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Globe creates new holiday traditions for the most wonderful time of the year

PHOTO CAPTION: SVP for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira, SVP for the International Business Group Nikko Acosta, Head for Customer Lifecycle Management Yani Bautista, President and CEO Ernest Cu, VP for Business Development, International Business Group, Jurist Gamban, VP for Globe Broadband Marketing Barbie Dapul, VP for Content Jil Go, and Senior Advisor for Small & Medium Business Group Derrick Heng.

Traditions are essential in every culture and these create different experiences for everyone. For Filipinos, the Christmas season is one of the most celebrated traditions across the nation. As early as September, malls, establishments, and even homes are already decked out in holiday colors as families make plans for their usual Christmas activities.

Whether it’s the annual Christmas Dinner, gift shopping, or traveling to wonderful destinations, the true meaning of the season is anchored on togetherness. Some may be miles apart but the love for each other brings everyone closer.

Today's digital lifestyle allows old traditions to be relived and made more exciting. Turn them into new ones by using the latest digital trends from Globe and let everyone create new memories for a lifetime, with the people who matter most.

“Christmas is all about spreading cheer and creating new memories. We are happy to be part of every Filipino family’s celebration and enable them to create new traditions that will last them for many more holiday seasons to come,” says Globe President and CEO, Ernest Cu.

Personalized Healthcare for Your Family

Health is a bag full of wealth. Globe, in partnership with Unilab, brings fresh opportunities to ensure the wellness of your family no matter the distance. For Overseas Filipinos, RiteMed medicines can be purchased at Philippine prices and delivered to their dependents back home. Unilab leverages on the telco's existing distribution points in Hong Kong that Filipinos can readily call or visit for their orders. Unilab's retail partner MedExpress ensures the fulfillment of the orders. Globe also provides the international hotline support for its overseas customers.

Convenience and health goes hand in hand with KonsultaMD, a 24/7 online health consultation service manned by licensed Filipino doctors. It’s accessible anytime, and you get legitimate answers to all your health questions. The comfort of knowing that your family’s health concerns can be answered anytime throughout the day or night, gives you peace of mind this holiday season. Overseas Filipinos can call up to 5 Globe numbers, unlimited for only HK $129 for 30 days together with unlimited access to Filipino doctors for medical consultation.

Staying in touch is also made more memorable through e-Gifting. With SariSariPH, Filipinos overseas can send e-gift cards via email and SMS to gift their families with special treats.

Holiday Binge-Watching Right on Your Mobile

Globe gives new ways to enjoy mobile content from sports, entertainment, games, and music. NBA, for one and with its partnership with Twitter, gives customers access to exclusive programs, streamed live on the social media site. Globe is the first advertising partner in Asia for the NBA Live programs that will exclusively air on Twitter.

Watching movies and series are made more convenient too with Globe Studios and HOOQ. This collaboration brings the most-awaited, star-studded series, On The Job (OTJ). A spin-off from the original On The Job blockbuster hit by Erik Matti, the OTJ crime thriller series will be available on HOOQ early 2017.

Globe also introduces its first step in offering digital learning to millions of its customers by supporting YouTube Kids -- a family-friendly app built with parents and children in mind. Families can now enjoy YouTube Kids with seamless connection from Globe, whether at home or on-the-go. You can bond with your kids and family right in the comforts of your own home.

On gaming, the partnership with Globe and Niantic has resulted to 340 new Pokestops in select Globe reload stations and 241 gyms in Globe stores. Both companies continue to work closely to give customers an even richer Pokemon Go experience. Some of the things to look forward to include exciting Pokemon merchandise which will be available in Globe stores in time for Christmas.

Finally, Globe also welcomes its latest partner, Tribe. Tribe currently offers live and on-demand content with a wide selection of Korean entertainment shows from KBS world and tvN; anime shows from Aniplus; LIVE e-Sports events via eGG channel; and action and Asian Thriller programs from KIX and Thrill channels. The brand aims to go beyond being just a platform for fans to watch their shows by creating immersive experiences for the different communities through events, contests, and viewing parties for like-minded individuals to connect. Tribe is now available for a 30-day free trial and for just P30/week or P69/month afterwards.

Last Minute Gift Shopping Done in a Jiffy

Gift-giving is a tradition that Filipinos make during the holidays. Everyone braves the streets of Manila with the crazy traffic and the long lines in the mall just to buy that perfect present.

The holidays are made more festive through Globe myBusiness’ DigiMall, powered by Shopify. It’s now easier to purchase gifts for your family and friends through these online shops. Customer can browse through items even on mobile! Globe myBusiness will even help you start your very own online shop through its partnership with Shopify and its slew of digital solutions for the modern entrepreneur.

