NTC appeals to DICT, DILG, DPWH, DHSUD, ARTA to streamline permitting processes for fiber optic networks

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Monday wrote the DICT, DILG, DPWH, DHSUD, and ARTA appealing for its consideration to include the streamlining of permitting processes for fiber optic networks, similar to the agencies’ Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1 s. 2020 on Telco Towers. .....»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardOct 26th, 2020

Cirtek unit wins major contract from US company

Cirtek Holdings Philippines Inc. said a subsidiary bagged a multi-million contract from a Silicon Valley-based tech company to produce 5G-supporting chipsets to be used in fiber optic networks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

HyalRoute Group to invest $1-2 billion in PHL venture

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed a deal with the local subsidiary of Singapore-based HyalRoute Group last week to roll out a fiber optic cable network in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

DICT taps Singapore firm for rollout of national fiber optic cable network

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has inked a partnership with HyalRoute Group’s subsidiary Philippine Fiber Optic Cable Network Ltd. Inc. (PFOCN) for a billion-dollar fiber network investment......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Google Fiber halts expansion plans as chief steps down

SAN FRANCISCO — Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 26th, 2016

DOE urged to streamline permit processing

The Senate has urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to push for the issuance of an Executive Order (EO) that shall streamline approvals and permitting processes for energy sector projects......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2016

New standard for business permits pushed

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently signed a joint memorandum circular that will streamline business permits and l.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 31st, 2016

Revised standard for business permits, licensing system pushed

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently signed a joint memorandum circular that will streamline business permits and licen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 31st, 2016

PLDT boosts fiber optic link in typhoon-prone provinces

Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. is laying down underground fiber optic cables in typhoon-prone regions in the country to ensure the resiliency of service during calamities......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

PLDT boosts fiber link to Catanduanes

PLDT Inc. on Tuesday said it has built up its fiber optic link to Catanduanes island to ensure service resiliency in one of the country’s most typhoon-stricken provinces......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Attendance and health monitoring is easy for remote teams on Lark

A simpler digital solution can help streamline processes of attendance monitoring and health reporting. When you work using Lark, this can be done through Lark Workplace......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Local officials appealed GCQ status, DILG says

"There are appeals but I cannot release them until the IATF can process them," DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Turnitin acquires ExamSoft, a leading assessment platform

Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, announced today it has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

DICT, DPWH, NTC addressing right-of-way regulations for better internet service

With the surge in internet usage during the COVID-19 pandemic and the directive of President Duterte for telcos to fast-track improvements of their services by yearend, the National Telecommunications Commission recently wrote Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar to consider the proposed amendments to the existing rules and regulations of DPWH Department Order 73  (s. 2014) on right-of-way. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Babies have rights

