Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LBC receives twin honors at the Reader’s Digest’s Trusted Brands Awards 2017

LBC receives twin honors at the Reader’s Digest’s Trusted Brands Awards 2017. They received a platinum award for Air Freight/ Cargo category while a gold award was given for their remittance segment. Receiving the awards for LBC are (from L-R) Jesus Venice Arias, Vice President for Philippine Operations; Karen Alcazar, Senior Manager for Philippine Operations; Darlene V. Dollente, Senior Marketing Manager; Therese Ezra Castrojas, Brand Marketing and Communications Manager

Reader’s Digest (RD), one of the longest-running and most read print publications in the world, has named LBC as one of its’ recipients of the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands 2017 Awards during an exclusive ceremony held recently at the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City.

LBC Express was bestowed a platinum award for airfreight/courier category and gold award for their remittance segment.

This is the first time that RDTB recognized the remittance business (along with five others categories) to reflect the changes in the market and to show that these industries have made considerable impact on the buying habits of consumers.

LBC’s Chief Marketing Officer Javier Mantecon enthused, “We are humbled to be recognized at this year’s Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards. More than the prestige, what we hold of greater value is the confidence given to us by the Filipino people. With this achievement, we are all the more inspired to provide the best service so our customers can continue to send love and happiness from across the miles.”

Now on its 19th year, Reader’s Digest has been surveying consumers in major markets across Asia such as the Philippines, to ask them about the brands they believe and expect to provide premium value and exceptional service. These respondents are composed of Reader's Digest subscribers and random consumers.

LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier & cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs & warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world. Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years.  Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to-door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

LG Dual Cool Smart Inverter RAC: Crank up the cooling and bring down the cost

The 30-plus degree temperature that sweeps the country on an annual basis is right around the corner, and with the ubiquity of technology nowadays, this scorching season can sometimes be synonymous to a spike in air conditioner usage. This summer, global technology innovator LG Electronics introduces the latest from its energy solutions line—its Dual Cool Smart Inverter residential air conditioners (RACs). With a variety of models from its Dual Cool Standard, Dual Cool Standard (Mosquito) and Dual Cool Deluxe segments, the extensive line-up ticks off every consumer’s boxes in energy saving, powerful cooling, comfort, health care and convenience.

Energy efficiency coupled with powerful cooling

The Dual Cool RAC comes equipped with a Smart Inverter Compressor and Dual Inverter Compressor which reduces energy consumption by up to 70 percent. The Dual Inverter Compressor motor has a wide rotational frequency and a higher speed cooling range than a conventional compressor, allowing the RAC to cool more quickly, last longer and run more quietly. So no matter how hot it is outside, the RAC distributes cool air immediately to every corner in the room. The unit has a 25 percent larger skew fan which expels powerful blasts of air through its large outlet, optimally designed to fill spaces with cool air faster and farther.

Optimal comfort and health care

Powerful cooling does not come at the expense of the user’s comfort. With just a click of the “Comfort Air” remote button, the Dual Cool RAC adjusts the vane angle to ensure that the out-flowing air does not blow directly to the user and cause sudden drops in body temperature. Disturbance is also not an issue as the RAC operates at the world’s lowest noise level thanks to LG’s unique BLDC motor, skew fan technology and Active Low Vibration Control (ALVC) feature. It also maintains an incredible capacity for dehumidification to provide the most comfortable environment.

Health is one of LG’s core considerations when creating new products. The Dual Cool RAC offers top-quality features in favor of the user’s health and sanitation:
·         Plasmaster Ionizer Plus, which disseminates over three million ions to sterilize and deodorize not only the air going through the RAC, but all surrounding harmful substances;
·         LG’s trademark Mosquito Away, which repels up on 82.7 percent of mosquitoes through an ultrasonic sound which can be activated even when the RAC is not running;
·         Micro Dust Filter, a high-airflow, low-noise filter which employs a strong electrostatic charge on its surface to attract, trap and eliminate harmful microscopic substances and deliver fresh, clean air; and
·         Auto Cleaning, a comprehensive cleaning function which prevents the formation of bacteria and mold on the heat exchanger. By eliminating the humidity and germs left in the RAC, the auto cleaning function removes all substances that might be harmful to human body, keeps the indoor environment odor-less and maintains the cooling performance and longevity of the RAC even after 10 years of usage.

Next-level convenience

Installation has never been easier with the delicately designed installation elements of LG’s Dual Cool RAC: simple packaging, installation plate improvement, installation support clip, wider tubing space, detachable bottom cover and a quick button for running tests.

