Should Zac Efron ever decide to text someone from the Philippines, he can do so using a local number.
This, as leaked photo showed that Globe Telecom, Inc. decided to make the Hollywood star of High School Musical fame its first iPhone 5 subscriber.
The Penshoppe endorser Efron arrived in the Philippines Wednesday for a Sept. 29 fan conference at the SM Mall of Asia.
Using her Twitter account, Joyce Ramirez, who handles Penshoppe's publicity, posted a photo of the phone Globe sent.
Ramirez added Efron will be using the number 0917-1434ZAC during his stay in the Philippines.
The report comes even before the Ayala-led firm launched the latest model of the Apple smartphone locally.
Apple ties up with local telco providers for the distribution of its iPhone units.
Last year, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was Globe's first iPhone 4S subscriber.
Globe corporate communications manager Yolanda Crisanto gave a hearty laugh when Yahoo! Southeast Asia called to confirm the news about Efron.
"I'm not supposed to talk about that yet," Crisanto said, although adding that she will ask permission from higher-ups.
The Philippines vowed Thursday to fight China "to the last man standing", as a Chinese warship patrolled around a remote reef occupied by a handful of Filipino marines in disputed waters.