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Libotero joins Toblerone in saying Thank You Global Pinoy
As I wrote in my Libotero Davao series last year, travelling alone for the very first time was a very difficult thing to do for me to the extent that I cried on my first night in Davao. I was used to always having my family and friends to depend on and so I was having withdrawal symptoms. If I’m feeling that way, besides the fact that I’m usually just away for 3-5 days and reachable via call, text, online and flights more or less than an hour, what more could our Overseas Filipinos feel when they’re thousands of miles away from home on indefinite periods and it would take them extra effort to actually communicate with their loved ones here in the country?
Having said that, it is our time to give back! I could personally relate to the feeling right now as my dad has been recently reassigned to work in Singapore. Let us thank our Overseas Filipinos, our heroes, for their sacrifices and their hard work for us, their families and the country. It is our turn to show our gratitude now and not just when they get home.
Libotero joins Toblerone as they herald the homecoming of heroes.
The Thank You Global Pinoy Awards is an initiative that seeks to search for the most outstanding global Filipino workers, also known as the modern day heroes, who deserve the gratitude not only of their loved ones; but also of the nation as a whole. It is led by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Duty Free Philippines, Good News Pilipinas and Toblerone.
Department of Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim, the diplomatic community, Jaya Singh, Region Director, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Kraft Foods World Travel Retail and GeiserMaclang Managing Director Brad Geiser graced the groundbreaking launching event of the Thank You Global Pinoy campaign. Meanwhile, representatives from ‘Thank You Global Pinoy’ partner establishments Island Cove, Plantation Bay, WADE, Zoo Manity Group, Manila Ocean Park, and Abenson were also present in the event.
“We believe that the Thank You Global Pinoy Awards is a significant step in recognizing the valuable contribution of our Global Pinoys,” said Imelda Nicolas, CFO Chairperson.
The Thank You Chocolate
Inspired by the pasalubong homecoming tradition associated with Toblerone and in continuing its goal to build further on the Filipinos’ art of saying ‘thank you’, the brand took this opportunity to launch the Thank You Global Pinoy Awards.
A purely below-the-line initiative, it is open to outstanding overseas Filipino workers who deserve to be thanked. Participants will have to log on to http://www.thankyouglobalpinoy.com/ to register, nominate and vote for the ultimate Global Pinoy. The top 10 stories will be awarded in March 2012. (As of this posting, the official website is still under construction so nominations may be uploaded to their official FB page for the meantime: https://facebook.com/ThankYouGlobalPinoy )
“We hope that this would become a global effort and that we could turn not only the Philippines into a grateful nation but the whole world as well,” ends Singh.
In cooperation with Duty Free Philippines, Toblerone is also launching the Special Rewards Passport – a collection of perks, with a value of at least P10,000, from 24 partner establishments including salons and spas, recreation and leisure zones, top-of-mind retail and dining destinations.
“Through this promo, Toblerone shows its appreciation to Global Pinoys by not only recognizing their efforts online, but also giving them a pasalubong that they can enjoy with their family,” said Jaya Singh, Region Director, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Kraft Foods World Travel Retail.
In relation to the Thank You Global Campaign, Libotero will be giving away a special gift pack from Toblerone!
Be part of a grateful nation. Do you have an overseas Pinoy friend, relative or loved one that you’d like to thank today?
Toblerone, the ambassador of gratitude, wants to encourage Filipinos to remember all the wonderful people who have helped them in their lives.
If there were someone special you could thank right now, who would it be?
Help us celebrate!
Tell us who they are and where they live. We will send them a Toblerone Thank You Present (Toblerone Thank You chocolate bouquet) with a special message from you.
Send your entry to email@example.com and post your story in the comments section of this blogpost.
Delivery of Thank You Bouquet: November 15 to December 20, 2011. (NOTE: The blogger will be choosing the best story that will get a special pack from Toblerone. All stories will be considered a nomination although only the best story from among those submitted will win this special pack from Toblerone.)
Entry should include the following:
For Overseas Filipino Family Member winners:
- Name of entrant
- Name of nominee
- Email Address
- Delivery address and contact number
So what are you waiting for? Thank someone today! Promo runs until November 15, 2011!