KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. (KPMG RGM&Co.), the Philippine member firm of KPMG International, recently held a series of events to start off the year at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. These were a series of IT discussions on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Data & Analytics (D&A), Blockchain and Tax Intelligence Solution (TIS) dubbedLet’s Talk Tech as well as the launch of its 2018 annual investment guide entitled IT Report: Philippines.
KPMG Australia’s Michael Rochanakij started the Let’s Talk Tech session by giving an overview of current IT trends and disruptions, as he expounded on changes brought about by the fourth industrial revolution—digital—and how companies must adopt new ways of thinking in order to stay competitive and relevant.
Napansin mo ba noong nawala sya? Siguro hindi. Malamang hindi. Talagang hindi. Hindi mo napansing nawala sya kasi nasanay kang “nandyan LANG” sya PALAGI.
Mahirap…mabigat…masakit…ang lumayo at tanggapin ang katotohanan na gaano man nya sinubukan, hindi mo kayang ibalik ang pagpapahalaga at ang nararapat para sa kanya.
Nadurog sya sa iyong pambabalewala. Napilitang lumimot at talikuran ang inyong alaala.
Nakita mo sya, subalit hindi ka nya napansin. Tinitigan mo sya habang unti-unti mong nakikita kung gaano nauubos ang kanyang atensyon kasama ng iba. Masaya. Masayang-masaya sa piling ng iba.
Pinagmasdan mo ang kanyang pagngiti. Isang malaking ngiti na animo’y bangka na pumalaot sa kalmang dagat. Nakita mo kung gaano sya kasaya. Isang bagay na hindi mo nasaksihan sa matagal na panahon dahil wala kang ginawa noon kundi ang bigyan sya ng pasakit, sama ng loob at iparamdam na di sya katanggap-tanggap.
Hindi mo naramdaman na sya ay unti-unti mong nilulusaw sa apoy ng iyong mga pananalita. Subalit sa lahat ng yan, napansin mo ba ang maraming gabi na di mo sya pinatulog sa pagdaramdam at kaiisip kung paano ba sya magiging sapat para sayo?
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.
Summer means sun, sea, sand, and more! It’s that great escape – to hit the beach, go on a hike, or simply get away from it all. And no other timepiece perfectly speaks of summer fun, frolic, and adventure than TechnoMarine!
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What is an etiquette? It refers to socially acceptable behavior. It means good behavior which distinguishes human from animals.
At a very young age, you should teach your child how to behave well and how to respond correctly especially to elders. This way, you can be proud to let everyone know that you have raised a good person.
Let me share with you the top social manners that every children should know.
Say PLEASE when asking.
Say THANK YOU when receiving.
Say EXCUSE ME when you have to pass by or if you need to go out/leave an ongoing conversation esp in class or group conversation.
Look IN THE EYES when talking to someone.
LET others to FINISH before you speak.
Shake hands FIRMLY.
Say poor opo, yes ma’am or yes sir when talking to grown ups.
GREET people with “Hi!”, “Hello!”, or “How are you?”.
Say SORRY when you’ve done something wrong.
OPEN DOORS for others or OFFER help.
Teach these things to your children in a nice way and avoid yelling just to let them know what they should do. Why? Yelling silences your message. Speak quietly so children CAN HEAR YOUR WORDS instead of just your voice.
This was the celebratory pronouncement of Ricky Delgado, Jr., chairman of the executive committee, as he summed up the last five years of ISLA LPG Inc. (ILC), the company behind leading LPG brand Solane, when it recently celebrated its fifth year as the country’s leading liquefied petroleum gas solutions company.
“Solane has only been running for five years but we’ve already done so much. This company is respected for what it does well, and I think that if you look at how far we have come, it’s really because of the same strategy we have kept from the start – reliable, safe, and we take what we say seriously,” said Delgado.
Taking part in the momentous occasion were top executives led by Ruben Domingo, ILC chief executive officer (CEO), Shoichi Watanabe, ISLA Petroleum and Gas (IPG) CEO, Willie Sarmiento, IPG chief finance officer, and Tonito Gonzalez, ILC general manager for sales. Also present were Bobby Kanapi, IPG board member, and executives of ITOCHU – one of the company’s shareholders – including Yuji Fukuda, ITOCHU senior managing executive officer, and Keisuke Oba, ITOCHU Manila general manager.
