Globe’s 917 GDay is here! Here’s how you can celebrate

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.

DTI launches National Food Fair Digital Mall

Enjoy 10 days of activities and learning opportunities at the National Food Fair Digital Mall.

As part of the year-long series of events 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair, the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP), in cooperation with the DTI-Regional Operations Group is formally opening the National Food Fair Digital Mall hosted on the UnionBank GlobalLinker e-commerce platform.

The virtual opening ceremony will be be streamed on the BDTP Facebook page on September 17 at 9:00 AM. 

This will then be followed by a 10-day program of activities and learning opportunities.

Food enthusiasts, culinary artists, wine connoisseurs, and entrepreneurs will surely find something of interest in the line-up of online events which will be livestreamed daily from September 17 to 26, beginning at 10:00 AM.

Registration is free and open to the general public. Simply visit the BDTP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DTI.BDTP) to join any of the events.

Among the highlights of the cooking demos are featured halal recipes by Chef Shamil Kandang from the Center for Culinary Arts, as well as the regional halal delicacies prepared by featured chefs from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

These include a Tausug dish from Sulu, a Yakan dish from Basilan, a Maranao dish from Lanao, and favorite Maguindanao dishes. A Philippine wine mixing show will also spice up the daily activities.

For MSMEs who want to level up their business, there are topics on how to leverage their social media presence as well as the latest technologies in food packaging and sustainable materials.

Government agencies such as the Philippine Trade Training Center and the Design Center of the Philippines, among others, will also offer business talks on various subjects. 

Below is an overview of what’s in store for the next 10 days:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Webinars

  • Food Photography for Social Media Marketing
  • Making Meaningful Connections Online

Cooking Demos

  • Tofu & Mushroom Sisig
  • Grilled Pork Belly with Peanut Sauce
  • Halal: Chicken Tikka Skewers 
  • Favorite Tausug dish from Sulu: Tiulah Itum 

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Webinars

  • Wrapped & Woven: Natural Materials as Packaging for MSMEs
  • Creativly Studio: Food Packaging & Labelling Services

Cooking Demos

  • Heirloom Rice Kits: Paella Adlai & Champorado
  • Cabbage Roll Express
  • Halal: Chicken Pianggang
  • Favorite Yakan Dish from Basilan: Fish Kaliya

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Webinars

  • Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Food Technologies
  • How to License RTE Technologies
  • Food Packaging Technologies You Need to Know

Cooking Demos

  • Vegetable Salads: Jicama Papaya Slaw with Glazed Pili Nuts & Cucumber Salad using Coconut Nectar Vinegar
  • Surf N Turf Kare-Kare
  • Halal: Fried Lumpiang Ubod
  • Favorite Maranao Dish from Lanao: Chicken Pyaparan

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Webinars

  • Trade and Market Development of Coconut Food Products
  • Protect Your Brand and Gain Competitive Edge

Cooking Demos

  • Dessert: Bibingkrep with Fruit Syrups
  • Inihaw sa Gata
  • Halal: Beef Rendang
  • Favorite Dishes from Maguindanao

Philippine Wine Mixing Show

Raffle Draw

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Digitalizing for Virtual Trade Fairs

Design Center of the Philippines Webinar

  • All Wrapped Up: A Rundown on the Local Waste Problem & Food Packaging 

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Post Trade Fair: Following Business Leads

Design Center of the Philippines Webinars

  • Bio Building Blocks: Cassava Biobags, its Capacities, Requirements, and Limitations 
  • Going Bio-Based: Active Steps for Enterprises and How to Achieve Circularity in Packaging

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Social Media Marketing

Design Center Philippines Webinar

  • Circularity Through Returnable or Circular Material Handling Systems

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Philippine Trade Training Center Webinar

  • Content Development Strategy

Design Center of the Philippines Webinars

  • First in Colors: A First-Hand Experience with Sustainable Materials 
  • Innovative Sustainable Packaging Solutions

In-Focus Product Presentations

Raffle Draw

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Webinars

  • Philippine National Trade Repository
  • Eats More Fun in the Philippines
  • Good Food in Sustainable Packaging
  • Mindanao Halal Culinary Travel Destinations

Raffle Draw

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Webinars

  • Access to Technology and Innovation: Shared Services Facilities
  • Updates on Modified e-Portal: Food & Drug Administration
  • Export Marketing Bureau Services and Programs for Exporters
  • Food, Travel & Lifestyle on Tik-Tok

Raffle Draw

To attend any of the events, simply visit the BDTP Facebook page. The livestreams start at 10:00 AM daily, and will then be available to view on demand. 

