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Generika Donates Medicines to 6 Hospitals in Manila

In response to the needs of Manila City residents who are in dire need of medical help, Generika Drugstore donated eight boxes of medicines for six public hospitals in Manila last December 6, 2012 at the Manila City Hall.

The medicines included anti-hypertensives, antibacterials, anti-hyperlipidemics, antihistamines, antiulcerants, anti-anemic, and other medicines for diabetes, pain, fever, cough, and colds. These will be doled out to Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center, Sta. Ana Hospital, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Tondo II, and Justice Abad Santos Mother and Child Hospital.

Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim warmly received the donations and thanked Generika Drugstore for its advocacy in providing quality healthcare for the Filipino people.

Generika and PhilSeven Foundation holds Medical Mission at Paranaque City Hall on December 9


Generika Drugstore, in partnership with PhilSeven Foundation, organized and conducted a medical mission in association with the City Government of Paranaque on December 9 at the Paranaque City Hall grounds. The activity was spearheaded by Ms. Ella Lequin, head of PhilSeven Foundation, and Ms. Monette Nipas, head organizer for this medical mission from Generika Head Office Key Accounts Department.

7 ELEVEN is conducting 2 medical missions a year as part of PhilSeven Foundation's corporate social responsibility. The first one was held on July 14 at Canonigo Covered Court , Quirino Ave. , Paco, Manila, which was also in partnership with Generika Drugstore.

As part of its mission and corporate values, Generika Drugstore aims to improve the health of the people in the community and to educate the public about quality generic medicines. Through this activity they were able to provide free health and pharmacy care services to 1000 patients. The patients availed of free consultations for general health concerns and ophthalmology services and they were also given free medicines together with patient counseling by Generika Drugstore.



The medicines given to the patients are for the treatment and management of certain diseases and conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, fever, cough and colds, pain and inflammation, bacterial infections, and many more. The patients were also given free vitamins and minerals.



Various volunteers from Generika Drugstore include 12 head office employees, 2 representatives from Generika Paranaque branches, and 17 trainees. Trained pharmacists and pharmacy assistants were assigned in the dispensing of medicines, while nurses gathered the patients' vital signs. Other employees assisted the patients all throughout the medical check-up process.




The medical mission would not have been possible without the service extended by other organizations. There were two dozen doctors from the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity of the University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine and the Zeta Beta Mu Fraternity of the University of Santo Tomas who volunteered for this event. There were also 17 members from the Progressive and Responsive Organization of Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines Manila College of Pharmacy who participated in this medical mission. Ideal Vision gave away 100 free reading glasses for the patients diagnosed with eye defects, and Selecta gave away free ice cream for the patients and volunteers.

Generika Partners with DMCI Homes for Medical and Dental Mission in Sto. Nino, Paranaque

 Generika Drugstore, in partnership with D.M. Consunji, Incorporated (DMCI) Homes, organized and sponsored a Medical and Dental Mission on November 22 at the Brgy. Sto. Nino Basketball Court , Paranaque City .

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The medical and dental mission was organized in order to promote health and wellness among the residents of Barangay Sto. Nino and at the same time foster a sense of neighborhood among the nearby residents of Arista Place , one of DMCI Homes' condominium projects. 

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More than 200 residents (mostly adults and infants) availed of the free medical consultations and free tooth extraction services. They were also given free medicines and provided with pharmacy care services by Generika Pharmacists from the Key Accounts Department.

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The half-day event was also attended by Paranaque Mayor Florencio "Jun" Bernabe, Jr., Councilor Florencio "Benjo" Bernabe III, Sto. Nino Barangay Captain Mel De Leon, and DMCI Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations Joseph Ramil Lombos, who graced the event with their short speeches. 

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Through events like this, Generika fulfills its corporate value of social purpose by making positive contributions to the health of the communities.

Early Xmas gift from Generika Drugstore and Sun Cellular!

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Sun prepaid subscribers have something to look forward to when they buy load at Generika Drugstore. Called "Pamaskong Panalo from Sun," this promo will run from November 19, 2012 to January 19, 2013 at all Generika Drugstore branches nationwide.

By just loading P50, Sun users can get 10 free texts to Sun valid for 1 day. On one hand, customers who top-up for P100 can get 10 free texts to Sun and additional 10 free texts to other networks valid for 2 days.

The promo applies to all Sun tariff offers available at Generika Drugstore - Regular load, Combo and Xpressload. Customers get a reward for every qualified load purchase and it will be automatically credited into their mobile phones the next day after the transaction.

So what are you waiting for? Load now at the nearest Generika Drugstore branch and enjoy gifts from 'SUNta' this Christmas ! Per DTI-NCR Permit # 7777 Series of 2012.

Generika joins spectacle in celebration of 2nd Hane Festival, 406th founding anniversary of Tanay

Two of Generika Drugstore branches participated recently in the much-awaited Hane Festival, which coincided with the 406th founding anniversary of Tanay, Rizal with the theme: "Turismo at Kalikasan sa Tanay, Ipagmalaki...Hane."

Generika Sampalok Road together with Generika Plaza Aldea franchisees and staff collaborated and created a Generika float, showcasing what the drugstore can offer. Adorned with indigenous materials and homegrown produce, Generika's float easily grabbed the attention of the crowd with the huge replica of medicines bedecking the canopy of the float. 

 

 


Thousands of local residents and visitors, as well as representatives from business entities, associations, and members of the Philippine Army paraded past the thoroughfares of Tanay, which started from Sampalok Road and ended at Plaza Aldea where Generika Drugstore branches are strategically located.

Aside from the float and people's parade, among the highly-anticipated activities were the palaro ng lahi featuring traditional native games, street dance competition, agri-trade fair and art exhibit, and the coronation of the Mutya ng Tanay 2012.

 

 

All events and activities were anchored on the theme promoting the wealth of culture, celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature and the bounty of harvest.

The celebrations were heavily promoted by the local government officials and residents of Tanay, with the support coming from the private sector and business owners, including the franchisees of Generika outlets who have been actively participating in activities that keep the place's traditions alive.

Generika Sponsors International Symposium on Drug Product Quality, Equivalency and Regulations

 

Generika Drugstore is the major sponsor of the International Symposium on Drug Product Quality, Equivalency and Regulations (ISDPQER 2012) held on November 6 and 7 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.

As a sponsor, Generika had a full page ad on the back cover of the Souvenir Program and the “Lipat” TVC was the only video continuously played during the 30-minute breaks.

 

The technical symposium is jointly hosted by the University of the Philippines Manila College of Pharmacy, Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP), and international partners such as the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

The speakers are renowned experts in the areas of biopharmaceutics, local and international regulatory standards on drug product quality and equivalency, quality testing of drug products, compendial processes, and industry applications on generic medicines, among others.

Speakers during Day 1 Morning Plenary Session (L-R): Ms. Maria Lourdes C. Santiago (Philippine Food and Drug Administration), Dr. Leslie G. Benet (University of California San Francisco), Dr. Vinod P. Shah (United States Pharmacopeia), Mr. Tomas Marcelo G. Agana III (Philippine Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry), and Dr. Imelda G. Peña (UP Manila College of Pharmacy).

