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Oil price hikes wrecking your budget?#SaveOnFuel with Globe Group services

April 13, 2022 9:14 p.m.

Just as we are slowly trying to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, the Russia-Ukraine conflict came into play and disrupted global markets once again, causing a steep rise in the prices of oil and other commodities. Despite these challenges, we long to move forward and do the things we love.

The Globe Group is fortunately a step ahead and is ready with a variety of platforms, solutions and promos that will continue to enable Filipinos’ everyday experiences while creating utmost value for customers.

Here are just a few services designed to empower Filipinos through the many challenges they face:

#SaveOnFuel with PureGo

To help you cut down on your gas expenses, PureGo is here to deliver your groceries straight to your doorstep. Globe’s online grocery PureGo features thousands of products from trusted brands, all sourced directly from the Puregold supermarket chain to fulfill all your essentials.

To help you save further, PureGo is also offering promos such as Always Free Delivery for a minimum spend of P2,000 on the PureGo website and a minimum spend of P1,000 on the PureGo App. The online grocery also offers P200 off plus free delivery for a minimum order of P2,000 with the BESTDEAL200 offer, and allows customers to make use of their GRewards to avail of vouchers. With 250 rewards points, for instance, customers can receive a PureGo voucher worth P300.

So, get your groceries now with PureGo and have them delivered to your homes to #SaveOnFuel every day! Download the PureGo app at, and learn more about the latest PureGo updates and promos at

EdVenture allows for safe and quality online learning

Even as schools are planning to return to in-person classes soon, online learning will remain an indispensable educational tool that can be used in the comfort and safety of home. EdVenture is an online learning platform that provides virtual one-on-one and personalized tutorials for students.

The platform is offering a one-on-one free trial session for new registrants. Just sign up on to book a slot.

Get your medicine delivered to your home via HealthNow

HealthNow is a joint venture of AC Health and Globe’s 917Ventures that brings health care to every Filipino in one tap. It offers users simple and easy access to the health care they need in one easy-to-use app, whether it’s for their individual needs or for loved ones in their care.

The health app is currently offering value-for-money promos on medicine delivery, including P100 off for new users using the promo code HEALTHMED, and P50 off for medicines and consultations via Globe Rewards. Customers can also get free shipping for a minimum purchase of P1,500.

KonsultaMD an indispensable tool during the pandemic

Yet another Globe telemedicine service that has become an invaluable tool especially during the pandemic is KonsultaMD, a telehealth membership service that allows customers to have 24/7 unlimited access to licensed doctors via phone or video call with no appointment needed.

We are all wary of visiting hospitals at this time, but with KonsultaMD, users can now consult a doctor via voice or video call anytime and as often as they want. Current promo offers make the service even more valuable, with a free KonsultaMD Personal Annual Health Plan for 300 points on the GlobeOne app.

As part of the Women’s Month Campaign, which focuses on women’s overall wellness, women can talk to KonsultaMD psychologists as well as OB gynecologists, Pediatricians, Dermatologists and other specialists, for all their health needs. You can download the KonsultaMD app at to talk to a doctor now.

Build an IT career in a matter of weeks with KodeGo

Whether you are a beginner or a career-shifter looking to build your tech skills to boost your purchasing power, you can train remotely with KodeGo’s bootcamps and be matched to a company that can jumpstart your IT career when you graduate.

KodeGo offers Full-Stack and Front-End Web Development Bootcamps that provide you with the skills needed to land your dream career in tech! To add to this, through KodeGo’s “Study Now, Pay Later” program, you pay nothing until you are hired! Visit to apply now! Deadline of applications of the Front-end Development Bootcamp is on April 11, 2022. 

Just GCash it!

Now ingrained into Filipinos’ daily routines, GCash has become a “lifeline” and is synonymous with accessible payment and financial services that have truly helped us get through the pandemic. It has become an indispensable partner to pay our bills and do other errands from home safely and conveniently.

GLife, for instance, puts together various merchants and brands into a single page within the GCash dashboard. This means there will be no need to switch apps or create different accounts to order or shop online.

GLife is ushering more and more Filipinos into the digital lifestyle with a platform that gives access to shopping, food, financial services and more in just one app.

If there is one service that allows you to save on fuel costs while still making the most of your day, GCash is definitely it.

