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…

Exploiting people’s weakness through broadcast

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/08/2016

There is no justification for exploiting people’s weakness and hopelessness. Last Monday, my fellow station manager, Raul Credo, of IFm handed to me a hard copy of a letter from Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)…

‘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…

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