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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is currently offering a scholarship program for Contact Center Services NC II. This program is completely free and includes an allowance for participants.

What is Contact Center Services NC II?

Contact Center Services NC II is a short course designed by TESDA to train individuals in customer interaction and assistance via phone. The course equips participants with the skills to:

  • Interact with customers to provide information about products and services
  • Handle customer complaints
  • Provide inbound customer service
  • Manage order taking and inquiry response handling
  • Perform outbound telemarketing


Graduates of this course can pursue various job roles, including:

Inbound Contact Center Service Agent
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Support
  • IT Helpdesk

Outbound Contact Center Service Agent
  • Sales
  • Survey
  • Collection

Requirements for the TESDA Scholarship

To be eligible for the TESDA scholarship, applicants should preferably be unemployed and meet the following requirements:

  • At least a high school graduate
  • Two (2) valid IDs
  • Birth certificate or marriage contract (if married)
  • Diploma, Transcript of Records (TOR), or Form 137

Program Details

This announcement comes from the TESDA National Capital Region's Facebook page, specifically under the Navotas Training Institute. The Contact Center Services NC II program involves 144 training hours. Enrollees will enjoy several benefits:

  • 100% free training
  • 100% free institutional assessment
  • Training allowance
  • Training certificate upon completion

How to Enroll

The training slots are limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible. To enroll, fill out the Google Form provided by TESDA and select Contact Center Services NC II as the course.

If you think you have chosen your TESDA online course, you can now follow the 8 Easy Steps on How to Enroll to a FREE TESDA Online Course and Get a Certification


For inquiries, you can contact TESDA Navotas Training Institute at 8292-2183 or email them at

You can also visit their physical location at C3 Rd. Corner Virgo Drive, Brgy. NBBS Kaunlaran, Navotas City.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and open up new employment opportunities with TESDA’s free Contact Center Services NC II training program.

List of TESDA Courses and Certification

TESDA Offers Free Training with Allowance for Contact Center Services NC II

We are going to give away 1,000 pesos worth of GCash prizes!!

Our team will choose TEN lucky winners of P100 each and will send them thru GCash!

To get a chance to win, please follow the mechanics:


STEP 1: Go to this link and take a SCREENTSHOT of a product you wish to buy.

STEP 2LIKE or HEART react on the LAST 10 Facebook posts on my page.

STEP 3SHARE this giveaway on your profile (must be on PUBLIC).


You can have many entry as you can as long as you follow the above mechanics! :)

Any body can join the giveaway as long as they can receive GCash. :)

Winners will be chosen and will be announced on July 21, 2024 on my Facebook page.


July GCash Giveaway!

With the recent opening of SM Center San Pedro, the mall has becoming a hotspot to locals and to visitors. With these changes, they opened a transport terminal to provide more convenience to mall-goers.

SM Center San Pedro UV Transport Terminal

The UV transport terminal, managed by Park Solutions Inc., offers a range of routes connecting various key locations in and around Metro Manila. These routes cater to passengers traveling to and from major urban centers, suburban areas, and neighboring provinces.

Here’s an overview of the routes available:


Routes to Metro Manila

Manila: This route connects passengers directly to the heart of Manila, providing easy access to the city’s major landmarks, business districts, and historical sites.

Alabang: A vital route for those traveling to Alabang, a major commercial and residential hub in Muntinlupa City.

SM AuraMarket Market: These routes cater to shoppers and commuters heading to two of Taguig’s premier shopping and lifestyle destinations located in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

Routes to Southern Luzon

Batangas: A key route for passengers traveling to Batangas City, an important port and commercial center in Southern Luzon.

Sto. Tomas Exit: Serves passengers heading to Sto. Tomas, Batangas, known for its industrial estates and growing residential communities.

Tanauan V. Mall: Connects to Tanauan City, Batangas, offering access to local shopping and business centers.

Malvar Exit: Provides a route to Malvar, Batangas, a quiet town known for its historical significance and agricultural lands.

