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Philippine Red Cross Muntinlupa Branch’s Partners-In-Service Recognition Ceremonies

March 26, 2014

Last March 26, 2014, The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Muntinlupa Branch, Rizal Chapter, celebrated their 7th year anniversary at the Grand Ballroom of the Acacia Hotel in Alabang. The event was held not only to commemorate PRC Muntinlupa Branch’s 7th anniversary but also held its annual Partners-in-Service Recognition Ceremonies to acknowledge the companies that served as their partners in alleviating human suffering through their generosity and concern by sending goods and initiating rehabilitation efforts to rebuild lives of those who got affected by last year’s calamities, disasters, and emergencies. Aside from these efforts, the partnership provided relief aid, blood products, first aid trainings, supplemental feeding programs, welfare assistance, and leadership programs to our youth.

The program started with the opening remarks by the Philippine Red Cross Muntinlupa Branch Chairman Manual Luis C. Gonzales, followed by the Administrator Clifford Robin C. Gabatin. The event was also graced by the PRC Muntinlupa Branch Council Members and the Vice Mayor of Muntinlupa, Artemio A. Simundac. The Muntinlupa Choir serenaded the guests with their own rendition of Bahay Kubo. The main highlight was the awarding of certificates and plaques given to the various companies in Muntinlupa City considered as partners in-service of the PRC Muntinlupa Branch. Six (6) Certificates of Recognition were given to well-deserving companies, namely, Blood Service Award, Disaster Management Service Award, Safety Service Award, Double Services Award, Triple Services Awards, and Fund Generation Award. While four (4) kinds of Plaque of Recognition were also accorded to several companies that have generated a lot of funds, such as Fund Generation Bronze Award, Fund Generation Silver Award, Fund Generation Gold Award, Fund Generation Platinum Award, and Fund Generation Diamond Award.

J-SYS Philippines, Inc. (JPI) was one of the several companies that were given the honour of receiving the Fund Generation Bronze Award. This award is given to partner companies that have contributed funds with an amount ranging from Php100,000.00 – Php299,000.00 to the Philippine Red Cross Muntinlupa Branch. Our very own Jose Augustus “Tots” Benedicto, 2013 Employee Events Committee Chairman, received the award in behalf of our President Masanori Takada and JPI.

This award would not be possible without the efforts of the 2013 EEC members headed by Tots, the support of JPI Management, and the generosity of the JPI members. Thank you for sharing your blessings!!

  • Philippine Red Cross Muntinlupa Branch’s Partners-In-Service Recognition Ceremonies

    March 26, 2014

    Last March 26, 2014, The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Muntinlupa Branch, Rizal Chapter, celebrated their 7th year anniversary at the Grand Ballroom of the Acacia Hotel in Alabang. The event was held not only to commemorate PRC Muntinlupa Branch’s 7th anniversary but also held its annual Partners-in-Service Recognition Ceremonies to acknowledge the companies that served as their partners in alleviating human suffering through their generosity and concern by sending goods and initiating rehabilitation efforts to rebuild lives of those who got affected by last year’s calamities, disasters, and emergencies. Aside from these efforts, the partnership provided relief aid, blood products, first aid trainings, supplemental feeding programs, welfare assistance, and leadership programs to our youth.

    The program started with the opening remarks by the Philippine Red Cross Muntinlupa Branch Chairman Manual Luis C. Gonzales, followed by the Administrator Clifford Robin C. Gabatin. The event was also graced by the PRC Muntinlupa Branch Council Members and the Vice Mayor of Muntinlupa, Artemio A. Simundac. The Muntinlupa Choir serenaded the guests with their own rendition of Bahay Kubo. The main highlight was the awarding of certificates and plaques given to the various companies in Muntinlupa City considered as partners in-service of the PRC Muntinlupa Branch. Six (6) Certificates of Recognition were given to well-deserving companies, namely, Blood Service Award, Disaster Management Service Award, Safety Service Award, Double Services Award, Triple Services Awards, and Fund Generation Award. While four (4) kinds of Plaque of Recognition were also accorded to several companies that have generated a lot of funds, such as Fund Generation Bronze Award, Fund Generation Silver Award, Fund Generation Gold Award, Fund Generation Platinum Award, and Fund Generation Diamond Award.

    J-SYS Philippines, Inc. (JPI) was one of the several companies that were given the honour of receiving the Fund Generation Bronze Award. This award is given to partner companies that have contributed funds with an amount ranging from Php100,000.00 – Php299,000.00 to the Philippine Red Cross Muntinlupa Branch. Our very own Jose Augustus “Tots” Benedicto, 2013 Employee Events Committee Chairman, received the award in behalf of our President Masanori Takada and JPI.

    This award would not be possible without the efforts of the 2013 EEC members headed by Tots, the support of JPI Management, and the generosity of the JPI members. Thank you for sharing your blessings!!

  • JPI Christmas Party 2013

    December 13, 2013

    JPI Christmas Party both for Japan and Philippines has gotten bigger and more exciting! Without conspiring on the Christmas Party themes, respective events committee (EEC) for both sites amazingly came up with similar themes: Night of the Stars (PH) and Evening with the Stars (JP).

    True enough, both parties were stellar, although in their own different interpretations.

    JP

    For Japan, the most awaited event of the year was held in Royal Hall Yokohama last December 11. The theme "Evening with the Stars", could not be more perfect for this occasion. The hall was very spacious, thick-carpeted, and decorated with chandeliers; it was really suited for celebrities! Even though it was a bit hard to find necessary attire especially for the ladies, everyone managed to arrive with their sleek suit and tie and glamorous dresses.

    The event was started with an opening prayer rendered by Imma Pacantara followed by opening remarks from Mr. Kenx Reyes. In his speech, Mr. Kenx highlighted the true meaning of Christmas. He related to the obstacles our country faces these days and how we as JPI members can extend our hands to those who are in need.

    Dinner

    Before the party went crazy, sumptuous Chinese dishes were served. Everyone enjoyed the 4 variants of appetizer, Sharks Fin and crab meat in pumpkin cream soup, Crispy fried chicken with Okinawan salt, among others. There was also a drink bar offering a wide variety of drinks.

    Batches 18.2 and 19.1 Presentation/ Video Presentation

    While everyone was enjoying the food, Batches 18.2 and 19. 1 gave a special presentation. Who would forget the talents and guts of batch 18.2 during PH Christmas Party in 2012? This year they once again proved their flair, and they brought it in Japan! JM, Marix, Micka, Angel, Jerome, Aljo, Bryan, Riza and the new member Imma, from Batch 19.1, serenaded the spectators with Christmas carols.

    After the wonderful song number, an AVP of top ten hit JPI moments was played. The audience could not help but smile and laugh as they see the memories they had in the past 12 months.

    PH

    PH participants, on the other hand, did not arrive in their gowns and tuxedoes. But arrive they did, in their Hollywood movie costumes on the night of Dec. 13 at B Hotel in Madrigal Business Park, Alabang.

    The event's main attraction, so to speak, was the showing of movies prepared by four teams namely: Dreamworks, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Leading to the Christmas Party date, the four teams each arranged their movie shoots, in their own secret locations. You can imagine the anticipation of everyone, as each team wondered what the other teams prepared.

    As participants entered the venue, a bucket of popcorn served as a welcome snack and appetizer for the great meal ahead. The night was interspersed with a series of Christmas Raffle draws, games and performances from the newer batches. After dinner was the movie screening and judging of entries from the four teams. Some were anxious as to how the entries will turn out, but all the entries were exceptionally enjoyable to watch, actually unexpected, something worth viewing a few more times with the gang.

