Huawei plans to boost investment in innovation to build new products, to enhance and accelerate new technologies. The company held its 19th annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen from April 26 to 27.
For more than 30 years, Huawei have been innovating nonstop to create value for our customers and society. Innovation has become a core part of Huawei’s DNA. Despite considerable operational challenges over the past few years, we have continued to steadily increase our investment in R&D. For nearly a decade, our strategy has been to re-invest at least 10% of our annual revenue back into R&D. Last year, we invested 22%. Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said during the event.
Hu went on to discuss the specific initiatives that Huawei is working on to realize its vision for the future. “We are currently focusing on three areas: strengthening our approach to innovation, equipping all industries with the tools and knowledge they need to go digital, and helping build a low-carbon world.”
According to him, Huawei sees two major trends: all industries are going digital, and the world is setting its sights on low-carbon development. “Needless to say, no organizations these days are asking themselves whether or not they ought to go digital. They’re more concerned about how to go digital and how to do it well.” Said Hu.
In Huawei’ view, the ICT and finance industries were first-movers, so their transformation goes deep – all the way down to their core production systems. Industries like electric power, fuel, and manufacturing are using digital technology to solve production challenges, whereas the digital journey of industries like real-estate, construction, and agriculture has only just begun. Because these industries are at different stages of the transformation process, they naturally have different concerns.
For the past 10 years, we’ve been going through our own digital transformation. We’ve gained a lot of valuable experience along the way, Hu said.
Moving forward, Huawei is taking active steps to boost its business resilience and ensure steady development. “We have to keep the ball rolling through nonstop innovation, creating value for customers and society,” said Ken Hu. “We look forward to working more closely with our customers and partners to build a greener intelligent world.”
Huawei kicked off its 19th annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen. Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said that the company will continue to boost investment in innovation to build new products and enhance and accelerate new technologies.
“At Huawei, when we talk about innovation, the first thing we think is people. We hope to attract world-class talent with world-class challenges, and work together to push the limits of science and technology,” said Hu, referring to the Top Minds recruitment program that the company launched on its website.
“We don’t care where you’re from, where you graduated, or what you studied,” he continued. “As long as you have a dream for the future and believe you can make it happen, we want you to come and join us. We provide world-class challenges, a powerful platform, and all the resources you need to explore the unknown.”
Moving forward, Huawei is taking active steps to boost its business resilience and ensure steady development. “We have to keep the ball rolling through nonstop innovation, creating value for customers and society,” said Ken Hu. “We look forward to working more closely with our customers and partners to build a greener intelligent world.”
Dr. Zhou Hong, President of Huawei’s Institute of Strategic Research, said that “everything we imagine today is very likely to be too conservative – too little – for tomorrow. We have to meet the future with bold hypotheses and a bold vision, and throw caution to the wind as we push to break through bottlenecks in theory and technology. This is the only way forward.” He outlined ten challenges that Huawei hopes to address moving forward.
Two scientific questions:
How do machines perceive the world, and can we build models that teach machines how to understand the world?
How can we better understand the physiological mechanisms of the human body, including how the eight systems of the body work, as well as human intent and intelligence?
Eight tech challenges:
New sensing and control capabilities, e.g., brain-computer interfaces, muscle-computer interfaces, 3D displays, virtual touch, virtual smell, and virtual taste
Real-time, unobtrusive blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart monitoring, and strong AI-assisted discoveries in chemical pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and vaccines
Application-centric, efficient, automated, and intelligent software for greater value and better experience
Reaching and circumventing Shannon’s limit to enable efficient, high-performance connectivity both regionally and globally
Adaptive and efficient computing models, non-Von Neumann architectures, unconventional components, and explainable and debuggable AI
Inventing new molecules, catalysts, and components with intelligent computing
Developing new processes that surpass CMOS, cost less, and are more efficient
Safe, efficient energy conversion and storage, as well as on-demand services
Huawei said, most Asia Pacific countries have very clear and forward-looking digital strategies. As the Asia Pacific region goes digital, a skilled ICT workforce will be critical. The region has a unique advantage in this area because it has a younger population than the US or Europe. Accelerating the development of ICT talent in the region will require concerted efforts from governments, businesses, and people from all walks of life.
