Sunday, July 17, 2011

Joseph Calata: Revolutionizing The Agricultural Community With Technology

Today, the largest distributor of agricultural chemicals, feeds, fertilizers and other agricultural products of the Philippines is Calata Corporation. Joseph Calata, took over the once mom-and-pop business and revolutionized it by tuning its operations automated. By utilizing the much needed computer technology available at that time, the distributor reaped in a huge P1.8 billion revenue in 2009 and 2010

The revenue during this time is nine times more the year Joseph Calata took over management back in 2003 where revenue was seen at P200 million. In the earlier years, the young businessman was a clerk in his parents' company. He was able to maneuver his way in to management by computerizing their systems. By changing the management operations and tightening credit and collection, he was able to make greater sales.

This type of corporation is a proud part of the top one thousand of the country's companies and is part of the fastest network of distribution in the industry today. The giant corporation, which was formerly known as Planters Choice Agro Products, is now the exclusive distributor of some world renowned chemicals, fertilizers and feeds in the Philippines. The company, which is based in Bulacan, still aims to expand its horizons and open up more opportunities for people across the nation.

With a greater and more efficient system as well as better advertising and marketing campaigns, Calata Corporation was able to see better days. The corporation is now the biggest agriculture product distributor in the Philippines today and it is still widely growing. From a small office staff to now employing over two hundred people, Calata Corporation is definitely a company still on the rise. Their aim is now to expand and build more stores nation-wide.

Not only is the young man helping the world of agriculture in the Philippines, Joseph Calata is able to fight the unemployment rates and open up jobs for a great number. This business savvy man is not afraid to get his hands dirty as he will readily visit fields to check up on farmers. He is ready to grow his business in terms of sales and come up with ways to make these more sustainable.

Calata Corporation will definitely see more stores nationwide and cater to more farmers. Farmers and breeders across the nation proudy prefer these products over any other. Besides the sales in agriculture, the young businessman also takes part in growing and feeding which adds to the corporations overall revenue. The projects do not come to a stop here for the Calatas as their business is still looking to a much better tomorrow.

The company, Calata Corporation, was once a mom-and-pop business which held a small office staff in Bulacan. After being technologically revolutionized by son, Joseph Calata, the corporation took a turn for the better and started reaping in revenue and seeing numbers as high as P1.8 billion. Now, the once small family-run business is the largest distributor of agricultural products in the Philippines and is still vastly growing today.

-Alison Ward

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vote Lito Atienza: Why Should He Win Another Term

Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza is seeking another three-year mandate as city mayor of the nation's capital in a bold attempt to continue his commitment in serving his beloved city and the Manilenos. Atienza, one of the most loved leaders of the city vows to continue his flagship programs and priority projects which he was able to successfully launch during his tenure. If all things turn out well and if the majority of the Manilenos are wise enough to Vote Lito Atienza, the former mayor will continue to push for the improvement and efficient delivery of basic social services to the residents of the city. Moreover, Atienza plans on continuing his crusade against poverty and has promised to invest all of his efforts in uplifting and developing the lives of the city's impoverished residents.

If Manila residents would Vote Lito Atienza and would give him another three-year mandate, Atienza will launch his platform dubbed as "Buhayin Nating Muli Ang Maynila" which is centered on continuing what he has started during his tenure. In light of this, Atienza has prepared numerous programs and priority projects, all of which are dedicated for addressing all the basic social needs of the city and its residents. Atienza plans to sustain his livelihood programs and effective delivery of basic social services which has benefited much of the city's impoverished residents during his tenure as city mayor.

To achieve his goal of uplifting the lives of the city's poorest residents, Atienza will launch programs that would stimulate the city's once-vibrant economy. Atienza plans to attract investors into the city by enhancing the city's infrastructure and peace and order situation.In this way, economic activity in the city will be put back into life, which can result into job creation for the city's unemployed residents. Livelihood programs and skills trainings will also be launched to cater the city's unemployed and out of school youth to provide them with a decent livelihood and source of income. Moreover, Atienza will also create employment opportunities for the city's senior citizens who would still want to work.

