GLOBE TELECOM broke from tyranny, twice in its 84- year existence, and became a vanguard of freedom.
Globe Telecom's origins can be traced back to 1928 after the US Congress passed Act No. 3495, allowing the Robert Dollar Company to franchise and operate a wireless long-distance message service in the then-U.S. colony, the Philippines.
After being renamed as Globe Wireless Limited, it continued its radio and telegraph service for over a decade until the outbreak of World War II. Rampaging colonial ambitions by the Japanese Empire saw an invasion of the country and an interruption of the company's services.
Twenty years after the war, in 1965, the company was revived and renamed yet again into the Globe-Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation (GMCRC). It was unfortunate that another form of tyranny, this time from within, never gave the company enough room to grow. The imposition of Martial Law in 1972 ensured that GMCRC was among the first organizations closed down by the regime. Its doors remained shut for eight years until it was granted a tentative new franchise in 1980.
A short time after that, in 1986, the EDSA People Power took place. Since then, Globe has vowed to never again bow down to authoritarian government and to keep a lighted place at the forefront of all fights for freedom and for man's basic rights.