Indonesian Lounge at SM Megamall
Visitors to the mall had the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of Indonesia’s rich culture, food and lifestyle during the recent Indonesian Trade Expo at the SM Megamall Event Center.
A joint project of the Indonesian Embassy in Manila and G20 Indonesia, in partnership with Bank Indonesia and SM, the event was held just in time for the 77e Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. It aimed to introduce and build awareness of Indonesian products among Filipino consumers – fashion and personal care items, handicrafts, food and beverages.
HE Indonesian Ambassador Agus Widjojo led the opening ceremony with a word of welcome. Indonesian Embassy Minister Counselor Kusuma Pradopo, Chargé d’Affaires Widya Rahmanto, Commercial Attaché Martin Pandapotan, SM representatives and diplomats from other embassies were also present at the trade fair. .
During the 3-day exhibition, nearly 20 Indonesian companies showcased their international and locally available products.
Alfamart Philippines, a joint venture between SM Group and PT SumberAlfariaTrijayaTbk (Alfamart Indonesia) also showcased its grocery products.
The Indonesia Expo is one of many exciting cross-cultural events at SM Megamall.
Accenture Ph caters to Japanese companies
Accenture Philippines recently inaugurated a purpose-built facility to offer tailored solutions to Japanese businesses.
Called Japan Zone, the facility showcases innovative technologies and solutions such as cloud-first solutions, AI and blockchain, intelligent platforms and systems and operational expertise in finance and accounting, talent and human resources , and customer service. Through these solutions, Accenture Philippines enables its Japanese clients to optimize costs and maximize efficiency to accelerate growth and expansion.
Accenture Philippines has been serving leading Japanese clients in the pharmaceutical, retail, automotive, banking, oil and gas, aviation and other key sectors since 2015. To respect Japan’s world-renowned standard of quality and excellence,
Eastern Communications at ACC
Eastern Communications is showcasing its extensive network across the Philippines and its diverse ICT products and services at the Asian Carriers Conference (ACC) 2022 at the Crimson Resort Boracay, which continues until September 23.
With over 1,000 delegates representing more than 300 companies from around the world, ACC is one of Asia’s largest and most anticipated telecommunications conferences that brings together industry leaders from around the world to discuss, collaborate, network and forge alliances. The conference, themed “Adapt Collaborate Conquer 2022”, aims to unify the efforts of other carriers and pave the way for better telecommunications services for all.
Eastern Communications will then hold its Thrive Summit at the Savoy Hotel Boracay on September 23.
Security Bank supports Brigada Eskwela
Security Bank Foundation Inc. (SBFI) has responded to the call from the Department of Education (DepEd) to provide multi-sectoral support for the opening of classes through the agency’s Brigada Eskwela initiative.
SBFI supported the DepEd Brigada Eskwela regional launch week by handing over the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Libraries (PML) and 306 Makeroscopes (sets of keychain microscopes) to 11 schools benefiting from the SBFI classroom project in the region of Davao.
SBFI’s initiative to donate learning resources in the Davao area complements its flagship program, Build A School, Build the Nation: The Classrooms Project. All 11 beneficiary schools have received SBFI’s classroom donation since the program’s launch in 2011. In addition to new classrooms, SBFI provides support for major repairs, regular training for teachers and principals, and other development interventions. learner support.
UnionDigital Bank opens its future headquarters
UnionDigital Bank recently opened its future headquarters at the UnionBank Innovation Campus in San Pedro, Laguna, with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in attendance.
The Innovation Campus will also house various innovation hubs, including UnionBank Institutes on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Asian Institute for Digital Transformation (AIDT).
The campus was inaugurated during the country’s first Innovation Festival, a three-day event that showcased UnionBank and UnionDigital Bank’s partners in financial technology innovation, offering a behind-the-scenes look at some of the bank’s exciting new developments in the space.
To further exemplify UnionDigital Bank’s vision of a Tech’d Up Philippines, the digital bank introduced its partners who will help power this future: Nexplay, Yield Guild Games (YGG), Euronet, Visa and PeraHub. He also introduced an exciting metaverse project called New Manila 2050, which aims to create a vibrant Web3 community for Filipinos to safely discover, learn and collaborate in space.
Maynilad connections reach 1.5 million
West Zone Concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. has expanded its water service connections to 1,501,371 after adding 797,852 connections to its network since reprivatization in 2007. Most of these connections were in areas not served that Maynilad has undertaken to supply with surface water.
About 98 percent of those with Maynilad connections have a 24-hour water supply, up from just 46 percent in 2007. Maynilad customers who receive their water supply at an average pressure of seven pounds per square inch ( psi) have also increased from just 53 percent in 2007 to the current 98 percent. Seven psi is the pressure required for water to reach the second story of a structure.
With its increased service connections, Maynilad’s population served now stands at 9.9 million. This includes areas that were without water for decades before getting a Maynilad connection.
PLDT, Smart helps ensure food safety
PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. recently joined Project Rebound’s online agriculture forum which discussed technological solutions to ensure food security in the country amid instability due to the pandemic, the climate change and the current global crisis.
PLDT and Smart implement shared value programs on agriculture and food security as part of its FarmSmart advocacy. This includes the Digital Farmers program, a capacity building initiative that keeps farmers up to date with current technology.
Under the Buy Local program, PLDT and Smart source rice locally from farming communities, which are either donated to feeding programs or sold to PLDT Group employees.