Speakers during Day 1 Afternoon Plenary Session (L-R): Dr. Vinod P. Shah (United States Pharmacopeia) and Dr. Nhan L. Tran (Lachman Consultants’ Technical Practice Group)

Speakers during Day 2 Morning Plenary Session (L-R): Ms. Frances Evelyn P. Robles (Philippine Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry), Dr. Vinod P. Shah (United States Pharmacopeia), Dr. Leslie Z. Benet (University of California San Francisco), and Dr. William D. Torres (Center for Drug Research, Evaluation, and Studies).

 

The symposium offered a unique opportunity where local and international experts are brought together in one program to cater to a diverse group of participants with common interests on ensuring drug product quality that impacts patient safety.

The participants came from various fields of practice such as community, hospital, industry, research, and academe. The event was highly attended by top pharmaceutical companies including the Philippine Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry, public institutions concerning pharmaceutical regulation and development, including the Department of Health, Food and Drug Administration, the National Center for Pharmaceutical Access and Management,  and Department of Science and Technology to name a few.

 

Generika’s representatives from the Key Accounts Department learned a lot during the symposium. The plenary sessions provided a deeper insight on the present situation, challenges, and future directions in the quality assurance of drug products in general and of generic medicines in particular. Local and international regulatory guidelines on generic medicines were also presented. Through this event, the staffs were able to establish professional ties with other pharmacists and leaders in their respective fields. They were also able to market Generika and its services to various institutions.

Continuing pharmacy education programs such as this are necessary for members of the profession to maintain, improve and ultimately broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives. After all, patients depend on pharmacists for health and medication information and because of that, they need to be up to date on every aspect of their profession. 

Generika Drugstore conducts medical mission in Cebu

In line with the 9th anniversary celebration of Generika Drugstore, a total of 1,200 beneficiaries, mostly residents from the poor barangays and municipalities of Cebu, recently received free health services and medicines during a medical mission conducted by Generika Drugstore.

The outreach program, dubbed as "Alagang Generika Medical Mission", was held at the covered court of Don Bosco Youth Training Center in Pasil, which is one of the poorest communities in the province.

A total of 70 volunteers and 10 doctors participated in this noble activity that materialized through the concerted effort of all the Generika branches in Cebu, with the help of volunteers from the Philippine National Red Cross Cebu chapter, Bank of Makati, Don Bosco Youth Training Center and Love Radio.

Simultaneously, eight other medical missions were conducted in various communities nationwide namely: Toril, Davao City; Angeles, Pampanga; Urdaneta, Pangasinan; Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Sta. Maria, Bulacan; Parang, Marikina; Sta. Cruz, Laguna, and Dasmariñas, Cavite.

Generika Drugstore opens 300th branch

Generika Drugstore, one of the country's fastest growing drugstore chains, proudly celebrated a milestone with the opening of its 300th branch this September 2012, coinciding the company's 9th anniversary.

Strategically located at the corner of Naning and Viceo Sts., in Poblacion, Baliuag, Bulacan, Generika Drugstore Baliuag branch is owned by Mr. Ben Monteiro who, in 2009, acquired a Generika franchise. His first Generika store was located in Sta. Maria, Bulacan and this was quickly followed with two more in Los Baños, Laguna and Angono, Rizal. Starting with only three stores, his franchise outlets quickly grew to 10 stores located in Bataan, Bulacan, Laguna and NCR in three years.

"I am very happy with the business relationship I have with Generika management. They have been very supportive since the time that I only had one Generika franchise, up until now that I have multiple stores," says Monteiro.

When it was founded in September 2003, Generika Drugstore only had company owned stores. The first branch was established in Montillano, Alabang in 2004, followed by 14 company stores in the next four years. Management took the time and effort to learn the business until in 2008 when Generika went franchising. This allowed the Generika branch network to grow exponentially, now surpassing the 300-mark as it celebrates its 9th anniversary. Generika outlets continue to expand in key cities and municipalities not only in Luzon but also in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

Counting the stores to be opened shortly, Generika now operates in 340 locations nationwide, establishing itself as one of the leading brands in the pharmaceutical retail industry. "As more and more people are beginning to recognize the Generika brand, and with our tried and tested business formula, we hope to grow and be the preferred brand for entrepreneurs who are looking for a sound business opportunity," says Generika Drugstore President Mr. Teodoro Ferrer. The company plans to hit the 400 mark by early next year as it gears up to become the leading national chain of drugstores, offering quality affordable medicines.

Generika has also been fortunate to receive many awards. Last year, it was awarded the Most Promising Filipino Franchise for 2011 by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). To inquire about franchise opportunities, please call 828-1818 or visit the website www.generika.com.ph.

Generika upgrades loyalty card

Generika Drugstore, one of the country's leading generic drugstore chains, is releasing an upgraded version of its loyalty card, the GeneriKard. The new GeneriKard replaces the built-in chip with a new contact-less card technology, which will be less prone to deterioration or defects, and can be read faster by store personnel. In addition, the new GeneriKard features a more attractive design and is made from more durable material.

The new GeneriKard will be available starting in September 2012, at all Generika outlets nationwide. Bearers of the old GeneriKard will, of course, continue to enjoy the exclusive discounts, perks and privileges extended to all GeneriKard holders.

GeneriKard is a loyalty card that allows customers to earn points whenever they spend a minimum P20 at any Generika Drugstore. The card earns points worth 1% of the purchase amount for generic medicines, and 0.2% of the purchase amount for branded medicines and other consumer goods.

In addition, cardholders can avail of exclusive product offers called GeneriKard Specials. Current offers include: Pryce Teens (50%); Moringana Capsules (10%); IQ Plus Syrup (5%); OMX Probiotics Capsule (5%); Kyusoku Bihaku (5%); and Evaderm (5%). The complete discount offers of GeneriKard Specials can be found on www.generika.com.ph

On top of the discounts, GeneriKard holders are also privileged to have the exclusive right to join Generika's latest nationwide promo called "GeneriKard Mo, My Phone Panalo." Using GeneriKard, a customer who buys a minimum P100 generic medicines automatically earns one raffle entry and will have a chance to win one of 500 units of MyPhone Q18 TV Duo. There will also be 1,000 winners of GeneriKard loyalty points worth P100 and Generika umbrellas. Promo runs until November 15, 2012

Customers can get a free GeneriKard with a minimum purchase of P300 worth of generic medicines. The GeneriKard can also be purchased outright for P50. Simply fill out the application form at any Generika Drugstore to be part of the more than 300,000 GeneriKard members.

Generika to give away 500 MyPhones in loyalty card promo

Generika Drugstore is launching a major nationwide promo exclusively for its Generikard Loyalty Card holders, through the "Generikard Mo, MyPhone Panalo!" promo, which will run from September 1 to November 15, 2012.

