DICT to launch multiple Free Wi-Fi sites in Regions X, XIII

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through its Mindanao Cluster 2, is set to launch multiple Free Wi-Fi sites in Region X and Region XIII (CARAGA) in February and March this year......»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 23rd, 2021

Free Wi-Fi rollout increased by 500% in 2020; 80% total DICT 2019 budget utilized

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has achieved dramatic improvements in the rollout of its Free Wi-Fi for All Program (FW4A) in 2020, achieving a rate that is 500% greater than its previous average of 800 sites per year from 2016 to 2019......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

83 sites in SouthCot to be part of ‘Free Wi-Fi for All’ program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – A total of 83 sites in South Cotabato province have been identified by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as priority areas of the “Free Wi-Fi for All” program. Pam Galenzoga, UNDP institutional development officer, said the province […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

DICT rolls out free WiFi in N. Samar

CATARMAN, Northern Samar — Gov. Edwin Ongchuan has signed a partnership agreement with the Department of Information and Community Technology-United Nations Development Programme (DICT-UNDP) that will bring free Internet connection to 77 identified sites in the province. Northern Samar Provincial Planning and Development officer Romeo Cardenas said the Free WiFi for All Project, which was […] The post DICT rolls out free WiFi in N. Samar appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

DICT targets free Wi-Fi in 46 sites in Bicol this year

DICT targets free Wi-Fi in 46 sites in Bicol this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

'NBA Together' Campaign Launched in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has suspended the 2019-20 NBA season, it has not lessened the league's global impact and reach. Over the past week, 20 NBA and WNBA players created public service announcement videos to share important health and wellness information about ways to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Those videos have generated more than 37 million views across the league's social media accounts. The league is using its vast digital footprint and the powerful voices of teams, players, coaches, doctors and others across the NBA family to launch "NBA Together" - a global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of NBA Together, the NBA family is committed to contributing and helping raise more than $50 million to support people impacted by the coronavirus and community and healthcare organizations providing vital services around the world, which includes the more than $30 million financial commitment already made by NBA and WNBA teams and players to date. NBA Together is centered on four key pillars that will amplify the latest global health and safety information, share guidelines and resources, and keep people and communities socially connected through digital tools and virtual events as everyone copes with the impact of the pandemic: 1. Know the Facts: The NBA launched its  Coronavirus Information For NBA Fans webpage, which is updated daily with the latest information in their regions on how they can best protect themselves and stop the spread, featuring infographics and shareable resources with guidance from the CDC, WHO, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and local and federal health experts. We have produced 20 public service messages to date featuring current and former NBA and WNBA Players. The NBA and WNBA will continue to use the influential voices of players, coaches and legends through public service announcements to inform fans on the best ways to stay safe and healthy in both their body and mind as the world faces the rapidly changing and evolving pandemic. 2. Acts of Caring: “Acts of Caring” will aim to inspire 1 million big and small acts of kindness to support those impacted, including community and healthcare organizations providing relief.  Using #NBATogether, we will call on players, fans and the general public to share ways they are sacrificing in this time of crisis to support friends, families and communities.  These acts can include teaching virtual classes, buying groceries for neighbors in need and donating supplies to local health centers.  Visit to learn more. 3. Expand Your Community: “Jr. NBA at Home” – a new, interactive content series – will include daily posts on Jr. NBA social channels and NBA digital properties around the world to provide at-home basketball skills and drills that promote physical activity and character development and can be completed individually and in limited space.  The program features curated content and messages from NBA and WNBA players to inspire boys and girls around the world to stay active in a healthy and safe way. The program will feature daily posts on the @jrnba social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and NBA digital properties across the globe, and integration with NBA technology partner and mobile basketball training application HomeCourt. Jr. NBA Philippines Facebook will integrate these content pieces and feature additional videos in the future. In addition to "Jr. NBA at Home," the NBA will engage education and wellness partners, such as  Scholastic Inc., Discovery Education, and NBA Math Hoops, to promote existing resources for students and parents that have been adapted for at-home learning. NBA personalities and educators will create short virtual lessons that will make learning at home fun. And in an effort to combat the higher levels of anxiety and stress during these uncertain times, the NBA, in partnership with  Headspac, will provide mental wellness and resiliency resources and tools to encourage fans to be mindful of their mental wellness and the wellbeing of those around them. 4. NBA Together Live: Every day at 3 p.m. ET (3 a.m. PHT) on the league’s official Instagram account, members of the NBA family, including current and former players, coaches and others, will join live broadcasts for engaging interviews.  Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love tipped off the series last Saturday, March 21 PHT and we will soon be adding other platforms where we will have daily live content at a set time.  We will also be streaming classic games every night at 8 p.m. ET (8 a.m. PHT) on NBA social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.  To further help NBA fans stay connected with their favorite players and teams, the NBA continues to offer a free preview of NBA League Pass, the league’s premium subscription-based product, until April 22 (April 23 12 nn PHT).  This complimentary offering features access to full length and condensed replays of all games from the 2019-20 season, as well as an expansive archive of classic games and content. Fans can redeem this free offer by signing into their NBA account through or the NBA App on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android mobile and tablet devices, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and other supported devices. The phrase “bigger than basketball” is often used when discussing the efforts of a player or team to make a positive impact in their community. The response to this global pandemic is the epitome of “bigger than basketball” as the NBA looks to do its part to help people across the globe come together and work through these tough times......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

