Thursday, February 27, 2020

Samsung S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip, Your Next Breaktrough

Globe unveils Samsung S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip postpaid plans 

Experience your next breakthrough with the newest installation to the iconic Samsung Galaxy Series and Globe’s ThePLAN and ThePLATINUM plans.

The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S20 Series, consisting of S20, S20+ and the new S20 Ultra, raises the bar higher with unmatched specs designed to challenge the limits of mobile photography and performance.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the next breakthrough.

The 
Galaxy S20 Ultra shatters global records with its 108MP quad rear cameras with 100x SuperZoom and 40MP selfie camera. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20+ are packed with 12MP cameras with 64MP sensors (1/1.7-inch) for up to 30x digital zoom. All three phones are equipped with revolutionary 8K 24fps video recording capable of capturing ultra-high resolution images ranging up to 33MP. The entire series also packs with high-capacity 5000mAH battery, 12GB + 128GB internal memory, and the signature Samsung Wireless PowerShare for reverse charging.

The beginning of the new decade also hails Samsung’s newest bold move in the rebirth of the foldable phone trend - the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The Z Flip improves on its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s foldable size for a better experience in device holding, and boasts a 6.7” full screen capability designed with Ultra Thin Glass technology.

Get ready to #OwnIt with Globe and the new Samsung S20 series and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Pre-order the Samsung S20 series with Globe’s ThePLAN 1499 via the Globe Online Shop (shop.globe.com.ph) until February 25, 2020. Postpaid and Platinum customers may also take home their own Samsung Galaxy Z Flip with ThePLAN 1799 and ThePLATINUM Plan 3799  via the Globe Online Shop or visiting the nearest Globe store.

Learn more about ThePLAN and ThePLATINUM plan offerings for the new Samsung S20 and Galaxy Z Flip series via globe.com.ph. Don’t forget to follow Globe on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Building the modern, connected home

Globe at Home joins forces with real estate giant in bringing to life the ideal home for today’s digital Filipino families

(L-R) Benjamin Garcia, Head - Business, Operations, Strategy & Support at Globe; Debbie Obias; VP and Head of Business Development, Device Innovations and GTM at Globe at Home; Barbie Dapul, VP and Head of Digital Home at Globe; Victor Consunji, CEO at VCDC; and Bernie Mendoza, VP for Construction at VCDC at the exclusive media event featuring the use of Globe CONNECTED HOME devices inside one of the premiere units at VCDC's M Residences development in Taguig


Steadfast in its commitment to powering more Filipino homes with high-quality Internet connectivity, Globe at Home embarks on a strategic partnership with one of the country’s most renowned property developers, Victor Consunji Development Corporation (VCDC) in making the vision of a truly modern and connected home a reality.

The partnership proves to be a milestone in the local real estate industry by making one of VCDC’s flagship projects, M Residences located at Acacia Estates, Taguig as the first residential townhouse property in the country to have built-in fiber internet connection upon purchase powered by Globe At Home. With this high speed connectivity, residents can opt to equip their homes with Globe CONNECTED HOME devices powered by Samsung SmartThings for enhanced comfort, security, and entertainment inside their households.

CONNECTED HOME is Globe at Home’s range of intelligent home devices that provides whole home coverage and automation which allows customers to experience worry-free and convenient living. To provide a firsthand experience of this technology, Globe at Home and VCDC recently co-hosted VIPs and select media partners in an experiential tour of one of the property’s premiere units installed with Globe CONNECTED HOME devices. The exclusive event was led by CEO Victor Consunji and Globe VP and Head of Digital Home Barbie Dapul.

VCDC CEO Victor Consunji gets a firsthand experience of the Globe CONNECTED HOME camera (left) and GLOBE CONNECTED HOME WiFi Hub (right) inside one of the premiere units at M Residences, Taguig

The tour made use of intelligent or IoT (Internet of Things) devices to let visitors experience a digitally- powered home where you simply use your voice, an app, or even scheduled commands to help on your day to day activities. At the core of this experience was a Globe at Home Fiber connection and WiFi Hubs to eliminate WiFi dead spots, and to ensure stable, high-speed connection all over the house for smooth automation of all devices.

