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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

BPI to level up Savings with #Coins Program

“People who immediately benefit from the high rates are usually those who are able tomaintain high balances and can afford to open another deposit account outside of theircurrent   banks. Beyond   the   introductory   rate,   unusually   high   interest   rates   are   notpermanent, nor sustainable. What makes this BPI product unique is instead of participating in accounts with highinterest rates that usually benefit the more affluent depositors, it provides an easier,more fun way of  saving through a gamified rewards program that can benefit morepeople from all walks of life.” ~Carmina Marquez, BPI Deposits Head

In the last two years, neobanks—or digital banks that don’t have physical branches—have been disrupting the market  by offering unprecedented high interest rates  for  abasic savings account.

This is  the reason the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is introducing honest-to-goodness   savings   products   that   are   not   only   easy-to-open   but   also   uniquely   and  sustainably   rewarding—the   #SaveUp   digital  deposit   accounts. #SaveUp   is   nonavailable   not   only   through   the   BPI   mobile   app   but   also   via   GCASH   app’s   GSAVE feature called BPI #MySaveUp.

These BPI products offer a convenient and trusted option for digital natives and banking  newbies, with low initial deposit, affordable maintaining balance, and more attractive  savings   rate   than   what   one   gets   from   typical   savings   accounts   opened   via   bank ranches.

Called   #Coins,   this   program   rewards   depositors   with   virtual   game   coins   as  they save. The #Coins can be used to win prizes such as cash vouchers and wallet credits, an automatic KIA Stonic Style Edition car, or an Avida Vireo Studio condominium unit.

“BPI  introduces another  first  with  our  #Coins rewards  program  for  #SaveUp depositors. We want to make saving more affordable, more convenient, more fun any more   rewarding. This is  our   way of making   saving   more  inclusive   and encouraging  those who have not yet tried banking to do so easily. This is also our way of giving our depositors a chance to own a brand-new SUV or a prime condominium unit as they  grow   their   savings—things   that   remain   aspirational   for   so   many   Filipinos.   Through #SaveUp made rewarding with #Coins, we hope to invite more Filipinos to banking and begin their journey towards achieving their dreams. Especially   during   this   time   of   high   inflation,   it   is   important   to   sustain   the   growthmomentum of the deposit and savings segments. BPI will continue to do its part andlaunch new innovative products and programs with convenient digital options, as well aseasy access, and a more rewarding experience. A more financially inclusive economy ishow we, in BPI, can help build a better Philippines.~Ginbee Go, BPI Consumer Banking Head

The #Coins Program rewards clients with one coin per month if their BPI #SaveUp or #MySaveUp account has at least P3,000 worth of transactions each month that include branch and digital deposits, remittance, funds transfers, and similar services. Depositors may also earn extra coin for every P10,000 saved in their BPI #SaveUp or #MySaveUp account by end of the month.
Game perks Through the #COINS Program, BPI rewards its depositors with virtual game coins everytime they save, which they can use to win prizes such as electronic gift certificates. Every month, there are 5,000 eGCs worth P100 available for clients, 500 winners ofP500 eGC, and 100 winners of P1,000 eGC; add to that two major prizes: an automatic KIA Stonic Style Edition car and an Avida Vireo Studio condominium unit in Arca South.

Depositors will   be   able   to   enjoy   these   game   perks   in   the   #Coins   microsite, which features a Winners Gallery that display the users who already won a prize. It also show show many total #Coins are at play, and how many available eGC prizes there are tohelp users strategize and control their game luck.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) recently reported that “savings deposits had the  biggest share of total deposits at 48.7 percent.” This is as the Philippine banking system(PBS) sustained its solid footing amid the pandemic, according to the “Recent Trends inthe Philippine Financial System” report released by BSP in January 2022.

To   earn   #Coins   while   saving,  interested   depositors   may   open   a  #SaveUp   by  downloading the  BPI   mobile   app,   or  open   a   #MySaveUp   account from   the   GSAVE menu of the GCASH app.

