Today, August 24 is the 8th year Founding Anniversary of our company Infovision Research Systems. Truly magnificent and fulfilling to celebrate with much blessings the company had received the past eight years of its existence. It had withstood the trials and proved itself more competent to survive in this most demanding industry. Of course, the success of the company today will never be realized without the contribution of all the people who had helped the founder establish the IRS when it was still a fledgling entity. These people may not be around anymore but they are still counted as being part of the great trying years of the company. And of course, it is my honor to specially mention the people who stayed behind and continued to be of service to our company unselfishly. People like Mr. Conrad Villena, currently the COO of IRS, Ms. Len Enriquez our Makati Branch Operations Manager, Ms. Ester Pepito – Cebu Branch Operations Manager, likewise, to the gentlemen and women who had been at least four years of service to the company such as Ms. Loida Carino ( Dept. Supervisor), Ms. Juliet Bautista (POC), Ms. Delia Javier ( Admin & Marketing Director) , Mr. Noli Bronoso ( IT Director), Mr. Bondy Tunacao ( TSC Director), Mr. Albert Tagud ( Chief Credit Analyst), Mr. Giovanni Lim ( Davao BOM), Ms. Almira Puso ( CI Div. Manager), Ms. Kaye Lovetana ( BI Div Manager) and to everybody who had spent at least a year in the company, i would like to thank you all guys for staying put and becoming the loyal men and women needed to carry the difficult tasks of attaining the Vision and Mission of Infovision Research Systems. Truly it is amazing to work with these very efficient, patient and skillful team. I would also specially mention my wife, Ms. Olivia Poblador ( Finance Director) for keeping our Finances well balanced and ensuring a well disciplined financial expenditures which enable our company to withstand critical periods. The company is truly blessed and thankful for entrusting your future with the IRS. It is likewise a commitment of the company to take care of all its stakeholders who values service with integrity, loyalty and hardwork inorder to realize our visions.
When Infovision Research Systems was founded last August 24, 2004, nobody ever had predicted that it will come this way, but now i would like to stake a claim that our company will continue to come a long way. With our determination, passion and vision coupled with the vigorous, aggressive and highly competent teams, it will be a great honor to continue leading the company until such time that it is necessary to transfer it to the younger generation.
For the past eight years i can proudly say that i had delivered the first phase of the company’s vision. And we are on our way on fulfilling the rest of the phases in the coming years. The company today is perhaps a hundred fold bigger and better in 2012 and our boldness will catapult us into greater heights by the time we reach our tenth year or maybe more, but the only thing for sure is we will continue to strive for it. However, our true achievement may not be measured on how big we are now but on how do we manage to take care of our clients from the beginning up to now, for they can only be the true determinant of the successful path we are tracking. Let us always be reminded all the time of our corporate principle of serving our clients with Passion, Determination and 100% Commitment.
Teams, rest not on our laurels for the demand of the industry requires us to continue to be more innovative to be equally more relevant and productive.Together for the past eight years we have achieved various milestones which positioned IRS into becoming the leading player in our industry today. And together, we will never waiver in this commitment.
Onward for a BIGGER, BETTER AND BOLDER INFOVISION RESEARCH SYSTEMS!!
Happy Birthday Infovision Research Systems… Cheers to Everyone!!!!
The month of May 2012 is a significant year for Infovision Research Systems as we are going up both literally and psychologically on the value chain. Literally, because effective May 1, 2012 our IRS Makati operations will officially start operating at the 24th Floor of Trafalgar Plaza in the Salcedo Village still in Makati City. The Makati branch will now occupy a bigger and better, 250 square meters of integrated space where all the company’s departments will be housed. Along with the transfer is the modernization of our communications systems and office furnishings. The new office promised to be modern, sleek and well equipped.
IRS is also embarking on improved operational dynamics applying the best industry practices to sustain our continuing lead in the industry today. The battlecry to achieve the goals in our Five Year campaign for a BIGGER, BETTER and BOLDER IRS remains the epitome of our direction. We are maintaining an abrasive push towards gaining the momentum and at the same time carefully studying the learning curves ahead. IRS is also ready to face the challenges especially on the demand of the industry, competition and various factors relative to the business environment.
We take pride in the core competencies of the company which had not changed over the years. The directions set by the Management which is basically setting the company’s corporate culture and aligning its core competencies towards achieving leadership in the industry had not faltered yet we continue to uphold the values which was embedded since it was organized eight years ago.
Currently with its almost a 100 workforce in all its five sites, Infovision Research Systems is continuously upholding its advocacy of active, responsive and quality driven service to its growing list of clientele base all throughout the country. This is because we believe that our performance which we derived from better teamwork, our drive for excellence of service, sensitivity to the clients demands and our determination to achieve the best for our clients is paying up.
By these motivations, Infovision Research Systems is closing the gap on well established players both local and global. We are now actually setting the benchmark in the industry as a matter of fact.
The new Makati office which cost IRS more than P/2 million investment generated mostly from organic funds is a testament to this. The leadership through its Founder and Chief Executive Office pledges to commit more investments in the next few months to further enhance our deliverable and various commitment.
Let us congratulate ourselves for this great accomplishment and enjoin all the teams from rank and file up to the senior managers to let us continue working together and strengthen our team further. As the CEO of the company i can assure to all my teams and our clients that i will continue provide an able, intelligent and active leadership, steering the company in the direction to the best interest of all the stakeholders. I do hope that you will continue to strongly support me.
