Nov 30, 2021

Globe reaps two golds and a silver at the 2021 Stevie Awards for Great Employers

Globe received a Gold Stevie for Employer of the Year, in the Telecommunications division, at the 2021 Stevie Awards for Great Employers. A company known for treating its people right, Globe truly stepped up during the pandemic, ensuring its employees safety and extending invaluable support amidst a difficult time.

Among some of Globe's award-winning programs were the Globe Labs, its own PCR testing facility, Thursdays By The Desk, which discouraged meetings every Thursday to give way to productive, uninterrupted work, and HopeChat, which connects employees to mental health experts via Messenger.

“Ultimately, by caring for our employees, we can achieve great business results and create products that connect families, help businesses flourish, and make the nation admired — not only during this difficult time but for many years to come,” said Ato Jiao, Globe Chief Human Resource Officer.

Meanwhile, in recognition of its best practices in employee engagement, Globe also received a Gold Stevie for Achievement in Employee Engagement. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Globe’s engagement score in the 2020 iSpeak Employee Engagement Survey from Willis Towers Watson was at 93% - the highest in five years. A true feat, at a time when most organizations are struggling to sustain employee engagement and business continuity. Globe is also the only Filipino Company to be part of the WTW High Performing Organizations.

To honor the numerous initiatives to provide employee care during the pandemic, Globe also won a Silver Stevie for Most Valuable HR Team.

Globe aligns its actions with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals No. 3 on good health and well-being, UN SDG No. 8 on decent work and economic growth and UN SDG No. 9 on industry, innovation, and infrastructure. 

To know more about Globe, visit

Oct 13, 2021

Turn PayDay Sales into PayDay Save with PayMaya

There’s truly nothing like treating yourself after all your hard work every PayDay - from splurging on a good meal at your favorite restaurant, to finally buying that air fryer you’ve been eyeing for a while. 
While these PayDay sales and 10.10 budols are enticing, it's also important to ensure that you're spending your sweldo smartly, and not simply giving in to impulse buys that you'll soon regret. 

Digital payments leader, PayMaya, lets you do just that with its #PayMayaPayDaySave offers - giving you massive savings of up to P1,500 when paying for the things you need like your Meralco bill, or the things that elevate your day like a Spotify Premium Subscription for your daily soundtrack needs, from October 10 to 17, 2021

Now you can indulge in spending your hard-earned sweldo on yourself and on your loved ones without feeling guilty – because you know you’re spending smartly with PayMaya. Your go-to e-wallet has also partnered with your favorite brands to ensure that you get to shop with only legit items - no more worrying about getting scammed or not getting your money's worth. Say goodbye to 10.10 budols, and hello to saving while you spend with these offers! 

Save up to P500 on your Meralco bill when you settle it via the PayMaya app for the first time – with a minimum spend of P1,500. Within a few taps on your smartphone, you can already complete your transaction and enjoy the 33% savings (max of P500) as a cashback that you can use to treat yourself later! 

You can also enjoy up to P150 in savings when you settle other bills on the PayMaya app. When you pay a minimum of P1,000 for any of the 600 billers featured on the app, you’ll get 10% savings if you’re a new user or 5% savings, if you’re a returning user, max of P150 as a cashback. 

When shopping for your groceries and other essentials, be sure to scan-to-pay via PayMaya QR to enjoy safer transactions and save up to P200 at your go-to supermarket or retail store for a minimum spend of P500. First time PayMaya users will get to enjoy a 20% cashback on the transaction while returning PayMaya users will get 10% cashback as savings at establishments like Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, Super8, AllDay, Waltermart, Mercury Drug, Watsons, The SM Store, Abenson and many more! 

