Thursday, June 22, 2017

West Side Story is coming to Manila!

Globe Telecom’s original productions arm Globe LIVE adds another top theater production to its roster by bringing in 10-time Oscar winning Broadway musical-- West Side Story.

In partnership with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Filipinos will be able to relive the musical masterpiece on August 10, 2017, at the Theatre at Solaire. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and dubbed as “The No. 1 Greatest Musical of all time” by The Times, West Side Story is set to captivate the audience with its top-notch choreography and inventive musical score.

“This year, we will own the stage. From locally producing American Idiot, A Christmas Carol, and Disney’s Newsies, to presenting big theatrical shows such as Wicked-- This 2017, Globe customers are in for a wonderful theatrical ride,” shares Sr. Adviser for Creative Marketing & Multimedia Businesses, who is also the Executive Producer of Globe Live, Joe Caliro. 

AirAsia champions for the 9th time at SkyTrax

AirAsia is the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the ninth year in a row!

Asia’s largest low-cost carrier won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport here yesterday. 
AirAsia Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan (center) holds the award. She is flanked by AirAsia ambassador David Foster (left) and Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos (right).
AirAsia Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan, who has been with the company for 20 years, accepted the award, flanked by AirAsia ambassador David Foster and Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos. 

Foster is a world-renowned Canadian producer, musician, songwriter and composer who has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations over the span of almost four decades, while Carlos is a famed left-back who helped Real Madrid win four Spanish La Liga titles and was part of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning team. 
AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Captain Dexter Comendador (center left) and AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Marianne Hontiveros (center right) happily pose with the Cabin Crew.
Dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 19.9 million customer surveys completed worldwide by more than 105 nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “Today, Asean has created a world record. We are now nine times world champion. To put it into perspective, Brazil won the FIFA World Cup five times, Michael Jordan was NBA champion six times and Michael Phelps holds the record for most first place finishes at a single Olympics with eight gold medals. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Globe revolutionizes mobile video viewing with the all-new GoWATCH

Globe Telecom, introduces yet another game-changing offer that transforms the way people enjoy and consume video content on mobile with the launch of its latest offer GoWATCH. On the heels its of revolutionary offers such as MyLifestylePlan, GoSAKTO, and GoSURF, GoWATCH is the telco’s newest service for its prepaid and postpaid customers that allows you to watch hours of content without worrying about using up your data allowance. GoWATCH allots a separate data allocation dedicated for streaming on popular platforms Netflix, YouTube, Tribe, HOOQ, NBA, Cartoon Network, and Disney Channel Apps. 
Globe customers may avail of GoWATCH29 for 2GB of video streaming data for as low as P29, valid for one day as an add-on to any GoSURF promo starting with GoSURF50. For bigger data options and longer validity, customers may also avail of GoWATCH99 to get 2.5GB for three days for P99, or GoWATCH399 for 10GB of data for 30 days for P399 as an add-on to GoSURF299 and up.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fil-Am whiz from Silicon Valley to keynote 5th Geeks On A Beach in Palawan

Helping raise roughly $40 million for a Silicon Valley company before it produced its first intelligent wearable headset is just one of several feats for this Filipino-American for a serial entrepreneur and "World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer" awardee. 

Yobie Benjamin can talk about several amazing things during the 5th Geeks on a Beach (GOAB 5) in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on August 24-25, said Tina Amper of TechTalks.ph and organizer of this annual tech startup event in the Philippines.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is GOAB co-organizer. TechTalks.ph members Happy Garaje is responsible for branding; PRworks for media and public relations; and Sym.ph for web development of Geeks on a Beach.

“We hope the presence of Benjamin will inspire local startups and M SMEs. But more important, we are looking forward to having this global technology leader to interact with industry leaders and the startup community to drive action for the betterment of the Philippines and the world. GOAB continues to aim for measurable impact by facilitating potential projects and business deals not only for individual companies but also for the Philippine startup ecosystem,” Amper said.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Globe operates relief drive for displaced Marawi residents

Globe Telecom has provided relief and communication assistance to Marawi residents who evacuated to a nearby town in Iligan City after a clash between the alleged ISIS backed-Maute group and the Philippine Army erupted in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur late last month. 
Globe Charging and Libreng Tawag station and some of the relief packages
“We sympathize with our kababayans who are displaced by the armed conflict in Marawi City.  To do our share of helping those who are seeking refuge from this situation, we continue to support humanitarian efforts both of the government and the private sector through relief operations and provision of free calls to the evacuees,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great Gifts for Dads at ACE Hardware this Father's Day



Dad’s always been there for you, and Father’s Day is a great time to show how much you love him with stuff for his car and his tool kit from ACE Hardware. 

If your Dad is a car lover, ACE Hardware has items to protect and enhance it inside and out. For the outside, there are durable universal fit car covers that will withstand UV rays, rain, and dirt; and looking in, there are seat covers for a more fun and comfortable road trip. Powerful high pressure washers can also be great gifts for your Dad's day.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SM City Iloilo celebrates Philippine Independence Day 2017 with #TheSlippersProject

This year as we celebrate Independence Day, we do not merely look at the past, but we look towards the future. In Iloilo, thousands of children have to walk to school. A lot of these children brave the elements by crossing rivers, unpaved roads and sometimes trudging on mud when the rains come.
Still, a lot of these children are determined to face these challenges and walk to school. Sometimes, too, they suffer wounds on their feet just to get an education.
As we celebrate this year’s Independence Day, #TheSlippersProject is for these children. Through this, too, we remember our young National Hero and his story about his slippers. This story is our inspiration.

Visit our Independence Day Centerpiece at the SM City Iloilo Northpoint Event Center, show your #PinoyPrideAtSM and look for our donation box. Your PHP35 will go a long way for the children of public elementary schools in Iloilo and Bacolod. / press release

Saturday, June 3, 2017

AirAsia’s RED HOT SEAT SALE is back for as low as PhP 17

Up to 3 million seats are up for grabs in AirAsia RED HOT SEAT SALE promo!

Book from 5 June 2017 to 11 June 2017 for travel between 15 January 2018 to 28 August 2018 to enjoy fares from as low as P17.00* to destinations such as Clark to Kalibo/Boracay and Davao; Cebu to Kalibo/Boracay and Davao and Manila to Kalibo/Boracay, Cebu and Puerto Princesa/Palawan.

AirAsia Philippines’ Commercial Head Gerard Penaflor said, “Now is the best time to plan your travels for next year with AirAsia’s red hot seat sale to over 120 destinations across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and US.” 
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