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NOVEMBER 2013 The Official Publication of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

PH government revitalizes Tacloban Port Taps ICTSI resources, manpower to improve port operation


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NARLENE A. SORIANO JUPITER L. KALAMBAKAL JOHN PAULO C. COSTINIANO ZINNO B. GUDEZ MARIE ANNALIE T. MARFIL MAVERICK A. JAVIER PAOLO MIGUEL S. RACELIS JUSTINO RAMON L. TAYAG III Photographers RONNEL P. JAVIER DEXTER F. LANDICHO EDWARD R. MILAG

Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Associate Editor Researchers

Correspondents Manila ALBERT JOSEPH R. CANCERAN MA. BERNADETTE C. DE GUZMAN MA. CONCEPCION M. DIZON ROSE A. LOBRIN RICARDO D. PAREDES JESTONIE V. VINSON Davao City CHIARA MAY C. ATIS Gen. Santos City REJAMNA S. PANDANGAN Misamis Oriental KIRK KHURNYLLA R. GONO

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PH government revitalizes Tacloban Port

ICTSI 9-month net income up 22% to US$128.8 million

PICT ranks 6th in the Employer of the Year Award 2012

Spotlight

Level Up

People

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Pakistani Minister of Ports and Shipping visits PICT International Container Terminal Services, Inc. E

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BICTL lauded for container volume growth

Do Good

Ship Ahoy

Healthy Lifestyle

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PH government revitalizes Tacloban Port Taps ICTSI resources, manpower to improve port operation

The Philippine government, through the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), is revitalizing Tacloban’s port facilities and operation, a move seen not only to accelerate but also to ensure safe delivery of the massive humanitarian aid for Tacloban and other devastated areas in Eastern Visayas. 4

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DOTC and PPA have tapped International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) to reinforce and improve port services given the influx of support from countries the world over and the immediate need to transport aid. Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Head of Asian Region, says: “Today, we signed a relief support agreement with the PPA. We have been closely working round-the-clock with DOTC and PPA to get this project running at the quickest time possible. We have dispatched our equipment, which should arrive in Tacloban by Tuesday. By then, the port will be fully operational.” ICTSI is deploying various cargo handling equipment valued at over PhP200 million. This includes a brand new mobile harbor crane (MHC) already being commissioned in Davao for possible deployment to Leyte if required. Commissioning is being done in Davao due to the lack of water depth at the Tacloban Port to support the heavy lift vessel carrying it. As its donation to the typhoon victims, spreader manufacturer Stinis from Holland added two more backup spreaders to ensure the smooth and continuous operation. Moreover, a start-up team composed of topnotch engineers, operations managers and staff, equipment operators from the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), ICTSI’s flagship, have been dispatched to support port operation. Mr. Gonzalez added that ICTSI will run the Tacloban Port free, and will continue to do so up until the close of the government’s relief operations and normal transportation network has been restored, at which time ICTSI will take back all the equipment and pull out its personnel. Meanwhile, at the MICT, ICTSI has opened its container freight station (CFS) facilities to the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The terminal’s CFS-2 in particular was designated as DSWD’s relief operations center (ROC), where international relief donations entering the Port of Manila are processed. The ROC is manned 24 / 7 by ICTSI volunteer-employees along with DSWD volunteers working 24 / 7 as foreign aid continue to pour in for the typhoon victims. ICTSI and the ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI) are closely coordinating with and supporting the initiatives of DSWD, partner foundations and non-government organizations such as the Philippine Business for Social Progress and Philippine National Red Cross, and the local Roman Catholic Church for relief efforts. ICTSI-FI also spearheaded a fund-raising and aid collection campaign within the ICTSI Group. ICTSI subsidiaries in 19 countries along with their business partners, client shipping lines, and suppliers have overwhelmingly responded, and donations are pouring in. Donations will be used to augment relief efforts as well as a rehabilitation program. ICTSI is also extending aid to employees who have relatives affected by typhoon.

