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Janrae Balunes
Nuffnang Community Team

Partners promote sharing acts of kindness among individuals, organizations.

Leading telecommunications firm Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, announced a major collaboration to promote volunteerism among Filipinos.

The two companies partnered to launch “Time Please,” a nationwide volunteering program that encourages and empowers Filipinos including companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends to provide volunteer activities or participate in existing volunteer programs.  Time Please supports the telco’s commitment to nine (9) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and appeals to the Filipino strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit to collectively contribute to social development.

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO together with Micky and Minnie Mouse 

Through the volunteer matching portal www.timeplease.ph, developed with Globe Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga, Time Please strives to match individuals or groups of volunteers with various volunteering opportunities around the country. Companies, organizations or groups with existing volunteer programs can also enlist their volunteer activities in the platform and get their volunteer hours registered in this initiative.

“We look at Time Please to extend Globe Telecom’s purpose-led culture to our customers. With the help of technology, we wish to make volunteering more accessible to many Filipinos, thereby, making it easier for our partners and customers to contribute to nation building,” said Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom.

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO

“Disney VoluntEARS are committed to supporting and inspiring communities by dedicating our time and skills to help kids and families in need. Time Please is a unique platform that allows kids and families to spend meaningful time together for social good,” shared Veronica Cabalinan, Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines. “We believe that it is our collective responsibility to be at the service of the community where we live.”

Globally, the Philippines ranked 7th for the highest number of people volunteering their time with 25 million Filipinos volunteering in 2016 (Charities Aid Foundation [CAF] World Giving Index 2017). Volunteer activities are mobilized by various sectors, such as non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies, companies usually through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments or corporate foundations, the academe via school activities such as Brigada Eskwela, and the private sector.

Time Please provides a robust menu of volunteering activities and unites the volunteering ecosystem by connecting the volunteers to volunteer organizations using a simple, convenient and easy to understand web platform. Through any device with online access, individuals from all regions in the Philippines can now sign up for free and form groups to join volunteer activities enrolled in Time Please.

Time Please will run from May 25 to August 19, 2018 and is open to individuals willing and capable to do volunteer work. Each group should have a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) individuals to be able to join. The group should also nominate a Team Leader who is at least 18 years of age with an active Globe or TM number to register the group.

The group with the most number of volunteer hour credits at the end of the program will win an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Globe customers, partners, and other organizations are invited to register and volunteer at www.timeplease.ph and at the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga.

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For more information, please contact:

Yoly C. Crisanto

SVP, Corporate Communications

Globe Telecom, Inc.

Email Address: gtcorpcomm@globe.com.ph

Globe Press Room:  http://newsroom.globe.com.ph/

Twitter: @talk2GLOBE │ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/globeph

 

Janrae Balunes
Nuffnang Community Team

It’s summer and it feels like it’s only getting hotter by the day. To cool ourselves down, most of us would spend our free time to go on vacation to escape the hot and humid weather in the city.

Though this seems to be the easiest thing to do, there are still some of us who use their precious free time for something else — something better. They could have gone somewhere relaxing, yet they choose to help communities in need and share what they have with people whom they barely know.

Volunteer work is fulfilling. That’s what we learned from a friend of ours who happens to be a registered nurse. Read on as she shares with us her memorable experience!

Summer time is synonymous to vacation. It is always associated with beach, travel, fun and excitement. People of all ages really looked forward for this season to fulfill all their planned activities and spend it with their loved ones. 

When I was a kid, leaving the school premises for summer vacation gives me mixed emotions. Happy because there will be no school works, sad because I will be missing my friends, nervous and excited because of the new challenges that awaits for the next school year. 

As I remember, during my elementary and high school days, we were taught how to keep our environment neat and clean at all times. Studying in a private school with janitors/janitresses around doesn’t give us the reason to rely on them at all times. Each day, there are assigned students to clean the room after the class. This simple act taught us how to be responsible with the given task that was assigned to us thus helping other people with their jobs. 

