Smart provided internet connectivity and deployed the Smart Infocast SMS broadcast system
Close to 10,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) from Marawi have received their Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) IDs through the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in partnership with PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications. During the ID distribution, which were held in various cities and municipalities in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, Smart provided internet connectivity to facilitate the registration process. It also deployed the Smart Infocast SMS broadcast system for faster information dissemination between the local government and the IDPs. With their new IDs, residents who previously lost their civil documents during the conflict in Marawi, may now easily avail of state services and other opportunities.