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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 NewsApr 22nd, 2018

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

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

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

A-PAD-Philippines convenes regional partners

NAGA CITY, July 14 (PIA) -Emanating from a small group of various private and public partners, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Preparedness (A-PAD) Philippines Metro Naga scaled up and convened reg.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

A-PAD-Philippines convenes regional partners

NAGA CITY, July 14 (PIA) -Emanating from a small group of various private and public partners, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Preparedness (A-PAD) Philippines Metro Naga scaled up and convened reg.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

TBGI throws hat in ring for 3rd telco slot

Publicly traded Transpacific Broadband Group International Inc. (TBGI) announced on Thursday it would join the race to become the country's third major telco player. This was among a series of plans approved by its board of directors. Other initiatives included selling up to 40 percent for foreign investors in a private share sale, setting up a common tower company and tapping Chinese technology and telco partners, a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange showed. TBGI holds a valuable telco franchise, which will expire in 2023. It said it would join the government's third telco initiative as part of a consortium. "Given that the terms of reference for the third telco is cle...Keep on reading: TBGI throws hat in ring for 3rd telco slot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

GCash expands remittance business in HK with Alipay

Globe Telecom’s e-cash services provider GCash is eyeing to tap over 180, 000 Filipino migrants in Hong Kong as it teamed up with Alipay HK for cross-border remittance business. Anthony Thomas, Mynt president and chief executive officer (CEO), expressed bullishness with this new venture as the service is equipped with blockchain technology that allows overseas [...] The post GCash expands remittance business in HK with Alipay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Globe Telecom, Jack Ma s Ant Financial launch blockchain-based remittance service

Globe Telecom and partner Ant Financial Services Group launched a cross-border money remittance service between the Philippines and Hong Kong, home to a sizeable number of Filipino workers. The ser.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

BAP, Partners Ready to Fund Education on Blockchain Tech

Fortunately, a newly-minted group, the Blockchain Association of the Philippines (BAP) is willing and ready to spend for education and training on the technology.........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Kai Sotto, Alex Eala among those to be awarded in first Siklab Awards

The first Phoenix Siklab Youth Sports awards will honor 50 sports achievers in a simple ceremony on June 27 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila. Leading the awardees are 24 youth athletes, aged 17-years-old below, who made waves in local and international tournaments, and will be conferred the POC Young Heroes Awards trophies. Heading the list are Kim Remolino for triathlon, Rex Luis Krog (cycling), Chezka Centeno (billiards), Samantha Kyle Catantan (fencing), Nicole Tagle (archery), Maria Takahashi (judo), Alex Eala (tennis), Veruel Verdadero (athletics) and boxers Chriztian Pitt Laurente, Kenneth Dela Pena and John Vincent Pangga. Also included in the honor roll are Mary Angeline Alcantara (taekwondo), Rafael Barreto (swimming), Angelo Kenzo Umali (bowling), Caloy Yulo (gymnastics), Kaitlin De Guzman (gymnastics), Bea Hernandez (bowling), Sarah Barredo (badminton), Allaney Jia Doroy (chess), Ghen-Yan Cruz (muay), Johnzenth Gajo (wushu), AJ Lim (tennis), John Paolo Rivero (weightlifting) and Bhay Newberry (swimming). Outstanding athletes who have shone in major school leagues and championships in their respective sport, as well as the Philippine National Games, will be bestowed the POC Super Kids trophies during the historic affair. The POC Super Kids awardees include Kai Sotto (basketball), Tara Borlain (athletics), Marco Umgeher (alpine skiing), Dexy Manalo (canoe-kayak), Morris Marlos (sailing), Rizumu Ono (table tennis), Rosegie Ramos (weightlifting), Daniel Quizon (chess), Jane Linette Hipolito (weightlifting),Kieth Absalon (football),Justin Ceriola (jiu-jitsu), Trojan Dangadang (canoe-kayak), Christine Talledo (dragonboat) and Eya Laure (volleyball). Meanwhile, those who excelled at the Batang Pinoy and Palaro Pambansa games will be awarded the PSC Children’s Games for Peace awardees. They include Jayvee Alvarez (athletics), Rick Angelo Sotto (athletics), Kaila Soguilon (swimming), Althea Michel Baluyot (swimming), Ethan Zafra (archery), Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (swimming), Karl Jahrel Eldrew Yulo (gymnastics), Princes Sheryl Valdez (arnis), Jared Cole Sua (archery) at si Phoebe Nicole Amistoso (archery). It will be the first time such awards will be given to the 17 year-old and below age bracket.   “We would like to inspire our young athlete and give them more reasons to persevere, pursue their dreams and make our country proud in bigger stages,” said June Navarro, president of the PSC-POC Media Group, which partners with the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission. Navarro also clarified that although there are basic criteria set in giving the awards, some athletes may not have won yet, but "their life-changing stories were enough to inspire others in keeping a positive attitude towards their goals.” To cap the night, Siklab will also pay tribute to two Olympic silver medalists, boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Jr., and lady weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. The Velasco and Diaz, whose exploits have spurred a lot of young athletes’ Olympic dreams, will be given the Sports Idols trophies......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Watch Super Junior Live in Manila with Globe GoSURF!

