Tech This Week: Eastern Communications Promotes Digitalization, Maya Your All-in-One Digital Bank App, mWell Digital Health Services

Hello everyone! Sharing with you our Tech This Week from Eastern Communications, Maya and mWell Digital Health Services. In this season of giving, premier telecommunications company and ICT solutions provider Eastern Communications carries out its high-touch initiatives to celebrate the significance of genuine human connections, particularly to the education sector.

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Eastern Communications Promotes Digitalization in the Education Sector, Builds Strong Connections for the Holidays

In line with its "Emerge for a Stronger Tomorrow" campaign, Eastern Communications has continuously demonstrated its long-standing advocacy of supporting the education sector by promoting digital transformation and technological advancement. The company also aims to promote the intrinsic value of bayanihan that Filipinos share, encouraging everyone to give a helping hand.

AMCHAM Foundation
AMCHAM Foundation

Eastern Communications recently donated around 120 units of Cisco internet routers to the University of Sto. Tomas’ Faculty of Engineering. The department was selected to support the nation's future tech and innovation leaders. This endeavor will allow the school’s instructors and students to have the necessary tools for their UST Networking Laboratory, network protocol simulations, and other educational needs. As an advocate of democratizing digital solutions for all, Eastern is anticipating another round of router donations for more schools that are in need of connectivity tools. The telecommunications company has also been UST’s constant provider and longtime partner.

"By providing them with the tools they need for their digital learning, we hope to communicate our values to the next generation of innovators and leaders. These are not only gifts; this is our way of promoting technological literacy and uplifting both youth and educators,” Eastern Communications Head of Marketing Division Jed Estanislao said.

Moreover, Eastern Communications continuously achieves its goal of supporting the return to face-to-face learning by partnering with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham Philippines) Foundation’s Adopt-a-School Program.

AMCHAM Foundation
AMCHAM Foundation

Through AmCham’s initiative, Eastern Communications was able to provide for one of the program’s public school beneficiaries, Lunduyan na Pinagpala ng Panginoon Academy Inc. in Caloocan, by offering desktop units, as well as back-to-school health and hygiene kits for the whole student body. With the Department of Education (DepEd) officially allowing schools the resumption of face-to-face classes, one of the biggest concerns identified by educational institutions is preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom. The telco's donation of back-to-school kits includes sanitary and personal hygiene items like temperature scanners, alcohol, face masks, and hand soaps that will help both students and teachers maintain good health and curb the spread of the virus.

"The AmCham Foundation would like to thank Eastern Communications for their generous donation, which will assist in making our public schools a safer place for students this school year. Together with our partners, we hope to continue this effort in making an impact in people's lives," said Candy Angeles-Gabriel, American Chamber Foundation Philippines Inc. (AMCHAM) Events Manager.

Most recently, the telecommunications provider, together with other DMCI Homes Communities, supported DMCI's Community Outreach Program for the refurbishment of the educational facilities at the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS). The outreach program includes the renovation of UPIS; restrooms, playground, and the repainting of its building entry, among other areas. According to DMCI - Prisma Residences Condominium Corporation Area Manager Jayson Lucea, all of UPIS' students will benefit from this project, and they will have a more conducive learning environment through the facility upgrades.

“Our group strongly believes that students would be able to achieve greater education when they are put in a proper environment,” said Lucea. “In the past years, we pushed for e-learning initiatives because many of our young educators and leaders were still getting used to taking classes online. However, now that we gradually return to traditional classrooms, we are happy to support our Filipino teachers and students in our own unique ways,” added Estanislao.

Through the years, Eastern has launched various programs in support of the academic sector. These efforts include providing connectivity for public educational sites like the Mind Museum and BGC Arts Center and the launch of its & Onward: Nurturing Fearless Educators' webinar, in collaboration with DepEd. The latter event distributed Teacher's Kits for a more effective online teaching experience. The company also launched its own "Eastern Playground", a virtual hackathon for students created in collaboration with the Philippine Society of Information Technology (PSITE).

Eastern Communications targets to further mount other educational initiatives, as it strongly believes in the value of uplifting the sector, sharing information to improve technical literacy, and will soon be providing connectivity access to more schools.

To learn more about Eastern Communications services, visit Stay tuned as it unveils its new website soon.

Start your 2023 Savings Journey with Maya, the All-in-One Digital Bank App!  


Now is the best time to save your Christmas bonus and kickstart your 2023 ipon goals as Maya continues to give up to a 6% interest rate p.a. on your savings account! Maya already offers a high interest rate of 4.5% p.a., with earnings credited daily. It's easy to boost this to 6% on your first P100,000 for the next 30 days!

