I just had a chat with a friend early this morning and found out that a certain company which started operations here in the Philippines1 recently had a major Human Resources blunder. The company in question is Teradata Corp., the largest company solely focused on Enterprise Data Warehousing and Enterprise Analytics. It lends its services to big multinational and local companies such as 3m, Air Canada, Coca-Cola, Smart Communications, Ace Hardware and etc2. Teradata Corp. recently began its operations here in the Philippines around the year 2008 and started actively hiring specialized technical professionals with experience in data warehouse management towards the end of the year 2009. I had a lot of friends (also in the field of Database Management) who transferred to this company, thus explains how I stumbled upon this juicy story.
My auntie from Canda was teaching in UP Los Baños as a visitng professor last weekend. We took this opportunity to visit her in campus before her teaching stint ended and she flies back to Canada. Guess who was the designated driver? Yep, that’s me. I have been to the campus several times before, but I used to take the bus and usually slept all the way, so I couldn’t get much from that experience. Here is the route that we took from Makati to UP Los Baños Laguna.
Passed by Powerbooks today and saw this. Pretty interesting, found some interesting Vertigo, DC and Marvel comics. Not so old and in good condition too. This applies to ALL Powerbooks outlets. Promo started last May 27, 2011 and will continue until supplies last.
Metro Manila smoking ban begins on Monday (May 30, 2011)
Beginning this Monday, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) working with 17 Local Government Units (LGU)1 and policemen will be allowed to apprehend and fine smokers in public areas. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said violators will be slapped with a 500Php fine (11.53 US dollars, 1.00US Dollar = 43.35Php) or render 8 hours of community service. So to avoid getting fined, don’t smoke in public areas, only smoke in areas that are designated as smoking areas. As per Republic Act No. 9211 aka. Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 (It took the Philippine government to actually implement this policy 8 years after conception LOL), the designated smoking areas Continue reading