UnionBank: Moving from resilience to renaissance

The pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated digital transformations globally and across all sectors, prompting businesses and economies to make an abrupt pivot to ride this unprecedented wave of changes. Some businesses, however, are fortunately well-positioned to go digital even prior to the onset of the pandemic, enabling them to quickly adapt to the “new normal.” Union…

visa, business, buying

Digital transformation of PH gets a boost from PLDT Group

The necessary but painful quarantine restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 have accelerated the pace of digital transformation of Filipino companies of all sizes, from microentrepreneurs to the large conglomerates. Entrepreneurs and corporate executives know only full well that if they do not embrace the digitalization trend, they run the risk…

Balik Pinas Program: Providing sustainable business opportunities for modern Filipino heroes

Billy Belleza and Jazz Manzano are former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). When they ended their careers and went home to Bicol, they both found a lucrative business opportunity in the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country. In July 2019, Belleza decided to end his…

ecommerce, selling online, online sales

Entrepreneurs invited to join Shopee University Summit

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, holds the inaugural Shopee University Summit with the theme, “Equipping MSMEs for E-Commerce,” to help budding entrepreneurs capture e-commerce opportunities. This May 27, industry leaders, successful online sellers and top brands will share their knowledge and expertise to help online business owners utilize evolving digital…

texting, mobile phones, hands

Globe Telecom rolls out free wifi in Antipolo

Globe Telecom rolled out free wifi in government buildings and select medical facilities in Antipolo, a statement on Friday showed. The telco giant further provides the local government with Automated Mobile Blaster (Amber) services to quickly disseminate information to residents as COVID-19 vaccination efforts are ramped up. The measures were announced as Globe extended its…

auto, toyota, vehicle

GT Capital Q1 income surges 60% to P4.1B

Ty family-led conglomerate GT Capital Holdings’ first quarter net profit surged by 60 percent year-on-year to as earnings contribution from its banking and automotive businesses rebounded. Excluding nonrecurring items, core net income rose by 19 percent year-on-year to P3.4 billion, GT Capital disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Automotive arm Toyota Motor Philippines…

A message from PDRF

Recovering from the pandemic is the challenge of a lifetime. We need to revive our faith in our institutions and our future as a nation. Then, we can invest our time and our money in patronizing local businesses and visiting our vast and beautiful country. Inquirer’s Project Rebound can be a catalyst in this movement…

highway, light trail, long exposure

Metro Pacific South sets aside P 12-B capex in 2021

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. is setting aside about P12 billion this year for capital spending for three expressway projects in southern Metro Manila and neighbouring provinces. Under subsidiary MPT South Corp., the tollroad giant said the largest share or P6.49 billion would go toward the 45-kilometer Cavite Laguna Expressway (Calax) while P5.34 billion would be…