In the Philippines, Huawei also had several programs for cultivating the local ICT talents, such as ICT Academy, Seeds for the Future, covered the Philippines for years, benefited over 9000 ICT students, according to Daniel Guo, the Vice President of Huawei Philippines.
Cebuana Lhuillier, the leading micro financial services provider in the Philippines, launched Cebuana Xpress (CebX), a digital app set to revolutionize the local micro financial services industry in the country. CebX aims to provide the full Cebuana Lhuillier experience to its clients in one single platform, making pawning and money transfer transactions easier and more convenient.
The app allows clients to do pawning transactions online, wherever they may be. This includes services like New Pawn, Pawn Renewal, and Pawn Redemption. Ka-Cebuanas may also check real-time and accurate appraisals and use the app’s nationwide delivery service for pawn redemption transactions.
The app’s full money transfer service capabilities allow clients to send and receive money, pay bills, load eWallets and Globe and Smart sim cards, as well as do cash-in and cash-out transactions.
“We continue to revolutionize the micro financial services industry with Cebuana Xpress, our ultimate micro financial app, offering our clients with the utmost and convenient pawning experience. This digital platform was especially developed to respond to the changing needs of our clients who call for a streamlined, more convenient, and more accessible way to access our pawning services,” Cebuana Lhuillier President & CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier said.
“CebX remains part of our financial inclusion mission. We do this by providing Ka-Cebuanas with digital channels and solutions that only responds to their changing needs and lifestyles, but also puts focus on the importance of accessibility and convenience as essential tools in empowering a nation of financially-included Filipinos,” Mr. Lhuillier added.
To get the most of the app’s features, CebX users may be verified using their existing pawn ticket number and 24k card number. First-time users can be verified by registering via eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer). Verified app users will be eligible to a free one-month insurance coverage and earn 24k loyalty points when pawning using the app.
To celebrate the launch of the app, Cebuana Lhuillier is waiving all service fees for pawn renewal and domestic money remittance transactions made via CebX app. Sending money from one CebX account to another will also be free of charge.
“Cebuana Xpress is part of Cebuana Lhuillier’s transition as a fintech power player. By making use of the technology available and by introducing apps like CebX, we ensure that we keep up with the times and provide innovative financial solutions to everyone, anytime and anywhere they need it,” Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Product Management Group, Ergie Ong concluded.
With more and more Filipinos relying on digital platforms for their everyday needs, CebX serves as Cebuana Lhuillier’s response in raising the bar in the microfinancial services industry. Truly, anytime and anywhere, Cebuana Lhuillier is there.
CebX is available for download on Google Play and App Store. For more information, visit www.cebuanaexpress.com.
We were all born with beautiful, supple and wrinkle free skin, but with the ravages of time, unhealthy lifestyle and modern living, our skin has taken its toll. Skin is the largest organ in our body and it requires constant care and nourishment to stay healthy. Our skin is the mirror of what we are. That is the reason why we combine skin care treatments with detox for cleansing and weight loss management and wellness program.
The La Jeunesse Team believes that beauty is not just skin deep. This belief paved the way for the inception of a new Luxury Aesthetic Lifestyle Center that provides total, multi-dimensional services under a new Holistic approach.
From the French word “JEUNESSE” meaning YOUTH, “La Jeunesse is a promise of constantly evolving and medically and scientifically advances techniques and breakthroughs to youthfulness and beauty.
The team will help you create that significant change. Our highly experienced and skilled medical staff consists of 3 aesthetic doctors, 10 registered nurses, 5 wellness consultants, a nutritionist, a life coach and a medical director. You will not only enjoy a professional and credible medical service and treatment, but also the support and guidance of lifestyle experts who can lead you to what you can do and achieve every single day to feel and look better than you have your whole life.
Ms. Naicie Lee Salamagos has an extensive knowledge and exposure gained from working with aesthetic, life style and fitness, quips “that this approach make people realize that being beautiful is being healthy inside out.” She has worked with hundreds of clients seeking youthful and healthy skin, and seen them comeback with acne breakouts or regain the weight after an expensive fat-reducing treatment because of crash dieting or stress eating. Having realized that for a long term, effective result, and not just a quick aesthetic fix, what they needed is an inner transformation, a lifestyle change.
