July 21, 2021

Blessed to be a Blessing!

As they say, Charity begins at home....

LBP Velez Community Pantry


LBP Velez Branch Head, AVP Josephine B. Mercadal committed to give each of our Posting/Escort Guards, Drivers and Messenger/Janitor a box of Face Masks per month out from her own pocket. Last July 9, 2021, her promise to them was materialized and it was so overwhelming seeing them how happy they were upon receiving it.

Out from that simple gesture, she shared an idea to the whole branch of "why not creating  our own Community Pantry for them?". Without any hesitations, the team agreed to help them in our own special way and it is so timely since our City is under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

So, saan ba talaga aabot ang 500 pesos mo? With us in Velez Branch, we don't go that far just to reach the needy, coz we already have them within our reach. And so it happened last July 19, 2021, we were able to share our blessings like Rice, Vegetables, Eggs, Toiletries, Canned Goods, Noodles and other goods for 45 pax including some other Contract of Service Workers within the building's attached units.



ito lahat ang inabot ng pera naming lahat....


Indeed, we are blessed by God in order for us to be a blessing to many people especially in this time of pandemic. You can see it on the giver's face on how happy we were (for God Loves a Cheerful Giver) extending our blessings to them and of course, it is  also heart-warming seeing those grateful grantees as they picked their needs through our 'lil own "LBP Velez Community Pantry".



Biblically speaking, "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.…" (~Matthew 6:3-4). 

Not to boast, but we as a Team are just so happy to share to all of you that you too, can be a great blessing to many in your own little way. We hope this will serve as an inspiration to each and everyone! You too, can make a difference!!!
The giver and the grantees....


Stay safe and God Bless us all!
#Team241as1





December 31, 2020

As One Family We Care and Love Just Like Sanofi WeHealth


With the world’s famous-proverb concerning health, we will always hear this statement “Health Is Wealth!” It is the most valuable and precious meaning of one’s life of having a good health, not just an absence of disease in the body but a complete physical, mental, social as well as spiritual well-being of an individual.

But how can we live a life free from any Chronic Illnesses? Well, we need to live a healthy lifestyle of course. But sadly, even if how careful we are on what we are eating, sleeping on the right time, doing some exercises, we cannot deny the fact that sometimes we can inherit those illnesses through bloodlines. So, let us always keep our family’s heart healthy, our #PanataNgPamilya as we appreciate and safeguard the gift of health especially this Holiday Season so that we can enjoy the Holidays with our love ones.

A month ago, I was a bit scared since I was experiencing shortness of breath, I cannot have considered it as COVID since I didn’t experience any flu-like symptoms or what, but instead, I wanted to visit my Cardiologist for a check-up. Why Cardio? Because we have it in our bloodline, all of my grandfather’s siblings died due to cardiac arrest. Sometimes, I would entertain the fact that maybe I am already experiencing hypertension. But again, I didn’t bother to visit the hospital because of these invisible enemies that we are facing-COVID 19 virus.

Years ago, I was already introduced about telemedicine. During this pandemic, this innovation of doctors to be always connected with their patients even if they are at home is one of the best way to contain the virus. It’s the new normal thing.  So thankful that SANOFI WeHealth services was provided -an eHealth ecosystem to build a healthier Philippines! Thanks be to God, what I was experiencing was just a work related STRESS.

I should be very careful with my health, since my mom and dad are now having their maintenance due to hypertension. We need to be reminded that this is not just a simple disease, but this kind of disease if left undiagnosed can contribute to asymptomatic organ damage and above all it can leads to death. We need to value our health, our family and loved-ones and that’s SANOFI’s advocacy is all about…chronic disease awareness and they are committed to bridge the gap between Filipinos and Healthcare.

 

#PanataNgPamilya #PanatangSanofi.

December 1, 2020

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution with GoHealth

More and more Filipinos are looking to invest in insurance plans nowadays as a way to protect themselves and their families from unexpected high medical expenses especially now that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. However, with so many to choose from in the market, what’s preventing most from getting an insurance is the price of availing one.

