San Juan students and teachers #ExperienceBetter with Converge fiber connectivity

The San Juan City local government partnered with leading fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. to help students, families, and educators in the city adapt to the learn-from-home environment amid mobility restrictions during the pandemic. A culmination of their efforts is the activation of free fiber optic connectivity to the digital learning platforms for over 12,000 public school students in 6,000 households.

Through this partnership, students and educators may access the Learning Management System in three different platforms, namely, the DepEd Commons which is a database of learning modules, Makabagong San Juan Learning Management System, San Juan’s dedicated learning portal, and the chat facility called Makabagong San Juan Learning Communication System. These platforms allow students and teachers to experience better and more seamless learning through lectures, exams, and overall coordination. 

Over a month after the system powered by Converge’s free intranet connection was launched, several students and teachers shared their experiences with the all-in-one app and how it has changed their everyday learning:

The LMS app provided a big aid for the students despite the challenges brought upon by distance learning. According to them, they are satisfied with the program as it addresses the challenges during the transition from face-to-face classes to online.

Grade 11 student Lanzel Lazarte during her Personal Development class through the LMS app.

Furthermore, they highlighted specific features of the app such as the raise of hand, emojis, and chatbox which helps make communication a more seamless experience. Despite the absence of face-to-face interactions, the app offers a great substitute to increase participation from the students. This initiative by Mayor Francis Zamora and Converge is a step towards providing a better future for the students of San Juan, allowing them access to the education they deserve.

Ms. Susan Gohil conducting online classes through the LMS app

On the other hand, teachers are reaping the benefits of the LMS app as it eases their role as teachers. Not only students are faced with challenges due to distance learning, but teachers also find it difficult to communicate to multiple students with limited access to the right tools. Ms. Sheila Mae Mariano from Salapan Elementary School said that the Makabagong San Juan Learning Management System has enabled them to provide continuous education despite the pandemic. When used together with the free intranet and tablet, the LMS app can motivate more students to attend online classes, according to Mariano.

Ms. Sheila Mariano showing a sample of a house to her students 
during distance learning using the LMS app
Ms. Sheila Mariano showing a sample of a house to her students 
during distance learning using the LMS app

The user-friendly app offers a more convenient system for conducting lectures, exams, and overall communication. Students and teachers are now able to communicate better and more efficiently with video conference and messaging features. To further engage their students, visual materials are now easier to present through slide decks, worksheets, modules, webpage, and other learning materials. In addition, the function of uploading photos, decks, modules, and worksheets provides a better experience in encouraging the students to increase virtual participation.

San Juan City is the pioneer city to provide a free internet connection to all of its public school students. Converge CEO Dennis Anthony H. Uy is happy to be one of the driving forces behind this feat. “We are glad to be the pioneer in aiding the distance learning experience of public school students and teachers in San Juan. These first-hand experiences are a testament to Converge’s dedication to providing underserved Filipino communities access to fiber technology,” Uy shared.

Mayor Francis Zamora of San Juan City shared, “I am grateful for the hardworking team behind this program, for constantly creating ways to serve our underserved students and teachers. We take pride in being the first city to provide a free intranet thanks to our friends at Converge. The LMS app is only the beginning of our efforts to bring seamless connectivity to our people.”

Together with the 12,500 tablets, 1,000 laptops, and 1,000 pocket Wi-Fis turned over by the Department of Information Communications Technology (DICT), the free intranet connection, and the Learning Management System, the San Juan City local government and Converge aim to support students and teachers in making online education more accessible.

Good Vibes Tayo DITO: Get exclusive premium items from Viber when you purchase your DITO sim with a friend!

Newest telecommunications player DITO Telecommunity has teamed up with Viber, one of the most popular messaging apps in the country, for Good Vibes Tayo DITO – an exclusive promo from July 23 to August 31, 2021, where consumers can avail of exciting Viber Premium items when they purchase their DITO SIM cards in pairs.

