Category: Community

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

    Robinsons Malls spreads Christmas cheer, gifts Cebu City with 35-foot 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

    PLDT, Smart ramp up COVID-19 aid to Cebu

    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.

  • VisMin LGUs, agencies get connectivity support from Smart, boosting COVID-19 response

    VisMin LGUs, agencies get connectivity support from Smart, boosting COVID-19 response

    With public service and malasakit in mind, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has strengthened its support for local government units and government agencies in Visayas and Mindanao by providing communication and connectivity devices, fortifying their efforts for COVID-19 response.

  • Zonta Club of Cebu II launches “Walk for Women”

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

    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, 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 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 kicks off Visayas leg of FILVAX program

    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

    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…

  • No electricity disconnection for cities of Cebu, Mandaue while under MECQ

    No electricity disconnection for cities of Cebu, Mandaue while under MECQ

    Visayan Electric will implement a no disconnection policy in areas under MECQ, specifically the cities of Cebu and Mandaue, until August 15. This is pursuant to a memorandum from the Department of Energy dated August 6, which the electric utility received Tuesday.

  • Google, CANVAS launch Cebuano magazine to help fight misinformation

    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 partners with NGOs for COVID-response projects

    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

    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…

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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…