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Globe turns over P14M to PGH for medical supplies, PPE

Globe turns over P14M to PGH for medical supplies, PPE

Advocacy, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Technology
Globe successfully raised and turned over P14M to the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGH-MFI). The amount was gathered through the joint efforts of loyal Globe customers who donated over P9M via their Rewards points, and the company’s initial pledge of P5M in cash donation. This is part of the telco’s comprehensive efforts in providing immediate aid to medical frontliners at PGH, which is now a designated exclusive COVID-19 hospital by the Department of Health (DOH). The funds were utilized by PGH-MFI to purchase much-needed test kits, alcohol, and complete sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs) such as surgical masks, face shields, and surgical gowns. Globe also turned over 50 mobile phones preloaded with unlimited calls and texts to all networks valid for 30 days to serve th...
Globe Telecom brings back unlimited Internet plans – no-lock up, no data cap, no throttling

Globe Telecom brings back unlimited Internet plans – no-lock up, no data cap, no throttling

Internet, Technology
This is truly great news! As you all know, I'm a longtime Globe Telecom subscriber. However, while I do like all their services (I am most happy with Globe Roaming), I, too, was not happy with the data cap and the throttling concerns. Well, I'm absolutely excited to share with you all that Globe Telecom heard the clamor of its customers and has brought back an upgraded version of its unlimited internet plans through Go Unli! This means we can now avail of unlimited data! Stream video, play music and games without having to worry about lock-up period, data capping, and speed throttling. EXCITING!!! Go Unli works for all legal sites to make sure that Globe and its customers participate in making the internet safe for everyone. “We want all customers to enjoy a superior internet experie...

Globe customers can now call Jollibee Delivery for FREE via #8-7000

Food, Mindanaoan Update, Technology
Now it's easier to satisfy that Chickenjoy craving and can I just say - a really good reason to switch to Globe Telecom or, if you're a subscriber of another network, buy a new Globe LTE sim! Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, recently signed with Globe Business, the enterprise and information and communications technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, to centralize its express delivery service to one convenient number: #8-7000. And Jollibee is not the only brand that they're partnering with. Read on to find out the awesome news! Over 59 million Globe customers will now be able to call #8-7000 for FREE with the use of their mobile device. Not only that, Jollibee’s delivery number also ensures easier access and greater reach for areas th...
Globe Telecom expands public WiFi service, Davao hospital included

Globe Telecom expands public WiFi service, Davao hospital included

Davao City, Technology
GoWiFi, Globe Telecom’s premium public WiFi service has expanded to 1,000 more new locations and 10,000 access points in the Philippines including a prominent Davao City hospital. This, in an effort to give more Globe Telecom customers access to fast and reliable hotspots in high-traffic locations around the country. Globe GoWiFi is available in Davao Doctors Hospital, located along Quirino Avenue. The service is also available in Manila hospitals like St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Medical City, Cardinal Santos Hospital, and Philippine General Hospital. This developed as Globe partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the EDSA WIFI project which aims to provide high-speed internet connectivity throughout the 24-kilometer stretch of EDSA. D...
Tried and tested: Thumbs up for Globe Roaming

Tried and tested: Thumbs up for Globe Roaming

Business, Consumer, Corporate, Technology, Travel
This is definitely one travel tip I will highly recommend over and over again! The next time you travel outside of the country, PLEASE DO register with Globe Telecom's international roaming services! The Globe Roaming service has never failed me yet! I'm currently here in the USA and not only do I receive my SMS messages on time, I also get to experience seamless Internet service. Whether you need data for surfing the Internet or just access specific apps, you will be able to share your travel experience wherever your destination. For as low as P199, you can ?use Viber and get in touch with family and friends? for 24 hours. Go on that worry-free trip and tick that dream destination off your bucket list. To learn more about the new RoamSurf promos, visit http://www.globe.com.ph/int...
Globe Telecom to deploy more 700 MHz LTE sites, target increase is 300%

Globe Telecom to deploy more 700 MHz LTE sites, target increase is 300%

Announcements, Business, Consumer, Davao City, Technology
This is really exciting news especially for Globe Telecom subscribers like myself! Globe Telecom will continue to ramp up deployment of the 700 megahertz (MHz) band, with a target to increase utilization of the spectrum by more than 300%, in support of its bid to improve internet experience of its customers. Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said the company plans to roll out within the year the LTE 700 in close to 1,800 sites, more than three-fold increase from the 500 sites that it was able to deploy last year. “We continue to maximize the use of the previously unutilized 700 MHz because at the end of the day, our basic product is still the network. Globe has consistently delivered superior mobile services and as the country’s network of choice by smartphone users, we want to be ab...
Globe Telecom extends help to Surigao quake victims

