Megaworld to build global business district in Bulacan

The 85-hectare NorthwinGlobal City by Megaworld will cost P98-B Property giant Megaworld is developing 85-hectares of land along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in the municipalities of Marilao and Bocaue in Bulacan to transform it into a ‘global business district’ that will give the province its first-ever metropolitan hub for business and lifestyle. Northwin Global City will be strategically located just 20 kilometers north of … Continue reading Megaworld to build global business district in Bulacan

San Miguel Corp to start 80-ha mangrove plantation in Bulacan

Various SMC businesses have implemented similar major sustainability initiatives nationwide San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is looking to start a mangrove plantation on an 80-hectare site in Paombong, Bulacan as part of its nationwide reforestation initiatives, that includes expanding the Bulakan Mangrove Ecopark in Brgy. Taliptip–where it is set to build the New Manila International Airport project–and the planting of seven million trees in at least … Continue reading San Miguel Corp to start 80-ha mangrove plantation in Bulacan

State may impose movement restrictions on the unvaccinated, says senator

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon said that the government may impose restrictions for unvaccinated Filipinos to contain the further spread of the COVID-19 virus and promote the general welfare and public health. President Duterte recently said that he cannot wait for a law to punish unvaccinated Filipinos and he wants police and barangay captains to restrict the movement of people who do not want … Continue reading State may impose movement restrictions on the unvaccinated, says senator

Microsoft-powered tech enables faster access to financial aid

Displaced Filipinos are empowered with digital IDs from AID:Tech and Save the Children Microsoft recently partnered with two global organizations, software provider AID:Tech and Save the Children Philippines, to help thousands of displaced Filipinos in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur Province, Philippines. In 2017, Marawi City was the site of a long fighting between the Philippine military and local militant organizations which displaced over 370,000 … Continue reading Microsoft-powered tech enables faster access to financial aid

Cebu Pacific heeds call for faster vaccine rollout

Joins Ingat Angat to aid in the Philippines’ pandemic recovery The Philippine economy is expected to slowly recover from the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic in the second half of 2021, but much of this improved outlook will depend on the fast and safe rollout of vaccines. Right now, there are multi-sectoral initiatives working in conjunction with the Department of Health (DOH) and the … Continue reading Cebu Pacific heeds call for faster vaccine rollout

Ways Filipinos are winning at home thanks to the internet

There is no other tool out there that has helped Filipinos continue with their lives better than the internet. Even under strict quarantine rules, most are able to still work, study, stay in touch with family and friends, and even enjoy their favourite fast food and restaurant meals all thanks to the internet. And because Filipinos are known for being both creative and resourceful, they’ve … Continue reading Ways Filipinos are winning at home thanks to the internet

SM bike manual promotes road safety

The manual is based on the Active Transport Guidelines, spearheaded by the DOTr As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a cycling culture and support the growing bike-riding public, SM Supermalls and the Department of Transportation (DOTr), launched the very first DOTr-SM Bike Manual. The DOTr-SM bike manual aims to promote safety, courtesy and etiquette on the road among cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians. The … Continue reading SM bike manual promotes road safety

GCredit: enjoy higher credit limit, lower interest

GCash and CIMB Bank Philippines further strengthen their partnership as GCredit transitions from a micro-lending innovation to being a fully digital lending facility supported by the most awarded digital bank in the Philippines. This is in line with the partnership’s objective to push financial inclusion and to promote cashless transactions to more Filipinos. CIMB Bank Philippines will now officially power GCredit, as the digital bank … Continue reading GCredit: enjoy higher credit limit, lower interest

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

JobStreet launches microsites and virtual career fairs in several regions

Living up to its commitment to provide jobs that matter across the country, leading online job portal JobStreet is going hyperlocal as it launches its dedicated microsite for Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao as well as its upcoming virtual career fair with the selected Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Offices in time for the upcoming 2021 Labor Day. The initiatives also help boost the … Continue reading JobStreet launches microsites and virtual career fairs in several regions

Globe calls for proper e-Waste recycling

One of the greatest and most impactful risks we face as a community is the threat of climate change. Globe sees mitigating the impact of climate change as a collective approach, and further gives its customers endless opportunities to do good. As a company at the core of innovation, responsible use of technology is a principle Globe wants to foster in its customers. Even as … Continue reading Globe calls for proper e-Waste recycling

Smart’s digital solutions enable Cebu farmers’ livelihood

Amid the pandemic, PLDT’s wireless unit Smart enables farmers’ livelihood through digital solutions as it teams up with one of the country’s largest cooperatives, the Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LMPC) which is located in Lamac, a remote town situated 50 kilometers from Cebu City The town enjoyed its first cellular signal and connectivity in 2018. Three years after Smart fired up its first cellsite, the availability … Continue reading Smart’s digital solutions enable Cebu farmers’ livelihood

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

Globe builds new towers in ‘underserved areas’

Globe has boosted its connectivity by installing 39 new cell towers in previously underserved areas in Mindanao, North Luzon, South Luzon and Visayas as part of its promise of bringing the digital lifestyle to all Filipinos. These newly-installed cell towers in 23 areas will further improve the call, SMS and data experience of more than 100,000 current Globe and future customers. This came as demand … Continue reading Globe builds new towers in ‘underserved areas’

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PayMaya enables cashless for all Filipinos

