Teacher Insights: How can make “The ARK by UnionBank” save you from stressful banking experience?

What is your current banking experience? Personally, I used to fall in line for a very long time inside a commercial bank. What’s the worst part I experienced is falling asleep inside a bank? As a client, having that kind of inconvenience technically shows the low professionalism of the bank. And the strong economy we have today, we need a bank that moves with our big banking needs.


In the business industry, the barometer of their success in the future will not only depend on how they utilize technology. More importantly, their growth will be heavily anchored on the depth of interaction and quality experience customers get by interfacing with the brand.

So whatever status you’re in your personal or business needs, UnionBank in the Philippines continually develop their banking system to open more doors of opportunity for clients to thrive more. Now it gets brighter, as they partnered with “Micro-D International, Inc.” to create a Digital Transformation (DX) in a way we do banking.


Igniting the DX revolution, “The ARK-by UnionBank” is the newest groundbreaking retail and banking hub in the heart of Makati Business District. Their primary goal is to make banking experience more innovative yet simpler, fast yet very safe, in the convenience of their new cozy facilities. What makes this bank hub (branch) so special is this:

Clients will be provided with their iPad to do whatever bank transaction they choose without those shady lines. With the comfort of their seats, you can do your bank needs with the help of their friendly bank assistance.

The ARK is indeed a refreshing space that uses digital technology to augment an actual banking experience. They have private rooms for small conference meetings. And with free WiFi access and sweet coffee station, there’s no greater thing in banking than this.


To those who will start their new business, The ARK also becomes an avenue for off-site productivity for your business ideas. Encouraging creative tech ideas not just from its partners but for clients as well. Still, within the space, there is very powerful technology that allows customers to save time, fulfill their usual routines, enjoy a more hassle-free banking experience, and interact with space positively.


How this innovation possible? The partnership with MDI makes digital transformation open to make UnionBank banking system more comprehensive and effective to people. With the use of DX Trinity- design, the physical space, and the brand’s aspiration – it enables the vision of The ARK in full action.


“The ARK is a bridge between the real-world banking experience and the digital experience, which we have made possible by teaming up with our partners, led course by MDI,” says Ana Aboitiz-Delgado, deputy center head for Customer Finance and chief user experience Officer of UnionBank. “We’re delighted at how MDI and our partners have interpreted our visions and brought our ideas to life at the ARK.”

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Every groundbreaking technology today should take into consideration the human element and interaction and how it complements its surroundings. That’s the vision that UnionBank of the Philippines—led by its President, Mr. Edwin Bautista (right), brought to life with the help of Micro-D International, Inc. (MDI) at The ARK, a refreshing retail space that espouses digital technology to augment an actual banking experience.

Come to “The ARK by UnionBank” and let digital transformation define the way you should do your banking experience. You can experience 24/7 online banking experience with their website at www.unionbankph.com, or visit The ARK at the Ground Floor, Insular Life Building, Ayala Ave. cor Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

Teacher Beauty Finds: Egg-tastic Experience with Bellissima Egg White Skin Whitening Beauty Soap (Review)

What’s your natural and fresh skin regime? Personally, I truly believe in what fresh egg yolks can do to skin. What is it benefits? According to my “little” research, egg yolks actually have MULTIPLE BENEFITS:

1. Removes facial hair
2. Tightens and shrinks large pores
3. Lifts skin
4. Great for reducing oily skin
5. Removes excess scalp oiliness
6. Fights off and prevents acne and acne scars
7. Helps get rid of black heads
8. Reduces under eye puffiness
9. Checks wrinkles and fine lines

With all these benefits, it’s easy for us to buy all the eggs we can find. But with all the busy schedule we had, it’s really hard honestly to find more time to have my own beauty regime. Luckily, I don’t need to crack many eggs at home, because “Summatrade Intl. Corporation” created a soap that based on traditional Swedish formulation. Bellissima Egg White Skin Whitening Beauty Soap is made to help us:

– Lighten our skin
– Soften and smoothen face
– Tighten soggy skin layer of our face



Sodium salts of distilled palm kernel fatty acids, egg white powder, water, fragance, titanium dioxide, glycerine, sodium metabisulfite, tetrasodium etidronte, coconut fatty monoethanolamide, sodium hydroxypropionate, kojic acid dipalmitate and butylated hydroxytoluene.

Directions: Lather and leave on for 1 minute. Use daily on face and body for better results.

All these with the benefit of egg yolk. For a week, I was able to try the wonders of this soap in every bath and these are my love points with this soap:

1. It does not easily dissolve in water. And because of that, it rests assured that it is safe to use in any skin types with its natural ingredients.

2. For a whitening soap, it’s surprising that it is not harsh on skin and doesn’t leave any sting feeling compared to other soap.

3. It is best used if you want to soften your calves and callous skin. After a week using the soap, I notice how my hands and face become softer and smoother. It is indeed possible without the harsh chemicals used by commercial whitening soap in the market.


Together with the soap, I also used the Morrison Elbow & Knee Body Lotion to whiten, peel and smoothen my stubborn dark areas in a safer way. This “hypoallergenic, paraben-free and dermatologically tested” lotion helped me smoothen my elbows and knees without scrubbing it too hard. All because of its Microwhyte Moisture Japanese technology that safely whitens, and rejuvenates skin. It also uses Collagen for skin restoration factor.



So I concluded this: if you want a healthy way of smoothening your skin, elbows, and knees, Bellissima Soap and Morrison Elbow & Knee Body lotion is a good product that you can invest. It works for me, and I hope it can work the same way for you. Don’t take my word for it, try the soap and the lotion now and see the difference it can make.



Bellissima Egg White Skin Whitening Beauty Soap and Morrison Elbow & Knee Body Lotion are now available in all Puregold Supermarkets nationwide for only PHP55 and Php85 (2 Soap). Visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/bellissimaeggwhite/.