Thursday, November 28, 2013

EVENTS: jobsDB and Unlad Kabuhayan to help 80,000 Filipinos find good career opportunities!

PASIG CITY --  jobsDB, the fastest job-search engine in the Philippines, and the Unlad International Inc. today signed an agreement that will involve organizing an innovative project that aims to provide quality career opportunities for some 80,000 Filipinos.

In the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that was signed at Discovery Suites in Ortigas, jobsDB Philippines and Unlad International will organize a job fair dubbed “Unlad Kabuhayan”. It is scheduled from January 24 to 26, 2014 at the SMX Convention, Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City.

The Unlad Kabuhayan Jobs Fair will feature more than 200 exhibitors representing companies belonging to different sectors, and the event expects to be attended by more than 80,000 participants. The program will also include a career convention that will feature notable speakers and career-guide experts who will be announced later on.

Both organizations share a passion for empowering jobseekers and helping people advance their careers. Unlad International is a non-government organization with a long-term sustainable livelihood program that aims to equip every Filipino with tools to ultimately fight poverty and sustain his growth thereafter. One of their many efforts in doing so is the two Unlad garment factories in DasmariƱas, Cavite, and Palayan, Nueva Ecija, which continuously give employment opportunities to 2,000 people.

Unlad International also just recently launched an eco-farming in Nueva Era, Agusan Del Norte, and held the May K sa Pag-unlad seminar series that gave free education to 5,000 graduates with the help from 250 mentor volunteers. Other projects like the Ultimate Kitchen Challenge 2013, Tatak Unlad Family Hobbies Summit, Tatak Unlad Fashionista and Tatak Unlad Kiddopreneur Summit drove further empowerment for Filipinos.

With its efforts to provide the latest technology, jobsDB has established an excellent reputation in the industry and has become the largest online-recruitment platform in Asia Pacific with more than 14.6 million jobseeker members and continuously growing to at least 20% yearly and more than 220,000 corporate clients offering 60,000 jobs everyday. In order to reach more jobDB holds regular job fairs in known malls in the metro and even provinces like Laguna and Cavite where it held “jobsDB goes South” event that gave hundreds of career opportunities to people.

It also partnered with different organizations including The Association of Marketing Educators (AME) with the recent Career Caravan project that helps out graduating students find the best job opportunities. Recently, jobsDB launched a mobile app available for both iPhone and Android users to further make job seeking convenient for everyone especially for industries that has high demand in employment including Information Technology, Hospitality, F&B, Sales, Customer Service Representatives, and Building and Construction.

Combining both of their expertise and their goals, this partnership between jobsDB and Unlad International will definitely pave the way to creating and providing quality career opportunities and sustainable livelihood for more Filipinos in the coming years starting with Unlad Kabuhayan 2014.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RANDOM: What Does My "MESSY" Desk Say About Me?

You Are a Creative Worker
You are a very personally expressive person, especially outside of work. Your individuality matters to you.

You draw a lot of inspiration and energy from the outside world. You get bored easily if you spend too much time alone.

You are confident and competent. You tend to not make mistakes, and you trust your judgment.

You are down to earth and practical. You achieve success one step at a time, by paying attention to details.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

FOOD: A-gantea at Acacia Town Center, Taguig!

Even before milk tea became popular here in the Philippines, I was already obsessing about it whenever I visit my sister in Singapore before. There were actually days then when I didn't realize that I wasn't able to eat the entire day because I was chugging on milk tea and pearls all day. Just imagine the sugar rush! HAHAHA! 

Anyhoo, month after month, milk tea franchise brands flew in from different South East Asian countries and invaded every street and every corner in the metro. I've tasted a bunch of them already, but this was my first time to taste a brand from Taiwan. 

Ladies and gents... Let me introduce you to A-gantea! 

We were told that A-gantea came from the Chinese word "A-gan" meaning sweet & refreshing after taste. And based from my first encounter with their gigantic cups of milk tea, it does so! Woot! The ingredients were actually flown in from Taiwan and some were even hand picked from the peak of Taiwan's Ali mountain! 

These are the top choices that A-gantea regulars are usually clamoring about. I personally liked the Pear Fruit Tea because it was just so surprising! I've never tried ordering milk tea with fruits or fruit flavor in them because I'm already happy with the usual milk tea-pearl combo. But the Pear Fruit Tea is just a game changer in my milk tea obsession! I also liked their QQ milk tea because the pearls are just so chewy! I love 'em! 

Shout out to my blogger friends - Aldous and Hana! Woot! 

Aside from the delicious tea concoctions that I was able to sample, one of the things that I was really satisfied about was the entire customer experience. The staff was very accommodating and their store in Acacia Town Center was just divinely quiet (Well, except for me and my friends laughing and chatting about! HAHAHA!). I would say that it's really a good place to work, study or just be creative! 

Overall, I think I would love to go back here, chug on at least two cups of milk tea and actually enjoy the entire experience that A-gantea has set for all its customers. 

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