Technology

Do it Better at Home and in life with Lucky and Jessy Manzano

Monday, August 15, 2022

     As two of the most sought-after celebrities in the Philippines, power couple Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola-Manzano know all about living a life juggling all their passions. Aside from their on-camera projects, the Manzanos are also well-known content creators, entrepreneurs, and loving fur-parents to their dogs -- Chanel, Chewy, Louis, and Sky.

     With multiple online work and activities, it is incredibly important for the couple to always have the fastest connection at home. That is why in PLDT Home’s newest Do It Better campaign, the Manzanos show how the country’s fastest home broadband network suits their different lifestyles and needs with the best digital products and services. The Manzanos gave us a glimpse of their daily life and how PLDT Home enables them to handle tasks such as vlogging, holding meetings, arranging their finances, and taking care of their pets, just to name a few.

Do it Better at Home and in life with Lucky and Jessy Manzano

Boost Your Home Budget with P100K from the PLDT Home Rewards x Maya Giveaway

Monday, August 08, 2022

     Managing your budget in the midst of rising cost of goods is stressful. Savings and the little comforts you try to afford yourself and your family need to take a backseat in favor of necessities for the home. No one said adulting is going to be THIS hard! Luckily for you, being a PLDT Home subscriber has its perks!

     You can be one of five lucky PLDT Home subscribers who can take home P100,000 next month credited directly to your Maya wallet. Boost your home budget and use these Maya credits to fund daily essentials like groceries, food, or to pay your bills. Better yet, have those extra funds that you can use for gadgets, home upgrades, that dream family vacay, or even that long-overdue investment!

Boost Your Home Budget with P100K from the PLDT Home Rewards x Maya Giveaway

PLDT Home Remains Fastest in PH, Tops Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 2022

Monday, August 01, 2022

     PLDT Home is consistently named the Philippines’ fastest broadband, besting all major internet providers in the country, as it wins for the fifth consecutive year at the Ookla®Speedtest™ Awards Q1-Q2. The global benchmarking company, Ookla®, announced that PLDT achieved a speed score of 77.91 and logged the fastest download and upload speeds at 210.83 Mbps and 234.21 Mbps, respectively.

     “The past years have proven how essential fast and reliable internet services are for Filipinos to work, study, and be entertained at home. With this award, we thank Ookla® for recognizing our consistent efforts to top ourselves. This win reiterates our unwavering commitment to power our customers with the best digital services so that they can progress in life as they do things digitally better at home,” said Jeremiah de la Cruz, PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business – Home.

PLDT Home Remains Fastest in PH, Tops Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 2022

Play Online Games for FREE at Solitaire.Org

Thursday, July 28, 2022

     When was the last time you played something online? I'm a self-confessed gamer and I grew up playing different kinds of online games. The ones I'm playing before were fighting and strategy games and require an account or payment for you to enjoy the game. I guess I outgrew my interest in those and because of the uncertainties over the past two years, it's time for me to play games that will be beneficial for my mind and mental health.

     I was searching for online games months ago and I'm glad that I discovered solitaire.org- a website offering free online games like word puzzles, hidden objects, and logic games to name a few. Solitaire games offer other collections of games across a number of categories shown in the sitewide navigation. I was delighted to see a lot of online games that don't require signing up or downloading the game itself. My eyes got glued to a letter scramble, word search, and tetra blocks. So without further ado, here's my review of the games that I got addicted to playing at Solitaire.Org.

Play Online Games for FREE at Solitaire.Org  

Experience PH’s first 10,000 Mbps Internet Service from PLDT Home

Thursday, June 30, 2022

     Imagine having a fully connected smart home where you can control all your home and personal devices – from health gadgets to home security – in just one app. You can control your thermostat from your phone remotely or at home, stream movies and music while your robot vacuum cleaner does its work, you can work on your small business while you and your spouse work remote, and in the next room the kids are playing video games with friends from around the world. While all of these can now be done with a decently fast internet connection, imagine all the possibilities if you have 10,000 Mbps at your disposal.

     Internet speeds of up to 10,000 Mbps puts the Philippines in the same league as many first-world countries, where smart homes are becoming the norm. Leading telecommunications provider PLDT Home has made this a reality for Filipino homes—right here, right now.

