BDO and Huawei Join Forces to Provide Inclusive Financial Services for Filipinos

Saturday, July 24, 2021

If you are currently using any form of online banking in the Philippines, cosider yourself lucky. Over half the population only have access to that and although a lot of Filipinos have access to the internet and social media, a lot have still no access through financial technology.

We have all been very active online which you probably see on online voting competitions when a Filipino bet is included. BDO knows at the current rate, they need to improve more of their services so Filipinos have access to it. April this year, BDO launched BDO Pay which is a mobile wallet solution so more people have access to digital banking and contactless payment systems. This expansion was made possible through Huawei's OceanStore Dorado All Flash Storage solution which does reliable, secure and future proof way of storing information on the cloud platform. It safeguards all of the data of the bank including transaction history. This solved a lot of BDO's infrastructure needs over the years and since business grew, they needed to scale up fast, safe and efficiently.

The old system needed automation and this solved it including operation and maintenance of the system. Previously, they got hounded with complaints on certain occasions that they did it through manual ways. Digitizing made it accurate, easier to diagnose and very efficient. BDO also upgraded to Vitual Private Cloud as part of their innovations, and with Huawei right by their side, they'll maintain BDO's leading post as the largest bank in the country.


TV5 and ABS-CBN Partnership Boosts Primetime Audience

Friday, July 23, 2021

It's been a while since ABSCBN shows have been shown on TV5 after its closure a year ago. It became possible through a partnership of Cignal TV and ABS-CBN which initially was done for the airing of select Kapamilya shows on TV5. This has paved the way for primtime shows like FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (of Coco Martin of course!), Huwag Kang Mangamba (with the GOLD Squad), Init Sa Magdamag (of Gerald Anderson, JM De Guzman and Yam Concepcion) and La Vida Lena (of Erich Gonzales) to be shown to a wider audience on free to air broadcast and has reached a lot of its subsidiary networks in Visayas and Mindanao.

Media5 Chief Operating Officer Dino M. Laurena says “As TV5 aired ABS-CBN’s primetime programs, it has also increased the network's audience shares. This has been seen in Mega Manila and other regions in the country. We are so grateful for the Cignal TV and ABSCBN content partnership which has made these all possible."

Make sure you're tuned in on TV5 as these hit shows from ABSCBN on Cignal TV and TV5.


GVBoys on Puregold Channel Surpassed 1M Views


If you haven't seen it yet, then you're missing a lot. Jerome Ponce, Nikko Natividad, Dave Bornea stars on the hit digital show GVBoys which you can stream for FREE on the Puregold Facebook Page and the Puregold Channel on YouTube. The folks from Puregold Channel knows that you're loving the first two episodes already as it has reached over 1 Million views as of today. This is a feat that they really appreciate because they made this with YOU in mind.

Just like any country that has been dealing with the pandemic, the Philippines has been dealing with the COVID-19 virus for about a year now and they thought of bringing in FREE entertainment so even for a few minutes, you can take your mind off things and laugh with the antics of these three guys as they experience love, romance, failures and fun with their community. Ms. Carmi Martin and Wilma Doesnt will also add more spice in the mix as they too have their own love team in the show, plus a lot more conflict between their characters like when the first episode came out.

Search for PuregoldShopping on Facebook and Puregold Channel on YouTube to see the third installment this Saturday. You can't miss the funny episodes they planned this week!


Jose Maria College Signs Deal with Huawei

Jose Maria College (JMC), a private non sectarian school founded by Pastor Apollo Quiboloy in Davao City just signed a deal with tech giant and innovations player Huawei in hopes to be ready for the 5th industrial revolution in running school technology. It was formally done last July 6th 2021 and with it comes a throng of platforms and tools that would help students reach educational materails easily via propreitary Learning Management Systems, Virtual Laboratories, VR systems, Smart Campus and so much more.

Ken Sentorias the ICT Directorof JMC says "Our companies are in the same page when it comes to commitment which is to deliver the best educational tech. This just means the opportunities for growth in our sector will be limitless now that we have them as our partners."

JMC believes this will bring the institution closer to its goal of delivering quality education throughn IT just like in Japan, China and the US. They are planning to announce something even bigger next year so stay tuned for that!