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Filipinos Gain Easier Access to Insurance with SeaInsure and Igloo Partnership

Filipinos can now easily access various personal and family insurance plans from SeaInsure Philippines through Igloo Philippines’ AI-powered app, Ignite by Igloo. The partnership between the two companies brings greater convenience and empowerment to insurance providers and seekers, giving Filipinos wider accessibility to essential insurance plans and supporting financial resilience. The initial products available on the app provide up to ₱300,000 worth of coverage. These include the SeaInsure Junior Accident Shield (0 to 17 years old), which covers medical expenses resulting from accidents; the SeaInsure Ladies Accident Shield (18 to 45 years old), which provides general accident coverage, including beauty procedures and pregnancy complications; SeaInsure Personal Accident Shield (18 to 60 years old) that takes care of medical expenses from unfortunate accidents; and SeaInsure Senior Accident Shield (61 to 70 years old) that protects from accidents like slips and bone fractures. For

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Palawan Extends Payment Choices: TrueMoney Collaboration Facilitates Sukis Cash Deposit Process

The country’s leading pawning and remittance company, Palawan Group of Companies, has partnered with TrueMoney, the premier provider of innovative payments and financial services in Southeast Asia. With PalawanPay, the fastest-growing e-wallet, and a user base of over 17 million subscribers, the Palawan Group of Companies is poised to bolster and enhance its network of over 25,000 authorized branches, agents, and money shop outlets in response to the growing number of app users. This collaboration empowers Palawan sukis to conduct hassle-free cash-in transactions into their PalawanPay e-wallets in any of TrueMoney's 20,000 centers nationwide. Through cashing in, PalawanPay customers can seamlessly access a wide variety of fast, safe, and secure transactions such as money transfers, bill payments, e-load purchases, QRPH code scanning for payments and purchases, pawn renewal, and ProtekTODO microinsurance. This initiative affirms Palawan's brand promise of providing “mura, mabilis at w

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Century Tuna, COMCO Win Back-to-Back Major APAC PR Awards in Singapore For the Saving Our Seas Initiative

Kicking off 2024, Century Tuna, the leading tuna brand in the Philippines, and COMCO Southeast Asia, the flagship PR agency of trailblazing and global award-winning communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises continue to win major awards from international organizations for the Saving Our Seas initiative. CSR and Sustainability Award at the PRCA APAC Awards 2024 Century Tuna and COMCO Southeast Asia continue to be recognized for the Save Our Planet, Save Our Seas - The Century Tuna’s “Saving Our Seas” Initiative as the campaign bags the CSR and Sustainability Award at the PRCA APAC (Public Relations and Communications Association Asia-Pacific) Awards 2024. The PRCA APAC Awards recognizes the best PR and communications campaigns, teams, and individuals in the region. The ceremony is organized by the PRCA, the world’s largest professional PR body composed of more than 35,000 PR professionals from 82 countries worldwide. COMCO Mundo also received finalist citations in the f

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ASICS PH Runners Make History at Tokyo Marathon 2024

The prestigious 2024 Tokyo Marathon came to a close as ASICS Southeast Asia’s PH representatives Arlan Arbois and Marline Capones provided a stunning display in grit, passion, and true athleticism.  Both Arbois and Capones exhibited outstanding performances as Filipino athletes, accepting the challenge that the Tokyo Marathon issued, not only with hard determination, but also considerable style and grace. The calm before the storm Leading up to the Tokyo Marathon, the ASICS SEA representatives participated in a slew of pre-event activities facilitated by ASICS Southeast Asia. Andrei Felix, a supporter of the ASICS PH Runners, joined the activities alongside other influencers from ASICS Southeast Asia. Said activities included a rejuvenating yoga session for Marline Capones, followed by a 5KM shakeout run in Shinjuku Park with Arlan Arbois and Andrei Felix. Joining them were other influencers coming from countries in ASICS SouthEast Asia, including Pon Nawasch from Thailand and Hari

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Behind The Scenes: University Students Spill the Tea on What It’s Like to Work in One of PH’s biggest Tech Companies

The world of online shopping seems like a magical land of deals and fast deliveries, but what's the real deal for the people who make it all happen? If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on the other end of the country’s leading e-commerce platform, buckle up for an inside scoop! Meet some of the students who landed internships at Shopee, the best e-commerce employer for fresh graduates according to Prosple. They share what it’s like to be part of the company’s Apprentice Program, a training space for students to hone their skills in leading end-to-end, high-impact projects under the mentorship of Shopee’s leaders. Nicole, the customer experience rockstar Management Engineering student Nicole aced her internship with Shopee's Operations team after being tasked with a super cool project: revamping Shopee's chatbot service to make it even smarter and more helpful. "Basically, I had to help make the chatbot understand users better," Nicole explains. "So I had to put myself in t

