Filipino delegates joined Huawei AP Seeds for the Future, starting an inspired digital journey

Huawei launched Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future 2022 last Friday (August 19). The program will bring together 120 outstanding students from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region for a 9-day digital boot camp in Thailand, including 10 students from the Philippines. From August 19 to 27, ten Filipino delegates who are ready to demonstrate their talent and abilities will join the journey this year.

The opening ceremony was attended by both local government officials and representatives of multiple international organizations. They highlighted multi-party collaboration’s important role in creating a solid foundation for the region’s digital talent ecosystem.

Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi stressed that digital talent will be the driving force in the construction of a Digital ASEAN: “The private sector can play a pioneering role in realizing this vision. In this regard, I commend Huawei Asia Pacific’s initiative: Seeds for the Future Program. This project underscores the long-term commitment of Huawei to collaborate and prepare the ASEAN youth for the changing world of work and industry demands. I hope that such efforts could also be extended to the other ASEAN Member States.”

Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Ms. Yang Mee Eng said: “The growth of ASEAN Digital Economy is entirely dependent on the capability of the region’s young people to participate in it. To nurture a generation of digitally savvy and innovative problem solvers, it is pivotal for stakeholders of ASEAN to create a robust learning ecosystem that allows our youth to advance their digital skills.”

Director for the ICT Industry Development Bureau of DICT in the Philippines, Ms. Emmy Lou V. Delfin delivered her message, “Thank you to Huawei for this partnership with the DICT in developing Filipino youth to become entrepreneurs through ICT. Huawei Seeds for the Future program is so timely and relevant especially for our college students. Getting the right skills and training builds for a brighter future. Just as your tagline says – inspiring talents to shape the future.”

The participants will get immersed in technologies and cross-cultural experiences, and propose technical solutions to address social problems through Tech4Good projects. 56 of the 120 participants this year are women, making the 2022 cohort the most gender-balanced in the region since the program was initiated.

Huawei Seeds representatives from AP countries.

Asia Pacific Seeds for the future 2022 is not only about knowledge learning but also about how to transform ideas into initiatives and projects that will provide a decent, quality, and happy life for all. Deputy Minister of Education of Thailand Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich agreed that “The Seeds for the Future program is important for students interested in ICT and digital technologies as it fills the gap between theory and practice. The Ministry of Education envisions a greater focus on morals and ethics, whereas education should also emphasize digital skills. This is regarded as the most significant development in the Thai education sector; boosting the quality of education, in all forms, to advance education to a global level.”

President of Huawei Asia Pacific Mr. Simon Lin reiterated Huawei’s commitment to talent development: “The ‘seeds’ represent hope, passion, and future. As the corporate-level flagship CSR project with the longest history, this program has been brought to nearly 140 countries and regions, reaching over 12,000 students from 500 universities. The ‘Seeds’ have grown to a global ‘forest’.” “Digitalization is the driving force for our future. Talent is the key to digital transformation and sustainable growth. We deeply believe that the young generation will grow as the constructors of Asia Pacific when pursuing their tech dreams,” Simon Lin added.
The opening ceremony ended with 16 Seeds representatives performing the song “Dream it Possible” together in their languages.

From today, they would embark on a cultural and digital journey filled with site visits including the United Nations Regional Hub in Bangkok, the Metaverse Expo, and the Grand Palace in Bangkok. At the same time, the participants will be provided training in cutting-edge technologies like 5G, AI, and cloud computing from industry-leading experts.
During the digital camp, the participants will be expected to team up and create a “Tech4Good” pitch where they will share their visions for a better digital world. The winning teams will be given a place in an accelerator camp in Singapore that will be held from August 29 to September 4. This camp will allow them to meet top-notch entrepreneurs and investors and further develop their initiatives and bring their ideas to the market.

Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program that brings together young talent from top universities around the world. Huawei Philippines launched the program in 2015 to inspire ICT talent and encourage them to tackle social challenges with digital solutions. As of the end of 2021, the program had been reaching over 200 students from over 30 universities in the country.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow:
https://www.facebook.com/HuaweiTechPH

Featured photo: Mr. Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific

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Globe and Ortigas Malls partner to digitally transform properties

With a common goal to bring about technological development in the real estate sector, a strategic business partnership between Globe Telecom and Ortigas Malls is well underway. The ICT solutions provider and telecommunications giant commits itself to enabling the pioneering Philippine real estate company, along with its many commercial properties, through inclusive connectivity, digital innovations, and sustainability efforts.

Globe came into this year-long tie-up to redefine every Ortigas Malls’ customer experience, provide them with products relevant to their daily lives, and offer them online and onsite solutions—all to augment Ortigas Malls and Ortigas Community Card memberships by 2024.

“Our partnership with Ortigas Malls is focused on contributing to community building and helping the Philippine economy gain momentum towards the ‘Better Normal.’ Together with Ortigas Malls, we want to be able to provide every Filipino with digital solutions and services to help them regain their footing, be it in their personal lives or their careers, and to also ensure that all our endeavors are aligned with our sustainability programs,” said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President for Product Management and Marketing at Globe Business, Enterprise Group.

Exclusive Promos for Ortigas Community Cardholders

To enhance the club members’ customer experience, Globe will provide Ortigas Community Cardholders with premier GPlan mobile postpaid deals that aim to give them more value for their money. Customers will also be able to receive exclusive discounts on Globe At Home broadband products, so they can enjoy dynamic internet bundles, stronger connections, and even free internet speed boosts.

Easy and Convenient Transactions through GCash

 In partnership with Ortigas Malls, cash-in machines will be deployed across various malls so that customers can easily add funds to their GCash wallets. These cash-in machines will double as e-loading and bill payment stations to diversify customers’ options for convenient transactions. Customers can also enjoy cashless QR payments through GCash Scan-to-Pay when they shop and dine in Ortigas Malls establishments. On top of all that, they can look forward to in-mall events and promos that GCash and the Ortigas Malls will launch together.

Free Internet Connectivity with Globe GoWiFi

 Another feature that is set to enhance the customers’ mall journey is the installation of free GoWiFi in the common areas of Ortigas Malls. GoWiFi gives the public access to up to 60 minutes of free internet per mobile device every day. This service is available in Greenhills Mall, Tiendesitas, Capitol Commons and Estancia Mall; and Industria Mall.

Responsible Electronic Waste Recycling Initiatives with Globe E-Waste Zero (EWZ) Program

Last but not the least, Globe and Ortigas Malls’ partnership envisions the entire Ortigas community going green through responsible electronic waste (e-waste) management. Community members can request door-to-door hauling of bulky and multiple bulky e-wastes by filling out a form on the Globe website: www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability/environment.

Shortly, select Ortigas Malls and establishments will be equipped to make life easier for consumers. “We are truly excited about this monumental partnership with Globe. And there are so many surprises in store for all our mall-goers and Ortigas Community Cardholders—all anchored on digital solutions and sustainability initiatives that the entire Ortigas community can look forward to and participate in,” shared Arch. Renee C. Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas Malls.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, and UN SDG No. 12, which promotes responsible consumption and production to achieve economic growth and sustainable development while reducing our environmental impact. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

In the photo from left to right: Don Rae, Senior Advisor for Globe Business, Enterprise Group, and Arch. Renee Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas Malls

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Huawei: Digital Innovation Never Stop for a Greener Intelligent World

Shenzhen, China –  Huawei plans to boost investment in innovation to build new products and to enhance and accelerate new technologies. The company held its 19th annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen from April 26 to 27.

For more than 30 years, Huawei has been innovating nonstop to create value for our customers and society. Innovation has become a core part of Huawei’s DNA. Despite considerable operational challenges over the past few years, we have continued to steadily increase our investment in R&D. For nearly a decade, our strategy has been to re-invest at least 10% of our annual revenue back into R&D. Last year, we invested 22%. Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said during the event.

He went on to discuss the specific initiatives that Huawei is working on to realize its vision for the future. “We are currently focusing on three areas: strengthening our approach to innovation, equipping all industries with the tools and knowledge they need to go digital, and helping build a low-carbon world.”

