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Globe’s Mynt partners with Primer Group

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. digital payments unit Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) has partnered with the Primer Group of Companies for customers to use GCash scan-to-pay feature in the latter’s stores nationwide. The Mynt and Primer Group partnership which allow GCash QR-based mobile payment technology to be used in over 400 stores under the Primer Group. […] The post Globe’s Mynt partners with Primer Group appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

Globe works to make GCash compatible with Alipay

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom's fintech arm, Globe Fintech Innovations Incorporated or Mynt, launched an initiative to allow payments on its GCash digital wallet to be seamlessly compatible with the world's largest mobile payment platform, Alipay. Mynt and the Ant Financial Services Group, which operates Alipay, recently announced ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 35 min. ago

EMotors partners with Globe, W Group for e-vehicle shuttle

MANILA, Philippines — Electric vehicle maker EMotors Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Finding a champion for eco-tourism

A GROUP of eco-warriors is turning Kinatarcan Island into an eco-tourism destination, another natural jewel waiting to be explored. Geraldine Labradores, managing director at Southern Partners and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Globe, Shakey s tie up for free calls for delivery, GCash payments

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom Incorporated, along with its digital payments arm Mynt, partnered with Shakey's Pizza Asia Ventures Incorporated to streamline food orders and deliveries. The telco announced on Wednesday, March 21, the launch of two partnerships with the pizza chain: a toll-free delivery number and GCash's scan-to-pay feature for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Warriors Filipino Heritage 2 to be presented by Tanduay Rum

SAN FRANCISCO -- Filipino American a capella singing sensation The Filharmonic will perform the National Anthem on The Golden State Warriors ground. The team will host a night of cultural performances and a commemorative Filipino Heritage Night T-shirt Giveaway*, designed by the Fword Clothing Company. (*Special Event Voucher required for commemorative giveaway. Access your Special Event Voucher from your Warriors Account 5-10 business days after purchasing your ticket.) A portion of each ticket sold will benefit local Filipino community partners. Groups of 10 or more will qualify for group savings. (Contact Ashley Tow to book your group.) Limited tickets available. Secur...Keep on reading: Warriors Filipino Heritage 2 to be presented by Tanduay Rum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Industrial Park to rise in Davao Oriental

A multi-billion dollar investment to establish a Big-Ticket Industrial Park in Banaybanay Davao Oriental is set to be implemented this year after a Memorandum of Agreement was signed Tuesday morning between the provincial government and Pionaire Finance Limited and its consortium partners Chinese companies MCC International Incorporation, Ltd; Shenzhen Energy Group; Dezhou Chemtics Chemical Co., Ltd; and US-based company WaterGen......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Globe organizes clean-up activity after Panagbenga Festival

After the Panagbenga Festival that drew 1.5 million visitors to Baguio in February, Globe organized a clean-up activity to collect trash that were left in the city. Volunteers from Globe, OnCue Media, and other partners got together for the activity on March 4, the morning after Sponge Cola concert at Upper Session Road. The rocking concert, attended by some 5,000 revellers, was part of the numerous #GlobePanagbenga festivities which also included a concert by Bamboo and booth activities on Globe promos and services. "We are known for our innovations in communications, but we are equally committed to creating a #GlobeofGood with our environmental initiatives, mostly by ensuring...Keep on reading: Globe organizes clean-up activity after Panagbenga Festival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

US firms woo PH partners amid China push

The head of a US business delegation rated the Philippines' as one of the most attractive destinations for foreign direct investments owing to the country's positive economic prospects, and urged local stakeholders to work more closely with American firms on the technology front. In an interview, Ambassador Michael Michalak of the US-Asean Business Council said he had led a group of US business people to meet with government officials and learn more about the plans of the Duterte administration for the Philippines. "We were all impressed by what we heard from the economic managers," he said. "If only half of what they said they would do would happen, that would make the country ver...Keep on reading: US firms woo PH partners amid China push.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

EXO’s coming back to Manila with “The Elyxion”

Kpop fans better be ready as popular South Korean group EXO is coming back to Manila. Globe Telecom and Pulp World will be bringing the fourth installment of Exo Planet:The post EXO’s coming back to Manila with “The Elyxion” appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Globe leaders undergo extensive study of digital applications in Hangzhou

