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Takeda Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge Launched First in the Philippines



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Takeda Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. launched the Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge in a meetup last 19th May 2016 at A Space Makati. The Takeda Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge, also known as Takeda DHIC, is a search for digital solutions in the area of Oncology. It is the first time for Takeda Global to hold this event. Philippines was the lucky country they chose to pilot from among their emerging markets.

Mr. Gabriel Georgy, Country Manager of Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc., with his leadership team, graced the event. The meetup became a venue to share Takeda’s commitment to innovation and discuss the current status of digital healthcare in the Philippines.

It was an interesting presentation from the panelist including Mr. Georgy himself; Jerome Wang, Digital Explorer for Emerging Markets of Takeda Pharmaceutical which is based in Singapore; and the invited speakers, Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan from UP Medical Informatics, and Dr. Ryan Banez, founder of Healthylitics.

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“Takeda is committed to innovation, and that is what we do every day and we are going to extend this. We want to come up with digital innovations and technologies that would improve the lives of those we care about – patients and their loved ones, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals,” said Mr. Georgy.

It was a eureka moment for startups that involve themselves in healthcare solutions, medical practitioners who use innovation in their practice and Takeda who can be the bigger voice to usher longer collaboration between the startup community. A second part of the Digital Healthcare Innovation Meetup will be held on 16th June 2016; 6:30 P.M. (PH Time) in 10-12 Jupiter St., Makati City, Philippines.

The value created when corporates engage tech startups is that innovation would impact the greater good and bring medical breakthroughs to more patients in need. This is what Takeda envisioned for the Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge.


With TEN days to go before the closing of applications, healthtech startups all over the world are invited to apply. Visit to find out more about the pitching competition. Deadline of submission will be on 20th June 2016.


Takeda Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge is organized by Takeda in cooperation with, a non-profit organization involved in promoting tech startups and the ICT community in the Philippines. For event details visit the website or contact

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TPV Leads the Philippines as #1 in Unbundled Market for 2021 – International Data Center



TPV Technology Limited, the global manufacturer of leading PC Monitor brands AOC and Philips Monitors, is #1 in the Philippines in the Unbundled Market in 2021, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, 2021 Q4.

In its Fourth Quarter report, the International Data Corporation revealed market figures capturing the performance of different monitor brands in the Philippines. The data shows that for the entire 2021, TPV leads the market as the #1 monitor manufacturer in unbundled sales in the Philippine Market.

TPV, which manufactures AOC and Philips Monitors, sold over 155,000 units in 2021, representing 18.46% of all unbundled units sold in the Philippine market for the year. This large market share is a testament to the continued trust that consumers put into monitors made by TPV – showing how many users still prefer AOC and Philips Monitors over other brands, especially coming from a very unprecedented time in global events these past few years.

TPV Leads the Philippines as #1 in Unbundled Market for 2021 - International Data Center

Many users continue to trust TPV-manufactured monitors because of the consistent high-quality products that TPV produces. Both AOC and Philips Monitors offer products that showcase innovation on different use cases. AOC and Philips Monitors are known for innovative features that make their products more productive for work like the SmoothTouch-enabled Philips Monitors 242B9T, and give a better entertainment experience for gaming and movies, like the entire line of AOC AGON Gaming Monitors.

With this recognition, TPV will not be resting with its laurels. Being #1 inspires TPV to continue bringing to market innovative monitors designed with the users’ experience in mind as the first and primary consideration.

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Unpacking Cybersecurity: Examining Its Gears With Today’s CISOs



As breaking news of the latest online scams and security breaches continue to make the rounds, so do heated conversations about cybersecurity such as large companies being hacked, customer data leaks, and the all too common email phishing, among others.


“Millions of people are going online for their everyday transactions,” says Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, Enterprise Group. “But whether it’s personal or for business, it seems that, for many, cybersecurity is still quite an abstract concept—until, of course, you become the victim.”


While cybersecurity has become a strategic priority for enterprises in this time of widespread digitalization, challenges still abound. Cyber threats and cyber attacks continue to rise, and threat actors are finding more sophisticated ways to put organizations at risk. Coupled with existing gaps in cybersecurity skills and infrastructure, as well as regulatory and compliance issues, it makes for the perfect storm of cyber vulnerabilities.



“There’s a lot of benefits to digitalization, of course. But it does tend to heighten your exposure to cyber attacks. So, you need to have a cybersecurity strategy along with your digitalization journey,” adds Maquera.


So, how does cybersecurity affect businesses? And how can businesses have a better handle on cybersecurity? These are the questions that punctuated the latest episode of CLOCKWORK, a podcast from Globe Business that provides meaningful, genuine, and humanized conversations about business, technology, and industry insights.


Maquera hosts CLOCKWORK and is joined by two of today’s leading Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs): Anton Bonifacio of Globe Telecom, and Ken Dietz of Secureworks. In this conversation, Maquera, Bonifacio, and Dietz took a deep dive into the technologies and trends that can help businesses secure their digital transformation journey.



Proactive approach to cybersecurity


“There’s no denying the reality of cybersecurity—you can’t do anything digital without anything that is related to cybersecurity,” says Bonifacio. As such, businesses must be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity, instead of just reacting to security breaches as they happen.


Cybersecurity is the practice of deploying people, policies, processes, and technologies to protect organizations, their critical systems, and sensitive information from digital attacks. As cyber threats run rampant amid advancements in digitalization, cybersecurity must become a strategic business priority.



Indeed, cybersecurity has become a board-level issue for organizations. Given the nature of the cyber attacks, and how sophisticated cybercriminals have become, businesses must be able to anticipate possible threats. Fortunately, cybersecurity and improved legislation to better protect consumers are now at the forefront of business decisions.


