Tuesday, July 23, 2024

PUBG Mobile and Lamborghini Reunite to Unleash High-Speed Action on the Battlegrounds

 MANILA – July 2024 – PUBG MOBILE, one of the world’s most popular mobile games, is thrilled to announce its renewed partnership with Automobili Lamborghini, the iconic Italian sports car manufacturer renowned for its luxurious and high-performance vehicles.

Starting July 19 until September 9th, PUBG MOBILE players will have the opportunity to experience the return of four iconic Lamborghini models: the Aventador SVJ, Estoque, Urus, and Centenario, alongside the introduction of a one-of-a-kind model, the Lamborghini INVENCIBLE. Available in two stunning colorways, Rosso Efesto, and Nebula Drift, this limited-edition model is poised to offer an unmatched driving experience, allowing players to dominate the battlefields with finesse. 

In the upcoming collaboration, players will discover a diverse range of Automobili Lamborghini vehicles ready to zoom into the battlegrounds, each featuring different striking colorways. From the iconic Lamborghini Aventador SVJ available in Verde Alceo or Blue to the sleek Galassia and Carbon Fiber editions of the Lamborghini Centenario. The Lamborghini Estoque comes in Metal Grey or Oro colors, while the versatile Lamborghini URUS offers a choice between a Giallo Inti option and a Perla finish.

Both the returning and new Automobili Lamborghini models will be available as a range of in-game vehicles. Players can choose their favorite model to elevate their in-game experience, with each vehicle reflecting the distinct prestige and power of Lamborghini. 

Throughout the collaboration period, players can also unlock a variety of exciting rewards by collecting Automobili Lamborghini models. Players can also participate in the Speed Drift Event from the 19th of July until the 9th of September for the chance to unlock exclusive items, including the Lamborghini Space Gift and Lamborghini Collaboration Parachute.  

The PUBG MOBILE x Automobili Lamborghini collaboration update is available starting today until September 9th. Download and play the game for free on the App Store and Google Play Store to try the new content.

Unforgettable Moments From Vivo 3x3 Basketball Challenge Captured by V30 Pro

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The highly anticipated Vivo 3x3 Basketball Challenge made a spectacular comeback on July 21, 2024, kicking off its first leg at the SM City Fairview. 

The energy was extraordinary as mall goers, basketball enthusiasts, and supporters gathered to witness the thrilling matches that unfolded throughout the day.

The event began with opening remarks from Glenn Chiu, the representative of Vivo, who warmly welcomed everyone and expressed gratitude for their presence. Chiu announced that players can win the latest Vivo smartphones and a cash prize of up to Php 30,000.

The Vivo V30 Pro with ZEISS Triple Main Camera, 12GB RAM, and 512GB storage was the perfect phone to capture the unforgettable moments of the event. 

Exciting games of 16 teams from the Men's and Women's Divisions

The event featured fierce competition among 16 teams, evenly split between the men's and women's divisions. Each division was further divided into two pools, POOL A and POOL B, where teams competed in a single round-robin elimination round.

The first four teams from the Women's Division made their passion and determination evident during the opening, making the first games exhilarating to watch.

The next four teams from the Men's Division also showed their excitement with competitive games that attracted even more audiences from the crowd.

As the competition heated up and followed by the next electrifying games, the audience was treated to a display of skill, teamwork, and sportsmanship from all the participating teams.

The team with the most wins in each pool advanced to the next round, with the ultimate goal of moving on to the Grand Finals that will happen in August.

Exciting performances and raffles for the mall goers and game watchers

The NU (National University) Dance Company added to the excitement by delivering two sensational dance performances that hyped the crowd and kept the energy levels high throughout the event.

The dancers' dynamic moves and vibrant energy captivated the audience, setting the perfect tone for the day as they left a lasting impression on everyone who watched them.

Game watchers were encouraged by Vivo to register at the front booth. Chosen winners from the raffle took home Vivo tumblers, earbuds, and speakers.

The raffle added a fun and interactive element to the event, ensuring that everyone, not just the basketball fans, had a memorable experience.

Did you miss the first leg of the Vivo 3x3 Basketball Challenge? Watch the replay of the live stream here: https://fb.watch/ttsYrmt3dy/

Here are the following dates to take note of for the next stops:

  • July 28, 2024, Sunday - SM DasmariƱas, Cavite

  • August 11, 2024, Sunday - Ayala Malls Feliz, Pasig City

The Grand Finals will take place at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia Arena on August 16 and 17, so make sure to follow Vivo on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube to be updated with their announcements and updates.

Want to cherish your moments using the Vivo V30 Pro? Get it now for only Php 34,999 via Vivo concept stores and kiosks nationwide or visit the Vivo website, Shopee, Lazada, or TikTok for online purchases.

