Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has announced the eight winners of its GlobalLinker Linker.Store Contest, which was launched in February 2022. This project under the Bank’s ‘Tech-Up Pilipinas’ advocacy encouraged Filipino micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to digitize their business.
For emerging champions, the eight companies are entitled to free media mileage from Ube Media; 1-Day 8 Pass worth Php20,000 from UnionBank; and tokens/merch from the Bank. They will also be featured on BounceBack Network and Talkshop Asia, the GlobalLinker platform, and be promoted as model stores on the GlobalLinker home page.
Leading the victors’ list is Jacob’s Gourmet Foods, winning the “Store of the Year – Platinum Prize” obtaining the highest score during the evaluation period. Aside from the standard winner’s package mentioned earlier, the company received a cash prize of Php50,000 from Esquire Financing, Inc., and also a 1-year free subscription to the PLDT Home Biz bundle courtesy of PLDT.
Dream Wide Awake won the “Store of the Year – Gold Prize” with the second highest score, taking home a cash prize of Php50,000 from Lazada, and a 1-year free subscription to the PLDT Home Biz bundle. Tagolwanen won “Store of the Year – Silver Prize” and received the additional 1-year free subscription to the PLDT Home Biz bundle.
Completing the magic 8 were: Oscar Mejia III, Anures Travel & Tours, Nene Prime Foods, Alexis Artworks, and The Boholana Essentials, who were awarded the “Store of the Year – Bronze” receiving the standard winner’s package plus a Smart Bro Router courtesy of Smart Communications.
“All winners have exemplified their innovative and zealous spirit, just like most Filipino entrepreneurs are. They have proven how creative and driven they were to achieve our set goals. We are very proud of them,” said UnionBank SME and Micropreneurs Segment Head Jaypee Soliman. “Congratulations to the awardees –may you all be an inspiration to other enterprising Filipinos!”
All participants underwent a rigorous evaluation by a distinguished roster of judges. They were assessed based on their companies’ ability to implement various strategies and tools to effectively attract, engage, convert, retain, and grow their customer base.
To know more about Linker.Store, please visit https://unionbank.globallinker.com/linkerstore.