Globe Telecom Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala together with Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu led the company's 120 key executives in doing extensive immersions at Alipay, Alibaba and Huawei Technologies last January 2018 at Hangzhou, China. The immersions provided unique opportunities for Globe to understand new digital technology developments, holistic market applications of financial technology, scaling up e-Commerce play and 5G technologies. Hangzhou is the capital city of Zheijang Province in east China, and an emerging technology hub. Hangzhou serves as the headquarters for the Alibaba group, the world's largest retail e-commerce company, which introduced cashless ...Keep on reading: Globe leaders undergo extensive study of digital applications in Hangzhou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Where the Eastern Conference stands after the All-Star break

With roughly a third of the regular season left to play in the NBA, here's where the Eastern Conference teams stand at the All-Star break. GOING TO THE LOTTERY #10 Charlotte Hornets 24-33 WL record (4-6 in last 10 games), 5.5 games back of #8 #11 New York Knicks 23-36 WL record (2-8 in last 10 games), 7.5 games back of #8 #12 Chicago Bulls 20-37 WL record (2-8 in last 10 games), 9.5 games back of #8 #13 Brooklyn Nets 19-40 WL record (1-9 in last 10 games), 11.5 games back of #8 The Nets of course, don't own their 2018 first-round pick. That's going to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were able to improve their roster at the trade deadline while hanging on to that asset. Right now the pick is slotted in at #7, but there's just one game separating them and the two last-place teams, the Phoenix Suns and the Hawks. Of course, unlike those teams, Brooklyn is not incentivized to lose games and improve their draft position, and so where this selection winds up could still fluctuate wildly. #14 Orlando Magic 18-39 WL record (4-6 in last 10 games), 11.5 games back of #8 #15 Atlanta Hawks 18-41 WL record (4-6 in last 10 games), 12.5 games back of #8 ON THE CUSP OF THE PLAYOFFS #9 Detroit Pistons 28-29 WL record (6-4 in last 10 games), 1.5 games back of #8 The Pistons got a big boost from the Blake Griffin trade, helping them win the latter four games of a 5-0 stretch. After that though, they lost three in a row, including to trade partners the Clippers, before entering the break with a win over the Hawks. The biggest variable for the Pistons is point guard Reggie Jackson, who hasn't played since December 27 (PHL time) due to a right ankle sprain. He's projected to return in March, and how he fits in with Griffin and All-Star Andre Drummond will likely decide whether or not the Pistons go to the postseason. PRECARIOUS POSITION #8 Miami Heat 30-28 WL record (3-7 in last 10 games), 1.5 game cushion over #9 #7 Philadelphia 76ers 30-25 WL record (6-4 in last 10 games), 3 game cushion over #9 Two teams going in opposite directions right now. Miami had a red-hot January, winning 10 games out of 15, but have just one victory in February, versus 6 losses. In contrast, Philly has overcome a stretch where they were 3-5 spanning the last two months, and won five straight entering the break. And oh yes, the two teams played each other twice in February, with the 76ers winning both match-ups. It'll be interesting to see how Miami continues to use Dwyane Wade, whom they acquired at the trade deadline. In three games back in South Beach, Wade is averaging 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks in 22 minutes. However, he's also norming a whopping 4.0 turnovers. For the 76ers, it'll obviously be on Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to carry the load, but improved play from Robert Covington would be a great boost. His three-point shooting has decreased each month, from 46.7 percent in November, to now just 27.9 percent in February. LOOKING FOR HOMECOURT #6 Milwaukee Bucks 32-25 WL record (7-3 in last 10 games), 4 game cushion over #9 #5 Indiana Pacers 33-25 WL record (7-3 in last 10 games), 4.5 game cushion over #9 #4 Washington Wizards 33-24 WL record (7-3 in last 10 games), 5 game cushion over #9 These three squads are Playoffs-bound, but the question is which of them will snag #4 and get home court advantage in round one. Right now, the team with the most upside has to be the Washington Wizards, who have so far done well without superstar John Wall, going 7-2 while he recovers from knee surgery. If they can continue to weather the storm until he returns in mid-to-late March, they should lock up #4. HERE THEY COME... #3 Cleveland Cavaliers 34-22 WL record (7-3 in last 10 games), 6.5 games back of #1 No doubt, it's a small sample size, one game sans traded pieces but before the new acquisitions were medically cleared, and then two with their four new players, but the Cavs were rolling entering the break, and LeBron James looks locked in anew. We'll need more games to see if James indeed has better chemistry with Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr., and George Hill, and one more factor to consider is the impending return of Kevin Love from his broken hand, which will obviously necessitate changes to the amount of shots everyone gets. Right now though, the King seems to have the necessary type of players that he needs to return to the Finals anew. REGRESSING TO THE MEAN? #2 Boston Celtics 40-19 WL record (5-5 in last 10 games), 2 games back of #1 Boston has slipped from the top spot of the East in recent games, their defense suddenly giving up a ton of points to opponents. After a stretch of seven straight wins early in January, they're now just 6-9 in their last 15 outings. We'll need to see if the rest over the All-Star break gives them a boost, or if this is just the Celtics coming back down to Earth. Remember, in the aftermath of the Gordon Hayward injury, nobody expected them to play this well. That they did, and are now seeing a mini-slump, might just mean we need to adjust our expectations anew of how good this Boston team is. TORONTO ON TOP #1 Toronto Raptors 41-16 WL record (9-1 in last 10 games) Not only does Toronto have the best record in the East, they have the best home record too, dropping just four of their 28 games in Canada. In contrast, West #1 Houston Rockets have four losses, while defending champs Golden State Warriors have seven. Toronto's biggest boon, aside from DeMar DeRozan finally embracing the three-pointer, has been their bench. Right now, the five-man group of CJ Miles, Jakob Poeltl, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, and Delon Wright is their second-most used lineup, and it's +34.6. Their best quintet is the previously mentioned one, but with DeRozan in place of Miles (+82.5). There are still questions about how Toronto will look come the postseason. Over the past few years, DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have struggled mightily with their shot in the playoffs. Should they get there though with the #1 seed in the East, things might turn out differently. They have two more games each against Boston and Cleveland, and so the opportunity to get home court through the Eastern Conference Finals is definitely in play. 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Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Bohol dance group to perform at Maybank/Globe, Feb. 23

