Globe Telecom helps beef-up soldiers’ ICT capabilities

Globe Telecom extends scholarship grants to the top awardees of the Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CEISSAFP).

Philippine Army Captain Odilon Barrientos received a four-year educational grant worth P60,000 while Technical Sergeant Victor Sosa and Philippine Navy S1YN Mary Ann Rosete each received four-year educational grants worth P40,000. The education grant will help support their completion of any four-year Information and Communications Technology (ICT) course, to further develop their role as ICT professionals in the AFP.

“Usually, the awardees use the grant for their dependents’ education, but the CEISSAFP tuition grant is unique in the sense that they themselves will be using this for their own studies,” said Globe Corporate Social Responsibility Head Jeffrey Tarayao, “These awardees have shown a willingness and capacity to learn aside from their current service performance. As the leader in ICT for education, Globe wants to encourage these soldiers to improve their ICT skills so that they can in turn enhance the capabilities of our men in uniform.”

The CEISSAFP has been a strong partner of Globe for the last 16 years. Most of the Company’s core transmission backbone sites are co-located within the CEISSAFP’s mountainous sites and camps. CEISSAFP also provides security and first line assistance during equipment troubles.

The four-year educational scholarship grants program for national services awardees is a Globe Bridging Communities (Globe BridgeCom), the company’s social responsibility arm.


Photo shows, from left, CEISSAFP Commander BGen Ricardo Butalid Jr. AFP and Globe CSR Head Jeffrey Tarayao together with the Globe grant awardees’ Cpt Odilon Barrientos PA, S1YN Mary Ann Rosete PN, and TSg Victor Sosa PA, during the awarding ceremony held last August 25, 2010 at the CEISSAFP Social Hall in Camp Aguinaldo.