Globe Telecom extends help to Surigao quake victims

Announcements, Surigao, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Technology
Surigao Vice Governor Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr. (center) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) Head Ramon Gotinga (2nd from left) receive Globe Telecom call cards and SIM cards from Jeffrey Guitche, Globe Area Sales Head (2nd from right) and Kim Trinidad, Globe Territory Sales Head (right). The cards will supplement the communication requirements of PDRRMC field officers who are currently monitoring areas hit by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the evening of February 10. At the same time, Globe added another Libreng Tawag and Charging station in San Francisco Municipal Hall, Surigao del Norte which will be open from 9 am to 9 pm daily until power is restored in the area. Earlier, Globe set up Libreng Tawag and Charging booths at the Luneta Park and t...
Mindanao’s Parasat Cable TV boosts service with Globe Business

Mindanao’s Parasat Cable TV boosts service with Globe Business

Broadcasting, Business, Consumer, Internet, Society, Technology
Parasat Cable Television (PARASAT), Mindanao's only digital television system provider, further boosts its services with connectivity solutions from Globe Business, the information and communications technology arm of Globe Telecom, in response to high demand for broadband internet in the region. PARASAT has signed up for Globe Business’ Direct Internet which allows the company to offer its customers fast and reliable internet access supported by a robust and broad international and domestic network. Elpidio Paras, Chairman of PARASAT said, “We continuously improve our operations to achieve a level of excellence that is vastly superior to all others in the industry. Thus, we put our trust in Globe Business to help us strengthen our leadership in state-of-the-art cable TV and broadban...
Globe Telecom reveals more amazing partnerships, perks during WWG 11

Globe Telecom reveals more amazing partnerships, perks during WWG 11

Announcements, Business, Consumer, Corporate, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Update
Last July, I was in Manila to personally witness Globe Telecom executives announce the company's partnerships with some of the world's biggest brands - Netflix, Disney, Astro, Sports Illustrated, Smule, Cartoon Network - as well as the birth of Globe Studios and Globe Live. I was already very impressed then (especially since I'm a longtime Globe subscriber). Just a few days ago, however, I became even more impressed when Globe Telecom again proved that they truly are the leader in digital content through their latest collaborations. At Globe’s 11th quarterly media event dubbed "Wonderful World with Globe" or "WWG11," the company announced its latest milestones and events for the quarter: - activation of more 700 MHz cell sites that registered speeds of up to 80 mbps during rush hour ...

Globe, Davao government set up 0917 Duterte

Announcements, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Education, Government, News, Society, Technology
Globe Telecom and the Davao City government are collaborating to help improve the peace and order situation in the city by putting in a place a hotline, 0917-Duterte (0917-3883783), to receive calls and texts relating to security concerns in the city. Specifically, 0917-Duterte will serve as a special and dedicated mobile number for calls and texts from Davaoenos who will report possible leads to catch the perpetrators of the recent bombing incident in Davao. “With the hotline number, Globe is able to help public officials and residents of Davao City in strengthening peace and order in the city by putting in place an easy to remember and accessible number where they can report leads and information that can help catch perpetrators of the recent bombing incident,” Globe General Counsel ...
Globe 0917 Giveaway – Just share your Globe throwbacks and WIN!

Globe 0917 Giveaway – Just share your Globe throwbacks and WIN!

Announcements, Contests, Corporate, Features, Freebies, Mindanaoan Update, Technology
I've been a Globe Telecom subscriber for decades! I remember my first phone was a humongous Nokia 10, subscribed to a Globe line. It was such a big deal to have a cellular phone at the time. Never mind if the phone only allowed me to type and view up to two lines of text. If you had a Globe line (I believe the subscription plan I had then was unlimited call and text to fellow Globe users), you were IN! I can actually still recite my very first Globe number. It started with 0917. Then, when I moved to Globe prepaid a few years later, I had a different number but it still started with 0917. A few years after that, I acquired a new number (STILL 0917!) and retained that up to this day. I also have another line and it's still 0917. Needless to say, I'm a loyal Globe Telecom subscriber. ...

