CitySavings aids LGUs in SAP disbursement

    CitySavings has served close to 5,000 qualified beneficiaries through strategically located branches in NCR, Regions 3, 4A, 6, and 7 during the second trance disbursement.

    UnionBank’s thrift arm, City Savings Bank, Inc. (CitySavings) was tapped to aid select local government units (LGUs) to conveniently disburse the second tranche of the  Department of Social Welfare and Development ’s (DSWD)  social amelioration program (SAP).

    Leveraging on the i2i platform by UnionBank’s fintech arm, UBX, CitySavings has served close to 5,000 qualified beneficiaries through strategically located branches in NCR, Regions 3, 4A, 6, and 7. This is also in line with the Bank’s mission to extend banking and financial services to the mass market and the unbanked sector of the community.

    BDO helps DLSU collect fees online

    BDO Unibank Inc.  recently signed an agreement with De La Salle University (DLSU) for Bills Payment Service to give DLSU students more options to pay their tuition and other school fees during the pandemic and beyond.

    “Online payment methods have become indispensable for our revenue collection processes,” DLSU chief finance officer Ramon Trajano said. “With BDO’s Bills Payment, our students or their parents can pay tuition and other fees online from anywhere and at any time.”


    BDO offers various channels for their Bills Payment Service that allow customers to pay anytime they want and anywhere they are.

    “While we have almost 1,200 branches to cater to our customers nationwide, we are continuously enhancing our online and mobile banking services to improve the customer experience across all channels, especially during this time when people are shifting to digital or online channels,” BDO Transaction Banking Group head Edwin Romualdo Reyes said.

    Trajano expressed his appreciation to BDO for making Bills Payment Service available to DLSU.

    “We consider BDO a key bank partner in our transition to online payment channels,” he said. “We are starting with DLSU-Manila and DLSU-Laguna this academic year, and we shall endorse this to other schools in the Lasallian network.”

    Startup vows to follow e-commerce guidelines

    Homegrown e-commerce platform, VeMoBro said it will follow the guidelines recently issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Bureau of Philippine National Standards (BPS) aimed at minimizing or eradicating fraudulent transactions.

    Vergil Bargola, founder and chief executive officer  of VeMoBro, said.

    With the issuance of the Philippine National Standard (PNS) 2155:2020: Guidelines For E-commerce Transactions, every organization is expected to establish customer-centric policies and processes, which will cover the entire transaction process, from pre- to post-purchase activities.

    Under the guidelines, online retailers or e-marketplaces must practise transparency by providing the correct information about the products or services’ functions and benefits; safety and health concerns; and guarantees or warranties. Misrepresentations will then be avoided.

    Mondelez offering career opportunities for Gen Zs

    Mondelez Philippines has successfully transitioned to a work-from-home (WFH) setup for most of its workforce, and continues to hire people for critical roles.

    Cited as one of the dream companies to work for by graduating students and prospective first-jobbers in the same survey, Mondelez has ample opportunities for a career in operations, finance and marketing for its various brands  Eden Cheese, Cheez Whiz, Tang, Cadbury, Toblerone, Oreo, Chips Ahoy! and  more.

    The company also provides all employees with the chance to make an impact on the community through its mindful snacking and sustainable snacking platforms.

    Young talents in these functions can experience cross-function experience handling multiple teams and categories, which are part of their developmental plan, as the company molds them to become the next leaders of the organization.

    Mondelez Philippines was named the fastest growing Top 20 FMCG company in the Philippines in 2020, according to reports by Nielsen as of September 2020.

    Career development is  a priority at Mondelez Philippines, with “Grow Everyday” as one of its company values. There are month-long career development sessions, individual coaching programs, special assignments, training with top leaders both local and international, and a relentless focus on career advancement and skills development.

    Coupled with extended benefits such as gender-inclusive primary parent leaves and comprehensive health plans, competitive salary packages and flexible work arrangements, along with the opportunity to work abroad and be assigned to Mondelēz International offices in other countries, the company is well positioned to offer a purposeful and meaningful career.

    Viber celebrates love month

    Viber has partnered with local retail brand Linya-Linya to bring witty one-liners to the messaging app.

    The brand has prepared 34 standard card templates and 16 special ones for the app.

    Users also get a chance to win Linya-Linya discount vouchers and merchandise when they take their fun Love or Labo love quiz.

    Linya-Linya is also releasing its own love-themed sticker pack in the brand’s Viber Community.


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