Gift-giving is also made easier with wonderful holiday offers up for grabs with Globe Rewards points. Globe customers can easily purchase their favorite H&M items with up to 50% off on selected items from December 19 to December 31, 2016.

Entrance to Palace Pool club events is also covered with Globe Rewards and customers can bring up to 2 guests each for free from December 15 to 31. One can also get Php200 off their GrabCar rides from November 25 to December 31 by using the promo code GLOBEREWARDS.

Relive the Christmas Classics Right at Home

Nothing beats family time at home during Christmas. Create new ways to entertain your family and make them come home to wonderful with Globe Broadband. You can now create your own plan or you can choose from all the bundles available. These bundles come with a device, whether it be a 40-inch Full-HD Smart TV, Chromecast, or Playstation 4. You can enjoy wonderful content such as Netflix, HOOQ, and NBA League Pass FREE for 6 months.

More Wonderful Experiences to Share with the Family

On its second major collaboration, Globe LIVE and 9Works Theatrical bring to life Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol. A timeless musical show, Menken & Ahren’s version of The Christmas Carol musical is set to give the audience an unforgettable show accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra. With its wonderful songs and touching story, Filipinos can now have a new holiday tradition to look forward to.

Star Wars Rogue One is also set to be a certified hit as it premieres in theaters on December 15. Apart from exclusive block screenings, Star Wars fans can also dress in galactic fashion with the new limited Star Wars apparel only available at the Globe ICONIC store. Reservations are accepted as there are only limited pieces per design. Interested customers can just go to the Globe ICONIC store.

With the confirmation of Coldplay’s concert, fans are in for some exciting on-ground events as the country counts down to the most awaited show on April 4, 2017. To start the Adventure of A Lifetime with Coldplay, Globe will host a series of #GlobeColdplay Sessions for everyone to experience Coldplay and their music in full technicolor with a day full of arts, activities, and performances from well-known artists in the music industry.

Lastly, Filipinos are in for an exciting 2017 ahead as the leading internet television network, Netflix, will soon premiere the story of the turbulent lives of the characters in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Globe Broadband customers get 6 months free access to binge-watch with friends and family. Moreover, customers who get a new myLifestyle postpaid plan with a Huawei GR3, P9, or Mate 8 also get 6 months free access.

Globe makes new traditions this Christmas for you and your family. Make this holiday season truly wonderful.

At the Wonderful World with Globe 12, the company prepared a thanksgiving dinner where they showcased their latest offers that are perfect for creating new traditions with the whole family.

Globe LIVE Executive Producer and Head for GEN3 Stores and Retail Transformation Management Joe Caliro, Eight Inc. Founder and CEO and designer of the Globe ICONIC store Tim Kobe, and Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu.

During the opening of the new Globe ICONIC store, guests were able to experience a variety of activities including the latest content one can enjoy on their Globe Broadband plans.

The new Globe ICONIC store is the only retail venue that houses a fully equipped Chroma key studio that content creators and media partners can use.

The Globe ICONIC store carries the GEN3 retail format full of experiences and discoveries for an enriched digital lifestyle.

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu shares some of the company’s significant network updates.

The International Business Group shared its new services that will benefit a lot of overseas Filipinos including convenient access to medicines through its partnership with UNILAB, healthcare consultations via KonsultaMD and e-gifting through SarisariPH. A lucky guest also won a Trip to Hong Kong awarded by Vice President for Business Development Jurist Gamban, and SVP for the International Business Group Nikko Acosta.

Globe Head for Customer Lifecycle Management Yani Bautista also shared a lot of exciting news on the latest Globe Rewards partnerships that customers will enjoy.

VP for Globe Broadband Marketing Barbie Dapul shares the latest Globe Broadband plans and how to maximize it through new content and device offerings.

VP for Content Jil Go provided updates on the company’s content partners from the NBA, Netflix, and Pokemon Go among others.

Globe SVP for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira and Propel RC Manila Country Manager Philip Lew shares with guests how they can have a more unforgettable Star Wars experience. With the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Globe collaborates with leading manufacture and retailer of remote controlled toys and technology products, Propel RC for the launch of the Star Wars high performance laser battling Quads. These high-tech toys will soon be available at select GEN3 stores perfect for the ultimate Star Wars fans.

At WWG 12 Globe SVP for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira also recognized the 2 winners of the Coldplay fly-away promo, Cristina Santiago and Monique Lim who will be flying to Australia to Coldplay live this December 13.

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