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Globe marks Safer Internet Day with webinar on online child safety and protection

Globe is gathering key stakeholders and multi-sectoral partners this month in a webinar that seeks to boost awareness and push for sustained action towards the protection of children against online sexual abuse and exploitation. Marking the annual Safer Internet Day, Globe is hosting the #MakeITSafePH Webinar on February 8 at 10:00 AM, as it reaffirms commitment to the advocacy for online child safety. The learning session will be streamed on the Globe Bridging Communities Facebook page. It seeks to put a spotlight on Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) in the Philippines, and ways by which the public can support the fight. “As a digital solutions group we look for ways to combat OSAEC through partnerships, instituting technical solutions and working with the relevant stakeholders.  Ultimately, we aim to keep our kids safe when they spend time online,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications. To lend expertise

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Globe waives data charges on UNICEF’s SaferKidsPH platform to boost fight against online child exploitation

Globe is giving its customers free access to UNICEF’s SaferKidsPH platform, in line with efforts to democratize information on proper data protection and reporting cases, when witnessed, as well as curb online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC). When visiting the SaferKidsPH online platform, Globe and TM customers will not incur any data charges. The website offers plenty of information about OSAEC -- what it is, ways to fight it, and the different channels to report such cases. “As a strong advocate of child online safety, we want to keep Filipino children safe evenas they are constantly exposed to the internet. Our partnership with UNICEF for SaferKidsPH is not only a commitment, but also a call for our customers to join us in fighting OSAEC together,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications. Globe and UNICEF, through SaferKidsPH have been working hand-in hand to promote online safety and security among children si

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POEA-backed ABIZO OFW mobile app is the best Christmas gift for your loved ones abroad

For OFWs and their families back home, the best present to give and receive this holiday season is the gift of peace of mind. Knowing that your loved ones are being looked after by the government while they are abroad and have a way of contacting authorities anytime, they need helps ease a lot of worries. The ABIZO OFW mobile app is an innovative solution that uses mobile and social networking technology to aid relevant government agencies in the management and facilitation of Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFWs’) activities. Backed by the Philippine Overseas Workers Administration (POEA), the app addresses the long-standing need for real-time monitoring of the current working and living conditions of OFWs all over the world and looks after their welfare from their departure from the Philippines up to their homecoming. Ramping up its information campaign on the many benefits of the app, ABIZO OFW released two Christmas-themed films that depict how families stay connected and ease their

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PLDT Home's heart-tugging Christmas video gives tribute to Filipinos all over the world

This Christmas, PLDT Home gives tribute to Filipinos all over the world in a special video that celebrates the real and meaningful connections of families made possible by the power of the Internet. In a heartwarming 45-second video featuring the iconic and sentimental Yuletide ballad “Pasko na, Sinta ko” (Christmas is here, my love), PLDT Home puts a spotlight on the uniquely Filipino touch of celebrating Christmas by connecting with family and loved ones. Aired over PLDT Home’s social media channels, the video depicts how the Filipino tradition of coming home for Christmas transcends even distance as many rely on the internet to keep family connections strong, especially in trying times. Topping all other Filipino merry-making traditions, like karoling, parol, and bibingka, Christmas for Pinoys won’t be complete without hearing the familiar voices and seeing the bright faces of loved ones by our side. And if we can’t be with them personally, the next best option is to be with them

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Xiaomi brings holiday cheer to 400 BASECO families and students

Global technology leader Xiaomi Philippines, recently partnered with, World Vision, a child focused relief, development and advocacy organization, to donate backpacks containing school supplies to 400 Grade 12 students of Pres. Corazon Aquino Senior High School as well as 400 Noche Buena packs for families located at BASECO. In line with the company’s advocacy to support education in the country, Xiaomi Philippines partnered with World Vision to help students pursue their education during this challenging time.  With students still adjusting to distance learning, Xiaomi is responding to the call to help by supplying the needs of deserving students so they can continue learning and pursue their studies. Through the partnership, World Vision has identified the Grade 12 students of Pres. Corazon Aquino Senior High School to be the beneficiaries of Xiaomi’s school supplies. Xiaomi Philippines Marketing Head Tomi Adrias shared, “Xiaomi believes in the importance of the role of education

