Showing posts with label Business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Business. Show all posts
Nov 23, 2021

UnionBank UPAY for MSME: Helping level the playing field for the country’s growing number of MSMEs

 

UnionBank UPAY for MSME: Helping level the playing field for the country’s growing number of MSMEs

 

Filipinos are now utilizing digital payments more than ever. Last month, the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported that digital payments made up 20.1 percent of all transactions in 2020, more than double the figure from two years ago of 10 percent. This strong momentum is creating opportunities particularly for enterprising Filipinos who engage in e-commerce.

To help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country capitalize on this growing trend, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), the region’s digital trailblazer and the country’s foremost bank for MSMEs, has launched a groundbreaking feature that will make e-payments easier and secure not only for customers but also for MSMEs—the new UPAY for MSME.

Jaypee Soliman
UnionBank Vice President and MSME Segment Head


This was unveiled at the Bank's 12th E-TalkTales media event, wherein UnionBank Vice President and MSME Segment Head Jaypee Soliman, and UnionBank Merchant Acquiring and Payment Gateway Head Gerry Austria led discussions on the critical role of digitizing payments in the country's fast evolving market.

Soliman began the discussions by talking about the state of digital payments in the country, citing the significant growth in the number of Filipinos who utilize these payment solutions. This is an indication that Filipinos are now more open to the idea of becoming a cash-lite society.

“This shows how the consumers are now transacting digitally. They are ready. They are there. The number of Filipinos having e-wallets and bank accounts continue to grow. But the question is, are the MSMEs ready to accept digital payments?"

This is where UPAY comes in. UPAY is a groundbreaking digital payments solution designed to make acceptance of multiple payment options accessible to MSMEs. It offers a fully integrated, single platform payment collection complete with other features that can make inbound payments easier for entrepreneurs, including the option to generate payment links with multiple collection channels, and the option to generate InstaPay QRPH for digital and physical channels.

"UPAY for MSMEs is a payment gateway that is embedded in our MSME Business Banking App. Businesses of all sizes and types now have the power to generate payment links, request payments, send it to their customers and provide multiple payment options, all these reconciled and credited to a single UnionBank account," Soliman said.

What makes UPAY convenient for accepting payments is that customers can choose their preferred payment channel either via Unionbank Online, InstaPay, Other Digital Wallets, Credit/Debit Cards and even over-the-counter through UnionBank’s expansive network of partner channels nationwide.

Gerry Austria
UnionBank Merchant Acquiring and Payment Gateway Head 

"When we conceptualized UPAY for MSMEs, we wanted to do away with all the different hassles that the merchant is experiencing to set up his payments, one of which is having to connect to a point-of-sale system, having to have different devices, having to have to download different apps," Austria said.

"Second, it's the efficiency in doing business. You don't need to be in your physical store to actually have a customer pay you. You can actually be vacationing somewhere else and someone wants to buy a product which they saw through your post on Instagram or Facebook. You can actually just create a payment link and send it to that customer, so it's very convenient for both the merchant and the customer," Austria added.

Through the new feature, UnionBank wants to level the playing field for MSMEs by making the feature accessible to them, which was previously only available to the bigger merchants as part of enterprise platforms that are too technologically demanding and expensive for smaller players.

 

For more information about the company and this article, please visit

www.unionbankph.com/msme/upay

 

Jun 23, 2021

DTI holds 8th Grand Bagsakan together with Mayani on June 25

 
BAGSAKAN: Supporting Filipino Products #EatLocal #BuyLocal #GoLokal 


The Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) will hold a Grand Bagsakan on June 25, 2021 together with Mayani and MSMEs from Cagayan Valley, Bataan, and NCR. This Bagsakan event is both online and physical, accommodating pick-up, deliveries, or walk-in purchases.


DTI holds 8th Grand Bagsakan together with Mayani on June 25

 

Mayani.ph will hold pre-orders until June 23, 2021, Wednesday, at 12 noon. On June 25, orders can be picked up at the Department of Trade and Industry Main Parking Lot along Jupiter Street, and the following Malls: Circulo Verde, Estancia at Capitol Commons, Greenhills Mall, and Tiendesitas. On the same day, deliveries will be made for NCR, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. A flat rate of PHP129 applies to deliveries within NCR, while orders that reach PHP2000 are waived of delivery fees. Visit https://mayani.ph/pages/the-grand-bagsakan to pre-order.

