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Mission: Happiness Boot Camp


Team Happiest Pinoy went on a 2-day mission to spread the happydemic to 20 Lifestyle bloggers at the Nurture Spa Village in Tagaytay City. The first-ever Happiness Boot Camp on May 31 to June 1, 2012 was spearheaded by no other than Jonathan Batangan, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) General Manager who wasted no minute in imparting happiness to all the participants. The event was also graced by Happiest Pinoy 2010 Winston Maxino and Happiest Pinoy 2010 finalist Nona David Andaya-Castillo. Winston, accompanied by his family, inspired the bloggers with his story of resilience and decision to stay happy and was very much appreciated by everyone present. 


The Happiness Boot Camp was also attended by CLIS Vice President Leo K. Escano, PJ Lhuillier Incorporated Chief Administrative Officer and Cebuana Lhuillier’s Head of Pawnshop Operations Jose Miguel G. Jimenez, Senior Adviser to the Chairman and President Gigi G. Teves, and the Personnel and Organization Development Division (PODD) team headed by Maria Veronica Valientes.


Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop has been the leading pawnshop chain in the Philippines with over 1,500 branches across the country—from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi. For 25 years now, Cebuana has been true to its slogan “Walang Kapantay Magpahalaga” through the incomparable services that the company offers to its customers- this includes — pawning, local and international remittance, insurance, bills payment, e-load, collection, and foreign exchange. Founded in 1987 by the current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier is currently managed by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.