First-time Spotify users can now purchase Spotify Premium subscription plans and enjoy savings of up to P194. Get up to 100% cashback off your first month when you use your registered PayMaya mobile number to pay, to access more than 70 million music tracks and 2.2 million podcasts. This offer is applicable for the following Spotify Premium Plans: 
  • Student (P65) Monthly Subscription Plan 
  •  Individual (P149) Monthly Subscription Plan 
  •  Duo (P169) Monthly Subscription Plan 
  •  Family (194) Monthly Subscription Plan
You can also rack up savings when shopping or ordering online – be it for a nice meal for your family, or a new kitchen must-have. Simply pay with your PayMaya mobile number at your go-to website or at the in-app MayaMall to save up to P200. Just be sure to spend a minimum of P500, to get a 20% cashback for first-time PayMaya users, and 10% cashback for returning PayMaya users. You can enjoy this deal with brands including Jollibee, McDonald’s, Bonchon, Frankie’s, Army Navy, 8cuts, Ooma, Landers Pick.a.roo, AllDay, and many more! 

Save up to P100 when you purchase digital vouchers, prepaid airtime load, and gaming pins at the PayMaya in-app Shop. When you spend a minimum of P200, you’ll get a 10% cashback if you’re a first-time PayMaya user or a 5% cashback if you’re a returning user. Enjoy these extra savings when buying gaming pins like Steam, Xbox, Mobile Legends, PUBG, and Valorant; transportation credits from beep, and Grab; and lifestyle subscriptions like Viu and even Tinder for yourself or for a friend!

On top of these savings for your wants and needs, you can also get an additional reward of P200 when you complete these Smart Spending Goals with PayMaya
  •  Cash-in worth at least P5,000 to your PayMaya Account 
  •  Send Money worth a minimum of P1,000 to a verified PayMaya user using the PayMaya Send Money Feature 
  •  Purchase a min. of P200 from the In-App Shop

With PayMaya, it’s easy to stretch your sweldo to cover both your wants and needs – and even save a little extra so you can have a payday with no regrets. 

To check out all available offers, simply go to the Missions tab on your PayMaya app. From the app homepage, just click the profile button at the upper right side of your app, choose Missions, and see the full list of ongoing offers from merchant and biller partners. 

Download the PayMaya app from Android Playstore or iOS App Store, and register to enjoy the safety, convenience, and additional savings when paying for your wants and needs! 

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, enterprises, communities, and government. Through its enterprise business, it is one of the leading payments processors for "everyday" merchants in key industries such as retail, food, transportation, utilities, and e-commerce. 

It provides more than 38 million registered users access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently cash in, pay, cash out, and remit through its over 300,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of 55,000 partner agent touchpoints nationwide serves as last-mile financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. For more information, visit

Aug 7, 2021

Olympic silver medalist Carlo Paalam to receive a House and Lot from Cebu Landmasters in CDO property

 Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) announced it is gifting Olympic Silver Medalist boxer Carlo Paalam a 3.6M house and lot (townhouse) in its subdivision project Velmiro Uptown CDO, located in the prime Upper Canitoan Cagayan de Oro area. 

The listed company joins the rest of the country in the celebration of Paalam’s extraordinary achievement at the Tokyo Olympics bringing honor to every Filipino especially the Mindanaoans. Cagayan de Oro’s adopted son from Talakag, Bukidnon, a scavenger turned Olympic silver medalist boxer is an inspiration to millions of Filipinos all over the world. Since the age of 12, Carlo has been part of CDO’s grassroots boxing program under the support and leadership of Mayor Oca Moreno. 

“We are very proud of Carlo’s achievement and want to take part in uplifting his quality of life especially when it comes to housing. He deserves to live well, and we hope his family will enjoy their new home in our Velmiro Heights community in CDO. We look forward to welcoming him home.” says Jose Soberano III, Chairman and CEO of Cebu Landmasters Inc. 

Velmiro Uptown CDO is a beautiful community located at a prime spot in Upper Canitoan in Cagayan de Oro City , and CLI’s third residential project in CDO . The community offers impressive views, efficiently designed homes with generous space and premier amenities for a serene family life. 

