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    City Council honors Liceo Music Conservatory Professors


    By Tito Mike

    The Cagayan de Oro City Council honored two music professors of the Liceo de Cagayan Conservatory of Music, Theatre and Dance on November 22, 2023 with commendation for their outstanding achievements in classical music which placed Cagayan de Oro in the World Music Map.

    Memento with Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando Klarex Uy

    Resolution No. 14729-2023 in the 20th City Council (Sangguniang Panlungsod) of Cagayan de Oro during the 59th Regular Session on October 23, 2023 City Councilor Suzette G.  Magtajas-Daba together with City Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez and all city councils unanimously commended Associate Dean Horst Hans Backer of Liceo de Cagayan University Conservatory of Music, Theatre and Dance  for winning a joint second place during the 2022 WorldVision Composers Contest.

    Maestro Horst Hans Backer receives his commendation from Vice Mayor Bebot Rodriguez & Resolution Sponsor Suzette Magtajas Daba.

    Similarly, Resolution No. 14798-2023 in the 20th City Council (Sangguniang Panlungsod) of Cagayan de Oro during the 59th Regular Session on October 23, 2023 City Councilor Suzette G.  Magtajas-Daba together with City Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez and all city councils unanimously commended Professor Cipriano de Guzman, Jr. of Liceo de Cagayan University Conservatory of Music, Theatre and Dance  for being the first Filipino in 16 years featured in a full Italian Opera in Campobasso, Italy.

    Maestro Zip de Guzman recieves his commentation from Vice Mayor Bebot Rodriguez and Resolution Sponsor Councilor Suzette Magtajas Daba.

    The presentation of the commendations were held prior to the regular session of the city council and was followed by a photo session with the honorees. Maestro de Guzman rendered the immortal Filipino Kundiman “DAHIL SA IYO” following the presentation to the delight of the councilors who sang along with  him.

    Following the brief ceremony, the honorees proceeded to join Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy in the City Hall Quadrangle for a photo memento during a break in his People’s Day.


    ACCESS MCLE Takes Fresh, Strong Start to 8th Compliance Period


    The Seventh Compliance Period for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) folded up on April 14, 2023 (it was supposed to end in April 14, 2022 but was extended for a year). So far, it was inarguably the most interesting since MCLE compliance periods commenced in April 2001.

    The four-year extended period, which began on April 15, 2019, marked the start of online MCLE on February 5, 2020 after the sector, led by ACCESS MCLE finally convinced the Supreme Court to allow virtual completion of programs in 2019. Several days after, strict lockdowns due to the historic Covid-19 pandemic were implemented, making the move very timely.

    For its part, ACCESS MCLE pioneered and set the standards in online instructions for its MCLE programs amid the challenging times. It introduced the synchronous online class setup and the asynchronous online on-demand option, which has become a gold standard in the industry.

    As the Eighth Compliance Period commences, ACCESS MCLE is determined to keep raising the bar to provide the best and most convenient MCLE programs available to Filipino lawyers.

    “We commit to continue offering and facilitating interesting courses with thought-provoking topics that could spark productive discourse,” says ACCESS MCLE Co-Founder Atty. Ma. Louella M. Aranas. “At the same time, ACCESS MCLE is continuously improving all aspects of program design and delivery. We always level up.”

    Learning options

    Video-on-demand was logically the more popular mode of online learning during the height of the pandemic. ACCESS has infused interesting animations and gamifications to further make the recorded lectures more fun and engaging. But now that things have returned to normal, ACCESS MCLE is offering other learning setup options for learners, catering to various preferences for the rest of the Eighth Compliance Period.

    Aside from the asynchronous or online on demand setup, learners can also opt for synchronous or online classroom setup (real-time via Zoom). The learning center has recently introduced the Flexi-Synch mode, which makes specific MCLE courses available all year round. Thus, if a learner misses a lesson, that exact topic will be offered on the same day and time on the following month/s.

    Of course, the traditional classroom learning setup is making a comeback. It could be logically popular for those who have been missing physical interaction with lecturers and co-learners.

    Additional courses and lecturers

    ACCESS MCLE is offering new courses that are yet to be offered by other MCLE centers. “In ACCESS, our topics are curated and unique, and are written by our lecturers specifically for our learners,” says Atty. Aranas.