According to him, Huawei sees two major trends: all industries are going digital, and the world is setting its sights on low-carbon development. “Needless to say, no organizations these days are asking themselves whether or not they ought to go digital. They’re more concerned about how to go digital and how to do it well.” Said Hu.

In Huawei’s view, the ICT and finance industries were first-movers, so their transformation goes deep – down to their core production systems. Industries like electric power, fuel, and manufacturing are using digital technology to solve production challenges, whereas the digital journey of industries like real estate, construction, and agriculture has only just begun. Because these industries are at different stages of the transformation process, they naturally have different concerns.

For the past 10 years, we’ve been going through our digital transformation. We’ve gained a lot of valuable experience along the way, Hu said.

Huawei is taking active steps to boost its business resilience and ensure steady development. “We have to keep the ball rolling through nonstop innovation, creating value for customers and society,” said Ken Hu. “We look forward to working more closely with our customers and partners to build a greener intelligent world.”

Featured photo: Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, speaking at HAS 2022

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Huawei: Attracting world-class talent with world-class challenges

Shenzhen, China — Huawei kicked off its 19th annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen. Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said that the company will continue to boost investment in innovation to build new products and enhance and accelerate new technologies.

“At Huawei, when we talk about innovation, the first thing we think is people. We hope to attract world-class talent with world-class challenges, and work together to push the limits of science and technology,” said Hu, referring to the Top Minds recruitment program that the company launched on its website.

“We don’t care where you’re from, where you graduated, or what you studied,” he continued. “As long as you have a dream for the future and believe you can make it happen, we want you to come and join us. We provide world-class challenges, a powerful platform, and all the resources you need to explore the unknown.”

Huawei is taking active steps to boost its business resilience and ensure steady development. “We have to keep the ball rolling through nonstop innovation, creating value for customers and society,” said Ken Hu. “We look forward to working more closely with our customers and partners to build a greener intelligent world.”

Dr. Zhou Hong, President of Huawei’s Institute of Strategic Research, said that “everything we imagine today is very likely to be too conservative – too little – for tomorrow. We have to meet the future with bold hypotheses and a bold vision, and throw caution to the wind as we push to break through bottlenecks in theory and technology. This is the only way forward.” He outlined ten challenges that Huawei hopes to address moving forward.

Two scientific questions:

  •  How do machines perceive the world, and can we build models that teach machines how to understand the world?
  • How can we better understand the physiological mechanisms of the human body, including how the eight systems of the bodywork, as well as human intent and intelligence?

Eight tech challenges:

  •  New sensing and control capabilities, e.g., brain-computer interfaces, muscle-computer interfaces, 3D displays, virtual touch, virtual smell, and virtual taste
  • Real-time, unobtrusive blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart monitoring, and strong AI-assisted discoveries in chemical pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and vaccines
  • Application-centric, efficient, automated, and intelligent software for greater value and a better experience
  • Reaching and circumventing Shannon’s limit to enable efficient, high-performance connectivity both regionally and globally
  • Adaptive and efficient computing models, non-Von Neumann architectures, unconventional components, and explainable and debuggable AI
  • Inventing new molecules, catalysts, and components with intelligent computing
  • Developing new processes that surpass CMOS, cost less, and are more efficient
  • Safe, efficient energy conversion and storage, as well as on-demand services

Huawei said, most Asia Pacific countries have very clear and forward-looking digital strategies. As the Asia Pacific region goes digital, a skilled ICT workforce will be critical. The region has a unique advantage in this area because it has a younger population than the US or Europe. Accelerating the development of ICT talent in the region will require concerted efforts from governments, businesses, and people from all walks of life.

In the Philippines, Huawei also had several programs for cultivating the local ICT talents, such as ICT Academy, and Seeds for the Future, which covered the Philippines for years, and benefited over 9000 ICT students, according to Daniel Guo, the Vice President of Huawei Philippines.

Featured photo: Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu

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Go on virtual Visita Iglesia this season of Lent

The season of Lent is a time for Catholic devotees to reflect and strengthen their faith. Part of this season’s tradition is the Visita Iglesia, where the faithful visit and pray in at least seven different churches.