For every minimum single purchase of generic medicines worth P100 net of discount using your Generika Loyalty Card, you earn one electronic raffle entry. This will be indicated on your official receipt, with the following message: "Congratulations, you are now enrolled for the electronic raffle promo of Generikard Mo, MyPhone Panalo." Since the raffle entry will be linked to your Generikard record, you do not need to fill up a raffle coupon.

There will be 5 raffle draws to pick out the winners of the following prizes: MyPhone TV phone - 100 winners per draw; Generikard Loyalty points worth P100 - 200 winners per draw; and Generika umbrella - 200 winners per draw. The draw dates are September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26, and November 15, 2012.

A customer may win a MyPhone TV phone only once for the entire duration of the promo. Winners will be published on the Generika website and Facebook page, and will be officially notified via registered mail and/or contact numbers.

Getting a Generikard is easy: simply purchase P300 worth of generic medicines and get the card for free, or buy the Generikard for P50. You an apply for a Generikard at any Generika Drugstore nationwide. With your Generikard, you can earn points for all your purchases at Generika Drugstore outlets. Each point earned is equivalent to P1, and can be redeemed at all Generika branches. The Generikard also gives you access to special offers such as discounts on monthly featured products. It also provides exclusive privileges, like the Generikard MyPhone raffle promo.

Generika Drugstore was founded in September 2003 to educate Filipinos about generic brand drugs and to provide them with quality affordable generic medicines as an alternative to higher cost branded drugs. In 2009, Generika was awarded with the Quality Seal Award by the Bureau of Food & Drugs (BFAD); and in 2008, Generika Drugstore was proclaimed the national winner in the drugstore chain category by the Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP). There are 300 Generika Drugstore locations nationwide.

Generika franchisees celebrate store anniversary through charity

With hearts set on helping the community, the franchisees of Generika Drugstore Litex and Villongco branch celebrated the 2nd anniversary of their two stores last August 18, 2012, by providing basic health and medical services to residents of barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City.

The couple, Mr.Roel and Arlene de Vera, who are also set to open their 3rd branch of Generika Drugstore outlet at IBP Road in Commonwealth, Quezon City, have been planning to conduct a medical mission even before the wrath of habagat (southwest monsoon) that caused major floods and loss of properties.

With the help of the Philippine Red Cross, the local government unit and some volunteers, the franchisees were able to cater to almost 800 beneficiaries, who availed of free doctors' consultation and medicines from Generika. In partnership with King of Kings Laboratory and Diagnostics Center, additional services such as Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Complete Blood Count (CBC), SGPT, total cholesterol, urinalysis and uric acid test were offered to the patients at a fraction of the cost.

"It's our way of giving back to the community and a way of saying "thank you," to all our loyal customers for their continued patronage and trust with Generika," said Mr. Roel de Vera when asked about their motivation in this noble activity. His wife, Ms. Arlene de Vera, in the meantime, shared a passage from the bible which says "There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land," (Deuteronomy 15:11).

Staff of Generika Litex and Villongco branch, representatives from the Operations Department of Generika Head Office, and the franchisees themselves volunteered for this event in the spirit of sharing and compassion to the needy.

Generika Drugstore joins Asia\'s biggest franchise expo

Generika Drugstore, winner of the 2011 Most Promising Filipino Franchise given by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), showcased its franchising business model in the recently concluded Franchise Asia Expo 2012, presented and organized by the PFA at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

As one of the exhibitors, Generika Drugstore was one of the most-visited booths as it offered free photo booth souvenir and free doctor consultation to visitors. Generika also provided visitors with special take-home items and corporate giveaways. Company front liners from the Business Development Group conveyed the advantages and benefits that Generika franchise can offer as an established and successful brand. With more than 300 branches nationwide and growing, Generika is one of the fastest growing drugstore chains in the country today as more and more people are starting to recognize the brand.

With franchising as its main engine for growth, Generika aims to establish 400 outlets nationwide early next year with a significant presence in Visayas and Mindanao. This is in line with its vision to become the leading national drugstore chain in the country.

In 2011, Generika also joined the PFA expo held in the same venue where the 2012 franchise convention was held. According to PFA, the Franchise Asia Philippines 2012 aims to sustain the gains achieved from previous years, wherein a core focus of which is to strengthen the country's position as "The center for franchise development in Asia."

With almost 10,000 square meters of exhibit space and 50,000 local and foreign visitors, the event was considered to be the biggest franchise expo in Asia showcasing the best business opportunities that range from new and promising franchise to established and successful brands in various industry categories both homegrown and foreign.

Generika announces Win A Ride promo winners

Five lucky Generika Drugstore customers will soon be proud owners of brand-new Suzuki Mola 125 motorcycles, after having been picked as winners of the "Win A Ride" promo during the grand raffle draw held last 13 August 2012.

The winners, drawn from different clusters nationwide, are as follows: Cherryl Buenavista (North Luzon), Diomedesia Sancha (South Luzon), Nicetas Gega (NCR), Gene De Silva (Visayas), and Virgencita Amesola (Mindanao).

The "Win A Ride" raffle promo ran from May 25 to July 31, 2012, and applied exclusively to purchases of generic medicines at all Generika Drugstore branches nationwide. A customer is entitled to one raffle coupon for every purchase worth P150 of generic medicines on a single receipt; additional coupons are earned for increments of P150. Generikard Loyalty Card holders are entitled to an additional entry coupon.

Exclusive to entries using the Generikard Loyalty Card, 1,000 winners were also awarded Generikard Loyalty points worth P200 each. These were drawn via electronic raffle draws held every Friday starting June 8 to July 27, 2012.

Generika Drugstore was founded in September 2003 to educate Filipinos about generic brand drugs and to provide them with quality affordable generic medicines as an alternative to higher cost branded drugs. In 2009, Generika was awarded with the Quality Seal Award by the Bureau of Food & Drugs (BFAD); and in 2008, Generika Drugstore was proclaimed the national winner in the drugstore chain category by the Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP). There are 300 Generika Drugstore locations nationwide.

Generika Drugstore at International Franchise Expo

During the upcoming Franchise Asia Philippines 2012 to be held at the SMX Convention Center from July 25-29, 2012, Generika Drugstore, the 2011 Most Promising Filipino Franchise awardee, will be offering Filipino entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest on a proven business model that guarantees excellent returns.

Generika Drugstore will be joining Asia's biggest franchise show to showcase the business advantages that it offers as an established and successful brand. With franchising as its main growth strategy, Generika Drugstore aims to establish a total of 400 outlets nationwide by early next year with a significant presence in the Visayas and Mindanao. This is in line with its vision to become the leading drugstore chain in the country.

Franchisees who sign up with Generika will have the assurance of an award-winning business model recognized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Franchising Association (PFA) when it was named the Most Promising Filipino Franchise in 2011. The award was based on a set of carefully criteria, including the franchise concept, sales and marketing, franchise operating system, corporate social responsibility, ethical practices and reputation, growth and financial performance, and profitability.

Those who are interested in becoming part of the Generika family may visit its booth at the franchising expo, visit www.generika.com.ph, or call the dedicated franchising desk at 828-1818 loc 106 for more information.

