One Ayala in New York on Aug. 15, 2017.  (Photo by Troi Santos)

Top executives of Globe, BPI, Ayala

Corp., Ayala Land launch One Ayala

Exclusive to the Filipino Reporter

Top executives of Ayala Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands and Globe sat down with the Filipino Reporter at a media lunch to announce their expansion of its services to Filipinos overseas — customized to their personal and professional needs.

Venue was at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Secaucus, N.J. on Aug. 12, 2017.

Manuel C. Tagaza (Bank of the Philippine Islands, Senior Vice President), Carmina V. Villo (Globe Telecom, Inc., Vice President, Marketing, International Business Group) and Crissy J. Miguel (Ayala Land, Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager of North America, Oceania and Europe) discussed the latest events in their emerging businesses.

“BPI has taken up this advocacy of guiding every overseas Filipino plan and manage the money he earns abroad,” said Tagaza.

“We take time to understand the financial goals of the overseas Filipinos and help them make informed financial decisions to fulfill their aspirations for themselves and their loved ones.”

Today, Ayala has leadership positions in real estate, financial services, telecommunications, water infrastructure, electronics manufacturing, automotive distributorship and dealership, and business process outsourcing, and new investments in power generation, transport infrastructure, and education.

“We know that Filipinos in the U.S. still want to be part of the everyday lives of their loved ones. DUO International allows them to stay in touch without worrying about expensive per minute charges of other service providers. We’ve made it easy and convenient for them to maintain strong ties with those that matter most,” said Villo.

After the lunch with media, leaders from the different Ayala Group of Companies met Filipino-Americans in the tri-state area across the street at their booths at the Meadowlands Exposition Center during the Fiesta In America on Aug. 12-13.


Meanwhile, over 100 members, leaders and influencers of the Filipino-American community attended the meet-and-greet with their officers, including Ambassador Marciano Paynor, Jr. who is now Consultant heading the external and government relations of Ayala Corporation.

The dinner event and presentation of services for the Global Filipino was held in midtown Manhattan on Aug. 15.

Since 1834, Ayala has been building businesses that transform industries, challenging the status quo to bring game changing innovations and pioneering products and services in the Philippines and all over the world.


From left, Manuel Tagaza of BPI, Carmina Velayo-Villo of Globe Telecom, Ambassador Jun Paynor, Ambassador Teddy Boy Locsin and Anne Delos Reyes of BPI.  (Photo by Troi Santos)

Ayala Corporation is the holding company of one of the oldest and largest business groups in the Philippines.

It maintains a tradition of excellence, and integrity has run continuously through seven generations, adhering to the principles and ideals that had brought it to existence more than 180 years ago.

Ayala Land will be led by Manuel Arbues II, Regional Head of North America and the Middle East, Ayala Land International Sales, Inc., the marketing arm of Ayala Land Inc. that promotes its five brands, Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida, Amaia and Bellavita to the Overseas Filipino market & foreign investors all around the world.

He is a B. S. architecture graduate of the University of the Philippines and is a licensed real estate broker in the Philippines, with over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry.


Established in 1851, the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is the first bank in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

The Bank is licensed as a universal bank by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

BPI provides a diverse range of financial services — cash management, deposits, payments, lending and leasing, asset management, bancassurance, investment banking, securities brokerage, foreign exchange, and capital markets.

Tagaza will expound on the Remittance businesses of the bank.

BPI has always been supportive of programs and activities meant to improve the life of the overseas Filipino.

It aims to empower our kababayans not only by offering them convenient remittance solutions but also helping them meet their financial goals.


Globe is the number one mobile brand in the Philippines and the purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle.

Globe provides cellular, broadband and mobile data services by focusing on enriching its content offerings amid customers’ growing preference for multimedia platforms across multiple screens and devices.


From left, Manuel Arbues II of Ayala Land, Consul General Tess Dizon-de Vega, Ambassador Teddy Boy Locsin and Ambassador Jun Paynor.  (Photo by Troi Santos)

Strengthening its product portfolio for the 3.5 million Filipinos in North America, Globe’s Marketing VP for International Business Carmina Villo states that they aim to add to the 60 million Filipinos it currently serves by offering Duo International, which assigns a U.S. number to the overseas Filipinos’ family members in the Philippines.

“This way, our kababayans in the U.S. can now enjoy telebabad sessions with family and friends back home at a very affordable price of $10.00 per month and $4.00 per week,” said Villo.

“We know that Filipinos in the U.S. still want to be part of the everyday lives of their loved ones. DUO International allows them to stay in touch without worrying about expensive per minute charges of other service providers. We’ve made it easy and convenient for them to maintain strong ties with those that matter most.”

“DUO International’s weekly variant is even cheaper than prepaid call cards that normally cost $5.00. There is also no need for a smartphone or other special gadgets. You can call without having to connect to the internet or search for wifi signal,” Villo added.

To sign up for the service or for more information, visit duo.globe.com.ph.

About One Ayala

One Ayala is the first synergy marketing of the Ayala group of companies.

Launched in 2006, One Ayala’s objective is to personalize its service to our kababayans abroad.

Each program created by the Ayala Group of Companies aims to empower the Filipino to improve his life, from making financial and housing investments, to maintaining connectivity with his family back home.

In recent years, Ayala has taken a more deliberate approach to integrating the needs of a wider ecosystem into its business plans and in its continued symbiotic relationship with its stakeholders.


From left, Carissa Villacorta, Erwin Valencia, Carmina Velayo-Villo of Globe, Manuel Tagaza of BPI and Crissy Miguel of ALISI.  (Photo by Troi Santos)

Ayala diversified into sectors that are going through important social and economic transformation and are critical to sustaining our country’s economic progress — hard infrastructure through power and transport and social infrastructure through healthcare and education.

From today, our emerging businesses will take on a unified brand identity, where they establish a clear connection to Ayala, while having the space to grow as they become industry leaders in their own right.

They will be renamed AC — AC Energy, AC Infra, AC Health, AC Education, and AC Industrials.

Collectively, they will further drive innovation, synergy and dynamism for the Ayala group.

As a group, One Ayala aims to meet the Filipinos’ evolving demands by providing practical solutions that balance quality and affordability.

With its coming together as One Ayala, it has improved the lives of Filipinos everywhere — from building sustainable communities throughout the motherland, to widening access to financial services, improving connectivity, providing clean potable water, and expanding across the seas to cater to the needs of a globalized economy.  

(With Ayala, Ayala Land, BPI and Globe)


Ambassadors, Executives and Non Profit Leaders are among guests who learned more about One Ayala Services.  (Photo by Troi Santos)


From left, Carissa Villacorta, Nina Pineda and Carmina Velayo-Villo of Globe Telecom.  (Photo by Troi Santos)