In behalf of the City Government of Tanauan, Mayor Thony Halili with Mrs. Nitz Marfa, Ms. Jaq Landicho and Ms. Regie Aala received the Benchmarking Award during the 1st Philippine Best Practice and Benchmarking Competition held in Shangrila Hotel, Makati on October 24, 2014.
For Benchmarking Competition- Government Sector, the City Government of Tanauan is tie with the City Government of Marikina. These two cities shall be the official entries of the Philippines on the3rd International Benchmarking Competition which will be held at the9th Global Benchmarking Conference at Orlando, Florida USA on December 3 and 4, 2014.
The presenter for the City of Tanauan is Ms. Jaq Landicho of the Human Resource Management Office.
Spearheaded by the Philippine Society for Quality in collaboration with theDepartment of Trade and Industry andDevelopment Academy of the Philippines, the Philippine Benchmarking and Best Practice Awards is in line with the goals of the Philippine Quality Award and theGlobal Benchmarking Network on innovation and knowledge sharing,
These awards are given to encourage organizations to share how Benchmarking (comparing and learning from others) and Best Practice sharing are integral parts of their improvement and innovation drive.
An ordinance was passed by Batangas City Council during their regular session on October 20,2014 requiring additional Php2 per movie ticket sold to help support and solicit funds for the programs of Philippine Red Cross Batangas Chapter,
According to this ordinance, all movie theaters in Batangas City are obliged to add two pesos (Php 2.00) in the cost of cinema tickets sold from May 8 to October 8 of every year as their contribution to the programs and activities of Philippine Red Cross Batangas.
Unde this ordinance, the management of movie theaters and the management of Philippine Red Cross Batangas Chapter shall enter into a a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to implement this endeavor.
Entitled "“An Ordinance Allowing and Requiring All Cinema Owners and Operators within the Territorial Jurisdiction of Batangas City to Append in Their Theatre Tickets, PHP2.00 Covering the Period of May 8 to November 8 Every Year Thereafter as Contribution to Philippine Red Cross Batangas Chapter”, the ordinance was authored by Councilor Glen Aldover. The ordinance shall be effective and to be implemented after publication in local newspapers and approval of the Chief Executive.
After receiving simultaneous chair-spins from Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton, Katriz Trinidad, a Filipino-American teenager whose family hails from Lipa City, Batangas chose Team Pharrell.
In an effort to persuade Katriz to join his team, Pharrell said "I never thought that I would find something that I'd usually look for my own label; that I'd been dreaming for an artist like you all my career”. During her performance, he stood up while she was singing then dropped his knees, and even wrote the word “Please” on a notebook.
According to Shelton, “All of us, in the back of our minds, keep the hope alive that somehow we’ll find someone who is just born to be a star,” And he thinks Katriz could be that person. Blown away by Katriz’s performance Gwen Stefani on the otherhand said “I feel like you’re almost like a perfect singer”
Thinking that he truly believed in her, as she saw it in his eyes, in the end, Katriz went with her gut feeling and chose Team Pharell.According to Katriz’s social media post she has “the awesomest moment of her life and she’s thankful and blessed”
Katriz wowed coaches with herrendition of Etta James’ song “At Last.”