Jan 28, 2016

Get a head start with the Meralco Biz Partners and Power Up Forums

Establishing a new business venture or expanding an existing one has its fair share of considerations and challenges. With inherent risks at every stage, finding the best business solutions can play a key role in accelerating the growth and success of any business endeavor.

L-R  Meralco Biz Partners Marketing Head Anne Gomez; Meralco Head of Public Information Office Joe Zaldarraiga, Meralco Biz Partners Sales Head Cecille Domingo, Meralco Biz Partners Area Head Eusebio Gonzalez, and Meralco Biz Partners Zone Head for Alabang-Cavite Zone Lauren Velasco.

With electricity as a key expense in any business enterprise, Meralco has created the Biz Partners Group, a special segment dedicated to assist start-up companies or existing ones expanding their businesses, via a whole menu of services that provides smart, tailor-fit solutions in managing electricity requirements. This is part of Meralco’s efforts to help entrepreneurs leverage energy efficiency and maximize profits.

Whether you’re engaged in small-scale manufacturing, boutique hotels, restaurants, farming or any other type of industry where the management of electricity cost is vital, Meralco Biz Partners can provide you free business consultancy and help you discover energy solutions, right size your contract, understand your bill, and get to know our Accredited Meralco Contractors (AMCs). You can even enjoy special rates to maximize profits further.

Discover energy solutions and turn electricity costs into profits with Meralco Biz Partners’ Power Ideas that can boost your business with the use of innovative technology, thus helping you manage your electricity consumption by switching to energy-efficient alternatives, and adapting green energy solutions.

Meralco Biz Partners can help you right size your contract to ensure that your energy supply is sufficient and appropriate, depending on your usage. How is this done? Businesses submit to Meralco Biz Partners a list of all the equipment and machinery installed in their respective facilities. From here, 80% of the load as your contracted capacity is calculated. This then constitutes your Guaranteed Minimum Billing Demand (GMBD), the fixed monthly cost allocated for your business. Getting the right contract size thus allows businesses to get the best value from the service they are paying for, another smart way to manage energy costs.

Generate more savings and turn in improved revenues with lower electricity rates when you enroll in Meralco’s Peak/Off-Peak Program.  This lets businesses leverage electricity generation charges that are cheaper in selected hours and days in a week.  Off peak hours are from 9pm to 8am every Monday to Saturday; as well as 12 midnight to 6pm, and 8pm to 12 midnight every Sunday. Meralco Biz Partners can help you plan how to shift specific operations, such as those that involve the use of power-intensive equipment, to off-peak hours without incurring labor-related costs. 

Meralco Biz Partners will also give businesses access to its list of Accredited Meralco Contractors (AMCs) who have received technical and safety training from Meralco. Whether you are looking for expert energy service providers or contractors, having a trusted, reliable partner will help assure good quality service, as well as safe, hassle-free and timely energization.

To bring the benefits of Meralco Biz Partners to more entrepreneurs, Meralco has been holding a series of Power Up Forums, a succession of highly informative presentations to engage various industries, with the  goal of educating and empowering them on energy best practices and solutions to maximize their efficiency, energy consumption and profits.

This year, the first of the Power Up Forums will be held in time for the Chinese New Year on February 4, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Uno Seafood Restaurant in Greenhills, which will no doubt give companies an auspicious start in this year of the Monkey.

“Providing value and helping our customers and partners have always been our mission at Meralco,” shares Alfredo Panlilio, Meralco Senior Vice-President and Head, Customer Retail Services & Corporate Communications. “With the introduction of Meralco Biz Partners, and the Power Up Forum series, we aim to share our knowledge and expertise to truly give our partners the power to effectively and efficiently build and grow their businesses.”

          Starting and growing your own business is an undertaking filled with risks and challenges. But by having the right partner by your side, one with the expertise such as  Meralco Biz Partners, you can have access to safe and reliable solutions that will guide you along the right path towards success.

