Catch the heart-pumping action of the 2017 NBA Finals straight on your mobile with Globe and NBA LEAGUE PASS on NBA app

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are once again going head-to-head at the 2017 NBA Finals, so never miss a moment with Globe and the NBA League Pass through the NBA app!

The much-awaited rematch between the 2016 NBA Finals Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors continues to heat up, and fans can catch all the heart-pumping action of The Finals live through Globe and the NBA app.

The improved NBA app offers an easier way for NBA LEAGUE PASS promo customers to access premium NBA content, including all live NBA Finals games, with just a few taps on their mobile device.  Upon subscription to any NBA promo, customers will receive a link via SMS. The link directs them to the NBA app to verify their mobile number. Afterwards, fans can already enjoy the games live on their devices.

The NBA app gives millions of fans access to NBA LEAGUE PASS where users can enjoy premium content via the Video Vault—a collection of archived NBA videos and TV shows including Hardwood Classics games, NBA Inside Stuff and Shaqtin’ A Fool among others. Customers can also experience all these in HD video, multi-game viewing modes, as well as home and away game commentary, and integrated game stats modules.

“We’ve worked hard with the NBA to make it much easier for our customers to enjoy watching the NBA, especially The Finals. With the NBA app and the NBA LEAGUE PASS through Globe, fans will never miss a single moment, whether it’s heart-stopping buzzer beaters, or those epic chase down blocks, whenever and wherever” said Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal.

In 2014, Globe Telecom and NBA signed a comprehensive, multiyear partnership that involves offering customers exciting NBA-related promotions and premium services. These include the introduction of the NBA LEAGUE PASS that allows customers to get live and on-demand HD access to games played during the NBA regular season, Playoffs, The Finals, All-Star Weekend, and most of the pre-season activities right on their devices.

Register to NBA LEAGUE PASS by sending NBA499 to 8080 for a 30-day premium access. Other available variants include NBA50 for 1 NBA LEAGUE PASS valid for 24 hours for only P50 and NBA299 for 24-hours of premium access for 7 days for only P299.

Bell Tel: No existing co-location agreement in NGCP sites

MANILA, 11th May 2017: Bell Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (“Bell Tel”) clarified that it does not have any existing co-location agreement with either the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (“NGCP”) or the National Transmission Corporation (“Transco”) relating to installation of telecommunication structures in any of the NGCP-controlled sites. Transco is the National Transmission Corp., which owns the country’s power grid while NGCP is Transco’s private concessionaire.

“Bell Tel does not have any existing assets in any NGCP-controlled location as there is no existing co-location agreement with NGCP nor Transco,” said Bell Tel co-General Manager Ramon Aesquivel. Bell Tel is one of the subsidiaries of Vega Telecom, Inc., which was jointly acquired last year by Globe Telecoms Inc. (“Globe”) and PLDT Inc. (“PLDT”) from San Miguel Corporation (“SMC”).

Citing a letter to NGCP President Henry Sy, Jr., Transco President Melvin Matibag claimed during a media briefing that he has received reports about “dismantling and deinstallation” of telecommunication facilities supposedly owned by Bell Tel located at NGCP sub-stations, high voltage towers and high voltage poles. Matibag also cited purchase orders, signed by Aesquivel and Bell Tel co-General Manager Aileen Regio, supposedly to implement the said “dismantling and deinstallation”.

Aesquivel stressed, however, that the initial investigation conducted by Bell Tel showed that the purchase orders cited by Matibag were intended for other sites, none of which are NGCP locations.

“Bell Tel has not authorized the dismantling of any telco facility in any NGCP site because Bell Tel does not have existing facilities in those locations to begin with,” Aesquivel emphasized. “”If indeed there is ongoing dismantling of telco facilities within NGCP sites, those are not owned by nor are related to Bell Tel in any way,” he said.

He added that Bell Tel is currently undertaking its own investigation on this matter, including how a Bell Tel purchase order issued to one of its contractors ended up with someone unauthorized or not party to the intended purpose of the purchase order.

KonsultaMD collaborates with new partners to provide better medical service to Globe customers  


Manila, Philippines –– KonsultaMD, a 24/7 health hotline service that provides access to licensed and professional doctors to provide immediate medical attention to Filipinos, recently partnered with MedGrocer, FamilyDOC, Healthway Medical, and Lifeline with these benefits:


By calling 79880 (mobile) or (02) 798 8000 (landline), callers can speak to a licensed Filipino doctor regarding their health concerns. Inquiries about health-related issues include, but is not limited to, maternity, pediatrics and primary conditions like fever, rashes, and allergies, to name a few. Callers may also inquire about matters pertaining to health coaching, nutrition counselling, permissible medication, and even laboratory results.