The 171-year-old  Bank of  the   Philippine Islands  is the  first   bank in   the  Philippines and  Southeast Asia.  We arelicensed as a universal bank by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to provide a diverse range of financial services:deposit   taking   and   cash   management,   payments,   lending   and   leasing,   asset   management,   bancassurance, investment banking, securities brokerage, and foreign exchange and capital markets. BPI has significant financial  strength, with robust Tier 1 capital adequacy ratios and profitability, underpinned by stringent compliance and riskmanagement regimes. E-mail: Media: Investors:  Investor Bank of the Philippine Island l Ayala North Exchange Tower 1, Ayala Avenue corner Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229 PH l +632 8246 6364 l

Monday, October 3, 2022

Jollibee Group brings the first Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan Stores to Beijing aims to open 100 stores across China

Customers lined up to try Tim Ho Wan’s Signature favorites, including the famed Baked BBQ Pork Buns.

The Jollibe Group has debuted Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the 10 most populous cities in the world, with two stores opening in August this year. These new stores are the tenth and eleventh branches of the Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan in Mainland China and form part of the company’s aggressive overseas expansion and sustained growth in the region.

“As the second largest city in the country in terms of urban population, Beijing is instrumental in our aim to further expand our business in China. The long queues and waiting lists that have welcomed our openings in Beijing give us greater confidence to continue with our global expansion strategy for the Jollibee Group and Tim Ho Wan. We are excited to see that Tim Ho Wan’s bestsellers Baked BBQ Pork Buns, Rice Rolls, and Pan-Fried Radish Cake continue to attract customers who can’t wait to try them.” ~Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Group President and CEO

Both of Tim Ho Wan’s Beijing stores are in prime locations. The CapitaMall Taiyanggong Mall branch can seat up to 108 people and is in Chaoyang District—the main urban area of the Chinese capital. Meanwhile, the APM Mall branch can comfortably accommodate 100 customers and is located at the center of Beijing City, along Wangfujing Street, a well-known shopping street that is also known as one of the city’s symbols of commerce.

The Jollibee Group opened two new Tim Ho Wan stores in Beijing to long queues and a packed waiting list. The latest stores are in CapitaMall Taiyanggong and APM Mall, both prime locations within China’s capital.

Both branches were packed on opening day, with more customers lining up for up to an hour to try Tim Ho Wan’s signature dishes. Long lines of customers continue to be seen even after the stores’ opening dates.

Consistent with its vision of becoming one of the top five restaurant companies in the world, the Jollibee Group is committed to open 100 Tim Ho Wan restaurants in China within the next few years. The company opened its first Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan restaurant in Shanghai’s Jing’an District in September 2020, after the Jollibee Group entered into a joint venture agreement with the Tim Ho Wan Group to open and operate Tim Ho Wan restaurants in Mainland China.

“We remain focused in expanding Jollibee Group’s presence in China because of the continued trust and support that the locals have shown our brands. Residents and even tourists of Beijing can expect to see more of our stores in the coming years.” ~Louie Liu, Jollibee Foods Corporation China and Yonghe King President

The Jollibee Group plans to increase its store network in China, which, as of the end of the August 2022 spans 475 stores across the company’s Tim Ho Wan, Yonghe King, and Hong Zhuang Yuan brands.

To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit

About Jollibee Group
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 34 countries, with over 6,300 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Australia.

Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); six franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, PHO24, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines; Dunkin' and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand.

Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that ultimately owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. It also has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. Jollibee Group also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

Jollibee Group was named the Philippines' most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia's Fab 50 Companies and among the World's Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. In 2020, Gallup awarded the Jollibee Group with the Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the first Philippine-based company to receive the distinction.

Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, thus spreading the joy of eating to everyone.

Globe Climate Champions G para sa Kalikasan

“Responding to the risks and effects of climate change is a shared responsibility. This game aims to raise awareness on what actions contribute to caring for the environment. As we continue to operationalize our climate action strategies and aggressively move towards our goal of Net Zero by 2050, we encourage our customers to contribute to caring for the environment in their own way. As part of our commitment to uplift Filipino lives, the Globe Group has committed to operate responsibly and help make the Philippines a livable and sustainable nation for generations to come.” ~Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Office

In line with it's commitments to climate action, Globe today launched Climate Champions, a new mobile game that aims to encourage the company’s millions of customers to make sustainable choices in their consumption of goods and services.

