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Globe and BPI Foundation Partnership to promote Financial Education, Digital Literacy and Responsibility in Public Schools Nationwide

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Globe Telecom, BPI Foundation Inc. (BPIFI), and YGOAL Inc. joined hands to promote financial education, and digital literacy and responsibility in public schools nationwide.

The partnership is being carried out through the inclusion of Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) in the learning packages for teachers and students under the BPI Senior High School Acceleration Program for Employment and Entrepreneurship (BPI SHAPE) and BPI Manny and Me programs, with YGOAL as program implementor.

“As the leading telecommunications company in the country with a strong foothold on corporate social responsibility and education programs, we believe that Globe Telecom is the ideal partner in expanding the digital responsibility content of the BPI SHAPE and BPI Manny and Me programs to further empower and educate our teachers and students,” said JR Demecais, YGOAL President and CEO.

YGOAL is a social enterprise providing consultancy service focused on co-creating solutions for organizational development, designing and implementing training programs for individuals and teams, and measuring attainment of impact.

Miguel Bermundo, Globe Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Director said: “We are always open to partnerships with any group who would like to bring DTP to their schools and communities. With the Philippines having a 67% internet penetration rate and with 91% of the population above 13 years old having a social media account, it has become necessary to ensure that everyone, especially the youth, are properly informed about cyber safety and responsible use of technology.”

Globe BPI Foundation on DTP

Globe BPI Foundation on DTP

Under the partnership, YGOAL conducts the DTP training for teachers who will, in turn, impart and echo what they learned to their students.  Co-designed by the Karrikins Group, DTP is a series of workshops designed to increase students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cyber safety by taking a critical look at their online behavior and helping them develop insights into the influences of the online world and the choices they are making.

BPI SHAPE aims to boost competencies of senior high school students to go to work, start a business, or go to college through the development of a values-driven and skills development entrepreneurship and financial management program with its financial literacy and capacity-building course for teachers and students.

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Similarly, BPI Manny and Me provides the same content in a customized course intended for grade school level teachers.  The inclusion of Globe’s DTP ensured that teachers are equipped with enough knowledge on online information and safety, cyberbullying prevention, recognizing and getting rid of false information, and maximizing technology for a cause.

In 2019 alone, BPI SHAPE and BPI Manny and Me have already benefited over 600 schools, 1,100 teachers and 100, 000 students.

PHOTO CAPTION: Marisse Catangay, YGOAL Program Manager holds training for teachers

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Globe Joins NTC-led assisted Registration in 30 More Areas #SimCardRegistration

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Globe, the leader in Mobile, is kicking off February with its continuing participation in the SIM registration assistance initiative led by the government, deploying booths in 30 more areas.

From February 1 to 3, Globe will provide SIM registration assistance in far-flung towns from northern to southern provinces to reach as many customers as possible before the April 26, 2023 deadline.

“We are undertaking a multi-pronged effort to be as inclusive as we can in the SIM registration process. Globe is there for our customers whether online or offline. We will work alongside the government all the way in bringing support for SIM registration on the ground where our customers need us,” said Cleo Santos, Head of Globe’s Channel Management Group.

Residents in the following towns may proceed to these locations if they need help to register their Globe or TM SIMs.

Globe Joins NTC-led assisted Registration in 30 More Areas #SimCardRegistration

February 1, 2023

 

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●       Gattaran, Cagayan (in front of town hall)

 

February 2, 2023

 

●       Bangui, Ilocos Norte (Tourism Building)

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●       Allacapan, Cagayan (in front of town hall)

●       Florida Blanca, Pampanga (Barangay Nabuklod covered court)

●       Lemery Batangas (municipal covered court)

●       Gasan, Marinduque (municipal covered court)

●       Bacacay, Albay (Bacacay East Central School Covered Court)

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●       Madalag, Aklan (covered court)

●       Oslob, Cebu (covered court)

●       Tolosa, Leyte (town gymnasium)

●       Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte (town gymnasium)

●       Baungon, Bukidnon (municipal covered court)

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●       Laak, Davao de Oro (town gymnasium)

●       Antipas, Cotabato (municipal public terminal)

●       Esperanza, Agusan del Norte (municipal covered court)

●       Tublay, Benguet (covered basketball court/gym)

 

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February 3, 2023

 

●       Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte (Cultural and Sports Complex)

●       Limay, Bataan (Sports Complex)

●       Lian, Batangas (covered court)

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●       Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro (municipal grounds)

●       Pilar, Sorsogon (Bonifacio Covered Court)

●       Lemery, Iloilo (covered gymnasium)

●       Malabuyoc, Cebu (municipal covered court)

●       Tanauan, Leyte (Tanauan Civic Center)

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●       Josefina, Zamboanga del Sur (covered court)

●       San Fernando, Bukidnon (municipal gymnasium)

●       Kiblawan, Davao del Sur (Mata’s Gym)

●       President Roxas, Cotabato (municipal gymnasium)

●       City of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur (City Hall compound)

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●       Kapangan, Benguet (covered basketball court/gym)

 

SIM Registration booths are open to all, especially senior citizens, PWDs, those using basic/feature phones or those without internet access.

