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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

What are the Job Openings and Top Job Roles in the Government amidst Pandemic?

Know the top available Job roles in the Government at the upcoming Online Career Fair brought by JobStreet in partnership with Civil Service Commission. They are to open over 10K government job positions nationwide in the Online Jobs Fair. Part of the amplification of its commitment to provide jobs that matter to Filipinos. The Online Career Fair is slated on September 14 to 18, 2020.

Job Openings at Local Government LGUS Civil Service Comission

JobStreet and Civil Service Commission offer employment opportunities in the public sector by bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together in the virtual job fair. An opportunity for millions of Filipinos who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Offering more than 10,000 government job positions from 700 participating agencies in all the regions, JobStreet opens its platform for this year’s Online Career Fair for these. Among the available posts, 28% are from Calabarzon and Mimaropa, 18% are from Central Visayas, and 15% are from Region Western Visayas.

The top 15 Available job roles in the Government and Public Sector during Online Career Fair are

  1. Deputy Register of Deeds
  2. Admin Officer
  3. Attorney
  4. Accountant
  5. Procurement Officer
  6. Research Specialist
  7. Medical Officer
  8. Guidance Councilor
  9. Information Technology
  10. Engineer
  11. Investments Specialist
  12. Therapist
  13. Nurse
  14. Architect
  15. Revenue Officer

Over half (60%) of all job candidates in the Philippines were impacted by the COVID-19 in which 17% were permanently retrenched and 43% found themselves temporarily not working. This is according to JobStreet’s latest job report as of August 2020. Employees who are retrenched are the ones who were not working full time and who had been in organizations with less than 500 employees. 

The hardest hit industries which are tourism and travel; food and beverage; hospitality and catering; architecture, building, and construction; and the education sectors. About 98% of hirers have implemented HR changes in response to COVID-19, in which 74% required their employees to work from home, and 55% had a negative impact on the workforce by freezing the number of new hires and temporarily or permanently laying off staff.

JobStreet Country Manager Philip Gioca said, it’s always been JobStreet’s advocacy to provide every Filipino jobs that matter to them, and it’s an honor that the Civil Service Commission trusted us to be a part of this initiative to help employees rebuild their career during this difficult time.

Interested applicants can register to the virtual job fair by creating and downloading the Personal Data Sheet through the Online Career Fair microsite, upload it to their JobStreet profile as resume, and bookmark the website for easy reference.

Civil Service Commissioner Atty. Aileen Lourdes Lizada said that to Filipino jobseekers, especially those who have been displaced due to the pandemic, she encourage you to join the Online Career Fair and find livelihood opportunities in the public sector.

Applicants who took and passed the Civil Service Examinations will have the advantage.

To learn more about the Online Career Fair, visit onlinejobfair.jobstreet.com.ph.

Job Openings and Top Job Roles in the Government posted at Cebu Events Blog

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

We are Experiencing Water Supply Issue but Can't Complain

Three years ago, a power utility application is approved at MCWD for a subdivision unit as a requirement to occupy the real estate investment. A special waiver is also signed as a requirement for the application telling the status of water supply in the area and that we are warned for the possible low pressure of the water supply. The waiver must be done to proceed the application, the situation must be temporary and MCWD should be looking for a solution to it, the document was signed. It went well for the first two years but fast forward to late 2019 and this year, the water supply has declined that it come to a point that we wake up in the wee hours of dawn to catch when it wants to shed drops of liquid to our emptying pails and buckets.

The water supply crisis is one of the top concern in our community and it is all over the social media and in our own community FB groups. When we saw these posts in facebook, we then conclude that we are not alone in this problem. It is a community problem, but who's to blame? Who are the responsible?

Water Supply Issue Scenario Online

Here are some social media posts from the neighborhood (with anonymity) sharing their experiences with MCWD services, some show their frustrations, some find ways to keep their cool with funny paradoxes while others simply looking for the irregular utility service that they are subscribed to and billed regularly.


The following facebook posts shows a homeowner trying to ask the community in a form of a survey if their water supply is back to normal.


While this fellow finds a way to capitalize on the water supply crisis to promote what he/she selling.

What went wrong?

MCWD, what went wrong?, we are not complaining but are just looking for the services that we are entitled to and paid regularly? Your water utility subscribers are here to help if you need it, we understand that its everyone's concern. Here's a small suggestion to get started. At work, when we have problems to solve and tasks to made, we develop a tool to keep a clear view of what's going on. We develop a R-A-C-I chart or matrix.

A RACI chart is a matrix of all the activities or decision making authorities undertaken in an organisation set against all the people or roles. So a role is assigned to somebody as:

R - responsible

A - accountable

C - consulted or

I - informed

see sample chart from teamgantt.com

By doing so, we should be able to solve the water supply crisis, the Cebu City government and the board at MCWD should religiously make a similar chart above and assign their associates to act as RESPONSIBLE, ACCOUNTABLE. While valued experts and strategist to be CONSULTED, rest of the involve stakeholders especially the MCWD subscribers like us to be INFORMED. We can do it!

We are Experiencing Water Supply Issue but Can't Complain posted at Cebu Events Blog

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Pay your government dues with PayMaya

eWallets like PayMaya has helped millions of Filipinos pay for their utility bills from the comfort of their homes and being safe from the virus during the quarantine period. But apart from paying for water, electricity, and postpaid plans, PayMaya is also a safe and convenient option to settle your government dues. Here's a screen grab for Government partners menu for reference
Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya
PayMaya App Main Menu

Whether you're planning to pay your PAG-IBIG loan, your passport processing fee to the DFA, or your taxes to the BIR, you can easily settle these with just a few taps on your smartphone. By simply choosing the icon of the government agency you wish to transact with in your PayMaya app, you can conveniently pay your fees with any of them.

Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya

Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya
Government Agencies on board at PayMaya

As of this time, PayMaya has 10 government partners in the Pay Bills page on board and are working for more soon.

Paying Pag-Ibig Housing Loan Amortization requires you to provide your Housing Loan Account Number, Amount and your Contact Number. Biller Convenience Fee may apply.

Also, if you have the SSS mobile app, you can also use your PayMaya account or other credit/debit cards to pay for your contributions.

Pay Pag Ibig House Loan PayMaya

To register for a PayMaya account for quick and safe government payments, visit http://paymaya.com/quick-guide or download the PayMaya app for free today. Aside from government transactions, users can also pay other bills, buy airtime load, send money to their loved ones, or shop for groceries and other essentials online using their PayMaya account.

To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Japanese global Apparel retailer UNIQLO to Open Online Store

UNIQLO announces today that its online store will officially launch on July 16, 2020. The online store will be available both in the UNIQLO website and in its mobile application. The online store will offer a complete lineup of LifeWear items for men, women, kids, and babies to bring LifeWear apparel accessible to more customers—strengthening the brand’s philosophy of providing clothes to make lives better for everyone.

UNIQLO ONLINE STORE FREE DELIVERY

The launch will be accompanied by an online live event through UNIQLO’s Facebook page.

UNIQLO Philippines COO Masayoshi Nakamura says they are excited to finally launch their online store in the Philippines. It will enables them to convey the brand’s commitment to improve the lives of customers through LifeWear and service. She's inviting everyone to check out the digital live event on July 16 to see the online store’s offerings and features.

The official online store launch will feature services aimed to enhance the enjoyment and convenience of the UNIQLO shopping experience:

Extended Sizes
In keeping with the brand’s philosophy of clothing made for all, customers can now purchase selected LifeWear items in XS to 3XL sizes.

UNIQLO ONLINE STORE FREE DELIVERY

Nationwide Delivery
FREE delivery for a minimum single purchase of Php 2,500. The online store will offer nationwide delivery.

Search for Stock using the Mobile App 
The Scan Feature will be exclusive in the UNIQLO mobile application. Customers can scan the barcode found on the item’s tag, to see product availability online and other stores. This serves as a self-service inventory-check.

Click & Collect Option
Shop anytime and anywhere as customers can now have the option to either receive their purchases through home delivery or collect it in store. By choosing the Click & Collect option, online purchases can be picked up at any UNIQLO store of choice, after receiving the email confirmation with the date of pickup.

After receiving the email confirmation with the date of pickup, customers can proceed to collect the purchased items at the chosen store and try the items and return or exchange them instantly. Schedule of pickup will range from two (2) to seven (7) days depending on the customer’s location.  There is no minimum purchase for Click & Collect option. Fitting room and item exchange guidelines may vary depending on the LGU regulations.
UNIQLO OFFICIAL STORE

Pay In Store Option
Customers in the store have the option to shop for their items online and pay for it in the store using credit card. Once the customer has transacted the payment in store, there is an option to have it delivered to the preferred address or pick up the items at the store of their choice.

Watch out for more details on the UNIQLO online store digital live event launch on UNIQLO’s Facebook page. For more updates, customers may download the UNIQLO mobile app, or visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at  and social media account, UNIQLO Facebook, @UniqloPH on Twitter and @UniqloPHOfficial on Instagram.

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The Rise of Hyperlocal entrepreneurs and how Digital Banking enables it.

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Chief Digital Officer Noel Santiago says hyperlocal is all about residents buying and selling products among and within their immediate communities. The COVID-19 situation that forced the world to implement limited mobility and strict social distancing guidelines ushered the emergence of a vibrant hyperlocal market.

BPI Online Banking
Photo from BPI FB Page

Communities organized and created Facebook groups or Viber group chats for their respective neighborhoods where they could freely advertise home-baked bread and desserts, homecooked meals, fresh produce, seafood, and meats. They purposely kept the trade within the community to limit the entry of outsiders and simplify delivery and pick-up logistics.

Prior to the pandemic, more Filipinos preferred COD or cash-on-delivery payments when ordering online. The hyperlocal market saw a shift to mobile and online transfers as the preferred mode of payment.

Santiago added that digital transfers are feasible because there’s a certain level of trust when you’re dealing with your neighbors. The temporary waiver of InstaPay fees for transfers to other banks, coupled with people’s wariness about touching cash that may have been handled by strangers, made digital banking a great enabler for hyperlocal trade.

Being able to send and receive money transfers in real time from the safety of their homes is much appreciated by BPI customers. Hyperlocal entrepreneurs particularly liked being able to easily track incoming payments on their phones or computers.

Santiago said that as mobility guidelines have become more relaxed, some of these hyperlocal entrepreneurs may want to expand their market beyond their immediate communities, which could give rise to the need for a modified mode of payment.

“If you’re buying from a complete stranger, you may be wary about sending money in advance, because if you don’t get your item, you can’t have that reversed. This is why we’re looking for a digital solution to allow our clients to do COD transactions digitally,” said Santiago.

BPI is committed to provide its clients, especially the budding entrepreneurs, with the digital tools to help them thrive in the new normal. He said they are about to launch new features in the BPI Mobile app and BPI Online that will help clients customize their accounts and organize their transactions more easily.

“Surviving and thriving in the new normal requires sound planning and adaptability. Having the right partners who can provide complementary ecosystems for these businesses, no matter how big or small, are incredibly important for their success,” said Santiago.

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