Globe, Disney Wrap Up Time Please with 22.1 Million Volunteering Hours

Time Please winners John Mark Panares (2nd from left) and Jade Mabalos (middle) with Seshasaye Kanthamraju, Executive Director for Communications and Citizenship, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia (left); Miguel Bermundo, Director of Globe Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing (2nd from right); and JB Tan, Founder and Executive Director of iVolunteer Philippines (right).
October 08, 2018 | 01:14 PM

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Even celebrities and online influencers lent their time for the program. Some cast members of the movie Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, led by award-winning actor John Arcilla, helped packed 3,900 boxes of goods for communities struck by recent calamities. Actress Yayo Martinez as well as online influencers Fifth Solomon and Marlann Flores joined Globe employees in helping Rise Against Hunger pack 224 meals for kids who are nutritionally at risk. Similarly, cast members from Disney Philippines teamed up with Rise Against Hunger to pack 21,600 meals for close to 500 kids of Taguig Daycare Center.

 

Bianca Gonzalez also conducted a workshop for Globe Telecom’s Digital Thumbprint Program in Taguig National Science High School to equip students with skills for responsible online behavior and cyber wellness. Other celebrity volunteers include Michael V, Marj Sia, Chuckie Dreyfus, Janella Salvador, Team Kramer, Janina Vela, Tracy Abad, DJ Cha Cha and daughter Saab, Rodel Flordeliz, Quark Henares, DJ Jhai Ho, Joj Agpangan, and Jai Agpangan.

 

As a national platform for volunteerism, Time Please encouraged and empowered Filipinos, including companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends, to participate in existing volunteer programs or come up with their own. The program appealed to the Filipinos strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit.

 

Time Please matched groups of volunteers with various volunteering opportunities around the country through the volunteer matching portal developed by Globe Future Maker winner iVolunteer Philippines and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga. Companies, organizations, or groups with existing volunteer programs also enlisted their volunteer activities in the platform to have their volunteer hours registered in the initiative.

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