MEMBERS of the press and the blogger community in the city had much fun with Globe’s Christmas in November held at Seda Hotel on Tuesday evening.
Globe vows this annual appreciation cum Christmas party will be much fun and grander in the years to come.
This year, Globe’s prizes for the games and the raffle draw have yet to be matched or edged in the coming parties that will be thrown for the media and blogger communities in the city for the yuletide season.
The event was made livelier with ABS-CBN Pamahaw Espesyal host Jam Bantigue.
Globe is undeniably the top mobile network in the city and with that it vows to serve more the Cagayan de Oro communities through its upcoming various advocacies and events as its way of thanking the subscribers in the city for patronizing Globe since its shift from the analog to the digital.
“Nandito po kami para magpasalamat. Gagawin na po natin tradition to, Christmas in November,” said Jocel de Guzman, Globe Telecom Director for External Affairs.
The members of the press and bloggers were treated to a sumptuous meal and later participated in several games prepared by Globe including filling up a Christmas stocking race, decorate a human Christmas tree, and a Christmas Trivia competition.
To the delight of everybody present, several items were also raffled off including P5,000 Sodexo GCs, rice cooker, turbo broiler, microwave oven, washing machine, LED TV, a Samsung Tab 4, Samsung Galaxy S6, and an iPhone 6S.
De Guzman also mentioned in his welcome remarks the Globe Media Excellence Awards for 2015, now in its fourth year, has for the first time included media practitioners from other cities aside from Cebu and Davao.
“This is the first time that we’ve included CdeO, General Santos and Zamboanga. So this is our way of saying that we are recognizing your (media) excellent work,” said De Guzman, “Sa amin po, nere-recognize namig po siya na isa pong craft. In this digital age, you are now more relevant than ever simply because sa sobrang daming lumalabas na balita kapag nag Goggle ka, sa social media, hindi mo na alam kung ano ang totoo, hindi mo na alam kung ano ang credible. Now if you put your names on these stories and then the people will read them, we know that because of your discipline through the Journalism Code of Ethics, we know that the story that we read, the information that we received from you is actually accurate and it’s the truth. That’s why we all need you. Mas malaki po yung role nyo ngayon,” De Guzman said.