Free Unlimited Coffee at Hotel 101 When You Play Honor of Kings

July 2024 -  Honor of Kings is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Hotel101 Group, bringing a one-of-a-kind experience for Honor of Kings players and frequent travelers. From June 20 to December 31, 2024, travelers can enjoy PHP500 OFF their stay when booking through the Hotel101 App using the HOK101 discount code.

This offer is valid for bookings via the Hotel101 app for the following locations, with the discount voucher redeemable twice per account:
  • Hotel101-Manila
  • Hotel101-Fort
  • Jinjiang Inn - Makati
  • Jinjiang Inn - Ortigas
  • Injap Tower Hotel, Iloilo

Unlock ALL heroes and selected skins when you play within Hotel101 locations – PLUS MORE PERKS!

Looking for a place to chill while ranking up on Honor of Kings? Hotel101 opens its lobbies to gamers, where all heroes and selected skins can be unlocked for free while playing at any Hotel101 Group locations nationwide. You can check out this guide on activating the HOK Hub Privileges.

On top of that, download the Hotel101 app to become eligible for free coffee at Hotel101’s Horizon Cafe, a perfect blend of gaming and relaxation.

“We are thrilled to partner with Honor of Kings, the newest MOBA game which is breaking records as one of the fastest-growing mobile games since its launch,” said Brian Ong, Head of Public Relations of Hotel101 Group. “This unique collaboration allows us to offer not just comfort and convenience, but also an exciting, immersive experience for our guests. Whether you're a traveler looking for a relaxing stay or a gamer seeking a thrilling adventure, Hotel101 and Honor of Kings have something special for you.”

"In Honor of Kings, we continue to listen to our players and innovate to cater to their expected experience,” said Benj Dalmacio, Senior Business Development Manager, Honor of Kings Philippines “By integrating HOK's exciting features into the Hotel101 ecosystem, we're providing gamers with exclusive perks and a unique opportunity to enjoy their favorite games in a comfortable and welcoming environment. We look forward to seeing our players take advantage of these benefits."

For more information on Honor of Kings, please follow the official Philippines social accounts on FacebookTikTok, and YouTube. For exclusive perks and discounts, visit the Hotel101 website or download the Hotel101 App today.

Monday, July 22, 2024

PLDT Group Reiterates Support for PBBM’s Push for Digitalization, Uplifting Filipinos Through Technology and Connectivity

Leading integrated telco network PLDT Inc (PLDT) and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are reinforcing Government initiatives to digitalize the nation, supporting the Filipinos' increasingly connected lifestyles and enabling improved delivery of services across the country.

In his third State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr urged the private sector to work with the Government in providing connectivity to Filipinos across the country, including those in far-flung areas, to bridge the digital gap—equipping students as the country reforms education through technology and helping sustain the country's economic gains through the promotion of investment-led growth, where policies and programs create an environment that is conducive for businesses to thrive.

"We at PLDT support the President's vision for a digitally empowered Philippines, where technology uplifts Filipino lives, helps foster meaningful connections, enables livelihoods and businesses of all sizes, transforms Government service, and ultimately drives economic progress," said PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V Pangilinan.

The PLDT Group has been a longtime staunch supporter of the President's overall digitalization thrust.   

The Group has continued working closely with Government agencies such as the Anti-Red Tape Authority, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the National Telecommunications Commission, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, local Government units, and other industry stakeholders and telcos to streamline the process of securing permits for the construction and deployment of telco infrastructure.

PLDT has also been collaborating with LGUs across the country to enhance the delivery of Government services through technology, and to empower cities across the country to become 'smart cities'. 

This includes recent engagements such as the launch of Pasay City LGU's official hotline '888-PASAY', which offers a single access point for all citizen concerns, spearheaded by PLDT Enterprise with the city government. PLDT and Smart executives have also been meeting with city officials across the country--from Baguio in Benguet and Talisay in Batangas, to Iligan in Lanao del Norte, to name a few--to reaffirm the Group's commitment to LGU digitalization efforts through the continued enhancement of PLDT and Smart's network facilities nationwide.

ePLDT, the ICT subsidiary of PLDT, is the first Filipino corporation to offer a sovereign cloud in ePLDT Pilipinas Cloud (ePPC). ePPC is designed to host critical government systems with important and/or sensitive information, aiding in accelerating digital reform in the public sector. ePPC provides a secure, flexible, and cost-effective platform to store and process data strictly within the Philippines and is subject to local data protection laws and regulations.

