Globe celebrates Extra GDay

Globe is celebrating life’s big and small wins this year with an EXTRA special 917 GDay. For the first time since the pandemic, its much-anticipated G Music Fest will be held live on-ground, offering the best in music, entertainment, culture, and arts.

The National G Day on September 17, or 917, is Globe’s annual tradition of giving back to its customers, set on a date that is symbolic of Globe’s iconic mobile number prefix. This year, the event will be held at Circuit Makati, where exciting rewards and surprises await everyone, guaranteed to turn ordinary days into something extraordinary.

To ensure a safe environment, Globe, a staunch sustainability advocate, is calling for festival goers’ and their partners’ participation in observing health and safety protocols and properly disposing of their waste and limiting the use of single-use plastics during the event.

“As we come together to enjoy a fun and exciting day of music and togetherness, Globe keeps in mind that sustainability is a priority. We have set recommendations to help our festival goers follow sustainable practices while still making the most out of our extra special GDay,” said Jerome Patalud, Head of Globe Rewards.

Here are ways our festival-goers can have fun while still taking care of the environment at the G Music Fest:

  1. Clean As You Go (CLAYGO)

Festival-goers are encouraged to keep the festival grounds clean by throwing their trash properly in the assigned bins. There will be six (6) sets of bins labeled biodegradable, non-biodegradable, and recyclables around the concert grounds.

For guidance of event attendees, these are particular to:

  1. Biodegradable waste – leftover food
  2. Non-biodegradable waste – used utensils, paper cups and food packaging
  3. Recyclables – aluminum cans and PET bottles
  1. Use GCash for transactions

We also encourage concert goers to go cashless in transacting with establishments at the event, as all stalls are equipped to accept GCash payments.

  1. Electric buses

Globe is also deploying GET electric buses for festival-goers, who will be able to get a ride from two routes:

  • Ayala One (Ayala Ave, Central Business District) straight to Circuit Makati
  • LRT Gil Puyat Station (Buendia cor. Taft Ave.) to Circuit Makati.

This service will be available throughout the whole day, making multiple trips back-and-forth from the pick-up point and concert venue. To avail of the ride, Globe and TM Customers just need to show their New Globe One app.

Safety Measures

 In light of recent announcements on loosening mask wearing restrictions outdoors, Globe is strongly encouraging all concert-goers to wear face masks at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Festival goers must also bring their vaccination cards as these will be checked upon entry to the venue.

Medical assistance will be available on-site with 20 medics, 3 ambulances, and 1 fire truck ready to respond in case of any emergency. A firetruck will also be on standby at the venue.

Festival goers are encouraged to bring jackets, caps or raincoats, and folding umbrellas in case of inclement weather. Full-size umbrellas with pointed ends are prohibited as a safety precaution.

Now in its third year, G Music Fest was born during the health crisis to inspire optimism and recognize the Filipinos’ continued patronage of Globe. It has featured some of the best local and international music artists, including LANY, Honne, BEKA, Vance Joy, SB19, The Juans, December Avenue, and more.

On top of the live performances, GDay will have meet and greet sessions with Globe Brand Ambassadors and endorsers. Different brands and rewards booths will be available at the venue for extra treats and surprises. Food halls, bars, and various merchandise will also be present at the event hall.

Learn more about GDay and G Music Fest by visiting glbe.co/ExtraGDay.

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Overcoming a personal challenge and finding the right career

Overdoughs, famous for its mouthwatering chonky cookies and donuts, stands out not just for its products but for providing employment and opportunities for the deaf.

 

When his mother was pregnant with him, she contracted German measles. This caused 31-year-old Jan Aldrin L. Lontoc to be born deaf. Lontoc, however, did not allow his condition to affect what he wanted to achieve in life – to be the best version of himself and to be a valuable member of the community.

After graduating from a two-year course in hotel and restaurant services, Lontoc worked as a part-time waiter in a catering company. He also had stints in Bench and Hapee Toothpaste.

“I learned about the Caravan Food Group, Inc. when I submitted my resume at the UNILAB Office. And that was the start of my working relationship with Elait in 2017,” Lontoc said.

The Caravan Food Group Inc. is the company behind Elait and Overdoughs. Elait offers ice cream where customers can witness ice cream being rolled with their favorite flavors right in front of them. Overdoughs, on the other hand, offers their very own versions of donuts or doughnuts, mouthwatering chunky cookies or Chonky Cookies, brownies or brookies, pizza, and fries.

