Thursday, February 29, 2024

Globe’s Hapag Movement, Ayala Foundation Bring Meals to 4,500 Beneficiaries Across Basilan

HUNGER rates continue to rise across the country, leaving millions struggling for daily sustenance. In particular, Mindanao, home to some of the poorest provinces in the country, saw a 12% increase in hunger rates in December 2023, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey. 


To address this, the Hapag Movement has brought support to the region, zeroing in on Basilan, a province long grappling with conflict and poverty. Basilan has a “relatively high” poverty rate at 46.9%, according to a 2023 report by the Philippine Statistics Authority.


With the help of local community groups, the Hapag Movement and its implementing partner Ayala Foundation recently brought supplemental feeding to 4,500 students in 21 schools across 4 municipalities in Basilan.

Just last month, the Hapag Movement’s supplemental feeding reached remote communities, indigenous peoples and families of former combatants with the help of alumni from Ayala Foundation’s Basilan Leaders Program–Leadership Communities (BYLP–LeadCom) program. This effort supported 2,500 beneficiaries.


Support also extended to livelihood, with the Hapag Movement providing seeds and fertilizers to farmers in Lantawan town and Lamitan City with the help of LeadCom alumna Nurhati Tangging.


“What we’re doing in Hapag is providing opportunities na mas ma-expand pa ng ating partner farmer beneficiaries sa Basilan ang kanilang pagsasaka. The Hapag project is providing them vegetable seeds at ibang pananim, at the same time fertilizer na magsu-support sa kanilang pananim,” said Tangging.

The project has also reached families of former combatants who have returned to the fold and is reintegrating with the community– a critical component in achieving lasting peace in the conflict-stricken province.


“We identified the different beneficiaries we have in Basilan sa pamamagitan ng kung sino po ‘yung active farmers na nangangailangan ng support lalo sa mga seeds. This Hapag project is also an opportunity to provide foods sa families ng former combatants at kani-kanilang pamilya,” Tangging said.

One notable project was led by community leaders Adzhar Baluan and Saddam Pacio, and teacher Nur-aisa Anilon, all of whom are also BYLP–LeadCom alumni, who organized a feeding program for nearly 1,000 students in December 2023.


"In Globe, we are fully committed to working alongside communities, stakeholders, and local leaders to deploy sustainable solutions that will significantly benefit Filipino families grappling with the harsh reality of involuntary hunger. Through the Hapag Movement, we are determined to secure a more promising future for our less fortunate kababayans,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer.


The stories of Basilan communities and their support for the Hapag Movement are a powerful reminder of the impact that collective action can have in making a significant difference in the lives of those in need.


As millions of families continue to grapple with hunger, the Hapag Movement needs your support. Those who would like to send help may donate via the New GlobeOne app using Globe Rewards points. Just follow these steps:



Donations may also be made using GCash through the following steps.




Donations may also be sent via credit card on the Globe of Good website.


To learn more about the Hapag movement, visit


BE inspired with stories of hope, resilience, and modern day “bayanihan” in the newest public service program “Si Manoy ang Ninong Ko” premiering Sunday (March 3) on GMA.

Hosting the show are the newest faces of public service: TV personalities Gelli de Belen, Patricia Tumulak, and Sherilyn Reyes-Tan. Joining them is Manoy himself, former businessman and now public servant, Agri Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee.

According to Manoy Wilbert, “Si Manoy ang Ninong Ko” will “feature real life stories of our kababayans that will surely inspire us to work hard, persevere in life, and never lose hope.” 

“Whatever problems we are facing, we can get through it with a little help from the community and from our countrymen––who, deep down, care about others.”

Agri Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee

Veteran actress and host Gelli De Belen, for her part, shared that “the help that the beneficiaries of the show need is beyond the usual food or financial aid; what they need is something that will really help them earn a living and sustain them in the long run.”

Every week the show will feature two beneficiary groups, with hosts Patricia and Sherilyn going onsite to learn about the concerns of the beneficiaries firsthand.

Gelli De Belen

“Sometimes they just want to feel that they are seen and heard, so listening to them is already a form of help. But of course, we don't stop there. We thoroughly study their cases, and we try to provide solutions for their concerns,” explained Patricia.