Generika Drugstore was founded in September 2003 to educate Filipinos about generic brand drugs and to provide them with quality affordable generic medicines as an alternative to higher cost branded drugs. In 2011, Generika Drugstore was named as the Most Promising Filipino Franchise by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI). In 2009, Generika Drugstore was awarded with the Quality Seal Award by the Bureau of Food & Drugs (BFAD); and in 2008, Generika Drugstore was proclaimed the national winner in the drugstore chain category by the Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP). There are 300 Generika Drugstore locations nationwide.

Generika accredited as BPI Family franchise brand

Generika Drugstore was chosen as a BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Accredited Franchise Brand for 2012-2013, in simple ceremonies held last 24 July 2012, at the Bayanihan Center in Mandaluyong City.

This accreditation is part of the Ka-Negosyo Best List program of BPI Family Savings Bank, which chooses and supports the franchise brands that have excellent growth potential. According to BPI Family Ka-Negosyo, it "grants the seal of approval to franchise brands that observe superior financial soundness, strong technical and marketing support for its franchisees, and transparency in business practice."

The Ka-Negosyo plaque, received by Generika Drugstore president Teodoro L. Ferrer, is a recommendation from BPI Family Savings Bank that Generika Drugstore is deemed worthy to be included in the bank's guide to the best recommended, most established, profitable and franchisee-friendly brands in the country.

With this endorsement, entrepreneurs who are interested in opening a Generika Drugstore franchise can easily avail of the bank's Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan to help them get started and to keep the business growing. As an accredited franchise partner, Generika Drugstore franchisees enjoys exclusive privileges such as no-collateral franchising loan, short processing time. and preferential exposure for bank marketing initiatives.

During the upcoming Franchise Asia Philippines 2012 to be held at the SMX Convention Center from July 25-29, 2012, Generika Drugstore, the 2011 Most Promising Filipino Franchise awardee, will be offering Filipino entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest on a proven business model that guarantees excellent returns.

With franchising as its main growth strategy, Generika Drugstore aims to establish a total of 400 outlets nationwide by early next year with a significant presence in the Visayas and Mindanao. This is in line with its vision to become the leading drugstore chain in the country.

Franchisees who sign up with Generika will have the assurance of an award-winning business model recognized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Franchising Association (PFA) when it was named the Most Promising Filipino Franchise in 2011. The award was based on a set of carefully criteria, including the franchise concept, sales and marketing, franchise operating system, corporate social responsibility, ethical practices and reputation, growth and financial performance, and profitability.

Those who are interested in becoming part of the Generika family may visit its booth at the franchising expo, visit www.generika.com.ph, or call the dedicated franchising desk at 828-1818 loc 106 for more information.

Generika Drugstore, 7-Eleven team up to bring medical services to Manilenos

Generika Drugstore and Philippine Seven Foundation (7-Eleven) combined their efforts to provide various medical and basic health services in a medical mission for the residents and indigent families of Paco, Manila held last July 14, 2012.

Staged to commemorate the 30th anniversary of 7-Eleven in the Philippines and to strengthen the continuous advocacy program of Generika Drugstore, the medical mission was also aimed at uplifting the health conditions of Manileños specially those who are in dire need of medical attention.

More than a thousand beneficiaries flocked to the Canonigo covered court where the medical mission was held to avail of the free consultation and free medicines for cough, fever, flu and other respiratory ailments. Aside from medicines, multi-vitamins for adults and kids were also given to the patients.

More than a thousand beneficiaries flocked to the Canonigo covered court where the medical mission was held to avail of the free consultation and free medicines for cough, fever, flu and other respiratory ailments. Aside from medicines, multi-vitamins for adults and kids were also given to the patients.

Generika Drugstore and 7-Eleven employees have also shown the spirit of volunteerism by participating in the dispensing of medicines and distribution of food items to the beneficiaries.

With this medical mission, both companies have made a bolder step proving that they are not just a business, but are true to their commitment to being socially responsible enterprises to the community they serve.

Generika Drugstore introduces Alaga Ka Partner program

Generika Drugstore is taking customer care a step further, with its "Alaga Ka Partner" program for special tie-ups with companies and other organizations considered as national accounts.

Under the "Alalaga Ka Partner" program, company employees or organization members simply have to present their company ID or membership card to avail of special privileges and discounts at all Generika Drugstore outlets nationwide. In general, members receive a 10% discount on all generic medicines, including vitamins at Generika stores all over the Philippines.

Within the next few months, "Alaga Ka Partner" members will also be sent email tips and reminders about health news and tips, to educate and remind them about proper health care.

Generika supports the activities and programs of its "Alaga Ka Partner" national accounts. Last 19 May 2012, Generika supported the "2012 MediRun" organized by Medicard Philippines. This was held at the Bonifacio Global City and was participated in by 2,300 runners. On 14 July 2012, Generika partnered with the Philippine Seven Foundation for a medical mission which served more than 1,100 beneficiaries in Paco, Manila.

National accounts that have an ongoing tie-up with the Generika "Alaga Ka Partner" program include: Ateneo Alumni Association, Bank of Makati, Boardwalk, Consolidated Matrix Inc., De La Salle University Alumni Association, Excel Quality Inc., J-SIMS Truc Corporation, Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas, Matrix Corporate Security & Generalo Services Inc., Mega-Matrix Security Inc., Medicard Philippines, Pioneer Life Inc., Tekton Manufacturing Corporation, Philippine Seven Corporation, Sims Industrial Manufacturing & Supply Inc., SM Supermalls Global Pinoy, and University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association.

Generika Drugstore was founded in September 2003 to educate Filipinos about generic brand drugs and to provide them with quality affordable generic medicines as an alternative to higher cost branded drugs. In 2011, Generika Drugstore was named as the Most Promising Filipino Franchise by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI). In 2009, Generika Drugstore was awarded with the Quality Seal Award by the Bureau of Food & Drugs (BFAD); and in 2008, Generika Drugstore was proclaimed the national winner in the drugstore chain category by the Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP). There are 300 Generika Drugstore locations nationwide.

Generika Drugstore cements partnership with Sun Cellular

Generika Drugstore is proud to announce its latest partnership with one of the country's leader in mobile telecommunications - Sun Cellular!

Generika has been appointed as a Sun Cellular Business Pro partner following the MOA signing held last June 21, 2012 at the headquarters of Sun Cellular on the 29/F Galleria Corporate Center EDSA Corner Ortigas, Quezon City.

From Left: Ruth M. Ritumalta, Sun Cellular Senior Manager; Corinne F. Zablan, AVP Sun Cellular; Teodoro L. Ferrer, Generika Drugstore President, and Mike Maquiran, Generika Business Development Manager.

As a corporate client, Generika can leverage on Sun Cellular's innovative offerings and efficient solutions under its Go Pro Business program providing tailored-fit solutions to partner businesses. With this partnership, Sun will provide easy application to duly accredited franchisees of Generika wherein they can avail for a pre-approved Sun post paid lines based on the following criteria:

Franchise Value

Type of Plan
500K above

Pre-approved for 1 plan 999/1,299
250K-499K

Pre-approved for 2 plan 350/450
150K-249K

Pre-approved for 1 plan 450

Generika franchisees just have to present their valid IDs and certification as a Generika franchisee in order to enjoy their pre-approved applications, which they can avail from Sun Cellular's head office or any Sun shops nearest them. What's more, all post paid offers will be based on the company's latest line-up of mobile units.