To join via Zoom, register using this link: https://forms.gle/owz5PtiSN2CrBVzH9. To watch the daily shows, use the Zoom meeting link: 

https://zoom.us/j/94344995784?pwd=d0lHQWV4ZmJUM0NFMzFOeFh4Uk04Zz09. Sign the daily survey forms for a chance to win fabulous prizes at the daily raffle draws.

For more information about the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, please follow their social media accounts on Facebook (DTI.BDTP), Instagram (dti.bdtp), and Twitter (@DTI_BDTP). You may also email bdtp@dti.gov.ph.

Be one of 100 raffle winners at TECNO Mobile’s Livestream Show

C The Best Of You with CAMON 17 and catch the hottest local celebrities, plus get the chance to win a TECNO Mobile CAMON 17 smartphone and other prizes at the CAMON 17 livestream show happening today, July 16, 2021 at 6 p.m.

The event will be bursting with cool local celebrities and personalities eager to help you live your best life. 

Hosted by Phaister and Rose Sugatan, there will be segments showcasing guests’ makeup and fashion skills.

Never again leave your home second-guessing your makeup and OOTD because these experts will make sure you pick up all the beauty talents you need. 

Catch the special warm-up segment at 5 p.m., done in partnership with Vice Cosmetics, which will feature Gandolls Gabby and Nicole.

Each of them will share tips on how you can achieve a morena glow and a mestiza radiance.

Whichever look you prefer, our Gandolls will help you enhance your natural beauty.

When you’re done with your look, care of Vice Cosmetics, CAMON 17 can help you take beautiful IG-worthy self-portraits. 

The beauty tutorials won’t stop there! For the CAMON Barbie lookbook main event, local celebrities Andrea Brillantes, Donnalyn Bartolome, and Jillian Ward will share their DIY makeup and OOTD tips.

Let them give you a peek into the contents of their go-to bags and learn how to create stunning, celebrity-approved looks while in the comfort of your own home.

Not only that, but you’ll also get to watch your favorite celebrities as they play games for their fans to win prizes!

Our guests’ quirky side will shine through as they guess K-drama scenes parodied by Raymond Baltazar.

Find out if your favorite K-drama is also your idol’s. Say, “Annyeong!” if you share the same taste!

Now, since the live event hopes to help you always see the best in life, your favorite local celebrities will also share some meaningful life tips. 

Join the fun games prepared for the audience as well as the awesome raffle with more than 100 amazing prizes ranging from cash and beauty set giveaways, to new TECNO Mobile CAMON 17 smartphones.

All you need to do to join the live raffle is root for your celebrity idol and enjoy the show with your family and friends. 

Before the event ends, there will be an announcement of the social media challenge winners. 

The New CAMON 17 Series

Highlighting the event is TECNO Mobile’s new CAMON 17 Pro and CAMON 17P. 

CAMON 17 Pro is equipped with a 48MP Clearest Selfie Camera in front, and a 64MP Ultra-Quad camera at the rear. This smartphone is powered by a Helio G95 processor with a 90Hz screen refresh rate, plus a long-lasting 5000mAh battery which comes with a 33W fast charger. CAMON 17 Pro comes in California dream silver and Malibu blue, and is exclusively available at the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall, at P9,990 for the 8BG+128GB model, and P10,990 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

The budget-friendlier CAMON 17P has a 16MP AI Smart Selfie Camera and 64MP Ultra-Clear Quad camera at the rear, runs on a Helio G85 processor, and also has a powerful 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Its high-resolution 6.8” FHD+ 1080P provides a sharper and clearer display. CAMON 17P may be purchased from the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North Edsa Annex Building, and other TECNO Partner Stores. CAMON 17P comes in three colors – Magnet Black, Spruce Green and Frost Silver, and is priced at only P8,490.

