When it comes to being part of the magical leadership of Enchanted Kingdom, establishing solid groundwork is of utmost importance. For Nico R. Mamon, the Division Head for Organization Development and Corporate Planning (ODCP) at Enchanted Kingdom (EK), that foundation goes beyond the professional realm; it is deeply personal.
IF HE had his way, he would have followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the military. However, the father of Sto. Tomas, Batangas Mayor Arth Jhun A. Marasigan had other plans for his son. His father and his five brothers all served in the military and it seemed inevitable that Marasigan would follow in their footsteps.
She graduated with a hotel and restaurant management degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines during what she called the non-digital age in 2001. To look for a job, Gel Gomez, Hotel101 General Manager, had to browse through the classified ads of a newspaper.
In 1965, six young Filipino doctors returned to the Philippines and decided to pool their resources together to open a small laboratory in the City of Manila. This laboratory, the Medilab, was the foundation of the vision of comprehensive care that integrates a hospital and a medical insurance system.
He had dreamt of becoming a doctor, which was the reason why he enrolled in the Bachelor of Zoology program at the University of the Philippines. However, Raul C. Pagdanganan, President and CEO of Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) realized that the smell of formalin was too strong for him and decided to shift to the College of Business Administration where he took up Business Administration and Accountancy.
Oman is a destination known to Filipinos as a hub for OFWs. With 52,000 Filipino workers employed in various capacities including domestic work, retail, and health care according to data from the Philippine Embassy as of May 2020, it is known as a safe destination for workers in the Middle East.
Conventional wisdom can sometimes be misleading. Take for example the hunch that the real estate industry will crash due to the pandemic-induced economic crunch. It is assumed that the downfall will be caused by the market’s hesitance to shell out on big investments; that properties pose great risks, especially during this time of crisis.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still growing in many parts of the world, time is of the essence. As cases rise, the time between testing and receiving results is crucial so as to track, trace, and isolate to prevent further infections and to administer the proper treatments and eventually the vaccines. However, with the Philippines’ limited capacity for mass testing, not only can testing be expensive, but it is also inaccessible in many parts of the country.
“PRAY FOR WUHAN”—was the digital display on EDSA which earned mixed emotions among Filipinos. In bold glaring red letters, bearing the Chinese symbol representing the nation’s flag, the display took place in December during the height of the outbreak at Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the Covid-19 virus.
The strength of SMHCC as a company not only lies in having a competent workforce, established processes, and a clearly defined mission statement. It also rests in having a woman leader with an empathetic approach, inspiring the rest of the team to be better than their best. Such is SMHCC’s President Elizabeth T. Sy.
At a young age, successful entrepreneur Jesus “Bong” Suntay already knew what he wanted in life: to be a lawyer and a businessman. He was in high school and his father was encouraging him to go into learning the computers during the advent of the new technology in the country. His father was the chief linotypist of the Soriano Corporations in the Philippines and he wanted his son to take the opportunity of learning the new technology.