 

Paymongo, the official payment partner of Mayani, provides cashless payment support on the Mayani website through credit or debit card payments via Visa and Mastercard, GCash, GrabPay (pay now or pay later), and Bank Deposit.

 

The partnership of Mayani, DTI-Region 2 and the DTI-BDTP has been promoting and transporting fresh produce and other products directly to more consumers and resellers. Aside from vegetables, Guimaras Mangoes will be sold at PHP199 per kilo. The pre-packed chopsuey basket will be sold at PHP50 each. Products from Iskaparate such as longganisa, mushroom chips, and kesong puti can also be pre-ordered on the website.

 

MSMEs from Cagayan Valley, Bataan, and NCR will be selling their products at the DTI Main Building Parking Lot. They will be offering various snacks such as different cashew-based pastries, cassava, kamote, and banana chips, peanuts, cookies. Other Filipino favorites such as longganisa, tapa, bangus, and other fresh and dried seafood products will also be available. These products will be available for walk-in or pre-orders. Visit the DTI-BDTP Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/DTI.BDTP to see the items for sale and how to pre-order.

 

On July 15-16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 17, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the second Bagsakan outside NCR will take place at The Junction at Carmelray Industrial Park along Wisdom Avenue corner Knowledge Avenue, Calamba, Laguna.

 

The DTI-BDTP is targeting to expand the accessibility of produce and other products that consumers can get at fair prices. Hence, they are also looking at possible collaborations with the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) and the Pavilion Mall in Biñan, Laguna.

 

The Grand Bagsakan aims to provide consumers with fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices, and to support farmers by making their produce accessible in more places in the metro. They also support the DTI’s Buy Local, Go Lokal advocacy campaign. To be updated on the projects of the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, follow their social media accounts: @DTI.BDTP on Facebook and Instagram, and @DTI_BDTP on Twitter. 


Apr 27, 2021

Viet Mart Supplier Inc. Opens New Branch of VMART “Taste of Asia” in Sherwood Place, Taft Avenue Manila


Viet Mart Supplier Inc. Opens New Branch of VMART “Taste of Asia” in Sherwood Place, Taft Avenue Manila


Viet Mart Supplier Inc. (Vmart.ph), an international-based growing start-up grocery business in the Philippines, establishes its second physical store in Sherwood Place in Taft Avenue, Manila in its initial expanding efforts.

Viet Mart Supplier Inc. Opens New Branch of VMART “Taste of Asia” in Sherwood Place, Taft Avenue Manila


When Jenny To, CEO of Vmart.ph, established the first store, currently located at 174 Yakal Street Makati City, its primary goal was to serve and bring Vietnamese products to its ex-pats living in Makati. Then, after a short period of business in the country, they have decided to integrate their business into the local scene.


Vmart.ph primarily has Vietnamese goods, but it also includes Korean, Thai, Chinese, and some Filipino products.


“Our products originally and majorly are Vietnam products. We’re currently looking into the Vietnam market in the Philippines then start to expand to the local market here. We want to stretch to the local market now and try switching from Vietnam-centered market to the local,” said To.

Vmart.ph primarily has Vietnamese goods, but it also includes Korean, Thai, Chinese, and some Filipino products.

 Vmart.ph products vary from consumable goods to health and beauty products, mobile phone accessories, international fruits and vegetables, medical supplies, pet care products, meat and poultry, and various beverages.



Vmart.ph also has a joint business with VMart which is Annam.ph, a Vietnamese mainstay restaurant, located beside the Makati branch.

“We want to bring the Vietnam products here in the Philippines, but we also brought with us Thai, Chinese, and Korean products to our store,” said To.

“When we first opened here, our first goal was to cater to Vietnamese ex-pats living in the Philippines,” explained To.

