Frontrow Singapore expands, adds new branch | ABS-CBN News
Frontrow Singapore expands, adds new branch Frontrow Posted at Nov 08 2018 06:11 PM
Share Frontrow CEO and co-founder Sam Verzosa and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach open the new Frontrow Singapore branch
Singapore is not just for the crazy rich–it is for the hardworking and entrepreneurial achievers too.
For many Filipinos, Singapore’s pulsating energy spells a lot of open doors for personal growth, business opportunities, and limitless potential. This bustling Asian country, so close to home, is one of the prime destinations for overseas Filipinos seeking more income, and better opportunities.
This is not lost on Frontrow, a dynamic and rapidly expanding direct selling company of health, beauty and wellness products in the Philippines, as it recently opened its second branch in Singapore.
Attended by Frontrow CEO and co-founder Sam Verzosa and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, the launch of the new Frontrow Singapore branch attracted a crowd of Filipinos who not only wanted a glimpse of the top executive and the stunning celebrity endorser, but were also interested in the Frontrow business and new income opportunities for Filipinos in Singapore.
Wurtzbach, who also believes in Frontrow products, hosted a Question and Answer segment with the Frontrow CEO. The beauty queen asked Verzosa on what led the business to expand.
“First of all, Frontrow is a direct selling company which sells beauty and wellness products. It’s the trend right now because everyone wants to get healthy, look good and feel good,” he began.
“As part of our expansion, nagtatayo kami ng branches all over the Philippines and also internationally. This is our second international branch here in Singapore and we’ve recently opened Frontrow Dubai and Abu Dhabi in UAE,” Verzosa said.
“As you can see, there are so many Filipinos and for as long as maraming Filipino at maraming nangangailangan ng tulong natin, mago-open tayo diyan to bring world-class products and business opportunities to them.” Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach speaks to Filipinos in Singapore
Frontrow isn’t stopping at its new branch in Singapore. The company plans to roll out more branches overseas as it continues on its mission to change people’s lives.
“We will continue to expand as we are set to open Frontrow in Canada, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia and London. We’re in the business of changing lives so we’ll continue to help more Filipinos. As long as may Filipino diyan, dadalhin natin ‘yung Frontrow dyan,” the CEO said.
Verzosa then shared why he’s passionate about the business and what drives him to work.
“I’ve been a distributor before, just like the Frontrow members. I’ve experienced the beauty of this business—network marketing. I thought to myself, ‘why not share this opportunity to people?’ Dito nabago ang buhay ko. Kung nangyari sa akin, pwedeng mangyari sa iba,” he said.
“We’d like to spread the beauty of this business para mas maraming matulungan. Dito namin nakita ang purpose namin—to help people, inspire them and serve the community.”
Frontrow Singapore branches are located at 304 Orchard Rd., Lucky Plaza, Singapore.
NOTE: BrandNews articles are promotional features from our sponsors and not news articles from our editorial staff.
2,234 youths diagnosed with HIV January to August 2018 | Inquirer News
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM November 08, 2018
According to latest data from the Department of Health, a total of 2,234 Filipino youth aged 15 to 24 years old were diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from January to August 2018.
In August alone, 309 people in this age range were diagnosed with HIV. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research ADVERTISEMENT
Florida’s 1.5 million former felons just won the right to vote – VICE News
midterms midterms Florida’s 1.5 million former felons just won the right to vote Florida’s 1.5 million former felons just won the right to vote By Tess Owen Nov 7, 2018
Multiple injuries in mass shooting at California bar: authorities | News | Al Jazeera
California bar shooting: At least 12 killed in Thousand Oaks The bar in Thousand Oaks, California was packed with college students when the gunman opened fire. 08 Nov 2018 17:05 GMT Reports said the bar was packed with college students before the gunman forced his way in [AP] A gunman killed at least 12 people late on Wednesday after opening fire on a bar packed with college students in southern California, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s office. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said on Thursday that more then a dozen other people were wounded following the incident at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, about 50km west of Los Angeles. “It’s a horrific scene in there. There is blood everywhere,” Dean said.
The gunman, who police identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, died inside the bar.
Dean said Long was armed with a Glock 21, a .45-caliber handgun designed to hold 10 rounds plus one in the chamber.
But the sheriff added the gun had an extended magazine that is illegal in California. The sheriff said he does not know how many rounds that magazine can hold.
There were also reports that the gunman used smoke bombs before opening fire.
The bar’s website says it hosts “College Country Night” every Wednesday. Police said hundreds were inside when the shooting occurred.
Among the dead is Sergeant Ron Helus, who was with the force for 29 years.
“Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff’s sergeant. He was totally committed. He gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero. He went in to save lives, to save other people,” Dean said.
According to police, at least one person who survived the shooting suffered a gunshot wound. Others were injured from jumping out windows and diving under tables. People comfort each other as they stand near the scene in Thousand Oaks, California [Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo]
Long list of mass shootings
The shooting is the latest in a long list of mass shootings in the US.
Three of the deadliest mass shootings in US modern history have occurred since October 2017.
In February, a gunman killed 17 people – most of whom were students – at a high school in Florida. In November 2017, a man entered a church in rural Texas and killed 26 people . And in October 2017, a man shot hundreds of people attending a country music concert in Las Vegas from the window of a hotel, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.
The string of shootings has reignited the debate over gun control, with young people taking the lead. Earlier this year, hundreds of students, teachers and their supporters marched in large cities in the US against gun violence and called on politicians to take more action on gun control.
Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q Series aircraft | CBC News
Bombardier has announced measures that will result in 5,000 job losses over the next year and a half.
The Montreal-based company announced it will sell its Q Series turboprop aircraft program to Longview Aviation Capital for $300 million.
‘I don’t have a plan B’: Quebec’s Bombardier workers await their fate after latest round of cuts The carrier reached another agreement to sell its business aircraft flight and technical training unit, which is run out of Montreal, Quebec City and Dallas, to another Montreal multinational, CAE.
Bombardier said the moves will result in $250 million in annual savings.
Bombardier is also selling training services to CAE for $645 million. The transactions with CAE will total $800 million in revenue for Bombardier and are expected to be finalized by mid-2019.
Bombardier said the deals with Longview and CAE will amount to $900 million in net proceeds.
Bombardier on track to deliver on turnaround goals, CEO says The company’s third-quarter revenue reached $3.6 billion US, a decrease of about five per cent compared to the same period last year. The company did post a profit of $149 million for the quarter, better than the $100 million loss it saw in the same period a year earlier.
Investors were disappointed with the news, as Bombardier shares lost more than 15 per cent of their value and were changing hands at $2.74 per share on the Toronto Stock Exchange nearing midday. The shares were down as much as 26 per cent at one point in the morning, before the exchange executed a trading halt in the shares.
Bombardier sells Downsview location to pension fund for $635M Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare said the cuts and sales are necessary, and the company would continue to “streamline” its operations.
Prior to the news of the sale of the turboprop division, analyst George Ferguson with Bloomberg Intelligence said he thinks the Q Series “will generate little to no profit” for the company this year, so it makes sense to sell it. While most of the attention on Bombardier centres on the company’s jet planes, few of them make a significant amount of money for the company.
The company’s quarterly earnings show that Bombardier has received 66 firm orders for Q400 turboprop jets as of the end of September, up from 43 last December.
Airbus officially renames Bombardier-developed C Series the A220 That’s in contrast to the rail transportation part of the business, which continues to generate cash. “Transportation will generate almost all of cash flow as aerospace … will be flat at best during 2018,” Ferguson said.
John Di Bert, Bombardier’s chief financial officer, said in a conference call with investors Thursday morning that “the actions announced this morning demonstrate our focused efforts to grow earnings and cashflows.”
“We continue taking concrete actions to reshape Bombardier’s portfolio.”
‘Unfortunate and distressing’: union Bombardier spokesperson Simon Letendre confirmed 500 jobs will be cut in Ontario, where the company employs 6,500 people. It will cut 2,500 jobs in Quebec. The company has 70,000 employees worldwide.
The rest of the roughly 2,000 job cuts will come from as yet unnamed operations outside Canada.
Bombardier, based in Montreal, is cutting 5,000 jobs, and has introduced other measures such as the sale of its Q Series turboprop aircraft program. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) The Quebec government gave Bombardier $1 billion to backstop the C Series when that project was looking doubtful in 2016, a figure that was met by $372 million in an interest-free loan a few months later by the federal government.
Both moves were questioned at the time, and were again when Bombardier effectively gave the program to Airbus for free a year ago . Questions about the value of that government money are likely to emerge again now that the company is laying off thousands of workers, for the third time in as many years.
Embraer joint venture with Boeing could make life tougher for Bombardier: analysts Bloomberg analyst Ferguson says Bombardier is fully committed to streamline operations, and expects more asset sales that will strip the company down to a shadow of its former self.
Bombardier says C Series shift to Airbus allows it to focus on regional planes “It’s likely if C Series is a success, that Airbus will purchase the remaining at cost given their options,” he said Thursday. “Bombardier seems ready to slim down to a business-jet and rail manufacturer.”
With files from Radio-Canada