Enjoy Christmas Better with PLDT Home’s biggest Holideals

Get ready for a merrier and better Christmas season as PLDT Home brings back Holideals!

Starting November, PLDT Home subscribers can enjoy exclusive deals on Fiber plans, chance to win smart home devices, and raffle prizes of up to P5 Million in cash.

Enjoy the Fastest Internet and Win Smart Home Gadgets 

PLDT Home Fiber and Asenso Fiber subscribers are in for a treat as they get to experience the fastest broadband at home while also enjoying special perks and a chance to win exciting prizes. 

New subscribers enjoy free installation and modem activation fees and automatically earn raffle entries to win smart home devices such as eufy security cameras, TP link WiFi mesh, Samsung projectors, Marshall speakers, Xiaomi robot vacuums, smart air purifiers and smart watches.

Existing subscribers can earn Maya cashback, up to 1,150 Home Rewards Crystals, and up to 230 Raffle entries to the Grand Giveaway Promo where they can win P5 Million cash prize. Simply upgrade or avail of the Easy Speedboost promo to enjoy all these. They also get automatic raffle entry to the Holideals Raffle where smart home packages are up for grabs including eufy Smart Lock, eufy Video Doorbell, TP Link x 20 Mesh system, Samsung Freestyle Projector, Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop, and Smart Air Purifier. 

Watch your Fave Shows and Win Prizes 

PLDT Home subscribers also get to enjoy their favorite shows and movies on Lionsgate Play, HBO GO and Viu Premium, while also earning entries to the Holideals giveaway. 

For Lionsgate Play, subscribers just need to activate their complimentary Lionsgate Play voucher until December 31, 2022 to earn a raffle entry for a chance to win an exciting entertainment hub, which includes an LG 65” OLED TV, Xiaomi Stick, and 1-year free Lionsgate Play subscription.

Subscribers can also earn four (4) raffle entries to the PLDT Home Grand Giveaway by simply subscribing to HBO GO and Viu Premium using their PLDT Home account and registering to the PLDT Home Rewards program.

Win up to P5 Million Cash Prize at PLDT Home Reward’s Grand Giveaway

To top it off, PLDT Home will be giving away P100,000 worth of Maya credits to five (5) winners and P5 Million cash prize to one (1) lucky PLDT Home subscriber! 

There are two (2) ways to earn raffle entries to the Grand Giveaway:

  1. Register to PLDT Home Rewards via pldthome.com/grandgiveaway and collect Crystals and raffle entries each time you settle your bills on time, get an upgrade, purchase an add-on service, and more. 
  2. Redeem brand discounts from select merchants to earn raffle entries via PLDT Home Rewards.

What better way to celebrate Christmas this year with PLDT Home! Holideals offers are available until December 31, 2022! Visit this link to know more.  

ATMs at 7-Eleven reaches Davao City with 2,000th ATM installation

7-Eleven ATM is finally in Davao City! BDO and Land Bank transactions at zero transaction fees; P10 fee for other banks still the lowest in the market!

Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), the exclusive licensor of 7-Eleven in the Philippines, continues to deliver safe and convenient banking wherever you are in the country, 24/7, now with 2,000 7-Eleven stores with ATMs installed.

This marks the entry of ATMs in 7-Eleven in Davao City, made possible by the partnership with Pito AxM Platform, Inc. (PAPI), the local subsidiary of Japan’s Seven Bank, Ltd.

“We started the expansion of our ATM network in the Visayas last June, and we now have over 150 ATMs installed across stores in Cebu City. Now, we are proud to provide ATM coverage in the island of Mindanao, marking our latest milestone in our effort to provide ATM convenience to our communities nationwide,” said Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of PSC.

This goes to show that PSC and PAPI’s plan to deploy additional cash-recyclers in over 2,500 7-Eleven stores nationwide by the end of 2022 is right on track and customers can expect more partnerships with other local banks to be announced soon.

