Friday, December 27, 2019
Over 110,000 micro entrepreneurs have been assisted even as P5.1 billion has been released through the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) Program, which is being rolled out to the countryside to provide affordable and easy access loans to micro entrepreneurs.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said the P3 Program will continue without let up to achieve the Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan Agenda of the Duterte Administration.
“The P3 program was created so that even the smallest of entrepreneurs, like the sari-sari stores owners and market vendors, will have an opportunity to grow their business without the usurious 5-6 loans. I encourage all entrepreneurs in need of capital to avail of the P3 program through the DTI Negosyo Centers and accredited credit delivery partners,” said Sec. Lopez
As of December 23, 2019, the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.), the micro financing arm of the DTI, has extended financing assistance through the P3 program to 110,006 micro entrepreneurs. Established as the government's flagship program with the aim to address loan sharks and their onerous loans, P3 has been widened to reach Filipinos throughout the countryside since its inception in 2017 to give them better access to financing.
The SB Corporation has also released a total of P5.15 billion worth of loans through partner micro finance institutes (MFIs). In July, the SB Corporation also introduced 10 Credit Delivery Partners (CDPs) from Luzon to Mindanao to deliver fast and efficiently P3 loans. The P3 Program also now has 412 micro financing institute (MFI) partners to reach rural and far-flung areas in the provinces.
The P3 program is a P1 billion loan financing program intended to give micro enterprises better access to finance, while providing them an alternative to the informal or 5-6 scheme of lending.
Meanwhile, the P3 program has reached out to Maranao entrepreneurs through the Bangon Marawi initiative and has released P7.5 million to 457 Maranao borrowers. Likewise, soldiers and policemen who were either wounded or killed in action during the Marawi siege were also provided assistance with a total of P31 million released to 412 soldiers and policemen, and their families.
The primary beneficiaries of the P3 Program are microenterprises and entrepreneurs that do not have easy access to credit, which include market vendors, agri-businessmen, members of cooperatives, and industry associations.
Under the P3 Program, a micro enterprise can borrow between P5,000 up to P200,000 depending on its business need and repayment capacity with no collateral requirement. Interest rate and service fees, all in, do not exceed 2.5% monthly.
The P3 Program serves as an alternative to the P30 billion “5-6” money lending industry that charges 20% nominal interest rate to MSMEs.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
‘Tis the season to be jolly, to spread love, and share the spirit of Christmas with your loved ones. Of course, what better way to have fun in the season of sharing when you know your scalp and hair are healthy and flake-free? White Christmas may not happen in our country, but have you checked if your scalp is experiencing a 'Winter Wonderland’ from the visible flakes caused by the change in season? Other than the dry air, we can't deny the fact that we were tempted once (or even many times) to skip washing our hair because of the extremely cold water, and we don’t even realize that it’s a step closer to dandruff.
And because people are more prone to dandruff than any other time of the year, here are some tips you can do to fully enjoy a #FlakeFreeChristmas this December.
1. Brace yourself for the cold weather!
As the Ber month starts to enter, some places in the Philippines with higher altitude starts to get colder. You might want to bring out those thick clothing because the sweater weather is coming in! Walk in style with your stylish sweaters, pants, and even boots to protect yourself from the cold breeze. With the northwest monsoon coming in, dandruff is most likely to occur as well in this season because of the dry air and infrequent washing. Using the right anti-dandruff shampoo can cleanse your scalp while keeping the dandruff away.
2. Take it slow. Chill.
It’s the perfect time to de-stress! Forget your worries at the moment. Learn how to take things slow and treat yourself. You may visit the mall to check out an interesting flick to watch, eat in a fancy restaurant, or buy some new clothes for the coming holiday parties. You can channel your inner Zen as well by visiting the spa to get a massage or practice daily meditation or yoga at home. Occasionally, a ten-minute walk or a regular jogging also helps to blow off steam.
Being stressed and anxious can weaken the body’s natural defenses, making it hard for the body to naturally fight disease-causing bacteria like Malassezia globosa – the main culprit to dandruff. That is why unwinding every now and then is not only beneficial for your mind but also scalp and hair. To complete your total scalp care, use Head & Shoulders! With magnetic lifting foam that removes all traces of dandruff and scalp odor and makes your shower experience more enjoyable with its creamy lather.