With the launch of our highly developed Dual Cool RAC in the country, which caters to our consumers’ energy saving, cooling, comfort, health and convenience needs, we want to not only help ease the upcoming summer heat for Filipinos, but also keep their homes cool and comfortable all year around,” LG Philippines Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions VP Steve Kim said.

The LG Dual Cool Smart Inverter RACs are currently in the market and are backed by a 10-year LG warranty. For more details, visit, like LG Philippines’ official Facebook page or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Saturday, March 11, 2017


The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premier organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country, will hold an Industrial Relations Forum on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Issues on Occupational Safety and Health Inspection, and CBA Negotiation at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City on March 15, 2017 (9:00am to 5:00pm).

The distinguished resource speakers of this timely and relevant event are Dr. Ma. Teresita Cucueco, Director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Bureau of Working Conditions; Atty. Emerico de Guzman, DPM, 2006 PMAP President and Managing Partner of Accra Law; and Atty. Noel D. Balsicas, CPA, Chairperson of the PMAP Labor Policy Reforms and Industrial Relations Committee.

Topics to be discussed are the IRR of Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Issues on OSH Inspection; Fundamental and Legal Framework of Collective Bargaining; Best Practice Cases of Collective Bargaining Negotiations; and Red Flags to watch out in Collective Bargaining Negotiations.

For PMAP members, investment cost is P2,600 if payment is made not later than March 14 and P3,000 for onsite payment. For Non-members, regular rate is P3,000 and onsite rate is P3,500.

For more information, kindly contact Ms. Eshe Lalongisip or Ms. Joana Tumpalan at 726-1532 locals 304 and 323 or email  or . 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Foodpanda launches P59 fixed delivery fee!

Join the PANDAmonium craze! 

This 2017, foodpanda customers will enjoy big, bold crazy o$ers that include a P59 peso 'fixed delivery fee, deletion of the usual service fee, and a lower minimum order value starting at P200.00 exclusive for in-house foodpanda delivery!

Foodpanda, the leading global online food delivery marketplace, makes online food delivery more convenient and affordable for its customers. This year, the company will continue to provide and allow their busy and hungry customers to discover and access extensive food options in key cities and urban centers by introducing the significant changes in their delivery scheme. 

With the substantial growth of foodpanda in the Philippines, we are happy to share this latest development in our offering. We owe it to our customers that is why we are committed to continue finding ways to provide them with great food options and an affordable delivery scheme right at their 'fingertips,” says Mr. Iacopo Rovere, foodpanda Philippines CEO. 

In the Philippines, foodpanda was launched in June 2014 and has grown to over 1,000 partner restaurants nationwide with more than 30 cuisines to choose from.

From delectable Asian delicacies to mouthwatering Italian food there is definitely something for everyone. Some of the popular restaurants to order from are Bonchon, Juju Eats, CPK, Wendy’s, Pepper Lunch, Yoshinoya, and Frankie’s.

Customers can definitely enjoy their favorite food anytime and anywhere.

Customers can also place their order up to 1 week in advance if they are planning to celebrate something. 

Since its launch here in the Philippines, 2 years ago, foodpanda has been charging a fixed delivery fee of P30 plus a service fee of 15% from the total food bill. Foodpanda aims to increase the order frequency and encourage service usage by highlighting its affordability via its latest offering. Now, customers can order asmuch as they want to and just pay a 'fixed delivery fee of P59 without worrying about the service fee, on top of that, customer can even choose to pay online with their credit card, PayPal, or even with cash upon delivery. The new delivery scheme will
also prove to be helpful for partner restaurants to boost growth, increase their reach and acquire new customers.

Founded on May 2012 by Ralf Wenzel, with its headquarter in Berlin (Germany), foodpanda operates in more than 67 cities across five continents and have partnered with over 300,000 restaurants globally. Foodpanda enables restaurants to become visible to mobile app and web users, thus customers can directly order their favorite restaurant meals via foodpanda’s website or smartphone app. 

The foodpanda app is powered by tech giants Delivery Hero and Rocket Internet and is available in the App Store and Google Play Store for free. 

Truly, foodpanda is working around the clock to make it the most powerful online tool for food delivery. Now you can save your time, energy, and money while enjoying delicious food from your favorite restaurant at the comfort of your own home, office, or wherever you are. 

Simply download the foodpanda app or go to to place your order and wait for your food to be delivered at your doorsteps!