Prior to the above partnership, Sun's business solutions had played a big role in making the day-to-day communication between Generika head office and its network of branches nationwide more efficient. All Generika stores and head office employees have been equipped with Sun post paid lines to ensure that everyone stays connected. Sun has been paving the way for making the coordination between Generika head office and Generika stores much faster through ease of communication.

With this partnership, Generika Drugstore strengthens its relationship with Sun Cellular even more, as they move towards creating new business opportunities that will benefit the customers that they cater to.

Generika Dinalupihan branch joins town fiesta celebration

Generika Drugstore Dinalupihan branch joined the celebration of the 148th founding anniversary of Dinalupihan, Bataan by providing basic medical assistance and participating in various programs that the local government has organized to entertain the locals and tourists coming in to their town.

The staff of Generika Dinalupihan offered free blood pressure monitoring and free Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) to the townspeople, who are composed mostly of farmers, last June 19 and 29, at the Dinalupihan Civic Center where the major events and activities were held. They also distributed free vitamins and informed the public about the benefits of generic medicines.

The manager of Generika Dinalupihan branch, Mr. Federico Male, was invited as one of the judges in Talentadong Dinalupihenos alongside the local government officials of Dinalupihan including Ms. Lani Penaflor, head of municipal treasury office, and Mr. Ferdinand Manalili, municipal administrator.

The Dinalupihenos celebrated their week-long town fiesta with much excitement, enthusiasm and high spirits as they enjoyed the many fun-filled activities and programs lined up for this annual festivity. And as the celebration comes to a close, the local government and residents were thankful to all those participants from the government and private sector that made this event truly remarkable and worthwhile.

Generika Drugstore continues growth expansion

Generika Drugstore's expansion continues as the drugstore chain formally opens additional branches in June, namely Generika Agdao branch in Davao (June 2), Quezon Avenue branch in Cotabato City (June 9), and Generika Tabunok branch in Cebu, which opened on June 16.

Tabunok branch

Each store location hosted a grand opening celebration on the day their store opened to the public. A ceremonial ribbon cutting and a plaque of turnover were conducted and attended by officials from the Generika head office, and also graced by local government officials and special guests of the franchisees. On the day of the grand opening, a motorcade was conducted to raise the community's awareness about the presence of Generika while Libreng Konsulta was performed by doctors who provided free consultation services to the patients. Aside from free check up, the patients received product giveaways and sample medicines from participating pharmaceutical suppliers. The grand opening activities of these new stores turned out to be very successful and well-attended.

Meanwhile, six more locations will be part of Generika's expansion plans following the contract signings held at the Generika head office in Parañaque City. These additional stores will be constructed in the following locations, namely outlets in Sta. Maria, Bulacan; Luna, La Union; Roxas Avenue Kalibo, Aklan; Nova Gulod Susana, Quezon City; Kawayan City, Isabela; Salawag Dasma, Cavite, and Sasa, Davao City. All these outlets will be opened soon in these areas providing the public with access to quality and affordable medicines that Generika offers.

Sta. Maria, Bulacan

Luna, La Union

Roxas Avenue Kalibo, Aklan

Nova Gulod Susana, Quezon City

At the end of the first half of 2012, Generika will have its presence in almost 300 locations already with more stores being added not only in Luzon, but also in the Visayas and Mindanao.

As Generika Drugstore continues to expand and reach more areas of the country, its commitment to bringing quality affordable medicines and excellent customer service will remain, and will be an integral part of its offerings to every community that it serves.

Generika Drugstore expands aggressively in key cities and rural areas

Generika is actively pursuing its expansion plans by opening new outlets in Plaridel, Bulacan; Madapdap, Pampanga; Muñoz, Nueva Ecija; Bacnotan, La Union; Hermosa, Bataan; Elvinda and Alaminos, Laguna; Lakandula, Baguio; Manaoag, Pangasinan; Guadalupe, Cebu; Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte; and two cities in NCR namely MCU, Caloocan; and Novaliches, Quezon City. These additional outlets bring the drugstore chain's total number of operational branches to 258 nationwide with 30 soon to open outlets including the 17 signed contracts within the months of April and May.

Plaridel Bulacan

Madapdap Pampanga

Muñoz

Hermosa Bataan

Manaoag Pangasinan

Guadalupe Cebu

MCU

While majority of the newly-opened Generika Drugstore branches are in the Northern Luzon, Generika continues to open stores in the Southern Luzon area where Generika has already established its presence and has captured a significant market base. Rural expansion is also in the works for the company as it gears to reach more areas and territories serving the growing demand for quality and affordable medicines of individuals living in far-flung communities.

In the Queen City of the South, Generika opened its 9th branch located at J. Labra St., Guadalupe, Cebu City. And to reach more individuals in Mindanao, Generika situated an outlet at Kapatagan Town Center, Poblacion, Lanao del Norte as latest addition to the increasing number of Generika outlets in Mindanao.

Many franchisees have signed contracts to establish their Generika branches in Tanza and Carmona, Cavite; San Pedro, Laguna; Lucban, Tiaong, and Candelaria, Quezon Province; Lakandula, Baguio; Orion, Bataan; Bagabag and Boyombong, Nueva Vizcaya; Tabunok and Naga, Cebu; Piapi, Davao; Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat; and Guiwan, Zamboanga City. Some franchisees signed to put up outlets in Commonwealth and Murphy, Quezon City; and Bicutan, Taguig City.

Tanza

Tacurong Sultan Kudarat

Murphy Cubao

Bagabag Nueva Vizcaya

Candelaria

Orion Bataan

Generika's strategic move to expand its branches nationwide is consistent with the company's thrust to provide access to quality affordable medicines to every Filipino and especially those who live in the medically underserved areas of the country.

Generika Drugstore gives a hand to local government's "Operation Tuli"

It's summer time once again! Aside from celebrating local fiestas, the months of April and May are the best timings for young boys usually from nine to 12 years of age to undergo circumcision, taking advantage of the school break.

Seizing that opportunity were the 150 young kids from Brgy. Santa Trinidad and nearby areas in Angeles City, Pampanga, who availed of the free circumcision. The medical mission dubbed as "Operation Libreng Tuli" was initiated by the local government unit spearheaded by Councilor Alfie Bonifacio. It was held last May 17, 2012 in a covered court in Brgy. Sta. Trinidad.

Supporting this activity were the contingents from the Philippine Air Force and volunteers from the Alliance of Young Nurses Leaders and Advocates (AYLA) and Alpha Phi Omega Angeles City chapter. Staff from Generika Angeles City and Puregold San Nicholas branches have also come to this medical mission and offered help by providing assistance to the doctors and giving free vitamins and freebie items such as back packs and other school supplies. "Generic Talk" was also conducted during the activity to inform the public about the benefits of generic medicines.

