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Globe urges users to report spam messages, scams to them

Jun 24, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Globe asks users to visit its Stop Spam webpage, which lets customers file reports against a suspected spammer or scammer

Pre-orders open for iPhone SE in the Philippines

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:48 AM

The second-generation iPhone SE arrives on July 14

IPHONE SE. Photo from Apple

Golden Globes 2021 set for February 28 as virus delays award season

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:19 PM

The Globes, which are typically held in early January, will take place on February instead as Hollywood scrambles to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic

GCash transactions see 'unprecedented growth' in May

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:59 PM

Online payments to merchants via GCash surged by 700% in May compared to the same period last year

Globe launches P50 5GB prepaid data promo

Jun 22, 2020 - 2:58 PM

For P50, Globe's offering 5GB of open access data – meaning it's usable on any website – and an additional 1GB for a Globe GoWiFi hotspot connection, with data validity for 3 days

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With hotlines hampered, complaints flood PLDT, Globe social media pages

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:26 AM

(UPDATED) With hotlines still undermanned because of the pandemic, users complain on PLDT and Globe's Facebook pages about not being able to get actual human help, slow response, and automated responses that don't address issues

Globe to cut spending by P2 billion as Q1 2020 earnings fall 3%

May 05, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Globe joins other Ayala companies in cutting capex for the year, as the conglomerate carefully analyzes the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the business environment

Globe at Home Prepaid Wi-Fi customers get extra data until May 15

Apr 29, 2020 - 4:41 PM

Customers availing Globe's HomeSURF199 package will get 30GB of total data valid for 7 days, as opposed to the usual 22GB

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Heartwarming digital film shares message of hope and connection amid isolation

Apr 20, 2020 - 5:06 PM

Community and human connections prevail as the country’s premiere telecom stands with Filipinos in this COVID-19 crisis

Globe, ABS-CBN, Summit Media join $5M funding round for livestreaming app Kumu

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Kumu intends to scale up operations and introduce new features with the Series A funding

KUMU. Photo from Kumu website

As ECQ extends, Lockdown Cinema Club partners with Globe Studios’ .giff

Apr 14, 2020 - 12:55 PM

The initiative aims to raise funds for displaced film workers

FALSE: Globe gives free P500 load to every user

Mar 25, 2020 - 6:17 PM

Globe Telecom says this is not a legitimate offer from them

15% to 20% data traffic increase in 1st week of quarantine – PLDT

Mar 23, 2020 - 4:11 PM

An increase in calls and text messages is also observed

Avoid using torrents – Globe

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:29 PM

While it says it has enough bandwidth to accommodate the expected surge in traffic, it asks users to use the internet 'conscientiously'

PLDT to boost speed for fiber customers in Metro Manila, parts of Greater Manila

Mar 13, 2020 - 6:15 PM

The company says they have more than sufficient capacity for the added bandwidth that customers who work or study from home demand due to the coronavirus threat

Globe announces safety measures on home internet services amid COVID-19 scare

Mar 13, 2020 - 3:38 PM

Globe at Home assures customers that repairmen and installers undergo stringent health checks before carrying out services

How much time is acceptable for a telco to fix a bad connection?

Feb 27, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Transparency on details about their support teams might diffuse tension in a customer, and lessen the stress of the workers involved

Globe reports making Philippines' first international 5G video call

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Globe says the call with Thailand's AIS lasted more than 3 minutes, and is done without a glitch

Huawei flagship is first commercially available 5G phone in the Philippines

Feb 06, 2020 - 8:19 PM

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is now available via Globe

KIRIN 990 5G. The chip powers the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G. Photo from Huawei

Globe nets P22.3 billion in 2019 as users watch more videos, play games

Feb 04, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Globe is planning to spend P63 billion in capital expenditures in 2020

Globe, Smart offer free calls, internet for Taal Volcano eruption victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Charging stations are also available in some areas

2020 with a big bang: This week's outlook

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

What’s at stake and what can we expect this week in the aftermath of the assassination of the general who had shaped the battlefield in the Middle East and helped direct Assad’s war in Syria?

'Succession,' 'Fleabag' top TV winners at Golden Globes

Jan 06, 2020 - 7:42 PM

The stars behind breakout British comedy 'Fleabag' and the darkly humorous drama 'Succession' – got some laughs and got political

From 'Allahu Akbar' to Australia fires: best Golden Globe moments

Jan 06, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Actors use the opportunity to raise awareness from the Australian fire to US presidential elections in 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Michelle Williams winner of Golden Globe award for Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture for TV for "Fosse/Verdon" at the Official Viewing And After Party Of The Golden Globe Awards Hosted By The Hollywood Foreign Press Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Rachel Luna/Getty Images/AFP

Ellen DeGeneres: 'All I’ve ever wanted to do is make people feel good and laugh'

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:37 PM

'There’s no greater feeling than when someone tells me that I’ve made their day better with my show,' says Ellen

US actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres poses in the press room with the Carol Burnett award during the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP)

War film '1917' stuns Golden Globes as Tarantino movie bags comedy prizes

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:22 PM

The movie directed by Sam Mendes wins Best Director and Best Drama Film

British film director Sam Mendes poses in the press room with the awards for Best Director - Motion Picture and best Best Motion Picture - Drama during the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP)

Bong Joon-ho on Golden Globes win: 'We use only one language: the cinema'

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The 'Parasite' director urges Hollywood to get over 'the one inch-tall barrier of subtitles'

BEST FOREIGN FILM. Bong Joon Ho attends the HFPA's 2020 Golden Globes Awards Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language Symposium at the Egyptian Theatre on January 04, 2020 in Hollywood, California. File photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: All the dazzling looks at the Golden Globes 2020 red carpet

Jan 06, 2020 - 10:12 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Hollywood – awards season!

