Globe Completes Online Safety, E-Waste Management Orientation for over 300 NHA Homeowners in Luzon

PHOTO CAPTION: Globe's Sustainability and Social Responsibility Expert, John Paul Gulay, orients the Home Owners Association (HOA) of the National Housing Authority (NHA) on proper and responsible disposal and recycling of electronic wastes.

Globe, in partnership with the National Housing Authority (NHA), has completed the online safety and e-waste management program orientation of 339 homeowners in Luzon. The company extended its sustainability programs to the NHA Homeowners Associations (HOAs) in 24 different cities and municipalities, eyeing sustainability adoption at the community level. 


“This collaboration with the NHA is indeed a promising effort between organizations who share the same commitment of having a Globe of Good. We know that these activities, little by little, will reach its purpose of providing a safer and sustainable online and physical environment for all,” said Janis Racpan, Globe Director of Marketing and Business Development for GoWiFi


Knowing that the risks and threats of online usage can affect everyone using the Internet, Globe decided to bring the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) to more stakeholders who, in turn, can further spread the lessons to their families and friends. DTP is a series of workshops aimed to increase one’s knowledge of digital citizenship and cyber safety.


For NHA HOAs, Globe provides online safety education by disseminating best practices of digital discernment to drive positive change. Globe trained the homeowners, mainly the head of the family, to become DTP ambassadors.   The program allows them to understand the impact of their online behavior and teach the young ones to be safe and responsible in their online activities.


Participants of the training shared their key takeaways from the program. “I realized that going on the internet requires a lot of responsibility. We have to be observant and know how to be critical thinkers each and every day,” one parent said.  “As a citizen, we are accountable for all the actions we make as it will have an impact if we decide poorly,” another added. 


The DTP trainings were held in the NHA housing communities in Muntinlupa City, Pasay City, Quezon City, San Jose Del Monte City, Cabuyao City, Naga City, Baguio City,  Caloocan City, Paranaque City, Las Pinas City, Mandaluyong City, and Valenzuela City as well as in Dasmarinas, Cavite; Macabebe, Pampanga; San Pedro, Laguna; San Fernando, Pampanga; Calamba, Laguna, Camarines Sur; Trece Martires, Cavite City; Sta Cruz, Laguna; Poblacion, Muntinlupa; Malabon, Metro Manila;  and Pateros, Metro Manila.


Moreover, Globe also committed to conduct its E-Waste Zero Program for all interested communities under NHA’s care. The program ensures that end-of-life electronic devices like old mobile phones and non-working gadgets and appliances do not end up in landfills. The program promotes proper e-waste disposal and spreads awareness about the potential harm of e-waste to the environment which supports both RA 9003 - The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and RA 6969 - Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990.


For more information about E-waste Zero or to request for free door-to-door hauling of bulky e-wastes, visit Globe’s Care for Environment page. 


The company supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4 on the provision of quality education and UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, and UN SDG No. 12, which calls for sustainable consumption and production. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.


To learn more about Globe’s sustainability efforts, visit www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html


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