La Jeunesse combines the latest skin care treatments with weight loss systems in a complete tranquility and pampering that clients could expect from a wellness spa. The center feels very private, luxurious, and relaxing: blue and white color scheme, sleek minimalist look with European touches. This ambience is created to impart a relaxed and comfortable feeling the moment a client walks in. “I want clients to feel and believe they are in a place where they can attain a transformation,” says Salamagos. “You walk in, lie down and when you get out it’s a NEW You.”
We help create this new you by offering a full array of skincare services that includes deep cleansing facials to anti-aging and whitening programs such as fractional needling, platelet rich plasma, V lifts, laser rejuvenation treatments, and more. “You can feel more beautiful and sexier in as fast as an hour. It is more accessible to everyone because treatments are quick and effective,” says Salamagos
Second, our weight management programs are integrated with breakthrough technology such as- -intravenous L-carnitine, mesotherapy, lipocavitation, lypocryoporation, and tripollar radio frequency, aqualyx with meal plan and life coaching. Our nutritionists design meal plans that help maintain weight loss without the hunger or deprivation. Life coaches help identify the cause of emotional eating, and extend that essential assistance needed to transform unhealthy habits. This vital endeavor is not only a tool for a successful metamorphosis but as a vehicle to create a healthy way of living.
Third, the syntheses of technology and the care of professionals of the La Jeunesse team ensures a healthier client. A healthy meal plan is the foundation of a youthful skin and a sound body that enables a client to withstand the pressure of everyday life. A stress management program identifies the cause of emotional eating and help the client break it’s cycle thus imparting a sense of triumph and accomplishment in him. This in turn would give the client a sense of confidence and assert control in his life. The transformation then is felt and visible in his outer appearance. The quality of life is changed for the better- – stronger willed, confident, healthy and a change of perspective of living.
We serve a lifestyle need, not just a one-time beauty and a wellness experience. We work with short and long-term programs with a long-lasting health benefits,” says Salamagos. It is the La Jeunesse Metamorphosis, and as you can see, it goes far deeper than just beautiful skin.”
LA JEUNESSE SERVICES
I. ANTI AGING
JEUNNE VIE (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet Rich Plasma utilizes the capability of your own blood to enhance the overall texture and tone of your skin, realistically. It is a natural avenue to improving the condition of your skin by using your own tissue growth factors and healing properties to restore the skin by enhancing blood supply and stimulating collagen structure. The after effect of which ameliorates and progresses overtime. Once tissue has been regenerated and remodeled, that benefit may be permanent.
Studies show that PRP aids in;
– Eliminating skin wrinkles and a safe alternative to Botox
– Reverses hair loss by promoting hair growth and strengthens hair follicles
– Grows new cells and thicker dermis thus rejuvenates skin, inside out
– Soften sun damage and aging skin issues
– Accelerates growth factors for cell regeneration
ASCEND (Facelift Ultra)
This state of the art non-surgical lifting procedure is the latest cutting-edge technology for an immediate long lasting lift designed to recreate a sculptured, smooth, and silky-V-SHAPE face. Continuous collagen synthesis stimulation by ultra-fine polydioxanne (PDO) threads inserted under skin via “parallel vector technique” results in heightened rejuvenated skin. The fine threads adhere to the sagging tissue and actuate the proliferation of collagen and elastic collagen in the derma layer. Ultra V-LIFT treatment helps naturally to produce skin tightening effects and lifting at the same time. Increase in collagen synthesis Skin rejuvenation and tightening Improve skin structure and skin tone V-shape silhouette and sharpen features
II. SKIN HEALTH
Warts are small, self-limited tumors caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Although warts are considered contagious, it is not uncommon for just one family member to have them. In addition, they often affect just one part of the body but they can be spread by picking them. For the removal of the wart C02 Laser is a tool of first choice, a device that emits high energy laser light which produces coagulation of the blood vessels & necrosis of the wart without damage to the surrounding tissue & optimizing the recovery of the treated area, while reducing the risk of bleeding & infection. The resulting scabs clear in 2 to 3 days.
