Yahoo! Purple Hunt Family Edition Comes To A Fun End

Over 400 Filipino families took part in the Yahoo! Purple Hunt Family Edition 3.0 Finale Event held recently at the SM Mall of Asia.

Fifty family teams who successfully finished and advanced from the preliminary five-week long online adventure competed against one another in a series of games during the finale event. There were five rounds of games, with each round trimming down the participants to a smaller group. Each eliminated team received corresponding prizes such as anti-virus software, phones, Tattoo MyFi broadband sticks from event co-presenter Globe Telecom, party and flight packages, and a condominium unit as grand prize for the last standing team.

In the end, it was the mother-daughter team of Carolyn and Catherine Beronilla who emerged as grand winner. They walked away with the coveted prize of a P2.2 million condominium unit from Camella Homes, as well as prizes from the program’s sponsors and supporters.

Mall-goers and walk-ins also enjoyed various stage games such as Yahoo! Bring Me, Multiple Choice Game, Y! Hunt, Draw Your Avatar and Longest Yodel, as well as on-ground booths such as Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! OMG, and Yahoo! Safely. Exciting activities such as ball swim and face painting sessions were also conducted for the kids.

We are privileged to be a co-presenter of this online initiative. We feel strongly about advocating responsible use of internet, being a provider of broadband services like Tattoo,Yoly Crisanto, Head of Globe Corporate Communications. “Through the program, Yahoo and Globe aim to educate parents and their children about the proper use of the World Wide Web in a fun and engaging way. We hope that the families who joined Purple Hunt would continue to spread the word about responsible internet use.

The Yahoo! Purple Hunt 3.0 Family Edition aims to bring the whole family together to explore the Web, discover the various Yahoo! Properties, and spend quality time bonding. Families were given a set of assignments using different Yahoo! properties which promote safety on the internet for the family. Promoting its advocacy on responsible internet use, Globe is this year’s event co-presenter.

In photo during the awarding ceremonies at the SM Mall of Asia were (from left) the Beronilla mother-daughter tandem and Globe Head for External Affairs Charo Logarta-Lagamon.

Press release from Globe Telecom