Apart from creating jobs and employment opportunities, Atienza plans to continue addressing the needs of the residents by including almost all social aspects in his platform. Atienza will be launching and continuing programs and projects that will cover a wide array of social areas including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order, education, sports, culture and arts, nature and environment and welfare of senior citizens. If the Manilenos will Vote Lito Atienza, the benefits and the services they were able to avail during Atienza's term will be continued and sustained for good.

If given another three-year term as city mayor, Atienza plans to create more affordable housing programs and land acquisition programs both for the homeless impoverished residents and even to the middle class. As part of his efforts in improving the city's healthcare services, Atienza plans to enrich the coffers of the city's public hospitals and health centers. This will allow hospitals to purchase new medical equipment and medicines to be able to provide the Manilenos with quality healthcare and free medicines. Healthcare services will also be taken into every barangay via the "Sama sa Masa", a flagship project of Atienza where in doctors conduct free medicines and checkups to every barangay of the city.Atienza will also continue to provide free education and school supplies to the city's public school students. In addition, as part of his efforts in providing quality and affordable college education, Manila's colleges and universities will also be further improved.Livelihood programs and skills trainings like vocational courses will also be offered to Manila's unemployed and out of school youth.

Atienza plans on extending support to Manila's budding athletes and talents through the promotion of sports-culminating activities and free training and development programs.The city's peace and order situation will also be enhanced and perpetrators of crime and big time drug or crime syndicates will be put into justice. As a former environment czar, Atienza will be pushing for the removal of the oil depot in Pandacan, which he deem as a serious environmental and safety threat to the people residing in the area.Furthermore, Atienza is planning to move forward with his beautification projects to put Manila back into the tourists' maps and top destinations in the country.Atienza has vowed to transform and beautify the city's old and deteriorating parks and tourist attractions, just like what he did in Manila's bay area or commonly known as the baywalk.

If Manila residents Vote Lito Atienza, the former Manila mayor plans to continue his dedication and commitment in uplifting the lives of the city's residents. He plans to continue improve the local government's delivery of basic services and creating livelihood and employment opportunities which he views as the solutions to the poverty incidence in the city. Atienza has vowed to continue his beautification projects just like what he did in he now infamous baywalk.

-Francis Go

Mayor Of Manila: Atienza Plans To Improve The Delivery Of Social Services For Manilenos

Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza has vowed to continue his commitment in serving his beloved city and dearest Manilenos. The former mayor of Manila has decided to join the Manila elections to continue what he has done for the city and its residents after completing a full nine-year term. The only mayor of Manila who has served a full term, Atienza will try to win another three-year mandate as city mayor to fulfill his dream of providing the Manilenos with a city that they can truly call their own and which they will care for.Atienza one of the most revered and respected leaders of the city, will be continuing his livelihood programs and effective delivery of other services which has benefited much of the city's impoverished residents during his stint as city mayor.

Being a true statesman and a public servant, former Manila mayor Lito Atienza's platform "Buhayin Nating Muli and Maynila" is centered on the welfare and development of Manila's residents. One of the foremost priorities of the former mayor of Manila is to improve the local government's delivery of basic social services. In light of this, Atienza will be launching numerous programs and flagship projects, all of which are meant to benefit the poor residents of Manila.These programs and projects will cover a wide array of social areas including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order and education.

Under Atienza's administration, Manila's poor residents were given free housing and land ownership under the former mayor's housing and land for the landless projects.By working closely with non-government organizations like Gawad Kalinga and Habitat For Humanity, thousands of houses were built in Baseco, a 50-hectare reclaimed area dedicated for the city's housing programs.Atienza also plans on pushing for the same massive housing projects in Manila's impoverished sections including Isla Putting Bato, Parola 1 and 2, among other. Middle class families are also set to benefit from affordable housing programs to be launched by Atienza.

