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Shakey’s Philippines, one of the biggest and most iconic pizza store chains in the country, has tapped Globe Telecom and GCash to allow its customers to order and pay for their pizza, pasta, chicken, and other favorite food and drinks with just their mobile phones.
Together with Globe Business, the information and communication technology arm of Globe Telecom, Shakey’s Phils. has expanded its order and delivery operations through number  #77777 which will allow over 60 million Globe customers nationwide to order toll-free via their mobile phones and landlines.
With the growing demand for delivery services, this mobile solution ensures greater reach and easier access for guests even those in hard-to-reach provincial areas. That is why a growing number of the country’s top fast food chains have and are partnering with Globe Business to avail of the #Hashtag service.
At the same time, Shakey’s Phils. is also adopting GCash Scan to Pay service to pilot initially in 11 branches.  The Scan-to-Pay feature provides a hassle-free payment system that comes with special promos and discounts for guests.
“Our partnership with Globe Telecom maximizes our opportunities to offer a full range of order and delivery services to our guests. Through Globe Business and GCash, both industry leaders for business solutions and e-finance services, Shakey’s Philippines is confident that this partnership will flourish to serve more guests with quality food and excellent delivery service,” said Vicente Gregorio, president and CEO of Shakey’s Pizza Asia Venture Inc.
Ernest Cu, Globe president and CEO, also expressed that the collaboration will primarily benefit the customers of Globe, GCash, and Shakey’s.
“Both the #Hashtag and GCash Scan to Pay feature give guests of Shakey’s Philippines the power to use their mobile phones as a tool to make transactions easier and more convenient. Globe continuously strives to improve and create solutions that bridge business gaps and provide  companies with the technology that will allow them to empower and connect their customers,” Cu said.
With over 200 stores nationwide, Shakey’s Philippines intends to roll out GCash Scan-to-Pay within the year.  The rollout is piloted in the following Shakey’s branches: BGC Stopover, Market Market, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Loyola (Katipunan), Buendia, Valero, Glorietta, Park Square Makati, Makati Avenue, UPS (Shakey’s WOW Center) and Magallanes.
With this added partnership with Shakey’s Phils., every GCash Scan to Pay user is entitled to its promos. A 10 percent cashback capped at P500 will be rewarded to GCash users when customers pay through the feature until March 31, 2018.
To use GCash Scan to Pay, customers just need to download the latest version of the GCash App, register for an account and fund their GCash wallet at any of over 12,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide.  Once funds are loaded in the GCash wallet, a customer can then swipe to the left or choose Pay QR then Scan QR and point the smartphone’s camera to the merchant’s QR code to scan. They can also pay bills and send money through the GCash App.

10k plus hours given to charity

Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00 Published in Business


More than 1,200 UPS Phils. employees across the country contributed a total of 10,704 volunteer hours in 2017 to charitable causes and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through projects benefitting children, the elderly, farming and coastal communities.
In one of the initiatives, UPS Phils. partnered with Project PEARLS (Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love, and Smiles), a local NGO that aims to lift underprivileged children out of poverty, for UPS’s annual Wishes Delivered campaign.
Wishes Delivered is a global program that spreads goodwill and positive sentiment by delivering special wishes to individuals in communities UPS serves.
UPS Phils. organized a surprise party for the children of Helping Land, Tondo, one of the communities supported by Project PEARLS. The children were treated to a special lunch, party games, and a magic show. UPS Phils. employees and their families gave the children toys and gift baskets of food for their families.
At the end of the party, UPS Phils. donated a UPS mini-truck to Project PEARLS, for their use at their daycare in Helping Land.
“At UPS, we strive to make a positive impact in the communities in which our employees live and work. After relocating from Singapore to Manila, I learned about Project PEARLS and have been volunteering and raising funds for them since then,” said UPS Phils. managing director Chris Buono.
“It was a great opportunity to have UPS Phils. employees and their families be part of this special surprise for the kids of Project PEARLS. These kids deserve good food, education, and healthcare. They need their community to support them. We hope this will be the start of a long-term partnership between UPS Phils. and Project PEARLS,” she said.
Spearheaded by The UPS Foundation, the global philanthropic and corporate citizenship arm of UPS, Global Volunteer Month is held each October to mobilize employees around the world to engage in a variety of service activities.
In October 2017, UPS Phils. employees took part in a range of volunteering activities in Pasay City, Parañaque City; Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga; Alabang, Muntinlupa City, and Silang, Cavite.


