InLife highlights Filipinos’ resilience and hope

    For 110 years, Insular Life has been building resilient and rewarding relationships with Filipinos. Through its 110th Anniversary magazine ConnectIn’ Life, the company presents stories of these enduring connections.

    InLife executives Nina D. Aguas and Mona Lisa B. dela Cruz talk about living with faith and purpose, and leading the company during the public health crisis.

    Medical frontliners Dr. Jerome Senen and Analyn Guivencan share how COVID-19 changed their lives but remained committed to help those in need of care.

    InLife employees, frontliners in every way, Lilibeth Co and Darwin Borromeo express their pride to be part of the company’s uninterrupted service to Filipinos even during the quarantine period.

    InLife financial advisors Digna Lacuanan and Mercy Gurrea discuss how their profession empower them to help families fulfill their financial goals. InLife policyholders add their stories of prudent savings and investment in insurance to secure their loved ones.

    Insular Foundation’s scholar-graduate Jerielle Malonzo explains how she uses her teaching job to help her students navigate through online learning during the lockdown.

    To read stories of connecting lives for good, visit  

    most rewarding holiday shopping with PayMaya and Megaworld

    With the holiday season upon us, many Filipinos are already filling up their list of gifts to give to family and friends. To make the holiday shopping experience safer, more convenient, and even rewarding, PayMaya has partnered with Megaworld Lifestyle Malls to give everyone amazing perks when using PayMaya with the Holiday Quest at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Promo.

    From November 18 until January 10, 2021, you can get a chance to win P10,000 when you #ScanToPay at least P500 via PayMaya QR in participating stores at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls including Eastwood City, Lucky Chinatown,  Forbes Town, Southwoods Mall, Uptown Bonifacio, McKinley Hill, Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila, and Festival Walk Iloilo.

     A total P2,000 accumulated via PayMaya QR, will be rewarded P200 cashback. This reward can be earned twice during the promo period – that’s P400 worth of savings from your Christmas shopping haul.

    These awesome perks come on top of the up to 100% cashback (max of P500) usually received for all #ScanToPay purchases with PayMaya’s partner merchants.

    To help ensure the safety of consumers while shopping in malls, PayMaya has actively supported the multi-sectoral “Ingat Angat Tayong Lahat” campaign which seeks to promote the safety of cashless payments in malls and retail establishments.

    Just download the PayMaya app using this link: and register for an account to find out what it’s like to go cashless with the fastest, safest, and most rewarding way to pay for anything online and in stores.

    Ayala’s COVID-19 response gets gold in PANata Awards

    The country’s largest organization of advertisers awarded a gold to Ayala Group of Companies’ COVID-19 response titled “Stronger together: How the Ayala Group helped Filipinos cope with the pandemic” at the 2020 PANAta Awards held virtually last December 8.

    This year, PANAta Awards introduced Gawad Pandayon to recognize brands “which have responded in a way that uplifted lives and inspired others” during this time of COVID-19. Ayala bested 26 other entries under the Authenticity category, reserved for the brand which went beyond messages of sympathy but exemplified benefits to its target market.

    Ayala’s entry detailed how the conglomerate leveraged on the expertise and resources of its different companies to provide relevant and integrated responses to the health crisis with speed, scale, and stamina through public–private partnerships.

    Organized by the Philippine Association of National Advertisers, PANAta Awards is among the Philippines’ most prestigious award-giving bodies.

    Ayala continues to be at the forefront of the collaboration between the private sector and government.Through Project Ugnayan , Ayala synergized with 270 private entities to raise over P1.7 billion worth of assistance (as of June 30, 2020) for Greater Manila Area’s economically vulnerable population, while ensuring a timely, targeted, and dignified distribution system through Caritas Manila’s network of parishes.

    Ayala also partnered with other private enterprises to convene Taskforce T3 (Test, Trace, Treat) which closely worked with the IATF and the DOH to help augment the country’s testing capacity by building and capacitating laboratories.

    The Ayala Group built the World Trade Center “We Heal As One,” a 502-bed quarantine center, established COVID-19 referral hospitals, provided all swabbing booths in the country’s four biggest testing centers and free internet connection in 80 hospitals, three major airports and key supermarkets nationwide as well as free calls to government hotlines. More recently, together with other members of Taskforce T3, Ayala signed up to assist the government in securing and strategizing the distribution of the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine.

    29th Automation Fair At Home

    Rockwell Automation Inc. along with its PartnerNetwork, held its 29th signature industry showcase event, Automation Fair® At Home, from November 16 to 20. All content from the event available on-demand now until June 2021.

    Automation Fair At Home showcases the newest products, solutions, and services in industrial automation and digital transformation. Due to the hybrid nature of this year’s event, attendees across different time zones and geographies had access to over 175 engaging educational opportunities and over 90 exhibits, through livestreams and on-demand video recordings. The agenda included engaging hands-on labs, training sessions focused on the newest hardware and software technologies, industry-focused forums, and more.

    Rockwell Automation launched LifecycleIQ Services, and announced the expansion of its cybersecurity certifications and product line to combat industrial cyberthreats. The company also announced the acquisition of Fiix Inc. in line with its software strategy, to enhance productivity and efficiency through maintenance and operational insights.

    Koronadal,  GenSan to be powered by KonekTayo WiFi

    Globe has officially launched new partnerships with the LGUs of General Santos City and Koronadal City to provide affordable internet access to residents and communities via KonekTayo WiFi.

    Formerly known as KapitWiFi, KonekTayo WiFi is a fast and secure community WiFi service that aims to provide households with affordable internet. Customers simply need to connect to the KonekTayo WiFi Hotspot, purchase a package and surf all day. KonekTayo WiFi is part of Globe’s continuous efforts to make the internet accessible to Filipinos especially during this time.

    Together with partner communities, Globe is able to provide equal opportunities and affordable connectivity services for online learning, small online businesses, work-from-home, and critical communication needs, as well as push acceleration of digital transformation across various LGUs.

    This has been well underway this year and is targeted to reach more communities in 2021.

    With the new partnership, Globe will power the following areas with its KonekTayo WiFi services: Barangays Calumpang, Lagao, Bula, Labangal,  City Heights, Mabuhay and San Isidro in General Santos City and  in Barangays Gen. Paulino Santos, San Isidro, Zone 3 and Zone 4 in Koronadal City.

    Converge upgrades int’l uplinks

    Converge ICT Solutions Inc. recently completed a massive upgrade of its International Uplink Ports for IP Transit (IPT), Private Network Interconnect (PNI) and Internet Exchange (IX) connectivity.

    With this undertaking, Converge aims to provide high availability for its Internet services to ensure that customer connections can reach their content in the fastest possible way with the lowest latency.

    Ronald Brusola, chief technology officer of Converge, said that to enable this, the first step was to complete the upgrade of its International Border gateways in its foreign POPs to Terabit Class Routers with multiple 100Gbps uplinks. Following this, the Uplink ports for IPT, PNI and IX have also been upgraded to 100Gbps ports. Converge uses the Top Global ISPs, IXs and peers directly with the largest OTT Content providers.

    Chief operating officer Jesus Romero said the completion of this initiative means that Converge Internet customers will not only be assured of reaching content with the lowest latency, but also ensures sufficient uplink bandwidth to avoid congestion even when certain uplink providers go down.

    Converge also has extensive Domestic peering arrangements with other local Philippine Providers including the government-sponsored PhOpenIX. This is on top of other recently completed initiatives such as the upgrade of the International backbone network to multiple diverse 100G links, as well as the recent upgrade of the Domestic Metro DWDM to 400Gbps waves, a first in the Philippines.


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