In this digital age, physically visiting churches is not the only option. Globe At Home offers the virtual Visita Iglesia, where customers can easily participate in the annual religious tradition and even do the Lenten devotion Stations of the Cross, pray with the congregation, and attend masses in the comfort and safety of their homes.

Being a trusted partner of Filipino families, Globe At Home ensures families have a strong and reliable internet connection and sulit offers to participate in Holy Week activities.

With Globe At Home’s HomeSHARE, prepaid subscribers don’t have to choose between loading their mobile phones or home prepaid WiFi, since it allows family members to share data allocation wherever they may be and can be used when they are outside the house.

Customers can subscribe to just one HomeSHARE promo and share it with up to three other Globe Prepaid, Globe MyFi, TM, Postpaid, Platinum, or Home Prepaid WiFi users.

Parents can always check on the kids at home through Viber or Messenger while on physical Visita Iglesia, while Lolo and Lola can watch online Masses and Lenten programs at home.

“At Globe, our customers are always our priority. We care about you and your family’s needs. We want a better world for all where everyone is connected to the Internet to help with their needs, be it for mental or spiritual activities.  And with HomeShare, we make sure that lahat sabay-sabay may internet connection whether at home or on the go, lahat tayo haharapin ang mundo!” said Barbie Dapul, Globe At Home VP for Marketing.

To enjoy HomeSHARE, register via the New GlobeOne app, GCash, or through authorized AutoLoadMAX retailers. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph/help/broadband/prepaid-wifi/homeshare.html.

On the other hand, Globe At Home Postpaid subscribers can also enjoy fiber-strong, family strong connection with GFiber UNLI, available on plan 1599 with speeds of up to 50Mbps and comes with free speed boost to 100Mbps for 3 months. For more information, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/broadband.html.

Globe 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.

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

Photo courtesy of Pexels.com

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Huawei 2021 Annual Report: Solid operations, investing in the future

Huawei released its 2021 Annual Report on March 28th, revealing that the company had maintained solid operations throughout the past year. As per the report, Huawei achieved CNY636.8 billion in revenue in 2021, and CNY113.7 billion in net profits, an increase of 75.9% year on year. The company’s R&D expenditure reached CNY142.7 billion in 2021, representing 22.4% of its total revenue, and bringing its total R&D expenditure over the past 10 years to over CNY845 billion. Moving forward, the company also plans to continuously increase investment in R&D.

Huawei said, the performance was overall in line with forecast, its carrier business remained stable, enterprise business experienced steady growth, and consumer business quickly expanded into new domains. In addition, the company embarked on a fast track of ecosystem development.”

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, spoke at the event, “Despite a revenue decline in 2021, our ability to make a profit and generate cash flows is increasing, and we are more capable of dealing with uncertainty.” Thanks to the enhanced profitability of its major businesses, the company’s cash flow from operating activities dramatically increased in 2021, amounting to CNY59.7 billion. Its liability ratio also dropped to 57.8%, and its overall financial structure has become more resilient and flexible.

In 2021, Huawei’s carrier business generated CNY281.5 billion in revenue and helped carriers around the world deploy leading 5G networks. Third-party test results have found that 5G networks built by Huawei for customers in 13 countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia, provide the best user experience. Huawei has signed more than 3,000 commercial contracts for industrial 5G applications by working with carriers and partners. These kinds of 5G applications are currently seeing large-scale commercial use in sectors like manufacturing, mines, iron & steel plants, ports, and hospitals.

Thanks to continuing digital transformation trends, Huawei’s enterprise business also grew rapidly, generating CNY102.4 billion in revenue in 2021. In the past year, Huawei launched 11 scenario-based solutions for key sectors such as government, transportation, finance, energy, and manufacturing. The company also established multiple dedicated teams, including a Coal Mine Team, a Smart Road Team, and a Customs & Port Team, to combine resources to more efficiently serve the needs of its customers.

Over 700 cities and 267 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner and Huawei now works with more than 6,000 service and operation partners around the world. In the Philippines, benefited from a new system consisting of mobile devices and AI, forest rangers can receive real-time alerts of sound to identify rainforest destruction Via a mobile App, so they can take action quickly, according to Jun Zhang, the Director of Huawei Asia Pacific Public Relations Department.

