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‘Lousy’ service prompts decision on third telco

The “lousy” services of two telecommunications giants have prompted the government to allow a third telecommunications carrier in the country, President Duterte said recently.

Spread Christmas cheer with loved ones abroad with PLDT Budget Card

Every year, about 150,000 overseas Filipino workers come home to the Philippines to celebrate the Christmas season with their families and friends. But for the millions who cannot go home, receiving a call from a loved one is the next best thing that truly gets them into the spirit of the season.

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Smart expands Wifi deployment across PH

As part of efforts to improve internet connectivity in the country, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. has ramped up the installation of Smart Wifi in more high-traffic areas nationwide, including schools, hospitals, government offices and entertainment hubs.

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Salalima blasts PCC

Department of Information and Communications (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima took a swipe at Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chairman Arsenio Balisacan for what he deemed as unnecessary pronouncement of the former NEDA chief with regards to the current issue on the utilization of the 700 megahertz spectrum.

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INTERNET users have long complained of the very slow Internet speed in the country, the slowest in Southeast Asia and one of the slowest in all of Asia. The Philippines has an average Internet speed of only 2.8 megabits per second (mb/s), compared to South Korea’s 26.7, Sweden’s 19.1, Japan’s 17.4, and Hong Kong’s 16.8 in the Akamai Technologies’ State of the Internet report for 2015. In our part of the world, Singapore has 12.5 mb/s; Taiwan, 10.1; and Indonesia, 7.8.

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Oyo and Kristine Sotto on parenting in the digital age

THE Sottos paint the picture of a happy and connected family with loving parents raising three growing kids. With celebrity power couple Oyo Boy Sotto and Kristine Hermosa driving the foundation of young Kiel (age 7), Ondrea (4), and Kaleb (1), it is important for them to find ways to maintain strong connections with their kids.

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