URC Packaging Division maintains IMS-ISO certification

BOPP Packaging RollsUniversal Robina Corporation’s (URC) Packaging Division successfully passed their annual surveillance audit on its Integrated Management System (IMS) conducted by Certification International with “zero” non-conformances.

The bi-axially oriented polypropylene plant (BOPP) continues to produce a wide range of polypropylene film in compliance within the quality standards of ISO 9001:2000 and environmental standards of ISO 14001:1996 with the distinction of being the only IMS-ISO certified BOPP plant in the country.

The plant being ISO certified since 1999 has strengthened URC-Packaging Division’s position as a reliable manufacturer of high quality bi-axially polypropylene film.

URC-Packaging Division expects to maintain its dominant position in the local market to meet the growing demand for high-quality packaging products and continues to develop the large potential of the export market.

URC Packaging Division Website
http://www.urc.com.ph/bopp

(Published in the March 7, 2005 Philippine Star)

Maxx Extra Strength for the Extra Strong

The coolest dude ever is now in town! Meet Maxximo – the man oozing with machismo and gallantry – in the latest Maxx candy television commercial.

See what a typical day is like for this modern-day hero who believes in helping others whenever he can. He can deal with any kind of situation even if it requires him to step in front of a raging bus or stand in the middle of a rioting crowd.

But there is one thing that Maxximo cannot deal with alone – an itchy, irritated throat. For that, he trusts only Maxx Extra Strength, the newest Maxx variant that’s powered with extra strong menthol.

Maxx Extra Strength guarantees all-out menthol satisfaction. Compared to the other Maxx variants, Extra Strength provides 250% more menthol action. Plus, it comes with an added benefit of Vitamin C and a center filled with an extra kick of menthol for a soothing sensation from your mouth down to your throat.

Nothing really beats Maxx Extra Strength when it comes to menthol satisfaction. Watch out for the new Maxx TVC and find out for yourself why Maxx Extra Strength is the perfect fit for toughies like Maxximo.

Hunt’s Pork and Beans Treat Schools to a Day of Fun

Hunt’s Pork and Beans recently concluded the first round of its Hunt’s Fun Day school tour where it brought loads of fun and excitement to select schools in Metro Manila.

Students were treated to a day of lively games and activities including a photo session, and an entertaining and educational mime presentation. Hunt’s also gave away lots of prizes like goodie bags and school supplies that the kids loved.

One of the crowd favorites was Hunt’s very special recipe of Little Cowboy’s Stew made with Hunt’s Pork and Beans mixed with ground pork, corn kernels and cheese. Kids and moms just kept coming back for more! Moms also saw for themselves how easy it was to make this yummy yet nutritious dish.

You may be the next lucky school to be treated to a day of fun and excitement! So watch out as Hunt’s continues to make its rounds in select schools in Metro Manila.

C2 Supports Tsunami Victims through MTV Asia

Universal Robina Corporation’s freshest brew, C2 Green Tea, recently took part in the MTV Asia Aid benefit concert for the tsunami victims.

While Bangkok was partying with the likes of Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkston and Hoobastank, a jam-packed party was happening right here in Manila.

Present during the Philippine Viewing Party was a mélange of local artists who were eager to take part of this worthwhile cause. Among those who took time out to join the fete and spend time with their fans were Cindy Kurleto, Mariel Rodriguez, Reema Chanco, Maike Evers, Kitchie Nadal, Retrospect, 2005 MTV VJ Hunt Finalists, 2005 Bb. Pilipinas Candidates and PBA personalities like Rafi Reavis, Gec Chia and Billy Mamaril.

The event featured both booths and rides, but what made the night exceptionally dynamic were the live performances from Out of the Box, Radioactive Sago and Kjwan. Games and raffle draws also added to the excitement as the anticipation was built up for the main event of the night – the live feed from Bangkok, Thailand.

The result was an overwhelming success. Thousands of people from all over Asia, including hundreds of Filipinos, joined as one to show just how much they care.

Chippy Rocks Baguio with Gimikada

Chippy, the official barkada treat, jumpstarts the summer season with the second of its Gimikada blowouts for 2005, this time at the Flower Festival in Baguio.

The Gimikada bash in the country’s Summer Capital, which will be held in Session Road on March 4, 2005, will showcase some of the country’s hottest bands including Sandwich, Imago, Chicosci, Kapatid and Baguio’s very own Session Road, Zoom Zoom Lunacy and Brew Taterd. In addition, fun games and prizes await the audience.

Launched in September 2003, Chippy’s Gimikada has already gained a steady following after being staged in various venues, universities and colleges in Metro Manila and Bulacan. For 2005, Chippy joins the major festivals as its takes Gimikada to different parts of the country. This series started with a two-day concert during the Sinulog in Cebu, which highlighted such bands as Kjwan, Chicosci, Imago, Kapatid, Urban Dub, Smooth Friction and Malaya.