MREIT revenues up 6%, to declare dividends

Two weeks after listing, MREIT sets to declare dividends this month MREIT, Inc., the REIT company of the country’s largest office landlord Megaworld, records an increase in revenues by 6 percent to P711.2 million during the quarter ending September 2021, on the back of higher rental income amounting to P583.7 million, or 5 percent higher than the target set in the REIT Plan. The period … Continue reading MREIT revenues up 6%, to declare dividends

Nomination up for VisMin Accelerator Awards

Winners to receive mentorship to scale past $1 million in revenues Aiming to identify and support the most impactful first stage VisMin entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses, EO Philippines South, the 2nd Philippine chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), recently launched the VisMin Accelerator Awards. According to Julie Vergara, EO Philippines South chapter, “as a community, we are investing in the growth and success of … Continue reading Nomination up for VisMin Accelerator Awards

Eastern Communications to provide reliable internet in Panay

Seals partnership with Iloilo-based Panay Broadband Eastern Communications, one of the telecommunications companies in the country, has sealed a partnership with Iloilo-based internet service provider (ISP) Panay Broadband to provide stronger and more reliable internet connections in Panay Island. Owned by Buenavista CATV Inc. (BCATVi), Panay Broadband is a local ISP that pioneered data service transmission in the province of Antique and was first on … Continue reading Eastern Communications to provide reliable internet in Panay

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MREIT to bulk up assets with Uptown BGC offices

Megaworld REIT promises to be the country’s fastest-growing REIT MREIT, Inc., the REIT company of township developer Megaworld, is planning to strengthen its assets portfolio when Megaworld injects additional office and commercial assets from another premier township, Uptown Bonifacio, within the next two years. MREIT President and CEO Kevin Andrew Tan revealed that after Megaworld injects around 100,000 square meters of prime office assets from … Continue reading MREIT to bulk up assets with Uptown BGC offices

GCash now has 60,000 cash-in partners

GCash users will have lesser trouble in finding outlets closest to them Need to send money, buy prepaid load, or order food, but your GCash funds are running low? Now, it’s easier to cash in to your GCash account as the country’s number 1 e-wallet app, expands its network of merchants to a total of 60,000 active cash in doors nationwide. To reach more Filipinos … Continue reading GCash now has 60,000 cash-in partners

Megaworld cites resilience of office market amid pandemic

Megaworld leased out 415,000 square meters of office spaces Overturning the anticipated effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Megaworld reports that it has booked around 415,000 square meters of office leases since the start of the pandemic early last year. Around 60 percent of these lease contracts booked since last year were renewals while the remaining 40% were new leases, mostly from the information technology (IT) … Continue reading Megaworld cites resilience of office market amid pandemic

Rewards in store for Globe customers on 917 Day

Globe creates #SariSaringRewardingExperiences and new offerings Amidst the ongoing global health crisis, Globe endeavors to bring joy to its customers via better connectivity and innovations that uplift the lives of the Filipino people. Through its annual 917 Day celebration, Globe continues to reinvent ways to share compassion and care, and provide customers with #SariSaringRewardingExperiences. These new offerings, treats and activities that are in store for … Continue reading Rewards in store for Globe customers on 917 Day

Apply for safety seal, businesses urged

How to apply for the Safety Seal Business establishments in Iloilo City are highly encouraged to apply for a Safety Seal, a certification of compliance to minimum public health standards set by the government for the protection of both consumers and personnel. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said this is to help boost the local economy greatly affected by the pandemic. “If establishments have a Safety … Continue reading Apply for safety seal, businesses urged

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SIM swap scam: Don’t be the next victim

You may have heard or read about fraud modus involving what is called a “SIM swap scam” and thought, how can this happen exactly? A SIM swap is the last step to be carried out by the scammers in order to take over an individual’s financial accounts, be it banking, trading or credit cards. The sneaky part of this scheme is that the victim is … Continue reading SIM swap scam: Don’t be the next victim

