Its officially Christmas at NCCC Mall Victoria Plaza as it transforms The Atrium area into a colorful candy cane wonderland. Dubbed as “A Colorful Candy Cane Christmas”, the set up incorporates twinkling lights and whimsical decorations where customers can enjoy and have their pictures taken. The concept, as explained by Malls marketing manager Alice Romero, symbolizes sweetness, warmth, and tradition that Dabawenyos positively embody. She added that, “as we exit the pandemic, the festive spirit of Christmas brings back the sweetness of the holiday season that we’ve missed.” Jam packed December awaits NCCC patrons There will be a holiday mall wide madness sale all weekends of December with discounts of as much as 70% and Buy 1 Take 1, Buy 2 Take 1 deals. Other bargains include gadget bundles as well as Piso Deals. Aside from shopping, customers can participate in the different games prepared like Balloon Darts, Tub Toss, […]
Last Friday, I went to Globe Business’ event called Retail Revolution. It was a 1-day activity held at SM Lanang Premier here in Davao. Davao. It featured an actual pop-up store showcasing the digital solutions of Globe Business for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the retail industry. It aims to inspire businesses to revolutionize their retail game and experience the future of retail stores today. At Globe Business, they envision tech-enabled businesses as the future of retail, and commit to be a trusted and reliable partner of Wholesale/Retail MSMEs in their digital transformation journey. Connected Retail The event aimed to highlight the concept of Connected Retail, which focuses on integrating consumers’ online and offline experience: whether your business has a physical or online store, your end-consumers will be able to seamlessly transact with your business. Moreover, it targets to effortlessly connect businesses with customers by providing a seamless […]
The financial superapp introduces Sakto Loan, an option for users to borrow small amounts of as low as PHP 100 Financial super app GCash, together with Fuse Lending Inc., introduces GCash Sakto Loans, a nano loan offer that enables GCash users to easily borrow small amounts as ‘pambale,’ as it seeks to provide more Filipinos with access to fair, easy and inclusive loan options without the need for bureaucratic paperwork. A GCash study found that nine out of 10 Filipinos have to borrow money to make ends meet. But with the rigorous loan application process set by formal institutions and banks, more than half resort to borrowing from informal lenders with high interest rates and sometimes abusive collection practices. “Sakto Loans serves as an expansion of our suite of lending options GLoan, GCredit and GGives, which has provided users with a convenient way to borrow money with just a few […]
Mynt, one of the Philippines’ major digital financial solutions provider and the company behind the popular GCash payment services app, has raised over $300 million in funding, valuing Mynt at over $2 billion. This solidifies its status as the Philippines’ only unicorn, and as one of the leading fintech companies in Southeast Asia. The investment round was led by global investment giant Warburg Pincus, New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, and Bow Wave Capital, one of Mynt’s existing investors. The round also includes participation from Itai Tsiddon and Amplo Ventures as well as capital from Globe and Ayala. Since the onset of community quarantines as response to COVID19, Mynt has been at the forefront of digital transformation of Filipinos as the “go-to” payment and financial services solution to over 48 million users, nearly half of the national population. With the continued relevance of the app […]
Every business that has survived and beaten the pandemic odds carries an inspiring story of creativity, grit, and resilience worthy of recognition. By capturing and telling these stories, Globe Business honors the local micro, small and medium business owners through this year’s Saludo SMEs campaign, cheering them on with the message “Through The Changing Times, Tuloy Tayo!”, and supporting them as a trusted partner does so that they can confidently move their business forward. The ‘Saludo SMEs’ campaign is Globe Business’ annual initiative to recognize the contribution to sustainable economic development made by micro, small and medium businesses. It was first launched in 2019 to shine a spotlight on SME challenges and successes and inspire other entrepreneurs facing similar struggles to keep going, and coming off a troubled 2020, the campaign message feels more poignant and emotionally-charged than ever. This year’s campaign kicked off with a virtual event featuring special […]
GCash introduces new in-app products and services to make finance easy, approachable, and accessible Attending an event with GCash is exciting even before the pandemic. Last week we had an online event called GCash Futurecast 2021 where they showcased new exciting things about the app. From starting out as an e-wallet for making fast and secure online transactions to being the undisputed #1 mobile wallet app in the Philippines, GCash is now transforming itself once again to respond to the call of the times by launching new products and services to further its vision of making Filipino lives better everyday, with finance solutions made for all. GCash as a platform has enabled Filipinos with digital finance which is easily accessible through their phones. With 1 in 3 Filipinos currently using the app after growing its user base from just more than 20 million in January 2020 to over 40 million […]
Homegrown retail chain New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) launches its NCCC Credit Card in collaboration with Metrobank Mastercard last week at NCCC Mall Buhangin NCCC shoppers are now given with more payment options and financial flexibility. NCCC credit card also brings exclusive discounts and promos as this also functions as NCCC Kanegosyo Rewards card that wholesalers and store-owners benefit from. If you are interested to apply for NCCC Credit Card, feel free to visit the Customer Service counter of NCCC Supermarket and Department store at these branches: Magsaysay Main, Buhangin, Centerpoint, Mall Victoria Plaza, Cabantian, Tagum and Palawan. NCCC credit card holders can also be used in other stores and merchants of Metrobank, bills payment and online transactions. They are entitled to one (1) point for every Php20 purchase which can be redeemed only at any NCCC store.
Featuring more than 300 brands in construction and HVAC & R brands in exposition PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao – the much-awaited annual industry event in the region – opens with a massive showcase of more than 300 brands for its 10th year. The event is open from September 6 to September 8 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier Mall from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm (except on the last day where it will close at 5:00 pm). Admission is free. For the past decade, the event has been an effective platform in connecting industry professionals, business owners and consumers which makes it the no. 1 industry showcase in the region for 10 solid years now. “This event has been the venue for industry dialogue and collaboration between the key players and policy makers every year. A decade of successful partnerships is truly what makes PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao your ideal sourcing venue […]
New City Commercial Center (NCCC), a leading supermarket chain in Davao City has recently teamed up with TraXion to boost the development of cooperatives in the Mindanao region. TraXion, a local blockchain company headed by its CEO Ann Cuisia is the technology provider for NCCC’s Ka Partner program which will give perks and trainings to cooperatives in managing their businesses. The said program will comprise of KoopKicks, KoopMart and Ka-Coop Card. Ka-Coop Card will provide benefits such as reduced cost of handling cash loans, online-real time credit line management, contribute data to their member’s credit score plus the ease of seamless, cashless shipping. The card is digitally equipped with QR code. With KoopKicks, NCCC supports an aspiring entrepreneur while KoopMart provides supplies and system to the cooperatives. NCCC CEO Lafayette Lim said this project aims to promote real community development by placing the cooperative sector in the frontline of technological advancement.
photo credits: Gazelle Motors Philippines In relation to the government’s thrust to improve transportation in urban centers across the country —Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), Gazelle Motors Corporation (the automative business of Eastern Petroleum Corporation) launched the Azenso Program with the transport sector in Davao City. With Azenso Program, transport drivers and operators will be given access to organization development and entrepreneurship capacity building seminars. This will help them manage better transport equipment with larger capacity as well as provide upgraded passenger experience in PUVs. The project is in partnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Transportation (DOTr), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) plus government financial institutions Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). The PUVMP targets not only to replace the close to 200,000 units into modern and environment-friendly units but to also improve the […]