  Bohol Dance Project Company will mount the dance concert, "A Blue Evening," on Feb. 23, 7 p.m., at the Maybank Theater/ Globe Auditorium, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The concert is part of the Manila Fringe Festival 2018. The Bohol dance group is a contemporary dance ensemble developed through the collaboration between French choreographers and Bohol dance groups. Show is free of charge. The Bohol Dance Project Company is an initiative brought about by a series of dance workshops every summer since 2015 when French choreographers and dance teachers Guillaume Morgan and Nicola Ayoub conducted two-week-long trainings for local dancers and choreographers through...Keep on reading: Bohol dance group to perform at Maybank/Globe, Feb. 23.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Visual arts

Ding-Xian at Globe Taiwanese artist Yang Ding-Xian will exhibit his work in "Oriental Power," Feb. 12-23, at Globe Art Gallery in Bonifacio Global City. Hiraya Gallery has brought to the country a selection of works by Ding- Xian, whose show "serves as a refresher course in contemporary Oriental art," art critic Cid Reyes said in the exhibition notes. Globe Art Gallery is at Globe Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. TWA artists at Art Cube Art Cube Gallery is holding the group exhibit "Points of Origin" until March. It mounts paintings by The Working Animals collective, composed of Aiya Balingit, Lawrence Canto, Keb Cerda, Ronson Culibrina, Dale Erispe, Johanna He...Keep on reading: Visual arts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Globe looks to secure more content partners

AYALA-LED Globe Telecom, Inc. is looking to secure deals with more content partners, as it launched a cybersecurity and intellectual property protection campaign. Globe Chief Executive Officer Ernest L. Cu said the Ayala-led company will be stricter in protecting intellectual property as it reaches about one million broadband lines, beating its 2020 target. “You know, […] The post Globe looks to secure more content partners appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Group taps Changi operator for airport plan

A member of the super consortium that wants to rehabilitate and redevelop the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) confirmed that they were partnering with Changi Airports International (CAI) for the project. "The consortium has agreed that Changi would be our technical partner," said Jose Ma. K. Lim, president and CEO of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC). MPIC is one of seven of the country's biggest conglomerates that have decided to work together in submitting an unsolicited proposal to rehabilitate Naia, which is suffering from worsening congestion. The other companies that make up the consortium are Andrew Tan's Alliance Globe Group Inc., Ayala Corp., Aboitiz Equity ...Keep on reading: Group taps Changi operator for airport plan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

