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PLDT Group may invest in Glovax& rsquo;s vaccine hub

The group of businessman Manuel Pangilinan plans to invest in vaccine supplier Glovax Biotech Inc., which is building a P7.2-billion manufacturing facility to produce vaccines against COVID-19......»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardApr 19th, 2021

OPM artists unite for PLDT Home& rsquo;s 'ChooseToLove Campaign

Since early February, Moira’s “Pag-Ibig Ang Piliin” song has been inspiring millions of Filipinos to choose love and to love right. Inspired by the message of the song, a group of performers came together to showcase their own take of the song in a special compilation video.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

MVP emboldens education advocacy, backs Ateneo& rsquo;s computer science program

For over two decades, the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. has supported the computer science program of the Ateneo de Manila University, through its Professorial Chair donation. Manuel V Pangilinan and the companies and foundations under his leadership, have also donated 14 Professorial Chairs to the University of the Philippines College of Engineering to aid in their research studies on innovative and tech developments for the country. Through the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Pangilinan also committed to donate another professorial chair to the College of Engineering. The MVP Group also provided two more professorial chairs to the UP College of Science......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Labor group rejects & lsquo;no vax, no work& rsquo; policy

An umbrella network of labor groups hailed the decision of the Department of Labor and Employment banning the “no vaccine, no work” policy of some employers to force their workers to get inoculated......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

Duterte snipes at Robredo, opts for Sinopharm

President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to be vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Sinopharm as soon as the Food and Drug Administration approves the emergency use authorization to disprove Vice President Leni Robredo’s thinking that Duterte got the jab along with the members of the Presidential Security Group last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Foreign interference in policy-making unraveled

The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a lot on its plate right now. Aside from issuing emergency use authorization (EUA) to vaccine makers, the FDA needs to explain reports that it received doles or grants from a foreign advocacy group......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

& lsquo;Onli in da Pilipins& rsquo;

Santa Banana, the “who” and “how” of the entry of an unofficial and unregistered vaccine administered to a very select few like the Presidential Security Group (PSG), some sectors of the military, and members of the Cabinet are getting murkier. The issue has become an enigma!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

The vaccine mystery

Santa Banana at a time when people expect the proper distribution of vaccines to those in great need, here come reports that some factions of the military, particularly the Presidential Security Group, and some favored Cabinet members have been injected with the vaccine from China’s Sinovac!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

& lsquo;Biden to invest in multilateral ASEAN dialogs& rsquo;

Ernest Bower, president and CEO of Bower Group Asia, said the election of Joe Biden as the new US president would continue to highlight the need for multilateral dialogues to resolve the issue over the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

New British vaccine & lsquo;70% effective& rsquo;

British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford on Monday said their jointly-developed vaccine against Covid-19 has shown “an average efficacy of 70 percent” in trials......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Anti-trust body approves Consunji Group& rsquo;s purchase of 2 Smart Towers in Makati

The Philippine Competition Commission said over the weekend it approved the acquisition by DMC Urban Property Developers Inc. of two Smart Towers and their 2,400-square-meter lot in Makati City from PLDT Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Smart WiFi commemorates 'WorldWiFiDay with continued service deployment in response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PLDT and Smart have continued to drive solutions that aim to streamline operations and enable customers with the means to stay connected—whether it be for personal or professional use. Among solutions with the most aggressive deployment and take-up rate is the group’s fast and free Smart WiFi service......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Suncity of Hong Kong gets nod to invest in PH casino

Suncity Group Holdings Ltd., Asia’s largest junket operator, said it obtained shareholders’ approval to invest in the Philippine casino market......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

PLDT Enterprise partners with Alibaba Cloud to power ESports at 30th SEA Games

PLDT Enterprise, the b2b arm of the Philippines’ leading ICT and digital services provider, sealed a partnership with Alibaba Cloud—the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group—to serve the 30th Southeast Asian Games with its leading cloud technologies which ensured a smooth and efficient debut for ESports at the regional sport event.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

JG Summit acquires P7-b additional stake in PLDT

JG Summit Holdings Inc. of the Gokongwei Group said Tuesday it acquired another 3.26-percent stake in PLDT Inc. worth $138.53 million, or P7.05 billion, raising its total interest in the country’s largest telecom company to 11.23 percent. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2020

