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…

CCPO to NTC-7: Help us speed up installing security cameras in Sinulog, procession routes

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has turned to the National Telecommunications Commission in Central Visayas (NTC-7) for help in hastening the installation of more security cameras along the routes of the solemn…

New telco can hasten OK of Work-from-Home bill

Inquirer 10/24/2018

Senator Joel Villanueva on Wednesday said the entry of a third telecommunications service provider could aide in the implementation of the proposed Telecommuting or Work-From-Home Act. “The entry of a third telco player will create competition and…

Public urged: Air complaints against poor service of telcos

Inquirer.net 09/03/2017

The public are encouraged to air their complaints against the poor service of telecommunications companies (telcos) in the country. Senator Grace Poe made this call on Sunday on her social media accounts. “We deserve good telco service,…

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)…

‘The ice is melting’

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/24/2016

That’s how Xu Liping, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences quoted by the Chinese daily, Global Times, described in a nutshell President Rodrigo Duterte’s 4-day state visit to China. He could have been pointing…

Globe’s Ernest Cu: one of world’s most powerful telco execs

PR 10/12/2016

ERNEST Cu, Globe Telecom president and CEO, retained his spot as one of the most powerful telecommunication executives in the world following his inclusion on the elite list of Global Telecoms Business Power 100 for 2016. Again,…

Labor union calls on firm to reinstate workers

Lesley Cara Delos Santos 09/19/2016

THE labor union of a telecom firm reiterated their demand for the reinstatement of seven of their members on the third day of its protest against management. In a press statement, the 60-strong labor union comprised of…

Telcos’ ‘power women’ share success secrets

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/12/2016

How women can survive, grow in male-dominated industries Walk past the road blocks and don’t let it stop you.” Gina Nomellini, chief finance officer of GTT, gave this advice to women who would want to grow in…

Traditional telcos must face head on the digital challenge

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/07/2016

Amid the rise of challengers within and outside the telecommunications industry, service providers were told to lower costs or find other revenue sources. Rob van den Dam, global telecom industry leader for IBM, said majority of telco…

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