As a leader in sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, Globe continues to push for climate education and action. Through the Globe Climate Champions mobile game, the company utilizes gaming as a platform to promote climate action.

Globe Climate Champions is a mobile running game that equips Filipinos with practical tips on how they can reduce their carbon emissions in their everyday activities. It challenges players to run to the finish line at the shortest possible time, with the chance to receive speed boosts by picking up trash along the way.

Players can further shorten their run time if they select eco-friendly choices at the lifestyle quiz at the end of each round. They’ll also learn trivia on how to better care for the environment. More rounds played will unlock assorted prizes that encourage people to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle by shifting to digital transactions.

The launch of Climate Champions is part of Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), specifically SDG 13 on Climate Action, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Principles, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Business Ambition for 1.5°C, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Race to Zero campaign. The Globe Group is also an early participant in the Race to Zero campaign, which drives its Net Zero ambitions.

Meanwhile, as esports continues to grow in the Philippines, Globe ensures that gaming becomes purposeful by matching games and gamers with relevant causes to support.

“We have always believed that gaming in the Philippines goes beyond gameplay. Globe Climate Champions empowers Filipinos to live sustainably by breaking down the long-term aspiration into short-term actions, all through a gamified experience that encourages conscious daily life changes.” ~Ralph Aligada, Head of Globe Gamers and Esports

The new Globe Climate Champions mobile game can be accessed through the New GlobeOne, GCash, and the KonsultaMD apps. Team Globe of Good brand ambassadors June Mar Fajardo and Kuya Kim Atienza are some of the first advocates to invite the public to play the Globe Climate Champions mobile game.

Encouraging the community to commit to sustainability. Coinciding with the Globe Climate Champions’ launch is Globe’s launch of the nationwide search for Globe Kali 'Kada, which aims to look for citizens championing sustainable practice.

“As we launch our nationwide search for Kali ‘Kada, we are sending the message that anyone with a true heart for the environment can be a champion for change. We are excited to help uncover a new breed of changemakers who will inspire others to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle.” ~RG Orense, Globe Digital and Social Channel Strategy Head

Globe has deployed more than 8,500 Green Network Solutions nationwide to reduce its operational emissions and has shifted 14 key facilities to renewable energy through Retail Electricity Supply Agreements (RESA) with renewable energy suppliers. It also invests in climate tech solutions to enable employees and customers with innovations that can help them contribute to climate action.

Globe Climate Champions G para sa Kalikasan. Begin your sustainability journey and win prizes.

To learn more about Globe, visit

Multitask like a pro: Level up your productivity with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Samsung’s fourth generation of the Galaxy Z Fold offers a greater experience by improving on its most important features. Powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and One UI 4.1.1/Android 12L, the latest foldable by Samsung is feature-rich and powerful, perfect for those seeking a greater device for their productivity needs.

Multitasking with the all-new taskbar
One of the biggest upgrades offered by the Galaxy Z Fold4 is its new taskbar feature that provides multitasking capabilities that replicate the experience on a PC. The taskbar is the easiest way to access essential applications that users need for working on-the-go.

The taskbar makes multitasking more convenient and more efficient by letting users seamlessly navigate between multiple applications. Users may now easily move between applications without closing any open windows by using the taskbar.

Multi-window feature
The Galaxy Z Fold4’s multi-window feature is one of the most attractive features of the device. This feature allows users to view up to three windows on the same screen simultaneously. Together with the new taskbar, accessing multiple applications is made smoother. To open another app, one may simply drag an application from the taskbar onto the screen. Switching between apps and changing layouts are also more convenient with the Z Fold4’s interface.

Flex Mode
One of the biggest advantages of the Z Fold4 is its Flex Mode function. The improved flex mode now comes with a convenient touch pad that lets users navigate applications similar to a PC. Virtual meetings are also simplified with more efficient ways to collaborate and take notes to get the job done quicker.

