The post-pandemic workplace; Cebu, Sugbo Mercado is now on V

The workplace after the pandemic

Ninja Van Philippines is at the forefront of shaping the post-pandemic workplace by balancing employee safety, productivity and empowerment.

“Our mission of enabling seamless deliveries rests on the hard work, skills and passion of our people – and we continuously strive to ensure our people grow and reach their full potential,” said Sabina Lopez, Chief Commercial Officer of Ninja Van Philippines -Vergara in a media webinar “Hybrid Hustle: Redefining the New Normal.”

Organized by Ninja Van Philippines, the event brought together leaders from the region’s leading job search and networking platforms, government and the local human resources industry to discuss trends, opportunities and challenges in the evolving post-pandemic work landscape in the Philippines.

Vergara said in response to employee needs, Ninja Van Philippines implemented a full hybrid setup for its corporate headquarters. Employees in the support and commercial groups, such as sales, marketing, finance, and administration, report for physical work only when needed, aligned with their respective teams’ schedules and priorities.

Ninja Van Philippines has begun renovating its Makati headquarters to make it more conducive to employees reporting on the ground. Expected upgrades include fitness equipment and play areas for better work-play integration, rest and shower areas, and individual phone booths for focused work.

Cebu, Sugbo Mercado is now on Viber!

Viber has partnered with Sugbo Mercado, the largest weekend food market in Cebu.

This partnership is a key part of Viber’s Cebu expansion, giving local food entrepreneurs the opportunity to promote their business through the Viber channel Sugbo Mercado Food Market, where Cebuano foodies can enjoy exclusive perks.

At the launch of the partnership on June 17-19, Sugbo Mercado guests could skip the line and order their food in advance simply by leaving a comment on the channel. Viber and Sugbo Mercado have also prepared a series of fun on-site events for the foodies at launch.

At the same time, Viber also announced the creation of a new channel for and from Cebuanos, the Asa Ta Bai channel. The messaging app also launched the free 30-minute Viber calls to landlines and non-Viber mobile numbers, giving a few bonuses to foodies who call a landline number posted on the Sugbo Mercado channel using the Viber app.

Emirates’ new Country Manager


Emirates recently appointed Saeed Abdulla Miran as Country Manager for the Philippines.

With a track record of nearly ten years at Emirates, Saeed is tasked with leading the airline’s operations here in the Philippines while helping to continue driving growth in the country. His appointment comes at a time when air travel from the Philippines to other destinations around the world is increasing following the easing of border restrictions in many countries.

Before being posted to the Philippines, Saeed was Area Manager for Hong Kong

Credit card discounts

All Security Bank Cashback Platinum credit card offering discounts on all major purchases. Cardholders can enjoy their features and benefits even more as there is no annual fee for the first year.

Cardholders can get 5 percent cashback on monthly statements simply by using the Complete Cashback Platinum card for groceries. Get a 4 percent discount when you buy petrol with this card.

Complete Cashback Platinum cardholders and their guests also receive access to the Marhaba Lounge in NAIA Terminals 1 and 3 at a preferential rate.

If you use this credit card to pay for utilities, cardholders can also get 3 percent cashback.

Trainee program

Shopee recognizes the need to upskill young Filipino talent and mold them into tomorrow’s technology leaders through its Shopee Apprentice Program (SAP).

Open to top university students, SAP aims to develop future leaders in the technology industry by equipping them with critical skills such as problem solving, effective communication and adapting to a fast-paced work environment. Throughout the internship, trainees are immersed in Shopee’s collaborative work culture. You’ll have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working on high-impact, large-scale projects in the e-commerce and digital finance industries. Aside from the exposure and valuable work experience, trainees can also expect to be mentored and mentored by Shopee’s top leaders throughout their internship journey. Upon completion of the program, successful trainees have the opportunity to enroll in an accelerated course for the Global Leaders Program, Shopee’s two-year flagship graduate program for young professionals.

Creative future 2022

CREATE Philippines is once again bringing together local and international creatives to discuss the future of the creative industries via the Creative Futures 2022 digital conference.

In its second edition, the conference, hosted on July 28-29, 2022 via digital platform Hopin, will include an exhibition, knowledge-sharing sessions, business development and networking opportunities between creative professionals, policymakers, business leaders and potential clients.

The theme of this year’s Creative Futures is “Tomorrow” and includes discussions on current developments and industry trends as well as forecasts for the creative industry.

The two-day conference includes presentations on creative governance, gastronomy, advertising, design, film, tourism, dance, game development, fashion and communication design.

Mid-year sale

Shopee lets shoppers celebrate the mid-year madness with the best deals at the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale.

Bagsak-presyo prices include P49 offers and shipping discount coupons below.

Seven of the hottest tech deals include the Haylou Waterproof Smart Watch, Dual Camera FPV Drone, Adjustable High Back Gaming Chair, Stylus Pen, Spray Sterilizer, TJean Air Fryer, and Hibrew Espresso Machine,

Exclusive offers and discounts from top brands such as Abbott, Pedigree and Whiskas, Colgate-Palmolive, Omega Houseware, Ace Hardware, Pampers, Garnier, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline, P&G Beauty, Olay, Havaianas, LOVITO, Huawei, OPPO, and infinitely.

Alliance between FedEx and eBay

eBay sellers in Asia Pacific can now sign up for a FedEx account and gain access to the full range of FedEx e-commerce delivery service options at competitive prices.

Through this collaboration, eBay sellers can offer their customers a superior delivery experience, powered by FedEx shipping solutions.

This collaboration will help propel e-merchants – especially small business owners – amid the region’s booming e-commerce, fueled by changing consumer behavior towards online shopping, which has been accelerated by the pandemic.

The collaboration reflects recent efforts to strengthen FedEx’s leadership position in the e-commerce ecosystem through strategic collaborations with leading marketplaces and technology providers.

To date, FedEx has integrated more than 17 marketplace providers.

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