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
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.
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
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
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
“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