As I grew up and entered the world of medical profession, helping and reaching out to other people is our way of life. Providing a simple act of kindness or saving their lives in the most unexpected way means a lot to them. This experience gave us the notion of extending our nature of work through adoption of communities outside our institution to lend a hand to those in need. 

Being a medical personnel doesn’t always give you the opportunity to have a vacation just like the others. Our work doesn’t have holidays nor weekend offs. What we have is compassion and service towards others. 

Summer time is just around the corner once again, our institution informed us that they have organized a program where a lot of people will benefit and enjoy. At first, I thought that joining a volunteerism activity will just make me feel bored. Until I experienced it through Brigada Eskwela. This experience gave me all the memories that I had when I was young and the feeling of going back to school made me feel happy. Since it is our adopted community, the said program was held in an elementary public school. This activity opened up my eyes that beautifying and tidying of the school means a lot to the students in order for them to have a conducive environment for learning. As we all know, during this kind of activity, teachers, students and their parents are the ones cleaning the school. To tell you honestly, this is a tough job since the classrooms hasn’t been cleaned from the time the classes has ended. Dust, stained walls, unpainted chairs and tables are the ones that’s going to welcome you once you get inside the room. Every year, our institution is conducting this activity with an estimated 400 participants coming from the different departments. Through this, we will be able to help them finish the activity right before the classes starts. 

After the activity, it really felt so good to see our work of art. We just didn’t help them produce a conducive learning environment but also, we gained new friends from other volunteers and self fulfilment that our summer time had ended meaningfully. We might not have that “vacation” that everyone dreamt of, but we gained smiles and gratitude from our adopted community and these can’t be replaced by anything else.

If this got you inspired to do some volunteer work, try joining #GlobeOfGood. Just by sharing your volunteer ideas, you too can make a difference. We provided a form below where you can write all your ideas down!

Janrae Balunes
Nuffnang Community Team

On April 14, 2018, Filipino content creators got together at Dusit Thani Manila for the biggest blog and social media conference in the Philippines. Blogopolis was created by Nuffnang Philippines as an effort to gather the country’s top bloggers, best social media influencers, and finest digital experts to share their knowledge and insights about anything blogging and digital media.

This year, Blogopolis: The Digital Journey focused on celebrating the diversity and journeys to success of digital content creators. More than that, topics on Branding, Content, Community Building, and the Business side of Content Creation were also ventured on.

Attendees started filling up the foyer of Dusit Thani Manila Grand Ballroom. And after only a short while since registration opened, the hall was filled with attendees who were excited to participate in booth activities.

OPPO brought towers of candies for attendees who are up for a social media task

Globe opened a booth for their volunteer program #GlobeOfGood where attendees signed-up

Those who had SnippetMEdia’s app SnippetX were given prizes at their booth
SnippetX is an exclusive platform launched by SnippetMEdia where bloggers can monetize their content.

JBL showcased their top-of-the-line audio equipment

 

Seagate opened a booth with exciting video games and photo walls

Auntie Anne’s let our attendees be creative with their Flatlay and Instagram booth

By noon, the buffet table was opened to prepare the attendees for the plenary sessions.

The buffet table was filled with sweets and savory bites. Yum!!!

As people settled down after their sumptuous meals, Tricia Centenera, who’s an established fashion blogger herself, welcomed everyone to Blogopolis.

Tricia then introduced the country manager of Nuffnang Philippines, Abe Olandres to formally open the program.

 

Following Abe’s welcoming remarks, Tricia went back up the stage to introduce the first speaker, the very fun and creative Youtuber Bella Racelis, also known as ThatsBella.

Bella ventured on determining what makes a personal brand unique. How to truly embrace that uniqueness, and how to bring your brand to life on social media.

After Bella’s talk, Tricia welcomed back Nuffnang PH’s Country Manager, Abe Olandres on stage. This time, Abe went up as the founder of Yugatech, the internationally-recognized tech blog.

Bella, Abe, and Kaycee Enerva gathered on stage for a panel on the role storytelling plays in content creation.