3. Schedule an out-of-town trip.
Tired of celebrating at the same old place? Why not go somewhere you’ve never been to before? Book a flight or take an out-of-town trip! Explore, discover cities and meet new people from different walks of life. Starting from our country, there are lots of places to visit, and different activities to do. This Christmas, why not experience your first hike in Mount Pulag in Benguet, or go spelunking and sight-see the stalagmites and stalactites of the famously known Sumaguing Cave in Sagada? If you’re more of a beach person and would like to avoid the holiday traffic, travel the outskirts of Batangas to snorkel or dive with the fishes or just a relaxing swim at Tingloy or Laiya, or go surfing in the waves of Siargao.
Travelling with a buddy like Head & Shoulders Cool Menthol will also make you feel cool and clean no matter the weather.
4. Reunite with your family and friends.
Christmas is a great time to revisit and create new memories with your family and friends. But as the gatherings and party invites start to turn up, you might overbeat your hair with styling products that cause damages like nutrient loss, split ends, frizziness, breakage, dryness, and hair fall. You may also start to feel itchy from the product buildup that may result to a flaky scalp.
Despite of these fears, you can still feel confident to keep a close contact with anyone with the right shampoo that can keep the itching and soon-to-be dandruff away. Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky can make your dandruff worries away and nourish hair from the damages. It also has a floral scent that will make your hair oh so fragrant!
Monday, December 23, 2019
Starting December 24, selected Marawi products will be available at UP Town Center, Quezon City and Greenhills Mall, San Juan City. Initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Task Force Bangon Marawi, the Bangon Marawi Pop-up stores will operate until June 23, 2020.
After the Marawi siege, the DTI has been active in assisting the Maranao entrepreneurs who were greatly affected by the crisis. The mounting of pop-up stores in major malls nationwide is part of the agency’s effort to provide opportunities to Marawi MSMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs.
The pop-up stores will offer a wide array of products such as brassware, home décor (baur, kulintang in different sizes), woven products, malongs and other wearables, pearls and costume jewelry.
The Bangon Marawi Pop-up store at the UP Town Center will be located at the Ground Floor, Phase 1 in front of Sports Barbers. Its store at Greenhills Mall will be temporarily located at the Cellphones & Gadgets Extension (Former Admin. Office), Level 2, until January 8, 2020 and will be transferred to the Home Decors Section near Chinabank starting January 9, 2020.
You may visit the stores from Mondays to Sundays during mall hours.
It is the season for gift-giving, but finding the best present for your loved ones can be tough, especially if you have been giving them gifts for every special occasion every year.
You can narrow your choices by picking something meaningful that will last for a long time and is more precious than material things. Give your loved ones gifts that keep on giving.
Here are some ideas for presents that your loved ones will value for years:
Gym or fitness class membership. Gifts that ensure good health have a lasting benefit. Choose a gym membership, a fitness class, or any activity to get the body moving and sweating. Staying active can help in weight loss and in reducing the risks of heart diseases, diabetes, stroke, and other life-threatening illnesses.
Education. Education is a lifetime gift and the knowledge one gains is something that can never be taken away. You can pay for your loved ones’ tuition if they are interested in taking short courses in cooking, dance, music, and the like.
Ornamental plants. You can also choose a gift that will keep growing, give back health benefits, and is also a beautiful addition to any home: an ornamental plant. You can also take it one step further and bond together over planting a tree.
Insurance. Make sure that your family will continue to enjoy the lifestyle they deserve even when the unexpected happens. With an insurance-investment plan like Asset Master, a premium product from AXA Philippines for the discerning investor, you can build a diversified portfolio of local and global investments. It offers a wealth transfer solution for you and your family so you can seamlessly transfer your estate when the time comes. It also serves as keyman insurance that helps preserve your business legacy for generations to come.
“For your loved ones, the gift of insurance coverage is the ultimate expression of your love and care, providing them support through life’s difficulties and securing their future,” says Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines president and chief executive officer.
Travel. Create new memories with your loved ones and broaden your horizons as you learn about different cultures and people. Ensure that your trip is enjoyable and stress-free with AXA Smart Traveller. This travel insurance product offers a wide range of benefits, including 24-hour medical assistance, personal accident coverage, protection of personal belongings, and even refunds for travel inconvenience.