Vmart.ph’s second store was strategically established in Sherwood Place in Taft Manila to cater, not only to ex-pats living near Taft Avenue but also to target De La Salle University-Manila students, who they think has the greater interest in trying international products because of their “traveling tendencies.”

“When we opened in our second branch in Sherwood Place in Taft Manila, we wanted not to focus only on Vietnam ex-pats living around Taft but we are also targeting students from De La Salle University. We think that most of these students are there well-traveled,” said To.

“We know most of the students from LaSalle go on and about to different countries to we figured that they are the specific market that would appreciate and try out the products,” said To.

For 2021, Vmart plans to establish a total of three stores in the country’s capital region, also strategically choosing from either Quezon City, Clark Pampanga, Pasay, or Cavite.

“We are planning to put a maximum of three stores. Maybe one or two more for this year. We are looking into either Clark in Pampanga or Cavite. We are also searching either in Quezon City, Cavite, Pasay, or Pampanga but were still looking for the best spots to put up the stores,” said To.

VMart “Taste of Asia” is open 24 hours, seven days a week and delivers from 7:00 AM to 4:00 AM.

For additional information, please visit www.vmart.ph.


Jan 20, 2021

UnionBank continues as Asia’s digital trailblazer beyond the tipping point of digital adoption



UnionBank continues as Asia’s digital trailblazer beyond the tipping point of digital adoption


From its entrepreneur-focused solutions to its heavy investments in AI and blockchain, IDC Asia/Pacific Digital Trailblazer awardee Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank)’s SEVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Chief Transformation Officer Henry Aguda talked about the Bank’s digital plans for this year in the eighth installment of its E-TalkTales series.


One of the main points of Aguda's discussion was UnionBank's commitment to supporting the country's micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through various digital solutions designed to address the different pain points of their businesses. “These are all geared towards a focus of helping the MSMEs not just survive, but thrive during this pandemic,” Aguda said.

UnionBank’s current solutions offered to entrepreneurs include the newly launched SME Business Banking app, which is equipped with features for improved security and convenience such as biometrics, as well as platforms such as Bux, SeekCap, and Sentro, which are offered by the Bank’s fintech spinoff UBX, that enable customers to build secure foundations for their e-commerce ventures.
In addition to these topics, Aguda talked about the Bank’s plans for two of the biggest focus areas in the next phase of its digital transformation roadmap, which are AI and distributed ledger technology (DLT), particularly blockchain and cryptocurrency, two technologies enabled by DLT.

For AI, Aguda said the Bank plans to utilize the said technology so that its services can become even more personalized for customers. Aside from this, the Bank is also creating solutions that help address cybercrimes committed against customers, including a concept the Bank calls “integrated financial crimes framework” where all types of cybercrime are analyzed by the Bank’s AI engine to anticipate fraud patterns.





Aguda underscored the importance of being a vigilant and responsible digital banking account owner given the ever-growing threat of cybercrime, saying that malicious entities are becoming even more creative in finding new ways of exploiting vulnerabilities in digital ecosystems through user endpoints, especially those of banks and other financial institutions. He added that the best way to keep them at bay is for stakeholders to work together in creating a safe digital ecosystem for everyone.
“Threat actors will only prey on the weak, but if it’s a community that’s protecting everybody, they will move to a different jurisdiction altogether.”


In terms of DLT, the Bank is now working on expanding its blockchain-based digital financial network i2i in scope and scale, as well as expanding its proprietary stablecoin PHX. UnionBank is also testing various other blockchain use cases and proofs of concept that the Bank plans to share with partner government agencies and corporate clients in the coming months.


When asked if UnionBank is planning to apply to become a digital banking entity under the recently approved regulatory framework of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) that classifies digital banks separately from commercial banks, rural banks, thrifts, and cooperatives, Aguda said that the Bank is now reviewing all possible options.

“UnionBank is excited because it’s a validation and affirmation of the things that we’ve been doing. And if we do get a digitalized license, we’ll welcome it and we will continue to advocate the adoption of digital banking services,” Aguda said.

