Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Early Christmas Thrilling Rewards: BPI-Globe Reload Promo

BPI partners with Globe: Mr. Carlo Gatuslao, BPI Assistant Vice President and Ms. Pilut Montes, Globe Telecom Online/Channel Head

This is the first time that we ever got invited to attend an event (special thanks to my mentor Garry) thru BrandSpeakAsia wherein two of the major leading companies in the Philippines are teaming up to have an early Christmas treat for their clients and subscribers. The "BPI-Globe Reload Rewards Promo" media launch was held at the Cyma Restaurant, Greenbelt 2 in Makati City last Nov. 6, 2012 from 11am til 1pm. The event was led by Mr. Carlo Gatuslao, BPI Assistant Vice President and Ms. Pilut Montes, Globe Telecom Online/Channel Head. You may check out the speakers' profile here.

As a BPI client and Globe prepaid subscriber, I find it very convenient to just reload my prepaid account thru online banking by logging in to Also, according to Jake Alejo, Brand Manager of BPI's Express Mobile that they already have a mobile app wherein you can easily transfer an amount to any third-party accounts in real time without a need of enrolling it in the branch. How cool is that?

Here's the Press Release sent by BrandSpeakAsia:

This season of gift-giving, the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Globe Telecom (Globe) are treating their mutual clients to an early Christmas celebration. BPI, through its electronic banking platform, BPI 24/7 Banking, partners with Globe to launch the newest prepaid reloading rewards promo that can be enjoyed and shared with loved ones.
Globe subscribers can now reload their prepaid accounts through BPI's electronic channel, BPI 24/7. Straight from their BPI accounts, they can reload or pass on load to their loved ones anytime and anywhere. By doing so, they also get to qualify for a rewards program which entitles Globe subscribers to claim exciting perks such as unlimited SMS to all networks, 50 minutes of free calls to Globe and TM numbers, plus 5MB worth of free mobile internet surfing; while, TM subscribers get an unlimited SMS to Globe and TM, 50 minutes free call time to Globe and TM numbers, and 5MB worth of free mobile internet surfing for TM subscribers valid for 1 day. This partnership between Globe and BPI indeed offers major convenience to Globe prepaid subscribers in reloading their mobile phones.
“We encourage our Globe subscriber clients to reload their prepaid SIM cards through BPI 24/7 Banking for a more convenient yet secured reloading,” says Noel Tagaza, BPI SVP and Head of the Electronic Channels Group. He continues, “Reloading through BPI is now very rewarding, giving you exclusive perks to always keep in touch with your families and friends. Now even if you’re always on the go, anytime and anywhere, you won’t be afraid of zero load balance.”
“As we have seen continuous growth momentum in our prepaid mobile subscriber base as well as in terms of revenues, we would like to give our prepaid subscribers more incentives while continuously expanding the availability and accessibility of Globe reloads,” said Pilut Montes, Head of Online/Bank Channel of Globe Telecom. “In addition, with the partnership with BPI, there is now an added value in loading your Globe phone by simply loading via BPI 24/7.”
From October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, reloading a Globe SIM card using BPI 24/7 Banking Express Online, Mobile and Phone Channels give Globe subscribers unlimited SMS to all networks, 50 minutes of free call to Globe and TM numbers, plus 5MB worth of free mobile internet surfing; while, TM subscribers an unlimited SMS to Globe and TM, 50 minutes free call time to Globe and TM numbers, and 5MB worth of free mobile internet surfing for TM subscribers valid for 1 day. Notification and instruction of rewards will be sent to subscribers’ mobile number.
For more information about the BPI 24/7 Express Mobile, Online and Phone Channels, visit
Per DTI - NCR Permit No.: 8652, Series of 2012.
With an accumulated amount of Php200 reload within the promo period, entitles you to any exciting rewards that you may choose. If you are a postpaid Globe subscriber, you are also qualified to join the promo by reloading any member of your family or loved ones thru your BPI account.

BPI-Globe Reload Rewards promo (SPEAKERS’ PROFILE)

Carlo Gatuslao
BPI Assistant Vice President & Division Head
Channels Marketing & Sales Division
BPI Electronic Channels Group

With more than 16 years in the banking Industry, most of which with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Carlo has continued to play an active role in the various initiatives for the development of the bank’s electronic self-service channels.

As part of the team that successfully established the BPI Call Center in 1998, Carlo spent the next 5 years managing the Express Phone Self Service Channel (Interactive Voice Response System).

From then on, Carlo took on more diverse and challenging roles in BPI. He became a Marketing Officer for BPI Family Savings Bank Auto Loan Division in 2003. He then took on the position of Channel Manager for BPI’s consumer internet banking platform, BPI Express Online. He now leads the Marketing & Sales Division of BPI's Electronic Channels Group, handling Channels Marketing, Outbound Sales and Worksite Sales Departments.

Pilut Montes
Online/ Bank Channel Head
Globe Telecom

Pilut is the current Online Sales and Bank Channel Head of Globe Telecom. Being with Globe for almost 6 years, she is responsible for the growth of online sales business by more than 100%. She also implemented store front enhancements in the Globe portal and spearheaded promos that increased traffic and sales by double digits.

Prior his current position, she started with Globe as Affinity head, assigned on customized sims and contents for Couples for Christ, El Shaddai, INC, Avon, La Salle, UST, and other organization which brought in PHP 800 Million revenues to Globe.

Source: BrandSpeakAsia

The iBlog8 Experience

Ever since I started this blog May of last year, which of course the blog has turned a year old now (Congratulations to Style Your Finance blog! yay) I haven’t been to any seminar or conference related to blogging. When Garry, my blogging mentor and happened to be one of the speakers, told me about this event I urgently registered online and luckily got the chance to attend this 2-day event for free.

The 8th Philippines Blogging Summit held at the Malcolm Theater, Malcolm Hall in UP Diliman, Quezon City last May 25-26, 2012 from 8am to 5pm.. There were around 300 fellow bloggers and those who haven’t started to blog but wanted to learn more about blogging. You may want to see the event’s agenda, click here.

The first day tackled advance topics on blogging. How businesses, entrepreneurs, marketers and advertisers can utilize blogs as means to generate more income. Second day speakers taught us the basics yet the most important things to consider when blogging.

yours truly :)

Things I learned from iBlog8
  • Build a blog that rocks! Build a strong foundation (start with a purpose)
  • Be unique and be consistent
  • Focus on what topic you would like to blog about. i.e. this blog is about personal finance, investments, savings and the like
  • How does your post inspire others? Share inspiring post
  • Your blog speaks of what you are inspired by each day
  • The best material comes naturally
  • Write about what you love
  • Keep experimenting
  • Blogging is educational. It is a way for knowledge and skills sharing
  • Research first before you post it online
  • Bloggers should be financially literate as well
  • What you write about changes viewpoint and expands horizon
  • Do blogging for others, for a better future (advocacy campaign)
  • If you have started blogging, observe code of ethics (show respect on other's point of view)
  • What you love + what you're good at = makes money
I do not want to talk about the technical side of blogging and lets just stick with the basics for now. I'm no expert on blogging since my purpose of creating this blog is to share what I know about personal finance and assist you whatever your need may be. 

Because of events like this, I met some fellow bloggers and gained new friends. I'd like to congratulate Ms. Janette Toral for the successful event and for the speakers who have shared their expertise and experience. Thanks to all our sponsors too. Hope to see you guys in iBlog9!