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The crucial role of property consultants during the pandemic

The surge of COVID-19 cases in the country during the past weeks has further delayed the Philippines’ journey toward fully opening up the economy. In the pandemic era, expecting the unexpected could very well be the key to the survival and eventual success of a business. One sector that has been challenged greatly by the pandemic is the real estate industry. And while many investors and property owners believe that the property market will recover as soon as the economy opens up, the Lobien Realty Group (LRG), one of the fastest rising real estate consultancy firms in the country, says now is the time when investors, property owners, buyers, tenants, sellers, and lessors should seek the assistance of property consultants. When interactions between people like buyers/tenants and sellers/landowners are limited, it’s important to gain the services of a property consultant who has already gained the experience and expertise of how to transact in the new normal. These property consultant

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Pay it forward to our modern-day heroes with PayMaya 

Medical frontliners are the modern-day heroes in our ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. As they continue to save lives of our kababayans, we can stand behind them by practicing health safety measures and utilizing technology.  â€¯ Utilizing digital apps like PayMaya is making it easier for Filipinos to participate in bayanihan movements for the community – this includes making donations to organizations whose beneficiaries are healthcare workers.  Here are some of the ways you can show support to our medical frontliners, with the help of PayMaya: â€¯ â¦ Practice safety health standards in your day-to-day activities  â€¯ The easiest and sure way to curb the spread of the virus is by keeping ourselves within the safety of our homes and staying healthy. We must always ensure that we follow safety health standards in our daily activities.   â€¯ One way to keep ourselves safe is by going cashless. Wit

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917Ventures to businesses: 'RUSH' to GCash’s GLife

Brands clamor to win over customers’ precious mobile screen time in a highly-digital environment, and companies continue to find ways to innovate and bring better solutions to the fore. 917Ventures, the country’s largest corporate venture builder, gives businesses an opportunity to make their brand rise above the clutter and reach customers faster through RUSH and GLife, the latest feature of GCash. GLife is a ‘one-stop’ digital platform that meets customers’ lifestyle needs from food, beauty essentials, to groceries and movie tickets. Through GLife, brands can bring their products and services to over 39 million GCash registered users, attract new customers and engage with existing ones. As businesses create mini-apps within GLife, they can maintain their brand identity while enabling a frictionless user experience leveraging GCash's simple sign-on and payment functionalities. RUSH, on the other hand, makes it easy for merchant partners to be onboarded on GLife with their out of t

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WWF-Philippines celebrates 60th anniversary with 'Bid for Nature' online auction

The World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) is celebrating the WWF network’s 60 years of action for nature and people by bringing together local artists, arts and fashion enthusiasts, and environmental advocates in an online auction for the environment. Founded in 1961, WWF’s mission of building a future in which humans and nature thrive has stood the test of time and continues to inspire millions.  Active in nearly 100 countries and supported by over 35 million people worldwide, today WWF uses its position to advocate with others for changes needed in response to the world’s biggest challenges. Whether that is transforming global food systems or working with financial institutions to redirect financial flows away from environmentally and socially destructive practices, there is much to do. In 1997, WWF-Philippines began working as a national organization of the WWF network, and has since been working with the government, business sector and local communities to stop

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Why it’s best to always get genuine Brother inks and toners

Where there are goods and consumables in a market, there will always follow counterfeit products. This is especially true for electronics, where it’s easy to find and get cheaper yet substandard things without even trying. Although for practical Filipinos, it may seem incredibly tempting to go for fake products because of their more affordable price, using counterfeit consumables actually puts your electronics at risk for some major damage—and an even greater cost on your pocket for repairing or replacing them. This is especially true for your printer, as non-genuine inks and toners have become more common. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t turn to fake products: 1.     Non-genuine ink can corrode ink tubes in your machine The first major effect is that using non-genuine ink will corrode ink tubes in your printer. Simply put, non-genuine inks have different ingredients and chemicals as genuine inks, and they can damage the ink tubes, cause leakage, and affect printing qualit

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UnionBank holds 10th E-TalkTales focusing on 'People Tech' advocacy

