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Delivery riders can #ScanToPay for safer and more rewarding transactions with PayMaya

[05 AUGUST 2020] With stricter quarantine measures set to be imposed in parts of the country once again, many will be relying on delivery services for their everyday essential needs. To help ensure the safety of delivery riders, PayMaya is encouraging them to use contactless payments via PayMaya QR in partner merchants, which will also give them additional benefits and rewards as well. By using PayMaya QR for their purchases, delivery riders are able to enjoy a safer payment experience which reduces the risk of transmitting the virus through cash handling - thereby adding a layer of protection for themselves and their customers. Apart from the safety that PayMaya offers delivery riders, they are also rewarded each time they #ScanToPay for their customers' orders or when they fill up their tanks at partner establishments because they can get up to 100% cashback (maximum of P500), which can easily add to their savings and income. “Since the start of the quarantine, riders have become

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Post-Quarantine: Where Do You Want To Go?

Looking at the brighter side, we are all yearning for this pandemic to end so we can go out and experience fun with friends and family.  Travelling has truly changed beyond recognition since the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of the implementation of quarantine. And as many experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) predict, this virus will be with us for a long time.  While the quarantine period suggests that mobility will remain limited until a later time, it does not mean that travel is banned. And when travel restrictions loosen up, road trips would become the norm, since flights, ferries, and other public transportation would not be as safe and convenient as it used to. Even though the pandemic may have put a dent on foreign travel, domestic tourism may perhaps be the new normal for people who still want to see the bigger world. So, if you plan a road trip, why not travel on light vehicle without too much to spend to.  Riding a motorcycle solo conveniently meets the need

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Maritime Training Center Chooses Epson’s Reliability

For maritime training centers, providing an excellent learning experience for future seafarers requires relevant course designs, exceptional faculty, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. These elements will help develop the students into highly competent marine professionals who are well-prepared to face the challenges of the shipping industry. Take it from the United Maritime Training Center (UMTC), a leading maritime educational institution situated in Manila, that provides world-class instruction and training to seafarers. In 2017, UMTC was named Center of Excellence in maritime education by Norway-based DNV GL, a global certification body and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry, making it the 1st in the Philippines and Southeast Asia to receive this recognition. In that same year, the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence also awarded UMTC as the best maritime training provider in the country. “Our vision is to become a leader in maritime

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We Ride Again

As the world begins to reopen after the global effort to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Repsol Honda Team pairing of Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez have been able to transition towards how they would normally train. Following all the guidelines and safety recommendations of the government and health experts, the two riders from Cervera returned to cycling outdoors in early May.  Now, after having not ridden a motorcycle since March 11, the pair have been able to restart their engines and enjoy the feeling that only riding can give at the ‘El Bosquet’ Circuit in Ponts on Tuesday, May 19. Delighted to experience this sensation once again, Marc and Alex will continue to expand and alter their training in line with government advice as they eagerly await the return of the MotoGP World Championship alongside the entire Repsol Honda Team. Marc Marquez “After two months, honestly it was a little strange at the start to be back on the bike for the first laps. But soon I was feeling better

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How to Ride Safely amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The government recently relaxed the community quarantine guidelines, which gradually reopens up the economy. Thousands of workers are finally allowed to go to their offices, provided they follow strict health and safety protocols Although public transport will be operational, still, there are lots of limitations to ensure social distancing among passengers. For instance, in the National Capital Region (NCR), the resumption of public transport systems will be done in two phases, says the Department of Transportation (DoTR).  For Phase 1, covering June 1 to 21, augmented trains and buses, taxis, transport network vehicles (TNVs), shuttle services, point-to-point buses, bicycles, and tricycles can operate but, with limited passenger capacity; while provincial buses are not allowed to enter Metro Manila. For Phase 2, covering June 22 to 30, public utility buses, modern public utility vehicles (PUVs), and UV Express will be permitted to operate with limited passenger capacity, along with

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JoyRide And Happy Move collaborate with PLDT Enterprise to expand business operations

