Double-duty dad wins P10.4-M lotto jackpot
A Batangueño who worked two jobs to provide for his family now has enough money to give them a decent life after he bagged the P10.4-million lotto jackpot in the 6/42 draw on March 14. The 58-year-old father of three told Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office acting chair and general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II that he had been placing lotto bets for 20 years since his earnings from both jobs were not enough to cover his family’s daily needs. “If sales for memorial plans are down, I focus on selling real estate property and vice versa. I decided to try my luck at the lottery since my income isn’t enough for my family’s needs,” Rojas quoted the winner as saying. The man took home P10.4 million when he picked the winning number combination of 04-06-10-17-22-28 using the birth dates of his family. He claimed his prize at the agency’s head office in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday and told Rojas that he would use his prize to pay off his debts and save the rest for his children’s education. He added that he and his wife also intended to start a business of their own. Jovic Yee
Firm offers skills building workshops
The SAS Management Inc., in cooperation with the Mandaluyong City government, will be conducting a series of professional skills building workshops. The workshops, which will be facilitated by the company’s accredited and certified consultants/trainers, will cover topics like Customer Service/Soft Skills, ISO 9001-2008, ITSM-ISO 20000-2011 and an introduction to project management for business establishments in the city. SAS Management Inc. vice president Deep Rawat, senior vice president Angelie Flores Chua and OD/training consultant Nice Trinidad discussed the objectives and strategy of the program, part of its corporate culture of “giving back to the community,” with Mayor Benhur Abalos during a meeting at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel on Mar. 6. The CEO of SAS Group, Mary Rose Chua, allotted a total of P1.2 million worth of services for the project with the firm offering paid internship programs for the 10 best training participants. They will have a chance to be employed at SAS Management Inc. after three months of successful internship. For details, please contact 5094849 and 0917-7935133 (Angelie Flores Chua) for information.
4 easy routes for Tagaytay-bound Metro motorists
Metro dwellers planning out-of-town trips where they can enjoy fresh cool air can now go to Tagaytay, the country’s summer capital in the south, through four easy routes. The Manila Toll Expressway Systems, Inc. (MaTES), operator of South Luzon Expressway (SLEx), said that motorists can pick up from four easy routes to Tagaytay via SLEx exits—Southwoods, Carmona, Sta. Rosa and Eton. On the other hand, motorists traveling via the Star Tollway may take the scenic route toward the Tanauan Exit. To get traffic updates, they can also follow the MaTES Twitter account @OfficialSlex or call the MaTES hotline, 0917-OURSLEX (6877539) for road assistance. MaTES operates and maintains the 36-km-long SLEx from Alabang to Calamba-Sto. Tomas.