A greater entertainment experience
The Galaxy Z Fold4 is also great for entertainment experiences after work. Its 7.6” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz refresh rate screen provides a significantly greater watching experience as opposed to that of a typical smartphone. The bigger screen size paired with the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor also provides an enhanced mobile gaming experience delivering optimal performance and refresh rates.

Those who rely on their smartphones for daily tasks and activities, as well as those who want to get more out of their gadgets, will find the Galaxy Z Fold4 to be the ideal device to own.

Unfold a world of discounts and freebies with the Galaxy Z Fold4
The Galaxy Z Fold4 is now available on, Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores, Lazada, Shopee,, MemoXpress Online, and operator partners, Globe and Smart.

Customers can enjoy discounts and freebies worth up to PHP 29,400. Enjoy a free Standing Cover with Pen worth PHP 4,899 with the Galaxy Z Fold4. Plus, enjoy 50% off on 2 Years Samsung Care+ worth PHP 19,999, 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro and 30% off on the new Galaxy Watch5 Series. Promo runs until September 30, 2022 only.

Enjoy flexible payment terms when you purchase the new Galaxy Z Fold4 in select Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores for as low as PHP 4,124.58/month at 0% interest for up to 24 months with participating credit cards. Citibank cardholders, on the other hand, can enjoy 0% interest for up to 36 months.

Enjoy up to 35% off when you trade in your old smartphone for the new Galaxy Z Fold4 and enjoy up to PHP 25,000 in savings , plus a top-up token worth up to PHP 10,000.

Samsung is also offering a limited edition VIP Executive Bundle, featuring the online exclusive Galaxy Z Fold4 1TB variant. It comes with an ecosystem of wearable devices to maximize the Samsung experience, including the Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45mm and Galaxy Buds2 Pro in a sleek, Phantom Black. A FREE Super Fast Wireless Duo Charger, Standing Cover with Pen, and a 2-year Samsung Care+ full coverage  are also included in the package. The Executive Bundle is offered at only ₱133,388.00 with up to ₱56,070.00 worth of freebies and savings, and exclusive access to a 24/7 VIP concierge.

The new Galaxy Z Fold4 will be widely available at the following price points:
  • Galaxy Z Fold4 (256GB) – PHP 98,990 SRP
  • Galaxy Z Fold4 (512GB) – PHP 105,990 SRP
  • Galaxy Z Fold4 (1TB) – PHP 119,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

The Galaxy Z Fold4 comes in colors gray, green, and phantom black. A 256GB variant in beige is also exclusively available at

Unfold a greater world with the Samsung Galaxy Flip4 and Galaxy Fold4. To know more about these brand-new devices, visit

Safe Samsung Shopping
Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions.   

M(y) idea of home just got better!

Midea Group recently ranked 245th on the new 2022 Fortune Global 500 List

What can you do to make your home a better place to live in? Today, devices using the latest technology are playing a big role in changing the idea of ​​a better home. Thanks to Midea (pronounced mai-dia), the leader in intelligent home solutions, homeowners now have access to appliances that enable them to upgrade their homes. Think intelligent robot vacuums, aircons that purify the air and rice cookers that improve the taste and texture of food – truly, these are the kind of appliances that will make you say, “My idea of home just got better!” 

In recognition of the many innovative home solutions that it has introduced in recent years, the Midea Group, recently ranked 245th on the new 2022 Fortune Global 500 List. It is the 7th consecutive year for Midea Group to rank on this List, up 43 spots from last year.

So if you’ve been thinking of elevating your space in ways that truly make a difference, Midea shares 3 exciting ideas guaranteed to transform your place into the sanctuary that you look forward to at the end of each day.  

Midea U-Shaped Window Type Air Conditioner

Create a positive home environment. It’s true that d├ęcor and color can help create an inviting space but it’s equally important to make sure that the environment is always cool and comfortable, especially in areas where you sleep, work or relax.  Keep all corners of a room cool with Midea U-Shaped Window Type Air Conditioner which has a strong airflow that allows you to feel the cold air even when you’re 20 feet away. You can also have the best of both worlds with this air conditioner for it has an innovative design that provides easy installation and an ultra-quiet relaxation experience. 