Balete Exit: This route services Balete, Batangas, a picturesque town near Taal Lake.

SM Lipa City: Connects directly to Lipa City, Batangas, a thriving city with shopping centers, schools, and historical attractions.

Routes to Cavite and Laguna

Cavite (Pala-Pala): A vital route for those traveling to Cavite, specifically to the Pala-Pala area, known for its commercial establishments and transport connections.

Tagaytay City: This scenic route takes passengers to Tagaytay City, a popular tourist destination known for its cool climate and stunning views of Taal Volcano.

SM Sta. Rosa: Connects to SM City Sta. Rosa in Laguna, a key shopping destination in the area.

Routes to Key Expressway Exits

Turbina Exit: Serves passengers traveling via the Turbina Exit on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

Sucat Exit: Provides a route to Sucat, Paranaque, via the Sucat Exit on the SLEX.

Bicutan Exit: Connects to the Bicutan area in Paranaque, accessible via the Bicutan Exit on the SLEX.


Convenience and Accessibility

The UV transport terminal at SM Center San Pedro is strategically designed to cater to a diverse range of commuters, providing them with multiple options to reach their destinations efficiently. The routes are planned to cover key urban and suburban areas, ensuring that passengers can easily access commercial centers, residential areas, and other significant locations.

Safety and Comfort

Park Solutions Inc. ensures that all UV Express vehicles operating from the terminal meet the highest standards of safety and comfort. Regular maintenance checks, well-trained drivers, and a focus on passenger welfare make traveling via these routes a reliable option.


The SM Center San Pedro UV transport terminal, managed by Park Solutions Inc., plays a crucial role in enhancing connectivity across Metro Manila and Southern Luzon. Whether you’re heading to a bustling city center or a serene provincial town, the extensive network of routes ensures that you have a convenient and comfortable travel experience.

Here are the UV Express Routes at SM Center San Pedro Transport Terminal

Robinsons Las Piñas
and San Agustin Transport Service Corp. offer a more convenient way to travel to and from Makati, ensuring you go places with ease! Whether you are a daily commuter or an occasional traveler, this service is designed to make your journey smooth and hassle-free.

Departure and Arrival Details

Departure Location: Robinsons Las Piñas

Drop-off Points in Makati (in order):
  • Landmark
  • One Ayala
  • Paseo de-Roxas-Ayala Bus Stop (between PBCom and Insular Life Building)


Trip Schedule

Robinsons Las Piñas to Makati CBD (Monday to Friday Only)
  • 05:45 AM
  • 06:30 AM
  • 07:30 AM
  • 08:45 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 01:00 PM
  • 02:00 PM
  • 03:00 PM
  • 04:00 PM
  • 05:00 PM
  • 06:00 PM

Makati CBD to Robinsons Las Piñas (Monday to Friday Only)
  • 07:30 AM (Ayala Avenue, Makati)

Note: Arrival and departure times may vary depending on road traffic conditions. There is no operation during weekends and holidays.

Contact Information

San Agustin Transport Service Corp.
  • Address: #7 Monique St., Villa Cristina Subd., Pamplona III, Las Piñas City
  • Phone: (02) 8872-8497
  • Email:

If the bus company you are looking for is not on the list, SEARCH MORE BUSES HERE!

Why Choose This Service?

Hourly Departures: Buses depart every hour from 5 AM until 6 PM, ensuring you have ample options throughout the day.

Convenient Drop-off Points: The bus stops at major landmarks in Makati, making it easy to reach your destination.

Comfortable Journey: Enjoy a stress-free ride with well-maintained buses and professional drivers.

Reliable Service: Operating Monday to Friday, this service caters to the needs of daily commuters and occasional travelers alike.

Tips for a Smooth Trip

Plan Ahead: Check the schedule and plan your trip to avoid any last-minute rush.

Be Punctual: Arrive at the bus stop a few minutes early to ensure you don't miss your bus.

Stay Informed: Keep an eye on traffic updates as they may affect your travel time.