Gartner predicts more decentralization, regulation, and safety implications over the next few years, and encourages organizations to build these strategic planning assumptions into their cybersecurity roadmap for the years ahead.


“The best forms of communication I’ve seen with boards are those that have conversations around, how much risk is the company willing to take?” says Dietz. “How much risk does the cybersecurity area actually pose to the business, and how can we quantify that? And how can we put in place programs that will keep that risk in the area where we think it’s acceptable?” adds Dietz.



Communicating to external stakeholders, such as partners and customers, is an often overlooked part of cybersecurity, says Maquera. Therefore, it must be integrated into an organization’s cybersecurity strategy, rather than become an after-thought once an incident happens.


“At Globe Telecom, we have a degree of customer obsession that we ensure that we can communicate immediately, and this actually solves a lot of things,” shares Bonifacio. When an incident happens, such as a security breach or a cyber attack, the organization must communicate immediately to reassure their customers and regain their trust.


“But swift communication doesn’t just happen—it’s something that you need to practice,” reminds Dietz. As such, make sure you have a communications plan in place and that you actually practice it. Make sure that you’ve thought about what you’re going to do to make your customers restore their trust in your company after a major incident. “This should be top of mind and should be well-rehearsed before you actually have to use it,” adds Dietz.

Unpacking Cybersecurity: Examining Its Gears With Today's CISOs

Address gaps in skills and infrastructure



“You can kind of tell the level of maturity [of an organization] just based on how much of the technology spend is going to cybersecurity,” says Bonifacio.


Indeed, cybersecurity is now a top priority for new spending across organizations. According to Gartner, worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services reached USD 150.4 billion in 2021, a 12.4% growth compared to the 6.4% growth in 2020. And this number will continue to grow beyond 2022.


Part of this investment is training and developing a pipeline of cybersecurity professionals. “Talent is not easy to find as a security provider,” shares Dietz. As such, Secureworks prefers to train their own fresh out of school, and then put these graduates through their pipeline to build their cybersecurity expertise.


“We’re going to have that level of expertise because we built it and we have a program to foster it. It’s something that a lot of other companies whose focus isn’t cybersecurity are going to have a hard time competing with,” adds Dietz.



Businesses can also benefit from a Security Operations Center (SOC) to support their digitalization plans and implementations, says Bonifacio. Not only does it help operationalize cybersecurity, but having an SOC gives round-the-clock visibility that enables teams to resolve cybersecurity issues in real-time.


Having an SOC also gives teams an end-to-end view of their cybersecurity operations—from defining policies and governance to threat intelligence, incident response, and security awareness, all of which contribute to an organization’s effectiveness at fending off cyber threats and cyber attacks.



Cybersecurity as part of company DNA


At Globe Telecom, tying in the cybersecurity strategy with the company culture was really the key, shares Bonifacio.


“This cybersecurity strategy, this transformation journey, is to be able to secure our customers. It’s to be able to ensure that we can give them a great and wonderful customer experience, and that’s the cost of doing business now. It’s not an investment, and there’s no ROI to it per se—it’s really just tied into the overall customer experience,” explains Bonifacio.



“It’s crucial to educate all employees on safety measures, from the executive-level to the rank-and-file,” adds Maquera. “Cybersecurity awareness has to be part of the company’s DNA.”


Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributes to 10 UN SDGs.


For more business insights from industry experts and enterprise executives, listen to Globe Business’ CLOCKWORK podcast— streaming on Spotify. You may also visit our Cybersecurity page to know more about our threat defense solutions.


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List of Food PandaPro Dine-In Restaurant Deals in Cebu



Cebu’s food scene just got more exciting with great deals from pandapro dine-in. It’s time to savor your favorite dishes and rediscover the pleasure of eating out, while enjoying awesome perks from pandapro! 

Whether you’re itching to visit your favorite restaurants or thinking of exploring a bunch of restaurants in your neighborhood, being a pandapro will give you all these perks: free delivery, vouchers, and discounts of up to 40% on dine-in orders at partner establishments in Cebu.

Sunset Sports Bar

With pandpro dine-in deals, you can enjoy the experience of fine dining at Tin Gow by Waterfront Casino & Hotel, with delectable dishes like Shrimp Dumpling, Seafood Beancurd, Deep Fried Pork with Sweet and Sour Sauce, and their Assorted BBQ Platter. For more Chinese choices, Harbour City in Cebu has yum cha delights such as Shaomai, and Sweet and Sour Pork paired with their signature Steamed Fried Rice. 

Harbour City

For Filipino indulgence, head to Cebuano classic Golden Cowrie for favorites such as the Baked Bantayan Scallops. International flavors come to the fore at Sunset Sports Bar by Dusit Thani with Pad Thai Goong, Tom Yang Goong, and Gambas Al Ajillo. More local favorites are available at Kuya J Restaurant which serves up Sinigang na Baboy, Kuya J Bulalo, Grilled Scallops, Crispy Pata, and Chopsuey. 

Golden Cowrie

“We want to give our customers that enjoyment of dining in restaurants again, this is why we have partnered with these restaurants for pandapro. This is also our way of supporting the F&B industry, to help everyone bounce back together to the next normal,” says Daniel Marogy, foodpanda managing director.  

Kuya J

Becoming a pandaro is never a stressful undertaking, especially since it’s only P50 a month or for more savings, P399 a year. If you’re 18 years old and above with a valid credit or debit card, subscribe now by clicking your profile icon on the top left corner of the home screen and fill in the details on the “Become a pandapro” page. 

Dusit Thani

So, hack it like a pro, and get ready to enjoy exclusive promos on delivery and dine-in!

For more information and updates on exciting foodpanda promos and a  pandapro membership, visit  

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