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DITO to commercially launch in Visayas, Mindanao on March 8

DITO Telecommunity Corp., the joint venture of businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecoms, said Tuesday said it is set to commercially launch on March 8 in the Visayas and Mindanao before offering its services in Metro Manila......»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 23rd, 2021

Dito to launch on March 8

Dito Telecommunity Corp. is ready to make its commercial debut on March 8, initially rolling out its services in Mindanao and Visayas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

0991, 0992: Dito s first service to launch in Visayas, Mindanao on March 8

“It’s going to be a launch in waves,” Adel Tamano, chief administrative officer, told reporters in an online briefing......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

DITO hiring more staff to launch services by March next year

DITO Telecommunity Corp., a joint venture of businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecom, said it is hiring more staff to support network expansion in line with the target to commercially launch  its telecom services by March 2021......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

Manny Pacquiao issues statement on self-quarantine mandate

Eight-division boxing world champion and incumbent Philippine senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has issued a statement regarding the village-issued mandate for himself and his family to undergo self-quarantine after interacting with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  Viral photos of Pacquiao and Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III surfaced after it was reported that Pimentel had tested postive for the highly-contagious virus that is spreading all over the world.  As a result, Pacquiao and the rest of his family are now considered persons under monitoring, and were instructed to undergo self-quarantine by their village of residence.  In response, Pacquiao said that he has been in self-quarantine even days before the letter was issued.  "Mga kababayan, nais ko pong linawin na bago ko pa man natanggap ang sulat mula kay Barangay Captain Rosanna Hwang, nakapagdesisyon na po akong mag-home quarantine," Pacquiao said in an official statement. "Pagkatapos po ng Special Session sa Senado noong Lunes, March 23, ay hindi na po ako lumabas ng aming bahay." Pacquiao also expressed disappointment that he would not be able to turn over the 57,600 COVID-19 test kits donated by Chinese businessman Jack Ma through the Manny Pacquiao Foundation.  "Excited pa naman sana ako sa turn-over ng 57,600 Test Kits mula sa aking kaibigan na si Jack Ma para sa Manny Pacquiao Foundation ngunit minabuti kong manatili sa bahay."  (READ ALSO: Manny Pacquiao urges Pinoys to stay strong and pray amid COVID-19 pandemic) Pacquiao also stated that because he has come into contact with a number of colleagues who have tested positive for COVID-19, he understands that he is considered a Person Under Monitoring.  "Nalulungkot po ako na may mga kasamahan ako sa Senado na positibo sa Covid-19. Dahil nakasalamuha ko sila, alam ko na ako ay considered as Person Under Monitoring o PUM." "Huwag po kayong mag-alala. May natanggap po akong Rapid Testing Kits mula sa aking mga kaibigan sa South Korea. Gamit ang rapid test kit na approved sa Korea, ako po ay nag-negatibo. Hindi pa approved ng FDA dito pero yon po ang ginagamit sa Korea," Pacquiao added.  The Filipino boxing legend also said that while he has been invited to be tested at the RITM, he did not feel the need to do so, as he is asymptomatic. Should that change, Pacquiao said that he is more than willing to undergo the necessary testing.  "Matagal na po akong hinihikayat na magpa-test sa RITM ngunit nais ko pong ipaalam na wala po akong nararamdaman na anumang sintomas. Ibang usapan na po kung meron akong kakaibang nararamdaman sa aking katawan. Once I experience symptoms, I am willing to undergo the swab testing for the sake of my family and my country, but I will go through the regular procedure. Naniniwala po kasi ako na marami tayong Persons Under Investigation o PUI na dapat unahin pagdating sa testing." Pacquiao maintains that even under self-quarantine, he will continue to find ways to work and help in the fight against COVID-19.  "Kahit naka-home quarantine, patuloy po akong maghahanap ng paraan upang makatulong sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na sa ating mga magigiting na frontliners. Marami pa pong test kits at medical supplies na darating na magagamit ng ating mga health workers sa buong bansa. Magkakaroon din po ng allocation ang DOH Regional Centers sa Visayas at Mindanao." "Hinihikayat ko ang lahat na makipagtulungan sa ating pamahalaan. Gawin po natin ang nararapat. Patuloy din po tayong magdasal at manalig sa Panginoon. Sa kanya po tayo humugot ng lakas at pag-asa. Malalampasan natin itong pagsubok, mga kababayan. Tiwala lang," Pacquiao concluded. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

