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ULeague helps battle COVID-19 via Mobile Legends

More than just competing for gaming glory, the top esports teams in the ULeague Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament are helping in the fight against COVID-19.

More than just competing for gaming glory, the esports teams in the ULeague Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament are helping in the fight against COVID-19.

Scheduled on Sept. 16 and 17, the Championship Round of the charity tournament will be livestreamed on the ULeague Facebook page. Proceeds from the ULeague teams in the Charity Clash Tournament were given to COVID-19 initiatives of various nonprofits as a way for the esports and gaming community to help vulnerable communities cope with the pandemic.

“ULeague is a corporate league where companies, gamers, and professional esports athletes can engage in competition and promote the thriving esports industry. Esports is such an interesting industry and has seen tremendous growth in viewership and revenue in recent years,” said Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) Vice Chairman Justo A. Ortiz in a press statement.

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TrueMoney supports sari-sari stores via Dagdag Puhunan

Sari-sari store owner Amy Garcia is thankful that TrueMoney is giving her convenient access to essential food and non-food products.
Sari-sari store owner Amy Garcia is thankful that TrueMoney is giving her convenient access to essential food and non-food products.

Amy Garcia, a sari-sari store owner for more than two decades, is one of the many beneficiaries of the low touch economy innovations of the award-winning Dagdag Puhunan program of TrueMoney Philippines.

“In these extraordinary times, TrueMoney Philippines accepts the challenge of helping the simple Filipino sari-sari store owner to thrive and survive,” TrueMoney Philippines CEO and Country Managing Director Eugene Go told Digital Life Asia.

TrueMoney, a payments and remittance network, has rolled out Dagdag Puhunan for the benefit of local communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Unilever, it enables cashless payment for the purchase of essential food and non-food products.

“The sari-sari store is now more important than ever to supply the basic needs of the neighborhood given the mobility constraints and health safety precautions that everyone needs to observe in this time of the pandemic. While online groceries are now gaining popularity, a large number of consumers will most likely spend the money for delivery fees on their basic necessities instead,” TrueMoney Loans Business Unit Head Rocio-An Rentuza said.

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ULeague Mobile Legends charity clash gears for Round 2

The ULeague is Union Bank of the Philippines’ inter-company esports league.

Will Round 1 champions SALARIUM emerge victorious again? Or will the ULeague crown a new winner in Round 2 of its Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament?

The ULeague is Union Bank of the Philippines’ (UnionBank) inter-company esports league. It is holding the ULeague Charity Clash Tournament, an online competition featuring the popular game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. This charity clash is organized by UnionBank and its partners. These include the Distributed Ledger Technology Association of the Philippines, Fintech Philippines Association, UShare, and Tech Up Pilipinas Inc.

Round 2 of the tournament is scheduled on July 2-3. All participating companies have pledged a donation which will go towards charities with COVID-19 relief campaigns, including Caritas Manila.

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Mobile Legends team of Salarium wins in charity clash

Mobile Legends team of Salarium emerged victorious in the ULeague: Charity Clash Tournament.

The Mobile Legends team of Salarium emerged victorious in Round 1 of the ULeague: Charity Clash Tournament that Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and its partners launched. This was for the benefit of charities with COVID-19 relief programs, including Caritas Manila.

Their team, also called SALARIUM, defeated the Noob Killers of Dragonpay in the Round 1 finals held on June 11. The organizers will hold the succeeding rounds in the coming weeks.

“We launched our own internal esports tournament early this year as an avenue to foster community and engagement in UnionBank through gaming,” UnionBank Senior Vice President and Head of the Fintech Group Arvie de Vera said in a press statement.

“With the Charity Clash Tournament, we want to build the same community through gaming in the fintech industry, and advocate our value of Ubuntu as we support organizations like Caritas Manila that continue to help out our kababayans during this time of need,” he said.

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Seller loan program launched by Shopee, BillEase

Shopee Associate Director Martin Yu says the seller loan program will enable them to help thousands of business owners.
Shopee Associate Director Martin Yu says the seller loan program will enable them to help thousands of business owners.

To help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recover, Shopee and FDFC, the fintech company behind digital credit app BillEase, have launched a seller loan program.

This program will run for a full year. It will be open to Shopee sellers who have been operating for at least six months. To secure working capital, they can apply for a loan on BillEase for Business. This loan will be based on their sales record prior to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. Successful applicants can avail of Php20,000 up to Php2M.

“In addition to our recently launched Seller Support Package, we’re also offering this financing program to allow business owners to apply for loans with flexible payment terms,” said Shopee Associate Director Martin Yu in a press statement. “With BillEase as our financing partner, we will be able to provide support and help to thousands of business owners who are seeking financial relief.”

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Online sellers get financing support from Lazada, BillEase

Lazada Philippines CEO Ray Alimurung said their priority is to support the online sellers on their platform.
Lazada Philippines CEO Ray Alimurung said their priority is to support the online sellers on their platform.

As businesses struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic, online sellers will get much needed help through the Lazada Seller Financing program.

Ecommerce giant Lazada and FDFC, the fintech company behind digital credit app BillEase, have launched the financial relief program for micro and small businesses. Lazada sellers can apply for financing and enjoy a digitalized application process via BillEase for Business.

“Lazada’s commitment and key priority during this extraordinary time is to support our sellers and prepare them for when business operations resume,” Lazada Philippines CEO Ray Alimurung said in a press statement.