Reckitt Benckiser donated a PCR testing machine and Lysol products to the Perpetual Help Succor Cebu Hospital, a Covid-19 designated facility in Cebu City. Left to right: Aleli Arcilla president & general manager, RB; Secretary Vince Dizon deputy chief implementer, IATF; and Vicky Wieneke, president, Kabisig ng Kalahi.

    Reckitt Benckiser pledges support for fight against COVID-19

    Reckitt Benckiser Philippines (RB) pledged support to the Philippine government in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, in a meeting held recently with Secretary Vince Dizon, deputy chief implementer, IATF. RB donated a PCR testing machine and Lysol products to the Perpetual Help Succor Cebu Hospital, a COVID-19 designated facility in Cebu City. This support is in line with the national government’s Trace, Test, and Treat (T3) Program in collaboration with the private sector.

    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, RB has provided nearly P20 million worth of donations, including emergency quarantine facilities, mobile thermometer disinfection channels, personal protective equipment, and thousands of meals for low-income communities.

    The donation of a PCR testing machine will help augment the testing capacity in the region, while the 5,000 cans of Lysol disinfectant spray will enable the hospital to strengthen its hygiene program and prevent the spread of the virus to their front liners and patients.

    RB, is uniquely positioned to help build healthier communities with a portfolio that includes Strepsils, Gaviscon, Durex and Lysol. It has a rich heritage in the country for the past 50 years.

    Globe Telecom wins bid to aid QC home-based learning

    Globe Telecom will support students from 160 Quezon City public schools with strong connectivity, suitable for safe, collaborative, and focused distance learning.

    Through Globe Education Solutions, specifically, GovEducPlan and Managed Load Up, pupils from Grades 7 to 12 can benefit from the same quality of online education that private school students experience.

    Through its enterprise division, Globe Business, Globe has provided the QC government with 176,000 data SIM cards activated through Load Up, a secure web-based platform that can automatically seed internet prepaid credits to students, eliminating the health and safety hazards of going outside to reload.

    Globe’s customized data plans for students ban access to certain content and gaming websites to reduce the distractions that commonly arise with remote learning.

    To provide citizens with access to robust connectivity, QC also worked with GoWiFi, Globe’s public WiFi service, to deploy 1,000 WiFi hubs in the city’s various key locations such as barangay offices, schools, health centers, sports complexes, and more.

    Uninterrupted operations

    Vertiv has a full-range of Liebert UPS line of affordable and eco-friendly uninterrupted supply (UPS) products that are efficient backup power solutions in the event of sudden outages, such as power fluctuations and disasters.

    Vertiv’s Liebert GXT RT+ UPS is an online double-conversion solution, which offers power protection in an affordable, efficient system with deployment and operation flexibility.

    Vertiv’s Leibert GTX5 UPS, on the other hand, is an advanced version of the widely regarded GXT UPS Series—this means that it also bears the affordability, efficiency, and flexibility of its predecessors.

     As an online double-conversion UPS solution, Leibert GTX5 UPS is also equipped with scalable runtime options, with matching external battery cabinets, offering additional flexibility when extended uninterrupted power is required.

    Toyota  offers great deals until 10/10

    Toyota Motor Philippines  (TMP) is mounting its biggest  sale for the year,  Toyota’s 10/10 Deals.

    TMP is offering better deals and bigger savings on a new Toyota vehicle when one reserves  from October 1 to 10, 2020. As much as P160,000 savings await on participating models and variants while stocks last.

    Online window shopping  is easy  accessible through Toyota’s Virtual Showroom at

    Aside from these, TMP continues to offer flexible financing rates and value for money inclusions such as free periodic maintenance up to 20,000KMS and free one-year comprehensive insurance.

    Honda marks 30th with  Brio giveaway

    To officially kickoff its 30th year, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) gives back to its customers through huge cash discounts, great  promos, exciting deals and other offerings   this month under its campaign  “Honda@30: The Dream Lives On.”

    From October 1 to 31, those who purchase the Honda City, BR-V, Brio, Civic, CR-V, and Mobilio can avail the following cash discounts, special all-in downpayments, special offers, and other exciting deals.