Traveling to Makati has never been this convenient. Hop on a bus from Robinsons Las Piñas and enjoy a seamless journey to the bustling business district of Makati with San Agustin Transport Service Corp. Happy travels!

Guide to San Agustin Bus Schedule for Robinsons Las Piñas to Makati CBD

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently seeking to fill 115 vacant positions across the country.

With approximately 40 positions available at the Central Office and 176 positions at various Field Offices in different regions, this is an excellent opportunity for those looking to join PSA as permanent employees.

RELATED: SSS Announced Nationwide Hiring for Over 300 Vacant Positions


PSA Hiring (Central Office)

Here's a list of vacant positions from PSA Central Office:

PSA Hiring (Field Office)

Here's a list of vacant positions from different PSA Field Offices nationwide:

Requirements for Application

Applicants interested in applying for any of the positions must meet the following requirements:

  1. Application Letter: Must state the specific position title with salary grade (SG) level and specific division/province or place of assignment as posted. Applicants can apply for a maximum of two (2) positions regardless of occupational group.

  2. Personal Data Sheet (PDS): Two (2) original copies of the duly accomplished PDS with a recent ID picture taken within three (3) months prior to submission (CSC Form No. 212, Revised 2017) duly subscribed and sworn to by an authorized administering officer. Include the Work Experience Sheet (CSC Form No. 212 - Attachment) if applicable.

  3. Eligibility: Photocopy of authenticated Eligibility (CSC, CESB, RA 1080, PRC, PD 907, etc.).

  4. Transcript of Record: Photocopy of the Transcript of Record.

  5. Training Certificates: Photocopy of certificates of training relevant to the position applied for and participated in within the last five (5) years, if applicable.

  6. Performance Review: Certified copy of the Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR) or its equivalent for the last rating period for applicants with work experience.

  7. Affidavit: Affidavit of Informed Consent, Waiver, and Undertaking of Compliance to the Minimum Qualification Standards and Requirements.

  8. Supervisory Certification: For SG 24 applicants, certification from authorized personnel indicating supervisory functions, including the specific period and number of subordinates.

How to Apply for PSA Hiring Nationwide

Address Application to:
  • Undersecretary Dr. Dennis S. Mapa
  • National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

Submission Methods:
  1. In-Person or Courier:
    • Human Resources Division
    • Philippine Statistics Authority
    • 11th Floor Cyberpod One Bldg. Eton Centris Complex
    • EDSA cor. Quezon Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101
    • Telephone no. (02) 3748260

  2. Courier Submission: Applicants must submit the return slip or tracking number receipt via email to within three (3) calendar days from sending their application.

Important Notes

  • Electronic filing of applications will not be accepted.
  • Submit one set of application documents per position applied for.
  • Applications without salary grade and specific place of assignment as posted will be automatically rejected.
  • The PSA respects the Next-in-Rank principle in the Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (ORAOHRA) subject to qualification standards and requirements of the position. Failure to submit the application and/or PSA Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (PSA-HRMPSB) Form 2 (Waiver as Next-in-Rank Form) by any PSA employee considered as next in rank is automatically a waiver of his/her privilege.
  • The PSA reserves the right to suspend or terminate the hiring process for any reason or disqualify any and/or all applicants for failure to comply with the requirements and instructions without incurring liabilities.
  • Applicants must present the original copy of the documents/attachments in the application letter to the Secretariat before the interview. Failure to present any document will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Applications and documents submitted after the deadline at 5:00 PM will not be accepted.
  • Applications with incomplete required documents, including required information or data, will not be accepted.

How to Apply Online

You can file your application through PSA Online Career Portal.


Take advantage of this opportunity to join the PSA and contribute to the nation’s statistical and civil registration services. Apply now and become part of an organization dedicated to providing reliable and meaningful statistics to support development initiatives in the Philippines.

PSA Hiring: Over 100 Vacant Positions Available Nationwide - Apply Now!

Opus Mall in Bridgetowne, Quezon City, has just raised the bar for movie-goers with the grand opening of the Opus Premier Cinemas.