Its high-resolution 6.8” FHD+ 1080P provides a sharper and clearer display. CAMON 17P is exclusively available at the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North Edsa Annex Building and other TECNO Partner Stores . CAMON 17P comes in three colors—Magnet Black, Spruce Green and Frost Silver, and is priced at P8,490 only.

To stay updated on the latest news about the CAMON 17 series, as well as exclusive deals and promos from TECNO Mobile, be sure to like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines. Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite smartphones and gadgets.

Watch BLACKPINK’s “Show You Like That” concert exclusively via Globe

In case you haven’t heard, JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA of K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK are Globe’s newest brand ambassadors.

Last year, the girls painted the Philippines black and pink with their stunning TVC, a massive digital channel takeover, a fan-favorite pre-show, and exclusive access to THE SHOW concert, plus other perks and content all streamed through Globe’s social media and online platforms.

This year, Globe is giving BLINKS more ways to connect with their favorite idols as the brand’s continuous efforts to reinvent entertainment invites all fans of the quartet behind smash hits like “DDU-DDU-DDU-DDU” and “Lovesick Girls,” to SHOW YOU LIKE THAT, a free online event for Globe’s Kmmunity PH Facebook Group.

On June 18, 2021 at 7:30pm, members of the hallyu-centered Facebook Group will get exclusive access to catch the OT4 as they greet and engage with their Filipino fans for the first time since their record-shattering online concert earlier this year.

Bet you wanna be one of the lucky viewers? Feed your frenzy for their high-energy pop and stunning visuals!

Simply join Globe’s Kmmunity PH Facebook Group to catch the special online event with JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA, and quench your thirst for more BLACKPINK content in your area.

Always looking to uplift Filipinos in their everyday lives, Globe Telecom is committed to creating innovative ways for all fans to stay connected with each other and with their favorite idols.

For more updates about Show You Like That, follow Globe Telecom’s Facebook page , and join Globe’s Kmmunity PH’s Facebook group.

In the meantime, unleash your inner BLINK and enjoy fun and exclusive content and activities found in the Hallyu At Home Room.

Register at https://glbe.co/WorldAtHomeReg  and find out what you stan for with the “What Kind of KPop Fan Are You” personality quiz or make your KPop star dreams come true and take endless selfies using the Selca @ Home photo booth where they can choose from a variety of KPop vibes backgrounds and super kyeopta stickers.

You can also own the limited edition Globe At Home x BLACKPINK modem for only Php 2,499!

It comes with 10GB data upon activation, plus limited edition signed packaging and BLACKPINK photocards, photocard holder and sticker packs.

Visit the Globe Shop online, Add to Cart, and hit Check Out through this link: https://new.globe.com.ph/prepaid-wifi/blackpink

TECNO Mobile’s Power Your Game event earns over 30,000 live views

TECNO Mobile’s recently concluded Power Your Game live stream event turned out to be hugely successful, delivering on its promise of power-packed fun and overflowing prizes.

Streamed live on the TECNO Mobile Facebook Page last June 5, the one-of-a-kind online event garnered over 30,000 live views, a viewership milestone that surpasses all previous live stream events from the brand.

To date, the live stream event mounted in partnership with popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), has already been viewed almost 2 million times and still counting.

The event’s highly engaged audience participated in games and challenges, hoping to win one of 250 TECNO Mobile phones and MLBB game skins that were up for grabs that evening.

Viewers were also extremely entertained by the guest gamers who livened up the show with their on-stage antics and amazing cosplay performances, as well as their impressive gaming skills.

Hosted by Phaister, together with high-energy shout casters Phinesse Lex and Prof B, the live stream event saw the shocking upset of Team POVA by the challengers, Team TECNO, during the show match.