    Customers who will purchase select variants of the City, Civic, CR-V, and Mobilio will also get a free Blaupunkt Air Purifier Airpure AP 1.0 set.

     All customers who will be purchasing a Honda vehicle this month will also be entitled to a Petron-Honda Value Card that earns an additional P100  point bonus for every 140 liters (gasoline) or 200 liters (diesel) accumulated purchased per month.

    On top of these offers, from October 1 to March 18, 2021, all Honda car owners who will successfully register and provide or update their contact information  will get one  corresponding e-raffle entry for a chance to win exciting items. There would be 40 winners including a brand new Honda Brio 1.2 S MT

    EY start-up incubator program expands

    EY announced the expansion of the EY Foundry start-up incubator program to cover Australia, New Zealand and the Asean markets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

    EY Foundry focuses on helping early stage tech start-ups in the tax, accounting, fintech, legal tech, regulatory tech, compliance tech and HR tech space, to accelerate business growth through piloting and scaling activities with the EY organization.

    Founders of start-ups in the countries announced today are invited to apply to the program from until November 6  at

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, EY Foundry has evolved into a virtually run program which will leverage the EY global connectedness to bring greater collaboration opportunities to life — between start-ups, EY professionals and the supporting corporate community. Successful applicants to the program will be announced at a virtual launch event to be held in November. Up to 14 start-ups may each be offered six months of participation in high-growth EY activities. These activities include tailored learnings by EY subject matter professionals, as well as EY piloting sessions to better prepare start-up products to access the corporate community.

    EY Foundry takes no equity in the start-ups. To further support the program’s participants in building their technology, they will receive $120,000 worth of Microsoft Azure credits.

    Maynilad intensifies sewer connection

    From January 2019 to August 2020, West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc.  has connected more than 32,000 additional customers to its sewerage system, which includes households and establishments located along waterways that drain into Manila Bay.

    This after Maynilad intensified its campaign to convince more customers to connect to the existing sewer network, in support of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

    Meanwhile, for the same period, Maynilad provided septic tank cleaning services to some 1.6 million customers from North Caloocan down to Cavite. Around 317,000 cubic meters of septage were collected and treated by the company since the start of 2019.

    Maynilad’s septic tank cleaning (or sanitation) services are offered every five to seven years, at no additional cost, to its residential and semi-business customers in unsewered areas. Customers in sewered areas, meanwhile, are encouraged to apply for a sewer connection from Maynilad so their wastewater can be conveyed directly to the company’s sewage treatment plants.

    Grab rolls out new in-app features

    Grab launched new in-app features for enhanced food delivery, grocery shopping, and travel experiences.

    FGrabFood and GrabMart roll out an improved look and offer new features. In partnership with Klook, Grab now offers its users a new way to safely and conveniently rediscover the country to support the tourism industry.

    Grab introduced a group ordering feature to save users the hassle of collating orders on behalf of others.

    Offered by select merchants, a user will just have to initiate a group order by clicking the group order icon on the merchant menu page. This will automatically trigger an invite option for the user to invite contacts to join the group order as members.

    Users  can now add a tip using GrabPay for their delivery-partners before their food arrives. Delivery-partners will receive the tip after completing the delivery.

    GrabMart will now have a dedicated homepage with a search bar, category icons, and a personalized feed for users based on their historical purchases and real-time location. The “Order Again” section is where they’ll find their most frequently visited stores, and the “Recommendations” section is where they’ll see recently added stores and attractive promotions available in their area.

     Grab and Klook team up to help travelers rediscover tourism. Through a new “Attractions” icon on the Grab app, users can explore a new normal of travel by booking local exploration and domestic travel experiences. With Klook’s extensive catalogue offering over 100,000 attractions, tours, F&B outlets, local activities, and offers from exclusive partners such as Disneyland and Legoland, the new “Attractions” tile will help explorers discover a safe way to travel abroad or right in their home countries.

    Premium GrabPay Wallet users can use their  Digital GrabPay Card powered by Mastercard® to earn GrabRewards points.


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