“At DITO, our goal is to empower Filipinos through stronger connectivity with our fast, reliable, and value-for-money data services. By partnering with Viber Philippines, we are hoping to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience of the country’s most preferred messaging app to more subscribers all over the country,” said Jasper Evangelista, DITO’s Brand & Marketing Director. 

The Good Vibes Tayo DITO promo is just one of the many programs DITO and Viber have in store for Filipino subscribers. Now, Viber users can enjoy connecting with their family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones non-stop using DITO’s reliable and affordable data promo offers. 

“Viber is looking forward to expanding its calling and messaging services to more Filipinos all over the country with this exciting partnership with DITO, a new and dynamic telecom company,” said David Tse, Senior Director, Asia Pacific at Rakuten Viber. “We are focused on our shared goal of providing services and programs that enable people to keep stronger, more secure and seamless personal and professional connections that impact their daily lives.”

The Good Vibes Tayo DITO promo will be available in select DITO stores and partner stores. To join the promo, customers must purchase two (2) DITO SIM cards from participating DITO stores, activate the SIM cards, and register their DITO numbers using the Viber app. Once registration Is complete, the pair will be entitled to join a lucky draw and win exclusive Viber premium items such as plush toys, notebooks, tumblers, and other exciting prizes!Check out the official social media pages and websites of DITO (www.dito.ph)  and Rakuten Viber (https://www.viber.com/en/) for the full list of participating stores and more details on the promo mechanics

New OPPO A74 5G Now Available on Globe’s GPlan1499

#LiveLifeAtFullSpeed with the latest A Series that retails at PHP15,999 via Globe Telecom starting April 30

OPPO officially announces the availability of the all-new OPPO A74 5G that retails at PHP15,999. Exclusively available via local network operator partners including Globe Telecom starting April 30. A74 5G comes in Fluid Black and Space Silver color variants.

“As the Philippines enter the era of 5G, OPPO is offering Filipinos more competitive and value-for-money 5G-ready smartphone options to our Filipino consumers like our latest OPPO A74 5G. Partnering with Globe Telecom for Globe postpaid services, you can get the OPPO A74, powered by Globe 5G and packed with outstanding camera technology at GPlan 1499 with no cashout,” said OPPO Philippines Vice President for National Sales Zen Han. 

Coming at Full Speed with A74 5G

Get the latest A74 5G equipped with today’s fastest connectivity packed with great-value-money features perfect for your videography and gaming needs. A74 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G with a hefty 128GB of storage capacity that guarantees faster, smoother user experience both on productivity and entertainment. 

A74 5G also gives you the chance to level up your social media contents with ultra capable camera features that you can do with its 48MP AI rear quadcamera setup. Other features social media savvy users can enjoy are AI Scene Enhancement 2.0, AI Beautification, Ultra Clear 108MP Images. Additionally, it is built with a 5,000 mAh mega battery, 18W fast charge, and all-around Smart Power Saving which helps enjoy your smartphone all day long. 

The latest OPPO A74 5G device will be available with Globe’s GPlan1499 with no cashout. Get a Rock Space EB51 Earbuds freebie item worth PHP3,199 during the launch period in Globe’s Online Shop starting April 30, 2021!

Get 10GB of data, Unli All-Net Calls & Texts, free 3GB of GoWiFi, free 24/7 Teleconsult with healthcare professionals via KonsultaMD, and Free GInsure (3 months COVID-19 & Dengue coverage of up to P140,500, or Income Loss Protection due to Accidents coverage of P100,000 from Singlife) during the 24-month subscription.

To know more about the latest OPPO A74 5G, visit Globe’s online shop or via OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Apps that helped make life in 2020 much easier

The way we live, work, and play changed a whole lot in 2020. As we were forced to stay in the confines of our homes to protect ourselves from COVID-19, we needed to alter our daily routines and use technology to our advantage.

From Zoom meetings and food deliveries to online shopping and Netflix bingeing—and occasionally, doing all these things at the same time—our smartphones, laptops, and the almighty internet have become absolute musts in the new normal. 

