Smart mobile data speeds take lead in PH: JP Morgan

Magellan’s Cross: Speeds exceeding 20 Mbps were recorded at Magellan’s Cross using LTE-capable handsets.

‘Significant momentum’ seen for Smart LTE, 3G speeds, according to JP Morgan PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications posted the highest average download speeds for both 3G and LTE, amid steadily improving scores through the months, the latest JP Morgan study showed. JP Morgan’s Asia Network Quality study, which cited crowd-sourced data gathered by wireless coverage…

Make Your Own Havaianas 2017 pays homage to the 90s

Every year, Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH) lets fans step into a different place with the fun themes that inspire the flip-flop customization experience. It has taken everyone to colorful Brazil, sunny Hawaii, and kawaii Japan. This year, Havaianas sets foot into a different time and, hands down, one of the best decades ever –…

New Nissan Cebu South dealership raises bar with global standards

PARTNERSHIP. Nissan Cebu South is a partnership between Nissan Philippines and the Gateway Group. It is located on the highway in Linao, Talisay City.

Nissan Philippines opened its latest dealership Nissan Cebu South and patterns it after a global design standard to enhance the experience of Cebuano customers. The Nissan Cebu South on Highway Linao,Talisay City is the 4th showroom in the Philippines that’s compliant with the Nissan Retail Environment Design Initiative (NREDI) 2.1. developed by Nissan Motor Co.…

10 provincial schools get tech packages from Smart to boost education

Ten public schools in Lanao del Norte, La Union, Benguet, Capiz, and Leyte are getting digital technology packages that can help enhance the education of their kindergarten students. Smart Communications is donating units of the Smart TechnoCart, a 2×2 ft mobile laboratory that contains 20 tablets for students, as well as a laptop, projector, and…

Smart connects Filipinos worldwide through partnership with Orange

From left: Julien Hodara (SVP - Strategy and International Business, Libon – Orange), Katrina L. Abelarde (FVP and Group Head – International and Carrier Business), Pierre-Louis De Guillebon (Managing Director - Orange International Carriers) and Evarcito Z. Ocampo (General Manager – PLDT US)

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications, Inc. now make international calls more accessible to overseas Filipinos who want to get in touch with their families in the Philippines thanks to a partnership entered with French telecommunications giant Orange. Through Libon, an app developed by Orange, overseas Filipinos can use their smartphones to make high-quality phone…

Topman launches “All The Jeans” campaign

Firmly woven into the fabric of fashion, denim — more specifically jeans — has become an essential part of our wardrobe. Widely embraced and worn for their durability and ease, jeans have been adopted by all. From casual wear staple to catwalk favorite, jeans are synonymous with style and versatility. Continuing to establish its position…

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Change the way you watch TV with new streaming devices for your home

Globe At Home’s portfolio of streaming devices now include the Google Chromecast, Apple TV and the latest AndroidTV. Exclusively available for Globe at Home customers, the new AndroidTV lets customers enjoy their favorite content on a bigger screen, right in the comfort of their homes. It can be bundled with Globe At Home plans 1299…

School’s about to start. Find a bag that fits your style

Herschel pack (Photo from: Herschel Supply Co. Philippines Facebook)

Summer is about to end, it’s time to pack your bags and say goodbye to summer. Whether you are a Herschel person or a Jansport guy or even a The North Face type, your choice of bags speaks to your needs and style. If you haven’t found the best bag for this school year, we’ve…

Cafe Marco starts new dining lifestyle with Sunday Brunch+

Smoked meat with baked potatoes and mac n' cheese.

Cafe Marco combines an exciting feast of delectable buffet favorites with fun activities to bring you the Sunday Brunch+ that’s more than the usual dining experience. Sample the roast beef at the carving station, smoked meats like the barbecued brisket or pulled pork, and wood fire oven roasted chicken. Add color to your plate with…

Smart deploys digital tech to improve delivery of public health services

SHINE TRAINING. Members of the Samboan rural health units undergo a training on how to use the electronic medical record platform SHINE OS+.

