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Smart, Sun beef up postpaid business

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Sun Cellular (Sun) have boosted their postpaid subscribers by 15.4 percent from 2.30 million in the first nine months of 2013 to 2.66 million as of end-September this year, taking  55 percent of the total postpaid market. Combined postpaid revenues remains at 13.3 percent year-on-year growth, up from P14.035 billion […]

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The lady who can

A Filipino feast cannot be considered truly festive unless lechon (spit-roasted pig) is served. A seven-year-old slum girl named Lydia Pasion de Roca, who started peddling lechon “por kilo” along the sidewalks of Baclaran Church decades ago, knew this about her fellow Filipinos, which may be why she always had faith that all her hard […]

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Phoenix to raise P1.5 billion

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. is planning to raise P1.5 billion through the issuance of short-term commercial papers (STCPs) which have been given an above average rating by the Philippine Rating Services Corporation. PhilRatings assigned an Issue Credit Rating of PRS 2 (minus) for the P1.5 billion worth of STCPs to be floated by Phoenix Petroleum. […]

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Most Pinoys prefer contactless payment

Most Filipino consumers, six out of 10, are open to contactless payment methods, recording the highest interest compared to its neighbors from Malaysia (58%), Thailand (55%), and Singapore (30%), according to a recent study by Visa. Already, contactless payment technologies have penetrated the region, with seven out of 10 consumers aware of existing contactless payment […]

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P&G project rehabilitates 3000 Tacloban sari-sari stores

Procter & Gamble (P&G), a leader in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, recently commemorated the first year of Typhoon Yolanda and celebrated the stories of its survivors, through the “Hope Stories” documentary. Aside from donating P75 million worth of products to provide immediate and mid-term hygienic relief for survivors, evacuees and families displaced for months, […]

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Strong passenger traffic growth continues

Global passenger traffic showed strengthening demand growth in October, with total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) up 5.7% and slightly ahead of the 5.2% year-on-year rise recorded in September, 2014, according to the latest data of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). “Against a backdrop of economic weakness in some regions, October traffic results showed demand […]

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CPK Executive Chairman and CEO GJ Hart, and GRCI President and CEO Archie Rodriguez

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in the Philippines marked another milestone as it hosted the restaurant’s global summit of franchise partners and presented the country’s unique menu recently. CPK has been successfully serving California creativity to Philippine patrons for 17 years through local partner Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (GRCI). This year, CPK Philippines revealed a new […]

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Ailing Malaysia Airlines to suspend shares December 15

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Airlines said its shares will be suspended from the country’s stock exchange on December 15 under a government plan to rescue the beleaguered carrier after two devastating aviation tragedies this year. The national flag carrier, whose loss of both flight MH370 and MH17 compounded years of hefty financial bleeding, said the […]

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A ‘nebulous’ future for SMEs

The biggest game-changer for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), avers PLDT First Vice President Kat Luna-Abelarde, lies in the cloud. The head of PLDT SME Nation, the leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider for growing SMEs, Abelarde asserts that the days of businesses lining up clunky desktop computers equipped with exorbitant software packages are […]

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Inspiring the youth to solve energy challenges

Gas technology leader and smarter mobility proponent Shell continues to engage and inspire Filipino youth to come up with real-world solutions to real-world energy challenges at the fourth National Student Conference of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME). The event is one of the highlights of the 62nd annual convention of PSME, held recently […]

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