Is Captain Ri coming to the Philippines? Here are a few things we know about it!

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I’m pretty sure you have watched the TVC several times already since it was launched at the Smart Communication’s Facebook page.

But there are lots of questions behind your mind…

Ok, let’s start the ball rolling.

Smart held a digital press conference just a few minutes ago and here are some of the details about Captain Ri’s partnership with Smart.

Hyun Bin Smart

Q. When is Hyun Bin coming to the Philippines?

A. It is not yet definite, but he is definitely coming. Smart is working out with the schedule. We will announce it when the right time comes, says Ramon Isberto, PLDT-Smart first vice president and public affairs head.

Q. How long is the partnership of Hyun Bin with Smart?

A. Hyun Bin’s contract with Smart is one (1) year

Q. Will there be Hyun Bin merchandise or products?

A. Yes, there will be.

Q. When did Smart and Hyun Bin signed the contract?

A. Las April 2020.

Q. Is Hyun Bin going to the Philippines?

A. Yes. He will fly once but the partnership states that he will do three (3) events with Smart.

Q. Is there a second TVC?

A. Yes. It is coming up, soon!

Q. How long did the TVC shoot happen?

A. It was a collaboration between the Philippines and Korea and it took one whole day to finish the TVC shoot.

Q. How was it like talking to the Captain?

A. He was very kind and accommodating. He was fast to learn Tagalog.


There will exclusive Hyun Bin merchandise from Smart and some Giga Promotions!


Captain Ri was using Galaxy S20 in the commercial. It was confirmed by Smart. 😉

Hyun Bin Phone During the Commercial

The first digital press conference held by Smart since the pandemic was participated by Smart executives like Ramon Isberto, PLDT-Smart first vice president and public affairs head, Aflredo S. Panlilio, Smart President & CEO and PLDT chief executive officer, Jane Basas, Smart SVP and head for consumer wireless business, Lloyd Dennis Manaloto, Smart vice president for Corporate Marketing and Strategy.

The press conference was held in a private Facebook group organized by Smart.

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