    Awards for Night are as follows:

    Best Picture: Universal Studios
    Best Actor: Ruther Lombos, Universal Studios
    Best Actress: Meann Mamaril, Universal Studios
    Mr. Star of the Night: Digs Loste as Ninja Turtle Michelangelo
    Ms. Star of the Night: Kristel Galicia as Pocahontas

    EEC 2013

  • JPI Relief Operation

    December 4, 2013

    During the last quarter of 2013, Philippines faced different types of calamities. Last October, magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Bohol, Cebu and other areas of Visayas. Weeks after that, super typhoon Yolanda devastated most of the Visayan area. In response to these, EEC 2013, in partnership with HRGA has conducted JPI’s yearly Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activity to be able to reach out to our kababayans who were affected by these calamities.

    In the spirit of bayanihan, JPI gathered voluntary support and generous donations in-kind and in-cash from its employees.

    From November 11 to 23, 2013, EEC 2013 has collected donations in-kind such as food, water, medicines, toiletries and clothes. From November 11 to December 2, 2013, JPI employees (both from PH and JP) donated and pledged a part of their salary to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (and Bohol earthquake). Monetary donations reached a total of PHP 91,600 and JPY 47,000. CSR budget of PHP 10,000 and Christmas Party 2013’s major raffle prize budget of PHP 64,381 were also added to the monetary donations.

    From the monetary donations, a portion was used for cash assistance that was given directly to the affected individuals. Mang Buddy (company driver) received cash donation, to be used to repair his house that was built from his retirement money. Joris Dela Rosa (JPI employee) also received cash donation that was sent to Cebu to assist her family in reconstructing their damaged house and to be used for their daily needs like food and water.

    Another portion of the monetary donation was used to purchase additional goods The collected donations in-kind (donated relief goods and additional purchased goods) were delivered to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warehouse at Cupang, Muntinlupa last November 29, 2013.

    On December 4, 2013, the bank check issued for donation to the families affected by the calamities was turned over to Red Cross Muntinlupa Branch Administrator, Mr. Clifford Gabatin. A total of PHP 145,937 was donated to Red Cross.

    EEC 2013 together with Management would like to extend their deepest and sincerest gratitude to all employees for helping out the victims of these calamities.

    May everyone continue to send support to those in need, be it through prayers and/or deeds.

    Thank you and may the good Lord continue to bless us all!

    EEC 2013

  • JPI 21 Aniversario, ¡Estilo Español!

    June 28, 2013

    In celebration of the 21st Anniversary of J-SYS Philippines, Inc., the EEC settled on trying out something new. Various ideas were recommended, but the EEC eventually decided to go Español for a night. The nearby ALBA Restaurante Español in Westgate, Alabang was chosen as the venue. They serve buffet meals which were undeniably enjoyed by many.

    The event started off with a prayer led by Ms. Maan Aldeguer followed by a message/kampai from the President. After the speech of Mr. Masanori Takada, it was time to indulge our appetites with a variety of Spanish delights! While everyone was having a delectable dinner, on the screen was projected a photo slideshow of the previously held JPI’s Summer Outing, both in Philippines and Japan. All were pleased to see missed colleagues that are presently on overseas assignment, particularly in Japan.

    The customary presentation by new members, this time by Batch 19.1, truly made the night. They parodied the famous boy group “One Direction” as “Wrong Direction” in a music video that they produced. “Laugh-out-louds” were heard all throughout and the nonstop tease from almost everyone made them perform again, LIVE. It was absolutely a good start for them as new members of JPI!

    A celebration would not be complete without entertaining icebreakers, of course! The EEC provided a mind-confusing yet enjoyable game called Multimedia Quiz to top up the event. Three teams competed against each other – guessing and answering the questions asked after a certain video or topic was presented. As an example, a video from the well-known Coca-Cola TVC of Nikki Gil was played and was succeeded by the question, “How many bottles of coke were distributed?” It was a close fight game! All teams scored equally as the game proceeded. The game became more thrilling when the declared winner/s was a tie! A tie breaker question concluded the game.

    To make the celebration even more exciting, a raffle was held. An e-RandomPicker was used to pick a winner and the EEC added some twist to it: the 21st employee to be picked will have an overnight stay at Parque España Hotel in Alabang. Luckily, Ms. Darlene Loste won the raffle prize! Another raffle was drawn and five Dairy Queen gift certificates were given away to the first five employees picked from the e-RandomPicker.

    For the last presentation, the EEC seized the opportunity to launch the Sports Event for the year – The “Biggest Loser 2nd Edition”. A motivating audio visual presentation was presented to persuade many to join the said event.

    As a final point, inspirational closing remarks from Mr. Mon Guevara topped off the night as he sensibly shared the important C’s to possess – Consistency, Communication, Cooperation and Camaraderie.

    What a special night, a superb dinner and an unforgettable experience it was!

    EEC 2013

  • JPI Summer Outing 2013: Puerto del Sol, Bolinao

    May 18, 2013

    Last May 18, everyone seemed to be so excited to arrive at Puerto del Sol, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Most employees woke up early and some even slept at the office just to be on time. The bus left at 5 a.m. and all employees had their chosen McDonald’s breakfast meal on the bus. After taking a short nap, employees were awakened by EEC members to start the first game. The game was called "Two Truths and a Lie". Employees enjoyed the game because some mysterious secrets were revealed and it really made them think deeply just to correctly guess which statement was the "Lie". But the team that enjoyed it the most was Team Estanza, the winning team.

    It was a long drive to Bolinao, longer than expected. But nonetheless, though the group experienced some "glitch" while traveling, a positive aura came in. A member, who almost travelled alone all the way to Bolinao just to be able to join the outing, had the chance to catch up with the company’s bus. That "glitch" also helped the employees gain some new friends, and through the exchange of kindness and hospitality, a token of appreciation was given to the group.

    Wonderful people of Puerto del Sol welcomed JPI employees upon arrival. They were greeted with a smile and each and every one of them was given a shell necklace. The employees had their buffet lunch, or rather "late lunch", at La Playa Restaurant near the shore. While having a bountiful lunch and a delicious ginumis dessert, orientation was given by the resort’s coordinator about the place and the ground rules that needed to be followed. Later on, the keys to the respective room assignments were given to each designated team member.

    JPI members were given some free time to unpack their things and relax in their respective rooms at the Mansion Villa. But most of them just chose to take pictures by the pool and at the beautiful garden walkway which was covered with vines and flowers. Such an allurement, isn't it?

    After freshening up, everyone was gathered by EEC members to start the first game at the venue, which was Beach Volleyball. All players gave out their best and through that game, teamwork was much implemented. It was a tough fight by three powerful teams but only one team reigned among them all. The beach volleyball champion was Team Lambes, whose MVP was Randy. Everyone was a real sport, which made the game much enthusiastic.

    At twilight, the employees were given the time to loiter around the vicinity and enjoy the sunset by the beach. Some employees preferred to dive into the pool and swim like there’s no tomorrow, while some enjoyed having their photos taken near the shore.

    Without fully noticing it, it was already night time and everyone was asked to prepare themselves for dinner. Upon arriving at the venue for dinner, everyone was astounded by the setup. It was amazing, kind of romantic, actually. Candle lights, sand on your feet, hearing the waves of the sea. It was truly relaxing and peaceful, a perfect place for tranquillity.

    Before eating, the opening remarks were cheerfully delivered by Tots, followed by the message then kampai from 高田社長. After that, each employee, having their respective stub, lined up for the buffet dinner that was served.

    After the sumptuous dinner, each team presented energetic performances for "JPI Idol", JPI’s own version of the hit singing contest "American Idol". The first performer of the night was Gabby who sang Rico J. Puno’s "Macho Gwapito" passionately and with conviction. He was immediately followed by Marix’s soothing voice singing Up Dharma Down’s "Oo". Lastly, Ayan with his Backup Boys poured their hearts out to sing (“Tell me why?”) Backstreet Boys’ "I Want It That Way". Even though both Gabby and Ayan highly entertained JPI members with their songs, Marix was declared as the "JPI Idol" because her song sounded like Armi was singing for JPI!