So it comes as no surprise that fintech, retail, and logistics apps have become everyday essentials that have kept us alive and well in 2020.

Now more than ever, people need fast, safe, and secure ways to make payments, send or receive money from loved ones, and apply for loans or other financial tools—especially those who are using these tools for the very first time under extraordinary circumstances. 

A number of fintech apps delivered the goods for us in 2020 and continue to do so as we usher in the new year. Here are the fintech apps that blew our minds:  

Home Credit

Many people know them for their ever-present sales associates in red shirts in malls and gadget shops, or for being the pioneer of fast and affordable installments of phones and other goods even without a credit card.

Home Credit has since gone digital as well, allowing customers to apply for loans via the My Home Credit app and even do their shopping in-app via the Marketplace feature.

Not only is it the first non-bank institution to issue a credit card in the country, it’s also the first credit card to be QR-enabled, which means that Home Credit card holders can simply use their app to scan QR codes instead of swiping their cards to make payments—allowing for a truly cashless, contactless and safe shopping experience.

Aside from gadget loans, Home Credit’s eligible customers can also apply for cash loans right inside the app, and once approved, can have their loans disbursed to them almost instantly.  

RCBC/DiskarTech

Given that the country qualifies as a sachet economy, it’s no wonder then that an app that aims to provide “satchet banking services to millions of Filipinos” has quickly gained a following among consumers. RCBC’s DiskarTech has become the go-to banking app of choice especially those who are first-timers to fintech and are consumers of the tingi tingi variety.

The app, with its Taglish interface and easy to understand features, is especially geared towards MSMEs, as part of RCBC’s goal to include more small businesses into the financial system and help them go digital. 

EastWest

While having a multifunctional app is now the norm for most if not all banks, there are those who understand that not everyone might be ready to dive into these apps, or simply don’t have the capacity to install these on their phones.

Enter EastWest Bank, whose AI-powered ESTA (short for EastWest System Tech Assistant) chatbot allows customers to perform a wide variety of self-service transactions functions—from checking balances to converting purchases to installments and applying for credit cards—all from your Facebook messenger chat box.

ESTA is highly responsive and is a great tool for banking customers who are FB-savvy, but not quite ready to call themselves techies—or simply find ESTA a lot more convenient to access. 

GCash and PayMaya

The once niche segment of e-wallets and online payments went full-on mainstream in 2020 as more and more consumers opted to go digital in sending money and paying bills, as well as use these services for online shopping and food deliveries.

GCash and PayMaya have already made a big name for themselves even prior to the new normal, as more Filipinos began to discover the joys of cashless transactions and fast and simple money transfers.

But as 2020 rolled along, now everybody from your suking sari-sari store owner to your favorite online seller to your dear old Lola probably has a GCash or PayMaya account. Anyone else receive any virtual ampaos last Christmas? 

Lazada and Shopee, Grab and Foodpanda

Okay, so they aren’t necessarily purely fintech apps per se (though Grab has branched out into that space with their own e-wallet), and they might not have “helped” our wallets so much as made our wallets lighter (thanks to 11/11, 12/12 and all those sales in between).

But can you imagine going through months of lockdown without being able to snag a flash sale deal from Lazada or Shopee, or order your favorite cheat day meal via GrabFood or Foodpanda? These shopping platforms helped to drive demand and usage of the above fintech apps plus countless others. And together with these apps, they helped to define a year that was unlike any other. 

All these digital tools have become integral parts of our lives—not just in 2020, but in years to come. Here’s to more tech apps and more digitized Filipinos in 2021! 

Globe partners with NPC for youth digital citizenship

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has launched a partnership with Globe to promote digital responsibility and data privacy among the Filipino youth.

NPC’s program, “Kabataang Digital,” aims to provide age-appropriate support for children to help them understand the nature of privacy and the digital environment’s implications on their privacy rights.

