The economy of Region 10 expanded at a slower pace by 5.9 percent in 2019 as compared with the recorded growth in the previous year of 7.1 percent.
The slower growth was due to the slowdown in Manufacturing, Construction and Transportation and Storage, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-10 Regional Director Ruben Abaro, Jr. said.
Manufacturing, which constituted 11.0 percent of the region's economy, posted a decelerated growth of 1.5 percent from the previous year’s growth of 9.1 percent.
Construction which shared 8.6 percent of the regional economy also grew slower at 8.4 percent from the previous year’s growth of 15.9 percent.
Likewise, transportation and storage, with a share of 3.6 percent to the total economy showed a slower growth of 6.5 percent from the previous year’s growth of 17.8 percent.
The region's economy remained to have the seventh biggest share of the Philippine economy at 4.5 percent. Moreover, Region 10 contributed 0.3 percentage points to the Philippine economic growth of 6.0 percent.|(PSA10/PIA10)
“We want the affected families to gain a sense of pride in their new homes in the resettlement community. We will also assist them through livelihood programs,” La Viña said.
True to its commitment to continuously make its services better, Globe is migrating its broadband network from copper to fiber for better data experience. It has, so far, moved over 40% of the targeted customers nationwide to the newer and higher speed network for free.
With the shift to fiber, Globe broadband customers can enjoy faster speed, bigger data, and more stable connection to address the growing demand for online connectivity at home as people turn to the internet for work, learning, entertainment and other essential needs.
“A good, stable and reliable internet connection is a critical need under the new normal. To meet our customers' demands, we upgraded our network with superior technology for a better internet experience. We are rolling out fiber to homes nationwide, and upgrading our customers to fiber connections for free to give them first world internet connectivity that they deserve,” said Darius Delgado, Globe VP and Head of Broadband Business.
Fiber connection can provide a maximum speed of 1Gbps as compared to copper ADSL which only provides a maximum speed of 15 Mbps. Higher bandwidth means being able to download or upload large files faster, stream high-definition videos and webinars, and run multiple online programs simultaneously, among other benefits.
Unlike the traditional copper cables which suffer from huge data signal loss over long distances, fiber only registers slight data signal degradation. Being smaller, lighter and sheathed in protective coat, it is also more durable than the bulky copper which can be easily broken during installation. It is also resistant to electromagnetic and radio signal interference.
Allowing customers to move to fiber connection for free is part of Globe’s network expansion and upgrade program to improve data and voice experience at the homefront.
Globe’s investments in its network is supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UNSDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs
Globe At Home customers may update their details in the Globe At Home app so they will be informed once fiber is available in their area and can get upgraded for free. The app may be downloaded from Play Store for Android or App Store for iOS.
Globe Telecom’s aggressive network upgrade and expansion is envisioned to bring telemedicine services to more people across the country, particularly those living in far-flung areas who do not have immediate access to licensed medical practitioners.
With only one doctor for every 33,000 Filipinos, telemedicine becomes a viable alternative to the traditional visit to hospitals or clinics. Telemedicine can immediately connect a patient to a doctor whenever they require medical assistance regardless of location, thus, saving time, effort, and money.
“Healthcare needs to be accessible anytime, anywhere. Through telemedicine, we can provide everyone equal access to quality care without any geographic restriction. Globe is bringing telemedicine to anyone who needs it by making our network as pervasive as possible and by deploying the latest network technologies to help us deliver more advanced telehealth services to Filipinos nationwide,” said Cholo Tagaysay, CEO of Global Telehealth, Inc which runs KonsultaMD.
Globe, through its wholly-owned corporate incubator, 917Ventures, operates two telehealth services -- KonsultaMD, in partnership with Mexico’s Salud Interactiva; and HealthNow which is powered by Vigos Health, an ACHealth subsidiary.
Both KonsultaMD and HealthNow give the public access to skilled and licensed Filipino doctors who can provide safe medical assessment and advice on basic healthcare and proper medication, issue e-prescriptions, and read laboratory results.
KonsultaMD also provides medical advice via phone for those who are not tech-savvy or those who are budget conscious. However, video consultation is fast gaining ground for both KonsultaMD and HealthNow as it allows the doctors to actually see the patient’s health problem on screen. More telehealth services which utilize online tools are also expected to be introduced as a result of rapid technological advancements.