“Globe’s platform of digital services has been put together with the customer’s specific needs in mind. We are providing digital solutions designed to make everyday life easier and more fulfilling for Filipinos,” said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu.

He said the Globe Group will continue to expand its services and adapt its promos and offerings to suit the ever-changing global situation.

Globe 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. 17, which emphasizes the value of partnerships in achieving the sustainable development goals. Globe is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

To learn more about Globe, visit


The search is over for the perfect cup of Joe! Experience coffee time at its finest at SM Supermalls this July

July 11, 2023 1:27 p.m.

Filipinos love their coffee! It’s a staple beverage among Pinoys for a reason: a cup of Joe fuels their day and boosts their energy.

This is why SM Supermalls makes everyone’s coffee time a leveled-up experience with only the best deals and promos for the love of a perfect cup of Joe!

Grab the best in-store coffee time deals

From July 1 to 16, coffee lovers can get over 800 deals available on artisan and specialty iced coffee from well-loved coffee shops at SM. There will also be hot bundles and pairings for those who love their coffee piping hot.

Where art, coffee, and locals come together

A consideration among avid coffee drinkers is having the ambiance to the perfect cup and conversation. Look no further because trendy spots are up at SM! Your favorite malls will set up booths where coffee-preneurs can sell their products. Treat your senses to different blends and varieties of coffee made by a pop-up of small and medium businesses owned by the locals in your area. These spots will have comfortable lounges and eye- catching art backdrops.
Baristas will also show off their skills at the Barista Face-Off, while musicians fill the lounge with mellow music on weekends from July 1 to 16.

Let your #CoffeeTok skills shine through

If you are on TikTok, this is your sign to make the most creative content about coffee! AweSM prizes are at stake for the best Coffee Hangout TikTok entries, with the most likes and views.

For details on how to join, go to @SMSupermalls on all social media.

Enjoy an adventurous ride and sip at the same time

Just outside the malls, SM will be dressing up designated areas for a Coffee Time Biker’s Pit Stop. Bike, stop, and sip your fave drink as SM creates a special stop where bikes may be temporarily parked near the café or at the malls with available open areas or al fresco.

Whether it’s a morning pick-me-up or a midday break, SM Supermalls makes coffee time even more special with its own blend of caffeinated activities from July 1 to 16.

To know more about Coffee Time at SM, check out or follow @SMSupermalls on social media.

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Women bartenders on creating cocktails with Tanduay, defying stereotypes, thriving in a male-dominated field

March 29, 5:30 p.m.

As renewed interest in cocktails continue to grow, bartenders are also taking the spotlight, and in El Nido and Siargao, two bartenders are paving the way for women to shine in a male-dominated industry. 

Sharleen Antonio works with her husband and fellow bartending professional, Larry Guevara, in one of Palawan’s top beach destinations. Riza Delguime, meanwhile, is a bartender for a leading resort in the country’s surfing haven.

Creating Tanduay-Infused Cocktails

Both women have been bartending for years and share a preference for Tanduay in creating cocktails.

“It’s very easy to mix in cocktails because of its unique and bold character. I usually go for the classic Tanduay Dark Rum in my root beer and rum with a squeeze of fresh lemon,” Antonio said.

She shared that they used Tanduay rums in her bar management class back in college, so she is very familiar with the brand. Collaborating with the brand, she came up with three Tanduay-infused cocktails that are perfect for any time of the year — the Mango Basil Mojito, Tanduay Espresso Martini, and Tanduay Old Fashioned.

Delguime likes Tanduay’s sweet and strong flavor. Foreign customers would usually ask what rum brand she uses in her cocktails and would then request drinks infused with Tanduay rums.

“I have my own signature cocktail, which is perfect when I mix it with Tanduay. We have female guests here in the resort who would request for cocktails that are not too strong, and I would make one for them also using Tanduay,” she said.

Delguime further shared that the bartending scene in Siargao has always been “good and clean.”

“There are different varieties of bars here like sports bars and pool bars, and they are all super busy because of the many tourists who visit our island,” she said. 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Antonio shared working in a male-dominated industry wasn’t easy in the beginning. Women bartenders used to be seen as just “cotton candies” behind the bar to attract male clients and rake in tips.