After the first set of speakers, Co-founder and Chief Fireball of Kick Fire Kitchen, Niña Terol took over the stage.

Niña shared about “creating content that moves hearts, minds, communities–and sparks real change in the real world”

Then, it was Cat Triviño’s turn to speak.

Ultimate millennial travel and lifestyle blogger, Cat Triviño delivered an interactive, as well as an informative talk on creating campaigns that call for high engagement.

Niña and Cat was joined by Arisse de Santos, Aryanna Epperson, and Mikyle Quizon for a panel on A Day in the Life of a Content Creator.

After all the speakers received their certificates of appreciation, Tricia introduced the next speaker, Walt Steven Young who is the founder and CEO of AdoboMall.

Walt was joined by vlogger, comedian, radio jock, and online sensation, Lloyd Cadena, as well as the Public Relations Manager of OPPO Philippines, Eason de Guzman, for a panel discussion on how to cultivate a more engaged online community.

Moving forward, it was time for Globe Telecom’s Director-OIC of the Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Division, Miguel Bermundo to talk about #GlobeOfGood.

Nuffnang Philippines will be partnering with Globe for this volunteer program. Everyone is invited to join us!
Stay tuned to our socials for future announcements regarding #GlobeOfGood

Following Miguel was Tippy and Anthony Go of the Googly Gooeys.

The talented pair shared the creative processes behind the art projects that they recently worked on.

After the creative power couple, it was time for  Jason Cruz, Head of Digital Strategy at MRM/Mccann to share about his digital expertise.

Jason Cruz talked about “The Changing Face of Brands”. How advertisements gradually turned into storytelling.

Then, it was Martha Sta. Barbara’s turn to talk. Martha is a beauty, fashion, travel, and fitness blogger.

For the panel discussion, Tippy and Anthony, Jason, and Martha were joined by the Chief Content Officer of Gadget Match, Michael Josh Villanueva to go into the topic of the secrets of content creators to turning passion into profit.

Completing the series of talks and discussions, Tricia Centenera sat down with the next set of panelists to talk about the timely topic of Cyber Bullying.

The panel was comprised of Nuffnang’s Country Manager, Abe Olandres; OPPO’s Brand Marketing Director, Jane Wan; and OPPO’s Digital Marketing Manager, Alora Guerrero.

After the insightful discussion, the OPPO Content Scholars were awarded.

Congratulations to our content scholars, Jonalyn Lora, Gabriel Eric Villanueva and Paula Criselda Cabildo.

OPPO’s awarding was followed by the Nuffie Awards where highly influential content creators were recognized for their talents in their chosen fields. Watch out for our blog on the Nuffie Awards!

At 6:30 PM, Blogopolis officially ended. The lights were dimmed and the music got louder. With free-flowing drinks from Bacardi, everyone celebrated the eventful ending of Blogopolis: The Digital Journey!

We hope all who attended learned a lot from our speakers and panelists who were very generous to share not only their knowledge on creating content but their stories of success as well. We hope that they inspired you as much as they inspired us to make content that is informative and meaningful.

We’ll see you again in our next digital adventure!

Blogopolis 2018: The Digital Journey would like to thank the following:

OUR CO-PRESENTERS

Globe
OPPO

 

OUR SPONSORS:

Snippet MEdia
JBL
Seagate
Bacardi
Auntie Anne’s

Janrae Balunes
Nuffnang Community Team

Thank you for sharing with us your woke up like this selfies. We enjoyed seeing all your photos.

Here’s the winner of our OPPO F5 “Woke Up Like This” Contest:

Check out the winning entry here:

Rogelio Tarroza

Congratulations! Please wait for an e-mail from us on how you can claim your prize.

Janrae Balunes
Nuffnang Community Team

Thank you for sharing with us your Then vs Now photos. We loved seeing all your throwback shots!

Here’s the winner of our OPPO F5 “Then vs Now” Contest:

Check out the winning entry here:

Marco Dagasuhan

 

Congratulations! Please wait for an e-mail from us on how you can claim your prize.

 

Janrae Balunes
Nuffnang Community Team

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