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PLDT Home Ultera and Alyssa Valdez return to bring the highly anticipated Skills Camp nationwide

After a successful season of mentoring and training young volleyball players across Metro Manila and nearby provinces, multi-awarded athlete Alyssa Valdez brings back her highly-anticipated Skills Camp, scaling this initiative to an even bigger nationwide level. In partnership with PLDT Home Ultera and Crosscourt PH, part two of the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp will scour the courts of Manila, Tuguegarao, Cebu, Legazpi, Davao, Iloilo and Binan in the quest for even more fresh talent with the potential to become just like the “Phenom” herself. Kicking off on August 6, season two will run for five weeks until the culminating event on September 11.

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Alyssa Valdez

“In this new season, we will take over farther areas in the country with another series of sports clinics, exhibition games and other skills development activities,” Valdez said during the press conference at Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club. PLDT Home Ultera, a brand that has always stood by her pursuit of promoting sports excellence, is set to support Valdez throughout this series of volleyball camps. The Skills Camp will now reach areas beyond Luzon as there has been an overwhelming response from the volleyball community. More than fostering sports development, Ultera continues its main goal to bring broadband to more Filipinos with its Plan 699. With the country’s most affordable home broadband plan, all types of families now have access to their own Internet without having to settle for Internet cafes or mobile data. Ultera is committed not only to helping cultivate the volleyball community, but also to strengthening connections in homes all over the country.

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Together with PLDT HOME Ultera, Alyssa Valdez brings volleyball and broadband closer to Filipinos

She is the unstoppable force who has hailed the most lauded volleyball performances for herself, her Ateneo Lady Eagles team and even her teammates from around the country. With a combination of winning serves, hits and spikes under her belt, multi-award-winning athlete and PLDT HOME Ultera ambassador Alyssa Valdez never fails to unleash her “Phenom” side on court. But what makes her the real MVP is how eager she is to share her talent and passion with the rest of the Philippine volleyball community.

Alyssa Valdez

She kicked off her post-collegiate volleyball career with the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp dedicated to young athletes who are looking to improve their skills and dedication to the sport. After four cities and two weeks of intense volleyball training and exhibition games, her exciting project drew to a close recently through an all-star game at De La Salle, Dasmariñas.

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“What an impressive list of feats Alyssa carries! We are so proud of her commitment to the sport she loves, not only for herself, but also for those who look up to her,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “With the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp, she was able to inspire more young athletes to be like her—really go all out on court. We are happy to have her as part of the PLDT HOME Ultera family as she shares the same values of promoting sports excellence and also maintaining strong connections with her family, which she is able to perfectly balance with her volleyball career.”

“The past few weeks have been challenging but completely rewarding,” Valdez shared. “I was able to see how much the volleyball community has grown and how much talent Filipinos have. I was thrilled to help some of them on their path to volleyball success. I am very grateful to brands like PLDT HOME Ultera for sharing a love for volleyball and helping make activities like this possible.”Volley Friends

The culminating event brought together the season’s top campers to play alongside the Volley Friends and mentors such as John Vic De Guzman, Mylene Paat, Shaya Adorador, EJ Laure, May Luna, and Valdez herself in an ultra-fun all-star game, which had the participants’ families cheering on them.

Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako na nakilala ko si Alyssa sa Skills Camp,” shared one of the Skills Camp participants. “Madami siyang naturong skills sa akin at siya talaga ang nag-inspire sa akin na galingan pa sa volleyball. Ipinakita niya sa amin ang tamang ugali sa paglalaro at itinuro niya na dapat mahalin talaga namin ito. Sana maging kasing-galing din niya ako!”

The Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp ran from May 5 to May 22 in Laguna, Cubao, Batangas and Cainta and was supported by PLDT HOME Ultera as part of its ongoing mission to promote volleyball to young athletes at the grassroots level. More than supporting sports development, Ultera continues its main goal to make broadband connection accessible to more Filipinos. Now that the Skills Camp is over, Valdez will be joining PLDT HOME Ultera Install Patrol, a nationwide tour which brings ultra-fast LTE connection to more homes with its new Plan 699, the most affordable home broadband plan.

PLDT HOME Ultera offers PLDT HOME’s most affordable LTE broadband with the all-new Plan 699! Log on to pldthome.com/ultera for more ultra-fun offers.