Moreover, ePLDT works with the DICT to expand the implementation and user education for eGOV and eLGU Apps. eGov PH is a comprehensive app that offers Filipinos access to many government services, while eLGU App provides citizens a frictionless and faster transaction such as but not limited to Tax Payment and Business Permit application, which they would normally secure in the capital city or municipality offices.

Meanwhile, VITRO Inc., a subsidiary of ePLDT and the data center arm of the PLDT Group, recently marked the structural completion of the 50-MW VITRO Sta. Rosa, the country’s first true and most advanced hyperscale data center.  This milestone is aligned with the Group's continued bid to boost the Philippines' aspiration to become the Asia Pacific region's most promising hub for hyperscale investments.

Set to rise as the country's largest data center campus by far, the five-hectare VITRO Sta Rosa in Laguna will also host the country’s richest internet ecosystem and premier internet exchanges, making it the most ideal location for Availability Zones of hyperscalers, Points-of-Presence of telcos and carriers, as well as for critical systems of enterprises and the public sector.

PLDT’s investments in the Jupiter, Asia Direct, and Apricot international submarine cable systems will help meet diverse future industry requirements for massive data capacity and high-speed connectivity. These new cable systems are connected to VITRO’s network of data centers where massive amounts of transported data can be locally hosted. This further reinforces the group's ambition to be the country’s Data Center powerhouse.

Smart, on the other hand, is making 5G technology accessible to more Filipinos by offering affordable 5G handsets and value-packed data promos, as well as teaming up with banks and financing companies to make it easier for customers to switch to 5G.

PLDT and Smart also launched "Experience Hubs" in key cities across the country, most recently in the cities of Dumaguete, Olongapo, and Tagbilaran, to help bring telco and digital services closer to more customers. By pioneering eSIM technology in the Philippines, Smart has also made eSIMs easily available to Smart and TNT subscribers in the Smart stores or via digital delivery.

These services are supported by Smart's mobile network, which covers 97% of the population with its LTE and 5G network, is part of the Philippines’ largest integrated network that includes PLDT’s 1.1 million kilometer fiber infrastructure.

Smart has also been partnering with global organizations such as the GSMA, the organization representing mobile operators globally, in elevating customer experience in the country through technology and innovation by leveraging the expertise of international industry experts—keeping the Philippines at par with the rest of the world.

These initiatives are in keeping with PLDT and Smart's commitment to close the digital divide and bring the benefits of the internet closer to more Filipinos across the country, contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), particularly on SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Globe launches VoLTE Roaming in Asia-Pacific, USA

Mobile leader Globe has launched its VoLTE (Voice over LTE) roaming capabilities, commencing with partners across Asia and the US. This innovative solution ensures that Globe customers can enjoy uninterrupted high-quality voice calls and text messaging even as foreign networks phase out their legacy 2G and 3G infrastructure.

As of July, Globe has brought VoLTE roaming to key destinations like Japan via Softbank, Australia via Optus, Hong Kong via CSL, Taiwan via Taiwan Mobile, Macau via CTM, and T-Mobile & AT&T in the USA.

Italy is also in the pipeline via TIM and Wind.

VoLTE allows users to leverage LTE networks for high-definition voice calls, texts, and simultaneous mobile data usage without relying on older technologies. It provides uninterrupted connectivity, faster call setup, and the ability to use voice and data concurrently - all at no extra cost beyond regular roaming rates.

"Traveling abroad should not mean being cut off from life back home. With VoLTE roaming, Globe ensures that our customers stay fully connected wherever they are, whether making calls for real-time updates or receiving important text notifications such as OTPs from their most-used apps. The last thing they should worry about is losing communication," said Paula Rivera-Castillo, Head of Globe International Business.

Without VoLTE roaming capabilities, Globe customers may face connectivity challenges such as the inability to make voice calls and send text messages in countries that have phased out 2G and 3G networks.

To enjoy VoLTE roaming, customers simply need a VoLTE-capable device, an account provisioned for VoLTE, and an LTE signal from Globe's roaming partners.

Customers are encouraged to check their device compatibility and enable VoLTE in their settings before traveling.

"Traveling abroad should be a delightful experience. With our rapidly expanding global VoLTE roaming footprint, Globe customers can focus on enjoying every adventure, knowing their mobile service has their back,” said Castillo.

Globe has also launched VoLTE roaming with inbound roaming partners in the Philippines, making the service available to travelers.

As mobile networks worldwide continue evolving, Globe is committed to staying ahead of the curve, proactively delivering cutting-edge solutions tailored to the changing customer needs and demands. The VoLTE roaming rollout underscores Globe's innovative leadership in adapting to technological disruptions in the telecom landscape.

To learn more about Globe VOLTE roaming service, visit glbe.co/VoLTERoaming.