    New interesting courses available include Exploring the Right to Have a Good and Dignified Death, Custom Implication on Related Party Transactions, Civil Law Updates on Jurisprudence (2018-2021), Why You Should Spend Everything During Your Lifetime, How to Present Digital Evidence, Foreign Divorce and the Filipino, and The Ultimate Crammer’s Guide to Surviving Litigation.

    ACCESS MCLE is also welcoming new lecturers to its growing roster of legal luminaries. Among those are Atty. Karlo Alexei Nograles (current Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission) and Atty. Joan de Venecia-Fabul (First Vice President – Legal Practice at PLDT).

    “We are kicking off the Eighth Compliance Period with much excitement and with a strong commitment to continue making our fellow lawyers realize that MCLE is worthwhile and necessary, now more than ever,” Atty. Aranas concludes.

    To learn more about ACCESS MCLE and its programs, visit https://accessonline.ph/.

    PLDT, Smart light up Siargao bridge with solar-powered lamps

    PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently turned over solar-powered street lamps to the Municipality of General Luna, lighting up the Catangnan Bridge in Siargao Island. This sustainability initiative is expected to help Siargaonon locals while boosting the island’s tourism and economy. General Luna is one of the nine municipalities that make up Siargao island, known to be the Surfing Capital of the Philippines.

    John Gregory Y. Palanca, Sales and Development Head at PLDT and Smart, shared, “We have long been supporting Siargao, particularly during surfing festivals and competitions, but also during difficult times such as after Super Typhoon Odette. This year, we have broadened our support by contributing to something sustainable that will be there for the long haul and be part of the community, well beyond the surfing season. We look at Catangnan Bridge as an enabler not only for tourism but also to boost the economy by providing an easier commute, enabling the transport of goods for trading, allowing students easier passage to their schools, and promoting the safety of the community with adequate lighting over the bridge.”

    The Catangnan Bridge is one of the landmarks in Siargao, connecting communities, drawing tourists and locals alike, as well as serving its practical purpose of enabling transportation. It has also become a favorite hangout for people, especially at sundown. With the bridge now fully and sustainably lit, this landmark is now a much safer space in which to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and the relaxing vibes for which the island has been known.

    “This bridge is a melting pot of culture, with the sunset as the perfect backdrop. I thank PLDT and Smart for helping to bring the light on at the Catangnan Bridge, so the people can see more of the beauty of the island. We truly appreciate the help you have extended to us,” said General Luna Mayor Sol Matugas.

    This donation of solar-powered lamps reinforces the PLDT group’s continuing efforts to invest in more sustainable initiatives and help the Siargaonon community recover after Super Typhoon Odette – from the implementation of programs in mental health, education, to disaster preparedness. PLDT’s recent introduction of fiber services on the island has also empowered locals and tourists with faster connectivity, thereby improving livelihood opportunities and promoting tourism, and strengthening partnerships with LGUs in Siargao, towards a sustainable future.


    MisOcc Gov Henry Oaminal not threatened by enemy attacks; vows to continue reforms and public services

    By Gerry Lee Gorit

    Oroqieta City, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL — Misamis Occidental Governor Henry Oaminal said his administration is committed to providing non-stop public service to the people and to continue pushing through the reforms he started for the province amid several challenges that come his way – including the recent ambush in Clarin town.

    “We should not allow this enemy of our reforms to come out as winners,” Oaminal bravely stressed after surviving an assassination attempt last Oct. 15 along the roads of Clarin town.  

    In an open forum during the RPOC meeting yesterday in Cagayan de Oro, the police said they are still conducting thorough investigations who might be behind the ambush that threatened the life of the governor and his convoy.

    Initial reports said the ambush of the governor was politically motivated as he has met enemies while performing his duties as the provincial governor of Misamis Occidental.

    The provincial police office led by PCOL Dwight D. Monato is massively conducting research and thorough investigations to pinpoint the mastermind of the failed ambush while the governor was heading to Ozamiz City.    


    The governor was recently attacked by unidentified individuals—who planted an improvised explosive device—that exploded when his convoy vehicles were en route home.   