    Next game was "Telephone Charades". It was similar to the game "Pass The Message", but EEC made it more challenging wherein “messages” were acted out instead of being whispered. Everyone enjoyed watching participants act phrases including “Watching 3D Horror Movie”. The best actors and actresses of the night came from the winning Team Patar.

    That animated game was followed by the VERY synchronized performance of Batch 18.2. They danced to the tunes of "Harlem Shake", "Alarma", "Pearly Shells", "Gwiyomi" and "Gentleman" (with Jom as Psy, of course). You can just imagine how vivaciously crazy their performance was!

    As for the last game of the night, "Pinoy Henyo" was a hit not just for Pinoys playing the game, but also for 日本人 who had even practiced how to play this game, right 社長? After guessing some of the phrases like "Fruit Salad", "Lungs" and "Hokkaido", Team Lambes was crowned the "Henyos" of the night.

    The following morning, buffet breakfast featured the famous (and super fresh) Daing na Bangus! Everyone was undoubtedly satisfied by this meal that was served by the beach. Half an hour after breakfast, "JPI Race" began. Teams’ first task was to dig through the sands to find letters to spell the mystery phrase. After spelling “Survivor Bolinao”, teams were immediately given a clue that leads to the mini playground. In the playground area, each member was required to take a slide and ride the swing. Teams were then directed to the beach area to collect water using cotton balls, do sack race and kayak from the shore and back. It was followed by playing darts and billiards, texting “Happy Birthday, Janelle!” using a stranger’s phone, eating cookies and drinking slimy concoction, and finally, locating Tots who has been marked as the Pit Stop for the race. Whew! Those activities were tiring not just for the teams but also for the EEC members who had to chase teams every now and then. In the end, Team Estanza was declared the winner with Reden as the MVP winning his Likas Papaya soap.

    After that last game, members took a last dip in the pool. Final group photos were taken at the welcome banner provided by the generous Puerto del Sol. After the checkout, JPI was off to eat lunch on a famous carinderia serving authentic (and exotic) Bolinao dishes. おみやげ were also purchased at the nearby market at the back of the church. Luckily, the bus didn't smell like Dangit, Dried Squid or some other dried fish while on the way back to Alabang.

    Winners of the games were awarded on the bus. Team Lambes was declared the overall winner. On the other hand, it was a close match between Team Estanza and Team Patar, wherein Team Patar was only 5 points behind!

    Despite the ultra-heavy traffic, JPI members safely arrived back to Insular Life building at around 9 p.m. There was so much to be grateful about this trip including: perfect Bolinao weather, safe arrival at Bolinao and back to Alabang, an employee had a chance to catch-up because of the bus malfunction, enthusiasm and cooperation of all JPI members, and unforgettable moments shared while playing the games.

    EEC 2013

  • 2013 JTest Schedule

    First: March 21, 2013
    Second: June 27, 2013
    Third: September 26, 2013
    Fourth: November 28, 2013
  • JPI Shares Christmas w/ SAGIP

    December 19, 2012

    Christmas is here! Gifts everywhere, and much love and warmth are felt around the nation.

    But, Filipinos are specially known for our heart-warming hospitality and early celebration of Christmas. And because that special holiday is just around the corner, everyone is in gift-giving mood to spread the love– and so is JPI of course!

    As the song said, “Give love on Christmas Day… No greater gift is there than love…” – well, what better way to show love and care than to visit, to reach out, to donate and share the blessings, and to hold a program to spread happiness for the unfortunately abused children of Sagip Foundation.

    That is exactly what JPI did.

    Every year, as a well blessed company, JPI has its social responsibility to do charity. And 2012’s year was SAGIP Foundation’s year.

    SAGIP, the acronym for Saklolo at Gabay Ng Ina at Pamilya sa Muntinlupa, is a 24-hour multi-agency Crisis Response Center founded by the Zonta Club of Muntinlupa & Environs Foundation Inc. (ZCME), in partnership with the City Mayor’s Office. Their advocacy is to change and restore the children’s sense of self-worth and dignity; along with the aim to prevent and reduce the incidence of violence against women and children.

    That is why the institute was chosen – JPI wanted to be a part of that advocacy along with the want to express love and support to the children who suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse.

    The foundation was specially chosen by the JPI 2012 Sports fest winning group – the Decisive team. The team, as part of their reward, was given the honor to corroborate with the Employee’s Events Committee (EEC) to supervise, furnish, create and conduct the program and everything that goes with the event. But of course, everyone was invited to come with, if permitted by their workloads and schedules.

    How did the group and committee pulled it off you ask?

    Well, it was all thanks to the support and kindness of everyone at the office. Aside from the few who donated clothes, and toys, each employee generously donated cash to serve the purpose of purchasing school, bath, and food supplies. Some donated as large as a thousand and thanks to them, the committee was able to buy all that was needed and more! And by more, I mean candy loot bags as give-away, and as prizes for the parlor games! There were also enough donations that every child who attended the program was able to walk out with toys – such as cars, Barbie dolls and kits, coloring books, and board games like snakes & ladders or chess and more! – handed personally by the employees who attended the program.

    The participants in the event were 20 Children with the age of 13 to 15 yrs. old, and 30 children ranging from 7 to 12 yrs. of age, giving us 50 children all in all from SAGIP Foundation. There were 9 people from the corroboration of the committee and the Decisive team, who were able to participate in the event; then 7 other employees (which in majority, is heart-warmingly comprised of the then not yet regularized trainees of batch 18.2 hiring). Takada-san, the current president of the company who was assigned at the office only a few months before, graced the children with his presence (amidst his busy schedule), to give the donations hand to hand to the foundation’s executive officer; and of course, also to see for himself what joy and blessing the company was able to share to the children involved. Ms. Maan, the HR team’s only representative, also allotted her precious time to make herself present and give a short, but inspiring message to mark the opening of the program. And as for the coordinators within the foundation, there were 17 of them. And with that, there were 85 total number of people involved in that blessed afternoon event held last 19th of December 2012.

    Actually, the planned program was only set for 2pm to 5pm in the afternoon; but because the children enjoyed as much as the employees did, before noticing, it was already 6pm! There were 3 parlor games that were, thankfully, enjoyed by the participants. There were dancing, laughing, and smiling everywhere. There were also singing – 2 of the 50 gave a wonderful presentation, showcasing their God-given talent in singing. Someone from the employees also sang and gave a splendid presentation as the other 2 did. In the program was also a movie viewing. It was supposed to be “Astroboy” or “Brave” but unfortunately, there were technical problems. But despite that, the movie viewing (“Tangled”) pursued, all the while eating their Jollibee meals.

    In the end, the event was successful! Indeed it was a blessed and a good start for the children this Christmas and the coming 2013. Though exhausting, the accomplishment of sharing love as Christmas progress, was majestic – definitely the right feel for the season don’t you think?

    EEC 2012

  • 20th JPI Christmas Celebration

    December 7, 2012

    Oh my God!! like Oh My Gods Mythology 2012AD, successfully concluded last December 7, 2012! This year's JPI Christmas party was held at the Brasserie hall of Vivere hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. This was attended by 48 wonderful Gods contending for the JPI God/Goddess title. The celebration was hosted by Mr. Jerome Domingo, Ms. Marix Gutierrez and Mr. Raymond Guevara. It was inaugurated with an opening prayer led by Ms. Maan Aldeguer and followed by a toast led by our newly designated president Mr. Masanori Takada. Then, a continental buffet dinner was enjoyed together with a video presentation featuring event highlights of JPI for the past 20 years.

    At the same time, employees based in Japan celebrated their Christmas Party at the American House Restaurant in Q's Diner of Queen’s Square, Yokohama, Japan.

    The event kicked off with Japanese-cartoon-inspired dance moves from the emcees Mr. Isabelo Chavez and Ms. Marvi Cajayon. This dance certainly cheered up the tired and hungry but excited employees. This was followed by an opening prayer led by Mr. Aaron Bautista. Then, the emcees introduced the guests who joined the party: Mr. Yuuji Takahashi (JPI Board of Director) and his JSYS colleagues Mr. Takeda Kentarou and Ms. Kanae Kimura. After which, everyone enjoyed their dinner served with lavish American dishes.

