Thursday, June 30, 2022

Globe, WWF encourage in-depth environmental learning for Filipinos via Camp Kalikasan

For an archipelagic country like the Philippines, many of our industries and livelihood are dependent on marine resources. In celebration of the Philippine Environment MonthWorld Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) and Globe are encouraging Filipinos of all ages to be more proactive in learning about how we can help protect and restore ecosystems by signing up for Camp Kalikasan.

Globe and WWF recently hosted a webinar titled “Climate Change in the Classroom: Understanding the Urgency of Climate Education” with guest speakers from the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), as well as youth environmental advocate Xia Vigor, and WWF-Philippines ambassador Karen Ibasco.


“One of the many things that we want Filipinos to take away from Camp Kalikasan is that our actions can greatly impact the environment – from our daily habits, to the waste we produce, and the carbon emissions we emit. Camp Kalikasan reminds us that we are part of nature. Whatever we do to the environment always has a way back to us,” said Apple Evangelista, Globe's Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility.

Camp Kalikasan is an interactive online resource platform designed for students, teachers, and everyday citizens for a more in-depth take on environmental education. The platform and program is a collaboration between Globe and WWF-Philippines which aims to strengthen environmental stewardship among Filipinos in response to the growing risks of climate change.

 

As part of its sustainability strategy, Globe aims to empower communities through climate education to drive positive environmental impact. The company partnered with WWF-Philippines to encourage Filipinos to participate in the movement to care for the environment.

 

"Alongside our partners at Globe, we are very excited to bring Camp Kalikasan to more Filipino users as a one-stop digital resource for all things about the environment. Not only do we see it as a way for them to deepen their appreciation for the ocean, but also for them to develop a better understanding of how they play a part in enabling more sustainable living for Filipinos," said Dino Calderon, Environmental Education Program Manager of WWF-Philippines.

 

While there are already plenty of online resources on the environment and the ocean,  Camp Kalikasan is unique because it offers a more immersive experience, including  animated videos, games, quizzes, tutorials, and other exciting activities that make learning more enjoyable for everyone.

 

Registered members can access the book entitled “Daloy ng Pag-asa,” which highlights the implications of people’s actions to the environment and society.

 

Camp Kalikasan also offers different modules that can match one’s level of interest and expertise. The module on biodiversity provides lessons about mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs— all of which play a crucial role in maintaining the ocean's health.  

 

Aside from biodiversity conservation, Camp Kalikasan teaches energy conservation and climate change. Upcoming modules include lessons that focus on sustainable lifestyle (i.e. waste management and water management), sustainable production, and sustainable consumption. It makes environmental education in the country more accessible to everyone while strengthening WWF-Philippines’ and Globe’s support for Republic Act 9512 or the Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008.

 

The program is also part of Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 13, which underscores climate action’s importance in saving lives and livelihood to address climate emergencies, and UN SDG No. 14, which emphasizes Life Below Water.

 

To learn more about the ocean and help preserve it, join Camp Kalikasan today! Visit its website at https://www.campkalikasan.com/ to learn more about the different modules it offers.

 

Those interested may also watch the full webinar here: https://fb.watch/dGdPngHZat/

 

For more information about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The woes of the sandwich generation, and how to navigate these waters - HL Assurance

If you are a working adult between 30 — 50 years old, have a young growing family to nurture and ageing parents to take care of at the same time — you are well acquainted with the woes of the sandwich generation. Wedged between providing for two generations of dependents on a single pay check — it is hard not to feel the financial squeeze.

Having kids is expensive. According to research, raising one child from birth to 18 years old in Singapore will cost you between S$435,000 to S$904,000 depending on your household income. On top of that, your own parents might also hit the age for retirement, and look to you for financial support. Not to mention, unexpected expenditures like a broken fridge or medical assistance may come creeping up, and that may throw you off guard in your financial planning and take a toll over time.

How should you navigate these hard waters and keep your sanity?  

