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.
GLOBE Telecom has once again proven its leadership in the postpaid segment after ending 2013 with double-digit growth both in postpaid revenues and subscriber base amid the aggressive switching campaigns and attractive price offerings of its competitors.
Postpaid base has reached 2.03 million, a 17 percent increase from previous year’s 1.7 million. Gross subscriber additions reached over 711,000 as of end-December 2013, 21 percent higher than a year ago. This has brought total mobile subscriber base to 38.5 million, up 16 percent from 33.1 million subscribers last year.
ZIPMATCH, a Manila-based company that provides solutions for the real estate industry, has raised its first seed round from a combined group of global and local investors led by IMJ Fenox and which includes 500 Startups, IdeaSpace, and Hatchd Digital.
ZipMatch's real estate portal, www.zipmatch.com, helps property buyers choose from a curated selection of properties and provides information via real estate trends, investment and finance advice, as well as a helpful “concierge” service.
MANILA -- With the government’s plans to invest more than P400 billion into various infrastructure projects and the private sector’s continued optimism in numerous commercial developments throughout the Philippines, Lafarge Republic Inc. (LRI) announced its latest investment in a new Cement Mill in its Norzagaray manufacturing plant.
Having an annual capacity of 850 K tons per annum, the new mill is expected to be operational by June 2015, which will be six months after the commissioning of a similar new mill in its Teresa manufacturing plant in January 2015.
SILKAIR, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, welcomed its first Boeing 737-800 at the Singapore Airshow 2014 today.
On exclusive display for just one day, the maiden aircraft was dressed in a special 25th Anniversary livery of SilkAir’s signature blue and green to commemorate the milestone occasion that takes place this month.
IN REACTION to the recent letter of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) about alleged data capping, Globe gave its commitment to both the regulator and its data plan customers to step up its education drive toward data usage and the possible impact of its fair use policy to data subscribers.
Globe underwent a massive network modernization program two years ago in order to increase capacity and improve network performance.
INTERNATIONAL Insurance leader AIG is bullish on new construction opportunities as the economic boom in the Philippines triggers further expansion in the large-scale building sector.
Based on the 2014 Philippine Report, the construction sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with a 32.5% growth in the first quarter of 2013 and double-digit growth in successive quarters.
UCPB is conducting a loan fair at the Ayala Mall Cebu from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. of February 7 to 9. Exciting deals and freebies await those who wish to drive their own wheels, live in their dream house, or those who simply would like to have emergency cash anytime through the bank’s auto, home or salary loans program.
SEATTLE -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and SilkAir celebrated today the delivery of the carrier’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery also marked the start of the Singapore-based airline’s transition to an all-Boeing fleet.
METROBANK Group Chairman, Dr. George S.K. Ty, through GT-Metro Foundation (GTMF) and Metrobank Foundation (MBFI), donated P20 million for the restoration of the Manila Cathedral-Basilica's sanctuary, the basilica's inner sanctum, as the Ty family's contribution for the preservation of one of the country's historical landmarks of faith.
LAZADA, Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping mall, today announced the expansion of its mobile repertoire with the launch of an app for iPhone and iPad across the region. This launch follows Lazada's recent investment round of approximately US$ 250 million from investors including retail giant Tesco.
THE Metrobank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, will celebrate its 35th anniversary to be highlighted by the conferment of the Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (Aces) and the presentation of Partners in Empowerment, Advocacy and Commitment to Excellence (Peace) at 5 p.m. of January 29 to be held at Le Pavillon, Metropolitan Park, Pasay City.
LAGUNA AAA Water Corporation (LAWC) general manager and COO Melvin John Tan signs its registration agreement with Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) Director General Lilia de Lima as an Ecozone Utilities Enterprise to operate and manage the water and sewerage system of the premier industrial park in Southern Luzon, Laguna Technopark Inc. (LTI).
Situated inside the concession area of LAWC, LTI is home to over 200 local and global light to medium companies in the electronics, automotive, home appliances, pharmaceutical and other industries.
WITH 25 years in the air under its wing, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be celebrating its Silver anniversary this year.
TERADATA (NYSE: TDC), the leading analytic data platforms, marketing applications and consulting services company, today announced that it has appointed Ella Mae Ortega as its new country manager for The Philippines.
Ella Mae will be responsible for strategically augmenting Teradata's business in The Philippines as well as overseeing and managing its sales, professional services and customer management strategies. Ella Mae will be reporting to Peter Hand, area vice-president of Pacific, South Area and Korea (PSAK).
