11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River by xumiaomaio


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 11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River

Making another
run at world record
  “I am part of a Guinness World Record.”
     This slogan can be spotted emblazoned on a line of
  T-shirts sold at select SM branches, one of the special
  merchandise released in advance of 11.20.2011 Run
  for the Pasig River organized by Kapit Bisig Para sa
  Ilog Pasig (KBPIP).
     The previous edition of the annual advocacy fun
  run, held on October 10, 2010, was indeed one for
  the record books: 116,086 participants ran in support
  of KBPIP’s goal of a clean Pasig River from various
  points in the metro and converged at the SM Mall of
  Asia in Pasay. As it was, 10.10.10 was a quantum leap
  from A Run for the Pasig River’s 23,000 runners in
     But with ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI)
  managing director Gina Lopez (GL) vowing during
  10.10.10 that “every year we will break the record, we

                                                                                                                                            Photo by: Doy ongleo
  will keep running until the river is cleaned,” Lopez
  Group kapamilyas are in for a more massive run three
  weeks from now.
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                                                                                                                       Scientific confab, medical mission                                                                                                                                                             Dispatch from Japan
                                                                                                                       highlight Asian eye’s 10 years                                                                                  TFC partners                                                                   Amb. Lopez sees stronger PH-Japan ties
                                                                                                                       ASIAN Eye’s 10th anniversary
                                                                                                                       celebration culminated in Sep-
                                                                                                                       tember with key events that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with YouTube
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TO further widen its reach             Filipinos around the world and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMBASSADOR Manuel M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lopez personally expressed his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gratitude to Tadashi Okamura,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             between the Philippines and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Japan, especially with improve-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ments in infrastructure and the
                                                                                                                       communicated its progress in                                                                                    around the globe, The Fili-            provide a venue for strength-           Japan Chamber of Commerce              power sector.
                                                                                                                       realizing its vision and mission:                                                                               pino Channel (TFC) recently            ening ties with family and the          and Industry ( JCCI) chairman             The JCCI has more than a
                                                                                                                       to make the best quality eye                                                                                    inked a partnership with You-          community.”                             and Toshiba advisor; and Tohru         million members in Japan and
                                                                                                                       care accessible and available to                                                                                Tube, the world’s most popu-              Lopez added: “It also rec-           Tsuji, Japan-Philippines Eco-          covers more than 500 chambers
                                                                                                                       Filipinos, to advance the science                                                                               lar medium for discovering,            ognizes that our country is fast        nomic Cooperation Committee            in the country. In the Philippines,
                                                                                                                       and practice of ophthalmology,                                                                                  watching and sharing videos,           becoming a digital hub and our          ( JPECC) chair and Marubeni            the JCCI has 550 Japanese com-
 ABS-CBN president honored by QC government ABS-CBN president and COO Charo                                            and to become a center of ex-                                                                                                                                                                  Corporation senior corporate           pany-members, 30% of which
 Santos-Concio (center) is honored for her contributions in helping Quezon City achieve its vision as a quality com-                                                                                                                   especially among Filipinos.            people as fantastic optimiz-
                                                                                                                       cellence in eye care. The theme                                                                                    By partnering with You-             ers of new media which, when            advisor, for their active participa-   represent small- and medium-
 munity during Gawad Parangal, the highlight of the city’s 72nd foundation day celebration. Gawad Parangal is the      “Inspiring Hope, Celebrat-                                                                                                                                                                     tion in the conduct of key busi-       scale enterprises.
 highest form of recognition that the Quezon City government bestows on its outstanding constituents. Quezon City                                          Asian Eye’s Benjamin K. Liboro, Bunny Gerochi, Dr. Harvey Uy and            Tube for the launch of its             used properly, will greatly help
                                                                                                                       ing Vision” embodied Asian          Dr. Pik-Sha Chan Uy join international experts Dr. Krueger of Cole          Philippine website, TFC takes          in nation-building.”                    ness-related activities during the        The JPECC helps promote
 mayor Herbert Bautista and Quezon City vice mayor Joy Belmonte personally handed the medals to the awardees in        Eye’s contribution through the                                                                                                                                                                 official visit of Pres. Benigno S.     business cooperation between
 a recognition ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom. (Kane Choa)                                                                                     Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Quan Dong Nguyen of Wilmer          part in another pioneering ef-            By visiting YouTube Philip-                                                                                       Amb. Lopez with JCCI chairman Okamura and JPECC chairman Tsuji
                                                                                                                       years—the relentless pursuit of     Ophthalmological Institute in this group shot                               fort to provide convenient             pines, users can watch some of          Aquino III to Japan.                   the Philippines and Japan
                                                                                                                       better ways to heal patients to                                                                                                                                                                   Citing the huge turnout of          through various activities. The       Bagong Bayani Foundation in            panionship to their Japanese el-

Sikat II finishes in Top 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       access to original and high-           TFC’s teleserye episodes in full
                                                                                                                       bring hope of better vision.        the Bringing Hope to Life:           treatment and has operated on          quality Philippine content             and absolutely for free. They           Japanese businessmen who at-           group is expected to visit Manila     Manila.                                derly patients.
                                                                                                                          Asian Eye held a scientific      Cataract Surgery Mission.            26 individuals.                        from anywhere in the world.            can also access headlines from          tended the events and the 140          in February 2012 for its annual          Caregivers Gemma Juanay,               The Bagong Bayani Award is
                                                                                                                       conference, Transformational        In partnership with Cataract            On September 22, employees,            “…TFC’s partnership with            “Balitang Global” gathered by           delegates from the Philippines,        meeting.                              Juliet Tobay, Sandra Otacan and        a national search for outstanding
SIKAT II, the Philippine entry in    Solar Car Challenge Society                departments of DLSU-Manila.            Ophthalmology:          Inspiring   Foundation Philippines Inc.,         patients, shareholders and part-                                                                                      most of whom were owners                  In a separate occasion, Amb.       Mercedes Joie Aquino, despite          and exemplary overseas Filipino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       YouTube … is a major milestone         TFC’s international news bu-
the 2011 World Solar Challenge       Inc. (PSCCSI) and a team from              Leading the project are Dr. Pag-       Hope through Science on             the institute aims to treat 150      ners gathered at the Rockwell                                                                                         or CEOs of their companies,            Lopez commended the win-              imminent danger and risk of            workers. Pres. Aq uino is expect-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       not just for TFC but also for          reaus in North America, the
(WSC) in Australia, has com-         DLSU and is the successor to               Asa Gaspillo and Jack Catalan          September 25, with over 150         eyes of deserving individuals        Tent as Asian Eye recognized                                                                                          Amb. Lopez said that he fore-          ners of the 2011 Bagong Bay-          nuclear radiation in Fukushima,        ed to give the award to the four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       our country,” said ABS-CBN             Middle East and Europe, and
pleted the 3,000-kilometer race      Sinag (2007) and Sikat I (2009).           with the support of team heads         doctors from all over the Phil-     from the Foundation of Our           employees and doctors who have                                                                                        sees the further strengthen-           ani Award for Community and           remained at their jobs and con-        Filipino caregivers at Malaca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Global chief operating officer         share their own videos directly
across the outback, arriving in      It is the Philippines’ second en-          Martin Kalaw and Isidro Mar-           ippines in attendance. Subspe-      Lady of Peace Mission Aeta           rendered five and 10 years of ser-                                                                                    ing of trade and investment            Social Service chosen by the          tinued to provide care and com-        ñang Palace this December.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Raffy Lopez. “The launch of            with TFC. Surfers can visit
Adelaide’s Victoria Square from      try to the competition among               fori III.                              cialty experts from the interna-    resettlement community in            vice. Asian Eye chairman Oscar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FPH issues P4.8B notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a YouTube specifically for the         TFCNow to watch more free
Darwin on October 22, 2011.          solar-powered cars from all over              Sinag, the Philippines’ first       tional ophthalmic community         Zambales, Pangarap Founda-           M. Lopez expressed gratitude to        Philippine market further al-          episodes and access TFC’s
   According to the provisional      the world. Sikat II sponsors and           solar car, debuted in the WSC in       talked about today’s cutting-       tion resettlement communities        Asian Eye’s stakeholders for their     lows TFC to virtually gather the       complete premium content.
results posted on the WSC            donors include a number of Lo-             2007, finishing 12th among 40          edge technology in eye care and     in Cavite and Pasay, Philippine      trust and support. To Asian Eye,       growing yet dispersed overseas         (Cecile Ilagan)
website (http://www.worldso-         pez Group companies: First Gen             entries. Sikat I, meanwhile, was       shared valuable “pearls” learned    Christian Foundation resettle-       he said, “I wish you many more
larchallenge.org/) on October        Corp., First Philec Solar Corp.,           taken around the Philippines in        from their extensive practice       ment community in Tondo,             mountains to climb, and the pa-                                                                                       FIRST Philippine Holdings              2012 and 2014, in order to ex-        to repay in full the $36.6 million     and to execute identified stra-
24, Team Solar Philippines           Energy Development Corp.,                  2010 “to promote the advance-          and research.                       and BayaniJuan in Calauan,           tience, preparation, persistence,                                                                                     Corporation (FPH) has issued           tend loan maturity timetables         and the P3.2B outstanding prin-        tegic initiatives in possible
landed in 17th place among 37        First Philippine Industrial Park,          ment of renewable energy sourc-           Asian Eye continues to help      Laguna. To date, Asian Eye           discipline and stamina to con-                                                                                        P4.8 billion in floating rate cor-     and smoothen out repayment            cipal of the dual currency float-      growth opportunities, such as
entries. Japan’s Tokai Universi-     First Balfour Inc. and Griffin Si-         es.” (Shirley Hombrebueno)             indigent Filipinos through          has identified over 100 eyes for     quer!” (Bheng Relatado-Rubia)                                                                                         porate notes to refinance debt.        schedules,” the company said.         ing rate notes issued in 2007.         indigenous power and property
ty, the Netherlands’ Nuon Solar      erra Travel Inc. Other sponsors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In a disclosure to the Philip-         The company said it borrowed          With the new facility, FPH          development. (abs-cbnNEWS.

