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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

2 Maute Group ‘gunrunners’ arrested along NLEX

MANILA, Philipines – Two alleged gunrunners of the Maute Group , the terror organization responsible for the fall of Marawi City, were nabbed along the North Luzon Expressway in Valenzuela City on Sunday, December 16. According to the police report, partners Edgardo Medel and Rosemarie Medel were collared by special ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 hr. 3 min. ago

Udenna, foreign partners submit revised proposal for Cebu LRT

The group of Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp. and its foreign partners has submitted a revised unsolicited proposal for the development of a Cebu Light Rail Transit (LRT) system which entails a lower investment cost......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Globe Telecom legal team furnishes Taguig SPED classroom, conducts teacher training on cyber wellness

As part of Globe Telecom's employee volunteerism program, the company's Corporate and Legal Services Group has furnished a Special Education (SPED) classroom for EM's Signal Village Elementary School (ESVES) in Taguig City as well as held a teacher training workshop on cyber wellness. "We wanted to extend our assistance outside the walls of our office and serve our immediate local community which is Taguig. When we visited ESVES, we realized that while the school is well-supported by the local government, it can use a bit more help on SPED," said Froilan Castelo, Globe General Counsel. He added: "We also wanted to conduct the digital citizenship talks because we felt responsible ...Keep on reading: Globe Telecom legal team furnishes Taguig SPED classroom, conducts teacher training on cyber wellness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Globe takes out $40-M loan to fund expansion

Industry giant Globe Telecom is raising additional money to fund its expansion and refinance existing obligations.   Globe, which is part of the Ayala Group, said in a stock exchange filing on Friday that it had signed a $40-million term loan facility with affiliate Bank of the Philippine Islands.   "The loan shall be used to partially finance the company's maturing obligations, capital expenditures and general corporate requirements," Globe said in its filing.   The company earlier allotted a capital spending budget of $950 million (P50 billion) for 2018.   This was earlier increased from an initial $850 million, as Globe decided to accelerate...Keep on reading: Globe takes out $40-M loan to fund expansion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

‘Star Is Born’, ‘Mary Poppins’ could lead Golden Globe noms

NEW YORK (AP) --- Nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced Thursday morning and both "A Star Is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns" could be in for a big morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations beginning at 8:15 a.m. EST. The nominations will be live-streamed on the Globes' official Facebook page and the group's website. The top categories will be carried live on NBC. Presenters will include Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater. Despite its many songs, "A Star Is Born" is competing in the Globes' dramatic categories. Two Oscar favorites, "Green Book" and "The Favourite," are slotting in as c...Keep on reading: ‘Star Is Born’, ‘Mary Poppins’ could lead Golden Globe noms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