Nov 4, 2020

Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program

 

Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program

Looking to start your own business? Check out Mekeni’s reseller program


One of the things that the coronavirus 2019 pandemic made us realize is that we should always have plan B, especially in terms of source of living.
 
Due to the pandemic, the unemployment rate in the country has reached an all-time high with around 4.6 million jobless Filipinos in July. Though this has eased as compared to the unemployment rate in April, most Pinoys are still finding it hard to get back on their feet.
 
If you are among the Filipinos whose livelihood is affected by the pandemic and economic recession, Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program might be just for you.
 
Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program is a reseller program intended for those who wish to start their own home-based business. It was launched by Mekeni, one of the biggest food manufacturers in the country, to help Filipinos put up their own home-based business in this time of pandemic.
 
For as low as P1,500, you can kickstart your own Mekeni reseller business. All you have to do is sign up via Mekeni’s Facebook page (www.facebook/mekeniph). Your application will undergo verification and assessment, and in a week, you may already start your business.
 
“We all have a role to play amid the pandemic; and for us here at Mekeni, it is all about making sure that our communities are given the opportunity to flourish and thrive even in the most difficult times. We will never get tired of helping this new breed of Pinoy entrepreneurs achieve their aspirations,” Prudencio Garcia, Mekeni president quipped.
 
To date, Mekeni has many successful resellers nationwide. Through its Home2Home Partners Program, it has helped a lot of unemployed and temporarily displaced workers affected by the pandemic. The company tapped its distributors all over the country to serve the demand.
 
“During the pandemic, we are grateful to Mekeni because we are able to also help those who temporarily lost their jobs by giving them an alternative source of income,” said Shiela Alfons, exclusive distributor from Davao.
 
“Malaki ang naitulong ng Mekeni sa amin dahil ito ang aming pangunahing pinagkakakitaan. Bukod dito ay natutulungan pa naming magkaroon ng trabaho, dagdag kabuhayan at kita ang aming pamilya, kaibigan, at aming mga suki, at ngayon ang iba ay nahikayat na rin naming magbenta lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemic,” added Jenalyn Silvestre of Tarlac.
 
Aside from individual resellers, Mekeni also looks into tapping dealers and wholesales to be able to cater to more interested resellers nationwide.
 
Aside from income security, Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program can also be a good donation option. If you are looking to help Filipinos pull through this pandemic too just like Mekeni, you can gift the package to a beneficiary. The help is more long term as what you are giving them is a chance and hope to start their own business.
 
“There is always something you can do to help others. With our Home2Home Partners Program, we hope that we can spark inspiration and motivation to go on despite the challenges we are facing,” Garcia added.
 
If you are interested to become a Mekeni reseller or to donate a reseller package, send a message through Mekeni’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mekeniph to know more.
Oct 18, 2020

Cash Agad: Ka-Partner Sa Muling Pagbangon


Cash Agad:  Ka-Partner Sa Muling Pagbangon

Naging matindi ang epekto ng pandemic sa mga pamilya at komunidad sa bansa hindi lang  dahil sa takot na naramdaman ng marami mula sa banta ng COVID-19 kundi pati na rin sa epekto nito sa kabuhayan. Maraming nagsarang negosyo at maraming nawalan ng trabaho. At yun namang mga kumikita pa rin, hindi makapag-withdraw ng cash dahil pinatigil ng mga lockdown ang pampublikong transportasyon.

Mabuti na lamang at andiyan ang mga Cash Agad partner agents, naka-antabay para matugunan ang banking needs ng bawat Pilipino sa gitna ng pandemya. Naapektuhan man ang sila noong nagdeklara ng community quarantine, sila naman ay nakatulong sa barangay, nakakabawi at patuloy pang bumabangon upang muling umunlad ang kanilang mga negosyo.

Ang network ng Cash Agad partner agents ay binubuo ng mga maliliit na negosyante sa Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao na nagpapatakbo ng sebisyong Cash Agad sa kani-kanilang komunidad. Layunin ng sebisyong ito na bigyan ng access sa cash ang mga malalayong komunidad, lalo na ang mga liblib na lugar, mga lugar na kailangan pang umakyat ng bundok o tumawid ng dagat. 

