In a remarkable feat, the Philippines has officially secured a Guinness World Record for the longest livestream travel, spanning over 26 hours and covering a distance of 75 kilometers from Bustos, Bulacan, to Rizal Park in Manila.
This achievement is also attributed to the Petmaloop Challenge, a unique initiative led by TNT, the value brand of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). Meanwhile, the challenge invited content creators to showcase the joyous highlights of their hometowns using TikTok, with the added twist of using only one TNT-powered smartphone passed in a relay among 33 participants.
Guinness World Record Acknowledgment
Fumika Fujibuchi, the Official Adjudicator at Guinness World Records, officially declared, “With 26 hours, 15 minutes, and 29 seconds, TNT has a new Guinness World Record Title! Congratulations!” The livestream journey from Bulacan to Manila exceeded the minimum required hours and met various stringent criteria set by Guinness World Records.
Alfredo S. Panlilio, President and CEO of Smart and PLDT Inc., expressed, “This world-class endeavor is embedded in TNT’s long-time mission of bringing pride to Filipinos everywhere.” Alex O. Caeg, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart, shared the milestone with the 32 million TNT subscribers, dubbing it “a milestone achievement by Filipinos for Filipinos.”
In addition, Petmaloop Challenge traversed 19 provinces, unveiling scenic destinations and culinary delights, showcasing Filipino creativity and bringing ‘saya’ online. Lloyd Manaloto, First Vice President at Smart, encouraged everyone to take on the Petmaloop Challenge and create their content powered by TNT.
This achievement also underscores TNT’s capability to support seamless streaming and content creation nationwide. TNT is powered by Smart, which is recognized as the Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network by Ookla for three consecutive reporting periods.
This Guinness World Record is not just a testament to Filipino creativity but also highlights the technological excellence of TNT, making it a proud moment for the Philippines.