Experience PH’s first 10,000 Mbps Internet Service from PLDT Home

PLDT Home Partners with Lionsgate Play

Friday, June 10, 2022

     Enjoy a bigger, bolder, and more powerful entertainment viewing experience at home today as PLDT Home, the Philippines’ fastest broadband service provider, partners with premium streaming platform Lionsgate Play.

     Lionsgate is a leading Hollywood studio that has created and distributed some of the world’s biggest properties, including the blockbuster film franchises The Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, John Wick, and Saw; and the television series Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed shows in television history. By simply subscribing to a PLDT Home Fiber Plan 1699 or up, Filipinos can enjoy and experience the best of global content across action, comedy, drama, horror, and thriller genres — and more of Lionsgate Play’s signature offerings from the comfort of one’s home.

PLDT Home Partners with Lionsgate Play

Vince Velasco on Building an Easy Fitness Habit at Home

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

     Rain or shine, now is the best time to start your fitness journey. Whether to feel good about yourself or prepare for your vacation at the beach, getting in shape is always done best when you’re inspired and having fun, says TV/events host, fitness instructor, and PLDT Home ambassador Vince Velasco.

     “The key is to do something you find fun so you avoid burning out, and then, to consistently work on one’s weaknesses and integrate them with the exercise that they love,” he shares as his number one workout advice.

Vince Velasco on Building an Easy Fitness Habit at Home

PLDT Home Fiber Accelerated Speed Tech (FAST) Hub

Sunday, May 29, 2022

     FAST Hub is a visual representation of everything 10,000 Mbps Internet Speeds can offer. Here, you can experience what it’s like to have a hyper-fast home internet connection.

     FAST Hub is what a future home with the fastest connections looks like. It used to be a topic for science fiction–having a fully smart home where you can find the most advanced devices working seamlessly through a powerful internet connection. PLDT Home proves all these are possible and can happen now with the fastest 10,000 Mbps internet connection!

PLDT Home Fiber Accelerated Speed Tech (FAST) Hub

Miss Universe PH 2022 Celeste Cortesi Bares #UniquelyBeautiful Heart for Family

Thursday, May 05, 2022

     Besting 31 other candidates with her unique beauty, wit, and passion for her advocacies, Pasay City’s Celeste Cortesi clinched the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown. The Filipino-Italian beauty is also now the new Miss PLDT Home titleholder.

     The 24-year-old Cortesi is no stranger to pageants, after representing the Philippines at the Miss Earth competition in 2018. In this year's competition, Cortesi showed grace, intelligence, and candor in conquering the Miss Universe Philippines stage. She shares, “I am excited to be part of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization. I will be working with them to advance my advocacies for women’s education and protection of our country’s indigenous people and rich cultural heritage.”

Miss Universe PH 2022 Celeste Cortesi Bares #UniquelyBeautiful Heart for Family

PLDT Home Biz Awards Gawad Madiskarte 2022 Mompreneurs

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

      No word better can describe moms pouring out their resourcefulness, creativity, and heart to provide their families the best life possible than madiskarte. The pandemic only saw more of our madiskarte moms, many of whom have ventured into online businesses to augment their household income.

     Recognizing these moms and their invaluable entrepreneurial spirit, PLDT Home Biz held the inaugural Gawad Madiskarte online on March 8, 2022 — just in time for International Women’s Day. Hosted by PLDT Home Biz ambassadors Dominic Roque and Roxanne Montealegre, with performances from Jed Madela, Fana, and Gigi de Lana and the Gigi Vibes band, the event awarded six mompreneurs whose stories of hard work, tenacity, and success stood out among 327 entries from all over the Philippines.

PLDT Home Biz Awards Gawad Madiskarte 2022 Mompreneurs 

PLDT Home #SpeedThatMovesYou Musical Series

Thursday, February 10, 2022

     This Valentine’s Day, the country’s hottest stars Gigi de Lana, Markus Paterson and Kaori Oinuma headline PLDT Home’s new music anthology #SpeedThatMovesYou that celebrates the power of connections in forming meaningful relationships and discovering love in all forms.

     The two-episode mini-series dives deep into different kinds of love and how the internet allows people to find communities, friends, even that special someone despite the physical distance. The series drops on February 11 on the PLDT Home YouTube channel.

