SM Supermalls and Comelec team up for voter registration
SM Supermalls and the Electoral Commission (COMELEC) have officially teamed up to offer voters more places to register at SM. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the election of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) on July 19 at the Event Center in SM City Manila, COMELEC has opened satellite registration centers in SM Supermalls nationwide.
The launch of “VOTER REGISTRATION PROGRAM FOR BRGY & SK ELECTION & VOTER EDUCATION” urges eligible voters to register for the December 5 elections in Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan.
This is intended to facilitate and alleviate voter registration traffic in barangays, providing a more convenient, faster and safer way for the public to exercise their right to vote.
The “BRGY & SK ELECTION AND VOTER EDUCATION VOTER REGISTRATION PROGRAM” has been assured to be supported by the 76 SM Supermalls by providing an accessible and efficient registration experience and a comfortable venue for the education of new registrants and the currently active electorate. Local Comelec offices would oversee the conduct of protests at SM shopping malls, Comelec’s sole partner in the VOTER REGISTRATION initiative.
The SM Supermalls participating in this activity will hold their voter registration from July 17 to 24 and voter education from August 1 to November 30.
Early learning with School-in-a-Bag
To support early learning in schools in North and Central Luzon, PLDT, Smart and longtime USAID partner, through RTI International, recently donated a School in a Bag (SIAB) to San Rafael Elementary School (SRES) in Tarlac City, Tarlac and San Aurelio Elementary School (SAES) in Balungao, Pangasinan.
SIAB is also expanding the SRES learning platform where more than 400 K-6 students are currently enrolled. Although the school has implemented limited face-to-face lessons, it still uses blended learning to reach other students.
School in a Bag is a portable digital classroom that brings learning to last mile schools and supports the Ministry of Education’s efforts to improve early childhood education.
PERA HUB Remit Partner sub-agents
PERA HUB, one of the country’s leading cash and payment transaction hubs, has launched a new sub-brand for its business partners: PERA HUB Remit Partner.
The launch of the PERA HUB Remit Partner brand was driven by the company’s vision to strengthen its retail network and make products and services more accessible to customers at more than 3,000 PERA HUB Remit Partner locations around the world. national scale.
The move allows customers to have more options as they can enjoy PERA HUB’s products and services not only at its company-owned branches, but also through its ever-expanding network of business partners. These services will include the availability of international and domestic money transfer brands such as Western Union, Transfast* and Remitly; bill payment, collection and withdrawal services, microinsurance products and digital products such as PERA HUB Mobile and the PERA HUB Visa prepaid card.
The company’s major partners such as Sinag Pawnshop, SMJ Pawnshop, H. Lhuillier Pawnshop, Tiwala sa Padala (Tambunting Pawnshop), Jackie’s Foreign Exchange and Money Transfer, Bongabong Pawnshop, De Leon Pawnshop and LBC, among others, will now be branded , PERA HUB Discount Partner.
SoPa acquires Mangan
Society Pass Inc. (SoPa), Southeast Asia’s leading data-driven loyalty platform, announced the acquisition of Mangan.ph, the leading local restaurant delivery service in the Philippines.
Founded in 2017, Mangan offers restaurant dishes from more than 1,200 partner restaurants through its network of more than 200 runners to its more than 500,000 registered users. Mangan has generated over 100,000 mobile app downloads and amassed over 80,000 social media followers.
Operating in Pampanga, Mangan’s geographic reach extends to 16 cities, including Angeles City, San Fernando, Clark, Dau, Mabalacat, Guagua, Lubao, Tarlac, Bataan, Magalang, Pasig, Cabanatuan, Baguio, Lipa, Batangas, Antipolo City, Dagupan City. The newly acquired business will be integrated into SoPa’s F&B vertical, Push Delivery Pte Ltd, along with Pushkart and #HOTTAB.
Combined with Pushkart, which delivers grocery food to consumers in Metro Manila, and Mangan’s operational focus in the provinces, SoPa aims to double registered users to over 800,000 and increase downloads apps to over 200,000 by the end of 2023.
Mangan has earned a reputation as the best local food delivery service online, reaching over $2 million in gross merchandise value annually. Leveraging SoPa’s marketing platform and capital, they aim to multiply GMV by the end of 2022.