Pakistani Minister of Ports and Shipping visits PICT

Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) welcomed Senator Kamran Michael (center), Pakistani Federal Minister of Ports and Shipping, during his visit to PICT last September. After listening to a brief corporate presentation, Senator Michael toured the terminal and its facilities. Photo shows Capt. Zafar Iqbal Awan (left), PICT Chief Executive Officer; and Capt. Haleem A. Siddiqui (right), PICT Chairman, presenting a token to Senator Michael. (Mohammad Atiq)

Senator Michael (third from left) tours the PICT. At PICT: Capt. Siddiqui (from row, fourth from left), Senator Michael (from row, fifth from left) and Capt. Awan (from row, sixth from left); Romeo Salvador (back row, far left), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Country Representative; and the delegates

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ICTSI 9-month net income up Volume up 13% to 4.6 million TEUs, revenues up 19% to US$624.7 million, EBITDA improves 26% to US$285.5 million International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the first nine months of 2013, posting revenue from port operations of US$624.7 million, an increase of 19 percent over the US$524.7 million reported for the same period last year; Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of US$285.5 million, 26 percent higher than the US$225.8 million generated in the first nine months of 2012; and net income attributable to equity holders of US$128.8 million, up 22 percent over the US$105.8 million earned in the same period last year. The higher net income attributable to equity holders for the first nine months of 2013 was mainly due to strong revenue growth and margin improvement in certain key terminals and the contribution from the new terminal in Karachi, Pakistan. Diluted earnings per share for the period was likewise higher by 17 percent at US$0.054, from US$0.046 in 2012. For the quarter ending 30 September 2013, revenue from port operations increased 17 percent, from US$179.7 million to US$211.0 million while EBITDA was 27 percent higher at US$97.3 million, from US$76.7 million. Net income attributable to equity holders grew 29 percent, from US$35.6 million to US$45.9 million, and diluted

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earnings per share improved 27 percent to US$0.019, from US$0.015 in 2012. ICTSI handled consolidated volume of 4,628,117 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) for the first nine months of 2013, 13 percent more than the 4,083,842 TEUs handled in the same period in 2012. The increase in volume was mainly due to the continuous growth in international and domestic trade in most of the Company’s terminals and the volume generated by Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) and PT Olah Jasa Andal (PT OJA), the Company’s new container terminals in Karachi, Pakistan and Jakarta, Indonesia, respectively. Excluding volume from the two new terminals and the effect of the cessation of the operations in Syria effective January 2013, organic volume growth increased by one percent. The Company’s seven key terminal operations in Manila, Brazil, Poland, Madagascar, China, Ecuador and Pakistan accounted for 79 percent of the Group’s consolidated volume in the first nine months of 2013. For the quarter ending 30 September 2013, total consolidated throughput was 16 percent higher at 1,601,112 TEUs compared to 1,386,107 TEUs in 2012. Gross revenues from port operations for the first nine months of 2013 surged 19 percent to US$624.7 million, from the US$524.7 million reported in the same period in 2012. The increase in revenues was mainly due to the volume growth, higher storage revenues and ancillary services, tariff rate increases in certain key terminals, and the revenue

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22% to US$128.8 million contribution from the new terminals in Jakarta, Indonesia and Karachi, Pakistan. Excluding the revenues from the newly acquired terminals and the effect of the cessation of the operations in Tartous, Syria, organic revenue growth was eight percent. The Group’s seven key terminal operations in Manila, Brazil, Poland, Madagascar, China, Ecuador and Pakistan accounted for 85 percent of the Group’s consolidated revenues in the first nine months of 2013. Gross revenues from port operations for the quarter ended 30 September 2013 surged 17 percent to US$211.0 million, from the US$179.7 million reported in the same period in 2012. Consolidated cash operating expenses in the first nine months of 2013 grew 13 percent to US$255.4 million, from US$225.4 million in the same period in 2012. The increase was mainly driven by higher volume-related expenses (i.e., on-call labor, fuel, power and repairs and maintenance), government-mandated and contracted salary rate increases in certain terminals, higher business development expenses, and the inclusion of the expenses of the new terminals in Jakarta, Indonesia and Karachi, Pakistan. Excluding the cash operating expenses of the new terminals as well as the expenses incurred in the Company’s operation in Syria in the same period in 2012, total cash operating expenses would have increased by only five percent. Consolidated EBITDA for the first nine months of 2013 increased 26 percent to US$285.5 million, from US$225.8 million in 2012 mainly due to the volume growth and

