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Top 10 best ceramics and pottery schools in the Philippines

Top 10 best ceramics and pottery schools in the Philippines

Career & Employment
When we think about ceramics, the movie Ghost comes into mind. That romantic pottery scene of Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze is one of the most romantic and sensual movie scenes ever. Ceramics making is an art that has been around for thousands of years, dating back to 29,000–25,000 BC. It is the process of forming ceramic materials into different shapes at high temperatures to achieve desired form and durability. It is also said to be one of the earliest human inventions of art and design. However, as technology advances, pottery making is slowly becoming a forgotten art. Gladly, there are still ceramics schools that offer ceramic-making lessons in the Philippines. Whether you are considering getting into ceramics making, a collector, or simply exploring some new techniques to enhanc...
This Pinay call center agent has a unique life-changing story

This Pinay call center agent has a unique life-changing story

Career & Employment, Society & Culture
Lysette Mendoza, then 27 of San Jose, Batangas did not hesitate to apply for a part-time call center job when her close friend Joy asked her to do the gig. Mendoza, a former campus beauty during her college years in de la salle Lipa is from a prominent San Jose family of poultry farmers. She chose to work part-time just for socializing while also working as a part-time instructor in one of the Colleges in Lipa. Lysette works only for 4 hours in the morning of Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in a special non-voice account but occasionally answers phones when needed. In her 4 months of working, she recalled she only made around 20 phone calls with customers about special billing issues. Most of her duties focused on answering emails and calling other internal departments concerning cu...
Inspiring: How this shoe repairman became a father of 4 engineers and a teacher

Inspiring: How this shoe repairman became a father of 4 engineers and a teacher

Business & Finance, Career & Employment
A 52-year old Batangueño father who has been repairing shoes and umbrellas for 35 years has something to tell when it comes to managing a household budget. Emanuel “Manny” Lat, a native of Malvar, Batangas is an outspoken hero to his five children. The hardworking father who refuses to stop repairing shoes said his secrets on how his five children managed to finish college lies on good budgeting. All of his four sons finished engineering courses at Batangas State University, while the youngest and only daughter finished Teacher Education at De La Salle Lipa. Manny said the secret is correct budget management. For 35 years, Manny walks every day within the Malvar, Lipa City, and Tanauan City area yelling “payong repair sapatos” repeatedly to attract customers’ attention. “Minsan...
10 underrated jobs that pays higher than your average call center agent

10 underrated jobs that pays higher than your average call center agent

Career & Employment
Many of us today are aiming to work in BPO because we believe that call center jobs pay higher than the minimum wage set by the government. Yes, it’s true. A level one call center agent can earn from 12K to 20K a month depending on the company and the location of the BPO. In Metro Manila, most call centers offer at least 18,000 pesos per month. In the CALABARZON region, a level 1 agent can earn from 14,000 to 18,000, while in Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo, a call center agent can earn at least 12,000 a month. Working in a call center is truly rewarding, but the physical and mental stress associated with it is also exhausting. You go to work at 12 midnight and listen to irate customers for the next 8 hours – this is what most call center agents must face daily especially in technical supp...
How and where to find jobs in Batangas

How and where to find jobs in Batangas

Career & Employment
The province of Batangas, especially the Cities of Lipa, Tanauan, and Sto. Tomas is always in shortage of manpower as manufacturing and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies continue to flourish. Many people travel to Batangas and Laguna just to look for jobs as these parts of CALABARZON provide many employment opportunities. If you are new to job hunting in Batangas, there are many ways to find a perfect job for you. The following is a short but comprehensive guide on how to find jobs in Batangas. 1. PESO Office Every city and town in Batangas has its own dedicated Public Employment Service Office (PESO), which has an updated list of vacancies is provided by employers. I found my last job (manufacturing supervisor), through the PESO office in Lipa City. I was on the n...
Top 20 Best Security Agencies in the Philippines

Top 20 Best Security Agencies in the Philippines

Business & Finance, Career & Employment
Hiring a security guard for your business or home is a crucial and important decision to make. Not only that you are putting your business in the hands of other people, but you also count them for your own safety and security. Whether you are in Metro Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao, or any part of the country, you can always hire a good agency that would protect your family and business and could give you peace of mind. With so many unregistered and fake security agencies operating in the country, it is always important to do prior research before selecting a company for your protection. Here is the list of some of the most reliable security and investigation agencies in the Philippines. Some of these companies also offer armored vehicle services, janitorial, and even home a...
Top 10 Manning Agencies for Seafarers in the Philippines

Top 10 Manning Agencies for Seafarers in the Philippines

Career & Employment
Working as a seaman is a rewarding job especially if assigned to an oceangoing international vessel. Filipino mariners comprise more than 25 percent of the 1.5 million mariners worldwide, making them the “single biggest nationality bloc” in the global shipping industry according to the Department of Labor and Employment as of 2016. But in order to land a good offshore job, one must also select the best manning and manpower agency. Failing to select the best maritime manpower agency could result in a disaster, especially when untoward incidents happen. In this article, we provide the 10 best manning agencies awarded by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as consistent good performers for more than 10 years now. This list also includes other companies that have ...
Top 10 highest paying jobs in the Philippines for 2021

Top 10 highest paying jobs in the Philippines for 2021

Career & Employment
For ten years since the IT/BPO business proliferated in the Philippines, IT-related jobs have been dominating the lists of high-paying jobs. Although middle management level manufacturing jobs are sometimes higher, the discrepancy between companies is high enough to get an average. For example, a junior manufacturing supervisor in a Japanese firm receives P15,000 to P18,000, while the same position in an American firm received at least P25,000. Jobstreet.com revealed that employees in IT/Software and IT/Network Systems consistently ranked first and second on the lists of top-paid employees in the country. For junior executives (Supervisor/Team leader), IT/Software jobs pay the highest salary with an average of P37,784 per month, while the same position on IT/Network jobs pays an a...