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Microsoft training program benefits over 150K Filipinos

Technology giant Microsoft Corp. said over benefited from its digital skills training program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched last year, the initiative reached over people from and involved online courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft in the areas of customer service, project management and data analysis. “Skills will be the new currency in the postpandemic…

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Unionbank focuses on new products, platforms

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has invested some P1.9 billion to create new products and platforms that would contribute to social sustainability metrics amid the prolonged coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This investment has, in turn, allowed the bank develop over 100 products and platforms that benefit the bank’s stakeholders and customers, Unionbank head of sustainability…

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SM Prime gave P23-B rent waivers, discounts to mall tenants in 2020

Property giant SM Prime Holdings provided about P23 billion worth of rental concessions last year to help shopping mall tenants across the country stay afloat amid lockdown restrictions imposed by the government to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are continuously assisting our business partners, most especially our mall tenants, who are badly affected by community…

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Converge to tap undersea cable system via $100-M deal with Keppel, Facebook

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is securing crucial internet capacity via an upcoming international submarine cable system that is being built by global technology giants. In a stock exchange filing on Wednesday, Converge announced plans to invest over in the project known as the Bifrost Cable System, a 15,000-kilometer undersea cable project from Singapore to the…

Asean enterprises set sights on postpandemic success

The COVID-19 pandemic still has the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia firmly in its grip. But even then, enterprises in the region have begun preparing themselves for postcrisis growth. According to SAP’s regional study “Digital, resilient, and experience-driven: How enterprises in Southeast Asia can prepare for the new economy”, Southeast Asian firms are…