This holiday season, give your loved ones something they will value for years to come. To know more, talk to an AXA agent today or visit www.axa.com.ph.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
The SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds has been witness to a heap of international and local acts in the past years, and last December 13 was no different. The Coke Studio Christmas Concert 2019 was filled with Christmas feels by the Coke Studio Season 3 Artists that gave world-class performances of their own hits and much-awaited collaborations with each other.
Sarah Geronimo, This Band, Al James, Inigo Pascual, Ron Henley, St. Wolf, UDD, Just Hush, Bea Lorenzo, Clara Benin, Janine Teñoso, Brisom, Silent Sanctuary, Morisette, and Lola Amour were Coke Studio’s early Christmas gifts for us. The gates opened at 2:00 PM, and the Concert Grounds were quickly filled by fans. The show commenced at 5:00 PM with This Band’s hit ‘Di Na Babalik and ended with Coke Studio Season 2 alum December Avenue’s Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw that capped off everyone’s feels trip by midnight.
The Coke Studio Christmas Concert 2019 was hosted by Ylona Garcia and Justin Quirino with performances from Down By 18, Agsunta, The Juans, and Coke Studio Season 2 alums IV Of Spades, and Quest.
Friday, December 20, 2019
MAKATI – Amidst the backdrop of global uncertainty stemming from the US-China trade war, Philippine exports of goods and services remained resilient, as it expanded by 5.1% year-on-year (yoy) to US$ 25.0 billion in the 3rd quarter (Q3) of 2019. This export growth was even an improvement compared to its second quarter (Q2) 2019 yoy rate of 4.3%.
"President Rodrigo Duterte's directive of being a friend to all nations allowed the Philippines to grow our exports despite the ongoing US-China trade war, which may have caused the decline in exports of other countries." said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.
Sec. Lopez also said that the Philippines is pushing for the conclusion of free trade agreements like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Philippine-Korea Free Trade Agreement in 2020 to expand market access for manufactured goods as well as agri-based products.
He shared that the Philippines is also working on a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is exploring new export markets in consumer-rich Africa. The trade chief advised that export marketing should be in tandem with increasing the supply to meet the demand of foreign markets.
The Q3 export growth performance was strengthened by an 8.6% yoy increase in services exports, which totaled US$ 11.1 billion for the quarter. It was also backed by the 2.4% yoy uptick in the goods exports valued at US$ 13.9 billion.
Growth in services exports was boosted by a double-digit increase in exports of travel services due to bigger international tourist arrivals. Aside from travel services, Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) also contributed to the services exports’ good showing.
On the other hand, exports of electronics products, bananas, and forestry and mineral products contributed to the moderate increase in the exports of goods.
Goods and services’ exports climbed 3.7% yoy to US$ 70.4 billion on a cumulative basis spanning January to September 2019. Services exports rose by 7.7% yoy to US$ 30.6 billion driven by travel services as well as technical, trade-related, and other business services. Meanwhile, goods exports increased by 0.7% yoy to US$ 39.8 billion primarily because of fruits and vegetables.
MAKATI -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) renewed its partnership with the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Inc., an NGO that provides microfinancing loans.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding signed last 16 December, CARD committed an additional PHP 100 million of its funds for Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) program. This brings CARD's total revolving fund for the P3 program since the partnership began in 2017 to PHP 300 million pesos, which it will lend out to other beneficiaries to widen the reach of the P3 program to more micro borrowers.
P3 is DTI's program that provides low-interest, no collateral loans for existing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The program, managed by Small Business Corporation (SB Corp), is a response to President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to combat 5-6 loans. Through P3, entrepreneurs can borrow amounts from PHP 5,000 to PHP 200,000 from CARD and other accredited credit delivery partners.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said that DTI benefits from the partnership since CARD supplements the PHP 3.5 billion P3 allocation from the government with their own funds. CARD is also one of the biggest microfinance institutions in the Philippines, with 7 million borrowers nationwide.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip reported that CARD disbursed PHP 600 million in P3 loans to around 56,000 borrowers since 2017. He also said that CARD targets to increase its P3 allocation to PHP 100 million every year to reach 100,000 entrepreneurs.