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PLDT HOME Fibr provides strongest connections for Greenmeadows I

Digital services leader PLDT HOME and First Greenmeadows Homeowners Association Inc. (FGHAI) sealed their partnership with a MOA for the strongest connections at home through the country’s most powerful broadband, PLDT HOME Fibr.

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Through this recent partnership, FGHAI members can now enjoy lag-free browsing and streaming with speeds of up to 1Gbps as well as equal upload and download speeds.

Greenmeadows I is widely considered as the country’s first high-end exclusive village. It is also the first village to implement the Integrated Digital Access Control and Surveillance Security System (iDAC-SSS). PLDT HOME Fibr’s powerful connections will amplify the capabilities of this multi-layered security technology, which includes live video-streaming from perimeter cameras and cutting-edge solutions to common village security issues.

Greenmeadows-Fibr Group Photo Standing

Running on fiber-optic technology which is touted as the world standard for broadband, PLDT HOME Fibr is now available in over 1,600 Fibr-powered villages nationwide including Valle Verde 1-6, Forbes Park, Dasmarinas Village and Ayala Alabang Village, among others.

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The DLSU Lady Archers take home the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78 championship title

UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78, presented by PLDT HOME Ultera, drew to a close as the DLSU Lady Archers scored the winning point against the Ateneo Lady Eagles in game three of the emotional finals series, snapping the latter’s winning streak and regaining the coveted championship title.

With a score card of 19-25, 25-21, 25-16 and 25-16, the final match kept the audience at the edge of their seats up to the last second, engaging them in the intensity of the situation. Not only was this the biggest ADMU-DLSU matchup of the season, but it was also the last UAAP Championship game of Ultera ambassadors Alyssa Valdez of ADMU and Mika Reyes and Ara Galang of DLSU, who will soon be graduating from their respective universities.

DLSU Lady Archers“It’s overwhelming how many people supported us and made the volleyball community stronger,” Reyes said. “To my family, friends, team and all the Volley Friends out there, thank you for the unforgettable UAAP experience.

“Thank you everyone for your all-out support! What a way to end the season,” Galang added. “I’m sad to be leaving UAAP but looking forward to what’s ahead.”

“I am so grateful to everyone who rooted for the Ateneo Lady Eagles throughout this entire UAAP journey,” Valdez said. “With their all-out love and support for their favorite athletes, it’s really the fans which made volleyball what it is today.”

“On behalf of PLDT HOME, I’d like to commend both ADMU and DLSU teams for such a dynamic season, full of excitement and surprises grounded by a consistent display of teamwork and dedication to the sport,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “What a way for our ambassadors Aly, Mika and Ara to end their UAAP journey. They are such talented young athletes who have brought so much pride to the Philippine volleyball community. We look forward to seeing them thrive in their careers post-graduation.”

Bagging this season’s Most Valuable Player award for the third consecutive year, Valdez has reeled in bar-raising titles for herself and her teammates. Champion Middle Hitter or Blocker Reyes, on the other hand, was one of the key players who brought the DLSU team to victory in UAAP Seasons 74 and 75, while the powerful Open Hitter Galang was a two-time team captain and Season 75’s MVP.

Throughout their unforgettable UAAP journeys, these athletes have garnered steadfast support and encouragement from their families, friends, fans and teammates. Through blissful victories and painful defeats, one thing remained constant: the veterans’ ability to inspire young athletes with their contributions to collegiate, as well as national, volleyball. These well-loved headliners will be missed and will continue to be honored as they leave a legacy of true sportsmanship and dedication in UAAP.

UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78 is among the projects highly supported by PLDT HOME Ultera as part of its sports advocacy to promote volleyball to young athletes at the grassroots level. Together with brand ambassadors Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes and Ara Galang, PLDT HOME Ultera extends gratitude to all the fans which made not only the season, but also Philippine volleyball, a great success.

PLDT HOME Ultera offers PLDT HOME’s most affordable LTE broadband with the all-new Plan 699! Log on to pldthome.com/ultera for more ultra-fun offers.

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Ms. Universe on her new PLDT HOME TVC: ‘This is my story.’

Miss Universe 2015 and Filipino pride Pia Wurtzbach is being featured in the latest TV commercial of PLDT HOME, representing the digital services leader’s flagship DSL brand.

This is one relationship that Pia is quite proud of and excited to continue with. Pia has been an ambassador of PLDT HOME since she became a Bb. Pilipinas titleholder in 2015. She remembers how much fun she had, going around the country promoting PLDT HOME DSL even in the remote areas of Mindanao. She says of the brand new partnership, “I am really very happy that PLDT HOME decided to continue with our relationship. I believe in what they stand for,” she said.

