Pru Life UK salutes every Pinoy fighter by bringing the “Fight of the Century” to Bantayan Island, Cebu and 7 other communities
The Filipino spirit is undeniable.
People from all walks of life the world over have seen the resiliency, strength and positivity Pinoys are known to possess regardless of whatever challenge lies ahead.
This admirable character is perhaps never more evident, in my opinion, than when Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit our country just a couple of years back.
The devastation this super typhoon left in its wake has been incomprehensible to the eyes of the world.. and yet, apart from the grief and pain that the international community have witnessed, they have also seen how strong our people are even when faced with seemingly insurmountable trials.
We fall. We pick ourselves up. And we fight. Again. We never say, “enough”… and we hardly complain. We just play with the cards dealt us and we press on.
Manny Pacquiao best symbolizes this incredible spirit that is innate in every Filipino. His struggle as a youth and the will power and persistence to fight on may be one of the reasons why we are drawn to him and his inspiring rags-to-riches story. When Manny fights, the entire nation stops on its tracks and… even for just a moment, all our problems are forgotten… politics and differences are set aside and we are suddenly, once again, a united people.
One of the many places still struggling to pick themselves up from the wrath of super typhoon Yolanda is Bantayan Island in Cebu. This place was one of the worst-hit islands in the country when super typhoon Yolanda struck the country in November 2013, claiming more than 6,000 lives. After almost two years since the destruction, the island, together with the affected provinces in the Central Visayas region, continues recovery efforts with the support of charitable organizations and Pru Life UK’s Prudence Foundation. The Foundation has provided livelihood and rehabilitation to the people of Bantayan Island for the past year; aiding almost 90 per cent of the population with their substantial needs.
The freebies and perks just keep coming in.
If you’re like me and countless others who are always looking for ways and opportunities to maximize the use and benefits of your cellular and mobile data service, then you’re in luck!
Just days after Globe’s recent announcement of their strategic partnership with Lazada, here they are once again announcing something really cool which I am sure their subscribers will absolutely enjoy.
In another revolutionary move to sustain its leadership in the mobile data business, Globe Telecom has forged a partnership with WhatsApp! I know, right?
This Globe and WhatsApp partnership will allow customers to enjoy FREE access to the mobile messaging app with a prepaid promo or postpaid plan subscription.
Prepaid and postpaid customers will find this Globe and WhatsApp partnership very beneficial because what this means is that, with free WhatsApp, users will be able to enjoy real-time messaging and voice calling WITHOUT DATA CHARGES on any Globe prepaid promo or myLifestyle Plan subscription starting April 30, 2015.
It’s really easy to take advantage of this neat offering!
GCash just keeps getting better and better.
Apart from improving and expanding its services and ease of use all over the country, it seems that there’s no stopping GCash from growing and increasing its reach beyond the Philippines.
Number one Philippine mobile brand, Globe Telecom, recently partnered with top online retailer and marketplace, Lazada, to bring its internationally-acclaimed GCash mobile wallet to the eCommerce space in South East Asia.
Lazada is owned by Rocket Internet, an internet platform that identifies and builds proven internet business models then transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies.
The GCash and Lazada partnership was formally forged (and signed) by Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu and Lazada Founder and CEO Maximilian Bittner just last April 22 in Seoul, South Korea.
So, what benefits do we reap from this GCash and Lazada partnership, you might wonder?
Remember back in the day when college and university students would hardly have a choice but travel to school from remote places day in and day out? Perhaps you were one of these young kids back then.
Looking for a place to stay that is close to school would be a tedious and, sometimes, dire undertaking. Either the neighborhood isn’t safe or the location of some dorms aren’t exactly ideal.
With a son who is now in college and a 13 year old daughter who is inevitably heading there as well in no time, I can’t help but mull over the possibility of finding a place for them to stay. As much as I’d like them to stay with us during school year, it might not be the practical thing to do especially if they choose a university or institution that is situated far away from home.
What’s a parent to do? Not everyone has the luxury of having a good number of homes scattered all over the metro.
This has long been a dilemma which has never been truly addressed… until now.
If you find yourself in the same predicament and figure to be in the same shoes as I am in now, you’d be glad to know that there is actually an answer to our problems already.
Just last week, I attended the launch of the University Series by Vista Residences. And with great relief, I realized that someone has finally addressed a major concern of us parents with regards to the safety and well-being of our precious children.
For those unaware, Vista Residences is a subsidiary of Vista Land, the country’s biggest homebuilder. They have a solid track record in building homes, developing properties and creating communities. Now, they have come up with the amazing idea of building a University Series to cater to a very specific and urgent need.
Movie freaks and comic geeks, rejoice! We’ve been waiting for this spectacular superhero film ever since it’s been announced and now it is finally upon us! You can get the amazing opportunity to join the movie screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron with Globe!
Globe is making another pioneering move in the entertainment scene as it brings Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to the Philippines with a special screening in select IMAX theaters.
Globe wants to give their customers access to wonderful experiences this summer by giving them the exclusive privilege to watch one of the biggest (if not THE BIGGEST) film of 2015 just by using their favorite Globe services.
Excited?! Of course, you are!
Health & Fitness
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I’d like to invite everyone to attend Social Media Weekend 2013 this Saturday (June 29) at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City. The theme for this year is “Let’s move #fwdPH”. Just like Social Media Day 2012, this year’s event will be packed with activities and fun. “Let’s move #fwdPH” means being a good citizen […]
Last May 28, 2013, the first gathering ever for members of Globe Community was held at SKYE Lounge at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The meetup was the perfect opportunity for people in Globe Community to actually meet other members in person and to bond with one another.