    The party was definitely complemented with fun and fulfilment. JPI Manila had games such as paint me a picture, the "Oh my Gods" expression fad, Ping Tac Toe which is patterned from the Minute-to-win It game show, and Logo Quiz which was delighted by everybody. The pleasure continuously poured when the two groups of 18th batch of employees conquered the stage, with their surprise guest Ms. Maan, showing their moves on their various pieces.

    As any other JPI Christmas party, there should be an exchange gift. For this year, JPI Japan had the “Guess the Baby” method with a twist. Before the party, “babies” provided three gift options for their mysterious party parent. The parent would buy any one of his baby’s wishes and guess on the day of the party the baby based on his wishlist. It was a lot of fun during the guessing time as parents random guessing of their corresponding baby based on wish’s size of Tshirt, books, gadget’s accessories, movie passes, etc.

    Concurrently, JPI Manila employees created a wishlist which was hung on the Christmas tree as ornaments. They used God/Goddess codenames to go with the party theme ‘Oh my Gods Mythology 2012AD’. Everyone went excitedly busy getting a present that would please the God/Goddess they picked.

    This gathering was emphatically loaded with gifts, prizes and awards! The 15th and 20th year service awardees were much honoured and commended. The promoted employees along with the employee of the year were given due recognition. Sportsfest teams received the trophies they deserved through the hard work they put into all sportsfest competitions. Winning kalabasa award nominees were rewarded with the ‘title’ they earned through online votes. The JPI God and Goddess were also recognized for their God-like get-up and character that amazed the judges during the party. Congratulations to all awardees! You surely earned your kudos.

    Before closing the event, EEC Chairman Mr. Egle Bagsit gave acknowledgement to all JPI employees for the support and participation that made each event a successful and memorable one. He also gave due commendation to his members for being such a wonderful workforce. All left the party with raffle prizes, lots of photos taken, and indeed a merry Christmas. This is just one of the many good memories to be remembered. We wish the succeeding EEC Chairman and his members the best of luck for the year 2013.

    EEC 2012

  • JPI Sportsfest 2012

    Aug - Dec 2012

    Three years in after the last sporting event in JPI and EEC 2012 has brought back its illustrious sportsfest back to highlight the competitive nature, sportsmanship and unity of the JPI community. With the arrival of the new batch of employees, the sportsfest event has taken its already family-like environment to an even greater extent and has helped build character and closeness among individuals.

    Bowling, Billiards, World Champ, Dance Central, Cheering, Badminton, and Basketball were all the sports enjoyed during the whole event.

    JPI kick-started the Sportsfest with a bowling tournament that was participated by almost all of its employees. It was held last August 24, 2012 at the Sports Center of Starmall, Alabang Muntinlupa City; but before the actual game a short opening ceremony for the sportsfest event was arranged where an earnest prayer, prepared by Rico Cambe, was said. After the prayer Kenneth Reyes said a few words of motivation and reminded everyone about safety and about having fun during the games. Finally before the commencement of the event an Oath of Sportsmanship was sworn by each employee which was led by Marvin Domingo.

    There were two rounds in the tournament. In each round teams were represented with their five members. The representatives of Team Punctual were Wilson, Gina, Dred, Alfred, Rico, Reden, Bheng, Tholitz, Ruther and Mon. From Team Decisive, representatives were Marvin, Mike, Jaypee, MeAnn, Jun, Kristel, Dada, John and Gabby. And Team Resourceful was represented by Misai, Kenx, Randy, Dennis, Ayan, Aster, Paolo, Adz and Tots. All the players were enjoying each of their throws on their respective lanes. Some were dancing and some were cheering with balloons. At the end of the game, Team Punctual ended as the 3rd Placer with a total score of 842, Team Decisive as the 2nd Placer with a total score of 960 and Team Resourceful, having Dennis Vega who got four consecutive strikes (four-bagger), got the 1st Place with a total score of 993.

    As a continuation of the Sportfest activity, JPI had a billiard tournament which was also held at Starmall’s Sports Center. It is a match-up of three (3) teams in a round robin system: Team Punctual vs. Team Decisive, Team Decisive vs. Team Resourceful and Team Resourceful vs. Team Punctual. The game begins at 19:00 and started by explaining the mechanics of the billiard game; its rules and objectives.

    During the tournament, Team Decisive have been on absolute fire over the opposing teams as they have defeated Team Punctual (1-2) and Team Resourceful (2-0). However, Team Resourceful got the 2nd place as they win the battle over Team Punctual (2-1). Overall, Team Decisive got 100 points while Team Resourceful earns 80 points and 60 points for Team Punctual. No deduction was given to any of the team since they all complied with the general rule written in the sportfest guideline.

    In a battle of wits and minds, the teams played Word Champ. Team representatives tried to out-guess one another as each word was being unraveled on the screen. With categories from fruits to movies, and words like lemon and melon, it was filled of fun and excitement. But who could ever forget the "Dream-mills!" moment. Team Punctual led the scoreboard, not far behind was Team Decisive and Team Resourceful on third running out of steam and resources.

    The next event was one of the most awaited Event in Sportfest 2012, the Dance Central. You can’t even call it a sport but it’s fun and competitive enough to be considered one. Just seeing our Directors, Managers and Colleagues showing their finest , astonishing and magnificent dance moves itself is a sport in our book. At first EEC Team set up the XBOX 360 and connect it to a projector using it as the Audio and Video output. It caused a little technical problem because the volume of the projector is too low. We thought that viewers or players will not be hyped because of this problem but the show must go on and the host of the event, Gards, started the battle. Many players don’t know how to play the game so the host called some volunteers to play the game. First Players were Yvann and Egle, both players raised the mood of the floor and boosted the morale of the viewers. After that the battle of the 3 teams started, it was one of the most memorable event of the year 2012. The event was filled with laughs and surprises, it was a hardcore battle of dance between 3 teams but in the end Team Punctual won the event with their main players Sir Ruther, Sir Mon and the one and only high scorer of the game, Egle Bagsit. The day ended with a smile on our face.

    With the crowd roaring and feet stomping, the most-awaited Cheering competition begins. Each member put in time and effort to come up with their best performance inspite of having busy schedules. Teams came out with full energy and smiles on their faces, doing cart wheels, pyramids and other crazy antics. Doning their costumes, props and painted faces, they performed to a medley of songs without forgetting to include their own Gangnam style moves. It was one crazy evening. And the only people who had a hard time that night were the judges trying to pick the winning team, as Team Decisive took home the the top prize.

    Team Resourceful's Men's and Women's pairs performed impressively during the Badminton games last Oct 5 and 19 to emerge as champions in both events of the badminton edition in the 2012 JPI Sportsfest.

    A total of 6 pairs in the men's category and 3 pairs in the women's category competed for best-of-3 sets to determine which team will bring home the bacon.

    In the first match of the men's division, the Blue team proved too strong for their Red counterparts, as the combination of Egle and Mon took just about 15 minutes to dispose of Marvin and Jaypee, 21-14, 21-3. Although the strong pairing of Dennis and Ayan was pushed to the brink by the stubborn duo of Yvann and John, they prevailed in 2 sets, 21-18, 21-17. In another men's doubles event, the formidable pair of Perry and Tots (Team Resourceful) was challenged by the hardworking duo of Reden and Wilson (Team Punctual). Though down in the 1st set, 15-21, the Green pair came in strong in the next 2 sets, 21-18, 21-13 to win their best-of-3 set.

    As a result, the Green Team collected 2 wins (1st place), the Blue Team got a 1-1 win-loss card (2nd place), while the Red Team unfortunately came up short (3rd place).