Midea 3 in 1 Convertible 5 Blades Timer and DC Inverter Stand Fan

Meanwhile, the Midea 3 in 1 Convertible 5 Blades Timer and DC Inverter Stand Fan also redefines your family’s cooling experience with its adjustable features that can be converted into a desk fan, floor fan, and stand fan, not to mention a 12-speed level and 12 hours programmed timer to give you and your loved ones a smart and energy-efficient cooling solutions at every corner of your home. And since it’s Midea, you can never go wrong because it is recognized by Euromonitor International in 2022 as the world’s #1 in air cooler, and cooling fans brand. 

Midea M7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Keep in mind, a clean home is a better home.  Keep your home free from dust and dirt without the hard work with the Midea M7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner.  It uses the latest 5th generation LDS laser navigation technology that will easily clean every nook and cranny of your home with its  amazing suction power! This intelligent cleaning powerhouse has an auto-return & charge function which means the M7 is always ready for action. Plus, its Smart App & Voice control is compatible with Alexa and Google too, making this vacuum cleaner the perfect assistant for your life. 

Midea Cordless 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum Cleaner

But if you’d rather do the vacuuming yourself with less elbow grease and no annoying cables, the Midea Cordless 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum Cleaner is the one for you!  It has an ergonomic handle for comfortable carrying and convenience to easily access hard-to-reach areas in your home. This versatile cleaning expert has a high-efficiency motor for powerful suction and multi-filtration system that does its job in cleaning not only your couch and floors, but also even your car, gadgets, fabrics, clothes, and beddings!

Midea 20 cm Air Purifier

Improve your home’s air quality. We know that the quality of the air we breathe is paramount to good health. For this reason, you can never go wrong with the Midea 20 cm Air Purifier that lets you enjoy clean air 24/7. It has 5 layers of filtration system for powerful purification. It removes hair, dust, and large air pollutants, with an anti-bacterial pet layer, and a high-efficiency HEPA filter that removes up to 99.97% of allergens and germs as small as 0.3mm, all in just 14 minutes! With a clean and fresh home like this, you can easily discover and enjoy every bit of tiny moment and happiness at home with the people you the most.

Midea Digital Rice Cooker

Always have good and filling meals.  For many Filipinos, rice is life. It doesn’t matter what the viand is, as long as there is a healthy serving of this staple food. For perfectly cooked rice, Midea presents its rice cookers which have been recognized by Euromonitor International as the world’s #1 in small kitchen appliance brand.  Midea Digital Rice Cooker (available in 1.0L and 1.8L) features a Smart Temperature Sensor so you can cook rice that’s fragrant, with just the right texture while retaining the nutrition of each grain. With rice this good, your family can enjoy great meals no matter what ulam you serve! 
These remarkable hi-tech appliances as just some of the amazing innovations that Midea has introduced to make your idea of home so much better.  To know more about Midea products and after-sales services, you can visit, like, follow and subscribe to Midea’s web and social media sites at, Facebook: @mideaphilippines, Instagram: mideaph, Youtube: Midea Philippines official, and TikTok: @mideaphilippines. 

You can also check out major appliances stores nationwide for more Midea intelligent home solutions. Midea’s products are available at the following Midea Philippines flagship stores: Midea Lazmall: Midea ShopeeMall:, and Midea Official Online Store:

GCash now offers Ayala Land Residential Properties via GLife app

“With this partnership with Ayala Land, GCash enables potential homeowners and property seekers to conduct virtual unit viewing and, after they make the decision to buy a property, access cashless payment of reservation fees using their e-wallet account. Furthermore, home buyers no longer need to pay their real estate dues through traditional channels like post-dated checks, bank deposits, over-the-counter payments to property developers, or brokers. They can conveniently and safely do just all these transactions using their smartphones and via GLife on the GCash app.” ~Martha Sazon, GCash President and CEO
From left: GCash Vice President for Commercial Sales and Operations Luigi Reyes, Ayala Land President and CEO Bobby Dy and GCash Chief Commercial Officer Ren-Ren Reyes

