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Behind the 3rd telco TOR controversy

In the midst of the opposing views of the Department of Information and Technology (DICT) and the Department of Finance (DOF) as to what criteria should be implemented in the selection of the third telco company for the country is Republic Act (RA) No. 7925 otherwise known as the Public Telecommunications Policy Act of 1995 [...] The post Behind the 3rd telco TOR controversy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJul 12th, 2018

2018 KING OF CONTROVERSY AWARD

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Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

Telco promotes Maranao children& rsquo;s literacy campaign

Telco promotes Maranao children& rsquo;s literacy campaign.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

5 reasons why 2018 was a big year for palaeontology

A lot happened in the world of palaeontology in 2018. Some of the big events included some major fossil finds, a new understanding of our reptile ancestors, and a major controversy whose outcome could rewrite human history. The Conversation Africa asked Dr Julien Benoit to discuss 5  important moments in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Not one bell less: Samar diocese nixes Zubiri plea

Just days after their return to the country, the bells of Balangiga are ringing a new controversy, this time between a senator and the Diocese of Borongan in Eastern Samar where the bells originated more than 100 years ago.   Church leaders said it would be "disrespectful" to keep any of the three bells outside Balangiga town in Eastern Samar, where they belong. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who filed a resolution asking to display one of the bells in the National Museum, said the clergy were being "arrogant" in their statement.   The bells were taken by American troops as war trophies in retaliation against the people of Balangiga for the Sept. 28, 190...Keep on reading: Not one bell less: Samar diocese nixes Zubiri plea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Sorsogon solon denies getting P10B for infra projects in 2018

MANILA, Philippines --- A Sorsogon congressman has belied receiving P10 billion for infrastructure projects in 2018 amid controversy hounding the proposed 2019 national budget. Sorsogon 2nd Dist. Rep. Deogracias Ramos Jr. clarified he only received around P2 billion from theDepartment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) this year, while he proposed P2.790 billion for next year's infrastructure fund. On Wednesday, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. bared the entire Sorsogon province received P10 billion this year while another P6 billion was in the proposed 2019 budget for the province. READ:Andaya says Sorsogon got P10B in infra projects But Ramos also admitted some...Keep on reading: Sorsogon solon denies getting P10B for infra projects in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Samsung Collaboration with ‘Fake’ Supreme Stirs Controversy

Samsung is in hot water after they announced a collaboration with the “Fake” Supreme brand from Italy. Supreme Italia became ‘legal-fake’ after the italian courts favored the local brand from the original Supreme in New York City. Supreme Italia one of the many ‘legal fake’ brands that got away with the loopholes of the intellectual […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House panel OKs franchise transfer to 3rd telco

The House of Representatives committee on legislative franchises yesterday endorsed the transfer of a telecommunications franchise to a third telecommunications company the government has chosen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

IFC invests $40M in PLDT unit | Inquirer Business

Voyager Innovations, the financial technology arm of telco giant PLDT Inc., has successfully completed a $215-million (P11.3 billion) fund-raising round from global investors. The post IFC invests $40.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

PLDT completes record tech deal

Telco giant PLDT Inc. has completed the largest investment deal in a Philippine technology company to date with the financial closing of its transaction with World Bank Group-member International Finance Corp. (IFC)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

3rd telco faces franchise trouble before House panel

MANILA, Philippines – Legal matters led the House committee on legislative franchises to suspend its deliberations on the transfer and sale of the controlling interest of Mindanao Islamic Telephone (Mislatel). The panel was set to approve the transfer on Monday, December 10, to the winning 3rd telco player consortium of Dennis ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Discrepancies and more questions about Luna’s ‘deadly’ P3.2M telegram

Controversy continues to swirl over a telegram sold at auction last week for P3.2 million.   That may seem like a lot of money for a yellowed piece of paper with a missing corner, but this is no ordinary telegram---it was heralded as "The Extremely Historically Important Hen. Luna Telegram from Emilio Aguinaldo summoning him to his death."   Everyone who has seen the blockbuster film "Heneral Luna" is curious to know the mastermind behind Luna's assassination, and this telegram may very well be the smoking gun historians have been looking for.   Or is it?   A noisy minority, including partisans of Emilio Aguinaldo, claim the telegram is fak...Keep on reading: Discrepancies and more questions about Luna’s ‘deadly’ P3.2M telegram.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

With Kevin Hart’s downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

LOS ANGELES --- The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories. READ:Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets It's just the latest controversy for the organization that puts on the Academy Awards, which is trying to combat declining ratings for its marquee event while weathering the pressure of being a focal point for the shortcomings of the entertainment industry as a whole. "I think it's embarrassing," Matthew Belloni, the editorial director of The Ho...Keep on reading: With Kevin Hart’s downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Is the PSE head like Caesar’s wife?

THE simmering Miss Earth controversy has called to mind “Beauty Queen,” a storyline I wrote way back in the 1980s as a ride-on to “Burlesk Queen,” which swept all but…READ The post Is the PSE head like Caesar’s wife? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

POC: Settle dispute among yourselves | Inquirer Sports

Settle the leadership controversy among yourselves. The post POC: Settle dispute among yourselves appeared first on Inquirer Sports ......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Zuckerberg defends Facebook in new data breach controversy

LONDON, United Kingdom – Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pushed back on Wednesday, December 5, against emails showing the social media giant offering Netflix and other popular apps preferential access to people's data even after it had tightened its privacy rules. A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

LTFRB needs urgent reform

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has been no stranger to controversy over the years, but the spectacle of one of the agency’s officials publicly accusing another of…READ The post LTFRB needs urgent reform appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Malaysia financier faces new charges in 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho is facing new charges of laundering more than $1.0 billion, in a massive corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB, police said Wednesday, December 5. The extraordinary 1MDB (1 Malaysia Development Berhad) controversy allegedly saw billions looted from a Malaysian government investment ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

PLDT completes P1.6 billion investment in software firm

Telco giant PLDT Inc. has completed its investment in Multisys Technologies Corp. which is equivalent to nearly half ownership stake in the local software development and IT solutions provider......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

SHANGHAI, China – A professional Philippine eSports player was banned on Tuesday, December 4, from a million-dollar tournament in China, embroiling the world of competitive gaming in controversy as it faces threats of a boycott. Carlo "Kuku" Palad, who plays for Philippine team TNC Predator, has been barred from competing at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Ex-cop, PDEA exec in P11-B shabu controversy missing

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) deputy chief Ismael Fajardo and dismissed police colonel Eduardo Acierto are missing, Senator Richard Gordon said on Monday, December 3. “Fajardo is at large, Acierto is at large,” Gordon said, as he led the Senate blue ribbon committee in probing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018