The SUV team from left are Carlo Calimon, Richard Prodigalidad, Jay Bernardo, and Roderick Perez. (Visual from Carlo Calimon)

Philippines: New incubator ‘StartUp Village’ launched

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StartUp Village is expected to open new avenues for the development of innovative entrepreneurs that come up with game-changing products and services.

Philippines: Ayala backs ePharmacy startup Wellbridge Health

Wellbridge Health operates MedGrocer, an FDA-licensed ePharmacy.


Philippines: New backdoor listing seen as Iholdings gets control of Pacifica

This transaction raised Iholdings’ stake in Pacifica to about 64 per cent.


Investors launch business funding reality TV show in Philippines

A group of investors and entreprenuership mentors, in partnership with the Philippines’ trade department unveiled on February 7 a reality-based business funding TV show in the country called The Final Pitch. Inspired by the Emmy Award-winning shows ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘The Apprentice’, The Final Pitch will be aired  in May… Read more »


Endeavor Philippines to bring six ‘high-impact entrepreneurs’ to its network in 2017

Endeavor Philippines is targeting to bring six “high-impact entrepreneurs” into the organization’s global network in 2017 with a view to helping them scale up their businesses.


Assist America names Maureen Gallant as new general manager in Philippines

Assist America Inc, a provider of global emergency assistance services in partnership with insurance companies, has named Maureen Laus Gallant as its new general manager in the Philippines.


People Digest: GPIF’s real estate head; China Bank Philippines’ new COO

The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has appointed its new real estate boss, while Philippine-based China Bank Group appointed its Chief Operating Officer (COO).


Philippines: Healthcare investor MPHHI gets controlling stake in DCI for $2.6m

MPIC noted the cash infusion from MPHHI will enable the 68-year-old JDMH to upgrade its equipment and facilities, and expand its capacity to serve the community.


Philippines: AboitizPower exits power plant venture in Indonesia

Aboitiz Power Corp is making an exit from a power plant venture in Indonesia in order to focus more on its other existing projects.


Philippines: SMPC allots $6.4m for community infra, livelihood projects

SMPC President and COO Victor Consunji said they expect the spending to grow by around 75 per cent compared to last year’s P186 million as they are building more community infrastructure and livelihood facilities.