Filipino startups selected for QBO Innovation Hub’s program

Inaugural Accelerator Program is in partnership with Microsoft QBO Innovation Hub and Microsoft announce the three startups selected to participate in the “AQELERATION: B2B Startups Disrupting Industries” program. These are: Steer: A no-code operations digitalization platform that helps companies transform the way they do business. Mayani: An agri-ecommerce and supply chain platform that connects smallholder farmers to buyers. Last Mile Incorporated: A shared logistics platform … Continue reading Filipino startups selected for QBO Innovation Hub’s program

Megaworld Q2 income soars 39% to P2.6-B

Megaworld quarterly core revenues grew 20% Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships, grew its attributable net income by 39% to P2.6-billion in the second quarter this year compared to P1.9-billion in the same period last year, as the company benefited from its strong office leasing business and the improved performance of its retail and hospitality businesses. Quarterly core revenues grew 20% as … Continue reading Megaworld Q2 income soars 39% to P2.6-B

Globe at Home users get free tech upgrades

Customers will be advised by a Globe at Home representative through SMS or email Globe at Home is upgrading older broadband technology of its qualified serviceable customers for free to high-speed, fiber lines which will provide reliable, stable and faster internet connectivity amid the ongoing pandemic. Those eligible for the free upgrade are current Globe at Home customers who are within accepted credit standing and … Continue reading Globe at Home users get free tech upgrades

5G promos and devices for Globe, TM

More Globe and TM customers to experience boosted mobile experience Globe, the country’s pioneer in fifth-generation (5G) technology, is set to break more barriers and create new opportunities for customers with the launch of its UNLI 5G offers across Globe Prepaid, Postpaid, Platinum, and TM. Committed to driving more customers to have an elevated mobile experience with the latest 5G technology, the network group’s latest … Continue reading 5G promos and devices for Globe, TM

GCash expands to 600 billers nationwide

The time to be rushing to fall in line and waiting to be able to pay your bill is now behind us. GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, has made it possible for its users to easily pay online in just a few taps through their mobile devices. Even better, GCash has now expanded its network to more than 600 partner billers nationwide, giving users … Continue reading GCash expands to 600 billers nationwide

Globe 2021 H1 financial performance

Globe invested a record level of capital expenditure of ₱43.3 billion in the first half of 2021 to improve its network infrastructure and internet connectivity, beating last year’s spending by 107%. This capex investment represents 57% of gross service revenues and 116% of EBITDA. Majority or about 88% of the capex spending went to data network builds to address and elevate customer experience in this … Continue reading Globe 2021 H1 financial performance

PLDT discloses drivers of revenue growth

Elevating customer experience to a new level by leading the charge in nationwide fiber rollout, as well as in 5G and 4G/LTE network expansion, the Philippines’ largest, fully integrated telecommunications company PLDT Inc. grew Consolidated Service Revenues (net of interconnection costs) by a record 9%, or ₱3.7 billion, to ₱45.0 billion in the second quarter of 2021. In the first half of 2021 versus a … Continue reading PLDT discloses drivers of revenue growth

GCash enables seamless bills payment in VisMin

From giving users in Metro Manila access to seamless payment solutions using their GCash app, the country’s leading e-wallet, is now extending its reach to the Visayas and Mindanao (VisMin) region by building partnerships and ecosystems with LGUs through GCash Pay Bills. True to its mission of providing “financial inclusion for all,” GCash has enabled VisMin customers in the said regions to pay their bills … Continue reading GCash enables seamless bills payment in VisMin

URC’s social commerce benefits sari-sari stores

Through Facebook, sari-sari store owners order online from distributors of URC products Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has been tapping Facebook’s vast social network to allow a million neighborhood retailers in the Philippines to replenish their stocks with just a few taps, swipes and clicks. The company launched in October a program that uses Facebook to make it seamless for sari-sari store owners to order online … Continue reading URC’s social commerce benefits sari-sari stores

How to know if your Globe Prepaid WiFi modem is legit

Globe is the only authorized distributor of Tozed S10G modems in the Philippines Globe highly encourages its customers to #DoItRight by being meticulous and practicing vigilance in purchasing our Globe At Home modems amid reports of unauthorized resellers passing off their modems as DITO modems. The modems involved are the Tozed S10G models with two antennas. Globe currently is the only authorized distributor of these … Continue reading How to know if your Globe Prepaid WiFi modem is legit