NHL adds Seattle as league s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town in 2008. "Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Expanding to Seattle makes the National Hockey League more balanced, even more whole and even more vibrant. A team in Seattle evens the number of teams in our two conferences, brings our geographic footprint into greater equilibrium and creates instant new rivalries out west, particularly between Seattle and Vancouver." The announcement came a few moments after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan let the news slip at a watch party in Seattle, prompting cheers: "I got a call from a mole in the room and it was a unanimous vote. We're getting hockey." The decision was widely expected after the Seattle Hockey Partners group impressed the board's executive committee in October with a plan that had all the ingredients the NHL was looking for. Strong ownership led by billionaire David Bonderman and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a downtown arena in a sports-crazed city and a season-ticket drive that drummed up 10,000 orders in 12 minutes all cleared the way for the NHL to add another team less than three years after approving a franchise in Las Vegas. Seattle Hockey President and CEO Tod Leiweke joked that he'd have to throw out some Seattle 2020 business cards because of the pushed-back timing. But all sides agreed 2021 was the best time to start. "They've always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right," Bruckheimer said. "We wanted to bring it to 2020-21 because we want to get going right away, but it's not fair to the fans or to the players to not have a 100 percent finished arena when we start." The owners will pay a $650 million expansion fee, up from the $500 million the Vegas Golden Knights paid to join the league just two years ago. Leiweke said arena renovations will cost $800 million and the addition of a state-of-the-art practice facility makes it a total investment of over $1.5 billion. "(That's) a few bits of change which aren't around anymore," Bonderman said of the spending. "Seattle is one of my favorite cities and it's a pleasure to be here. If it was someplace else, I wouldn't have done it." The NHL will also realign its two divisions in the West for the 2021-22 season: Seattle will play the Pacific, home to its closest geographic rivals like Vancouver, Calgary and San Jose, and the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division. "It was at the end of the day the simplest, most logical and least disruptive option we had available to us and I think it'll work well for the Coyotes," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. The remarkable debut by Vegas in 2017, which included a run to the Stanley Cup Final, gave the league more confidence about moving forward so quickly. Seattle will benefit from the same expansion draft rules Vegas had. Its front office is expected to be led by Dave Tippett, a former coach who would lead the search for the club's first general manager and staff. Tippett signed on to the project because of a connection to Leiweke, a major force in delivering an NHL team to Seattle. Leiweke got his start in hockey with the Minnesota Wild. He also worked in Vancouver and most recently helped build Tampa Bay into a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Leiweke left the Lightning in 2015 to become the COO of the NFL and didn't have any interest in leaving the league office until the project in Seattle began to gain traction. Leiweke's job will be to capitalize on a market whose demographics have changed significantly since he left the NFL's Seahawks in 2010 after being largely responsible for the team hiring coach Pete Carroll. Seattle is the largest market in the country without a winter pro sports franchise and has seen an influx of wealth in recent years. Even when he was running the Seahawks, Leiweke believed Seattle was ripe for the NHL and the response to the season-ticket drive only strengthened that belief. "I woke up today thinking about the fans," Leiweke said. "What did they feel on March 1 when they put down deposits without knowing anything? No team name, an ownership group they didn't know very well, a building plan that was back then somewhat defined but fairly vague. Today is a great day for the fans and we owe them so much. That's why today happened." The NHL's launch in Seattle will show how starved fans are for another team. Basketball is embedded in the DNA of the region thanks to 41 years of the SuperSonics and a lengthy history of producing NBA talent. When the rain of the fall and winter drive young athletes inside, they grab a basketball and head for the nearest gym to play pickup games. Basketball courts and coffee shops seem to be on every corner, but ice rinks are scarce. A lot about Seattle is different from 2008, when the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. The skyline is filled with construction cranes. Amazon has taken over an entire section of the city, joined nearby by satellite offices of Google and Facebook. The amount of wealth now in the Seattle market is part of the reason Tim Leiweke, Tod's older brother and the CEO of event facilities giant Oak View Group, has regularly calls the city one of the most enticing expansion opportunities in pro sports history. Seattle has become a city of transplants due to the booming local economy. A hockey franchise would provide those newcomers a team to rally around, much like what happened when the Sounders of Major League Soccer arrived in 2009 — the last team added to the city's sport landscape. The Sonics were the first, joining the NBA in 1967, followed by the arrival of the Seahawks in 1976 and Mariners in 1977 after construction of the Kingdome. There have been several attempts at solving Seattle's arena issues and landing either an NHL or NBA team in the years since the Sonics left, but none had the support of the city or the private money attached until now. Asked Tuesday about possibly adding an NBA team, Bonderman responded: "One miracle at a time." While Seattle basks in the news, it's not clear the NHL will be satisfied at 32 teams even with the new team providing balance between the conferences and a natural, cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks. Daly said recently that there's no magic number, even though no major North American sports league has ever grown beyond 32 teams. Houston, Quebec City and Toronto have all been touted as possible new homes someday, but they'll also have to wait. "We're not looking right now and I think for the foreseeable future at any further expansion," Bettman said. ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Vendor partners join Globe Telecoms volunteering program | Inquirer Business

Vendor partners of Globe Telecom have joined the telecom companys volunteering program through a back-to-back meal-packing activity with Rise Against Hunger (RAH) Philippines, a branch of the internat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Deployment elsewhere offsets drop in Saudi hiring

