2017 marks the 60th year of Xavier School in nurturing young boys here in the metro. As part of the celebration, the school organized a fundraising event for the benefit of Educational Research and Development Assistance (Erda) Foundation, Inc. scholars.
Everyone at the football field of Xavier School in San Juan on the 24th of January morning gathered with excitement and thrill on the event ahead of them. The Family Stallion Run was sponsored by Xavier Parents Auxiliary, Alumni Association of Xavier School, Xavier School Batch ’86 Men for Others Foundation, and other various event sponsors such as the Lite Xpress International Inc.
The run started at 6 a.m. occupying the nearby vicinity for the 3k, 5k, and 10k distance. After such, laughter and fun were shared within the XS community as the participants, together with some of our employees, enjoyed the freebies from the sponsors. LXII gladly gave away freebies for the participants and attended the inquiries from them.
Our venture and support with XS was indeed a success!
Harnessing its Supply Chain and Warehousing capabilities, Lite Xpress, under its Lite Xpress Supply Chain Inc arm, is expected to operate its 3,800 sqm warehouse facility in Brgy. Paknaan, Mandaue City before the end of 2016.
Grounded in an almost 7,000 sqm lot, the two warehouses, one 1,600+ sqm and the other 1,200+ sqm, is capable of accommodating more than 4,000 pallet positions, with an elevated loading bay ready for high volume cross docking.
The entire facility will be more than 1.5 meters above street level, providing assurance that cargo will be safe from looming water damages.
- What is the No Contact Traffic Apprehension Policy?
The No Contact Traffic Apprehension is a policy that utilizes CCTV, digital cameras and/or other gadget or technology to capture videos and images to apprehend vehicles violating traffic laws, rules and regulations.
- What is its coverage?
The No Physical Contact Apprehension covers the apprehension of violators in areas within Metro Manila that are covered by MMDA CCTV cameras.
- Will the policy rid Metro Manila roads of MMDA Traffic Enforcers?
No. It was conceptualized to supplement the presence of MMDA Traffic Enforcers. Aside from the fact that there are still places not covered by CCTVs, the No Contact Traffic Apprehension was designed to catch moving violations, thus leaving the apprehension of administrative offenses to MMDA constables.
- How will the No Contact Team know about the records of the vehicle?
The MMDA No Contact Apprehension Team will search for the motor vehicle records of violators in coordination with LTO.
- If I’m the registered owner and the current owner hasn’t processed the vehicle’s transfer of registration yet, will I still be penalized for a violation I did not commit?
The first notice shall require the owner of the vehicle to identify its driver at the time and place indicated in the notice and his/her address. It is the responsibility of the current owner to have the vehicle registered under his/her name. If a previous owner receives the Notice, he or she may file a protest at the MMDA Traffic Adjudication Division and show a notarized Deed of Sale as evidence, as well the name and address of the current owner.
- How will the MMDA send the Summon to violators?
Notices shall be sent thru personal service by MMDA Personnel, registered mail or courier services through government or private service providers.
- What if the violator refuses to receive the Notice?
Traffic violators who refuse to receive or accept the notice issued to them without any valid reason shall be deemed to have received it by leaving a copy and submission of an affidavit of service or report attesting the refusal of the violator to acknowledge receipt of the Notice.
- Within how many days should a driver settle his/her violation under this policy?
Payment of fines and penalties shall be made within seven days upon receipt of the first notice to any authorized accredited payment centers unless a protest is filed before the MMDA TAD, in which case, the fines as finally adjudicated shall be paid at the Collection Division of the MMDA Central Office.
- Where should I pay to settle my violation?
The violator may pay either in the MMDA Main Office or in any branch of MetroBank.
- If I don’t agree with the violation given to me, how do I contest it?
The First Notice contains a statement that the traffic violator shall have the right to file a protest before the MMDA-Traffic Adjudication Division or TAD within seven days from receipt of the Notice, and that failure to do so within the prescribed period shall be seen as a waiver of such right to contest the violation or present evidence as a defense.