                                                                                INAEC director receives international certification
Team and the US’ University of       and supporters include Sunpow-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   pine Stock Exchange, FPH said          the P4.8B under the new facility      hopes to have more flexibility         com)
Michigan claimed the top three       er Philippines Mfg. Ltd., which                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  it had entered into a corporate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SKYcable relaunches SKY HD
places in this year’s race.          provided the solar panels for the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                notes facility agreement with
   On hand to welcome Team           solar car, DLSU, Shell Philip-                                                               HERMINIO Brion, member of the board              ducted to meet or exceed the guidelines estab-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BDO Capital and Investment
Solar Philippines at the finish      pines, Stratworks, Quickflo For-                                                             of directors of INAEC Aviation Corpo-            lished under ATA (Air Transport Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Corporation and several financial
line was a contingent that includ-   warders and Puma.                                                                            ration, was recognized as a FlightSafety         of America Inc.) Specification 104, Level 3.                                                                                                                              SKYCABLE continues to                    “SKYcable is leveraging its            With the depth and breadth of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      institutions, namely Banco de
                                                                                                                                  International master technician for the             “You have demonstrated the commitment
ed Education Secretary Armin            First Philippine Holdings
                                                                                                                                  Hawker Beechcraft King Air 300/350 by            to continued education and training, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FPSS commissions solar rooftop project First Philec                              Oro Unibank, Maybank Philip-           bring new technologies in digi-       leadership position in digital         digital content and HD program
Luistro, Philippine Consul Gen-      chair Federico R. Lopez current-                                                                                                                                                                Solar Solutions (FPSS), in partnership with the University of the Philip-        pines, Rizal Commercial Banking        tal television to Filipinos, this     pay TV to provide cable sub-           offerings of SKYcable, comple-
eral Reynaldo Dante Juanta and       ly serves as the chair of PSCCSI,                                                            FlightSafety International, an international     your outstanding academic achievement.                                                                                                                                    time with the relaunch of its re-     scribers in Cebu and Davao             mented by its planned innova-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pines Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (EEEI) and Emerson        Corporation and Union Bank of
members of the Filipino commu-       while First Philec President Dr.                                                             training school for aircraft technicians and     The Master Technician Training Program                                                                                                                                    vitalized high-definition (HD)        the best and widest array in           tions, Supnet said he is confident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Network Power (ENP), has successfully commissioned the six-kilowatt solar        the Philippines.
nity in Adelaide. The 14-member      Arthur de Guia and First Gen               Herminio Brion (right) with FlightSafety          specialists.                                     is evidence of your desire to achieve, main-                                                                                                                              programming and content.              digital home entertainment             that SKYcable will continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rooftop installation at the EEEI building in UP Diliman. FPSS, the foremost         The P4.8B floating rate corpo-
team was composed of 10 De La        President Giles Puno serve as              International Center manager Wayne Sommer-           Brion is only the second Filipino to com-     tain and promote excellence in the aviation                                                                                                                                  SKYcable holds the distinc-        content,” said Alan Supnet,            enjoy its market leadership po-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     choice in solar engineering, procurement and construction services, led and      rate notes will mature in 2018.
Salle University (DLSU)-Manila       PSCCSI trustees. Completing                field, who threw a party for Brion to celebrate   plete the required curriculum consisting of      maintenance profession,” FlightSafety In-                                                                                                                                 tion of having the most number        SKYcable Brand Management              sition in the Cebu and Davao
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     implemented the project’s technical design and construction. Photo shows FPSS       “FPH is taking advantage of
engineering students and four        the board of trustees are Vince            the achievement. Brion received a custom and      35 hours of ground training and two hours        ternational director of training operations                                                                                                                               of HD channels with 11 chan-          head.                                  markets. (Susan Ortiz)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     president Dr. Danilo Lachica (4th from left) with (l-r) EEEI assistant profes-   the improved bank appetite as
faculty members.                     Perez, Edgar Chua, Henry Co,               personalized engraved award, as well as a         of simulator training. He scored 92%. The        Rick Bedard said in a letter to Brion an-                                                                                                                                 nels, plus the seasonal pay-per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sor Carl Michael Udulio, Avecs Corporation president Celestino Baldonado,        well as of debt market conditions
   Sikat II started the race in      Tammy Lipana, Jong Jimenez,                certificate documenting the recognition           FlightSafety course was developed and con-       nouncing his achievement. (CPS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ENP vice president Gordon Currie, EEEI director Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano         by refinancing its dual currency       view HD. The additional HD            PROMOS & OFFERS
Darwin in the 32nd out of 37         Br. Ricky Laguda, Zayber Prot-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          channels are FOX Family HD,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jr. and FPSS project manager Derrick John Tolentino. (Ruby Tamayo)               floating rate notes maturing in
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slots on October 16, but rallied to
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                                                                                  ronmental sustainability while        from plenary speaker Dato
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                                                                                  Agnes de Jesus of Energy De-          Timothy Ong, chairman of
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                                                          neering, and            how their company assesses            Darussalam, are that “to do        business” and most of all, cre-     was a silver sponsor of the           of the Bida Ka sa Bayan caravan          nered on. Bayan has invested            munications service needs of           ing parts of Cavite and Laguna,        Packs (worth P2,000). Deadline for dropping of entries is on
                                                          Electronics             and manages operational vul-          well is to give well,” and that    ating shared value, which was       conference with ANC as one            program was the site inspec-             close to a million pesos worth of       the people working in the city         with more areas to follow in the       November 30, 2011. (S.Ortiz)
Team Solar Philippines is welcomed by Sec. Luistro and and Com-                   nerabilities in high-risk areas.      “businesses should share their     also the theme of the confer-       of the media partners. (Dulce         tion for potential expansion and         cabling infrastructure capacity         hall. (Red Samar)                      coming months.
members of the Filipino community at the finish line in   munications             Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN                 success with society” but that     ence, is now the trend. LGFI,       Festin Baybay)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Balanced Scorecard                                                                              Lopez Group completes first DART training
                                                                                                    mates were revealed in
                                                                                                     “PBB Unlimited: The Big
                                                                                                       Fiesta” on October 29 by
                                                                                                                                     unlimited combination of house-
                                                                                                                                     mates, blow-by-blow updates and
                                                                                                                                     unlimited experiences and possi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       201: Systems thinking                                                                           A collaborative project of Lopez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Group Business Excellence, Lopez
                                                                                                       hosts Toni Gonzaga and        bilities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       workshop a success
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Group Foundation Inc. (LGFI) and
                                                                                                       Bianca Gonzalez, with            The local version of the suc-                                                                                                                                                  the ABS-CBN Emergency Unit
                                                                                                     newbies Robi Domingo            cessful international TV franchise                                                                                                                                                conducted the Disaster Assistance
                                                                                                 and Martin Concio.                  from Endemol notched a record           DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EIGHTEEN Lopez Group employees                  ticipants’ ability to recognize patterns of     and Rescue Team (DART) training
                                                                                                    “This is definitely going to     30,789 prospective housemates           and DZMM TeleRadyo have
                                                     Hosts Robi Domingo, Toni Gonzaga                                                                                                                                  from ABS-CBN Corporation, Bayan,                behavior in complex business systems            at the Eco Academy, La Mesa Eco
                                                                                             be better than the last. Compared       in its auditions between March          reaped 23 major awards from the
                                                     and Bianca Gonzalez                                                                                                                                               First Balfour, SKYcable and ThermaPrime         and map the causal structure of busi-           Park in September.
                                                                                             to past seasons, I think this is the    and September this year and drew        country’s most influential award-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       participated in Lopez Group Business            nesses using causal loop diagrams and              The activity aimed to train and
                                                     BRACE yourself for the country’s        grandest season of PBB,” Toni said.     a rich pool of poignant accounts        giving bodies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Excellence’s two-day introductory course        systems archetypes.                             equip teams to respond to disasters
                                                     one and only realiserye, “Pinoy Big        The latest season guarantees         from the hopefuls who aspired to           DZMM programs also bagged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on Balanced Scorecard 201: Systems                 The highlight of the workshop was the        and to calibrate internally the partici-
                                                     Brother” (PBB), as the fourth sea-      the ultimate experience for view-       enter the PBB house.                    awards at the 33rd Catholic Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       thinking workshop on October 20-21,             management flight simulator. The partici-       pants’ skills and decision-making dur-
                                                     son brings a fresh set of surprises     ers and housemates with its mix-           Also catch “PBB Unlimited            Media Awards (CMMA) and 20th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2011. The resource speaker was Anto-            pants practiced, using a software-driven        ing disasters that require group-wide
                                                     and twists!                             ture of fun and drama that is the       Update” weeknights during “Ma-          Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nio Ma. Perez, a core faculty member of         management simulator, decision-mak-             coordination, control and operations.                                                The first batch of Lopez Group DART graduates
                                                       The newly furnished PBB               trademark of the phenomenal             ria la del Barrio” and “100 Days to     ipinas (KBP) Golden Dove Awards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the executive education programs of the         ing skills and designing effective strate-         The four-day activity was partici-
                                                     house and the new set of house-         reality show. There will be an          Heaven.” (Kane Choa)                       DZMM brought home the Best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Asian Institute of Management.                  gies much like they will encounter in the       pated in by 44 employees from Adtel,          CBN’s emergency operations. Mar-                 Group heads graced the graduation
                                                                                                                                                                             AM Radio Station in Metro Ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Systems thinking is the subject of a book    real world. It provided them a taste of the     First Philec, First Philec Solar, First       tin Aguda, head of Safety and Events          ceremony and awarded certificates to
                                                                                                                                                                             nila from the KBP.
Robin, Vhong team up in
                                                     Cinema One Originals picks ‘Big 10’                                                                                        Among the winners were Noli
                                                                                                                                                                             de Castrom who was named as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       by Peter M. Senge published in the 1990s,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Learning Organization. It is focused on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       challenges that they will face in their own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       companies and an actual grasp of systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       thinking and Balanced Scorecard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Philippine Power Systems Inc., First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Philec Manufacturing Technologies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Corporation, First Gen Corporation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Risk Management, is a member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of the Lopez Group-wide disaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     preparedness technical committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   their respective employees.These were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rene Luspo, VP-Corporate Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Safety Division of ABS-CBN;
                                                     CATCH the 7th Cinema One                Antoinette Jadaone; “Ka Oryang” tival this November! These mov-                 Best Radio Newscaster, Usec. Zeny
“TODA MAX” tells the story of a hillbilly named                                                                                                                                                                        group problem solving using the systems            The participants also gained insights on     First Gen Hydro Power, FG Bukid-              He and his team drilled the Lopez             Rafael Alunan, president of LGFI;
                                                     Originals Festival to be held at        by Sari Dalena; and “Di Ingon ies are produced and owned by                     Maglaya as Best Radio Public Ser-
Tol (Robin Padilla), who starts anew in Manila                                                                                                                                                                         thinking method in order to convert com-        other Lopez Group businesses and their          non, La Mesa Eco Park, La Mesa                Group employees on technical skills           Benjamin Liboro, program director
                                                     the Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex           Nato” (“Not Like Us”) by Bran- Cinema One cable channel and                     vice Program Host, and Vic de Leon
when his wife dies. Together with his children                                                                                                                                                                         panies into learning organizations. The five    operations. They described the workshop         Watershed, First Philippine Hold-             for emergency assistance and rescue,          of Business Excellence; Pinky R.A.
                                                     from November 9 until Novem-            don Relucio and Ivan Zaldar- Creative Programs Inc. (Katherine                  Lima as Best Radio Public Affairs
Sandy and Ron-Ron, Tol finds himself living with                                                                                                                                                                       disciplines represent approaches (theories      as “very helpful and informative” and “very     ings, Lopez Holdings and SKYcable.            particularly during disasters like ty-        Diokno, VP-HR of Lopez Hold-
                                                     ber 15, 2011!                           riaga.                              Solis)                                      Program Host. Winnie Cordero
his cousin Justin Bibbo (Vhong Navarro), a carin-                                                                                                                                                                      and methods) for developing three core          practical in approach.” Others requested           The Lopez Group DART was                   phoons, floods, earthquakes and fires.        ings; and Ola Magno, manager-HR
                                                        Chosen from among hundreds              Meanwhile,       ac-                                                         was recognized as the Best Radio
deria owner and aspiring chef. Lady G (Pokwang),                                                                                                                                                                       learning capabilities: fostering aspiration,    more workshops/simulation related to            patterned after ABS-CBN’s DART,               On hand were the actual equipment,            and Admin/SMS of First Philippine
                                                     of entries, this year’s 10 finalists    tor-director     Mario                                                          Magazine Program Host and Louie
a poor girl turned millionaire, on the other hand,                                                                                                                                                                     developing reflective conversation, and         workplace scenarios. Overall, they had a        which was organized after Ondoy               ambulances and fire trucks from the           Realty Corporation. Lopez Group
                                                     are “Big Boy” by Shireen Seno;          O’Hara and Nora                                                                 Tabing as the Best Radio Science
soon meets Tol and becomes attracted to him.                                                                                                                                                                           understanding complexity.                       great time learning through stimulating in-     and presently has four squads com-            ABS-CBN Emergency Management                  Business Excellence is considering a
                                                     “Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat”         Aunor will receive                                                              and Technology Program Journalist.
“TODA MAX” is a family-oriented show that                                                                                                                                                                                 Perez discussed the basic skills in          teraction and active participation. (Amelita    posed of seven people each. The               Unit to instill maximum learning and          second run of the training in the first
                                                     by Ivy Universe Baldoza; “Sa            the     ORIGINALS                                                                  DZMM also clinched top honors
will make viewers laugh their hearts out. Catch                                                                                                                                                                        systems thinking and improved the par-          dela Rea-Agaton)                                squads are mobilized during ABS-              retention.                                    quarter of 2012. (A. dela Rea-Agaton)
                                                     Ilalim ng Tulay” by Earl Bontuy-        in Philippine Cin-                                                              at the CMMA, including two Hall
“TODA MAX” beginning November 5, before
                                                                                                                                                                             of Fame awards, three major awards,
“Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN! (Katherine
                                                     an; “My Paranormal Romance” by
                                                     Victor Villanueva; “Sa Kanto ng
                                                                                             ema award during the
                                                                                             November 13 awards                                                              four special citations and a major        PR CHALLENGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nix the negatives! Chicken Joy and selling the Philippines
                                                     Ulap at Lupa” by Mes de Guz-            ceremonies of the                                                               award by DZMM TeleRadyo for the
                                                     man; “Anatomiya ng Korupsyon,”          film fest at the Grand                                                          TV category. Leading the winners
                                                     adapted for the screen by Dennis        Ballroom of Crowne                                                              were “Radyo Patrol Balita Alas-Siyete”
                                                     Marasigan; “Cartas de la Soledad”       Plaza.                                                                          and “Maalaala Mo Kaya sa DZMM,”
                                                                                                                     ‘Anatomiya ng Korupsyon’ starring Maricar                                                         Former journalist Tony Schwartz,           Realistic optimism, a term                                          The following is      is like selling expired product—you have          tion infrastructure to promote seamless
                                                     (“Letters of Solitude”) by Guti-           Catch the entries Reyes and Sid Lucero is a social satire set in the         which were inducted to the CMMA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the president and CEO of The En-        coined by psychologist Sandra                                          excerpted from        to hide the truth or make sure no one             travel investment incentives will lure
                                                     errez Mangansakan II; “Six De-          in the 2011 Cinema 1980s written for the stage by Malou Jacob and               Hall of Fame as the Best News Ra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ergy Project, offers different ways     Schneider, means telling yourself                                      Tourism Sec. and      gets close enough to see the faults.              in development in tourism enterprise
                                                     grees of Separation From Lilia” by      One Originals Fes- adapted for the screen by Dennis Marasigan                   dio Program and Best Radio Drama,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to look at and deal with difficult      the most hopeful and empower-                                          former Knowl-             The flaw in this kind of thinking is          zones. Capacity building programs will
                                                                                                                                                                             respectively. (K. Choa)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       coworkers.                              ing story about a given circum-                                        edge Channel          that these doubters think that the un-            be undertaken for the LGUs for plan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       OUR core emotional need is to           stance without subverting the
                                                     Oldest and first Visayan grand winners                                                                                                                            feel valued and valuable. The easy      facts. It’s about moving beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Foundation Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      trustee Ramon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pleasant truths about the Philippines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            are actually secret. Not so. The fact is,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ning promotion, regulation and com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              munity-based projects.

