Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Sunpride marks 50th anniversary with fun & exciting activities and launched a commemorative coffee table book

Coffee table book cover Life is Fuller at 50: Retracing Sunpride’s Proud Legacy

For 50 years, Sunpride Foods Inc. has been providing Filipinos a fuller, tastier, better lifestyle. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary by producing a commemorative coffee table book, as well as hosting fun and exciting activities for its loyal customers and employees.

“We are genuinely grateful to mark this milestone in our operations. We are very thankful to our loyal customers who have grown with us and who continue to trust our products through the years.  We also want to express our gratitude to our employees who have been valuable resources to the company and who have been instrumental in bringing us to where we are now,” said Don Hanley Wong, Sunpride’s Marketing Head.

Sunpride will be celebrating this milestone with numerous treats and activities for its employees until the end of the year. These include an employee recognition event, special food selections to be served at the canteen, anniversary t-shirt design contest, talent competition, memory lane exhibit featuring old pictures and relics, special videos about Sunpride leaders, exemplary employees and love stories, bazaar festival, TikTok dance challenge, and a whole lot more.

Sunpride has launched its revamped website last September 10, the actual date of the company’s anniversary. This date will also mark the commencement of the four-month festivities mentioned above. 

Alongside its anniversary program, Sunpride will be releasing a commemorative coffee table book called Life is Fuller at 50: Retracing Sunpride’s Proud Legacy. This historical material will touch on the humble beginnings of Sunpride in 1971 -  and narrate its expansion from producing banana chips and sotanghon to eventually making a name for itself in the food processing industry. The book will also document the internal and external struggles of the company, its journey towards recovery, and valuable lessons learned along the way. 


“Through this book, we hope to impart some insights and lessons to other businesses which also desire longevity and success.  We also produced this book with our employees in mind, and hope that they can draw inspiration and strength from what we’ve gone through that they can apply to their own challenges,” said Wong.

Commemorative coffee table book Life is Fuller at 50: Retracing Sunpride’s Proud Legacy
Ceremonial turnover and unveiling of its commemorative book, “Life is Fuller at 50: Retracing Sunpride’s Proud Legacy.” From left, Sunpride’s marketing team leader Bryan Astrolabio, Sunpride’s marketing head Don Hanley Wong, Mandaue City Public Library chief librarian Angelina Cagatulia and Cebu City Public Library staff member Sharon Jakosalem, representing chief librarian Rosario Chua. (photo from www.sunstar.com.ph)

The ceremonial turnover of the coffee table book to library representatives of Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City last September 24, coinciding with the Cebu Press Freedom Week.

The commemorative events do not end there. Sunpride will be holding a live cooking demo with Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou, an award-winning chef and best-selling culinary author, to showcase the products under Sunpride’s brands such as Holiday, Sunpride, Good Morning, Shoppers, and Kassel. 

It could not be more apt that Sunpride is sharing its 50th-anniversary milestone with Chef Tatung, as he himself had been raised in Cebu and calls Talisay his hometown. His simple, practical, and doable recipes that will be touted as Sunpride’s anniversary culinary creations are in line with the company’s vision and mission of giving Filipinos delectable yet affordable meal ideas for the whole family to love and appreciate.

“Indeed, we have exciting times up ahead. This is a momentous milestone that is meant to be shared. We invite all of our customers, employees, and stakeholders to join in on the festivities and our events. Cheers to all of us, and here’s to the next 50 years!” said Wong. 

For additional information, go to www.sunpridefoods.com. 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Where to find online jobs


Work from Home Jobs

This page and links will be constantly updated:

Upwork - https://www.upwork.com/
Onlinejobs PH - https://www.onlinejobs.ph/
VirtualCoworker - https://virtualcoworker.com
PeoplePerHour -  https://www.peopleperhour.com/
Fiverr - https://www.fiverr.com/
Guru - http://www.guru.com/
Truelancer - https://www.truelancer.com/
Freeeup - https://freeeup.com
Freelancer - https://www.freelancer.com/
Golance - https://golance.com/
MyOutdesk - https://www.myoutdesk.com/
Zeerk - https://zeerk.com/
199jobs - https://199jobs.com/
Outsourcely - https://www.outsourcely.com/
Hubstaff - https://hubstaff.com/


HelloRache - https://hellorache.com/


Real Estate VA - https://outsourceworkers.com.au/


99 Designs - https://99designs.com/
Toptal - https://www.toptal.com/
Envato - https://envato.com/careers/


GoTranscript - https://gotranscript.com/
Transcribe Me - http://transcribeme.com/
Scribie - https://scribie.com/
Verbit - https://www.verbit.ai/
Rev - https://www.rev.com
Speechpad - https://www.speechpad.com/worker
Appen - https://appenonline.appen.com.au/login
Civimom - http://www.civimom.com/
Way With Words - https://waywithwordsjobs.com/
Accutran Global - http://www.accutranglobal.com/
Crowd Surf Work - http://crowdsurfwork.com
Verbalink - https://verbalink.com/jobs
Casting Words - https://workshop.castingwords.com/worker/login


