred to a branch near his family, allowing him to be more productive at work.

Allan Mark Nobleza, a former credit assistant at BDO Network Bank Makati office, has likewise expressed his gratitude to the bank for giving him an opportunity to work at its branch in Sultan Kudarat, Esperanza as an account representative. 

His transfer back to his hometown is a big help as he no longer worries about his parents, making him more productive at work. 

“I am happy that I can go home to my family every day,” said he said. 

For those interested to be part of BDO Network Bank, visit BDO Network Bank official FB page (https://www.facebook.com/BDONetworkBankPH ) for the list of job vacancies. 

Resumes or CVs may be sent to the email addresses assigned per location. Just follow the subject or title format below:

<position you are applying for>,<Location>,<Name>

Example: Field Sales Officer_Tagbilaran_Juan Dela Cruz

NCR & Central Luzon: devera.michelle@bdo.com.ph

North Luzon: stodomingo.marianovita@bdo.com.ph

South Luzon: malinao.eunice@bdo.com.ph

Visayas: clitar.jojean@bdo.com.ph

Mindanao: bagares.marymagdalene@bdo.com.ph

BDO Network Bank does not require payment of fees for job application. To ensure your safety and security, contact only the authorized BDONB HR officers or send a private message to BDO Network Bank’s official facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/BDONetworkBankPH).

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

BDO Foundation celebrates the season with those who have less

BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, celebrated Christmas with thousands of underserved Filipinos as it provided food assistance in line with its gift-giving program dubbed Handog sa ‘Yo ng BDO Foundation.

For the third consecutive year, BDO Foundation implemented its Handog sa ‘Yo ng BDO Foundation Christmas gift-giving initiative, providing noche buena food packs to 25,000 families in underserved communities.

A total of 25,000 families all over the country received bags containing food items that beneficiaries could use for noche buena.

The foundation started the annual initiative back in 2020 as part of efforts to aid economically disadvantaged communities during the Christmas season.

Now on its third year, Handog sa ‘Yo ng BDO Foundation was implemented in partnership with Caritas Philippines, the social arm of the Catholic Church in the country, as well as Tanging Yaman Foundation, a non-profit organization that links donors with beneficiaries. Conducted simultaneously over two days in various locations, the program was also made possible by BDO and BDO Network Bank volunteers from head offices and branches.

Volunteers distributed food packs in Caloocan City, Quezon City, Malabon, Manila, Muntinlupa, Novaliches, Pasay City, Pasig City and Taguig City.

Handog sa ‘Yo also reached communities in Aurora, Biliran, Cagayan, Camarines Sur, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cavite, Cotabato, Davao, Eastern Samar, Ifugao, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, La Union, Laguna, Lanao del Norte, Leyte, Maguindanao, Marinduque, Mindoro Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Mountain Province, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Northern Samar, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Romblon, Sorsogon, Sulu, Surigao del Sur, Tarlac and Tawi-Tawi.

Writing on behalf of the San Antonio de Padua Parish in Quezon City, Parish Pastoral Council secretary Charles Mercado thanked BDO Foundation, saying, “Christmas is truly a season of joy, happiness and charity. It was a fulfilling and meaningful experience to see the smiles of our parish volunteers and neighbors after receiving these gifts.”

“We thank our sponsors, who served as instruments of God this Christmas season,” he added.

Explore the world again with the new explorer credit card by BDO and American Express



Manila, Philippines, 12 January 2023 – BDO Unibank, Inc. and American Express have launched the American Express® Explorer™ Credit Card (“the Explorer Card”) in the Philippines for the aspiring and frequent travelers eager to explore the world again. Cardmembers earn American Express’ Membership Rewards® points, which never expire, and can be redeemed for air miles with a wide range of airlines including award-winning ones and for hotel loyalty points with thousands of hotel properties – giving them greater flexibility and choice, and allowing them to travel for less. 

Every P40 spent entitles Cardmembers to earn one Membership Rewards® point. Each point can then be redeemed for one air mile at six frequent flyer partners: Mabuhay Miles, KrisFlyer, Cathay Membership, Royal Orchid Plus, Enrich, and Delta SkyMiles. The points can also be converted into hotel loyalty points from Marriot Bonvoy and Hilton Honors, which both have thousands of properties worldwide including in the Philippines. In addition, the Explorer Card has one of the best rewards rates in the country and no conversion fee.

“We have seen substantial growth in travel-related spending among our American Express Cardmembers. In 2022, airline ticket purchase alone has increased exponentially versus the previous year,” says Rolando C. Tanchanco, BDO Senior Executive Vice President and Consumer Banking Group Head. “With the return of consumer confidence in travelthe American Express Explorer Credit Card is a timely addition to our extensive line-up of credit card products with our partner American Express.”

“After three years of the pandemic and with borders reopening, travel is back. Our American Express Explorer Credit Card launched in partnership with BDO, gives our Cardmembers in the Philippines, whether they are travelling solo, with family or with friends, the ability to earn rewards and travel for less, while doing what they are passionate about.’’ said Mr. Sanjiv Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Network Services, SouthEast Asia and South Pacific, American Express.

The Explorer Card was first introduced by American Express in Australia in 2016 and Hong Kong in 2021. Now, American Express with BDO are bringing the Explorer Card to the Philippines—a first in Southeast Asia. The new card forms part of the extensive range of BDO-issued American Express Cards.

Cardmembers can redeem their Membership Rewards points from a wide choice of local and international airlines and hotel loyalty programs. 

Frequent Flyer Partners

  • Mabuhay Miles (Philippine Airlines)

  • KrisFlyer (Singapore Airlines)

  • Cathay Membership (Cathay Pacific Airlines)

  • Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways)

  •  Enrich (Malaysia Airlines)

  • Delta SkyMiles (Delta Airlines)

Hotel Partners

  • Marriot Bonvoy

  • Hilton Honors

Other benefits include: 

  • Up to P10M Travel Accident and Inconvenience Coverage

  • 2,000 Bonus Membership Rewards points upon reaching P600,000 spend per year

  • Year-round deals, rebate or cashback, and instant savings from BDO partner merchants 

  • Complimentary Annual Fee for the 1st year (Principal and Supplementary)

  • Waived Annual Fee upon reaching P450,000 spend per year

For more details or to apply for the American Express® Explorer™ Credit Card, visit www.americanexpress.com.ph or go to any BDO branch near you.