Event | Launch of the 9th Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA)

9th GMEA Launch Event via Zoom

Great news! The 9th GMEA will be happening and announcement of winners will be by next year. This time of the year, I think I will be able to participate fully. It has a theme of Padayon Digital, wherein it is really encouraging to get through all the challenges that we face today and still give great stories to share. I am excited and I want to showcase a community wherein I am able to assist in the formation of their organization.

So, here's the full story of the event:

9th Globe Media Excellence Awards launched to honor VisMin journalists, content creators
Globe continues to celebrate and promote press freedom through the 9th Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA). GMEA recognizes media practitioners and content creators from Visayas and Mindanao who excelled in their field of work amid the challenges posed by the global health crisis.
The theme for this year is Padayon Digital—a play on the Visayan word, padayon, which means to continue. It is a tribute to the media’s diligence in moving forward to digital spaces and a symbol of Globe's consistent support to the Visayas and Mindanao press. Support is crucial in the new normal and GMEA brings that message across by spotlighting stories that uplift lives and communities.  
“We’re proud to host the Globe Media Excellence Awards, now in our ninth year, to recognize the outstanding work of the VisMin press. Amid the ongoing pandemic, the roles of media, bloggers and social media influencers have been most crucial in keeping the public credibly informed and have played a part in helping people see through the health crisis,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior VP for Corporate Communications.
There will be nine awards for digital and print, two for broadcast, and three special awards.  All entries must be anchored on at least one of four Globe sustainability pillars: Care for Environment, Positive Societal Impact, Care for People, and Digital Nation, in line with Globe's commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Categories for digital and print are Explanatory / Investigative Story of the Year, News Report of the Year, Column of the Year, Explanatory / Investigative Video Story of the Year for Digital, Photo of the Year for Digital, Breaking News of the Year for Digital, Social Media Advocacy of the Year for Digital, and Digital Storytelling (Best Blog Post and Best Social Media Video).
For broadcast, the categories are News Report of the Year for Radio and News Report of the Year for TV.  The special awards are Newsmaker of the Year, Editor of the Year, and #KwentoNgTagumpay:  Uplifting Lives Through Digital Technology.  This last award recognizes inspiring stories of triumph amid adversities of communities and individuals.
Globe first launched its Media Excellence Awards in 2012 to encourage excellence among traditional media organizations and, later on, digital media practitioners to create positive societal changes.  GMEA 2021 covers Bacolod, Cebu, Tacloban, Bohol, Dumaguete, and Iloilo in Visayas and Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Iligan, Bukidnon, and Zamboanga in Mindanao.
Cash prizes await winners of each category. Entries may be in English, Bisaya, Hiligaynon, or Chavacano.  The deadline for submission is December 31, 2021.
To know more about the Globe Media Excellence Awards, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/globe-media-excellence-awards


So, for this year's GMEA, I will try to join and hopefully will be able to get a great story to tell the audience and the panelists. Something that will touch about one of assisted organizations as part of a team in making a biodiversity friendly enterprise here in Davao Region. I wish myself all the best! LOL

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Event | The 917 Week Celebration of Globe: A Success! Sharing Help to Communities Possible

There were a lot of surprises during the 917 week of Globe to all its loyal customers. It was really a #GDayEveryday and with the newest One Globe App - has a feature of sharing of rewards to chosen charities through the app. A number of charities to choose from but hopefully more to be part of the chosen charities, especially in some areas in Mindanao.

Here's a story from Globe about the newest feature:

Globe empowers over 85M customers nationwide, encourages support for community partners in biggest-ever 917 celebration
Globe is celebrating National G Day or 917 Day a little differently this year. As a way of giving back to the community, Globe is encouraging its customers to support various advocacies and communities.
Together with Globe’s over 85 million customers nationwide, it hopes to pass on the rewards to communities who have been greatly affected by the pandemic.
Bianca Wong, Head of Globe’s Feel Valued Tribe shared, “Every year, we make this celebration meaningful for our customers, but as the local situation progresses, we want to extend the rewards to our communities, as well. By providing unique experiences for our customers, we can help uplift their lives and the wider community we live in.”
September 17 or 917 is the time of the year when Globe shows its appreciation to its loyal customers. It is inspired by the company's original and longstanding 917 prefix.
Since its launch, Globe Rewards’ donation platform has raised almost 40 million pesos worth of cash donations and Rewards points that benefited health workers, frontliners, and medical institutions, as well as communities in need -- showing that the Filipino bayanihan spirit lives on amid these trying times.
As the month-long celebration continues, Globe still has several more activities for their customers that will allow them to give back to partner organizations, communities, or groups that they want to help. 
For instance, winners of the G Legends Cup amateur mobile gaming tournament, which culminates on September 22, will have the chance to share their prize with their beneficiary of choice. Music fans can also contribute to the collective support of our partner beneficiaries when they attend the G Music Fest on September 25 and 26.
Likewise, every spend at the first-ever G Super Sale, an exclusive marketplace partnership with Lazada and GLife, from September 15 to 19 will have a corresponding contribution to community-uplifting beneficiaries. All-year round, customers can also donate their excess or unused points on the new GlobeOne app.
Among the different partner beneficiaries include, Ayala Foundation, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Hero Foundation, Hineleban Foundation, Moments with Fr. Jerry Orbos, Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (Hopeline), the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), PGH Medical Foundation, Inc (PGH MFI), Rise Against Hunger, Rotary Foundation, Save Philippine Seas, Teach for the Philippines, Virtualahan, Walang Iwanan Alliance.
The advocacies they aim to reach include health and wellness, education, environment protection, fighting joblessness and hunger, disaster response, and child safety.
This 917, Atin ang kakayahan para tumulong. Atin ang #GDayEveryday.
This initiative is part of Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), specifically UN SDG No. 9, which emphasizes the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe upholds the UN Global Compact Principles and contributes to 10 UN SDGs.
To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.


Congratulations to for the successful 917 week and more power!

Among the charities in the app, what's close in my heart is the Save Philippine Seas. However, I also hope that the Philippine Eagle Foundation will be among the charities soon. Let's share our blessings through the newest Globe One app!

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Event | Globe takes you to GIFLand!

September 13, 2021 started the week for the #0917 celebration of Globe! Globe took us to the GIFLand with so much information about the upcoming projects and innovations from the telco giant. It was a day full of surprises with games and prizes, but more to come in the coming week!

Here's the story of our experience in GIFLand!

Creates #SariSaringRewardingExperiences for customers in annual 917 celebration 

Amidst the ongoing global health crisis, Globe endeavors to bring joy to its customers via better connectivity and innovations that uplift the lives of the Filipino people.

Through its annual 917 Day celebration, Globe continues to reinvent ways to share compassion and care, and provide customers with #SariSaringRewardingExperiences.

GIFLand is a virtual amusement park featuring the new offerings, treats and activities that are in store for Globe customers, which they can access right at their fingertips.

The festival highlights the many ways Globe values its customers, to play a more meaningful part in their everyday lives.

Chief Commercial Officer Issa Guevarra-Cabreira shared in the Globe Innovation Fest (GIF), “The core of what we do is to provide a richer, fuller, more rewarding experience to our customers. We continuously strive to deliver innovations across our products and services -- with our customers at front and center of why we do it.”

September 17 or 917 is the time of the year when Globe shows its appreciation to its loyal customers. It is inspired by the company’s original and longstanding 917 prefix.

Tuwing nasisiyahan ang isang Globe customer, ibig sabihin we did our job well. Their wonderful experience is the reward Globe strives for. Yan ang joy na hinahabol namin, whether it’s joy between two people or the joy that brings hope to a nation of more than a hundred million,” added Guevarra-Cabreira.

A GDay to share rewarding experiences with our customers and communities

Bianca Wong, Head of the Feel Valued Tribe at Globe, showed how people could enjoy GDay Everyday with the sari-saring rewarding experiences at GIFLand, encouraging the audience to multiply good vibes through sharing. What makes the 917 celebration really special this year is that customers can share their rewards with communities needing help.

An example of this is Globe’s G Legends Cup, an amateur mobile gaming tournament that lets winners share their prize with their beneficiary of choice. Other exciting activities include G Chance the Raffle, the G Super Sale, G Business Summit, and G Music Fest where customers’ participation in each program contributes to collective support to Globe’s partner beneficiaries.

“Our bayanihan spirit is playing a crucial role in helping our fellow Filipinos face our current challenges. And, we want to give our customers the opportunity to further ignite this bayanihan spirit. Which is why with GDay Everyday, we reward our customers and at the same time, empower them to support the wider community through Globe’s 15 partner beneficiaries,” she said.

Customers can also use their Globe Rewards points to donate to sustainability partners that support education, environment, health and well-being, poverty reduction, and disaster relief.

Digitizing transactions with Globe Shop & Pay

Another innovation launched at GIFLand is Shop & Pay, a self-service, highly-interactive one-stop shop for all your essentials in Globe.

Gino Guinto, Globe’s Vice President for Retail Sales Operations gave audiences a virtual walk-through of the new technology, highlighting its convenience and accessibility.

