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…

RDC-7 backs resolution recommending retention of 2G cellphone services

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC-7) has endorsed a resolution calling for the continuation of 2G cellular phone services and asking telecommunication service providers in the region to assess further the impact of…

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…

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

Beatrice Pinlac 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…

Text blasting machines illicitly sold; ‘weaponized’ by pols

Miguel Camus 10/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said it would run after sources of illegal radio gear such as text blast machines that a growing number of politicians or political groups were secretly using in their…

PH internet speeds continue to improve as of April 2021, NTC says

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 05/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Internet speeds in the country have continued to improve as of April as shown in the Speedtest Global Index by Ookla, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).…

NTC urged to crack whip on telcos

Melvin Gascon 03/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) must compel telecommunications companies to speed up the construction of new cell towers to deal with the country’s growing needs for internet connectivity, which has been worsened by the…

Internet speed in PH improving, says DICT

Miguel Camus 02/22/2021

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said internet speeds in the Philippines had improved over last year, citing crowdsourced data from Ookla. For mobile internet speed, it said the Philippines ranked 86th globally in January…

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…

Entry of new telco players ‘best whip’ against giant firms — NTC

Maila Ager 12/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The entry of new telecommunication players is the “best whip” for industry giants Globe Telecom and PLDT Smart to improve their services, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) told the Senate on Monday. NTC Commissioner…

Telcos told to step up maintenance to prepare for holiday internet surge

Consuelo Marquez 12/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Internet service providers and telecommunications services were ordered to prepare for expected internet traffic surge with most holiday events to be held online to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. In a memorandum dated…

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