Mindanaoan businesses elevate tech with ePLDT’s ASCEND Cloud Tech Day

Amil Azurin, VP and Head of Cloud Tech Product Management, Innovations & Strategic Partnerships at ePLDT, Jiggs Calixto, AVP and Head of Customer Relationship Management Team for Mindanao at PLDT Enterprise, and Reggie Regino, VP and Chief Sales Officer at ePLDT lead the toast in ASCEND Davao towards a digitally-empowered Mindanao.
Amil Azurin, VP and Head of Cloud Tech Product Management, Innovations & Strategic Partnerships at ePLDT, Jiggs Calixto, AVP and Head of Customer Relationship Management Team for Mindanao at PLDT Enterprise, and Reggie Regino, VP and Chief Sales Officer at ePLDT lead the toast in ASCEND Davao towards a digitally-empowered Mindanao.Contributed photo
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Regional Directors Sittie Rahma Alawi (1st photo; 5th from left) and Evamay dela Rosa (2nd photo; 4th from left)  and Davao City Chamber of Commerce Vice President for ICT, Xavier Eric Manalastas (2nd photo; 3rd from left) and Executive Vice President, Roland Suico (2nd photo; 5th from left), joined the event.​
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Regional Directors Sittie Rahma Alawi (1st photo; 5th from left) and Evamay dela Rosa (2nd photo; 4th from left) and Davao City Chamber of Commerce Vice President for ICT, Xavier Eric Manalastas (2nd photo; 3rd from left) and Executive Vice President, Roland Suico (2nd photo; 5th from left), joined the event.​Contributed photos

ePLDT, the ICT subsidiary of PLDT Group, together with the PLDT’s business arm, PLDT Enterprise brought together enterprises, organizations, and members of the local government in Davao and Cagayan De Oro to explore the potential of Cloud, AI, and Data Center technologies in elevating their tech to their businesses’ and Mindanao’s advantage.​

Over 100 key executives and IT experts from various industries across Mindanao convened at the ASCEND Cloud Tech Days in Davao and Cagayan de Oro. The event highlighted the value of cloud and data center solutions integrated with cybersecurity strategies, offering Mindanaoan business leaders insights into solutions such as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Google Cloud Platform, Genesys Contact Center as a Solution, and Alibaba Cloud, among others.

Jerecho Ong (1st from left) and April Ong (2nd from left) of ​Red Construction Technik.
Jerecho Ong (1st from left) and April Ong (2nd from left) of ​Red Construction Technik.Contributed photo
Ronald Chan (2nd from left) and Arvin Padayhag (1st from left) of Davao Light & Power Co. of Aboitiz Power.
Ronald Chan (2nd from left) and Arvin Padayhag (1st from left) of Davao Light & Power Co. of Aboitiz Power.Contributed photo
(L-R) JP Silva from San Pedro College, Paulo Tajon from Davao Del Sur Provincial Hospital, and May Tajon from San Pedro College​.
(L-R) JP Silva from San Pedro College, Paulo Tajon from Davao Del Sur Provincial Hospital, and May Tajon from San Pedro College​.Contributed photo

(L-R) Ritchie Roa and Caesar Chavez from WISP Network and Data Solution and Andre Baluete and Faith Baluete from AFTech.​
(L-R) Ritchie Roa and Caesar Chavez from WISP Network and Data Solution and Andre Baluete and Faith Baluete from AFTech.​Contributed photo
(L-R) Joselito Caharian from NAPOCOR -Mindanao Generation; Mary Ann Telen and Alex Maureal from USTP-CDO; and Karel Mark Dagus (5th from left) and John Rey Toston (6th from left) from Philippine Sinter Corporation.
(L-R) Joselito Caharian from NAPOCOR -Mindanao Generation; Mary Ann Telen and Alex Maureal from USTP-CDO; and Karel Mark Dagus (5th from left) and John Rey Toston (6th from left) from Philippine Sinter Corporation.Contributed photo
(L-R) Christian Dale Varquez, Maria Christi Ionnisa Sala, Vanroe Ramas, Neil Gilbert Jamito, and Shin Jabonga from ​First Community Cooperative (FICCO).
(L-R) Christian Dale Varquez, Maria Christi Ionnisa Sala, Vanroe Ramas, Neil Gilbert Jamito, and Shin Jabonga from ​First Community Cooperative (FICCO).Contributed photo
(L-R) Keithe Joseph Billones, Rhea Mykah Raterta, and Aldie Alia (8th from left) from MSU-IIT NMPC; Ferdinand Gacutno (4th from left), Raymond Curillan, and Glennlie Bendoy from Parasat Cable TV​.
(L-R) Keithe Joseph Billones, Rhea Mykah Raterta, and Aldie Alia (8th from left) from MSU-IIT NMPC; Ferdinand Gacutno (4th from left), Raymond Curillan, and Glennlie Bendoy from Parasat Cable TV​.Contributed photo
Xavier Eric Manalastas (3rd from left), CEO of BPO Solutions Inc. and Vice President for ICT at Davao City Chamber of Commerce, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Domingo (4th and 5th from left), Part Owners of ShowTel​.
Xavier Eric Manalastas (3rd from left), CEO of BPO Solutions Inc. and Vice President for ICT at Davao City Chamber of Commerce, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Domingo (4th and 5th from left), Part Owners of ShowTel​. Contributed photo

(L-R) Jason Kim Jurial, Network Administrator, Albert Alolino, Jr. System Administrator, Cleopy Ysula, IT System Admin, and Jessie Boy Magat, Jr. Network Administrator from Mindanao Consolidated Cooperative Bank (MCCB)​.
(L-R) Jason Kim Jurial, Network Administrator, Albert Alolino, Jr. System Administrator, Cleopy Ysula, IT System Admin, and Jessie Boy Magat, Jr. Network Administrator from Mindanao Consolidated Cooperative Bank (MCCB)​.Contributed photo
Joselito Caharian (2nd from left), Division Manager at NAPOCOR -Mindanao Generation, Kathyline Bantilan (4th from left), IS / IT Specialist at NAPOCOR - AGUS 6&7 HPPC, and Nilo Manabat (5th from left), IS / IT Specialist at NAPOCOR - AGUS 6&7 HPPC​.
Joselito Caharian (2nd from left), Division Manager at NAPOCOR -Mindanao Generation, Kathyline Bantilan (4th from left), IS / IT Specialist at NAPOCOR - AGUS 6&7 HPPC, and Nilo Manabat (5th from left), IS / IT Specialist at NAPOCOR - AGUS 6&7 HPPC​. Contributed photo
Johnny Garcia (2nd from left), IT Director of Jose Rizal Memorial State University​.
Johnny Garcia (2nd from left), IT Director of Jose Rizal Memorial State University​.Contributed photo
Jerome Arcenas (2nd from left), IT Staff, and Patrick Gamboa (3rd from left), MIS Head, from St. Peter's College Iligan.
Jerome Arcenas (2nd from left), IT Staff, and Patrick Gamboa (3rd from left), MIS Head, from St. Peter's College Iligan.Contributed photo

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