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Kai Sotto’s passion and stories continue to inspire Filipinos

Kai Sotto’s passion and stories continue to inspire Filipinos
He shares his passion for basketball in his debut TV commercial for Smart Prepaid

Editor’s note: Kai Sotto also aims to encourage Filipinos to share their own passions through Double Giga Stories. Below is Smart’s press release.

Smart brand ambassador and international basketball wunderkind, Kai Sotto, shares his passion for the sport and lets you follow his story in his debut TV commercial for the country’s leading mobile services provider.  

Sotto’s ad for Double Giga Stories follows him harnessing his amazing basketball skills on the court as he delivers his message of inspiration and resilience to all Filipinos, encouraging them to keep sharing their passions and stories to move forward together. The video is punctuated with a powerful two-handed dunk from the 7-foot-2 center.

“In sharing my stories, I let others share in my passion,” says Sotto.  

In a previous online press conference, Kai explains, “Smart has been a partner in reaching my goals since my Ateneo and Batang Gilas days. Having the opportunity and support system that I’m blessed with inspire me to pay it forward and give back to the youth who want to start early with pursuing their passion. Of course, priority is to help young Filipinos.” 

His endeavors to inspire the youth include his current stint representing the Philippines in the Gilas Pilipinas national men’s basketball team, his international basketball career with the Adelaide 36ers of the Australian National Basketball League, and the establishment of his Kaiju Global Academy in Hamilton, Ohio, USA which will have a branch here in the Philippines soon. 

Watch this for inspiration care of Kai Sotto:

Share your passions, share your stories with Double Giga Stories  

Like Kai who uses Twitter to document his basketball milestones, tells his story of resilience and success, and acts on his purpose of inspiring his followers to pursue their own passions—you too can share your victories, big or small, with Double Giga Stories.   

Through Double Giga Stories, subscribers get two times bigger and better data with 2 gigabytes for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Kumu guaranteed every day – plus data for all sites! 

Smart Double Giga Stories is powered by the country’s fastest mobile data network, as reported by third-party mobile internet analytics firm Ookla® and Opensignal.        

To register, download the Smart GigaLife App or dial *123# and choose DOUBLE GIGA. Follow your passions with a purpose and share them today! 

Catch Kai and the rest of Gilas Pilipinas at FIBA Asia Cup live at

Want to catch Kai in action? High-stakes basketball matches and the chance to rally behind Kai and the Gilas Pilipinas Men’s National Team at the palm of your hands unfolds in this week’s leg of the 2021 FIBA Asia Qualifiers. Catch Gilas’ first game against South Korea on June 16 at 6 pm. 

Stream the games live and on-demand on your Smart-powered device through

For more details, follow Smart’s official Facebook page ( and @livesmart on Instagram and Twitter.