MANILA -- Local output in the second quarter, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), beat market expectations as the Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent on the back of strong industry and services sectors.
This brings the first half growth to 6 percent after the economy slowed down to 5.6 percent during the January to March period, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said Thursday.
QUEZON CITY -- Wise Immigration bested other visa assistance and immigration consultancy companies in the Philippines, as it has been chosen by the National Consumer Affairs Foundation (NCAF) as the Best Visa Assistance Company for 2014.
The company was conferred with the Seal of Excellence, Global Brand and the Best Brand Award in the country's biggest midyear consumer tribute held at the AFP Grand Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Edsa, Quezon City last August 10.
THE Export Development Council (EDC), composed of representatives from the government and private sector, is eyeing an export target of $100 billion by 2016, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said Tuesday.
The target was contained in the draft three-year Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP), DTI Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo Jr. said.
THE British Embassy is enhancing its visa application services in Manila and Cebu City, as the United Kingdom (UK) has welcomed record numbers of Filipino visitors to its shores.
The British Embassy said in a press release that in the 12 months to March 2014, over 49,000 UK visas were issued to Filipinos, with a 27 percent growth in tourists and business visitors driving the increase in numbers.
EMERSON Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has been nominated as one of the top data center infrastructure management (DCIM) providers in the 2014 CIO Choice Awards.
Qualified CIOs and data center managers across Asia can sign up at www.cio-choice.sg to cast their vote. Voting is open until August 13th.
MANULIFE Philippines, one of the country’s leading life insurance firms, has extended support to areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) through a livelihood project done in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).
The project aims to support around 75 families in Leyte by providing business skills training and the initial retail inventory for starting up their own “sari-sari” stores.
HONG KONG, China -- Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts reveals a suite offer that promises to deliver the ultimate luxury escape. Guests can take advantage of personalized service and the finest accommodations with the "Suite Indulgence" package, which includes a 20 percent discount off the best available rates of suites and triple GC points for Golden Circle Members, plus access to Horizon Club lounges and benefits where available.
THE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) and the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster cross-border cooperation between the two deposit insurance agencies.
The MOU was signed by PDIC President Valentin A. Araneta and KDIC Chairman and President Joo Hyun Kim on July 23 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City.
MANILA -- After three months of rigorously collecting crowns and labels for Cobra’s biggest nationwide promo, the country’s number one energy drink announces the three winners who will drive home a brand-new Chevrolet Camaro V6.
The highly anticipated grand draw of Cobra’s Sure Win Big Win promo happened last June 27, and out of the millions of entries received nationwide, three winners from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have been named.
KICKSTART Ventures Inc., the most active early-stage investment fund in the country, represented the Philippine telecom industry at the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo innovation workshop in Shanghai, China that tackled current initiatives to foster and promote new ways of doing things.
GSMA is an association of mobile operators and related companies devoted to supporting the standardizing, deployment and promotion of the GSM mobile telephone system.
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GLOBE Telecom announces the movement of Vice President and Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business head Domingo “Dong” Ronquillo to the telco’s Postpaid Business Group to head its Platinum and Roaming businesses.
An alumnus of the De La Salle University with a double degree in Economics and Advertising Management, Ronquillo led the Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business team for over three years and was accountable for the end-to-end management, P&L, churn, customer experience, and product portfolio and development.
SINGAPORE -- REC, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, has donated a 20-kW solar-diesel hybrid container (SolarBox) to the Philippine Red Cross.
The SolarBox is an integrated, off-grid solar solution catering to regions that experience unreliable access to the grid. It is composed of a solar array, inverter system and battery bank packed into a shipping container which can be assembled on site within two days.
MANILA -- When it comes to copiers and single function laser printers, Canon has been identified as the most trusted brand for two consecutive years.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), Canon holds the number one market share as specified in IDC's 2013 Q4 Asia/Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.
MANILA -- Hundreds of developers and environmental activists will come together on June 6-8 to build mobile and web applications dedicated to climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience at “Hack-The-Climate: Manila.”
This eco-themed hackathon will be held at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), in partnership with Princeton University's Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
MANILA -- A recent inductee into the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, announced an Asia-wide initiative that would help organizations “future-proof” their IT-based operations, in light of the exponential growth of data and the resulting rapid changes to the data center.
GLOBE Telecom supports the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) position that a mandatory IP peering among carriers should be put in place to improve internet services in the country.
The telecommunications provider maintains that there should not be any access charge to this to maintain or lower internet costs.
PERSONAL remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) have surged to $2.1 billion in March, 6.9 percent higher than a year ago, the central bank said Thursday.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said that the March remittances were even higher than the six percent growth posted in February.
MANILA -- Megaworld, the Philippines’ leading property developer and the number 1 office developer and landlord, posted a net income of P2.69 billion (inclusive of the P604 million non-recurring gain) for the first quarter of 2014, 49 percent higher than the P1.81 billion for the same period in 2013.
This is due to strong residential sales in its various townships, particularly in Newport City, Uptown Bonifacio, McKinley Hill and Eastwood City; and higher leasing income from its office and retail portfolio.
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, the hotel company of Swiss heritage that operates 80 hotels worldwide, has published its special rates for the upcoming summer season.
Discounts of up to 30 percent are offered at most of its hotels during selected dates between 1st June and 30th September 2014 as part of the “Summer Sunshine” offer.
GLOBE Telecom is giving young high school techies a rare opportunity to experience a meaningful activity during their summer break through the telecommunication provider’s Junior Mobile Wizard program.
TOKYO -- Asian stock markets were subdued Friday as investors weighed a fall in Chinese inflation against a negative cue from Wall Street.
LEADING telecommunications company Globe Telecom powers “TxtHIV to 8504” campaign, a first of its kind SMS-based information, counseling, and clinic referral drive in Asia for people who wants to be tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) but are afraid of facing societal discrimination.
The disease leads to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids) often associated with sexual promiscuity.
KUALA LUMPUR -- AirAsia will be re-commencing direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cebu, Philippines with 3x weekly frequency effective July 24.
Promotional seats will be available for booking online at www.airasia.com from RM0 base fare one way from Monday, May 5, onwards.
MANILA -- ThoughtBuzz, the social media analytics arm of To The New, published on April 29 its latest report on the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry in the Philippines.
LAZADA, the country’s online shopping mall, is teaming up with leading social mobile app WeChat, to bring users an exclusive surprise in line with Lazada’s second anniversary sale.
EMERSON Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has launched “Data Center 2025,” a global industry-wide survey designed to further understand the significance of data centers and explore its potential in the future.
GLOBE Telecom recently welcomed top executives of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), an industry association composed of companies from the cloud computing ecosystem in Asia, as it held its Quarterly Members' Meeting and Quarterly Board Meeting at The Globe Tower in Taguig City, Philippines.
According to its Cloud Readiness Index, the Philippines scaled up two spots in the rankings in terms of cloud adoption in Asia last year – from No. 12 to No. 10 – ahead of Vietnam, India, Indonesia and China.
AUTODESK, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today launched the Autodesk Foundation, which will invest in and support the most impactful nonprofit organizations using the power of design to help solve epic challenges, such as climate change, access to water, and healthcare, among others.
In partnership with the company, the Autodesk Foundation will provide select design-oriented grantees with software, training and financial support.
THE Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) bags a total of 13 Anvils, making it the most-awarded company in the recent 49th Anvil Awards by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) during the Gabi ng Parangal held at Solaire Resort and Casino.