Syringoma is a non-cancerous bump or clusters of bumps that is caused by an overgrowth of cells within the sweat glands (eccrine), can be inherited and often runs in families. Treatment of Periorbital Syringoma involves the removal of lesions by C02 laser, with minimal scarring and prevention of recurrence. As the skin is very thin around the eyes, the treatment is done very carefully and gradually, usually in two sessions. The first session is to clear most or all of the lumps, and the 2nd is to make sure that the small fractions and deep part of the gland that resurfaced are eliminated.
When the skin cells are not completely shed, keratin builds up beneath the epidermis forming a wall that is 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter. The rounded bump is referred to as milium (plural, milia) and often appears around the eyes & cheeks as raised bumps that are sometimes mistaken for white heads. Milia seed removal by C02 laser is the easiest and fastest without scarring. Some milia may need 2 or 3 treatment sessions, spaced 1 month apart.
Acne Treatment Program
Acne may be attributed to genetics or hormonal imbalance. Contributing factors, or acne triggers, include lifestyle choices, such as diet, sleep pattern, hygiene, or stress. When skin does not exfoliate as it should, dead cells build up on the skin surface and inside the pore. Dead cells mix with trapped oil and pores become clogged, resulting in blackheads and whiteheads. All cases of acne are not created equal, and neither are all acne treatments.
Although all acne has its roots in the same process, not all acne is equally severe and not all cases of acne will respond to the same types of treatment. A recommendation then for acne skin care is a combination of oral medication, topical medicines and treatments that prevent acne infections and scarring. A less inflammatory and toxic diet is highly recommended.
Deep Cleansing Facials
Deep pore facial treatments are tailored to each client’s need. There are a variety of skin care conditions and needs and certain products benefit different skin conditions. Facial cleansing begins with either a facial scrub, or a gentle cleanser that contain AHAs. Once the skin is cleansed, the Aesthetician begins the exfoliation process which dissolves the top layer of the skin cells.
Enzymes that are common in facial exfoliation are activated by steam. Steam helps to open the pores and relax the client as well, once the skin is exfoliated and the pores are open, the Aesthetician will begin Extractions of comedones from the pores. To complete the facial service, a facial mask is applied. Facial masks come in many different varieties and specify in different skin care concerns. A moisturizer or sun block then is applied after the mask is removed. It is important to maintain this regimen every 6-8 weeks for optimal results.
III. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Meal planning is a huge part of the fat loss equation, it is the backbone. It is an awareness of the various nutrients in food, their functions, and requirement in the body. It is essential to make sure that you are eating the right food in the right quantities, without starvation. By guiding clients to make healthy dietary changes that ensures nutritional adequacy of the food they eat everyday that provide weight loss without depriving the body of nutrients. The knowledge of recommended dietary allowances and composition of food is necessary for the selection of a sufficient diet by translating the nutritional needs into kinds and amounts of food that we should eat. Weight loss is 70% what we eat and 30% what we do.
Life and Wellness Coaching Just about everyone has a vision of his/her ideal weight and health; it is quite difficult to make it a reality for some. Then what you need is a wellness coach. Just like the people who push athletes to greatness in sports, life and wellness coaches push their clients to find satisfaction from their lifestyle. Helping clients understand themselves and making them analyze the factors that contribute to their weight gain through
self awareness. We then guide our clients find the motivation and tools to get to their physical health goals.
Those goals include:
Lose unwanted pounds
Eat healthy and better food
Maintain weight loss and healthy youthful skin
L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid which plays a vital role in the metabolism of the fat. It functions as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the metabolic furnace of the cell. Some people, however, may not have enough carnitine because their bodies cannot make enough or can’t transport it into tissues so it can be used. L-Carnitine can be taken intravenously either by normal injection or using a butterfly. It enhances the body’s ability to metabolize fat thereby enhancing energy levels. This means faster muscle building and fat burning resulting in weight loss. It also improves heart, brain function, and muscular coordination. It is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps our bodies to get rid of toxins.
The French-imported medical technique developed in 1952 by Dr. Michell Pistore, involves the injection of small amounts of various medication into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. When those small amounts of medication are injected into the mesoderm, underlying fat is melted. Mesotherapy treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic solution aimed at diminishing problem areas in the body such as cellulite, excess weight, body contouring, and face/neck rejuvenation. It is administered via numerous injections containing various types of FDA approved medicines, vitamins, and minerals. Mesotherapy is painless, causes virtually no scarring, although swelling and bruising may appear in the area for a few days.
