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CIMB Bank Philippines Partners with MoEngage to Drive Digital-First Customer Engagement

CIMB Bank Philippines today announced that it has partnered with San Francisco-based customer analytics and engagement platform MoEngage to drive its digital customer engagement strategy. MoEngage’s platform will be leveraged to enable seamless, multi-channel engagement for the bank’s individual and enterprise banking customers across the country. The bank’s mobile-first platform banking concept has already resulted in superior customer engagement with month-on-month open rates for its emails at 105 index to the industry average. “CIMB Bank Philippines unique digital and platform banking model is changing the banking experience of every Filipino, by providing an all-digital experience coupled with the best product features all enabled digitally via smartphone. As we simplify our products and services to provide real solutions for every Filipino, we continue to build new capabilities leveraging data and technology to get sharper in engaging our customers across multiple digital touchp

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RUN THE WORLD: ASICS WORLD EKIDEN 2020 TAKES VIRTUAL RACING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

New ASICS World Ekiden 2020 unites teams from all four corners of the globe in pursuit of a shared goal  A specially created virtual race platform will vividly bring to life the connection and motivation of team competition at a time when we’re apart Inspired by a century of Japanese running culture, runners of all abilities will work together to complete a combined marathon ASICS announces the inaugural ASICS World Ekiden 2020: the ultimate running challenge that will see teams of up to six people from across the globe come together to complete a combined marathon. Inspired by a century of Japanese running culture, the race will be split into six legs of varying distances, making it perfect for runners of all abilities and experience. Trusted voices within their community, ASICS has founded two regional teams to be part of ASICS World Ekiden 2020; an amateur team to discuss motivators of participation; an experience team to share training tips and key race preparations. The f

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Globe launches KonekTayo School Bus WiFi in Manila

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the crucial need for connectivity like never before. For underprivileged communities, access to internet connectivity — or the lack thereof — determines whether demands of the new environment, such as distance learning and remote working, will be met by families belonging to these communities. In line with its continuous efforts to make internet accessible to Filipinos especially during this time, Globe Telecom officially launched the School Bus WiFi program in Manila City today. The kick-off also marks a new, bigger vision of Globe and KonekTayo WiFi to provide fast, reliable and low-cost home internet connectivity in underserved markets in the locality. Using KonekTayo WiFi, Globe deployed school buses equipped with special antennas that will broadcast WiFi signal from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday in covered areas including Pasaje del Carmen St., Remigio St., 853 Gonzalo Gil Puyat St., 924 Bilibid Viejo St., Tomas Mapua St., Alfo

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Shopee Welcomes Kris Aquino as its New Brand Ambassador for the 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee users can anticipate guest appearances from Kris Aquino on TV and Shopee Live, a special charity drive, and a brand-new TV commercial. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, as its new brand ambassador for the Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Together with Kris Aquino, Shopee celebrates the festive season with weeks full of exciting in-app games, a star-studded TV special, and tons of amazing deals and promos this Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Christmas is the biggest holiday in the Philippines, and we are excited to kickstart the celebrations with Kris Aquino as our new brand ambassador. Having Kris Aquino join our Shopee family demonstrates our continuous efforts to reach our long-term vision of making e-commerce for everyone. We want to connect with our Filipino users on a deeper level and help them enjoy the benefits

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You can now add money to your PayMaya account for free at Ministop stores nationwide

Safer and more convenient contactless payments made more accessible  Filipinos can now conveniently add money to their PayMaya accounts at the nearest Ministop store, making going cashless much easier in the New Normal. Through an expanded partnership between digital financial services leader PayMaya Philippines and the popular convenience store chain, customers can now avail of this Add Money service at more than half of Ministop stores and by end of the year, in all of its over 500 stores nationwide. Every Add Money transaction via Ministop will also be free of charge until December 2020.  With this partnership, Ministop’s extensive list of branches nationwide will be added to PayMaya’s 57,000 Add Money touchpoints–the widest Add Money network in the Philippines. Now, it’s easier for users to ensure that they have enough funds to utilize safe and convenient contactless payment for their transactions, wherever they are in the country.  Aside from being able to fund their PayMaya acco

