NTC bares protocol on proposed Sinulog signal shutdown

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie B. Talisic 11/15/2017

ALL requests to shut down mobile phone signals from telecommunication companies shall be done by the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). This was the new protocol crafted by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in light…

NO CELL PHONE SIGNAL

Doris Mae C. Mondragon, Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/13/2017

Osmeña may ask NTC to turn off CP signal during Sinulog festivities next year as part of security measures Be ready to shift back to basics again. Cellular phone signals may shut down again for the second…

NTC warns public anew: Beware of text scammers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/25/2017

While more people have become aware of text message scams, more people have also taken advantage of convenient mobile services to swindle others. The National Telecommunications Commission in Central Visayas (NTC-7) warned the public anew of this…

NTC to Congress: Give us more ‘teeth’ to impose telco rules

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/24/2017

The country’s telecommunications watchdog is encouraging Congress to give them more “teeth” in imposing circulars on existing telco players, compelling them to improve services and address the country’s slow internet connection. “We’ve issued a memorandum setting a…

Mixed reactions from Cebuanos on ‘zero signal’

Dominic D. Yasay, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/13/2017

MIXED reactions from the Cebuano community met the announcement of the Philippine National Police (PNP) that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) had approved their request to shut down all cell sites surrounding the Basilica Minore del Santo…

A safe Sinulog

Editorial 01/13/2017

In the run-up to tomorrow’s Sinulog Grand Parade and Dance presentation, some personal sacrifices have to be made to ensure public safety, and these are quite small when ranged against the scope and scale of the event…

‘Zero signal’: The NTC agrees to shut down signal during Sinulog Grand Parade

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 01/12/2017

Those who will attend the Sinulog Festival activities this weekend or live anywhere near the fluvial procession and grand parade’s routes in Cebu City must plan ahead since mobile communication will be impossible in these areas during…

Globe to shut down mobile services during Sinulog

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/12/2017

Globe Telecom on Thursday announced that it comply with the directive of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to temporarily shut down its mobile services in some areas in Cebu City during the celebration of the Sinulog Festival…

‘911’ will be the official emergency hotline in the Philippines by August

07/24/2016

The National Telecommunications Commission issued a series of orders paving the way for the use of “911” as the national emergency hotline number, as directed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. Specifically, the NTC said it issued a memorandum…

Cebu City Council clamors for faster Internet speed

Nestle L. Semilla 09/24/2015

WHAT can be done about slow Internet access in the country? The  Cebu City Council yesterday asked  the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to craft   plans to improve Internet services to subscribers. In a privilege speech, Councilor Nestor…

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