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DepEd to open its recruitment online through Kalibrr

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
  • Bureau of Local Government and Finance OIC Executive Director Jocelyn Pendon, DepEd Undersecretary for Regional Operations Rizalino Rivera, Kalibrr Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder Paul Rivera, Department of Transportation and Communications Undersecretary Rene Limcaoco, Department of Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary Angelita Gregorio-Medel and Public-Private Partnership Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao in the MOA signing to democratize recruitment in government agencies through Kalibrr.

    The Department of Education (DepEd), along with four government agencies, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Bagumbayani and Kalibrr to democratize the recruitment through widening the contracting net and the market reach of the government online.

    Kalibrr is a job-matching online platform for job seekers and companies. Its cloud-based platform enhances the way applicants find jobs and companies hire talents through its series of enhanced assessments. Bagumbayani is a youth organization consisting of civil servants promoting positive change and integrity in the government by sustainably recruiting young people into the civil service.

    “To us in DepEd, better government service depends on having the right people for the right job to serve our Filipino learners in the best way we can. We look forward to maximizing our partnership with Kalibrr and Bagumbayani so we can cast our nets wider and allow for merit-based recruitment and talent sourcing that allows Filipinos anywhere in the world to be given a chance to take part in the deep and unique privilege of serving the Filipino people through government service,” said DepEd Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera. ​

    “We are not only helping people get jobs, we are making an impact to the trajectory of the Philippines by helping connect inspiring and progressive public servants to government. Through combination of technology and the desire to bring change, we are transforming what it means to find a job in government. I will give you an example: A job seeker in Davao can now by just being on the internet learn about and engage with the thousands of government jobs. Before Kalibrr, these jobs may have been online or may not have onlive and would require visit to that Department in its Metro Manila office,” Paul Rivera, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of Kalibrr, said.

    According to the Kalibrr CEO, this partnership will “break the notion that in order forsomeone to land a job in government, one should be connected with someone else inside.” This partnership intends to make government jobs accessible to all online.

    “I have seen the challenges in the human resource and development in the bureaucracy. Sourcing is not really a problem for us. Talent pool management is not totally practiced in the bureaucracy. Our human resource is more on personnel administration role and we need to transform it into human resource reform,” Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary Angelita Gregorio-Medel said.

    The five new agencies—DepEd, DSWD, Department of Finance - Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF), Department of Transportation and Communications(DOTC), and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Center—are the second batch of government agencies to sign agreements with Kalibrr and Bagumbayani. The first batch of government agencies which signed on August 27, 2015: the Department of Finance (DOF), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
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    Youth initiatives on education heard at SEAMEO Innotech 14th International Conference

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
  • Luistro with Delegates: DepEd Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC responds to the issues raised on education youth agenda.

    To provide an avenue for the voices of young people of Southeast Asian nations, the SEAMEO Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO Innotech) held its 14th International Conference focusing on empowering Southeast Asian learners by further addressing the Education For All (EFA) goals.

    In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), the two-day conference gave an opportunity for some 150 youth leaders and educators from 15 different countries to discuss key issues on development agenda for education, especially for the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration. The participants’ final outputs were presented to the Council of Ministers of Education and SEAMEO high officials.

    Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC responded by encouraging the young participants to serve their communities in order to achieve reform progress of the ASEAN, as well as on a global scale.

    “ASEAN is a reality today. Therefore, we could actually paint a picture where there are more countries where young people and old people can go visit each other’s country and feel that we are one family. If that were so, the question for you is: 'What are you ready to give up in order to be part of this new community and what will you wish you retain?’ We'll have to live with that anxiety and reality that if we want to be a community, we have to struggle daily with what your identity is and what you are willing to give up to be ASEAN,” said Luistro.

    National Youth Commission (NYC) Assistant Secretary Earl Saavedra said the conference is very timely as the Philippines is going to chair the ASEAN by 2017 and will need the participation of the young people on convergence platforms and opportunities for growth and development of each of their respective localities.

    “From our end, it is very important that you were able to touch on the importance on the role of the youth in the emerging ASEAN integration. The Philippine government and the National Youth Commission is in the process of conceptualizing the ASEAN communications master plan for the youth, and the next steps would be the conceptualization of the ASEAN Youth Situationer, which should be backed up by the ASEAN Youth Development Index. Your output will help us brainstorm how we could move forward and make things happen,” Saavedra stated.

    Dr. Steve Anzalone, Senior Vice President for Asia of the Education Development Center (EDC) encouraged the youth to act as catalysts issues that they are passionate about.

    “Part of being a youth is being rebellious. As youth, you've got to rebel a little bit against the existing order or there will never be any sort of change that will take place. If there is a sense of where we could altogether rebel a little bit, there is a wonderful and beautiful set of principles that will start,” Anzalone said.