After three rounds of intense MLBB gameplay, Team TECNO bested Team POVA to become the first-ever POVA 2 x MLBB Show Match Champions

Team POVA was made up of top gaming streamers Ghost Wrecker, Junnie Boy, Kay Ann, Elie Gaming, and Hypebits, while Team TECNO was composed of select participants from a recent TECNO Mobile Facebook Challenge.

Team POVA’s Junnie Boy, who dressed up as Gusion Moonlight Sonata during the event, was crowned the MLBB Hero of the Year.

Meanwhile, fans voted for Hypebits, who was in full Granger Lightborn Overrider during the show, as the show match MVP.

All of the guest gamers gave their best during game segments, joining challenges like Lagot o Sagot, and performing in an entertaining Rap Battle, to the delight of their fans.

The fun continues

As a special treat to their followers, all of the gaming streamers at the event will be hosting giveaways on their individual Facebook Pages.

A POVA 2 unit, one Lucky Spin Limited Skin, and one Starlight Member Limited Skin from each of the five gaming streamers await those who participate.

To join, simply leave a comment on your favorite gamer’s page, listing any two POVA 2 features, together with the hashtags, #POVA2PoweredToWin, #POVA2GamingPhone, and #TogetherWeAchieveMore.

Ghost Wrecker, having the highest invite post engagement, has already chosen two Starlight Limited Skin winners from his lucky fans.

POVA 2 Powered To Win

The live stream event also served as the official start of the pre-selling period for TECNO Mobile’s POVA 2 gaming smartphone.

POVA 2 has been called the perfect phone to use for playing MLBB with its 7,000mAh battery, Helio G85 Gaming Processor, and other features.

With an unbeatable price of P7,990, POVA 2 is definitely the hottest gaming phone.

Check out these other fantastic features of the POVA 2:

  1. A Helio G85 Gaming Processor, which unlocks intelligent resource management,
    ensuring sustained performance and longer gameplay with its 2GHz octa-core
    processor. Heavy games load faster, overall performance is smoother, and power
    efficiency is maintained to deliver uninterrupted game play.
  2. A powerful 7000mAh battery with 18W dual IC flash charger for longer playing time on
    the go.
  3. A 6.9” 1080P FHD+ screen with extremely sharp display.
  4. A 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage and ET Engine that promises lag-free gameplay,
    eliminates screen jittering, and allows a fully immersive gaming experience.
  5. Game Space 2.0, which provides a unique user interface that enhances your gameplay
    by accelerating memory, network connectivity, CPU and GPU boost.
  6. A Game Voice Changer feature that transforms voices in various ways.
  7. Slim and modern design that is lightweight and easy to grip.
  8. Enhanced artificial intelligence cameras for taking professional-quality photos, with a
    48MP quad camera set up at the rear, and an 8-megapixel AI powered selfie camera.

Pre-Order Your POVA 2 today


The pre-order period for POVA 2 is open until June 14 in TECNO Mobile’s online stores and partner dealers.

Play to win with this super affordable gaming phone, yours for only Php 7,990.

As one of the first to get a POVA 2, you can enjoy awesome Mobile Legends game skins and other freebies when you pre-order from the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall, TECNO Mobile’s Flagship Store in Lazada, memoexpress.com, kimstore.com, and the TECNO Mobile Concept Store at SM North Edsa Annex and TECNO Kiosk at Ayala Market Market.

To stay updated on exclusive deals and promos, be sure to like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines. Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite smartphones and gadgets.

Mega Prime and Prime Mom Club host fun Relaxation Workshops

To thank all moms for their tireless efforts day-in and day-out, Mega Prime and its mommy community Prime Mom Club have organized a one-of-a-kind virtual glamping event that allowed moms to relax and bond with fellow moms.

Dubbed All About Mom, the event pampered moms by giving them some me-time to relax while learning alongside their peers who share their cares and interests.

Unlike previous Prime Mom Club workshops, a virtual glamping session–the perfect relaxation hotspot–for Prime Moms was created.

As a way to connect with one another while also reminding our moms that it’s important to care for themselves, guests were encouraged to interact with all that was in store for them.

Leading the event was the Prime Mom Club’s honorary member and Mega Prime’s brand ambassador, Marian Rivera-Dantes, who spoke about the importance of bonding with fellow moms through shared passions such as cooking, which are good for one’s well being especially during this pandemic.

Chef Rosebud Benitez also unveiled special recipes using Mega Prime Choices Oyster Sauce.

She also whipped up scrumptious desserts using Mega Prime’s Canned Fruits. Together with Mommy Connh Cruz, the winner of The Search for the Next Prime Mom, both of them participated in an online cook-off and shared some practical cooking tips and ideas.

We sure had a blast with all the activities, including trivia games and other interactive game booths, as well as learning home tablescape styling hosted by Pinky Tobiano topped off with a cooking segment using Mega Prime Oyster Sauce and Canned Fruits.

The online event was attended by members of the Prime Mom Club, Mega Prime’s exclusive club for moms who want to continuously elevate their homemaking skills.

“Mega Prime deeply appreciates the efforts that all moms extend for their families and loved ones. We wanted to celebrate them and thank them for everything that they tirelessly do through Prime Mom Club. This shows our commitment to empower moms, not just through cooking workshops but also through events that focus on their overall well-being. We hope to have more of these events for Prime Mom Club members in the near future,” said Marvin Tiu Lim, Mega Global Chief Growth and Development Officer.

The Prime Mom Club has been an avenue for moms to improve their skills as homemakers.

Combining information and education with interactive and engaging events, Prime Moms are given exclusive access to enriching activities featuring experts and celebrities to guide them.

Sign up for the Prime Mom Club at www.primemomclub.com to join the growing community of modern home-makers and receive exclusive information on future events and perks.

For more information, follow @megaprimequality on Facebook and Instagram.

Globe’s 0917 National G Day Festivities happening on September 17

It’s National G Day and Globe is giving back to their loyal customers for years of support through the 0917 National G Day Festivities.

On September 17 or 0917, which is also Globe’s iconic and original prefix, the country’s top mobile service and network provider is kicking off its annual celebration that recognizes and gives back to its loyal customers through exciting rewards and surprises.

Given the challenging times, Globe seeks to make this year’s National G Day a way to empower and enable its customers as they face the new normal. By providing unique experiences and rewards, customers will be able to regain control of their lives and recreate better days not just for themselves but for others as well.

“More than our annual tradition, it is our way of recognizing our customers for their loyalty and support” said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu. “This year’s unusual circumstance does not stop us from making our 0917 celebration more meaningful. Let us come together to create better days with National G Day, packed with rewards and surprises for all our customers.”

This year, the digital celebration comes in many forms, each focusing on making customers more productive, entertained and delighted.

The most awaited G Chance the Raffle

Globe’s biggest raffle of the year will  begin on September 17. Globe customers will get their raffle codes from the Globe Rewards or Globe at Home apps. They may also use their reward points to turn them into more raffle codes.  

At the G Chance the raffle, customers have the chance to win prizes that they can use to work, learn, and play at home. These exciting prizes include 5G smartphones, gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Segway Ninebot, Samsung products, Xiaomi Mi Box, Globe Rewards points, GCash credits, and so much more!

Customers can also use their Globe Rewards points to get 917 lifestyle essentials, shoor experiences and discount codes for Konsulta MD, Puregold, Health Now, Healthway Clinics, Zalora, Grab, Lazada, Shopee and other partners.

G Music Fest, A Music Festival Right at Home

A treat for all music-lovers, come together and feel the electric energy and unbridled fun by being part of Globe’s online music festival.  

The G Music Fest lines-up international band LANY and favorite local acts namely The Juans, Massiah, Kiana Valenciano, UDD, SB19, Ben & Ben, and December Avenue.

Globe customers can stream the music fest for free on September 26, 4PM through GlobePH, Globe’s Facebook page.

Globe’s Biggest Amateur Mobile Legends Cup

Gather your friends, sharpen your skills, and be one of 1,000 teams that will compete at the G Legends Cup! With a prize pool of P600,000, this is the biggest amateur Mobile Legends tournament for Globe customers. Interested teams must redeem their tournament codes via Globe Rewards app. Once they receive a tournament code, they need to go to globe.com.ph/NationalGDay and enter that code on the team registration form.

The list of participating teams will be announced on September 17 with the best of the best battling out for the top spot at the G Legends Cup finals on September 24. The emerging top 64 teams will also be rewarded with cash prizes that they will receive through their GCash accounts. 

Usapang diskarte for your business with G Summit

For this year’s National G Day, Globe myBusiness has also something in store for entrepreneurs. On September 23, Globe myBusiness will host the first-ever G Summit 2020 – Usapang Diskarte: Pivot your Business to Success. 

Business owners will hear from local and international experts like Josh Linkner, #1 most booked innovation speaker, new york times bestselling author and business leaders from Google, Taxumo, and CIA Bootleg Manila. Attendees will learn about business opportunities in the new normal, running a business amidst uncertainty and how innovation and digital transformation can help you turn a challenge into a business opportunity. 

G Summit aims to bring Filipino businesses together into fulfilling the vision of transforming the Philippines into a digitally empowered nation. 

“The National G Day is a celebration we look forward to each year because it is our opportunity to give back and say thank you to our customers and partners who have been with us throughout the years,” said Globe Marketing Services Hub Head Jenny Echevarria. “We at Globe will continue to recreate our products, services, rewards and experiences so it remains relevant, unique especially in these extraordinary times.”

Know more about this year’s National G Day by downloading the Globe Rewards app and Globe At Home app.

FIABCI to showcase PH innovations at World Real Estate Congress 2020

The country’s top property firms are set to showcase their own innovations in healthy and energy-efficient urban living at the upcoming World Real Estate Congress in Manila this May 2020.

Topping the list of exhibitors and presenters are Megaworld Corporation, Federal Land Inc., Robinsons Land Corporation, and Prime Homes Real Estate Development Inc..

All exhibits will be viewed by the participants from the Paris-based International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), whose membership covers 100 national associations, 95 academic institutions, 2,300 companies, 40 professionals, and over a million individual members in five continents spanning 72 countries, including the Philippines.

“Together, they constitute a global real estate industry that can and is poised to bring about an urban revolution across the world,” said FIABCI Philippines President Architect Nestor S. Mangio in the context of today’s evolving environment such as massive city migration, increased urban density, transport and mobility constraints from ever-growing vehicular volume, water and air pollution, sanitation threats, floods and rising sea levels, earthquakes and structural engineering challenges, climate change and global warming, typhoons and volcanic eruptions, polar shift and changing weather patterns, and spiralling energy and fuel prices, and their impact on food production and the rest of the economy.

Aptly, the congress theme is “Urban Revolution”, which is about planning how the global cities of the future must take shape in the light of today’s threats and challenges.

The latest trends include the use of new construction materials like aerated concrete that can float on water and provide significant thermal insulation. Others, meanwhile, feature reinforced joints of beams and columns to create an earthquake-resistant structure by addressing the weakest links.

“Nonetheless, all these property firms (Megaworld, Federal Land, Robinsons Land, and Prime Homes) are into ecologic, economic and ergonomic urban development where everything is within reach. Their projects virtually serve as precursors to the rise of hikable and bikable cities that we have seen emerging in the continents of Europe and the Americas,” Mangio further explained.

Supporting the congress are the UN-Habitat, Grant Thornton, Reed Midem, and World Urban Campaign as sponsors, with FIABCI-Philippines (fiabci.phil@gmail.com) as the organizer.

Fall in love with words at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2020

Book lovers, listen up! The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is returning to Manila this love month. From February 14-24, 2020, the world’s biggest book sale will be open 24/7 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Entrance is absolutely FREE.

You can also stand a chance to win a trolley full of books or one of 20 daily winners of P700 cash vouchers when you join Big Bad Wolf’s social media contests from February 13-23.

