Google, CANVAS launch Cebuano magazine to help fight misinformation

This National Language Month or Buwan ng Wika, Google and the Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) launched the Cebuano version of #YOUTHink magazine to highlight the importance of local language diversity in battling misinformation. #YOUTHink is a local youth-oriented magazine that aims to address misinformation through media and information literacy. Filled…

Accenture partners with NGOs for COVID-response projects

Accenture has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business Social Progress (PBSP) and Philippines Business for Education (PBEd) in launching various initiatives that aim to help alleviate hunger and uplift health and well-being, livelihood and education of communities in the Philippines. Shown in photo are (top row, L-R): Elvin Uy, Executive Director, PBSP; Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director, Caritas Manila; and Lovelaine Basillote, Executive Director, PBEd. Representing Accenture in the Philippines (bottom row) are Country Managing Director Lito Tayag and Corporate Citizenship Executive Sponsor Louise Sabariaga.

Accenture Philippines has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and Philippine Business for Education (PBed) to undertake programs in response to various COVID-related challenges. The initiatives include alleviating hunger and promoting health and well-being by assisting families nationwide with their essential needs and feeding malnourished children in the poorest communities,…

Megaworld vaccinates 95% of office-based employees; eyes complete vaccination of mall, sales frontliners this month

Following the company’s rollout of its free vaccination program for employees and stakeholders last week, Megaworld reports that it has completed the vaccination of 95% of its office-based employees, mostly in Metro Manila. This is equivalent to around 2,300 out of the 2,430 employees currently assigned in the various office locations of the company such…

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Smart’s 5G site in Argao enables mountain telemedicine, brings help and hope

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has fired up more 5G sites across the country, underscoring the company’s leadership in providing nationwide connectivity, particularly 5G. With its fast-tracked rollout, more communities have also been reached by Smart 5G’s super-fast data service, which is now in more than 3,000 sites across the country. One of…

Smart promotes sustainability through arts, connecting communities

PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. continues to uphold its commitment to promote sustainability across the country through the Paint it Forward: A Wall Mural Design Contest. Launched last March 2021, the Paint it Forward contest was primarily organized to encourage local artists from Cebu Province and Davao Region to become advocates of sustainability through…

Clorox PH’s Safer Today Program joins VP Robredo’s Office in providing COVID-19 care kits to communities

Angat Buhay Volunteers packaging Clorox disinfecting wipes into the group’s Bayanihan e-Konsulta Kits meant for COVID-19 positive patients.

Nationwide movement aims to create safer, cleaner shared spaces To help enhance the safety and cleanliness of shared spaces in communities amidst the threat of the pandemic, Clorox Philippines partnered with the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines in providing cleaning and disinfecting products, as part of its Clorox Safer Today Program.

PLDT, PBSP extend COVID-19 relief to indigent communities in Cebu

As more families and communities struggle through the long drawn-out COVID-19 pandemic, PLDT and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) widen their outreach to indigent communities through the Cebu Caritas, Inc (CCI) Office. As part of the sustainable livelihood program supported by PLDT and PBSP, hygiene kits were distributed at the Caritas Kindness Station…

MCIA frontliners receive COVID-19 vaccine

Frontliners at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of MCIA’s commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of its staff and passengers. The vaccination was done in cooperation with Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan and the City Government through its AHONG Cares Program, the Department of…

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…

Bacolodnon college student snaps Smart’s grand prize, heads home for good

It was the biggest surprise for nineteen-year-old Cloe Anne Marie Malaga who received a text message from Smart Communications on her birthday. Cloe won the P100,000 Grand Prize in Smart’s “Balik-Tuition” Promo. She had just made the switch to Smart when online classes began. Now, the prize money is reuniting her with her family in…

New fire substation opens at Cebu Business Park

As the community grows within Cebu’s premier business districts, one of the priorities of developer Cebu Holdings Inc. (CHI) is the safety of the estate and its nearby areas. The Cebu Business Park Fire Substation was opened yesterday at the Cebu Business Park (CBP) by the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 7, in coordination with…

RAFI OTT partners with GCash for reforestation project

With the Philippines being one of the most severely deforested countries in the tropics due to climate change, the private sector and civil society are working together to urgently address this massive threat to humanity.  As part of its mission to encourage more people to become biodiversity champions, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI), through…

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Ramon Duterte Memorial NHS last stop for Smart and DepEd Cebu City’s school caravan

Connectivity support for 22 Cebu City schools in ‘new normal’ PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. in partnership with the Department of Education-Cebu City Division has capped off its year-long school caravan at Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School (RDMNHS). RDMNHS holds the biggest population of students in Cebu City, and is among the 22…

Cebu Business Park sets up bike lanes for safer roads

Cebu Business Park (CBP), Cebu’s central business district, has designated bike lanes within estate roads to ensure a safe and convenient ride for those cycling to work. The move is a respond to the growing trend of bike commuting as a sustainable mode of transportation. The 7-kilometer bike lane network spreads on the main streets…

Nestlé strengthens partnership with DepEd 7, inks MOA for health, wellness program

Nestlé Philippines and the Department of Education-Region 7 (DepEd-Region 7) have strengthened their partnership by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to support public elementary schools through the Nestlé Wellness Campus. The advocacy program highlights the importance of teaching healthy habits to young Filipino students.

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 employees embrace online child safety with CyberSmart digital caravan

Smart, the wireless unit of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, takes on the role of the youth’s champion against cyber criminals through its CyberSmart: Cyber Security Beyond Digital series. The digital caravan has been adapted for PLDT-Smart employees to help them secure their families, especially their children, against the dangers lurking in the world…

Phoenix typhoon relief operations in full swing

In the wake of multiple typhoons wreaking havoc in different parts of Luzon within the last few weeks, Phoenix Petroleum, a home-grown and leading independent oil brand, has mobilized various relief initiatives through its network of brands and partnerships. In coordination with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Phoenix has donated over 100,000 liters of free…