 

Low-income households, for example, may see the cost of an insurance plan as something that is beyond what their budget can permit, leaving them to be the most vulnerable when it comes to sudden health emergencies.

 

Recognizing the need for an affordable and easy to access healthcare plan, Globe extends its services beyond connectivity yet again to become a partner of Filipinos in recreating better days by providing a way to make health security within reach for everyone.

 

As such, Globe has partnered with no.1 non-life insurance provider Pacific Cross and telemedicine service KonsultaMD to bring GoHealth, a prepaid health product catered for consumers who have limited resources to avail of costly plans in the market.

 

With a small subscription fee of P20, you can enjoy P1,000 health insurance coverage provided by Pacific Cross. This can cover up to P1000 worth of emergency treatment due to accident, in-patient COVID-19 and diagnosed dengue or leptospirosis. Customers can purchase several subscriptions to increase coverage and shareability to your loved ones.

 

The KonsultaMD teleconsultation is a great feature of the GoHealth packages. This can be used for online consultations with skilled and licensed Filipino doctors who can provide safe medical assessment and advice on basic healthcare and proper medication. Now, you can get a check-up without going through the hassle of traveling to crowded hospitals and clinics.

 

Health security is made affordable and easily accessible with Globe’s GoHealth packages! For more information, visit glbe.co/Go-Health.


Globe Promotes Love for Local Films, Calls Stop to Digital Piracy

Globe continues to promote love for homegrown treasures such as locally-produced movies, by being the exclusive presenter of the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival and by pushing for the protection of the Philippine film industry through its anti-piracy advocacy #PlayItRight.

 

Being a content creator and leader in digital lifestyle, Globe wants everyone to experience a genuine love for the country and its rich local talents, thus, it underscored the importance of keeping the local film industry alive.

 

The pandemic strongly impacted the arts sector early this year as film production stopped and cinemas closed down. The easing of government restrictions is slowly reviving the industry and producers are now looking at digital platforms to bring streaming content to the people and showcase Filipino talent abroad.

 

“For years, Globe has committed itself to highlighting local creative contents such as films, music, and shows so we understand and appreciate the passion and hard work that comes with putting together a movie.  This is why we are glad to be a partner of the Metro Manila Development Authority in bringing MMFF to the Filipino homes.  As part of our #PlayItRight advocacy and our desire to make Filipinos love their own, we are here to support our filmmakers, actors, and crew.  We enjoin everyone to do the same by watching the MMFF movies legally from their device whenever or wherever they want to,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.

 

For the first time, the MMFF entries can be viewed through Upstream, the newest transactional video-on-demand (VOD) platform.  Upstream is poised to deliver a better viewing experience for customers while protecting the content creators’ digital rights. Tickets for the MMFF entries may be purchased on Upstream's partner GMovies, the country’s largest aggregator for online cinema ticketing platform. 

 

The availability of MMFF movies in digital platforms make them an easy target for piracy.  In view of this, Globe appeals to everyone to watch only from legal sources since piracy undervalues and takes away the creative efforts that each member of a production team puts into making a movie or staging a show. MMFF and Globe have been working together since 2017 to stop the illegal downloads and streaming of local movies.

 

Globe also produces and brings original content to Filipinos through local and international streaming sites.  The company has, likewise, held its own independent film festival for local filmmakers who wanted to hone their craft.

 

The need to curb piracy is crucial as the Philippines has one of the highest levels of online piracy with 49% of Filipinos admitting to accessing streaming piracy websites or torrent sites, and 10% using illicit streaming devices (ISDs) to access pirated content, according to a September 2020 YouGov consumer survey, commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (AVIA-CAP).

 

Globe’s #PlayItRight campaign is aligned with the company’s commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 8 which promotes decent work and economic growth by requiring societies to create conditions that allow people to have quality jobs. 

