Capitol demands rental from telcos, utility companies encroaching in province-owned properties

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/27/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government has demanded utility companies “illegally” occupying its premium properties along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City to pay rent starting from the date they began using the province-owned lots. In…

Business and gov’t execs, netizens lament New Year air traffic system glitch

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 01/01/2023

  MANILA, Philippines — A number of air travelers — including elected officials, businessmen and netizens have denounced the technical glitch that hounded the country’s air traffic system and grounded hundreds of domestic and international flights on New Year’s…

Heads to roll at PLDT, says ‘disappointed’ MVP

Daxim L. Lucas 12/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — “Certainly, we’ve taken a knock on our reputation. We pride ourselves on governance, on disclosures, and we’re gonna get a knock. We have a job in trying to recover our credibility.” Thus said Manuel…

The president who freed the skies

Milwida Guevarra - @inquirerdotnet 08/03/2022

My young students only faintly remember who President Fidel V. Ramos was. However, their puzzled looks turn into a smile when I describe him as the president who freed the skies. Years before he became president, traveling…

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…

Cebu City councilor wants city to open co-working space

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Nestor Archival is asking the Executive Department to open a co-working space for workers in the city. In a resolution passed by the City Council, Archival said that since Typhoon…

Maya Bank to roll out this 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Developers of electronic wallet (e-wallet) app PayMaya are targeting to launch its digital banking service Maya Bank next year. During a virtual press briefing of PLDT’s 3rd Quarter Performance on November 4, the…

International link problems cause slow, unstable internet, says PLDT

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — PLDT has issued a statement about the slow and intermittent internet speeds experienced by a lot of users, saying that it is due to combined effects of unrelated events on one of its international…

Smart completes Sun rebrand

PR 01/07/2021

A better mobile experience awaits Sun subscribers as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the country’s largest and only integrated telco PLDT, completes the rebrand of Sun Prepaid to Smart Prepaid. Customers are also retaining their…

When things work well—or don’t

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 12/15/2020

It’s a lot easier to write on things that go wrong “only in da Pilipins,” as they say—be it traffic, shoddy public services, sadistic government processes, inept or corrupt public “servants,” or what have you. But once…

Telcos trumpet wins ahead of critical Malacañang finish line

Miguel Camus 12/07/2020

Industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom announced details on their aggressive network upgrades for this year until 2021, while telco startup Dito Telecommunity began “friendly user tests” of its services. The flurry of updates came ahead…

Telcos double down on fiber rollout as demand, competition pick up

Miguel Camus 10/05/2020

Industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom are accelerating the rollout of fiber internet across the country, spurred by surging demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and the entry of competition. The companies are laying down new fiber…

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