Patricia Tumulak

Sherilyn pointed out that “we want to go beyond solving their immediate problems… we also want to give them hope by providing opportunities to support themselves in the long-term.”

Sherilyn Reyes-Tan

For its pilot telecast, Manoy Wilbert together with Gelli, Patricia and Sherilyn will tackle the challenges faced by onion farmers in Pangasinan, as well as those encountered by volunteer sea guardians in Orani, Bataan.

Sherilyn, Gelli, Manoy Wilbert & Patricia

Don’t miss “Si Manoy ang Ninong Ko” premiering this Sunday (March 3), 7 AM, on GMA. For more updates, follow @simanoyangninongko on Facebook or @AngNinongKo on Tiktok and Instagram.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Chickenjoyers Celebrate Their Love for the Philippines’ Iconic Fried Chicken

FOR the first time in Chickenjoy history, Jollibee brought together enthusiasts of its well-loved fried chicken at the day-long “I Am A Chickenjoyer Fan Meet” at Trinoma Activity Center last February 17.

This joy-filled event gathered families and friends adding up to over 1,500 individuals to celebrate their shared love for the iconic Chickenjoy.

“We are so excited to finally bring so many Chickenjoyers together in one venue and host an exciting day for them,” said Pamie Cruz, Senior Marketing Manager of Jollibee Philippines. “This is our way of thanking them for their continued support for Chickenjoy, and for spreading this love to their families and friends from all over the country and even all over the world.”

Guests engaged in a slew of activities detailed in their event passports. From conquering the Claw Machine to trying their luck at the Giant Gachapon and mastering the Ball Bucket Shoot Out, attendees collected points, won limited-edition Chickenjoy merchandise, and created lasting memories. To add, a professional studio setup awaited guests, capturing their moments through expertly taken photos and videos.

Jollibee endorsers and self-proclaimed Chickenjoyers Joshua Garcia and Donny Pangilinan also added to the fun during the morning and afternoon programs, respectively. 

When asked about his favorite memory with Chickenjoy, Donny recalled, “As a kid, I remember going home via expressway and ordering Jollibee via drive-thru because that’s really our favorite. In the car, my dad would ask us what we wanted and of course, we wanted Chickenjoy. We’d share it in the car before driving off again, feeling satisfied.”

Joshua added his own vivid Chickenjoy moments: “With my family, it’s always a tradition to order Jollibee when it’s someone’s birthday. My nephew loves Chickenjoy, so I would bring him a bucket on his birthday and we’d share it with Jolly Spaghetti or rice. My favorite part is the chicken wing—I love the experience of removing the bone and dipping the wing in the gravy. Sarap!”


This unique event showed how Chickenjoy has played a role in the lives of millions, from satisfying cravings to completing delightful bonding moments. Renowned for its crispy and flavorful skin, juicy and succulent meat, and signature gravy, Chickenjoy continues to make a lasting impact and be well-loved by the generations to come.

The CrispyliciousJuicylicious, best-tasting Jollibee Chickenjoy is available nationwide for PHP 82.00 (1-pc. Chickenjoy with rice and drink). Drop by your nearest Jollibee branch and treat yourself to its crispy, juicy goodness via dine-in, take-out, or drive-thru. You can also have it delivered via the Jollibee App,, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.


For all the latest updates, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

You can be a Responsible Gamer with 'DigiPlus'

DigiPlus Interactive Corp. (DigiPlus), operator of the leading digital gaming platforms BingoPlus, ArenaPlus, and PeryaGame. DigiPlus, sounds the call for responsible gaming practices even as it invites its adult customers to partake in DigiPlus’ exciting brand of recreation. 

As the fastest-growing digital entertainment group in the country, DigiPlus may offer nonstop fun and games but when money is in the mix, it espouses a certain level of self-control for the most positive gaming experience possible.


“Responsible gaming,” according to the Association of Certified Gaming Compliance Specialists (ACGCS), is “the practice of gambling in a way that minimizes the potential negative effects that it can have on individuals and society.”

Andy Tsui, President of DigiPlus, affirms this, stating that responsible gaming is a key tenet of their business. “DigiPlus works to ensure that the necessary and vital regulations PAGCOR sets for gaming companies in the Philippines are strictly observed,” he says. 

However, Tsui likewise hopes that DigiPlus customers would practice responsible gaming on their own to derive the most fun and enjoyment from their games.”


