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New telco player may still offer messaging services

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said a third player would still be allowed to offer traditional text messaging and calls as mobile customers shift to 3G and 4G networks. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said in a social media post that so-called 3G mobile phones were relatively inexpensive today, with prices comparable to 2G phones "some years ago." Those with 4G capabilities, however, tend be higher-end models. Rio clarified comments he made that a third telco operator would "not use" SMS, or short messaging service, because the government no longer had any 2G frequencies left to award to a third player that would compete with incumbents PLDT...Keep on reading: New telco player may still offer messaging services.....»»

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Malacañang airs concern over growing hunger in PH

Malacaang expressed concern over the increase in the number of Filipinos who experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2017, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. He said on Tuesday that the Duterte administration was dealing with the matter. An estimated 3.6 million Filipino families said they experienced hunger last December, about 900,000 families more than the previous quarter as hunger rose in all geographical areas, according to Social Weather Stations (SWS). An average Filipino family has five members. According to an SWS survey, conducted last Dec. 8-16, 15.9 percent of the respondents said they experienced involuntary hunger at least once in th...Keep on reading: Malacañang airs concern over growing hunger in PH.....»»

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Streaking San Miguel and GlobalPort collide

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter ON-A-ROLL San Miguel Beermen and GlobalPort Batang Pier try to extend their surge in the PBA Philippine Cup when they lock horns in the main game today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The defending champions Beermen (4-0), the lone team left in the season-opening PBA tournament yet to […] The post Streaking San Miguel and GlobalPort collide appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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ALL SET FOR 2018 ILOILO FESTIVAL QUEEN & HIYAS SANG ILOILO PAGEANT TODAY!

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres ALL roads today lead to the much-awaited 2018 Iloilo festival Queen and Hiyas sang Iloilo with the lovely candidates vying for these prestigious titles in a glittering beauty pageant today, Jan 24, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., at the sprawling Fountain Area of Robinsons Place Iloilo. “The 18th edition of the beauty […] The post ALL SET FOR 2018 ILOILO FESTIVAL QUEEN & HIYAS SANG ILOILO PAGEANT TODAY! appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Malacanang on Charter Change, Mayon Volcano eruption, Roque on Navy frigate deal | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says Congress must craft transitory provisions in the new Constitution that will ensure President Rodrigo Duterte steps down in 2022.   The Albay provincial government expands the the danger zone around Mayon Volcano to 9 kilometers.  Solicitor General Jose Calida asks the Court of Appeals to reverse ........»»

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San Miguel guns for 5th win vs Globalport

Games today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. -- Meralco vs. Kia 7 p.m. -- Globalport vs. San Miguel IT seems Globalport is learning to live without top gun Terrence Romeo in the PBA Philippine Cup. The Batang Pier have been playing without Romeo who is still recovering from an injury….....»»

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LTFRB ready for transport strike

A LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) official yesterday assured that the agency is ready for the transport strike to be held today by the militant transport group Pinagkaisang Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON). LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said they are not taking chances despite PISTON’s statement that….....»»

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Thousands stranded, scores injured in snowbound Tokyo

TOKYO -- A rare heavy blanket of snow in Tokyo on Tuesday left thousands of travellers stranded and scores injured, as frozen conditions snarled public transport in the Japanese capital. Japan’s weather agency recorded as much as 23 centimetres (9.2 inches) of snow in some parts of Tokyo, the biggest….....»»

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NBC’s Kelly says Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her

NEW YORK (AP) --- NBC's Megyn Kelly lashed out at actress Jane Fonda Monday in a simmering dispute over an interview gone awry, even invoking the old "Hanoi Jane" nickname. Fonda had appeared alongside Robert Redford on one of the first "Megyn Kelly Today" installments in September for an interview to promote a new movie. It became tense when the subject of plastic surgery came up; while saying the 80-year-old actress looked "amazing," Kelly said that "I read that you said you're not proud to admit you've had work done. Why not?" Fonda glared at Kelly and then said, "We really want to talk about that right now?" She shifted the conversation to the movie. She's since criticiz...Keep on reading: NBC’s Kelly says Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her.....»»