 

For more information about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph   

Globe Recreates Christmas for all Filipinos in this Year's Fully Digital Wonderful World of Globe


Christmas is fast approaching and yet, the realities of celebrating the holidays with a pandemic can be difficult for most Filipino families today. Despite this, the desire to enjoy our usual holiday activities and observe cherished local traditions remain strong in many of us. After all, the true spirit of Christmas is about hope, joy, and the eternal anticipation of good tidings.

Uplifting the lives of Filipinos and rekindling Christmas cheer in everyone's hearts underscore this year's Wonderful World of Globe (WWG).  “Our aim is to recreate the Christmas we all love. We take to heart our role in renewing the spirit of connectedness within the Filipino family especially at a time when most of us stay within the confines of our homes.  It is also a great opportunity for each of us to do more for others and continue spreading cheer to everyone we can reach,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.

As quick, easy and flexible internet access became the new essential, this year's WWG is the perfect time to launch the revolutionary product offer of Globe. Surf4ALL is a first-of-its-kind, fully convergent data offer that knows no boundaries across Globe brands.  This promo gives you high GBs for all sites and a shareable GB allocation that is seamlessly accessible to up to 4 users or devices. Now, you can share data with Globe Prepaid, Globe Postpaid, Globe Platinum, Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, and even TM.

Available through the GlobeOne app, Surf4ALL has 2 promos - Surf4ALL99, which gives you 9GB of shareable data, and Surf4ALL249, with 20GB shared access (15GB + 5GB limited-time bonus data). Both offers are valid for 7 days.  It's the only data product of its kind in the Philippines today to ensure no one is left behind when it comes to connectivity.  This is the true universal data offer for all Globe customers which makes it possible to be constantly connected regardless of brand, device, and location.

The combination of Globe’s ever-improving network and the innovative Surf4ALL product gives Filipinos the ability to really make the holidays richer and better, by giving them access to daily essentials and services they will find both useful and enjoyable throughout the season. 

As online shopping continues to surge in popularity, 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines, partnered with Puregold to create PureGo, an online grocery shopping platform that delivers groceries at one’s doorstep with a next day delivery promise, using multiple payment options including GCash.

Recreate Togetherness 

Enjoying various content such as video, music, games, and sports can enhance family bonding so Globe partnered with Riot for special data offers for League of Legends: Wild Rift the mobile version of the highly-popular League of Legends.

And, with the continuous expansion of Globe’s 5G service, more exciting forms of innovation can be expected for Globe customers. One of which is coming from the partnership of Globe with Niantic. As the first Southeast Asian telco member of the Niantic Planet-Scale AR Alliance, Globe will drive bigger and better immersive gaming experiences powered by Niantic’s advanced AR real-world platform that will push the boundaries of what can be experienced in a Niantic game with 5G technology. Niantic is an AR company, inspiring people to explore the world together.

Another interesting 5G-enabled service that brings entertainment to a whole new level is from Globe’s official partnership with YouTube VR. This will enable users to watch and explore VR content in-app through the affordable yet effective Globe VR cardboard. This further enhances the customers' online entertainment experience and online learning at home.

Through a new partnership with HBO GO, Globe offers a raft of award-winning entertainment to the digital Filipino. With HBO GO, Globe customers can watch thousands of hours of shows and movies any time anywhere using their connected device. Filipinos can stream or download HBO Originals, HBO Asia Originals, Korean and Chinese dramas, Hollywood blockbusters, hundreds of hours of kids and family content and more, including Sam Mendes’ war film 1917, Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tom Holland, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy and Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears: The Movie.

Globe also joined hands with Kumu, a Pinoy-centered live streaming platform, which is home of local and global user-generated Pinoy lifestyle content, and digital content partners like GKNB (Game Ka Na Ba?), a gamified FYE (For Your Entertainment) focused on celebrity streams, talk shows, variety content and MYXPH for music. Kumu will also be adding game streaming channels into their mix as part of their offerings on the platform.

Recreate Gift-Giving

What is Christmas without presents?  Gift-giving is a tradition that goes back to the wise men that visited the nativity.  And while everyone loves presents from family and friends, some of the best gifts come when people share their blessings with those they may not know well but who need help. 

