Times have changed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the infections have waned, we are still not out of the danger zone. So Globe recreates Christmas for all Filipinos in this year’s fully digital Wonderful World of Globe. We are still connected and on our way to the digital Philippines.
Christmas in the Wonderful World of Globe
Christmas is fast approaching. However, the realities of celebrating the holidays with a pandemic can be difficult for many Filipino families. Despite this, the desire to enjoy our usual holiday activities and observe cherished local traditions remain strong in many of us.
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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. It is also a great opportunity for each of us to do more for others and continue spreading cheer to everyone.” This was shared by Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.
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. It is the mobile version of the highly-popular League of Legends.
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.
Globe will drive bigger and better immersive gaming experiences powered by Niantic’s advanced AR real-world platform. This 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 in entertainment 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 anytime, anywhere using their connected device.
You can now stream or download HBO Originals, HBO Asia Originals, Korean and Chinese dramas, and Hollywood blockbusters. Plus, there are hundreds of hours of kid-friendly and family content.
Globe also joined hands with Kumu, a Pinoy-centered live streaming platform. It is home to local and global user-generated Pinoy lifestyle content, and digital content partners.
The app focuses on celebrity streams, talk shows, variety content and MYXPH for music. Kumu will also be adding game streaming channels into their mixed platform.
What is Christmas without presents? While everyone loves presents, some of the best gifts come when people share their blessings with those 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. Globe Platinum customers are allowed 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. This way, children of Baseco Compound, Manila can continue their education.
Moreover, Globe Platinum customers have been delighting frontliners who have worked tirelessly to keep Filipinos safe all these months.
Specifically for frontliners, they have launched 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 frontliners. This is to thank those who will be hard at work all throughout Christmas Eve, keeping Filipinos safe.
For Online Schooling
Recognizing the pressing demand of educators for a fast, reliable, and affordable internet connection, Globe At Home initiated WiFi2Teach. It 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.
For every Globe At Home Prepaid Wifi sold, P100 will be donated to help fund internet connectivity of selected public school students at home. This is done in partnership with Ayala Foundation.
Meanwhile, Globe myBusiness’ Gift Local campaign encourages everyone to patronize local products for their Christmas gift-giving. This aims to give small and medium enterprises the much-needed boost after the pandemic.
Gift-giving Through GCash
GCash brings to life our beloved Christmas traditions with ChristMAS KAYA with GCASH.
In this, celebrations and gift-giving are made possible through innovations like GCash Send Aguinaldo. This enables users to send digital gift envelopes as aguinaldos to their inaanaks and pamangkins.
Meanwhile, you can even include 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 e-commerce platforms. These include Lazada, Puregold, DataBlitz, Purego, Boozy, Goldilocks, Goama Games, and more.
Recreate Local Traditions
In the past, many Filipino families look forward to watching the annual Metro Manila Film Festival on Christmas Day. The MMFF showcases local filmmakers and artists and we root for our favorite movies.
This year, Globe and GMovies have partnered with the MMFF and UPSTREAM to recreate the MMFF tradition. They will bring this year’s nominated films online to Filipino homes around all over the world.
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WWG also banners Filipino talents supported by Globe, celebrating the athletic achievements of Pinoy athletes. The roster includes:
- Manny Pacquiao: 12-time 8-division boxing world champion and global icon
- Alex Eala: tennis child prodigy and Australian Open doubles champion
- Manila Chooks TM Team: PH rep to FIBA 3X3 World Tour
- Team Lakay: ONE Championship’s martial arts stable
Globe also supports a roster of amazing local music artists 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.” This was said by Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of Globe.
Globe believes that with the Filipinos’ collective energy and ingenuity, we can still make wonderful memories this Christmas.
Globe is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and has committed to implement sustainability principles. It is hinged on four pillars including One Digital Nation, Care for the Environment, Care for People, and Positive Societal Impact.
With that, Globe is actively supporting the 10 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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