Wednesday, December 18, 2013

American Eye Gives Big Surprises For OFW and their Families !!!


 The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And give is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.


In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.


“The essence of the holidays is giving back to the community and American Eye Center does so by honoring our beloved OFWs. These modern day Filipino heroes deserve much recognition and we do that by offering quality eye care for them and the rest of their families through our exclusive OFW Privilege Card,” says American Eye Center’s COO Dr. Benjamin Cabrera.


American Eye Center offers the OFW Privilege Card to all overseas Filipino workers and their qualified dependents. The card is absolutely free and entitles the bearer to a 50 percent discount on comprehensive eye examinations and 15 percent discount for their dependents. The card also allows special 20 percent discount on cataract surgery, 15 percent discount on All Laser or Bladeless LASIK, and 10 percent off on diagnostic procedures.


The card also offers exclusive discounts at American Eye Center partner SPEX Optical. All OFW’s need to do is set an appointment and present valid overseas employment documentsto avail of these unlimited discounts starting December 2013 to March 2014.


Eye health and OFWs

American Eye Center honors OFWs with this privilege because we believe and respect the sacrifices they make to provide a better life for their families. In order to do so, these modern day heroes need to be physically up to take on this challenge which is where eye health comes in. They deserve nothing short of optimum eye health to achieve overall well-being,” Dr. Cabrera said.


Excellence in Ophthalmic Care

American Eye Center has been breaking new ground in ophthalmic care since its establishment in 1995. American Eye Center’s level of excellence is backed by the Associated Eye Specialists, the most experienced and longest-running EyeMD group practice in the country, composed of 17 doctorsextensively trained in various ophthalmic subspecialties. The Center is also staffed with highly qualified optometrists, nurses and counselors to provide patients with personalized quality eye care.  


American Eye Center is a full-service diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical eye facility fully accredited with the Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. It houses the latest diagnostic equipment for the early detection and monitoring of all eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataract.  


Its location in Greenbelt 5 in Makati City has a laser suite, an operating room, a recovery room, examining rooms, and a spacious reception area.  Clients can also choose from a wide array of elegant eyewear from SPEX, a world-class eyewear center adjacent to the American Eye Center and managed by The Optical Shop. 


The company’s main office is located at the level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and details, call tel. nos. 636-0762 or 729-EYES (3937) or email us You may also for more information about the OFW Privilege Card.

Avail of American Eye Center’s OFW Privilege card and ensure a clear future for the entire family. Set an appointment today via phone or e-mail or through American Eye Center’s appointment planner available at their website. Always stay in the know by downloading the American Eye Center App available on iPhone, iPad, and on Android.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Energizer Philippines Donates P2M To Rehabilitate Homes of Yolanda Victims

ENERGIZER Philippines, Inc. has donated P2M worth of its products to several foundations and NGOs, as part of their rescue and rehabilitation efforts to the affected families and individuals that were devastated during the wrath of typhoon Yolanda over the Visayas Region recently. Present during one of the simple turnover ceremony were Lady Reyes and Marivic Calixto, Operations Manager, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.   “We at Energizer Philippines are one with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. of its rehabilitation programs. We hope that our Energizer flashlights and batteries will go a long way to help rebuild the lives of the people affected by Typhoon Yolanda” said Lady Reyes of Energizer Philippines, Inc.

Monday, December 16, 2013

4 Best Reasons Why I want to be a SYKESYERS

As people with different standards we often have thoughts on why a certain thing rocks or why it stands out among the rest. Yes and I do have that same standards in mind.

Just to share with you, a few years back when I was on a “job-hunt”, the BPO industry then was on its early-booming stage. I went to a call-center company which was located at Quezon City. I applied there because I passed their initial interview so the next phase was to go to their office and undergo a series of tests/exams to see if I’ll get hired as a “Customer .. . Evrything went well in the few hours as I passed their 13 kinds of exams and the simulation test. The next and determining part was their final interview. I was kind of feeling confident and positive at that time since I said to myself that I never get to decline to any job I have previously applied. At the final interview I was asked about what are my dreams and etc. I said to myself that, “Wow these are pretty simple questions”. But after a few minutes I was called back my interviewer and was told I didn’t get the job. I felt so down that time. Who wouldn’t?

After that experience I said, I will never apply again in aBPO-related company. It was a trauma for me-YES!

