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This Pinay Designer Founded an Online Gowns-For-Rent Business

It's an economical and earth-friendly way to stay fashionable

GownForRent.com allows users to lease formal wear, including evening gowns and suits for men, at minimal costs. Christine Hidalgo Roco is a fashion designer and intrepid spirit who lives on dreams to playfully transform the life of the fabric.Prior to studying at the ...

by Denise De Leon  | October 20, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Would You Buy San Miguel Food and Beverage Shares After Target Price Lowered from Php140 to Php85-95?

The new target price is now within range of recent price movements

San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) lowered the offering price of its planned share sale to Php85 to Php95 apiece from the original offer of up to Php140, the company stated in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on October ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 19, 2018 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Turn Your Store, Eatery or Home into a Piso Wi-Fi Hub for Only Php30K

Vending machine pays for itself in 3-4 months by selling broadband access at Php5 per 30 minutes

Filipinos love the internet.In fact, they love it so much that an average Filipino spent nine hours and 29 minutes online per day in 2017, according to the report “Digital in 2018” by social media agency We Are Social and social media ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 19, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Meet the Startup That's Developing Manny Pacquiao's Own Crypto Coin

Using PAC Tokens, fans can buy the boxing legend's merchandise or pay him to livestream a birthday greeting

Aside from Manny Pacquiao, GCOX will also create a cryptocurrency for former English football player Michael Owen and American singer Jason DeruloAs a politician, Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is known as the Bible-thumping Filipino senator who’s in favor of conservative causes such as ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 19, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Stores' CCTV Footage Turned Into Retailing Insights, Thanks to AI Service Built by Millennial-Founded PH Startup

Other products count vehicle passengers seeing outdoor billboards, and guess profiles of tablet viewers to deliver right ads

While doing his internship with an alcoholic beverage maker, Raphael Layosa, then a third-year student at the UP College of Business Administration, noticed something truly odd. Tasked with monitoring the sales of hard drinks marketed to male customers, he observed that it was ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | October 18, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

With Average Freelancing Pay of Php25k a Month, Are Gigs a Viable Alternative to Jobs?

While pay levels are not much different, the flexible hours attract many to try freelance work

Though seen by many as physically and emotionally stressful, jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, particularly in call centers, remain a top choice for most college graduates in the Philippines because of the industry's higher than average pay.According to the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 18, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Ayala Corp. Invests in PH Health Startup That Built App for Booking Doctors' House Calls

Conglomerate's entry seen to boost users of AIDE app from 18,000 as of mid-2018 to 24,000 by year-end

Diversified conglomerate Ayala Corp. continues to dive deep in the health sector as it announced on Wednesday, October 17, an investment in local medical service startup AIDE through its subsidiary, Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health).“Aside from developing our own technology solutions, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 18, 2018 07:00:00
News and Events

PH Anti-Trust Body Fines Grab and Uber Php16-M for Various Violations Regarding Merger

The PCC listed 10 violations the two parties made to its Interim Measures Order

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has announced that it will be fining transport network companies (TNCs) Grab Philippines and Uber a total of Php16 million for various violations in connection with their merger last April.In a press release sent to media outlets ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 17, 2018 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Amid Rising Interest Rates, PH Fintech Startup Cuts Lending Costs to Small Businesses

Thanks to smarter credit scoring, First Circle can offer more competitive rates for small businesses

Established in 2016, First Circle aims to make the lending process easier and more convenient for SMEs. From left: Brian McKiernan, vice president for product management; Patrick Lynch, CEO; Tony Ennis, chief technology officer; Axel Regnström, chief commercial officerLast September 28, the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 17, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

After GrabCar, GrabPay and GrabFood, Now Comes GrabAds

Ride-hailing giant aims to market to riders while bringing them from Point A to Point B

A ride with the country’s largest car-hailing platform Grab Philippines will no longer just be about getting from Point A to Point B. Increasingly, it will now also be getting the rider to buy this or that as the regional transport network ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 17, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Betting for the Next Lotto Jackpot

How to enjoy the game of chance even though the odds are stacked against you

The recent Ultra Lotto jackpot, which has ballooned to Php1.2 billion to become the largest prize money in history, has attracted thousands of people to try out their luck.The media would report every draw date about the results and every time there ...

by Henry Ong  | October 16, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Is Your Startup Raising Funds? PH Venture Capital Firm Launches $10-M Fund with Malaysia-Based Gobi Partners

The Gobi-Core Philippine Fund will target startups in the e-commerce, healthtech and logistics industries

Core Capital, a Philippine venture capital (VC) firm, has announced that it is partnering with Malaysia-based investor Gobi Partners to launch the Gobi-Core Philippine (PH) Fund, a $10-million (Php542 million) fund aimed to support early-stage startups.“With this partnership with Gobi, we are ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 16, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Which of PCSO's Major Games Produced the Most Winners in the Past 12 Months?

Some games have just a handful of winners while others have more than a score. Here's why

There has been a total of 70 winners over the past year in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's (PCSO's) five lottery games with the highest jackpot prizes: Ultra Lotto 6/58, Grand Lotto 6/55, Super Lotto 6/49, Mega Lotto 6/45 and Lotto 6/42.Among the top ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 16, 2018 09:00:00
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