Author: Press Release

  • Smart named Anvil Company of the Year anew

    Smart Anvil award

    For the second straight year, Smart Communications won the Company of the Year citation at the Anvil Awards, after receiving the highest number of Gold Anvils for its public relations programs. Smart received 17 Gold Anvils and seven Silver Anvils in a ceremony organized recently by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines. On its […]

  • Globe mobile data traffic rises 44% amid continuing shift to digital lifestyle

    Globe Telecom’s mobile data traffic grew 44% in 2016 to 361 petabytes (PB) from 252 PB a year earlier as smartphone penetration reached 61% last year, the company said in a press statement. This indicates that more and more Filipinos are now accessing the internet through mobile devices amid continuing shift to a digital lifestyle. […]

  • Promo fares for as low as P17 in AirAsia’s Red Hot Seat Sale

    AirAsia is giving away seats from as low as P17 in its first major promotional seat sale of the year. “We like to start the year with a bang and what better way to welcome summer than with new additional flights to Philippines’ best island destinations of Boracay and Palawan, and other equally stunning destinations […]

  • Fitbit Introduces Alta HR, world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking

    Fitbit Alta HR

    Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, recently introduced Fitbit Alta HR, a device that comes with new advances in sleep tracking. The fitness tracker gives you actionable insights and guidance in the Fitbit app to make more informed decisions about your health and stay motivated to reach your wellness goals in […]

  • LTE, 3G speeds significantly up in Metro Cebu

    The nationwide network modernization program of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the mobile unit of PLDT, Inc., is in full swing and recent field tests in Metro Cebu are showing impressive LTE and 3G speeds in the Visayas region’s premier urban hub. Internal field tests conducted in key areas in and around Metro Cebu have shown […]

  • Globe and Mabuhay Miles give free SIMs to PAL passengers

    The International Business Group of Globe Telecom partnered with Mabuhay Miles to make it easier for balikbayans, OFWs, and travelers to get in touch with their loved ones when they reach the Philippines via free Traveler SIM cards distributed to passengers on PAL’s international flights to Manila. “We continuously strive to serve the needs of […]

  • AirAsia’s e-boarding pass now available in all domestic flights

    Enjoy the comfort of checking-in and boarding flights using your smartphones with AirAsia’s e-boarding pass now available in all domestic flights in the Philippines. AirAsia’s “E-Boarding Pass” is a paperless boarding pass that allows guests without check-in-baggage to proceed straight to the boarding gate without having to queue at the check-in counter or desk at […]

  • High school team from Bogo City to compete in Singapore contest of fuel-efficient vehicles

    Bogo Science and Arts Academy

    The 13-member Team Masiyentista of the City of Bogo Science and Arts Academy (CBSAA) will be competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia 2017 this March in Singapore. Team Masiyentista will be competing against 100 teams in Singapore from March 16-19, to push the boundaries of energy efficiency. It is one of 14 teams to […]

  • Philippines AirAsia opens flights to Boracay, Palawan from Cebu and Davao

    AirAsia Cebu, Davao, Boracay, Palawan

    AirAsia is flying to 7 brand new destinations across the Philippines this summer, opening Cebu and Davao flights to Boracay through Caticlan and Palawan starting on April 22, 2017. Starting on the same date, Philippines AirAsia will also reinstate its Cebu-Davao-Cebu flights and start flying from Davao to Clark. “It’s an exciting time to spend […]

  • Rustan’s celebrates ‘a whole new you’

    As 2017 rolls in, it is great to embrace new beginnings and the opportunity to turn over a new leaf. Whether it’s committing to a healthier lifestyle or taking better care of ourselves, there’s no better time than now to get started! Helping everyone to jumpstart their journey to wellness, Rustan’s launches its “A Whole […]

  • Smart’s Batibot app nominated for global award

    Smart Batibot app

    The Batibot mobile application co-developed by Smart Communications has been shortlisted for the Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning citation of the prestigious Global Mobile Awards. The digital version of the beloved Filipino children’s show is the first app in the Filipino language that is aligned with the kindergarten curriculum of the Department of […]

  • PLDT, Smart, TV5, Solar converge to bring ultimate Miss Universe 2016 experience to Filipinos

    Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT and mobile leader Smart Communications together with broadcast station TV5 will bring the much anticipated Miss Universe 2016 closer to Filipinos everywhere through the country’s most extensive and robust fixed line and wireless networks. In partnership with the Miss Universe Organization and official Philippine broadcast partner of […]

  • Captain Comendador officially appointed Philippines AirAsia’s president and CEO

    Philippines AirAsia Dexter Comendador and Tony Fernandes

    Philippines AirAsia has officially appointed Captain Dexter Comendador as president and chief executive officer effective January 10, 2017, the company said in a press statement. Comendador has over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry. He served as combat pilot, flight commander and pilot instructor in the Philippine Air Force for eight years before […]

  • Cut and Style 2017: Islands Souvenirs dazzles with Bling It On

    Vibrant colors, resounding beat, roaring spirits – it’s the Sinulog Festival once again everyone’s favorite fun brand Islands Souvenirs leads the party. Islands Souvenirs takes fiesta fever up a notch with Bling It On: Cut and Style 2017, the brand’s biggest Sinulog campaign featuring all-new special edition Sinulog t-shirt designs that can be personalized and […]

  • Dr. Martens pops up in SM Cebu

    Dr. Martens

    Great news for Cebuano trend seekers and stylephiles! Dr. Martens has opened a pop-up store in SM Cebu to offer customers a wider access to the iconic brand’s vast range of styles. Dr. Martens has been championing individuality since 1960 when the first pair of 1460 boots rolled off the production line at its original […]

  • Gift for adventurers? R.O.X helps you pick right one

    If you still haven’t decided what to give that special group of people in your life, those daring adventurers who make the outdoors their weekend stops, the R.O.X. Gift Coach may just have the answer for you. More and more people have discovered the fun and excitement of forest treks and mountain jaunts, and chances […]

  • Holiday gift idea: A pair of Havaianas for everyone

    Havaianas Star Wars

    Santa may have finished his list before December but most of us have not. What do you give the visiting relative, the fashion-savvy, the godchildren and others on the list? How about a pair of Havaianas? The brand may be everyone’s summer outfits’ sole mate with its cool hues and pretty prints, but its stylish […]

  • Gifts for the outdoor lover

    Have you completed your Christmas shopping? Rushing to complete it can be brutal. Before heading out to do your shopping, create a simple list, it’ll be best to have an idea in mind on what to buy. Here’s a handy little gift guide that will help you complete your search of the best gift you […]

  • Busy holidays are here; make dining easier with foodie app


    The merry season is here! It will be fun and hectic. Traffic will get worse and it will be that much harder to go around the city. Hailing a cab or taking public transport will also get harder and would require more patience than you’d need the rest of the year. Will you brave the […]

  • Globe, PLDT sign agreement to cut interconnection rate for voice calls

    Globe PLDT interconnection

    Globe Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding with PLDT to reduce the interconnection rate for voice calls between the two operators. The agreement will lead to lower price of domestic mobile and fixed line calls between Globe and PLDT-Smart. The reduction of interconnection rates will not affect Globe to Globe (intra) calls as these are […]