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.…

NTC seeks easier process for telcos to get permits to build fiber-optic networks

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) wants to make it easier for telecommunication companies to get permits to build fiber-optic networks. So it sent letters dated Oct. 15 to seek assistance in streamlining the process…

NOW Telecom gets provisional extension to operate as ‘4th telco’

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has extended the provisional authority of NOW Telecom Company, Inc., the telecom affiliate of NOW Corporation, to install, operate, and maintain a nationwide mobile telecommunications system. Under the NTC…

NTC recalls frequencies assigned to now franchise-less ABS-CBN

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has ordered the recall of television and radio frequencies given to network giant ABS-CBN, as its franchise issue remains unresolved. NTC said in a seven-page order signed by Commissioner…

The day the ABS-CBN newsroom dreaded

DJ Yap - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — May 5 started like any other Tuesday in ABS-CBN’s cluttered newsroom, but Ging Reyes seemed to feel electricity in the air and something ominous in the pit of her stomach. But the network’s news…

BREAKING: NTC: We regret failing to notify Congress on stop order vs ABS-CBN

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Thursday admitted they should have alerted Congress of their “inability based on legal grounds” to issue a provisional authority (PA) to ABS-CBN Corp. In a letter…

US ‘concerned’ over ABS-CBN’s fate; PH press remains free, says Palace

AFP, Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/09/2020

WASHINGTON—The United States on Thursday voiced concern over the Philippine government-ordered shutdown of the country’s top broadcaster ABS-CBN, which has been targeted by President Rodrigo Duterte. “We are concerned by the situation regarding ABS-CBN,” Department of State…

BREAKING: NTC orders ABS-CBN to stop broadcast operations

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Tuesday issued a Cease and Desist Order against ABS-CBN after its legislative franchise expired on May 4. In an Order dated May 5, the NTC directed ABS-CBN to…

Globe Telecom announces temporary suspension of mobile services this Sinulog

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Globe Telecom today announced that it will be suspending all mobile phone services starting tomorrow, Saturday, January 18,  until further notice, in compliance with the recent orders of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)…

Smart confirms temporary signal shut-off this Sinulog

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – One of the country’s telecommunication companies has confirmed that they will be temporarily suspending their mobile phone services in Metro Cebu in line with this weekend’s Sinulog Festival 2020 celebration. “In the interest…

PRO-7 proposes cellphone signal shutdown during Sinulog celebration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/06/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Signals from mobile networks in Cebu may be shut off as part of the security measures for this year’s Fiesta Señor celebration. The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) announced that they submitted a…

‘Stop spreading NTC shutoff sked’

Morexette Erram 01/15/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Organizers of the Sinulog 2019 Festival are urging the public to stop circulating a copy of the letter of the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) indicating the day and time of the signal shutoff.…

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