Category Archives: Business

Globe exec wins in Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2015

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2015, the region’s most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs, has chosen Globe Telecom executive Glenn Estrella as winner in the Most Promising Category for his efforts and perseverance.


Davao entrepreneurs learn the ropes of digitizing their business

The Globe myBusiness Day caravan was held at SMX Convention Center at Lanang and was open to all who are interested to learn about new opportunities to grow and improve their business through new technologies.

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Socialgiver and OTTO win 2nd Singtel Group-Samsung

Indonesia, 8 December 2015 – Chosen from over 700 submissions from Africa, Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, Socialgiver was named the grand winner of the 2nd Singtel Group-Samsung Regional Mobile App Challenge. In addition, OTTO was recognised as the Samsung Innovation Award winner.

Manila Water files Notice of Arbitration

Manila Water has filed a Notice of Arbitration with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore after the National Government through the Department of Finance has not honored the Notice of Claim filed by Manila Water on April 23, 2015.

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TOMS Welcomes the Holiday Season with a New Way to Give

On November 14, TOMS Philippines held its annual holiday event called The Give Fair at the Westgate Center in Alabang Muntinlupa City. This is a festive event where like-minded individuals and organizations that give back come together in celebration of the season of joy and giving through a fun-filled day of activities for all. A way of thanking their customers and supporters of the TOMS movement, the TOMS Give Fair provides guests with a host of different interactive, creative and inspiring ways to engage with the concept of giving.

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Brand Reputation Costs $200,000 to Repair

Over half (57%) of companies admit that the information security incidents they experienced in the last year had a negative impact on their reputation. The average cost incurred per incident by small and medium-sized businesses was more than $8,000, while the damage to enterprises exceeded $200,000.

Globe interconnection now covers Bataan, Isabela

Globe Telecom said interconnection of its landline service Globelines with its main competitor has been expanded further and is now covering the provinces of Bataan and Isabela.


4th Globe Media Excellence Awards Winners revealed

In recognition of their exemplary work in bringing to the fore most relevant social issues through different channels of print, broadcast and digital media, outstanding media professionals and social media practitioners in Mindanao were honored at the 4th Globe Media Excellence Awards. The awards now cover media organizations in four major cities in the region namely General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga and Davao.

IEA to launch Medium-Term Coal Market Report

Although it has received less attention than the plunge in oil prices since mid-2014, the drop in coal prices has had a profound impact on global energy markets. Underpinning the weakness in coal prices is the decline in coal consumption in China for the first time this century, while pledges to reduce CO2 emissions made by dozens of countries ahead of the UN climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015 are also providing negative sentiment for coal producers. Partly offsetting the gloom is demand from a few populous emerging economies in Asia – particularly India – and the high odds that coal will remain China’s top energy source for several years to come.

Clark Water’s Regulatory and External Affairs Head, Noel Julao, and SMK Electronics’ General Manager, Mikio Otsubo, led the tree planting activity during one of the reforestation programs set out for the year.

Clark Water and industrial locators unite for reforestation

Clark Water continues to partner with various locators inside the Clark Freeport Zone in support of its sustainable initiative to plant over 8,000 trees by 2020. Understanding that sustainability is a shared responsibility, Nanox Philippines Inc., L&T International Group Philippines, Inc., and SMK Electronics Philippines recently collaborated with the Clark Water to plant a total of 300 Narra, Mahogany, and Ylang-ylang saplings inside the company’s used water treatment plant.