Maya Savings
Maya Savings

All you need is to make your everyday payments with Maya. Simply spend an accumulated amount of PHP 250.00 when completing these transactions until February 28, 2023:  

 Pay via Maya QR code, card, or mobile number 

 Settle your bills via the Maya app 

 Buy load via the Maya app. 


By using Maya to pay for your utility bills or your groceries conveniently, you can boost your savings interest to 6% by another 30 days – so you can grow your money faster! Customers can enjoy this offer until February 28, 2023.


"We want our customers to be able to grow their savings even more just by doing everyday transactions. This is part of our mission to make money management as easy and as rewarding as possible," said Angelo Madrid, Maya Bank President. "On top of offering one of the highest savings interest rates in the market, Maya bundles innovative features and top-notch security so that it becomes the only app you'll need to efficiently and conveniently manage your money".


With e-wallet, savings, credit, and crypto capabilities, Maya goes by its promise to be "everything and a bank" for Filipinos. Its latest feature lets you send and receive money via a @username, making transferring funds safer, more personal, and as easy as tagging friends on social media. You can even use GIFs when sending money to friends and family, which is a first in the local fintech app industry.

Maya logo

If you have specific saving goals, Maya's Personal Goals lets you compartmentalize your savings based on different purposes, be it a dream vacation, emergency funds, or business capital. 


The digital banking services in the Maya app are powered by Maya Bank, a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-licensed digital bank. Deposits up to PHP500,000 are insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation. The top-rated app also enjoys a 99.9% uptime rate - users can expect their transactions to be seamless with less downtime. 


Completely free to download and register, the Maya app packs a feature-rich e-wallet, an inclusive digital bank, and everything else you need to save, spend, grow, and manage your money-right from your smartphone. 

To learn more, visit and follow Maya Center on Facebook and @mayaiseverything on Instagram.

mWell Fortifies Digital Health Services with Back-to-Back Partnerships

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s (MPIC) mWell further raises the bar for digital health apps as it expands app features and services through partnerships with top names in technology, wellness, and healthcare.

mWell President Manny Pangilinan
mWell President Manny Pangilinan

As the Philippines’ first fully integrated health integrated app, mWell’s ecosystem offers a holistic approach to digital healthcare-- from doctor consultation, e-pharmacy, emergency services and home care-- to fitness and nutrition programs created by experts. Supporting mWell in its drive for innovation anchored on good health and well-being are healthcare experts HealthLink, Lifeline 16-911 and MedExpress.

MedExpress Drugstore
MedExpress Drugstore

With these powerhouse partnerships, mWell users can now avail of expert care for loved ones at home through HealthLink. This includes basic care support, cardiac care, elderly care, and post stroke care. Through the partnership with MedExpress, users mayhave their medicines deliveredimmediately after their online consultation. Access to emergency service is also made easier through ties with Lifeline 16-911. Emergency quick response is now just a tap away on the mWell app.


MPIC President, Chairman and CEO, Manny V. Pangilinan says, “Metro Pacific Group’s mWell shall continue to set the standards in digital healthcare by bringing together experts in technology, medicine, wellness, and healthcare in one sustainable living ecosystem.”

“Our mission is to bring healthcare closer to more Filipinos and make health and wellness available and accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere.We aim to mWellize the Philippines with good health and wellness. With help from our valued partners, we can truly democratize healthcare,” says MPIC Chief Finance, Risk and Sustainability Officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla.

mWell is the Philippines first fully integrated health app backed by the leading names in insurance, PhilCare and Generali. Technology partners include global leaders in wellness, Active8me and Aktivo.The robust platform is built on Microsoft Azure. To ensure protection against cyber threats, mWell is supported by sophisticated technologies and highly skilled cybersecurity professionals. Angel Redoble, PLDT Group and Smart Communications FVP and Group CISO says “mWell's cybersecurity practice is based on Predictive, Preventive, Detective and Responsive cybersecurity operations framework of the PLDT Group, designed to identify and respond to threats efficiently and effectively. The mWell systems go through rigorous testings to ensure a sustainable approach in maintaining the highest level of security to protect our systems, network and customers data.”

LifeLine 16911 Medical Inc
LifeLine 16911 Medical Inc

mWell is a DOH-recognized Telelemedicine Service Provider. Download the mWell PH app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and register. Follow mWell on Facebook and mwellph on Instagram for more updates.


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