What makes these two establishments stand out is that they provide employment and opportunities for the deaf.

“When I was a teenager, I remember visiting a clothing shop. The employees at the shop were all at the cashier talking to each other. And then there was a guy who approached me but he was not talking. He was trying his best to assist me and it was then that I noticed that there was a name tag and the word deaf was placed,’ recalled Francis Carl Reyes, CEO, and Founder of Caravan Food Group Inc.

That was Reyes’ first experience with a deaf person who he felt was the “epitome of good customer service. No matter who you are, he is going to assist you. No judgment.” That experience made him decide that he would employ deaf partners for his store.

He tried out the deaf partner program initially with Elait. When he saw that it was doing well, he implemented it at Overdoughs. Initially, Reyes started with two tables and two deaf partners and he would be observing how they were doing their jobs.

Before he was deployed in Elait, Lontoc underwent training and he said that it was a good experience for him.

“I learned a lot during my training with Elait. I learned how to roll the ice cream properly and serve customers. After a while, my supervisors allowed me to transfer to Overdoughs. There, I learned to prepare the doughnuts and our best-selling Chonky Cookies,” Lontoc said.

 

Jan with other colleagues and deaf partners at a training session last March 2022.

 

Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lontoc persevered and rose the ranks to become a team leader in just five years.

“As of now, I am currently in training to be an area supervisor and I am very thankful to my managers because they are very supportive,” Lontoc said.

Lontoc will have his hands full in the coming months as Reyes hopes to convert more of their Overdoughs outlets into cafes so that customers can get to savor their other products like pizzas, fried chicken, fries, and empanadas.

Overdoughs currently has one such outlet in Greenhills where customers can not only enjoy good food but do good as well.

“I have learned to do my best, to be patient, trustworthy, dependable. I want to be a successful area supervisor, a position, I hope I can have for a lifetime. Now that I am married, I want to have a stable job for my family,” Lontoc said.

 

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JAAF, Red Cross organize Operation R.E.A.C.H. for quake-hit Abra

J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), in partnership with Red Cross Quezon City Chapter, conducted Operation R.E.A.C.H. relief drive to extend support to the families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Abra last July 27.

R.E.A.C.H stands for Relief Efforts of Araneta City-zens to Help, the Operation R.E.A.C.H. collected pledges from Araneta City’s customers through a donation box located at the concierge desks of Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, Gateway Mall, and Gateway Tower.

The relief goods were handed by representatives from JAAF, Helen Valenzuela, and Glenda Carlota, and were turned over to Red Cross Quezon City Chapter representatives Nick Barry Guttierez, and Michelle Marcelo in a ceremony held at Gateway Tower. Bottled waters, canned goods, rice, mats and blankets, face masks, alcohol, and hygiene kits will be distributed to the families settling in evacuation centers.

With the landslides, collapsed houses and infrastructures brought by the strong earthquake, and the risk of experiencing aftershocks, the locals of Abra and nearby provinces in northwestern Luzon were evacuated. The province is slowly recovering from the disaster with support coming from various government agencies, LGUs, local and international organizations, the private sector, and foundations such as JAAF.

As part of its vision of providing gateways to opportunities, JAAF continues to provide immediate relief assistance to meet the basic needs of disaster and calamities-affected communities. JAAF believes that giving value and extending a hand to communities, especially in times of calamities, are ways in creating a caring community.

 

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The First AlikeCup 2022 Golf Tournament

Alike Inc., in partnership with Sta. Lucia Land is set to tee off its inaugural AlikeCup Golf Tournament this October 14, 2022.

Set in Cavite’s scenic Orchard Golf & Country Club, players may expect some of the country’s best fairways while playing 18 holes at The Orchard’s iconic Arnold Palmer Course.

The Prize of Success Industry, discipline, grit — traits that people rediscovered in the pandemic, characteristics of the perfect golf swing, and the very values captured in Alike Cup’s steampunk-style trophy. Crafted by master sculptor Ram Mallari, the trophy is one-of-its-kind in the golfing world and serves as a grand prize in all categories, along with other prizes supplied by chief sponsors CocoLife and Second Skin Industries.

Cooperation through Competition

Open to everyone ages 21-75 with an avid passion for golf, Alike Media Founder and CCO Chari Mendoza hopes the event “brings together different golfing communities in the spirit of sportsmanship, friendship, and revived partnerships, both in sport and in business.”