PLDT Home #SpeedThatMovesYou Musical Series

PLDT is PH’s Fastest Internet Provider in 2021 – Ookla®

Sunday, January 30, 2022

     PLDT Home remains undisputed as the fastest broadband network in the Philippines, dominating telco rivals with a Speed Score™ of 77.24 at the Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ for Q3-Q4 2021. The latest result showed a big jump from PLDT’s Speed Score of 27.28 in the second half of the previous year. Speed Score is a measure that takes into account both upload and download speeds.

     The latest data from the global benchmarking company also showed PLDT besting all other internet service providers (ISPs) in the country with top upload and download speeds of 217.07 Mbps and 203.97 Mbps, respectively. In determining the network speed of ISPs, Ookla® compared data gathered from millions of consumer-initiated tests taken on Speedtest® platforms. The data include tests done by Filipino internet users on various networks using digital devices connected via Wi-Fi and fixed networks.
Fast internet is no longer a luxury because it’s what Filipinos depend on to earn, work, and study from home. We’ve been relentless in continuously building and upgrading our network so that our customers enjoy better and future-ready homes,” says Butch G. Jimenez, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business.
PLDT is PH’s Fastest Internet Provider in 2021 – Ookla®

Meet Madiskarte Moms PH

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

     The current economic condition has undoubtedly given rise to more home-based “mompreneurs,” or full-time moms wanting to start or grow an online business to earn additional income for their families. But as every entrepreneur knows, starting a business is not always easy, and it helps to have a community of fellow business-minded mommies for much-needed support and encouragement.

     This is where Madiskarte Moms PH finds its purpose. A Facebook community launched in the thick of the pandemic, Madiskarte Moms PH encourages entrepreneurship among mommies wanting to earn from home through side hustles while still enjoying quality time with their families. Together with its highly engaging YouTube channel, Madiskarte Moms PH is a safe, friendly space where beginners can interact with more seasoned sellers for tried and tested tips on growing a business while attending to their duties at home.

Meet Madiskarte Moms PH

Make Christmas Brighter with PLDT Home

Thursday, December 16, 2021

     This Christmas, PLDT Home gives tribute to Filipinos all over the world in a special video that celebrates the real and meaningful connections of families made possible by the power of the Internet.

     In a heartwarming 45-second video featuring the iconic and sentimental Yuletide ballad “Pasko na, Sinta ko” (Christmas is here, my love), PLDT Home puts a spotlight on the uniquely Filipino touch of celebrating Christmas by connecting with family and loved ones. Aired over PLDT Home’s social media channels, the video depicts how the Filipino tradition of coming home for Christmas transcends even distance as many rely on the internet to keep family connections strong, especially in trying times.

Make Christmas Brighter with PLDT Home

PLDT Home Launches the First-Ever 10,000 Mbps Fiber-Optic Service

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

     PLDT Home launches the first-ever 10,000 Mbps fiber-optic service in the Philippines, in a history-making move towards the future of home connectivity. Pioneered by the Philippines’ fastest broadband internet service provider, the new service now puts the country next to first-world nations such as South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, and the USA, in terms of having access to ultra-fast home internet speed. PLDT Home is confident its 10,000 Mbps service will set the bar for the future of internet speeds in the Philippines. 

     “We at PLDT continue to play an active role in shaping the future of our country and leading the way towards a connected nation. We are doing all these for our north star – our customers: business owners, professionals, tech mavericks with very large homes, multiple high-bandwidth users with multiple screens. And with all that life requires of them, they need the fastest home broadband powered by the fastest network. And we are more than ready to give them what they need – all 10,000 of it,” said Alfredo Panlilio, PLDT President and Chief Executive Officer. PLDT Home pilots its 10,000 Mbps service in Metro Manila this December and will then implement further expansions in other key cities outside Metro Manila like Cebu and Davao in 2022.

PLDT Home Launches the First-Ever 10,000 Mbps Fiber-Optic Service

PLDT Home Most Powerful Fibr Plans with Speed Upgrades of up to 600 Mbps!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

     PLDT Home welcomes Filipino families to the future of home connectivity, unveiling new and upgraded Fibr plans with thrice as much speeds.