The Supreme Court (SC) has declared final its ruling that affirmed the right of R-II Builders Inc. to file a case before the Quezon City regional trial court (RTC) to recover more than P4 billion from two government agencies in connection with the Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation Project (SMDRP) in Manila that started in 1993.
In a resolution released yesterday, the SC denied the motions filed by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Home Guaranty Corporation (HGC) to reconsider its July 26, 2017 ruling that dismissed their petitions for lack of merit.
“Acting on the petitioners’ separate motions for reconsideration...and considering that there is no substantial argument to warrant a modification of this Court’s resolution, the Court resolves to deny reconsideration with finality,” the SC ruled.
It also said “no further pleadings or motions shall be entertained” and “let an entry of judgment in these cases be issued immediately.”
In its July 26, 2017 resolution, the SC dismissed the petitions filed by NHA and HGC which challenged the 2015 decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) in favor of R-II Builders owned by port developer Reghis M. Romero II.
“After judicious consideration of the arguments raised by petitioners HGC and NHA, the Court resolved to deny the instant petitions for review on certiorari for lack of merit. Petitioners failed to sufficiently show that the Court of Appeals committed reversible error in issuing the assailed decision and resolution,” the SC ruled.
The SC pointed out that the primary objective of R-II Builders in filing a civil case before the QCRTC “is to recover the residual value of the asset pool (Smokey Mountain Asset Pool or SMAP) in the SMDRP after its liquidation and the annulment of the instruments in question.”
It said: “We agree with the finding of the CA that based on the allegations in the complaint, as well as the reliefs prayed for therein, the suit instituted by respondent R-II Builders Inc. was a personal action because its primary objective was the rescission of certain agreements.”
It noted that based on the complaint filed with the RTC, R-II Builders wanted the rescission of deed of assignment and conveyance executed by the Planters Development Bank in favor of the HGC in view of the failure of the latter to fulfill its obligation to pay for all unredeemed Regular participation certificates; the resolution of the contract of guaranty on account of the HGC’s refusal to pay for the guarantee coverage with debenture bonds as specifically required in the agreement, and the accounting and liquidation of the asset pool as necessary consequence of the rescission of the deed of assignment and conveyance.
The SC said “these prayers for resolution, rescission, accounting, liquidation and delivery of the residual value of the Asset Pool are akin to actions for specific performance and recovery of a sum of money.”
In 1993, the NHA and R-1I Builders entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) for the implementation of the SMDRP. The JVA was aimed at implementing a two-phase conversion of the Smokey Mountain Dumpsite into a habitable housing project.
In 1994, NHA and R-II Builders with HGC as guarantor and the Philippine National Bank as trustee entered into an Asset Pool Formation Trust Agreement which provided the mechanics for the implementation of the project.
Former Vice President Noli de Castro as then chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council under the Office of the President had recommended in 2010 the settlement of the claims made by HGC as subrogee of the SMAP amounting to P4.7 billion.
De Castro’s recommendation stated that the items of work in SMDRP had been rendered as early 1995 but remained unpaid. It pointed out that based on the validation of an inter-agency technical committee, the SMAP already had a value of more than P7.09 billion as of 2010.
In the same SC resolution, the High Court also dismissed the claims of both the NHA and HGC that the civil case filed by R-II Builders with the RTC was the same case it had resolved and dismissed in 2011.
“We do not find any merit either in petitioners’ assertions that the instant case must be deemed barred by res judicata and the “law of the case” principle in light of this Court’s earlier decision in Home Guaranty Corporation,” the SC ruled.
It stressed “the issues and the causes of action raised in the complaints filed in the two cases are different, thus rendering both doctrines of res judicata and the ‘law of the case’ inapplicable.”






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