Every Filipino family dreams of having their own home. The country’s leading mobile wallet GCash, in partnership with Ayala Land Inc.(ALI), has launched Ayala properties on GLife along with its four key brands:
  • Ayala Land Premier
  • Alveo
  • Avida
  • Amaia

Using the GLife feature, the one-stop shop lifestyle feature on the GCash app, Filipino home buyers and property seekers can now easily browse Ayala Land’s property listings and submit an inquiry without leaving the comforts of their homes. 

Property seekers who want to access Ayala Land properties will now be able to easily view  property listings  by simply opening the GCash app and tapping “GLife” on the dashboard. Once on GLife, tap the “Real Estate” category, and from there, users will be able to see available listings from Ayala Land developments, check out properties nationwide and select their preferred type of property. After reading the initial information on the selected listing, interested buyers can just tap  “Inquire”, fill in the necessary details, and finally tap “submit” to forward their inquiry.

“Together with GCash, we at Ayala Land, want to make it easier for Filipinos to find the property that suits their needs. As more and more individuals are turning to the convenience of online shopping, we strongly believe that buying home and real estate properties should not be any different. By launching four of our key brands on GLife, Filipinos can now have a more seamless experience in buying Ayala Land properties.” ~Bobby O. Dy, ALI President and CEO

According to GCash Chief Commercial Officer Oscar Reyes Jr., the partnership with ALI is a testament to the commitment of GCash to go beyond providing safe and convenient digital financial solutions to Filipinos.  GCash is also primed to give Filipinos easier access to affordable house-and-lot packages and condominium units to help make their dream of owning a home a reality.

With this partnership, GCash and Ayala Land are now able to provide a safer and more convenient way of purchasing real estate to the Filipinos and cater to the consumer’s evolving needs.

Not yet on GCash? You can download the GCash app for free on Google Play and the App Store.


About GCash
GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 69M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.

For more information, please contact:
Winsley Royce Bangit
Chief Customer Officer


About Ayala Land, Inc.
Ayala Land is the Philippines' leading developer of sustainable estates, offering a diverse mix of properties such as residential, retail, office, hotels, and leisure developments, that support local economic growth and nation-building. The company was established in 1988 as the real estate arm of Ayala Corporation, a pioneer conglomerate and builder of the country's premier financial and commercial district, now known as Makati Central Business District and Ayala Center.   Today, Ayala Land has a total of 31 sustainable estates and is present in 57 growth areas nationwide. It has five residential brands, namely Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida, Amaia, and BellaVita, which deliver quality homes to a broad segment of the housing market. Its commercial development and leasing portfolio are comprised of Ayala Malls, Ayala Land Offices, and Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corporation.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

BPO Executive Bong Borja is Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Alorica

“We are thrilled to elevate Bong into the role of COO. As our industry becomes increasingly digital, consultative and globally focused, Bong’s trailblazer mentality will help us maintain our industry leadership. Bong’s passion for driving performance by prioritizing culture, innovation and a deep understanding of client objectives makes him a perfect fit for the position. I am excited to continue working with Bong to grow our business and deliver exceptional CX to our clients today and in the future.” ~Greg Haller, Alorica’s CEO

Alorica Inc., a trusted leader in next-generation customer experience (CX) solutions, today promoted Bong Borja to Chief Operating Officer in charge of overseeing global operations across Asia-Pacific, Latin America & The Caribbean, and North America.

A recognized pioneer in the BPO industry in the Philippines, Borja was Alorica’s President of Asia-Pacific (APAC) Operations for the past 10 years and has deep experience, as well as an impressive track record, leading multinational teams to deliver best-in-class, digitally charged CX to progressive brands around the world.