BPI Family Ka-Negosyo continues to maintain its status as the most preferred partner for Filipinos who engage in entrepreneurship. The Bank’s reputation as the country’s leading provider of business loans to SMEs is sealed anew by celebrated achievements it attained throughout 2013.
INNOVATIVE mobile learning program Text2Teach, which is being powered by Globe Telecom, expands its operations to the far-flung province of Sulu in an attempt to improve the learning abilities of students in the province.
TYPHOON Yolanda (Haiyan) is likely to dampen revenue growth in the fourth quarter following the extensive devastation in the Visayas region that could affect domestic spending.
THE Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, through its corporate social responsibility arm, the Metrobank Foundation Inc., was awarded the Financial Inclusion Award by The Banker.
GLOBE Telecom recently widened its scope of services in the global arena with the creation of Globe Mobile Italy S.r.I. (GMI), making it one of the members of the Globe group of companies.
GMI will handle the offering of various telecommunications services such as voice, SMS, MMS, load top-up and mobile data in Italy.
SINGAPORE -- Zalora Group, Southeast Asia’s fastest growing fashion and beauty online store, has secured a USD112 million (SGD139 million) round of funding.
ON THE heels of its Philippine Stock Exchange debut, Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), the Philippines’ leading supplier of air conditioning and refrigeration products, is set to further expand into the white goods appliance market through a joint venture with international appliance maker Midea.
CIC and its subsidiary Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company (CCAC) recently signed a shareholders’ agreement with Midea to create Concepcion Midea Incorporated. Under the agreement, CIC owns 22% of the joint venture, CCAC 30%, and Midea 48%.
CEBU will be part of another international event this month when the Philippines joins the world for the first time in celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) this year.
While the main GEW Philippines celebration was held at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Cebu will host an entrepreneurial-related event dubbed as “Cebu Startup Day” on December 7, 2013 at the University of the Philippines, Audio Visual Room 2 in Lahug, Cebu City.
GOLDLIFE Distribution Phils. Inc, the fastest growing Filipino network company that provides best opportunities for good life and better health, formally announced the arrival of MLM's iconic guy Patrick Zuñiga as the latest addition to GoldLife's team. The company said the involvement of Zuniga in joining GoldLife is considered to be the biggest and explosive move of the company for this year.
MAKATI -- Coffee and Saints (C&S) café, a Caltex-Don Bosco Pugad livelihood project for migrant youths, a favorite of the office crowd and church-goers at Don Bosco parish, has reopened for business.
The new C&S has a fully furnished upper level and improved menu. Up to 25 people can enjoy dining and hang out on the upper deck, al fresco. The added deck doubles the capacity to 50 customers including patrons at the main dining area. The café is fully equipped with an air-conditioned dining area, expanded kitchen and a professionally trained crew in new uniforms.
BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB) strengthens its partnership with top entrepreneurship advocate, Go Negosyo, at the 12th Filipino Franchise Show at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
With the commitment of encouraging Filipinos to engage in entrepreneurship, BFSB – through BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans – brings affordable financing closer to more Filipinos as it supports the Go Negosyo advocacy. For more information on how you can start your own business, visit www.bpiloans.com or any of the more than 800 BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank branches nationwide.
CONCEPCION Industrial Corporation (CIC), the Philippines’ leading supplier of air conditioning and refrigeration appliances, on Tuesday launched its Domestic Investors’ Roadshow, in preparation for its planned Initial Public Offering at the Philippine Stock Exchange in November.
CIC intends to use the proceeds of the transaction to support its next phase of growth, as it seeks to expand its product lineup in the white goods appliance market.
THE Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced recently the selection of Edgar O. Chua, country chairman of Shell Companies in the Philippines, as the “MAP Management Man of the Year 2013” awardee.
The “MAP Management Man of the Year” is a prestigious award that MAP bestows on individuals in the business community or government for attaining unquestioned distinction in the practice of management and for contributing to the country’s progress.
GLOBE Labs, the dynamic and innovative developer community of Globe Telecom, has partnered with the Google Developers Group (GDG) in the Philippines on the holding of a nationwide DevFest consisting of eight community-organized events anticipating at least 1,000 developers and students interested to learn about Google technologies and products.
G-XCHANGE Inc., the mobile commerce arm of Globe Telecom, recently participated in the Partnerships for Digital Financial Inclusion event at the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA.