Press Release

Posted on: 01/15/2019 - 10:22
Duty Free Philippines Corporation and Equitable Computer Services Inc. have recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement for ECS to enable Alipay QR Payments acceptance by DFPC. The signing ceremony was held last November 13, 2018 at the office of DFPC at EHA Building, Fiestamall, Paranaque City with DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio Angala (leftmost) and ECS Senior Vice President Susan Lao on behalf of their respective companies. Also in photo are Smartpay President Henry Diaz (third from left) and ECS Vice President Alvin Sunga. Equitable Computer Services and its partner Smartpay has signed up Duty Free Philippines Corporation as one of its acquired merchants to accept Alipay Cross Border Mobile payments. Using Alipay’s QR technology, visitors from mainland China make mobile payments using their electronic wallets. With more than 800 million users worldwide and more than a million expected visiting the Philippines this year, having Alipay can mean robust sales for Philippine merchants catering to Chinese tourists. The signing ceremony was held last November 13, 2018 at DFPC’s office at EHA Building, Fiestamall Paranaque City with DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio Angala and ECS Senior Vice President Susan Lao. Also present were ECS Vice President Alvin Sunga and Smartpay President Henry Diaz. On December 26, 2018 DFPC began accepting Alipay Mobile Payments at its Luxe Duty Free at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay with Duty Free Mactan targeted for Alipay acceptance by mid-January. ECS continues to expand its partner merchant network for Alipay with over 1,000 acquired merchant sites to date. Interested merchants may send an email at
Posted on: 06/06/2017 - 10:56
Equitable Computer Services Inc. enables Visa payWave contactless card experience for CALTEX. First time ever in a fuel station in the Philippines. Click the link below to read the article:
Posted on: 12/02/2014 - 14:12
Asia CEO Awards, presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise is the largest business awards in the Philippines and is designed to promote the country on the world stage. Equicom Group of Companies is nominated to be one of the finalists of the prestigious Technology Company of the Year, 2014. The award is being conferred on corporate organizations, academe, and startup business enterprises for their exceptional programs on Information & Communications Technology, Bio Technology & Material Science, Mathematics and Engineering. Asia CEO Awards represents the grandest alliance of Filipino and international business people ever created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in the ASEAN region. ECS, being a member of the group is honored with this recognition. This will inspire the Company in achieving its mission to become a leader in the Philippine Information Technology industry; a Company providing I.T. solutions and services that enables corporations to grow and expand their businesses using innovative technologies. Kudos to Equicom Group!
Posted on: 11/19/2014 - 18:42
Fraud and identity theft are on the rise. The reality of a data breach can be harsh and extremely damaging not only to any company but also to the customers. Being PCI compliant is a continuous process as the standards of the payment card industry are constantly evolving to ensure the security of cardholder’s data.  Equitable Computer Services Inc. understands the importance and necessity of PCI compliance.  In fact, ECS has been audited by ControlCase and found to be in compliance with requirements of Payment Card Data Security Standard version 2.0 as per report compliance issued on April 4, 2014. The Company achieved level 1 PCI compliance, the highest level companies can achieve.  With this, ECS shall be required to adhere to the highest security standards for processing credit card information.  Edmundo R. Lim, the Assistant Vice President of the Company’s Point of Sale Network Department spearheaded the team in achieving this compliance. “We surmount innovation. We just got certified as Level 1.0 Compliant by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. And we will continue our compliance so our customers can put their confidence in us,” he said. Together with the following PCI team members, ECS was able to surpass the overwhelming challenges of data security standards. PCI Team Head: Edmundo R. Lim Information Security Officer: Alvin Sunga Network Management and PCI Team Lead: Dennis Chua IT and Internal Audit: Christian Deo Pescador Application, Hosts & Software Development: Kenneth Tan Incident Response Team Head: Ferdinand Olaires Documentation, Policies and Procedures: Rowena Danque “The safety of our cardholder’s data is extremely important to us,” stressed by the ECS Senior Vice President Susan K. Lao. Together, and with the Management’s proactive support, ECS will proceed to PCI DSS version 3.0 compliance.

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