Health care services is also among the top priorities of former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza. Atienza has vowed to increase the budget allocated for the procurement of medical equipment and medicine to improve the delivery of healthcare services."Sama sa Masa", a major project of Atienza where in doctors conduct free medicines and checkups to every barangay of the city; will also be continued.Atienza will also give Manila residents with free dental and eye care.

Improving the peace and order situation in the city will also be one of Atienza's immediate priorities.Atienza has pointed out that illegal drugs are the major culprit of crimes in the city. As an immediate solution and to lower down the city's crime rates, Atienza has vowed to run after drug syndicates and criminals. Atienza looks forward to providing Manilenos with a peaceful environment wherein anyone can live without fear and unmindful of their safety.

Atienza has also put a premium on quality education which he believes is the key for poverty alleviation and upliftment of the lives of the impoverished. Atienza vowed to continue providing public school students with free education, school supplies and even school shoes.Manila's public universities like Unibersidad de Manila and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will also be enhanced to provide the city residents with an affordable and quality college education. Atienza will also bring back his non-formal education program wherein unemployed parents and out of school youth can complete their degree in a short time. Under Atienza's flagship program called Alternative Education, high school students can avail of vocational and technical courses which can help them with their employment. Scholarships and other subsidies will also be continued as part of the former mayor's platform for education.

Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza is seeking another three year mandate in this coming Manila elections to continue his commitment in uplifting the lives of the city's impoverished residents. Atienza plans to improve of the local government's delivery of basic services which he views as the solution to the poverty incidence in the city. The former mayor of manila has outlined several programs for housing, peace and order and education which are designed to benefit the city's poorest residents.

-Ulysees Ong

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Support of Various Religious Groups Widens Lito Atienza's Lead

Various religious groups, including the influential Iglesia ni Cristo have endorsed the candidacy of comebacking Manila Mayor Lito Atienza.

Apart from INC, Atienza is also being supported by Brother Mike Velarde of El Shaddai, Ustadz Ahmad Barcelom of the Manila Muslim community, Parish Councils of Manila as well as the majority of the city's barangay chairmen, barangay councilors and watchmen and the pro-poor organization People's Movement Against Poverty (PMAP).

It is widely known that the Iglesia ni Cristo has a huge following in the city. With the endorsement of the group, Atienza gains another 5 percent solid votes.

Based on the survey conducted last April 29, Atienza gained a 7 percentage lead against his toughest rival, incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim. With the INC votes, it can now be considered that Atienza is 12 percent leading against his opponent.

Meanwhile, El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde earlier said Manila needs a pro-life mayor.

“Atienza is not only pro-life, but also pro-good government," he added.

According to Msgr. Mel David, one of Atienza's spiritual advisers, he knows the former Environment secretary too well. “He has a good heart and he is very sincere in wanting to uplift the lives of Manilans. He is pro-God and represents good governance.”

On the other hand, PMAP president Ronald Lumbao said he endorsed the candidacy of Atienza because apart from being a God-fearing person, he believes that the former Environment secretary has a genuine concern to help and improve the plight of the poor.

“His programs answer the needs of the poor community of Manila. He's very much unlike the incumbent mayor who doesn't care about the less fortunate," Lumbao said.

The Muslim community also back Atienza's candidacy, saying he maintains friendship and communication with them despite the difference in belief and religion.

Meanwhile, 650 out of the 897 barangay chairmen, and most of the barangay kagawads and tanods said that they witnessed how the former and present mayor managed the city. They claimed that they were able to prove that Atienza is the one who has a genuine heart to help the people, especially the poor.

Atienza said he is grateful for all the endorsements. He thanked all those who believe in him and his programs and vowed to do his best to improve the quality of life of the Manilans by creating jobs and provide livelihood and other opportunities for all.