British actor Kit Harington (R) and wife actress Rose Leslie arrive for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

WINNERS: Golden Globes 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:56 AM

Who's gonna win big this year?

GOLDEN GLOBES. Ricky Gervais returns to host the awards show. Photo from the Golden Globes' Twitter

Hollywood prepares to toast winners at Golden Globes

Jan 05, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Victory at the Globes ensures key momentum for the Oscars, which are a little more than a month away

General view of the red carpet set up at the Golden Globes 2020 at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California, on January 4, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

5 things to watch for at Golden Globes

Jan 05, 2020 - 1:09 PM

It's the time of the year in the international awards!

General view of the red carpet set up at the Golden Globes 2020 at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California, on January 4, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

'Little Women' director Greta Gerwig 'sad' at awards snub of female filmmakers

Jan 04, 2020 - 12:25 PM

'Of course, I'm disappointed. I love the film that we made and of course it's lovely to be honored,' Hollywood director Greta Gerwig says after being snubbed by this year's Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards

Golden Globes goes vegan for 2020 awards ceremony

Jan 03, 2020 - 11:44 AM

Chilled golden beet soup and king oyster mushrooms with risotto are just some of the plant-based dishes that will be served at the 77th edition of the awards ceremony

PLANT-BASED. A chilled golden beet soup is on the 100% vegan menu at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Screenshot from

LIST: Key Golden Globe 2020 nominees

Jan 03, 2020 - 11:07 AM

The 2020 Golden Globe Awards' most-nominated films include 'The Two Popes,' 'Marriage Story,' and 'The Irishman'

PH telcos tap Syniverse for mobile portability services

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Syniverse estimates it would take about 18 months to set up the support mechanism for the Mobile Number Portability Law in the Philippines

MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY. A new law is designed to protect mobile phone users and make telcos improve their services. File photo by Mauro Pimentel/Agence France-Presse

Typhoon Ursula downs mobile services in parts of Visayas, Southern Luzon

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Globe says its personnel are doing their best to restore mobile and internet services in areas affected by Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone)

TYPHOON. Several areas in President Roxas, Capiz are flooded due to heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Ursula. Photo courtesy of EJ Escosia

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy can’t get enough of PH ad about the franchise

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The two-minuter, by local telecom and media giant Globe, shows just how imaginative fans of the Star Wars franchise can be

'STAR WARS' AD. A simple Philippine-made ad gets raves from Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy. Screenshot from Globe

'Marriage Story' tops Golden Globes 2020 nominations

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) The movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver earns 6 nominations

Golden Globe 2020 nominations to reveal Hollywood award season hopefuls

Dec 08, 2019 - 12:48 PM

The Globes are Tinseltown's second-most important film awards, and a strong bellwether for success at the season-ending Oscars

IN PHOTOS: Globe at Home brings the magical world of Disney Frozen 2 to life

Nov 29, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Kids and kids at heart got to experience Frozen 2’s Enchanted Forest at SM Mall of Asia last November 22

Ricky Gervais to host record 5th Golden Globes

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The British comic known for his 'no-holds-barred' humor will be hosting the Golden Globe Awards for a record 5th time in January 2020

Globe 9-month net income in 2019 soars by 20% to P17.7 billion

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Data usage continues to send Globe's earnings soaring

GROWTH IN MOBILE. Globe Telecom's net income gets boosted further by mobile data services in 2018. File photo

WATCH: The first 11 Globe subscribers to get their iPhone 11

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Check out the moment when these subscribers got their new iPhones

Photo by Angelo Gonzales

Makati to soon get free public WiFi from Globe

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Globe will provide Internet access to 27 barangay health centers, the University of Makati, the Ospital ng Makati, and city hall

FREE WIFI FOR MAKATIZENS. Makati Mayor Abby Binay and Globe CEO Ernest Cu lead the MOA signing to provide free public WiFi access in the city. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Leren Bautista wins 2nd runner-up in Miss Globe 2019 pageant

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:03 AM

Mexico wins Miss Globe 2019

iPhone 11 plans are out for Globe, Smart

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pre-orders run until October 24

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple live stream

Why fashion designer Chico Estiva ‘took the risk’ with Leren Bautista's national costume

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Chico says the initial concept was inspired by the Pahiyas festival

iPhone 11 pre-orders at Globe, Smart start on October 18

Oct 08, 2019 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Pricing for Apple's iPhone 11 series has not yet been revealed by either telco

APPLE 11 PRO. The new Apple 11 Pro is seen on display during an Apple product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on Tuesday, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Leren Bautista is ready to bring home another Miss Globe crown for the Philippines

Oct 08, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Leren, who won the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International in 2015, says she will use her previous pageant experience as motivation

LOOK: Leren Bautista's Maranao princess national costume for Miss Globe 2019

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Leren pays tribute to one of Mindanao's tribes