Benefits of Mesotherapy
Fat reduction/ Weight loss
Lipo Cavitation involves the delivery of ultra sonic waves that “separate” fat cells for removal. Medical literatures indicate that ultrasonic waves in effective cavitation treatments lead to “bursting” of fat cells.
It is a non-invasive treatment which aids in the reduction of localized fat deposits. By using leading technology it converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own natural filtration system. Generally, one fat cavitation treatment lasts 25-30mins where a single part of the body is treated.
Cavitation is not a method to lose weight but to reshape the body. It is particularly indicated for the reduction of adiposity, the famous “love handles” that won’t go away with diet and exercise.
Reduce local adiposities by means of a combined, regulated, and controlled heat extraction and vacuum in a single therapy known as Lipocryolysis. It reduces the epidermic temperature up to 3, 1 ℃ an absolute safe temperature that takes care of epidermal, dermal, and every surrounding tissue. With the 3, 1 ℃, in epidermis during the 25 minutes or more, an intra-adipositary temperature below 10, 2 ℃ will be achieved. At these temperatures crystallization of saturated fatty acids inside adipocytes is achieved. And these unleash the apoptic stimuli that will finally destroy the fat cell in the incoming days or weeks. A typical fat loss in the treated area is 20%-40%. This treatment is best suited to pockets of fat, such as “love handles”.
CONTEUR ADVANCE (Tripolar RF)
Tripollar technology painlessly delivers focused and optimal radio-frequency (RF) energy to the skin surface and to sub-cutaneous fat layers. Tripollar works by emitting controlled radio frequency energy via electrodes directly onto the skin surface of the treated area as well as the subcutaneous fat layers beneath it.
The required energy can be accurately applied on the facial and body areas and penetrate deeply as needed so as to remove excess fat without harming nearby tissues. The stimulation of collagen rebirth results in the shrinking of fat cells, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite. Tripoli RF for skin tightening and cellulite reduction can be achieved in one treatment. It penetrates the skin layers to selectively heat the skin tissue and the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) where the collagen fibers are embedded.
IV. SKIN LIGTHENING & REJUVENATION
Collagen is found naturally in human skin layer for scaffolding our skin structures. It provides support, and gives the young, firm, smooth skin. With age, the skin loses the ability to produce more collagen and hence lost of elasticity, appearance of wrinkles and fine lines occurred. The benefits derived from injectable collagen are;
To smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the area of eyes, face, chin & body skin.
To increase volume of lips
To elevate scars and depression
Smoothens and firms skin
Increase body immune system
Brighter complexion, prevents scurvy
Fade away scars & dark spots
Reduces facial and skin fine lines or wrinkles
Dermabrasion is skin resurfacing procedure that uses a rapidly rotating device to sand the outer layers of the skin. It produces substantial changes in the appearance of the skin by carefully controlling the depth of skin damage. This produces a wound that heals in a manner that is cosmetically superior to the previous state of the skin. Dermabrasion is best for; Acne scarring, Traumatic Scars, Keloids, Wrinkles, Tattoo Removal. This procedure makes way for a new, smoother layer of skin to replace the skin that’s been treated.
Micro dermabrasion works on all skin types and tones. it makes subtle changes, causing no skin color change or scarring. It is not suited for deeper problems such as scars, stretch marks, wrinkles or deep acne scars. With micro dermabrasion, there is less downtime and it does not require surgery or anesthetics. Tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to gently remove the outer layer of the sin. It is basically an exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure that leaves skin looking softer and brighter.