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Securing Healthcare Data Amid COVID-19

Amid the current pandemic, there has been an increase in cyberattacks targeting hospitals and healthcare facilities as cybercriminals attempt to take advantage of the global health crisis to steal data or spread dangerous malware. The World Health Organization (WHO), for instance, has noted that since the onset of the current pandemic, it has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyberattacks directed at its staff, as well as e-mail scams targeting the public at large. The attacks are five times more than the number recorded in the same period last year. In the Philippines, this reality has prompted the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to call for proactive measures to guard against cyberattacks. As healthcare organizations seek to protect their patient information from these growing threats, Fujitsu Philippines, Inc., a leading Information Technology (IT) systems integrator and solutions provider, lists some important ways to achieve better healthc

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Cybersecurity Tips for the Household CIO of 2020

Reports on data breaches and cyberattacks have increased significantly ever since more students and employees are working from home than ever before. . As classrooms have gone virtual in the Philippines, this school year means more laptops and tablets instead of backpacks and bus rides. With schools kicking off the 2020-2021 academic year this October, many parents are wondering how they can protect their children as they start the new school year online. While adapting new technology platforms and navigating school in a virtual environment can seem overwhelming, cybersecurity doesn’t have to be. Jen Miller-Osborn, Deputy Director of Threat Intelligence for Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, shared a few simple and helpful best practices that parents can look into. By following these, they can help protect their children from cybercrime and also preserve their online privacy. 1. Understand what your child is doing online. If you’re using a personal device, set up parental controls on

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ABS-CBN ENTERTAINMENT YOUTUBE CHANNEL HITS 30M-SUBSCRIBER MARK

Most watched YouTube channel in the Philippines… ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel marked another major milestone by becoming the first YouTube channel in the Philippines to hit 30 million subscribers, as Filipinos worldwide continue to watch fresh new episodes of ABS-CBN shows, exclusive interviews, and original digital shows on the channel. Among the most subscribed YouTube channels in Southeast Asia, ABS-CBN Entertainment has also logged 38.8 billion lifetime views, ranking first among the most watched YouTube channels in the Philippines and tenth in the world as of October this year. “We want to thank every Kapamilya who helped us reach this milestone and those who have made it a habit to watch our programs, stars, and original offerings on the channel. We will continue to expand our digital presence to reach as many Kapamilyas as possible and produce content that gives them entertainment, inspiration, and relief, as we continue our mission to be in the service of the Fili

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UnionBank and Lazada launch the Philippines’ first eCommerce Debit Card

The Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and Lazada Philippines launch its newest offer – the UnionBank Lazada Debit Card, the country’s first eCommerce Debit Card. Created with the avid online shopper in mind, this debit card aims to make each online shopping transaction smooth and more rewarding for customers. Powered by UnionBank’s superior digital banking capabilities, customers are also assured of a seamless and secure experience all throughout their eCommerce journey. Following the launch of the first eCommerce Credit Card last August, and as part of a long-term partnership to enhance the eCommerce experience, the new UnionBank Lazada Debit Card allows cardholders to earn two Lazada wallet credits for every P200.00 spend on Lazada. Meanwhile, cardholders earn one Lazada Wallet Credit for every P200.00 spend outside the Lazada platform. In addition, UnionBank Lazada Debit cardholders are entitled to special discounts and offers from selected LazMall merchants, and first-hand

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SAS contributes towards the fight against the pandemic, by setting up a care centre in Philippines

As part of a regional ASEAN initiative, SAS raised funds through a Work from Home exercise where the company donated a quantum in correspondence to the number of steps SAS Philippines employees had taken. The Philippines SAS team used these funds to procure and donate the SAS Care Centre – A fully equipped medical tent outfitted with technology equipment and furniture for outpatient treatment for the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Manila in September. The donation also included two computers to be used for data collection as EAMC was setting up a QR code system to record health declaration information for visitors and employees. This was SAS’ commitment to the local healthcare community and to support Filipinos through these trying times. The SAS Care Center equipment donation included three medical beds, medical equipment and office furniture. The handover ceremony was held on 18th September with the Assistant Secretary of Health, Elmer G. Punzalan from the Philippines Departme

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