Designed to offer a high-end cinematic experience, these theaters feature plush leather reclining seats, USB charging ports, and a wide array of snacks, all supported by the latest technological advancements.


The highlight of the Opus Premier Cinemas is the VIP Premier Cinema, which boasts only 56 seats to ensure a more private and intimate experience. Each seat is equipped with a privacy cocoon, a USB charging port, and a service tablet.

The cinema is also equipped with a Dolby Atmos sound system, laser projection technology, and a 15-meter screen, the largest among VIP cinemas, providing an unparalleled immersive experience.

For family outings, the Opus Family Cinema is the perfect choice. It is the first and only cinema in the Philippines to feature couches instead of regular seats for children, complete with colorful cushions, carpeted floors, and even walls.

The cinema has a bubblegum scent to enhance the viewing experience for kids and kids at heart. It accommodates 139 people, with tickets priced at P600 each, and features a child-friendly Dolby 7.1 sound system, ambient lighting, laser projection technology, and a 15-meter screen.

In addition to the specialty cinemas, Opus also offers regular theaters with a Dolby 7.1 sound system, laser projection technology, and a 15-meter screen. Cinema 1 seats 204 people, Cinema 2 accommodates 192 viewers, and Cinema 3 holds 162 people, with tickets priced at P450 each.


Opus Premier Cinemas provide a variety of snacks, including the standout Salted Caramel popcorn, along with Butter, Cheese, BBQ, and Sour Cream flavors. They also offer packages for block screenings, private viewings, and events. For reservations, contact

Located on Level 5 of Opus Mall, Bridgetowne, Quezon City, the Opus Premier Cinemas operate from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Opus Mall Facebook page.

Nearby Attractions

Opus Mall Unveils Premier Cinemas in Bridgetowne, Quezon City

Imagine gliding through the picturesque hills of Camp John Hay in Baguio City on a cable car. This vision could soon become a reality—or spark debate—as the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) partners with Japanese company Zip Infrastructure Co. to explore this innovative transportation option.

During a recent visit to Tokyo, BCDA President Joshua Bingcang and Zip Infrastructure CEO Takamasa Suchi signed an agreement to evaluate the feasibility of introducing Zippar, a self-driven cable car system, in Camp John Hay. This initiative aims to provide an alternative transportation solution to ease traffic congestion in the area.


Zippar, designed to navigate curves and branches while being controlled from a centralized hub, promises to enhance urban mobility and promote environmentally sustainable transportation solutions within Camp John Hay.

Artist rendition of Zippar at Camp John Hay

Bingcang highlighted the potential impact of this technology, stating, "This technology could enhance urban mobility, reduce traffic congestion, and promote environmentally sustainable transportation solutions. By leveraging Zippar technology, we can create a seamless and efficient transport system within Camp John Hay, making it more accessible and enjoyable for residents and visitors alike."

Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista expressed cautious optimism about the project. "Zippar could be a game-changer for urban public transport while presenting an ideal green transport model. But we choose to temper our excitement with the need to first undertake the requisite feasibility studies. We hope to determine the possibility of adopting Zippar to a highly congested metropolis like Metro Manila," Bautista said.

In 2019, DOTr has offered Baguio City a partner deal for a cable car system from La Union to Baguio

What is Zippar?

Launched in 2018, Zippar is a system of capsule cars running on zip lines designed to alleviate traffic congestion. It offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional, more expensive railway systems. Currently being tested in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, these trials are crucial for assessing the system's practicality and performance in real-world conditions. If successful, Zippar could be implemented in various urban settings by 2025.

A sample of Zippar

Cable Cars: An Ongoing Discussion in the Philippines

The idea of using cable cars to solve the Philippines' transportation issues has been considered since 2018 under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. The concept gained renewed attention when Senator Robin Padilla advocated for the revival of the Manila Urban Car Cable Project in 2022.