                                                     Maasinhon Trio prevails in PGT 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       default when we feel devalued           your default reaction to feel-                                         Jimenez       Jr.’s   the bad things about the Philippines are             The human resources development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       is to the role of victim, and it’s      ing under attack, and exploring                                        speech before the     too well known. It is the good stuff that         agenda will ensure that graduates have ap-
“Us Girls” writer Toni Catapang, head writer MJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a seductive pull. Blaming others        whether there is an alternative                                        Public Relations      has remained obscure.                             propriate skills. The culture of tourism can
Felipe and “Iba-Ibalita” EP Mark Salamat (3rd to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for how we’re feeling is a form         way of viewing the situation that                                      Society of the            Well, to be frank, we did have years and      be spread also by giving our own destina-
5th from left) with Lani Mercado and Julius Babao
                                                     MAASINHON Trio’s rendition              acoustic singers Bringas Brothers           Other grand finalists were El       that they receive during the grand        of self-protection. By off-loading      would ultimately serve you better.         Philippines on October 25, 2011                   years of bad governance, bad management.          tions priority as part of corporate incentive
                                                     of Basil Valdez’s classic OPM hit       with 14.03%.                             Gamma Penumbra (8.05%), Syner-         finals. All 12 grand finalists are tal-   responsibility, we feel better in          The reverse lens. This lens re-         THE title of my speech is instructive. You        So while other places were busy becoming          programs or university study visits.
‘Us Girls’ is CMMA best                              “Nais Ko” was voted as the best act
                                                     by Filipinos here and abroad in the
                                                                                                Hailing from Maasin City in
                                                                                             Southern Leyte, Andrew Sanchez,
                                                                                                                                      gy (7.27%), Sandugo (6.91%), Twin
                                                                                                                                      Divas (5.26%), Renagine Pepito
                                                                                                                                                                             ented and deserving to win, but in
                                                                                                                                                                             the end, it was the Maasinhon Trio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the short term.                         quires viewing the world through           see, my Chicken Joy quote was a response          “Truly Asian” we were struggling to keep             Help me build this atmosphere of en-
entertainment program                                intense season finale of “Pilipinas     Bonifacio Salubre and Licinio Lolo       (5.08%), Loverkada Kids (4.66%),       which got the most votes from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The problem with being a vic-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tim is that you cede the power to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the lens of the person who triggered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               you. Counterintuitively, one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to a question about why our tourism num-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bers are trailing even late-comer brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            from becoming truly bankrupt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But more than that, we forgot to do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              couragement our people need so badly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Join in the effort to bring what is good
“Us Girls” brought home the prestigious Best En-     Got Talent” (PGT) held recently at      didn’t only win the grand prize of P2    Muriel Lomadilla (3.56%), Kiriko       viewing public, followed by Khalil        influence your circumstances. The       most powerful ways to reclaim              such as Vietnam. What I actually said was         something very important. We forgot to            about this country out in the open in-
tertainment Program award at the 33rd Catho-         the Ynares Sports Center.               million but also made history as the     (2.52%) and Lucky Twins (1.43%).       Ramos and the Bringas Brothers….          painful truth when it comes to          your value, when it feels threatened,      that selling the Philippines should be as         speak well of our country. We forgot that         stead of being burned under a mountain
lic Mass Media Awards. Head writer MJ Felipe,           The Maasinhon Trio, also the old-    first act from the Visayas to win the       In a statement, ABS-CBN Cor-        The voting public has spoken and let      the people who trigger you is this:     is to find a way to appreciate the         easy as Chicken Joy, so why is it so hard?        we needed some positive image-building.           of self-criticism and self-doubt.
writer Toni Catapang and “Iba-Balita” executive      est grand winner for PGT, garnered      competition following Season 1’s         porate Communications head Bong        us respect the decision of the view-      You’re not going to change them.        perspective of the person you feel            It wasn’t my intended “sound bite.” But        We forgot to feed our positive image. We             Where can you start? You can start
producer Mark Salamat accepted the trophy on         22.59% of the total text and online     Jovit Baldivino and Season 2’s Mar-      Osorio said, “The winners of ‘Pili-    ers. We congratulate the winners          The only person you have the pos-       devalued by. It’s called empathy.          that’s the thing about sound bites, you can’t     forgot that we Filipinos actually thrive bet-     with yourselves. Tweet about it now.
behalf of the team. Watch “Us Girls” after “The X    votes, followed by singing heartthrob   celito Pomoy, who both came from         pinas Got Talent’ are determined by    and the other grand finalists.” (K.       sibility of changing is yourself.          The long lens. The long lens pro-       plan all of them. My planned sound bite           ter in an atmosphere of encouragement.            Facebook about it later.
Factor” on ABS-CBN, or anytime on www.stu-           Khalil Ramos with 18.64% and the        Luzon.                                   the number of text and online votes    Choa)                                        Each of us has a default lens        vides a way of looking beyond the          was to say that “Tourism is the people’s          When we are told we’re very good, we turn            Tourism is the ultimate PR project.
dio23.tv. (Kane Choa)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       through which we see the world.         present to imagine a better future.        business.” …But the Chicken Joy line              right around and become amazingly good.           Bad image. Great product. Boy, what an

Erich, Enchong renew                                 Watch episodes for free!                                                                                                                                          We call it reality, but in fact it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a selective filter. We have the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Begin with this question: “Regard-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               less of how I feel about what’s hap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          came during the Q&A. It was spontane-                 At the Department of Tourism, we              exciting assignment you and I have got.

                                                     MMK reaches out to fans online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ous and unplanned. Good thing it was re-          are currently putting together a new
contract with ABS-CBN                                                                                                                                                                                                  power to view the world through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       other lenses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pening right now, how can I grow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and learn from this experience?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ceived positively. Which only goes to show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          that the best publicity is a healthy mix of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            country image campaign that will serve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to boost our image with two important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Don’T FoRgeT
One of today’s hottest
                                                     LOYAL viewers and fans of               “Piyesa (The Angeline Quinto Story),”    line letter senders will get the                                                    The lens of realistic optimism.         My last boss fired me. It felt aw-      planned results and lucky breaks.                 targets: Foreigners and ourselves. Our-                    Nov. 5-Dec. 2 (Sat-Fri): Bele-
love teams, Erich Gon-
                                                     “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) can            Charice’s “Ice Cream,” AJ Perez’s        opportunity to have their inspir-                                                Using this lens requires asking         ful at the time, but it also pushed me        So how does all that instruct us about         selves, most especially.                                   nistas de Ortigas belen making
zales and Enchong
Dee, signed a fresh                                  now connect with the show with          “Tsinelas,” Angel Locsin and Sam         ing tales featured on national                                                   yourself two simple questions.          way out of my comfort zone, which          what people feel we must do to sell the               You see, the Filipino is the center-                   contest for establishments in
contract with ABS-                                   just one click!                         Milby’s “Pilat,” and Sarah Geronimo      television.                                                                      The first one is “What are the          is where it turned out I needed to         Philippines as a tourist destination?             piece of an impressive tableau that is the                 Ortigas. Call Ea Alarcio, 449-
CBN.        ABS-CBN                                     In partnership with iWantv!          and John Lloyd Cruz’s “Kwintas.”                Expect more exciting fea-                                                 facts in this situation?” The second    go. …Getting fired prompted me             Here’s what I found out: many people              Philippines. …The Filipino completes                 2213 or Ola Magno, 449-6179
Channel 2 head Cory                                  and The Filipino Channel, web-             The website also features “iK-        tures on the MMK website with                                                    is, “What’s the story I’m telling       to make a decision—founding                think the Philippine tourism campaign             the experience because the Filipino is               Nov. 16-19 (Wed-Sat): Philippine
Vidanes and ABS-                                     site visitors can watch some of the     wento,” where fans can send their        the activation its regular sections,                                             myself about those facts?” Mak-         the company I now run—that has             is a form of crisis PR.                           the crucial difference.                              Ad Congress 22—Change the
CBN president and COO Charo Santos-Concio            most memorable MMK episodes             life stories to MMK host Charo           including the MMK Museum, Ex-          la, which will showcase interviews        ing this distinction allows you         brought me more happiness than                They believe the Philippines is a                  …Our new national tourism devel-                 Game @ Camsur. Call the PAC
were present during the signing. (K. Choa)           for free and in full, including Jake    Santos-Concio by registering with        clusives, which is dedicated to the    with MMK guest stars. (Aaron Do-          to stand outside your experience,       any other work I’ve ever done. (Ex-        tough sell. That selling the Philippines          opment plan will prioritize transporta-              secretariat at 817-7724 or 818-6113
                                                     Cuenca’s “Spain,” KC Concepcion’s       the MMK Community; lucky on-             MMK Community, and Mga Alaa-           mingo)                                    rather than simply reacting to it.      cerpted from HBR.org)
6    Lopezlink November 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lopezlink November 2011            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   EXECUTIVE FEATURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JOSE Ramon D. Olives, chief strategic       to find places where people’s skills can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    officer of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.          best be used. I believe in what (ELJ)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (AFI), is also known as the “father of      said that public service is good busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TFC (The Filipino Channel).”                ness. I now have the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Based in San Francisco as director      to use the skills I developed over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for international ventures from 1992        23 years with the station to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    until 2001, he oversaw the birth and        professionalize the foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    growing pains of TFC in North Amer-         and make it sustainable,” says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ica and the Middle East as it began dis-    Olives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tribution and sought recognition as an      Privileged position
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ethnic channel for overseas Filipinos.         For her part, managing
L-R: Overall race director Eric Imperio, 10K race director Nan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now on his 25th year as a Kapami-       director GL is directly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lya, Olives actually started out in ABS-    involved with KBPIP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   KBPIP execs:
Enriquez, 3K and 5K race director Thumbie Remigio, 21K                                                                           The River Warriors enthusiastically welcome visitors    Next year, Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig will be taking on Estero
ceremonial race director Rio dela Cruz, AFI managing director          Gina Lopez with President Noynoy Aquino and Nedy          at the headwater of Estero de Paco                      de San Miguel, one of the five network of esteros found behind the
Gina Lopez, ABS-CBN sportscaster Dyan Castillejo, AFI chief            Tantoco during the inauguration of the Paco Market dry                                                            Malacañang Palace                                                    Before and after shots of Estero de Paco
strategist Monchet Olives, Azkal Jason Sabio                           section

