Smart helps Visayan students with digital tools amid Omicron, Odette

Smart has extended support to the University of the Visayas via the provision of connectivity devices with 6 months’ worth of load allocation which will be distributed to students who have been severely impacted by Super Typhoon Odette. This initiative is part of Smart’s bigger program called “Smart Study Program” aiming to make distance learning…

GCash helps in recovery efforts for Typhoon Odette victims with nationwide donation drive, loan holiday, wallet limit adjustments

The Filipino spirit of giving remains in full force for the victims of Typhoon Odette as GCash, the Philippines’ leading mobile wallet, launched a donation drive to accelerate the fundraising for relief and recovery operations in areas devastated by the calamity. The company is also extending loan payment holidays to borrowers affected by the typhoon…

Priland starts construction of 1-hectare housing Breeza Scapes in Mactan

GROUNDBREAKING. Mark Anthony Inario, Planning & Design Manager; Engr. Arturo Flores, Technical Manager; Engr. Roy Vincent Lumayag, Vice President for Technical; Ramon Carlo Yap, President; Marcelino Relampagos, Chief Operating Officer; Dudes Tuanquin, Vice President for Sales & Marketing; Irvin Paul Pastoriza, Sales Manager.

In response to the demand for living spaces prompted by the pandemic, Priland Development Corporation started construction of their 1-hectare residential development in Mactan. Led by Priland President Ramon Carlo Yap, the homegrown developer held the groundbreaking of Breeza Scapes last month.

60% of global consumers frustrated with navigating content on streaming video services: Accenture

“Streaming’s Next Act” report highlights the need for content aggregators to give consumers greater control Three-in-five subscribers to multiple streaming services expressed frustration with their viewing experiences, according to a new report from Accenture, and 44% of those surveyed indicate they spend more than six minutes searching for something to watch.

PLDT, Smart frontliners devote holidays to reconnecting Odette-hit communities

North Luzon Smart engineers deployed to Cebu switch on a generator set to power the cell site serving Cordova, Cebu.

Super Typhoon Odette may have disconnected communities in Visayas and Mindanao over Christmas and the New Year but PLDT and Smart engineers, displaying value for teamwork and community, have brought many of these communities online over the holidays.

Duros Group head cites significant achievements in 2021, bright prospects for 2022 in yearly review

Despite the far-reaching impact of a pandemic and a typhoon that devastated Cebu and other parts of the country by year end, the Duros Group still managed to achieve significant accomplishments in 2021. Duros Group Chair Rafaelito A. Barino attributed these to the values of hard work, perseverance, and above all, keeping the faith, that…

More VisMin areas see connections fully restored in the new year post-Odette

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) push through with repairs in the new year to reconnect more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that were devastated by super typhoon Odette. On January 1, the group fully restored services in the provinces of Antique, Iloilo, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Western Samar in the…

PLDT, Smart first to restore in worst-hit areas, lead reconnecting Surigao, Palawan, Siargao

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have reconnected the municipality of Dapa in Siargao as it fired up communication equipment near the Surigao del Norte Provincial Capitol sub-office and re-established communication in nearby communities, making Smart the first mobile service provider to restore voice calls and text messages in the area.

New Dell Latitude Rugged: Extreme laptops for extreme jobs

Dell Technologies introduced its newest commercial mobile PC line designed and tested to withstand some of the harshest and most demanding environments. The Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, a 5G-capable 14” semi-rugged laptop; and the Dell Latitude 7330, a 5G-capable 13” fully-rugged laptop, are ideal for field professionals such as first responders, manufacturing workers, or military…

Parish Caritas Centers in Archdiocese of Cebu launched

DANAO CITY. Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma blesses the Parish Caritas center in the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Ibo, Danao City.

Three parishes have heeded the call of Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma to put up Parish Caritas centers in the Archdiocese of Cebu. Palma mandated the establishment of these centers during the Mass that formally opened the Caritas Jubilee Week celebration last November 7.

Linksys’ newest device, Atlas Pro 6, launches in Philippines

Globe At Home is first telco in Asia to offer Linksys’ newest WiFi 6 mesh system Globe At Home has announced that it has partnered with Linksys, a global leader in home and business WiFi solutions, to give Filipinos the chance to be one of the first in Asia to enjoy the benefits of owning…

Robinsons Malls spreads Christmas cheer, gifts Cebu City with 35-foot tree in Plaza Independencia

AT PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA. Frederick Go (middle), President and CEO of Robinsons Land Corporation, May Adolfo (5th from left), and the Robinsons Galleria Cebu team stand in front of the newly lit Christmas Tree in Plaza Independencia.

At a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 4, 2021, Frederick Go, President and CEO of Robinsons Land Corporation, personally turned over a 35-foot tree to the Cebu City Government in the presence of Mayor Mike Rama, Vice Mayor Dondon Hontiveros, Cebu City Councilors, Cebu City Government Department Heads, and Robinsons Malls’ employees. The Christmas…

Landmark destination NUSTAR Resort and Casino to open in Cebu in 2022

NUSTAR Resort and Casino.

NUSTAR Resort and Casino is a premier integrated resort development that is set to elevate and redefine five-star luxury in gaming, entertainment, leisure, dining and retail in Cebu and the entire Southern Philippines. Highly anticipated for its grand opening in 2022, NUSTAR will be the biggest lifestyle and entertainment destination outside Metro Manila.

More than 5,000 Cebu City stakeholders sign petition to support Carbon modernization

The new and cleaner market will also attract ”lost customers,” comprised mainly of a more affluent market who have stopped visiting Carbon due to various health and security reasons, which was further complicated by the pandemic. The return of lost customers, and the attraction of a wider market are expected to translate to increased sales for vendors.

More than 5,000 stakeholders of the Carbon Public Market have signed a petition to express their support for the district’s modernization. They included long-time vendors, karumateros, community stakeholders, and other Cebu City residents.