Smart inks partnership with LGU Lapu-Lapu for "Smart Barangay Connect"


PLDT’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. has partnered with the Local Government of Lapu-Lapu City to provide fast and reliable #SmartWiFi connectivity to the city’s 19 barangays via Smart Barangay Connect, helping LGUs deliver faster government services, kickstart tourism businesses, and aid learners in their online classes amid the pandemic. 

“PLDT and Smart are here to continue supporting the programs of the City of Lapu-Lapu. The pandemic has underscored the importance of internet connection in our day-to-day lives. PLDT is the only telco that prioritizes FIBR connection to the Homes, while Smart is also ramping up the deployment of LTE in the city, to provide high-quality connectivity for more Filipinos. On behalf of our chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, and our President and CEO Al Panlilio, I am here to convey with all of you our full support to the City of Lapu-Lapu. This is just the start of a wonderful partnership,” says Jimmy Chua, VP and Head of Customer Relationship Management, PLDT Enterprise. 

“Going digital will make our lives easy, it will make transactions faster, it will shorten the processes and ensure the fast delivery of service. Before this was only a dream, but now, it has been realized. Again, we thank our partners PLDT and Smart for working with us to make this dream possible,” says Hon. Junard Chan, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor. 

The event was represented and signed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Hon. Junard “Ahong” Chan; Jimmy Chua, VP and Head of Customer Relationship Management, PLDT Enterprise; Nancy Nacua, Manager of Smart Community Solutions and Business Development.