 #ASKGOYO Atty. Gregorio Larrazabal Quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “The tragic death of 3-month-old Baby River highlights the need to do MORE, BETTER, FASTER in the justice sector quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “Baby River was born at the Fabella Medical Center on July 1, 2020.  Her mother, urban poor organizer Reina Mae Nasino, 23 years old, is a detainee at the Manila City Jail Female Dormitory who was arrested on November 5, 2019 at the Tondo office of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan.  The police raids that resulted in the arrests of over 60 activists in Metro Manila and Bacolod were by virtue of various warrants issued by the RTC Branch 89 in Quezon City.  Reina Mae and two others were charged with illegal possession of firearms and explosives, a non-bailable offense. “Despite questions raised against the validity of the raids and arrests as well as petitions for the release of Reina Mae on health and humanitarian grounds or for continued breast-feeding, the frail and underweight Baby River was separated from her mother barely a month after birth. “The case went through RTC Manila Branch 20, the Supreme Court, back to RTC Branch 20, then RTC branch 42 and RTC Branch 37, and the Court of Appeals, until Baby River died on Oct. 12, 2020. “Manila RTC Branch 47 finally allowed Reina Mae furlough – this time to visit her dead daughter.  Despite many fully armed BJMP escorts, police and military personnel monitoring and accompanying Reina Mae, she remained hand-cuffed while at the wake. “The heartbreaking and brief life-story of Baby River compel us to raise these questions: “1. Why can’t our justice system safeguard the needs and rights of an innocent child to breastfeeding and a better chance to survive? “2. Why don’t our jails have adequate facilities to address the needs and rights of children and women detainees duly recognized by domestic and international law? “3. Why does it take so long to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights? “4. Isn’t there double standard when “bigger” detainees are allowed similar or even greater privileges? “5. Can we not have justice with compassion? “Let our concern, dismay, or rage and the tears that we may shed for Baby River Nasino fuel our collective determination and action to improve our justice system.  Let not our innocent children fall under the cracks.  Babies have rights and we have duties to nurture them.  Let our humanity rise above our personal comforts or the privileges of power.” DOMINGO EGON CAYOSA National President & Chairman of the Board of Governors *** We can talk about the law legal processes, and I’m sure many will.  But at the crux of all this should be:“What is it to be human?” Have we sunk so low that we’ve lost our humanity?  Have we forgotten what it is that separates us from animals?  Have we been numb to peoples’ suffering and death? Have we been stripped of our sense of morality and compassion that we have lost our appreciation of what is right and wrong?  People have discussed the trampled rights of the mother of the infant.  But what about the rights of the baby?  Stripping the legalese of the tragedy, we have to ask: What about the basic needs of the baby, as emphasized by the statement of the IBP?  There is no justification to being deprived of the love and care his mother, and the warmth of her embrace. The soothing voice to say she’s going to get better, and she’s loved…  Have we regressed to a point that we’ve been stripped of our empathy? More than the legality of this.  After the furor will have died down, and it surely will, I think we have to ask ourselves, “Where are we now?”  How low have we sunk and how to we get back up and regain some sense of decency? My heart broke when I saw pictures of Reina Mae Nasino covered in PPE, in handcuffs, unable to even hug her dead baby one last time.  I still cannot understand the inhumanity towards not only the mother, but the baby, who had done no one wrong, yet was treated with so much hate, disrespect, contempt, and derision for her to be born in this world, yet stripped and deprived of human love and affection.  I can never hate anyone that much to treat him or her so badly. I think we need to dig deep within ourselves and search our soul.  To find the humanity which has clearly been missing.  We need to find our moral compass, before we all lose our soul and drown in the abyss. Stay Safe.  Pray for Baby River.  Pray for OUR country......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Cebu City Upgrades Traffic System

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella announced that the city is about to revolutionize Cebu City’s decades-old traffic system. Labella said that the city will implement a P238.56 million digital upgrade to Cebu City’s traffic system which will install an advanced traffic system with smart surveillance solutions through an underground fiber-optic network that will be monitored […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

DOE urged to streamline permit processing

Senate Committee on Energy chair Sherwin Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Energy to act on all pending solar project applications, emphasizing the need to further implement the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop Act which will streamline the permitting process for investors......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Educational divide

Fiber optic cable is now being laid out in my neighborhood, promising a boost in internet speed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Appeals court reverses ruling, orders gov t to submit data on Leyte rep s inclusion on narco list

The appeals court said that while respondents perceive that their reluctance to disclose confidential information came with the notion that “’it comes with the job,’” thus must give way to lawful processes. “It cannot stand in the way of asserted constitutional rights,” the CA said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Globe Says PH Broadband Cost Dropped by 60% Since 2016

Globe Telecom reported on Tuesday that the cost of broadband has dropped by more than 60 percent since 2016. The drop in prices is attributed to investments and the overall improvement in the country’s network, such as the use of 4G/LTE, upcoming 5G services, and fiber optic cables that improved the overall speed and quality […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

PPA, partner agencies to digitalize, streamline port services

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) signed a joint memorandum c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020