stronger revenues arising from favorable volume mix, higher revenues from storage and ancillary services, tariff increases in certain key terminals and the contribution of the new terminals in Jakarta, Indonesia and Karachi, Pakistan. Excluding PICT and PT OJA, as well as TICT in 2012, EBITDA growth would have been at 12 percent. Meanwhile, consolidated EBITDA margin increased to 46 percent in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 43 percent in the same period in 2012. For the quarter ended 30 September 2013 consolidated EBITDA increased 27 percent to US$97.3 million, from US$76.7 million in 2012 while consolidated EBITDA margin also improved to 46 percent compared to 43 percent in the same period in 2012. Consolidated financing charges and other expenses for the first nine months of 2013 increased 57 percent to US$33.9 million, from US$21.6 million in 2012 due mainly to higher outstanding interest-bearing debt. ICTSI issued US$400 million of 10-year bonds in January 2013 mainly to fund its capital expenditure program for 2013 and refinance mediumterm loans. Capital expenditures for the first half of 2013 amounted to US$357.9 million, approximately 65 percent of the US$550.0 million capital expenditure budget for the full year 2013. The established budget is mainly allocated for the completion of the Company’s terminal development projects in Mexico and Argentina, and the ramp-up of construction activities in Colombia and Davao, southern Philippines.

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BICTL lauded for container volume growth For the third consecutive year, Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICTL) received an award of recognition for having the highest growth in rate in 2012. BICTL produced the most dynamic growth in containerized cargo turnover among all Black Sea container ports. The awarding ceremony was held last 5 September in Odessa, Ukraine during the International Black Sea Container Summit. In 2012, BICTL recorded a 60.9 percent growth year-on-year, and was second among all container ports in the Black Sea basin. Receiving the award on behalf of the Company were Ketevan Oragvelidze (left), BICTL Marketing Manager; and Giorgi Tsuladze, BICTL Operations Manager. (Ketevan Oragvelidze)

PICT ranks 6th in the Employer of the Year Award 2012 Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) ranked sixth among 27 finalists in the large sector industry category of the first Employer of the Year Award 2012 held last mid-September in Karachi, Pakistan. The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) launched the award in recognition of the efforts of enterprises towards the creation of skilled workforce and provision of a safe work environment. Photo shows Hans Bruns (far left), TVET RSP GIZ Project Coordinator, awarding a certificate to Mohammad Atiq (third from left), PICT Corporate and Human Resources Manager, as Zafar Elahi (second from left), Industries Government of Sindh Secretary; and Mr. K.M. Nauman, EFP President look on. (Mohammad Atiq) PICT officers at the Employer of the Year Award 2012 (from left): Muhammad Waqas, HSE Assistant Manager; Mr. Mohammad; Saud ur Rehman, Procurement Manager and Management Representative; Tariq Jamil, Human Resources Assistant Manager; and Junaid Waseem, HSE Safety Engineer 8