Pia Wurtzbach TVC shoot BTS

In the recently released TVC featuring the Filipina stunner, Pia is seen backstage as pretty little girls, all aspiring beauty queens, go through the rigors of beauty pageants with their number one fan and supporter—their mothers. Pia was teary-eyed during the pre-production for this commercial revealing that the story “felt really close to home.” She said, “This is my story. I feel that this was specifically written for me. I should have brought my mom with me today. I left her in the hotel. I want her to see this, too,” she told those around her during that meeting.

According to PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali, the heartwarming video is in honor of mothers and the beautiful connections they help create for their children. “The perfect combination of a mother’s unwavering support and the power of technology which allowed her to connect with the world, helped pave the way for Pia to achieve her goal,” he said. “With this new TVC, we hope to inspire and empower people in their own journeys towards their dreams. It is certainly an honor to have no less than the reigning Miss Universe help us spread the message that the strongest and most beautiful connections begin at home.”

Pia was endearing during the shoot. She made no effort to hide how she felt that the experience unraveling before her felt exactly the same as when she was still competing for the crown. “Her down-to-earth attitude makes her all the more loveable. She was genuinely enthralled by the little girls who acted with her in the commercial. She was playing with them and having fun until the end of the shoot. We didn’t even notice that she was already feeling under the weather. She even bought taho at one point! What a real trooper she truly is!” Gary pointed out.

The partnership between Pia and PLDT HOME DSL began when she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in 2015. Since then, PLDT HOME has been a steadfast supporter of Pia’s Miss Universe journey. As PLDT HOME ambassador, she traveled around the country to help families create beautiful connections through the reliable family-sized connection of PLDT HOME DSL. Her powerful story also served as an inspiration to millions of Filipinos who were captivated by her journey and perseverance despite multiple setbacks.

As the country’s number one broadband, PLDT HOME DSL connects future Filipino achievers, like aspiring beauty queens who wish to follow in the footsteps of Pia Wurtzbach and newly crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2016 Maxine Medina, to opportunities and resources online.

It also helps them stay connected to their families and loved ones wherever their journey leads them, especially now with PLDT HOME DSL’s CIO Asia Award-winning data sharing service through the Speedster Fam Plan 1299. This plan offers speeds of up to 10 Mbps and a monthly data allocation of 50 GB. Subscribers who upgrade their Speedster Plan with a Smart Mobile Plan 399 or Plan 600 can share 6 GB of the 50 GB monthly data allocation to their smart phones so they can always easily reach out to the people that matter most.

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PLDT Smart SME Nation gears up for its biggest tech summit for MSMEs

PLDT Smart SME Nation’s annual business convention for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is back, this time to help Filipino MSMEs discover uncharted terrains in the ever changing digital landscape.

Now on its third year, TechIsland aims to educate, enable and empower MSMEs to solve real life business challenges through technology. In the past years, the forum focused on introducing MSMEs to ICT solutions for business. According to VP and PLDT Smart SME Nation Head Mitch Locsin, TechIsland 3.0 will now focus on “conquering new territories and markets in today’s dynamic business by harnessing digital tools and platforms.”

“We’ve already established that digital is here and it’s here to stay,” he said. “Now that everyone is on it, it’s time to challenge the standard business mindset and give our MSMEs a new perspective in managing their businesses, capturing and expanding their markets and handling competition. Online is where the action is, and we’re giving MSMEs the tools to thrive and survive in the digital arena.”

TechIsland 3.0Happening on April 22 at the Harbour Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the highly anticipated business-to-business ICT forum is expected to draw in over a thousand participants including industry leaders, multinational organizations, start-ups and MSMEs from various industries. Unlike in previous years where participation was limited to IT practitioners, this year’s TechIsland 3.0 is now open to more people including professionals in the fields of marketing, sales, engineering, finance and procurement.

This year is also historic in TechIsland history because, for the first time, slots will be open to the general public on a first-come-first-served basis.

The formidable line-up of plenary speakers include PLDT EVP, Head of EICB and ePLDT CEO Eric R. Alberto, DENTSU Jayme Syfu Chief Executive Officer and “Chairmom” Merlee Jayme, PLDT Chief Strategy Officer Winston Damarillo, and Uber Manila General Manager Laurence Cua, among others.

