Preserving Cebuano Heritage: Cebu City Government, C2W to revive city’s historic Freedom Park

Freedom Park perspective.

Cebu City’s historic Freedom Park was once a vibrant setting for gatherings and a bastion for freedom of expression where people exchanged ideas about issues. It is set to have a new lease on life with the Carbon District modernization.

PLDT, Smart ramp up COVID-19 aid to Cebu

Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama (center) receives the assistance from PLDT and Smart, represented by AVPand PLDT Enterprise-Visayas head Jimmy Chua.

PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc., together with PLDT and Smart Foundation (PSF), continue to uphold the value of “malasakit” in this time of pandemic as they extend their support to major cities and municipalities across Cebu Province to help boost their efforts in combating COVID-19.

Visayan Electric energizes first digital substation

FULLY DIGITAL SUBSTATION. The Visayan Electric Pakna-an substation is the first fully digital substation within its franchise area. Visayan Electric spent P102 million for the project, of which P29 million went into the protection and control systems adapting the IEC 61850, an international transmission protocol standard for communication in medium- and high-voltage electric substations.

A year delayed due to the pandemic, Visayan Electric Company, Inc. (Visayan Electric) finally energized this quarter the first fully digital substation within its franchise area, helping improve overall network reliability and protection. The rehabilitation of Visayan Electric’s Pakna-an substation along the Cebu North Road in Mandaue City was supposed to be completed in 2020…

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PLDT fibers up 30% faster than rival; reliable speeds benefiting more homes

Schoolteacher Michelle Caintic said the strong internet connection provided by PLDT has helped make work easier for them at the onset of the pandemic.

PLDT Home added new fiber customers faster than other providers in the first half of the year, outpacing its nearest competitor by 30%, sustaining its lead in the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) space. With 1.8 million PLDT fiber subscribers as of June, almost six out of every 10 fibered up homes in the Philippines are with PLDT,…

Renovated stalls turned over to ambulant vendors in Carbon Bagsakan unveiling

Carbon Bagsakan facade.

C2W reiterates assurance all registered vendors will be part of the new public market facility The first phase of the Carbon Modernization project progresses with the turnover of 36 renovated stalls to the first group of ambulant vendors on Thursday. The area, now officially called Carbon Bagsakan, is located along ML Quezon Boulevard and will…

Zonta Club of Cebu II launches “Walk for Women”

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the entire global population hard and the challenges for people, businesses, communities and organizations are numerous. For Zonta Club of Cebu II, it has been a game-changer for the club, compelling its members to innovate its service delivery framework to its target communities.

Voyager’s PayMaya secures digital bank license from BSP

Voyager Innovations (Voyager), through its financial technology arm PayMaya Philippines (PayMaya), announced that it had obtained the approval of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to establish a digital bank. To be known as Maya Bank, the digital bank will leverage PayMaya’s successful track record of being at the forefront of…

Nestlé PH marks 110th year: Kasambuhay for Good in society, for the planet

Nestlé Philippines, one of the country’s top corporations and a leading Nestlé market worldwide, marked its 110thyear by committing to intensify its programs as a Kasambuhay for Good. Joining the virtual celebration are (top row): Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez; (bottom row) Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, Nestlé Philippines SVP and Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Arlene Tan-Bantoto, and Makati Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Binay.

With a simple online event, Nestlé Philippines, one of the country’s top corporations and a leading Nestlé market worldwide, marked its 110th year by committing to intensify its programs as a Kasambuhay for Good – a trusted companion in life – for society and the planet as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

PLDT, Smart ready up comms aid, relief amid Jolina

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are mobilizing personnel, equipment and relief aid as Typhoon Jolina lashes Eastern Visayas and barrels towards Southern Luzon. Quick response teams and mission-critical equipment have been prepositioned in provinces that are in the typhoon’s path, ready to repair communications that will be affected by ‘Jolina’. PLDT and…

Over 3,500 units sold in an hour: realme caps off Global Fan Fest celebration

The country’s no. 1 smartphone brand realme achieved record-breaking success during its biggest ever Shopee sale on August 26-28. The country’s number 1 smartphone brand as of Q2 2021 is on a roll with its successful sales performance during its recently concluded Shopee Super Brand Day Sale on August 26 to 28.

Megaworld leased out 415,000 sqm of office spaces since start of pandemic

Overturning the anticipated effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Megaworld has reported that it booked around 415,000 square meters of office leases since the start of the pandemic early last year. Around 60% of these lease contracts booked since last year were renewals while the remaining 40% were new leases, mostly from the information technology (IT)…

Cebu Caritas unveils new logo

Cebu Caritas, Inc., the social development and charitable arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu, unveiled its new logo today. It is inspired by the colorful and vibrant Sinulog festival, a traditional celebration in Cebu that tells the story of the Filipinos’ past and their acceptance of Christianity. The feathers follow the form of…

EastWest kicks off Visayas leg of FILVAX program

EastWest continues to vaccinate their employees through the FilVax vaccination program at the CRK Vaccination Center in Clark International Airport and Festival Mall in Muntinlupa.

EastWest employees and third-party hires in the Visayas will receive the vaccine Following the successful Luzon legs of its FILVAX nationwide vaccination program in Muntinlupa City and Clark, Pampanga, EastWest will officially kick off the Visayas leg in Cebu City and other provinces starting August 27, 28 and 30.

Virtual YouTube FanFest Philippines returns on August 27-29

The virtual edition of YouTube FanFest (YTFF) returns for its second year in the Philippines, presented by Globe and All Things Hair PH by Unilever. The online event will be divided into three episodes streaming live from August 27 to 29 at 6:00 PM PHT on the YouTube FanFest channel, featuring creators from Cebu and…