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Friday, August 7, 2020

Piolo Pascual: His funny videos help OFs bear the pandemic’s mental burden

BDO Remit
Experts in the Philippines and other countries have been warning us: along with the wave of COVID-19 infections would be a wave of mental illness. There’s no avoiding that: people are anxious, afraid, and many have lost jobs and face an uncertain future. Add to that our collective isolation, loneliness, and dread. Overseas Filipinos (OFs) are particularly vulnerable.  Actor Piolo...

GCash cash-in via MasterCard/Visa will have 2.58% convenience fee starting July 6

GCash cash-in
GCash announced that starting July 6, 2020, a convenience fee of 2.58% will be charged for cash-in services via MasterCard and Visa. According to GCash, this is due to the direct charges from their payment partners and will be paid directly for their services. The convenience fee will be computed and will be reflected on your GCash app for each...

Beauty Behind Closed Doors: Self-Care During Quarantine

Beauty Behind Closed Doors
Manulife Philippines held a free wellness webinar led by celebrated dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo, President and Medical Director of the Belo Medical Group, to share self-care advice with Filipinos, as they face the uncertainties brought about by COVID-19. “We want to help Filipinos learn how they can take care of themselves during these challenging times, when we have heightened fears...

Sun Life Launches Campaign To Empower Filipinos To Rise Above Covid-19

SunLife - Rise Together to a Bright New World
Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. (“Sun Life”) officially unveiled via online its latest campaign dubbed “Rise Together to a Bright New World” as it promotes Filipinos to begin their journey to recovery amid the pandemic. The campaign was launched as part of Sun Life’s annual commemoration of Financial Independence Month every June. It features initiatives ranging from online financial literacy...

BDO warns against fake social media sellers

BDO Unibank cautions clients who shop online against fake sellers. Some of these scammers, often pretending to be page administrators of online shops, bait victims with attractive deals. They lure interested buyers in social media and messaging app communities, and urge them into making a deposit immediately to seal the deal. After getting the payment, they become unreachable. Other fake...

BDO Most Awarded Bank Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards

BDO top rated bank by Filipinos in Reader’s Digest survey
BDO Unibank, Inc. emerged as the highest rated bank by Filipino clients according to a recent Reader’s Digest survey on customer satisfaction. In the global publication’s first-ever Quality Service Awards, the bank received four accolades: Gold Awards in the Personal Banking and Business Banking categories, and Silver Awards in the Home Loan and Internet Banking categories. According to Louise Waterson, Editor-in-Chief...

BDO urges vigilance vs latest scam

BDO Unibank strongly supports the call of the Bangko Sentral to stay vigilant against scammers who have devised a new modus operandi of offering a huge amount of money to people who will lend their bank accounts. Once recruited, these “money mules” allow the scammers to use their personal bank accounts to receive cash deposits or online transfers from illegal...

PayMaya recently launched “Negosyo” app for MSMEs

PayMaya Negosyo app
As our country adapts to the new normal caused by the pandemic, physical distancing and online purchases will become part of the norm for everyone. For consumers, several cashless options are readily available including PayMaya. But for many small businesses, the challenge lies in accepting online payments to provide a safe and convenient mode of payment for their clients. PayMaya...

Right Tools, Best Craftsmanship: Taiwan Excellence Hosted Virtual Hardware and Fastener Industry Press Conference and Exhibition

Taiwan Excellence Award
Despite the pandemic, Taiwan Excellence has successfully hosted the Virtual Hardware and Fastener Industry Press Conference and Exhibition to help Taiwanese businesses reach the world from online. Simon Wang, Executive Vice President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan’s foremost trade promotion organization stated that although the world is still facing the setbacks from COVID-19, Taiwan is...

BDO posts P8.8 billion net income in 1Q 2020

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) posted P8.8 billion in net income for the 1Q 2020 from P9.8 billion in the same period last year. The core lending and deposit-taking businesses sustained their growth despite the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in mid-March. However, weak capital market conditions impacted on BDO’s investment portfolio and dragged the bottom line. Net Interest...