He said, “Sa panahon ngayon, kailangan talaga nating makasiguro na ligtas tayo tuwing lumalabas tayo ng ating mga bahay, kaya pinadali namin ang mga transactions ng ating mga customers to lessen their risk of exposure sa Globe Shop & Pay.”

Be it a request for a mobile or broadband plan, a handset, 917 apparel and merchandise, the new Globe Shop & Pay is sure to make transacting with Globe safer and more convenient for customers. It also features a vending machine to pay bills, buy load, call card or SIM, and cash-in via GCash.

Everything you need and love in the new GlobeOne Super app!

At the GDay Circus Tent, Globe unveiled the new GlobeOne Super App, which combines the features and experiences of all existing apps -- GlobeOne, TM, Globe At Home, and Globe Rewards. It aims to be the one app that will empower Globe customers to access all of their essential transactions and accounts, be it topping up their prepaid mobile or broadband plans, redemption of rewards or payment of bills.

With an app that has everything, we made sure that the experience is easy for our customers for their everyday use. Sa GlobeOne app, customers can have easy access to Globe Rewards that they need in their everyday lives -- rewards such as KonsultaMD, game pins, discounts to restaurants,” said Juuya Reyes, Product Owner of the GlobeOne App.

Globe Prepaid Brand Head Eric Tanbauco also unveiled GoCREATE, an exclusive feature on the GlobeOne app that allows prepaid customers to take charge and customize their own promo.

He shared, “We think it’s also important for our customers to have control over their promos. With GoCREATE, customers can customize their own promos based sa needs nila. Sila mismo have a say on what goes in their own promo. Pwede nilang piliin, for example, how much data to use, how long it will run, and kung saan gagamitin.”

Para #GDayEveryday, customers can now download the new GlobeOne app for FREE in the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.

In line with Globe’s mission to drive digital adoption and transformation in the Philippines, they also shared exciting updates on the Globe Online Shop. Globe’s Digital Experience Lead, Mitch Opao, happily shared to customers that they can do more on the platform, including renewing their mobile plans, ordering their Home Prepaid WiFi devices online, tracking its delivery, and paying cashless via GCash.

Globe supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which recognizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, and UN SDG No. 12 on sustainable consumption and production.  It is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact Principles and 10 UN SDGs.

To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.


We are indeed embracing changes of digitalization to adapt the challenges brought by the pandemic. Technology is now the leverage to avail of services even not physically doing an errand. Also, consumers are having the power to customize services to avail using one app. A great opportunity to learn about innovation, help a society and more! :D

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Event | mWell's First National mWellness Day: A Success!

mWell Helps Thousands of Filipinos in Historic Nationwide Virtual Medical Mission

Filipinos no longer need to bear the burden of outdated medical care. The whole country was given respite from the worries of getting quality medical care with National mWellness Day by mWell, the country’s only fully integrated health and wellness mobile app.

Kara David, founder of Project Malasakit, hosted the online event in the National mWellness Day culminating activity states, “As caretakers, guardians, or as a parent, the anxiety and challenges of getting quality medical care is heightened especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first ever virtual medical mission by mWell PH brings health and wellness closer to people. Nakakalungkot, subalit totoong may kakulangan sa healthcare para tugunan ang pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan.” (“It’s disheartening to note that there is a lack of quality healthcare needed by Filipinos.”)

On September 4 and 5, 2021, the first nationwide online medical mission in the Philippines took place via the mWell app by Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation (MPHTC), which provided free consultations with primary care and specialized doctors.

Despite hectic schedules in the medical field at this time of crisis, a number of doctors willingly gave their time and expertise to a bigger mission, and this is giving the gift of wellness to Filipinos. With the medical community, mWell is transforming the country’s digital health landscape by providing professional consultations, medical diagnosis, care and treatment plans.

A volunteer obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Melani Camarillo Espino explained how she adjusted to the pandemic by transitioning from limiting her clinic calls to telemedicine so that she can be contacted anytime, anywhere. Using the mWell platform, her initial apprehension was cleared because she discovered how user-friendly it is and technical support was prompt. She recommended it to her patients.  

“Using mWell is just like making a private house call with my patients from the comforts of their homes. The flow of my virtual consultations are smooth, plus I gained more patients through the app.” said Dr. Espino. Being one of the volunteers for National Wellness Day, she wants to reach out to more patients even in remote areas who are afraid to go out, and provide quality and accessible health care via the use of mWell app.

Building momentum to accelerate positive change in healthcare, mWell now features 24/7 doctor on-call services. Filipinos can consult with a doctor anytime through the mWell app with online teleconsultations from a roster of general practitioners and specialty doctors nationwide. Get much-needed access to health professionals from the safety and comfort of home.

Download the mWell app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For more information, visit https://www.mWell.com.ph.