Huawei’s consumer business zeroed in on consumer wants and needs, further building out the global ecosystem for a smart, all-connected era, as part of the company’s Seamless AI Life strategy for consumers around the world. This business generated CNY243.4 billion in revenue in 2021 and continued to see steady sales growth in smart wearables, smart screens, true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds, and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). In particular, the smart wearable and smart screen segments both saw 30%+ year-on-year growth. HarmonyOS was used in over 220 million Huawei devices as of 2021, becoming the world’s fastest-growing mobile device operating system.

During the past year, Huawei also focused on building out its openEuler, MindSpore, and HarmonyOS ecosystems based on the principles of open collaboration and shared growth. Over eight million developers are currently using Huawei’s open platforms, open-source software, and development tools to explore new business scenarios and business models.

Simon Lin, the President of Huawei Asia Pacific stated, with a stable workforce, financial and business fundamentals, the highest net profit in history, and our continued efforts to globalize under pressure and increase R&D investment, Huawei’s unwavering business strategy, focused on connectivity and computing and rapidly developing new businesses including digital power and cloud, is perfectly aligned to drive the digital economy in the Asia Pacific.

The company will advance its journey of digitalization, intelligent transformation, and low carbon. Relying on talent, scientific research, and an innovative spirit, Huawei said will continuously increase investment to reshape the paradigms for fundamental theories, architecture, and software, and build our long-term competitiveness.

Featured photo: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, speaking at the press conference

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Spread happiness

The last few weeks have seen Filipinos easing into the new normal, with COVID-19 cases on a steady decline. Workers are back in their offices. Families are free to go out for weekend lunches. Friends are reuniting in sorely missed night-outs. People are walking their dogs in parks.

Even with masks still, on when they go out, there is no denying the smiles on Filipinos’ faces as they experience, for the first time in two years, a sense of normalcy after the challenging and limiting times of the pandemic.

As we mark International Happiness Day somehow free from the shroud of a prolonged pandemic, the Globe Group is here to help Filipinos spread cheer even better. How? Here are just a few ways.

  • Send a surprise cash gift or pasaload via GCash

Maybe you want to cheer up a friend or sibling with a prepaid load or some cash for a milk tea treat or a special snack. You can do this without hassle via GCash. To send load, open your GCash app, click the “Buy Load” icon, select the network of your recipient, and in the space “Buy Load For,” type the number to whom you wish to send load.

To send cash, just tap “Send Money,” click on Express Send, and type in the recipient’s number. Make sure the person you wish to send cash to also has the GCash app on his phone. Otherwise, you may go another route and send money via bank transfer, which requires the recipient’s bank details.

  • Share happiness to the needy by donating your Globe Rewards points to Globe of Good

If you’ve been a Globe user for quite a while, chances are you have been accumulating rewards points, and some of them may be expiring by March 31. With those points, you can send help to those in need through Globe of Good, a platform that aims to harness technology to create social impact.

Through Globe of Good, you can support family feeding activities, micro-entrepreneurship training and vocational courses, microfinancing for startups, and job opportunities for skilled workers.

If you wish to use your rewards for this cause, just go to the Rewards section of the New GlobeOne app, click the “DONATE” icon, choose Globe of Good and the corresponding denomination, then press “REDEEM.” Every successful donation is confirmed through a message sent to your mobile number via 4438.

  • Send doctor consultations to loved ones via KonsultaMD

Did you know that you can purchase doctor consultation slots for loved ones through KonsultaMD? The telehealth platform, which saw a stellar rise during the pandemic, provides an option for users to “Give the Gift of Health.”

To do this, download the KonsultaMD app if you haven’t yet. Register as a user, and upon reaching your profile page, you’ll find the “Give the Gift of Health” banner with the button to “Buy Now.” Once you click, you’ll be led to a page that gives you options to purchase a Fast Pass video consult or a Mental Health Support video consult.

