PLDT Enterprise has partnered with Philippine Business Bank (PBB) to support the latter’s operations amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a statement, PLDT Enterprise said it is supporting the telecommunication needs of PBB, allowing the bank to continue its services despite the pandemic.

“One of the things that we have, I think, did properly was to partner with PLDT Enterprise. That partnership has ensured us as to the continuity, the connectivity, and most of all, the reliability in being able to comply with our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP),” PBB President and Chief Executive Officer Rolando R. Avante said.

“During this pivotal change, what is important is that the connectivity is being supplied to us on a higher percentage. From our experience, it has risen to as high as 95-97% and this is important for all our branches for the processing of the transactions. It enables our clients to avail the products and services of the bank on a regular basis,” Mr. Avante said.

PLDT Enterprise recently launched its Unbreakable Commitment campaign, which highlights its partnerships with various institutions across the Philippines.

The said campaign is also part of PLDT Enterprises’ commitment in enabling organizations via digital transformation and technologies.

“PLDT Enterprise has been empowering industries to make them more resilient and agile in adapting to the challenges of the next normal. With our digital solutions and innovative technologies, we are delighted to support our partners in making their unbreakable commitment of serving their stakeholders across different business conditions,” PLDT and Smart Enterprise Head Joseph Ian G. Gendrano said.

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