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…

Metro Danao opens doors to great retail experience

Another momentous event for the Metro Stores Retail Group, Inc. (MRSGI) will unfold this February as it opens a new store at Sands Gateway Mall along Central Nautical Highway in Brgy. Suba, Danao City. The compact, two-level Metro Danao will give city residents and those from adjacent towns, such as Compostela and Carmen, access to…

Megawide presents plans for modern Carbon public market, district

Construction and engineering company Megawide is undertaking the transformation of the Carbon Public Market and surrounding areas into a first world complex under a Public-Private Partnership with Cebu City. Work on the P5.5 billion project will be done by phases and the market would remain open throughout the development period, Megawide Managing Director for Transport…

Phoenix SUPER LPG awards winner of free SUPER Hub franchise package

One former preschool teacher is now a start-up entrepreneur after winning a Phoenix SUPER LPG franchise through Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale. Aloha Agustin, a 23-year old resident of Caloocan City, said winning the business package changed her life as she recently lost her teaching job due to the effects of the pandemic. She said…

Metro Ayala reopens with new offerings for customers

Metro Ayala Cebu transforms into an eco-friendly store with modern aesthetics and a special focus on the customer experience as it fully reopens after closing down in 2018. It features several levels of retail space, including the basement with its selection of quality furniture and a dining area on Level 7 that will soon host…

DHSUD 7 to move to AD Gothong IT building

The Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development Regional Office 7, known formerly as the Housing and Land Regulatory Board – HLURB Regional Office VII, will be moving to a new office address at the 6th floor of ADG IT Center, Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

With over 200K touchpoints, PayMaya enables cashless for all Filipinos

Digital financial services leader PayMaya is leading the charge toward financial inclusion as it expands its footprint to reach over 200,000 touchpoints nationwide, the largest network in the country to date. Filipinos can easily pay, add money, cash out, or remit using their PayMaya accounts through these accessible touchpoints that include convenience stores, retail merchants,…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…