The digital innovations arm of telco giant PLDT Inc. opened its new headquarters late Thursday, promising to be a breeding ground for new ideas in the digital era.

The facility, known as the Launchpad Building in Mandaluyong City, would serve as the new home of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations.

“This is like a Silicon Valley campus for emerging markets,” Orlando B. Vea, president and CEO of Voyager, said during the launch event.

While the entire PLDT group has signaled a shift to more digital services, Voyager has long been its most visible platform especially in the areas of e-commerce and financial technology.

Voyager noted its PayMaya mobile wallet now has the largest prepaid base in the country.

FINTQ, through its digital lending platform Lendr, also has the most extensive digital lending footprint in the country, covering all of the country’s provinces, 90 percent of cities and 8 percent of municipalities. It also has the most expansive

Article source: http://business.inquirer.net/233163/mandaluyong-incubator-hatches-digital-ideas

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