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Have your own personal shopper with honestbee premium all-in-one concierge


 Thanks to this new mobile app,  shopping for your daily needs becomes easy and hassle-free. Singapore based app honestbee is now here in the Philippines to help customers do their groceries, laundry, and food orders with the help of a personal grocery shopper and delivery service. Initially available in Metro Manila area only,  the concierge app is about to have their expansion in more locations to take away the hassles of heavy traffic, long parking lines, and late working hours which takes a lot of personal time. Currently available in nine key cities – Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala […]


Robinsons Department Store embraces local ingenuity through Go Lokal!


 The Philippines is a country that is full of ingenuity. They just have to discover and given the right exposure, original homegrown products can be at par with their foreign counterparts. 99% of entrepreneurs in the country consists of micro-entrepreneurs, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon V. Lopez during his acknowledgement remark last March 24 for the official opening of Go Lokal! in Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Place Manila. “I (and behalf of DTI), thanked Robinsons Group for recognizing these entrepreneurs and through Go Lokal!, they are given a chance to get inside malls, get exposed […]


Globe Business unveils cybersecurity center to fight cybersecurity threat


 Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, in his keynote, welcomes the newly-operational Globe Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) through the company’s information and technology arm Globe Business as it strengthen its position to best aid the Philippines in its fight against cybersecurity threats that continually put the operations of both businesses and government agencies at risk. Cu gave the example of another industry threaten with a ransom by cyberhackers that they’ll attack on their facilities if they don’t pay up. This kind of threat gave way to fully mobilize Globe Business “to put itself in the best position to […]


Adventuresome taste buds enjoy gastronomic delight at the 5th Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair


 Since its inception 5 years ago, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair has attracted a growing number of foodies who eagerly look forward to the opportunity to stock up on their favorite regional delicacies, special spices and condiments, health products, and many more. The Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is a much-awaited event for foodies missing the comfort food that they grew up with, as well as those with adventuresome taste buds looking for new twists to traditional Pinoy dishes. You don’t need to go that very far. For 5 consecutive days (March 15-19) at the Megatrade Halls of the […]

Epson Story Solutions and Technology Convention 2017

Epson held a 1-day convention to help local businesses ‘Be Future Ready’


 Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions, recently held Epson Solutions & Technology Convention 2017 last February 8 at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. Also dubbed as The Epson Story, the convention aims to support local businesses to be competitive amidst economic uncertainties, controlled labor market conditions and increased foreign competition. The one-day event featured Epson’s intelligent and innovative solutions that will help the business community meet the demands of the future through the integration of self-service, augmented reality, interactive projection and other technologies. It showcases Epson’s solutions across print, projection, label and smart glasses in an enterprise […]


UREKA Forum takes business online


 UREKA Forum is the country’s biggest e-commerce mass conversion program for SMEs powered by UnionBank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and its Consortium partners. Its online site aims to bring and take business online enabling close to 700 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country. UREKA Forum is going to be held on February 25 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1 to 3. The Forum is already on its fourth leg in less than 18 months targeting 1,000 attendees consisting of MSMEs and UREKA E-Cadets and represent their ‘brick-and-mortar’ business model and to convert them to a ‘brick […]


Japan’s fast fashion designer brand Miniso opens two more stores in Manila


 In June 2016, the country was introduced to a new lifestyle brand that is in line with fashion and leisure. Miniso formally opened its first store in the Philippines with the first outlet located at Robinsons Place Manila. This November, two more stores opened to provide customers with quality, creative, and low-priced products. Miniso opened the SM City San Lazaro and SM City Manila. Before the “Holiday Rush”, 4  more SM Supermall stores are about to open, making Miniso’s goal to open at least 6 stores  coming to fruition. Miniso is a Japanese fast fashion designer brand, jointly founded by Miyake […]


Why Payoneer matters for Filipino freelancers


 While the Philippines peso plunges on a seven-year low, as reported from the stock market this week, US dollar shoots with $1 = Php48.25 which made financial market bled again. Initial reports blame the noise in politics as the reason to why the peso hits this downfall anew. But that’s a different story. Still, many from the business sector are optimistic that after the noise dies down, everything will be back to normal. The said financial crisis did not affect foreign players to invest and open up offices here in the country, just as like what Payoneer just did a couple […]


CustomThread: Customizing apparel to a whole new level


 Dreaming of starting your own T-shirt printing business is a legit kick-ass if you know the ways and trade of the clothing industry. A lot of t-shirt printing business sprung left and right with almost of them became successful and earned a lot of  customers coming back for their services. What if you don’t know the how to’s of this traditional business and yet, you still want to engage with the opportunities that it bring to people interested in this kind of industry? You’ve got a creative mind? That’s a starter. CustomThread gives everyone an opportunity to have that shot of success, be […]


