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Smart reimagines postpaid experience with new Signature Plans

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray heralds the reimagined postpaid experience delivered by the new Smart Signature Plans. 

 


PLDT mobile services arm Smart Communications is ushering in a reimagined postpaid experience that puts customers first as it launches the new Signature Plans.




Designed for goal slayers who need a postpaid plan that can keep up with their fast-paced lifestyle, Smart Signature shatters the limitations of the traditional plans to deliver a prioritized, worry-free, and in-control mobile experience.






Prioritized network experience


With Smart Signature, subscribers are prioritized on the Smart LTE network, the country’s undisputed fastest mobile network as awarded by world-renowned network analysts including Ookla, OpenSignal, Tutela, and P3. This prioritized network experience makes sure that subscribers enjoy consistent data to connect to their favorite apps, send messages in real time, and make uninterrupted calls - even during peak hours.



“Smart Signature is postpaid reimagined. This is our way of catering to a new generation of goal slayers who need a plan that prioritizes their needs while they are busy ticking off milestones in their career or life,” said Oscar A. Reyes, Jr., PLDT-Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Business Market Development.




“We’ve built Smart Signature after a thoughtful process of listening to customers, identifying their pain points, and providing solutions so that there’s nothing that holds them back from reaching their goals. The result is a brand new postpaid experience that simply prioritizes customers.”




Worry-free connection to all networks



Gone are the days when customers have to put up with confusing packages that leave them anxious whether they have enough to connect online, send an urgent message, or make an important call.




Introducing a much simpler way of looking at postpaid plans, Smart Signature comes in four sizes – Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), and Extra Large (XL) – with generous open access data allocation for data-savvy customers worry-free unlimited calls to Smart, Sun, and TNT; worry-free AnyNet call minutes to PLDT landline and other networks; and unlimited texts to all networks - so customers never have to worry about connecting with family, friends, and colleagues on any network.




What’s more, Smart Signature features Data Rollover so that any unused data for the month is carried over to the next month.



For its SIM-Only Plans, Smart Signature starts with Plan S at Php999 per month, featuring 10GB data; unlimited calls to Smart, Sun, and TNT; 100 minutes of calls to other networks; and unlimited texts to any network.




Smart Signature offers Plan M at Php1,499 per month, featuring 20GB data; unlimited calls to Smart, Sun, and TNT; 200 minutes of calls to other networks; and unlimited texts to any network.



Subscribers may get Plan L at Php1,999 per month, featuring 30GB data; unlimited calls to Smart, Sun, and TNT; 300 minutes of calls to other networks; and unlimited text to any network.



Lastly, Smart Signature offers Plan XL at Php2,999 per month, featuring 60GB data; unlimited calls to Smart, Sun, and TNT; 600 minutes of calls to other networks; and unlimited texts to any network.



Smart Signature also offers Device Plans, which offers a wide range of smartphones including the latest flagship handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Series and Huawei Mate P30 Series, bundled with big-sized allocation for data, calls, and texts.



Control your plan with myPLDT Smart App


Subscribers can also bid goodbye to the nagging fear of exceeding their monthly plan, incurring unwanted charges, or getting bill-shocked.




To give customers full control of their plan, Smart Signature comes with the handy myPLDT Smart App, which lets users monitor and manage their usage and monthly bill in real time, and avail of Data or Call Boosters as needed. The app, which is set to roll out more advanced features to give greater convenience to subscribers, is now downloadable on Google Play for Android devices and The App Store for iOS devices.




Smart Signature also features real-time billing and usage alerts, and notifies users when they are close to reaching their monthly data and call limit. Once their data and call allocation for the month have been fully consumed, they may simply avail of Data or Call Boosters.




Reimagine life with Smart Signature Plans now! Sign up as a new subscriber, or upgrade your current Smart Postpaid Plan for free, at select Smart Stores nationwide.



Learn more about the Smart Signature Plan perfect for your lifestyle at www.smart.com.ph/signature.

FurryPinas Partners with Hands of God Charity Works for Sponsor-a-Child Program







FurryPinas has announced that it has partnered with NGO Hands of God Charity Works to provide their kids an opportunity to take part in FurryPinas 2019 and take home a gift pack.