“I’m honored to take on this global leadership role at such an exciting time in the evolution of our business,” said Borja, founder and former chairman of the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP). “I look forward to continue innovating and executing with Greg and our executive leadership team to ensure we exceed our customers’ needs, while empowering our employees’ professional success.” ~Bong Borja, Chief Operating Officer

The Philippine BPO trailblazer will play an instrumental role in leading Alorica’s operations for its 100,000+ workforce as the company continues to up level its talent, technologies and service offerings.

Borja will still directly manage the APAC region, which is Alorica’s largest market with over 60,000 employees across four countries, until his successor as President of APAC Operations is named in Q4. 

Powering Alorica’s growth engine
Alorica’s APAC region has been a growth engine for the company, hitting key milestones in performance, training, technology and service delivery. In the past six years, Alorica realized a revenue growth of 77% and doubled in headcount across the region.

The organization expanded into three new countries throughout the continent—China, Japan and India. Under Borja’s leadership, Alorica earned several notable recognitions, including two Asia-Pacific Gold Stevie Awards for Innovation in Human Resources Management and Innovative Use of Technology in Human Resources in 2019. The same year, his team helped the company achieve a Silver Stevie for Customer Service Training Practice of the Year. Alorica’s APAC region has consistently led all markets in employee satisfaction scores.
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About Alorica
Alorica creates insanely great digital customer experiences at scale. Our team of 100,000 solutionists, technologists and operators partner with global brands and disruptive innovators to deliver digitally-charged, tailored interactions customers crave. With a track record of creating long-term loyalty, Alorica brings actionable insights, proven processes and CX leadership to transform clients’ business needs, whether they’re focused on digital optimization, customer engagement or market expansion. Through strategic partnerships with best-in-breed technology, we design, integrate and optimize digital solutions personalized to reach clients’ most desired outcomes now and for the future. Alorica drives CX innovation for the best clients around the globe from its award-winning operations in 18 countries worldwide. 

Friday, September 30, 2022

The Reno8 Z 5G captures your best moments in the clearest detail

More than just documenting everyday moments, users take photos and videos to experiment with their creative side and advance their smart phoneography skills with their handy gadgets. Part of the latest Reno8 Series dubbed as #ThePortraitExpert, the Reno8 Z 5G allows them to explore new technologies and features to make their portraits stand out. 

Thanks to its triple camera setup, the Reno8 Z 5G records life in ultra clear portrait with a 64MP Main Camera, Depth Camera for creative bokeh shots and Macro Camera for ultra-fine details as close as 4cm. Each moment can be captured with amazing detail, well-balanced light and rich colors thanks to the phone’s AI-powered algorithms. 

Zoom into the smallest detail 

For photographing images in clear and abundant detail, the Reno8 Z 5G utilizes the 108MP Ultra Clear Imagery feature. Giving twice the megapixels of its main camera, the gadget can shoot any static scene in unreal levels of detail, no matter how much users zoom in.

Snap in a flash

The Reno8 Z 5G comes with ICE technology that powers its Flash Snapshot feature. This allows users to capture clear photos in motion, at speeds up to a hundredth of a second. From action shots on a playing field to dance moves in a concert, the Reno8 Z can get quick snaps with great clarity.

Keeping the selfie game strong

Sunny days and bright nights are no problem with the Reno8 Z 5G’s Selfie HDR. This feature makes sure to highlight the right parts of a subject’s face, while also balancing the colors and light level. Selfies will never be the same, as users can get excellent clarity on their face and background, even with strong backlighting. 

Added creative flair to portraits

The Reno8 Z 5G allows creativity to soar, thanks to its unique algorithm-based photography modes. With Bokeh Flair Portrait, DSLR-like quality can now emerge from smartphone portraits, thanks to illuminated subjects and stunning blurred bokeh backgrounds. Meanwhile, AI Colour Portrait can make any photo stand out on the feed, by transforming the background to a moody black and white palette, to go along with the vibrant subject. 

With the latest Portrait Expert in hand, portraits are sure to be even more rich and vivid. 

The OPPO Reno8 Z 5G is now available for Php19,999 via OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers and official online stores on Lazada and Shopee. For more information, visit OPPO’s official website at or the official OPPO Facebook page

About OPPO
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.