Quezon City, Philippines – Moms are super women.
Aside from being the driving force of the household, many moms also
play different roles in the work place and in the community. They are
the ultimate multi-taskers, often having to sacrifice ‘me’
time for the sake of the family.
Balancing multiple responsibilities is a challenge, even for the
toughest moms, but what’s probably most difficult is achieving
peace of mind especially when they have to be away from the young ones.
What’s a mom got to do?
The answer is technology. These days, smart gadgets and high-speed
internet can empower moms to be in control of the family’s safety
Just ask Asia’s Songbird and modern-day mom Regine Velasquez –
Alcasid. Mom to four-year-old Nathaniel James, more fondly known as
Nate, Regine exemplifies the modern-day Filipino mom who strikes the
balance between her hectic work schedule and her role as a family woman.
“Technology helps me become a better mom,” she revealed. “Specifically,
I get a lot of help from PLDT HOME.” Regine, who is also an ambassador
for the brand, added, “They have a suite of products and services
that are designed to give moms like me peace of mind through the power
of technology. So far, super helpful talaga siya for me especially when
I have to be away for work.”
Forefront of strongest connections at home
As the leader in digital innovations for the home, PLDT HOME designs
its products and services to help parents like Regine effectively multi-task
while ensuring the safety of their families. Two products which promote
peace of mind among working moms are the Fam Cam and Smart Watch
The Fam Cam is a home monitoring system which allows parents to check
on their children remotely, and even communicate with them. The Smart
Watch, a personal favorite of Nate, is a multi-functional gadget which
kids can use to take photos, play music, and even record voice messages.
According to Regine, they use the Smart Watch to easily talk to Nate
because he can directly answer calls using his watch when it is connected
to their Telpad or a smart phone. The Alcasids also use it as a WiFi
remote for the Telpad or smart phone cameras so it’s easier to
take selfies or groufies wherever they are.
Regine also shared how the watch helps teach Nate to become more
responsible and aware of his surroundings. Nate’s Smart Watch
can come to the rescue using the anti-lost feature. He simply has to
click on a button and the connected device will make a sound so it can
be located. The Smart Watch will also vibrate if Nate goes more than
10 meters away from the paired device so if the Telpad or smart phone
is with Mommy Regine or Daddy Ogie, it will remind him to go back to
“Nate really loves his Smart Watch,” Regine said. “As
a parent, this is a gadget na approve sa akin kasi I can really see
that it helps us bond better as a family.”
New members of the PLDT HOME family
Following his mother’s footsteps, Nate was recently launched
as the new ambassador for the Smart Watch.
“We’re very excited to have Nate on board,“ PLDT
VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “He represents
the kids of his generation—perennially curious, smart and dynamic.
Together with his mom, we look forward to reaching to more families
and educating them about the ways technology can help bring them closer.”
Regine added, “Siyempre, I’m super proud of my baby boy!
PLDT HOME is close to our hearts and as a family, we are proof that
technology can really help make our lives safer and easier.”
PLDT HOME subscribers who upgrade to a Telpad plan automatically
get a free 1Mbps HOME DSL speed boost, and for only an additional P199
per month, they can already top up with a Smart Watch. The watch is
also available to existing Telpad subscribers. Simply order online and
it will be delivered for free. For more information, visit