  Multi-award-winning KPop group Super Junior is set to make fangirls squeal anew as they return to the country for another heart-stopping concert!If you haven't saved enough for a ticket, don't fret. You still have a chance to see them live because Globe is giving away 12 VIP tickets to the Super Show 7 Manila leg! Starting June 15, 2018, Globe Prepaid customers registered to GoSURF are one step closer to witnessing the Kings of Hallyu in the flesh at Super Show 7 slated onJune 30, 2018,Saturday, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. To get a raffle entry, simply register to any GoSURF offer for a chance to win. You can get as much as 200 raffle entries with GoSURF999! Aft...Keep on reading: Watch Super Junior Live in Manila with Globe GoSURF!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

FooDee Global Concepts and GCash partnership launched

MYNT, the fintech company of Globe Telecom, Ant Financial, and Ayala Corp. which operates GCash, announced that the GCash QR-based mobile payment technology is now  available in all restaurants and outlets of FooDee Global Concepts in the country. As one of Manila’s largest multi brand food groups, FooDee Global Concepts continues to dominate the culinary […] The post FooDee Global Concepts and GCash partnership launched appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Hope Solo says don t vote for US World Cup bid

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it should go to the United States, and that's hard to say." Concerns about the financial dealings of the United States Soccer Federation and the closed men's league system led Solo to that conclusion. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership was exasperated when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into Wednesday's vote, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer but declining to go on the record in detail. This is not an isolated eruption against U.S. Soccer. Solo has reason to be disgruntled. After 202 international appearances — a record for an American goalkeeper — Solo was fired over an outburst at the 2016 Olympics against the opposition and a series of off-the-field controversies. In an attempt to take control of the organization that ostracized her, Solo ran for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) presidency in February. There was a resounding verdict: Solo garnered only 1.4 percent of the vote to finish last out of five candidates. Solo still wants to be heard to try to secure equal pay and equal treatment for the U.S. women's team, and force Major League Soccer to open up the closed competition. Her gripes provide a counterpoint to the loyal championing of the American World Cup bid by David Beckham in a video released by MLS, where the former England captain is launching a team in Miami. That is only possible because Beckham secured a cut-price deal for an expansion franchise as part of his contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. "That is not helping the sport in America," Solo said. "I want to see promotion-relegation in the NASL and the MLS. Right now it's true, you have rich ownership groups owning MLS teams and they're only getting richer and they're alienating everybody else. "A new ownership group can't just come in and purchase a team even though they have the financial security, even though they have the commitment. It's controlled by those single individuals at Soccer United Marketing, MLS in particular, (Commissioner) Don Garber." FIFA's statutes enshrine the principle of a system of promotion and relegation in domestic competitions to ensure participation "shall depend principally on sporting merit." The regulations then say that qualification can be subject to other criteria including "financial considerations." MLS stridently defended itself against Solo's criticism, saying team owners have invested more than $3 billion in stadium and training facilities to grow the sport because it's a closed league. "The structure that we have has given owners certainty to make that type of investment," MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott told the AP. "Had we had a system of promotion and relegation it would not have been possible to generate that level of investment from owners, local communities or private banks that help to fund some of these facilities." Solo also questioned Garber's role overseeing MLS and Soccer United Marketing, which is the exclusive marketing partner of U.S. Soccer, while also sitting on the USSF board. "There are too many conflicts of interest that need to be addressed immediately," Solo said. Garber represents MLS on the U.S. Soccer board but recuses himself from discussions about the "sanctioning of other professional leagues in the U.S.," Abbott responded on behalf of the commissioner. Turning on the USSF, Solo said the organization lacks integrity and highlights the absence of an independent ethics committee, which FIFA has. She also filed a claim with the U.S. Olympic Committee, saying the USSF violates a law that offers protections for athletes, alleging improper conditions for soccer players. "If you're an Olympic sport, your national governing body, every NGB has an obligation to give resources and funds to all of its members, not just professional and amateur players or Paralympic team women's teams or youth teams," Solo said. "But what U.S. Soccer does is they give the money directly to the pro teams. So it's in violation of the Ted Stevens Act and I have a hearing in a couple weeks in front of the Olympic Committee. "I also met with Congress members recently. I went to Capitol Hill, met with Republicans and Democrats, and there's a lot of interest to make sure that U.S. Soccer is an organization that actually is run transparently, has integrity and is an open and honest national governing body." Up to 207 soccer federations will vote next Wednesday in Moscow on whether North America or Morocco should host the 2026 World Cup, or the bidding should be reopened by choosing "none of the above." In FIFA's inspections report, North America's bid, which includes Canada and Mexico as minority partners, scored 402 out of 500, while Morocco was marked 275 in part due to a lack of infrastructure. "Hopefully FIFA can stand up and step in and say, 'If we're going to reward you, let's look at everything and point out where you can fix certain things,'" Solo said. Her call for greater transparency from the USSF came after speaking at the London launch conference for the Foundation for Sports Integrity, which has one named official who would not disclose the source of funding for the group or who paid to hire lavish facilities at a Four Seasons hotel. "I want to put my faith and trust in people," Solo said. "Who's funding it? That's no different from the way a lot of organizations are run.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Globe expands LTE coverage with 934 new sites nationwide in Q1