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Do Good

ICTSI-FI shores up sports development assistance to Mindanao school ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI), in partnership with Mindanao International Container Terminal Services Inc. (MICTSI), recently continued its Sports Development Assistance program for Tagoloan National High School (TNHS) in Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. As a follow-up to last year’s provision of gears and equipment to TNHS taekwondo team, ICTSI-FI and MICTSI renovated the school’s taekwondo room. Forty sets of taekwondo uniforms were also provided to the taekwondo team. The spruced up room and new uniforms were officially turned over to TNHS in a simple ceremony held last 19 September. According to Alexie Ungab, TNHS Taekwondo Coordinator, the assistance has been a major factor in the improved performance of the school’s taekwondo team in various competitions. Just this year, the team won silver and gold medals in competitions such as the CPJ Taekwondo Championship and the Regional New Race Taekwondo Championship, both held in Cagayan de Oro City. Left photo shows (from left) Filip Laurena, ICTSI-FI Deputy Executive Director; Johnny Rodondo, Tagoloan Department of Education Sports Coordinator; Severa Go, TNHS Principal; Mario Charlie Emano, Baranggay (Village) Poblacion Chairman; and Joma Fernandez, MICTSI Terminal Manager, cutting the ceremonial ribbon to inaugurate the newly renovated TNHS taekwondo room. (Marie De Guzman)

The TNHS taekwondo team sporting their new uniforms

ERRATUM

In the October issue, in the story titled ICTSI-FI shores up sports development assistance to Mindanao school on page 6, we inadvertently published wrong photos due to a printing glitch. We are reprinting the article in full with the correct photos under Do Good. We apologize for this error.

ICTSI-FI aids victims of typhoon Odette ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI) recently partnered with Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) in the conduct of relief operations for victims of typhoon Odette that struck Olongapo and Subic in the Philippines. Aside from SBITC and ICTSI-FI employee-volunteers, a contingent from the Rotary Club of Olongapo joined the repacking of relief goods. The team distributed relief packs containing rice, canned goods, noodles, biscuits and coffee to 1,035 affected families in Baranggay (Village) Sta. Rita and 55 SBICT employees. (Marie de Guzman) Napoleon Balajadia (standing, second from left), ICTSI-FI Administrative Assistant, leads the distribution of relief goods to the affected residents.

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ICTSI-FI supports family day activities of 8 Manila day care centers Realizing the importance of strong family ties, ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI) supported the Family Day celebration of eight day care centers in Parola, Manila. Over 1,000 children and their respective parents took part in various fun-filled, family-oriented activities meant to strengthen bonds held last 11 October at the Delpan Sports Complex. Left photo shows Danilo Tanael (10th from left), Baranggay (Village) 20 Chairman; ICTSI-FI staff Marie de Guzman (12th from left) and Yehlen de la Luna (13th from left); and the day care workers of Parola and Isla Puting Bato preparing materials and meals for distribution. (Marie de Guzman)

Spotlight

RJConsing speaks at the Rising Stars of the Philippines Forum Rafael J. Consing (third from left), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Vice President and Treasurer, was a panelist at the inaugural Rising Stars of the Philippines Forum held last 17 October at Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila. Two hundred seventyfour delegates attended the forum. Also in photo are (from left) Jose Sio, SM Investments Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Aldrin Cerrado, ABS-CBN Chief Financial Officer; and Batara Sianturi, Citi Regional Head for Philippines and Guam.

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Ship Ahoy

PICT welcomes maiden voyage of OEL Freedom Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) warmly welcomed OEL Freedom and celebrated the vessel’s maiden voyage. OEL Freedom was carrying about 860 twenty-foot equivalent units. Regional container carrier Orient Express Lines recently launched a new dedicated feeder service connecting key hub ports in the Indian subcontinent region. The service calls every fortnight, and plies the Karachi-Mundra-Colombo-Karachi route. Left photo shows (from left) Riaz Rehmatullah, Rahmat Shipping Managing Director; S.M. Imran Moosa, PICT Marketing and Commercial Manager; and Shahbaz Ali Naveed, PICT Operations Manager presenting a bouquet of flowers to the vessel master. (Mohammad Atiq) At the celebration of the maiden voyage (from left): Mr. Riaz; Mr. Imran; Mr. Shahbaz; the vessel master; and Sohail Lillani Rahmat, Shipping Operations Manager