Have the talk

Broaching the money talk with your parents might be tough, but it is a necessary conversation. Open communication with your folks on your financial situation takes out the guesswork for their care plans and can be a huge help in making sense of your expectations from you. This will also allow you to set your boundaries and your plans for your children’s future. 

Mandatory medical checkups and get insured

Make it a habit to have the family go for annual medical health checks to detect any illness early and seek treatment. It is also imperative that you ensure all family members are insured with adequate insurance coverage like plans covering early critical illnesses on top of the basic ones, to bolster the financial burden. 

Healthcare costs will only continue to rise thanks to high medical inflation rate. Elderly healthcare costs in Singapore is projected to reach S$51,000 annually by 2030. You’d definitely like the peace of mind in knowing that you and your loved ones are financially supported in the event of an unfortunate diagnosis. 

Take time for yourself 

Balancing a full time job with needy children is already a daunting chore. With the additional dependence from your folks and the stigma of filial obligations, it is easy to feel stuck in the middle and potentially trigger mental health conditions due to the pressure. 

It is important take time out for yourself to unwind with your friends, setting aside time to participate in your hobbies, and finding healthy channels to cope with the stress, like talking to a friend or your spouse for emotional support.   

Plan your own retirement

Become the last of this sandwich generation, and plan for your own retirement so that you can break out of this cycle. We are living in the time of technology and are far better equipped with investment knowledge and financial information at our fingertips as compared to our parents. Don’t let your own children suffer the same fate because of your lack of planning now. 

GCash enables young professionals, MSMEs to unlock financial goals

Manila, Philippines - GCash, the Philippines’ number one financial super app, is enabling young professionals and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to unlock their financial goals through the many accessible digital financial services it offers like savings, loans, insurance, and even investments.

GCash recently shared that young professionals are becoming more independent, budget conscious, and open to trying simple ways to earn more while owners of MSMEs struggle to find accessible financing to expand their business and reach more customers.

That’s why GCash has been ramping up its line-up of financial services to help individuals achieve financial freedom while giving micro to small entrepreneurs the lifeline they need to keep their business afloat or the additional funds to support their expansion.

GCash has a slew of services which help users manage their wealth and gain financial security. For one, GSave, a digital savings account, offers a higher savings rate of up to 2.6% per annum than traditional banks, and that lets users access their money 24/7 anytime, anywhere.

GInsure is a one-stop shop for insurance products that’s easy to understand, has a low premium but comprehensive coverage like personal accidents, medical services, car insurance, income loss, and even online shopping, bills, cars, and pets.

The super app also enables individuals and MSMEs to have access to credit. GGives is an easy pay-later option that allows users to purchase gadgets, appliances, furniture and even plane tickets, among others worth up to P50,000 from 85,000 partner stores nationwide and pay for them later up to 24 gives over 12 months; and GLoan, which offers easy and fast cash loans up to P50,000 repayable up to 12 months with low interest rates and are suitable for digital entrepreneurs with growing online businesses.

The mobile app can also help users manage their finances as it provides a real-time record of their digital transactions which can be accessed 24/7 on their smartphone.

Financial literacy and customer engagement through social media

Aside from introducing various digital financial solutions, GCash is also maximizing the use of social media in its drive to educate and engage the youth on the benefits of using the app and learning more about its financial services.

Users can find GCash’s educational content on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram where they can learn from financial and medical experts, inspirational celebrities and other social media influencers. These include tutorials, life-goal hacks, and personal stories. They also answer frequently asked questions on finances and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of certain financial products, offer tips to develop the right mindset and behaviors toward money to avoid financial mistakes.

GSave’s Ipon Challenge also engages GCash users to post their Savings Tracker on Twitter to help show the ease and importance of saving for their future. Recently, GCash launched “Payaman Series”, video episodes of inspiring personal stories on how GCash ambassadors struggled financially and eventually got back on track with the help of GCash.