CELANU (Fractional Needling)
Sagging cheeks, fine lines on the face, hard and tough scars, acne pits, enlarged pores and stretch marks can be minimized quickly and easily through fractional needling. The method takes seconds to make hundreds of tiny puncture wounds in the skin. Bio-Active hyaluronic acid or another active agent is then injected through these punctures. It stimulates the skin’s own regenerative properties while using fractional cartridge to actively inject hyaluronic acid into the skin. The Fractional Needle is most effective in treating;
Fine lines around the mouth, cheeks, neck & cleavage area
Wrinkles & light pigmentation
The fractional technique is more effective in treating poor circulation tissue structure. It powerfully stimulates the circulation, often causing the minute punctured wounds they create to immediately fill up with blood. The introduction of blood back into the tissue ensures the formation of essential skin structures during the healing process, such as capillaries and pores. As a consequence, the epidermis returns to proper functioning, with color returning as a result of renewed pigment production.
ND YAG Laser
ND YAG Laser work by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which when focused on a certain skin condition will create heat and destroy diseased cells. The following skin disorders can be treated with ND Yag Laser beams.
Light pulses target melanin at variable depth on or on the skin. Hair Removal (effective for dark, brown, black hair)
Wrinkles in photo-aged skin
Treatment of Active Acne Infections
Gluthatione with Vitamin C
Constant exposure to environmental toxins, pollutants & radiation may damage your tissues within your body. L-Glutathione & vitamin C help to ameliorate the effects of eternal hazards that could adversely affect your health. It is involve in many processes in the body, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, & for the immune system.
The skin brightening Gluthatione IV is a good alternative to skin bleaching which can damage, scar, inflame, discolor and irritate the skin. This safe and natural treatment involves principally the use of intravenous vitamins, minerals, amino acids & gluthatione. It is an anti-oxidant that is naturally synthesized in the body and has anti melanogenic effects that whitens skin.
Biocell Therapy provides cellular level nourishment to the skin, revealing a more vibrant and younger looking complexion. It is a 100% natural dietary supplement that purports to benefit joint and skin health. It plays an important role in helping the body maintain healthy connective tissues & promotes youthful skin. It is suitable for everyday use by individuals who want to lead a healthier lifestyle, especially the elderly population who has conditions associated with connective tissues disorders, osteo-arthritis, degenerative joint defects & cartilage injuries.
Benefits of Biocell Therapy;
– Clinically shown to reduce fine lines & wrinkles by counteracting both natural and photo-aging process.
– Reduce skin dryness/scaling via HA-mediated.
– Increase in skin hydration leading to enhanced turgidity and suppleness.
– Increase collagen content in the dermis by supporting the tensile strength of the skin.
– Supports healthy hair & nails Promotes maintenance & healthy aging of skin.
V. LASER HAIR REMOVAL
The 810 nm wavelength of the diode laser has been scientifically proven to be the optimum wavelength (pure red light) to transmit energy to the root of the hair and destroy the cells responsible for hair growth. The diode laser has a longer wavelength than other lasers used for hair removal, which improve treatment results on darker skin types.
One (1) session every 3 months
Skin protection & virtually painless. Diode lasers use a state-of-the-art ultra cooling sapphire tip at-3 ℃, which is in constant with the skin.
All skin types, even sun tanned skin.
What makes us different from other Aesthetic Centers?
At La Jeunesse , we specialize in optimizing the health and appearance of our clients. True, certified experts work with you to determine your options and help you choose the best treatment to obtain your beauty and wellness goals.
La Jeunesse Aesthetic Lifestyle Center was founded on the principles to deliver honest, ethical, and quality services. All while, our practitioners continually pursue training in order to bring our clients the absolute best and current treatment options for skin rejuvenation and holistic wellness.
La Jeunesse promotes its brand to both male and female, ages 13 and up. Those who aspire skin and body improvement or maintenance are encouraged to avail our services. The center has targeted programs for young adults, middle-aged and older population.
Considering the luxurious sense of our industry, we aim, to cater to the A nd B social class.
We serve a lifestyle need, not just a one-time beauty and a wellness experience. We work with short and long-term programs with long-lasting health benefits.
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Tourism attached agency Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) is set to celebrate its 35th Anniversary with a Grand Sale beginning April 17, 2022 until the end of May 2022 for Fiestamall, Luxe, and Cebu- Mactan Airport Village stores.
Almost all product categories will be giving massive discounts of as much as 50%. Customers will also get to enjoy several irresistible deals from participating brands. A fitting activity to kick off the campaign is the Easter celebration this Sunday, April 17, wherein pasalubong shoppers with their kids can join in the traditional Easter hunt with exciting gifts and freebies.
