Shopee partners with DTI to support community-owned food businesses through the National Food Fair

From May 10 to 16, shoppers can look forward to up to 30% off on select local products As entrepreneurs continue to find ways to thrive amidst the challenges posed by health and safety protocols, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to…

Emperador’s 1st quarter net income up 43% at P2.1B on strong international performance

Emperador Inc. – the largest global brandy company owning the world’s iconic and best-selling brandy Emperador Brandy – saw net income to owners grow by 43% year-on-year to P2.1 billion in the first quarter of 2021, while revenues rose by 13% to P12.1 billion. With Emperador’s global footprint across over 100 countries in six continents,…

Megaworld tempers pandemic impact with stronger, stable office business

Megaworld Premier Offices bags 135,000 sqm of new leases mostly during the lockdown in 2020 MANILA – Andrew Tan-led property giant Megaworld closed deals for new office leases last year, even as the three quarters of the year were marred by community lockdowns across the country. Around 135,000 square meters of fresh office space inventory…

Airbnb launches new tool to estimate potential income for prospective Filipino hosts

● Airbnb aims to encourage more Filipinos to consider hosting for additional income● Hosts in Baguio City can earn up to an estimated P11,491 monthly Travel is coming back and Filipinos can earn extra income through hosting, according to Airbnb’s What’s My Place Worth tool, a new resource rolled out by Airbnb for prospective Hosts…

Shop in the safety of your home through CloudKart

Created as a way of helping out workers displaced at the height of the pandemic, CloudKart at cloudkart.ph has now become an extensive online source of grocery items and other home essentials in Metro Cebu. CloudKart stocks the regular supermarket fare like fresh produce, meat, personal care products, cleaning goods, and even alcoholic drinks but…

CIMB Bank to power GCredit; customers to enjoy higher credit limits, lower interest rates

GCash and CIMB Bank Philippines further strengthen their partnership as GCredit transitions from a micro-lending innovation to being a full digital lending facility supported by the most awarded digital bank in the Philippines. This is in line with the partnership’s objective to push financial inclusion and to promote cashless transactions to more Filipinos.

Smart partners with Lamac cooperative, enables Cebu farmers

PLDT’s wireless unit Smart teams up with one of the country’s largest cooperatives, the Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LMPC). The partnership, which makes Smart the newest telco partner for Lamac, enables farmers’ livelihood through digital solutions at a time of a disruptive pandemic.

Cubos retained as CBM chairperson for 2021

Entrepreneur Michael Cubos has been retained by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) as chairman of the Cebu Business Month (CBM) for 2021. Cubos is the founder of homegrown Performance360 Call Center and BPO Services. He was named CBM 2020 Chairperson, succeeding entrepreneur Lilu Aliño, during the CBM 2019 Thanksgiving party at SM…

Every business is now a technology business as pandemic accelerates digital transformation: Accenture

The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, compressing 10-year technology changes into one to two years, a technology business leader said in an online briefing last week. The rapid changes bring about new realities that heavily influence technology trends, said JP Palpallatoc, the data, AI, and next technologies lead of Accenture in the Philippines. Before COVID-19,…

Xendit launches cardless installment option in the Philippines

Y Combinator-backed Xendit rolls out PayLater with BillEase, aims at cardless shoppers Xendit, the Indonesia-based financial technology company that provides payment solutions, and FDFC, the fintech company behind the Buy Now Pay Later app BillEase, announce today the launch of their joint PayLater solution to help merchants offer convenient, cardfree installments in the Philippines, where…

PLDT, DITO sign interconnection deal

The country’s largest integrated telecommunications company PLDT and telco newcomer DITO have recently entered into an agreement for the construction of a transmission facility that will serve as the point of interconnection for their subscribers. Under the agreement, PLDT will establish and manage the interconnection facility that will operate as the primary physical interface for…

PayMaya empowers chat and online sellers with payment links, QR Ph

PayMaya has made it even easier for sellers in Viber, Messenger, Instagram, and other social media and chat apps to accept cashless payments through the Payment Links and QR Ph features of the PayMaya app. Sellers only need to generate a Request Money link or get their QR Ph code by going to the PayMaya…

Shopee shares 3 predictions for Philippine e-commerce market in 2021

There will be increased adoption of digital payments, growth in the logistics industry, and innovative retail strategies from brands and sellers The ongoing pandemic has brought about a broad, deep, and irreversible shift to online for businesses and consumers, a trend that will continue in the new normal. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast…