Study: Pinoys paying for expensive but ‘mediocre’ internet

Tyrone Jasper C. Piad - @inquirerdotnet 09/15/2022

The Philippines is among countries with “least affordable” internet services, yet consumers are receiving only “mediocre” quality of connectivity, according to a study by cybersecurity firm Surfshark. In its latest Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) report,…

An internet for the common good

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/15/2022

One of mankind’s greatest inventions is motorized transportation. But it eventually became mankind’s worse invention when the world allowed its unstrained misuse. Mankind is again reaping the rewards of an even greater new invention—the internet. And yet…

Our pain or gain

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

“Hate speech in social media has been shredding the moral fiber of the nation. It motivates violence and destabilizes social glue and forbearance.” I saw these lines in an article I recently saw in Rappler, written, I…

Good news and bad

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2022

It is August. There are occasional rains but no major storms so far. We had a bad earthquake and many in the northern part of the country are still reeling from it. At the same time, considering…

Let’s do in-person learning right

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 07/07/2022

During the President’s first press briefing, there was a renewed pronouncement of committing to resuming 100 percent in-person classes by November. So far, the Philippines is one of the longest to remain in remote learning mode and…

New undersea fiber optic cable to boost PLDT capacity

Tyrone Jasper Piad 06/27/2022

Manuel Pangilinan-led PLDT Inc. is set to activate next month its 14,000-kilometer submarine fiber optic cable system, which is seen to support its data center capacity. The US-Transpacific Jupiter cable system will increase the fully integrated telecommunication…

It’s time to rethink your internet subscription – here’s why

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 05/25/2022

As pandemic restrictions are easing, we’re all encountering new changes in our lives such as return to office, face-to face-classes, and reopening of establishments.  While we’ve been highly reliant on the internet the past years and invested…

Woman nabbed for ‘stealing’ 22K worth of telecom wires

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 03/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 200 subscribers lost their internet connection after a woman allegedly cut off five meters of telecommunication cable wires worth P22,000 on Tuesday dawn in Barangay Camputhaw, Cebu City. Police said Dina…

The new gatekeepers of information

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 12/12/2021

Every morning, as I begin my day with a cup of coffee, I take a quick glance at the three freshly-delivered newspapers on the dining table. Scanning the headlines, I always wonder how editors decide which news…

Rabiya Mateo shimmers in metallic pink bikini

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 12/03/2021

CEBU, Philippines— Beauty queen and actress Rabiya Mateo once again is setting the internet on fire with her bikini photos. On Instagram, the beauty queen dropped some gorgeous photos wearing a metallic pink bikini as she posed…

Ivermectin’s counterfactual appeal

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 04/11/2021

Defying authoritative scientific voices attesting to its uselessness as a cure or prophylactic against COVID-19, a good number of Filipinos are turning to the antiparasitic drug ivermectin as an answer to the coronavirus. A cursory look at…

Internet connection problem cuts off Palace briefing on telco services

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 01/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Even the seat of power is not spared from the enduring problem of glitchy internet connection in the country. On Thursday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque ‘s press briefing in Malacañang – which, ironically, was dedicated…

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