Fastech’s Thanksgiving Night


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Fastech, a leading Philippine semiconductor manufacturing company has grown over the last 35 years by focusing on its passion for manufacturing excellence. The company remains committed to providing highly proficient technical labor for complex engineered products.

In celebration of  their  35th year as one of the leading manufacturing companies in the country, a barrio fiesta inspired Thanksgiving Night for their  key industry partners, customers, and employees  happened this Sept 19, 2018 @ Palm  & Country Club in Alabang.

Gracing the event are as follows :

First Asia Minstrels  who leads the Philippine National Anthem together with  Fastech President Engr. Allan Timonera  who opens  the program with a heart-felt message.  Present during the event is  DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña   who emphasizes how research and development in Science and Technology can positively impact the society in the future  and  Team First Asia President Dr. Brian Belen sharing the remarkable milestones achieved by Fastech for 35 year.

It was also mentioned by Fastech and Team First Asia Chairman expresses his gratitude to the people behind Fastech’s success  while  Fastech’s Managing Director Mr. Primo D. Mateo, Jr. delivering his inspirational closing message.

Lastly, Fastech honors employees who have served the company for more than 25 years.  #Fastech35




Young researchers to showcase projects in Palawan By : Rodolfo P. de Guzman, S&T Media Service

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Explore. Investigate. Create. 

Young researchers all over the country will flock to the country’s last frontier, Palawan, on September 28-30, 2018  for a summit highlighting studies along various fields under science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The researchers are all students of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System, also called “Pisay.”

To be held at the Skylight Convention Center in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the 2018 Science Research Summit has the theme “Science for the People,” the tagline of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the mother agency of Pisay.

Showcasing young researchers’ studies is seen to encourage students to take up STEM courses and help achieve the critical mass in the number of scientists, engineers, researchers and mathematicians according to strengthen the country’s global competitiveness.

Grades 10-12 students from Department of Education (DepEd) schools in Palawan will observe how Pisay scholars will introduce their researches and innovation projects in oral and poster presentations on September 29. Observers are expected to get ideas during the presentation and hopefully start their own science projects. Said activity is expected to be fun while the “geeks” will definitely be cool as they learn to investigate, explore, and create.

On September 30, a community fair which is open to the public will treat Grades 5 and 6 students through a show of various STEM researches in interactive exhibits and a poster competition.

Pisay and DOST are working closely with DepEd  in this research summit which aims to bring science, technology, and innovation closer to the people in DOST’s pursuit of creating a culture of science in the country.

For those interested to join the event and view the exhibits, please call (02) 939 7747 or or log on to and Facebook:  Philippine Science High School System.  (Source: Armi Flor Santos, Information Officer, Philippine Science High School System)

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Concepcion Inspires Younger Generation in the 6th Global Youth Summit

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Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion recently joined the 6th Global Youth Summit organised by the Global Peace Foundation in partnership with the SM Cares Foundation last August 25, 2018 held in Mall of Asia Arena. With more than 15,000 participants composed of high school, college, and young professionals, Global Youth Summit is a one-day celebration of youth leadership that aims to engage and inspire the world’s future experts.

Concepcion, who was the closing speaker of the event, shared inspirational message for the youth on entrepreneurship. He related story of Tatah Dela Calzada, a graduate of the Kapatid Mentor ME Program who recently opened her third branch in Manila. Her passion and interest in fashion and accessories opened opportunities and a way for her to establish her own shop in January 2014. Tatah is a testament that young people can be taught and mentored in order to make their business more successful.

In closing, he said, “I believe that everyone in this room has the greatest chance to succeed in life if you really want to. I can’t force you to be successful. Your school, your parents will mentor you as much as they can. Your pastor or priests or whatever religion you are in, these people will mentor you in your spiritual needs. But in the end, it is what you do with your life. How you view this country. If you think the Philippines will not be successful then I’m sorry, that’s the end of you. Always believe that this is a journey, our journey, and the journey of the Philippines to become a successful nation. May God give you the grace to be all successful in life.”



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SSS, UnionBank tie up for Pension Loan Program

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The Social Security System (SSS) and Union Bank of the Philippines (UBP) signed an agreement for the SSS Pension Loan Program (PLP) at the President’s Board Room, SSS Building, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City last Sept. 3.

Above photo shows SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc and UBP President and Chief Executive Officer Edwin R. Bautista during the signing of the agreement that will allow loan proceeds of the PLP be directly credited to the pensioner’s UBP Quick Card.

Pension Loan Program is a financial assistance program for qualified SSS retiree-pensioners, which offers loans of up to P32,000 at low interest.