Ayala Enterprise Circle spotlights “IncrediBiz” stories in this business awards

MANILA — Businesses that innovate, inspire, and involve will take the centerstage this November, as Ayala Enterprise Circle (AEC) recognizes Ayala-powered local enterprises in the first-ever AEC IncrediBiz Awards.    

The AEC IncrediBiz Awards is open to Ayala Enterprise Circle members and businesses working with any Ayala group company–from digital solutions by Globe Telecom to banking by BPI to real estate and malls by Ayala Land.

According to Ayala Group Club COO and General Manager Timothy Reyes, the AEC IncrediBiz Awards seeks to recognize incredible stories of SMEs that have grown and excelled by working with the Ayala group.    

“With the launch of the AEC IncrediBiz Awards, we will celebrate remarkable entrepreneurs and their stories, initiatives and experiences championing growth, grit, digitalization, and corporate social responsibility. We invite all businesses to submit their applications for any of our award categories and grab this opportunity to be seen, recognized and celebrated,” Reyes said.

The AEC IncrediBiz Awards has three categories: Inspire, Innovate, and Involve. Inspire will feature businesses with inspiring stories showcasing success and resilience. It will highlight companies that showcased Best in Growth (revenue, branches, and product & services) and Best in Grit (overcoming challenges). Innovate will feature businesses that stay ahead of the game by being the Best in Digital Transformation and Best in Business Breakthrough. Finally, Involve will feature businesses that put social responsibility at their core.

Winners in each category will receive cash prizes and access to an exclusive awarding ceremony happening on November 22, 2022. Deadline of entry submissions will be on October 21, 2022.


For more information, visit www.ayalaenterprisecircle.com

Ayala group powers EV-ready future for Filipinos

Sales of the Kia EV6 will begin in early 2023. Charging options of the EV6 in the Philippines are as follows: through the Kia In Cable Control Box charger that comes with the vehicle; a home wall-mounted charger that can be purchased and installed by Greenstrum; and the growing number of malls and establishments that offer EV charging stations with Type 2/CCS2 protocol.

MANILA – Months before Kia Philippines’ first full-electric vehicle lands at local dealerships, the Ayala Group of Companies is rolling out an EV ecosystem to enable an EV-ready future for Filipinos.

During the preview of Kia’s first full electric vehicle, the EV6, at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show, Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada said that the Ayala group will be rolling out EV charging stations in the coming weeks. Over 20 EV charging stations, according to Ayala Land, will be placed in seven cities across Luzon.

“Sustainability is a future not just for Kia as the Ayala group has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” he added. “This is a guideline Kia believes in and is a focal point in our business. Sustainability is our move to protect the greatest source of inspiration, nature.”

The Kia EV6 was named 2022 European Car of the Year and was a recipient of the 2022 Red Dot Design Awards as well as the 2022 iF Design Awards. It combines the best technologies of battery-electric vehicles—long range, zero emission, and ultra-fast charging—with Kia’s distinctive styling and an innovative EV platform.  It can travel more than 500 kilometers on a single charge (based on EPA rating) and can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 7.3 seconds. Sales of the Kia EV6 will begin in early 2023.

Kia Philippines is part of the AC Motors Group, Ayala’s vehicle distribution arm under AC Industrials.

Global ecosystem of EV enablers

As early as December 2021, Ayala’s electronics manufacturing arm Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI), together with its partners TGOOD LINCHR, GREENSTRuM, and Global Electric Transport Philippines, already installed integrated EV charging stations and transportation systems at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City and Ayala Malls Circuit in Makati City.

These integrated EV systems feature fast chargers from TGOOD LINCHR, the world’s largest EV charging infrastructure provider and one of IMI’s valued partners in the new energy market. IMI Chengdu builds the electronics and assembles the power supply system of the chargers, while GREENSTRuM oversees their local distribution, as well as their maintenance and support.

“While we have already been contributing to the global EV ecosystem for some years, we are all the more proud to be at the forefront of this major technological disruption here in the Philippines,” said Arthur R. Tan, Group CEO of Ayala-led AC Industrials, IMI’s parent company.

Tan added that the Ayala group holds several capabilities that can enable the auto industry’s move towards electric vehicles—from renewable power generation, manufacturing and operation of chargers, to vehicle distribution and retail. “In the EV shift, the vehicle itself is just one part of the ecosystem – an EV cannot run without power supply or charging infrastructure. These, among many other components of the EV ecosystem, are what we have been working hard to address long before we brought Kia’s first full-electric vehicle into the country.”


For information

Rhys Buccat

Brand and Reputation Management

Ayala Corporation


LOOK: AC Health’s cancer hospital is midway through completion

Healthway Cancer Care Hospital Chairman of the Medical Advisory Council Dr. Conrado Lorenzo III, Healthway Cancer Care Hospital Medical Director Dr. Manuel Francisco Roxas, Healthway Cancer Care Hospital Chief Operating Officer Jenara Ong, AC Health President & CEO Paolo Borromeo, Varian Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Multidisciplinary Oncology Amy Hay, Siemens Healthineers President & Managing Director Juan Miguel Tan, Healthway Cancer Care Hospital Chief Finance Officer Ruby Chiong.
Healthway Cancer Care Hospital is located at South Union Drive, Arca South, Taguig City

MANILA – AC Health’s vision of building the country’s first comprehensive cancer specialty hospital is coming to life. Last week, officials of AC Health and their partners led the topping off ceremony of the Healthway Cancer Care Hospital in South Union Drive, Arca South, Taguig City. 

“A year ago, we were gathered on this same site to break ground for our shared vision of providing quality oncology care to more Filipinos. Today, we mark another milestone with this topping off ceremony, as we near this goal,” said Paolo Borromeo, AC Health President & CEO.

“This is a result of the collective hard work of everyone who has been working on the hospital – our Medical Advisory Council, our partners in Siemens Healthineers and Varian-CTSI, and our Healthway Cancer Care Hospital core team. We are excited to see the plans for the hospital come to fruition and are incredibly thankful for the tremendous support we are receiving from more and more medical practitioners, patients, and communities,” he added.

According to Borromeo, the first major cancer equipment will be delivered to the site by the end of the year.

Last August, AC Health entered into a value partnership with Siemens Healthineers, the leading provider in healthcare systems. This partnership, which will provide the 100-bed cancer hospital with technical expertise and technologies in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, further strengthens the hospital’s vision of providing quality, accessible and affordable cancer services to a broader base of Filipinos.

The Healthway Cancer Care Hospital is part of Ayala Corporation’s P10 billion healthcare investment. It will offer a complete range of cancer services from screening, diagnosis, treatment to post-cancer care. It will be equipped with chemotherapy chairs, operating theaters, and state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, optimized for cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

Strategically located in Taguig City, the Healthway Cancer Care Hospital is expected to be completed by mid-2023.


AC Health

Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation, and serves as the portfolio company for healthcare businesses. Its vision is to build an ecosystem that links every patient to a seamless healthcare experience. Its portfolio includes Generika Drugstore, the pioneer in generic retail pharmacies, IE Medica and MedEthix, major pharmaceutical importer and distributor, Healthway, a network of primary care, multi-specialty, and corporate clinics, and QualiMed, a comprehensive network of full-service hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, and a stand-alone day surgery center. AC Health has also invested in health technology solutions, most recently, HealthNow, a healthcare aggregator app that offers online consultations, medicine delivery, and clinic and diagnostic booking.

For information:

Selena Tricia Reyes

Email: zhvi_selenatricia.reyes@healthway.com.ph