The Manila Urban Car Cable Project is a 4.5-kilometer cable car system proposed to link Marikina City to Pasig City, featuring six stations:

  • LRT-2 Santolan Station, Marikina City
  • Libis, Quezon City
  • Eastwood, Quezon City
  • Santolan, Pasig City
  • Manggahan, Pasig City
  • Rosario, Pasig City

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) endorsed the Manila Urban Car Cable Project to the National Economic and Development Authority-Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC) in 2021. However, it is still awaiting evaluation and approval, with no updates since then.


As BCDA and Zip Infrastructure embark on this exploratory phase for Zippar in Camp John Hay, the prospect of cable cars in the Philippines continues to capture the public's imagination, promising both excitement and skepticism.

BCDA, Japanese Firm Exploring Cable Car System in Baguio

Step into a world where hydration meets elegance with the all-new Dream Collection Limited Edition of AquaFlask Philippines.

This exclusive lineup promises to be more than just a companion on your adventures; it's a celebration of dreams and vibrant beauty.

Imagine staying hydrated with bottles that are as stunning as they are functional. The Dream Collection offers a palette of 8 vibrant colors, each designed to inspire and uplift.

Whether you're heading to the gym, office, or an outdoor escapade, these bottles will ensure you carry a piece of elegance wherever you go.

Get AquaFlask Dream Collections on Lazada or Shopee!

Available in 4 versatile sizes, these bottles cater to every need and lifestyle. The limited quantities make them even more special, so don't miss your chance to own one.

Find the Dream Collection Limited Edition both in stores and online. Embrace the beauty of your dreams and make hydration a delightful part of your journey. Get yours now and let your dreams bloom with every sip.

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Hydrate in Style: Featuring The AquaFlask Dream Collection [ Limited Edition ]

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Calling all Caviteños! A new bus route has been launched at the Araneta City Bus Station, providing a convenient travel option to Dasmariñas, Cavite

Araneta City to Dasmariñas Bus

This route is a great opportunity for those commuting between Quezon City and Cavite.

Destination: Dasmariñas, Cavite (SM City Dasmariñas)
Fare: ₱130
Operating Hours: 6 AM - 11 PM

To see all destinations, here's a comprehensive guide for Araneta City Bus Routes and Schedules


About Araneta City Bus Port

The Araneta City Bus Port is a modern transportation hub located in the heart of Araneta CityCubaoQuezon City. Known for its strategic location, it serves as a major terminal for buses traveling to various parts of Luzon.

Entrance to Araneta City Bus Port

The bus port is equipped with comfortable waiting areas, ticketing booths, and various amenities to ensure a pleasant travel experience for passengers.

Don't miss out on this new travel option, offering a convenient and affordable way to get to Dasmariñas, Cavite.

Other Araneta City Bus Routes

Over 20 bus companies operate trips to Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao from this single transport hub.



You Can Now Take a Bus From Araneta City to Dasmariñas, Cavite Vice Versa

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos has mandated the inclusion of the “Bagong Pilipinas” hymn and pledge in flag ceremonies at government offices and public schools to promote the principles of the Bagong Pilipinas governance and leadership.

On June 4, Marcos issued Memorandum Circular No. 52, instructing all national government agencies, GOCCs, and educational institutions, including state universities and colleges (SUCs), to incorporate the hymn and pledge into their weekly flag ceremonies. Local government units (LGUs) are also encouraged to follow suit, adhering to existing laws and regulations.


The circular, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, is effective immediately and includes the text of the hymn and pledge.