Ang Cash Agad ay solusyon mula sa BDO Unibank na kung saan ang pinakamahahalagang serbisyo ng bangko - tulad ng withdrawal at balance inquiry - ay nakakarating sa isang liblib na lugar nang hindi na kinakailangang magpatayo pa ng isang branch o maglagay ng ATM.

Tindahan na, ATM pa: Ang may-ari ng isang tindahan (pwede ring salon, drugstore, hardware store, etc.) ay maaaring maging Cash Agad partner agent na seserbiyso sa isang komunidad. Dahil ang negosyanteng ito ay matagal nang bahagi ng komunidad, malapit ang pwesto, kilala at pinagkakatiwalaan, mas madali sa mga tao na sa kanya lumapit para kunin ang kanilang pera.

Kapag naging Cash Agad partner agent, ang may-ari ng tindahan ay bibigyan ng POS terminal na may kakayanang tumanggap ng mga transaksyon gamit ang Philippine-issued ATM card, mapa-debit o prepaid man ito. At kahit pa BDO Unibank ang nagpapatakbo sa Cash Agad, tinatanggap ng POS terminal ang mga ATM cards ng lahat ng bangko sa Pilipinas.

Cash Agad at mga LGUs: Isa pang maganda sa Cash Agad ay hindi ito nakadepende sa oras ng bangko. Habang bukas ang tindahan ng Cash Agad partner agent, pwede mag-transact dito. Yun nga lang, binago lang ang mga schedule ngayon dahil sa pandemic at community quarantine. Ang mga lokal na opisyal ang nagbibigay ng schedule kung kelan pwede mag- withdraw sa isang tindahang may Cash Agad. Ito ay para masigurado ang physical distancing at kaligtasan ng bawat partner agent at mga customers nito.

Maging ang mga LGU ay umaasa rin sa Cash Agad para maparating sa mga nangangailangan ang mga supporta ng gobyerno. Halimbawa, ang mga benepisyaryo ng 4Ps ay sa Cash Agad na nagwi-withdraw ng kanilang monthly cash assistance. Ang mga IPs o indigenous people din ay tumatanggap ng kanilang cash assistance at iniwi-withdraw dito. Lahat ng ito ay naging posible dahil sa pagtutulungan ng Cash Agad at LGU.

Maski ang mga empleyado ng munisipyo, mga pulis, at mga teacher sa isang lokalidad ay sa Cash Agad na nagpupunta para makuha ang sweldo nila. Ang mga pribadong empleyado, mga pamilya ng OFWs, lahat sila ay pwedeng sa Cash Agad na mag-withdraw.

Ito ay malaking ginhawa para sa kanilang lahat dahil noong nagkaroon ng mga lockdown at checkpoints, hindi na makaalis ang maraming tao sa kani-kanilang baranggay para magpunta sa mga dati nilang dinadayong mga bangko at ATM na malayo.

Tulong sa Negosyo: Ayon kay Lorna Taruc, may-ari ng Jan Pau convenience store at Cash Agad partner agent sa San Simon, Pampanga, malaking tulong sa negosyo niya at sa komunidad niya ang Cash Agad.

Malaking convenience para sa mga tao yung dito na lang sila sa tindahan magwi-withdraw ng cash. Hindi na nila kailangan magbiyahe ng malayo. Lalo na noong lockdown ang hirap kumuha ng sasakyan. Bukod dito, dumami rin ang customer sa tindahan ko.

Ayon naman sa isa pang Cash Agad partner agent, si Roselyn Abela ng Pitogo, Bohol, maraming natakot lumabas ng lugar nila noong nagkaroon ng community quarantine dahil nabalitaan nilang may mga Covid positive doon sa bayan kung saan sila pumupunta para mag-bangko at mag-ATM.

Ang bayan na ito ay napakalayo sa Pitogo. Sasakay pa ng habal-habal tapos tatawid ng dagat gamit ang lantsa sa kabilang isla. Tapos habal-habal na naman. Aabutin ng kalahati hanggang isang araw para lang makapag-bangko o ATM. At mga limandaang piso ang gastos sa pamasahe kung balikan.