                                    Students normally make up the
MAKING...                           bulk of the runners, alongside
                                                                          for the Pasig River limited edi-
                                                                          tion shirts, caps and visors at
                                                                                                                   The trio of race directors
                                                                                                               who directed last year’s fun
                                                                                                                                                   are also contributing to the ma-
                                                                                                                                                   jor source of funds for KBPIP’s
                                                                                                                                                                                        formal settlers, several cleanups
                                                                                                                                                                                        were carried out by multi-sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gung-ho and optimistic about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the campaign—one of several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               game plan, GL said, means “the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               river really might get clean!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   + passion =
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                                    delegations from private com-         SM Mall of Asia, SM North            run—Eric Imperio, Thumbie           seven-year plan to clean the 27-     toral groups and the River War-                  she, characteristically, has on           Pointing out the mass sup-
    According to AFI’s chief        panies, the military and the          EDSA, SM Megamall and                Remigio and Rio dela Cruz—          kilometer Pasig River.               riors community volunteers.                      her plate.                            port the Pasig River cleanup
strategist, Monchet Olives,         police.                               The ABS-CBN Store at the             have returned to take charge            The river, which was de-         They were able to rid the estero                     For one, the current ad-          drive has garnered, she added:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maximum impact
11.20.2011 is on track to top the      Olives also estimated that         ELJ Building.                        of the 11.20.2011 Run for the       clared biologically dead about       of about 3,200 cubic meters of                   ministration is also helping in       “What moves this country is
previous run in terms of number     revenues from registration                “Last year we had a crowd        Pasig River, along with new-        two decades ago, cuts through        sludge and solid waste.                          a big way, earmarking a budget        people power. Nothing can
of participants, with the count     fees and ads will improve on          estimate of easily around            comer PJ Villarta.                  Metro Manila and connects                The estero was also dredged,                 of P10 billion a year to clean        stand in the way of a people
at 117,000 thus far. ABS-CBN        the P12 million raised during         150,000 people,” GL had              Source of funds                     Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay          coco fiber technology applied as                 the country’s waterways. This,        united for a noble cause.”          By Carla Paras-Sison
is good for 5,000 runners, while    the 10.10.10 run. Even non-           noted in an earlier interview.          More than earning genuine        by way of the Napindan Chan-         a stabilization and filtration sys-              coupled with KBPIP’s six-year
the Lopez Group is expected to      runners will still be able to do      “We just weren’t able to count       bragging rights for being part of   nel, a major tributary. KBPIP        tem, and island reactors put up                                                                                            CBN as a production assistant with the       and the anti-mining advocacy. Now               friendly and sustainable businesses. The
field another 5,000, he added.      their share by purchasing Run         everyone properly because we         a Guinness-worthy feat, those       aims to clean, by clusters,          for aeration to clean the water.                                                                                           Public Affairs group in 1987. He became      chairman of the Pasig River Rehabilita-         Lopez Group is planting millions of
                                                                          used the manual count.”              who take part in the annual runs    all 47 tributaries, esteros and      next target                                                                                                                on-air manager in 1990 and then came         tion Commission, GL finds herself in            trees to clean the air and improve quality
MEET THE KBPIP TEAM                                                                                                                                creeks that feed into the river.
                                                                                                                                                       The AFI headquarters in
                                                                                                                                                                                            KBPIP’s experience in                                                                                                  the overseas assignment for TFC, when        a privileged position to “marry the             of life of people,” GL explains.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Paco comes in handy as it pre-                                                                                             he was made director, international ven-     strengths of government and the private             While accidents do happen, GL cred-
  (Standing, l-r) Jun Magallanes, technical assistant; Ryan Guzman, officer-in-charge for operations; Roel Espinoza, area project manager;         front of the Pinoy Big Brother       pares to launch into the next                                                                                              tures. “They actually didn’t know what       sector” to fulfill the common cause of          its the Lopez family and the Group for
  Miko Aliño, River Warriors manager; Poroy Pangilinan, community organizer; Francis Mendoza, community organizer; Jay Benedicto,                  house is probably the closest        esteros on its list. Estero de San                                                                                         to call it then,” quips Olives.              cleaning the Pasig River, but more than         taking responsibility, “biting the bullet”
  IEC officer; Jonald Balgos, solid waste management manager; and Mike Brusola, community organizer. (Seated, l-r) Faizza Tanggol, media           thing to a war room for the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and fixing the problem. She says not the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Miguel has been described as                                                                                                   In 2001, he returned to Manila and       that, to renew the city of Manila and its
  manager; Paula Beriña, senior resource mobilization officer; Kat Arandela, IEC manager; Lala Lendio, community organizer; Arlene Yumol,          campaign, a place where good         “one of the biggest slums in the                                                                                           headed business development under the        environs by changing people’s attitudes         same can be said of mining companies.
  administrative assistant; Melvic Cabasag, administrative officer; Bebot Corpuz, relocation manager; and Vanessa Santos, finance officer. Not     and noble deeds have been            world.” It is a bit shorter than                                                                                           office of ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio           and views toward themselves, their life-            “There is a UP (University of the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           11.20.2011 Run for
  in photo: Ish Panganiban, senior resource mobilization officer; Caloy Santos, in-house director; Jane Foronda, promo specialist; Jericho Von     hatched since 2009 when AFI
  Miranda, producer; and Arnold Cucio, technical assistant                                                                                                                              Estero de Paco at two kilome-                                                                                              Lopez III (EL3). He was assigned to          styles and the river itself.                    Philippines) study that shows that the
                                                                                                                                                   and the Pasig River Rehabilita-      ters, but its pre-rehabilitation                                                                                           head the Cable Channels and Print Me-            “It is much easier to raise funds from      incidence of poverty is highest in mining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Pasig River 101
                                                                                                                                                   tion Commission (PRRC) got           state is no less dismal.                                                                                                   dia Group in 2007 until he went on sab-      the private sector, because although the        communities or those close to mining
                                                                                                                                                   together to form KBPIP. In               “This is where the money’s                                                                                             batical in 2009. “It was a soul-searching    government has money, you have to deal          sites. What happens is that the immediate
                                                                                                                                                   her second-floor office, GL,         going,” GL said of the este-                                                                                               period,” says Olives of his three month-     with bureaucracy. It is such blessing that      environment where the workers come from
                                                                                                                                                   who also heads PRRC, shows           ros near Malacañang. Now,                                                                                                  break from network activities.               the President has an amazing Cabinet.           benefits, but all around them, the river is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SO you and your friends
                                                                                                                                                   a series of PowerPoint presenta-     KBPIP will have to relocate                                                                                                    When he came back from sabbatical,       And this is why I believe we can do it          dirty, the air is bad, all the neighboring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           are planning to be part of              Aside from the race bib
                                                                                                                                                   tions tracking the transforma-       some 1,072 squatter families                                                                                               ABS-CBN was in the process of retool-        (clean the Pasig River) within the seven-       communities suffer. And when an accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the biggest run of the year,        which has your bib number
                                                                                                                                                   tion of parts of the Pasig River     along Estero de San Miguel,                                                                                                ing its public service offerings. And        year plan (until 2016),” GL says.               happens, they (mining companies) just up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig        and security code, the packet
                                                                                                                                                   from trash pit to eye- and nose-     126 families along the Uli-Uli                                                                                             when typhoon Ondoy struck and the            ‘Reflection of our beauty as a                  and leave. That is irresponsible,” says GL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           River. Here’s what to do:           also contains all the race infor-
                                                                                                                                                   pleasing pockets of green.           pumping station, 207 along                                                                                                 network went full force into helping         people’                                         Positive spillover effect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               First, preregister at www.      mation you’ll need, including
                                                                                                                                                       The funds raised from the        Estero de San Sebastian, and                                                           the route, rules and regula-        disaster victims, ABS-CBN president              She adds, “Ultimately, we want people            She advocates ecotourism to replace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           runforthepasigriver.com. So
                                                                                                                                                   2009 run, which were matched         Estero de Quiapo.                                                                                                          Charo Santos-Concio requested Olives         to care for the river enough to keep it         mining as livelihood in island ecosystems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           that you are officially part of     tions, FAQs and other details;
                                                                                                                                                   by a P30-million contribution            Olives, a 25-year veteran                                                          and a finisher’s necklace made      to help organize and support the artists     beautiful. We want them to appreciate the       Tourism has a positive spillover effect in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the run, pay the registration
                                                                                                                                                   from the Office of the Presi-        of ABS-CBN, appreciates the                                                            by the BayaniJuan relocatees        and talents, who wanted to join Sagip        beauty of the river as a reflection of our      the agriculture and transportation indus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fee to get your race packet,
                                                                                                                                                   dent, were poured into the ini-      sheer magnitude of the job he                                                          in Calauan, Laguna.                 Kapamilya relief operations.                 beauty as a people and as a nation. Last        tries, while protecting the environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           then activate the bib number
                                                                                                                                                   tial rehabilitation of KBPIP’s       signed on for a couple of years                                                                                             Seconded to AFI                             year, we broke the Guinness record because           “The Lopez family is committed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           contained therein.                      Log on to www.runfor-
                                                                                                                                                   first target: the 2.9-kilometer      ago. “Managing La Mesa is                                                              thepasigriver.com again to              “At about the same time, Gina (AFI       116,000 people cared enough to run for          national growth. We will not do anything
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Race packets are sold for
                                                                                                                                                   Estero de Paco and its imme-         huge, so imagine cleaning a                                                            activate your bib. By doing so,     managing director Gina Lopez or GL)          the river. This year, we want to break the      intentionally bad for the environment. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           P300 (3K and 5K) and P450
                                                                                                                                                   diate surroundings, including        river,” he noted, referring to                                                         you will also be able to retrieve   had already started KBPIP (Kapit Bisig       record again, because breaking the record       are very responsible,” GL says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (10K) at the Run for the Pa-
                                                                                                                                                   the Paco Market.                     AFI’s successful rehabilitation                                                        your online finisher’s certifi-     Para sa Ilog Pasig). And like everything     would mean you’re the best. Will that not            As for Olives, who finds founda-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sig River booths in SM North
                                                                                                                                                       A 60-second “before” and         and protection of La Mesa                                                              cate, which will be available       else she (GL) does, you just get sucked      make us proud as a people? That will feed       tion work to be “very difficult,” he says:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EDSA (2nd Floor Cinema
                                                                                                                                                   “after” clip briskly summarizes      Watershed and Eco Park in                                                              for download after the run.         into this hole,” recalls Olives, who was     into our psyche and lead to further caring      “When you’re in the corporate setting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           C Lobby, near IMAX The-
                                                                                                                                                   the work done by KBPIP on the        Quezon City.                                                                                                               eventually seconded to AFI after 23          to make the river clean and beautiful.”         and have attained success, you feel you’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           atre), SM Megamall (Lower               There will be no sign-ups
                                                                                                                                                   estero in 12 months. After the           GL, two years from the                                                             on-site on race day, so make sure   years of corporate work.                         As for the pro-mining advocates             invincible. But mistakes do happen, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ground Level, Building A,
                                                                                                                                                   relocation of thousands of in-       formation of KBPIP, remains                                                            to iron out the nitty-gritty of         He likes to quip that now he has         who have taken what she feels are unjust        it’s quite difficult to rebuild what you lost.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           near the food court); and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               your registration by November       experienced working for the “father          digs at the Lopez family because of her         A career does have its ups and downs.
MILESTONES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SM Mall of Asia (Ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Floor, Main Mall, beside            15, 2011. Run and be counted!       (the late ABS-CBN chairman emeritus          strong anti-mining stance, GL clarifies         I started foundation work while I was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eugenio Lopez Jr.), the son (EL3) and        that there is “absolutely no conflict”          going through a personal journey, and
 008                                 2009                                      mitigate solid waste            010                                 •   The second marathon,                Rustan’s specialty wing                       the ice skating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the holy spirit (GL).” He candidly ad-       between her advocacy and the Lopez              I am fortunate to find meaning in what
 • ABS-CBN Foundation                 • KBIP is formally launched               discharge into the esteros,     • Trainings for the River                10.10.10: Run for the               section for dry goods in                      rink). You may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mits that 23 years of working for ABS-       Group’s business practices.                     I’m doing. I don’t think the challenge of
    Inc. signs a memorandum               in March, then gets to                are put up in Manda-                Warriors community                   Pasig River, breaks the             April                                         also purchase race
                                                                                luyong and Sta. Ana,                                                                                     •   KBPIP seeks to                                packets at R.O.X.,                                                      CBN corporate could not prepare him              “There is no such thing as responsible      corporate life can compare with what I
    of agreement with the                 work cleaning up its first                                                volunteers are conducted             world record and raises
                                                                                Manila                                                                                                       break its own record                          Bonifacio      High                                                     for working for AFI, particularly Gina       mining in an island ecosystem because           have gained doing what I do now. I can
    Department of Envi-                   estero—Estero de Paco                                                     beginning in April                   P12 million for KBPIP’s
                                                                            •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lopez, “who always thinks big, never         the corals, the groves, the reefs are all ir-   say that I really know now how it is to be
    ronment and Natural               •   The relocation of some                KBPIP’s first marathon,         •   Rehabilitation of Paco               advocacy                            by gathering at least                         Street, Taguig and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   small” and is known for her very pas-        replaceable. Once you mine, you damage          of service to the Filipino in a very real,
    Resources to comanage                 1,100 informal settlers               Philippine International            Market begins in May                                                     150,000 participants in                       The Athlete’s Foot
                                                                                Marathon 2009: A Run                                                                                         the 11.20.2011 Run for                        (Level 2, Glorietta                                                     sionate and intense social advocacies.       the environment. I have seen the dev-           very palpable way. And it’s not just a job
    the rehabilitation of the             living on the banks of the                                            •   The River Warriors               011                                                                                                                                                              “I am quite lucky that ABS-CBN is        astation to ecology wrought by mining.          I’m assigned to do, it’s beyond the office
    Pasig River, giving birth             river begins                          for the Pasig River is              undertake more river             • President Aquino                      the Pasig River                               3). Students with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   an organization that embraces the con-       On the other hand, the Lopez family             or the work. It’s the impact you have on
    to Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog       •   The first two materials               held in November                    cleanups                             graces the inauguration                                                           valid ID will need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cept of social responsibility, and is able   has always supported environmentally            people, on the future,” he concludes.
    Pasig (KBPIP)                         recovery facilities, to                                                                                        of the Paco Market’s                                                              to pay only P150.
8    Lopezlink November 2011                                                                                                                                                     CSR ACTIVITIeS                                  MUSeUM/VAlUeS                                                                                                                                                                             Lopezlink November 2011           9
     KCh backs Global Hand Washing Day                                                                          ‘larunungan’ toy                                                                                                           ONGOINGS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ‘50 Years of Chabet’                                           Alongside this are Pablo Biglang-awa’s “DIY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fundamentals of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Those who cannot remember the past are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 condemned to repeat it. —George Santayana

                                                                                                                drive in high gear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chabet” videos that show the process of art mak-
  TEACHING children about
  health and the proper way to                                                                                                                                                                                                   opens November 11                                           ing reduced to a step-by-step, connect-the-dots,         materials on November 16                                     November 17, 1898
  take care of themselves is an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              paint-by-numbers exercise.                               On November 16, 2011, 8 am-5 pm, Amalia de la                Benito Lopez is part of the
  important part of their educa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “50 Years of Chabet” is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a tribute to Roberto          The sound of a museum                                    Torre, Bobby Orillaneda, Mauro Alvarez and Alfredo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Orongo from the National Museum of the Philip-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Iloilo revolutionary government and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   becomes a member of the central
  tion. This was the message de-
  livered by Knowledge Chan-                                                                                    LAUNCHED last June 2011,              in 38,000 schools and daycare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chabet, a pioneering          according to Ambata                                      pines’ Archaeology Division will discuss pottery and         committee when Emilio Aguinaldo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Filipino     conceptual       In response to the                                       ceramics in a seminar for those who care for, study          organizes a provisional revolutionary
  nel Foundation Inc. (KCFI)                                                                                    ABS-CBN’s Larunungan: Ka-             centers. Kapamilya child actors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               artist and a key figure       question “What does                                      and collect such items. There will also be a general         government
  president Rina Lopez-Bautista                                                                                 linga Kapamilya toy drive aims        such as Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Philippine contem-         a museum sound like?”                                    introduction to ceramics, and the manufacture, con-          November 4, 1928
  during the Global Handwash-                                                                                   to increase awareness of the law      Manabat, Nash Aguas and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               porary art.                   posed by Lopez Mu-                                       struction, finishing and surface treatment of pottery.       Eugenio “Geny” Lopez Jr. is born
  ing Day 2011 celebration at                                                                                   for universal kindergarten edu-       “Goin’ Bulilit” gang, and kuyas or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Since the 1960s,      seum curators Eileen                                     The speakers will also focus on the three phases of          November 11, 1947
  the SM Mall of Asia. Dur-                                                                                     cation, encourage the public to       ambassadors Xian Lim, Enrique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chabet has been pro-          Legaspi-Ramirez and                                      conserving ceramics from underwater sites. Fee of            Fernando H. Lopez is elected senator
  ing the program, about 1,000                                                                                  donate old toys to be used for the    Gil and Martin del Rosario
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ducing      avant-garde       Claro Ramirez, artist                                    P1,500 includes lunch and snacks.                            on the Liberal slate. In November
  students from the Marcela                                                                                                                                          serve as the faces
  Marcelo Elementary School                                                                                                                                          of Larunungan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               works which fore-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ground idea over form.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eric Agoncillo Am-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bata focused on Felix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Risk management on                                           1949, he is chosen as Pres. Elpidio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Quirino’s running mate
  in Pasay symbolically washed
  their hands at the same time
                                                                                                                                                                     batting for educa-
                                                                                                                                                                     tion as the key to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Roberto Chabet (right) with Also a curator, he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nilo Ilarde in the UP CFA has organized many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Resurreccion Hidalgo’s                                   December 1                                                   November 25, 1993
                                    Pasay students symbolically wash their hands during the celebration of                                                                                                                                                                                   study for the Greco-                                     A seminar on risk and disaster management for                Benpres (now Lopez Holdings) is
  to highlight the importance                                                                                                                                        the empowerment                                             ‘ dirty room’ in an undated
                                    Global Handwashing Day as KCFI president Rina Lopez-Bautista                                                                                                                                                                exhibitions of con-          Roman journey of the                   Transfigura       cultural institutions will be conducted on December          listed on the Manila Stock Exchange.
  of this life-saving habit of                                                                                                                                       of the youth.                                               photograph by Soler Santos
                                    looks on                                                                                                                                                                                                                    temporary art, mostly        soul motif “La Barca                                     1, 2011. The Philippines is ranked fourth among              Eighteen percent of the company is
  washing hands after playing,                                                                                                                                              Since the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Larunungan “Icon” Zaijian      by artists who were his students at the University          de Aqueronte” (“The Boat of Charon”) to create           countries with the most number of casualties brought         sold to the public in a successful IPO
  before eating and after using     schools in Metro Manila. It will     Lopez-Bautista also said KCFI                                                               kids are only                                Jaranilla      of the Philippines (UP) College of Fine Arts. He            a multimedia and digitally mobile series he calls        about by disasters and manmade calamities, and third                                       November
  the toilet.                       teach an estimated 300,000 stu-      will support the campaign by                                                                around five years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 was also the first museum director of the Cultural          “Psychopomphony.”                                        in the UN’s Disaster Risk Index. Apart from the lives                                      18, 2010
      The program also introduced   dents the “Handwashing Song”         constantly communicating the                                                                old, the toys          outlets, Phinma at the Rock-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Center of the Philippines (CCP) and initiated the               Passage from one world into another implied          lost, documents, photographs and artifacts are also                                      Chairman
  the Knowledge Channel-Vase-       and demonstrate the proper           message through television and                                                              preferred for col-     well Center, St. Paul Univer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 prestigious Thirteen Artists Award, which gives             by the mythology behind the painting is trans-           victims of these events. The International Centre                                        emeritus
  line Handwashing van, which       way of washing one’s hands.          the Internet. (Charlene Tordesil-                                                           lection    include     sity (QC/Manila/Pasig), Don
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 recognition to outstanding young artists. Chabet’s          muted into 21st century augmented reality, where         for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of                                     Oscar M.
  will visit 70 KCh-connected       Aside from the school visits,        las)                                                                                        puzzles, multicol-     Bosco, Christ the King, Ateneo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 work questions fixed notions about art, meaning             all information and sound media are displaced to         Cultural Property encourages that these be incorpo-                                      Lopez is
                                                                                                                                                                     ored spindle, fit-in   de Zamboanga, Notre Dame of
  Future teachers join Volunteer Corps                                                                                                                               geometric shapes,      Greater Manila HS and now, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and modernity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The third to the last series of exhibitions com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the virtual cloud where access to the datasphere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             is achieved by two-dimensional Quick Response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rated into risk and disaster management plans to en-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sure their survival during and after disasters. Lectures
  Students from the Philippine      gram. They were able to raise        that visited KCh beneficiary           universal kindergarten program,       wooden beads, play cubes, table       Lopez Group companies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 memorating the 50 years of Chabet’s work as                 codes via smart phones. The narrative is further         and exercises to be given by Ma. Victoria Herrera and                                    of doctor
  Normal University recently        more than P18,000, which will        schools. They facilitated inter-       and instill the value of generosity   and floor blocks, domino-type             To help, call Regine Abrera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 artist, curator and teacher, “Tabo,” features a video       informed by the use of superhero action figures          Peter Natividad of the Mind Museum and Lopez                                             of humani-
  initiated fundraising efforts     go to KCh’s continuing efforts       views and group discussions,           in children and groom them to         toys and play dough—toys that         or Em Magsino of ABS-CBN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 installation inspired by Jose Rizal’s “El Filibuster-       and projected video that illustrate metamorphic          Memorial Museum, respectively, will focus on these.          ties, honoris causa, by the Ateneo de
  and conducted monitoring          to develop and produce more          the results of which will help         become advocates of charity and       will help kindergarten students       Integrated Public Service at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ismo.” A first for Chabet, the video installation           transfigurations or apotheosis of the souls ferried      Fee of P1,500 includes meals, kit and certificate.           Manila University
  and evaluation activities in      quality educational television       KCh produce more quality               creative learning.                    learn, invent, organize with          415-2272 locals 7120, 7121 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 commemorates Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary                by Charon from Acheron to Styx to Elysium.                   For inquiries, call Fanny at 631-2417. Lopez Me-         Source: Mercy Servida, head librarian,
  KCh schools as volunteers for     materials. The volunteers also       educational media programs                 ABS-CBN’s target is to col-       other children and be creative.       4365 or 414-3363. You may also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and becomes a metaphor for the ephemeralities in                Ambata’s work may be viewed at the museum            morial Museum and Library is located at the ground           Lopez Memorial Museum Library
  KCh’s Volunteer Corps pro-        became part of a research team       in the future. (C. Tordesillas)        lect enough toys to cover 1.9             To date, toy drives are ongo-     contact 0917-5690772 or email
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 culture, history and everyday life.                         until April 3, 2012.                                     floor of Benpres Building.
                                                                                                                million kindergarten students         ing in ABS-CBN, Shopwise              em_magsino@abs-cbn.com.

