New innovation lab opens in Makati CBD PLDT Innolab is Philippines lair of digital smarts

MANILA, Philippines - The country’s leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT recently opened its newest Innovation Laboratory (Innolab) at the Mak.....»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarAug 19th, 2016

Makati residents get own app

MANILA, Philippines -  PLDT Inc.’s digital innovations unit Voyager Innovations Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2017

PLDT opens P4-B VITRO center in Makati

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Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2016

GMA teaming up with PLDT for shift to digital

MANILA, Philippines -- GMA Network Inc. is teaming up with telco giant PLDT Inc. for a broad range of technology initiatives, including the broadcaster's transition to digital television. The alliance was announced via a joint statement Wednesday. Specifically, GMA subsidiary GMA New Media Inc. and PLDT-Smart Communications signed what was described as a "technology, content, and distribution agreement." The companies did not provide specifics but signaled that PLDT would play a key role in delivering GMA's media content across its nationwide telecommunications network. "This partnership is a clear statement that we are welcoming disruption and embracing digital with open ar...Keep on reading: GMA teaming up with PLDT for shift to digital.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

APEC Business Advisory Council pushes 4-pt agenda for inclusive globalization

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council Philippines (ABAC PH) has vowed to continue to work with government to push for a four-point agenda of promoting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), infrastructure development, services sector and digital innovation, in line with President Duterte’s call for inclusive globalization......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Smart makes first 5G video call in Philippines

Smart Communications Inc., the wireless arm of PLDT, has made the country’s first successful video call on a 5G connection between the newly launched Smart 5G cities in Pampanga and Makati......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Smart makes first video call on 5G connection in Philippines

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. made its first fifth generation (5G) to 5G video call on Wednesday, two weeks after it fired up its first 5G cell sites in Makati City and Clark, Pampanga......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

PLDT, Smart prepare holiday welcome for OFWs

A 2017 survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority placed at 2.3 million the number of Filipinos working overseas.   Of this number, at least 150,000 would be able to come home for Christmas, according to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.   Leading digital services provider PLDT and its wireless arm, Smart Communications, laid out the welcome mat for them on Friday.   Dubbed "Smart #OFWins Christmas Grand Salubong," the campaign was launched at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 in partnership with the Manila International Airport Authority and Duty Free Philippines.   Returning OFWs simply needed to present proof...Keep on reading: PLDT, Smart prepare holiday welcome for OFWs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

PLDT SME Nation Expands Partnership, Paves Way for More Connected Visayas

PLDT Enterprise, business-to-business (B2B) arm of the country’s leading information and communication technology (ICT) and digital services provider—through its small and medium business group, PLDT Smart Enterprise (SME) Nation—continues to drive towards a more connected Philippines in the expansion of its partnership with regional cable and internet provider Fil-Products Service Television Inc. (FPSTI). As one […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

China’s Tencent, KKR to invest in PayMaya developer

Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings, the developer of WeChat, and a United States-based fund are entering PLDT Inc.'s digital innovations arm--- a move seen to accelerate the use of cashless payments in the Philippines over the next few years. In a joint statement, PLDT said Tencent and investment firm KKR will invest up to $175 million (P9.5 billion) into PLDT unit Voyager Innovations, which operates the mobile wallet PayMaya. The deal was branded yesterday as the single largest investment to date in a Philippine tech company. "We can scale up and that's what Tencent and KKR want to do," PLDT chair and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan told reporters in a briefing on Thursday. "Al...Keep on reading: China’s Tencent, KKR to invest in PayMaya developer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Six North Luzon teams reach NBA 3X PH 2018 Finals

NBA Philippines press release The National Basketball Association (NBA) officially tipped off NBA 3X Philippines 2018 presented by AXA with the first-ever qualifiers in North Luzon at Benguet State University on Aug. 11-12. Now on its eighth consecutive year, NBA 3X is staging two preliminary tournaments with the succeeding competition set at the Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on Aug. 18-19 to provide more male and female players an opportunity to participate in the 3-on-3 tournament. A total of 100 teams from Apayao, Dagupan, Baguio, Benguet and other nearby provinces, including entries from Caloocan City in Metro Manila, competed in the North Luzon qualifiers. Six teams advanced to NBA 3X Playoffs and will compete with teams advancing from the Metro Manila division qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug. 25-26. Rieken Espinosa, Dreyxius Castillo, Kyle Patrick Margarata, and Adam Floyd Darden of Team Greyhounds topped the U13 Division, while Jaudenes Parone, Dennis de Vera, Manson Lee Carantes and Francis Almazan of Team SLUA topped the Under-16 division. The other winning teams for the boy’s division were Team Caloocan Supremos C (Under-18) composed of Ryan Ricasio, Raphael Jerhold Flores, Mark Francois Sapla, and Jino Lacsa); and Team UL-Dagupan City A (Open Category) made up of Mario Angelito Torio, Reynald Ballesteros, Robert Caasi Jr. and Julius Tiburcio. In the women’s category, Regimay Castres, Rosemarie Delos Santos, Jane de Vera, and Fionna Kixsha Camangeg of Team Balon Dagupan topped the Under-18 division while Ruthlaine Chlaire Tacula, Raechelle Ann Sao, Ryzelle Ann Limet, and Love Joy Sto. Domingo of Team Pudtol Apayao bested the Open Category. In addition, various media outlets from Baguio City formed teams to compete in the Celebrity Division. The NBA 3X Playoffs will be highlighted by the presence of an NBA player, NBA legend, slam dunk team, and the Celebrity Division starring entertainment and media personalities as well as contests and activities for the family. AXA Philippines is the presenting partner of NBA 3X Philippines 2018. In addition, CloudFone, Gatorade, Panasonic, Rexona, PLDT and Smart will serve as official partners while SM Mall of Asia an Spalding are supporting partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV. For more information on NBA 3X Philippine 2018 and the registration process, fans can visit, and @NBA_Philippines on Twitter. For more details on AXA Philippines and their product offerings, visit and»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Smart backs Batang Gilas bid at Fiba U17 World Cup

