DSAP teams up with J & J to empower pharma counsellors on OTC drugs

The Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP) in cooperation with Johnson & Johnson Philippines conducted mobile drugstore app orientation to enhance the knowledge of over-the-counter counsellors on competency-based learning modules for TESDA certificate NC3.

 

At least 75 drugstore owners and pharmacists from different parts of the country attended the momentous activity, titled: “Developing Pharmacy Assistants through Digital Technology Educating the OTC Counsellors Orientation” held recently at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.

DSAP, the largest group of local drugstores in the country teams up with JnJ to come up with the mobile drugstore app.

Vicente Briones, RPh, president of DSAP said the two-day event was crucial in equipping OTC counsellors in using a mobile learning application where users learn basic but important knowledge for different types of drugs and their function to the different systems of the human anatomy based on TESDA NC3 standards.

“Our duty is to strengthen the capacity and technical knowledge of over the counter staff of all our member drugstores so they can render quality services to the public,” said Briones.

TESDA Deputy Director General Diosdado O. Padilla, who gave the opening remarks, commended DSAP for its continuous efforts to upgrade the skills of OTC counsellors of their member pharmacies.

On the first day of the workshop, participants learned valuable product knowledge on various drugs and their impact to the Central Nervous System, Immune System, Respiratory System as well as Reproductive System and anti-infectives

Likewise, participants also learned about drug products and their impact on skin, eyes, mouth and throat, as well as digestive system and cardiovascular system.

On top of these, speakers gave information on impact Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Products to the body. Participants were also taught about dosage forms and drugs calculations.

On the second day, trainers learned about Dispensing Pharmaceutical Products, Supply and Inventory Management as well as Promotion, Education and Vigilance and Good Manufacturing Practice.

“Capture the Night” at 0% interest, even without a credit card!

When it comes to smartphone photography, lighting is often a big factor, and can make or break a great shot. A scenery that yields a stunning pic during the day can all too often turn into a so-so image once the sun sets.

With Samsung’s “Capture the Night” campaign, this problem is now a thing of the past, with an exciting new model that can take great-looking photos even at low lighting conditions. But there’s more: smartphone photographers are in for a double treat, as they can avail of this model at low monthly payments across 9 months with 0% interest—even without a credit card!

Samsung is teaming up with Home Credit, a global Fintech company that helps consumers to purchase smartphones and other goods on installment, to offer the new Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro at 0% interest in Samsung concept stores and partner retailers throughout the country starting July 15.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the perfect flagship for the “Capture the Night” campaign, which has no less than popular actress Liza Soberano as the endorser. With the Galaxy J7 Pro’s 13-megapixel main shooter and F/1.7 aperture, users can snap vivid, bright-looking photos even in low lighting conditions—letting them capture the night, literally! Selfies at night are likewise a cinch, thanks to a nifty front LED flash. And with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, you can enjoy your gorgeous pictures and videos to the fullest.

When it comes to performance, the dual-sim Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is no slouch, as it has an Octa Core 1.6GHz processor on the flagship Exynos 7870 chipset, running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS. The ultra-large 3,600mAh battery life allows users to engage their smartphones more, for longer. Plus, LTE Cat.6 Double Carrier Aggregation Technology gives users faster data speeds on both networks. And if sleek looks are your thing, you came to the right place, as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has an incredibly fluid design thanks to its full metal unibody, curved back, and 2.5D glass.

When it comes to value-for-money, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is already a tough model to beat, as it packs all of the above features in an easy-on-the-pocket P15,990 smartphone. But with Home Credit’s 0% interest promo, consumers can get their hands on the Galaxy J7 Pro at low monthly payments that are even easier on your budget.

All you need to do to avail of this promo is to go to any of the participating outlets, approach the Home Credit sales associate, present two valid IDs, fill in the form, and wait for the loan application result within minutes!

“We know just how important having a great camera is to smartphone users, and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a great choice for anyone who loves taking photos, day or night,” said Home Credit Philippines Head of Sales Adam Bernasek. “Home Credit is excited to partner with Samsung so that more and more people are able to enjoy this smartphone, through a fast loan approval with affordable installments.”

For more information on store locations, new Home Credit promos for Samsung, and useful tips for customers and interested loan applicants, visit www.homecredit.ph.

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Home Credit named “Employer of the Year” in PH, APAC

Research group Aon Hewitt cites employee engagement as key driver for HCPH

Home Credit, a Prague-based company that offers in-store financing of gadgets, appliances and other goods, has been recognized by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), as a 2016 Aon Best Employer in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Aon Best Employers program measures and recognizes employer excellence worldwide, comparing organizations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice.

Under the program, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) was assessed on several measures, including employee engagement, leadership index, performance culture index, and employer brand index. HCPH scored high marks across all categories based on employee surveys, along with other Home Credit offices throughout APAC.

“When we did our rebrand earlier this year, we said that we are transitioning from a product-focused company into a people-focused company. And by people, we don’t just mean our customers; just as important, we put even greater focus on our own people, underscoring the important role that employee engagement plays in achieving our goals,” remarked Annica Witschard, CEO of HCPH.

“This award illustrates Home Credit’s strong commitment to growing together with its workforce, and we are thankful to Aon for this recognition,” she added.

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“The Aon Best Employers program recognizes the outstanding achievements of organizations that demonstrate excellence in the workplace and consistently deliver strong, sustainable business results,” said Neil Crawford, partner, the Aon Best Employers Program leader, Aon Hewitt. “These exceptional organizations stand above the rest because they empower results through high employee engagement, a compelling employer brand, effective leadership and a high performance culture. We congratulate Home Credit Philippines on being recognized with this distinct honor.”