It aims to raise awareness among children, their parents and/or guardians, school authorities, and relevant entities regarding children’s privacy rights, risks, and possible harm when using information and communication technology. It also aims to collaborate with other agencies, particularly the Department of Education, in developing appropriate legislative and policy frameworks balancing the right to privacy and free flow of information.

The “Kabataang Digital” program was introduced by the NPC last December 2019 in front of over 500 students and educators during the 52nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum in Cebu City. It was officially launched last 25 November 2020 by way of a virtual program.

Part of the partnership between Globe and NPC was to create a book for children to better understand the concept of data privacy and security. The book is available in print, with copies shared with youth in various schools and communities, and through an e-book version uploaded in the Globe e-Library and DepEd Commons. Globe commissioned the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS) to create the book, as well as the artwork that serves as the book cover.

“In difficult times like these, we see opportunities in creating more worthwhile partnerships with different sectors with who we can work towards the same goals. Kabataang Digital is simply an avenue in educating and propagating the ideas that we in the National Privacy Commission upholds to further our fight in protecting our young users from all the power they have with every click. With all the possibilities on the Internet, data security, amongst others, is very vital in creating a safer online environment for everyone – most especially the youth,” shared Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro.

Prior to the launch, Globe enabled project and program heads of the NPC with all five (5) Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) modules: Digital Insight, Digital Impact, Digital Ambition, and Digital Discernment, and the Parent Module, through a train-the-trainer workshop.

The award-winning DTP is a series of workshops designed to educate learners, parents and educators alike on digital citizenship, online safety, and the responsible use of the internet. The modules were designed to increase participant knowledge of the following:

●        The current and constantly changing landscape of life online in the Philippines

●        The various online threats, abuses, and predatorial and abusive behavior that netizens in the Philippines may fall victim to; and how to protect one’s self and others from these.

●        The essential principles and practices around cyber safety and security

●        Online etiquette and how to help create a responsible online community

●        How to identify what information online is credible or questionable

●        How as parents and educators can we can keep children safe online

The training was conducted in line with Globe’s thrust to promote online safety, security, and critical thinking, as well as NPC’s advocacy on PSST! (Privacy, Safety, Security, and Trust), another flagship project of the Commission. Digital versions of the modules are also available on Globe’s website, Youtube, and the Kabataang Digital microsite of the NPC.

“The National Privacy Commission is together on this initiative from Globe. The Digital Thumbprint Program as linked closely to the objectives of Kabataan Digital by the NPC, generates content as tools in upbringing more responsible digital citizens. I take part as an ambassador of the program by always putting first the security of users online and continuing the cause that the Commission is mandated to – and that is to protect their data as their own,” Mr. Liboro added.

“We congratulate the National Privacy Commission on the successful launch of the Kabataang Digital Program, and are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate and contribute through our Digital Thumbprint Program. At Globe, we are committed to upholding privacy rights by promoting responsible digital citizenship to the Filipino youth. We are hopeful that, through the NPC’s Kabataang Digital Program and Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program, we can make the internet a safer space for our children to learn, explore, communicate, and create,” said Atty. Irish Almeida, Data Protection Director at Globe.

The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.

You can be the next Prime Mom Club Ambassador

Calling all savvy homemakers!

You can be the next big online ambassador when you join the search for the next Prime Mom Club Ambassador.

Mega Prime is looking for a new online ambassador to represent the Prime Mom Club, an online community where moms can connect to share tips and tricks on how to be the best homemakers.

Since its launch in 2018, The Prime Mom Club has been an avenue for moms to improve their parenting and cooking skills through informative and engaging events and workshops.

Through the club, moms are given exclusive access to enriching activities featuring experts and celebrities to guide them.

Aside from the fresh content accessible online, exclusive perks, privileges, points and rewards are given to members exclusively.

Through the Search for the Next Prime Mom, every mom has a chance to win 100,000 in cash and a year’s supply of Mega prime products and more importantly, to be the face of the Prime Mom Club!

