Vaughn Alviar

PayMaya’s fintech innovations boost e-Commerce transactions

More consumers are shopping online, especially for safety and convenience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For many businesses accelerating their digital transformation to ride this wave, embracing e-commerce is the way forward under the “new normal.” Helping these enterprises transform is PayMaya, the only fintech in the country providing digital payments solutions that can easily integrate …

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Balik Pinas Program: Providing sustainable business opportunities for modern Filipino heroes

Billy Belleza and Jazz Manzano are former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). When they ended their careers and went home to Bicol, they both found a lucrative business opportunity in the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country. In July 2019, Belleza decided to end his …

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Digital adoption chance to ‘tech up,’ build up PH–UnionBank

Money changing hands became risky behavior because of COVID-19 so Filipinos promptly jumped online for financial transactions. “The pandemic broke through the inertia of digital adoption,” said Justo A. Ortiz, UnionBank of the Philippines vice chair in “Brand Digital Pilipinas: The New People’s Revolution,” a discussion at the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) held in December …

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Nobody is impervious to disease

When – not if – a perilous sickness strikes, the high costs can stun the unprepared. That is a lesson COVID-19 teaches. New to humankind, no one is naturally immune to it. It easily spreads worldwide, hospitalizing and killing millions. A bout with the disease has cost millions in bills. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and …

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