Smart helps Visayan students with digital tools amid Omicron, Odette

Smart has extended support to the University of the Visayas via the provision of connectivity devices with 6 months’ worth of load allocation which will be distributed to students who have been severely impacted by Super Typhoon Odette. This initiative is part of Smart’s bigger program called “Smart Study Program” aiming to make distance learning…

GCash helps in recovery efforts for Typhoon Odette victims with nationwide donation drive, loan holiday, wallet limit adjustments

The Filipino spirit of giving remains in full force for the victims of Typhoon Odette as GCash, the Philippines’ leading mobile wallet, launched a donation drive to accelerate the fundraising for relief and recovery operations in areas devastated by the calamity. The company is also extending loan payment holidays to borrowers affected by the typhoon…

PLDT, Smart frontliners devote holidays to reconnecting Odette-hit communities

North Luzon Smart engineers deployed to Cebu switch on a generator set to power the cell site serving Cordova, Cebu.

Super Typhoon Odette may have disconnected communities in Visayas and Mindanao over Christmas and the New Year but PLDT and Smart engineers, displaying value for teamwork and community, have brought many of these communities online over the holidays.

More VisMin areas see connections fully restored in the new year post-Odette

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) push through with repairs in the new year to reconnect more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that were devastated by super typhoon Odette. On January 1, the group fully restored services in the provinces of Antique, Iloilo, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Western Samar in the…

PLDT, Smart first to restore in worst-hit areas, lead reconnecting Surigao, Palawan, Siargao

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have reconnected the municipality of Dapa in Siargao as it fired up communication equipment near the Surigao del Norte Provincial Capitol sub-office and re-established communication in nearby communities, making Smart the first mobile service provider to restore voice calls and text messages in the area.

Parish Caritas Centers in Archdiocese of Cebu launched

DANAO CITY. Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma blesses the Parish Caritas center in the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Ibo, Danao City.

Three parishes have heeded the call of Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma to put up Parish Caritas centers in the Archdiocese of Cebu. Palma mandated the establishment of these centers during the Mass that formally opened the Caritas Jubilee Week celebration last November 7.

Robinsons Malls spreads Christmas cheer, gifts Cebu City with 35-foot tree in Plaza Independencia

AT PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA. Frederick Go (middle), President and CEO of Robinsons Land Corporation, May Adolfo (5th from left), and the Robinsons Galleria Cebu team stand in front of the newly lit Christmas Tree in Plaza Independencia.

At a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 4, 2021, Frederick Go, President and CEO of Robinsons Land Corporation, personally turned over a 35-foot tree to the Cebu City Government in the presence of Mayor Mike Rama, Vice Mayor Dondon Hontiveros, Cebu City Councilors, Cebu City Government Department Heads, and Robinsons Malls’ employees. The Christmas…

PLDT, Smart ramp up COVID-19 aid to Cebu

Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama (center) receives the assistance from PLDT and Smart, represented by AVPand PLDT Enterprise-Visayas head Jimmy Chua.

PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc., together with PLDT and Smart Foundation (PSF), continue to uphold the value of “malasakit” in this time of pandemic as they extend their support to major cities and municipalities across Cebu Province to help boost their efforts in combating COVID-19.

Zonta Club of Cebu II launches “Walk for Women”

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the entire global population hard and the challenges for people, businesses, communities and organizations are numerous. For Zonta Club of Cebu II, it has been a game-changer for the club, compelling its members to innovate its service delivery framework to its target communities.

Nestlé PH marks 110th year: Kasambuhay for Good in society, for the planet

Nestlé Philippines, one of the country’s top corporations and a leading Nestlé market worldwide, marked its 110thyear by committing to intensify its programs as a Kasambuhay for Good. Joining the virtual celebration are (top row): Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez; (bottom row) Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, Nestlé Philippines SVP and Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Arlene Tan-Bantoto, and Makati Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Binay.

With a simple online event, Nestlé Philippines, one of the country’s top corporations and a leading Nestlé market worldwide, marked its 110th year by committing to intensify its programs as a Kasambuhay for Good – a trusted companion in life – for society and the planet as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

PLDT, Smart ready up comms aid, relief amid Jolina

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are mobilizing personnel, equipment and relief aid as Typhoon Jolina lashes Eastern Visayas and barrels towards Southern Luzon. Quick response teams and mission-critical equipment have been prepositioned in provinces that are in the typhoon’s path, ready to repair communications that will be affected by ‘Jolina’. PLDT and…

Cebu Caritas unveils new logo

Cebu Caritas, Inc., the social development and charitable arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu, unveiled its new logo today. It is inspired by the colorful and vibrant Sinulog festival, a traditional celebration in Cebu that tells the story of the Filipinos’ past and their acceptance of Christianity. The feathers follow the form of…

EastWest kicks off Visayas leg of FILVAX program

EastWest continues to vaccinate their employees through the FilVax vaccination program at the CRK Vaccination Center in Clark International Airport and Festival Mall in Muntinlupa.

EastWest employees and third-party hires in the Visayas will receive the vaccine Following the successful Luzon legs of its FILVAX nationwide vaccination program in Muntinlupa City and Clark, Pampanga, EastWest will officially kick off the Visayas leg in Cebu City and other provinces starting August 27, 28 and 30.

Smart provides connectivity support for Mandaue City mobile vaccination

PLDT’s wireless arm, Smart Communications Inc. turned over Prepaid Home WiFi devices with load allocation to the local government of Mandaue City to provide fast and reliable connectivity for the rollout of its mobile vaccination clinic. PLDT and Smart booths, which offer generous discounts for products, have also been set up in the nearby barangays…

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,…