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Advocacy-driven growth pushed in Alfamart 6th Anniversary

Alfamart celebrates 6th Anniversary

As Alfamart Philippines, the first and only Super Minimart chain in the country, celebrated its 6th year of operating in the Philippines, they have opened almost 900 stores across Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and South Luzon. Despite the formidable and expansive numbers that they have achieved in such a short time, Alfamart nevertheless remains focused on its advocacy-and-service-driven culture. “We couldn’t have achieved the success that we now enjoy if we weren’t rooted in our advocacies of community development and service,” Alfamart Philippines COO Harvey Ong said. Since Alfamart opened their first store in Trece Martires, Cavite in 2014, they have been establishing new Super Minimarts non-stop. According to Ong, the motivation for their rapid expansion was so they could bring daily needs closer to the communities that they serve. “From our first store in Trece Martires, we saw how having a neighborhood Super Minimart encouraged growth in the community,” ...

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AFP and PNP Frontliners Equipped by Metrobank

Metrobank donates PPE to AFP and PNP Frontliners

The AFP and PNP frontliners are the recipients of another batch of donations made by Metrobank through its corporate social responsibility arm Metrobank Foundation, Inc (MBFI). The donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth Php2.2 million will benefit more than 12,000 deployed AFP and PNP personnel tasked to ensure peace and order during the period of enhanced community quarantine. Gloves and N95 masks delivered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police is very timely as these PPEs are very much needed. These are usually no longer recommended to be worn several times to avoid contamination. Having more supplies ensures that the AFP and PNP frontliners gets to use new ones every day. MBFI is also set to donate PPEs to PNP General Hospital and Victoriano Luna General Hospital. The AFP and PNP institutions are valued institutional partners of MBFI in the implementation of its CSR programs ...

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The Head, New HBO Asia Series to Premiere June 12

The Head HBO Series Promo banner

The Head, HBO Asia’s newest original series will premiere on June 12. Along with the announcement made by WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks was the release of the trailer. The brand-new series was produced in association with Hulu Japan and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. The Head is a survival thriller set in the Polaris VI international polar station in Antarctica during its long, dark Antarctic months, engulfed by the cold, the wind, and the vast expanses of ice. A select group of scientists from different countries is in charge of maintaining the base operational during the long polar nights. But in the midst of winter, the station suddenly stops communicating with the outside world. With dialogues in English and Danish, the suspenseful storyline develops over six hour-long episodes and is directed by Jorge Dorado (“The Pier”, “Mindscape”). The Head’s international cast includes Tomohisa Yamashita (“Code Blue”), John Lynch (“The Terror”), Katherine O’Donnelly (“Mary ...

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Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Donate PPEs

Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings donated PPES for hospitals in Manila

The Ty Family-led companies Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Inc through the Metrobank Foundation and GT Foundation released Php8 million funds for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). This support initiative will directly aid the fight against COVID-19 and for the benefit of healthcare frontliners. Php5 million worth of PPEs, which include hazardous material suits, face shields, N95 masks, gloves, and shoe covers, were donated to two (2) COVID-19 Referral Centers namely the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) and Lung Center of the Philippines. The hospitals will be receiving 1000 sets of PPEs each. Another 2000 sets were donated to the City Government of Manila, through the Office of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso. The donation aims to cater to six (6) District Hospitals in the city namely Justice Abad Santos Medical Center, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Tondo, Sta. Ana Hospital, Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical ...

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