    He slammed the use of his attackers of an IED—which is prohibited in international humanitarian law. Oaminal described the attack as “dastard, coward and also barbaric.” 

    Despite this, Oaminal remains adamant about providing quality public service to his constituents “no matter what the odds may come in the future.”  

    He renewed his commitment to fulfilling his 5M (Misamisnon Magpuyong Malinawon, Malambuon ug Malipayon) program so that people in Misamis Occidental could have easy access to public utilities and other government services. 

    “It’s challenging our development thrust of 5Ms in achieving our vision of Asenso Misamis Occidental. It is a challenge to our leadership and of course to our law enforcers,” he said. 

    As he recalled how his enemy targeted his reputation to be tarnished in social media and other online platforms, Gov. Oaminal said, he would remain dedicated and passionate to deliver what the people of the province “deserved to get.” 

    Hence, the governor urged all officials and employees of the Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental to remain adamant in providing services to the people.

    “Despite the continuing challenges and this increasing security threat let’s not be cowards,” he said. 

     “Let us continue to work harder ug mahimo dungagan pa nato ang atong kakugi para magmadaugon kita sa atong tinguha nga mapalambo, mo Asenso ang Misamis Occidental
    ug ang mga katawhan magpuyong Malinawon, Malambuon ug Malipayon,” he added.

     (Let us continue to work harder and increase our hard work so that we will be victorious in our desire to be developed, we shall lift Misamis Occidental so that people can live peacefully, prosperously, and happily).(PGMO)

    Join #FactsFirstPH workshops, action planning in Cagayan de Oro to fight disinformation


    CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – With the spread of mis- and disinformation in the provinces, what can we do to ensure that important issues are not sidelined? How can we amplify facts in local communities?

    To expand its efforts locally, the #FactsFirstPH initiative will be heading to Cagayan de Oro City for the third stop of its provincial roadshow series. This comes following the initiative’s second stop in Naga City in November.

    #FactsFirstPH, a first of its kind whole-of-nation approach to address disinformation, aims to cultivate a healthy information ecosystem that amplifies facts and promotes a nuanced conversation about urgent issues the public needs to know. It was established by more than 100 Philippine organizations established last year.

    This provincial roadshow in Cagayan de Oro will be done in partnership with Xavier University (XU) Center for Legal Assistance, XU Development Communication, and the The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Department of Technology Communication Management. 

    The two-day roadshow includes a public forum themed, “Building communities of action in the fight for facts,” where experts and stakeholders will tackle the community’s role in building a support system for facts through talks and panel discussions. This forum is the official launch of #FactsFirstPH in the province of Cagayan de Oro. 

    The public forum will happen at the XU Little Theater, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan on November 23, from 9 am to 12 pm. 

    Slots for the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register here.

    After the public forum, interested organizations in Cagayan de Oro may sign up to join the complementary workshops and action planning happening on Thursday afternoon of November 23, and Friday morning of November 24, respectively. These workshops include paralegal training and a hands-on digital safety activity.

    Kindly wait for the email that will be sent by MovePH for the confirmation of your slots.

    The registration deadline is at 11:59 pm, Tuesday, November 21.

    For questions about this event, email us at move.ph@rappler.com – Rappler.com

    Oro Media Pioneers to be Honored


    By Tito Mike

    The Congressional Office of Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro) has organized a search committee which aims to identify pioneering journalists of the Cagayan de Oro’s Fourth Estate for the purpose of honoring and perpetuating their legacy for the generations to come, in partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Press Club (COPC) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Chapter.

    Ang Katarungan Agosto 7, 1948

    “We will seek to identify deceased the pioneering newspaper men, columnists, and radio commentators who molded and influenced the minds of Kagay-anons with these posthumous recognitions so they could serve to inform and inspire our youth,” said Rep. Rodriguez during the group’s first meeting held October 17 at the Abamin Office in Bgy. Nazareth.

    Engr Robin Cui Sr. (standing right) Oncoy Padero & Henry Canoy (2nd & 3rd from left standing) with early 1950s DXCC staff

    Present were senior members of the Oro media including Froilan Gallardo (MindaNews), Rey Maraunay (RMN DxCC), Zaldy Ocon (Strong Radio), Ruffy Magbanua (Mindanao Daily News), Jeff Baconga (Radyo Bandera), Ardizon Arsua (Strong Radio), and Mike Baños (Metro CDO Times/CDOBloggers). Also invited but unable to attend were Frank Mendez (Radyo Ultra/COPC Press Club President) and Herbie Gomez (Rappler).

