PLDT and Smart express their utmost support for the Filipino athletes participating in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games this month.
“Our hearts beat as one with the nation in endorsing our national athletes, who are vying for recognition on the global stage. They serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the Filipino people, particularly the young ones, as they pursue their passions and serve the country through sports. As they compete in Cambodia, we are eagerly anticipating their triumphs, as their hard work and discipline come to fruition.”
– Jude H. Turcuato, Head of Sports at PLDT and Smart, and Executive Director at MVP Sports Foundation
Smart LiveStream App serves as an official broadcaster for the 32nd SEA Games.
“Smart is providing avenues for sports enthusiasts to throw their support behind our national athletes by granting them access to the SEA Games through the Smart LiveStream App from May 5 to 17. By delivering the SEA Games right to the fingertips of our subscribers, we are confident that we can empower and motivate them to live in the present, while at the same time rallying behind Team Pilipinas.”
– Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business – Individual at Smart
PLDT, Smart, and Other Companies Supporting Athletes
In addition, PLDT, Smart, and other companies have been collaborating under MVPSF to uphold their sports initiatives. The organization has been supporting 17 National Sports Agencies and many athletes for nation-building since 2011. MVPSF, in partnership with PLDT and Smart, has also established sports facilities for the training of Filipino athletes in various disciplines such as gymnastics, badminton, and boxing.
Team Pilipinas has sent its largest delegation to date, with representatives slated to compete in all 38 sports events, including the Smart-supported Gilas Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, Olympic gymnast Carlos Yulo, Olympic pole-vaulter EJ Obiena, a team of decorated boxers led by Nesthy Petecio, Irish Magno, and Carlo Paalam, the FIFA World Cup-bound Filipinas, Smash Pilipinas badminton players, the SIBOL squad for esports, Women’s Volleyball team featuring Dell Palomata from PLDT High Speed Hitters, and many others.
Smart LiveStream App is available for download from the App Store or Google Play Store. Users would only need to enter a valid Smart Prepaid or Postpaid mobile number to register. They will receive a prompt SMS containing an OTP code, which they can use to start streaming the SEA Games on their smartphones.
Smart LiveStream App is supported by Smart, the Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network, according to Ookla.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.