A donation of 200 pesos will give the child from HGCW the ff. items:


  • Entrance to FurryPinas 2019
  • FurryPinas Gift trinkets
  • Hands of God Charity Works Gift pack

"Each child deserve happiness and joy in life. When each of us were kids, we had dreams we wanted to be fulfilled - Become a superhero, get the best toys you saw from a store, go out to play with your friends, wish for your awesome drawings to come true, meet your favorite cartoon characters, meet a life-sized animal character, and so many more.”

Says by Brian Nicole Uy Executive Director of FurryPInas.

We want to bring children from our charity partner, Hands of God Charity Works, to FurryPinas 2019 to enjoy, have fun, and may be even fulfill some of their dreams,Uy adds.

The partnership also comes with the release of their official video for the partnership:

https://youtu.be/mYfid_inh10

If you’d like to take part in the sponsorship program you can head to this link and FurryPinas accepts payments through 7-Eleven, M Lhuillier, BDO Bank Transfer/Deposit, and Coins PH.

FurryPinas 2019 is set to happen this coming June 8-9 at the Bayanihan Center. You can now get your tickets here.

A beefy langhap-sarap burger experience with every bite: The Jollibee Yumburger

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The only classic burger that tastes as good as it smells!



For decades, Jollibee has captured the taste buds—and hearts—of generations of Filipino diners through its ever-growing range of deliciously satisfying products. Among these beloved Jollibee offerings is the Yumburger, the leading fast-food brand’s best-selling burger.

In a market filled with a thousand of burger products, the Yumburger stands out with its langhap-sarap goodness. More than just an iconic product tagline, langhap-sarap alludes to the inimitable experience of unwrapping the Yumburger and being treated to its unique aroma —a preview of the delicious dining experience ahead.

The full-bodied, mouthwatering aroma that the Yumburger is known for the world over comes from its 100% pure beef patty—seasoned to suit the Pinoy palate and deliver a meaty, savory flavor with every bite. To complement the rich beefiness of the patty, Jollibee added in a special burger dressing that’s equally tangy, sweet, and creamy. Soft burger buns that yield easily with every bite sandwich the patty and the dressing for the complete experience.

“The senses of smell and taste are very closely linked,” said Cathleen D. Capati, Assistant Vice President for Jollibee Marketing. “When you smell something good, it whets your appetite and prepares your palate for a great meal. There’s nothing like the Yumburger in the market—that experience that perfectly captures langhap-sarap.”

Indulge in the only langhap-sarap burger experience from Jollibee! The Yumburger (P35.00*, Solo) is available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions.

For more information on Jollibee’s products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studies on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


GetGo promo winner unlocks exciting free travels with 1 Million GetGo Points

Lucky GetGo member Wilfred Dy becomes an instant millionaire from easily converting his credit card points to GetGo points.


GetGo promo winner unlocks exciting free travels with 1 Million GetGo Points

For Wilfred Dy, what began as a casual search for a way to convert bank rewards points to something more useful became the rewarding experience of his life. The 53-year-old stockbroker from Binondo, Manila is the grand winner of the much-coveted GetGo Points to a Million promo.

“I was really excited when I heard about the promo. I’m a Citibank cardholder and I’ve earned so many points from my everyday purchases. I thought, saan ko kaya siya pwede magamit,” shares Dy. Fortunately, the answer to his question popped out when he heard about GetGo’s biggest bank-wide promo.

As a loyal GetGo member, Dy was thrilled to hear that the lifestyle rewards program is giving its bank partners’ cardholders a chance to win 1 million GetGo points. With this much points, he thought about the many beautiful countries that he and his family can visit and explore.

“For the three years that I’ve been a GetGo member, lagi lang ako nakakakuha ng points from grocery shopping. So, when I found out about this promo, I decided to convert my Citibank points to GetGo points to get those raffle entries for me and my family,” he recounts. “Pero it wasn’t until the last day of the promo that I converted my credit card points and luckily, I won.”

Before winning the promo, Dy has already been enjoying fun travels within and outside of the country. There was even a year when he flew more than five times for leisure trips. Now, as a GetGo Points Millionaire, he is taking his travel lifestyle to new and exciting heights with free flights!

“I was shocked ‘nung may tumawag sa akin from GetGo. It was just a normal morning on my way to work and when I answered the call, I was grateful to have received the good news,” Dy remarked when asked about what he felt when he learned that he won the promo.
Cebu Pacific marketing specialists Bernadette Intoy and Ellouise Cachero, and marketing manager Paul Gaston award the GetGo Points Millionaire title to Wilfred Dy.


Among the destinations that he is excited to fly to with his GetGo points are different international countries, including South Korea and Japan.