To be able to connect with the hotline service, customers need to apply for a subscription, which can be done by visiting any Globe store nationwide, calling the KonsultaMD hotline at 79880 (mobile) or (02) 798 8000, or by signing up at their website,  Currently, only Globe customers can subscribe to KonsultaMD but this service will be opened to other operators soon

Cebu Landmasters readies to go public via IPO

Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), the leading homegrown developer in Metro Cebu, intends to raise up to P3.8 billion from an initial public offering scheduled for May to fund land acquisition and development costs for its expansion plans to five key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. Part of the proceeds will also be used for debt repayment and working capital requirements.
In a prospectus submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission today, Cebu Landmasters is listing and selling firm shares of 505 million common shares with an over allotment option of 75 million shares on the local bourse targeting mid-to late-May 2017. This represents up to 34% of the company’s outstanding common shares, post-IPO.
Of the firm shares, 430 million are new shares forming the primary tranche, while 75 million are existing shares forming the secondary tranche. The 75 million shares from the greenshoe will be from existing shareholders. The IPO will be priced at up to P6.56 per share.
BDO Capital will serve as the sole issue manager for CLI’s stock market debut. Joint lead underwriters and joint bookrunners are BDO Capital and BPI Capital.
CLI is the first Cebu-based real estate developer to apply for an IPO and the leading local real estate developer in the Metro Cebu residential condominium arena. It accounts for 11 per cent market share of the total supply of residential condominium units in Metro Cebu, second only to Ayala Land, according to a market study by CBRE Philippines (now Santos Knight Frank).
In just 13 years, Cebu Landmasters has diversified from the residential segment into commercial, hospitality, industrial and mixed-use product offerings further distinguishing it from other VisMin real estate players. CLI president and CEO Jose Soberano III observed: “We will use our flexibility to create new developments in the cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and new Cebu locations. These projects will maximize the demand and supply indicators in each location with the best uses for each site.”
In highly urbanized areas exhibiting strong sustained growth like the booming Cebu I.T. Park, for instance, it will offer a high-end New York inspired residential development masterplanned by global designers to be part of a mixed-use hub with a retail plaza, park and a future office component. In rapidly urbanizing cities like Davao and Cagayan de Oro, it will offer mid-market residential condominiums that meet the needs, aspirations and price points of BPO and other employees as well as those of OFWs. In fact, the first phase of its Cagayan de Oro project sold out in less than a year.
Meanwhile, in the so-called Next Wave Cities like Dumaguete, Iloilo and Bacolod where BPO firms are locating and fueling the economy together with OFW remittances, it will offer its economic housing brand known for its generous amenities and ideal location.
In 2016, Cebu Landmasters generated revenues of P2.17 billion and net profits of P702 million. Its recent projects include residential condominiums Mivesa Garden Residences and Midori Residences identified by CBRE as the top-selling projects in Metro Cebu. It also sold office projects and partnered with The Ascott Limited to develop Citadines Cebu City to open by 2019 with 180 serviced apartments.
CLI has also built its track record on projects that offer exceptional values to clients. Soberano explained that its being a homegrown company allows it to tap the best suppliers and best deals in VisMin locations and to pass on the savings to customers. “Being value-focused Visayans ourselves, we have a good idea of the kind of spaces clients appreciate and how much they will willingly pay for them.” CLI is set to continue its hands-on approach and maximize its knowledge of the local market to achieve high client satisfaction scores across VisMin, he emphasized.

Hassle-free connectivity around the world with new Globe Easy Roam 149 Stay connected with 5 days of unlimited data roaming while travelling

The advent of budget airlines and affordable rates give more people an opportunity to plan their trips abroad whether it is for work or vacation. Alongside flights and accommodation details, connectivity has become an essential to be able to keep in touch and share experiences real-time.

Roaming options have long been available in the market. Yet, some offers remain too pricy, especially for travellers who are on a tight budget. Finally, travellers now have an option for a more affordable roaming service as Globe introduces the new Easy Roam 149.

Easy Roam 149 eases customers’ concerns on expensive roaming charges with its unlimited data roaming good for 5 days. It is the only roaming offer that is easy on the pocket as it is paid in installment over a period of 12 months, for just P149/month on a Globe myLifestyle postpaid plan. For the same 12 month period, customers get 5 days worth of data roaming that can either be consumed on a single trip or on multiple overseas trips.

Enrolling and using Easy Roam 149 is simple and straightforward. To subscribe, interested Globe postpaid customers can simply visit any Globe store, call the Globe hotline or log on to Once successfully enrolled, customers who travel abroad will already be allowed to use their 5-day unlimited data roaming allocation. All one needs to do is to turn on his mobile and data roaming to receive the unlimited data roaming allocation by Globe Telecom’s preferred roaming partner.

“We have long been working on improving our customers’ experience not only here in the Philippines, but also when they travel. With the growing array of travel deals that are purchased in advance as a way of enjoying the best value-for-money, we believe that another travel essential, data roaming, should also follow suit. What’s even better is that Easy Roam 149 is paid in 12 monthly installments, charged to bill. Easy Roam 149 lets our postpaid customers to plan ahead and truly enjoy the trips they have so longed to take without having to break the bank.,” says Globe Vice President for Emerging Strategic Businesses, Coco Domingo.

Ideal for budget-savvy jet setters, Easy Roam 149 allows one to maximize their travel experience through hassle-free connectivity in over 120 countries around the world. One can easily share the excitement to loved ones back home, or simply post about their trip highlights on social media. Unused roaming days out of the 5 can simply be used for the next trip as long as it is within the same 12 month period. But, should one exceed 5 days of data roaming, the regular rate of P599 for unlimited 24-hour data roaming will apply.

Getting Easy Roam 140 is quick and easy. Customers just need to sign up via or visit a Globe store to subscribe. Enrollment period to Easy Roam 149 is available until December 31, 2016. Per DTI – FTEB SPD Permit No. 10839 Series of 2016.