Signing the agreement are (from L to R: ) SB Corp President Luna Cacanando, DTI Undersecretary Blesila Lantayona, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, CARD Founder Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip, CARD Inc President Flordeliza Sarmiento and Executive Director Jocelyn Dequito.
iQor Continues to Bring Jobs Closer to Home as it Expands its Call Centers in Davao, Philippines
Tech-Enabled BPO company is rapidly recruiting across Davao to meet growing client demand
iQor, a managed services provider of customer engagement and technology-enabled BPO solutions, announced today the expansion of its Davao call center, as well as the launch of a new center in the Davao Park District.
“iQor is looking forward to growing in the City of Davao,” said Senior Vice President Operations for iQor Philippines, Rod Hoddinott. “The City is an ideal region thanks to its highly proficient workforce and educated talent pool. It will remain one of our fastest growing regions as we work with clients to solve complex problems across a variety of channels.”
The new expansions in Davao are part of iQor’s 2019 growth trajectory that will bring in over 5,000 new jobs across the Philippines by the end of the year. Expanding by 70,000 square feet across the two locations, iQor has modernized its current center with a new recruiting space and expanded breakroom and game area. The newly-built center houses 1,200 call center seats and another state-of-the-art recruiting center. iQor considers Davao’s local government and community exceptional partners and has plans for further expansion in 2020.
To meet client demand, iQor has been actively recruiting over 2,000 new employees across Davao and will continue to recruit through the end of the year.
“We’re on a mission to bring jobs close to home across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,” said Senior Vice President Operations for iQor Philippines, Saurabh Bhaskar. “Our Davao employees enjoy effortless commutes and access to a variety of amenities within walking distance of our contact centers.”
iQor was recently nominated at the 2019 Asia CEO Awards for Diversity Company of the Year and was recognized for its commitment to the Philippines business community and job creation through its first place award for Best Company of the Year Outside National Capital Region at the 2018 International ICT Awards.
iQor operates in multiple locations throughout Dasmariñas, Davao, Iloilo, Talisay, Bacolod, Santa Rosa, Fairview, Metro Manila, and Clark.
To learn more about growing your career at iQor, please visit: www.iqor.com/careers.
iQor is a managed services provider of customer engagement and technology-enabled BPO solutions. With 45,000 employees in 9 countries, we partner with many of the world's best-known brands to deliver aftermarket product and customer support solutions that span the consumer value chain, from customer care and receivables management to product diagnostics and repair services. Our award-winning technology, logistics, and analytics platforms enable us to measure, monitor, and analyze brand interactions, improve business processes, and find operational efficiencies that lead to superior outcomes for our partners across the customer and product life cycles. For more information, please visit us at www.iqor.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/iqor.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Customers of LBC Express Inc. and Cebuana Lhuillier will now have easy access to the combined network of the two market leaders in the Philippines.
LBC Express Inc. (LBC), the market leader in retail and corporate courier and cargo, money remittance, and logistics services, and Cebuana Lhuillier (Cebuana), the Philippines’ largest micro-financial services provider, recently inked a partnership with the aim of broadening networks to serve their customers’ domestic financial needs.
Customers can rest assured that their financial transactions are safer and more secured given the track record of the two companies. Just go to any LBC or Cebuana Lhuillier branch to send money to your loved ones and encash it — whichever is more convenient or nearer to you.
"This partnership gives us the opportunity to serve more people with our combined networks and branches," said LBC Express Inc. president Miguel Angel A. Camahort. "LBC is constantly looking for ways to make remittance — as well as other services — accessible to more Filipinos."
The collaboration between the two brands is a practical step to boost both companies' remittance business nationwide.
“Our partnership with LBC Express will make money remittance easier and more accessible to Filipinos. This is in line with our company's decades-long commitment to provide unbanked and underbanked Filipinos better access to financial services," said Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier.
LBC has been the country's most trusted delivery and cargo shipping and 24-hour door-to-door delivery. It expanded its products and services in tune with the changing market needs. At present, it operates a combined network of 6,400 locations, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, offering not only courier services but also remittance products.
Cebuana Lhuillier, for its part, is a one-stop shop offering microfinancial services to over 30 million customers through its more than 2,500 branches with 6,500 domestic partners nationwide and over 1.5 million physical and virtual touch points worldwide. Acting as a cash agent of Cebuana Lhuillier Rural Bank, the company has provided financial access to about 2.5 million previously unbanked Filipinos through Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings since its launch early this year.
LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier & cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs & warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world. Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years. Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to-door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit www.LBCexpress.com, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).
