Globe champions cultural and religious diversity in the workplace


PHILIPPINES – Globe has taken an important step towards fostering a more inclusive workplace, recently celebrating Eid al-Fitr with its employees.

This initiative is part of the company’s commitment to recognizing the diverse cultures and religious practices of its workforce, aiming to build deeper understanding and respect within the organization.

Eid al-Fitr signifies the end of the spiritual month of Ramadan and is considered a time of joy and blessing.

Globe recognizes this profound period by acknowledging it as essential to its Muslim employees’ lives, ensuring that everyone feels valued and respected.

“We celebrate the wealth of voices, stories, and perspectives that make Globe what it is today. In the same way that Globe offers life-enabling services to every Filipino, our employees can find purpose and create their best life here at Globe,” said Ato Jiao, Globe’s Chief Human Resource Officer.

Jiao also emphasized the company’s appreciation for the employees’ dedication to their work, saying: “Ramadan is a period marked by sacrifice and self-discipline, and we express our utmost appreciation for every Ka-Globe who gave their best work despite the physical demands of fasting.”

Among Globe’s Muslim employees is Warlie Flandez, a Senior Expert at the Network Technical Group.

He shared his experience observing Ramadan while still fulfilling his daily tasks at work.

“Fasting while working tested my patience and discipline, but the support from my colleagues made it easier. Taking short breaks for prayers helped me stay focused and energized throughout the day,” Flandez said.

Meanwhile, Eman Sardouk from Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business shared how fasting at work offered her a unique perspective.

“My experience with fasting, particularly at the office, was surprisingly manageable. While some might find it challenging, I personally didn’t. Feeling hunger and thirst for an extended period during the workday actually helps me recognize and appreciate the blessings in my life,” she said.

Globe’s Eid-al-Fitr initiative includes practical support for its Muslim employees, offering a token to help them celebrate with their loved ones.

“We sent our Muslim Ka-Globe a token. We hope it will make their get-togethers more memorable,” said Jiao.

Roy Cadungo, Senior Expert for Area Sales from Globe’s Channel Management Group team in Cagayan De Oro, highlighted how these contributions positively impacted his community.

“I used the support I received from Globe to buy groceries and gave them to Ulas Farmers, fishermen’s families in Naawan, and some local friends in Laguindingan, Tubajon, and FS Catanico riverside boulders. Thank you Globe for sharing a blessing,” he said.

By celebrating Eid al-Fitr and incorporating such cultural observances into its corporate values, Globe continues to set an industry standard for inclusivity and engagement, ensuring that every employee, regardless of their background, experiences a sense of belonging and community within the company.