Launch of WESM in Mindanao to push through

The launch of the wholesale electricity spot market in Mindanao will push through despite the delay in the completion of the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

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:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

DITO starts initial video, phone call tests & mdash; Uy

DITO Telecommunity Corp., a joint venture of businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecom Corp., said over the weekend it started the first wave of friendly user test program in preparation for the launch of its services by March 2021......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Dito goes full speed with friendly user test

Third telco player Dito Telecommunity Corp. is going full speed with its friendly user test in preparation for its commercial launch by March next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

Save the Children launches fund-raising drive Sunday

Believing that education will empower children, especially those who are in need, to look forward to a better future, a child rights group will launch “eSave Natin ang Pasko,” an online fund-raising campaign to support their learning needs Sunday. “This online fundraising campaign encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit through a series of joyous and meaningful activities to provide joy and hope to children,” the group said. “Even if classes are conducted through distance learning or will resume via face-to-face, millions of children will still need our support as they continue to be deprived of their right to education since their families do not have the means to support their learning needs,” said SCP Chief Executive Officer Atty. Alberto Muyot. Muyot, a former Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary, said that education empowers children, especially those in dire situations. “Supporting their learning needs will save their lives and their future,” he added. When classes formally opened last Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country, SCP said that millions of students, especially in public schools, have been experiencing major challenges such as the lack of access to learning materials and Internet connection. To help the students who struggle to learn from home, SCP said that the proceeds of the Christmas fundraising campaign will support the learning needs of children in poor households in Metro Manila, typhoon-stricken places in Eastern Visayas, and the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. “It will also support children with disabilities, those from indigenous communities and from hard to reach areas,” SCP added. SCP said that e-Save Natin ang Pasko also promotes the importance of a nurturing home through the “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” advocacy where every member of the family, especially children, receives the support they need so they learn, survive, and are protected. The “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” emphasizes the critical role of parents, guardians, and caregivers in the continued learning of children and aims to provide them the knowledge and skills to facilitate their children’s learning......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

DITO on track to fulfill operation requirements

Telco duopoly challenger DITO Telecommunity remains “on track” for their commercial launch on March 2021 even as the coronavirus pandemic upended the delivery of its services with its Chinese partners. DITO chief administrative officer Adel Tamano said they are binge hiring workers to fast track their network expansion. “When we started, we only have about […] The post DITO on track to fulfill operation requirements appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

Dito commits to proceed with launch next year

The group of businessman Dennis Uy and its Chinese partner assured regulators that its telecommunications network would be ready for commercial use by March next year or even earlier......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

When We Were Volleyball Queens (Part 1)

