Cignal TV and Radius Telecoms MOA signing in February.  In photo (L-R): Radius Telecoms COO Jenevi L. Dela Paz, MERALCO President and CEO  Ray C. Espinosa, Radius Telecoms President and CEO Exequiel C. Delgado, Cignal TV President and CEO Robert P. Galang, and Cignal TV CFO John L. Andal

    Newest fiber broadband launched

    RED Broadband, a new partnership to bring to every Filipino home the latest unlimited fiber broadband and payTV service, has been formalized between Cignal TV and Radius Telecoms. Radius Telecoms chief operating officer Jenevi Dela Paz, Manila Electric Co.  (Meralco) president and chief executive officer  (CEO)

    Ray Espinosa, Radius Telecoms president and CEO Exequiel Delgado, Cignal TV president and CEO Robert Galang, and Cignal TV chief finance officer John  Andal were present to ink the partnership. Because people have been spending more time online due to the pandemic, there is a crying need for faster and more reliable internet access for online education and work from home needs

    Pru Life UK launches PRUHealth Prime  

    Leading life insurer Pru Life UK is expanding its health protection offerings with the launch of PRUHealth Prime— an investment-linked life insurance plan with critical illness coverage that help customers cope with the financial challenges and stress brought by the high treatment costs associated with all forms of cancer.

    PRUHealth Prime’s death benefit amounts to 100 percent of the sum assured less any early-stage cancer benefit payout, with an early-stage cancer benefit that advances 50 percent of the sum assured or P3.75 million, whichever is lower; and late-stage cancer benefit amounts to 100 percent of the sum assured, plus the fund value less any early-stage cancer claim.  The plan also features a hospital benefit that is activated upon admission due to early or late-stage cancer diagnosis, with twice the amount payable upon admission to the Intensive Care Unit.

    The minimum coverage is P500,000 with a maximum limit of P3 million in the unfortunate event of death and a diagnosis with late-stage cancer for juveniles and P15 million for adults, and a maximum limit of P1.5 million in the case of a diagnosis with early-stage cancer for juveniles and P3.75 million for adults.

    PRUHealth Prime has a 20-year pay premium term, is issuable to the life insured aged 0-60, and offers coverage until age 85. For more premium payment options and detailed product information, customers may refer to the Terms & Conditions on the Pru Life UK website.

    LOOK Philippines opens at SM Aura Premier

    LOOK Philippines has more than 130 international hard-to-find and exclusive cosmetics from all over the world.

    LOOK Philippines – a one-of-a-kind shopping destination that brings beloved brands from all over the globe in one, massive phygital playground has opened at SM Aura Premier

    LOOK Philippines has commissioned Malherbe Paris for the store concept, design, and brand identity of the store.

    Instaspot is a digital space for brand activation while LOOK Lister promo area is exclusive to members. Shop in Shop Concepts feature prestigious brands such as NARS, Laura Mercier, Innisfree, Laneige, Clarins, Aveda, Makeup Forever, Shiseido and Benefit. COSRX is also launching their first ever flagship store in the country through LOOK.

    Special Category Area line, meanwhile, will feature the Clean Beauty (Apothecary), Mask World, Colour World for hair brands. Skin analyzers will provide accurate product recommendations, and beauty experts will collaborate with you and your skin’s needs.

    At the store’s lounge area, Store Studio, Nespresso is the coffee provider.

    LOOK has unveiled more than 130 international, hard-to-find, and exclusive cosmetics, skin, fragrance, and nail brands such as The Ordinary, Klavuu, Glam Up, Dr. Ceuracle, Jumiso, Son & Park, Acwell, Papa Recipe & Day Mellow and VT Cosmetics, and exciting curated and luxurious brands from all over the world, such as Glossier, Huda Beauty, Fenty, Kylie, Kat Von D and many more! Finally, shoppers can expect to find prestige brands to the likes of Shu Uemura, YSL, Gucci, SK-II, and L’Occitane.

    There will be exciting promos until November 30.

    For more information, visit on Facebook and on Instagram.

    Villar files resolution honoring heroic first responders

    Las Piñas Lone District Rep. Camille Villar introduced a resolution honoring and commending heroic first responders who live the legacy of Bayanihan and selflessly put themselves in harm’s way during the height of the recent typhoons.