    The conference focused on the youth and their reflections on improving the quality education in the region. One of which is capacitating individuals with leadership skills. Luistro instead challenged the delegates to go where the crisis is so that they will discover their own leadership from within.

    The education chief said, “Leadership is tested when you move out from your comfort zone and face the reality out there. During the worst typhoon that hit the Philippines and one of the worst recorded in history: Typhoon Yolanda. We never knew that there were so many leaders on the ground. Leaders emerge during times of crisis. The question is, 'Are you still preparing today so that you will acquire leadership skills?' or ‘When you go back to your locality, whether you're from Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia, Mindanao, what are your steps to make a change there and what are you willing to invest to make that change possible?’”

    “The world will not change just by coming up with a recommendation that somebody else or the government will implement. We must empower young people as ordinary citizens to do it for us and for themselves,” Luistro added.
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    Levi’s kicks off the Christmas Season with a Pre-holiday sale at SM

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino


  • Levi’s Philippines kicks off the most wonderful time of the year with a pre-holiday sale on select items from Nov. 28 to 30—and a chance to meet some of the country’s fashion icons and fashion-forward celebrities.

    And because you are special to Levi’s, the iconic blue jeans brand is also bringing back Levi’s Tailor Shop on Nov.28- 29 at SM MOA, SM MEGAMALL, SM DASMARINAS and SM THE BLOCK, North Edsa. At the shop, Levi’s customers can avail of free customization of their Levi’s jeans for every P3,000 single receipt purchase, inclusive of any men’s bottoms, women’s bottoms, or trucker jacket.

    Kaths Laudit, Levi’s Philippines Marketing Head, says, “Levi’s is giving its fans a very early Christmas gift—the pre-holiday sale—because they are very special to us. Through Levi’s Tailor shops, too people can have their perfect-fitting pairs of Levi’s in no time at all and customized it based on their style. 

     “And for the fun factor, Levi’s is treating its fans to meet-and-greet sessions with celebrities at the Tailor Shops.”

    These include international singer Charice Pempengco who will be at SM Dasmariñas; socialite, columnist, and interior designer Tessa Prieto Valdes, who will hobnob with Levi’s fans at SM Megamall; menswear blogger AJ Dee at SM Mall of Asia; and Spongecola lead vocalist Yael Yuzon at SM North The Block.

    Levi’s first sale this season will offer 30-percent discounts on all regular-priced women’s bottoms and men’s tops at all SM Original Levi’s stores and at SM Department Stores nationwide.

    ABOUT THE LEVI’S®BRAND

    The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry.  Our range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style. For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores, please visit levi.com.
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    Modern nature-friendly living in Tagaytay Highlands

  • Friday, October 23, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
  • Nob Hill is Tagaytay Highlands’ leisure lot development seamlessly blending nature with modern designs, featuring Contemporary Architecture, linear parks, nature elements and generous open spaces.

    MODERN living always seems synonymous to the urban and hectic city life. But Tagaytay Highlands’ Nob Hill is about to update your lifestyle vocabulary.

    A benchmark for luxury mountain resort living, Tagaytay Highlands’ newest neighborhood is fit for the weekday grinders looking for some quick escape.

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    DepEd Region I Conducts Career Guidance for Incoming SHS Students in 2016

  • Friday, August 28, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • City of San Fernando (La Union) – To further strengthen the goal of K to 12 Program in producing graduates equipped with skills that will prepared them for higher education, employment and entrepreneurship, the Department of Education (DepEd) Region I and Grade 10 students of Pangasinan participated in the 2015 Regional Career Guidance Info Blitz held recently.

    DepEd Region I Education Program Supervisor (EPS) of the Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD) Dr. Arlene A. Niro highlighted the benefits of the K to 12 program in the pursuit of career advancement and opportunities, saying that the K to12 Basic Education Curriculum “will be sufficient to prepare students for work and slowly erase the common thinking that college is the only route for success and gainful employment.”

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    Don't let the Weather Rain on your Parade with Dockers OTG with Water Repellency

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
  • Dockers values both style and convenience, and no product embodies this commitment more than the OTG with Water Repellency.

    Nothing can get in the way of a good fashion sense—not even the rain.

    The year is almost halfway through, and for the Philippines, it can only mean one thing: The rainy season is just around the corner. Out of the many things that people should be prepared for in this season of consecutive typhoons, fashion should not be left behind.

    Don't let the downpour dampen your spirits, because there is always a proper clothing that fits a particular season. With Dockers’ OTG with Water Repellency, being soaking wet from the rain would be at the bottom of one's worries.