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Event | GoLearn Launched by Globe in Partnership with the DepEd

Launch of GoLearn

Currently, I am among the online instructors who feel the burden of having poor access will make students lose some time of learning. Learning in this pandemic situation should not stop and gladly Globe helps to provide additional platform for study through GoLearn. This is something Globe contributes to the society for the learners and here's the story of the event:

Globe, DepEd, Sen. Villanueva make digital learning more accessible
with GoLearn 

A gap in access is a gap in learning.  With this in mind, Globe joined hands to give educators, parents, and students access to highly engaging programs and affordable digital solutions so there will be no reason for learning to stop.
To make the education stakeholders feel more optimistic for this school year, Globe has launched GoLearn, the unified, company-wide platform aimed at helping the country achieve 21st Century Learning. Through the initiative, Globe is looking forward to creating a better tomorrow for the sector.
GoLearn is a valuable platform for everyone who aspires to further enrich their education as it opens up doors for a brighter future.  It promotes continuous learning and further bridges the digital gaps in the education landscape in the country via access to connectivity solutions, learning platforms, and solutions.
“It is our commitment in Globe to work with the whole education sector to bring forth everyone’s aspiration for better education, ensuring that learning never stops for all, wherever they are, regardless of their status.. This is the heart of GoLearn - Globe’s unified initiative to bring together products, programs, services, and solutions that will empower the whole learning ecosystem. .,” said KD Dizon, Globe Head of Small, Medium Business Group.
Supporting Globe in this undertaking is Sen. Joel “Tesdaman” Villanueva, Chairman of the Philippine Senate Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development; and the Higher and Technical and Vocational Education Committees, and Digital Learning Advocate. A son of two former public school teachers, he is also a staunch advocate of continuous learning and has paved the way for accessible education for all.

Villanueva mentioned a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on possible learning loss due to school closure and remote learning.  The impact on the kids may be long term which can affect their competitiveness and work performance in the near future.
“We advocate digital learning and we partner with Globe for the fulfillment of this advocacy,” Villanueva said. “That's why importante ang mga ginagawa o gagawin pa nating mga interventions para hindi tuluyang bumaba ang kaalaman ng mga kabataan.  Makakatulong dito ng malaki ang initiative ng Globe to ensure na tuloy-tuloy ang learning ng mga bata.  GoLearn is a digital solution to widen the access to training.  With GoLearn, learning is at your fingertips kaya very convenient.”
“Napakahirap po ng ating kinakaharap ngayon ngunit ito po ay magiging  hindi gaano kahirap dahil po sa ating partner.  Napakalaki po ng tulong ng Globe sa pagbibigay ng connectivity, mga learning platforms, at mga learning management systems na pwede po nating gamitin to supplement what we are already doing.  Kaya atin pong pinapasalamatan ang Globe,” said Undersecretary of Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships and School Sports of the Department of Education, Tonisito C. Umali.
GoLearn is supported by the different groups inside Globe:
● Globe Enterprise provides students from low-income households with access to new normal education through the enhanced Phinma Education data plan.
● Globe Small and Medium Enterprise assists institutions with digital transformation to enhance teachers’ teaching abilities and support the learning competencies of students. This is done through its E-Skwela Webinars and Online Training Program which are meant to enlighten the education sector on the vast benefits that digitalization brings towards continuous growth of quality education.
● Globe At Home gives its subscribers learning vouchers through the Globe At Home app.  
● Globe Prepaid, through Virtual Hangouts, has scheduled a series of activities or interactive experiences for students to enable meaningful connections and renew school friendships.
● TM has a FunAral E-Campus to be rolled out in different TM Campus Connect partners and national school organizations intended to immerse the students in a fun and engaging virtual learning experience.
● Educational apps and learning activities and resources are also made available for Globe customers
● Globe also leads the way in creating a safer online environment with programs that promote cybersecurity and safety, responsible digital citizenship, and mental wellness.
“We hope you’re as excited as us to really raise the quality of education in the country together,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO on how the company places priority on the enablement of online learning. “With the launch of GoLearn, know that the entire One Globe group is with you to continue to provide affordable connectivity, accessible platforms, and safer learning environment for all.”
“The Ayala Group gives its full support to Globe’s GoLearn program as it provides enabling solutions that propel the education sector to progressive digital learning,” said Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of Ayala Corporation.
Globe is a strong advocate of quality education which is one of the 10 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that the company has committed to support. In line with the new normal, Globe is pushing for digital learning by providing connectivity to  learners and teachers.
To know more about GoLearn, visit www.globe.com.ph/education.


This is another bright spot for the education industry and hopefully harnessing this platform will really bringforth more educated students.

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