To help vulnerable communities during the pandemic, Globe Platinum has partnered with World Vision to create the #ForFutureHeroes program. It consists of virtual experiences in collaboration with BGC Arts Center, Electric Studio, and others that allow Globe Platinum customers to pursue their passions at home while making an impact on others. Participation in every activity is matched by Globe Platinum with World Vision school kits filled with DepEd approved learning modules and supplies, so the children of Baseco Compound, Manila can continue their education.

On top of this, Globe Platinum customers have been delighting frontliners, who have worked so tirelessly to keep Filipinos safe all these months, through the Thank-A-Hero program. Apart from sending them treats from Auntie Anne’s, Coco, The Cookie Bar, and JCo Donuts,  Globe Platinum is also preparing a Noche Buena feast for our frontliners, to thank those who will be hard at work all throughout Christmas Eve, keeping Filipinos safe.

Recognizing the pressing demand of educators for a fast, reliable, and affordable internet connection, Globe At Home initiated WiFi2Teach which supports the DepEd’s Distance Learning program through the donation of Globe Prepaid WiFi modems. Modems have been donated to the DepEd to equip selected public school teachers and ensure that education remains unhampered. The program continues as it now works towards raising funds to provide free WiFi modems for public school students. In partnership with Ayala Foundation, for every Globe At Home Prepaid Wifi sold, P100 will be donated to help fund internet connectivity of selected public school students at home.

To give small and medium enterprises the much-needed boost, Globe myBusiness' Gift Local campaign encourages everyone to patronize local products for their Christmas gift-giving. 

GCash brings to life our beloved Christmas traditions with ChristMAS KAYA with GCASH, where celebrations and gift giving are made possible thru innovations like GCash Send Aguinaldo, enabling users to send digital gift envelopes as aguinaldos to their inaanaks and pamangkins, and even gifting insurance thru the app's GInsure service. In the same spirit of giving and bayanihan, our customers may also donate to typhoon victims using GCash and their Globe Rewards points.

GLife, the newest GCash app feature, likewise, provides more gift and handaan options across different brands and e-commerce platforms, ranging from Lazada, Puregold, DataBlitz, Purego, Boozy, Goldilocks, Goama Games, and more.

It is indeed ‘Merry GCash!’ this Christmas, as GCash is also giving up to 30 million pesos worth of prizes just by using the app. Leading up to a few days to Christmas, consumers can get gifts just by buying load, or using GCredit to pay when they shop on their favorite online platforms. They will also get a chance to win a gift of their choice in the grand raffle.

Recreate Local Traditions

In the past, many Filipino families would look forward to the well-loved tradition on Christmas Day of watching the annual Metro Manila Film Festival which showcases local filmmakers and artists.  This year, Globe and GMovies has partnered with the MMFF and UPSTREAM to recreate the MMFF tradition and bring this year’s nominated films online to Filipino homes around the nation and all over the world.

WWG also banners Filipino talents supported by Globe, celebrating the athletic achievements of such stars as 12-time 8-division boxing world champion and global icon Manny Pacquiao, Tennis child prodigy and Australian Open doubles champion Alex Eala, PH rep to FIBA 3X3 World Tour, Manila Chooks TM Team, ONE Championship’s martial arts stable Team Lakay. Globe also supports a roster of amazing local music artists and local greats with tremendous fan bases like December Avenue, Ben&Ben, SB19, The Juans, and Donnalyn Bartolome.

“We are looking forward to these exciting events that Globe has lined up for year-end and for 2021. Our commitment to our customers remains as we usher in a digital Philippines in the near future. Thank you for the support and for being with us in this journey.” said Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of Globe.

Globe believes that with the people’s collective energy and ingenuity, everyone can still make wonderful memories this Christmas and help see them through a new and better normal.

Globe is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and has committed to implement sustainability principles hinged on four pillars including One Digital Nation, Care for the Environment, Care for People and Positive Societal Impact. Globe is actively supporting 10 UN Sustainable Development Goals

For more information about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph

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