  • Spend the day in with family and enjoy a blockbuster film on UPSTREAM

Haven’t heard of UPSTREAM yet? You’re missing out on major blockbusters online. Save up on cinema tickets and access critically-acclaimed and top-grossing films via UPSTREAM at prices starting at P150. It’s an affordable and convenient way to share a happy day at home.

  • Make the planet happy by planting a tree via GForest or get a shirt made from recycled materials through 0917 Lifestyle

You can also share happiness with Mother Earth by planting a tree via GForest, the sustainability feature on GCash. If you’ve been using GCash, you may well have collected green energy on the GForest mini-app. With enough green energy credits, you can virtually buy a sapling or seedling, which is then planted in real life.

GCash recently marked the milestone of having planted over 1 million trees as of end-December 2021 via GForest. These trees were planted in various locations across the country. Learn more about GCash’s GForest here.

On top of this, you can also wear the environment cause— literally. Upgrade your new normal wardrobe while supporting the fight against single-use plastics through copping the sustainability shirt by Globe’s urban wear brand 0917Lifestyle.

The shirt, made in collaboration with Filipino social enterprise Revolve, was produced using material salvaged from recycled plastic bottles.

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Upskilling online scholars via digital citizenship, WiFi 101 lessons

Globe, through Globe University, is providing scholars of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) Online Program (TOP) with relevant content on the basics of WiFi and digital citizenship.

The collaboration aims to help students upskill and develop competencies essential to keep up with drastic changes in today’s world– a goal aligned with Globe University’s aim of upgrading the skills of the company’s 8,000-strong workforce. Through the university, Globe employees have been able to access learning materials online since the start of the pandemic.

In line with its vision to become a digital solutions group within the next three years, Globe encourages the use of technology and online platforms to enrich Filipinos’ life experiences.  It shares TESDA’s vision to make its services on tech-voc training more accessible through technology-based initiatives.

“At this time when online learning plays an integral part in Filipinos’ lives, there is great value in understanding how connectivity works and how our citizens can protect themselves online. With this partnership with TESDA, we believe that our learning modules can help our fellow Filipinos better leverage connectivity in their daily lives as well as objectively discern information they come across on social media,” said Berns Bernardo, Head of Globe University.

The latest Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority shows a 6.5% unemployment rate in November 2021. While the figure was the lowest since the height of the pandemic, it is still a major labor gap at 3.16 million unemployed.

This situation underscores the importance of providing employment support for those without work or people with jobs but do not fit their qualifications.

TOP fills this need by providing free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Filipino workers’ technical education and skills development. Being on a web platform, the courses are also an effective and efficient way to deliver tech-voc education and training in the learner’s own space and time.

TOP scholars will have access to modules that tackle factors that affect Wi-Fi connection at home, and simple troubleshooting that can be done to optimize their experience. WiFi 101 is among topics covered under TESDA’s broadband installation course to help trainees learn WiFi fundamentals.

They can also access Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP), which has modules designed to train learners, parents, and educators on digital citizenship, online safety, and responsible Internet use.

From the onset of the pandemic to date, there are already 3.2 million registrants on TOP.

Interested parties can register online through the TOP website at https://e-tesda.gov.ph.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4, which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. It also supports UN SDG 9 which aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. It is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

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

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Globe harnesses technology to boost employee care amid pandemic

True to its acclaim as the Best Workplace in Asia, Globe continues to enhance its employee care initiatives by leveraging innovative technology for more efficient program delivery as pandemic restrictions remain.

“Especially at this time of a prolonged health crisis coupled with the recent Omicron surge, Globe has made it a point to keep listening to its employees and ensure their safety and good health through digital interventions that are easy-to-use, responsive, and reliable,” said Ato Jiao, Globe Chief Human Resource Officer.

“We know full well that our workforce’s overall well-being must be prioritized so we can continue to deliver the best service and connectivity experience to our customers,” he added.

 

Best Workplace

Globe was named Best Workplace of the Year at the 2021 Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES), particularly for its focus on enabling and empowering its employees.

Aside from holistic COVID-19 support packages, expanded medical coverage, post-COVID care therapy sessions, and employee engagement sessions, Globe has keyed in on innovative technologies and applications that have helped employees adjust easily to new ways of working.

