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The 2014 GREEN RETAIL AGENDA The Business Case for Disaster Risk

Reduction Manila, Philippines was held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, September 18, 2014. In the past years, the SM Green Retail Agenda has focused more on climate change mitigation and, to a lesser degree, on adaptation. This year, with the increasing strength and frequency of natural disasters,it is important to create shared value within the private sector.As a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Private Sector Partnerships, SM Supermalls seeks to educate, create awareness, and emphasize action points within the private sector and other key stakeholders to ensure disasters will be prepared for and recovered from. Continue reading »

Lock&Lock launches latest Hello Kitty Collection

Since the introduction of plastic storage ware, there have been minimal changes in the fundamental design of the container products. There were two major problems with current plastic storage ware, imperfect sealing and difficulty in opening and closing lids. Researchers at Hanacobi (L&L Co., Ltd.) have recognized the problem and after intensive research and development, Lock & Lock was invented. With revolutionary four locking mechanism and a resilient silicon seal, food is kept fresh for longer without having to worry about any leakage. With storage saving design and Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, Lock &Lock is a convenient way to organize any kitchen.

Since its launch, Lock &Lock has acquired 1022 patents, trademarks and registration of design in 68 countries and is sold over 110 countries worldwide. Lock & Lock aims to continuously develop quality products that meet and exceed expectations of consumers. Continue reading »

Globe announces Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2014 nominees

Out of 533 entries, 49 final nominees emerged in the list for Globe’s Cebu Media Excellence Awards (CMEA), which will be held on September 25 at the Cebu Marriott Hotel. Continue reading »

CinemaJam 2014 returns with a bang: Bigger, brighter, better


Taking off from last year’s success of the first-ever movie and music festival in the country, Crizal Transitions announced that this year’s CinemaJam is going to be a more spectacular and exciting event, with more artists and visual treats for music- and movie-lovers of all ages, plus the launch of the first and only photochromic lens in the iconic shade of green called Crizal Transitions Continue reading »

Globe Wonderfilm

Globe Wonderfilm: Sharing more wonderful stories through short films is open to college undergraduates and film students. This gives them an opportunity to creatively express their Globe stories through a 5-minute film, and to win as much as P100,000. Continue reading »

Globe Project 1 Phone: A Call for Good

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While technology develops at a faster pace and more gadgets are becoming available to Filipinos, the rate at which we upgrade our devices has increased. With this, the rate at which devices are discarded has also soared.

When we throw away these devices, we generate e-waste, which results in the release of tons of toxic metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium to be released into the air and seep into the ground and waterways.

How do we solve the e-waste dilemma? By putting one old phone to good use instead of throwing it out.

Globe leads the country’s biggest and most ambitious mobile recycling program—Project 1 Phone. By donating just one unused, non-working or damaged phone, tablet, phone battery, or even an old personal computer to Project 1 Phone, each Filipino can do his share in minimizing the environmental impact of e-waste and countering its harmful effects.

Here’s a video that explains the harmful effects of e-waste and how we can combat them by donating old phones to Globe’s campaign:

00“Globe is not only dedicated to growing its business but is also committed to addressing environmental concerns and promoting human health amidst the fast growth of this high-tech industry. Being a communications provider, Globe takes responsibility in educating the people on how to dispose their old mobile devices and computers as well as end-of-life mobile battery packs and chargers in the best way possible,” said Yoly Crisanto, Senior Vice President of Globe Corporate Communications.

By donating unused, non-working, or damaged phones and tablets, mobile phone batteries, and even personal computers to the campaign, each Filipino would be able to do his share in minimizing not only the environmental impact of e-waste but also counter its harmful effects on health such as skin diseases and possible damage to vital organs and the skeletal system.

Globe also makes it easy for its customers and other stakeholders to participate in the drive by providing donation bins in participating Globe Stores in various parts of the country (for the complete list, please visit the Globe Telecom website

Schools, corporations, local government units, and other private and non-government organizations may also participate in the program by adopting recycle bins. Interested parties may email Globe at [email protected]

All devices and accessories that Globe will gather shall be turned over to TES-AMM, a leading electronics waste recycler which will take responsibility for at end-of-life products to ensure that they are managed responsibly.

TES-AMM will, likewise, work on recovering precious metals and plastics from the recycled gadgets. Globe has committed to build at least 40 school buildings in the province of Aklan and proceeds of Project 1 Phone will be used to add to the said number since hundreds of classrooms are still needed in the area.

NU Pep Squad donates to SM Cares for ‘Yolanda’ Survivors

(L-R) Deborah Sy SMFI Executive Director, Carmen Linda Atayde SMFI Executive Director For Education Program, National University Pep Squad,  Teddy Ocampo National University President, Jun Gaw National University Pep Squad Team Manager and   Renato Ermita Jr. National University Vice President.

Manila Philippines, September 18, 2014 – National University (NU) Pep Squad held a thanksgiving celebration for bagging the championship at the 77th UAAP Cheerdance Competition.

The NU gymnasium was filled with students and professors, together with SM executives to personally meet the champions. Applause and cheers welcomed NU Pep Squad during the repeat performance of their winning performance.

National University Pep Squad

The overwhelming support from their alma mater led to NU Pep Squad in donating a portion of their prize winnings to the Yolanda survivors through SM Cares Yolanda Housing Project. This is their way of giving back to the community and helping those who are in need.

SM Cares is committed to build 1,000 houses to help Yolanda survivors. These houses are designed to be disaster-resilient with concrete ceilings and plenty of ventilation

Outotec opens office in Manila


Outotec opens office in Manila to strengthen its presence in the Philippines.Outotec has today opened a new office in Manila, the Philippines, as part of the company’s expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The new office was inaugurated by Mr Stuart Sneyd, President of Outotec’s APAC region, in the presence of customers, ministries and industry associations.

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Blame Game

Getting sick and tired of this finger-pointing by this Philippines national government. Get your acts straight and MANAGE the problem. Hire competent people; the country is NOT lacking in competent people. You are not listening to your BOSSES. You are neglecting their needs. Do something! Continue reading »