Embrace Luxury in Simplicity at One Hagdan Villas in Boracay

Nestled in a secluded location on Boracay Island, One Hagdan Villas offers guests a resort experience that is a step above luxury. Their curated collection of villas draws inspiration from the discerning traveler, ensuring world-class comfort, contemporary design, and unparalleled privacy as cornerstones of their reimagined villa experience.

Mirroring the ethos of LIHIM in El Nido, Palawan, One Hagdan Villas embraces the idea of ‘Luxury in Simplicity,’ offering an unapologetically secluded and intimate escape for the discerning traveler. Similar to its inspiration, the villa aims to be the perfect sanctuary for guests to rest, relax, and recharge, providing a discreet destination of choice.

Among the offerings in the Curated Villa Collection is BAITANG, an expansive villa covering 145 square meters with four bedrooms; the equally impressive HAKBANG villa which boasts of a generous space of 193 square meters and four bedrooms; and, BALUSTRE, an elegant villa spanning 156 square meters and featuring four inviting bedrooms.  Prices for these rooms start at Php 23,000.

Each villa is thoughtfully designed to reflect world-class comfort, contemporary aesthetics, and utmost privacy. Guests are invited to unwind in sprawling private spaces, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass that opens to breathtaking views of Boracay’s crystal waters and tropical landscapes. Here, simplicity is interwoven with luxury, creating a seamless blend of nature and refinement.

One Hagdan Villas takes luxury a step further with their curated services. Guests can enjoy the expertise of a private chef to provide customized culinary experiences in the comfort of their villa. Recently, it launched its in-room dining service, which features crave-worthy cuisine from Gana Restaurant. Pantry stocking services ensure that the guests’ preferred products are ready before arrival. For those looking to host a villa party, the Mobile Bar service offers a selection of classic cocktails, mocktails, and more. A private mixologist can also prepare creative libations for guests with their preferred bottles and mixers.

Moreover, each villa is thoughtfully configured with living areas, fully equipped kitchens, bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, spacious decks, private pools, and recreation areas. It caters to both restful relaxation and unforgettable gatherings, providing guests with an exceptional setting for every desire.

In the spirit of LIHIM, One Hagdan Villas is a hidden gem of unparalleled villa luxury in Boracay. As guests step into their private address in paradise, they embark on an unforgettable journey of tranquility, where the essence of luxury lies in the beauty of simplicity.

With an ‘experience like no other’ approach, One Hagdan Villas invites guests to uncover a hidden gem of unparalleled villa luxury in Boracay. Reserve your private address in paradise today!

For inquiries and reservations, visit https://onehagdanvillas.com/, One Hagdan Villas on Facebook or email info@onehagdanvillas.com.

PH largest private employer Concentrix sustains remarkable growth with 3 new sites launched

(PR) Manila, Philippines – In a historic first on August 18, Concentrix Philippines simultaneously launched its 3 newest sites nationwide: Giga Tower in Bridgetowne, Quezon City, One Montage in Cebu Business Park, and Davao Finance Center in Davao Park District. Concentrix staff, leaders, partners from government and private sector also attended the launch and tour of facilities in their respective cities. Concentrix President and CEO Chris Caldwell was also present. 

The launch event called “One Concentrix Nation” highlights the remarkable growth of Concentrix and the company’s investments to bring career opportunities throughout the country. The 3 sites’ locations correspond to the 3 major island groups of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao respectively. 

The expansions also reinforce Concentrix’s position as the nation’s undisputed largest private employer with approximately 100,000 staff, and brings the company’s total sites in the Philippines to 50, located in 20 cities for its brick-and-mortar operations.

Concentrix Giga Site Tour: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1231767814328670

According to Amit Jagga, SVP and Country Leader for Concentrix Philippines, “Our journey in the Philippines has always been about growth. In 16 years, we have grown from a handful of people to a 100,000-strong team today. Launching 3 new sites altogether is a big growth milestone representing close to 5,700 combined staff in these locations and the opportunity to grow further. It’s visible proof of our continued growth, and a tangible message of our continued commitment to the Philippines: we’ll continue to invest in providing meaningful career opportunities to as many talented Filipinos as possible. Further, the multi-site launch being nationwide also demonstrated that when we expand our presence to more people and places, it translates to employment and other economic opportunities also spreading to those communities..”

All 3 sites: Giga, One Montage Cebu, and Davao Finance Center operate 24/7, and have close to 30,000 sq.m of space in combined total. Staff support clients in industries such as Communications, Financial Services, Retail, Technology, Travel, Healthcare, and Content Moderation. Giga and Montage both have Recruitment Hubs for the high volume of jobseekers in Quezon City and Cebu City. 