    Meanwhile, in the women's category, the talented duo of Net and Misai (Green Team) won but not without a good fight from the persistent pair of Dred and Gina (Blue Team). The scores were 21-13, 21-15. Two weeks later, the unbeaten Team Resourceful (Net and Misai) faced the fighting pair of Team Decisive (MeAnn and Dada). Both pairs displayed top-calibre skills as the 1st set was too close that it went beyond the normal winning score of 21. The Green team eventually won the set, 27-25. The 2nd set proved to be another close match but Net and Misai remained focused as they won, 21-18, to virtually capture the women's title.

    Even though the last match in the women's division is only for 2nd place, both the Blue and Red pairs showed off their championship-level skills. The 1st set was won by Team Punctual (21-14) while the 2nd set went to Team Decisive (21-15). The 3rd and final set was fiercely fought, but MeAnn and Dada of the Red Team came up stronger than Dred and Gina of the Blue Team, 21-19. Thus, the women's final standings resulted in Green Team bagging 1st place, Red Team garnering 2nd place, and the Blue Team getting 3rd place.

    For the last event of the 2012 edition of the sports fest, we held the 3 on 3 basketball games. The event was held on November 9 and November 23, 2012 at the Insular Life Basketball Court located just beside the Insular Life Building in Alabang, Muntinlupa. Just like the other events, the three teams must field a basketball team composed of a minimum of 3 players, while the other players will be the substitute players. The game is played using a revised version of the standard FIBA rules of a 3 on 3 basketball game.

    Overall, the event was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed playing the game and cheering each other on. For the Men’s division, Team Resourceful, led by Sir Perry Dominguez, won the event in convincing fashion. Second place goes to Team Decisive, followed by Team Punctual. For the Women’s division, Team Decisive, led by Ma’am Aimee Revis, got top honours. Second place was taken by Team Punctual and followed by Team Resourceful.

    It wasn’t until during JPI’s Christmas party that the announcement of the overall champion was made. Team Decisive was crowned overall champion with score of 633.25 while Team Resourceful came in as the first runner up with a score of 586.25 and Team Punctual wasn’t too far behind with 567 and was second runner up.

    In the end, the victor of the event wasn’t important. What’s more important is that the employees got to bond, spend time with each other, and learn more about their colleagues. Everyone went home a winner. It was a fun and memorable experience not only as an individual but as a company, a big happy family and that is JPI.

    EEC 2012

  • JPI 20th Anniversary & Company Outing in Bohol

    June 16, 2012

    “A typhoon’s coming? How’s the outing? Time to cross fingers and pray!”

    All of us were worried for the outing might be postponed. But our prayers must have been heard for the weather was so perfect that typhoon “Butchoy” did not cause any disruptions on our Company outing and 20th Anniversary celebration. This event was successfully done from June 16 to 18 at Microcentre Hotel & Convention Centre, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

    For the Bohol trip, EEC arranged two domestic flights with airport transfers. One was Air Philippines Express and the other one was Cebu Pacific. These two planes were conquered by the excitement of JPI. Some were amazed for it was their first time riding in a plane, some were enumerating their expectations and some, because of the excitement from the previous night, just went sleeping with their seat belts on, their so called “sinturong pangkaligtasan”. This was the atmosphere inside the plane until we arrived in Tagbilaran Airport and were picked up by a shuttle to reach the hotel.

    Once we arrived at the hotel, we settled our luggage then took a bus ride for an Island tour. Ms. Adrienne Joie Cawi led the prayer and was followed by opening remarks from Mrs. Mary Ann Mamaril. After that, the microphone was handed over to Mr. Erick, our tour guide for the day. He cheerfully explained all things about Bohol, starting from its original name “Bo-ol” up to different folklores and historical stories about Bohol.

    Around 12 noon, we had our lunch at the Loboc River. We were welcomed and entertained by a small band composed of visually impaired members before riding a floating restaurant. We experienced sailing while having a buffet lunch in that floating restaurant. We were also serenaded by an acoustic band on board while enjoying the delicious foods. Lastly, we stopped to watch a cultural performance of the people of Loboc. The fun and excitement was pouring abundantly for the experiences there were considered a complete package.

    After lunch, we went to Tarsier Sanctuary to have a close encounter with the world’s smallest primate. We learned that Tarsier measures only between 8 to 16 cm long, has bigger eyes than its brain, can do amazing things like giving its head a 180 degree-spin and can jump to a height of 16 feet.

    Then, we went to Chocolate Hills, Bohol’s most famous tourist attraction. We climbed 214 steps to have the best FB primary and cover photos. Mr. Erick told us that from the legend, the existence of the hills is from the tale of Arogo, a young and very strong giant who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl named Aloya. He added that after she died, the giant Arogo cried bitterly then his tears turned into hills. But he also cleared to us that the most commonly accepted theory is that they are the weathered formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of an impermeable layer of clay.

    After that, we went to two historical churches. First was the Loboc church where we saw some remarkable naïve paintings on the ceiling which we really admired. Second was the Baclayon church where we saw the formation of images of the Mother and Child on the wall and a face of Padre Pio in one of the church’s pillars.

    The tour was culminated by bringing us to Aproniana Souvenir shop and to their famous man-made forest for our final shots.

    Around 6:30pm, we arrived back in the hotel. We freshened up and went to one of the function rooms for our dinner celebration of JPI’s 20th Anniversary.

    By 7pm, all were settled on their respective tables. The event was hosted by Mr. Egle Bagsit and Mr. Raymond Guevara. It started with an opening prayer led by Mrs. Asteria Rondero. It was followed by an audio visual presentation showing some JPI’s long-time employees answering Mr. Bayani Cruz and Mr. Garde Bee Ladines’ questions like “How long have you been in JPI?” Then, our President Mr. Masumi Morita stood on stage to give a short message and lead the Kampai. A speech from Mrs. Mildred Miras had also been delivered. She detailed all the current and future projects of each employee. Other highlights of the night were the AVPs of some employees coming from the 1st batch up to the 12th batch giving their messages and sharing their most memorable experiences in the company. The night was further energized when the 18th Batch employees performed on stage. The AVP would never be complete without having the president’s anniversary message. Then, Mrs. Ma. Isabel Lopez thanked everyone as we ended the event.

    After the event, it was free time for all. Some went down at the disco bar of the hotel to have some fat burning dance moves, some rented a videoke room and some just went back to their respective bedrooms to have a beauty rest and gain more energy in preparation for the following day’s events.

    Second day, June 17, after having breakfast at the hotel, we embarked on a bus ride to Bohol Beach Club. On our way, we stopped at the Blood Compact Shrine to explore the place and most especially to have our group picture taken.

    Upon reaching Bohol Beach Club , everyone was delighted at the sight of its peaceful and beautiful environment, starting from the hospitable locals, white and powdery sand up to the serenity of the beach having mixed colors of green and blue. In this place, time should not be wasted. That’s why we immediately started our Sportsfest kickoff. Employees were divided into three groups, the Decisive, Punctual and Resourceful. The first game was volleyball. Committees were Mr. Egle Bagsit as the referee, Mr. Bayani Cruz as the umpire, Ms. Michelle Ronato as the scorer and Mr. Raymond Guevara and Mr. Raymark Dulce as the lines men. The team Decisive won, followed by the team Resourceful and the team Punctual placed third. The second game was dodge ball. The arbiter for this game was Mr. Bayani Cruz, Mr. Mike Villanueva as the timer and the rest of the EEC members as bonafide members of the pulot-ball committee. The result was team Punctual as the 1st placer, team Decisive as the 2nd placer and team Resourceful as the 3rd placer. The last game was obstacle course. 1st place of this event was team Decisive, 2nd was team Punctual and 3rd was team Resourceful. After tallying the results, team Decisive turned to be at the 1st place, team Punctual at the 2nd place and team Resourceful at the 3rd place. But EEC kept the results unannounced until having lunch.

