2021 will redefine 21st century: “Fjord Trends 2021” report from Accenture Interactive

Annual report finds as 2020 forced the world to re-examine how it lives, works, and plays, 2021 will see 7 trends emerge that map out new, hopeful territory for businesses, consumers, and society As the COVID-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set… Continue reading 2021 will redefine 21st century: “Fjord Trends 2021” report from Accenture Interactive

PayMaya leads MSMEs’ digital and cashless shift under New Normal

More Filipino business owners and casual sellers have readily embraced digital payments as a key component of doing business under the New Normal, propelled by ready business-in-a-box solutions from digital financial services leader PayMaya. As of end-November, the number of micro-, small-, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) using PayMaya’s various digital payment acceptance solutions have grown… Continue reading PayMaya leads MSMEs’ digital and cashless shift under New Normal

Pinoy Christmas in a pandemic: A time to save or to celebrate?

A few weeks before Christmas, Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting group, revealed that Filipino shoppers remain very cautious with their Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) spend even as the Philippine economy begins to show signs of stabilization. During a virtual roundtable briefing, Marie-Anne Lezoraine, General Manager of the Worldpanel Division at Kantar… Continue reading Pinoy Christmas in a pandemic: A time to save or to celebrate?

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Priland tops off Northwoods Place in Mandaue City

Homegrown developer Priland Development Corporation topped off its first residential condominium, Northwoods Place, over a year since it started construction in August 2019. “Priland stays true to its word in delivering quality projects as scheduled. The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but we exerted all our efforts to be able to top off Northwoods… Continue reading Priland tops off Northwoods Place in Mandaue City

New NAIA celebrates wonders of the Philippines

Inspired by the 8th Wonder of the World, the Banaue Rice Terraces, Megawide reimagines NAIA as a verdant space that will help promote Philippine tourism and jumpstart economic recovery Megawide today revealed more details on their architectural plans for the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 (T1). The company has proposed… Continue reading New NAIA celebrates wonders of the Philippines

CCCI president named among top 3 outstanding COVID-19 volunteer

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Felix Taguiam was hailed as one of the Most Outstanding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Volunteer in Central Visayas by the Regional Development Council (RDC) 7. The search involved those who have volunteered and made significant contributions in addressing the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Felix… Continue reading CCCI president named among top 3 outstanding COVID-19 volunteer

PLDT-Smart to launch tech that will help curb online child abuse and exploitation

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are boosting efforts against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Angel Redoble, FVP and Chief Information Security Officer of ePLDT Group, PLDT Group, and Smart Communications said the group will soon deploy a technology that will block access to sites that contain child porn materials. “We… Continue reading PLDT-Smart to launch tech that will help curb online child abuse and exploitation

PLDT ramps up customer service with digital solutions, enables safer online transactions at home

The country’s largest integrated telco PLDT is continuing to ramp up its customer support services with digital solutions to enable its Home/residential customers to conduct more transactions online so they can stay safe in their homes amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. PLDT has added an SMS channel and a digital assistant on PLDT Home Facebook… Continue reading PLDT ramps up customer service with digital solutions, enables safer online transactions at home

Emperador sees expanded growth of brandy business across Americas next year

The world’s largest brandy company Emperador, Inc. is further expanding its brandy business across North and South America next year as its brandy portfolio continues to dominate market shares in several countries in this part of the world. In the United States, volume of Don Pedro and Presidente have been growing in the last five… Continue reading Emperador sees expanded growth of brandy business across Americas next year

realme grabs PH top 1 smartphone brand position in just 2 years

Multiple reports by Canalys, Counterpoint Research, and IDC show the two-year-old brand’s dominance in Q3 2020 realme Philippines has claimed the number 1 spot in the country’s smartphone market, recording triple-digit growth in Q3 2020 — a feat the brand achieved in just two years. International market research firms Canalys, IDC and Counterpoint Research all… Continue reading realme grabs PH top 1 smartphone brand position in just 2 years

Taiheiyo Japan approves ₱15B new production line in San Fernando, Cebu plant

A new cement facility worth ₱15 billion will replace the current production line at Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) in San Fernando, Cebu, the company announced today. This after its mother company in Tokyo, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (TCC), approved the project that will increase its capacity from 2,500 tons of clinker per day to 6,000… Continue reading Taiheiyo Japan approves ₱15B new production line in San Fernando, Cebu plant

Cebu retailers ‘shine’ through pandemic, PLDT-Smart revives livelihood in communities

From small-time retailer to store owner, Shine Macapas has managed to shepherd her small business to success despite the pandemic. A sari-sari store owner and Smart load retailer from Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, Macapas’s business has been so good that she was inspired to extend a helping hand to loyal customers who are struggling through… Continue reading Cebu retailers ‘shine’ through pandemic, PLDT-Smart revives livelihood in communities

Megaworld’s rental income recovers in Q3, up 13% QoQ

Company remains optimistic of ‘better days ahead’ as government intensifies efforts to revive the economy Property giant Megaworld’s rental income grew 13% to P3.4-billion during the third quarter from P3-billion in the previous quarter as quarantine restrictions have been eased. The company’s office rental business, under the Megaworld Premier Offices brand, continued its growth momentum… Continue reading Megaworld’s rental income recovers in Q3, up 13% QoQ

DECODE 2020 to gather IT professionals, tech experts in 3-day virtual conference

Leading cybersecurity company Trend Micro is bringing together Information Technology (IT) industry experts from different parts of the globe to talk about the latest developments in the cyber world. Dubbed DECODE, the premier cybersecurity conference in the Philippines is scheduled from November 10-12, 2020 and will be held virtually for the first time since its… Continue reading DECODE 2020 to gather IT professionals, tech experts in 3-day virtual conference

Taft Properties launches P10 billion development in Cebu

Real estate company Taft Property Venture Development Corp. announced today, Wednesday, that it is undertaking a high-rise development at a prime location in Cebu City. Named Taft East Gate, the mixed-use residential community will feature four high-rise condominium towers with the added benefits of dining and retail outlets, said project development head Lydwena Eco. It… Continue reading Taft Properties launches P10 billion development in Cebu

SAP celebrates 25 Years in the Philippines

SAP SE, a market leader in enterprise application software marks its milestone in the Philippines as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. For the past 25 years, SAP has helped more than 1,800 companies in the Philippines run better. With its global expertise, as well as knowledge of the local market, SAP works across 25 industries.… Continue reading SAP celebrates 25 Years in the Philippines

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GCash leads digital fintech revolution under new normal

GCash, the preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, is leading the country’s shift into the new normal through digital financial technology, making it part of the lifestyle of many Filipinos. GCash Marketing Manager Winsley Bangit said the pandemic has set the stage in cultivating new trends and behavioral changes in the Filipinos’ way of living… Continue reading GCash leads digital fintech revolution under new normal

CIB.O committees help chart industry growth in new normal times

From coming up with programs to ensure there are enough quality graduates from universities to promoting Cebu as a global IT-BPM hub, the different CIB.O committees presented strategies and other innovations to further develop the industry under new normal conditions. Called the Strat 8 Super Committees of the Cebu IT-BPM Organization (CIB.O), the groups were… Continue reading CIB.O committees help chart industry growth in new normal times

Emperador’s global presence continues to expand across North America, Europe, China

Emperador Inc. – the world’s largest brandy company owning the iconic Emperador Brandy and Fundador Spanish Brandy de Jerez – continues its aggressive growth across North America and Europe during the first nine months of the year even as the global pandemic adversely hit most countries in these continents. Fundador, Tres Cepas, and Emperador brands… Continue reading Emperador’s global presence continues to expand across North America, Europe, China