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Duck, Cover, And Hold – The Metro Manila Shake Drill!

 

 Overall, the first day of the 2017 Metro Manila Shakedrill was a success. There were slight bombardment of news a few hours before the staged Metro Manila Shakedrill in different key parts of the metro and that created a little disturbance in the traffic situation. Motorists and employees were at least got informed when the siren started to sound off as the clock strikes four in the afternoon of July 14, a dreaded payday Friday for most of the working public. Netizens even posted a witty status on Facebook such as Friday + Payday + Earthquake Drill = Bad Idea/Traffic/MovieTime […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Is The Best Friendly Neighborhood Movie Ever

 

 Okay. Tobey Maguire’s webslinger paid attention closest to the costume of the Amazing Spider-Man but what we can say more to Tom Holland’s version is the childhood feel that resonates with the look of Queens’ friendly neighborhood superhero in this film franchise from what it is in the cartoon and comic book. Tobey was the closest Spider-Man we had until Tom came along. Watching Spider-Man: Homecoming makes you feel drawn into the cartoon and comic book nostalgia. Even celebrity host and entrepreneur RJ Ledesma noticed interesting similarities to Spider-Man: Homecoming from its cartoon and comic book counterpart. “There were two […]

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Strategic Partnerships To Elevate Video And Social Media Content And Analytics Of Digital Advertising Emerged From Globally Renowned Companies

 

 Strategic alliances arise when needs to strengthen core of a company become more evident, especially now in a digitally driven and social media-based market analysts in the world of advertising. AdSpark, a digital marketing solutions firm of Globe Telecom, opens its door to a strategic partnerships with Wootag and Tracx, two of globally renowned digital companies, to help change the landscape of digital advertising in the Philippines. This Thurday afternoon, June 22, AdSpark, Wootag, Tracx, and Globe Telecom officially signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) held at the AdSpark Philippine headquarter in BGC, Taguig. “We have a vision for a […]

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Get To Know More About The Philippines While Visiting The Island Through Kultoura mobile-for-travel app

 

 Visiting a place is not just about taking photos and trying local foods. It’s also about discovering culture and arts, the history that tells about the past events of a particular place. Through Kultoura app, tourists and travelers may leave their maps behind and just keep this new mobile-for-travel installed on their smartphones to get to know the Philippines while traveling to the 7,647 islands. Historical facts compiled for Kultoura users are available once you have downloaded the app powered by PLDT’s wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications and developer InnoPub Media in collaboration and partnership with National Commission for Culture and […]

MAKATIZEN CARD

Makati citizens go digital with Makatizen Card

 

 A local ID  and pay system was launched in time for the 347th Foundation Day in Makati and the MOA signing was held last May 30, 2017 at the 22nd floor of the Makati City Hall. Present during the signing were Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu and Makati City Mayor Abigail ‘Abby’ Binay. Powered by GCash, the new and multi-purpose ID covers Makati city residents’ health and social benefits as well as other services allowing Makatizen Card to be used in replacement of other numerous cards. Makatizen Card is only available to Makati city residents. It’s a valid […]

GMOVIES ROBINSONS MOVIEWORLD PARTNERSHIP

GMovies and Robinsons Movieworld brings movie watching experience more convenient and hassle-free

 

 There are times when going to the movie theater becomes a hassle when you have to fall in line to buy ticket(s). Then you’ll have to wait outside or within the theater lobby until the next screening hour starts. But if you have an access to online movie bookings, you can watch your favorite movie conveniently and enjoy your time with your friends, family, and love ones. Making movie watching more convenient is what GMovies, a product of Globe Telecom’s Digital Ventures division, and Robinsons Movieworld when they put up this innovation for their respective brands. Both GMovies and Robinsons Movieworld made a smart decision […]

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Smart improves LTE Speed to Cebu, Eastern and Southern Metro Manila

 

 Smart Communications, Inc has been ramping up its network upgrades across the country. They have improved the LTE speeds particularly in Rizal, southern Metro Manila, and Cebu. “LTE provides the best mobile data experience to subscribers and significantly boosts the speed, quality and reliability of our data service,” said Mr. Joachim Horn, Chief Technology and Information Advisor for PLDT and Smart. “Through this LTE rollout, we are also laying the foundation for further improvements in our service, such as LTE-Advanced with Carrier Aggregation, in preparation for the coming of 5G in 2020,” he added. We did a previous site visit […]

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Android TV changing the way of watching TV

 

 Modern technology has brought upon us the birth of Smart TVs and for those who own one, it’s like having free cable subscription because of the built-in TV apps that comes with the system. And if you’re bored playing around with the apps or you want your mobile phones to access more videos and shows straight from your smartphone, all you have to do is get a Google Chromecast, download and install a casting app, and that’s it, enjoy 24/7 video-on-demand, just like the rest of the millennials around the globe. But what if you’re still stuck with a dumb […]