As i was lying in the couch with nothing else to do in a Black Saturday, i was glued to the tv hopping from station to station. I am not a GMA viewer since most of the time its either we watch shows in ABS CBN or cable channels such as Natgeo, Discovery, Star Movies, HBO, Starworld, Fox etc. However, during that time , it did occur to my mind to watch GMA News TV where i got to see in the midst of the program Sandra Aguinaldo’s I Witness. I was so much interested to her documentary “Boy Pusit” a 14 year old or so, who juggles between earning as a “pusit boy” hired by fisherman to act as assistants to catch squid and fishes in the middle of the sea through crude means while also doing household chores, farming and schooling. At a young age of 14 years, he has to do hard labor to help his family earning a measly P/16-30 in three days of work as a “pusit boy”. There are usually three or four boys in the makeshift fishing boat along with a single adult in a single fishing expedition usually from 4;00 am up to 1:00 pm. The boys bodies are most of the time soaked on the sea during this period since they are in charge of placing the fishing nets, scare fishes manually to lead them to the net. The adult who also has a teenage son helping him earns the same amount since all the fish is sold to the middleman who also acts as the financier. The interviews of the personalities in the documentary seemed like squeezes my heart, they are so profound in their very simple life earning a hundred bucks which according to him could already survived them for two days while “Boy Pusit” the focal point of the documentary remits his earnings to his mother.
I dont know wheres the location of the documentary but all i know is that these actually mirrors the plight of more than 80% of our fellow filipinos who lived on a threshold of so much poverty. Earning a hundred peso in a three days works seems unimaginable within our lifestyle. Although the good thing is the boys did actually go to school, but they have to walk a few kilometers just to get to the nearest school and be absent at least once in a week to help the family. About 75% of Elementary graduates did not reach high school because parents could not afford to send them to high school anymore.
Team, i am sharing this story because i am so touched, i wished i could do something in my little way. In fact, small tears came flowing down my cheeks as i am watching the documentary. I can so much relate to the sufferings of this marginalized people because I myself had gone through this state of nothingness, where survival is only the name of the game. I came through having empty pockets and empty stomachs where even if food is ready but money is so scarce, i am contented of just watching it and be full.
Perhaps, Jesus in this Holy Week, despite of me being a sinful person, worked miracles on me to reflect on the documentary and share to everybody that we are so much blessed. I am just an instrument of the blessings, but He is the One and Only Source who provides all of these blessings we are enjoying today. We shall at all times be grateful to God and in our little way do our share to our less fortunate fellows… Let us cultivate in our hearts the joy of sharing.
On Easter Sunday, my family attended the Easter Mass officiated by our favorite priest, Fr. Art. The message he shared that spills downs to my nerves is when he said… ” The Easter is a manifestation of Gods LOVE, that through this, the defeat of the Devil is completed and Salvation of Mankind took place”.
Teams, We are all going back to work soon, infact, by the time you read this Lenten Reflections, maybe you are already in your respective workplaces. Thank you for reading this Reflection but most of all lets us thank God for the infinite LOVE. The LOVE that made the overflow of the blessings… Let us do our share by LOVING our WORK, be always EXCITED to do our work, be more PASSIONATE, be LOYAL and be THANKFUL for all the BLESSINGS we RECEIVE.
And in all these blessings we receive, let us also think of the “Boy Pusits” in our neighborhood since we need not look far in our community to share our BLESSINGS…
Be Blessed Everyone.. Happy Easter!!
Its time to celebrate another Christmas and this is Infovision’s 7th Christmas since its foundation in 2004… We cannot thank so much the good Lord for bestowing to this company the opportunity to celebrate Christmas 2011 amidst the blessings the company had received throughout the year. As the CEO/ President of the company together with my family, I would like to greet you all, all Infovision Team from Cebu, Davao, Makati, Laguna and Pampanga, our Clients, patrons,trade partners, suppliers and friends a Merry Merry Christmas.
It is just unfortunate that I cannot be able to attend the parties of each teams, but we have already prepared everything each team’s needs to celebrate Christmas through each teams parties. The Laguna, Pampanga and Makati Teams will have a joint celebration in Dec. 23, Cebu Team in Dec. 22 and Davao Team at their convenient date. The management prepared enough within our means for everybody to partake and in our little way could be able to help in the happy celebration of Christmas.
However, lest we forget, the true essence of Christmas is Christ, Himself who made himself into flesh to save mankind from eternal damnation. And the best we can be celebrate it is through sharing, giving and partaking our blessings to the less fortunate.
As we all know, a week before the Christmas 2011, a major tragedy in CDO, Iligan, Neg Oriental and some parts in Bukidnon left scores of dead bodies and homeless. In fact, some of our staff was affected by the tragedy. Infovision believe that this happened with a reason and perhaps one of the reason is to test our will and how far people who are blessed can be able to extend the extra mile to help those who are in needs right in the very time where people expects to have their merry making. And we are one of those people who come forward and extend our help.
Sometimes, celebration is not enough through receiving various gifts whether it is expected or not, eating and drinking so much, merry making here and everywhere. I remember, one of the protestant pastor preaching in the terminal of the ferry where i am waiting for my ferry boat for Cebu… ” He preaches on how much Love we can offer to anyone…. It is through sharing and giving until it already hurts”…
I may not have received any gifts for myself from anybody, but it is the good Lord who continually showered me the gifts everyday i cannot ask for more.. The happiness of the staffs and the thank you’s they whispered on my ears are the best gifts to me… they are priceless matters not everybody is privileged to be given such opportunity.
Thank you so much Infovision Team’s for believing in me… thank you for charting your destiny and career with Infovision Research Systems. I do hope we have a Merry Christmas together with our respective families..
Let there be Joy this Christmas 2011!!! My best wishes for everybody…