Globe CONNECTED HOME Outlets and Multipurpose Sensors, also powered by Samsung SmartThings, were installed in the main rooms for the automated remote control of lights and small appliances to simulate that much needed relaxed ambience perfect after a long week of hustle. And to keep a peace of mind throughout the night, full HD Cameras were also installed in select areas to allow you to remotely monitor your home 24 hours a day by just using your mobile phone.

“The rise of faster and more advanced Internet connectivity has also led to more opportunities in using intelligent devices inside the home,” shared VP and Head of Digital Home Barbie Dapul at Globe. “We are glad to take the first steps in showcasing the power of connected living for the benefit and appreciation of more Filipino families hand-in-hand with an esteemed property developer like VCDC.”

Globe At Home’s latest Unli Fiber Plans start at only 1699 and have varying speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Starting at just P547 per month, you can bundle your plan with a Globe CONNECTED HOME powered by Samsung SmartThings package complete with a WiFi Hub, Multipurpose Sensors, intelligent Outlets and free installation by the Globe Tech Squad -- in-house experts who can help you set up your own intelligent home. You can even add an additional Samsung SmartThings camera on top of your bundle for as low as P250 per month for a 24-month lock in period.

Moreover, you can get 3 months access to your favorite content via Amazon Prime Video, HOOQ, iflix and iWant to stream thousands of movies and TV series for the whole family to enjoy. All plans come with a free landline with unlimited calls to Globe/TM customers for 24 months.

Globe at Home Postpaid customers in Metro Manila may inquire and apply for an intelligent device bundle via shop.globe.com.ph/connectedhome. For more info on Globe At Home plans and services, visit https://www.facebook.com/globeathome/.

Globe Telecom , press release

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Advice to youth this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day advice to youth: educate, empower yourselves to have responsible sexual behavior, prevent early pregnancies

One in every 3 youth aged 15 to 24 years has engaged in early sex. This translates to 6.2 million young people out of the country’s 25 million youth population who have engaged in sexual intercourse, according to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) 2013 survey of the University of the Philippines Population Institute.

The institute said the data becomes more worrisome with the information that  
78% of those who engaged in sex for the first time were unprotected against the risk of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infection (STI). Of this number, 73.4% are males and 83.8% are females who did not use any form of protection during their first sexual act.

Photo by Google.

The Forum for Family Planning and Development (Forum), the advocacy organization that works in communities to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, education and family planning, has an array of experiences on the ground talking with young people and educating them about what they can do in their life experiences. 

Benjamin de Leon, president of the Forum, said the high spirits of youth on their first-time discoveries and adventures must be supported with utmost consideration for their health and welfare.

“We share in the joy of young people who are starting to go through life wanting to have certain experiences, but we would like them to seek information first and understand their vulnerable conditions,” said de Leon.

De Leon exphasized that “it is better for young people to postpone sex and educate and empower themselves first with the right information so that they can have the right decisions early in life.”

The YAFS survey said the number of sexually active adolescents and teens increased by more than 14 percent from almost 20 years ago in 1994, when the second YAFS was conducted. The proportion of youth is also increasing by 20%, a rate that has not changed for years in the population census. 

But the number of boys and girls who are into sexual activity has narrowed with the following gaps: 35.5% of males and 28.7of females in 2013, from 26.1% of males and 10.2% of females in 1994. Metro Manila and Central Luzon have the highest prevalence of earlysex among youth with 40.9% and 39.1%respectively, with the lowest in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with 7.7%.

De Leon said the Forum conducts activities that promote awareness and understanding of sex, sexuality, reproductive health and rights to the youth. “We believe that as the youth population increases, we should also strengthen their education and empowerment and reach as many young people as possible,” he said.

Because of early sexual activity, one in 10 teen girls has begun childbearing: 8% were already mothers and another 2% were pregnant with their first child, according to the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey

“Today, Valentine’s Day, we would like to tell youngpeople that they have years ahead of them to venture into what they want to experience in life. We just want to appeal to them that there is a right time for it,” said De Leon. “Make yourselves informed and put this knowledge into practice so that you can decide better and have better opportunities for the development of your potentials.”


Reminder from
The Forum for Family Planning and Development, Inc.
Press Release for Valentine’s Day 💕