The local government of Angeles City has recognized Generika Drugstore in its effort to help the community not only in providing access to quality and affordable medicines, but also in bringing social services in the community.

Generika Drugstore employees join fun run to promote good health

Selected Generika Drugstore staff and personnel have stretched some muscles and sprinted towards achieving good health as they joined the "2012 MediRun" held last May 19, 2012, at the Bonifacio Global City where 2,300 runners turned up to run.

Organized by Medicard, one of the leading health maintenance organization (HMO) companies in the country, the activity attracted amateur and professional runners as well as running enthusiasts who participated in various race categories such as 3k, 5k, and 10k in men's and women's division, with a 100m race dedicated for toddler and kiddie rush runs.

Generika Drugstore's participation extended not only in joining the run itself, but also in providing basic medicines and multivitamins for adults and kids. Generika has also prepared some loot bags and giveaway items for the winners of each race categories for both in the men's and women's division, while the kids enjoyed the colorful back packs they received containing school supplies and vitamin gift packs.

Likewise, Generika has set up a photo booth where runners can take their photos while they wait in line to get some Generika items such as umbrella, caps, notebooks, and ballpens among others.

The fun run was part of Medicard's 25th anniversary celebration and was opened to members and non-members of the organization. Proceeds will be used to fund the charitable projects of Medicard Foundation Inc.

Apart from Generika Drugstore, other companies that sponsored the event were San Marino, Absolut, Chris Sports, Resorts World, Extra Joss, Globe Business, Gardenia, Pocari Sweat, C-Lium and Oracare.

Generika branches in Benguet grant support to high school reunion

Generika Drugstore Baguio Session Road, Upper Mabini, Magsaysay and Kayang branches have joined together to support the Baguio City National High School batch 1987 reunion dubbed as "Pagsasabatan 2012 – a Festival of Life" held at the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) last April 28, 2012.


The highlight of the homecoming celebration was the fun run activity with race categories of 3k, 7k, and 12k for regular runners and senior citizens alike. As early as 5:00am, the participants have assembled themselves at the grounds of the BCNHS. The runners have to pass around the UP Baguio Convention Center, the Botanical Gardens, Wright Park and the Burnham Park before they go back to the school campus where the finish line was also located.


Generika Drugstore branches served as registration stations to the participants of the fun run. At the end of the race, Generika provided the winners in each category with certificates, medals, some freebie items and cash prizes handed by the franchise operations group represented by Ms. Cleo Erlano and Mr. Elvis Aldano.

The fun run, which was organized by the high school alumni, was anchored to the homecoming theme advocating for adequate health care and pollution-free environment.

"We are committed to becoming active partners of the communities that we serve," says Mr. Raul Gaerlan, franchisee of Generika Drugstore Baguio Session Road and Upper Mabini branches. His wife, Ms.Jing Gaerlan, is an alumna of Baguio City National High School batch '87 and is also one of the organizers of the event.

GADGETulations Raffle Promo Winners!!!

Generika Drugstore held the grand draw of the GADGETulations Promo at the Generika Head Office in Parañaque City last April 27, 2012.


The winners were drawn by Generika officials with the supervision of DOH-FDA representative Ms. Donna May Sanchez, legal officer for ads and promotion. The winning entries were verified and authenticated in the computer to ensure that all winners were valid entries.


Congratulations to all the winners and we hope that you will continue to join our upcoming promos!

Generika Drugstore joins "Suzuki Invasion" 2012

Generika Drugstore has participated in the 1st and 3rd leg of the "Suzuki Invasion" held at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City from April 13 to 15, 2012 and at the Rizal Park, Davao City from May 10 to 12, 2012.

Generika has provided free BP monitoring and first aid for motorcycle riders who took part in the activities of Suzuki such as motorcycle riding lessons and stunt exhibitions. Aside from motorcycle enthusiasts, people in the nearby communities flocked the venues to witness the launch of Suzuki's newest motorcycle models and avail of special discounts on motorcycle parts and accessories in designated Suzuki service camps. The attendees were also treated to Generika freebies, giveaway items from Suzuki and to a free concert at night.

Everyone had a blast joining the games and other fun-filled activities prepared by Suzuki in cooperation with Generika Drugstore. A raffle draw was also held where the public can get to win exciting prizes and take home novelty items.

Suzuki Philippines, Inc., being a partner of Generika Drugstore in its upcoming "Win a Ride! Raffle Promo" to be launched on May 25, invited Generika to become part of every Suzuki Invasion, which is a year-round activity conducted in key cities nationwide.

Generika Drugstore unveils Ad Campaign for 2012

Generika Drugstore is set to launch its ad campaign for this year on April 13, 2012.

The new ad entitled “Lipat” promotes the use of generic medicines as an alternative to branded medicines, and aims to encourage consumers to shift from branded to generic medicines.

With the Generika TVC’s entertaining execution, audience will surely enjoy watching the ad whether on national TV or on social media networks.

One can visit the Generika Fan Page @ facebook/Generika.com.ph to watch the Generika TVC or share the video to his / her friends on Facebook.

With the success of its previous ad campaign, Generika Drugstore will continue to venture into television commercials and will utilize other advertising mediums in its promotional effort and brand awareness campaign.

As Generika releases its new commercial, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your continuous patronage. Without your support, we would not have been able to grow and serve as many communities as we presently do.

To view the TVC, please click here:TVC

Generika Drugstore, Globe holds press launch for mobile load partnership

Generika Drugstore and Globe recently held a press launch for their latest partnership regarding mobile loading service using Point of Sale or POS.

Held at The Banana Leaf Restaurant at the 2nd floor of Greenbelt 3 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, the event was attended by numerous press people from major TV networks, radio and print.


Globe National Accounts Head Mr. Dhing Pascual presented to the media the easy, safe and reliable mobile reloading to Globe and TM subscribers through Generika Drugstore's POS: "Customers just have to give the mobile number to load to the cashier and indicate the amount of load to buy. The service provides instant virtual credit upon payment. The customers also get instant confirmation via text, with the receipt as additional proof of purchase. The system is fast and reliable."

"We are very pleased with the new value added service that we are offering to our customers in partnership with Globe. One of our primary goals is to provide our customers the opportunity to maximize their visit to our drugstores to be able to buy medicines and even load under one roof," says Mr. Julien Bello, vice president of Generika Franchising Services Corporation.


Mr. Bello also emphasized that Generika Drugstore is the first in the pharmaceutical industry to offer such service. With this, Generika Drugstore customers can now buy a minimum of P15 prepaid load to any of the 260 branches of Generika Drugstore nationwide.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mike Maquiran, Generika Business Development Manager revealed Generika's expansion plans to open at least 100 additional stores nationwide over the next eight months, a pace that would bring the total number of Generika stores to almost 380 by the end of 2012.

The press launch was moderated by Ms. Charo Logarta, external affairs head of Globe Corporate Communications Division.

Generika Drugstore rolls out referral program

Want to earn extra income but you don't have time for another job? No worries! You don't need a second job in order to make money; all you have to do is to REFER – that simple!