Within fifteen days from receipt of an adverse TAD resolution, the driver may file a Motion for Reconsideration. Within thirty (30) days from receipt of the denial of the Motion for Reconsideration, the driver may file an appeal at the Office of the Chairman where the Decision shall be final and executory.
If no protest is filed within the 7-day prescriptive period and the fines remain unpaid, a Final Notice to settle the violation shall be issued.
- What will happen if I don’t pay at all?
If a violator fails to settle the assessed fines or penalties from the receipt of the Final Notice, the vehicle license plate number shall be included in the Alarm list and be reported to the LTO with a request that its registration not be renewed until the penalties or fines are fully settled.
The most prestigious event in the Philippine supply chain industry – the SCMAP Supply Chain Conference – returns on 15-16 September 2016 at the EDSA Shangri-la Manila in Mandaluyong City.
This year’s theme is Go World Class: Onwards to Vision 2020. Continuing the themes tackled in last year’s conference, we have invited speakers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities available to the industry as it works to become globally competitive in the face of increasingly integrated economies, and as it plays its role in building the Philippine economy and realizing the nation’s full potential.
One of our keynote speakers is Doris Magsaysay Ho, the head of shipping conglomerate A. Magsaysay Inc., who represents the private sector.
Our resource speakers include:
- Ronilo Balbieran, vice president of operations for REID Foundation, will look to our economic prospects under the Duterte administration
- Richard Barclay, CEO of Manila North Harbour Port Inc., will discuss developments at North Harbor in light of increasing economic activity
- Emmanuel Bautista, head of ASEAN operations for LF Logistics, will highlight examples of innovation across supply chain operations
- Kim Cabanig, product manager for Globe Business’ machine-to-machine solutions, tackles the role of technology in increasing visibility in supply chain
- Nestor Felicio, corporate vice president for integrated planning and logistics management for United Laboratories, will explore the intersection between analytics and leadership in supply chain
- Megan Fung, marketing manager of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, provides a global perspective to supply chain in the Philippines
- April Lynn Tan, vice president and head of research for COL Financial Group, will look into the investment climate for supply chain in the country
- William Lorenzana Jr., global supply chain consultant, will tackle what makes a supply chain operation truly world class
- Jose Manuel Mapa, EVP for key accounts of 2GO Group, will dive into end-to-end supply chain operations in an archipelagic setting such as the Philippines
- Markus Meissner, managing director for AEB Asia Pacific, will look at the impact of automation on supply chain
- Capt. Rodien Paca, COO of Mariners Professional Shipmanagement, will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the shipping industry as globalization takes its hold
- Nicasio Rollan, president of Transfluent Management, will discuss the qualities needed for a leader in these times – whether in supply chain or otherwise
- Robert Vallender, supply chain project director of Nestle Philippines, will pose the question: is your supply chain operation future-proof?
More speakers are expected to be announced soon.
The SCMAP Supply Chain Conference will also house an exhibit featuring major players in the Philippine supply chain industry, from manufacturers and retailers, to logistics providers and suppliers.
Teams from eight (8) different departments, including Lite Xpress Management ventured into what was dubbed as Lite Xpress “TreeVolution”, a tree planting activity held last 03 July 2016. The primary purpose of this activity was to give back to the environment and build environmental awareness among the Lite Xpress Family.
The primary recipient of this year’s tree planting program was Barangay San Rafael Rodirguez, Rizal. More than 25 team members scaled the outskirts of the Barangay to plant Mahogany seedlings near the running waters of WAWA, a popular Eco Forest destionation for nature advocates and adventurers.
Spearheaded by the LXHR Team under the battle cry, “It is time to act, not to think”, It was a fun, purposeful Sunday for all those who attended. With more, similar give back activities in the pipeline, Lite Xpress shall continue to live by the Corporate Values of Stewardship and promote teamwork across the organization.