Look who got a special carol from Asia& rsquo;s Songbird

What started as a normal-looking group of carolers turned extraordinary when the Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez suddenly joined in on a beautiful rendition of the classic Christmas carol “O Holy Night” before PLDT Home gives its loyal subscribers an exclusive smart home upgrade......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

PLDT Group National Stroke Play draws stellar golf cast

Ryan Monsalve seeks to open the new PLDT Group National Amateur Golf Tour season the way he closed out 2019, bannering the crack roster of players in the National Stroke Play Championship unfolding Jan. 7 at Riviera’s Langer course in Silang, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2019

Petron continues fine form

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Bernadeth Pons flexed their muscles on offense as Petron drubbed Generika-Ayala, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20, on Monday in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The duo scored 14 points each and combined for 26 of the Blaze Spikers' 48 attacks. Sisi Rondina, Ces Molina and Remy Palma finished with six markers each for Petron's second straight win. Fiola Ceballos uncorked 13 attacks for 16 points while Mean Mendrez had 10 markers for the Lifesavers. In the other match, reigning champion F2 Logistics vented its ire on Marinerang Pilipina, 25-14, 25-17, 25-11, for a 1-1 slate. Following a frustrating 22-25, 23-25, 18-25 loss to rival Petron last Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, the Cargo Movers bounced back with an easy win as Ara Galang, Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy provided the fire power on offense. Galang delivered 17 points off 14 kills and three blocks while Baron and Dy chipped in 12 points apiece and Desiree Cheng added nine markers and 13 digs for the Cargo Movers, who drew an explosive game from setter Kim Fajardo. Fajardo, who struggled last conference with a finger injury, scattered the offensive wealth with 21 excellent sets. F2 Logistics improved to 1-1 win-loss record in Pool B as it sent Marinerang Pilipina to its second straight defeat in their group.   Meanwhile, after  a luckless start, Foton finally got its swag back as it dominated PLDT Home Fibr, 25-21, 25-20, 25-18. The Tornadoes displayed a balanced attack to clobber the Power Spikers in 78 minutes and capture their first win after opening the season with back-to-back setbacks. Shaya Adorador paced the assault with 15 points laced with nine excellent reception and six digs while CJ Rosario manned the middle with five kills for 12 points for Foton, which is missing the services of Jaja Santiago, Dindin Manabat and Maika Ortiz. Santiago and Manabat are competing in the prestigious V.Premier League in Japan while Ortiz crashed with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Elaine Kasilag was also impressive as she chipped in 10 hits while EJ Laure and Marian Buitre added eight markers. Foton coach Aaron Velez said he is glad that they finally got their first win without Santiago, Manabat and Ortiz. Foton forced a tie with PLDT with identical 1-2 win-loss cards before entering the second round, where the Tornadoes will be grouped in Pool D joining Sta. Lucia, Generika-Ayala and F2 Logistics. The Power Hitters missed their head coach Roger Gorayeb, who was under the weather, as last game’s top scorer Grethcel Soltones struggled with just four points, leaving Jerrili Malabanan to carry the cudgels with 11 points in a losing effort. PLDT will join Pool C in the next round together with Cignal, Petron and Marinerang Pilipina.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

Retailers: Vaccine pass premature

The use of a vaccine pass as proof of inoculation against COVID-19 by individuals entering establishments would be premature to have at this time as the country has yet to fully implement its vaccination program, the country‚Äôs group of retailers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Comelec urged to look into bidding & lsquo;anomaly& rsquo;

Pivot International Inc. and Power Serve, Inc. Joint Venture has filed an administrative complaint before the Commission on Elections against the end-user, chairman and members of the special bids and awards committee and technical working group of the COMELEC for alleged conspiracy to commit irregularities when it conducted the bidding for the procurement of the Vote Counting Machines Refurbishment with Consumables intended for use in the May 2022 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 16th, 2021

Ali Mall taps clean power from First Gen& nbsp;

Araneta Group, one of the country’s oldest and diversified conglomerates, tapped energy provider First Gen Corp. of the Lopez Group to supply renewable energy to Ali Mall in Quezon City. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021