SMART X VOYAGER X BINIBINING PILIPINAS CHARITIES INC. PARTNERSHIP

Binibining Pilipinas 2017 SMS and digital fan voting powered by Smart and Voyager Innovations

 

 For the first time in Binibining Pilipinas pageant history – that’s 54 years and counting, this year’s SMS and digital fan voting, where the winner of the text votes will automatically be part of the Top 15 finalists, will be powered by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, along with its digital innovations arm Voyager Innovations. Starting last April 26, fans only need to type BB<number of candidate> (ex. BB1 to BB40) and send it to 2929022 to cast their votes and support their favorite candidates. Votes will be counted until 7 PM of April 30 during the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night. The signing of […]

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Coachella Feels With Wanderland

 

 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]

GLOBE AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TURNED OVER 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM TO MANILA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

Globe and Habitat for Humanity unveiled Manila Science High School’s 21st century classroom

 

 Last March 17, Globe Telecom and Habitat for Humanity officially turned over to Manila Science High School (MaSci) over the weekend a multi-functional Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory with a collaborative working space that is fit for 21st century learning. Keynote speaker Eva Nacion, MaSci Prinicipal, Batch ’91 Representative, Marga Uy Baula, and 5th District Manila Congresswoman Cristal Bagatsing gave congratulatory words to this momentous occasion. If you’ll remember, MaSci, the first pilot science high school in the Philippines, joined the Global Filipino School (GFS) Program, a long-term educational initiative of Globe to transform select public schools into centers […]

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Globe Business unveils cybersecurity center to fight cybersecurity threat

 

 Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, in his keynote, welcomes the newly-operational Globe Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) through the company’s information and technology arm Globe Business as it strengthen its position to best aid the Philippines in its fight against cybersecurity threats that continually put the operations of both businesses and government agencies at risk. Cu gave the example of another industry threaten with a ransom by cyberhackers that they’ll attack on their facilities if they don’t pay up. This kind of threat gave way to fully mobilize Globe Business “to put itself in the best position to […]

TARA HYA LEONARDO DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream aspirant Hya’s story will truly melt your hearts

 

 Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, Disney Princesses: I Dare To Dream will bring viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend Lea Salonga with theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Penaflorenda, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco, and YouTuber and host Charisma Star. One of the aspiring Disney Princess is Hya Tara Leonardo, who is the eldest among the 6 girls performing from this 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced […]

GRUPO AGATEP 52ND ANVIL AWARDS NIGHT

Top PR firms win at 52nd Anvil Awards

 

 Anvil Awards is the oldest and prestigious award giving body by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) held annually, since its inception in 1963, to recognize exemplary performance of select public relations nominees. The ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools and, now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury. Eligibility Any public relations program or tool implemented between October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 was eligible for the 52nd ANVIL AWARDS. Held last Friday, March 10, 5 PM […]

LEA SALONGA DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Lea Salonga acts as ‘fairy godmother’ to Disney Princesses

 

 Movie, television and theater actress, not to mention a great singer, Lea Salonga acts as ‘fairy godmother’ to 6 Disney Princesses who are pursuing their dreams in Globe Studios and Disney’s Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream. Lea, who herself is also considered as a princess, (she was the voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney animation’s Alladin) oversees and watches  6 young girls’ performance and ultimately, will be selecting one winner from the 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced by Globe Studios in collaboration with Disney and Maker Studios. Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and […]

GCASH X PAYPAL PARTNESHIP

You can now withdraw and transfer PayPal balance to your GCash account

 

 In line with Globe Telecom’s commitment to ‘financial inclusion’  enabling Filipinos to innovative and disruptive products, and provide freelancers easy access and convenience when it comes to fund transfers in the Philippines, the leading mobile network company announced the partnership of GCash and PayPal, a global leader in digital payments. Micro and small to medium-seized enterprise (MSME) business owners and freelancers can now transfer and withdraw their PayPal funds at no additional charge by simply linking their PayPal accounts to their GCash accounts. Funds can then be withdrawn from their GCash account within a day through their GCash MasterCard at over 20,000 […]

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is set to premiere as a Netflix Original series on January 15, 2017 starring Neil Patrick Harris as the infamous Count Olaf

Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf in Netflix’s ASOUE powered by Globe Home Broadband

 

 The most awaited TV show this 2017, Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will be available on Netflix for streaming and download (on mobile devices and tablets) starting January 13. The eight, hour-long episodes from Netflix available right on and powered by Globe Home Broadband subscription. The Neil Patrick Harris starer is based on international 13 part, best-selling novel adapted for TV series available only on Netflix for everyone to enjoy. Based on the international best-selling children’s novels by Daniel Handler, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian […]

SINGAPORE AIRLINES CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF A GREAT WAY TO FLY

Travel to Singapore on $160 round-trip fare now on sale!