“While I may have experienced some catcalling and received some indecent proposals from male guests in some instances, I have to say that I have been lucky to have always worked with my husband behind the bar. In 2016, we joined Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 to show that there is more to bartending than meets the eye,” she shared.

Advice for Aspiring Bartenders

Delguime advised aspiring bartenders to just be themselves. 

“That would be the key to your success. Bartending is fun, and you get to entertain guests,” she said.

Antonio, meanwhile, has made it her advocacy to educate people about bartending as hospitality and F&B professionals.

“Gone are the days when women were simply considered as bar backs or force multipliers during busy bar shifts. Or worse, simply as ornaments behind the bar,” she noted.

Antonio wants to motivate, inspire, and empower women bartenders and those who would like to start a career in the bartending industry. She and her husband have been conducting workshops and seminars around the country to help aspiring bartenders better their craft.

“It is my wish that female bartenders will continue to flourish and leave their own mark in the field we all so love and are passionate about,” she said.

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First in Manila! All immersive experiences lead to SM with its 3D Whale Shark billboard, Space Tunnel, Golden Gateway, dazzling light shows

November 2, 2022 8:43 p.m.

A 3D Whale Shark Billboard, Space Tunnel, Golden Gateway and Dazzling Light shows
take over the Holidays in Manila.

3D Whale Shark

SM Supermalls celebrates not just joyful, but also fun, immersive and experiential holidays.

This year, we take you to the deep oceans with SM Megamall’s first-ever 3D Whale Shark LED billboard, see the Northern lights at the Aurora Trail of SM City North Edsa, Sparkle at the Light show and Holiday fireworks at SM Mall of Asia, enter the Golden gateway of SM Aura Premier and explore the outer space at the Mega Space Odyssey.


Aurora Walk

The illuminating lights of the Aurora Borealis is at the North this Christmas. Walk and indulge in a family friendly immersive experience at the Aurora trail ascending the giant holiday tree with a magical array of lights, forestry, rein-bears & holiday polar express.


Mega Space Odyssey

Travel to majestic galaxies in outer space and take photos and videos with your space explorer friends.

Experience the first-ever immersive 3D LED tunnel in Manila on October 21 to December 25 at the ground level Mega Fashion Hall (at the back of the Giant Christmas Tree).

SM Supermalls introduces the new 3D technology along EDSA by screening a hyper-realistic 3D Whale Shark at SM Megamall’s LED billboard.

Bringing you the first in the Philippines, High-Definition Immersive content at the heart of the bustling metropolis.

Netizens are awestruck of a larger-than-life Whale Shark peeking out of a digital billboard spanning over 2,000 square foot.

The Mega Whale Shark was first teased on April 27 but customers, tourists and motorists can catch the short preview every 15 minutes starting April 28 at peak hours from 12nn to 10pm daily.

Watch out for the new 3D content this Christmas.

The Philippines has the 2nd largest population of whale shark in the world at over 1,950.


Sparkle of Light Show

Feel the Christmas spirit as you watch the brightest and merriest indoor Christmas tree music and lights show.

Be in awe as you watch over one hundred thousand lights set to music.

Catch the show DAILY, every hour from 10am to 10pm until end of December at the Central Atrium.

Holiday Fireworks

Enjoy the most awaited and better than ever fireworks display at the MOA Complex every Friday and Saturday from November to December 2022. Make sure to experience this magical moment with your families and loved ones.


Golden Gateway

Tucked behind the giant Christmas tree is a golden gemstone-shaped immersive experience.

In partnership with global smartphone brand TECNO Mobile, technology and art meet to transport all who enter this enclosure into scenes of an opulent holiday palace and fantastical golden worlds.

Simply present P1,000 in single or collected receipts and enter a whole new world filled with glitz and glamour.

The theatrical room isn’t the only technological experience the mall has. Equally spectacular is a choreographed light and sound display at SM Aura Premier’s Skypark at Level 5.

Visitors of the Skypark enter a space with tall tree-like sculptures made of strings of lights. As they go through a forest of lights, a jaw-dropping musical show will entrance and excite them.

Visitors can stop and enjoy the choreographed audio and visual performance at 7pm on all Sunday nights of December, including December 25th itself.

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