Lopez Holdings



Bayad Center hits one million transactions
Bayad Center, the payment collection service of Corporate Information Solutions, Inc. (CIS), marked a milestone in October 2000, processing more than a million transactions that month.

PNB signs backbone agreement with BayanTel
The Philippine National Bank (PNB) signed up with Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. (BayanTel) to expand its nationwide communications backbone facility. The project aims to provide full communications redundancy back-up which will guarantee a full on-line branch delivery system support to all PNB account holders during regular business hours in any of PNB's 318 on-line domestic branches.

Senate and Congressional hearings aired live only on SKYCable
The ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), presents history as it unfolds by continually covering the recent developments in the jueteng hearings and the impeachment case against President Joseph Estrada, the first ever proceeding against the country's highest official.

Lopez Group bundles services with "Fusion"
The Lopez Group of Companies launched Friday an integrated information and entertainment offering that combines the superior Internet, cable and telephone services of BayanTel, SkyCable, Sky Internet and ZPDee. Marketed under the brand name "Fusion", the bundled service is a major step towards the realization of the convergence strategy of its Integrated Broadband Services (IBS) Group.

BayanTel & PLDT activate more E1
Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. announced the activation of 10 additional E1's in Makati City and nine more in Las Pinas. The activation of these E1's with Philippine Long Distance Company addresses the problem encountered by calling parties who get busy signals due to network congestion.

BayanTel & PLDT take action against congestion
Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. announced it has been working with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company to address the issues of congestion of call traffic. BayanTel and PLDT recently activated additional E1's, a major step toward addressing the problem of busy signals encountered by calling parties due to congestion.

Globe buys IRU from BayanTel's transmission network
Globe Telecom, Inc. signed a grant of Indefeasible Right to Use (IRU) in capacities in the National Digital Transmission Network (NDTN). The agreement was signed with NDTN lead Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. and involved an investment of P835 million for an IRU of 25 years.

All Systems Go: BayanTrade.com founding partners sign joint ventures, technology and hardware supply agreements

BayanTrade Dotcom, Inc., the country's first horizontal electronic procurement marketplace, achieved major milestones by finalizing the joint venture agreement (JVA) among the founding partners, and signing definitive agreements with Commerce One and Compaq Computer Philippines, Inc. to provide the technology platform and hardware, respectively.

New technology: Sky, Yes Television seal pact on VOD
"Imagine being able to watch your favorite movies or television programs whenever it suits you. Imagine being able to fast forward, pause or rewind without having to go to the video store. Imagine catching up on your e-mail from the comfort of your armchair, or ordering a pizza through your television."

Estrada breaks ground for North Luzon Tollways Project
President Estrada is scheduled at 10 a.m. today to preside over the ground breaking ceremony for the North Luzon Tollways Project (NLTP-Phase 1), a private sector initiative to modernize and upgrade the existing North Luzon Expressway (NLE) in 24 months.

BayanTel and SkyCable in functional joint operations

BayanTel and SkyCable will functionally converge operations as a business strategy to maximize their competitive edge in the new economy. The new economy requires corporations to adapt to the fast-developing technologies that promote faster, more efficient ways of doing business.

Sky to launch ZPDee
Sky Vision Corporation is all set to launch its much-talked about ZPDee (internet via cable modem) service on Wednesday, February 23. Promising "internet in zip", the service will initially be available in selected SkyCable franchise areas, following years of technical research on the best product package to offer SkyCable customers.

Bayantel fortifies lead in data services with VA

BayanTel today launched an innovative program that will make migration to frame relay service more affordable to corporate customers.

SkyCable to spend P600 million for Zpdee rollout

Sky Vision Corporation will launch within the month its cable modem service called Zpdee. The new service promises to revolutionize web surfing and electronic correspondence for SkyCable subscribers nationwide.

A New Age of Travel In The Philippines

LAKBAY.NET ushers a new age of travel in the country. As an e-commerce infrastructure for Philippine travel and tourism, LAKBAY.NET aims to provide travelers with more ease and convenience.

Bet On The Philippines -- Lopez

Lopez Group chairman Oscar M. Lopez urged investors to place all (their) bets on the Philippines so as to reap economic rewards in the future. Speaking at the Third FOCAP Conference on Prospects for the Philippines, Lopez said the Groups almost exclusive investments in the country was part of a business strategy that was developed through three generations.

Sky Foundation Gets P40 million from Lopez Group
The Lopez Group will donate some P40 million to Sky Foundation, Inc. (SFI) to help its fledgling Knowledge Channel reach more schools nationwide. The Knowledge Channel seen on SkyCable Channel 41 airs 15 hours of curriculum-based educational programs.

Lopez companies among Asia's Best Euromoney
Lopez flagship Benpres Holdings Corp. and media jewel ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. were voted among Asia's Best corporations in the most recent survey of Euromoney, a London-based monthly magazine on investment and finance. Based on full results published in the Euromoney December 1999 issue, ABS-CBN emerged as the 3rd best media company in Asia and Benpres as the 5th best conglomerate in Asia. The two companies further shared fifth place honors for best company in the Philippines.

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Lopez Holdings Corporation (formerly Benpres Holdings Corporation)
4/F Benpres Building, Exchange Road, 1605 Pasig City, Philippines

  • Trunkline: (632) 449-2345
  • Fax: (632) 634-3009
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