APL Oakland calls at NCT-1 APL Oakland (V065W) called at the New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1) at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone at 5:25 p.m. last 16 October to discharge and load cargoes. With a length-over-all of 267 meters, the vessel carried NYK Lines first-ever container co-loaded via APL for Subic discharge. Twenty-footer container number NYKU2763248 consigned to NYK-Fil Japan Shipping Corporation was discharged at NCT-1 Yard at exactly 6:05 p.m. last 16 October. After getting stripped of its cargo, this same NYK Line container will be used by one of the Subic locators for export cargo. This is the result of Subic Bay International Terminal Corp.’s and ICTSI Subic, Inc.’s continuous marketing efforts and collaboration with different public and private organizations in the North Luzon area, namely, the Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Clark Investor Locators Association, Subic Bay Maritime Authority, Clark Development Corporation, Philexport Region 3, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Region 3, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association, Association of International Shipping Lines and Japanese International Cooperation Agency to promote the utilization of the Subic Bay Container Terminal. (Reimond Silvestre)

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ICTSI Earthquake Preparedness seminar Training Attendees Speakers Date Venue

: Earthquake Preparedness seminar. : International Container Terminal Services, Inc. employees. : Amy Daura Gumboc and Charmaine Villamill, Philippine Department of Science and Technology-Phivolcs representatives. : 16 July. : ICTSI Training Room. (Mavic Lopez)

ICTSI Internal Auditors for IMS seminar Training Attendees Facilitator Date Venue

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Internal Auditors for IMS seminar. International Container Terminal Services, Inc. employees. Arnel Guevarra, CI Philippine Representative. 8 to 10 October. ICTSI Training Room. (Mavic Lopez)

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PICT conducts capacity building program for Maintenance staff In order to enhance the professional skills of its Maintenance staff, Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), in collaboration with Hinopak Industries, recently held a week-long workshop for select staff. It was a simulation-based training focused on skill development and enhancement, and encompassed the overall hauling of engine and maintenance of Hinopak prime movers. After the workshop, the attendees received professional training certificates. Photo shows the PICT attendees and Hinopak trainers after the distribution of certificates. (Mohammad Atiq)

Healthy Lifestyle

18 foods for losing weight (part 1) Reprinted from The Philippine Star / By Dr. Willie Ong You know that exercise and diet can help you lose weight. But did you know that there are certain foods that can help you lose weight easier and faster? If you’re concerned about gaining weight, then try to eat more of these dietfriendly foods in moderate amounts: Vegetables and salad. In a research conducted at subjects lose three pounds in 12 weeks. Although the exact Penn State University, those who ate a salad before mechanism is unclear, the researchers believe that the acidity their main course consumed 12-percent less food in the grapefruit may help slow down digestion and make you afterwards. The reason behind this is the large volume of feel fuller. the salad, which makes us feel satisfied. Another research Apple. An apple a day keeps obesity away. published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association According to scientists at Penn State, people who showed that individuals who ate a bowl of salad daily had ate an apple before lunch took in an average of 187 higher levels of the good antioxidants in their blood. In fewer calories during their main meal. Since a medium-sized addition, vegetables are high in fiber, which helps you feel apple only has 80 calories, this can save you 107 calories fuller for fewer calories. per meal. The subjects also said they feel fuller afterwards. Grapefruit. According to a Louisiana State Apples are an excellent source of pectin, which is a soluble University study, those who ate half a grapefruit fiber that can lower blood cholesterol and sugar levels. Pectin three times a day lost an average of four pounds also binds with heavy metals like lead and mercury and helps in three months. Another research done at the Nutrition the body eliminate these pollutants. According to researcher and Metabolic Research Center in Scripps Clinic showed Dr. Julie Obbagy, the act of chewing an apple also makes you that eating half a grapefruit before each meal helped the feel you’re eating more food. p.14 ◥

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Healthy Lifestyle ◤ 18 foods...p.13

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Pears. A study in Brazil showed that overweight

levels and regulate blood sugar levels. According to

women who consumed three small-sized pears

researchers at the University of California at Davis, eating

or apples a day lost more weight as compared to

beans will help increase the cholecystokinin levels in the

other individuals. Like apples, pears contain lots of fiber. A

body. Cholecystokinin is a digestive hormone and a natural

medium-sized pear yields six grams of fiber, which is more

suppressant of appetite. Furthermore, the National Health

than the three grams in an apple. Pears also contain the

and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that people

pectin fiber, which can help lower blood sugar levels.