(This story was originally published on March 23, 2015) "Pinays down Thais, bag Southeast Asian Games gold medal." This headline or anything close to it made the sports section of newspapers as one of our contingent’s shining moment in the 1993 biennial regional meet held in Singapore from June 12 to 20. Though given smaller treatment than the meteoric romp of the then Asian sprint queen Lydia De Vega in the century and 200 meter dash events, it gave pride to local volleyball.  Days before the birth of this generation’s most popular volleyball player, our national women’s team stood tall and proud as they wore their gold medals around their necks. Stepping on a platform higher than the region’s powerhouse team. It has been 22 long years since, and three months before the 28th SEA Games starts its fourth staging in the tiny island in the southern tip of the Malayan peninsula on June 5, Rosemarie Prochina recalled the campaign that brought Philippine volleyball to its highest peak. Talking with the Mane ‘N Tail coach during the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference launch, ABS-CBN Sports was taken back in time when the likes of Thelma Barina-Rojas, Zenaida Ybanez, Arlene Apostol and Leonora Escolante were the darlings of volleyball much like what Alyssa Valdez, Ara Galang, and the Santiago sisters, Dindin and Jaja, Denden Lazaro of today.    She said that their road to the SEA Games gold started when she and five other tall players from Cebu were brought to Manila for the national pool of the Philippine Amateur Volleyball Association headed by Victorico Chavez and Secretary-General Ramon “Tats” Suzara. “Ano kasi yun e, 1991 kinuha kami from Cebu. Mga tall players, tall na kami dati, may 6-foot-2, may 5-foot-10,” said the 5-foot-10 Prochina, who was recruited as a middle blocker from Southwestern University. “Pagdating namin sa Maynila parang ano, total makeover kasi galing kaming probinsiya ganyan,” she added. “Anim kaming dumating sa Maynila.” “Pagdating namin ang program nina Sir Tats hindi kami magtsa-champion agad kasi magte-train pa kami tapos may mga (nauna) sa amin sa Maynila na mga seniors na. May kasama kaming taga-FEU, at UST kasi sila yung mga darling dati,” said Prochina.     Sharpening the saw  Once under the program of PAVA, Prochina said they went through rigorous training under the tutelage of Stanislav Lyugaylo, who was part of the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republic national team that won gold in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and was tapped to handle the team in 1993.  “That time training kami ng training. Nagkaroon kami ng Russian coach tapos nu’ng SEA Games ng 1991 nag-bronze medal kami,” she further explained. “Yun lang ang aim nu’n dati ganoon lang muna kasi bago lang kami e. So yun itinulu’y-tuloy lang yung programa.” The national team was given the much needed support and were even sent overseas for international exposure.  “Marami kaming pinuntahan para mag-training. Nag-Japan kami. Noong 1992 yun maraming competitions abroad, yun tulu’y-tuloy kahit maraming nag-tryout-tryouts na ganyan still yung team dinadagdagan lang,” Prochina continued. “Noong 1993 yun na yun may Russian coach kami tapos nag-training kami for one month sa Japan.” Prochina said that their Japan stint was through the initiative of Chavez and Suzara. The Filipinas were pitted against the best squads from the land of the rising suns.  “Sila yung instrumental sa team namin na pinadala kami sa Japan for one month,” she said. “Umikot kami sa mga club teams sa Japan. One month yun, rigid training yun kaya pagdating namin ng Maynila mapuputi kami na payat, as in talagang (fit).”    Adversities at home and in Singapore Prochina recollected that the team had a share of doubters and haters.    “Sa laro namin sa Singapore, dito pa lang sa Manila may mga (nagi-expect) na baka mag-champion or baka ma-disappoint lang,” she said. Some believed that it’s improbable that a group of girls can topple the Thais, who that time were aiming for a three-peat.   “Kasi nga alam mo naman, siyempre may mga detractors din kami talaga,” according to Prochina. The team proceed with their mission armed with optimism that they are ready and more prepared than in 1991. “Pagdating namin dun (sa Singapore) ang (gusto) ko lang sa team namin ay sobra kaming mag-teamwork. Kasi kaming mga baguhan tapos half naman ng team mga seniors, sina Thelma Barina, ganyan,” she said. “Magaling silang magdala ng juniors. So kaming mga bago talagang sumusunod sa kanila.” But they had a rude awakening. “Pagdating sa laro doon, actually sa first na laban namin sa Thailand talo kami e. Under four sets yata or something basta ganoon, parang marami kaming naging (pagkukulang),” she recalled. Though suffering an opening game loss, the coaching staff were solid in their faith with the team. “Pero ang coaches namin very positive sila,” Prochina said. The team got up to their feet running over their next opponents to take a finals berth. “Pero after (ng talo), panalo na kami nu’n against Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam kasi hindi rin sila ganoon kalakas,” she added.   Shopping, seriously? Prochina said that though the team racked up victories, they still felt the sting of their loss against the Thais. They were even demoralized going to the championship with Thailand, who was then lording over the competition. “Bago kami mag-champion hindi kami ganoon kapursigido, yung nag-eensayo kami pero ensayo lang,” she said. Sensing his team’s low morale, Lyugaylo asked his wards something that nobody expected.   “The day before the championship sinabihan kami ng Russian coach namin na “O you go shopping”, Prochina continued. “Kami naman “Ah, shopping lang. Bakit ganito ‘to?” she said. The day of the finals, there were no pre-game preparations, the Russian mentor asked them to go in deep meditation and after that just dance. “So nung umaga ng championship, kasi hapon yung championship against Thailand, ang sabi niya, “You go into one room and then you dance. Be happy,”” Prochina recalled. “Pero before noon pala may mga meditation na rin kami. Malaking bagay yun,” she said. “Yun yung isang nakakatulong sa team naming talaga. Yung relaxation sa mind kasi nga fit na (ang katawan namin).” And dance they did. “That morning pinasayaw niya lang kami. So kami naman walang KJ (kill joy) sa team namin kahit may mga edad na yung iba,” Prochina further related. “Sayaw-sayaw kami.” After that as they say the rest is history. “Tapos nu’ng hapon nangyari na yung nag-champion kami,” the PSL rookie mentor said. “Four sets yun at ang Thailand nun malakas, as in sobrang lakas.”   (to be continued)  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

