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Honasan assumes DICT post in acting capacity on Nov 12

THE Senate is set to lose another member when it resumes sessions next week. Senator Gregorio B. Honasan 2nd accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to become his new Secretary...READ MORE The post Honasan assumes DICT post in acting capacity on Nov 12 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netNov 9th, 2018

Gringo tapped for DICT

The long vacant top post at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will likely be filled by Sen. Gringo Honasan II whom President Rodrigo Duterte will soon appoint, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said yesterday. The DICT is now headed by acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. A white paper circulated within the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Foreign firms eyed for free Wi-Fi project

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) wants to tap foreign companies, with the help of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), to hasten the deployment of free Wi-Fi nationwide. The domestic telecommunications industry, acting DICT chief Eliseo Rio Jr. said in a Facebook post on Monday, does not have the capacity to deliver [...] The post Foreign firms eyed for free Wi-Fi project appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Foreign firms eyed for free Wi-Fi project

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) wants to tap foreign companies, with the help of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), to hasten the deployment of free Wi-Fi nationwide. The domestic telecommunications industry, acting DICT chief Eliseo Rio Jr. said in a Facebook post on Monday, does not have the capacity to deliver… link: Foreign firms eyed for free Wi-Fi project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Honasan likely to breeze through CA as DICT chief

Unlike some nominees or appointees, Sen. Gregorio Honasan is expected to breeze through the Commission on Appointments (CA) on his new post as secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Colleagues: Honasan fit for DICT post

His Senate colleagues on Saturday defended the appointment of Sen. Gregorio Honasan as information and communications secretary, saying his background in security qualified him for the post.   Republic Act No. 108444, which created the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), listed the qualifications of the secretary, undersecretary or assistant secretary of the department.   These included at least seven years of "competence and expertise" in information and communications technology, information technology service management, information security management, cybersecurity, data privacy and e-commerce.   Coup past   Hon...Keep on reading: Colleagues: Honasan fit for DICT post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Sen. Gregorio Honasan formally accepts DICT post

Sen. Gregorio Honasan has accepted President Duterte’s offer for him to head the Department of Information and Communications Technology but he is expected to assume the post only after the Commission on Appointments confirms his appointment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

DICT Secretary Rio: Don t replace me just yet

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will give him "a few more weeks" to stay as head of the agency before he is replaced by  Senator Gregorio Honasan II .  "I see no urgency in Senator Honasan taking over, at least until I fully ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Duterte confirms offering Honasan DICT portfolio | News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night confirmed that he had offered the post of Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary to Senator Gregorio Honasan II......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Duterte: Honasan still thinking about DICT post, Panelo won& apos;t be permanent spox - Manila Bulletin

Duterte: Honasan still thinking about DICT post, Panelo won't be permanent spox - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Palace eyes Honasan to head DICT – Sotto

SENATOR Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan may be appointed head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) by November 12 to avoid an ad interim appointment, Senate President Vicente Sotto...READ MORE The post Palace eyes Honasan to head DICT – Sotto appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

NOW Corp. mulls lawsuit vs acting DICT chief

NOW Corp. could file charges against acting Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) chief Eliseo Rio over allegedly “reckless” remarks that caused the listed firm’s share price to plunge. Affiliate NOW Telecom Co., Inc. has questioned fees imposed by the government for the third telco search and Rio last week said that P1 million [...] The post NOW Corp. mulls lawsuit vs acting DICT chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Govt on course to hit 2023 full digital TV transition

THE Philippines’ shift to digital television (TV) is on track amid broadcast giants’ efforts to offer digital set-top boxes to Filipino households, a government official said recently. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Chief Eliseo Rio Jr. is optimistic that the country will fully embrace digital terrestrial television broadcasting (DTTB) by 2023. “Big [...] The post Govt on course to hit 2023 full digital TV transition appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Third telco deadline to be followed – Rio

President Rodrigo Duterte wants a third telco to be named before the end of the year and the acting Information and Communications Technology (DICT) chief said concerned agencies would make haste to comply. “DICT will make sure that this happens,” said Eliseo Rio, officer-in-charge DICT in a text message on Tuesday. “The ball is now [...] The post Third telco deadline to be followed – Rio appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

AT& T, Telenor eyeing third telco bid – DICT

US-based AT&T and Norwegian firm Telenor have expressed interest in challenging the PLDT-Globe duopoly, the country’s acting Telecommunications chief said on Thursday. “We are not yet sure if they will submit a bid [but]… they’re interested, so they’re here,” Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Officer-in-Charge Eliseo Rio told reporters following a public hearing [...] The post AT&T, Telenor eyeing third telco bid – DICT appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

DICT to await SC ruling on frequencies

Some claimants have agreed to withdraw petitions for disputed 3G frequencies but the issue remains far from settled, the country’s acting Information and Communications Technology chief said on Monday. Industry players Globe Telecom, ABS-CBN Convergence and NOW Corp. have to jointly agree to pursue an out-of-court settlement, Department of Information and Communications Technolocy (DICT) officer-in-charge [...] The post DICT to await SC ruling on frequencies appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

DICT chief: Auction won’t level playing field

The country’s acting Information and Communications secretary has expressed concerns over an auction-based search for a third major telco player — a plan proposed just last week by his own department. “Those who are planning to be part of the contest [will ask], ‘Is this a level playing field?’, ‘Is this not anti-competitive for us?,’” [...] The post DICT chief: Auction won’t level playing field appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

DICT: Broadband project cost may be less than P20B

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) may spend only a fraction of the P77 billion it originally forecast on the government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), its chief said. According to Acting Information Secretary Elisio Rio Jr., his department estimated it would spend roughly less than P20 billion after it recently signed a tripartite [...] The post DICT: Broadband project cost may be less than P20B appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

DICT backs assigning frequency to ‘third player,’ not auction

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is pushing for awarding of frequencies to the telecommunications industry’s third entrant to reduce its financial burden, the acting head of the department said. The post DICT backs assigning frequency to ‘third player,’ not auction appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

DICT sees ‘3rd player’ selection by Aug. at earliest

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that the earliest time for selecting the third entrant in the telecommunications industry, the so-called “third player,” is the end of August. “End of August,” DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. said when asked by reporters about the earliest time for naming the third player, […] The post DICT sees ‘3rd player’ selection by Aug. at earliest appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Telecom ‘3rd player’ to benefit from Luzon Bypass

THE third entrant to the telecom industry, otherwise known as the ”third player,” stands to benefit from the Luzon Bypass Infrastructure to be built by the government and Facebook, Inc.. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. said that the infrastructure can be used by the third player because incumbents PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, […] The post Telecom ‘3rd player’ to benefit from Luzon Bypass appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018