MakatiMed and PayMaya launch Wellness for Women Health Privilege Card

In time for the celebration of Women’s Month this March, the Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed) announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with PayMaya to launch the country’s first all-in-one health privilege card for women.

Designed to be used at the newly-launched MakatiMed Wellness Center (MWC), the PayMaya-powered Health Privilege Card (HPC) for women enables clients to schedule medical consultations, receive the latest health updates, enjoy lifestyle discounts, and attend exclusive events designed specifically for them.

And since the Health Privilege Card is powered by PayMaya, cardholders can easily enjoy the many perks associated with having a PayMaya account when they download the PayMaya app and link their HPC cards.

These perks include:

  • easy shopping experience whether online or in-store using their Health Privilege Card or via PayMaya QR;
  • convenient bills payment and discounted mobile prepaid reloading;
  • easy sending of money to other PayMaya users;
  • hassle-free bank transfers to almost 40 banks and financial institutions;
  • cashback deals whenever they pay using their account; among many others.

“We are excited to offer another first in healthcare delivery through the Health Privilege Card of MakatiMed Wellness Center. Our partnership with PayMaya allows us to offer this all-in-one wellness card which brings a multitude of benefits and convenience to our clientele, both within and outside the MakatiMed Wellness Center,” said Atty. Pilar Nenuca P. Almira, Makati Medical Center President and CEO.

 

“By offering the Wellness for Women Health Privilege Card powered by PayMaya, MakatiMed is enabling its clients with an all-around tool designed not just to take care of their physical health, but their financial wellness as well. We are glad to partner with them as they push the boundaries of healthcare innovation in the country,” added PayMaya President Shailesh Baidwan.

 

Designed specifically to address the unique medical needs of women, the Women’s Wellness facility is located in a sprawling 1,000-square-meter area at the Ayala North Exchange Tower 1 in Makati. Its partnership with PayMaya for the Health Privilege Card is part of its ongoing efforts to provide unprecedented innovations in healthcare delivery.

 

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payment ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country including “everyday” merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants as well as government agencies and units.

 

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya provides over 28 million Filipinos with access to financial services. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 200,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 37,000 partner agent touchpoints nationwide serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to digital services.

 

To know more about the MakatiMed Wellness Center and its Health Privilege Card, visit www.makatimedwomenswellness.net.ph. To know more about PayMaya’s products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

SHAREit overtakes Instagram among top downloaded apps in the Philippines 

MANILA, Philippines – As digital transformation gathered pace during the pandemic, SHAREit’s growth trajectory has continued to accelerate globally. SHAREit is a one-stop content application that has grown to become one of the world’s leading online and offline platforms, providing digital users with gaming, content streaming, and file-sharing capabilities.

SHAREit is ranked eighth most downloaded mobile application in the Philippines and sixth by monthly active users, according to “AppAnnie’s The State of Mobile 2021 Report”. In 2020, SHAREit was also recognized as the world’s fastest-growing media-publisher, ranking number one in the H1 ‘2020 Edition XI of AppsFlyer Performance Index. The platform recorded a growth rate of 160% in in-app installs between January and June 2020.

SHAREit’s global success is founded on its loyal user base of 1.8 billion users worldwide, and its strong presence in over 200 countries. Of SHAREit’s 500 million monthly active users, 125 million users are in Southeast Asia.

Exceptional Growth

Adapting to digital transformation has been a key driver given the restrictions posed by the ongoing pandemic. Such transformation has included the switch to online learning and the increased reliance on digital platforms used for almost everything – from conducting business to paying bills and buying groceries. In this environment, the demand for digital content and entertainment has grown rapidly as people continue to be confined to their homes for prolonged periods.

In the Philippines, SHAREit has experienced exceptional growth. The application has seen a 15% month on month increase in daily active users since the lockdown began last March, and now has close to 40 million monthly active users in the Philippines, surpassing leading apps like Viber and Spotify. This increase in usage can be attributed to SHAREit’s unique strengths firstly as a one-stop app for content discovery,  entertainment and peer-to-peer file sharing, and secondly, as a platform that users can enjoy both offline and online. Coming from an offline social network, SHAREit helps the transition from offline to online among its users, enabling app developers to reach both existing and potential new users – even those on patchy internet networks.

Philippines Expansion

SHAREit has significantly grown its Philippines presence in the past year. To leverage the potential offered by this vibrant digital market, it has set up a local office in Manila with a full team spearheaded by its regional lead, Lisa Dominguez. SHAREit’s Philippines team is focused on driving growth for local businesses and allowing brands to capitalize on SHAREit’s massive reach while adapting to the unique preferences and demands of its user base in the Philippines.

Two local brands that have already benefited from partnering with SHAREit include fintech leader GCash and social live-streaming platform, Kumu. Through its performance marketing solutions, SHAREit has helped GCash onboard new users nationwide from key cities and remote areas. SHAREit has also increased visibility and user engagement for Kumu, which, since launching 18 months ago now dominates the country’s social live-streaming space.

“We are very excited about SHAREit’s growth in the Philippines. Our local team is keen to build on this success and establish an even greater presence as the country rides this wave of digital transformation and increased connectivity. Our plans now are to continue to refine the app’s user experience, and to invest in solutions that help local brands scale their user base and digital reach through exposure on the SHAREit app,” said Dominguez.

As the Philippines emerges from the economic and social effects of the pandemic, SHAREit’s agility and unwavering focus on meeting its users’ content discovery and sharing needs will enable it to continue this remarkable growth story. SHAREit looks forward to helping its Philippines users and local partners alike adapt and thrive in this new digital landscape.  

Keep it cool & sweet: Jollibee Creamy Caramel Floats

Make your summer cool and refreshing with the new Jollibee Creamy Caramel Floats!

Summer’s coming, and that means the heat is turning up. If there’s anything Filipinos know how to do, it’s definitely finding ways to cool down when the temperature is rising, even if they’re just at home or cautiously spending time outside!

That’s why Jollibee, the Philippines’ number one fastfood chain has come up with brand new, cool, smooth and uplifting drinks, the Creamy Caramel Floats!

The new Creamy Caramel Floats are sweet and delicious Coffee and Choco drinks, topped with your favorite soft-serve vanilla sundae and drizzled with indulgent and delightful caramel syrup. These ice-cold drinks will definitely lift you up when the heat gets you down!

“This summer, everyone will surely look for sweet thirst-quenchers that can make them feel good and refreshed during the warm weather. We’re excited to give them a new way to do just that with our Coffee and Choco Creamy Caramel Floats—and we look forward to these being their new favorites!” said Jollibee Marketing Director Mari Aldecoa. 

Get the new Coffee and Choco Caramel Floats at your nearest Jollibee store for only Php 49 solo or upgrade your value meal drink to with just P30! You can also get Jollibee Iced Coffee for only P39 in all stores nationwide.

Have them safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App, JollibeeDelivery.com, #87000, GrabFood, and foodpanda! It’s also available via Drive-Thru and Take Out.

For more info and updates on Jollibee’s latest offerings, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.