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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 Has Highest Medical Inflation Rate in Asia. Does Your Health Plan Provide Enough Cover?

Global benefits firm urges companies to review employee health plans and invest in data analytics

If you consider the 6.4 percent consumer price inflation in August very bad news, wait till you hear about the projected increases in health costs in the Philippines.According to global HR consultancy Mercer Marsh Benefits’ (MMB) 2018 Medical Trends Around the World ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 25, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Duterte in Fresh Push for Tax Reforms Amid Backlash Vs TRAIN Law, Outlines Other Economic Priorities

The president says the remaining tax reform packages will be submitted to Congress by end-July

Despite the popular backlash against the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that is being widely blamed for rising inflation, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to pass the remaining five packages of his administration’s tax reform ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Pauline Macaraeg  | July 23, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

How Do You Build a Startup Called Maria? Vincent Lau and His Intrepid Journey from California to Manila

Setting foot in the country only eight years ago, the UC Berkeley alum is revolutionizing the Philippines' HMO industry

There are many ways for startup founders to raise funding, gain exposure and expand their networks in markets where they are operating.Most of these didn’t come easy for Vincent Lau. The 36-year-old Chinese-American was born and raised in Oakland City, California but ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 08, 2018 11:00:00
Business Ideas

PH’s First Online Health Insurance Platform for Small Businesses and Individuals Raises $650K from Investors

Maria Health pools clients to help them access cheaper and better terms from HMOs

Maria Health helps individuals and businesses to easily compare and purchase health insurance packages in its online platformMaria Health, the Philippines’ first online marketplace for health insurance products, recently secured an investment from Wavemaker Partners, one of Southeast Asia’s leading early stage ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 08, 2017 09:00:00
News and Events

QC Business Owners Near Hospitals Could Benefit from LGU’s Medical Tourism Push

The local government wants to turn areas around hospitals into medical support zones

The Quezon City government wants to develop medical support zones around a cluster of specialized government hospitals in the city in a bid to become a major medical tourism destination in the world by the year 2020.The city is host to a ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | June 13, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

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Freedom, flexibility, and the chance to be your own boss—these are some of the things that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and the self-employed enjoy, as the Internet has provided everyone with more options when it comes to how they work and what they work ...

by Zar Castro  | May 25, 2016 08:00:00