Lopez Group retirees feel the love                                                                                                                                                                                               LOPEZ VALUES IN ACTION

‘Kapamilya’ forever Ecotourism, not                                                                                                                                                                                              At EDC, it’s always health and safety first
                    mining, in Palawan                                   ployment by Lopez Holdings.
                                                                            Lopez Inc. vice president for
                                                                         Administration Mabelle Ramos
                                                                         said the company intended their        SAYING she was not against            effects on the rice lands and on      Lopez and Mendoza, as well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WITH five geothermal sites scattered all over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 country, keeping a spotless safety record is a chal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lenge, and it is a challenge that Energy Develop-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ment Corporation (EDC) is working to step up to.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “People are empowered. They say, ‘this is unsafe,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            we should stop this.’ That makes business sense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            because if something happens, the stoppage alone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will cost the company a lot of money, the compen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   health program that includes health promotion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   disease prevention and disease management or cure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Their activities mainly focus on health promotion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and disease prevention because they believe that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gram and all other screening programs that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            save our employees from the inconvenience of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            being sick and allow them to be more productive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and effective at their jobs.”
                                                                         cash donation for the victims to       the whole mining industry,            her town mates’ health. Despite       as MMK host Charo Santos-               Headquartered at the Energy Center in Taguig,           sation alone will cost a lot of money. The cost of     “prevention is always better than cure.”                    Under Dr. Cabantog, EDC has become active
                                                                         be able to repair and rehabilitate     ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.               being struck blind by glaucoma        Concio, for fulfilling her dream     EDC maintains a hydro and a wind farm project              unsafe things can be high,” Bersamin stressed.            “Our health promotion involves a series of            in the Lopez Group Lifelong Wellness activities.
                                                                         their homes, and prioritize their      managing director Gina Lo-            early on, Villanueva persevered,      of having her story told on the      in addition to the geothermal sites BacMan Geo-               Ernesto Espinosa, VP for HR Management              health awareness programs through lectures, ‘tail-       “We send employees whom we have identified as
                                                                         purchases accordingly.                 pez batted instead for the des-       ultimately succeeding in hav-         long-running program.                thermal Production Field in Luzon; Northern                Sector, cited the case of an employee who re-          gate’ meetings focusing on specific departments          having weight and cholesterol problems to partic-
 Alfonso                Magaling               De Jesus
                                                                            De Jesus, Magaling and Al-          ignation of no-go zones in the        ing the local mining company’s           According to Lopez, the pro-      Negros Geothermal Production Field, Southern               ported that the announcements posted near the          with specific health concerns, and other health-         ipate in the Lopez Group wellness activities, spe-
THE Lopez Group’s kapamilya         and ready-to-eat food supplies       fonso subsequently visited their       country.                              permit revoked. Starring Angel        cess of collecting 10 million sig-   Negros Geothermal Production Field and Leyte               stairs were distracting the people going up and        related seminars. We believe that through health         cifically in the Wellness 101 course, for instance.”
spirit goes beyond retirement.      for the three victims. They also     kapamilya in Lopez Holdings,              At the special screening of an     Aquino and Yul Servo, “Pala-          natures to stop mining in Pala-      Geothermal Production Field in the Visayas; and            down, making them prone to accidents. To show          awareness our employees would not only know the             EDC also maintains satellite clinics in all proj-
   This is what retirees Domingo    gave a little cash to Alfonso,       Eugenio Lopez Foundation               anniversary episode of drama          wan” is the first TV directorial      wan is a process of awakening        Mindanao Geothermal Production Field.                      that they appreciated her initiative to speak up,      proper way to maintain their health and well-being       ect sites catering to the health needs of the project
Magaling of Lopez Memorial          their former messenger, said         and Lopez Inc. to acknowledge          anthology “Maalala Mo Kaya”           project of Cannes Best Director       the people. However, she said,          As the country’s market leader in the geother-          Espinosa said, they immediately had the materi-        but also realize its importance. They are responsible    site employees. Each clinic is manned by a medical
Museum, Braulio Alfonso of Lo-      Lopez Holdings administrative        their help.                            (MMK) at the Shangri-La Mall          awardee Brillante Mendoza.            her experience with signature        mal energy industry, the safety of its operations and      als removed.                                           for their health and must know how to take care of       team composed of specialized doctors, advanced
pez Holdings Corporation and        officer Emely Constantino.              “Salamat ng marami. Talagang        cinema on October 13, Lopez              “I was really inspired by Bogs’    campaigns, particularly with get-    employees is of paramount importance to EDC.                  “The reverse of it is, people just keep quiet. If   themselves and their family,” Dr. Cabantog said.         cardiac life support nurses, nutritionists and first
Andres de Jesus of Lopez Inc.          Constantino and Lopez             kailangang-kailangan po namin          explained that if a mining ac-        story,” Mendoza said. “Inspir-        ting the Clear Air Act passed in     Safety                                                     something happens, well, it’s done, it’s happened.        “Our disease prevention program, on the other         aiders. As part of the emergency response pro-
experienced firsthand when they     Holdings senior assistant vice       ng tulong, hindi lang kami, pati       cident happens on the islands,        ing stories are something we          1999, “has been very positive.”         EDC’s Strategic Initiatives Office, in collabora-       So it’s better that they speak up before it hap-       hand, is more proactive. It includes a vaccination       gram, EDC also has emergency response teams
received help from their former     president-Financial Controls         mga kapitbahay namin. Dahil sa         other areas are also affected, in-    should all know and share with           “After 10 years the law was       tion with the safety officers assigned to the different    pens—that should be our mindset.”                      program, drug-free workplace program, weight             and a 24/7 standby ambulance per site.
companies and officemates after     Ma. Victoria Marcelino visited       tulong niyo, nakatulong din kami       cluding rice fields and the sea.      everyone.”                            passed. Just take it on in the       sites, is now crafting a unified set of safety standards      Bersamin shared that he had just come from a        management program, cancer prevention pro-                  HR VP Espinosa emphasized: “When you
Pedring flooded their homes in      Alfonso, Magaling and De Je-         sa aming mga kapitbahay (Thank            She cited the case of a nickel        Villanueva, who had flown          same way I took it on,” she          for all the sites. They analyze the root cause of safety   safety walk at the BacMan plant, a regular man-                                                                 talk of employee welfare and wellness, there are
Hagonoy, Bulacan.                   sus on October 8. The residence      you very much. We really needed        barge that overturned in May          in for the screening, thanked         urged.                               incidents in order to come up with a solution that is      agement committee activity wherein they form                                                                    basically two components: safety and health. A
   The homes of the three           of De Jesus suffered the most        help, not only us, but also our        2011, damaging about 1,000                                                                                       applicable to all areas.                                   teams and go around the sites.                                                                                  healthy employee is a productive employee.”
gentlemen were submerged in         damage because it was located        neighbors. Because of your help,       square meters of coral reefs in                                                                                     “The safety standards are important because you            “People, day in and day out, do the same                                                                        To further boost employee morale, EDC set up
10 to 14 feet of water, forcing
them, their families and their
livestock to sleep on the street
                                    in a lower- level barangay.
                                       Lopez Inc. provided financial
                                    assistance to the three victims.
                                                                         we were able to help our neigh-
                                                                         bors),” said Magaling. He added
                                                                         that they feel such deep gratitude
                                                                                                                the municipality of Narra in Pal-
                                                                                                                awan. Instead of large-scale min-
                                                                                                                ing, Lopez said, ecotourism is a
                                                                                                                                                        Pitoy Moreno tribute                                                     need to be able to do the same thing according to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 standards in all the sites. The idea behind finding the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 root cause is to make sure it doesn’t happen again,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            thing, forgetting that there are sometimes un-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            safe areas because they’re used to it,” he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            explained. When the safety walk teams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            an exhibit that highlights the achievements of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            employees as part of its 35th anniversary this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “We’re recognizing the achievements of people also
                                                                                                                                                        PITOY Moreno: The Tribute Gala, the biggest and most im-
on wooden beds that were also       De Jesus and Magaling are            toward the Lopez Group and             better bet for the country, with                                                                                 explained VP-Strategic Initiatives Rico Bersamin.          come in, their unfamiliarity with the                                                                           on a personal side, not only those related to EDC.
                                                                                                                                                        portant fashion and social event of the year, will be presented
half sunk in the flood.             both former utility persons who      hope to pay the favor forward.         its 7,000 “amazing islands.”                                                                                        The oil refinery veteran noted the need to focus        area allows them to see something un-                                                                           The president also had the idea that whatever are
                                                                                                                                                        by Metro Society magazine, ABS-CBN and the Lifestyle Net-
   Lopez Holdings employees         served Lopez Inc. and Eugenio           “Hindi namin akalaing maalala          “Palawan” tells the story of                                                                                  on “safety first before production,” pointing out          usual very quickly.                                                                                             the photos, diplomas and certificates in the head
                                                                                                                                                        work at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel on November 21, 2011.
passed the hat for donations        Lopez Foundation, adminis-           niyo pa kami kasi retired na kami      Bogs Villanueva, a farmer who                                                                                    that the two are not incompatible. Already, he said,       Health                                                                                                          office be brought to the other sites as well. We did
                                                                                                                                                        Proceeds of this show will be for the beneficiaries of the mem-
and raised P24,200 from 20          trator of the Lopez Memorial         (We didn’t expect you to remem-        led a prolonged battle against                                                                                   employees are starting to be more conscious about             Dr. Danilo Cabantog, manager of                                                                              more than that—we retained what is in the head
                                                                                                                                                        bers of LGFI- assisted community programs. For tickets, call
employees to buy water, rice,       Museum. Alfonso also worked          ber us because we are already re-      mining in her native Palawan                                                                                     unsafe incidents, reporting them to management             the Medical Department under HR,                                                                                office and then came up with employee achieve-
                                                                                                                                                        Monica at 449-6170, 490-0779 or 0906-3318257.
medicines, antifungal cream         in Lopez Inc. prior to his em-       tired,” he said. (Carla Paras-Sison)   after witnessing its devastating                                                                                 so that these may be rectified or resolved.                leads the company’s three-pronged                                                                               ment galleries in all the sites,” Espinosa said.
10       Lopezlink November 2011                                                                                                                         lIFelong WellneSS                                                TRAVel                                                                                                                                                                     Lopezlink November 2011          11
                                                                                                           Six holiday eating tips                                                                                        Sudoku