SM Prime Employees Unite For 2017 Brigada Eskwela

More than a thousand SM employees volunteered to support the Department of Education’s (DepEd)  Proving that the bayanihan sprit is very much alive, the employee volunteers from SM Prime and its Business Units all over the country cleaned up public elementary school buildings in their respective communities last Saturday, May 20. The volunteers shared their time to help prepare the school buildings for the opening of classes. The day was spent painting walls, chairs, and desks – with some even doing murals and other art works for the schools.

Elena Bautista Horn, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of SM Prime said that the SM Prime’s employee volunteerism program is a manifestation of its commitment to nurture among their employees the spirit of volunteerism through community service.

“We believe that everyone in the company can contribute in helping making life a little better for the people in the communities we serve. No effort is too small to make a difference. Through volunteerism, we aim to provide our employees with a venue for sharing their talents and passion. Volunteerism provides our employees a hands-on perspective on the good that they can accomplish. ” Horn noted.

In 2016, SM volunteers cleaned up a total of 57 public elementary schools. For this year, 61 schools were repainted.

 SM Prime’s volunteerism program encourages community service among its employees to support SM Cares programs. SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation, collaborates with communities and organizations that promote positive change. Its programs focus on people and the community, environmental sustainability, disaster resilience and green campaigns.

SM Prime is one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia that offers innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities with the development of malls, residences, offices, hotels and convention centers.

To know more about SM Cares, you may visit www.smcares.com.ph or www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares.

Go Dual Cam Now—at 0% installments!

Huawei teams up with Home Credit for 0% interest promos for the dual cam GR5 2017 and other popular models

Just as Huawei promised earlier this year, 2017 has definitely become the Year of the Dual Cam. The smartphone giant is ushering in its latest array of dual-camera phones, including the popular Huawei GR5 2017 model. These phones have proven to be a big hit among users with its’ premium features. One of these features is allowing you as users to achieve the much-desired blurred background or “bokeh” effect in photos.

Thanks to Huawei’s exciting partnership with leading consumer finance company Home Credit. Now, budget-savvy smartphone users can have an even easier time getting their hands on some of Huawei’s popular models. All possible through their very affordable 0% interest installments. Those interested in the promos can apply for Home Credit financing right inside the store (Home Credit is present in over 2,200 stores around the country), with approval done in minutes.  All you need for application? Just present your two valid IDs, and you’re all set to apply!

GR5 2017 promo is extended

The Huawei GR5 2017 was one of the company’s most awaited new models this year. It is loaded with its 12MP + 2MP rear cameras and 8MP selfie shooter, 5.5 inch full HD display, and Kirin 655 Octa-core processor. With these features, it packs more than enough punch for stunning photos and fast performance. It was the model that encouraged consumers to “Go Dual Cam Now,” and with Home Credit, you are invited, as customers to “Go Zero Interest”, too!

The 0% interest promo with Home Credit has been ongoing already, but due to very strong public demand, the promo has been extended from May 1 to June 30, 2017. Under the promo, the GR5 2017, priced at P11,990, can be availed at 0% interest for 6 months.

Brand new phone, brand new promo: GR3 2017

Alongside the crowd favorites, Huawei is also launching new models that are likewise expected to be big hits. And for those of you who put great importance on selfie features (and that’s pretty much everyone), then the Huawei GR3 may just be the phone for you. With its 8MP camera, this phone has one of the biggest front cameras in the whole Huawei roster. Add in the 12MP rear camera and 5.2 inch full HD display, and you have a solid phone that can handle even the toughest photo requirements. It’s pretty stylish too, and comes in black, white, gold and blue.

Already affordably priced at P8,990, you can avail of the Huawei GR3 at amazingly light 0% interest installments for 6 months through Home Credit. The promo runs from May 8 to June 30, 2017.

Enjoy stunning selfies and groufies with the Y6 II

For those who believe that selfies are best taken with a friend (or two or ten) in the picture, look no further than the Huawei Y6 II. With its huge 8-megapixel camera and 2.0 aperture, this phone can take a wide, 77-degree range that is perfect for panorama selfies and groufies. Best also for that perfect travel photo with your favorite spots and landmarks.

Huawei and Home Credit had already launched a successful promo for the Y6 II. Bringing it back for one more round for more selfie-takers to enjoy, the Y6 II, priced at P7,990, is available at 0% interest for 6 months, from April 29 to June 30, 2017.

Installment: Zero for the 7

If tablets are more your thing, Huawei offers a great option in the T1 7 Plus. It has its 7-inch screen, Spreadtrum SC7731G quad-core processor, Mali 400MP graphics. Memory is 2GB RAM, and 16 GB ROM expandable to 64 GB via microSD for storage. This tablet has solid features under the hood to let you enjoy games, productivity apps and other functions with ease.

Huawei and Home Credit are also relaunching the 0% interest promo for the T1 7 Plus. Priced at P6,490, the tablet can be availed at 6-month installments from April 29 – June 30, 2017.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Huawei once again for these 0% interest promos,”

said Home Credit Philippines’ Head of Sales Adam Bernasek.

“We know very well that Huawei’s products, including its excellent dual camera phones, have been a big hit among consumers, and we are happy to provide them with very affordable and accessible means of availing these products.”

he concluded.

For more information, visit http://www.homecredit.ph.