To register, the following information must be ready:

●       Full name

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●       Date of birth

●       Sex

●       Address

●       Government ID with photo

●       Mobile number

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Globe also supported the first round of government-led SIM registration assistance, deploying booths to 15 areas from January 25 to 27. It has also started rolling out its own SIM registration assistance desk across the country, partnering with Puregold from January 27 to 29 to provide help to SIM users. Globe also recently held assisted registration for festival goers at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo.

Globe’s online SIM registration platform, https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg, is accessible 24/7 for Globe and TM users to register their SIMs. The GlobeOne app will also soon be enabled for SIM registration to give customers greater convenience while providing exclusive deals and offers.

As of January 31, Globe has logged over 11 million registered prepaid SIMs. Globe is again urging its customers to plan and schedule their registration, as failure to do so within deadline will lead to SIM deactivation.

 

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Globe Logs over 11M Prepaid SIM Registrants, urges Customers to Register before April 26 Deadline

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Globe, the leader in Mobile, has registered more than 11 million active prepaid SIMs around a month after the law mandating all Filipinos to register their SIMs took full effect.

Globe hit the milestone 11-million mark on Monday, January 30, 2023, a month after the SIM Registration Act was rolled out as a measure to stop cybercrime, including scam messages that proliferated due to the anonymity provided by prepaid SIMs.

“We are grateful to our customers for promptly registering their SIMs. We understand the importance of addressing the proliferation of scam and spam messages and have made it our priority to provide our customers with a seamless registration process. We are committed to meeting the deadline and continuing our efforts to protect our customers from scammers and fraudsters,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.

Globe urges its customers who have yet to register to visit its user-friendly registration portal https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg. There are an estimated 87.4 million existing SIM users under the Globe network.

Registration via the GlobeOne app will begin in February as an added channel where customers may register their SIMs. As a user of GlobeOne, customers will have access to exclusive offers and deals that are available only in the app.

Globe also provided support for government-led assisted registration in priority sites nationwide from January 25 to 27. Globe established booths in 15 areas and provided assistance to anyone who needed help, especially those in need of special assistance, including senior citizens, PWDs awww and those using basic/feature phones.

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Other than supporting the NTC-led assisted SIM registration, Globe has also started rolling out its own on-site assistance booths across the country. From January 27 to 29, it led SIM registration assistance in 30 Puregold branches in strategic locations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It will extend SIM registration assistance in other locations soon.

These efforts aim to provide inclusive ways to get its customers registered by the April 26, 2023 deadline. Users who fail to complete their registration on time will have their SIMs deactivated.

Even before the new law was implemented, Globe has taken several steps to curb disruptive messages through proactive blocking, threat intelligence partnerships with financial institutions, a customer reporting portal, plus an awareness and education campaign to help customers with online protection.

To learn more about Globe and the SIM registration process, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/register-sim-card.html.

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Globe Deactivates, Blacklists More than 50,000 SIMs Linked to Fraud in 2022

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Leading digital solutions platform Globe deactivated and blacklisted more than 50,000 SIMs last year as it continued to intensify consumer protection initiatives amid the rising cases of online fraud.

Globe deactivated 20,225 SIMs and blacklisted 35,333 SIMs involved in scam and spam messages in 2022 alone as part of its campaign for internet safety.

This was on top of the record 2.72 billion scam and spam messages it blocked last year, 83.4 million of which were bank-related. All these efforts have been on-going to protect customers from harmful content and fraud before the enactment of the SIM Registration Act.

“Globe recognizes the growing threat posed by scammers, who use various tactics, including text messages, to deceive innocent victims into giving up personal information that could be used to compromise their financial accounts. We will continue to invest in our cybersecurity program to protect our customers from these unscrupulous individuals,” said Anton Bonifacio, Globe Chief Information Security Officer.

Under its filtering protocol, Globe deactivates SIMs within its network once detected to have been involved in fraud. Meanwhile, SIMs outside of the Globe network are blacklisted to prevent them from sending to Globe.

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On its own, Globe has taken a proactive approach to combat cybercrime schemes through various initiatives. It has implemented blocking mechanisms, established partnerships with financial institutions for threat intelligence, created a customer reporting portal, and launched an awareness and education campaign to empower customers with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves.

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Meanwhile, in a move to address growing concern over the use of unregistered SIMs in committing cybercrimes, the government introduced Republic Act No. 11934, also known as the SIM (subscriber identity module) Registration Act. Signed into law in October, the measure requires all mobile and broadband users to register their SIMs with their respective service providers to ensure that they are properly identified.

As of January 25, Globe has logged 10.4 million registrations of prepaid SIMs.

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