More than 2 million English titles will be available at 50-90% off, plus a new promotion called “Crazy Deals,” which marks down select titles for as low as P60, will also be introduced this year.

Get a chance to own beloved titles such as China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan, Into The Water by Paula Hawkins, The Power Of I Am by Joel Osteen, You Are Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero, and My LIttle Pony:The Princess Collection Bozed Set at discounted rates. Also enjoy the wide array of books from every genre, plus books for children including story books, activity books, board books, pop-up books, and picture books.

The Magical Book series, exclusively distributed by Big Bad Wolf here in Asia, will also be available for sale. The series, which incorporates augmented reality (AR) technology, will have 12 new titles available including Frozen: A Sleepover Party and Winnie The Pooh: Fun With First Words. This is the perfect time to complete your collection as there will be a Buy 5, Get 1 promotion on Magical Books.

More than selling books, Big Bad Wolf is a reading advocacy organization that aims to create a love for reading amongst the less fortunate. Through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm Red Readerhood, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, the program has collected a total of 16,123 books from previous sales and have been donated to impoverished areas in Palawan, Negros Oriental, Leyte, and the Cordilleras.

Also in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, BBW is fostering a culture of respect for the copyright system while encouraging reading among Filipinos through accessible and affordable books.

To learn more about Big Bad Wolf, check out the website www.bigbadwolfbooks.com, or follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines) or Instagram (@bbwbooksph).

Celebrate the Year of the Mouse at SM Supermalls

Welcome the Lunar New Year 2020 at SM Supermalls with exciting festivities all week long.

SM Supermalls is celebrating the “Year of the Mouse with beloved Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed up in adorable Cheongsam, the traditional Chinese garb.

Filled with fun events and activities, SM Supermalls has the perfect weekend that you and your loved ones can enjoy.

It all starts on January 23, at SM Megamall, as fans get a chance to to meet-and-greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This will by followed by sessions at SM Mall of Asia on January 24, SM City North EDSA on January 25, and SM City Bacoor on January 26.

The meet-and-greet sessions are open to the public and are free of charge. Fans of all ages can also look forward to a special range of Mickey and Minnie products across apparel, footwear, bags, accessories, and toys available at various pop-up stores in SM and in all SM Department Stores nationwide.

Kids can also get a chance to walk the “Year of the Mouse at SM” runway on January 26 at the SM North EDSA The Block Atrium. A minimum single receipt purchase of P2,000 worth of Mickey and Minnie Mouse products from The SM Store’s Babies’ and Kids’ Wear departments entitles kids to participate in the fashion show. The full promo mechanics and participating branches may be viewed at the SM Kids official Facebook page, @smkidsfashion.

Additionally, SM Supermalls have also prepared a line-up of activities for everyone to enjoy until the weekend:

Fortune Feasts

Indulge in authentic Chinese cuisine at SM Supermalls’ participating world- class restaurants that will offer group dining deals and specials — perfect for your friends and families happening from January 10 to 26.

Lucky Market

Attract good luck all year round with lucky charms and other great finds at the Chinese bazaars at SM from January 10 to 26.

Chinese Horoscope

Know what the new Lunar Year has in store for you and be one step
ahead of the game at the Chinese Zodiac Forecast by Feng Shui Master, Marites Allen from January 10-26.

Instagrammable Centerpieces

Take your selfie game to the next level and upload your best photos with the Disney-inspired Chinese New Year centerpieces at SM malls.

Cultural Entertainment

Enjoy more fun-filled activities like the Character Parade at SM Mall of Asia, Prosperity Dance, and Chinese Cultural Shows. SM is also offering great mobile
games, such as the Spot the Hidden Mickey and Feed the Panda.

For more exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts: @smsupermalls.

“As we say goodbye to the end of an entire lunar calendar and usher in another year, we want to
offer a fun and unforgettable celebration through exciting surprises in time for Lunar New Year,”
said SM Supermalls SVP for Marketing Jonjon San Agustin.