Under the more relaxed Alert Level 1 guidelines, the Philippines’ tourism, consumer, and retail sectors are gradually recovering from the major slump caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. “For three (3) decades and a half, the DFPC has been catering to the duty-free shopping needs of our dear balikbayans, OFWs and foreign tourists ..and we would like everyone to know that we shall continue to do so…”, DFPC COO Vicente Angala said.
DFPC assures its customers an enjoyable, fun, and safe shopping experience. The usual health and safety protocols shall remain enforced to ensure the staff and shoppers’ well-being.
For regular updates and more information, visit DFP’s official portal at http://www.dfp.com.ph or its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter handle (@dutyfreephils).
On a hunt for something eggs-traordinary to do this Easter?
Have your family hop with excitement and treat them to The Great Outdoors Big Easter Bash slated on Sunday April 17 at the Blue Bay Walk Garden in Pasay City.
Organized by quant shopping retail strip Blue Bay Walk, the event is packed with eggs-citing activities for kids and parents, which will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be an Easter Bunny Photo Wall, Easter Egg Arts & Crafts, Easter Egg Hunt, Pet Show, and Easter Story Time.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Huawei released its 2021 Annual Report on March 28th, revealing that the company had maintained solid operations throughout the past year. As per the report, Huawei achieved CNY636.8 billion in revenue in 2021, and CNY113.7 billion in net profits, an increase of 75.9% year-on-year. The company’s R&D expenditure reached CNY142.7 billion in 2021, representing 22.4% of its total revenue, and bringing its total R&D expenditure over the past 10 years to over CNY845 billion. Moving forward, the company also plans to continuously increase investment in R&D.
Huawei said, the performance was overall in line with forecast, its carrier business remained stable, enterprise business experienced steady growth, and consumer business quickly expanded into new domains. In addition, the company embarked on a fast track of ecosystem development.”
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, spoke at the event, “Despite a revenue decline in 2021, our ability to make a profit and generate cash flows is increasing, and we are more capable of dealing with uncertainty.” Thanks to the enhanced profitability of its major businesses, the company’s cash flow from operating activities dramatically increased in 2021, amounting to CNY59.7 billion. Its liability ratio also dropped to 57.8%, and its overall financial structure has become more resilient and flexible.
Being in a global health crisis for more than two years has unraveled the advantages and disadvantages of the traditional work setup.
In a bid to curb the negative effects of the “new normal”, Avon Philippines updated employee health benefits to include a pilot program for mental health—and the company is now reaping the benefits.
In 2021, the number one relationship selling company in the Philippines introduced the Mindnation program to Avon associates. The program allows staff to book sessions with a professional psychologist, and attend webinars and programs that address mental health concerns.
After almost a year, these programs have gained high well-being scores in their recent internal survey from employees who have taken part in the program. “Avon takes a genuine interest in their employees’ well-being,” according to one of the feedback.
Avon Philippines has seen improvement in their attrition rate compared to the past year, bucking the global trend of turnovers that have been going on since the start of the pandemic.
“In acknowledging how this global crisis is affecting people differently, it only became apparent that we must provide the personalized support needed by employees so that they can continue to perform at their best,” says Jan Pambid, Director for People Culture & Organization of Avon PH & APAC.
Aside from providing mental health support, additional COVID-19 medical coverage has also been put in place, providing financial aid for employees should they get hospitalized during infection.
Overall, the new mental and well-being benefits were the latest in the company’s string of internal program pivots during the pandemic, which includes service awards and virtual regional mentorship opportunities with Asia Pacific leaders and talents.
In recognition of its internal initiatives, Avon Philippines has been certified as a Top Employer for a second straight year by the global authority in recognizing excellence in People Practices—Top Employers Institute—which held its annual Certification Celebration event last January.
The Top Employer Institute has certified over 1,800 organizations in more than 120 countries and regions, which creates a positive impact on the lives of more than 8 million employees globally.
“The positive feedback from our employees only proves that investing in their wellbeing is more than just a corporate responsibility,” adds Razvan Diratian, Avon Philippines’ General Manager. “We hope to continue in providing support for our and associates in the next years to come.”