Philippines — Players and fans of the widely popular mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang can now unleash their skills and take it to the next level as Smart kicks off a series of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Street League tournaments on its all-in-one esports platform, GIGA Arena at

The tournament will run from May to December, and the series of tournaments are open to all players at all skill levels, giving participants a chance to win from a Php 50,000 prize pool.

Interested players need to create an account on the dedicated website for the tourney, and avail of any GIGA GAMES promo to earn tickets that will be used to register for the tournaments. The first wave of registration was open last May 27 for the first open qualifiers that happened on May 28. For succeeding tournaments, interested players must visit the dedicated website for the tournament (

Smart GIGA Arena’s series of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournaments is in line with its long-standing support for Philippine esports to cultivate the passion, skill, and talent of Filipino gamers.

Aside from organizing the country’s biggest esports events and backing Filipino esports athletes, Smart also supports gamers with relevant data offers and services, such as the enhanced GIGA Games, a data-packed offer that enables Filipinos to play their favourite games, such as Mobile Legends.

Smart subscribers enjoy levelled-up gaming experiences powered by the fastest 5G mobile network according to Ookla, the mobile and broadband network intelligence.

Cebu, Philippines — Holy Week has already started for Catholics in the Philippines which means that members are now prepping for the tradition of ‘Visita Iglesia’, which is the visitation of seven different churches that falls on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. This year, telco Smart’s digital tourism program ‘Panaw sa Pagtuo’ (Journey of Faith) is making the tradition more fruitful for those that are keen to visit churches in Cebu by employing QR code ‘markers’ that would share tourism and historical facts specifically on seven heritage churches in the city of Cebu.

The first four churches are St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Carcar, Sibonga’s Nuestra Señora del Pilar Parish, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Church in Santander, and the St. Michael the Archangel Church in Argao.

The next three churches included in Smart’s digital tourism program are considered national historical sites by the National Historical Institute (NHI). These are San Guillermo de Aquitana Parish Church in Dalaguete, considered a National Historical Landmark by the NHI; Nuestra Senora del Patrocinio de Maria Parish Church in Boljoon, considered a national historical treasure due to its resilient heritage by the NHI and the National Museum; and St. Michael the Archangel Church in Samboan, one of Cebu’s oldest church which was built in 1842 and nationally protected heritage structure by the NHI.

Smart’s Panaw sa Pagtuo mobile app is also available for free for pilgrims opting for virtual Visita Iglesia.