Digital financial services leader PayMaya is leading the charge toward financial inclusion as it expands its footprint to reach over 200,000 touchpoints nationwide, the largest network in the country to date. Filipinos can easily pay, add money, cash out, or remit using their PayMaya accounts through these accessible touchpoints that include convenience stores, retail merchants, groceries, department stores, food outlets, pawnshops, and Smart Padala centers, … Continue reading PayMaya enables cashless for all Filipinos

NAPC urges farmers to shift to adlai as anti-poverty crop

Growing potential for adlai as health food and as a cash crop The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has called on corn farmers plagued by low prices to shift to adlai production as a means to overcoming poverty. “The demand for adlai is growing and its price has been averaging between 35 and 55 pesos per kilo,” said Secretary Noel K. Felongco. Felongco said NAPC’s interactions … Continue reading NAPC urges farmers to shift to adlai as anti-poverty crop

SMC, Animal Kingdom rescue abandoned animals in Bulacan

San Miguel Corp. donates Nutri Chunks dog food for the AKF shelter After providing new homes for former residents of Barangay Taliptip in Bulakan, Bulacan—future site of its P740-billion Manila International Airport project—San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is now helping rescue and relocate domestic animals that were abandoned in the area. SMC and animal welfare organization Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF) have been working together to rescue … Continue reading SMC, Animal Kingdom rescue abandoned animals in Bulacan

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Cash Agad agents ensure resilient growth

Far-flung communities benefit from BDO’s Cash Agad Far-flung communities benefit from Cash AgadFor decades, residents in far-flung areas in Visayas and Mindanao have been burdened by minimal, if not outright lack of access to banks. It’s not unusual for residents to travel many kilometers just to get cash from a bank or ATM. They need to spend half a day, or even an entire day … Continue reading Cash Agad agents ensure resilient growth

Providing sustainable solutions to education sector

Globe Telecom lends resources to boost e-learning As learning shifts to virtual classrooms this school year, there is also a rush to transition teachers, students, parents, and even out-of-school youth to this digital environment. But despite government efforts to quickly respond to pressing needs for blended and remote education, the work to be done is so massive that it requires the combined efforts of various … Continue reading Providing sustainable solutions to education sector

Smart-backed free learning resources available via DepEd Commons

In support of the Department of Education’s Learning Continuity Plan, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) announced that resource materials under the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP) can now be downloaded for free from DepEd Commons at http://www.commons.deped.gov.ph. The ready-to-use Junior and Senior High School Learning Activity Sheets developed by the Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF) were made available in time for the October 5 official opening of … Continue reading Smart-backed free learning resources available via DepEd Commons

Globe calls for support to vulnerable communities amid pandemic

Support Walang Iwanan Alliance through Globe Rewards points Despite this debilitating COVID-19 pandemic that affects many countries around the world, Globe continues to find ways to empower every Filipino to help provide support to the marginalized and most vulnerable communities in the country, starting with Metro Manila. Globe has partnered with Walang Iwanan Alliance, a new citizen-led initiative that seeks to mitigate the effects of … Continue reading Globe calls for support to vulnerable communities amid pandemic

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PH notches ‘impressive improvements’ in 4G availability, download speeds

Mobile network experience in the Philippines has had “impressive improvements” since 2017 as Filipinos spent more time on 4G/LTE, according to the latest analysis by independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal1. The analysis, which is available on Opensignal’s website, found that between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2020, 4G Availability in the Philippines increased by nearly 20 percentage points. For customers … Continue reading PH notches ‘impressive improvements’ in 4G availability, download speeds

Megaworld records growth in office business despite pandemic

Office rental income growth of 10% helped cushion pandemic impact even as H1 profits registered 34% drop Megaworld, the country’s leading developer of integrated urban townships, posted a 34% drop in its net income during the first half of the year, from P8.9-billion to P5.9-billion. Consolidated revenues for the first six months declined by 25% year-on-year to P23.8-billion from P31.7-billion last year. The company, on … Continue reading Megaworld records growth in office business despite pandemic

Allianz Kaagapay makes insurance accessible in rural areas

Includes COVID-19 coverage Allianz PNB Life has partnered with award-winning social enterprise Reach52 to promote the importance of inclusivity in insurance in the country, especially in the underserved rural communities, through a new corporate social responsibility project, Allianz Kaagapay. “Most of those who do not have insurance are from the most vulnerable areas of the country. Through our partnership with Reach52, we aim to provide … Continue reading Allianz Kaagapay makes insurance accessible in rural areas

MSMEs recovery eyed thru SM campaign

SM puts the spotlight on its thousands of micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME)-partners through its campaign “Kasama ng SM,” a collective effort across the company to provide immediate and long-term solutions to help businesses bounce back better. “The Covid-19 pandemic impacted businesses, especially our MSME partners and the livelihood of many people throughout our network of services,” said Steven Tan, President of SM Supermalls. … Continue reading MSMEs recovery eyed thru SM campaign

Globe, Virtualahan give better life to recovering drug dependents

In June 2019, Shaun Rodriguez was caught in a drug buy bust operation in Cebu. Shaun has been a progressive prohibited drug user for over five years but it was the first time he landed behind bars. The experience was a wake up call that jolted Shaun into leaving his past and starting anew. With the help of Project New Life, a joint digital training … Continue reading Globe, Virtualahan give better life to recovering drug dependents