     That means PLDT Home Unli Fibr Plan 2699 subscribers getting instantly upgraded from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps and Unli Fibr Plan 3799 subscribers jumping from 200 Mbps to 600 Mbps. All PLDT Home subscribers will enjoy automatic speed upgrades without additional cost!

PLDT Home Most Powerful Fibr Plans with Speed Upgrades of up to 600 Mbps!

PLDT Remains Fastest Network in PH for 4th Consecutive Year

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

     PLDT remains to be the undisputed fastest fixed network in the Philippines with its four-peat record at the Ookla®Speedtest Awards™. The latest Speedtest Awards™ for Q1-Q2 2021 shows PLDT achieving the fastest download and upload speeds in Makati, Cebu, and Davao, with an overall speed score of 46.25 for the quarter – besting all other major internet providers in the country.

     Ookla noted that the telco giant recorded top download and upload speeds of 113.2 Mbps and 136.61 Mbps, respectively. This was culled from data comparing millions of consumer-initiated tests taken on Speedtest® platforms. These include speed tests using computer devices connected to a fixed network, as well as over a Wi-Fi connection.
PLDT Remains Fastest Network in PH for 4th Consecutive Year

Carrier Explains "The Science of Indoor Living" via "The Invisible Event"

Friday, October 29, 2021

     Did you know that indoors can be 10x more polluted than the outdoors? I was a bit shocked when I heard this last week that's why I got interested to know more about the science of indoor living and am thankful that Carrier Philippines launched this kind of event. I'm glad that I was invited to experience a unique sensory treat last week where I learned more about the Carrier Science Story

     Carrier Philippines recently launched its new message “The Science of Indoor Living” at its uniquely curated “Invisible Event” that provided us with a full sensorial experience, underscoring Carrier’s commitment to making life at home healthier, safer, and more comfortable in the new normal. Carrier, the world’s air care expert, demonstrated the power of the invisible--Carrier’s technology and solutions that work in the background to optimize conditions and filter out equally invisible pollutants, allergens and pathogens--through playing on the audience’s senses.

Carrier Explains "The Science of Indoor Living" via "The Invisible Event"

K-Drama Heroines on PLDT Home Viu

Friday, October 08, 2021

     Aside from the romantic storylines, there are so many relatable life lessons to dig in Kdramas. No matter how ordinary our lives seem to be, we are the heroines in our own stories. Such is the inspiring narrative written in many K-dramas and perhaps is one of the many reasons for the genre’s enduring popularity. Whether intellectually or emotionally, no matter the age, K-drama fans relate so well with these fierce femmes on their favorite shows.

     With PLDT Home and Viu, Filipino Hallyu fans can connect more with their fave K-drama heroines with no interruptions. PLDT Home offers unlimited access to the best K-drama series and films for a better K-viewing experience Filipinos can all enjoy at home! Need a guide on which K-drama shows have the best plots featuring empowered female characters? Read on!

K-Drama Heroines on PLDT Home Viu

Love at First Sight with the NEW ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425EA (11th Gen Intel)

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

     My first blogging laptop is ASUS K555L, an entry laptop model that was launched six years ago. I have no regrets about choosing this brand because I've tried and tested its performance and durability for a long time already. Fast forward today, ASUS has launched new laptop models from its ZenBook series. When I first saw this laptop, I said to myself that it's time to upgrade to a more portable one. Don't get me wrong, I still love my ASUS laptop. It's still working fine and can do a lot of things up to this day. I never had problems when it comes to performance or hardware issues. But it's also nice to do an upgrade, especially if buying a new laptop will help me stay motivated and keep my productivity high as I work easy using this baby that's boasting timeless beauty and effortless portability.

     In a world full of uncertainty, there's one thing that's certain when it comes to technology and all things laptop. Say hello to the World's thinnest 14" laptop with QHD Display powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics- The all-new ZenBook 14 (UX425EA) – a 14-inch ultraportable laptop now packed with more power and speed, advancing productivity and creativity wherever, whenever. It's love at first sight! ZenBook 14 is so light, compact, and pretty on the outside but it's powerful and incredible on the inside. Read more about my favorite features of this beauty after the jump!

Love at First Sight with the NEW ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425EA (11th Gen Intel)

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