Philippines telco giant, Globe Telecom, launched its much improved rewards program at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel today, May 9, 2013. This is definitely another big treat for its 35 million and continuously growing subscribers!Last April 29, Globe launched the newest MySuperPlan, which allows subscribers to avail of their your favorite handset with a lock-in period of not less than 6 months. This time, with the supercharged rewards program, its Globe/TM subscribers’ rewards points are given more “purchasing power”.

As an alternative currency for its subscribers, rewards points can now be used not just to purchase services offered by Globe, but also buy their choice of food or beverage (all Figaro and Wendy’s Hamburgers branches nationwide), Ayala Cinema movie tickets, Sunglass Hut GCs, Enchanted Kingdom amusement park tickets, medicines at Rose Pharmacy and Petron eFuel cards. Products or services offered by partner merchants have minimum points requirements:

  • Ayala Mall Cinemas: 100 points
  • Figaro Coffee Company: 50
  • Wendy’s: 50
  • Petron: 50
  • Enchanted Kingdom: 100
  • Sunglass Hut: 300
  • Rose Pharmacy: 50

All you have to do is to walk in to partner merchants listed above and purchase their products or services with your rewards points. (Conversion rate is PhP1 = 1 reward point.)

During the event, Globe gave us free points and encouraged us to avail of the items available at the booths prepared by their merchant partners. Redemption was fairly easy:

  • Checked my balanced: Sent an SMS that contains the text “BAL” and sent it to 4438
  • Bought the item: Texted “BUY<space>10-digit number of merchant<space>points needed”, sent it to 4438

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[stextbox id=”info”]Globe rewards points are earned every time a prepaid subscriber tops up, or a postpaid subscriber uses his Globe postpaid plan. Subscribers can also receive points shared by fellow Globe subscribers for bigger rewards. Aside from new partner merchants, the Globe Rewards catalog includes Globe call and text services, shopping, dining and leisure items, and gadgets. To date, over 12 million Globe subscribers have been actively using their points to redeem rewards.[/stextbox]

President and CEO of Globe, Ernest Cu; Head of Customer Lifecycle Management, Jay Alfonso; Figaro CEO, Crismel Verano; and Ayala Cinemas General Manager, Rolando Duenas, were the panelists during the event. They meticulously answered the questions of the members of media. Globe Rewards and Tattoo Ambassador, Bianca Gonzalez also graced the event and delightfully informed everyone how netizens appreciate Globe Rewards.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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