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No truth to Iligan City lockdown…for now

A lot of people got stir crazy yesterday because of an announcement na kesyo Iligan City is on lockdown. Apparently that announcement was prematurely released and it was retracted right away. Now, in an effort to help clear things, let me share with you all the announcement from the City...

(UPDATED) Infographics: What you MUST know about Martial Law in Mindanao

Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao last May 23, 2017, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) prepared a couple of quick infographics. These are quick facts about what you as a Filipino should know about Martial Law in Mindanao. The declaration has sent a lot of...

Akamai: Philippines has marked improvements on Internet connectivity

Akamai, a leading content delivery network services provider for media, software delivery and cloud security solution, revealed on their 3rd quarter survey that the Philippines has registered significant improvements in terms of connectivity. This prompted National Telecommunications Commission Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios to say that the Philippines’ fixed-line broadband speed...

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GOOD NEWS: NTC breaches 2016 collection target by P 34.5 M

With barely 3 weeks left in 2016 to collect Administrative Fees, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), an agency under the Department of Information and Communications Technology responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the country, has already breached its P 4.835 Billion target for the year....

Improved Philippines ICT performance garner attention from foreign indexes

Absolutely great news, Philippines! Even various foreign indexes have now noted an improvement in the state of information and communications technology (ICT) in the country. Such improvement in the ICT sector is being attributed to the innovations made by telecom service providers (telcos) as well as the Philippine government. In...

Globe, Davao government set up 0917 Duterte

Globe Telecom and the Davao City government are collaborating to help improve the peace and order situation in the city by putting in a place a hotline, 0917-Duterte (0917-3883783), to receive calls and texts relating to security concerns in the city. Specifically, 0917-Duterte will serve as a special and dedicated...

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Covering Senator Migs Zubiri’s oathtaking ceremony

What was supposed to be a self-imposed, much-needed vacation last June 4, 2016 in Bukidnon turned into a mini “working holiday” when my good friend Bobby of Rappler told me that he and other Cagayan de Oro media friends were in Malaybalay City to cover the oathtaking of returning Senator...

Why Chiz Escudero is my Vice President

Chiz Escudero. I first saw him in Congress. He was the fast rising young representative of Sorsogon then. All eyes were on him. Him and his impossibly forever kunot polo barong. Kunot because he’s here, there, everywhere. I remember whenever I observe at the plenary hall, he often stands up,...

Chiz Escudero chides Cayetano: “Who spent half a billion pesos?”

Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero lashed out at his fellow bet, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, for accusing Sen. Grace Poe of conspiring with Malacañang and Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas to bring down presidential frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. “Sen. Cayetano, after being silent for quite some...

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Duterte son endorses Chiz Escudero for Vice President

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has officially endorsed the candidacy for vice president of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Duterte and Escudero met with several other councilors in Davao City last March 31, 2016. This, according to a news report released by Davao Breaking News. Vice Mayor Duterte is the...

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Chiz Escudero to government: respond to Mindanao’s concerns quickly

Following the successive bombings of NGCP towers here in Mindanao and even the lack of water (the Zamboanga City Water District has announced water rationing starting January 7, 2016!), I’m glad that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called on the national government to focus its attention and support for the...

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5 Ways To Avoid Being A Victim Of “Laglag Bala” “Tanim Bala” Scam

The horror that is the “tanim bala” (bullet planting) or “laglag bala” scam. If you’re a frequent traveler like I am, I’m sure you are either worried or angry – or even both! This airport scam in the Philippines surely is a controversial one. “Laglag bala” or “tanim bala” is...

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