Just like Dy, you can also experience a fun and fulfilling lifestyle with GetGo. The rewards program of Cebu Pacific will stop at nothing to bring amazing travel possibilities as they continue to make daily activities like shopping, dining, watching movies, and fueling up more rewarding with points to fly for free. Who knows? You might be the next GetGo Points Millionaire!

For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Never miss out on exclusive member offers and the latest news on partner promos by subscribing to GetGo email alerts. Just log in to your account, go to ‘Profile’, select ‘Preferences’, click ‘My Settings’, and choose ‘Count Me In’. You can also like and follow GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Shopee brings regional brand ambassador BLACKPINK to the Philippines for their first-ever Meet & Greet

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Get exclusive tickets to the Shopee X BLACKPINK Meet and Greet on June 6, only on Shopee


MANILA, MAY 9, 2019 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will bring global K-Pop sensation BLACKPINK to the Philippines for the first Shopee X BLACKPINK Meet & Greet on June 6. Avid BLACKPINK fans, also known as Blinks, will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience to interact with their favorite idols at the event, which will feature exciting draws and giveaways including signed BLACKPINK CDs and Shopee gift certificates.

Shopee users can choose from two tickets, Pink or Black, to get access to the event.

Users can get Pink tickets by purchasing any product from the YG Official Store on Shopee from May 11 to 25 using the special voucher code “SHOPEEXBP”. The first 150 successful buyers will be guaranteed a Pink ticket to the fan meet.

In addition, users can score Black tickets by registering on the official Shopee x BLACKPINK Meet & Greet page in the Shopee app. The top registered users who have an accumulated purchase of at least 4,000 on Shopee will receive one Black ticket that comes with an exclusive fan meet pass. To add to the excitement, the top 40 spenders will receive special autographs and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet BLACKPINK live on stage.

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing at Shopee Philippines, said “Since unveiling BLACKPINK as our first regional brand ambassador last year, Shopee has received so much love and support from their Asian fans. Hence, we are delighted to be able to bring them to the Philippines and give Shopee users a chance to meet and interact with their favorite artists in person. We look forward to once again connect BLACKPINK with their massive fanbase in the Philippines and the region.”

For more information on how to join the Shopee x BLACKPINK Meet and Greet, visit https://shopee.ph/m/blackpink-meet-greet.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


Let’s Play! Pinoy Otaku Festival 2019: Asobu

Friday, May 10, 2019




One of the much-awaited events this summer, Pinoy Otaku Festival is back this 2019! Bringing the audience more interactive games and guests plus a bigger venue. Red Cloud Interactive, Naruto Cosplayers PH and Robinsons Novaliches bring you Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2019: Asobu on May 17-19, 2019 at the Trade Hall of Robinsons Novaliches in Quezon City.




Bigger venue, more interactive games – Pinoy Otaku Festival has been known for its event which focuses on the true Pinoy Otaku identity and Filipino’s dedication as manifested by the current trend in popular culture. It is a celebration of Japanese pop culture and how Filipinos enrich it, by experience our own culture as well through the latest popular culture as the event combine cosplay, music and the Filipino's heart of gold for helping people.




The title theme of the event “ASOBU” means “Let’s Play” and will focus more on interactive experience for all attendee. It will also include the traditional cosplay competition, karaoke, and Battle of the Bands.



Pinoy Otaku Festival 2019 Highlights 



This event focuses on giving highlights on the much-awaited on-stage games and the much-awaited Otaku Choice Awards to be held on May 17. During that day, nominees will gather and will be given awards for their dedication from the different categories as voted by people thru the online nomination and voting. Tom’s Workstation by Tomas Jefferson Hernandez is the official trophy provider for OCA 2019.




Other event highlight includes POF 2019: Art Attack, Karaoke Battle Royale, Fantasm: Inter-school, POF 2019: Battle of the Bands, Your Cosplay Sounds Familiar, Cosplay Championship League, Otaku Bazaar and booths, Panel discussions, and more.




If you are into interactive games then try joining and win cash and freebies during Otaku Deal or No Deal, Anime Quiz, Otaku Singtunado, Otaku Singing Bee, Name That Tune, and more.




This year POF 2019 is bringing more interactive panel discussions across the 3-day event. Topics are selected by the community from a voting process. Topics this year include: (1) Sexual Harassment in Cosplay; (2) Status of Esports in the Philippines; (3) How to win competitions; (4) Piracy and Anime Fandom; (5) How to become a successful game streamer; and (6) What does it take to be an Idol?



