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Globe Business, the enterprise ICT arm of Globe Telecom, is at the forefront of disaster awareness and preparedness for large companies and organizations as it holds the first Cebu Business Continuity Forum at the Cebu Marriott Hotel.


Company officials, subject experts from the government and industry opinion leaders took the stage to provide owners and heads of commerce from Cebu as well as its neighboring provinces with key insights.  The forum is directed on the importance of preparation and prevention for untoward eventualities which may adversely impact business operations, properties, resources and even lives.


The Forum serves as an opportunity for important stakeholders in the Visayas region to interface, discuss and exchange best practices in business continuity, harnessing the strength and adoption of available technologies to prepare businesses for any nature and degree of disruptions as well as contingency measures.

“As a company which gives premium on preparedness and being proactive in business continuity, Globe is proud to be part of this initiative to keep enterprises on their toes when it comes to business continuity. The Cebu Business Continuity Forum is a venue to heighten the awareness of our fellow Visayan Leaders in the business circles as well as the communities we serve on how we can adopt to the “new normal” in our changing world and commercial environments,” said Globe Enterprise Regional Marketing Head Jasmine Garrido.

It also showcased the latest ICT capabilities as well as corporate initiatives before the region’s chief executive officers, information technology and human resources heads as well as operational and administrative managers.

Globe Head of External Affairs Jocel de Guzman facilitated a “readiness checklist” session, shared the telco’s “BangonPinoy” program in light of last year’s Typhoon Haiyan disaster and the current “Project 1 Phone” drive to convert discarded phones into classroom in nearby Aklan province and also talked about the telco’s “Project Wonderful” campaign. Globe VP for Enterprise Marketing Charmaine Pamintuan formally welcomed the delegates and provided an overview of the forum’s objectives.

From Left: Globe VP for IT-Enabled Services Rey Lugtu and Globe VP for Enterprise Marketing Charmaine Pamintuan 
Amb. Marciano Paynor from Ayala Corp.’s External and Government Relations delivered the opening keynote, covering contingencies and measures to win over the threats of calamities and disasters, while Cebu’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Baltazar Tribunalo delved on the government’s readiness and the LGU’s critical response system in times of crises.

Key Globe executives and officers such as G-Xchange President Paolo Baltao, Globe IT Consulting Services Director Gilbert Virtucio, Unified Communications Director Louie Villanueva and Senior Product Manager Sam Dichoso shared valuable learning on the topics of resource and technology readiness. Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation AVP Mark Yap talked about the key success factors n business recovery, while Director General of the Phil. Information Agency Usec. Jose Mari Oquinena was tasked to speak on people readiness and the key factors in developing a proactive and resilient mindset. Globe VP for IT-enabled Services Rey Lugtu closed the program with as short discussion on managing risks to technology.

Cebu Business Continuity Forum marks the first of a series of continuing thought-leadership engagements with its corporate customers which will take place in the Visayas region as well as in key provincial cities around the Philippines.
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