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

Sari-sari stores essential in keeping Pinoys connected

Sari-sari stores play an important role in connecting people. These neighborhood stores ensure that vital communication services are easily accessible to everyone. “Our retailers are a very important part of the value chain as they help us reach and serve the grassroots communities by making our services accessible to Filipinos especially with the current situation,” said Bernie Llamzon, Globe EVP for Channel Management. For over … Continue reading Sari-sari stores essential in keeping Pinoys connected

GCash products make finance accessible to all

GCash user base has grown from 20 million in January to over 40 million to date GCash started out as an e-wallet for making fast and secure online transactions and later on became the best mobile wallet app in the Philippines. Now, GCash is making lives better with their financial solutions which are easily accessible through mobile phones. With new financial and lifestyle services, GCash … Continue reading GCash products make finance accessible to all

GERI properties in Boracay, others sold fast in Q1

P4.4-B reservation sales booked in first quarter as GERI’s net income rose to P300-million Megaworld subsidiary Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), the Philippines’ leading developer of master-planned integrated tourism estates, booked P4.4-billion in reservation sales during the first quarter of the year, a remarkable 104 percent surge compared to the same period last year, as the company continues to capitalize on the prevailing demand for residential … Continue reading GERI properties in Boracay, others sold fast in Q1

Megaworld dominates Iloilo office market at 70%

Achieves 100% occupancy in Iloilo Business Park despite pandemic Megaworld, the largest office lessor in the country, reports that it is now dominating the office leasing market in Iloilo City, with a remarkable 70% market share based on an internal study conducted in April. As of end-April this year, the company has a total leasable office portfolio of 100,000 square meters in its nine completed … Continue reading Megaworld dominates Iloilo office market at 70%

Megaworld sets aside P36-B capex this year

Megaworld to launch residential projects in key provincial townships worth P8.3-B; set to turn over almost 4,000 residential units this year Township developer Megaworld is allocating P36-billion for capital spending this year, as it realigns project developments with the restrictions brought about by the strict quarantine measures that affect construction movements as well as demand for residential properties especially in Metro Manila. This year’s capital … Continue reading Megaworld sets aside P36-B capex this year

Skills: new currency in post-pandemic world

Microsoft and LinkedIn will help job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy  Skills have become the new currency in the post-pandemic world and Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn are laying the foundation for a skills-based economy through new tools and platforms that connect skilled job seekers with employers. Microsoft has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of … Continue reading Skills: new currency in post-pandemic world

PLDT is fastest broadband in 16 out of 17 PH regions – Ookla

PLDT records the fastest average fixed download and upload speeds in 16 out of 17 key regions in the Philippines, based on the Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data as of Q1 2021. According to the latest quarter of Ookla® analysis, PLDT widens lead of average download speed results in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Western Visayas, Davao Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan … Continue reading PLDT is fastest broadband in 16 out of 17 PH regions – Ookla

Smart is country’s fastest 5G network – Ookla

Fastest 4G/LTE network in the Philippines made even faster by 5G PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has solidified its superiority in 5G after being hailed as the fastest 5G network in the Philippines by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. Based on consumer-initiated tests taken using Speedtest® by Ookla, Smart has consistently posted the fastest 5G speeds for Q1 2021, … Continue reading Smart is country’s fastest 5G network – Ookla

Business innovation during a pandemic

If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that things will never be the same again. Working from home will continue to be the norm. Children will continue with online learning and people will try as much as possible to stay at home and see what kind of services they can avail of online. In such an environment, businesses need … Continue reading Business innovation during a pandemic

Globe launches innovative life-enabling offers

Reinvents customers’ everyday experiences thru 5G, rewards, better connectivity and business solutions Filipinos are very agile, always ready to adapt to new experiences and face challenges head on. Despite the pandemic, many are able to stay afloat thanks to digital means which remain abuzz with new platforms, services, bundles and plans that reinvent how we live. Globe recognizes the challenges its customers and thus, launched … Continue reading Globe launches innovative life-enabling offers

Loading business empowers women to see through pandemic

Retailers help Globe reach and serve the grassroots communities Marites Yanzon, a sari-sari store owner, opened her business six years ago using the money she borrowed from a relative to augment her family’s income and finance their day-to-day needs. Marites though continued to struggle after her savings diminished due to health emergencies in the family. Fast forward to 2020, little did Marites know that she … Continue reading Loading business empowers women to see through pandemic

5 easy tips para mapalago ang iyong ipon

Kaliwa’t kanan ang advice tungkol sa pag-iipon. Pero para sa iba, madaling sabihin pero mahirap gawin. Huwag mag-alala, narito ang 5 na practical tips para mapalago ang iyong ipon at guminhawa ang buhay mo. Dapat consistent ang pag-budget at pag-manage ng gastos Ugaliing gumawa ng budget para sa iyong mga gastusin buwan-buwan. Mahalagang nakaplano kung saan mapupunta ang kita mo.Maraming paraan, para ma-monitor ang gastos … Continue reading 5 easy tips para mapalago ang iyong ipon

SMC develops packaging to extend carabao milk’s shelf life

San Miguel Corporation (SMC), through its packaging unit, has developed a packaging solution that will extend the life of carabao’s milk without the need for preservatives, improves the local product’s marketability and potentially jumpstarting growth of the carabao industry. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang made the announcement months after it first helped carabao farmer cooperatives mitigate financial losses at the height … Continue reading SMC develops packaging to extend carabao milk’s shelf life

BDO named Best Bank in the Philippines in 2020

BDO is best bank for 8 consecutive years BDO Unibank (BDO) was named the Best Bank in the Philippines for the 8th consecutive year during The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2020 which recognizes Asian issuers and global institutional investors for excellence in banking, finance, treasury, and the capital markets. In the Best Adviser category, subsidiary BDO Capital and Investment Corporation (BDO Capital) brought home … Continue reading BDO named Best Bank in the Philippines in 2020