The Philippines has made history by setting the Guinness World Record for the Longest Travel Livestream, which lasted for more than 26 hours and covered 75 kilometers from Bustos, Bulacan to Rizal Park in Manila.
The record-breaking feat was achieved by 33 content creators who participated in the Petmaloop Challenge, a nationwide campaign launched by TNT, the value brand of Smart Communications, to showcase the beauty and culture of their hometowns using TikTok.
The challenge required the content creators to use only one TNT-powered smartphone, which they had to pass from one user to another in a relay fashion. They also had to livestream their journey without any interruption, while highlighting the significance of the sites and locations they visited.
The Petmaloop Challenge started in Davao City on Nov. 4 and traversed 19 provinces across Mindanao, the Visayas, and Luzon. It culminated in Manila where the content creators received the official Guinness World Record certificate from Fumika Fujibuchi, the Official Adjudicator at Guinness World Records.
“This world-class endeavor is embedded in TNT’s long-time mission of bringing pride to Filipinos everywhere. As the value brand of our wireless unit, TNT plays a crucial role in helping us achieve the broader digital inclusion goals of the PLDT Group, where we aim to democratize access to mobile technology and innovations, enabling many to enjoy its benefits,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, President and CEO of Smart and its parent company, PLDT Inc.
“We share this Guinness World Record with our kababayans, but most especially to our 32 million TNT subscribers who comprise the Philippines’ Biggest Mobile Brand. This is a milestone achievement by Filipinos for Filipinos,” said Alex O. Caeg, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business – Individual at Smart.
“When you are enabled by the country’s best mobile network, there is just no limit to what you can achieve. We invite everyone to take on the Petmaloop Challenge and spread their ‘saya’ online by creating their own content powered by TNT,” said Lloyd Manaloto, First Vice President and Head of Prepaid and Content at Smart.
TNT is powered by Smart, the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network as recognized by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.
Smart is the first and only Philippine wireless services provider to earn the citation for three consecutive reporting periods by Ookla in Q1-Q2 2022, Q3-Q4 2022, and Q1-Q2 2023.