Jul 21, 2021


July 13, 2021 

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service Institute along with Philippine Archipelago international Trading Corporation presented a webinar featuring prominent figures in Traditional Chinese Medicine which was instrumental in the pandemic management in China. 

The webinar, entitled “Learning from the China Experience – Control and Surge Prevention”, featured prominent Chinese medical figures such as Academician Zhang Boli, Honorary President of the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and recipient of the national honorary title of People’s Hero in August 2020 & Dr. Jia Zhenhua, Chief Physician of TCM, Doctoral Supervisor and President of Hebei Institute of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. 

On the Philippine side, guests were able to listen talks from two of the most important figures in our fight against COVID-19 – National Task Force Deputy Chief Implementor and Testing Czar Secretary Vince Dizon & NTF Contact Tracing Czar and Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong. 

The program started with a few words from Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Hon. Teodoro Locsin, Jr. During this address he thanked the co-presenters, the Chinese diplomatic core and the distinguished guests and speakers. He also set the stage of our current COVID-19 situation stating over 4 Million deaths and 186 Million infections and counting globally. “This webinar highlights knowledge sharing as one of if not the most essential form of cooperation in managing COVID-19. The slogan is: No one is safe unless everyone is safe.” he said. 

The first speaker, Mayor Benjamin Magalong discussed the case study of Baguio City and how it navigated through the pandemic. He discussed how proactive contact tracing efforts and control efforts enabled them to control spreads, something he likened to a Hammer & Dance situation. More importantly, he discussed the importance of the PDITR strategy, which is Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Reintegrate strategy. This strategy simple cuts off transmission chain. He added how vital cooperation was to the efficacy of all preventive and control efforts, not only to Baguio City. The implementation of a top-down, side-to-side, and bottom-up approach basically ensures that the paramount objective of having a proper communication and information dissemination to the entire community, involving all sectors of society, is met. Towards the end of his presentation, he touched on the city’s Recovery and Resiliency Plan as well as their goal of becoming a Smart City by 2022. 

Secretary Vince Dizon reported on the National Vaccination Program. He thanked the Chinese foreign service representatives for their continuous supplies of Chinese vaccines which to date is still the country’s most largest supplier of COVID-19 Vaccines at 11 million procured doses plus 1 million donated. He had also thanked Philippine Archipelago International Trading Corporation President, Olivia Limpe-Aw, as EUA Holder of Sputnik V Vaccines, for the continuous supply of the vaccine. 

Dr. Jia Zhenhua then moved on to discussing the utilization of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the prevention and treatment of respiratory infectious disease in China. During his talk, he broke down COVID-19 based on Collateral Disease Theory and discussed how this is treated through the approach of Traditional Chinese medicine. One treatment of note that was mentioned was Lianhua Qingwen capsule, already widely used and distributed in major drugstores in the Philippines. 

Academician Zhang Boli, one of the most prominent figures in China’s fight against COVID-19 begins his presentation explaining why COVID, to him, is considered the “Plague of the Century.” He expounded by showing data driven effects and evolution of the virus. After his brief introduction on the effects and symptoms of Covid in China, he stressed how preventive measures were executed. He discussed the importance of early intervention to reduce severe conversion rate and the integration of Chinese and Western medicine with comprehensive rehabilitation treatment such as breathing training, physical therapy, Taichi etc. , psycho-therapy to prevent after effects of the Covid-19 infection such as physical injury (damage to immune function, heart, lung and kidney) and psychological trauma such as insomnia, anxiety and depression. He had also introduced Xuanfei Baidu Decoction, another traditional Chinese medicine widely used in China’s fight against COVID-19. He had earlier stressed the importance of medication. “Quarantine without medicine is only half the success,” he said through an interpreter. Academician Zhang Boli shared how they shared this knowledge with the world through donations of traditional Chinese medicine, Lianhua Qingwen to different countries. Exchange of knowledge (like this webinar) were also done in other countries. 

