Starmobile | Starmobile Powers Bilang Pilipino 2016
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Starmobile Powers Bilang Pilipino 2016

Starmobile PLAY Spark for Bilang Pilipino 2016

Innovative Filipino tech brand joins initiative as official device partner

[29 Jan 2016, Manila, Philippines] Philippine smart devices manufacturer Starmobile has partnered with Bilang Pilipino 2016, TV5’s data-driven, multi-platform election coverage conducted in partnership with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Smart Communications Inc., and Voyager Innovations.

As the official device partner, Starmobile provided PLAY Spark Android smartphones to power TV5’s real-time data-gathering and other election-related activities nationwide.

Android is the official smartphone operating system of Internet giant Google.

Starmobile also provided TV5’s news team with Digital TV-enabled (DTV) smartphones KNIGHT Vision, UP Vision, and UP Max to bolster its integrated news coverage across broadcast, digital, mobile, and social platforms.

The above-mentioned DTV devices feature built-in Digital TV tuners with recording capabilities that will allow TV5’s news personnel to monitor and respond to what’s happening on the ground.

(see related story: Starmobile Launches PH’s first line of Digital TV Phones)

Starmobile KNIGHT Vision

“Our role in Bilang Pilipino 2016 goes beyond just providing handsets,” said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. “We want to show Filipinos how our innovations can be used to make positive contributions to Philippine society,” he added.

“The partnership between Bilang Pilipino and Starmobile underscores our goal in providing our voters a platform that offers maximized information access and voter engagement. This is important as we continue to be the media partner of choice of the multi-screen voter”, said Bilang Pilipino Project Lead Roby Alampay.

“Since 2011 Starmobile has enabled Filipinos to reach for their own stars,” said Chen. “This time around, we are more than willing to help the country reach for a brighter future,” he ended.


Bilang Pilipino is a partnership with PLDT, Smart, Cignal, the Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Radyo Singko, News5 Everywhere, and Bloomberg Philippines. It is mounted in cooperation with Comelec, NAMFREL, PPCRV, CBCP, and KBP; academic institutions such as the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Ateneo de Manila University, the University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University and the University of Sto. Tomas; the Social Weather Stations (SWS), Makati Business Club, Philippine Business for Social Progress and Philippine Chamber of Business Commerce and Industry; and technology partners PLDT Alpha, Voyager and Talas Data Intelligence.


Starmobile is a Filipino smart devices brand established by Star Telecom Alliance Resources (STAR, Inc.), a group of telecommunications industry experts based locally and internationally. With extensive product development, sales, marketing, and customer service experience, the company caters to the needs of Filipinos by providing quality life tools and solutions.

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