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Powering Cebu's Biggest Wildlife Attraction

Cebu Safari recently tied up with PLDT SME Nation for the establishment of connectivity infrastructure and solutions within the facility.


PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country's leading ICT and digital services provider—through its small and medium business group, PLDT SME Nation—embarks on a partnership with the newly opened Cebu Safari and Adventure Park.

The wildlife sanctuary—which aims to become one of the Philippines’ top destinations for tourism—boasts of over a hundred animal species within a vast 170-hectare area of land. In order to give visitors an enhanced theme park experience, Cebu Safari tied up with PLDT SME Nation for the establishment of connectivity infrastructure and solutions within the facility—most significant of which are the iGate and Smart WiFi service.


“I’ve always wanted to do something great for the Philippines, and my vision for Cebu Safari is for it to be listed among the world’s top zoo attractions along with those in San Diego and London,” said Cebu Safari and Adventure Park President & CEO Michel J. Lhuillier.


To be able to do this, we want to also elevateing the zoo and wild life park experience for our customers by leveraging on the latest digital technologies,” he added.

Cebu maintains its position as the fastest growing region in the country. As such, PLDT SME Nation has increased its efforts in providing for the region’s local business across different industries.



AVP & Head of Corporate Relationship Management for PLDT SME Nation Jimmy Chua, FVP & Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin, Cebu Safari and Adventure Park President & CEO Michel J. Lhuillier, Cebu Safari and Adventure Park Vice President & COO Eduard J. Loop, PLDT SME Nation Relationship Manager Dallie dela Pena and EnterpriseTechnical Services Engagement Manager Henry Jabonero

Most recently, the PLDT Group launching its second VITRO Data Center location in Cebu earlier this month—to further support the region’s growing adoption and need for technology and innovation.


“The network amenities that the Cebu Safari group acquired are unlike other in the industry. Mr. Lhuillier insisted that we provide them with top-of-the-line connectivity facilities so we needed to rethink our methods and what we came up with is a unique connectivity suite suited to the needs and vision of their group,” said AVP & Head of Corporate Relationship Management for PLDT SME Nation Jimmy Chua of the wildlife park.

Being a Smart Wifi hub, Cebu Safari guarantees seamless and speedy high-speed Internet connection for staff and guests alike—truly allowing for a unique park visit.


“Cebu Safari is the first facility of its kind in the county, and it is only fitting that it includes groundbreaking features,” said FVP and Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin.


“We look forward to seeing how else Mr. Lhuillier’s team will deliver one-of-a-kind experiences for their customers through technology and how this will affect positive growth for the local tourism industry. We commit to fully supporting their vision and helping see it come to fruition,” added Locsin.