Globe Telecom brings you these wonderful surprises this September

Announcements, Consumer, Features, Freebies, Society, Style, Technology
The signature Globe prefix 917 always had a special bond to most of the company's customers, especially those who are loyal to the service for over 10 years. Brought to life through the actual date, September 17, this month serves as the perfect time to set a wonderful celebration nationwide. Through delightful and rewarding experiences, Globe expresses its gratitude to all its customers for their continued patronage, making it the country’s leading mobile brand. This month, all Globe customers nationwide are in for an exciting line-up of events, treats and exclusive deals from shopping to food and travel. “We have gone through an inspiring and exciting journey with our customers – from milestone services to network upgrades - all bringing us to where we are today. We are grateful to...

The ONLY party you should go to this CDO fiesta Higalaay 2016

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Festivals, Fiesta, Music
A lot of people have been asking me for recommendations on what to do, where to go, where to eat, where to stay etc during the Higalaay Festival 2016 (Cagayan de Oro fiesta). More often than not, my answers would include staying at The Pacifico Hotel (because it's a major landmark that's right along the parade route so it's easier for hotel guests to watch the festivities), eating at Liempo King (the sisig rice and their signature lechon na liempo just win every single time), ordering boneless lechon belly at Manoy's and river rafting with the BEST in the industry, Great White Water Tours. Now, I have another recommendation - to attend the most exciting Higalaay street festival party on August 27, 2016! Fiesta RAVE-o-lution, made possible by XUHS 92 and the leading telecommunications co...

7 fun things about The Chainsmokers (and how to win tickets to their Manila concert)

Entertainment, Events, Features, Manila, Music
Are the songs "Roses," "Don't Let Me Down" and "Closer" on your playlist? Why, hello there, fellow Chainsmokers fan! From groundbreaking performances, to their wild acts, and now a world tour running, our Chainsmokers boys have really been very busy! I bet you also know that they're bringing the party here in the Philippines. Now before we catch them live, check out these 7 fun facts about our favorite duo and a few of their hit tracks! 1. The Chainsmokers pre-performance ritual - Before getting onto the stage, some artists have vocal warm ups and some sweat it out, but for this duo, it’s a different scenario. Imagine them having a few drinks (or a lot in a number of shows) before they turn the stage upside down, or punch each other in the face just to hype the party monsters in them. T...
Globe partners with Netflix in the Philippines

Globe partners with Netflix in the Philippines

Announcements, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Technology, Television
Leave it to Globe Telecom to come up with the most exciting content partnerships with global brands to further strengthen their offers to customers. Just recently, Globe announced their partnership with Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network with over 81 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Actually, way back in January, I already started checking out Netflix. I caught up with some episodes of "Jane The Virgin" and "Elementary." Also, back in January, while ne...

The new Globe Telecom content partners – absolutely exciting!

Announcements, Blogging, Broadcasting, Business, Consumer, Corporate, Entertainment, Events, Features, Internet, Leisure, Manila, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Movies, Music, Musings, News, Personalities, Society, Style, Technology, Television
A few days ago, Globe Telecom flew me to Manila (the only blogger from Mindanao!) to witness very special events – the Manila debut of the Tony Award-winning musical, “American Idiot,” (which they co-produced), the announcement of their new international content partners and the creation of Globe Studios and Globe Live (which are designed to produce original shows, exciting live events and engaging world-class content). And I must tell you – if you’re a Globe subscriber, there’s so much to look forward to! The hashtags used during the Globe event were #WWGX and #TheNextAttraction The hosts that day were Xian Lim and Coleen Garcia Aside from their partnerships with Spotify, HOOQ and NBA, Globe is also the first mobile and broadband Philippine ...
Manila debut of “American Idiot” : Rowdy Visual Candy #Globe9WTAmericanIdiot

Manila debut of “American Idiot” : Rowdy Visual Candy #Globe9WTAmericanIdiot

America, Arts, Entertainment, Features, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Reviews, Society, Technology
I just spent a few days in crazy busy Manila. I was there to witness first hand the formal announcement of Globe Telecom’s new content partnerships with top global brands Netflix (IKR!!!), Sports Illustrated, Disney, Cartoon Network, Smule, Turner and Astro plus the exciting rise of Globe Studios and Globe Live. Globe Studios aims to produce clips, series and even movies from top directors such as Erik Matti, Paul Soriano, Quark Henares, Dan Villegas, Sigrid Bernardo, Joyce Bernal, and Lav Diaz. I must say, however, that I’m most excited with Globe Live. Globe Live aims to produce, promote and deliver engaging, creative events of international size and quality. Globe will use its wide distribution channels to promote these live events and bring them to the customer wherever he or she...

