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PT& T taps US firm for digital products

Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said over the weekend it teamed up with  US-based IT solutions provider Status Pros to enable companies to work and manage the workforce from anywhere or outside their traditional office amid the global pandemic......»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 11th, 2021

Ride hailing app hirna taps PayMaya for cashless fare

Digital financial services firm PayMaya is equipping ride-hailing app hirna and its partner-taxi drivers with the ability to accept cashless payments in support of the government’s directive to promote a safer and more convenient commute for the riding public......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

DOTr taps PayMaya for cashless PUV fare

The Department of Transportation has tapped digital financial services firm PayMaya to provide drivers and operators of public utility vehicles access to cashless payment options......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

DTI launches National Trade Fair Digital Mall

To help MSMEs future-proof their businesses as they pivot to online selling, the NTF Digital Mall is a platform that offers continuous promotion of the food and non-food products from the different regions......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

JG Summit strengthens digital platform

JG Summit Holdings Inc., the investment holding firm of the Gokongwei family, continues to strengthen its digital platform as it entered into a partnership with Darwinbox, a leading HR tech provider......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

PayMaya’s workplace programs cited by LinkedIn, Anvil Awards

Digital financial services leader PayMaya has been cited by global technology firm LinkedIn and the local Anvil Awards for its trailblazing efforts in creating the workplace of the future today amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

EDC taps French firm to transform plastic wastes into housing materials

Geothermal power producer Energy Development Corp. said Friday it teamed up with Plastic Flamingo of France for its plastic-to-shelter project as part of its mission to achieve a regenerative and decarbonized future......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Globe localizes digital care for customers via Viber Communities

Globe recognizes the growing needs of its customers in the new normal. As many Filipinos build more online communities, and transact and communicate even more on social media and messaging platforms, Globe has innovated localized Viber Communities to deliver a targeted and more focused servicing. This includes addressing queries, recommending self-service channels, and offering products that are relevant to the community......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

AgriNurture taps Davao tribe for crop planting plan

Listed agriculture trading firm AgriNurture Inc. has partnered with a local tribe in Davao for the planting of rice and corn to 38,000 hectares of ancestral lands in the province......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

Fintech helps transform Philippines into a cash-lite economy

Financial technology firm Zybi Tech Inc. is further expanding its digital services amid a shift in consumer behavior due to the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

China Bank taps Multisys for digital solution

China Banking Corp. has tapped leading software company Multisys Technologies Corp. to deliver game-changing digital solutions for the bank’s clients......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Duterte: Health sector, digital economy to spur economic activity in 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte is banking on “heightened demand” for health and digital products to spur the Philippines’ economic recovery in 2021 after the country plunged into a recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with Oxford Business Group, transcripts of which were shared to the media on Friday, Duterte said he is expecting that […] The post Duterte: Health sector, digital economy to spur economic activity in 2021 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

HARI chief Agudo backs digital solutions

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. president and chief executive officer Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo said the Korean automotive firm will continue to embrace digital solutions to stay close to customers......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

BSP issues rules for new digital banks

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has released the guidelines for the establishment of digital banks as it seeks to promote innovation in the banking sector and improve the accessibility of financial products to Filipinos......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

PayMaya provides safer way to travel

Digital financial services firm PayMaya is introducing new cashless options that will enable commuters and motorists to more conveniently pay for their fares and tickets......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Vista Land Internationa taps Ohmyhome for digital services

Vista Land International Marketing Inc......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Phoenix Petroleum offers contactless payments in 200 stations

Uy-led firm Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is stepping up innovation at its retail pumps, and that is now demonstrated by offering “contactless payments” in at least 200 of its gasoline stations. The company said it broadened the base of its digital payment platforms  – that from initial 100 stations, it already ........»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Shell widens losses to P13.9-B in 9 months; P1B investment set for import facility

With additional valuation-anchored inventory losses and one-off charges booked, the net loss of listed firm Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) had widened to P13.9 billion in nine months this year. That’s a complete reversal of the P4.4 billion net income it posted last year, when oil prices were at more predictable state and there had been no pandemic-induced uncertainties disrupting oil markets. It specified that if the P5.7 billion inventory valuation losses had not turned up, the company’s net loss in the third quarter should have been at leaner P700 million versus P900 million in the second quarter. And without the one-off charges that stood at P7.5 billion, the oil firm’s net loss should have been trimmed to P6.4 billion within the January-September stretch. The one-off charges came about because of the closure of its refining operations that subsequently prompted the conversion of its Tabangao facility into a world-class import terminal. But while the company works on improving its financial performance in the coming months, Pilipinas Shell President and CEO Cesar G. Romero announced that they will be re-investing roughly P1.0 billion in the next few years “to fully transform Tabangao into a world class facility that will support its marketing growth aspirations.” Part of the company’s major step this year is to set on stream the commercial operations of its 54-million liter capacity terminal in Subic to underpin its supply chain, primarily to serve the demand of its Northern Luzon customers; while its Tabangao import facility will cater to the needs of customers in other parts of Luzon and Northern Visayas. To complete the loop, its Northern Mindanao Import Facility (NMIF) in Cagayan de Oro will be supporting the rest of Visayas and well as customers in Mindanao. Pilipinas Shell said it now “has a more resilient network of three medium-range import terminals with sufficient finished products capacity to effectively serve the demands of customers nationwide.” The firm indicated that despite the challenges, it prioritized business strategies that shall result in cash preservation for the company. As of third quarter’s end, the savings logged by the company stood at P2.5 billion; and this is seen sustained at the level of P2.0 billion until the end of this year. “Savings of P1.2 billion were generated from OPEX (operating expenses); with P1.3 billion from CAPEX (capital expenditure),” Shell emphasized. While the company still navigates the tough terrain of business induced by the coronavirus pandemic, Romero asserted their overall frame “remains optimistic,” as he noted that the “government’s efforts to gradually reopen the economy by prudently relaxing quarantine restrictions are slowly giving elbow room for the economy to recover.” He specified that for Shell, “the wins are coming in gradually as more businesses operate at increased capacity in the areas of manufacturing and transportation.” The company chief executive expounded “our balance sheet, technical capability and resources are solid; and serve as well in continuing to provide Filipinos with high quality fuel products despite the challenging environment.” Parallel to the firm’s aspirations for demand and financial rebound, Romero noted they are also making “the right sustainable decision to protect the long-term interests of our shareholders.” The company’s gearing had risen to 47-percent, and that was mainly attributed to “lower equity from net loss rather than an increase in net debt,” with it emphasizing that “excluding the impact of the refinery one-off charges, the company’s gearing stands at 41-percent.” Romero indicated “the pandemic has forced us to rethink the way we do things, while ensuring the quality of service that Filipinos expect from us.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Baby boom expected in January 2021 — Popcom-7