In February 2020, PAPI partnered with PSC to install, operate, and maintain ATMs at 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. As part of its commitment to sustainability, these ATMs are equipped to be cash-recyclers. Each also has a unique feature of adapting the ATM screen interface depending on the customer’s bank for familiarity and ensuring great customer experience.

“The demand for ATM access in the Philippines continues to grow as we have observed during the past few years. We hope to make bank transactions more accessible and practical for Filipinos from different areas, which is why we intended to start our installations in Mindanao before the end of 2022,” said Masanori Sakaguchi, President of PAPI.

“The ATMs offer a pioneering solution to our cash handling requirements.  There is no need to go to the bank to deposit sales for the day, allowing store operators to focus more on serving our customers.  Our deposits then fund the withdrawals of both bank and non-bank clients.  This innovation brings us closer in fulfilling our mission of providing modern convenience in the communities where we are present,” Lawrence De Leon, PSC’s Head of  Finance said.

(From L-R) Gil Abad - Mindanao Regional Unit Manager, Philippine Seven Corporation | Mary Elizabeth Marquez - Franchisee, 7-Eleven JMC Store, Davao City | Joseph Canlas - Terminal Deployment Unit Engineer, PAPI | Gielfiel Turla - Terminal Deployment Unit  Head, PAPI

Cardholders of BDO, the largest bank in the Philippines, and newest partner bank Land Bank, can still enjoy free withdrawals at 7-Eleven stores.  Meanwhile, the P10 fee for other banks remains the lowest charge in the market. 

(From L-R) Joseph Canlas - Terminal Deployment Unit Engineer, PAPI | Gil Abad - Mindanao Regional Unit Manager, Philippine Seven Corporation | Gielfiel Turla - Terminal Deployment Unit  Head, PAPI

Stay updated on where to find the ATMs by visiting https://www.7-eleven.com.ph/whatsnew/atms-in-7eleven-list-of-stores/.

Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service Schedule & Routes

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region XI has announced that as of August 22, the Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service (PHABS) is already catering to five routes with 19 bus units from four bus companies and partner agencies.

PHABS buses will serve commuters on weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with the same bus fare based on tariff rates.

Bus Routes

  • Lasang to Roxas / Roxas to Lasang [Golden Valley]
    • Lasang Overpass towards NCCC Panacan via Sasa Old Airport >> SM Lanang via JP Laurel >> Gmall >> Quirino Ave. cor. Tionko
  • Toril to Roxas / Roxas to Toril [Land Car Inc. (LCI]
    • Toril District Hall via McArthur Highway >> Quirino Ave. >> Roxas Ave.
  • Calinan to Roxas / Roxas to Calinan [Davao Metro Shuttle]
    • Calinan Grand Mall >> Mintal >> McArthur Highway >> Quirino Ave. >> Roxas Ave.
  • Catalunan Grande to Roxas / Roxas to Catalunan Grande [Davao Metro Shuttle]
    • Catalunan Grande towards McArthur Highway >> SM Ecoland >> Quezon Boulevard >> Roxas

Ookla: PLDT Home wins Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 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 has been the country’s fastest ISP for five consecutive years and is strongly committed to deliver undisputable speeds to every Filipino household.

“Speedtest Awards, presented by Ookla, are reserved for an elite delegation of network operators that have delivered exceptional internet performance and coverage within a market. It is our pleasure to present PLDT with the award for Fastest Broadband in the Philippines. This recognition is testament to their exceptional performance in Q1-Q2 2022 based on Ookla's rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest” said Doug Suttles, Ookla CEO.

Fastest Broadband in PH’s Key Cities: 
PLDT Home also clocked the top speeds in 15 major areas in the Philippines, besting all other major telco providers. These areas include: Quezon City, Pasig City, Davao City, Cagayan de Oro, Bulacan, Bacolod, Cainta, Baguio City, Pasay City, Iloilo City, Lucena, Malabon City, Valenzuela City, Marikina City and Batangas. 

