Surprise Christmas Gift-Giving Treat Brings Tears of Joys to Passengers of Bicol Isarog Bus 222

Passengers of Bicol Isarog Bus No. 222 arrive at the bus station after a 12-hour trip unknowing of the special surprise that awaits them
December 27, 2017 | 10:17 AM

Santa himself is teary-eyed as he greets the passengers

Fifty-seven-year old Marcia Salida was among the passengers who got that holiday surprise.  Marcia came to Metro Manila to spend Christmas with her eldest son, CJ, at the latter's home in Pasig City. She was planning to buy a TV for her son. When Globe myBusiness and Bicol Isarog handed her a brand new TV upon her arrival, she couldn’t help but burst into tears.


"I thought it was just a plain survey. I didn't expect them to grant my wish," Salido said as she repeatedly thanked Bicol Isarog and Globe myBusiness.


Salido explained that the last time her son spent Christmas with them was two years ago. "He had to let go of his teaching job and come to Manila to take on a higher-paying job. And I'm so thankful to Globe myBusiness and Bicol Isarog for making our Christmas extra special.”


Marcia Salida cannot help but cry after seeing the flat screen TV that she’s been longing to have

For siblings Arrianewin, 13, and Edwin Federis, Jr., 12, Christmas came a week early. From now on, they no longer have to pay for time at computer rental shops in their hometown in Tigaon, Camarines Sur for their homeworks, projects and research. Not after Globe and Bicol Isarog gifted them with their own laptop and printer.


According to their aunt, Evelyn Mahupil who accompanied them on the trip, the brother and sister came to Manila to spend their Christmas vacation with relatives. "We were not really expecting anything from the survey they answered this morning but we are very thankful for the gifts. This means a lot to us,” she said.


The surprise gift-giving was an inspired idea that both companies came up with and planned for almost a year. Globe myBusiness and Bicol Isarog know that to maintain their edge in the business they have to make customers happy in any way possible.


"Look for ways to bring more smiles to the faces of your customers," says Derrick Heng, senior advisor for Globe myBusiness. "It doesn't always have to be big, but the small gesture of thanking them for their loyalty goes a long, long way."


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