 

 

Expected to be one of the most anticipated golf tournaments of the year, the AlikeCup 2022 is also expected to be the most memorable – replete with a 5-star golfing experience complimented by an evening fellowship buffet, live band, and awards ceremony. “We pulled out all the stops for this one,” says Alike’s CEO, Rosemary Tolentino, “while this is our first ever tournament, we asked around about what people liked and made the event as seamless of an experience as possible from the start to finish.”

For more inquiries, please contact editorial@alike.com.ph or 09153867854.

Alike Inc. is an omnichannel media company cited as one of the top ten entities according to a survey by Business Mirror. It specializes in media brands representative of the millennial A-B market in the Philippines.

 

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Landco Pacific Raises the Bar for Premium Resort and Leisure Living

An outlier that pioneered in offering premium leisure developments in the country long before it became a trend, Landco Pacific Corporation continues to evolve as it celebrates more than 30 years of operations.

Peninsula de Punta Fuego, a premier seaside private residential community situated on 88 hectares of the pristine coast of Nasugbu, Batangas was developed in 1990. Offering the finest in leisure and resort living, the sprawling development has become the inspiration for the company’s expansion.

Through the decades, Landco Pacific offered distinctive leisure communities and townships catering to the ever-changing needs and lifestyle of the upscale market. It understands the sense of prestige and a taste for the good life that savvy businessmen and women, heads of families, techpreneurs, and go-getters aspire for in their real estate investment.

Master-planned projects were built with design concepts centered on unique architecture and aesthetic values, resulting in 1,000 hectares of residential and mix use premium residential properties in its portfolio across the country.  These communities make residents, investors and visitors feel at home in artfully-designed spaces that complement and protect the natural environment with sustainable features.

Landco’s portfolio includes Peninsula de Punta Fuego and Terrazas de Punta Fuego; Ponderosa Leisure Farms in Silang, Cavite; WoodGrove Park in San Fernando, Pampanga; Waterwood Park in Baliuag, Bulacan; Montelago Nature Estates in San Pablo, Laguna; The Courtyard at Lakewood Golf Estates in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; Woodridge Garden Village in Zamboanga City; and Hacienda Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon and Landco Canyon Woods in Lemery, Batangas.

Its BeachTowns include Playa Laiya and Club Laiya in Laiya, San Juan Batangas; Playa Calatagan and CaSoBe – Calatagan South Beach in Calatagan, Batangas and Playa Azalea and Costa Azalea in Samal island, Davao.

The BeachTowns are Landco Pacific’s latest developments located in scenic seaside tourist spots that are the highly coveted developments in Batangas and Samal.  A modern home that can double as a business in the BeachTowns, is steps away from the white sand beach and complemented by resort and leisure amenities under the Millennial Resorts Corp. brand.

Recognizing the demands for a healthier lifestyle and seaside living as the country and the global community recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, Landco Pacific ramped up its offerings of its BeachTowns with soon-to-be-launched premium condominium developments in upscale communities in Batangas.

CaSoBe

The 15-hectare CaSoBe is a master-planned development that offers mix-use residential and commercial lots, situated in the rising business hub and resort destination. The development features wide open spaces and beautiful promenades, with parks and retail landscapes.

Setting it apart from other beach properties, CaSoBe elevates the resort lifestyle with inviting details such as blue roads, street art, and creative lamp posts.

Hospitality amenities like Crusoe Cabins, Cocoons, Aquaria Water Park, and Captain Barbozza restaurant and bar are already fully operational and managed by Millennial Resorts. The first EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) Certification for a resort hospitality project in the country was awarded to Crusoe Cabins at CaSoBe. Recently, Millennial Resorts opened the 300-capacity event space called Canopy, serving the growing tourism market of Calatagan.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-registered CaSoBe is a sustainable development envisioned to contribute to the quality of leisure tourism and property development targeting environment, economic, and social sustainability.

Landco Pacific Corporation President and CEO Erickson Y. Manzano.

Club LaiyaThe 24-hectare Club Laiya is located in Laiya, San Juan Batangas. It is also a LEED-registered and master planned estate that features leisure living in a true supra resort community highlighting wide open spaces and beautiful promenades, with parks and retail landscapes.

The Seaside District at Club Laiya provides various offerings serving both the tourist market and the serious investor. For the leisure seeker, apart from having access to Laiya’s expansive white sand beaches, they can also avail of the resort amenities of Millennial Resorts such as the Cocoons, Captain Barbozza restaurant, and The Beach Club.