Thus, with increasing demand for data-driven tools and services, Globe continuously invests billions of dollars to upgrade and improve its network. This year alone, Globe has earmarked USD 1.2 billion in capital expenditure, majority of which goes to network and capacity builds including the rollout of 4G LTE and 5G technology as well as fiber optic cables for better data connectivity, faster speed, bigger capacity, and lower latency.
By helping bring telehealth to every Filipino through infrastructure builds, Globe reaffirms its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly, UNSDG No. 3 which ensures healthy lives and promotes well-being for all at all ages; and UNSDG No. 9 on
building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.
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The power firm recognizes the importance of strengthening the capacity of its community stakeholders, especially in these challenging times. The immediate remittance of the financial assistance provides the LGU added security and available resources to further enhance their health services. (PR)
FDC Misamis President and CEO Juan Eugenio Roxas turns over financial aid to the municipality of Villanueva in Misamis Oriental through the Energy Regulations (ER) 1-94 Program of the Department of Energy (DOE) to beef up the anti-COVID-19 efforts in the town.
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Committed to putting Philippine esports on the map, Globe has recently renewed its partnership with the country’s leading esports agency, Mineski Philippines. The leveled-up collaboration focuses on the improvement of two key aspects namely, Liyab Esports and the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL).
Professional esports team Liyab Esports is one of the highlights of the Globe and Mineski partnership. After debuting last year, the team composed of the most promising local esports athletes went on to compete in various regional tournaments and even bagged a gold medal at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games for Starcraft II. Under the renewed partnership, Team Liyab will further be expanded by adding a team for League of Legends Wild Rift--- Riot’s upcoming MOBA based on the popular League of Legends franchise.
PPGL, on the other hand, is considered to be the biggest multi-platform esports league in the country. Globe and Mineski plan to make the league bigger and better by adding community leagues and continuing to build on relevant esports titles and emerging games.
“Our partnership has been very fruitful for both Mineski and Globe,” shares Jil Bausa-Go, VP for Get Entertained Tribe at Globe. “It is a journey marked with milestones which helped make Liyab, PPGL and our continuing vision for Philippine esports grow stronger and more resilient.”
Ronald Robins, Founder and CEO of Mineski Global echoes this excitement for renewed ties with the telco giant: “This is definitely an exciting new chapter for us, and we are happy to have our partners at Globe remain steadfast and committed in accelerating our efforts to grow the esports industry. Unfazed by the current situation, our collaboration pledges to further promote the importance of esports, and the communities that support it in both the local and global stages.” (PR)
Some 19 exhibitors in Northern Mindanao have joined the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and One Town, One Product (OTOP) virtual trade fair—Pasinaya: Digital Market Showroom and Online Trade Platform on July 20-24, 2020.
Pasinaya is the first digital showroom and a kickoff of DTI’s new normal trade fairs. The virtual trade fair will serve as a platform where buyers will be able to meet, source and connect digitally to the best products of homegrown, regional micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) exhibitors through various showrooms on Zoom, a popular web-based conferencing tool.
Northern Mindanao food exhibitors include Mama Nene's Homemade Delights and Maramag Tablea in Bukidnon, Maestrado Tablea and Soling's Food Products in Camiguin; Dackies Foods in Lanao del Norte; Delta Business Ventures, D' Farm, Lola Luz' Best Goodies, and Nelly's Coffee and Tablea in Misamis Occidental; and Cape de Ticala and JVCare Food Specialty Co. in Misamis Oriental.
Non-food exhibitors are OJ's Arts & Crafts and Tagolwanen Women Weavers Association in Bukidnon; R. Escodero Handicraft in Camiguin; Keepsakes Iligan Souvenirs and Crafts, Acscents Perfumes & Blends, and Perfectly Natural Herbsin Lanao del Norte; and Puyo Handicrafts and Tinabuan Arts and Crafts in Misamis Oriental.
Pasinaya is open to the public on July 23-24. Interested buyers can join through the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/PASINAYA2020. It is organized in celebration of the National MSME Week from July 20-24, 2020. (PR)
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