Tired of text scams? Here’s what to do

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Many Filipino phone users have complained about receiving text scams that contain fake job offers, sham lucky winners, and other money-making schemes — sometimes even with the user’s name on them. Despite the prevalence…

NTC to telcos: Warn subscribers vs spam texts, fake job offers

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 05/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has directed telecommunications firms to warn their subscribers against the wave of spam text messages offering spurious job openings.  In a statement on Saturday, NTC urged DITO, Globe and Smart…

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…

No signal interruption for Fiesta Señor 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the first time in three years, there will be no signal interruption in Cebu City during the celebration of Fiesta Señor this year. The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), in a press…

Palace: Telcos to report on service improvement on Dec. 8

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Telecommunication companies will make a progress report to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s demand to improve their services by December. According to the presidential spokesperson Harry Roque,…

DOH disowns NTC text blast on guidelines for Christmas parties

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 11/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite restrictions in social gatherings, are Christmas parties allowed if the venue would be outdoors? The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), in a text blast, said: “May Christmas party? Buksan ang bintana at electric fan.…

‘If I had not been SolGen, I will make you eat your words,’ Calida tells Coco Martin

Daphne Galvez 06/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — “If I had not been the Solicitor General, I would have called his bluff and make him eat his words.” These were the words of Office of the Solicitor General chief Jose Calida during…

CDO vs ABS-CBN poses ‘life-death’ consequences

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The cease and desist order  (CDO) against media giant ABS-CBN has posed “life and death” consequences that span beyond the 11,000 employees of the network. The economic ripple, according to Cebuano lawmaker Raul…

Essential steps on how to apply for mobile number portability

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 06/20/2019

Cebu City, Philippines–Planning to retain your current phone number for the rest of your life? Or choose a best plan and telco service without going through the hassle of changing a mobile number? This can soon be done.…

Smart Communications fulfills NTC commitment

12/26/2018

SMART Communications Inc. has already fulfilled its commitment to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to cover at least 90 percent of cities and municipalities to address the growing demand for broadband infrastructure and internet access within three…

Binay asks NTC to stop telco billing charge

Inquirer.net 10/15/2017

Senator Nancy Binay is urging the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to suspend the collection of the P50 paper billing fee of some telecommunications companies (telcos). In a letter to NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, Binay sought an indefinite…

NTC-7 launches program for disaster preparedness

Futch Anthony Inso 09/27/2017

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in Central Visayas has created the Rapid Emergency Telecommunications Team (RETT) to provide integrated communication flow before, during and after disasters. During the symposium conducted by the Kapisanan nga mga Brodkaster ng…

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