    Eustaquio Gonzales (right) was fluent in both Spanish & Egnlis, here with Dodo Abellanosa.

    Aside from the media, it was also decided to organize an independent search committee in partnership with civil society to identify and verify the credentials of the journalists to be honored so an objective, transparent and impartial selection process would be observed.

    Members of the academe, NGOs and religious sectors were suggested as members of the independent search committee including the faculty of COC-Phinma (MassCom), USTP (TCM), Xavier Ateneo (DevCom), LiceoU(MassCom), Lourdes College (MassCom), Social Communications Ministry (Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro) and Balay Mindanaw (NGO).

    Cagayan de Oro has a much esteemed legacy of its Fourth Estate, as pioneered by the Cagayan de Oro Press Club, the oldest existing press club in the Philippines which was organized on November 11, 1951.

    Don Henry Canoy (courtesy of RMN Foundation) color

    Don Henry Canoy (courtesy of RMN Foundation)

    As related in a memoir by the late Noli Olarte, Sr., editor-in-chief of the De Oro News Express,
    “it was actually an informal gathering of pioneer Cagayan de Oro media practitioners, mostly from two local weekly newspapers– The Mindanao Star and Ang Katarungan, and Henry Canoy who was then struggling hard to build a radio station out of discarded US Army surplus broadcast equipment.”

    Ang Katarungan staff and personnel

    Among those present in the seminal event held at the residence of Virginia Paraiso who used to write a society column for The Mindanao StarJose Burgos, publisher-editor of The Mindanao StarBienvenido S. Cruz, then publisher of the Pioneer Press newspaper in Cebu;  Manuel V. Quisumbing Sr., editor of Ang KatarunganEustaquio B. Gonzales, representing Don Vicente Neri San Jose, publisher of Ang Katarungan (the name Ang Bag-ong Katarungan was coined during martial law (1972) by Augusto “Totoy” Neri, who inherited it from his father.), Jose EF Reyes, father of Edmund Reyes of the Philippine Movement for Press FreedomCesario Gaane, associate editor of The Mindanao StarCarmelito Cataylo, editorial writer of The Mindanao Star, and Olarte Sr. then a cub reporter for Joe Burgos.

    As the ever witty then cub reporter recalls: “The gathering of newsmen and budding writers was there, not actually to get organized as a press club, but to help eat the lechon and other sumptuous preparations of Mrs. Paraiso who was celebrating her birthday.”

    Elected officers of the first Cagayan de Oro Press Club were Virginia “Ginny” Paraiso, president; Bienvenido “Bien” Cruz, vice president; Jose “Joe” Burgos, secretary’; and Cesario “Ciling” Reyes, treasurer.


    Globe and TM sweep top positions in 2023 PH’s Best Customer Service Mobile Carriers category

    Mobile brands of leading digital solutions platform Globe received the thumbs up from Filipino consumers, emerging on top of the mobile carriers and telecommunications category in the inaugural Philippines’ Best Customer Service 2023 survey by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Statista.

    Among major players in the country’s online services and digital products industry, TM Tambayan secured the lead with a score of 7.09 followed closely by Globe with 7.08. The results suggest that these brands have consistently met or surpassed customer expectations by delivering efficient, responsive, and courteous support.

    Globe and TM relentlessly innovate to elevate the customer journey. By merging top-tier content with cost-effective deals, enticing promotions, and a robust network, they aim to set new standards in user satisfaction. The three brands continuously roll out tailored services that address customers’ evolving demands.

    “The survey underscores the importance that Filipino consumers place on exceptional customer service.  We are happy to be recognized for our efforts and dedication to our customers which resonate in every interaction we have. Each touchpoint, whether a call, a message, or a face-to-face meeting, is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment,” said Beck Eclipse, Globe Chief Customer Experience and Chief Transformation Officer.