ABOUT CEBUANA LHUILLIER
P.J. Lhuillier, Inc. (PJLI) is the proud parent company of Cebuana Lhuillier, the Philippines’ largest microfinancial services provider that offers pawning, remittance, micro savings, microinsurance, bills payment, e-load, and business-to-business micro loan solutions services. For over 30 years, Cebuana Lhuillier continuously provides fast, easy, secure, and convenient microfinancial products and services to more than 30 million customers through over 2,500 branches nationwide, an overseas branch in Hong Kong, and a marketing office in Dubai, UAE.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES — With the holidays fast approaching, the traffic situation in Metro Manila is bound to get even worse than it already is— especially on payday Fridays. Getting stuck in a traffic jam for hours on end is the last thing you want to happen after a long week of work. And that’s why McDonald’s decided to surprise tired motorists with free World Famous Fries on December 13, 2019 during rush hour!
For one night only, motorists and commuters stuck in traffic along EDSA were excited to see Fries Glitches in the form of online ads, which served as their digital coupon for free fries. They got to cap the day feeling a little better despite the long drive or commute when they visited nearby McDonald's branches to claim their free Medium Fries— crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside!
In a recently released online video that you can view through this link: https://youtu.be/UI6ACn9Mnqo. McDonald’s captured the excitement and happiness of customers after claiming their free fries on Rush Hour FRYday.
Were you one of the hungry motorists who got to experience McDonald’s surFRIES last Friday? Be sure to post about it and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. Stay tuned to the McDonald’s Philippines Facebook page for more ways McDonald’s continues to offer not only good food, but also feel good experiences!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
18 December 2019, Philippines – RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest growing hotel chain, spread the joy of Christmas early this year by giving children from marginalized communities from across the Philippines access to one-hundred rooms at various RedDoorz hotels, as part of its recently launched #MomentsToCelebrate holiday campaign.
RedDoorz worked with Virlanie Foundation, Sunshine Corner Ministry of Encouragement Inc., and United Muslim, Christian and Lumad for Peace and Development in Mindanao to give one hundred children nationwide – from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao – their first-ever travel experience in the form of special pre-Christmas treats and an overnight stay at RedDoorz hotels. Under supervised conditions from qualified volunteers and child guardians, the children were chaperoned for a series of Christmas themed events including educational learning sessions, parlor games and team-building exercises.
Caleb Uy, Donor Relations Officer of Virlanie Foundation, one of the beneficiary communities of RedDoorz’s #MomentsToCelebrate campaign, said, “This experience was a great learning opportunity. Staying in a hotel for the first time and indulging in new, enjoyable activities excited the children and gave them an early Christmas memory that they’ll never forget. This was the first time that a number of them felt that they belonged as part of a larger, caring community, encouraging them to try new things.”
RedDoorz kicked-off the program in Davao City on November 23, where RedDoorz employees surprised the staff and children of the United Muslim, Christian and Lumad For Peace and Development in Mindanao - a non-profit organization caring for Lumads, indigenous people, and informal settlers in Mindanao - with an impromptu Christmas party complete with food, games and prizes.
Virlanie Foundation kids from marginalized communities in Metro Manila were treated by RedDoorz, to an overnight stay at a RedDoorz hotel topped by a mini Christmas Party on November 24. RedDoorz also partnered with Sunshine Corner Ministry of Encouragement, Inc., a child-caring institution catering to the needs of abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Cebu City, to give the children a fun day they would never forget on November 26.
RedDoorz Country Marketing Manager Raenald De Jesus highlighted why RedDoorz wanted to give back to the underprivileged sections of the community through this initiative. He said, “These children have had a disadvantageous start in life and we wanted to give them the chance to experience a fun-filled weekend before Santa Claus sets off with his bag of goodies. RedDoorz launched its #MomentsToCelebrate campaign this holiday season to spread cheer by enabling more people to travel, and to remind more Filipinos to create quality moments with their loved ones.”
RedDoorz now has more than 200 partner hotels in over 20 cities nationwide.
RedDoorz is Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing, technology-driven hotel management company offering affordable accommodations for everyone. With a vision to enable people to travel more and provide an affordable reliable stay in all major cities and destinations across the region, RedDoorz is disrupting the hospitality industry by transforming the fragmented supply inventory into branded, standardized accommodations and leveraging its mobile app and digital channels to drive strong consumer demand.