ECQ & lsquo;til May 15 in Metro Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and other provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao, stretching the lockdown to two months since March 15 to curb the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

LTO-7 activates Malasakit Text Line

CEBU CITY—The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) activates on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Malasakit Text Line so the public could ask questions on land transportation concerns. In a press release posted on its website, LTO-7 explained that the agency decided to launch the Malasakit Text Line for the transacting public within Region […] The post LTO-7 activates Malasakit Text Line appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Easterlies, iiral sa Metro Manila ngayong Miyerkoles, March 18

Manila, Philippines – Makaaapekto ang hanging Amihan sa buong hilagang Luzon habang iiral ang easterlies sa Central at Southern Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao, ayon sa ulat ng PAGASA ngayong Miyerkoles, March 18. Maulap na panahon na may kalat-kalat na pag-ulan ang mararanasan sa rehiyon ng Caraga at Davao habang Amihan ang magpapaulan sa Ilocos Region, […] The post Easterlies, iiral sa Metro Manila ngayong Miyerkoles, March 18 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 18th, 2020

2 COVID-19 cases outside Luzon recorded in NegOr, Northern Mindanao

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two of the 49 patients confirmed to have the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country are now confined in hospitals based in Visayas and Mindanao, recent data from the Department of Health (DOH) shows. DOH’s summary of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, issued on March 11, 2020, disclosed the […] The post 2 COVID-19 cases outside Luzon recorded in NegOr, Northern Mindanao appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Dito’s telco launch moved to March 2021

Consumers hoping for a “better” telecommunications service from new major player Dito Telecommunity will have to wait for another year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Ateneo stamps class on winless Letran to sweep PCCL 2020 elims

On the back of a 30-4 third quarter onslaught, Ateneo de Manila University pounded on Colegio de San Juan de Letran and powered its way to the Final Four of the 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League. From a tied tally at 35-all at the half, the Blue Eagles rang off 20 unanswered points that eventually ended as a convincing 79-61 victory, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. As always, the UAAP champions got contributions from up and down the roster, with Dwight Ramos and Troy Mallillin showing the way this time around with the former finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists and the latter ending with 16 markers and six boards of his own. Still, they were actually chasing down the newly crowned kings of the NCAA after one and a half quarters before Ramos sparked a late charge to end the first half. And coming out of halftime, Ateneo just turned it up a notch and only allowed two makes on defense while burning down the nets on offense. Letran would never recover and saw its campaign come to a close without a win. The undefeated Blue Eagles now await the winner of the Visayas-Mindanao group for a semifinal showdown scheduled on March 7 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. SJ Belangel chipped in 10 points as they ran through the gauntlet of UAAP and NCAA Finalists without a loss. Pao Javillonar fronted the effort for the Knights with 15 points. Without Larry Muyang and Ato Ular in this one, however, they didn't have enough firepower to match up with the Blue Eagles. BOX SCORES ATENEO 79 - D. Ramos 16, Mallillin 16, Belangel 10, Credo 8, Daves 6, Fornilos 6, Kouame 5, Tio 5, Navarro 4, Mamuyac 2, E. Ramos 1, Chiu 0, P. Maagdenberg 0, Berjay 0, E. Maagdenberg 0. LETRAN 61 - Javillonar 15, Fajarito 10, Yu 9, Brutas 6, Mina 5, Pambid 5, Guarino 5, Rocacurva 4, Reyson 2, Ambohot 0, Banez 0. QUARTER SCORES: 11-16, 35-35, 65-39, 79-61. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

NGCP titiba ng ₱2B kada taon sa MVIP

HINAHARANG ng Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers (MCPC) ang proyektong magkakabit ng kur­yente sa Mindanao at Visayas o ang Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) na nagkakahalagang P52 bilyon dahil patataasin lang nito ang singil sa kuryente sa mga consumer ng P1.90 per kilowatt hour habang sinisiguro ang kita ng National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) at ng mga bangkong magpapautang dito......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

CLI proposes to develop university town in CDO

CEBU Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) continues its expansion in the Visayas and Mindanao region with a proposed university town project in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) and the launch of two residential projects worth P1.26 billion in sales......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019