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Enstack Launches "HERstory": A Celebration of Women in Leadership

Enstack, the AI-powered mobile app that enables everyone to be entrepreneurs, announced recently the launch of EmpowHER HERstory, a year-long video series designed to spotlight the journeys, challenges, and achievements of female leaders across various industries. EmpowHER HERstory, a new initiative from Enstack’s EmpowHER campaign, gives a closer look at the lives of influential women who balance professional success with personal roles such as that of mothers and primary caregivers. As a female-led company, Enstack consistently highlights female entrepreneurs, emphasizing role models just ahead in their journeys for relatable inspiration. With EmpowHER HERstory, Enstack also wants to celebrate women who have reached the C-suite, built billion-peso businesses, or created an impact on millions of Filipino lives while juggling different personal roles, with an aim to motivate audiences toward even bigger dreams and substantial ambitions. This series brings to the fore influential wom

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Epson Philippines' Mentorship Workshop Provides Student Leaders with Career Insights and Future-ready Skills

Global technology leader Epson pushes to empower students leaders in a mentorship workshop called "Creating Future Leaders". As part of Epson’s aspiration to foster sustainable communities, this initiative sought to empower young individuals with knowledge that can contribute to the formation of responsible, visionary, and empathetic leaders of tomorrow. The workshop took place at Gregorio Perfecto High School, a public high school in Manila, and was attended by over 170 student leaders from various clubs within the school. The Empowering Workshop, one of the highlights of the event, brought an exciting dynamic to the day. During the session, Epson leaders stepped into the role of mentors, ready to share their wisdom and professional insights. Each leader hosted a question-and-answer discussion, creating a hub of learning for specific fields such as Accountancy, Marketing, Leadership, Sales, and Customer Service. This set-up created an engaging, interactive environment where studen

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ZTE Reports Net Profit of RMB 9.33 Billion in 2023, Up 15.4% YoY

ZTE Corporation, a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, reported a full-year operating revenue of RMB 124.25 billion in 2023. According to ZTE's results announcement, in 2023, the company's gross profit margin was 41.5%. The net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company reached RMB 9.33 billion, up 15.4% year-over-year. The net profit after extraordinary items attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company for 2023 amounted to RMB 7.40 billion, representing a 20.0% year-on-year rise. In 2023, the company's net cash flows from operating activities reached RMB 17.41 billion, a year-over-year increase of 129.7%, with total cash dividends proposed to be distributed accounting for 35.0% of the net profit attributable to the holders of ordinary shares of the listed company. In 2023, amidst a challenging external landscape, ZTE demonstrated precision and pragmatism, maintaining steady operations. With

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BAP partners with Cisco to Strengthen Cybersecurity Skills in the Philippines' Banking Sector

The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) and Cisco, a worldwide leader in technology, have partnered to provide cybersecurity training to the commercial banking sector through Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration Program in the Philippines, UGNAYAN 2030. Banking professionals from across 13 of the leading banks in the country completed courses under the training program developed by Cisco Networking Academy, one of the world’s longest running IT skills-to-job program. The shift to digital for the banking sector and many others has rapidly expanded the threat landscape, with 8 in 10 (85%)1 of security leaders in the Philippines believing cybersecurity incidents are likely to disrupt their businesses over the next year. Data from the Philippines Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) has shown cybercrimes increasing by 152% and online scams tripling from 2022 to 2023. This has led to the growing importance of cybersecurity education, awareness, and training for

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Advanced Abilities Pioneers AI Integration into PH Healthcare

Advanced Abilities, an all-Filipino technology company and independent solutions aggregator, today introduced a line of products and services that are meant to enhance different local industries with the aid of technology. At the forefront is Smart Health Solutions which consists of AI-enabled devices that aim to enhance early detection and overall patient care. “The first step to disease prevention and proper treatment is quick, and readily-available access to proper healthcare. We have been working on this device alongside medical experts for the last couple of years, which is why today, we’re very proud to introduce our Smart Health Solutions, led by AI Smart Scan, a portable AI-driven x-ray system capable of detecting diseases at record speed, and serve more patients within a shorter turnaround time,” shared Angelo Antonio “AA” Buendia, CEO and President of Advanced Abilities. AI Smart Scan is a portable and AI-driven x-ray system capable of detecting 32 pathologies and/or condit

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