Diether Ocampo, Bugoy Drilon and comedian Ate Gay brought joy to homesick OFWs in Hong Kong and Taiwan in early Christmas salu-salos presented by Globe Telecom, in partnership with Hong Kong’s CSL and Taiwan Mobile.
There are an estimated 200,000 Filipinos living and working in Hong Kong and about 96,000 in Taiwan. Many of them have missed spending Christmas with their families in the Philippines in past years.
“Christmas in the Philippines is touted to be the longest and most colorful yuletide celebration in the world, and we want to bring a piece of that to our kababayans abroad to help ease their homesickness and loneliness,” said Ailene Averion, Head of Marketing and Business Development of Globe Telecom’s International Business Group, “Through these simple gatherings, we hope that our kababayans in Hong Kong and Taiwan get a feel of Christmas though they’re far away from home.”
Diether, who’s invested time and resources to charity work, primarity through the Kabataang Inyong Dapat Suportahan (K.I.D.S.) Foundation and the annual Diether Ocampo Cup golf event, said he was deeply touched by the warmth and excitement shown by OFWs who attended the show. Diether headlined the Kababayan Jam of Globe and Taiwan Mobile held last October 23 near the Won Won Mall in Taiwan’s Chungshan District.
“It was really a simple show and simple party of sorts, but it felt good to have brought a piece of the Philippines to OFWs,” shared Diether.
Meanwhile, Ate Gay hosted games and brought gifts during the Globe-CSL Kababayan Jam at the Caritas Center in Central Hong Kong last October 9. Bugoy Drilon, on the other hand, rocked the house for Pinoys last October 23 at the Mariners Club in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
With its worldwidest coverage, Globe brings OFWs closer to home with the most affordable IDD rates to the Philippines. In Hong Kong, the Globe-CSL Kamusta Kababayan SIM card has a special IDD rate of just HK$0.95 per minutes for calls to any Globe or TM number in the Philippines and HK$1.25 per minute for International Video Calls. In Taiwan, the Globe-Taiwan Mobile OK Kababayan SIM card gives a special IDD rate of NT$3.60 per minute for calls to any Globe or TM number in the Philippines while the Globe-Taiwan Mobile Yes IDD call card, priced at NT$200 each, gives 65 minutes worth of calls to any Globe or TM number in the Philippines.
Watch out for more Pinoy yuletide cheer as Globe Kababayan Jam runs until December 2011!