For the top four (4) areas, PLDT achieved highest download and upload speeds, respectively, at 68.30 Mbps and 70.73 Mbps in Quezon City; 89.57 Mbps and 83.42 Mbps in Bulacan; In Mindanao, PLDT Home recorded 47.64 download and 47.58 upload speeds, respectively, at 79.35 Mbps and 79.10 Mbps in Davao City; and, 84.75 Mbps and 84.56 Mbps in Cagayan De Oro. 

Home in Fastest Mode with PLDT
PLDT Home, as the country’s leading digital services provider, seeks stay on top of the ever-changing digital shift by continuously delivering the most powerful and fastest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to its over 3.1 million fiber subscribers. 

In July, PLDT boosted its international network capacity through its US-Transpacific Jupiter cable system infrastructure which is expected to provide greater capacity in multiple Terabits per second. This benefits PLDT customers with growing demands for digital services and better digital experience.  

PLDT is also the only telco provider in the Philippines that can deliver up to 10,000 Mbps fiber-optic service. This puts the country alongside first-world nations that have access to such ultra-fast home interne speeds such as South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, and USA. 

All these innovations are powered by PLDT’s widest network with its fiber infrastructure expanded to over 803,000 kilometers, extending its reach to 15.5 million homes passed, and a total fiber capacity of 6.25 million ports. 

Experience home in its fastest mode with PLDT Home’s fastest internet. Visit www.pldthome.com/fastestinternet to learn more. 

Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1–Q2 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

PLDT is Davao City’s fastest internet provider in 2021 – Ookla®

PLDT Home remains undisputed as the fastest broadband network in Davao City, dominating telco rivals with top upload and download speeds of 70.06 Mbps and 71.50 Mbps respectively, according to the Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ Q3-Q4 2021. 

The Ookla® Q3-Q4 2021 data also showed PLDT garnering an overall nationwide speed score of 77.24, which is a huge jump from its 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.

PLDT Home’s speed leadership in Davao City enables it to thrive in economic activities that leverage work-from-home productivity. This includes remote work, virtual schooling, and remote entrepreneurship. As part of its commitment to its subscribers affected by the recent Typhoon Odette, the telco giant has already restored 99% of its fixed line services in Mindanao.

“PLDT is relentless in its mission to provide key Philippine cities like Davao with the fastest and most superior home internet services, to help accelerate their economic success. The increased demand for the fastest broadband in the country remains strong and we’re investing as well in our capabilities to install, upgrade and repair so that our customers in Davao enjoy better digital life with future-ready homes,” says Butch G. Jimenez, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business.

Fastest fixed network win

PLDT’s speed dominance in the country has been consistently recognized by the Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ having swept the fastest broadband award in all the quarters of 2021. To find out the network speed of ISPs, Ookla® compares 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. Each top carrier accounts for at least 3% of the sample size in the geographic area.

The telco giant’s aggressive network expansion and migration nationwide continue to power its speed upgrades and broadband service improvements. 

In the second half of 2021, PLDT Home launched its biggest speed upgrade for customers with thrice as much speeds versus the previous broadband plans. In November 2021, PLDT Home launched the country’s first-ever 10,000 Mbps fiber-optic service in the Philippines, putting the country alongside first-world nations that have access to such ultra-fast home internet speeds such as South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, and USA. 

PLDT Home continues to set the bar for the future of home internet connectivity in the Philippines as it provides

access to future-ready innovations including top-of-the-line Smart Home solutions such as Wifi Mesh devices,

Entertainment and Security services bundled with its flexible broadband plans.

All these innovations are powered by PLDT’s widest network in the country with its fiber infrastructure expanded to

743,700 kilometers, extending its reach to 13.9 million homes passed, and with over 5.77 million fiber-powered ports. 

To date, PLDT Home has connected over 3.6 Million subscribers, proving to be the most trusted telco of Filipino

families for fast internet speeds for work at home, online school, and family entertainment at home amid the

prolonged COVID-19 pandemic in the country. 

For more information on PLDT Home, visit www.pldthome.com.

Disclaimer: Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligencdata Q3–Q4 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service Schedule & Routes

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region XI has announced that as of August 22, the  Peak Hours Augmentation ...