GLOBE: Tighter rules on VAS to increase customer protection

Globe Telecom is enforcing tighter rules to protect its customers against unscrupulous practices of some third-party value-added service (VAS) providers resulting in prepaid load deduction which customers often mistake as "nakaw load." Unknown load deductions happen when customers click on an online advertisement link or button of VAS providers. As a rule, customers should get a verification code via SMS on how to opt-in as well as another SMS for successful subscription and cancellation instructions. However, there are instances when partners circumvent the rule, thus, automatically enrolling the customers without consent. This in effect happened to a prepaid customer who com...Keep on reading: GLOBE: Tighter rules on VAS to increase customer protection.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Utah Jazz to bid for upcoming All-Star Game

By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz plan to submit a proposal to host the NBA All-Star Game in either 2022 or 2023. The decision comes on the heels of a $125 million renovation to Vivint Smart Home Arena that debuted at the beginning of this season. The 2023 game would be 30 years after the Jazz last hosted the All-Star Game in 1993. "We feel like we're in a great position to be able to be awarded that All-Star Game," Jazz President Steve Starks said. "There's a story to tell about Salt Lake and the Jazz and what we have to offer that we think will be unique." The franchise plans to submit a formal proposal in the next two to three weeks. Don Stirling, the executive vice president of the Jazz ownership group, is leading the project and has been working with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. A host committee has already been created that includes community leaders and politicians. Los Angeles will host the 2018 game in February followed by Charlotte (2019), Chicago (2020) and Indianapolis (2021). There is a two-year bidding process and the Jazz would continue to push for the game beyond 2023 if Salt Lake City is not selected. Starks believes the growth and development of Salt Lake City will play a major factor in the bid. Salt Lake City International Airport is currently undergoing a $3.6 billion renovation. There are sufficient hotel rooms and a public transportation rail system that continues to expand. The Salt Palace Convention Center, which would host a fan-fest type event, is a block away from the arena. The city also has experience putting on big events, including the Winter Olympics in 2002. "Compared to 30 years ago, our infrastructure is completely different," Starks said. "We knew with the renovation of the arena that would be a catalyst to get back in that conversation again. ... We just felt now would be the best time to tell our story." The team hopes to leverage a partnership with Sundance Film Festival and possibly create a documentary around All-Star weekend and have a sports-related mini film festival. Starks also hopes to capitalize on a growing technology field in the state to put on a unique experience. Nightlife and entertainment options are always a concern in Salt Lake City, but the organization believes that won't be an issue. Stirling noted that All-Star weekend is when the NBA hosts all of its most important guests, from current and former players to owners, business partners and celebrities. "One of the things that ranks very high in the judging is proximity and convenience," Stirling said. "When you land in Salt Lake, you're downtown in 8-10 minutes. The hotels surround the venues that we'll be using. When all is said and done, you have this great big world-wide event and proximity and convenience is really important. And we have that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Hotel 101 group welcomes 2018 by honoring top clients

THE Hotel 101 Group kicks off 2018 with an appreciation party for their top accounts, corporate bookers, and partners at the poolside of Hotel 101 – Manila near the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Hotel 101 Group’s top 5 accounts from Injap Tower Hotel Iloilo were flown to Manila to be recognized in […] The post Hotel 101 group welcomes 2018 by honoring top clients appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

The Mindanao Trust Fund: Supporting Reconstruction and Development in Conflict-affected areas in Mindanao

