Home, Enterprise underpin record revenues for PLDT

RECORD EARNINGS. PLDT officials (clockwise from top) President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio, Corporate Communications Head Cathy Yap-Yang, Voyager Innovations founder and CEO Orlando Vea, Chief Financial Officer Anabelle Lim-Chua, and Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan give a media briefing on the company’s performance for the first nine months of 2021.

PLDT logged ₱46 billion in consolidated service revenues in the third quarter of 2021, an all-time high record. EBITDA for the quarter was at ₱24.5 billion, also a record high, company officials said in an online press briefing on Thursday, November 4. Strong performances by Home and Enterprise underpinned the robust earnings by PLDT, which…

PLDT fibers up 30% faster than rival; reliable speeds benefiting more homes

Schoolteacher Michelle Caintic said the strong internet connection provided by PLDT has helped make work easier for them at the onset of the pandemic.

PLDT Home added new fiber customers faster than other providers in the first half of the year, outpacing its nearest competitor by 30%, sustaining its lead in the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) space. With 1.8 million PLDT fiber subscribers as of June, almost six out of every 10 fibered up homes in the Philippines are with PLDT,…

Voyager’s PayMaya secures digital bank license from BSP

Voyager Innovations (Voyager), through its financial technology arm PayMaya Philippines (PayMaya), announced that it had obtained the approval of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to establish a digital bank. To be known as Maya Bank, the digital bank will leverage PayMaya’s successful track record of being at the forefront of…

Over 3,500 units sold in an hour: realme caps off Global Fan Fest celebration

The country’s no. 1 smartphone brand realme achieved record-breaking success during its biggest ever Shopee sale on August 26-28. The country’s number 1 smartphone brand as of Q2 2021 is on a roll with its successful sales performance during its recently concluded Shopee Super Brand Day Sale on August 26 to 28.

Virtual YouTube FanFest Philippines returns on August 27-29

The virtual edition of YouTube FanFest (YTFF) returns for its second year in the Philippines, presented by Globe and All Things Hair PH by Unilever. The online event will be divided into three episodes streaming live from August 27 to 29 at 6:00 PM PHT on the YouTube FanFest channel, featuring creators from Cebu and…

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…

PH’s no. 1 smartphone brand realme celebrates Dare To Be You Global Fan Fest this month

realme rolls out an incredible lineup of events, promos, and other surprises this August to thank its Filipino fans for their continuous support The realme Squad is in for an amazing treat as the country’s no. 1 smartphone for Q1 and Q2 2021 continues its highly anticipated Global Fan Fest celebration this whole month of…

Say goodbye to falling in line as GCash expands to 600 billers nationwide

The time to be rushing to fall in line and waiting to be able to pay your bill is now behind us. GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, has made it possible for its users to easily pay online in just a few taps through their mobile devices. Even better, GCash has now expanded its…

mWell rolls out 1st nationwide virtual medical mission

Better healthcare access for Filipinos becomes a reality as mWell, the country’s first fully integrated health & wellness mobile app by Metro Pacific Health Tech, makes history with the first and largest nationwide virtual medical mission in the Philippines – the National mWellness Day.

Alibaba uses cloud technology to reduce heatstroke risk during Tokyo 2020

An intelligent ear-worn device helps keep track of the body temperature and heart rate of the Olympic onsite staff in Tokyo.

Alibaba Group, the Worldwide TOP Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today announced a new cloud-based solution to help Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 onsite staff reduce the risk of getting heatstroke during the summer in Tokyo. Through an intelligent ear-worn device, the technology helps keep track of the body temperature and heart rate of…

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…

Globe shares how companies can tap data and analytics for business

Businesses will need to gather a lot of data and analytics, Globe Business Director Dennis Dumdumaya said during the 2021 Transformation Summit organized by the Cebu IT-BPM Organization or CIB.O. last July 12 to 15. Even before COVID-19 struck, Globe already positioned itself to move towards digitalization, he said. With the pandemic, it has accelerated…

IT-BPM cushioned impact of COVID-19 on PH economy

The 2021 Transformation Summit organized by the Cebu IT BPM Organization (CIB.O) showcased the strategies and actions taken by the IT/BPM industry to accelerate digital transformation and help thrive with the future especially with the COVID – 19 pandemic going on. The virtual summit took place from July 12 until July 15.

Innovation, ecosystem development to help boost growth of Cebu’s IT-BPM industry

Cebu’s main ICT organization CIB.O will embark on a simplified version of industry-government-academe collaboration or what is known as the “triple helix” approach to enable innovation and ecosystem development as a way of reversing the sluggish growth of the IT-BPM industry. Cebu IT/BPM Organization (CIB.O) President Pert Cabataña said the streamlined structure will focus on…