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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

CIB.O holds virtual meet to tackle industry growth, concerns in new normal

Cebu’s main IT-BPM organization CIB.O will hold its first virtual town hall meeting aimed at helping the industry adapt and thrive under new normal times. Scheduled from 2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2020, the “Gearing Up Towards New Normal and Beyond” event will tackle new trends in the business process management sector…

Metro Retail Stores Group bags Gold Bagwis Seal for responsible business practices, consumer rights

METRO Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) recently bagged the Gold Bagwis award from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for its stores in the Visayas. “Through the Bagwis Award, we aim to inspire retailers to pursue the highest standards in consumer welfare, social responsibility, and quality of customer service. We would like to commend…

Webinars lined up throughout great Cebu sale period

After hosting several successful webinars aimed at guiding businesses, retailers, and consumers in the new normal, the Philippine Retailers Association-Cebu has more lined up for the coming days. For today and tomorrow, October 5 and 6, 2020, PRA is holding the second installment of “Rethinking Our Business and Repurposing Our Facilities for Survival and Sustenance…

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Accenture Cloud First launches with $3B investment to accelerate clients’ move to cloud, digital transformation

Major move designed to create new model for rapid migration to the cloud and realization of value for clients and their stakeholders Accenture announced the formation of Accenture Cloud First with a $3 billion investment over three years to help clients across all industries rapidly become “cloud first” businesses and accelerate their digital transformation to…

Cebu People’s Coop unveils 100 new units of modern jeepneys

The Cebu People’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CPMPC) inaugurated last Saturday, September 12, an additional 100 new units of modern jeepneys, also known as PeoplesJeep. “We thank our partners, our funding institutions in government, government regulators and our transport operators for this new milestone of our cooperative,” CPMPC Chief Executive Officer Macario G. Quevedo said during the…

PLDT, Smart, Cignal, and PayMaya offer biggest discounts yet on National Heroes Day weekend

Customers of PLDT, Smart, Cignal TV and PayMaya will receive exclusive discounts at SM during the National Heroes Day weekend on August 28 to 31, 2020. Up for grabs in all SM malls nationwide are discounted prices for prepaid load bundles, data cards, Smart Bro and PLDT products and services — such as the Double…

Megaworld optimistic on quick recovery, rolls out 4-point plan to rise from pandemic

Property giant Megaworld is optimistic that it can recover quickly from the pandemic next year following reports of coronavirus vaccines to be released before year-end. In his message at the company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting via live webcast, Megaworld chairman and CEO Dr. Andrew L. Tan said the company is ready to bounce back as it…

Megaworld creates unit for digital technology investments

Andrew Tan-led property giant Megaworld is creating a wholly-owned subsidiary that will spearhead the company’s investments and ventures into digital innovations and technology as it takes advantage of opportunities brought about by changes in consumer behaviors and lifestyles in this digital age. AGILE Digital Ventures is Megaworld’s digital investment arm that will engage in investing…