NTC directs telcos to ensure sufficient tech support in preparation for Typhoon Bising

The National Telecommunications Commission late Friday directed all public telecommunication entities concerned to ensure a sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with extra fuel, tools and spare equipment in the areas forecast to be affected by the incoming “Typhoon Bising”.....»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardApr 19th, 2021

NTC orders telcos to ensure sufficient technical personnel in preparation for Typhoon Ulysses

The National Telecommunications Commission on Tuesday ordered all telecommunications entities to ensure that there are sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with extra fuel, tools and spare equipment in the areas forecast to be affected by the incoming “Typhoon Ulysses”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

NTC to telcos: Ensure minimal service interruption amid ‘Vicky’

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has directed all public telecommunications entities to ensure the minimal interruption of services in areas affected by the ongoing onslaught of Typhoon Vicky. In a memorandum signed by Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba, the NTC has ordered telco firms to ensure that there is a sufficient number of technical and support […] The post NTC to telcos: Ensure minimal service interruption amid ‘Vicky’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Atas ng NTC sa telcos: Siguruhing may tech staff sa mga lugar na dadaanan ng Bagyong Ulysses

Inatasan ng National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ang mga kumpanya sa telekomunikasyon na siguruhing may mga technical at support personnel na nakaantabay sa mga lugar na tatamaan ng Bagyong Ulysses. “Pursuant to Memorandum Order No. 05-04-2011, you are hereby directed to ensure that there are sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with […] The post Atas ng NTC sa telcos: Siguruhing may tech staff sa mga lugar na dadaanan ng Bagyong Ulysses appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

NTC directs telcos to ensure minimal service interruption in typhoon-hit areas

The National Telecommunications Commission has directed all public telecommunications entities to ensure the minimal interruption of services in areas affected by Typhoon Vicky......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

PLDT at forefront of tech developments, takes lead in IPv6 adoption in PH

To ensure the best customer experience and continued support for the latest technologies like Internet of Things and 5G, the Philippines' largest integrated telco PLDT is leading the way in transitioning to the latest Internet Protocol version, IPv6......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

NTC directs telcos, ISPs to ensure minimal internet disruption during holidays

The National Telecommunications Commission is commanding all public telecommunications entities and internet service providers to ensure a minimal disruption and downtime of their services during the holiday season......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

NTC directs telcom firms to be ready for Typhoon Rolly

The National Telecommunications Commission on Friday ordered all public telecommunications entities to be ready for the coming Super Typhoon Rolly in order to ensure their continued operations and services to the public......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Roque to Congress: Consult Palace on increasing budget for vaccines

Any congressional move to raise the proposed 2021 budget for the coronavirus vaccine should at least be done in consultation with the Executive branch, according to a Palace official.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while they respect Congress’ wisdom to hike the vaccine budget for the next year, the issue on its funding source must also be addressed. “The power of purse is vested in Congress. We will bow to the wisdom of Congress should they deem it fit to increase the budget for the vaccine, and of course, may pagkukuhanan po iyan (there will be a funding source for that),” he said during a Palace press briefing Thursday. “So we hope that Congress will at least confer with the Executive kung saan nila kukunin iyong pondo para itaas ang budget for the vaccine (on where the funds will be obtained to raise the budget for the vaccine),” he added. Nonetheless, Roque affirmed the administration’s resolve to ensure the country has adequate funds for the vaccine procurement once the life-saving drug becomes available.“We join Congress in our desire that we should have sufficient funds to pay for the vaccine, which according po to (Philippine) Ambassador (to China) Chito (Sta. Romana) is really forthcoming in the near future,” he said.The House of Representatives has reportedly introduced several amendments to its approved 2021 national budget, including a higher budget for the purchase of COVID vaccines to P8 billion.  In the original Palace-backed P4.5 trillion national budget proposal, at least P2.5 billion has been allocated for the COVID-19 vaccination program under the Department of Health’s budget. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who leads a small group in charge of amendments to the budget bill, said the additional P5.5 billion to augment the vaccine budget aims to ensure safe and effective vaccine will be available to Filipinos. “This is to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s program to strengthen the country’s health care system. We believe that vaccines play a very crucial role in keeping the population safe and healthy from the pandemic,” the Leyte lawmaker said.  On the part of the Senate, Senator Panfilo Lacson disclosed plans to increase funding for the coronavirus vaccine under the proposed 2021 national budget. Last week, the President said the government has the funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine once it is available but would need more money to vaccinate all Filipinos. Duterte earlier vowed to give priority to the poor, the police and military personnel in the distribution of free vaccines.  He said the country will buy the most affordable vaccine to be sold in the market given the government’s limited resources. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Globe seeks government support on broadband infrastructure

Globe Telecom Inc. is seeking the government’s continued support to ensure sufficient fixed broadband infrastructure to meet the country’s growing demand for internet connectivity......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

BSP injects P1.3T in financial system to support economy

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas injected around P1.3 trillion in the financial system through the implementation of various measures to ensure sufficient liquidity during the lockdown implemented by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

NTC requires continuity plans for telcos, ISPs

The National Telecommunications Commission is requiring a business continuity plan from all telecommunication and internet service providers to ensure reliable services and sufficient bandwidth allocation throughout the duration of the enhanced community quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 14th, 2020

More foreign training, competitions for PMVT in 2020 -- LVPI

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. is set to sit down with the Philippine men’s volleyball team coaching staff to plot out the squad’s schedule of training and international competitions for next year. After surpassing expectations with its remarkable silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Dante Alinsunurin-coached squad is expected to participate in a number of foreign exposures.   “Magmi-meet kami siguro third week ng January. I-plot natin ang buong taon,” said LVPI board chairman and national team program head Peter Cayco. The men’s squad bannered the successful outing of the local governing body of volleyball with its first silver medal finish in 42 years and ending a 28-year wait for a podium finish in the biennial meet.      Right after bowing to well-experienced Indonesia in straight sets in the gold medal match on Tuesday, Alinsunurin said that LVPI assures the squad that their hard work, despite being overshadowed by the more popular women’s division, will be rewarded with sufficient support from the association.   “Kanina kinausap ako ni sir Peter, ang sabi niya magtuluy-tuloy ang training namin,” said Alinsunurin, who was formally introduced as head coach early March.   The assurance was welcome news for the squad, who heading into the SEA Games trained continuously and consistently for eight months. As part of their preparation, the Nationals joined the Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Volleyball Championship last July where they won bronze and went on a 16-day training camp in Japan.    “Yun ang hinihiling din namin na magtuluy-tuloy ang team na mag-training kasi importante talaga sa amin yun lalo na nasisimula pa lang kami,” said Alinsunurin. “Siyempre kung gusto talaga naming iangat ang laro namin kailangan talaga namin na January mag-start na kami [ng training]. Sana tuluy-tuloy na talaga.” Behind main guns Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas and the impressive debut of young setter Joshua Retamar and Kim Malabunga, the Nationals climbed to the SEA Games semifinal with wins against Cambodia and Vietnam. The Filipinos wrote history when they dethroned five-peat-seeking Thailand in a dramatic come-from-behind five-set victory to set up a gold medal match against their group stage tormentor Indonesians, whose experience and firepower proved too much for the young Nationals in the final. But despite of the loss, the Nationals achieved their goal of making the country proud and bringing the spotlight to men’s volleyball.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

No truth to the allegation of corruption -- Ramirez on SEA Games

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez on Friday denied the allegations that the country’s preparation for the hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games has been tainted by corruption. “There is no truth to the allegation of corruption,” said Ramirez in a statement. “Yesterday, Cong. Alan Peter Cayetano, and myself sat down with Sen. Bong Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to sort out issues being reported by news outfits in the past days.” Reports earlier this week surfaced that President Rodrigo Duterte is taking the embattled Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Foundation, Inc., a private body that aimed to organize the 30th SEA Games, out of commission and will be subjected to investigation due to alleged corruption and other irregularities. Ramirez cleared that all transactions made regarding the buildup for the biennial meet are met with ‘utmost transparency’. “We assure the athletes and the general public that all decisions and transactions will be done with utmost transparency,” he said. “The PSC, through the guidance of the Department of Budget Management and assistance of the Procurement Service shall work together to ensure that public funds are protected and that all disbursements or expenses follow existing government rules and laws.” A unity meeting to form a cohesive team for the country’s final push in the preparations of regional meet has been set. Ramirez, the chef de mission of Team Philippines, said all national sports associations that will participate in the coming Games and their athletes are invited during the gathering scheduled July 24 at the Malacanang Palace. The top brass of the Phisgoc and the PSC are also enjoined to attend the meeting to pledge their cooperation and all-out support to the entire organization of hosting the 11-nation sportsfest. “If we want to win as one, we should embrace a united front,” said Ramirez after attending the meeting with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Senator Bong Go, Taguig City Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday in Malacanang. “One team, one goal. The country should come together and be united in supporting this government effort,” added Ramirez, who led Team Philippines to its first overall title in SEA Games during the 2005 Manila hosting. Each national sports association has been tasked to bring along five athletes during the 10:00 a.m. Malacanang assembly. A total of 57 sports will be played during the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 Games to be held in three main clusters—Metro Manila, New Clark City and Subic. Ramirez has expressed high hopes that the meeting will encourage officials of the Phisgoc, POC and the PSC to move in one direction with four months to go before the biggest multi-sports event in the Asean region unfolds. Medialdea, Go and Cayetano, who also sits as chairman of Phisgoc, are expected to attend the gathering where at least 300 sports officials and athletes will be present......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Marcial takes jab at boxing federation, reiterates lack of support

Marcial blasted criticism, citing that the justification from some that he continues to receive allowance from the PSC, and as an enlisted personnel of the Philippine Air Force would be sufficient in his endeavor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Marcial: P43K monthly allowance not enough to be an Olympic gold contender

By JONAS TERRADO Eumir Marcial once again voiced his frustration over the issue surrounding the government’s financial support for his Tokyo Olympics preparation.The Tokyo-bound middleweight boxer took to social media Wednesday, May 12, insisting that the P43,000 monthly allowance he’s receiving from the Philippine Sports Commission won’t be enough for him to become a legitimate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Five years in science in Panama

On May 19, we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Science Movement in Panama, an initiative spontaneously born to popularize science and ensure sustainable support.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Rowers get ample PSC support

We may not have an easy preparation, but our athletes are ready to compete. The post Rowers get ample PSC support appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Groups urge concrete actions against barriers on World Press Freedom Day

"Support against barriers to press freedom exist beyond mere rhetoric. Concrete actions need to be done to ensure that members of the media are protected in the line of duty.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Search and rescue for grounded barge’s crew terminated

The Philippine Coast Guard yesterday terminated the search and rescue operations for the seven crewmembers of the LCT Cebu Great Ocean that ran aground during the onslaught of Typhoon Bising in Surigao del Norte last month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Bangsamoro labor blocs, private employers support war on COVID-19

Private companies in the Bangsamoro region have manifested support to the war on COVID-19 and assured to ensure safety of employees from the disease through corporate initiatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021