PLDT, Smart frontliners devote holidays to reconnecting Odette-hit communities

North Luzon Smart engineers deployed to Cebu switch on a generator set to power the cell site serving Cordova, Cebu.

Super Typhoon Odette may have disconnected communities in Visayas and Mindanao over Christmas and the New Year but PLDT and Smart engineers, displaying value for teamwork and community, have brought many of these communities online over the holidays.

More VisMin areas see connections fully restored in the new year post-Odette

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) push through with repairs in the new year to reconnect more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that were devastated by super typhoon Odette. On January 1, the group fully restored services in the provinces of Antique, Iloilo, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Western Samar in the…

PLDT, Smart ramp up COVID-19 aid to Cebu

Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama (center) receives the assistance from PLDT and Smart, represented by AVPand PLDT Enterprise-Visayas head Jimmy Chua.

PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc., together with PLDT and Smart Foundation (PSF), continue to uphold the value of “malasakit” in this time of pandemic as they extend their support to major cities and municipalities across Cebu Province to help boost their efforts in combating COVID-19.

Home, Enterprise underpin record revenues for PLDT

RECORD EARNINGS. PLDT officials (clockwise from top) President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio, Corporate Communications Head Cathy Yap-Yang, Voyager Innovations founder and CEO Orlando Vea, Chief Financial Officer Anabelle Lim-Chua, and Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan give a media briefing on the company’s performance for the first nine months of 2021.

PLDT logged ₱46 billion in consolidated service revenues in the third quarter of 2021, an all-time high record. EBITDA for the quarter was at ₱24.5 billion, also a record high, company officials said in an online press briefing on Thursday, November 4. Strong performances by Home and Enterprise underpinned the robust earnings by PLDT, which…

Pangilinan steps down as PLDT President and CEO; Panlilio takes over

MANILA – Manuel V Pangilinan stepped down as President and CEO of PLDT Inc. today. He retains his post as PLDT chairman. In today’s 2021 PLDT Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, Alfredo S. Panlilio was appointed to the post and will now concurrently serve as President and CEO of PLDT and Smart.  Panlilio retains his post as…

PLDT, PBSP extend COVID-19 relief to indigent communities in Cebu

As more families and communities struggle through the long drawn-out COVID-19 pandemic, PLDT and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) widen their outreach to indigent communities through the Cebu Caritas, Inc (CCI) Office. As part of the sustainable livelihood program supported by PLDT and PBSP, hygiene kits were distributed at the Caritas Kindness Station…

PLDT, DITO sign interconnection deal

The country’s largest integrated telecommunications company PLDT and telco newcomer DITO have recently entered into an agreement for the construction of a transmission facility that will serve as the point of interconnection for their subscribers. Under the agreement, PLDT will establish and manage the interconnection facility that will operate as the primary physical interface for…

PLDT-Smart expands capabilities to fight online sexual abuse of children

Poverty made worse by a pandemic is fueling the increase in online sexual abuse and exploitation of children or OSEAC, PLDT-Smart officials said in an online forum with journalists yesterday. The forum was held in time for today’s global celebration of Safer Internet Day. “With schools shut, the children have become dependent on the Internet,…

Over 3,000 sites blocked: PLDT-Smart reinforces online child protection, boosts safety through targeted platform

The Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), continue to fortify protection from online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) during the coronavirus pandemic. The PLDT Group has taken down 3,011 sites that host illicit content featuring children as mandated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

PLDT, Smart equip MSMEs for digital pivot

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic when all types of businesses were reeling from quarantine measures, it was feared that only giant corporations would survive. Today, less than a year later, the prognosis looks to be changing. Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) appeared to have defied the odds, emerging resilient in the…

PLDT, Smart employees embrace online child safety with CyberSmart digital caravan

Smart, the wireless unit of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, takes on the role of the youth’s champion against cyber criminals through its CyberSmart: Cyber Security Beyond Digital series. The digital caravan has been adapted for PLDT-Smart employees to help them secure their families, especially their children, against the dangers lurking in the world…

PLDT ramps up customer service with digital solutions, enables safer online transactions at home

The country’s largest integrated telco PLDT is continuing to ramp up its customer support services with digital solutions to enable its Home/residential customers to conduct more transactions online so they can stay safe in their homes amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. PLDT has added an SMS channel and a digital assistant on PLDT Home Facebook…

PLDT, Smart, Cignal, and PayMaya offer biggest discounts yet on National Heroes Day weekend

Customers of PLDT, Smart, Cignal TV and PayMaya will receive exclusive discounts at SM during the National Heroes Day weekend on August 28 to 31, 2020. Up for grabs in all SM malls nationwide are discounted prices for prepaid load bundles, data cards, Smart Bro and PLDT products and services — such as the Double…

Basilan school shows the way in distance learning

Once a thriving trading center in Mindanao, Basilan has had a troubled history in the last half-century, marked by clashes between the military and Moro secessionists and attacks by terrorist groups. But while communities are constantly displaced, residents brave hardship and strive to survive. Now faced with yet another challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic, Basilan reaffirms…

Cebu City’s NOAH Complex receives tech support, connectivity from PLDT

Cebu City’s new COVID-19 treatment and isolation center has been equipped with high-speed WiFi for the use of patients and frontliners. The New Normal Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex at the city’s South Road Properties now has enterprise-grade Internet and WiFi using Cisco Meraki Access Points provided by leading telecoms and digital…

Smart leads in Opensignal’s independent analysis of PH mobile experience

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) delivers the best video experience across the Philippines and in 18 regions and provinces, based on the latest independent report from mobile analytics company Opensignal. The Philippines Mobile Network Experience Report September 2019, which covered the period May 1 to July 29, 2019 and independently analyzed over 533…

PLDT, Smart retailers win big at Ka-Partner Rewards 2019

Five brand-new millionaires, and more than 100 winners of motorcycles, mobile gadgets, load wallets, grocery items, and other premium items—these are the exciting highlights of this year’s Ka-Partner Rewards program of PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications. The program’s latest winners of P1 million in cash and livelihood packages are two housewives and sari-sari store…

Video, mobile games boost Smart’s data usage and revenues

PLDT Inc.’s resurgent mobile business posted record revenue growth in the first quarter of 2019, riding on the growing appetite of its customers for online video and mobile games. Service revenues of its individual wireless business, which includes the consumer sales of its Smart, Sun and TNT mobile brands, jumped 18% year-on-year to P16.9 billion,…

PLDT, Smart named fastest networks, widen lead over competitors

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continue to set the pace for Internet services in the Philippines, posting the country’s fastest fixed and mobile data speeds for the first half of 2019, according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. The latest report, which covers Q1-Q2 2019, also shows…

PLDT launches P1-billion data center in Cebu

The lobby at PLDT Vitro Cebu 2.

Built from the ground up to withstand an intensity 8 earthquake, secured with 11 layers of protection, powered with electrical capacity enough for 1,600 households, and completed at a cost of P1 billion, the 2nd Vitro data center in Cebu was launched by PLDT yesterday. The facility was built with quadruple the capacity of the…