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    Levi’s brings Asian Superstar Vanness Wu to the Philippines

  • Thursday, July 02, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Coming off from his successful stint as a judge in Asia’s Got Talent, Asian superstar Vanness Wu is coming to the Philippines to headline the launch of Levi’s newest collection at the Valkyrie Nightclub on July 31.

    The former member of Asian boy band, F4, will give a heated performance during the fashion show where the hottest jeans for modern women will sizzle on the runway.

    “Levi’s is super excited to welcome Vanness Wu to the Philippines! He will be the special guest during the launch of our latest Jeans for women. It’s our way of thanking loyal Levi’s fans who have been patronizing the brand for years,” said Kaths Laudit, Levi’s Philippines Marketing Head.

    Marked by years of consistently superior quality while embracing new trends, global apparel brand Levi’s is launching the New Women’s Denim Collection to cater to the demands of the growing fashion market in the country.

    The new addition to Levi’s great denim collection was carefully tailored to suit the requirements of modern Asian women, reflecting its belief that behind every woman is a great pair of jeans.

    “Levi’s continues to innovate and provide the perfect jeans for everyone—no matter who you are and what you do. We ensure that our products are trendy while keeping the quality that Levi’s is known for,” Laudit said.

    If you want to see Levi’s newest collection and witness a special performance from Vanness Wu, all you have to do is have a minimum purchase of P3, 999.50 from any Levi’s store and get a ticket to Levi’s event.

    The promo, which runs from July 1 to 31, is available at all Original Levi’s stores nationwide and is applicable to regular priced items only.
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    6 New Technology Advances You Should Use When Looking for a Home

  • Friday, June 19, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Thanks to the Internet, Pinoys and perhaps the rest of the world, have been ushered into the age of instant gratification. We aspire immediate results when we covet something and do not hesitate to voice our opinions out when there’s something that inconveniences us to get what we want.

    But just as technology provides as a platform for people to voice out their frustration, technology has also provided opportunities to people to overcome inconveniences to get what they want, like a home to call their own. To an OFW looking to provide a home to his family from miles away, a foreigner engaged to a Filipina and is eager to settle in the Philippines, an employee who is looking to retire in the next couple of years, or a yuppie looking to start a family in the city, these technology advances increase their chances on getting the right property match, as compared to listing sites.

    But what are these technology advances that have made buying a condo, house and lot, or townhouse in the Philippines a whole lot easier? ZipMatch, a Philippine property matching platform, has all six of these on its site:

    1. 360 Virtual Tours on all ready for occupancy (RFO) properties

    The beauty of virtual tours allow people miles away or do not have the luxury of time to do trippings to make executive decisions without relying solely on stock image-filled ads or from people who may not have the same interests as the homebuyers’ (e.g. broker, sales agent). These virtual tours show a 360 view about the actual property and the neighborhood surrounding it without needing to visit the area.

    2. Comprehensive information about a condo, townhouse and house and lot, all in one, single Property Page.

    What separates a Property Page to a typical property listing? A Property Page aims to provide key information homebuyers often miss asking when doing a home search, such as:

    Does this condo allows pets? What internet service provider (ISP) the condo allows connection to? Does this townhouse unit have a 2-car garage? Does this house and lot in a subdivision managed by a homeowners’ association? 3. You can check and view Nearby Projects in a single click (or tap on a smartphone).

    Instant gratification, in effect, has influenced service providers to make things simpler and easier for their customers. On ZipMatch, its map feature now allows homebuyers to check Nearby Projects and compare property units available for sale based on their budget, square meter per value, or amenities, among other things.

    4. Search Property Preference is now done Smart.

    Technology allows automation of anticipating people’s needs, way before they key it in. Instead of getting faced with hundreds of search results showing duplicate, and sometimes incomplete property listings, homebuyers are given options to view summaries of the property listings on the search results page. They are also given power to edit how the search results should be shown, whether they are either listed in the order of their property prices, the number of bedrooms, floor area, the number of baths, or per property building.

    5. Property Scout and User-generated Reviews are now given more weight.

    Because people crave for authenticity, user-generated feedback and reviews are often favored more than the home seller’s description. They count more because they provide unbiased truths about a particular property, and even the property management. Homebuyers even remember fellow users’ reviews more than the developer’s description of the property, and eagerly trust a property matching platform that empowers them to share their opinion about the properties in question.

    6. You gain more knowledge, ideas or answers to even the most difficult problems in real time.

    Some blogs nowadays act as niche platforms themselves that engages customers about a particular topic. For a homebuyer who is requiring an answer to a particular question, he can get the answer he or she needs from fellow commenters who may have similar experiences and have insights or workarounds to solve the issue at hand, all without necessarily waiting for a response from the author or expert. 

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