Concentrix Montage Site Tour: https://www.facebook.com/ConcentrixPH/videos/1111278162857923/

Concentrix site investments include the work environment and overall staff experience. Concentrix VP of People Solutions in the Philippines Hazel Banas shares “Staff experience is top priority for Concentrix so it’s important to consider what’s meaningful and relevant to their needs and situations. Considering workplace and work environment – how safe, conducive, well-equipped with resources and well-supported the staff are, how we facilitate ease and access to information or services they need, how we reward and engage them –- these are all important. We also want to provide state-of-the-art facilities with flexibility in mind. Our spaces are deliberately designed for the perfect blend of functionality, productivity, and creativity. We also take staff feedback on what they need and want, so no two sites are necessarily the same. For example, you can have 2 sites with a gym, and another one without. It depends on the preference of local teams.”

Concentrix Davao Finance Center Site Tour https://www.facebook.com/ConcentrixPH/videos/352792670257928/

With a solid commitment to continued growth and investment in the country and its talent, Country Leader Amit Jagga is excited about the positive impact it will continue to make, He says “We anticipate the growth rate to continue being significant levels in line with the growth in business that clients give to us, including new client logos, all of which increase our hiring requirements. So we’re very excited to share about our sites and for more people to join Concentrix. If this trajectory continues leading up to 2023, and while we cannot give forward-looking statements as a publicly traded company, if we get close to double-digit % growth from the 100K scale we have today, that’s anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 staff net growth that we can expect.”

Concentrix Philippines is a recipient of “Highly Commended” recognition for Excellence in Employee Experience in the global Gartner Communication Awards 2022 and is among Asia’s Best Employer Brands for 2 years in a row. It is also the sole recipient of ICT Awards 2021 special award for “Outstanding Use of ICT Services To Fight COVID-19.”

Mactan-Cebu Airport temporarily transfers all departures to Terminal 2

To ensure the safety of passengers and staff during emergency rectification and repairs of damaged structures caused by Typhoon Odette last December 16, 2021, GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) will transfer all departures for both Domestic and International flights to Terminal 2 (T2) beginning Sunday, January 16, 2022, 06:00 a.m. PHT. The damage to Terminal 1 (T1) has been far more extensive especially at T1 departure areas which requires an immediate rectification program which will last several months. In order to ensure that users and stakeholders of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) continue to experience a high level of service, safety and security, GMCAC will consolidate all departures in Terminal 2 for the duration of the rectification program.

Domestic arrivals will continue to arrive at T1 South Wing Arrivals as this area is the least damaged section of T1. International Arrivals will also continue to arrive at T2 Arrivals in order to remain fully compliant with the arrival health protocols set by the national government and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

In summary, the following operational concept will be as follows for each terminal:

Terminal 1

  1. All Domestic Arrivals will arrive at T1 South Wing Baggage Reclaim.
  2. Domestic Arriving passengers will access T1 Baggage Reclaim Hall from T2 by connecting airside link bridge or be transported by bus, depending on their designated aircraft parking bay and proximity to the Domestic Baggage Reclaim Hall in T1.
  3. Domestic Arrivals Pick-up for vehicles will remain at T1 Transportation Hub.
  4. Airport Village will remain operational with selected shops open for the benefit of meeters and greeters.

Terminal 2

  1. All Domestic and International Departures will access the upper level of T2 Departures Drop-off with limited waiting time for drop-off to prevent congestion.
  2. Domestic and International passengers will check-in at T2 and proceed through final security check to proceed to their designated boarding gates.
  3. International passengers will be separated from Domestic passengers at entry to the designated international boarding gates which have Immigration Counters located at the entry to the designated gates. 
  4. All passengers (both Domestic and International) will have access to all facilities in T2. However, certain retail outlets specifically for international passengers, such as Duty Free, will not be open due to the very low volume of international departing passengers for now.
  5. International Arriving passengers will access T2 Bureau of Quarantine Verification Counters, Immigration Counters, Baggage Reclaim Hall, and Customs in compliance with the current IATF protocols for arriving international passengers. 

GMCAC will ensure adequate staff guidance and signage is in place to provide passengers with directions and information during the switchover period.

The consolidated mode of operations at T2 will remain so until rectification and repairs of both T1 and T2 have been completed. Passengers and stakeholders shall be notified in advance of any changes to the designated use of Terminals 1 and 2 prior to any change of operations.

Temporary Entry Restrictions for International Arrivals at Mactan-Cebu Airport

(Updated as of March 19, 2021) With reference to the clarification on temporary entry restrictions issued by the National Task Force (NTF) through Memorandum Circular No. 6, s. 2021 on March 18, 2021, only passengers under the following classifications shall be permitted entry into the country via Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) during the restricted period starting 00:01 of March 22, 2021 until 23:59 of April 21, 2021:

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Balik sa Bohol Online Sale to offer massive discounts (Travel requirements to Bohol)

As Bohol reopens its tourism industry, undoubtedly one of its main economic drivers, Bohol tourism stakeholders have collaborated to launch the first ever and biggest selling campaign, dubbed as Balik sa Bohol: Bohol Online Sale, which will run from February 21 to March 14, 2021. Noq is the best time to start planning a visit to the island for those itching to travel once more and enjoy breathtaking beaches, scenic hills, majestic rivers and spectacular dive sites or savor healthy food in an organic farm.

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