Secretary Del Rosario is ‘MAP Management Man of the Year 2014’

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

THE Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced recently the selection of Secretary Albert F. del Rosario of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as the “MAP Management Man of the Year 2014” awardee.

New banquets packages at Manila Pavilion

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 02:09 p.m.

CELEBRATING significant occasions at the Manila Pavilion Hotel bring not just pleasant memories but a host of exciting amenities and specially designed banquet packages to suit the needs and preferences of discerning guests.

Whether it be for meetings, seminars, or conferences, weddings, birthdays, debuts, and other social events, the hotel offers enticing packages replete with the intricacies of an exquisite reception.

AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.

AMD (NYSE: AMD) recently announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part of a transition plan. Read will support the transition in an advisory role, remaining with the company through the end of 2014.

Globe’s Ernest Cu is lone Pinoy exec in Power 100 list

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 01:31 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu is the only Filipino executive to make to it to the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 for 2014.

Power 100 is the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most powerful people in telecoms worldwide.

Globe completes HSPA+ rollout; network now 100% 4G

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 07:07 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom practically completed last month the rollout of the HSPA+ technology, equipping its network with 100% 4G coverage, thereby providing its customers with faster and more reliable wireless internet connectivity.

Globe Telecom expands LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD footprint in VisMin

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 05:00 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom is expanding its LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD footprint in Visayas and Mindanao as it activated its first site in Lahug, Cebu City as part of an initiative to further expand the telecommunication provider’s mobile ultra-broadband infrastructure in central and southern provinces of the country.

Globe Business bolsters top Carrier Ethernet events

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 04:42 p.m.

BEING at the forefront of technologies in enterprise connectivity by deploying superior data connections, Globe Business has been aggressively promoting the utilization of Carrier Ethernet (CE) in the industry, as well as the corresponding benefits it can provide to its customers in the Philippines.

Globe partners with Weather Philippines Foundation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 02:42 p.m.

GLOBE Telecom has partnered with Weather Philippines Foundation to provide localized and real-time weather updates to help the public prepare for typhoons, heavy rains and severe flooding.

Survey: 945 Pinoy investors optimistic on pensions

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:51 p.m.

THE majority of Filipino investors are satisfied with their government pension, but this sentiment is based on specific assumptions and a cash-dominant approach to retirement working out, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index.

Two-thirds of respondents said they are confident that their government pension would be enough to meet their needs upon retirement -- the highest level of all surveyed markets.

Phoenix Petroleum, Cebu Pacific sign 10-year supply contract

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 05:53 p.m.

LEADING independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines and leading carrier Cebu Pacific marked a decade of strong and indispensable partnership with the signing of a 10-year renewable supply contract recently.

Under the agreement, Phoenix Petroleum will construct a Jet A-1 storage facility in Tayud, Consolacion, Cebu, to be used by Cebu Pacific to store their Jet A-1 fuel.

10 sugar-producing provinces ‘vulnerable’ to Asean integration

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 03:49 p.m.

WORKERS in the country's top 10 sugar-producing provinces are in danger of losing their jobs if the local industry could not keep pace with the competition in Southeast Asia, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said Sunday.

The provinces are Negros Occidental, Bukidnon, Batangas, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Tarlac, Capiz, North Cotabato, Davao del Sur, and Cebu, said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

DTSI Group supports PH BPOs at 15th Annual Call Center Week

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:28 p.m.

DTSI Group rallied support for the Philippine BPO industry during its stint as a featured exhibitor and sponsor of the 15th Annual Call Center Week last June 9 – 13, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to DTSI president and CEO Miguel C. Garcia, promoting the Philippines as a prime investment venue for outsourcing as well as a great source of highly talented BPO manpower is an advocacy that his company strongly believes in.

MAP conference on opportunities in integrated Asean region set

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

THE Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), in partnership with BusinessWorld and Healthway Medical, will hold its 12th MAP International CEO Conference 2014 on September 9, Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La.

The conference’s theme reflects the top-of-the-mind issue today: “The Integration Momentum: Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity.”

Economy picks up in Q2

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 02:15 p.m.

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.

Wise Immigration bags 2014 Best Visa Assistance Company

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 08:27 p.m.

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.

EDC eyes $100B exports by 2016

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 08:31 p.m.

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.

UK welcomes more Filipinos, enhances visa application services

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 03:05 p.m.

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 is nominated as top DCIM provider by CIO Choice

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 03:06 p.m.

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 to cast their vote. Voting is open until August 13th.

Manulife partners with PBSP for livelihood project

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 07:16 p.m.

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.

‘Suite Indulgence’ at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 02:59 p.m.

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.

PDIC signs cross-border partnership deal with Korean counterpart

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

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.

Cobra Energy Drink awards 3 Camaro winners

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 02:54 p.m.

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 represents PH at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo innovation workshop

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 02:06 p.m.

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.

An affordable mobile WiFi device: Tattoo’s best tool for school

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 06:02 p.m.

IT'S back to school once again, and that means home works and papers will come aplenty in the next few days. To make things a little easier and faster for your research, Tattoo keeps you connected and updated whether you are, in or out of campus! Choose from any of Tattoo Prepaid’s mobile broadband devices and save as much as P1100.

Tattoo’s Ronquillo takes on leadership of Globe Platinum and Roaming

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:20 p.m.

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.

REC donates SolarBox to Philippine Red Cross

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 05:56 p.m.

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.

Study: Canon is the most trusted copier, printer brand

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 02:53 p.m.

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 to host 1st environment-themed hackathon

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 04:36 p.m.

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.

Emerson launches region-wide initiative to future-proof biz operations

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 04:36 p.m.

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 backs NTC stance of mandatory IP peering

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 03:45 p.m.

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.

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