Manila, Philippines – Mobile application Free Bee, powered by Filipino technology services provider PLDT Global Corporation, recently launched an online video series for overseas filipino workers (OFWs) which will air a lifestyle talk show.
PLDT said that the project is aimed to keep OFWs entertained and informed amid the COVID pandemic. Called Rated Global Pinoy, it will feature famous guest stars and topics that will help them “feel closer to home.”
Its most recent episode features Filipino singers Yeng Constantino and Erik Santos as they serenaded Filipinos with their favorite mellow, or as per Filipino culture, “hugot” songs and talked about how music can be a source of strength, hope and inspiration.
According to the Chief Commercial Officer at PLDT Global Albert V. Villa-Real, they hope that through this series, they help Filipinos everywhere feel less alone.
“This online campaign is meant to make our kababayans feel that they are not alone. We are going beyond connectivity to creating a venue where we can help Filipinos worldwide find ways to support their emotional needs while they are in a long-distance set up,” said Villa-Real.
“Through this video series, we hope to deliver meaningful content that hopefully will make our OFWs feel closer to home,” he added.
Apart from the online series, Free Bee also aims to bring connections closer to reach via their services enabling longer and ad-free calls in key migrant destinations such as the United States, Canada, India, South Korea, among others, at affordable rates.
Since its launch in 2017, Free Bee has partnered with other companies and organizations all over the world to provide OFWs services such as load top ups on communication services Smart, TNT, and Sun, as well as online bills payment, and application for insurance and loan products.