Below are the detailed mechanics:

  • Step 1: Record a 1 min creative video. Be sure to include an introduction of yourself (name, age, city). Proceed with cooking your very own Mega Prime recipe and stating your chosen charity to help.
  • Step 2: Upload your video entry on Youtube.
  • Step 3: Fill out the entry submission form and include the Youtube link of your video entry!

The contest is open for everyone – you can check out the full mechanics by visiting www.primemomclub.com.

Home Credit, CIC push for financial inclusion in the new normal

When it comes to financial literacy, Filipinos have much yet to learn. Before the pandemic, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) conducted its 2019 Financial Inclusion Survey (FIS), which revealed that Filipino adults could only answer 1 out of 3 financial literacy questions correctly. Only a small number of respondents (8%) got all three questions correctly, while almost one-fourth (24%) obtained a zero score. 

With the challenging times we are facing today, the need for financial education and digital tools make accessing financial services faster, safer, and more convenient have become more apparent.

In a recent Virtual Media Forum organized by Home Credit, Sheila Paul, Home Credit Philippines’ chief marketing officer, shared how technology plays a key role in serving its customers as well as enabling financial education and literacy. “Digital is the new normal—and financial institutions like Home Credit are fully and quickly embracing digital technologies to reach more people and cater to the public’s ever-changing needs,” said Paul. 

The Prague-based company, now with 7 million customers and 2.2 million active monthly users of its mobile app in the Philippines, arrived in the country in 2013 to pioneer in-store financing of mobile phones and other gadgets and commodities, with minimal requirements and loan approval in as fast as one minute. It has since expanded its services from being mainly in malls to now being also heavily present online, with its My Home Credit app offering a slew of features and services.

“The pandemic has intensified the demand for online and mobile financial solutions, and we don’t see this slowing down anytime soon,” Paul added. “This is why on top of allowing our customers to get started on their Home Credit loan applications and check their account status right there in the app, we also developed safer, contactless payment options for our customers such as our QR-enabled credit card and online payment channels, and even our very own Marketplace where customers can shop for different commodities through our mobile platform.”

Credit score access goes digital

With more and more Filipinos turning to technology to help speed up their access to loans, there is also an increasing need to safely access their information, especially credit reports, credit scores, and other information that can help financial institutions approve loan applications.

This is where the Credit Information Corporation (CIC), a public credit registry, comes in, as it is responsible for gathering Filipinos’ comprehensive credit information—be it from loan payment histories or even records of credit facilities— and facilitating its access. 

Prior to the pandemic, accessing one’s credit information from the CIC was quick and convenient, but also manual and paper-based, requiring consumers to be physically present at CIC premises for the know-your-customer purposes. But now, just like Home Credit, the CIC has undergone a digital transformation of its own.

At a fireside chat during the Virtual Media Forum, Atty. Aileen L. Amor-Bautista, the CIC’s OIC, President and CEO, talked about how CIC addressed this issue and enabled secure, remote access to individual credit reports and credit scores in the new normal. “Due to increased borrowing caused by COVID-19, we decided to digitize our services, where individual borrowers get to access their own credit information using their mobile devices through one of our accredited credit bureaus, CIBI with its CIBIApp,” said Atty. Amor-Bautista. “With this app, identity verification is done online to help secure the process, especially since travel is restricted and everyone is advised to do social distancing.”

Financial and digital education more crucial than ever

Leveraging on Filipinos’ increased use of mobile phones and the internet especially in the new normal, Home Credit and CIC aims to address the big gaps in terms of how these same technologies are trusted by consumers especially for financial services. Thus, according to Ms. Paul and Atty. Bautista, education is more crucial than ever in order to build trust—and in this new normal, the education must be done digitally.

“With lockdowns and social distancing accelerating the use of digital services, we had to come up with creative, educational, and engaging financial literacy content to reach millions of people,” Ms. Paul added. “Whereas before, our flagship ‘Juan Two Three’ campaign would visit barangays across the country to teach financial literacy, we are now doing it digitally through social media, our website as well as our mobile app, and in the process we are teaching Filipinos how to use these new technologies. Which is why this next phase of our campaign is fittingly called “Digital na si Juan.”