The party-list group ACTS-OFW has allayed fears of a nosedive in the deployment of Filipino workers to Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s policy of hiring its nationals. “While Saudi Arabia’s labor market is shrinking, the demand for Filipino workers in other parts of the globe – in Asia, North America and Europe – continues to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Lazada plans PH expansion as revenues from 11.11 sale surge

  CABUYAO CITY, Laguna -- The local unit of online retailer Lazada aims to double its one-day revenues from Sunday's annual Single's Day sale which offered discounts of as much as 99 percent on products sold on the popular shopping portal.   In a press briefing, Lazada Philippines CEO for logistics Juan Pavez Spencer said the company --- majority-owned by China's Alibaba Group --- already recorded 60 percent of its sales target as of 9 a.m. of the 24-hour shopping event dubbed "11.11".   "Our team is prepared for the high volume of orders and deliveries thanks to the continuous expansion of our ecosystem of warehouses and logistics partners," he said, ad...Keep on reading: Lazada plans PH expansion as revenues from 11.11 sale surge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Duterte pal is 3rd telco player

The group of businessman Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp. and state-run China Telecom was named the provisional third telco in the country yesterday. The bidding deadline yesterday, which came a full year since the Duterte administration launched its third telco initiative to end the duopoly of PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, unfolded in dramatic fashion as South Korea's KT Corp. backed out and a disqualified group threatened legal action. At the Philippine Stock Exchange, Uy-controlled companies associated with the third telco bid rallied while rivals saw double-digit losses. Three groups submitted offers by the 10:00 a.m. deadline. These were Udenna-China Telecom, LCS Group TierOne Conso...Keep on reading: Duterte pal is 3rd telco player.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

China firm, Dennis Uy group win 3rd telco license

A consortium of a Davao-based businessman and known supporter of President Duterte and a state-owned telecommunications provider from China has emerged as possible challenger to telecommunications giants PLDT and Globe......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Ama Group, Middle Eastern partners joining bidding for third telecom player

Ama Group, Middle Eastern partners joining bidding for third telecom player.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Get Your Daily Dose of K-drama with Globe Postpaid and Viu

Globe partners up with Viu to give Postpaid customers access to their favorite Korean and Asian content anytime, anywhere! A localized digital platform in the Philippines, Viu legally provides premium content from South Korea, Japan, Thailand, China and Hong Kong, with English and Chinese subtitles (for selected titles). From dramas and rom-coms to music and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

The Bistro Group Enhances Loyalty Program with Bistro Frequent Foodie (BFF) App Powered by RUSH

The Bistro Group, a collection of international and homegrown casual dining brands, has launched the Bistro Frequent Foodie (BFF) loyalty app in partnership with Globe Digital Ventures, Globe Telecom’s in-house digital enabler. The BFF app complements the BFF card and provides Bistro Group’s customers the total Bistro experience offline and online. It allows customers to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

The Farm at San Benito, now part of CG Hospitality Group

New Delhi [India], Oct 25 (NewsVoir): CG Hospitality Holdings, a Kathmandu-based multi-national conglomerate has bought out its current partners to take control of The Farm. CG will take over the full.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

The Farm at San Benito, now part of CG Hospitality Group

New Delhi [India], Oct 25 (NewsVoir): CG Hospitality Holdings, a Kathmandu-based multi-national conglomerate has bought out its current partners to take control of The Farm. CG will take over the full.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Lanao youth’s art therapy plan selected as best peace project

A Lanao del Sur youth group's proposal to use art therapy for residents in the war-torn areas in Mindanao has been selected by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and its partners as the best project for promoting peace. Out of the 28 youth groups who pitched ideas for a project for children affected by the months-long Marawi siege, the Okir University Arts Club received the top award on Thursday during the Angat Buhay Youth Summit in Cotabato City. The club proposed a workshop entitled "Teaching Artistry Learning Advocacy" (TALA) for out-of school children aged 7 to 13 years old. The group will represent the country in the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange (APYE) in Seoul in Augus...Keep on reading: Lanao youth’s art therapy plan selected as best peace project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