Designed as a contemporary resort destination, it is a place to see and be seen, property owners and tourists alike enjoy an active lifestyle with water sports and activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, and yachting.

The Spinnaker at Club Laiya and The Residences at Terrazas de Punta Fuego   

Continuing to evolve, Landco Pacific is in the planning stage of its latest developments – premium condominiums The Spinnaker at Club Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, and The Residences at Terrazas de Punta Fuego, Nasugbu, Batangas. These are going to be low-rise and low-density upscale resort condominiums. Current residents and investors will be given priority in availing of these resort condominium units.

An MPIC company

After more than 30 years of pioneering sustainable leisure landscapes, Landco Pacific unfolds a new chapter in its story.

Corporate tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, among the country’s biggest visionary business leaders, announced in April and May the full acquisition of Landco. He shared that the listed conglomerate he chairs Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has raised its stake in Landco Pacific, making the upscale real estate developer now a 100-percent owned subsidiary of MPIC, from 38 percent previously.

MPIC was previously strong on real estate and property until it divested into infrastructure and tollways. But realizing the value that Filipinos have put on resort living, Pangilinan said MPIC is once again building up its presence in real estate development and tourism.

This further strengthens Landco Pacific which already has a strong track record in creating leisure and luxury home communities in the Philippines for more than 30 years. The evolution continues for Landco Pacific, backed by MPIC, one of the country’s biggest conglomerates.

Landco Pacific Corp. is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and known for pioneering premium landscapes for more than 30 years. For more information about Landco and its BeachTowns Club Laiya and CaSoBe, its hospitality provider Millennial Resorts, and upcoming developments, view the video on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll4Qe-6gWeI&feature=youtu.be  or visit their website or Facebook page.

 

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Be ready to discover bigger things with GCash Jr.

Ready, Set, G! Great news for kids and teens who can’t wait to have their very own GCash account!

To give young Filipinos a safe and secure cashless payment channel and a fun digital experience, GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, introduces GCash Jr., the newest e-wallet in the GCash app for minors aged 7 to 17 years old! With the GCash Jr., young users can access a host of digital financial services along with exciting offers such as exclusive fandom deals, gaming vouchers, discounts, premium access to their favorite shows, music, and so much more in a trendy user interface made just for them!

The new GCash Jr. lets youngsters learn how to be financially aware and responsible at an early age while still pursuing their passion and doing what they love — whether it’s gaming, music, shopping, and more.

Kick-starting their digital financial journey, GCash Jr. has designed an easy dashboard to access GCash’s convenient features such as online payments and Pay QR for their K-Pop merchandise, buying load for their gaming credits and skins, and GLife for food deals and the latest fashion trends.

GCash Jr. allows younger users to properly manage their finances with an e-wallet size of up to PHP50,000 and a PHP10,000 limit for daily incoming and outgoing transactions.

Safety and security remain a top priorities. Similar to regular GCash accounts, GCash Jr. follows a stringent KYC (Know-your-customer) process. All you need to do is to download the GCash app and minors aged 7 to 17 years old will just need to submit a photo of any of the following IDs: student ID, passport, or national ID. Their parents will also be required to input their fully verified GCash account for reference and will be asked to take a selfie with the ID submitted by their child. GCash Jr. users are also required to submit a photo of their birth certificate. Upon submission of all the requirements, users will receive SMS confirmation as fully verified GCash Jr. users!

Getting GCash Jr. opens up users to a whole lot of exclusive offers and deals. On top of that, GCash has gone all out with GCash Jr.’s hit song and music video featuring actress and top Tiktok content creator Andrea Brillantes, one of the country’s most phenomenal P-Pop bands and Billboard chart-topper SB19, and 2021 Mobile Legends World Champions, Blacklist!

Your time to achieve financial freedom starts with GCash! You can download the GCash app for free on Google Play and the App Store. Watch the video to learn more and get the best GCash Jr. experience!

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Alibaba, Meltwater lead global voices at PR Con on Sept. 1-2

Innovation and progress will be the talk of the town at “The Tipping Point,” the 2022 National Public Relations Congress, with executives from tech giant Alibaba and media monitoring company Meltwater taking the stage as panel speakers.

The National PR Congress, taking place on September 1 and 2 at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City and hosted by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), will feature Allen Guo, Country Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Philippines, as well as Weldon Fung, Social Solutions Lead for Southeast Asia at Meltwater, the world’s first online media monitoring company.

