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DITO CME ventures on a new online educational platform called Luna Academy!

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The parent firm of DITO Telecommunity said Filipinos who want to learn online but are looking for cheaper alternatives can sign up at Luna Academy.
DITO CME ventures on a new online educational platform called Luna Academy!
LUNA Academy COO Donald Lim with executives from partner firms and organizations (Photo from Business Mirror)

For upskilling developers and other tech-related professions

DITO CME announced their collaboration with the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines to elevate the new learning ways of Filipinos through their online education platform via LUNA Academy.

Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines an organization of electrical practitioners and the only accredited professional organization (APO) of electrical practitioners by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) that was founded in 1975.

Luna Academy is only released in 2021 and this is allegedly the local version of Coursera with most certificate courses focused on technology. In an interview, DCME chief operating officer Donald Lim,

We are creating a Coursera for the Philippines. It’s really for training…Like developers, they require to be upskilling, during the pandemic hindi na sila makapasok (they can't go to school). So we saw an opportunity, we were able to help people. Ngayon (now) it’s purely online.

As of the moment, this new education platform is offering more than 400 courses, 60 percent of this is technology-related. This includes courses from industry leaders like Microsoft, Google, Amazon Web Services, and Alibaba. 

However, it also has other courses in leadership, HR management, and culinary, among others. 

According to Lim, although their partners were industry leaders, costs are much more affordable. As an example, he said that a course that is available PHP 40,000 to PHP 60,000 in Coursera is priced on Luna for just PHP 15,000 to PHP 20,000.

The chief operating officer said that they try to make the platform affordable. They do not create their own content so they collaborate with schools, institutions, industry players.

Luna Academy is just one of the other ventures of DITO CME Holdings, which is owned by  Dennis Uy. Allegedly, there are around 3,000 registered learners taking up courses on Luna Academy.

The source said that DCME's other investments are mostly focused on tech, whose adoption, incidentally also accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic as Filipinos stuck at home turned online for their everyday needs.

Apart from Luna Academy, DCME also operates sales, marketing, and advertising arm Acuity Global as well as Unalytics, or its analytics hub focused on big data. 

To know more about the courses offered, you may visit the website of Luna Academy.
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