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Eastern Communications supports Cagayan de Oro’s vision of being a prime development hub in North Mindanao

Eastern Communications (EC) Regional Sales Account Manager Nikko Ceballos, JR Borja Hospital Acting Chief Ferdinand Miranda MD, EC Segment Marketing Head Gian Conde, EC AVP and Head of Marketing Jed Estanislao, Julie Ann Opema, Communications Officer of Cagayan De Oro City Vice Mayor Jocelyn “Bebot” Rodriguez, EC Regional Sales Head Anthony Co, Northern Mindanao Business Council Chairman and Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co., Inc. (CEPALCO) Senior Vice President Jaime Rafael Paguio, and Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Corporate Secretary Luzmar Gabor give a toast to Cagayan de Oro as it welcomes innovation, great opportunities and further growth in the future.

Eastern Communications, a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, strengthens local businesses in Cagayan de Oro, through the launch of its full product portfolio and active participation in industry association initiatives.

Recent data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Regional Office 10, shows an impressive 7.2% surge in the economy of Northern Mindanao in 2022. This growth translates to a substantial economic output of PHP 935 billion (at constant 2018 prices), presenting an opportunity that can be maximized for its localities.

“At Eastern Communications, we acknowledge the pivotal role we play in fostering growth, connectivity, and innovation within the local business community. We are honored to contribute to Cagayan de Oro’s thriving success, as it has always been our goal to inspire localities and businesses to evolve every day with our help,” said Eastern Communications’ AVP and Head of Marketing Jed Estanislao.

Eastern Communications entered the city in 2021. As part of its ongoing expansion, Eastern Communications reaffirmed its commitment to establishing a strong presence in Cagayan de Oro by partnering with the local government and local industry associations, engaging with more businesses to introduce its diverse and robust product portfolio, tailored to meet the specific needs of local enterprises. Its goal is to see the city as a thriving first-class urbanized district in Northern Mindanao.

With this, businesses in Cagayan de Oro can now benefit from Eastern Communications’ comprehensive offerings, including high-speed dedicated Internet connectivity through solutions like Eastern’s Internet Dedicated Service (IDS) and Fiber1 Broadband Services. These services are tailored for both the enterprise and SME markets, providing high performance, business-grade quality, and reliable coverage.

Eastern Communications also provides highly scalable cybersecurity solutions that simplify management, mitigate risks, and offer proactive threat protection through high-performance inspection. These solutions feature pathways for future updates, ensuring adaptability and security against threats. Furthermore, their cloud and data solutions offer a customizable public cloud platform. Customers have the freedom to independently process provision, storage, networks, and other computing resources, enabling flexibility in selecting the best combination without fixed size limitations.

Meeting Local Businessmen Where They Are

To expand its presence in the city and connect with local businesses, Eastern Communications sponsored the Cagayan de Oro Investment Forum, an initiative by the government of Cagayan de Oro and Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation. This forum aims to attract potential investors interested in expanding their businesses in the city, aligning with the government’s efforts to reinforce and enhance the city’s economic growth.

“Innovation, digital transformation, and communication are vital and we are so excited that [Eastern] is here in Cagayan de Oro. Daghang salamat (Thank you) for supporting us in our Investment Forum in Manila. We look forward to more milestones with Eastern,” said Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Corporate Secretary Luzmar Gabor.



Moreover, Eastern Communications actively participated in the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Business & Beers Event. This event served as a platform for dynamic conversations, idea exchange, and knowledge sharing among industry experts and thought leaders.

“Truly, I think we need a lot of [network] redundancy and I’m pretty sure Eastern Communications can provide that excellent service,” said ECCP – Northern Mindanao Business Council Chairman and Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co., Inc. (CEPALCO) Senior Vice President Jaime Rafael Paguio.

Meanwhile, the Via Eastern Cagayan de Oro was held on October 18, 2023 at the KaVe Restaurant in Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro. The signature launch event provided an avenue for stakeholders and local media to connect and foster collaboration and innovation in the city.

“On behalf of Vice Mayor Bebot, we extend our wholehearted congratulations on the launch of Eastern Communications here in Cagayan de Oro and express our fullest support, especially in this digital age. We commend Eastern, your invaluable commitment to enhancing communication services, significantly contributing to the growth and connectivity of our community,” said Julie Ann Opema, Communications Officer of Cagayan De Oro City Vice Mayor Jocelyn “Bebot” Rodriguez. To learn more about Eastern Communications’ world-class services, visit eastern.com.ph

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ABOUT EASTERN COMMUNICATIONS 

Nearing its 145th anniversary, Philippine premier telecommunications company Eastern Communications has evolved into a world-class telecommunications and ICT solutions company providing an extensive portfolio of services that include Connectivity Solutions, Network Solutions, Security Solutions, Cloud and Data Center Solutions and Business Applications. It continues to be the solutions partner of choice for the biggest industry players in the country through its unique brand of “High Tech” and its “High Touch” service. Eastern Communications was awarded Telco of the Year in the 2020 Asia Leaders Awards and has received accolades from prestigious award-giving bodies such as The Stevie Awards program, Best Employer Brand Awards, Philippine Quill Awards, and Anvil Awards, among others. 

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