“Innovation and progress, including big data and analytics, are just some of the breakthrough topics that will propel public relations and communications further in the 21st century, and we are delighted to have with us two pillars who will share their insights on this new frontier in PR,” said Harold C. Geronimo APR, PRSP President.

Guo and Fung will join a September 1 panel dubbed “Recalibrate & Repurpose – PR & Harnessing Data Innovation for Truth and Good,” where Fung will share a case study relating to data innovation.

They will be joined in the panel by Dr. Erika Fille T. Legara, Aboitiz Chair in Data Science and Academic Program Director (Master of Science in Data Science) at the Asian Institute of Management; and Jyra Canlas, Digital Transformation Associate at AI4GOV, an organization dedicated to the improvement of public services through artificial intelligence solutions and people

Other business icons joining the high-level discussions include Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman, and President, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC); Kevin Tan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alliance Global Group; Bernie Liu, Chairman, and CEO, The Penshoppe Group; June Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer, MPIC; and Christian Gonzalez, Executive Vice President, and Chief Risk Officer, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

Also flying in from overseas to join the much-anticipated event are Prita Kamal Gani, President, ASEAN PR Network; Jaffri Amin Osman, Executive Member of the Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management; Fiona Cassidy, President, PR Institute of New Zealand, and Boy Kelana Soebroto, General Chair, PERHUMAS.

This year will be a milestone year for the PRSP as it marks a variety of firsts for the country’s premier organization for PR professionals. This will be the first time PRSP will hold the Congress as a joint hybrid event with the 29th National PR Congress and the 28th Student PR Congress.

Organized by the PRSP, the PR Congress is the largest congregation of public relations practitioners across industries in the public sector, civil society, and students in the Philippines. Registration is ongoing for both physical and virtual slots.

For more information, visit the event website or the PRSP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PRSPofficial.

 

About the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP)

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is the country’s premier organization of public relations professionals who represent business and industry, government, non-profit organizations, academia, and other institutions.

Established on February 19, 1957, its major programs are the Anvil Awards for outstanding PR works; the National PR Congress, the Students’ PR Congress and Grand Prix, and professional development learning sessions for continued learning and professional growth; and the granting of the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) certification to recognize qualified PR professionals.

PRSP partners with like-minded institutions in the country and abroad to further its advocacy of the professional practice of PR. It is a member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.

 

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PUP Education on Wheels provides learning opportunities to underprivileged youth

The project is truly living up to PUP’s reputation of giving people a chance at a quality education regardless of their stature.

 

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ (PUP) Education on Wheels is a project that caters to the educational needs of out-of-school youth in various places. This project aims to give everyone more learning opportunities and ensure that more people get access to education, regardless of their background.

“The EOW has been part of the vision of our Sintang Paaralan, to make education accessible and of quality. It is ongoing and has benefited the youth in Smokey Mountain,” PUP President Manuel Muhi proudly shares.

The Education on Wheels also seeks to expand nationwide, seeking out underprivileged youths – truly living up to PUP’s reputation of giving people a chance at a quality education regardless of their stature.

“The goal is straightforward: to bring education to those who cannot afford it, right at their doorstep. This would not have been possible without the generous contributions of our donors, all of whom shared the same vision of educating the next generation,” Muhi explains.

The Education on Wheels has 65 students with a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration. Their courses are TESDA inclined, which guarantees them a job after two years of education.

 

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Tips on how to make the most out of your online grocery shopping

One great thing that came about with the new normal is the convenience of shopping for our groceries online. Here are some tips so you can maximize your budget and time on your next digital shopping journey with MetroMart – the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines.

Make a list

Just like a physical trip to the store, go into the shopping platform with a plan, and stick to it. Try writing down all your meals for the coming week so you know all the ingredients you’ll need. If you come across something you like but can’t buy yet, don’t worry, just click the heart or like button and you can add it to your wishlist for later!

Save through sales

Try to schedule your checkout time when there’s a sale. These are usually during payday periods like the 15th and end of every month. Check out featured items on sale in MetroMart’s “Payday Specials” to score a big bargain. In this way, you not just save with your online shopping by foregoing the gasoline and transportation expenses, but you also get more savings on your groceries and essentials.