More free wifi hotspots now open in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 15 (PIA) - Residents will now enjoy more free 24/7 wifi sites in the city as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched 3 more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

More free wifi hotspots now open in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 15 (PIA) - Residents will now enjoy more free 24/7 wifi sites in the city as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched 3 more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

NegOcc has 43 free wifi sites

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Nov. 8 (PIA6) -- The province of Negros Occidental has 43 active free wifi access points as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) continues to implem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Free Online Business Mentoring in C. Visayas to Launch

As online businesses continue to grow amid quarantine protocols brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an online business mentorship program will be launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo, and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The government agency has launched […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

11 Chinese regions under lockdown

BEIJING (Global Times) — As the novel coronavirus sees a resurgence in China, at least 11 regions in three provinces adopted de facto lockdown measures and rolled out massive free nucleic acid tests among populations to curb the spread of the virus. Adopting measures equivalent to lockdowns and rolling out massive nucleic acid tests in […] The post 11 Chinese regions under lockdown appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia launches $500-b car-free city

RIYADH—Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, announced Sunday the launch of an eco-city “with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions” at its futuristic NEOM mega development......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Vivo Quietly Launches the Vivo V20 2021 With New Features and Major Upgrade

The Vivo V20 2021 has sneakily snuck up to the market counters in India when it was stopped on online shopping sites and physical stores recently. Before this, the company lived on in rumors setting speculations of its advent ablaze.  However, recently it had a super quiet launch in October and is supposedly an upgrade ... Read more The post Vivo Quietly Launches the Vivo V20 2021 With New Features and Major Upgrade appeared first on Mindanao Times......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaotimesRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Aboitiz, Davao launch 1st full electric buses in Mindanao

The Aboitiz Group, in partnership with the city government of Davao, GET Philippines, and QEV Technologies of Spain launched over the weekend the BEST Bus project---the first fully electric, free-ride shuttle service in Mindanao......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

Shop via SM Malls Online mobile app, get free shipping this December

SM has once again elevated the retail experience of its customers by making shopping even more convenient and seamless with the launch of the new SM Malls Online Beta app......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Reports: Ibaka agrees to join Clippers on two-year deal

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with free agent Serge Ibaka, multiple outlets reported late Saturday night. Ibaka, 31, spent the past four seasons in Toronto and is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 15.4 points in the COVID-shortened season. Ibaka has averaged 12.6 points […] The post Reports: Ibaka agrees to join Clippers on two-year deal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

DTI, SM launch Christmas bazaar for MSMEs

The Department of Trade and Industry and SM Supermalls have launched a Christmas bazaar to help micro, small and medium enterprises affected by the pandemic by providing free spaces in malls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

DICT eyes free WiFi in barangay centers for students online classes

A DICT official has said that the agency could assist in providing internet connection in community centers for students in need of the access for their blended learning. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Dyip Sagip: Globe Jeepney WiFi deployed in more areas

In assistance of those who were severely affected by Rolly, Globe Telecom has deployed its WiFi Jeepney to serve areas that were hit by the typhoon. As of today, three new sites were opened to provide free calls, mobile phone charging and free WiFi, in Quezon, Albay and Marinduque......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 6th, 2020

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Oct. 28

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Navy said on Wednesday that it successfully conducted a live-fire demonstration of anti-ship missiles from multiple launch platforms. "Pakistan Navy conducted Live.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020