Analysia - http://www.analysia.com/
Enroll App - http://www.enrollapp.com
Start Uplift - http://startuplift.com/get-paid-to-provide-feedback/
Testing Time - https://www.testingtime.com/en/become-a-paid-testuser
Try My UI - https://www.trymyui.com/worker/signup
User Feel - https://www.userfeel.com
Userlytics - https://www.userlytics.com
User Test - https://usertest.io/Tester/Signup
User Testing - https://www.usertesting.com
Utest - https://www.utest.com
What Users Do - https://app.whatusersdo.com/login


Remote Tasks - https://remotasks.com/
Humanatic - https://www.humanatic.com
Microwork - https://microwork.io


Voice Bunny - https://voicebunny.com
Voices - https://www.voices.com


Ask Wonder - https://askwonder.com/join


Capital Typing - http://www.capitaltyping.com/employment/
Pico Workers - https://picoworkers.com/
Mturk - https://www.mturk.com/mturk/

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

ABB Technology Can Help Address E-mobility Infra Challenges in PH


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. 

ABB’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. They have 50,000+ employees are dedicated to transforming how people live, connect and work by delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions. They are shaping the future trends of electrification, differentiating through technological and digital innovation while delivering an outstanding experience through operational excellence for their customers across utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and mobility. 

ABB Philippines has staged the ABB Digital Summit, a four-day online event (July 26-29, 2021) that features global speakers from ABB, with special guest resource persons from different organizations and associations. ABB in partnership with European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP), Energy Managers Professionals Association in the Philippines (EMPAP), Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE), Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) and Philippine Green Building Council (PGBC).

Global technology leader ABB has the infrastructure to help the Philippines achieve its target of having electronic vehicles (EVs) account for 10 percent of road transport vehicles by 2040.

Department of Energy (DOE) Director for Energy Utilization and Management Bureau Patrick Aquino said support infrastructure is one of the challenges that they need to hurdle to realize this goal.

“Under the 2018-2040 Philippine Energy Plan, EVs are expected to account for 10 percent of road transport vehicles by 2040 in the clean energy scenario,” he said during the forum, “The Future of E-mobility Is Now”, which was held on the second day of the ABB Digital Summit.

Aquino was one of the resource speakers during the forum, along with Electronic Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) president Edmund Araga and ABB Product Marketing Specialist Engr. Ace Bisnar. ABB Asia Pacific Manager for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Kumail Rashid also joined the event during its question and answer segment.

ABB has been leading the way to a zero-emission mobility future. It has developed electrification solutions from EV chargers for the home to fast-charging roadside stations.

The company also offers electrical distribution solutions and battery energy storage systems -- infrastructure that are essential to enabling an e-mobility future.

Bisnar added that ABB can provide remote support to monitor EV chargers in different areas.

“It’s not just putting the EV charger on the area, but also making sure that it is working 100 percent,” he said.

The latest available data shows that the transition to EVs from conventional vehicles has been slow so far. Aquino shared that from 2010 to 2019, only 11,950 EVs were registered, accounting for a mere 0.09 percent of registered vehicles.

This is why organizations such as the EVAP are closely working with the government and other sectors to further e-mobility in the country.

“We never stop promoting, and continue sustaining its ground” Araga said during the Summit.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Peaks and valleys... #StrongerThanMyAdversity


I am Rosanna Lim, and I am #StrongerThanMyAdversity.

For those of you who know me personally, you probably already know my journey and all of the ordeals and struggles that I've had to overcome.

But for those who don't – in my life, there have been a lot of peaks and valleys, and it's been a giant roller coaster ride.

It all started for me at a very young age, when our family business at Limketkai Center closed down. It was then that I saw my parents struggle financially, emotionally, and psychologically, which eventually led to their separation.

For someone who grew up well-provided for – home, food, education, and all that, it was such a pivotal moment in my life. I had no idea what was going to happen next.

Our family didn’t have a fallback plan at the time. So I witnessed my parents do all that they can to provide for us. They tried to get back up by selling majority of what we had just to get by, but we continued to struggle.

At the time, I remember being told I might have to stop school because we couldn’t afford it anymore. I was about to graduate from college at that time.

It was the first time in my life that I had to beg our school to allow me to take my final exams, by promising to pay at the end of the year, to which thankfully they agreed. I remember the school manager said at that time that my promising skills would go to waste if she didn’t help.

I then found a part-time job as an encoder at Camp Evangelista, when they were migrating from paper to electronic records. I remember getting paid 1 peso per soldier file record encoded. I worked there after my classes were done and there were times when I ended up going home the following morning just to get my job done.

Along the way I also sold food packs, which my mom cooked, to banks and offices. To cut the long story short, I was able to pay my tuition and school fees and was able to graduate. Fortunately, the school I went to, hired me as a computer teacher even before I graduated. Because of that, I was also able to help my younger sister finish college too.