There are a number of ways for enthusiasts to maintain a healthy and positive relationship with gaming. Consider these tips based on advice given by the Responsible Gaming Council (RGC):


Set limits. When gaming, it’s important to set limits on two things: budget and time. Before you start playing, keep a firm budget in mind. Never play with money you can’t afford to lose, and do not ever borrow money from others to play.

Meanwhile, deciding on a clear-cut time and schedule for your gaming sessions will keep you from spiraling into overindulgence. Set an alarm to tell you when your gaming session is over. Playing within your means will prevent gaming from taking over your daily life.


Only play with a clear mind. Be sure to monitor your mental and physical states before starting a gaming session. Do not engage in gambling when feeling upset or stressed as these may cloud your judgment and deter you from making sound decisions. At the same time, do limit alcohol intake while playing. Stay sober and level-headed at all times.

Lastly, taking frequent breaks may help, too. Step away from the gaming table or phone, and feel free to indulge in some physical activity before coming back to play.


Do not ‘chase’ your losses. Always get into each gaming session prepared to lose the money that you’re putting in. Games featured at DigiPlus locations and on the BingoPlus, ArenaPlus, and PeryaGames apps are predicated on chance, which means there’s never any guarantee of a return on your payments.


Avoid the “sunken cost syndrome” of trying to get a positive outcome because one has put too much resources into one effort. Stick to your budget and be ready at any time to cut your losses and move on.


Andy Tsui is optimistic that customers that take these tips seriously are assured of a positively pleasurable gaming experience. 

“DigiPlus endeavors to strictly implement PAGCOR-approved regulations and guidelines as customers use our gaming facilities,” he states. 

“This way we are confident that we can create safe spaces for them to have fun and enjoyment at all times.”

GLOBE Empowers Youth Creativity at CCP’s 'Pasinaya Festival 2024'


GLOBE has reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing the aspirations of young creatives and celebrating artistic innovation through its latest collaboration with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) for Pasinaya Festival 2024.


The partnership transformed the largest multi-arts festival in the country into a digital and creative spectacle, proving that technology and arts can come together to create unparalleled experiences for all.


Held on February 2 to 4 at the CCP Complex, Pasinaya Festival 2024 offered an "experience-all-you-can, pay-what-you-can" scheme, allowing attendees to immerse themselves in a diverse array of over a hundred shows, screenings, workshops, and activities spanning music, theater, dance, visual arts, film, and literature.

"Globe remains committed to nurturing the youth, offering them opportunities to learn and improve their skills from an early age. The Pasinaya Festival showcased a variety of workshops and performances across disciplines, reflecting the breadth of creativity we support. Our partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines for this festival is just the beginning of the creative partnerships we aim to build this year," remarked Giv Florida, Director and Head of Globe Prepaid.


In line with Globe's mission to empower the next generation of creators, the company's support for Pasinaya 2024 was multifaceted.


Through Globe Hangouts, festival-goers were treated to an array of enriching activities, from virtual reality (VR) on the Hangouts Bus to designing their own tote bags with Dripsplash PH.


Likewise, attendees were able to sign up for GoWATCH: Art Animation Masterclasses for free, ensuring that even those who missed certain talks could catch up via the Globe Hangouts website.


Globe also facilitated discussions with members of Graphic Artists Philippines and Philippine Graphic Artists to share insights on their communities, community-building efforts, and how the company has supported their creative endeavors.


Those who wanted to make a difference also had the opportunity to positively impact the lives of families facing involuntary hunger by donating their Globe Rewards points to the Hapag Movement via the GlobeOne app.


Globe’s support expanded beyond just experiences to include essential technological infrastructure. Provisioning a robust network played a crucial role in enabling the seamless live streaming of various festival activities and providing outstanding connectivity for all attendees.


Pasinaya Festival 2024 seamlessly aligns with Globe's "Go Lang Nang Go" core message, motivating young individuals to engage deeply with their interests, seek out new experiences, and navigate the complex yet rewarding path of self-discovery.


Globe is dedicated to being a pillar of innovation, enabling Gen Z creators driven by passion to pursue their interests and achieve significant milestones through platforms designed for genuine self-expression. Watch out for updates from Globe on similar events and activities.


To learn more about Globe, visit