Essilor’s Eye Can Succeed campaign through Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) won two awards at the 53rd Anvil Awards held at the Shangri-La at the Fort in BGC.
Out of over 450 entries across the country, Eye Can Succeed won the Gold Anvil Award for Public Relations Program on sustainable basis, and the Silver Anvil Award for Specialized Public Relations Program for its advocacy campaign for healthy vision.
The campaign helps Filipino public senior high school students to achieve better eye sight by providing free eye check-ups and giving free eyeglasses. EVF, the philanthropic arm of Essilor, is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences among the 2.5 billion people around the world and to provide opportunities to live a better life through better eye sight.
For more information, visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph/eyecansucceed, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Discovery Suites recognized recently loyal employees from different departments as it marked its 18th anniversary. The employees have worked at Discovery for many years, upholding the gracious brand of service the company is known for.
Among those who received their loyalty awards for 10 years of service were Guest Services Associate Melvin Lipangco, Engineering Assistant Manager El Perez, Banquet Sales Manager Kris Arciaga, Reservations Manager Alexandra Noelle Puen, and Executive Assistant to the General Manager Rowena Gulle. Celebrating their 18th year with Discovery Suites, meanwhile, are Engineering Associate Bernard Tamargo, Financial Controller Laureen Udtuhan, Purchasing Manager and Property Custodian Milette Vizcarra, and Housekeeping Associate Marlon Mendoza.
As it breathes new life to Clark, Pampanga, Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City has been changing and invigorating the business and leisure landscape in the north with a progressive redevelopment masterplan. Integral to this plan is its 3.6-hectare sustainable office campus—dubbed Workplus—set amidst lush greeneries that is conducive for both work and wellness.
Being at the forefront of Filinvest Mimosa+’s vision to elevate the business industry in Clark, six office buildings are set to rise in Workplus within the next six years. Currently, two office buildings—called 1 Workplus and 2 Workplus—are already complete and ready to welcome corporations that are looking to expand their business in Central Luzon. This is another proof of the dynamism that Filinvest has been injecting into the Mimosa+ estate.
“With the opening of Workplus, we aim to not only bring in more business to Clark, but to also help increase employment in Pampanga,” notes Filinvest Cyberzone’s first vice president Janette Cordero.
With a total gross floor area of over 110,000 square meters and total gross leasable area of approximately 100,000 square meters, all Workplus buildings come equipped with fibre optic facilities that are best suited for business process outsourcing (BPO), information technology (IT), and knowledge-based companies, with ample surface and podium parking areas available. Furthermore, each structure strictly follows the green building guidelines of Clark Development Corporation to promote corporate social responsibility and true green living.
Also of particular note is how the office campus is filled with full grown Acacia trees and rich flora. Cognizant of this, Filinvest Mimosa+ collaborated with renowned designer firm H1 Architecture to devise an office campus master plan that is conscious of the natural landscape, where the positioning of the buildings, for example, was carefully composed in such a way that it moves around and blends with the trees. This creates a healthy, vibrant atmosphere that seamlessly integrates the landscape with the buildings’ architectural design.
Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, recently held its first basketball cup tournament at the Balabag basketball court in Boracay aptly named the Solane Boracay Cup.
The event aimed to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship in a competitive and friendly game while encouraging a healthy lifestyle among its employees. The basketball tournament is also part of Solane’s corporate social responsibility program which seeks to help provide educational materials and school equipment to public schools.
For the second year in a row, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI) was hailed as one of the 2017 BCI Asia Awards’ Top Ten Developers in the Philippines in ceremonies held recently at the Shangri-La Fort.
FAI, Filinvest Development Corporation’s arm that specializes in townships and high-end residential developments, is the company behind Filinvest City in Alabang, the premier master-planned central business district (CBD) that is transforming living and working in the south and its neighboring locales. It is also the moving force behind the Parkway Corporate Center in Filinvest City, the first office condominium under the WorkSpaces by Filinvest banner that offers office units for sale in a dynamic, premium location.
Both projects exemplify FAI’s ability to take on a diverse development portfolio, recognizing its expertise in undertaking master-planned communities of varying scales and concepts.
It’s a public holiday today in the Philippines for the commemoration of the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.
Last Friday, one of my not so new (^_^) colleague at the office asked me on what I can suggest to put in her out of office reply email for the coming holiday on Monday (today). So now, I’ve come up with this blog post to share with you some ideas on what to write in your professional out of office email replies.
Here’s “my” top 5 O-O-O replies that you can use:
Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office with no email access. I will be returning on (date of return). If you need immediate assistance, you may reach me at my mobile – (your mobile number).
But of course, you don’t want to be bothered while you’re on a holiday, right? In this case, you may also assign those who need immediate assistance to your colleagues based in other offices (other countries) who can also do the same thing (or has the knowledge/authority to perform such task/s).
I will be out of office on (date) returning (date of return). During this period, I will have limited access to my email. If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact (contact’s name) at (contact’s email).
or, you can use this one:
I will be out of office today. If you need immediate assistance while I’m away, please email (contact’s name and email address).
You can also be polite enough and utilize this template, too:
Thank you for your email. Your message is important to me and I’ll respond as soon as possible. Thank you.
And if you are so-workaholic and you think you can have a time to check your emails intermittently, you can try this:
It’s a public holiday and I’m out of office. However, I will be taking period breaks to check my emails occasionally while I’m away. If this matter isn’t time -sensitive, rest assured that I’ll respond when I’m back in the office. But, if this is an urgent request, please resend any messages that require my immediate attention with a subject line of “URGENT: (original subject)”
Bonus FUNNY and UNIQUE out of office email:
Thanks for your email. I’m currently out of the office, returning on [date]. I’ll respond to your message then.
While I won’t be quite as far as Neptune, I will still be completely disconnected from my inbox until my return. So, if you require immediate assistance, please send your email to [contact’s name] at [contact’s email].
So, there you have it. TURN ON your out of office replies now and have a good break.