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dear Rosie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WE never tire of spreading the good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maglaro tayo ng Sudoku, ang bagong libangan ng bayan!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ayusin lamang ang mga numero simula 1 hanggang 9 para
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          word about Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ang bawat numero ay minsan lang magagamit sa bawat row,         Pasig’s advocacy of cleaning and
                                                                                                           YOU’RE done with making              that you’re eating a lot.                         veggies and lean        column at kahon.                                                rehabilitating the Pasig River. With
                                                                                                           a list, shopping and wrapping        Sitting down will al-                               meat.                                                                                 Gina Lopez at the helm, we are con-
                                                                                                           your gifts. The only thing           low you to really savor                                 Going big is a                                                                    fident that the vision of a “salamin ng
                                                                                                           left on the agenda is to kick        your food instead of                                   no-go. Treat                                                                                                                                                    Yes, our PBB updates will be back on the menu as soon as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          langit” just might come true in our
                                                                                                           back, make the rounds of the         wolfing them down                                     yourself to the                                                                                                                                              the latest edition of our favorite “realiserye” is in full swing. We’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lifetime. If the Singaporeans did it
                                                                                                           Christmas parties—and eat,           and then rushing back                               bits you’re fondest                                                                                                                                            looking forward to Kuya’s gimmicks and the housemates’ antics as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with the Singapore River, then we
                                                                                                           eat, eat! Avoid looking like the     to the buffet table. By                         of, but keep the por-                                                                                                                                              much as you are!
The Wellness 101 Batch 3 graduates with coach Chinggay Andrada.(seated, with cap)                          Christmas lechon’s long-lost         the way, this goes for                         tions small. In other                                                                      can definitely do it. But more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          talking about it, or reading about it,                                                                  ooOoo

Third Wellness 101 course held
                                                                                                           sibling when you come back to        glasses and goblets                              words, moderation                                                                                                                                                 How do we register for the Pasig River run? Does the P300 fee
                                                                                                           the office in January with these     too!                                             is the name of the                                                                       we can do our part by running for it!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sign up for the run on November 20,                                      come with a race packet already? Thanks.—Walt S.
                                                                                                           holiday eating tips.                     Hea lt hf u l                               game.
TO keep the momentum for            sequence, which is repeated          participants      transforming                                                                                                                                                                                   2011—let’s help make it bigger and                                           Basically, you have to preregister on their website and pay the
                                                                                                               Don’t party hungry. Have         is wise. Go                                    Drink lots of water.
Wellness 101, a third run of the    every practice. The aim of the       from being unmindful of their                                                                                                                                                                                    better this year, for an even cleaner                                    registration fee at Run for the Pasig River booths in select malls.
                                                                                                           breakfast or lunch beforehand        for healthful                                Whatever it is you’re
course was conducted by Lopez       practice is to offer development     well-being to being conscious                                                                                                                                                                                    Pasig River by 2012.                                                     You will then get your race packet. For the complete details, check
                                                                                                           if you’re going to a party later     options, that                                eating, it’s always best
Group Foundation Inc. and the       and awareness of the self, the       and committed to making           to avoid overeating.                 is, the lowest                              to wash it down with                                                                              The KBPIP team, of course, is the same one that was honored in       out our sidebar story on page 6. See you at the run!
Lopez Lifelong Wellness team        “side effects” being a stron-        certain lifestyle changes to-         Use a small plate and sit        fat and lowest                             plenty of water. If you                                                                        the public responsibility category of the Lopez Achievement Awards                                      ooOoo
at the Eugenio Lopez Center         ger, more flexible, toned and        ward wellness is highly ap-       down when you eat. A small           calorie offerings,                         can’t avoid alcohol or                                                                         (LAA) for its Reviving the Pasig River: One Estero at a Time cam-        I was one of those who was able to watch the special screening of
in Antipolo. Twenty-four par-       healthy body, which is why           parent. This indicates that the   plate, such as a salad plate, will   on the buffet table.                    caffeine, make sure to                                                                            paign, aside from taking home the coveted top LAA prize.                 the anniversary episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” at the Shangri-
ticipants completed the two-        most people are drawn to this.       course is more than enough in     trick your mind into thinking        This means fruits,                    alternate it with a glass of                                                                            Another green project that the Lopez Group has invested in           La Mall. Thanks so much and kudos to AFI, Ms. Gina Lopez,
day interactive course, with            The invited panel of experts     achieving its intent of raising                                                                              water to help wash out some                                                                         is Sikat II, the Philippine entry in the World Solar Challenge in        Dante Mendoza and also to Bogs Villanueva!—Cece
one participant coming from         discussed such topics as life-       their awareness on the value of                                                                              of the alcohol or caffeine in                                                                                                                                                                               ooOoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Very Easy                                                  Australia. Late last month, Sikat II finished 17th in the race—a sig-

                                                                                                           Mt. Batulao trek
outside the Lopez Group of          style diseases, stress manage-       being healthy and well, vis-à-                                                                           your system. Best of all, it’s a             Easy                                                                                                                                With regard to the free LASIK screening at Asian Eye Insti-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nificant achievement in view of the formidable roster of contend-
companies.                          ment, depression, Syndrome           vis the pressures of work and                                                                            zero-calorie filler-upper that              Medium                                                                                                                              tute, is it open to dependents/non-Lopez Group employees?—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ers and the battery problem it encountered on Day 4 of the race.
    A variation implemented         X, metabolic syndrome, and           daily life; and that the jour-                                                                           will trick you into feeling full.           Hard                                                                                                                                Abigael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Philippine Solar Car Challenge Society Inc., the car’s co-builder

                                                                                                           on November 12
this time was a session on          integrating spirituality into        ney to wellness is a personal                                                                                Get in a bit of exercise. We                                                                                                                                                     Asian Eye vice president and general manager Bunny Peña-
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga con-          one’s lifestyle.                     one, requiring their utmost                                                                                                                                                                                      along with De La Salle University in Manila, is chaired by First
                                                                                                                                                                                  don’t mean to spoil the fun; af-                                                                                                                                                 Gerochi replies: “Yes, definitely! It is open to the public, as long
ducted by instructors from              In the three Wellness 101        diligence and commitment to                                                                                                                                                                                      Philippine Holdings chair Federico R. Lopez.
                                                                                                                                                                                  ter all, who exercises during the                 Answer to October puzzle                                                                                                       as they are new patients and within our age recommendation (21-
YOGA Manila. Ashtanga               courses conducted so far this        be well and stay well. (Russel                                                                                                                                                                                       With less than two months to go before our favorite holiday,
                                                                                                           GET ready to conquer another         allowed to join the Mt. Batu-     holidays? But if you could put              Solution, tips and computer                                                                                                          50).”
Vinyasa yoga is taught in           year, the paradigm shift of          Solitario)                                                                                                                                                                                                       we can feel the shopping frenzy starting to build up. The “OCs”
                                                                                                           mountain as the Lopez Group          lao trek. Participants should     in a short stint at the gym or               program available at www.                                                                                                                                          ooOoo
                                                                                                                                                                                  the oval in the morning before                               sudoku.com                                 have probably finished their Christmas shopping by this time, but
                                                                                                           goes to Mt. Batulao on No-           bring enough food and water
FINANCIAL WELLNESS                                                                                         vember 12, 2011!                     for a day climb, as well as a     you head to the latest party, it                                                                        for those who relish last-minute adrenaline-pumping excursions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Power Plant Mall remains the go-to place; post-shopping spree,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I want to send my story to “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” Where will I ad-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   dress it and how am I going to know if it will be aired? Thanks.—

Investing 101                                                                                                 Lore has it that this 811-
                                                                                                           meter mountain just on the
                                                                                                                                                first aid kit, survival kit and
                                                                                                                                                whistle. They should also be
                                                                                                                                                                                  would help you burn off some
                                                                                                                                                                                  calories.                                Celebrate New Year’s                                           you can recharge at any of its ever expanding list of dining op-         Nelybe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       From ABS-CBN’s Chichi de Luna: “Please visit our website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Eve at EL Center!
Don’t blow your bonus!
                                                                                                           outskirts of Nasugbu, Batan-         responsible for their own food                                                                                                            tions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On the other hand, there are those who prefer to look into a         at http://mmk.abs-cbn.com or simply click this link: http://mmk.
                                                                                                           gas got its name from “ bato         and transportation expenses.                                               EUGENIO Lopez Center in Antipolo is the per-
                                                                                                                                                                                   SPoRTS & WellneSS                                                                                      different way of making use of their Christmas windfall. Newbie          abs-cbn.com/ikwento/index.html.”
                                                                                                           sa ilaw,” the impression the         Assembly will be at the Ben-                                               fect place to welcome 2012. Enjoy the spectacular
                                                                                                                                                                                       CAlenDAR                                                                                           investors might want to check out our investing tips—what, who,
                                                                                                           climber gets when the sun ap-        pres Building lobby at 4 a.m.                                              fireworks display happening all over the metropolis.                                                                                     If you have questions, comments, opinions, suggestions and re-
WITH inflation snapping at          probably be 20-30 years; given       financial institution you’re      pears between the mountain’s         Departure is at 4:30 a.m.          noVeMBeR                                                                                               how—as they begin trekking the path to financial security.
your heels, putting your hard-      this, you may opt for riskier        entrusting your money to has a                                                                                                                    Experience a smoke- free and worry-free celebration                                                                                      actions about anything and everything about the Lopez Group,
                                                                                                           two peaks. At the summit, one            To join the trek, submit a     : lifelong Wellness                                                                                                                    ooOoo
earned money in traditional         investments since you will have      very good reputation and has a                                                                                                                    with us! Reservation will be open from November 2                                                                                        please send them to Dear Rosie through email DearRosie@ben-
                                                                                                           finds cogon grass instead of         completed registration form        Basketball Tournament                   to December 9, 2011. For more info, call 636-2886,             I hope you have a regular feature on “Pinoy Big Brother” again,
bank products is no longer          enough time to ride out the ups      strong financial background.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pres-holdings.com or lopezlink@gmail.com or be a friend or fan
                                                                                                           trees.                               and a signed waiver and release    opening ceremonies                      636-0581 or 449-7241 to 44 or email marketing@                 I’m not able to watch it regularly due to my busy work sched-             on Facebook.
enough to help you achieve          and downs of the market.                 Be patient. Look into the        While open to all Lopez           form (from Lifelong) to your       (Xavier School, Green-                                                                                 ule.—Jorni
your dream of a financially             Know what you’re invest-         type of investment you have                                                                                                                       elcenter.com.ph. Reserve now! (Mark Sayno)
                                                                                                           Group employees and their            HR personnel by November 8,        hills). Contact Benjo
stress-free life.                   ing in. Determine where you’re       and always remember your          family members, kids are not         2011.                              Sandoval @ 631-6394
    Investments give poten-         going to invest. Are you invest-     investment horizon. For ex-                                                                               6: Greenhills Eco Run,                 GRIFFIN SIERRA RECOMMENDS                                            By Leanne Mae Alvarez

tially higher returns than          ing directly in bonds or stocks,     ample, stocks require a longer                                                                            5k/10k (San Juan). Fee:                                                                        THERE is so much to see and experience           Salvador was tagged by Guinness World
traditional bank products and       or in investment funds? There        time horizon for you to be able
                                                                                                           Until November 30                                                       P250-P350. Contact Rose                                                                        in Brazil, the largest country in South          Records as the world’s biggest street party.        New deals + packages