NBA Asia Managing Director Levy: We don t take the Pinoy fanbase lightly

The Philippines is unique, among the countries Scott Levy, NBA Asia Managing Director, handles. Tasked to oversee the development and expansion of the NBA's strategic initiatives in Asia (with the exception of Greater China and India), the Philippines is a different situation for Levy, compared to say, Thailand, or Malaysia. Unlike other countries in the region, basketball is well-engrained in the local Philippine culture, as is the NBA. In that regard, the job is easy. But diehard fans, and this country is full of diehard NBA fans, want different things, and want much more of it. And Levy and the rest of the NBA Asia office know it's important to keep them happy. Speaking to reporters as part of a roundtable Q&A session, Levy admitted that satisfying Philippine demand continues to be the biggest challenge. Citing the league's local TV partners, which include ABS-CBN, Solar, and FOX, as well as the implementation of League Pass via mobile companies Smart and Globe, Levy said, "We want to make sure that there are enough games, and that there are enough outlets [to get those games], that people can continue to interact and really get to know [the NBA] beyond maybe what the scores are. "We want to bring more players here, bring the real experiences. So we bring NBA players during the year, we bring NBA legends (the league directly brings around 3-4 players and legends to the country each year), we have dance teams, we have mascots [so that] people can get very close to the game." This differs very much from other countries in Asia. Whereas in other countries, NBA Asia devotes resources to growing the game, often teaming up with local governments' sports ministries, there's no need to teach the basics here. "That just means we take a higher level approach to coaching and make sure that there's another step that they may [take]," said Levy, who cited the example of bringing in Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat into the Philippines to help impart higher-level coaching techniques. Because the country is further down the line in terms of hoops techniques, the league's Jr. NBA program which is presented in the Philippines by Alaska, has played a huge role in recent years. "Nearly two million kids have come through the program...to improve their skill level. Many of our players have moved on to play in the UAAP, in the NCAA. Some are now in the PBA. So we want to contribute to the existing strength of the basketball community here," Levy said. It hasn't always been smooth sailing though. Recently, ventures like the NBA Cafe and the NBA Stores in the Philippines saw their licenses expire and close. For Levy though, it's similar to the familiar "shoot your shot" maxim in hoops. "We're willing to try things and if they're successful, great, we'll continue them," he said. "But if we think there are better ways to engage, we'll do that." Levy added that while the physical stores may be gone, fans can still purchase NBA merch through NBAStore.com, and other places like Nike, Toby's and Titan. Levy also applauded how knowledgable local fans are with regards to players and teams. While it's often thought that a large chunk of Pinoy fans are Lakers fans, Levy said that when you look at the data, it's winning teams that are able to capture the attention of Filipinos, with the obvious exception of teams in areas with large Filipino communities, such as San Francisco and the Golden State Warriors. "For me, here in the Philippines, we don't have to do much more than just make sure the players and the teams are exposed, because Filipino fans understand great play, and they understand great players. And when teams win, or players do amazing things, they become popular here," he said.   Looking ahead to the future, Levy believes that mobile will still be the way to go, though with a caveat. "As the streaming speeds continue to improve...then we'll be able to deliver more content," Levy said. "We'll continue to adjust the delivery of our product as the speeds improve." He added that the league wants to look into more basketball mobile games, even locally or regionally developed ones, to help educate fans on players and give them more ways to interact. To sum it up, Levy once again reiterated that the Philippines is "incredibly important," to the Association. "It probably is the market with the highest fan affinity for basketball, and that's daunting. To satisfy everybody, that's a full-time job. "We don't take the fanbase here lightly. We are focused on making sure that everybody is happy with what they have available and we're listening for the things that we need to do better."   Without a doubt, that's music to the Philippine fans' ears. SIX SHOTS Here are six other topics Levy touched on during the interview: 1. On the Philippines hosting another NBA Global Games "The challenge with [the Global Games] is always, there's 15,000 people in that building, and there's a hundred million Filipinos that we're trying to engage around the NBA. So while the games are great, we are really spending our time figuring out how we can engage a hundred million Filipinos. "But it's always in consideration and hopefully at some point in the future, we'll be able to bring the game back here again." 