Sunday, August 19, 2018

Concentrix Philippines opens newest site at Exxa Tower



Leading global business service company Concentrix Philippines officially opened its 9th site at EXXA Tower, Bridgetowne, Quezon City. The 18,000-square-meter site occupies seven floors with exceptional facilities that provide an outstanding environment for growth and well-being. It features a modern wellness center, shower rooms, vanity areas and a salon.

Moreover, it is located close to major transport systems, top schools and universities, as well as large residential areas and lifestyle support services, enabling staff easy access to work and areas of interest to them. 

Gracing the very special inauguration were (L-R) Concentrix Philippines delivery senior director Digvijay Ankoti, IT director Felranie Velasco, reso and projects director Mitzi Ignacio, Robinsons Land Corporation’s Faraday Go, Concentrix vice president of Philippines operations and delivery and country leader Elek Toth, human resources senior director Hazel BaƱas and business operations services and delivery governance senior director Amit Jagga.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Filipino kids get a better shot at college education with Troo’s college savings plan




MANILA, Philippines – Filipino parents work hard to set up their child for the future. And they know that a good college education is key to ensuring their child’s success. But with tuition fees increasing yearly at a rate of about 10 percent, sending their child to the college of their choice might just be a dream for many.
Life insurance firm Troo recognizes this need and is helping give future changemakers a chance at a better future. That is, through its latest financial solutions offering – Troo Graduate, a traditional life insurance policy that insures the child as well as acts as a college savings plan.

“In creating solutions, we always have our customer’s needs in mind. And to most Filipinos, a college education is the most important stepping stone to a better life. We designed Troo Graduate to be affordable to the average Filipino so that more Filipino children can get the college education they deserve.  With Troo Graduate, we believe that the next generation of Filipinos will have the opportunity to change their world for the better,”  Troo President & CEO Hans Loozekoot said.

Troo Graduate is designed to be K-12 compliant and offers parents a way to cope with rising college fees with the guaranteed five (5) annual payouts. The annual payouts increase every year while the child is in college, while the premium payments remain the same for the entire term of the policy. And for a minimum cover of ₱250,000, parents can pay as low as ₱11,094 annually.


With Troo Graduate, parents can start planning their children’s college education as soon as their child is 30 days old until age 11. It’s always better to start planning as early as possible. This gives the parent more time to save up for college. It also means lower premiums.
“Education is a priority for Filipinos, and for many, a college education is a sure step to a better future. We have a deep sense of responsibility to see our children get to college and realize their dreams.  We want an assurance of a better future for them,” Milot Valencia, Chief Bancassurance Officer of Troo, said.
On its third year of operations, Troo continues to create financial solutions to help Filipinos plan for tomorrow so they can live their best life today. The life insurance company is a joint venture between Ageas, a listed international insurance group with a heritage spanning over 190 years and EastWest, one of the fastest-growing banks in the Philippines.

PLDT Home, the country’s No.1 home broadband, launches its first prepaid broadband service



With the company’s vision of bringing world-class Internet to Filipino families, PLDT has launched its first ever PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, an affordable service that makes it easier than ever for more families to enjoy their online activities in the comfort of their home.

The PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is a plug and play device that instantly connects you to the Internet. Once plugged into a power source, it can simultaneously connect up to 5 WiFi-ready devices, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, to high-speed Internet.

Unlike the regular Pocket WiFi which is meant for users on the go, the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is specially designed for home use as it utilizes the LTE 700MHZ band, a low frequency that easily penetrates houses and buildings. This way, the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is able to deliver high-speed Internet indoors – whether in the living room, kitchen, or bedroom.

PLDT’s pinakasulit Home Internet

Aside from being affordable, PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi also lets you enjoy PLDT Home’s pinakasulit Internet with the Home Boost 15, which comes with 1GB valid for 1 day for only Php15. You can enjoy Home Boost 15 as an add-on to promos like Home Boost 50 or up, for greater savings.

With the PLDT Prepaid Home Wifi, families can learn together and research for school; bond by streaming videos and music; stay active on their favorite apps; or catch up with loved ones and friends on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – all in the comfort of their homes.

And because it is prepaid, there’s no need to worry about monthly bill payments, lock-in period, or uncontrolled data usage because customers simply have to load it up and register to promos that suit their family’s needs.

Powered by the Philippines’ fastest mobile Internet

The PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is powered Smart’s LTE network, the Philippines’s fastest mobile Internet, according to the latest Speedtest® report of Ookla, the global leader in Internet testing and analysis.

In its analysis of over 2 million user-generated tests on LTE devices in the Philippines from Q1 to Q2 of 2018, Ookla said Smart provided the country’s fastest LTE connection with average download speeds of 17.25 Mbps, and average upload speeds of 7.65 Mbps.

On the other hand, UK-based mobile analytics firm OpenSignal also recognized Smart for having the country’s fastest LTE network, bestowing the company four citations in its March 2018 report: best in 4G LTE download speed; best in overall download speed; best 4G latency performance; and best 3G latency performance.

High-speed Smart LTE now covers major urban areas including Metro Manila, Rizal, Cebu, and Davao, and top sites in Bacolod, Baguio, Baler, Batanes, Bohol, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Laguna, Leyte, Palawan, Sagada, Sarangani, and Zamboanga, among others.

Get the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi with FREE 10GB for only P1,995

The PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is now available at all PLDT Stores and retailers nationwide and comes with FREE 10GB, valid for 7 days, for a one-time payment of only Php1,995.

FINTQ’s online lending platform Lendr also makes it easier for customers to get hold of the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi via affordable installment payments.

With Lendr, customers can buy the device for an initial low cash-out of Php495, followed by six weekly payments of Php370, which can be paid through any Smart Padala center, Bayad Center, ECPay, and 7-Eleven outlets. They simply need to visit https://pldthomewifi.lendr.com.ph to create an account, complete the application form and apply for a loan to purchase the device. FINTQ is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations--the digital innovations arm of PLDT and Smart.

What are you waiting for?  Get your own PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi now! To know more, visit www.pldthome.com and follow PLDT’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PLDTHome) and Twitter (@PLDTHome).

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