Watch Duterte inauguration livestream on your phone for free with freenet

Filipinos will be able to watch the livestreaming of the June 30 inauguration of Rodrigo Duterte as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines on mobile and for free. Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers nationwide will be able to do this using freenet, the free data platform of Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations…

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Smart launches SmartLife app to boost Pinoy digital lifestyle

Smart is set to change the way Filipinos enjoy their smartphones with the launch of the SmartLife app, where people can discover exciting perks and free digital content right at their fingertips. Initially available to Android smartphone users via the Google Play Store, the SmartLife is a discovery portal for perks, mobile videos, music, and…

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Lenovo brings virtual reality technology via smartphones to Cebu

Cebuanos can now experience virtual reality through Lenovo smartphones as the company brings its first smartphones with TheaterMax to Cebu starting today until June 26. The Lenovo TheaterMax Caravan will visit SM City Cebu on June 24 to 26 and people can try three smartphones with TheaterMax technology – the Lenovo VIBE X3, Lenovo VIBE K4…

You can now use PayMaya with Uber; promo offers 50% on first ride until July 10

PAYMAYA-UBER PARTNERSHIP. (from left) Benjie Fernandez, Co-COO of PayMaya Philippines and COO of Voyager Innovations; Laurence Cua, General Manager of Uber Philippines; Manuel Pangilinan Chairman of PLDT, Smart, and Voyager Innovations; Orlando Vea, President and CEO of Voyager Innovations during the announcement of the PayMaya-Uber partnership.

Those without credit cards can now use transport service Uber via PayMaya, the pioneering and leading digital payments app in the Philippines. PayMaya Philippines (formerly Smart eMoney, Inc.), the digital financial services unit of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), recently announced a partnership with Uber that will allow more Filipinos to experience the ride…

Get the new Chromecast for P99 a month from Globe

Google Chromecast allows you to display content in your phone on bigger screens like the TV.

The Google Chromecast is a device that allows people to “cast” or broadcast content from personal devices like phones, tablets and computers to bigger screens like a TV through an HDMI connection. The content can be movies, TV shows, music, and even games. Globe, in collaboration with Google, is offering the new generation of Chromecast…

Wedding and debut exclusives in One Sweet Day at Marco Polo Plaza on June 18

What if we told you that Marco Polo Plaza can make your wedding and debut dreams come true? To all soon-to-be-wed couples and soon-to-be-debutantes, come up to Nivel Hills on June 18 and be part of One Sweet Day: A Day of Wedding & Debut Exclusives. This will be held at the newly-renovated Cebu Grand…

Enjoy mobile games, videos at breakneck speeds via Smart LTE-Advanced

Smart’s LTE-Advanced site in Boracay – the first of its kind in the country – offers blazing speeds of up to 250Mbps on a LTE-A capable device such as the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Bigger, faster, better. This is how unrivaled mobile services leader Smart Communications is changing the way Filipinos are enjoying their favorite apps, games and videos on their smartphone with its recent launch of the country’s first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service in the renowned island of Boracay in Aklan. Using a capability called “carrier aggregation,” which combines…

Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Alta now available in the Philippines

Fitbit Blaze is a highly-rated device among consumers.

Fitbit, the leader in the global connected health and fitness market, announced the availability of Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta devices in the Philippines. These products are now available at leading retail and online stores across the country including all Digital Walkers and Beyond The Box stores, as well as select Toby’s outlets. A part…

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Something Blu: A wedding-of-a-kind by Radisson Blu Cebu

BRIDAL FAIR. The Something Blu: A Wedding of a Kind will be held on June 10 and 11 and will gather over 40 top wedding industry movers in an exquisite display of the finest wedding options. (Photo: Radisson Blu Cebu)

Make Radisson Blu Cebu your touch of Something Blu of the wedding you’ve always dreamed about. Stylish, sophisticated, stress-free and flawless, experience a bespoke approach in creating one of your life’s lasting moments. As your day-come-true unravels, savor the unparalleled service of a seasoned wedding team dedicated to meet your needs along with the finely-detailed…

Globe fires up PH 1st 700 MHz cell site; logs speeds ranging from 60 to 100 Mbps

Globe Telecom fired up over the weekend the country’s first cell site that uses the 700 megahertz spectrum, generating speeds that range between 60-100 Mbps. The company expects to deliver performance improvements as it completes ongoing optimization. The move came less than a week after Globe acquired half of San Miguel Corp.’s telecommunication assets that…

Looking for a Father’s Day gift? Put a spring in Dad’s step with Havaianas

Instead of the usual socks and jocks, why not give something fun for Dad this year? Here are four Havaianas styles that are perfect for the occasion. Havaianas Top Basic is a go-to style perfect for the go-to guy in your life. The designs are simple, unassuming and go well with almost everything.   Is…

Smart’s mobile digital lab for preschoolers wins award in Singapore

Smart TechnoCart – a mobile digital laboratory donated to public schools to develop literacy among kindergarten students – won the Social Contribution Award at the prestigious Asia Communication Awards (ACA) ceremony held recently in Singapore. Organized annually by London-based industry publication Total Telecom, the ACA recognizes outstanding performance by Asian carriers, multimedia content providers, vendors,…

OLX, PPCRV partner to promote responsible voting

PARTNERSHIP. (From lefT) Hans Adrian Lagman, Brand Marketing Officer, OLX; Carlo Rosales, Senior Brand Marketing Officer, OLX; Ana De Villa Singson, National Communications and Media Director, PPCRV; Jean Magboo, Brand Marketing Manager, OLX; Reiman John Santos, Senior Brand Marketing Officer, OLX; Timmy del Agua, Marketing Officer, OLX. (Photo: OLX.ph)

As part of its commitment to promote responsible voting among Filipinos, OLX partnered with the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the citizen arm that helps monitor the country’s elections. The partnership was forged by the shared vision of OLX and PPCRV of a free, fair, and fraud-free elections in the Philippines. Donations OLX…

Forever 21 to launch Style Insider in Cebu

Forever 21 stylists in action. On June 8, Style Insider will be launched in Cebu.

Forever 21 is launching on June 8 in Cebu the Style Insider, a styling service that is the first of its kind from any high street brand in the Philippines. The launch, happening in the Forever 21 store in the Northwing at SM City Cebu, will be hosted by model and TV host Mia Ali…

Vispop 4.0 offers new batch of Visayan hits

Six Visayan songs that sing of love, friendship, journeys, and the longing between a wife and her sailor husband have made it as finalists of this year’s Vispop. Vispop is a nationwide songwriting campaign that encourages Visayan-speaking composers and musicians to write quality Visayan songs that speak of today’s generation. A brainchild of Artist and…

Smart records fastest growth in mobile postpaid

PLDT wireless subsidiary gains 6x more subscribers, 5x more revenue than competition PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications scored twin victories in the hotly-contested postpaid segment in the first quarter, posting the fastest growth both in terms of revenue and subscriber base. Smart’s postpaid revenues rose 16% year-on-year, more than five times faster than competition’s 3%…

Smart empowers Eversley Childs Sanitarium in Cebu with digital services

SHINE OS+ TRAINING. Smart Communications trained 24 hospital personnel of Eversley Childs Sanitarium during the SHINE OS+ Users Training Workshop early this month. Smart was represented by Atty. Maria Jane C. Paredes, head of Public Affairs VisMin (seated, rightmost), while Eversley was led by Dr. Lope Ma. Carabaña, medical center chief (seated, second from right).

Wireless leader Smart Communications (Smart) has partnered with Cebu-based Eversley Childs Sanitarium to further improve the delivery of health care to patients in the northern part of the province. Smart recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Eversley to facilitate the referral of patients from the rural health units that are located in the northern…

First-ever #TwitterElection showcases people power of the Philippines

After three months of watching, hearing, and talking about the political candidates, the Filipino public has cast its vote and has elected a new set of government officials in the national and local levels. But what marked the difference for the election this year is the higher level of inclusiveness Filipinos enjoyed through the country’s…

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