    “Our goal is to continuously improve our service standards, pushing the boundaries of excellence. We believe that our customers deserve nothing less than the best, and we are wholeheartedly committed to delivering on that promise every single day,” she said.

    The comprehensive survey, conducted by renowned global market research firm Statista between April 12 and May 17, involved over 11,000 Filipino consumers.  It resulted in more than 115,000 evaluations on brick and mortar, online retailers, and service providers across 64 retail and service categories.

    Participants evaluated brands on several criteria, including their willingness to recommend them to peers. Specific areas of focus were accessibility, professional competence, and quality of communication.

    Brands were rated on a scale of one to five, with one indicating “very unsatisfied” and five signifying “very satisfied”. Additionally, on a scale of zero to 10, respondents indicated their likelihood to recommend the brands.

    Filipino survey participants responded to questions such as “the availability of customer service in a shop or on a helpline,” “the quality of information received” and “whether questions were answered correctly and in sufficient detail.”

    In the highly competitive telco industry, Globe and TM stand out as beacons of dedication and innovation. Their commitment to enhancing the user experience, combined with a forward-thinking approach to service delivery, sets them apart in the ever-changing consumer landscape.

    To learn more about Globe, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/.


    Globe At Home introduces all-new GFIBER Plans

    Comes with curated family bundle worth PHP7,000

    With seamless connectivity becoming the cornerstone of daily life, Globe At Home responds to consumers’ evolving needs by unveiling its all-new GFiber unlimited plans, meticulously crafted to deliver unparalleled value.

    These new postpaid plans ensure speed and reliability to empower and uplift families in their digital journey.

    “Our commitment has always been to go beyond speed. We’re redefining connectivity. With the all-new GFiber plans, we’re offering beyond the fiber experience at home. We’re providing a comprehensive digital lifestyle package that every family member can benefit from so they can realize their full potential and enjoy a greater life together at home,” said Raymond Policarpio, VP of Globe At Home.

    Fully loaded with fiber-fast speeds and curated with new family bundles also offer complimentary access to sought-after apps. Plus, with the promise of installation in as quick as 24 hours, enhanced connectivity is right around the corner.

    The ALL-NEW GFiber portfolio consists of:

    ●       Globe GFiber Plan 1799 with Family Bundle worth P7,000

    ○       Powered by WiFi 6 modem

    ○       Speeds of up to 200Mbps

    ○       Annual Disney+ Mobile Plan

    ○       24/7 Doctor Consultations for the Family via Konsulta MD

    ○       P1,000 Razor Gold gaming credits

    ●       Globe GFiber Plan 2699 with Family Bundle worth P13,000

    ○       Powered by WiFi 6 technology

    ○       Speeds of up to 600Mbps

    ○       12-month access to Disney+, Prime Video, HBO GO

    ○       24/7 Doctor Consultations for the Family via Konsulta MD

    ○       PHP1,000 Razor Gold gaming credits

    ○       Complimentary visit from the Globe Home Squad

    ●       Globe GFiber Plan 5999 with Family Bundle worth P19,000

    ○       Powered by WiFi 6 technology

    ○       Speeds of up to 1 Gbps

    ○       Comes with two Huawei mesh devices

    ○       24/7 Doctor Consultations for the Family via Konsulta MD

    ○       PHP1,000 worth of Razor Gold

    ○       Complimentary visit from the Globe Home Squad

    ●       Globe GFiber Plan 7499 with Family Bundle worth P39,000

    ○       Powered by WiFi 6 technology

    ○       Speeds up to 1.5 Gbps

    ○       Comes with Fiber-to-the-room (in select areas) or three Huawei mesh devices

    ○       12-month access to Disney+, Prime Video, HBO GO

    ○       24/7 Doctor Consultations for the Family via Konsulta MD

    ○       PHP1,000 worth of Razor Gold

    ○       Complimentary visit by the Globe Home Squad

    Globe At Home stands out as a trustworthy and dependable partner for every family. Subscribers have already noted improvements in speed, ease of interaction, and the brand’s stronger association with nurturing family relationships and fun moments. They also value Globe At Home for its proactive data consumption communication, worry-free experience, and fast and easy application process.