GLOBE Telecom continues to be aggressive in expanding its LTE coverage across the country by deploying additional 934 LTE sites using the 700MHz, 2600 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies in the first quarter of the year including Jolo, Tawi-Tawi and Batanes. Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Governance of the Network Technical Group, revealed that […] The post Globe expands LTE coverage with 934 new sites nationwide in Q1 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Modern Filipino heroes get a break

PARTNERS FOR OFWS. (From left) Madanes Group CEO Ohad Madanes, PhilCare CEO Jaeger Tanco, and Jardine Lloyd Thompson Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers CEO Raul Tan A new medical insurance product d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Freedom Walk Seeks to Make the Rights Real for PWDs

The Alyansa ng may Kapansanang Pinoy and its partners in the disability sector celebrates the Freedom Walk to give persons with disabilities a united voice in pushing for their rights, acceptance, and inclusion in society. The idea for the Freedom Walk was first conceptualized in early 2011, when a group of leaders in the disability […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

ACR, Ayala to invest P20 billion to develop Davao City property

ALSONS Consolidated Resources, Inc. (ACR) has placed at P20 billion the initial investment in a Davao City property it is jointly developing with the Ayala group that is expected to break ground this year, company officials said. “The commitment of the partners is P20 billion in investment for the infrastructure, the amenities, plus the products,” […] The post ACR, Ayala to invest P20 billion to develop Davao City property appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

RCBC partners with 2 banks from Japan

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) has partnered with Japan’s Kansai Mirai Financial Group Inc. to help small and medium-sized Japanese firms advance their businesses in the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

ABS-CBN, SkyCable to broadcast upcoming Pacquiao-Matthysse world title bout

Fight fans in the Philippines will be able to catch eight-division world champion and Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao attempt to capture yet another world title as he challenges reigning WBA (Regular) Welterwewight World Champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at Fight of Champions on July 15th, via ABS-CBN or SkyCable Pay-Per-View. In a special Media Partners Press Conference for Fight of Champions, MP Promotions Head of Sales and Marketing Arnold Vegafria announced that the top broadcast networks in the country will be working together to bring Manny Pacquiao’s latest bout to Filipino television screens. “On behalf of Senator Manny Pacquiao and MP Promotions, I am very happy to announce that we are making another TV history,” Vegafria said. “All the major networks have agreed to join forces for the carrying of the Pacquiao-Mathysse Fight of Champions,” ABS-CBN channel 2 will be airing the bout on free-TV starting at 10:00 AM on July 15th. “This will be the second time that we’re doing this, with all these networks participating to cover this event.” said ABS-CBN Group CFO Rolando Valdueza. SkyCable on the other hand, will be providing a pay-per-view service, which will air the whole nine-bout card live starting as early as 9:00 AM. “SkyCable is again very proud to be carrying the fight, it will be carried on pay-per-view on July 15, and we will be announcing our pricing very soon.”  said SkyCable President March Ventosa. The last time that all the top networks in the country came together to broadcast a Manny Pacquiao bout was back in 2015, when Pacquiao took on Floyd Mayweather Jr. in one of the most-highly anticipated bouts in boxing history. “This is going to be a big, big fight. Very excited ang MP Promotions because this is the first time that MP Promotions will handle the event, will be the promoter, and fortunately, we’ll cover the whole world to air the fights.” Vegafria added. Fight of Champions: Pacquiao vs. Mathysse will take place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

BDO partners with Diners Club for new credit cards

BDO UNIBANK, Inc. has partnered with Discover Financial Services to launch Diners Club International (DCI) as the lender’s newest credit card brand partner. BDO Senior Vice-President and Consumer Lending Group Marketing Head Ma. Nannette R. Regala said with the partnership between the lender and Diners Club, BDO cardholders will have more exposure to perks and […] The post BDO partners with Diners Club for new credit cards appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Business of Football - Philippines highlights football s growth in the country