who ate beans had 23-percent smaller waist circumference

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Eggs. Eggs are excellent and filling breakfast

compared to people who never ate beans. According to

foods. A study from the Journal of the American

researcher Victor Fulgoni III, Ph.D, people who ate beans had

College of Nutrition revealed that people who

lower blood pressures, too. Unless you have gout or high

ate eggs for breakfast were more satisfied and consumed fewer calories later in the day as compared to those who ate a high-carbohydrate meal. Another study shows that the protein in eggs may help prevent sudden surges in

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Vinegar. Researcher Elin Ostman, Ph.D., of Lund University asked a group of 12 healthy men and women to eat approximately three and a half slices

blood sugar. But what about the controversial egg yolk

of bread dipped in household white vinegar. Aside from

and its cholesterol? A large egg contains 75 calories, six

having a lower blood sugar level after the meal (compared to

grams of protein, and 212 mg. cholesterol. According to

those who didn’t take vinegar), the subjects also said they felt

the American Heart Association, healthy people can eat up

less hungry after eating. The secret weight-loss component

to one egg a day.

in vinegar is the acids. Vinegar or acetic acid is believed to

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Bananas. In Japan, they have a banana diet that

slow down the passage of food from the stomach to the

has helped them lose weight. In the Philippines,

intestines. This means you will feel fuller longer. A second

I met an exercise instructor who lost 50 pounds

mechanism is vinegar’s ability to blunt the natural rise in blood

by following a diet of bananas every day. A study from the

sugar after a meal. The late Vermont country doctor, Dr. D.

Journal of Nutritional Biochemisty showed that bananas

C. Jarvis, maintained that a person could lose weight gradually

have anti-ulcer properties, acting like a natural antacid to

by taking two teaspoons of vinegar in a glass of water before

the stomach. In the study, researchers identified the secret

each meal. A word of warning: Don’t take too much vinegar

component in the banana, the flavonoid leucocyanidin. Aside

if you’re hyperacidic. The safest way to consume vinegar is to

from making you feel contented, bananas can protect against

incorporate it in your diet. A dose of one to two teaspoons

aspirin-induced gastritis and help repair the damaged mucous

(5-10 ml.) with meals, once or twice a day, may be enough to

membrane lining of the stomach. Bananas also contain lots

decrease appetite and promote weight loss.

of potassium for the heart, and tryptophan to help elevate mood. Diabetics may take bananas in moderation, just avoid the very sweet and overripe ones.

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Tofu. Did you know that the protein in tofu can reduce one’s appetite? According to researchers from the Louisiana State University, overweight

Beans. Beans, including mongo beans, red beans,

people who ate tofu as an appetizer consumed less food

and black beans, are inexpensive sources of soluble

afterward. For semi-vegetarians, soy products are ideal

fiber, iron, folic acid, magnesium, phosphorus,

substitutes for animal meat. They’re high in protein and rich

potassium, and thiamin. And to top it all, beans are low

in calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty

in fat, low in salt, and have zero cholesterol. Eating half

acids, and fiber. Hence, soy is good for the heart and bones.

a cup of cooked beans daily can reduce one’s cholesterol

(To be continued)

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People

Condolence • To Rolan Quitangon, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Insurance Supervisor, whose father, Ponciano, passed away last 29 October.

Movements (October 2013) New Hires Manuel D. Pascua

Corporate Financial Director, Treasury

Jaylord B. Abalos

Civil Engineer, Global Engineering

Alejo Miguel T. Uera

Financial Planning Supervisor, Corporate Controllership

Elsun M. Cortes

Teller / Assessor, CY / CFS Arrastre Billing

Ronald B. Andriano

Jr. Records Staff, Records Section

Vincent L. Lasaga

Auto Mechanic, Engineering-MES

Fruzzel Paul P. Dianzen

Implementation Specialist, Global IT

Niel B. Babula

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Joemar D. Bertis

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Ashley Jorge V. Calixto

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Jerwin P. Castelo

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Jahasiel E. Loque

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Jeffrey M. Magno

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Rejin K. MontaĂąez

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Ricksmar G. Palop

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

George P. Quiminales Jr.