Bagong Pilipinas Hymn lyrics

Panahon na ng pagbabago

Dahil sa ito ay kinakailangan

Tayo na magtulong-tulong

Na paularin ang mahal nating bayan

Panahon na ng pagbabago

Dahil sa ito ay kinakailangan

Tayo na magtulong-tulong

Na paularin ang mahal nating bayan

Panahon na ng pagbabago

At iayos ang mga dapat ayusin

Dapat lang maging tungkulin

Ng bawat mamamayan dito sa atin

Gawin ang pagbabago

Patungo sa pag-asenso

Magsikap ng mabuti

At nang guminhawa tayo

Ipagmalaki natin sa mundo at ipamalas

Ang Bagong Pilipino at Bagong Pilipinas

Panahon na ng pagbabago

Tangkilikin natin ang sariling atin

At tama lang na ugaliin

Kaysa sa iba sa atin ang unahin

Panahon na ng pagbabago

At manguna sa kahit anong larangan

Ang tagumpay ay karangalan

Ialay o ihandog natin sa bayan

Ilang ulit nang napatunayan ng Pilipino

Ang husay at lakas, kagandahan, at talento

Handang makipag paligsahan kahit anong oras

Ang bagong Pilipino, ang Bagong Pilipinas

Panahon na ng pagbabago

Buhay natin ay gawing maaliwalas

Marami ang magandang bukas

Ang ibubunga ng Bagong Pilipinas


Bagong Pilipinas Pledge

Bilang Pilipino, buong pagmamalaki kong isasabuhay ang Bagong Pilipinas.

Buhay sa aking dugo ang lahing dakila, magiting at may dangal

Palaging dadalhin sa puso, isip at diwa ang aking pagmamahal sa kultura at bayang sinilangan;

Kaisa ng bawat mamamayan, iaalay ko ang aking talino at kasanayan sa pagpapaunlad ng aking Bayan;

Taglay ang galing na naaayon sa mga pandaigdigang pamantayan;

Magiging instrument ako sa pagsulong ng kagalingan, karunungan at kapayapaan.

Makikiisa at makikilahok ako sa mga adhikain ng pamamahalaan dahil ang kaunlaran at hindi lamang responsibilidad ng iilan.

Isusulong at pangagalagaan ko ang karangalan, Kalayaan at interes ng aking bayang minamahal; 

Bilang Pilipino na may pagmahahal, pakilam at malasakit; hindi makasarili kundi para sa mas nakakarami; tatahakin ko ang landas tungo sa isang Bagong Pilipinas!


Bagong Pilipinas Hymn Lyrics and Pledge

Do you want to experience Africa's beautiful savannahs, wildlife and varied nature on a safari trip? It's no wonder. On a trip to Africa, you're guaranteed a wealth of memorable experiences. The continent offers so many options that it can be difficult to choose the right trip. Fortunately, the travel agency Africa Tours is ready to help you go on a true Africa Safari. Read on to find out more about what you can experience on an Africa safari with Africa Tours.

Experiential Africa Safari with Danish tour guides 

In Africa, unique nature and wildlife still dominate. If you're dreaming of a fantastic Africa Safari, the great continent has everything to offer.

The travel agency Africa Tours has a great knowledge of safari travel, which you will quickly notice when you choose a trip with them. Every year they go on study tours to see and experience the safari areas and the service at the different accommodations on all levels. This way, the agency ensures they can guide you to the best experiences, whether you're traveling with family or celebrating your honeymoon.

As the continent of Africa is miles away from Denmark both geographically and culturally, an Africa Safari can be an overwhelming experience for all your senses. For this reason, traveling with Danish tour guides creates greater peace of mind. On an Africa Safari with Africa Tours, Danish Africa experts always accompany you on


Safari and beach holidays? Africa has it all!

At Africa Tours you have the opportunity to go on Africa Safari in a wide range of African countries. If you're a first-time traveler, a safari trip to the safari's homeland Kenya is a great place to start. In Kenya's beautiful natural areas you can see all the classic African animals, such as wildebeest and zebra.

In Kenya's neighboring country Tanzania, you are also guaranteed unique experiences. Tanzania is known as the world's best safari country. Here you can experience the rich wildlife of Serengeti National Park and the wild animals of southern Tanzania that have not yet become accustomed to safari cars.

In addition to a memorable Africa Safari, Africa is also synonymous with exciting culture and great beach vacations. Impressive heritage in Zanzibar, white sandy beaches on the Kenya coast and luxurious accommodation in the Seychelles are just a fraction of the special experiences Africa offers.

Dreaming of unforgettable experiences in Africa? An Africa Safari is the answer!