    Don’t miss out on the future of connectivity. Elevate your digital experience and enrich every family member’s online journey with Globe At Home’s GFiber plans. Apply now at globegfiber.com.


    917Ventures dives into generative AI innovations

    In a bold move to further its technological prowess, 917Ventures, the corporate venture builder of the Globe Group, is diving deep into the world of generative artificial intelligence (AI). This cutting-edge AI technology, known for its ability to autonomously generate text, images and other media, is redefining the paradigms of digital innovation.

    Generative AI holds the potential to revolutionize how people and organizations create, innovate, and operate, making processes more efficient, personalized, and forward-thinking.

    “We are building generative AI products to strengthen our tech capabilities. For 917Ventures, the goal is to really strengthen our telco-to-techco strategy and to build the next generation of great companies in the country by maximizing all of the assets of the Globe Group,” said Vince Yamat, 917Ventures Managing Director.

    For the remainder of the year, 917Ventures will continue to scale its digital health product, KonsultaMD.  It is also bullish on B2B Software as a Service (SaaS) to enable Filipino Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

    917Ventures is also looking at several climate tech initiatives in line with its sustainability commitment. Through collaboration with Ayala Corporation and Gogoro, 917Ventures’ Gogoro Philippines will make Gogoro smart scooters and innovative battery-swapping technology available in Metro Manila by the fourth quarter of 2023.

    917Ventures keeps an impressive track record in building and supporting entrepreneurs.  So far, it has vetted over 500 ideas and launched 26 ventures.

    This year alone, 917Ventures introduced three new portfolio companies to the market, bringing its total portfolio to 14. These are PetPal, offering fast and accessible pet care and lifestyle solutions; Housify, a broker productivity suite designed to provide quality leads and unparalleled support; and Capitan, a tech-driven consulting service dedicated to guiding Filipino entrepreneurs.

    Further showcasing its achievements, 917Ventures reported that its e-commerce platform RUSH has acquired and served 1400 merchants this year. Additionally, online bootcamp KodeGo has successfully graduated 1440 individuals.

    With its strategic move into generative AI, coupled with its ongoing initiatives in various sectors, 917Ventures continues to solidify its position as a leader in technological innovation and entrepreneurship. As the company moves into new territories, it remains steadfast in its mission to harness the power of technology for the betterment of society and the environment.

    Learn more about 917Ventures and its startups by visiting https://917ventures.com/.


    Globe shines at HREA 2023 with nine awards

    Leading digital solutions platform Globe dominated the HR Excellence Awards (HREA) 2023 with a total nine awards, including five golds across multiple categories, cementing its stature as an HR powerhouse.

    Globe won Gold in the following categories: Employer of the Year, Excellence in Employee Engagement, Excellence in Digital Transformation, Excellence in Use of HR Tech, and Excellence in Learning and Development.

    Aside from the gold haul, the company also took home three silver awards for Excellence in HR Communication Strategy, Excellence in HR Innovation, and Excellence in Corporate Wellness. It also took home a Bronze for Excellence in Women Empowerment Strategy.

    HREA is an international program organized by Singapore-based Human Resources Online, a leading international organization that honors and celebrates distinguished companies in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Thailand with outstanding work in employee engagement.

    Renato Jiao, Chief Human Resource Officer at Globe, said the Globe Group’s nine awards reflect the company’s commendable practices as an employer.

    “We are thankful to Human Resources Online for these honors that recognize the tireless work of our HR team, who is unwavering in advocating for our people. These wins, which cover the many facets of HR work, prove how deeply we care for our people. We are ever more inspired to keep changing the game!” Jiao said.

    HREA honors the best-in-class HR teams and individuals for their work executed across the entire HR function. The awards aim to bring together talented HR professionals as one force to champion the way forward. It is also the region’s only HR awards peer-reviewed by a jury of esteemed HR practitioners and thought leaders who set the highest standards.

    Last year, Globe was declared the overall Philippine winner at the HREA as it bagged six citations for its commendable practices as an employer. Globe became the first Philippine organization to be honored with the title after receiving three Gold Awards for Employee Engagement, COVID-19 Response, and Employer of the Year. It was also feted with a Silver Award for HR Communication Strategy and a Bronze Award for Crisis Management and Recovery.

    To learn more about Globe, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/.