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LIST: Flight cancellations today

LIST: Flight cancellations today.....»»

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U.S. Congress votes to end shutdown, Trump claims victory

WASHINGTON DC, USA (3rd UPDATE) – Congress put the US government back in business Monday, January 22, by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington. The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding, hours after Senate ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News17 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Philippine GDP grows by 6.7% in 2017

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A recovered agriculture sector, strong government consumption, as well as better exports and imports made it possible for the Philippine economy to grow above 6% for the 6th straight year in 2017, despite a drop in private construction spending, post-election impact, and plateuing business process ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News17 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Thousands stranded, scores injured in snowbound Tokyo

TOKYO, Japan – A rare heavy blanket of snow in Tokyo on Tuesday, January 23, left thousands of travelers stranded and scores injured, as frozen conditions snarled public transport in the Japanese capital. Japan's weather agency recorded as much as 23 centimeters (9.2 inches) of snow in some parts of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News17 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Mayon Volcano eruption, 2017 GDP growth, Facebook on democracy | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Albay provincial government expands the the danger zone around Mayon Volcano to 9 kilometers.  The Philippines' economy remains strong in 2017 with a full-year gross domestic product growth of 6.7%, compared to the 6.9% growth in 2016.  Facebook says the explosion of social media poses a potential ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News17 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Visayas Weather Forecast: January 23, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Northeast Monsoon is affecting the Extreme Northern Luzon. Easterlies are affecting the rest of the country. FORECAST: Visayas, Occidental Mindoro and Palawan will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers. Light to moderate winds blowing from the East to Northeast will prevail over Visayas, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro with slight to moderate seas. […].....»»

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Hunger up in SWS 4th quarter survey

sAN ESTIMATED 3.6 million or 15.9% of Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months — a 4.1-point increase from the 11.8% (est. 2.7 million families) in September 2017, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) pointed out in its Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey. December’s 15.9% “is the highest recorded […] The post Hunger up in SWS 4th quarter survey appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 22nd, 2018Related News

Fuel prices up again today

MANILA, Philippines — Oil firms are increasing fuel prices today after global crude prices hovered near $70 per barrel during last week’s trading......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2018Related News

3.6 million Filipino families hungry in Q4 of 2017 — SWS

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in the last quarter of 2017, the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SW.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2018Related News

PHO warns of vs flu-like ailment due to sudden weather changes

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) on Jan 22, 2018 cautioned the public against flu-like illnesses brought about by sudden changes in weather. PHO head Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, said the weather this month alone has been unpredictable with hot and humid conditions during the daytime and rains in the afternoon and […] The post PHO warns of vs flu-like ailment due to sudden weather changes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2018Related News

Chot drops Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan from Gilas pool

In the latest development surrounding Gilas Pilipinas, head coach Chot Reyes has decided to drop Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan from the national team pool. At least for the second window of the opening round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Australia on Feb. 22 and against Japan on Feb. 25. "We're dropping Abueva and Almazan for the second window, they haven't showed up," Reyes said after Gilas practice Monday at the Meralco Gym. "It's simply a matter of disinterest. I guess they're not interested so we have to move on, we can't wait for those guys," he added. To start 2018, Gilas Pilipinas has been holding once-a-week practice every Monday. The national team already has three sessions under its belt and Abueva and Almazan are yet to report for duty. "I don't know if anyone told them but right now we made that announcement today. It's been communicated with the team and the reason it's not been communicated with them is because they're not here," Reyes said. "How can we communicate with them if they're not here?" he added. Reyes, who missed practice last week, got to training Monday. He went straight to Ortigas from the airport following a recent trip to Australia. Th outspoken head coach also said that players have no reason to miss Monday practice since it's very light in the first place. "The key for the Mondays only practice, kita niyo naman it's very light, so the guys who have a game in the D-League tomorrow or had a game in the PBA last night have absolutely no reason not to be here," Reyes said. "The only reason they're not here is because they don't want to be here. It's just a question of dedication and desire. Kung gusto mo maraming paraan, pag ayaw mo maraming dahilan di ba?" he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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