PLDT SME Nation brings back #BeTheBoss


 It’s time to nominate your favorite entrepreneurs and welcome the new batch of digitally-driven industry game-changers through PLDT SME Nation’s #BeTheBoss, a pioneering social media crowd sourcing search in partnership with Rappler. #BeTheBoss is now back for year two. “Our goal is simple and poignant – to demonstrate how digital technology can empower micro, small, and medium entreprises (MSMEs) and help them grow their business by looking to young and savvy entrepreneurs who’ve actually done it,” said VP and Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin during the welcome program of Media Night for press and online media people last […]


MINISO lifestyle brand from Japan, now in the Philippines


 Japan’s famous brand of fashion and leisure general merchandise, MINISO, has arrived in Manila, Philippines and a lot of people are going crazy over the brand already. We see a lot of shoppers lining in at MINISO’s cashier counter and these people are coming from different walks of life, as far as we can tell. MINISO, founded by Mr. Miyake Junya in 2013, is a leisured department store customizing “addiction” with fashion with a wide array of their own brand of products from home living, personal accessories, kids products, bags, to tech and gadget items. They all carry one name, MINISO. Andrew Ybardolaza, Communications […]


iflix turns 1


 Southeast Asia’s leading internet TV service iflix is  celebrating its first year as it turns 1 this year! iflix officially went into broadcast and stream its very own library on May 26, 2015. In April 2015, the company announced the appointment of its advisory board, comprised of Hollywood’s most influential business and creative leaders, including the chairman and CEO of MGM, President and CEO of Fox networks and more. iflix Philippines launched commercially in June 2015 alongside telecommunications partners PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. We were there. In November last year, celebrities Ruffa, Richard, and Raymond Gutierrez, JM Rodriguez, Iza […]


Netflix takes over the world – except China, Crimea, Syria, and North Korea


 Nothing can stop Netflix and they are all over the world. Well, almost. The 69 million users video-on-demand online streaming company announced on Wednesday that surprised the tech community at the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show it has operated in 130 countries across the globe, with the exceptions of China, Crimea, Syria, and North Korea because of US government policies restricting US companies from operating in those areas. It already began its service in the Philippines and also just recently, available in India. Philippine subscription starts at PhP 370, PhP 460, and PhP 550. Those who’ve purchased Kata Box and latest Kata […]


GELDC in Pampanga breaks new ground with green architecture and technologies


 It’s a welcome sign to know that there are establishments that are still concern with health and environment conservation and give the community a chance for better living in the urban and rural areas. In Pampanga, a 7-storey mixed-used building,  a modern design building with basement, mezzanine, and multi-purpose roofdeck was built in the heart of Sto. Domingo, Sto. Rosario Street near corner Mc Arthur Hi-way, Angeles City. The Global Eco-Link Development Corporation (GELDC) Building is the newest and most advanced addition to GELDC‘s line of commercial buildings, townhouses, resort/leisure parks, and other properties. It is strategically located between the main business districts […]


Globe acquires 54% majority shareholder in Bayantel


 If you were experiencing poor signal subscription services in the past from your Bayantel-hosted landline or broadband connections, listen to this. Those days will soon be over now that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) approved the green light for the conversion of Lopez-owned Bayan Telecommunication‘s debt-to-equity to Globe Telecom. “The company (Bayan) can now concentrate on delivering better service to its customers,” said Salvador Tirona, president and CEO, Lopez Holdings. Records show that Bayan has been under a court-assisted corporate rehabilitation for nearly 23 years. In August 2013, “the regional trial court Branch 158 in Pasig City confirmed the amendment […]

"Kapwa, Kita, Kalikasan" A comical play presented by PETA artists about the successful story of FSSI.

FSSI celebrates its 20th year by empowering social enterprises to lift indigenous Filipino communities


 Foundation for a Sustainable Institution (FSSI), with its advocacy to promote social entrepreneurship for sustainable poverty reduction in the Philippines, turned two decades this year, June 2 Founded in 1995, FSSI is a non-government organization (NGO) that bridges supports between social enterprises and microenterprises, particularly focused on farmers, fishers, indigenous peoples, women and agricultural workers through providing development and financial assistance.  “Community enterprises are crucial to the development of the country’s economy, FSSI recognizes this need by maximizing the capacity of our local people through financial services and grants which, in return support the inclusive growth of our local economies,” […]

Visualization via Autodesk solutions.

