Globe just keeps getting better and better. I may sound like a broken record time and time again. But, hey… what can I do? It’s true! Globe does keep getting better and better.
Just when you thought Globe has pulled out all possible surprises out of their sleeve, here they are again, seemingly besting previous awesome treats for their loyal customers.
If you were following my Instagram account, you probably would have caught wind of it the moment it was revealed since I was at The Eye Green Sun in Makati during Globe Telecom’s huge announcement.
In a move that is sure to delight kids and kids at heart, Globe proudly told the public that they are once again enhancing the Filipino digital lifestyle experience with a comprehensive and multi-year collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia).
If I were to retire in the future, and if circumstances would permit, I’d like my wife and I to settle in Tagaytay.
Just like Baguio, Tagaytay is a place that has always been close to my heart. And since Baguio is too far from the metro, it doesn’t seem to fit into my criteria of ideal retirement places.
Tagaytay on the other hand is likewise located away from the metropolis but still conveniently close to it in case heading back there is required.
And though retirement is still far from my mind, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the wonderful attractions, delicious delicacies and pleasant climate that Tagaytay is known for.
Whenever my family and I want to get away and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Tagaytay is always top of mind. It’s the perfect place to temporarily disconnect from the daily grind and recharge.
One of the best places to stay at to fully immerse yourselves with everything beautiful and breathtaking about Tagaytay is none other than “Taal Vista Hotel”.
My family, together with a few of my balikbayan in-laws had the wonderful opportunity to spend a couple of days at Taal Vista Hotel. And since some of my in-laws have been away from the Philippines for more than 10 years, it was all the more fitting that we stayed at a place in Tagaytay that was familiar to them and easily recognizable.
True enough, the moment we arrived at Taal Vista Hotel, it immediately made my in-laws feel at home… perhaps in part because the place is very homey and also due to the fact that its distinguishable facade hasn’t changed throughout the years, offering older folks a hint of nostalgia.
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?
Health & Fitness
My family and I recently checked out a restaurant amusingly called, WRONG RAMEN, located in Burgos Circle at The Fort. I’ll tell you this… I hardly fall for Oriental noodle dishes. The only time I fell absolutely in love with something like this was when I tried out RAMEN BAR at Robinson’s Magnolia a few […]
My family and I recently checked out a fairly young food spot that has been making quite a buzz around town as well as on social media due to its delicious dishes. The place? Ramen Bar. We’ve been meaning to hit this place up for quite some time now but haven’t really gotten ’round to […]
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.