Buy in bulk

Take advantage of the wholesale and retail prices of supermarkets such as UltraMega, that’s now also available on MetroMart! Re-stocking for your home pantry or your sari-sari store is now 1, 2, easy, and just a few taps on your phone. Especially with the wide selection of items with budget- and retailer-friendly prices from UltraMega Supermarket. You can also avail of FREE Delivery for orders with a minimum spend of ₱1,000 until August 2.

Pay and get more discounts

All customers of MetroMart have a wide selection of modes of payment for their online shopping. These include Cash on Delivery, via e-wallet through GCash, or via Debit/Credit cards with leading banks nationwide. Even more promos and discounts will be available through the different modes of payment availed by the customer.

Buy for your special someone

Did you know that you can order your groceries with MetroMart and then get them delivered to another address, even when you’re out of town or abroad? This would be especially helpful if you want to get fresh vegetables and food for your family, but they’re in a different location. What’s really cool too is that MetroMart has expanded to new locations throughout the Philippines like in Davao, Bicol, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Palawan, and Pangasinan. The big convenience of online grocery shopping is definitely for every Pinoy!

 Try new things, love local

Sometimes, you just never know what kind of food you may want to try or what you’ll suddenly need for your home. Never fear, just go straight into your MetroMart app and order right away! Apart from the leading supermarkets, MetroMart has other specialty stores in different categories like hardware, toys, novelty items, pet care, food products, furniture, and medicine. It’s a great way to check out and support new brands by awesome Pinoy entrepreneurs, all in the comfort of your home and on your smartphone.

Stay tuned for lots of upcoming promos, discounts, and sales events at MetroMart this 2022. Carpe diem and carpe discounts, happy shopping!

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Its grocery partners include Robinsons Supermarket, S&R (with or no membership card required), Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug, and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/MetroMartPH. Order groceries online or download the app via https://bit.ly/DownloadNowMM

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beep™ lets you earn more points and bigger rewards

AF Payments Inc. bolsters its beep™ Rewards program to continue making daily commutes a rewarding experience for Filipinos. Users can earn bigger reward points for a limited time only that they can exchange for load, QR tickets,  and other special promotions via the beep™ app.

Apart from expanding its coverage nationwide, the beep™ Rewards program also introduces a new points system. Every PHP 1 spend using the beep™ card wherever it is accepted earns 1 point, and 200 points earn the beep™ card user PHP 10. This includes buses, PUVs, convenience stores, select retail and food establishments, and now, even spend transactions at rail stations, namely LRT1, LRT2, and MRT3, are eligible. Only 200 points are needed to start redeeming rewards.

“Our transport partners network is continuously expanding. As we provide convenience and efficiency to our business partners, we also want to build better experiences for commuters. We enhanced beep™ Rewards to make journeying even more worthwhile for our customers and encourage more commuters to adopt cashless payments in transportation. We’re also looking forward to expanding to other kinds of digital financial transactions in both the government and private sectors to benefit more Filipinos,” said Sharon G. Fong, Chief Commercial Officer of AF Payments Inc.

Redeeming points

Only cards registered in the beep™ mobile app downloadable on the App Store and Google Play Store are eligible to earn reward points. Customers may register up to five (5) beep™ cards per account, but points cannot be transferred between cards. Meanwhile, there is no limit to the number of points that can be earned per card.

To redeem beep™ load, go to the Rewards page in the beep™ app by tapping the medal icon at the bottom panel. Choose a card to redeem its points. The minimum redemption is 200 points, equivalent to PHP 10 load. The pending load can be successfully claimed via beep™ e-load stations or by directly tapping the card at the back of an NFC-enabled phone.

Users can also convert reward points to a beep™ QR ticket by selecting their preferred operator, route, and origin station on the app’s Rewards page. QR tickets with a value of PHP 10 or less can be redeemed for 200 points, while those worth PHP 11–20 can be redeemed for 400 points, and so forth. QR tickets expire 24 hours from successful redemption.

Note that redemption can only be done in multiples of 200 points for either reward. Stay tuned for more exciting prizes and special promotions in the future.

Terms and conditions apply. For the full mechanics, visit <https://business.beep.com.ph/article/the-new-beep-rewards-is-here-full-mechanics> or contact the Service Desk at (02) 87379600, 09175121319 (Globe), or 09985819675 (Smart). To be updated on news and promotions, follow the official beep™ Facebook <fb.com/beepcardph>, Twitter <twitter.com/beep_card>, and Instagram <instagram.com/beep_card> accounts. More information is also available at the website <www.beeptopay.com>.

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-144201 Series of 2022

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