The Philippines' Batang Gilas will leave this week to compete at the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup, which will be held in Argentina from June 30 to July 8. But the team members will have no problem keeping in touch with their families and fans back in the Philippines thanks to Smart Travel Wi-Fi units that were turned over to them by PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications. Powered by Skyroam Technology Company, a global Wi-Fi provider, the Smart Travel Wi-Fi units are just part of the strong support that Smart has provided the campaign of Batang Gilas to do well at the Under-17 World Cup of Fiba. "We have a strong contender with our current U17 lineup. With their smarts,...Keep on reading: Smart backs Batang Gilas bid at Fiba U17 World Cup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Epson kicks up pace of digital transformation

Toshimitsu Tanaka opens Epson Philippines' Fusion 9 event. Epson has entered the digital arena with the first crystal quartz wristwatch. Never complacent with simply connecting people and time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

PLDT Enterprise highlights local entrepreneurship with 2018 MVP Bossing Awards

MANILA, Philippines — PLDT Enterprise — the B2B arm of the country's leading ICT and digital services provider—relaunched the MVP Bossing Awards at the Manila Polo Club, in search of the next batch of MVP Bossings. As in years past, the MVP Bossing Awards will pay tribute to the Filipino entrepreneurial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

PayMaya expands Robinsons partnership

PAYMAYA Philippines, Inc. has expanded its collaboration with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. In a statement, the digital payments arm of PLDT, Inc.’s Voyager Innovations said PayMaya QR will now be available as a mode of payment at more shops under Robinsons Retail. These include Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Appliances, Robinsons Builders, True Value, […] The post PayMaya expands Robinsons partnership appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Malaysia’s CIMB taps PLDT unit for digital-only strategy in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Kuala Lumpur-based CIMB Group became the first bank from Southeast Asia to tap the platform of the financial technology arm of PLDT Inc.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

IDC warns businesses: Embrace digital mind-set or risk missing out

“THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR,” said International Data Corporation (IDC) Philippines Country Head Jubert Daniel Albert. “Any organization who will not have the speed, the innovation, and the agility to actually compete head on with their competition and with disruptions in their respective industries will have, what we say here, a smaller and smaller piece of […] The post IDC warns businesses: Embrace digital mind-set or risk missing out appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

DTI and PLDT collaborate to digitize business

08 February 2018 Manila – The Go Negosyo center of the Department of Trade and Industry and PLDT Enterprise partner to launch “A Growing Collaboration for the Filipino”, on February 12, 2018 at the Isabela Ballroom B & C, Makati Shangri-la Hotel. The event will promote the use of digital tools that will enable entrepreneurs to have a wider […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Exec Eyes Digital Payment Platform in all Philippine Villages

An official of newly-established digital transaction platform is targeting to widen the company’s presence in all the 42,000 villages in the Philippines in a bid to tap the micro and small businesses as payment centers to help even the people in far-flung areas. In a briefing during the launch of the POSIBLE.NET in Makati Wednesday, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

SM Store goes cashless with PayMaya

PLDT, Inc.’s digital financial unit PayMaya Philippines is ramping up its presence in brick-and-mortar retail establishments, unveiling on Wednesday its partnership with The SM Store for cashless payments. Under its partnership with the retail unit of the country’s largest shopping mall operator, PayMaya users can pay for their transactions just by opening the app and […] The post SM Store goes cashless with PayMaya appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Jr. NBA goes digital as it enters new decade

Jr. NBA is back in business and for 2018, it's about to be bigger than ever. Kicking off a new decade of the youth basketball program, Jr. NBA Philippines has once again teamed up with Alaska to launch the 2018 edition Saturday at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati. The Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 will run through May and is expected to hit more than 250,000 participants all over the country. "This year is our 11th year and we wanna make it bigger and better," NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson told ABS-CBN Sports. "Last year we had about 30,000 players and coaches participating and obviously we want to grow that number but we also want to create new digital, mobile, and social content so that more people can benefit from Jr. NBA," he added. Speaking of the planned move to digital by Jr. NBA, Singson says that their website has been re-launched to accomodate free content. It should allow basketball enthusiasts, even those who cannot directly participate to Jr. NBA events, to access useful tips and drills. "A lot more content geared towards players, coaches, and just fans of the game," Singson said. "So if you're a young basketball coach that has a team and wants new ideas, that will be on our site they can just watch or stream it, potentially even download it. Basically, it's gonna be on 365 days a year. That's the vision for the website, a lot of content is gonna be up. That is one of our key initiatives, to build our presence on the digital side," he added. Following this weekend's tip off, several coaching clinics will run until March while regional selection camps will go until April. Finally, a national training camp will take place in May with the main event slated for May 20 at the SM Mall of Asia. Online registration for Jr. NBA Philippines is now live at   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018