2. On the impact of a full-Pinoy player making it in the NBA "That question has always perplexed me, because the fanbase here is so strong already. I mean clearly Jordan Clarkson is very popular here, but he's not the most popular NBA player [in the Philippines]. So would a Filipino player be the most popular player? If he was the best player in the NBA, he'd probably be the most popular player, but if he's not, I think Filipinos will follow that player, and will continue to follow the best players in the NBA because that's the expectation here in the Philippines - 'I'm looking for the best players and the best teams and that's who I want to follow.' "But [by] the number of people who are playing in this country, I think it's just a matter of time before we have multiple local Filipinos playing in the NBA. It's definitely going to happen. The game is getting better, the coaches are getting better, the level of talent in the PBA continues to go up, and there are more Filipino players coming to the US and playing in university [NCAA] so it's definitely going to happen." 3. On the passing of FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann "I personally knew Patrick and there was nobody that spent more time and energy and basically dedicated their life to the sport of basketball and had such a great impact on the sport of basketball around the world. It’s a tragic loss. Personally, I will miss Patrick and he worked very closely with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. They had just seen him in a FIBA conference in Xi’an, China a few days before and typically with Patrick he was off in Argentina in another basketball event. I mean, he just, he was tireless in his efforts and he had tremendous success and it’s a tremendous loss to the entire basketball community." 4. On the NBA expanding the game towards female fans in the Philippines. "[For the Jr. NBA PH program] our goal is always 50-50, boys-girls. We haven’t yet achieved that here in the Philippines but again, working closely with the schools, working with Alaska, working with SM...the percentage continues to increase. I'm not exactly sure what the [numbers are] last year, but it's still too low. "I think that’s why it’s a little bit of frustrating here. In countries like Thailand and Indonesia, where, well Thailand has more than 50 percent girls, and in Vietnam and Indonesia it’s over 40 percent right now. So, again, our goal is 50-50. This sport is gender neutral, we bring WNBA players into market, we’ve done that many times already and now we’re going into schools to really try to encourage young girls to play the game." 5. On giving tips to local leagues to become more successful "We’re not here to dictate how a league should be run. What we’re trying to do is understand where we can be helpful, if they’re looking for assistance in building an arena, we’re happy to help with that. If they’re looking [at] how to enhance ticket sales, how to expand the live in-arena experience. Whatever it is that they may ask for our assistance, we are here to help. We support local basketball in every way we can but we’re not being prescriptive in saying this is how you should run a league in the Philippines. There’s way more knowledge on the ground here in the country than we have about what’s successful here." 6. On sports stars from other leagues interacting with NBA players "Our players are incredible. They are global icons, they’re incredible on social media which continues to grow their fanbase….because our players are active on social and they’re interested, personally interested in fashion and technology and gaming, and music and they have relationships with Jay-Z and with Usher, with every other top performer and other athletes are also interested because they’re fans. So when we do an event in London, we get calls from players on Chelsea, and on Tottenham and on Liverpool and on Man U and say “Hey, we wanna come to the game because we wanna see these athletes play. "So, anytime there is an athlete that is a fan of the NBA we will look to engage them. We work with all other sports leagues and we’re also fans. Our players are fans. There’s an opportunity to go to Camp Nou in Barcelona, our players want to be there. So, this is more driven by the players, their personal interests in other sports and other athletes and luckily our athletes are generally pretty popular around the world, and we’ll encourage that engagement and facilitate some particularly social media moments where Neymar comes into the locker room and exchanges a jersey with Steph Curry. We had Ronaldinho wearing a Carmelo Anthony jersey, dribbling a basketball on his head. All these moments are really special for the crossover fans from one sport to another. But it’s really driven by our players’ personal interest or other athletes’ personal interest in basketball.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018