Events for July

July 07, 2014
08:41 AM

On July 3, an economic briefing, “Priming Up for the ASEAN Integration” will be held. The forum is aimed to prime us up on the impact and readiness of the people of Cagayan de Oro especially for affected institutions and industries.

The year 2015 is something many people are looking forward to with both fear and excitement. It is the year when members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) become a single bloc – the Asean Economic Community (AEC). The AEC is envisioned to be a region where goods, services, investments, skilled labor as well as capital may freely flow turning the community into an economic powerhouse of 600 million people and with a combined gross domestic product of close to $2trillion.” – excerpts from the article of Doris C. Dumlao, PDI May 28, 2014

Confirmed resource persons and their topics are:

  • Dr. Bernardo Villegas, an Economist and a member of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the Philippine Constitution under the government of President Corazon Aquino: The Philippines as the New Asian Tiger
  • Dr. Rolando Dy, Dean of the School of Management at University of Asia and the Pacific since 2004 and Executive Director of the Center for Food and Agri Business since 1995: ASEAN Economic Integration and Philippine Agriculture: The Pluses and Minuses
  • Dr. Thomas Aquino, Former Senior Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry and a Senior Fellow at the University of Asia and the Pacific: Philippine Readiness to the ASEAN Economic Integration
  • Dr. Graciano Yumul, former Undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology and former Chief of PAGASA : Changes in Weather as a Signpost of Climate Change

Other events within July are the West Highlands Mall Exhibit at Robinsons (June 29 to July 5) and the Bukidnon Centennial Celebratin Exhibit Booth in Malaybalay (July 1 to September 1).

[In this issue]

Wellness is not only for the body but as well as for the soul. Every day, we must take care of our health and our inner self for this reflects our being. As we groom ourselves from the outside, eating healthy food and exercising for fitness, we also have to think positive thoughts, enjoy life, avoid stress and most of all pray, this is the most powerful tool for a happy and healthy life.

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[Employee spotlight]

July 25, 2014 will be the company’s Employee Service Awards Ceremony, where the following will be recognized and acknowledged for their loyalty and love of their work. Congratulations!

20 Years
Robertino E. Pizarro (ABCI) – June 1

15 Years (Distinguished Longevity Awards)
Ma. Cheryl D. Mabunay (XSCCI) – November 4
Pepito G. Sajol (XSCCI) – June 8
Sheree Ann I. Cagasan (ABCI) – April 4

10 Years (Loyalty Awards)
Joylyn F. Magadan (ABCI) – February 5
Rose May G. Simbajon (ABCI) – February 10
Pablo G. Naïve (ABCI) – September 1

5 Years (Service Awards)
Laidee C. Hera (ABERDI) – April 20
Tanya C. Japitana (XSCCI) – May 11
Luisito Jaime A. Sacol – June 18
Arnaldo P. Montano – July 22
Froilan A. Fayre – September 18
Elsie P. Dagooc – October 1
Virgilio R. Moranta – October 1
Claudio C. Reyes – October 1
Eric N. Eduria – October 1
Romero B. Lamento – October 1
El Roy Z. Uta – November 16
Mark Anthony C. Villaluz – November 23
Gladys C. Alba – November 24