Generika Drugstore is offering YOU an opportunity to earn additional income thru its Store Location and Franchisee Referral Program. This is open to all, whether employees or non-employees of the company. It doesn't matter who you are, whether you are a professional, business owner, employee, employer, home maker or even a student.

All you need to do is simple:

For a Store Location Referral, just refer us a location. If the store is approved by our Business Development Team and leads to a contract signing of rental agreement, you will earn 15KP!

For a Franchisee Referral Program, just refer to us a person interested in the Generika Franchise (and not yet a franchisee of Generika at present). If this person will eventually sign a Franchise Agreement with us, you will receive 15KP for having referred this person to us!

Below are more detailed mechanics:

For Store Location Referral

Key specifications of the sites which we are looking for:

• High Foot traffic area
• Preferably within a densely populated area
• Well visible, no obstructions in front
• Preferably near attractive landmarks like tricycle or jeepney terminal, hospitals, or leading commercial establishments
• 15 to 35 sqm, with preferably 3+ meters frontage
• Rent preferably below 20KP
• Ground Floor
• Not prone to flooding, no security risk

1. Submit the complete details of the referred target site

• Name & Contact No. of lessor
• Complete address of the referred site
• Cost of rental fee
• Size of store site should not be less than 15 sq. meters
• Your name and contact no.

2. Call the Generika Business Development Department at 828-1818 local 106, 131, or 161 / 824-4685. Look for Grace, Angel or Lea.

You may also email the details @ franchising@generika.com.ph

The referral fee of P15, 000 will be awarded to you if the referred store location is eventually approved and becomes a Generika Drugstore. It will not be paid otherwise.

For Franchisee Referral

1. Submit the complete details of the referred franchisee

• Complete name of the franchisee
• Contact no. of the franchisee (landline and mobile phone)
• Complete address
• Email address
• Target location for the store (NCR or provincial)

2. Call the Generika Business Development Department at 828-1818 local 106, 131, or 161 / 824-4685. Look for Grace, Angel or Lea. You may also email the details @franchising@generika.com.ph

The referral fee of P15, 000 will be awarded to you if the person referred to us eventually becomes a Franchisee of Generika Drugstore, signing up a Franchise Agreement with us. It will not be paid otherwise. Also, the referral will not be paid on the subsequent Franchise Agreements which the person referred may sign later on.

Put no limits on your income potential! With Generika's referral program, earning extra money can be easier than you think.

Generika Balanga branch offers medical assistance in local town fiesta

The staff of Generika Balanga branch with the assistance of the Generika Franchise Operations group assigned in that area provided basic medical assistance and conducted a lecture on generic medicines during the week-long celebration of Balanga's town fiesta.

With the help of King of Kings Diagnostics and Sarabia Optical, Generika Balanga staff offered affordable mobile clinic and free eye check up to the local residents with free BP monitoring. Meanwhile, Franchise Operations North Area Supervisor Mr. Norman de Larrazabal together with his team delivered a Generic Talk, which aims to educate people about generic medicines as an alternative to branded medicines. They have also distributed leaflets that contain important information about generic drugs, and 10% discount flyers which customers can present to Generika Drugstore Balanga branch in order to avail of the special discount. On top of all these activities was Mr. Ben Monteiro, Generika Drugstore Balanga franchisee.


Mr. Monteiro was also invited as a special guest in a tribute to senior citizens, where he awarded the best performers of the night with Generika giveaways and freebie items.

The organizers and the local government officials were very happy with Generika Drugstore's participation in the "Pistang Balagueno 2012," and they were appreciative to all the things that Generika has provided to make their celebration more meaningful.

Generika Drugstore, Globe team up for mobile loading service

Generika Drugstore and Globe recently entered into a partnership that will allow consumers to purchase Globe Load, an electronic loading service for Globe prepaid subscribers, at any Generika Drugstore branches nationwide.


As per Globe Telecom, Generika Drugstore is the first drugstore to offer such service of mobile loading.

The pilot testing of the mobile loading service was conducted last March 14, 2012 at Generika CAA Naga branch, which was witnessed by Generika Drugstore officials and executives from Globe Telecom.


Utilizing Generika Drugstore's Point of Sale (POS) integrated into Globe's platform, the transaction allows costumers to check the amount loaded into their cellphones in two ways: via text confirmation from Globe and through the receipt from Generika's POS as an additional proof of purchase.

With the availability of Globe load at Generika Drugstore branches, consumers can now take advantage of the convenience in buying their medicines and cellphone load under one roof.

Initially, this service is only available in all company-owned stores but it will be offered very soon across all Generika Drugstore branches nationwide including franchise stores.

Below is the list of Generika company-owned stores offering the Globe Autoload Max: Montillano and Bayanan (Muntinlupa) ; Pilar Village, CAA Naga (Las Pinas), Sucat, Dona Soledad (Paranaque), Malibay (Pasay), Makati City hall (Makati), Tondo and Trabajo market (Manila), Galas (QC), Signal Village (Taguig).

More stores to follow soon!

Generika Drugstore moves forward to reach expansion targets

Generika Drugstore is quickly marching toward achieving its expansion goal for the year, as it formally opened 11 stores and signed seven contracts in March.

Two Generika Drugstore branches – Generika Geleria Victoria in Balanga Bataan and Generika Paco Paz in Manila – simultaneously held their grand opening on March 3 followed by Generika branches in Puregold Arayat, Catarman Samar, and Buhay na Tubig Imus Cavite on March 9. Six more stores were formally inaugurated before the month ends including branches in Baesa, Sangandaan; Moncada, Tarlac; Siniloan, Laguna; Tala, Caloocan; Tanjay, Negros Oriental, and Bacarra Ilocos Norte.

Paco Paz manila

Puregold Arayat

Moncada, Tarlac

Bacarra Ilocos Norte

Baesa, Sangandaan

Generika Drugstore has also inked contracts with franchisees for the opening of future Generika stores namely: Generika Talipapa in Novaliches, Quezon City; Generika Bicas Market and MCU Morning Breeze in Caloocan City; Generika W-18ST in Olongapo City; Generika Pinamungajan in Cebu City; Generika Bacnotan in La Union, and Generika Rizal St. in Tagum, Davao del Norte.

Generika Bicas Market

MCU Morning Breeze

Generika W-18ST in Olongapo City


Generika Pinamungajan

The first three months of 2012 has been a fruitful quarter for Generika. Through the synergy of all departments and employees working together, the company has been able to achieve certain targets in its expansion plans. From January to March, 36 stores became fully operational and 25 new contracts were signed for upcoming Generika branches in different locations nationwide. The company is targeting to open 180 additional stores this year.

Generika Drugstore supports DZMM\'s Takbo para sa Karunungan

Generika Drugstore participated in the successful fun run organized by DZMM dubbed as 'Takbo para sa Karunungan,' held at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on March 11, 2012

As one of the event sponsors, Generika set up a first aid booth and distributed free medicines and freebie items for the thousands of avid runners including employees from government agencies, students, professional and amateur runners, and running enthusiasts who participated in various race categories – 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k run. Selected employees of Generika also joined and finished the 3k race category.