Vaccination is very important but even when vaccinated we should not forget the usual daily personal and household prevention measures and emotion management – keep positive, avoid anxiety and have a healthy lifestyle. 

Philippine Archipelago International Trading Corporation President, Olivia Limpe-Aw, started to close the webinar by thanking the speakers as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Service Institute who spearheaded this webinar. She summarized the webinar and drew the conclusion that there are definitely similarities in terms of experiences, government policies and values of both countries. In fact, significant learnings gathered from all panelists cover early intervention, quarantine with medication is key, integration of Chinese and western medicine with rehabilitation treatment all help to increase curative rate and reduce mortality rate. 

Learning that there are two other TCM to treat COVID-19 aside from Lianhua Qingwen is something new to us so it has expanded our knowledge on TCM and that there are other options that we hope will be available in the Philippines in the next few months since it looks like COVID-19 isn't going to be over that easily, so we will have to deal with it -manage, mitigate so we can all move on and bring back normalcy to our lives. 

This webinar was attended by Ambassadors, local government officials, health officers, hospital administrators, health workers and the media

Jul 5, 2021

Likayi ang mga Loan Payment Scammers

Kinahanglan ka ba mubayad sa imong loan or aduna ka bay transaction na buhaton sa imong bangko? Ania ang mga butang na angay mong buhaton para malikayan ang mga Loan Payment Scammers. 

1. Siguraduha nga ang imong bayad sa loan o uban pang transaction nahatag nimo sa saktong pamaagi sa bangko. 

Pwede nimo mahatag ang bayad “over the counter” or “auto debit arrangement” sa imong bangko. Bisan unsang transaction sama sa bayad sa car loan, home loan or business loan, sa teller gyud muagi ang imong bayad. 

2.  Pahimusli ang paggamit sa Auto Debit Payments. 

Pangutan-a ang imong bangko mahitungod niini. Mao ni ang usa sa pinaka secure ug sayon na option sa pag bayad sa imong mga loans. For example, sa BDO aduna silay Automatic Debit Arrangement (ADA) nga maka transfer ug binulan na mga bayronon gikan sa assigned na BDO Savings or Checking account. 

3. I-verify sa Bangko ang mga tao nga ga offer ug tabang kanimo.

Kung adunay mga tao nga magpasalig ug tabang sa inyong loan payment or para mapadali ang pag process sa inyong loan, ayaw diretso ihatag ang imong pagtugot. Bisan pa kung kini imong higala or paryente ayaw insigida pagsalig. Labi na gayud na magbantay ka kung ang ga offer sa tabang kay dili nimo kaila. Tawag sa bangko ug i-verify kung ang tao authorized ba na mutabang sa mga customers sa ilang loan payments and application. Pangutan-a sab kung ang loan payment or loan application process kay legal ba kini ug authorized sa bangko. 

4.  Magbantay ka kung adunay mag ingon kanimo na ipadala ang imong bayad sa ilang personal account hilabi na kung para kini sa processing sa loan application. 

Ang mga bangko adunay insakto na pamaagi sa pag dawat sa imong bayad ug dili kani ihatag sa account sa isa ka indibidwal. 

5.  Dugang na pahinumdum: 

  • Ayaw ihatag ang imong bank username ug password. Labaw sa tanan ayaw ihatag ang imong One-time PIN or OTP. Ang imong bangko dili mangayo sama ani nga impormasyon. 

  • Ayaw i-click ang mga email or text nga adunay links nga gikan kuno sa imong bangko. Ang imong bangko dili gapadala ug in ana na mga mensahe. 

  • Kung adunay mag tawag kanimo nga magpaaron ingnon na i verify imong account ug mangayo sa imong detalye sama complete name, birthday, mother’s maiden name ug uban pa. Ang imong bangko dili gapangayo ani nga mga impormasyon pinaagi sa text or email.