Smart Communications is harnessing technology to help improve the productivity and efficiency of healthcare providers assigned in rural health units (RHUs). Smart has been actively deploying its electronic medical record platform named SHINE OS+ or the Secured Health Innovation Network Exchange (Open Source) in RHUs mostly in the Visayas where many Filipinos don’t have access…

Want to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand? Know how in free event by IDP Education

Get to know Australia, Canada and New Zealand as study destinations. IDP Education will hold “Discover Australia, Canada and New Zealand,” a free admission study-abroad session at A Space, Crossroads on Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, May 27. Discover Australia, Canada and New Zealand brings…

Oakridge Business Park’s Mother’s Day celebration gathers moms of children with special needs

MOVIE TREAT. Oakridge and its partners treated mothers of children with special needs to free popcorn, ice cream, hotdogs, and refreshments, all while watching the animated film, Brave.

In celebration of this year’s Mother’s Day, Oakridge Business Park held a SUPER MOMMIES Movie Day Out last May 14, at the Oakridge Pavilion, an event that gave mothers and kids and opportunity to bond over movie. The afternoon activity, which gathered close to 90 moms and their kids, was a tribute for mothers of…

Huge discounts, great promos in SM City Consolacion’s 3-Day Sale

Shop and win one of two Suzuki Raider R150 at SM City Consolacion’s 3-Day Sale on May 19, 20 and 21, and enjoy shopping discounts of up to 70% off on great finds. Every P1000 single or accumulated purchase within the promo period from any mall establishments entitles a shopper to 1 raffle coupon. A…

MPTC appoints Allan Alfon CCLEC president and general manager

Groundbreaking of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway.

Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) has announced the appointment of Allan G. Alfon as president and general manager of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC) effective May 2. CCLEC is MPTC’s subsidiary that will be responsible for overseeing the construction, operation and maintenance of the P27.9 billion Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). Alfon is…

Parkmall brings back country’s biggest gathering of pets

PET-FRIENDLY. Parkmall is a pet-friendly mall that promotes responsible and intelligent pet ownership.

Cebu’s best pet-friendly mall continues to promote responsible and intelligent pet ownership through its animal-friendly facilities and pet-centered events, the biggest of which is the Pet Festival Philippines. The grand event also celebrates the special relationship that exists between pets and their owners. “Parkmall is a family-oriented mall. Most people treat their pets like family,…

BAP expresses full support for new BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr.

The following is an official statement released by the Bankers Association of the Philippines: The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) congratulates Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. for his appointment as the new Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). We are confident that his 35 years of experience will sustain the implementation of…

Security Bank, MUFG launch Interbank Fund Management Service

AGREEMENT. Present during the Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony were the working teams from both banks headed by Security Bank officers: President & CEO Alfonso Salcedo, Jr. (seated, third from left) and EVP & Wholesale Banking Segment Head Eduardo Olbes (seated, fourth from left) along with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ officers: Manila Branch’s General Manager Tatsuto Ishida (seated, second from left) and Deputy General Manager Nobuyuki Hokimoto (seated, first from left).

Security Bank Corporation (SBC) and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) of Japan jointly announced the launch of the Interbank Fund Management Service (IBFM). A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between SBC and MUFG’s banking entity, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. IBFM is a special correspondent banking arrangement where customers from the two banks can…

Smart holds festival, rekindles love for local stories

Argao Mayor Stanley Caminero shares the Legend of Maria Cacao with school children.

Centuries ago, a girl named Maria lived in what is now known as Conalum, a mountainous area in the town of Argao which is about two hours away from Cebu City. People called her Maria Cacao, as she owned a cacao plantation from which they sourced the beans they used to create tablea. To this…

PLDT taps Uber to transport employees

PLDT is going digital in its fleet management by tapping ridesharing company Uber to transport employees. Under Uber for Business, sales personnel of PLDT and its subsidiaries Smart Communications and Voyager Innovations Inc. are given an Uber for Business account that is linked to a central payment account where fares are automatically charged. This means…

Rustan’s Supermarket in Ayala to hold paper flower art workshop

Make summer productive and creative by letting your kid join Rustan’s Supermarket’s paper flower art workshop on May 6 at 2 p.m. in Ayala Center Cebu. The workshop will be conducted by papercraft artist Stephanie Tudtud. To join, present your Fresh Card at the customer service counter and register for P299 for two slots inclusive…