MANILA -  The recent success of The Azkals, with their Asian Cup qualification, and their FIFA ranking at its highest at 111, has given football a renewed confidence, and a positive outlook in terms of the growth of the sport in the Philippines.   Football is now tipped to become the fastest growing sport in the country, with the largest potential for success commercially, and in terms of on-pitch success.  The sport which is currently number 3 in the Philippines in terms of popularity and participation, after basketball and boxing, is said to be still further behind compared to other sports, such as volleyball, billiards, etc., in terms of TV coverage. These were among the insights and trends gathered from top-notch executives of organizations such as AFC, PFF, PFL, LaLiga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, Globe Telecom, RSportz, Toby Sports and Manila Times, at the ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, organized by MMC Sportz.  The sold-out event was attended by more than 185 local and foreign delegates on 18 May 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel.   MMC Sports CEO Eric Gottschalk says, “Research in this market, shows that TV is still the number one platform here in the Philippines, and is the number one medium that advertisers are looking for, to spend their budgets on.  We also learned that live TV coverage actually stimulates stadium attendance, and not vice versa.  If there’s more football on TV, we will see more fans in the stadium.  Currently football is not ranked among the top 100 TV programmers in the Philippines and is only number 3 sport in terms of participation and popularity after basketball and boxing.  Football needs media in order to drive commercial revenues for the clubs.”   “Now is also the perfect time to get involved in football since sponsorship and advertising opportunities are currently very affordable compared for example to basketball, but this is predicted to change within the next 6-12 months, as values are expected to increase sharply.  Football also needs to create more idols and heroes to attract more media coverage overall, other than just covering game scores. Each team has a unique story which just needs to be told,” says Gottschalk. Following the presentation about the Philippines Football League (PFL) it was agreed that the PFL now fills the lack of regular created football content as the leagues matches (87 in 2018/19 season) contribute year-round stories to keep football in the news. In the past, the main talking points were around the Azkals which only play very few home matches each year.      Public education about the game of football is also needed on all levels as many people in the Philippines are still not aware about the rules or aware of programs available like coaching academies, amateur competitions, or how and where to follow the professional league.  Ten thousand (10,000) qualified grassroots coaches are also needed to satisfy the local demand and to trigger strong football development and growths. Investors on the other hand are looking for consistency and credibility of the football product but with the PFL in the second season and foreign sponsors expected to invest in the Philippines, local brands should consider to follow suit.  On the sports retail side, only 1.5% of current retail sales are attributed to football, while basketball enjoys a healthy 46% market share. As a result, only limited line items and stocks are available in stores and entry level boots and replica jerseys are too high priced to be affordable for the average consumer. The national player registration program, MY PFF, has been launched with the objective to collect vital statistics and data about the football community which is urgently needed to support the youth football development strategy of the PFF and to develop a players pathway.  As FIFA has mandated to register the estimated 1.5 million players in the Philippines, the PFF has urged organizers and players to already register online as by next month only registered players will be allowed to participate in sanctioned events. The “Business of Football – Philippines” conference also announced 36 career opportunities related to sports and football, including positions in marketing, legal, competition management and coaching, with all these listing being available online with MMC Sportz or for direct inquiries with the PFF. In his closing remarks, MMC Sportz CEO Eric M. Gottschalk stated that “More importantly, Don’t Break the 12th Man! It is important that all stakeholders don’t forget to engage with the fans. The fans are the most important aspect of the development of football in the Philippines – if there are no fans of football then there is no media, no spectators, no players, no games, no business. Everyone is required to ensure we keep the fans (football consumers) engaged year-long and the first step would be to get the media behind the game. There is a strong football - community out there already and hopefully, we the TV broadcasters will take another look at football and give them at least some consideration on the program schedule.  I believe today’s conference was a great success.  We brought the football community together, stimulated thinking, exchanged ideas and transferred a lot of knowledge. Now it is up to the football stakeholders to continue the progress.  From our end (and with the approval of the PFF) we will stage the 2nd edition of BOF early 2019 and hopefully we will be able to report on some of the changes initiated today.”    Speakers who shared their insights include LaLiga Managing Director for South East Asia, Japan, Korean and Australia Ivan Codina, AFC Head of MA Services Domeka Garamendi, SMG Insight Managing Director Frank Saez, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Globe Director for OIC, Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Miguel Bermundo, PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier, PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Ignite Sports Group Managing Director Michael Reyes,  Asian Replica Designs Founder & Owner Jonathan Mallinson, Quorum Group President & COO Jose Claudio, Jr., Mediapro Asia Director of Sales and Sponsorship Salauddin Sinnakandu, and MMC Sportz Marketing CEO Eric Gottschalk.  Organized by MMC Sportz Asia, the event was sanctioned by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) and the Philippines Football Federation (PFF), and sponsored by La Liga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, RSportz, Globe Telecom, Toby’s Sports, Manila Times and Platinumlist. - RELEASE  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018