I remember, at that time, we experienced living for 5 years with no electricity. Not just that, we lived in a house knowing that the bank could take it any time. We struggled but we got through it day by day.

With all the heavy burden I was carrying, I started seeking for human connection and relationships, a partner who could be there for me. In my life, I've had a couple of failed relationships leading to further heartbreak and depression. I felt lost in life.

To top it all off, we got hit by natural calamity and survived 2 typhoons and floods and lost everything again.

I've experienced losing jobs, and being scammed financially by people we thought we trusted. There was a time when someone I knew was going to get us a house, but we got scammed by that too. Family and so-called friends judged my journey and that didn’t help at all.

I almost gave up on life. It felt like it was too much and I wondered if I was cursed or I was meant to be punished all the time.

But through all this, I found the gems in my life. When you hit rock bottom, there is no other way to go but up. Today, I’m a solo parent of my 2 amazing boys who I have been raising for 15 years on my own, and that I am proud of.

Things have been going smoothly over the last few years. I've been slowly paying off debt and now able to provide for my family.

Then the pandemic hit. I lost some of my jobs once more. But this time, I’m stronger and tougher than ever before. Everything I've gone through has been a learning experience and I have gained a different mindset. I have met new friends and strengthened old friendships. I received awesome support from wonderful past and present bosses who understood my journey. They gave me valuable life advice that was essential and uplifting, and most importantly they treated us as family.

This part of my life is where I’m able to #celebrateliving despite all that.

This campaign of FWD insurance made me realize that the experiences I went through taught me how to be kind to others, how to be patient and understanding of other people's pain, and how to make a positive impact as much as possible to everyone around me. Because the truth is, we don’t know what each one is going through.

Indeed, challenges in life are inevitable. I’ve been through a lot and I’m still here fighting and celebrating life. I have learned to be part of the solution, not the problem.

To everyone out there, post your #StrongerYou story on FB or IG!

Share. Tag 5 of your friends.

Change Lives!

You can post a photo or video and share it on FB or IG and win exciting prizes when FWD Insurance features your post. The 10 most inspiring stories will each win P10,000. Don't forget to include the statement: I am (your name) and I am #strongerthan__(difficulty you overcame)__. Ex. I am Juan Dela Cruz and I am #strongerthanmyillness.

Make sure to use #StrongerYouWithFWD #FWDPH and to tag @fwdlife_ph for IG or FWD Life Philippines for FB

Post now and join the movement!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Cagayan de Oro Road in South Korea


Here is a closer look at the Cagayan de Oro Road in Gwangyang, South Korea. 

Mayor Jeong Hyunbok named a street after Cagayan de Oro to strengthen cooperation and exchange and to honor the sisterhood of both cities.

Image clip from Miskimpoyu, a Filipina based in Korea posted a video on Youtube regarding the said street. Video below:

"Cagayan de Oro Road is a 4-lane 1.36-kilometer-long riverside street in a commercial district some 10 kilometers northwest of Gwangyang Port." - CDODev

Travel Requirements for Cagayan de Oro City - Region 10

These travel requirements are applicable under Cagayan de Oro City’s current MECQ status.


For essential/indispensable travels, APOR (Authorized Persons Outside their Residences) and ROF/OFW, the same basic travel requirements/to-dos apply.

1. S-Pass Registration
2. OpCoorS Registration (Barangay Coordination)
3. Higala QR Code

- Swab Test Result (Negative)
- Medical Clearance Certificate
- Acceptance Letter


Coordinate with your final point (LGU) destination for their specific requirements (basic is the S-Pass with specific point of destination/LGU - not Cagayan de Oro)
Make sure that the purpose for entering Cagayan de Oro is ESSENTIAL. There are established checkpoints in our borders requiring you the following:
3. Any Proof of Transaction / Purpose in Cagayan de Oro
Please be advised.
Regular LIVE Q&A at CdeO Operation Tabang Travelers page

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Register: National ID - Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) in Cagayan de Oro City

STEP 1 (National ID - PhilSys Online Registration)

Click this link: https://register.philsys.gov.ph/#/eng


They will collect the following biometric information:

- Front – facing photograph

- Iris scan

- Finger prints

Cagayan de Oro City Registration Centers (RC) are located in the following:

  • Fixed Registration Center 1 at Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office 10 (PSA-RSSO X) at Limketkai Center 

  • CityMall Iponan

  • CityMall Bulua

  • SM Uptown (3rd Floor)

  • SM CDO Downtown Premier (5th Floor)

  • Lumbia (Centro)

  • Pagatpat (Brgy Hall)

Each Registration Center handles only a limited 200 clients per day.

Registration is until December 31, 2021.

  • Don't forget your Brgy. Exit Pass and QR code
  • Face mask, face shield, alcohol
  • Bring your own ballpen
  • Food and water (you will fall in line but seated)
  • Bring a book, a magazine or your phone you can play with while waiting