In line with its vision to make a positive impact on every single business, PLDT Enterprise enables the expansion of JoyRide and Happy Move’s business operations through its connectivity services. JoyRide and Happy Move, a motorcycle ride-hailing firm that has innovated to become a delivery service, tie up with PLDT Enterprise to equip their drivers and riders with communication and connectivity solutions they can utilize for daily operations. During the enhanced community quarantine, JoyRide and Happy Move partnered with different LGUs to give opportunities to tricycle drivers for alternative livelihood as delivery riders for the said apps. Around 10,000 tricycle drivers and other riders have been given livelihood, as JoyRide and Happy Move saw the need to change its platform to point-to-point (P2P) delivery and concierge service (JoyRide Pabili).  “Our latest project with the local government units, the tricycle drivers conversion to independent delivery service providers, is a fu

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Commuting health workers get live tracking updates for DoTR free bus ride service

The Department of Transportation (DOTR), in partnership with PLDT Enterprise and Vectras, Inc., recently deployed Smart tracking solutions to its bus units serving health workers to aid them in their daily travel going to and from different hospitals across Metro Manila. Through this service, frontliners get to see the exact GPS locations of their free shuttle service from the DOTR plying their designated routes going to hospitals. It will allow them to track available bus routes through Sakay.ph and locator links found on DOTR’s Facebook page—helping them better manage their commuting routine and serve their respective hospitals. "Frontliners need all the help they can get now more than ever. This solution from the DOTRcan really give our health workers the convenience to help them travel to their respective hospitals and attend to their patients," said PLDT CRO and Smart President Al Panlilio. There are currently 80 bus units plying 20 routes which go through 19 hospitals that are

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Service Heroes Amid The Pandemic

With the entire country on quarantine because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, mobility in the country is practically at a standstill. According to a report titled “Consumer Behavior During The Pandemic,” lockdowns and quarantines have reduced mobility by 80 percent in the Philippines and Malaysia, and 60 percent in Singapore and Vietnam. Traffic was reduced due to social distancing between people and encourage them to stay at home. Other than some essential services remaining open such as food delivery and medical needs, the e-Commerce industry is booming since its services help people buy what they need online and have it delivered right to their homes, thereby making delivery couriers important frontliners as well. Of course, couriers are allowed to operate and continue doing their jobs as long as they maintain safety precautions imposed by quarantine guidelines, like wearing facemasks and gloves, and being equipped with alcohol and other hygiene essentials, which were also a requiremen

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SEAOIL Streamlines Document Management Through Canon’s Digital Solutions

As a leader in digital imaging solutions, Canon Marketing Philippines proudly spearheads another successful digital transformation journey for one of the leading fuel companies in the country, SEAOIL Philippines. The almost three-year long process for SEAOIL aims to improve some of its business processes and pro-actively keep up with today’s fast-paced, digitized environment by providing only exceptional services to stakeholders guided by their vision of Fueling a Better Future. “It is a triumphant beginning of a decade for us as we are proud to share our partnership with one of the leading fuel companies, SEAOIL Philippines as they continue to embark on their digitization journey to fulfill a multitude of their business priorities. We are honored to witness and be a part of an organization that is open to pushing boundaries not just for the benefit of their stakeholders, but for the company’s total long-term growth,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. President & C

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Is my Package Safe? How to safely receive your package during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we all know by now, millions of Filipinos, especially those in areas under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), are changing their buying behaviors. With the country’s response to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), retail stores, malls, and even restaurants have been closed until further notice.  The ECQ encourages people to do physical distancing and stay in their homes unless they need to go out to buy food, groceries, and other essential items in grocery stores, markets, and pharmacies, among other establishments that are still allowed to be operational.  Eventually, however, buying online became an easier and more practical way to stay away from the crowd and contribute to stopping the spread of the virus. This solution has also led to a growth in the e-Commerce industry. According to a report by Google, Bain & Company, and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings[1], Southeast Asia’s e-Commerce industry is the biggest factor for the region’s growth as it has

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