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM-7) is anticipating a “baby boom” or an increase of newborn babies starting January next year. Lawyer Bruce Ragas, regional director of Popcom-7, told CDN Digital that these were products of quarantine or lockdown measures that were implemented in the country […] The post Baby boom expected in January 2021 — Popcom-7 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Bataan taps PayMaya to disburse rice subsidy

The provincial government of Bataan has teamed up with PayMaya to facilitate digital disbursements of rice subsidies to more than 8,000 beneficiaries......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Coke PH expands Balik Pinas program for repatriated OFWs

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has expanded its Balik Pinas program to national scale to reach more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and help them start their own business at home. Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “Coca-Cola’s commitment to Filipinos has only grown stronger, in weathering this crisis together,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “We will help and support where we can. Through Balik Pinas, our goal is to help repatriated OFWs who have lost their livelihood abroad to start anew, via owning and operating their own business and be successful here, at home, with their families.” With the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), CCBPI aims to reach more OFWs who are interested to start their own business through Balik Pinas. Data from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that as of September 2020, over 190,000 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated. Balik Pinas gives opportunities to OFWs to be part of the Coca-Cola family as a distributor, wholesaler, or a community reseller. Balik Pinas is a journey that the company and new entrepreneurs take together at every step—from setting up the business, to sustaining it, to ensuring growth. Coca-Cola assists former OFWs in choosing a suitable business model for their area, helps in managing their cash flow and inventory, and sees to it that they are given proper guidance and training until they are fully ready and equipped to operate on their own—all in all, a sustainable and profitable business founded on practical support from a global beverage brand. According to Carlos Rivera, CCBPI Territory Sales Team in Naga City, the Balik Pinas Program started as a small-scale initiative in Naga City to help former OFWs. Just a couple of months after returning home, Carlos Manzano and his family was able to set up their business as Coca-Cola distributor through the Balik Pinas Program, which Carlos said has reshaped his life and outlook forever. IN PHOTO: Carlos and their family’s multi-cab routing unit with the Coca-Cola Naga Sales team. When the program’s pilot rollout started, the Manzanos—brothers Carlos and Jazz, and their father Lito—were among the pioneer members. Carlos and Jazz had both been working for several years in Qatar until the COVID-19 pandemic shook the trajectory of their career and, consequently, the well-being of their families. Together with their father, Lito, who also used to be an overseas worker, they set up a beverage distribution business in their hometown Naga City. Their optimism, as with any new business venture, was tempered with anxiety over how it would all turn out—especially with the considerable challenge of launching during such tenuous times until Rivera offered them membership to the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola. Now, the Manzanos are running a profitable business as Coca-Cola distributors. “Even when I had to leave Qatar suddenly because of the lay-offs, I always envisioned that I would head back to work there when things settle. But with Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas, I have a livelihood that doesn’t take me away from my family as being an OFW had,” said Carlos.  Lito can still remember his first order of 60 cases of Coke products. Now, the Manzano  family business has grown to an average of 4,000 cases a month, just five months after they started—a feat magnified for it being in the middle of a pandemic and strict quarantine measures. The Manzanos have also since invested in routing units to augment their business’s capabilities—a multicab and a tricycle. Since starting his business in 2019, Billy Belleza (left), is now one of the prominent Coca-Cola distributors in his area and has added another mini truck to serve more routes and deliveries. Billy is one of the pioneers of Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas program. Another Balik Pinas program pioneer member is Billy Belleza who decided to return to the country after working for 20 years in Brunei. “I am really thankful that Coca-Cola reached out to me to be a part of this. They have never failed to present opportunities for me and my business to grow since I decided to take part in the Balik Pinas Program. My sales actually soared this year,” said Belleza, who is also based in Naga City. According to Rivera, Balik Pinas Program was really designed for returning OFWs like Billy, Carlos, and Jazz and their families to set up and run a viable business at home. “With their success and in light of current events, this program was expanded to operate on a national scale, so the company can lend assistance to repatriated OFWs and their families as they weather through new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Rivera said. Coca-Cola has consistently sought to create programs to support MSMEs, more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted countless lives and livelihoods. With programs like Balik Pinas, Coca-Cola remains firm in their commitment to help local communities, contributing to the restart of the national economy—by way of reaching out to Filipinos.  To know more about the program, you may reach Coca-Cola’s contact center at (02)-8813-COKE (2653). For SMART/PLDT users: toll-free number: 1800-1888-COKE (2653); and for GLOBE users: toll-free number: 1800-8888-COKE (2653). You may also contact 0919-160-COKE (2653) via SMS......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020