    After the tiresome games, we enjoyed the sumptuous buffet lunch prepared at the venue. After lunch, team standing as well as the most valuable players had been announced. The MVPs were Mr. Digbay Loste for volleyball, Mr. Romulus Tolentino for dodge ball and Mr. Richard Ryan Saquilayan for the obstacle course. After that, free time for all to enjoy the amenities of BBC, some went swimming at the pool, some at the beach and some enjoyed riding a banana boat and some tried jet ski.

    Around 5pm when we left BBC, we had a stop at Dauis Church and some of us got a bottle of miraculous water coming from a deep well at the foot of the altar. Then, we went to Payag restaurant to enjoy a buffet dinner with their specialty, the roasted chicken. After dinner, we headed back to the hotel.

    At the hotel, since it was the last night in Bohol, some consumed their remaining time at the pent house, some enjoyed the pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, some played billiards, some partied at the disco bar while others stayed at their bed with a smooth massage.

    Third day, June 18, some woke up early for breakfast and went last minute shopping in front of the hotel and at nearby mall, the Bohol Quality Mall. After check-out, Air Philippine Express’ passengers went to Tagbilaran Airport followed by Cebu Pacific’s and flew back to Manila.

    EEC was very grateful that everyone had participated well in this year's company outing and JPI’s 20th Anniversary celebration. That weekend was really a great experience and would surely be a good remembrance for all of us.

    EEC 2012

  • It's not TV... It's JPI! A Black and White Christmas Party

    December 16, 2011

    Last December 16, 2011, JPI Employees in the Philippines and in Japan went out after office to attend the JPI Christmas Party at the Alabang Town Center branch of Gloria Maris Restaurant and Shirokiya Bar and Restaurant near Sakuragicho, respectively.

    The theme for this year’s party in the Philippines was: "It's not TV... It's JPI! A Black and White Christmas Party." Attendees wore their best black and white get-up.

    Due to time differences, the party started earlier in Japan. Greetings from the Quality Assurance Department Manager, Mr. Raymond Guevara, opened the event, followed by a 7-course dinner with free-flowing drinks.

    In the Philippines, the event kicked-off with a speech and toast by the President and General Manager, Mr. Masumi Morita. After which a sumptuous feast of Chinese-style dishes was served. The night was made alive by performances by Mr. Digs Loste and members of the 17th batch. A short video showcasing the Employee Events of 2011 and employees in their workplaces here and abroad was also shown. Some employees were also given the chance to show their acting chops during the movie-themed game, where they acted out choice scenes from popular movies.

    For the exchange gift this year, we did away with codenames and tried something new. In Japan, trivia questions and descriptions were used to describe the owner of a wish list. Then during the event, each one was asked to guess who the wish list owner might be, which everyone enjoyed. Then in the Philippines, the letters of each employee's name were scrambled and a clue was provided. With that, each employee was supposed to get an appropriate gift for the person they picked. During the event, the employees were given time to go to the one they picked and give their gift.

    The highlights of the event were the announcement of this year’s Employee of the Year, promotions, and the 10-year and 15-year service awardees. We would like to congratulate the Employee of the Year for 2011, Ms. Jaclyne Chan-Endriga, as well as all the promoted employees and the service award recipients.

    But a Christmas Party won’t be complete without the raffle. Appliances and gadgets were raffled off to all employees regardless of place of assignment. Also, a special raffle was done towards the end of the program for employees in the Philippines.

    This caps off the employee events for 2011. We would like to thank everyone for their support and participation that made each event a success. We wish the 2012 Employee Events Committee and its chairman, Mr. Aaron Jay Bautista, the best of luck for the events for JPI’s 20th Anniversary.

    EEC 2011

  • 2012 JTest Schedule

    First: March 22, 2012
    Second: June 28, 2012
    Third: September 27, 2012
    Fourth: November 22, 2012
  • JPI Tree Planting and Environmental Awareness

    November 11, 2011

    J-SYS Philippines, Inc. (JPI) Management and Staff spearheaded by the Employees Events Committee (EEC), in partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation's Bantay Kalikasan, supports the Save La Mesa Watershed Project through a Tree Planting and Environmental Awareness activity at the La Mesa Nature Reserve last November 11, 2011.

    The activity started with a short lecture on Environmental Awareness including Bantay Kalikasan's efforts to protect the La Mesa Watershed given by Mr. Abelardo Angadol, Nature of Tourism Supervisor of Bantay Kalikasan. After the lecture, the participants were led to the nursery area and shown how to carefully plant Kalumpit germinants. A total of 100 Kalumpit germinants were planted. He also explained the importance of planting endemic/native species over exotic/foreign species, as they are more adapted to the local climate, thus live longer. Mr. Jose Pascual, the Nursery Supervisor from the Nature Reserve, reminded everyone that in order to successfully plant trees, they must make sure that it is planted not too deep or too shallow. He also emphasized that the best time to plant trees is during the months of June - August during rainy season. During off-season, they request volunteers to plant germinants which will be used as replacement for broken trees. Mr. Pascual also showed the vermicomposting area and its benefits. Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner.

    After the demonstration, the participants went on a 3.3km nature trek and were shown the different species of trees. Kupang, Rattan, Antipolo, Boho Grove, and Yemane are some of the tree species found in the nature park. After the nature trek we were led to the tree-planting site for the tree planting activity. JPI employees planted 10 Kupang seedlings for this activity. Mr. Atanasio Sta. Cruz, the Plantation Supervisor, demonstrated the correct way of planting seedlings.

    Mr. Morita said in his closing remarks that "We should stop wasting resources like water, electricity, paper including human resources since our hours is limited." He also added that "I hope next year we will walk the 6km nature trek and know more about nature." The activity was capped off by the awarding of Forest Protection Certificate to J-SYS Philippines, Inc.

    A total of 20 employees participated in this Environmental Awareness Lecture and Tree-planting activity. This year's activity's main objective is to foster volunteerism and make employees "Think Green."

  • JPI Anniversary & Company Outing @ Blue Coral

    August 6, 2011

    Are you guys ready?! Rain or shine!

    Breakfast... check!
    Tourist bus... check!
    Attendance... check!

    August 6-7 marked the schedule of our JPI Company outing and Anniversary celebration. It was originally set last June 25-26 but because of typhoon "Falcon" it was postponed.

    It was a rainy morning last August 6, 2011 but that did not stop the confirmed JPI employees from attending the event. Everything was set as we arrived at the Blue Coral resort. Upon arrival, we gathered at the beachfront as Ms. Mildred Miras welcomed and wished for everyone to enjoy the activities prepared by EEC. We then headed to the restaurant for a sumptuous lunch buffet. It was free time for all until 4pm that day. While some played beach volleyball, some tried out the resort’s amenities, others took a dip in the pool, while the rest just relaxed and basked under the sun enjoying the sunny afternoon.

    We started the group games at the beach front at 4pm. Participants were divided into 3 teams. Everyone enjoyed the simple games prepared by EEC. Games played were the sponge relay, balloon relay, and charades. First game was the sponge relay wherein members will run to the beach and pass on the sponge to the other members to fill a container. Next game was the balloon relay where each member will have their turn in inflating a balloon and passing it on to the next member without using their hands with the last team member popping the balloon. Teams cheered on for their team mates made the games more fun and exciting. Last game was the charades. We all had fun in guessing the words as team representatives acted their words out to their team mates.

    After dinner, we had a short program. Mr. Egle Bagsit and Ms. Miki Mariano were the emcees for that night. We gave our full attention as Mr. Morita, our company president, started with his opening remarks. EEC also showcased the 19 years of refreshing memories banner. After which we were entertained by the 17th batch employees for their special dance number. There was also a song number from Ms. Michelle Ronato. The song title game was played afterwards which the yellow team won. Teams challenged other teams to sing their unique song titles. Mr. Dennis Vega thanked everyone as we ended the program.

    It was free time for all again until check-out time at 11 am the following day, August 7, 2011.