 

 Just announced during Singapore Airlines Travel Fair media event, you can travel and visit Singapore, one of the most must-see and must-travel destination when it comes to shopping, dining, sightseeing, and nightlife entertainment, for as low as $160 or about P7,840 (estimated on a $1=P49 rate exchange) when you visit Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel fair 2017 happening in different Ayala malls this January to February 2017. Singapore Airlines and SilkAir together with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), will be giving away extraordinary opportunities for SIA and SilkAir passengers and BPI Cardholders to visit Singapore and other exciting destinations, while […]

last chance to bring home a brand new Nissan Juke with GCash #12WeeksofChristmas Raffle Promo

 

 The GCash #12WeeksofChristmas Raffle Promo has come to its final week and this is your last chance to bring home a brand new Nissan Juke. Qualifying for the raffle becomes more easier. Just use your GCash account to buy load, send money, pay bills, purchase items via GCash MasterCard or GCash American Express Virtual Pay, etc. For every completed transaction there is an equivalent one raffle entry. You have until December 20 to participate. All entries from week 1 to 11 will also be counted in the December 21 grand draw. So hurry and go all out this Christmas season. […]

A Netflix reason why you should use the GCash app

 

 Do you want to see your favorite movies and series on Netflix? We got you. Here is your chance to win a six-month free subscription of the world’s most popular streaming media and video on demand app. On top of it, you may also bring home a brand new Nissan Juke at the Grand Draw. All you need to do is use your GCash App to pay bills or buy load from December 9 to 15. Each successful transaction entitles you to one (1) raffle entry. With the GCash App, you can easily perform various GCash mobile money services such […]

Shop with GCash MasterCard and fly with PAL

 

 Your GCash MasterCard has teamed up with Philippine Airlines to give you another reason to go shopping.  From December 2 to 8, just use your GCash MasterCard when buying at any of the over 33 million MasterCard partner outlets worldwide.  Each successful transaction will entitle you to one (1) raffle entry that may bring you to a destination of your choice for free.  For this week’s promo, the winner gets a P20,000 travel voucher from PAL and may also have a chance to take home a brand new Nissan Juke in the grand draw.  You can easily avail of the […]

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Shop online and win P20,000 online shopping spree with GCash #12WeeksofChristmas Raffle Promo

 

 Take advantage of numerous online sale this holiday season and get to shop for more for free!  Just use your GCash Mastercard or GCash American Express Virtual Pay to buy at Lazada, Zalora, eBay, Amazon, or any of your favourite online store from November 25 to December 1, 2016 and you may win P20,000 online shopping spree and even a brand new Nissan Juke.  Each successful transaction entitles you to one (1) raffle entry. You can easily avail of the GCash MasterCard debit card for only P150.  Check out www.globe.com.ph/gcash-mastercard to find out where to get your GCash MasterCard which […]

PAYMAYA X PAYPAL COLLABORATION

PayMaya X PayPal union to boost more opportunities for freelancers and digipreneurs

 

 Freelancers and digipreneurs in the Philippines will now have another reason to be inside the playing field of digital economy with the recent merger of PayMaya – the country’s leading digital financial service provider, and PayPal – a global leader in digital payments. These two brands formed a union that will boost more opportunities for freelancers and digipreneurs. If you’re a freelancer or a digipreneur who receives payment via PayPal, you will enjoy 80% off on PayPal’s withdrawal fee when you transfer your available PayPal balance to your PayMaya account until December 21, 2016 as part of the promo of […]

Take home a Sony Playstation 4 and a Nissan Juke when you shop for digital content with GCash MasterCard and GCash American Express Virtual Pay

 

 Getting  a Sony Playstation 4 this Christmas could be truly awesome, right? Then, how about making this possible? How? Check out the details below. It’s game time!  Shop for your favorite digital content such as music, apps, games, among others from  Spotify, Steam, Google Play, iTunes Apple Store, Netflix, NBA League Pass, etc. using your GCash MasterCard or GCash American Express Virtual Pay from November 18 to 24 and you may just be the lucky winner of a Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console.  More so, you also qualify for the grand draw on December 21 where a brand new Nissan […]

POP-UP HOLIDAY BAZAAR DIGIMALL BY GLOBE MYBUSINESS

The biggest fashion, food, and Christmas bazaar DigiMall from Globe myBusiness is coming to town

 

 Who’s up for shopping this holiday season? We bet everyone are getting prep up for shopping for holiday gifts for mom, dad, brothers, sisters, friends, and loved ones. Shopping always brings good vibes especially when you’re out looking for that specific items that you’ve been eyeing for. Shopping is also good for countering distressing moments in life. And this is why Globe myBusiness is now back to spread those Christmas vibes up in the air, and in the online world, by  opening a venue for shopping experience for everyone even at the comfort of their homes this Christmas season. Globe myBusiness, […]