The company was founded in 2015 by a team of senior executives with deep experience in the online travel and hospitality industry and has grown into a regional powerhouse with operations in Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. The firm has been growing by five times year-on-year.
As part of the RedDoorz brand network, hotel owners are able to grow their businesses and increase revenues while streamlining their operations. RedDoorz’s solutions help partners manage distribution, pricing, marketing, customer experience and technology solutions – offering an end-to-end platform powered by an advanced technology infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.reddoorz.com.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
QUEZON CITY — The fifth edition of RAWR Awards honored a total of 36 winners or awardees with ABS-CBN winning the TV Station of the Year, Sarah Geronimo as Favorite Performer of the Year, Alden Richards (Hello, Love, Goodbye) and Angel Locsin (The General’s Daughter) as Actor and Actress of the Year, respectively, MayWard as Love Team of the Year, and the PBB Otso tandem of LouDre earned the Newbie of the Year award.
See the remaining list of winners and awardees for the three main clusters or set of awardees:
Elia Ilano of ‘Ulan’ as Bibo Awardee
Maymay Entrata, Lovely Abella, Cacai Bautista (Hello, Love, Goodbye) as Beshie ng Taon
Angel Locsin of The General’s Daughter as the Favorite Bida
Dimples Romana of Kadenang Ginto as Favorite Kontrabida
Ion ‘Kuya Escort’ Perez of It’s Showtime as Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Isa Pang Araw by Sarah Geronimo as Song of the Year
Kapamilya’s The General’s Daughter as Bet na bet na Teleserye
Maine Mendoza of Daddy’s Gurl as Pak Na Pak Na Comedian
Mimiyuuuh as Influencer of the Year
Jessica Soho as Female News Personality
Raffy Tulfo as Male News Personality
DJ Kara of Energy FM as Radio DJ
Vice Ganda of GGV as the TV Host of the Year
KiaNo as Fan Club of the Year
SB19 as Favorite Group of the Year
DZMM as AM Radio Station of the Year
Energy FM as FM Radio Station of the Year
For this year, RAWR Awards created Special Awards based on the Five Elements.:
Fiery and Feisty (FIRE Award) was given to Dimples Romana of Kadenang Ginto
Willfully Wavy (WATER Award) went to Maymay Entrata
Earthy Energy (EARTH Award) was earned by Alden Richards
Awesome and Ambient (AIR Award) was given to Kapuso stars Rita Daniela and Ken Chan of My Special Tatay
Magnum Man (METAL Award) went to Dingdong Dantes
ROYAL AWARDS went to Charo Santos-Concio (The Icon), KathNiel (The Phenomenal Loveteam of Today’s Generation), Angel Locsin (The Advocate), the late Regina Paz ‘Gina’ La’O López (The Steward of Change Award).
Xia Vigor as Royal Cub Awardee, Kathryn Bernardo as Royal Lion Awardee, and It’s Showtime as Royal Pride Awardee.
Bloggers Choice for Best PR Agencies – Ripple 8, Spark It, Browne Communications
Bloggers Choice for Best PR Persons – John Paulo Caparros, Aaron Domingo
33% of votes came from user engagements on three social media platforms–Likes on Instagram, Hearts on Facebook, and Retweets on Twitter. The other 33% of votes came from the blogosphere (the blogging community composed of 200 blogger-owners and from representatives from the selected 30 PRs). And lastly, the 33% of votes came from third party analytics.
The event trended on twitter as number three. Chikkalicious and Jeremiah Torayno, a former transgender woman finalist of Idol Philippines were the hosts of the said momentous occasion.
Solane LPG recently sponsored another successful Davao Culinary Cup at SM City Davao. The Davao Culinary Cup (DCC) is the biggest and most prestigious culinary competition in Mindanao. It successfully gathered participants from culinary schools, resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other establishments in the hospitality industry. It captures a similar value that Solane is consistently trying to advocate; that of recognizing the Filipino culinary talent and excellence that is at par with international standards. According to Solane’s Marketing Manager Valeri Villano, the company will always be supportive of culinary competitions that inspire novice chefs to continue honing their skills. As one of the Gold sponsors of the 5th Davao Culinary Cup, Solane also gave away exciting freebies and prizes to the winners and attendees.