"Kaya noong nagkaroon ng quarantine, nagpasalamat ang mga tao sa lugar namin dahil may Cash Agad ako sa tindahan ko. Dito na sila nagwiwithdraw. Tapos, dito na rin sila bumibili ng mga kailangan nila pagkatapos mag-withdraw kaya nadadagdagan ang kita ko," sabi ni Roselyn.

 

Financial Inclusion: Ayon kay Jim Nasol, Head of Agency Banking (Cash Agad) ng BDO, ang pagkakaroon ng mga Cash Agad partner agents sa mga liblib na lugar ay matagal nang plano ng bangko. Ito ay dahil sa pagnanais nito na mapalaganap ang pag-unlad sa mga kanayunan sa buong Pilipinas.

Maraming mga Pilipino ang masipag, matalino, mapagsumikap, at nangagarap na mapabuti ang kanilang kabuhayan. Kaya lang, napipigilan sila ng kawalan ng access sa cash at kapital. Marami ang mga Pilipinong nahihirapan pagkasyahin ang pera dahil dun pa lang sa pagkuha ng cash, mahabang oras at malaking gastos ang kailangan.

Ang mga Cash Agad partner agents natin ang nagiging daan para mapalaganap ang financial inclusion, o yung mapalawak ang sakop ng mga serbisyong pinansyal. Nakikita natin sa mga lugar tulad ng Pitogo na malaki ang nagagawa ng financial inclusion para mabigyan ng magandang buhay ang mga Pilipino sa malalayong komunidad," paliwanag niya. 

Dagdag pa ni Arnold Katipunan, Head of Sales  Cash Agad from BDO, lalong mahalaga ang financial inclusion at access sa cash ngayong panahon ng pandemic, kung kailan maraming mga tao at negosyo ang kailangang bumangon mula sa epekto ng krisis sa kalusugan at ekonomiya.

Patuloy pa rin ang pagdami ng mga Cash Agad partner agents sa bansa. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa Cash Agad, puntahan ang BDO website http://www.bdo.com.ph/cash-agad  o kaya ay magpadala ng email sa cashagad@bdo.com.ph.   


#CashAgad #BDOCashAgad

Feb 7, 2020

Pay with PayMaya, para may #BalikBayad!

Local film and TV royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla strut the “green carpet” before the official premiere of their latest “BalikBayad” video project as the newest brand ambassadors of PayMaya, the most rewarding mobile wallet app in the Philippines today.

Pay with PayMaya, para may #BalikBayad!

Teen Royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla come back to share 
the many rewards you get when you “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!”

After more than a year of not being seen together on-screen, “Teen Royalties” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla reunite for an action-packed project that sees them sharing the many perks and rewards of going cashless through PayMaya’s “BalikBayad” campaign.
Feb 5, 2020

AXA Philippines inks partnership with Avega Managed Care


AXAPhilippines,   one   of   the   country’s   leading  insurance   providers,   has   partnered  withA Managed Care (an affiliate of Intellicare group and member of Fullerton Health),a leader in healthcare administration, to provide a more convenient,  accessible andworld-class healthcare to Filipinos. 
With the alliance, AXA Philippines is able to offer anextensive and differentiated healthcare experience to its customers*through AVEGA’snetwork of over 49,000 affiliated doctors and specialists and over 2,800 hospitals andclinics.   Now,   AXA’s   Global   Health   Access   health   plan   allows   customers   to   avail   ofcashless  and  seamless transaction  nationwide through  AVEGA’s  extensive   network,including dental and optical providers. Photo shows (L-R) AXA Philippines chief of retailpropositions Alok Roongta, COO Malet Lepatan, President and CEO Rahul Hora; and AVEGA President Mark Gamir, Vice President and COO Jerico dela Cruz, and head of  and Sales and Marketing, Alan Richard Silo.
Nov 13, 2019

Shopee Wraps Up an Outstanding 11.11 Big Sale With 70 Million Items Sold on November 11



Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up its largest Shopee 11.11 Big Sale. Shopee continued to drive the 11.11 shopping phenomenon in the region as it set new records on November 11. Highlights include:

70 million items sold on November 11
3 times more orders were recorded in the 1st hour compared to 2018
Nov 7, 2019

Parkway Corporate Center, Filinvest City

Parkway Corporate Center, Filinvest City

Parkway Corporate Center rides on the business growth momentum


The Philippines made it to the top 10 alongside countries such as Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, and China, placing third best country in 2019 to invest or do business in, according to CEOWORLD magazine.
Oct 10, 2019

Shopping and Learning in One: First-ever So Shop! Bazaar Brings Over A Hundred of Online Sellers Together

LBC’s So Shop! became a venue for social sellers to showcase their products. Customers were treated to a day of  shopping and meeting the owners of their favorite online shops
More and more Filipinos are starting to venture into micro, small and medium enterprises nowadays. With technology, anyone can be an entrepreneur and it has served as one of the personal goals for a lot of us – from fresh grads to millennials to retirees. However, starting your own online business may be a daunting task but with the right support, succeeding in it is not a farfetched dream. 
Sep 29, 2019

PayMaya accelerates digital payments adoption in the Philippines with launch of new brand campaign

PayMaya ramps up its efforts to increase cashless transactions in the country with the launch of its “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!” Campaign, along with a fresh new look, exciting app upgrades and more rewarding promos.
In this photo are executives from PayMaya Philippines (from left to right): Raymund Villanueva, Head of Growth and Brand Marketing; Mitch Padua, Chief Product Officer; Kenneth Palacios, Head of Wallets Business; Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director; Orlando B. Vea, Founder and CEO; Shailesh Baidwan, President; Miguel Fernandez, Group Chief Finance Officer; Mar Lazaro, Head of Enterprise Business; and Heidi Garayblas, Head of Brand and Marketing Services. 

Sep 23, 2019

GCash powers biggest mobile app summit in PH

EMPOWERING ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS.As sponsor of the SIGN UP! SUMMIT 2019, leading mobile wallet GCash took part in educating more than 12,000 entrepreneurs on how to grow businesses online. From left: SIGN UP! 2019 program chair Josephine Romero, Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, GCash president and chief executive officer Anthony Thomas, and GCash chief corporate affairs officer Ney Villaseñor.

Sep 10, 2019

Spread gentleness with every purchase of JOHNSON’S® products in Mercury Drug stores nationwide

Support JOHNSON’S® partnership with Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. and help raise 3,600 maternity kits for moms and babies in need nationwide
Jul 23, 2019

Get the better, bolder and more secure PayMaya card online now!

Enjoy a more convenient, secure, and rewarding payment experience with the all-new PayMaya card
Jul 17, 2019

6 fun ways to celebrate denim at SM

Catch celebrity brothers Kobe and Andre Paras on the cover of SM Shopmag this July as SM Supermalls celebrates denim month with fun denim deals and activities in 72 malls nationwide!
(Photo courtesy of SM Shopmag)

Jul 15, 2019

RCBC Leading the charge in financial inclusion

Leading the charge in financial inclusion

Jul 9, 2019

HP Ink Tank printers use low-cost ink for high-page yield

With the steadily rising costs of materials and supplies that can make an impact on their operations, most micro-, small- and medium-sized entrepreneurs (MSMEs) are keen on investing only in cost-efficient equipment, to help grow their profits and business.
Nov 10, 2018

BAVI’s Mascarinas recognized as Outstanding Leader in Asia at recent ACES Awards

Leading with vision and courage. Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) President and General Manager Ronald Mascariñas accepts award as one of the Outstanding Leaders in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES)
Reaping the Bounty of Courage: BAVI’s Mascarinas recognized as Outstanding Leader in Asia at recent ACES Awards

Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) President and General Manager Ronald Mascarinas was recently lauded as one of the Outstanding Leaders in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) held at the Fairmont Singapore last October 11, proving that he is anything but chicken in his leadership.
Oct 18, 2018

Discover the winning formula for business success

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker (by Harvard Business Review) will share his Executive Coaching Secrets, and his #1 NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book: Triggers during the conference.