MAGUINDANAO – Conflict-affected communities in Mindanao are among the poorest in the Philippines suffering from poor infrastructure and lack of basic services, including education and health, weak local governance, and minimal private sector investment, according to a report by the World Bank. It said insecurity has been a major challenge. Frequent armed clashes driven by multiple and inter-related forms of conflict—insurgent groups, clan disputes, and quasi-ideological criminal banditry—have created severe economic dislocation and displacement of people. Armed conflict and poverty are inextricably linked. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), one of the most heavily conflict-affected regions, has poverty incidence of 52.9 percent, almost double the national average. Based on the peace deal with the Philippine government in 2012, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is expected to transition into a social and political movement. One of the key challenges for a successful transition is to help the MILF build development planning, budgeting, and public administration skills within its ranks. The Mindanao Trust Fund or MTF works to enhance access to services and economic opportunities and build social cohesion while enhancing the capacity of local institutions in conflict-affected areas. It supports the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF. Based on a 2001 agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF, the BDA is tasked to determine, lead, and manage relief, rehabilitation, and development projects in the conflict-affected areas. It’s a unique project that enables various stakeholders—government, the World Bank, and other development partners—to work with a revolutionary movement in delivering development results even before the signing of a final peace agreement. With an enhanced role of women, the program helps the BDA to deliver community development and income-generating subprojects in communities. This enhances access to basic services such as clean water, roads and day care centers. BDA also works to strengthen community enterprises for employment and income generation. The community-based approach brings people from different groups—Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples—together for the common good, building social cohesion and trust. Over time the program has expanded beyond community development to assist the BDA to develop skills in macro-development planning. A broad package of engagement complements the MTF promoting inclusive growth across Mindanao. For example, US$121 million for farm-to-market roads in Mindanao is included in the nation-wide PRDP while the National Community Driven Development Project is financing US$190 million for CDD activities in Mindanao. Over a decade, 650,000 people (52% of whom are women) in 284 villages have benefitted from 641 subprojects financed by the MTF. The subprojects have included water systems, community centers, sanitation facilities, access roads, post-harvest facilities, and farming and fishing equipment. Eighty-six percent of the beneficiaries say that the project reflected their needs. The subprojects have reduced travel time to market, increased agricultural productivity, reduced post-harvest costs, and increased access to basic services such as clean water. Beneficiaries of income-generating subprojects reported a 10 to 20 percent increase in incomes. About 330,383 women beneficiaries learned skills in community planning and implementation. And 42 community enterprises in 11 villages have been trained in business development to generate sustainable employment and income. The Bangsamoro Development Agency has evolved from a small group of volunteers with no development experience to a leading development agency in Mindanao with 300 staff across seven regional management offices. BDA cooperates with multiple national and international partners, including JICA, WFP, and UNICEF. Bangsamoro Development Plan: the MTF provided technical assistance to help the BDA formulate the first comprehensive economic development blueprint prepared by a non-state armed group. Under the Alternative Learning System project, about 1,832 former combatants, housewives and out-of-school youth reported increased confidence because of improved reading, writing and numeracy abilities. These contributed to their more active participation in community meetings, stronger support for their children’s schoolwork, and better fair farm pricing transactions in city markets. The MTF has remained an important mechanism for consolidating peace and development in Mindanao. Beyond the impact of subprojects at the community level, the program’s ability to converge government and international support to empower Bangsamoro people and institutions to lead in community development seeks to lay the foundation for future sustainable and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro. The program fostered social cohesion by creating spaces for dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples, as well as a diverse mix of local, regional, and national institutional actors. In many remote locations, the project provided the only opportunity for different groups to interact. The increased familiarity built mutual understanding—the basis of trust. Project policies also ensured active and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples and women, who are often otherwise marginalized from decision-making processes at the village level. The participative approach fostered social unity and built trust among stakeholders. In tri-people communities, minority groups shared better understanding and more harmonious relations with Muslims due to the consensus-building nature of CDD/CDR. While residents of remote communities—who had had little to no government access—disclosed growing trust towards government institutions at the end of the project due to the assistance provided by officials. The Bank’s technical and analytical support through the MTF and other engagements supporting peace and development in Mindanao have produced a significant body of literature that helps inform policy dialogues among various stakeholders. For instance, the Land Conflict study prepared for the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission provides short- and medium-term recommendations that can help address land conflict in Mindanao. Also, the Public Expenditure Review in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

PH competition body to tap independent group to study telcos’ impact

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) may soon find out the impact of the controversial telco deal that ate up what could have been the country's third telco player, following an independent market study to be conducted this year.   In a press briefingon Wednesday, PCC Commissioners said they would tap an independent body to conduct the market study in the telecommunications industry, along with other similar studies in industries that also impact consumer welfare.   The market study would offer a broad look into the entire value chain, including the aftermath of the P69 billion deal made by PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. of San Miguel Corp.'s telco assets ...Keep on reading: PH competition body to tap independent group to study telcos’ impact.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018