may provide a hedge against         are a lot of resources over the      to ride out the ups and downs.                                                                            @ 399-0214 or 0922-                                                                            America, from the calm and spine-chilling            Get ready for the carnival crowd. Just
                                                                                                           Free LASIK screening
inflation. These investment-        Internet or even books which         Plus, if you’ve committed to a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Holy Land tours. From $2,388 ++. Includes
                                                                                                                                                                                   8819789                                                                                        forests of the Amazon to the lively samba        like in any party, expect to be cheek to cheek      economy round-trip airfare, hotel accommoda-
starter tips are the first steps    you can delve into for the basic     10-year investment horizon,                                                                               12: Mt. Batulao Trek                                                                           music surrounding Rio de Janeiro. A day in       with all types of strangers from all over the       tion with daily breakfast and dinner, airport meet
in the right direction toward       investment terms and invest-         don’t fret at the third year if
the road which will lead you                 ment outlets, and the       your investment has not yet
                                                                                                           from Asian Eye                                                          (Nasugbu, Batangas).
                                                                                                                                                                                   Contact B. Sandoval @
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brazil will always be an adventure waiting       world. Plunging into a sea of people may            and assist, sightseeing and entrance fees, Eng-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to happen.                                       seem pretty chaotic but surprisingly, there’s       lish-speaking tour guide, private air-conditioned
closer to achieving your                           inherent risks of     achieved the returns you ex-                                                                              631-6394                                                                                           The word “party” defines Brazil as a         a natural order when it comes to crowd mad-         coach, Nile River cruise, pilgrimage chaplain,
financial life goals.                                each.               pect.                             TO celebrate its 10th anniver-                                          13: Unilab Run United 3,                                                                       country, which is why almost 700,000 tour-       ness in Brazil. People just seem to know the        travel insurance and souvenir bags, travel kits
    Determine what                                       Part       of       Don’t overdo/underdo it.      sary this year, Asian Eye Insti-                                        3k/5k/10k/15k/21k/32k                                                                          ists flock here every year to witness two of     harmony surrounding all the chaos, so you           and personalized luggage tags. Group leaves on
you’re invest-                                        knowing what       They say we should not put all    tute ais extending free LASIK                                           (SM MOA). Fee: P250-                                                                           the biggest carnival parades in the world.       just have to go with the flow too.                  November 18, 2011.
ing for. This                                        you’re invest-      our eggs in one basket. How-      screening to first-time patients                                        P900. Contact 703-1736 or                                                                      One happens in Rio de Janeiro in the south,          Hold on to your stuff. Majority of the          11-day ‘Essential Europe.’ From $2,588++ per
is the most                                         ing in is also de-   ever, overdoing it could also     aged between 21 and 50 years                                            runriofeedback@gmail.com                                                                       and the other one in Salvador in the north.      people that come to party in Rio or Salvador        person. Package includes round-trip economy
important                                      termining how much        result in spreading our invest-   old. The patients should have                                           15-16: Wellness 101                                                                                For the faint of heart, Brazil may be too    just want to salsa and have a good time, but
step before                                     you are going to al-     ments too thin and this can       nearsightedness, farsighted-                                            (EL Center, Antipolo).                                                                                                                                                                              airfare, four-star hotel accommodations with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  much to handle. For the adventurous types,       for some shady characters, the large crowds
starting                                             locate to each      destroy opportunities for good    ness or astigmatism; must                                               Contact Russel Solitario @                                                                                                                                                                          daily breakfast and dinner, excursion to Mt. Pila-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  here is a quick survival guide before coming     of tourists are just too hard to resist. So when
any invest-                                              investment      returns. On the other hand,       wear glasses or contacts; and                                           631-6465                                                                                                                                                                                            tus, pre-departure merienda briefing, local guide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to Brazil.                                       going out to party, remember these: avoid
ment.     Are                                               outlet.      concentrating our investments     does not have glaucoma and/or                                           0: Walk the Talk @                                                                                                                                                                                 during city tours, entrance to the second level of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Know where the party’s at. Celebra-          dark alleys and empty streets, and bring a
you invest-                                                  For ex-     in one or few asset classes or    cataract.                                                               Run for Pasig River                                                                                                                                                                                 Eiffel Tower, entrance to Vatican Museum, pri-
                                                                                                                                                counts, promos or privileges,                                                                                                     tions happen all over the country, but the       photocopy of your passport and just enough
ing for your                                                ample,       sectors can significantly in-        Simply download the cou-                                             (Manila/Pasay). Contact B.                                                                                                                                                                          vate motor coach, souvenir bags, travel kits and
                                                                                                                                                and may not be used for any                                                                                                       biggest parties are in Rio and in steamy         cash to survive the night. Leave your impor-
retirement, child’s education,                          given        a   crease our risk.                  pon from www.asianeyeinsti-                                             Sandoval @ 631-6394                                                                                                                                                                                 travel insurance. Itinerary includes Rome, Pisa,
                                                                                                                                                other services. It is valid in                                                                                                    Salvador. If you decide to strut your stuff in   tant belongings at the hotel, like your cell
a special occasion or buying        moderately conservative risk             Investing is not something    tute.com/news_archive.php                                               : McHappy Day Family                                                                                                                                                                              Venice, Innsbruck, Vaduz, Lucerne, Mt. Pilatus
                                                                                                                                                Asian Eye’s Rockwell Center                                                                                                       Rio, head over to the Sambodrome where           phones, credit cards and travel documents.
property? Knowing your invest-      profile, what percentage of your     we can master in one sitting.     or www.facebook.com/asian-                                              Fun Run, 1k/3k/5k/10k                                                                                                                                                                               and Paris. Groups leave on November 17, 2011
                                                                                                                                                clinic only.                                                                                                                      70,000 tourists come and watch the differ-           Who doesn’t want to boast about all
ment goals would give you an        funds are you going to invest in     Nor is it for everybody. What     eyeinstitute, and follow the                                            (McKinley Hill), 5 am.                                                                                                                                                                              and December 21, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                    For more info, call or text                                                                                                   ent samba schools sway their way through         their adventures to their friends back home
idea of your time horizon and       stocks, bonds, and how much          it takes is an open mind, being   instructions included therein.                                          Fee: P250-P1,000. Reg-                                                                                                                                                                              For more info, call Griffin Sierra at 898-2451 to
                                                                                                                                                0918-8982020 or email anni-                                                                                                       the night. This is where it all happens! You     in Manila? But a word of warning: always
risk preference. For example, if    are you going to retain as cash?     informed and the courage to          The free LASIK screening                                             ister at www.mchappyday.                                                                                                                                                                            57 or email sales@griffin-sierra.com.ph. Look
                                                                                                                                                versarypromo2011@asianeyein-                                                                                                      could even pay a little extra to get yourself    hold on to your camera. Many travelers have
you’re investing for your retire-       Know who you’re invest-          take the risks that come with     coupon may not be used in                                               com.ph                                                                                                                                                                                              for Leanne Alvarez. Package prices are subject
                                                                                                                                                stitute.com. (Reighmond Vencer)                                                                                                   in one of those skimpy outfits and be part of    brought expensive cameras to the carnival
ment, your time horizon would       ing with. Make sure that the         higher returns.                   combination with other dis-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to taxes and surcharges. Other promos also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the parade! Although Rio is the more popu-       and ended up with just the strap hanging on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lar carnival destination, the street party in    their necks!                                        available. (L. M. Alvarez)
      Don’t keep the good news to yourself. Pass on your copy of LopezLink! Be a Facebook fan, sign up in http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lopezlink/86834229052.
1       Lopezlink November 2011

What’s new
  from ABS-CBN Publishing this November
                                                                                              By Cherry Pineda

                               ‘Metro’ sizzles with Hot List
                                                                                       GET a glimpse of what’s hot and what’s not in the
                                                                                       coming year as Metro presents its annual Hot List.
                                                                                       Read up on the latest fashion trends, designers, ce-
                                                                                       lebrities, musicians and athletes to watch for and, of
                                                                                       course, items to covet. Also making headlines this
                                                                                       year is Miss Universe runner-up Shamcey Supsup,
                                                                                       this month’s cover girl. Gracing her first magazine
                                                                                       cover since winning her title, Shamcey stuns in de-
                                                                                       signer garb against Manila’s captivating architecture
                                                                                       and fascinating destinations. Metro has all the bases
                                                                                       covered, so don’t be the last one in on the latest and                 sary in showbiz. Bea shares exclusive photos and stories from her
                                                                                       hottest fashion, beauty and lifestyle news!                            childhood, her growing-up years, family struggles, her affairs of
                                                                                                                                                              the heart and how she rose in showbiz to become the brilliant star

                                                                                       ‘Vault’ pays homage to modern design                                   she is today. The issue also contains noteworthy articles on Albert
                                                                                                                                                              Martinez, rising star Martin Escudero of “Zombadings: Patayin sa
                                                                                                The latest issue of Vault is dedicated to new traditions in   Shokot si Remington” and the best celebrity makeovers of the year.
                                                                                                modern product design, from Danish and Italian brands
                                                                                                like Bang & Olufsen and Alessi to the BMW art car col-
                                                                                                lection designed by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. The           Celeb icons in ‘Star Magic Catalogue’
                                                                                                Vault team steps inside Vapor Studio to see how Filipino      The Star Magic Catalogue 2012 showcases the biggest and bright-
                                                                                                designs are crafted for a global audience, and venture to     est stars in Philippine entertainment at their most beautiful and
                                                                                                Batangas for a tour of the world’s biggest collection of      glamorous. The stunning images, captured through the lens of top
                                                                                                BMW vintage motorcycles, including the 1963 BMW               fashion photographers BJ Pascual and Paolo Pineda, presents art-
                                                                                                R50 S on our cover. They also head cross-country on           ists like Piolo Pascual, Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson, Kristine
                                                                                                dual-sport bikes in our feature on adventure riding, and      Hermosa, Zanjoe Marudo, Jessy Mendiola as modern celebrity
                                                                                                recommend riding gear for the open road.                      icons of this generation. The Star Magic Catalogue is an annual
                                                                                                                                                              special publication of ABS-CBN Publishing which features all

                                                                                                Bea’s 10 brilliant years in ‘SSM’                             the Star Magic artists.

                                                                                                StarStudio joins Bea Alonzo in celebrating two special        Get the newest issues of your favorite magazines at leading bookstores
                                                                                                occasions in her life: her birthday and her 10th anniver-     and magazine stands nationwide.


                          By Nikko Sison

                                                                               LOOKING for a special gift for                               Rivers.” That’s more than                    wrong with your version of a crystalline
                                                                               your special someone? Or perhaps                              enough literature to sati-                  Christmas.
                                                                                     a trinket for a cute little kid-                        ate the most avid read-
                                                                                     do? Come on over to Power                             er’s holiday appetite!                        Power Plant
                                                                                     Plant Mall to find the per-                                                                         Cinema
                                                                                      fect Christmas present!                                    Thomas Sabo                               Manny        Pac-
                                                                                                                                                  For     everything                      quiao and the
                                                                                       Quirks                                                  that glitters, there’s                 last Mexican stand-
                                                                                       For unique                                             Thomas Sabo at the                     ing, Juan Manuel
                                                                                          toys or a                                          R2 Level. Check out                     Marquez, go at it
                                                                                          bit of humor to                                 their Panda Collection                      for the third time!
                                                                                         brighten up the                                  which offers a stark con-                    The world welter-
                                                                                       daily grind, Quirks                                trast of dark to light, in                   weight champion-
                                                                                at the R2 Level offers items such as the                      addition to a smor-                     ship will be settled
 Editorial Advisory Board             Boo Chanco / Mike Lopez
                                                                               waterproof and tear-resistant paper Mighty                       gasbord of delec-                       live via satellite in
 Executive Editor                     Rosan Cruz
                                                                               Wallet, as well as the entertaining “Book-                       table charms and                        Power Plant Cin-
 Contributing Editors                                                          Mark” bookmark, “StressPaul” stress ball and                    bracelets. With such                    emas on Novem-
 Carla Paras-Sison (Lopez Holdings)   Hazel Velasco (FPHC)                     the “DeadFred” penholder to adorn your office                   a wide selection on                   ber 13, 2011.
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