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THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it wants to partner with telecommunications firms for its common tower initiative through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will also include the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is looking at the possible acquisition of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines’ (HHIC-Philippines) assets to turn it into a multipurpose facility.
THE Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is seeking the regulation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that sell products via Facebook, as part of efforts to protect intellectual property rights.
THIRD telecommunications player Mislatel consortium is still hopeful it will begin commercial operations by late-2020 despite not receiving its frequencies and certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) as scheduled from the government.
CEBU PACIFIC is considering opening new routes to Australia as the budget carrier saw rising demand for its Manila flights to Sydney and Melbourne last year.
KASPERSKY LAB is bringing its on-demand cybersecurity solutions for computers and smart phones to the Philippines, with a partnership with Zed Philippines and Smart Communications, Inc.
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the application of Philippine Infradev Holdings, Inc. (formerly IRC Properties, Inc.) to incorporate the Makati City Subway, Inc., which will take charge of its underground railway project in Makati City.
LISTED TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm Now Corp. said its stockholders approved its equity restructuring plan, which is aimed to erase its accumulated deficit.
THE PHILIPPINE National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) and several government agencies will intensify the crackdown on colorum vehicles and other causes of traffic congestion in the capital.
THE GOVERNMENT said 21 companies expressed interest in its auction for the contract to build the Malolos-Clark segment of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project, also called the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 2.
THE government said a Dutch shipbuilding company is taking an interest in investing in the Philippines, and among the options it is looking into is working with the Philippine Navy and taking over the facility of Hanjin Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines, Inc. (HHIC-Philippines) in Subic, Zambales.
THE National Food Authority (NFA) defended its total debt of P140.5 billion by end-2018 as the “cost of government’s commitment and policy to make rice available, affordable and accessible to the poor and marginalized sectors, and to stabilize palay and rice supply and prices at the farm and consumer levels.”
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday said it ordered the shutdown of three fast food restaurants in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro for violation of its standards on waste discharge.
CEBU PACIFIC announced on Wednesday it will start flights between Manila and Marinduque next month through its subsidiary Cebgo.
A NEW MOBILE application developed by a local start-up company aims to join the growing industry of mobile-integrated logistics shipping.
A RECENT report said the availability of fourth generation (4G) network in the Philippines is getting better, but while video experience, broadband speed and latency experience has also shown improvement, these still lag behind the rest of the world.
THE construction of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) extension to Cavite is scheduled to begin next month, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) said it expects to make significant progress in securing official development assistance (ODA) from China for the Mindanao Railway Project this month.
ABOITIZ INFRACAPITAL, Inc. has been awarded original proponent status (OPS) by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for its proposal to develop the Laguindingan airport, a top official from the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.
PLDT, Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. kept the top spot as the fastest fixed and mobile network in the country, according to Ookla’s speed testing study during the second half of 2018.
THE MARITIME industry regulator said it wants to attract private organizations to continue engaging in shipbuilding and repair by developing a scheme of tax incentives.
FOLLOWING his nomination by Malacañang late last year to take the reins at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II seems uninterested in the post as his appointment lapsed due to his failure to submit required documents.
PAYMAYA Philippines, Inc. is partnering with the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI), to allow quick response (QR) payments during the annual Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City.
NLEX Corp. began on Thursday the construction of the connector road linking the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) as it opened the NLEx Harbor Link Segment 10 to the public.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it will solicit bids to construct five more sections of the Metro Manila Subway this year after it broke ground on the first segment Wednesday.
THE PROVINCIAL government of Cavite said it is “almost ready” to submit to the national government its revised proposal to develop an airport in the former US naval facility at Sangley Point.
A GLOBAL NONPROFIT organization dedicated to studying the internet said the Mislatel Consortium, which is preparing to become the Philippines’ third telecommunications provider, will have to prove itself in terms of service reliability before it can grab market share from the current leaders.