    To recap, the yellow team won in all of the 4 games prepared. They were awarded with a banana boat ride as their prize.

    1st - Yellow
    2nd - Green
    3rd - Blue

    EEC would like to thank everyone for their active participation and support in this year's Company Outing and JPI Anniversary celebration. It was truly a fun-filled and relaxing weekend deserving two thumbs up!

  • Summer Fun @Tokyo Summerland

    June 25, 2011

    It is four days after Midsummer Day which marked the start of Japan’s rising temperature and humidity. Unusual as it may be, everybody hustled to fuel themselves in the common area that early Saturday morning. Why won’t they? Nobody wanted to be snoozing around if you’re going to the famous Tokyo Summerland!

    After laughing and chatting and laughing some more while heading South, we reached our destination. The atmosphere’s so lively everybody was intoxicated. There’s so much to do it’s hard to decide what to try first.

    The Rides – Tokyo Summerland is not only a water resort it also boasts tough rides like Free Fall, roller coaster, Flying Carpets and many more! Disregarding age limit, high blood pressure and heart attacks, almost everybody tried and enjoyed the rides. And yeah, it would’ve feel good to be forever young.^_^

    The Wave Pool – What else would you see if you searched the internet for this famous resort? Of course it’s the famous wave pool beaming with hundreds of people. Although some were hesitant to dip in the crowded pool, it was worth the try. Everybody enjoyed the waves while some, well, they enjoyed it too! They might have just needed a swim ring, a swim float, or a taller friend to hold on to when the waves started to rush in. Lol.

    The Onsen – Onsen is a term for hot springs in the Japanese language. It is also used to describe bathing facilities around hot springs. Though Tokyo Summerland does not have a hot spring, it does have a bathing facility like those that came from a hot spring. That is why we dubbed it as “The Onsen”. Everybody enjoyed dipping in the hot water. Some pools in the Onsen even have added minerals in them. After the high jumps in the wave pool, the Onsen surely took our tiredness away. It’s just so Japa-nice~.

    The whole day felt like just hours as we craved to stay longer in the resort. We chatted and laughed and tell stories of our adventures. It just felt good to have a break, free from the stress of work and daily routine. Surely, that was one hot and fun-filled way of welcoming the summer!

  • JPI will join the 20th SODEC at Tokyo Big Sight.

    May 11-13, 2011
  • JPI holds an Easter Party for its Employees and their Families.

    Apr 29, 2011
  • JPI is now a PEZA IT Enterprise!

    March 31, 2011

    March 31, 2011 is a significant milestone for J-SYS Philippines, Inc., as its application for PEZA (Philippine Economic Zone Authority) as "IT Enterprise" was approved per Registration Certificate No. 11-22-IT.

    Witnesses to this event include both Directors Ms. Mildred P. Miras & Ms. Mary Ann G. Mamaril and Ms. Isabel Lopez, Manager-Finance & Accounting. Upon completion of registration conditions, JPI will enjoy ZERO VAT rate on all its transactions.

  • JPI's New Office

    Mar 7, 2011

    JPI has transferred to its new home located in 25th Floor Tower 2 Insular Life Corporate Centre, Insular Life Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

  • 2011 JTest Schedule

    First: March 24, 2011
    Second: June 23, 2011
    Third: September 28, 2011
    Fourth: November 24, 2011
  • Hippie Holiday: JPI Christmas Party 2010

    December 17, 2010

    The Employees' Events Committee (EEC) capped off 2010 with the company Christmas party last December 17, 2010 at Outback Steakhouse in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. There is indeed no better way to celebrate Christmas than having a hippie-inspired party that brings to mind what the season is all about - love and peace.

    The party was filled with nostalgia as members gamely came in their best hippie outfits wearing love beads and head bands. Groups were asked to sing and interpret Christmas songs to the tune of 60's hits. Prizes were awarded for the grooviest hippie costume and best group presentation.

    After the customary exchange of gifts, Mr. Ruther Lombos presented the details of the planned transfer to a new office building. Promotions and service awards were announced by Ms. Jean de Guzman, together with the company president, Mr. Masumi Morita and company directors Ms. Mildred Miras and Ms. Meann Mamaril. The 2010 Employee of the Year was awarded to Mr. Ellis Carlo Torres.

    Gift prizes were raffled out in between presentations. Each member did not go home empty-handed as EEC arranged to have exciting prizes for all members. The two luckiest members were able to bring home an iPhone 3GS and a netbook. This just goes to show how JPI appreciates the dedication and loyalty of its members. Members based in Japan also celebrated their Christmas party at New Tokyo Beer Dock in Yokohama Landmark Tower on December 15, 2010.

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    JPI Spreads the LOVE

    December 10, 2010

    On December 10, 2010, JPI Employees' Events Committee (EEC), once again organized a gift-giving activity, this time for Marillac Hills, a rehabilitation center for young women aged 7 to 18 who were abused or exploited. It is not just L-O-V-E that made this event a very successful one but the essence of the event is best described by these letters.

    Liberality or bigheartedness. The staff and the young women from Marillac Hills, were very open and welcoming. JPI employees likewise showed their generosity through loads of groceries and items on the ladies' wish list.

    Oneness. Things started with unity from both ends, kicked-off with an opening prayer and remarks from Mr. Masumi Morita, JPI's President and General Manager followed by the staff's tour of the facility.

    Vibrancy. Through activities set in the program, from the film viewing to team games, there was a certain vibrancy that was surely felt from everyone.

    Enjoyable. By the end of the day, snacks were eaten, even the energy of individuals were gone but there is this particular thing in the activity, not that it was indeed enjoyable but it was told through the eyes of Marillac Hills' young women.

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    The Biggest Loser JPI Edition

    November 30, 2010

    November 30, 2010 was the much-awaited awarding night of "The Biggest Loser JPI Edition". It was an 8-week-long event (October 4 - November 29) that promotes wellness and healthy living to all the employees of JPI. There were 16 participants who joined the said event, including JPI's President and General Manager himself, Mr. Masumi Morita.

    Five groups were formed for the "Group Challenge" that aims to promote team camaraderie. Group names were The Flintstones, The Addams Family, Incredibles, Jetsons and Simpsons. For added excitement, participants have their own aliases to hide their identity and were only revealed at the awarding night. The code names used were names of popular Filipino sexy actresses and hunk actors. The weigh-in was held every start of the week and the result is posted to monitor their current standing. Every week, jogging and badminton activities were held to help the participants lose weight.

    At the final day of weigh-in, a temptation challenge was held. The participants were indulged with mouth-watering food for lunch. Some were able to resist the temptation and take in only a few calories, while some of them greatly enjoyed the kaldereta. Even though a temptation risked the participants of gaining a pound, in the end it still yielded a positive result. All the participants lost weight on the last week.

    On the awarding night, one by one the participants' true identity were revealed, and it drew us closer to the revelation of The Biggest Loser. Finally, Coco Martin, who is Kenx Reyes, was announced as The Biggest Loser with a total of 22.4% weight loss. Belo Chavez a.k.a. Derek Ramsay and Dred Miras a.k.a. Katrina Halili got the second and third place respectively. In the group challenge, The Flintstones, composed of Kenx Reyes, Dred Miras and Masumi Morita, won the first place, taking the much-coveted prize pot. Consolation prizes and souvenir mugs were also distributed to the participants.

    A total of 176.5 lbs. was lost during the participants' eight weeks of sacrifice and perseverance. This only proves the success of the activity. No harm was done during "The Biggest Loser JPI Edition", only fats lost and healthier lifestyle for our employees, which may as well inspire others to take care of their well-being.

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    Trick or Treat Halloween Party 2010

    October 29, 2010

    With the JPI Management fervent desire to strengthen family-ties and camaraderie among its employees and family members, the Corporate Functions Division (CFD) in cooperation with the 2010 Employees Event Committee (EEC) has organized a Family Day activity thru a "Trick or Treat Halloween Party 2010". The event was held at JPI office on October 29, 2010, attended by its employees and family members. The party started off with an opening prayer led by Mr. Mike Villanueva, then followed by a welcome remarks from Mr. Masumi Morita (JPI President). The party was hosted by Ms. Jen Faiwas and Mr. Enrico Ambrocio.