Globe Business backs MSMEs in VisMin

As supply chain and healthcare industries in Visayas and Mindanao pivot their businesses from the effects of the pandemic, Globe Business backs up MSMEs in these regions with digital solutions, providing customers safer, reliable and more convenient ways to move their goods and care for their health. Globe Business drives value and growth in the supply chain sector Globe Business’ M2M Fleet Management System allows … Continue reading Globe Business backs MSMEs in VisMin

DTI 6 nurtures in-school youth entreps, start-ups

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Western Visayas launched a program to stimulate and enhance the entrepreneurial mindset among the in-school youth (ISY). Under YEP: In-School Entrepreneurs Academy (YEP: iSEA), DTI will guide young entrepreneurs to operate their business successfully and assist aspiring start-ups to translate their ideas into a minimum viable product. DTI 6 Director Rebecca Rascon said that the YEP: iSEA … Continue reading DTI 6 nurtures in-school youth entreps, start-ups

Globe 5G Roaming now in USA and Canada

5G Roaming will also be available in more European destinations Globe goes full speed ahead in securing the widest 5G network coverage worldwide as it locks in more partners to give Globe roamers and foreign visitors in the country the best experience 5G may offer. The company’s venture to secure North American locations proved successful through Canada-based Telus and USA-based AT&T. Globe follows this milestone … Continue reading Globe 5G Roaming now in USA and Canada

How safe is your establishment?

DTI 6 urges establishments to secure Safety Seal Certification The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme asserting that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph. The DTI issues the Safety Seal Certificate for supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, membership shopping clubs, construction supply/ hardware stores, logistics service providers, … Continue reading How safe is your establishment?

Globe At Home customers enjoy upgraded plans for free

Faster connection, free medical insurance and entertainment bundles Globe At Home goes beyond providing internet connection to give its customers a better and more delightful experience at home. Foraying through differentiated servicing via levelled up care, Globe At Home started increasing the broadband speeds of eligible customers and rightsizing or upgrading older plans to the new portfolio, without additional fees. These kinds of services have … Continue reading Globe At Home customers enjoy upgraded plans for free

GCash feted internationally for financial inclusion initiative

GCash is the sole Philippine e-wallet feted by The Asian Banker TAB International Awards 2021 GCash has once again solidified its position as the best mobile wallet app in the Philippines as it received two distinctions in the recent The Asian Banker’s Excellence in Retail Financial Services International Awards 2021 (TAB Awards). This year, GCash is the only e-wallet app in the Philippines that was … Continue reading GCash feted internationally for financial inclusion initiative

Microsoft launches first cyber security council in Asia Pacific

The first Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council exists in seven markets in the region Cybercrime is globally disruptive and economically damaging, causing trillions of dollars in financial losses and operational impacts to individual and business victims. It threatens national security and diminishes trust in the digital economy and the Internet. No single entity can fight cybercrime effectively. Which is why Microsoft has … Continue reading Microsoft launches first cyber security council in Asia Pacific

917Ventures: creating digital lifelines for Filipinos

917Ventures is a subsidiary of Globe 917Ventures’ digital innovations have enabled consumers and businesses to thrive and triumph in today’s challenging environment. Companies like GCash, KonsultaMD, HealthNow, RUSH, AdSpark, and PureGo have become the new lifelines for Filipinos during this pandemic. GCash helps its 40 million users securely send money and pay for goods and services online and empowers many small businesses to survive and … Continue reading 917Ventures: creating digital lifelines for Filipinos

Megaworld lines up 21 major projects

Megaworld to use REIT proceeds to finance projects in 11 townships Following its filing of registration statement for the planned biggest Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) offering, Andrew Tan-led property giant Megaworld is strengthening its development pipeline in the next five years as it looks on investing the proceeds from the offer to complete 21 new office and commercial projects across 11 townships in the … Continue reading Megaworld lines up 21 major projects

PLDT, Smart and IWF fight online child abuse

PLDT and Smart have earmarked close to P2 billion to run the advanced cybersecurity operations center Spawned by the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the Philippine Department of Justice reported a 264 percent spike in reported cases of OSAEC. These have been heavily attributed to incidences of poverty within families during the lockdown, as well as the heightened exposure of children to the Internet. To address … Continue reading PLDT, Smart and IWF fight online child abuse