Atty. Amor-Bautista also touched on CIC’s efforts in ensuring consumer rights protection and gauging creditworthiness amidst the pandemic. “We want Filipinos to know that despite the challenges of this pandemic, their credit information remains not only secure, but also more accessible than ever, which can help them get approved for loans and other financial tools,” she noted. “And with additional support measures such as the Bayanihan To Recover as One Act, we are also making sure that those that have good records who decide to avail of grace periods for loans will continue to have a positive record.”

Working together for financial inclusion

Since 2017, Home Credit and CIC have been conducting joint activities to promote the importance of good credit standing among borrowers, in what both institutions hope to be a long-term partnership in championing financial inclusion and literacy.

“From our financial literacy program to our digitized products and services, we hope to continue remaining sustainable in serving more Filipinos,” said Ms. Paul. “Home Credit upholds its commitment to support BSP and CIC in promoting financial inclusion through education and technology, especially in this new normal.”

Be a Beauty-preneur with NiXY

The pandemic may have thrown us off with our plans for career and personal success, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t find the silver lining on these gloomy times.

The opportunity for you to rise up and be more is here is everywhere. You just need to open your eyes and mind to new ideas that may come.

Designed to help you welcome brighter days ahead is NiXY, a platform that changes the game of direct selling through industry innovations made young and fresh.

Founded by stylist-turned-entrepreneur John Lozano, NiXY primarily aims to provide livelihood amid these tough times. “We welcome empowered individuals who want to take charge of their lives,” adding that NiXY represents the go-getting and the game-changing, as well as the sweet, the serious, the unlimited.

Unlike other direct selling companies that is limited to one brand, NiXY is a multi-brand group that offers the world-class beauty products of iFace Inc.

The distributor of the best names in beauty around the globe brings to the Philippines acclaimed brands like Korean skincare line Deoproce, Australian cosmetics company BYS, and Greek fragrance group STR8, among others.

NIXY reinvigorates what is deemed as an old business practice with creative zing, as the young brand simplifies and modernizes direct selling in a number of ways.

NiXY’s business structure only has two levels: franchisees and business partners. The world-class products move from the NiXY headquarters to the former, who then handles the orders of the latter for selling to customers. 

NiXY also incorporates technology to direct selling like never before. While partners will be given the option to practice traditional direct selling, the brand’s operations are set to go mostly digital with its own app and website.

The new platforms aim to streamline orders and make it more convenient for the younger members of the NiXY family, the millennials, to go about their businesses.

Another innovative technological feature of the brand is drop shipping, where orders are delivered only as needed. This eliminates the old problem for direct sellers of having orders stockpiled in their homes. 

“The goal is to try to change things up,” Lozano said. “We want to make direct selling fun again, to make it cool again. Aside from these offerings, it’s going to be a process of adding things that we feel are different and unique to NiXY.”

Lozano stated that NiXY stands as one of the best business ventures to take at this time with its promise of fast returns. Whereas a franchise investment with other companies can reach a year or more to reach ROI, he said a NiXY partner can break even in just a month.

What’s more, NiXY gives franchisees the privilege of exclusive territory. They can also earn either by catering wholesale to business partners or dealing retail with customers.

“What we sell isn’t really the beauty products per se, but the opportunity to have your own business,” he said. “I think that’s the best commodity that everyone needs right now.”

For more information, visit https://www.nixy.ph, https://www.instagram.com/nixyph/ and https://www.facebook.com/nixyph/

Tang and Edukasyon.PH team up to make distance learning fun for kids

The new school year is goind to be a whole lot different from the previous years because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be less fun and exciting as it used to be.

Learning from home is an entirely new experience from the traditional classroom setup. Apart from missing the opportunities to learn from social interactions, more distractions can be found at home such as computers, TVs, and many other external factors that may disrupt the learning process.

With the setup of distance learning being a new experience, many parents are looking for guidance on how to make the best out of their children’s learning experience at home.