Tons of Special Guests



Featuring special guests from both Japan and Philippines: Yohgen, Gekitora, Hiro Saeki, Kazuki, Gloco Gaming, Yu-En Cosplay plus Filipino bands which are also into both Philippine and Japanese pop cultures: FREETIX, Kanjiru, Neko Hunter Band, and Kulaspiro.




Ariel Villasanta, the other half of the comedy duo Ariel and Maverick with Maverick Relova. They pioneer the comedy reality-show in Philippine TV and now has an upcoming movie entitled, "The Untold Story of the Kings of Reality Shows". He stars in Totoo TV, Mommy Elvie's Problematic Show (TV Series), and Pinoy Meets World (TV Series).




The event will also highlight the world of idols as it rises here in the Philippines: Aidoru Sozai, AOS49, CH4U, IVY! Musume, JAPHDOLLS PH, Pepper Keibu, Poly V, Sophia the Artist, Tanchikon, and Ureshii-san Tomodachi.




POF 2019 hosts include Kiel from Choji PH, Tessa Carbonell, Justin Villaseran, Geneva Cabading and Fatima Jongco.



Event Tickets and Charity 



Ticket price is set at Php 100 per day. If you will be attending for 3 days, then get the 3-DAY PASS at Php 300 (3 Days access to the convention and includes participation in the raffles).

For those who want to have more perks at the event, you can avail the 3-DAY VIP ACCESS for Php 500 (3 days access to the convention only, participation in Animazing Race, Premium Raffles, and many more).




You can get tickets online via Ticket2Me.




Pinoy Otaku Festival is partnering with House of Light and Hands of God Charity Works, by giving part of the proceeds (ticket sales) to help support them in their various activities. House of Light is a support group and help them create more awareness regarding HIV/AIDS, and Hands of God Charity Works provides care for less privileged children.



POF 2019 Event Partners

POF 2019 is being made possible in cooperation with CIIT College of Arts and Technology, MC Hotel Fairview, and Hotel Fox with the help of VR Café, and Jerry's Life Size Statues and Collectibles.




The event is also brought to you with the help of various Otaku organizations as follow: Team Oke Gakuen, El Chorizo Cosplay Group, The Otaku Philippines, Z Warriors, Toushin – Ateneo, UP AME, PNU NAMI, JDoramaEiga PH, and FurryPinas PH.




Media Partners include Astig.ph, TechKuya, Wazzup Pilipinas, Keepsakes., The Cosplay and Anime Café, OtakuPlay PH, Game Seer, Reverie Wonderland, Ayaldev, Setsu Ani, Sutil Si Isco, Zing - Edge Manila, Mauvish Crimson, AniRadio PH,PopLife TV and Jherzoned




You can buy tickets online thru the event’s ticket partner, Ticket2Me. Visit https://www.ticket2me.net/e/1607 to purchase your tickets.




For more information visit Pinoy Otaku Festival 2019: Asobu official website at http://pof.narutocosplayers.com/. Use the official hashtag #POF2019 and #POFAsobu and check the event’s official social media channels for more updates.





PLDT Smart’s Mother’s Day video is going to touch your heart!






Manila Philippines – What makes one a mother? Is it giving birth to a child? Is it raising children and providing for them? Or is it showering one with unconditional love regardless of the circumstances? This Mom’s Day, PLDT Home celebrates all kinds of moms in a touching Mother’s Day web series.






Mother Hood is a three-part online web series of PLDT-Smart that explores what it means to be a mom. It follows the stories of Mamita, Alice, Claire, and Benj, who happen to live in one community and are facing the challenges of motherhood. With their fears and doubts, how will they deal with each of their situation?






Produced by PLDT-Smart Stories, and directed by Dwayne Baltazar, the web series features actors Pinky Amador, Cris Villonco, Che Ramos - Cosio, Arian Alandy, Marco Gallo, Jana Agoncillo and Topper Fabregas. This online series will surely touch everyone’s heart. It will tell us what challenges moms go through and show us the support system that helped them to be the mother they are now.






It takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to form a mother! Be sure to catch all three episodes, this May 12, on PLDT Home’s YouTube Channel. And watch the trailer here.






Don’t miss out on Mother’s Day exclusives from PLDT Home. To learn more visit https://m.pldthome.com/mothers-day.