Learn how to make your business more efficient and profitable. To find out more about Meralco Biz Partners and how to join the Power Up Forum, call (02) 16210 or visit www.meralco.com.ph/biz. “Kaya anu man ang negosyo, may partner ka sa pagtupad ng pangarap mo”. 
(Press Release)

Jan 27, 2016

2016 Great Brands Sale: A Haven for Smart Shoppers

The Great Brands Sale features quality branded footwear and more at affordable prices

Striptop Outlet Store will stage the 4th edition of the much-awaited “The Great Brands Sale” for HUSH PUPPIES, CUSHE and SEBAGO footwear on January 29 to February 05, 2016 at the State Center Investment Building, along Juan Luna St., just across the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Plaza/Church. 

Shoppers will enjoy sizzling price cuts by up to 70% discount, on selected Hush Puppies, Cushe and Sebago shoes.

As usual, admission is free and all major credit cards are accepted.
This event is organized by Striptop Outlet Store in partnership with Shoemakers Corporation.

Special thanks to our media partners: WhenInManila.com, OutofTown Blog, ASK by Flow Galindez and LavishlyParsimonious Blog.

For more information about the event, call Striptop Outlet Store at 399-2935.

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Jason Derulo live in Manila with Redfoo

Jason Derulo will surely bring the house down when he performs live in Manila this summer

Whether you’ve had an outpouring of emotions with “Whatcha Say”, reached the highest note of “In My Head”, boldly danced to the beats of “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle”, or pressed the loop button for “Want To Want Me”, it is indisputable that Jason Derulo’s chart-topping hits have embedded themselves in your head.

Good news is that today’s hottest and best-selling pop and urban artist, JASON DERULO is bringing his World Tour 2016 to Manila on May 27th live at the Mall of Asia Arena. Joining him as special guest for this concert tour is equally successful pop and EDM artist, REDFOO, one half of the team behind “Party Rock Anthem”, “Sorry for Party Rocking” and “Sexy And I Know It”, electro-pop dance duo LMFAO.

Jason Derulo has sold over 50 million singles worldwide and racked up over two billion views on YouTube and 1 billion plays on Spotify, thanks to his uncanny ability to find new angles to tried-and-true trends. This has led to 11 career-defining platinum singles, including “Want to Want Me,” “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head," "Ridin' Solo," "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "It Girl.” His radio audience is over 17 billion (with 11 of his songs reaching the Top 10 on the Top 40 charts include four #1’s) and he boasts over 20 million social media fans and followers.

Derulo’s 2014 album, Talk Dirty, spawned five platinum singles that sold a collective 16 million units worldwide including: “The Other Side,” “Talk Dirty” (feat. 2 Chainz), “Marry Me,” “Wiggle” (feat. Snoop Dogg), andTrumpets” — propelling Derulo into an elite cadre of artists, including Drake, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, BeyoncĂ©, and Taylor Swift, who have scored five platinum singles from one album. The track “Talk Dirty” itself sold over six million singles worldwide and became a No. 1 around the world, while dominating radio charts in the U.S. in 2014.

In addition, Derulo has sealed his reputation as a global chart-topping star. He was a five-time winner at the BMI Pop Awards, and was honored as its “Songwriter of the Year” in 2011. Derulo has also won three Teen Choice Awards and earned an array of international award nominations including MTV Video Music, MTV Europe Music, Billboard Latin Music, ARIA Music, American Music, NAACP Image and MOBO Awards. Most recently, he was nominated for an iHeart Radio Music Award for “Best Collaboration” with 2 Chainz for “Talk Dirty.”

Jason’s latest album, Everything is 4, further proves his genre versatility, stretching to the horizons of pop, dance, and R&B. It features the explosive pop tune, “Want To Want Me”, which became the most added track in the history of Top 40 radio, counted in by 156 monitored pop station, making it the largest Top 40 U.S. radio launch ever. Other chart-topping hits in the latest album include “Try Me” (feat. Jennifer Lopez and Matoma), “Cheyenne” and “Get Ugly”.

Jason Derulo’s World Tour 2016 with special guest Redfoo in Manila is presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets will go on-sale on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 via smtickets.com. For more information, call 374-2222 or 470-2222.

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