    Filed on Tuesday, Nov. 17 as House Resolution No. 1354, Villar wants the chamber to express its “collective support and commendation to the men and women in uniform, local government units, nongovernment organizations and other private organizations and individuals for their valiant efforts in helping our countrymen in the rescue and relief operations during the recent typhoons that hit the Philippines.”

    “Despite limitations in water and air assets and sophisticated equipment side-by-side with the magnitude of damage and hundreds of thousands of people affected,” emergency workers, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police and Philippine Coast Guard, as well as civilian authorities, national agencies and local government units have taken active roles during calamities, and “it is most appropriate to give them commendation and recognition to the cause for humanity,” Villar said in filing the resolution.

    The Philippines is located along the most destructive tropical cyclone area and is visited by about 20 typhoons every year. The world’s strongest typhoon this year, Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) slammed the already battered Bicol region from recent typhoons, while Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) caused record floodings in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Northern Luzon.

    Local government units were at the forefront in rescue and relief efforts despite lack of funds and they need all the assistance they can get as they have already stretched their resources on the back of the response to the pandemic and back-to-back calamities, Villar pointed out.

    She also cited the men and women in uniform who tirelessly and with great self-sacrifice, stayed committed to aiding and saving those affected by the calamity..

    Villar likewise noted the “active participation, assistance and support” of the Philippine Red Cross, nongovernment organizations, international humanitarian missions, and private individuals are “immeasurable and must be recognized accordingly.”

    Tulong Kapatid reaches out to Mabini boatmen

    Mabini boatmen receive their relief packages

    Tulong Kapatid, the corporate social responsibility alliance of foundations and companies under the MVP Group of Companies, reached out to over a hundred families affected by the typhoons in Mabini, Batangas.

    Spearheaded by Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), members of the CSR alliance from One Meralco Foundation (OMF), Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc (AKFI), and Maynilad, donated food and other necessities to boatmen, boatcrew, and their families who fell victim to both Typhoon Quinta and Typhoon Rolly.

    With the coordination of the Resort Owners Association of Mabini (ROAM) and its president  Jake Calangi, MPIF donated 100 pails, each filled with over 5 kilograms of fresh vegetables, Maynilad provided 500 bottles of water, and OMF distributed 200 grocery packs.

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, where their livelihoods have been detrimentally affected, these boatmen have depended on aid and assistance from outside sectors.

    “Mabini is one of the first homes of our environmental flagship program, Shore It Up! The work that these boatmen and their crew do continuously help further our cause to rescue, restore, and revive the marine biodiversity in the Philippines,” said MPIF president Melody del Rosario. “ Tulong Kapatid extends a helping hand and ensures them that we will provide as much support as we can to help them recover.”

    J&J, UP launch e-learning platform

    Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc. (J&J) and the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Public Health (CPH), University of the Philippines-Manila, SEAMEO Tropmed Philippines have partnered together to launch the Tuberculosis (TB) Academy, an online learning platform aimed to further the education of Filipino healthcare practitioners and specialists in treating Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

    The TB Academy is a project spearheaded by the Union, a global scientific organization which aims to improve the health of populations in low and middle-income countries, in partnership with J&J Global Public Health.

    Its roll-out in the Philippines will be done through the collaboration between J&J and UP-CPH from November 2020 up to June 2021; aiming to strengthen clinician’s capacity in clinical and programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

    The program will consist of three training levels and will be deployed via live and on-demand webinars.

    Search on for outstanding accounting students

    P&A Foundation Inc., Philippine Institute of Certified Accountants  and the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Commerce and Industry  recently launched the 22nd Search for Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines (SOASP) .

    SOASP is an annual nationwide competition for accountancy students. It aims to recognize the best accounting students in the country through a series of qualifying written and oral examination.

     To be eligible, these candidates must be formally endorsed to represent the academic institution and currently enrolled, at a minimum, as a third year B.S. Accountancy student in good moral standing.

    The competition will be conducted in four qualifying examinations, and all the events will be done virtually. The remote contest rounds will commence across the country beginning January 2021 and end by April 2021.


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