Achieve wellness goals with new fitness app KFIT (discount code here!)

Announcements, Beauty, Features, Fitness, Internet, Leisure, Society, Technology
Ever wanted to hit the gym, have a foot reflexology session, look for the nearest Crossfit studio or go to a yoga class but you just don’t know where to go or you feel that you don’t have the time? Are you like me who travels frequently and wants to have an easy way to check out gyms, salons, spas or activities near your hotel? You can say goodbye to those moments because the solution is just between your fingertips and your mobile phone! Presenting - the new fitness app, KFit! KFit helps you discover, plan, and reserve fitness, beauty and wellness activities near you, anytime. Once you have the app on your device (like me! Downloaded it days ago), it automatically gives you access to a huge variety of activities that suit your needs, whether you want to have your nails done at a nearby...
Calling all Vis-Min schools! Avail of this #DigitalThumbprint Program #WonderfulPH

Calling all Vis-Min schools! Avail of this #DigitalThumbprint Program #WonderfulPH

Announcements, Blogging, Business, Campus, Education, Society, Technology
If there is one thing that the youth of today should really understand and take to heart, it is how they should act safely and responsibly online. I’m sure you’ve seen posts (or two!) by young ones these days that can really raise eyebrows, can disappoint friends and even break the hearts of their own parents and loved ones. It’s undeniable that the youth of today can act careless and can be reckless with their own digital footprints. That's why I'm really glad that Globe Telecom has joined forces with Optus and Singtel in launching Digital Thumbprint, an award winning program that teaches the youth to understand the impact of their online behavior and how to be safe and responsible for their online activities. The local campaign forms part of the digital nation roadmap created by Globe...
3 tips to make travels in the Philippines more efficient, relaxed

3 tips to make travels in the Philippines more efficient, relaxed

Blogging, Corporate, Leisure, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Opinion, Personal, Society, Technology, Travel
These days, traveling can be such a pain. Not only do you have to deal with flight delays, monster traffic to and fro the airport and even bungled up hotel bookings, you also need to figure out how you can keep yourself entertained during those long, tiresome waiting periods. Are there ways to make travels in the Philippines a little more relaxed, efficient and productive, you wonder? As a frequent traveler, I've had my fair share of traveling woes. Allow me to share 3 tips, which I personally abide by, on how to make your trips in the Philippines bearable and even fun! Be mindful of what and how you pack I'm not just talking about rolling your clothes instead of folding them to save space (I highly recommend this, by the way) but also learning how to pack as light and as complete...
Globe Telecom declared 2015 Mobile Service Provider

Globe Telecom declared 2015 Mobile Service Provider

Business, Consumer, Corporate, Technology
Globe Telecom was honored as Telecom Service Provider of the Year and Mobile Service Provider of the Year for 2015 by Frost and Sullivan Philippines following a remarkable performance due to efforts and initiatives in the past year. Globe Telecom, coming from its extensive transformation posted outstanding results by end 2014. It figured prominently in revenue growth, market share growth, product introduction and innovation, consumer acquisition, growth in subscriber base and business/market strategy. These resulted to Globe catapulting to leadership in the Philippine telecommunications industry. “We have established ourselves as the preferred telco brand in the country as manifested by impressive business gains across all business segments and expansion of both mobile and broadband....
How I Use Globe GCash MasterCard As Easy As 1-2-3

How I Use Globe GCash MasterCard As Easy As 1-2-3

Announcements, Blogging, Business, Consumer, Corporate, Features, Gifts, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, News, Reviews, Shopping, Society, Technology
If, like me, you're the type of person who likes the convenience of shopping or paying bills (online or offline) using a debit or credit card BUT requires an easy-to-understand way to keep track of all the spending OR if you need a credit card sans the hassle, then you will love the new Globe GCash MasterCard. I learned the beauty of this baby just a few weeks ago during a trip to the gorgeous, world-famous Boracay Island, where I experienced the whole LaBoracay 2015 madness. I was in Boracay not only to bask in the sun or for the unbeatable, high-energy beach parties hosted by Globe Telecom but for this other important mission as well: To take over summer and be a #SwipeAholic with the help of the new Globe GCash MasterCard. The Globe Cash MasterCard is a GCash Car...