New Design Tools by Autodesk boosts competitiveness of building industry in the country


  3D design solutions provider, Autodesk, recently announced its 2016 software portfolio of design, engineering and construction solutions to help drive business transformation of industry towards strong competitive advantage and creative edge in the market, both locally and globally. This is Autodesk’s answer to the continuous growth of building industries in the country, covering architecture, engineering and construction services. The 2016 solutions by Autodesk is designed for buildings and civil infrastructure projects and offers a host of improvements and new capabilities for Autodesk Building Design Suite, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, and Autodesk Plant Design Suite. These Suites for architects, engineers, […]

Travel Mall Online team at the NAITAS Travel & Trade Show (James T. Austria)

NAITAS launches 1st Travel and Trade Show at SMX Convention in Mall of Asia


  The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies held their Travel & Trade Show at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay for the first time in promoting the tourism in the country and these independent and newly established travel agencies in the country. In partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPB), NAITAS features almost a hundred of exhibitors both in the field of travel and trade. In addition, NAITAS Travel & Travel Show helps in promoting the tourism in the Philippines with Department of Tourism – TPB’s newest theme or campaign called “Visit Philippines […]

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair

DTI SikatPinoy Nat’l Handicrafts Fair features items by Filipinos SMEs, APEC member-economies


 Indoor and outdoor furniture and handicraft items are highlighted in the recent opening of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair on Wednesday (May 6) at the Megatrade Halls in SM Megamall. Products made by Filipino small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are showcased together with those of the APEC member-economies. The Filipino exhibitors came from 16 regions that have been carefully selected among over a hundred participants. With the theme “Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino” and also in relation to the country’s hosting of the annual APEC meeting, the fair was formally opened with a ribbon cutting with the assistance […]

dti poster

DTI Nat’l Handicrafts Fair to showcase products by Filipino SMEs, APEC economies


 DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair will be featuring products from sixteen regions in the country and also from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies; this is in line with the opportunity for the Philippines to host this year’s APEC summit. Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino will be the theme of this year’s conference and the handicrafts edition of the 2015 SikatPinoy national trade fairs will showcase both indoor and outdoor furniture; house decors; novelty items; and health and wellness products. This is in order to expand the presence and opportunities in the market for Filipino Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from […]

BPI Best List Congress 2015. The BPI Family Bank Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan

BPI ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan extends nationwide with ‘Best List’


 Encouraging Filipinos not to hesitate in putting up a business, BPI Family Savings Bank with its Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan is off for ‘Franchise Road shows’ nationwide, offering the ‘Best List’ of brands to franchise ‘Franchise Road Shows’ are set to reach the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) or the ‘Filipino Negosyantes’ across the country and help them interact with the franchisors, enabling them to chose which to franchise. “In those road shows, we, when we go there, it would be a forum composed of prospective investors, you know, those who would like to go into business,” said Noel Altamirano, Consumer […]

In the middle is the CashCashPinoy founder and CEO Frederic Levy, recieving the recognition for CashCashPinoy in Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence.

The 2015 Best Filipino e-Commerce Site goes to CashCashPinoy


 CashCashPinoy, a privately-owned Filipino online shopping site that offers a lower price deal in selling products, services and travel was recognized as the Best e-Commerce Site during the recently held Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence It is a  partnership of Golden Globe Awards Council, National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services, Inc., Philippine Best, Inc. SINAG News Magazine, and SINAG Foundation, Inc. Deserving companies that will be awarded are those who achieved business excellence by following the six criteria listed by National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services, Inc.: innovative business practices; quality of products and services; […]


Dragonpay founder Roberto Chiang owes business success to trust and integrity


 A strong partnership and service may built a strong foundation for a business to be successful. But without trust and integrity, the strong pillars built from the time a business came to existence might disappear… in a snap. One can say that Dragonpay’s success was built through partnerships. One can say it is because of their services. Or one can even say that it is because of the founder’s educational background. Though these remain true, Robertson Chiang, the founder of Dragonpay, says that his business’ success and legitimacy was established through honesty and integrity. It may sound cliché but in […]


Dragonpay is the new alternative payment solution


 How do you pay online? What payment solution do you use when paying for example, airfare tickets or paying your electric bills? The rise of online shops around the globe are evident. Retail stores, boutiques, gadgetry, and a lot more are shifting to the digital platform, which effectively acknowledges the lifestyle of the market today. It is almost inevitable for businesses in today’s era not to engage their brand through technology. And happy to say, most brands in various sectors and industries have adapted to the fast pace world of online shopping. Take for example our previous article for that matter. […]

TATERS CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY. Annie Tanchanco and family celebrates Taters Enterprise Inc. 20 years in the industry with Le Grand event at TriNoma Mall.

Taters celebrates 20th anniversary with Le Grand Treats promo that runs until September 15


 From a simple 8.5sqm snack store of popcorn, peanuts, and fries, Taters rose as the “first branded entertainment snack store,” that is according to Annie Tanchanco, Founder and President of Taters Enterprise Inc. who put the first snack store in a cramped mall space back in 1994. 20 years later, Taters has become synonymous to every blockbuster movies you can name being shown in cinemas across the country. That is 23 outlets, by the way, across the country. To celebrate Taters 20th anniversary, the company headed by Tanchanco celebrates the milestone with Le Grand Treats promo that runs until September […]