Registration to TechIsland 3.0 is free. For more information on how to be part of this historic gathering of ICT leaders and innovators in the Philippines, go to techisland.ph.

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Experience the magical world of Disney with PLDT HOME Telpad

PLDT HOME Telpad, the Filipino family’s all-in-one entertainment device and kids’ favorite gadget at home, levels up its content portfolio with fresh and fun Disney activities for kids in time for summer vacation.

“This summer, PLDT HOME Telpad aims to cultivate a rich and entertaining experience for kids at home,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “Introducing new Disney content is the perfect way to engage kids and families. A timeless entertainment organization, Disney offers a spectacular range of well-loved classics and modern content—more than enough for kids to learn, to discover, to imagine and to be entertained.”

The favorite home gadget of kids and kids-at-heart is now pre-loaded with 50 free Disney games, e-books and apps. Kids can now put their critical thinking skills to the test with fun puzzle games like Frozen Free Fall and Where’s My Water? 2, and unleash their creative storytelling abilities with the help of mom using story theatre apps like Disney Princess: Story Theater.

Telpad PlaygroundA virtual hub for kids and parents alike, the Telpad lets them enjoy exciting and family-friendly apps that revolve around other Disney treasures like Inside Out, Toy Story, Sofia the First, Star Wars and many more.

“The Telpad serves as a digital entertainment portal which, just like Disney, is designed to be part of a child’s upbringing and create happy moments for families,” Dujali added. “Whether it’s through an adventurous game, an animated e-book or special edutainment activities, the Telpad’s upgraded suite lets kids of all ages experience the magical world of Disney.”

Downloading Disney games on the Telpad comes in a simple three-step process. Users can: 1) go to the Telpad’s knAPPsack which is similar to the Google Play Store of Android devices; 2) click on the Disney icon and 3) select a game and download. Unlike other content stores, the Telpad’s knAPPsack offers these all-inclusive Disney selections for free.

Families can easily upgrade their PLDT HOME DSL plan to a Telpad plan by adding as low as P500 to their monthly subscription. With a Telpad plan, they can enjoy a landline, HOME DSL connection, speed boost and multifunctional tablet. And for an additional P199 per month, they also get a Smart Watch with a SIM slot, camera and Bluetooth which can be connected to the Telpad, truly making it the center of the connected home.

For more great offers for kids, visit pldthome.com, like PLDT HOME’s official Facebook page and follow @pldthome on Twitter and Instagram.

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PLDT HOME bags the best digital innovation award in CIO Asia for data sharing service

PLDT HOME, the home digital services unit of telecoms leader PLDT, has been recognized for its leadership in digital innovation in Asia for its pioneering data sharing initiative, in partnership with Smart Communications (Smart), in the recent CIO Asia Awards, have a look at how digital marketing works.

PLDT HOME won in the Leadership category and is one of only five outstanding companies in the region included in the Roll of Honour list at the 15th Annual CIO Asia Awards .

“The PLDT HOME DSL data sharing offer is just the beginning of more game-changing converged innovations from PLDT and Smart. This recognition from CIO Asia fuels our inspiration to raise the bar and continuously break new ground in digital and mobile technology,” PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said.

According to online-reputation-management.co.uk the converged data sharing service from PLDT HOME and Smart is a product of collaboration between the Business and IT teams of the country’s digital and mobile leaders. It is the Philippines’ first data plan that enables subscribers of Home DSL service to share their data allocation with their family’s Smart-powered mobile phones.


It is offered under the Speedster Fam Plan 1299 which gives PLDT HOME DSL subscribers speeds of up to 10 Mbps and a monthly data allocation of 50 gigabytes. By upgrading their Speedster Plan with a Smart Mobile Plan 399 or Plan 600, subscribers can share up to 6 gigabytes of their monthly allocation to their mobile phone lines which they can use even outside the home.

In its citation, CIO Asia Awards said that PLDT HOME and Smart’s data sharing service is “particularly relevant in the Philippines where large, closely-linked family units are common.”

Also in the Honour Roll in this year’s awards are Singapore’s National Library Board for the Innovation category, Philippines’ Manila Water for Transformation, US’ Avnet Inc. for Growth, and Malaysia’s Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad for Performance.

The CIO Asia Awards is a “prestigious annual listing of the top Asian companies that have deployed information and communications technology to derive the highest strategic value and to yield the greatest returns for their key operations and businesses.” It was organized by CIO Asia, a leading resource for IT and digital developments in the region.

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