The 'Takbo para sa Karunungan' aims to raise funds for the benefit of 50 scholars from the provinces of Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City, which were heavily affected by typhoon Sendong.

In 2010, Generika also joined DZMM's 'Takbo para sa Kalikasan', a fun run which advocated for the environment particularly the rehabilitation of the Pasig River.

Generika Drugstore joins celebration of Mangaldan town fiesta

The annual town fiesta of Mangaldan in Pangasinan is always something that local residents anticipate with much excitement and enthusiasm. But this year's celebration was also made special by the participation of Generika Drugstore Mangaldan branch, which formally opened last February 25, 2012.

Generika took part in the week-long celebration of the town fiesta from March 3 -11, 2012 as organizers rolled out fun-filled activities to enliven the occasion. Generika was one of the sponsors of the Mr. & Ms. Hot Bodies and awarded the grand winners with food supplements, vitamins and cash prizes. Among others, Generika also joined the Sangguniang Kabataan Night and Senior Citizens Night by providing free blood pressure monitoring and conducting 'Generic Talk,' a brainchild of Generika which aims to educate people about the benefits and advantages of using generic medicines. In the basketball exhibition play-offs between PBA Legends versus Celebrity Team Players, Generika was invited to set up a first aid booth.


The stream of festivities continued up to the last day of the fiesta celebration as Generika participated in the parade of floats, which was the highlight of all events lined up. Indeed, it was a week full of fun and everyone had a blast until the end.

But now that the fiesta celebration is over, what the locals of Mangaldan can look forward to are the services and offerings of the newly established Generika Drugstore branch in their community. With Generika, they can now have access to quality and affordable generic medicines and experience the friendly and customer service that Generika seeks to offer.

For more information, please visit Generika Drugstore Mangaldan branch at #602 Rizal St., Poblacion, Mangaldan, Pangasinan. You may also call (705) 202-3001 or 0923-3399025.

Generika Drugstore opens eight new stores in February!

Generika Drugstore is absolutely not losing steam with the opening of eight new stores in February.

The recent additions to the Generika Drugstore list after grand opening were the new Generika branches in Cogeo Olalia in Antipolo; Pulilan Junction and Sto. Niño Meycauayan in Bulacan; Nagcarlan in Laguna; Mangaldan in Pangasinan, and Puerto Princesa branch in the province of Palawan, which became part of Generika's new territory for expansion.

Cogeo Olalia Antipolo (Feb 11, 2012)

Pulilan Junction Bulacan (Feb 2, 2012)


Sto. Niño Meycauayan Bulacan (Feb 19, 2012)

On top of that, Generika Drugstore also signed five new contracts for the establishment of upcoming branches in Baguio, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Cebu and Cotabato City.

Munoz Nueva Ecija (Feb 20, 2012)

Guadalupe Cebu (Feb 17, 2012)

Cotabato City Quezon (Feb 27, 2012)

Starting the year at full speed with the opening of five stores and signing of 13 contracts last month, Generika Drugstore is keeping its momentum for nationwide expansion and pushing into new markets and locations under its aggressive expansion drive.

Generika Drugstore Padre Faura gives 5% discount to seamen

Generika Drugstore Padre Faura, Manila branch has signed an agreement to grant members of the Association of Marine Officers & Ratings, Inc., (AMOR) a 5% discount on generic medicines. The memorandum of agreement was formalized in a contract signing ceremony held at the OSM building in Pedro Gil, Manila City last February 9, 2012 represented by Ms. Sherilyn Lim, pharmacist of Generika Padre Faura branch, and Mr. Butch Elaba, president of AMOR.

Members of the seafarer organization must present their IDs in order to avail of the 5% discount at Generika Padre Faura. Aside from Padre Faura branch, they can also enjoy the discounted price on generic medicines at Generika San Andres in Manila and Generika Chino Roces branch in Quezon City. This agreement is valid within 2012 only.

Generika Drugstore joins BPI Family Savings Bank Ka-Negosyo Fair 2012

Generika Drugstore was selected as one of the 10 franchise businesses and the only drugstore chain to be invited in the BPI Family Savings Bank Ka-Negosyo Fair held last Feb 8-10 at the BPI head office in Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.


Attended by BPI top depositors from branches in Pasay, Makati, Parañaque, San Juan and Mandaluyong, the fair showcased only the most promising and lucrative business ventures recommended by the bank to its clients who have good standings. The event also offered franchising opportunities to BPI customers who were inclined to invest their money or to expand their network of businesses.


With the selection of Generika Drugstore as one of the participating brands, it goes to show that Generika is now becoming one of the trusted retail pharmaceutical brands and a worthwhile franchise choice for entrepreneurs. In 2011, Generika Drugstore also bagged the Most Promising Filipino Franchise given by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Please visit the BPI Ka-Negosyo website @ www.kanegosyo.com.ph

Generika upholds expansion plans in 2012

Generika Drugstore has continued to expand its retail presence throughout the country following a number of contract signings and grand openings of new stores in January.

In total, Generika has signed 13 new contracts, all franchise, and formally opened seven additional stores at the start of the year.

Guimba Nueva Ecija (Jan 2)
Chino Roces St. Makati City (Jan 9)
Baesa Sangandaan (Jan 10)
Malvar Bagong Barrio Caloocan (Jan 13)
Libertad Public Market Bacolod City (Jan 19)
Buhay na Tubig Imus Cavite (Jan 24)
Alaminos Laguna (Jan 25)
Manaoag Pangasinan (Jan 25)
Tala Caloocan City (Jan 27)
San Francisco Mabalacat (Jan 30)
Bacarra Ilocos Norte (Jan 30)
Brgy. H. Camiling Tarlac (Jan 30)
Marilao McArthur Highway (Jan 31)


MALVAR BAGONG BARRIO CALOOCAN

LIBERTAD PUBLIC MARKET BACOLOD CITY

TALA CALOOCAN CITY

CAMILING TARLAC

ALAMINOS LAGUNA

MARILAO MC ARTHUR HIGHWAY

Meanwhile, the stores that have conducted their grand opening include Colonnade and Colon branches in Cebu; Hermosa branch in Tondo, Manila; Morong branch in Rizal; Upper Mabini branch in Baguio and Generika Puregold Pacita.

Colonnade (Jan 8)
Baguio Upper Mabini (Jan 10)
Hermosa Tondo (Jan 14)
Morong Rizal (Jan 14)
Colon (Jan 18)
Puregold Plaza Pacita (Jan 30)



COLONNADE CEBU

HERMOSA TONDO

COLON CEBU

Generika, which started nationwide expansion last year, has opened a total of 79 stores in 2011 and 62 stores in 2010. The number of stores that have been added year after year remains on track for growth. With plans to open 180 stores for 2012, Generika has no sign of slowing down as it continues to expand rapidly with new store openings in different cities, towns and municipalities all over the country.

Still, Generika Franchising will be the primary growth engine of the company in its expansion plans. To avail of the Generika franchise package, you may call 828-1818/ 0922-8984982 or you may click here for further info.