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Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale TV special airs with over ₱12M worth of prizes, K-pop group TXT

Shopee is inviting everyone to enjoy a festive night of big giveaways and exciting performances at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale TV Special this December 12, 10:30 PM-12:30 AM on GMA-7 and Shopee Live. Viewers can win over ₱12 million worth of prizes, including motorcycles and a brand-new car, and enjoy special numbers from rising K-Pop act Tomorrow X Together. Shoppers can also save on their holiday purchases with free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Here are the highlights of the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale TV Special: Over ₱12 million worth of prizes to win Two Shopee Shake players get to win ₱300,000 and three Honda Click 150i motorcycles each, while two more get ₱300,000 and three Honda Supra GTR150 motorcycles each. During the fifth Shopee Shake session, several players get to share a ₱1 million coin pool, and one player also gets a brand-new MG 5 Core from Morris Garages Philippines. One lucky Shopee Milyonaryo winn

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Pru Life UK, CIMB Bank make financial solutions more accessible to Filipinos

Life insurer Pru Life UK is teaming up with CIMB Bank Philippines (CIMB PH) to make digital financial products and service more accessible to Filipinos through technology. CIMB PH is a leader and one of the fastest growing banks offering digital banking products. Pru Life UK will be the first bancassurance partner for CIMB in the Philippines. This partnership is subject to regulatory approval. Under this partnership, CIMB products will be made available on Pulse by Prudential, an all-in-one app powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that offers holistic health and wealth management solutions to its members. These products include CIMB Savings and its newly-launched REVI Credit – a unique, on-demand, digital credit line which will also function as a Buy Now Pay Later product. In turn, Pru Life UK will provide CIMB’s customers with easy access to life insurance products through the Bank’s app and health and wealth offerings on its Pulse app. These include features such as an AI powere

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Shopee ranks 3rd on YouGov’s Global Best Brand 2021 List in the Philippines

With more consumers heavily relying on e-commerce, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, constantly bridges the gap between consumers and sellers through its integrated ecosystem. With its continuous efforts to tailor and adapt to users’ needs, Shopee now ranks 3rd on market research firm YouGov’s Global Best Brand 2021 list in the Philippines, the only e-commerce platform on the list. Shopee was also recognized as the sixth-best brand globally. YouGov is an organization that’s considered a pioneer in online market research, and for this year’s Global Best Brands ranking, YouGov used data from 54 markets from customers around the globe. They tracked brands for at least six months — and another six months in the prior year’s period to support rankings. All brands are also currently being tracked to reflect the results under the improved brands category. YouGov’s ranking are based on its Index score, which measures overall brand health calculated by takin

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New holiday video captures ChristmaSaya at SM

There is nothing quite like the joy that the Christmas season brings! And SM is spreading even more good vibes and Christmas cheer as it unveils its newest holiday video, Ngayong Pasko, ChristmaSaya sa SM, which you can watch here. The 45-second heartwarming video, which aptly plays a re-arranged rendition of the Boyfriends’ iconic Sumayaw, Sumunod, shows split screens of families and friends happily celebrating, dining, or shopping from home via the SM Malls Online app or at SM malls, signaling that we now have many safe options to enjoy the holidays this year. As quarantine restrictions have eased, SM malls are ready to welcome us back with safety measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. As one of the first establishments to acquire the Safety Seal in all its malls nationwide, SM ensures that all its malls are regularly cleaned and sanitized. All SM employees are fully vaccinated and all health protocols of the IATF and the LGUs are strictly implemented for eve

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Shopee wraps up 2021, introduces Dingdong and Zia Dantes as newest ambassadors

Shopee is closing the year with its annual 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the most joyful year-end celebration in the region. 12.12 is set to bring a smile to users as they shop from the widest variety of products to reward themselves and their loved ones during the happiest time of the year. Through the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, shoppers can also spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses, with two times more items sold by local businesses this year. Users can look forward to a delightful celebration throughout the festive season. During the past year, Shopee has brought fun to users with exciting giveaways and exclusive content, recording over 13 billion engagements and views across its social media channels. This 12.12, users can expect even more entertainment and engagement with a brand-new commercial featuring international superstar Jackie Chan and performances by popular K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together. To get into the Pinoy family spirit of the holidays, Shopee als

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