Globe Community was born in March 2013 with the goal of empowering you, our customers, to help and assist other customers based on your knowledge of Globe's products and services.

 

With only three months in the realm of the Internet, Globe Community has grown leaps and bounds in membership, topics, and responses - all thanks to your active participation and beneficial answers.

 

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In May 28, 2013, CONNECT: First Globe Community Gathering took place at Skye Lounge in Bonifacio Global City, Fort, Taguig City. It was well attended by Community members, Globe employees, esteemed bloggers, and friends from the press/media. The event marked a milestone in the Globe history as we celebrated the early achievements of the website.

 

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Registration started at 6:00PM as guests started to arrive one after another. Among the earliest attendees were @OrangeMagTV and @Jeian with his family.

 

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CONNECT was opened by the homegrown dancers of Globe who call themselves G-Moves. They danced to a heart-thumping mix of songs, which rightfully kicked off the event with a groove.

 

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As the event's host that night, I immediately followed the dance group to warmly welcom all of our guests. Thankfully, it didn't rain that evening and the weather was just perfect for a chillax bonding experience with other attendees.

 

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Ernest Cu, Globe Telecom's President and CEO was present during the event, where he gave a brief presentation on what Globe Community is, its goals, its present numbers, and what its value to the company and the participants.

 

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He was followed by Charles Hough, Lithium Technologies' APAC Vice President and General Manager who also gave a short talk on their partnership with Globe and how the entire social strategy can evolve in the years to come.

 

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After the two presentations, we had a quick question and answer portion participated by Ernest Cu, Charles Hough, Chris Lipman (Globe's Customer Experience Management Head), and Miggy Dela Cruz (Globe's Customer Communication Head). They responded to some questions that were pooled from the members of the Community.

 

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One of the Globe Community members, @ronnotthedj also raised a question about the site.

 

Then came the exciting part of the event where some Globe Community members were surprised as they were recognized and awarded for their active participation and firsts in the Community. Awardees were as follows:

 

@Hcescala - Thumbs Up Champion / Postpaid Hero / First Honor, Solutions Honor Roll

 

@notevenfollowed - Second Honor, Solutions Honor Roll

 

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@chuckiedreyfus - Pioneer Collaborator / GCASH Hero

 

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@ChairellWinstonAlmendras - Pioneer Employee Collaborator

 

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@Jen - Employee Ambassador Award

 

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@Jeian - Tattoo Hero / Third Honor, Solutions Honor Roll

 

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@ronnotthedj - Prepaid Hero

 

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@Yendreyfus - Best Dressed Female

 

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Kim Paulo Breva - Best Dressed Male

 

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After the awarding, Globe Teleocom Executives and Lithium Technologies Executives shared the stage for a toast of partnership and success. From L-R: Charles Hough, Imogen Riley, Chris Lipman, Ernest Cu, Miggy Dela Cruz.

 

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And just before we ended the program, we awarded one lucky winner Guada Cruz with a Samsung Galaxy Tab courtesy of Tattoo@Home. After-party, bonding, more eating, drinking took place after we closed the program proper. It was a night to remember!

 

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Globe Employees hanging out over glasses of wine.

 

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Globe Community members chilling while drinking beer.

 

Missed out all the fun at CONNECT: First Globe Community Gathering? Watch this video and relive the moment!