And just like anyone who has a bad experience, things has changed. How and when? That was until I attended the SYKES Year-End Celebration2013 Party last December 15,2013 at SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia.

The party was attended by roughly 9,000 ++ employees of SYKES PHILIPPINES. I was even glad to meet the it’s very nice Vice President for Operations, Mr. Dean Van Ormer.

Mr. Dean Van Ormer said, “What I love about SYKES PHILIPPINES employees is your PASSION, You have always shown great passion in and out of work. That is why we have a great 2013”.

VP for Operations Sykes Philippines 
Mr. Dean Van Ormer

I have felt the sincerity in Mr. Dean Van Omer’s words as he spoke of it. Most of the time what drives most of the employees to work hard is that knowing your company believes in what you are doing. Sometimes it’s not about how much you will be earning from your work. Money does not always play a deciding part if you are not going to work harder or not. For me it’s all about being commended for what you have always worked hard. So hearing a big boss like that of Mr. Dean Van Ormer speak of how he lauded their employees being passionate of their work is one big boost for his employees to even work harder. And that is one of the Top 4 reasons why I think Sykes Philippines is still growing in numbers in terms of manpower.

The second reason is that they continue to expand- one proof is the newly open site, SYKES Glorietta. Sykes Glorietta is the first call-center that offers highly supportive facilities from the lighting, chairs and etc, making it more conducive for their employees to work at.
The 3rd “most” rocking reason for me why SYKES Philippines is still one of the best BPO Companies here in the Philippines is the fact that raised and donated 2 Million pesos to help rebuild the affected provinces of Tacloban and Samar. It was actually a small amount compared to other donations but it still helped a lot. For a multinational company to donate and raised awareness in its employees is enough to know that they are really a company not just after the profits.
The 4th reason is that SYKES Philippines recently awarded its 200 employees for their loyalty and commitment, in which 7 of it were their employees for already 15 years. The 193 employees were on their 10th year as “SYKESYERS”.

Giniling Festival rocking the crowd with their songs

These are just of the many reasons I found why I suddenly wanted to work in a call-center again despite the “trauma” I had a few years. After all there’s no harm in trying my luck again.

The SYKES YEAR END Party 2013 was a blast. Six mainstream bands performed that night including show-opener, UP DHARMA DOWN, GINILING FESTIVAL, KAMIKAZEE, EBE DANCEl and ITCHY WORMS. The party was hosted by seasoned and dashing host Drew Arellano and model/host Kat Alano.

The party did not just stopped with its MUSIC FEST and over-flowing food and drinks, SYKES PHILIPPINES also raffled to their top referrers a MITSUBISHI MIRAGE. Earlier this year Sykes launched their Employee Referral Program where in it gave big chances in taking home a brand new car that night to one lucky referrer.

Indeed Sykes Philippines is among the BPO-related companies that we all should look out for. Their continuing passion and commendation to their employees will soon even bear more fruits by hiring more employees (and that means more working opportunities for Filipinos) and more sites to open to accommodate their ever growing number of employees.

To SYKES and SYKESYERS Congratulations to another fruitful year and more sites to open.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christian Baustista Signed His 3rd Year As Endorser For Ink All You Can

Just this afternoon Christian Bautista signed his 3rd year contract as endorser for local Ink brand, Ink All You Can.

Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista had a refreshing stint in Japan when he represented the Philippines jn the Asean-Japan Music Festival -Music For Healing After the Earthquake. The festival was held at the NHK  Hall in Shibuya Japan.

"Christian Bautista has helped establish InK -All-You-Can as the trusted brand for printer consumables in the country since 2010," said Jerry Ilao, Ink-All-You-Can's President. "With our partnership, we were able to increase brand awareness and share the good news of unlimited printing to more customers. We look forward for more projects with Christian".

With Christian Bautista's clean stature as an actor and singer, I think that really helped the brand to reach more customers.

By the way, Ink-All-You-Can is now open for franchise. Interested entrepreneurs can now venture a business like this with a stable business plan and fast "return-of-investment".

For interested entrepreneurs, you may visit their website at

With Christian Bautista during his contract signing with Ink-All-You-Can .

The President of Ink-All-You-Can, Mr.Jerry Ilao and Christian Bautista.

Where to catch Christian Bautista? Watch him every Sundays at GMA's Sunday All Stars. He is also currently working on a new album under Universal Records and had just released a special jingle "Paskong Pilipino" , a song he collaborated with his brothers, Jordan and Joshua.