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) held its 10th E-TalkTales media event last April 21, wherein the Bank talked about its people-centric digital transformation and how this has helped not only its employees but also external stakeholders in line with the Bank's goal of enabling inclusive prosperity in the country. UnionBank Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Michelle Rubio opened the discussion by talking about the Bank's successful digital transformation, which she attributed to its people. She then said that for digital transformation to succeed, organizations must focus more on equipping their workforce with the right skills and helping them become more agile, as this can give them more mileage than just investing in the latest software and equipment. "Contrary to popular belief, digital transformation is less about technology and more about people. You can pretty much buy any technology but our ability to adapt to an even more digital future depends

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GInsure now FREE with Globe mobile and broadband plans and promos

With the surge in COVID cases renewing fears for one’s health and safety, Globe makes GInsure available for its customers across its latest product and promo portfolio, FREE for the first three months, to give them peace of mind, protection, and #ExtraCareAtHome that they need and deserve. A first in the Philippines, GInsure is GCash’s built-in insurance marketplace powered by Singlife Philippines, a mobile-first life insurer. The coverage comes with a multi-level benefit that cushions the blow of related medical costs amounting to P140,500. This includes a P500 allowance for positive test results, P40,000 allowance for confinement, and up to P100,000 medical cost reimbursement for more severe cases of COVID-19 and dengue. Apart from being available through the GCash app, Globe makes it extremely accessible for its customers to qualify by providing them with options to choose from and subscribe to any of the telco's expansive list of plans and promos available to prepaid and postpaid

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OOKLA: Globe fastest download speeds in 10 of 17 regions in Q1 2021

Globe beats competition across 10 out of 17 regions in the Philippines in terms of mobile download speed based on Ookla’s Q1 2021 data. This is a reflection of the telco’s rigorous network upgrades to provide customers with better mobile data experience. According to Ookla’s Q1 2021 data, the telco has registered the fastest mobile download speeds in the following regions: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Bicol, Cagayan Valley, Caraga, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Eastern Visayas, Ilocos Region, Northern Mindanao, Region XII, and Zamboanga. These regions have been enjoying median mobile download speeds of at least 5.76Mbps to 9.08Mbps. The continuous improvements in mobile download speeds may be attributed to the telco’s steady investments in network upgrades and infrastructure development. To date, 90 percent of Globe’s cell towers are now equipped with 4G LTE technology, which provides better and faster mobile data experience. For the Philippines, the mean m

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UnionBank helps in revolutionizing teaching in the new normal

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) led the co-creation of an innovative digital corporate social responsibility program that helped a pioneering batch of 80,000 public school teachers upgrade their digital capability as the country’s education sector rallies private sector support for the blended learning approach. Together with its mass market arm and subsidiary City Savings Bank, UnionBank spearheaded a partnership with Thames International and Akadasia in designing a holistic digital training program that caters to the specific needs of about 500,000 elementary and high school teachers under the umbrella movement called HEROES 2021. “We thank UnionBank for the HEROES 2021 teacher training project. We all know that the use of printed modules for learning delivery is not sustainable in the long run given the costs and impact on the environment.  Online learning is one of the solutions and now is the time to train our teachers,” said Malcom Garma, DepEd Regional Director for t

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#ExtraCareAtHome: Globe continues service support to areas placed under ECQ

In light of IATF’s announcement to place Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) starting 29 March 2021 until 04 April 2021 due to the surge of COVID-19 cases, Globe assures its customers that it will continuously deliver service support and #ExtraCareAtHome despite the new lockdown. Globe transactions made safe and easy 24/7     Globe keeps its digital channels operational 24/7 like GCash, GlobeOne, and Globe At Home apps so customers have access to their needs from replenishing load, tracking of data and promos, quick troubleshooting of issues, even escalation of customer service concerns, while remaining safe at home. Download the apps through Google Play Store for Android devices or Apple Store for iOS devices. Using these apps is free of charge. Safe options to load up Globe encourages its customers to load safely from home and maximize GCash for their loading needs or any of its partner apps including Shopee, Lazada, Grab, Coi

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