Awards were also given to the employees who have been part of this milestone. The Team ACE Awards were given to the Bulk and Commercial Team consisting of Marvin Castor, Kaiza Yu, Miguel Estrada, Raph Carbonell, John Cort, Rey Enriquez and headed by Elma Revillame for exceeding the sales target compared to the previous year. The Account Manager of the Year was awarded to Haidee Alverne of the Vismin Team. Further, the Eagle Awards were given to Gigi Indangan, third place, Regie Reyes, second place, and Ricky Estolas, Jr., first place, for their outstanding performances as ILC operations staff.
ALERONis mounting an experiential concert entitled “Under the Olive Tree”, to be held in two venues at the end of the month. The concert will focus on themes of war and peace, and will showcase works by both international and local composers.
The choir will stage the production on May 28th at the 2nd Floor Glorietta 5 merchant space, and on May 29th at the newly constructed Basilica de San Ignacio on Arzobispo St. in Intramuros. The shows will be at 8:00 PM and will be led by a guest conductor, Dr. Eudenice Palaruan, an esteemed choral pedagogue. These performances will be his last in the country before moving to Singapore to pursue a new teaching position.
The concert will include commentaries on the pieces, and these aim to provoke the minds of the audience. These include short play features that elaborate on the messages of the music. ALERON intends to reach a wider audience and to bring a new appreciation for choral music through this different concert presentation. For ticket inquiries and reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +639199132006.
ALERON is led by Christopher Amado Ong Arceo as ensemble director, and is a Philippinebased all-male choir geared towards exploring and broadening the male soundscape. It first came into existence in 2006 as the alumni ensemble of the Ateneo de Manila High School Glee Club, and continues today composed of male choristers from diverse backgrounds.
ALERON’s accomplishments include an Overall Winner distinction in the 31st Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Contest held in Takarazuka, Japan in July 2015, a Grand Prize distinction in the 10th Busan Choral Festival and Competition held in Busan, South Korea in October 2014, and a First Prize distinction in the Vocal Ensemble category of the 1st Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival held in Manila in August 2013. The group also represented the Philippines as guest choir in the 1st International Federation for Choral Music World Choral EXPO held in November 2015, in Macau, China.
BOAC, MARINDUQUE—Symphonies are due to wake the sleepy town of Boac, Marinduque as the city holds its third “Musika sa Isla,” the country’s only classical music festival, on May 18, 19, and 21. Premier musicians from Asia are gracing the three-day event.
“Musika sa Isla” gathers a diverse roster of musical talents, ranging from pianists to seasoned singers. This year, Franz Chen of Indonesia and Tomoyo Kobayashi from Japan are playing the piano. Japan’s Kazuki Yamamoto is the festival’s lone violinist, while Ivan Jenzer is representing the Philippines on the cello. Filipino soprano singer Arlene Escultero and baritone singer Joseleo Logdat are joining as well.
The festival will take place in the capital’s storied attractions. On May 18, the International Concert starts at 6 p.m. at the St. Raphael Parish. On May 19, the Grand Gala starts at 6 p.m. at the Boac covered court. Watch out for the additional concert on May 21 at the Moriones Arena and Park.
But the better news is, good music is finally affordable. Tickets sell for P200 for each event; students even get 50% off for one.
“Musika sa Isla” is set in the quaint but bustling city of Boac in Marinduque province. The heart-shaped island takes pride in its scenic landscape, rustic charm, and other natural wonders. Its near zero-crime crate and impressive agri-based economy are attracting curious wanderers as Marinduque poises itself as a budding tourist destination. Once dubbed as the country’s “forgotten paradise,” it’s time for us to remember the beauty we’ve always had, the beauty we need to recognize. An easy bus trip away, JAC Liner even includes the RORO pass with their advanced reservations now available online.
The third annual classical music festival is supported by AGREA Philippines, a local social enterprise that hopes to revitalize agriculture in the island of Marinduque.