DDB Group Philippines’ creative forces behind AFFI’s ‘BUYanihan’ campaign

The country’s micro, small, and mid-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have been directly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, suffering big losses as they ceased operations during the lockdowns, and even now have to follow varying community quarantine restrictions nationwide. To help rescue these MSMEs, the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) spearheaded a campaign that rallies consumers…

Metrobank and Manila Healthtek ink partnership to distribute UP-developed COVID-19 PCR Kits

Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings, through Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI), donated PhP 5.6 million to Manila HealthTek, Inc., a private research and development company, for the distribution of UP-developed COVID-19 Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rRT-PCR) detection kits. A total of 3,800 kits will be donated to the UP National Institutes…

Araneta City’s JAAF Assists “Crops for Creatives” in Roxas City

J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), the social development arm of Araneta City, supports Roxas City’s CROPS FOR CREATIVES – a local-farmer-driven food security outreach program intended to support artists affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Sackbags containing local produce bought from small-scale farmers were distributed to members of the arts and entertainment community. Items include vegetables…

Metrobank-supported Molecular Laboratory for COVID-19 testing inaugurated: Latest in the country

On June 27, the country inaugurated its largest molecular laboratory capable of detecting COVID-19 and other contagious diseases at the former Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Headquarters in Port Area Manila. Through the initiatives of the Philippine Red Cross, the project was partly funded by Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings through a PhP 18 million donation,…

New normal involves cashless payment of gov’t dues

The Philippines will see a huge increase in government transactions done through their mobile phones, as the government implements the so-called new normal, where human interaction is limited and strict health protocols are in place. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is spearheading the digitalization of government transactions to bring government services closer…