917Ventures, Puregold partner for an easier online grocery
shopping experience with PureGo
The holidays are just right around the corner, which means everyone is gearing up to buy their yuletide staples.
Fortunately, stocking up on essentials is now easier and affordable, with PureGo, a new online grocery shopping platform created with 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines, and Puregold, one of the leading supermarket chains in the country.
With PureGo, there’s no need to go through the hassle of a typical grocery trip which usually involves lots of walking, lining up, and carrying heavy bags. Now with thousands of products from reputable and trusted brands at their fingertips, consumers can easily order everything from pantry essentials to household necessities all sourced directly from Puregold. What’s more, they can settle their transactions using multiple payment options, including contactless payment thru GCash, and have the items delivered within 24 hours.
“Puregold has been a part of the Filipino homes for the past 22 years. As a commitment in serving our customers, we continue to elevate the grocery experience by going digital. With PureGo, grocery shopping is just a click away. “It is all about bringing ease of buying essentials right at the doorstep of every Filipino home,” said Ferdinand Vincent Co, the President of Puregold.
“This holiday season, spend more time with your family and get in with the Christmas preparations when you do your grocery shopping from home via PureGo,” said Griffin Golamco, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 917Ventures. “Aside from convenience, it also offers consumers affordability and safety in doing their groceries.”
PureGo currently delivers to customers located in Quezon City, Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Manila, Taguig, and Makati, and will soon service the entire Metro Manila region by the first quarter of next year so stay tuned! Visit www.purego.ph to know more about PureGo.
MVP Bossing 2020 Dr. Carl Balita shifts to digital learning
Pandemic challenges transform dynamic classrooms to virtual space
PLDT Enterprise has recently launched its MVP Bossing Awards campaign to inspire enterprises to rediscover and reinvent their businesses today to successfully thrive in the future. This year’s theme, “Rediscovery, Reinvention,” aims to convey a message of hope, and in recognition to and show appreciation for local business owners who are overcoming the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instead of the usual awards night gathering, this year’s MVP Bossing now takes form as a digital campaign in deference to social events shifting to virtual space given the global health crisis.
For aspiring MVP Bossing Dr. Carl Balita of the Carl Balita Review Center (CBRC), the pandemic, while it did catch him by surprise because of the challenges that faced him and his business, made him rethink about shifting his business to a digital space.
“There were many realizations for this year, and one of them is that we never thought there were many opportunities offered due to the health crisis we all faced,” Dr. Carl Balita shares.
With the imposed community quarantine measures, CBRC—the number one review center with 120 branches locally and internationally—saw the need to shift its review classes digitally. A long-standing partner of PLDT for several years, the fortified partnership between CBRC and PLDT strengthened the digital capacity of CBRC to enable students to continue their learnings despite the challenges of the global pandemic.
Dr. Carl Balita, CBRC’s founder and a multi-awarded entrepreneur and corporate trainer, says that the services that CBRC offers is beyond what is expected. “We have made available all our analog books into digital format, transforming them so that anyone has access to these materials.” He adds that “the shift to e-learning has left a positive impact to our many branches of CBRC nationwide, a decision we are glad we made.”
If there is any learning, he, an educator for decades has realized from the pandemic is that “we also do service but we also have to be a good follower. It is no longer just about work, results, and outcomes, but also about the processes.”
He says that the future is now flexible. “It is not about profit, but being more humane. It is also now about rediscovering one’s purpose. More importantly, the organization now has to repurpose.”
Dr. Carl Balita admits that his greatest assets are the people around him. “You’re not doing this business alone. Do not take these challenges alone. I am fortunate to have people surrounding me who are my most cherished gifts. And others should realize that too. People around you will help you through.”
Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups commends aspiring MVP Bossing Dr. Carl Balita. “When CBRC availed of PLDT’s BEYOND FIBER connectivity solutions, it was clearly an appreciation of the importance of going beyond in servicing CBRC’s students with quality classes without risking their health and safety,” he stated. “We remain committed in supporting the efforts of schools and learning institutions for e-Learning, and we applaud CBRC’s ongoing efforts for a virtual learning space.”
CBRC is the first and only ISO certified company of its kind in the country. It has received multiple awards from the DTI and PFA—pushing it to become a brand leader with physical presence in almost all major cities in the Philippines. For more information, visit pldtenterprise.com.
The iPhone 12 is here, and you’ll love it more with Globe 5G
Much like any other new iPhone series, the arrival of the iPhone 12 has been hotly anticipated by fans worldwide including the Philippines. Now, the long wait is over and devotees can finally get their hands on the only phone they want, choosing from four new models – the iPhone 12, Mini, Pro, and Pro Max. While the revamped design, new color choices, and wireless charging system are all notable, the most exciting addition to the iPhone 12 is its 5G capability, which enables users to do more with their phones at the lightning-fast speeds that the cutting-edge technology affords.
With Globe’s continued expansion of its 5G services in Metro Manila as well as key cities in Visayas and Mindanao, more users around the country can enjoy the countless enhanced experiences that the new iPhone offers in gaming, streaming, virtual reality, and more.
Get your hands on this much-awaited iPhone series by pre-ordering it through Globe. Take your pick from among the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, and avail of special introductory pricing and your choice of payment options. Check out some more affordable ways you can get your hands on the new iPhone 12, powered by Globe 5G:
Introductory pricing. For a limited period, Globe will be offering the iPhone 12 series at lower cashouts. This means that you can get the iPhone 12 at just PHP 900/month per month with ThePLAN 1799 for 24 months lockup.
Extended Lock-up, lower cashouts. Customers also have the option to choose a longer lock-up with lower total cashouts and monthly payments. The iPhone 12 can be yours for as low as PHP 450/month if you are a new customer and PHP 350/month if you are a recontracting customer with ThePLAN 1799 through this lock-up option.
36 months, 0% interest. Available for both new and recontracting customers, you can pay in fixed monthly installments for up to 36 months with 0% interest using your BPI or HSBC Credit Card.
Special cashout rates for customers renewing their Globe plans. Globe is also offering special cash out rates for customers who are ready to renew their postpaid plans, with discounts of up to P3,600 on the cashout if you’re on ThePLAN 1799 or higher, and if you choose the 36 months lock-up option. For example, with ThePLAN 1799, you can get your iPhone 12 64 GB with a one-time cash out of P12,600, which you can spread throughout the 36-month contract period, charged to your bill.
Globe Postpaid customers can avail of these plans from Globe Online Shop at glbe.co/iPhone12, Globe Online Shop FB Messenger; select Globe Stores or visit www.globe.com.ph/iPhone12. Globe Platinum customers, on the other hand, may also pre-order through their Relationship Managers, Thea, their Digital Assistant on Facebook Messenger (globe.co/thea-gp), and at www.globe.com.ph/platinum/iphone-12.
Experience the new iPhone 12 best with Globe 5G. Globe’s 5G network is now available in 17 cities in Metro Manila, and in key areas in Davao and Cebu. Visit www.globe.com.ph/5g to know more.