Lito Atienza: A True Statesman And Dedicated Public Servant

Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza by a thousand mile is the best man to vote for mayor of the nation's capital in this coming election 2010.The former DENR secretary has years of experience in public service, political will, wisdom, leadership stature and proven and unblemished track record which make him the best person to win the much-coveted seat of the city mayor of this once glamorous and beautiful city. Atienza, the only mayor who won for three consecutive three-year terms, is revered by the whole city for being a true statesman and a father to all Manilenos, and for having served selflessly for the people of the city.One can just take a closer look at the former mayor's innumerable achievements and various completed projects during his leadership to be able to see a clear picture of how this man has completely dedicated himself in uplifting and changing the lives of the Manilenos particularly the impoverished.

We do not have to go too far to see how Lito Atienza acted during his stint as city mayor. We just have to look at how Manila was and the lives of its residents were three years ago. The Atienza administration is characterized by the radical development of the lives and welfare of Manila's poorest residents. Atineza's pro-poor programs and priority projects have earned him the recognition as one of the most loved and respected leaders in the city's rich political history.

Lito Atienza has accomplished more things than any other city mayors of Manila, and there is no doubt that he is indeed a true statesman and a dedicated public servant.During his tenure as city mayor; Atienza has significantly transformed and enhanced the living conditions of the city's poorest residents.Atienza batted for the efficient extension of basic services as evident in the programs and priority projects that he started during his term as city mayor. He was successful in addressing almost all of the social needs of his beloved Manilenos in his programs and priority projects including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order, education, sports, arts and culture, nature and environment and welfare of senior citizens.

Atienza built and provided housing projects and land acquisition programs for the city's homeless residents. The former Manila mayor also increased the budget and resources of the city's public hospitals and health centers, as part of his efforts in improving the city's healthcare services for its residents.This program has enabled public hospitals to acquire new medical equipment and medicines for improved healthcare services and to be able to provide free medicines to the city's impoverished residents.The city of Manila which is renowned for being a haven to the most notorious hold-up artists and pickpockets; has seen and witnessed the best peace and order situation under his leadership.During his administration, the city was able to experience its lowest crime levels in years due to Atienza's considerable effort in ridding the entire city of drug traffickers and syndicates, which he believed as the main roots of all crimes in the city.

Atienza has also provided free education and school supplies to public school students. It was also during his tenure that the city's universities and colleges were improved as part of his efforts in providing the city's residents with an affordable and quality college education.The former mayor of Manila during his tenure has also launched the Manila Youth games, which has benefited a lot of the city's budding and promising athletes. In addition, in support of the city's talented youth, Atienza created free training programs for children who are talented in the fields of music and dance with the help of Manila's top dancers and singers.The city's senior residents were also able to enjoy greater benefits from the former mayor's program for the senior citizens which included special services, big discounts and other freebies.

Aside from the improved delivery of basic services which has transformed the lives of the poor, Atienza has also put the city of Manila back in the tourists' map and in the list of top tourists' destinations of the country. Atienza has pushed forward for the beautification and enhancement of the city's old and deteriorating parks and other tourist attractions. One of the most remarkable projects of the former mayor is the upgrading of the city's bay area commonly known as the "Baywalk", which has allowed city residents, as well as local and foreign tourists to take pleasure in alfresco dining and listening to fine music while watching the world-renowned Manila Bay sunset.It was also during his administration that the city's navigation and travel were improved due to the drastic upgrading made in the city's infrastructure.

Former Mayor of Manila Lito Atienza is the most eligible man to vote for Manila mayor in this coming election 2010. Atienza deserves to win another term as city mayor due to his outstanding achievements as a public servant and his vast experience and knowledge on being a true statesman who works for the greater good of people. His achievements and countless completed projects and programs are testimonies to his dedication to serving the Manilenos at the best way possible.

-Joel Dumayog