    It was highlighted with hilarious parlor games, loot bags giving, dine-in with a variety of mouthful foods like spaghetti, pork barbecue, hotdogs with mallows, siomai, chocolate fountain dessert, chocolate cake, ice cream and assorted sushi. Halloween Best was given to the 1st Prize Winners (for Kiddies – AJ Guevarra; for Adults – Aldrin Rondero).

    It was truly a fun-filled enjoyable afternoon.

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    Fujitsu Philippines signs contract agreement with J-SYS Philippines

    October 05, 2010

    On October 5, 2010, J-SYS Philippines, Inc.(JPI), an overseas subsidiary of JGC Information Systems Co. Ltd.(J-SYS) signed a contract with Fujitsu Philippines, Inc.(FPI), a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in promoting PLANTIA, a maintenance management solution, for the local manufacturing industry.

    PLANTIA received the “PM Excellent Product Award” from the Japan Plant Maintenance Association both in 1999 and 2008. This product has been proven and tested for more than 20 years, at 280 locations, belonging to 140 companies in Japan. In addition, PLANTIA also offers a multi language feature, which is currently being used by a Japanese Company here in the Philippines, in Singapore, and in China, where JPI played a major role in its training and support.

    JPI has started its plans for expansion of PLANTIA’s English version, not only to Japanese manufacturing firms based in the Philippines, but to other Southeast Asian Nations as well. Currently, it is focusing to strengthen the sales domestically, where there is a growing realization on the importance of maintenance management.

    Using the Best Solution strategy, FPI developed its business in the Philippines, by offering not only the products made by Fujitsu, but also in partnership with other IT solution providers that would best benefit their clients. Fujitsu’s main customers are in manufacturing, and have sold various information systems to hundreds of companies already.

    With the increasing demand for improvements in maintenance management, the partnership between JPI and FPI promotes PLANTIA, as an indispensable tool in contributing improvements in plant management, long term usage of plant equipment, customer's workforce optimization and profit expansion.

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    First SDD Activity 2010

    March 19, 2010

    March 21, 2010. Before sunrays touch skyscrapers and business establishments the Systems Development Division (SDD) has been a part of the 8 thousand health conscious and sports enthusiasts to join the Globe Run for Home 2010 event held at the Ayala Triangle Garden, Makati City.

    After weeks of preparation and gearing up for their first-ever fun run, the team pinned their numbers, tied their “championchips” (timing chips) and excitedly waited for the gun start to mark the 5km run.

    It has really been tough running up and down the curves of Ayala Avenue - some walked, others stopped by every drinking station they passed, still there were those persistent to run with all their might hoping to make it to the finish line as quick as they can.

    A salute to the top 3 runners of JPI: Mr. Tots Benedicto from SDT2 bagged the 1st place at 00:28.44secs followed by Mr. Enrico Ambrocio also from SDT2 at 00:29.30secs while Mr. Joel Pascua from SDT3 got the 3rd place with 00:32.15secs. But of course, everybody made it just in time as the sun rises into a fine Sunday morning for a hearty breakfast and early chitchat.

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    PUP Jobfair

    March 1, 2010

    J-SYS Phils. Inc. participated at Polytechnic University of the Philippines Career Mania 2010 last March 1 to 3 at their Mabini Campus. Over 100 companies participated in the said event. Mr. Morita, our Company President, participated in the Ribbon cutting ceremonies.

    During the jobfair, as initial screening, we conducted a 20-minute Technical exam to graduating IT students and also to some alumni. Those who passed the exam were given info sheet, which they need to accomplish and attach to it their picture and resume. They were also scheduled to take an online exam at JPI offices beginning March 22, 2010. A total of 102 applications were received.

    This is the second time that JPI participated in their jobfair.

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    E-services 2010

    February 8, 2010

    The 10th e-Services Global Sourcing Conference and Exhibition held last Feb. 8-9, 2010 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex was a showcase of international and local companies engaged in information and communication technology and services. President Arroyo was the guest of honor during the opening rites. Professionals from various fields attended the exhibit, including students as well. JPI was one of the exhibitors in the said event.

    JPI President Mr. Masumi Morita, some JPI managers and members were present at the booth. On its second day, JPI was given an opportunity to present PLANTIA among the attendees. This created awareness of the advancement of facility maintenance management systems using Information Technology and how it can help plant and manufacturing companies improve efficiency and productivity.

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    JPI Gives Back: A Christmas Gift-giving Activity

    December 23, 2009

    With a jar filled with coins and bills and a box loaded with clothes and toys, the JPI Employees Events Committee (EEC) gathered enough gifts during the Holiday season to present to the orphans of SOS Children's Villages. The gift-giving activity, headed by JPI's President and General Manager, Mr. Masumi Morita, took place on December 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM inside the SOS Children's Villages, Alabang. The program was initiated with a prayer followed by an opening remark. To cheer up the afternoon, the EEC prepared some activities for the children, starting off with the ‘Kiddie Obstacle Course' and ‘Pass That Teddy'. The children then had a light snack followed by a film showing about the essence of Christmas (Veggie Tales' An Easter Carol). The main event - the gift-giving proper - subsequently followed. Although pictures and memories are brought back, the experience of having shared our time and resources to the orphans is beyond compare.

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    JPI Commemorates its 17th Anniversary

    July 01, 2009

    Anniversary celebrations give us time to reminisce, to reflect how we are now and gain insight that will guide us henceforth. It is in this context that JPI commemorated its 17th Anniversary last July 1, 2009.

    The Employees Events Committee (EEC) headed by Ms. Lory Lopez, organized a simple yet meaningful affair. Themed “J-Sys Siete”, the event showcased the talent and creativity of JPI employees as the White, Blue and Green teams tried to outsmart each other in the production numbers and group games. The Green team was declared the overall champion in this event.

    Congratulations to all the teams for making this event possible. See you all at the next activities!

    HAPPY 17th ANNIVERSARY JPI!!!

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    J-SYS Philippines, Inc. (JPI) Welcomes Ten (10) Programmer-Trainees

    May 05, 2009

    Despite global economic downturn and crises, and while many companies are downsizing, J-SYS PHILIPPINES, INC. converts these crises to opportunities by building up and training its knowledge workforce. JPI recently hired ten (10) new Programmer-Trainees. Fresh from college and coming from different universities, the trainees underwent rigid recruitment, pre-screening and selection process that shortlisted them from over 1,200 candidates. They just completed a 3-month intensive Japanese Language (Nihongo) course and passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 3 administered in-house by accredited Nihongo instructors. Now equipped with the Nihongo proficiency coupled with IT and programming competencies, the trainees are ready to face the challenges in systems development within a Japanese environment and utilize Japanese operating systems.

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    J-SYS Philippines, Inc. Has A New President & General Manager

    January 01, 2009

    MR. AKIYOSHI NAKAJIMA, President of JGC Information Systems Co., Ltd, (J-SYS) Yokohama, Japan, 100% owners of J-SYS Philippines, Inc., recently announced the appointment of MR. MASUMI MORITA as President and General Manager of J-SYS Philippines, Inc. (JPI).

    Mr. Morita’s appointment opens a new chapter in JPI’s corporate life as he brings to the Company his extensive and valuable experiences in systems development projects having worked in J-SYS for over 23 years in different capacities.

    Mr. Morita takes over the leadership from MR. MITSUHARU HAMADA who returned to J-SYS after more than 13 successful and fruitful years in JPI. Mr. Hamada, however, will remain to be the Japan-based Adviser to Mr. Morita.

    Sayonara (goodbye), Hamada-san, Irrashaimase (Welcome), Morita-san.