These include chatbots such as the Digital Usher for Disasters and Emergencies or DUDE, which serves as an official COVID-19 health monitor where employees may report symptoms and receive immediate assistance from a dedicated COVID-19 response team.

DUDE also serves as wellness and mental health channel, providing daily health check-ins and safety reminders. It also connects employees to Hopechat, Globe’s virtual counseling service.

Yet another initiative is Wanda, a recognition chatbot that enables employees to send special e-cards to each other, a gesture that helps foster Globe’s culture of recognition even while working apart.

More recently, the company also launched the Employee Virtual Assistant or EVA, an AI-powered chatbot that can answer employees’ HR-related questions. For more complex requests or inquiries, EVA also serves as a portal for raising tickets to the HR department.

The use of chatbots and other technologies has helped boost the daily experience of employees. Herl Ramos, a User Experience Design Manager, shares: “Our chatbots have helped us employees in so many ways. With the pandemic situation, DUDE has assured that Globe is there to take care of them in case something happens.”

Over the past year, Globe adopted a multi-faceted approach to active employee engagement, relying on more digital tools due to limitations brought about by the new work environment. These include virtual learning and fitness sessions, talk shows, educational webinars, and podcasts.

Through these health and wellness initiatives, Globe reinforces its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG No. 3, which aims for good health and well-being for all. The company also supports the UN Global Compact principles and contributes to 10 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Creating a positive learning environment

Teachers are often seen as a source of inspiration, courage, and hope when it comes to students’ education. But it is often forgotten that parents also play a critical role in the holistic development of a child’s schooling.

In the second part of the “Exploring Parental Engagement Practice in the School” session of the 4th Professional Development Series for Teachers on Parental Engagement, it discussed how both teachers and parents need to work hand-in-hand in identifying the areas for growth, as well as the strengths they need to reinforce in their students.

The webinar was presented by Globe, through its Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP).

Through the session, the different types of parents were discussed by the educators. If you are a parent, you may even see yourself in the list:

  • Kabute Parent – if you’re this kind of parent, you know that you are sometimes present or absent… just like mushrooms
  • Nega Star Parent – dubbed as “nega” for negative, this one always has alibis and thinks that things aren’t easy as they may seem
  • Bibong Parent – if we have the “nega star,” this one is the opposite. This type is always “positive” and always available
  • Business-minded Parent – it’s the one who always sees opportunities in things and circumstances
  • Lutang Parent – parenting is indeed not an easy task especially if you have a lot of things on your plate so it is understandable that there is this type who always says, “Ay ano nga po ‘yun, Ma’am?” or “Ay nand’yan po pala kayo, Ma’am, ano nga po ang sinasabi niyo?”

Parents experience numerous challenges when it comes to balancing their household priorities, jobs, and volunteering time for their children’s schooling.  A big factor is a time, which could often limit one’s attention and energy in being more involved in their child’s schooling.

That said, it becomes a concern for educators to face parents, most especially if they are experiencing concerns with household expenditures, are overprotective and controlling of their children, exposure to unsafe communities, and lack of awareness of current school systems.

Keeping these challenges in mind, participating teachers were taught how to address the barriers through the 3Cs: Communicate, Collaborate, Create and ENGAGE the parents: E-licit parent’s concerns, N-ever judge, G-ain their trust, A-ctive communication, G-rowth Mindset, and E-mpower.

“The collaboration we have with DepEd helps catalyze the learning community to imbibe technology and new methods of learning to keep abreast of the times,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

She added, “We are glad to share knowledge and widen the perspective of our educators through this program, as we help them establish a better working relationship with parents for their student’s well-being and learning — especially now, as we adjust to a blended learning environment.”

Being a strong advocate of 21st-century learning, Globe has lined up a modified training series under its Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program that covers digital literacy, parental support on digital learning, responsible online behavior, effective 21st-century approaches to early language literacy, and psychological first aid.

Those interested can access the third and fourth session on Parental Engagement: Building a Strong Culture of Parent-School Partnership on DepEd NEAP’s official page.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4, which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. Globe is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

To learn more about how to create a #GlobeofGood, visit www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html.

 

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