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Melvin B. Ramos

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Runell S. Sibya

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Michael C. Sintos

GPW on call, Operations-CY / Marine

German P. Amular

PM Operator on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Benigno C. Aquino

PM Operator on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Joel G. Nicolas

PM Operator on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Rhelan V. Roque

PM Operator on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Romy R. Salac

PM Operator on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Ricky E. Veloso

PM Operator on call, Operations-CY / Marine

Retirement / Resignation Myron Manuel L. Nuyles

RTG Operator, Operations-CY / Marine

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Mga Kaarawan Tinipon ni Rose A. Lobrin Disyembre

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Nikki Alcantara

13 Antonio Andrade

23 Francis Marqueses

Darwin Castillo

Reynaldo Bolivar

24 Gency Concepcion

Woodie Florentino

Nida Dagook

Harold Crisostomo

Chris Lozano

Rommel Inosanto

Bernie Jaime

Virna Manalo

Rosana Subion

Christopher Leal

Roderic Pines

Allan Taylo

Rodel Manansala

Je Robin

14 Conrado Abrigo

25 Romeo Bactol Jr.

Ervin Villanueva Jr.

Jocil Madelo

Jesse Paul Mangmang

2

Michael Hilario

Arsenia Magtalas

Wilma Mantilla

Roylan Naval

Jim Francis Navarro

26 Alexander Chua

3

Elpedio Caintoy

15 Armando Basco

Joel Gregorio

Alfredo Mabini

Wilfredo Calderon

Astral Mitra

4

Ramil Alayon

Freddie Conde

27 Rhandel Aguila

Noel Fran

Guillermo Rag

Jose Lebrias

Fernand Inting

16 Felipe Baculpo

Helen Grace Martinez

Francisco Ros

17 John Erick De Leon

Arlene Pison

5

Filip Laurena

Baby Magat

28 Salvador Aquino

Sammy Torrilas

Jacklord Paradero

Randy Blas

6

Belmor Capinig

Domingo Velasco

Oscar Zornosa

Jake Duran

18 Larry Camba Jr.

29 David Lagarde

Maria Concepcion Guinto

Gerald Columbres

Rommel Polloso

Carlo Magno Dominguez

30 Ronald Andriano

7

Joselito Cade単as

19 John Brian Abordo

Loida Arcena

Sonny Nunez

Awi Garcia

Rizalyn Dela Cruz

Connie Tan

Aladin Mislang

Rizalino Habig

8

Christian Cristobal

Rogelio Omela

Nexy Paredes

Sheena Uy

20 Ricardo Cano

Reah Trinidad

9

Fausto Fabi Jr.

Lloyd Christian Gregorio

31 Melchor Ferran

Reynaldo Sarmiento

Luis Pangilinan

Dante Geling

Ryan Villacorte

Rosaldo Salvacion

Silvestre Jadulco

Demetrio Prio

10 Henry Bataller

21 Gary Gacilan

Paulina Laxamana

Jerry Mararac

Reynaldo Jaime

Noelito Ngo

Bonifacio Matildo

Roberto Layug

11 Dino Dolloso

Ferdinand Vacaro

12 Geraldine Carilla

Benjamin Velasco

Ricardo Dirije

22 Eduard Milag

Benigno Ellaso Jr.

Jerom Sedigo

Alberto Lentejas

Arturo Solis

Peejay Sale

Judith Villanueva

T h e O f f i c i a l P u b l i c a t i o n o f I n t e r n a t i o n a l C o n t a i n e r Te r m i n a l S e r v i c e s , I n c .

November 2013 PortFolio_Philippine Edition  

The official publication of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

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