To help moms bridge the gaps of distance learning and turn the home into a conducive learning environment, TANG, in partnership with Edukasyon.ph, launches Prepared with TANG: Get Ready for Distance Learning. 

This free online learning platform gives moms, dads, and guardians insights about distance learning and how they can play a more active role in their child’s education.

The platform will provide useful tips and simple steps to enhance their child’s learning experience at home, such as:

  • Providing motivation when child feels bored or tired during lessons;
  • Setting up a comfortable study space;
  • Getting creative with new educational activities; and most important,
  • Ensuring proper nutrition and fortification including the importance of Vitamin C

Enriching advice and tips will come from the expertise and real-life experiences of fellow moms and experts such as homeschooling advocate Tina Rodriguez, mom and daughter Mikaela Martinez-Lagdameo and Noelle, and LEGO senior concept artist, Ian Sta Maria. 

“It has always been TANG’s mission to be every Filipino mom’s partner in preparing their children for a bright future. And this partnership is even more important as moms face the new normal of distance learning.” says Miguel Reyes, Brand Manager of TANG Philippines. “With TANG, moms can ensure that their children will have refreshing breaks that help make for a better learning experience. This is just the first step of many as we at TANG continue to be every mom’s partner in guiding their children towards what lies ahead.” 

Join a fun and enriching merienda break with your kids on August 8, 2020, 3PM, as the free platform launches through a Facebook Live session on www.facebook.com/TANGPhilippines/.

Get your kids ready for a brighter future, prepared with TANG. 

iFuel kick starts flagship Tanza station

A new petroleum hub is set to rise in Tanza, Cavite in the coming weeks.

iFUEL, the petroleum business of iFRANCHISE, has kick started its flagship station under the co-ownership program with the groundbreaking of its iFUEL Tanza, Cavite station during the second quarter of this year.

iFUEL brand ambassadors Daniel Matsunaga and Ejay Falcon, together with iFRANCHISE President and CEO Krizzia Ann Loyang Tanabe, led the ceremony and awarding of certificates to the co-owners. 

It was only last year when iFRANCHISE launched iFUEL to the market. Since then, it has already built stations in Nueva Ecija and Marawi City, which the company considers as an epic development because of its participation in the re-development of the city, representing hope for the people who were scarred and devastated by the siege in 2017.

Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, iFRANCHISE continues to position itself as a global franchising powerhouse with the goal of reaching more and more Filipinos worldwide. The co-ownership platform of iFUEL has made it possible for investors who would like to venture into a business with reasonable capital but do not have the time and resources to run the operations. Under this program, iFRANCHISE will handle the construction from ground up and take care of the day-to-day management of the station. 

iFRANCHISE started with 10 all-original Food Caravan concepts – BBQ Break, Coffee Spot, Dessert Zone, Shawarma Stop, Potato Humps, Juice Station, Pinoy Station, One Way Balls, Sisig Cargo, and Noodle Junction. Today, reputable companies here and abroad such as Faces and Curves, i-Medical Spa clinic, Salon Experts, Eye Browdery and AvoBravo+SuperMango, began to tap iFRANCHISE as their marketing arm.

More branches of iFUEL are expected to pop up all over the Philippines soon. In Luzon, stations will be built in Antipolo; Alfonso, Cavite; Alaminos, Pangasinan; and San Fernando, Pampanga. Soon to rise branches in Visayas are in all in Cebu, specifically in Bacayan, Cordova and Mandaue. In Mindanao, iFUEL will be in Zamboaga Del Norte.

For iFRANCHISE President and CEO Krizzia Ann Loyang Tanabe, the groundbreaking of iFUEL Tanza, Cavite branch is a testament to the company’s mission in providing avenues for Filipinos to do business in order for them to have better lives. She said, “This year, you will see tremendous growth of the brand and the company as we intensify our iFUEL co-ownership campaign. We have always been proud that iFRANCHISE is a Filipino company, and we will remain to be your partner in fueling a better future for everyone!”