As part of its commitment to nation-building, Globe Telecom broadband brand Tattoo, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, formally inaugurated the Tattoo Village in Barangay Tambulilid in Ormoc, Leyte.
|Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu|
Ormoc Mayor Edward Codilla
|Gawad Kalinga Executive Director Luis Oquinena|
Led by Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, Gawad Kalinga Executive Director Luis Oquinena, and Ormoc Mayor Edward Codilla, the unveiling of the Tattoo Village was formally instituted through the actual building of the first five houses in the village.
|The Globe team underwent safety briefing on all the activities that involved building of the GK houses|
Mars Miranda, Liz Uy, Dong Ronquillo, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, Georgina Wilson and Martine Cajucom are all set to start painting some houses and laying hollow blocks.
Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu painting the wall in one of the houses
|Globe Chief Operating Advisor Peter Bithos preparing the cement for hollow block laying|
|Globe Chief Finance Officer Albert de Larrazabal and Senior Vice President for Broadband Business Gilbert Simpao do the prep work for hollow block molding|
Globe Head of Human Resources Ato Jiao kept himself busy painting roofs.
|Globe SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto learned how to mold hollow blocks|
Dong Ronquillo and Georgina Wilson help lay the hollow blocks in one of the houses
Joining Cu, Oquinena and Codilla were Globe Chief Finance Officer Albert de Larrazabal, Globe Head of Human Resources Ato Jiao, Globe Chief Operating Advisor Peter Bithos and Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto. The Tattoo team also came in full force with Senior Vice President for Broadband Business Gilbert Simpao, Globe Vice President for Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business Dong Ronquillo and brand ambassadors Georgina Wilson, Liz Uy and Mars Miranda.
The Tattoo Village is part the company’s rehabilitation initiatives coming from the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda. Now holistically referred to as Project Wonderful, the rehabilitation initiative is part of a unified platform for the company’s brand, culture, and nation-building efforts.
As Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu said, “The official unveiling of the Tattoo Village testifies to our dedication to spark hope and progress for the country. Globe is going beyond providing relief assistance to affected communities and instead move towards initiating sustainable efforts like building homes and providing livelihood opportunities, so we can help create a wonderful world for our fellow Filipinos in need.”
|The whole Globe Team joined by Gawad Kalinga and some friends from the press geared up to volunteer for the GK build that also stands as the inauguration of the Tattoo Village|
As a response, Tattoo pooled its resources resulting to a P15M grant to Gawad Kalinga to aid in rebuilding homes for 100 families. Together with the initial donation, another P1.2M was raised through a charity dinner hosted by Cu, his wife Arlene, and Ronquillo, attended by Tattoo’s brand ambassadors, business partners and friends from the media. The broadband brand also brought its brand ambassador Bamboo to Brgy. Tambulilid last December led by Globe Vice President for Tattoo Home Broadband Business Jurist Gamban, bringing with them truckloads of toys for children in time for the Christmas season.
Project Wonderful ambassador and long-distance advocacy runner Mac Milan also played his part at the event by bringing with him the toys he collected from his fundraiser runs. Milan is gearing up to add a toy library that will benefit the children of the Tattoo Village. The Toy Library aptly called ‘Aralauran’ consists of educational materials suited for kids of different ages.
After all the hard work, Brgy. Tambulilid residents gave the Globe team a heartwarming thanks through the GK Unity dance. They were joined by Dong Ronquillo, Liz Uy, Georgina Wilson and Mars Miranda
Divided into different groups, Globe executives led groups of employees and friends from the media on various activities throughout the Gawad Kalinga build. Each one had a chance to experience hardworking tasks that included house painting, hollow block laying, hollow block making and sand sifting.
Martine Cajucom, Mars Miranda, Georgina Wilson, Dong Ronquillo and Liz Uy
For over 10 years, Globe Telecom has fortified a successful partnership with Gawad Kalinga. Fundamentally anchored on a common calling to uplift the lives of marginalized Filipinos, Globe and Gawad Kalinga have supported each other and banked on their respective strengths to be able to build and support communities, especially in times of great need or rehabilitation.