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PLDT's Smart To Deploy 5G Mobile Tech in PH Next Year

The telco signs supply deal with telecoms network technology provider Ericsson

PLDT Inc., the Philippines’ largest telecommunications group, announced on August 10 that its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications Inc., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish multinational telecoms networking technology provider Ericsson to roll out “the country’s first 5G pilot network” ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 13, 2018 03:00:00
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SMC, MVP Groups Set Aside Rivalry as Ang donates Php50M for PH sports

Ang made the donation to the Philippine Olympic Committee

This is one rare instance when corporate rivals San Miguel Corp and the MVP group are on the same page.SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang not only delivered on his promise of a Php20 million for the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), he threw in ...

by Gerry Ramos for  | June 29, 2018 12:00:00
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What PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan Said About Slow Internet and Digital Economy at the ASEAN Business Summit

The "most-criticized" head of PH's largest telco shares his thoughts on fostering digital enterprises

When the moderator of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit panel discussion on digital entrepreneurship on November 14, 2017 asked Manuel V. Pangilinan to summarize his thoughts on the topic as the most senior member of the panel, the PLDT chairman replied, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 16, 2017 10:00:00
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Which PH Tycoons Are Partnering with Their Potential Disruptors?

PwC’s 2017 Philippine Startup Survey says big businesses are tying up with innovative startups

Among the many roles worn by a startup is that of a disruptor. Many startups describe their technology, products and/or services as disruptive of incumbent industry players. They are changing the game by offering an innovative solution that is more efficient than ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 20, 2017 01:00:00
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TV5 Rebrands as ESPN 5 in Move To Compete Vs ABS-CBN and GMA

The MVP-owned station will broadcast free-to-air PBA, FIBA, UFC and even NFL games

The country’s third largest broadcast network, TV5 Network Inc., has signed a long-term partnership with global sports cable company ESPN, signaling its media focus to sports content, both parties announced on Thursday, October 12.“Our belief has always been the Filipino deserves the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2017 04:00:00

Take a Peek Inside Manny Pangilinan's Hong Kong Apartment

MVP's 357sqm apartment features lucky colors, prized works of art, and opulent furniture

Have you ever wondered how business tycoons relax and take a break? For a man as busy as Manny Pangilinan or MVP as many call him, a well-furnished apartment on the slopes of The Peak in Hong Kong serves as a welcome ...

by Cielo Anne Calzado for  | October 12, 2017 12:00:00
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PayMaya Reaches Out to Millennials, Eyes ASEAN Expansion to Scale Up

PLDT’s mobile money unit launches marketing campaign aimed at Filipinos aged 15 to 32

PayMaya's latest campaign is aimed at millennials, introducing new brand ambassadors from the generation. From left: Alyssa Valdez, Jappy Agoncillo, Ava Te-Zabat, Louis Faure and Wiji LacsamanaPayMaya Philippines, which runs the country’s first and largest mobile money and payments service, has launched ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 03, 2017 03:00:00
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(Video) MVP Waxes Poetic on PLDT’s 2017 Prospects

Watch Manuel V. Pangilinan recite lines from a famous Robert Frost poem

 In a press briefing last March 7, PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said that while the company’s earnings still declined last year, the story will be different in 2017. The company projected that its recurring core income will see an increase of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido and Sam Navalta  | March 09, 2017 06:00:00
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3 Ways MVP is Planning to Turn PLDT's Fortunes Around

After years of declining net income, the telco expects things to be better in 2017

PLDT Inc. recently reported that its consolidated service revenue, net of interconnection costs, hit only Php147.6 billion for 2016, decreasing by three percent from the year before. That marked the second year in a row that the company experienced a decline in ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 09, 2017 10:00:00
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MVP Vows to Bring PLDT Back to Path of Profit Growth This Year

CEO projects recurring core income to rise 6% for the first time in three years in 2017

PLDT Inc. reported today that consolidated core income fell 21 percent to Php27.9 billion in 2016 compared to the previous year on the back of falling revenue from wireless voice and SMS. The Philippines' biggest telecommunications company said consolidated service revenue eased ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 07, 2017 02:00:00
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Power Plant, Poultry Farm and Coco Mill: Christmas Comes Early to Sulu

In front of President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipino business tycoons promise to invest more in the country's second poorest province

President Rodrigo Duterte poses with some of the country's biggest tycoons after the Negosyo Para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu: Christmas Town Hall at the Malacañan Palace on December 19, MondayLess than a week before Christmas day, Filipino tycoons played Santa Claus to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 21, 2016 01:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 22: Get ready for the ‘Big One’

Plus, Gina Lopez accepts environment chief post.

 #MMShakeDrill Expect heavy traffic until around 11 am, as the Metro Manila Shake Drill is scheduled Wednesday morning, 9 AM.The road closures are for a good cause though, as the metropolis prepares for the eventually of a mega earthquake.These earthquake drills are ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 22, 2016 08:00:00
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Why PLDT, Smart changed their logos

More than a rebirth, the new logos also symbolize the telco brands' pivot to digital.

PLDT and Smart unveiled their new, complementary logos on Monday, June 13 in an event they called “A New Day” which signifies a rebirth for both brands.The new logo replaces the iconic 33-year old logo of PLDT. The three sides of the ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 14, 2016 01:00:00