Miguel R. Camus

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Leechiu: Pogos are coming back

The exodus Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (Pogo) companies that characterized the woes of the Metro Manila office sector in 2020 has ended and demand for new space is returning, property veteran David Leechiu said on Tuesday. This reversal was partly due to new legislation addressing tax compliance by Pogos, whose operations mainly target gamblers in …

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Paymaya operator secures P8B to fund digital bank dream

The privately held technology company behind the PayMaya mobile wallet successfully raised $167 million, or over P8 billion, to fund its expansion and an upcoming digital bank. Voyager Innovations said on Monday the money came from existing investors PLDT Inc., China’s Tencent, global investment firm KKR and the International Finance Corp., through IFC Financial Institutions …

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Globe activating 5G roaming in US, Canada ahead of travel comeback

Globe Telecom users traveling to North America can access 5G roaming services in the coming week as the telco giant gears up for the gradual recovery of the travel sector during the pandemic. In a statement on Thursday, Globe said 5G roaming in Canada would be launched on June 15 to be followed by the …

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Globe Telecom rolls out free wifi in Antipolo

Globe Telecom rolled out free wifi in government buildings and select medical facilities in Antipolo, a statement on Friday showed. The telco giant further provides the local government with Automated Mobile Blaster (Amber) services to quickly disseminate information to residents as COVID-19 vaccination efforts are ramped up. The measures were announced as Globe extended its …

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Gozon touts win over ABS-CBN as investors flock to GMA

GMA Network Inc. chair and CEO Felipe Gozon on Wednesday revived a ratings war with rival ABS-CBN Corp. amid a wave of interest from investors after GMA became the country’s dominant television broadcaster by default. During the firm’s annual shareholders meeting, Gozon touted GMA’s superior TV ratings after ABS-CBN’s broadcast business was shuttered by the …

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Monde Nissin gets 11 long-term ‘cornerstone’ investors

Food giant Monde Nissin Corp. has bagged global funds as long-term investors in its anticipated P55.9-billion public debut this month. In a statement on Wednesday, Monde Nissin claimed it had secured commitments from 11 cornerstone investors. These were AIA Investment Management Private Ltd., Stichting Depositary APG Emerging Markets Equity Pool, Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd., …

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Metro Pacific South sets aside P 12-B capex in 2021

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. is setting aside about P12 billion this year for capital spending for three expressway projects in southern Metro Manila and neighbouring provinces. Under subsidiary MPT South Corp., the tollroad giant said the largest share or P6.49 billion would go toward the 45-kilometer Cavite Laguna Expressway (Calax) while P5.34 billion would be …

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Microsoft training program benefits over 150K Filipinos

Technology giant Microsoft Corp. said over 150,000 Filipinos benefited from its digital skills training program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched last year, the initiative reached over 30 million people from 249 countries and involved online courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft in the areas of customer service, project management and data analysis. “Skills will be …

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Converge to tap undersea cable system via $100-M deal with Keppel, Facebook

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is securing crucial internet capacity via an upcoming international submarine cable system that is being built by global technology giants. In a stock exchange filing on Wednesday, Converge announced plans to invest over $100 million (P4.8 billion) in the project known as the Bifrost Cable System, a 15,000-kilometer undersea cable project …

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