With GCash services and its financial literacy projects, Filipinos can start early on growing their wealth, upgrading their lifestyle and future-proofing their finances.

GCash has been a trusted digital financial platform by millions of FIlipinos especially as its operations is approved and regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Since its launch in 2004, GCash users have increased to over 60 million, covering 83% of the Philippine population. Among them are at least five million merchants using the mobile app to accept digital payments from customers. In 2021, there were five times more active monthly users of GCash than the second largest competitor’s.

To know more about GCash and its financial services, visit https://www.gcash.com.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Redeem life-enabling GCash vouchers via the new GlobeOne app!

Don’t know what to do with your Globe Rewards points? Good news!  You can now use them to redeem life-enabling GCash vouchers via the new GlobeOne app.

Easily redeem GCash Pay QR vouchers to enjoy bill discounts with partner merchants like Generika Drugstore and Shell.  You can also save money with the P20 GCash Buy Load voucher to top up your prepaid account.


If you prefer a cash equivalent, just choose GSave Coins for 10 Rewards points or P50 GCash Credits for 50 points.

 

“Globe does not just power connectivity but also extends to its customers’ life-enabling offers. Using the new GlobeOne App, customers can maximize their well-earned Rewards points by redeeming GCash Load, QR payments, or GSave coins,” said Globe Reward Head Jerome Patalud.

 

GCash enables even unbanked Filipinos to use digital currency, venture into investments and savings, and apply for loans and insurance.  A portfolio company under Globe’s 917Ventures, GCash is now the largest mobile wallet platform in the country with 55 million registered users, 4.5 million merchants and social sellers, 290 GLife merchant partners, and around 174,000 cash-in and cashout agents.

 

To redeem your GCash vouchers, download the new GlobeOne app. The new GlobeOne is your digital companion, allowing you to monitor your Globe Postpaid, Globe Prepaid, TM, and Home Prepaid WiFi accounts, and your Rewards.

 

Through the new GlobeOne app, Globe helps Filipinos become more empowered by giving them Rewards offers for their day-to-day needs. With special discounts, exclusive treats, and cool surprises for its customers, now is really the best time to be with Globe!

 

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. It is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

 

Download the New GlobeOne app to see exciting, life-enabling promos for you at www.glbe.co/NewGlobeOne.

 

To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Globe At Home Prepaid supports Filipino family’s needs with P799 promo

As millions of Filipino families navigate the path to recovery, being conscious of spending has become even more necessary.

Globe At Home is offering an affordable way for Filipino families to stay connected without breaking the bank, as Internet access has become a basic necessity for work, school, and leisure, with digitization accelerated by the pandemic.


Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi is now available at P799, down from the regular price of P999. Globe At Home also offers connectivity at twice the speed via Home Prepaid WiFi LTE-Advanced at P1,499, a P500 discount from its original price.

 

With these shareable, reloadable, and powered by ultra-fast LTE WiFi modems, the family can access fast and reliable streaming, gaming, and surfing at rates that are easy on the pocket. The modem also comes with free 10GB.

 

“Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi is the family’s gateway to a fast and reliable Internet connection, especially for those working on a limited budget. Making our WiFi devices more affordable is a step towards realizing our vision of connectivity for all,” said Janis Racpan, Head of Globe At Home Product Marketing.

 

Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi is loadable with “sulit” promos such as FamSurf199 with 30GB data, which has 23GB shareable to any TM, Globe Prepaid, Globe Postpaid, and Globe Platinum, plus free 7GB for seven days.

 

Globe’s innovations to promote greater connectivity are in line with its mission toward the digital enablement of Filipinos. This is part of its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG No. 9, which underscores the importance of innovation and infrastructure to promote economic growth and development.

 

Globe At Home promos are available on the new GlobeOne App, free for download on Google Playstore and the App Store. Avail of this promotion in Globe stores and retailers nationwide or purchase via the Globe shop at https://glbe.co/HPW.