Powerful Earthquake rocks Dagupan

Sketchy reports are in. But Dagupan just felt an intensity 6 earthquake. Will post more updated details as we get them.

Thanks to MOND  for the following info: also felt in Baguio Source of Picture below:

  • 45 km (30 miles) W of Dagupan, Luzon, Philippines
  • 85 km (55 miles) WSW of Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
  • 120 km (75 miles) NW of Angeles, Luzon, Philippines
  • 195 km (120 miles) NW of MANILA, Philippines

According to our staff , philvocs announced that the epicenter is in Bolinao, Pangasinan, where the faultline was.

MSI-ECS Warehouse Sale

warehousesale.gifJust in time for the Christmas Holiday Shopping rush, MSI-ECS is holding its Warehouse Sale this coming Dec. 5 - 7, 2007.

Now is the time to splurge on gadgets.

Here’s the details of the MSI-ECS Warehouse Sale.

Big bargains and even bigger savings from MSI-ECS!!!

Country’s leading IT distributor, MSI-ECS, is having its annual Warehouse Sale from December 5 to 7, 2007 (9AM-6PM) at the MSI-ECS Office (Topy II, Building#3, Economia St., Libis, Quezon City).

With an immense variety of IT products from today’s best and latest technology brands –(Acer, Apple (delete iPod), Buffalo, Genius, HP, Imation, Lenovo, NEC, Samsung, Sony, and Targus) this year’s sale is even bigger than last year’s! Products on sale will include top selections of desktops, notebooks, monitors, printers, MP3 players, cameras, supplies, ODDs, carrying cases, and accessories — all with unbelievable discounts up to 80%! Sale is on cash basis only.

For more information, call 688-3180 / 181 / 182.

Writing Roadblocks

These are some stumbling blocks to writing better and more often. I need to resolve these issues to move forward.

  • I feel writing about myself is vain.
  • If I share my feelings, they would either be egotistical or self-pitying.
  • I don’t want to share some things about myself. I’m embarassed.
  • I don’t want to talk about other people. I have no right to share things about them to the world, no matter how incidental.
  • My life is boring, there’s nothing to blog about unlike others.

To get some help, I asked my friend who specializes in these things. So, I’m now starting on Creative Nonfiction, A Manual for Filipino Writers by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo.

FOCI Training Center – Going for the Best!

FarmOut Training Center has now raised the bar for call center candidate training! In its pursuit of producing high quality and exceptionally competent customer service agents, FOCI-TC is introducing a new system of skills assessment.

This new Skills Assessment Technique shall have a great way of ensuring that the people who pass our training are more than aptly qualified for call center work. This new system also guarantees that the best people get to have their right for student employment placement priority.

The new assessment method starts out with a first draft screening wherein a student gets to be evaluated on all call center skills with emphasis on listening comprehension and conversational skills. Once a student passes the call center evaluation’s first draft, he shall be given priority for endorsement into the various call center partners we have including our own FarmOut Contact Center.

If a trainee does not pass the first draft, then a thorough review and training on call center skills shall be required of him/her. After this, the trainee shall have a another chance with the second draft. Once passed, this trainee shall be included on the next option of recruitment with various BPOs. This process continues on up to a third draft. If by any chance, a trainee could not pass the last required assessment procedure, then he shall be required to undergo career counselling and see if customer service work is really his/her field. This could also give him the opportunity for other trainings that he could be cut out for such as Transcription training.

This assessment method shall ensure that the contact centers we are in partner with are only receiving the highest quality of employees that only FOCI-TC can produce. This shall guarantee a long lasting relationship with our BPO partners which means more job opportunities for our fellow Pangasinenses.

We aim to produce only the best, and give these best graduates the best option for work!