PLDT preparing for heightened competition

Integrated telecommunications company PLDT Inc. is gearing up for heightened competition with the expected entry of more foreign investors in the local telco space with the possible approval of a proposal seeking to amend the country’s Public Service Act......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2021

New PLDT president vows to increase market share via world-class network

The new president and chief executive of PLDT Inc. on Tuesday vowed to gain more market share by providing world-class network and better customer experience amid the stiff competition......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

PLDT confident of maintaining dominance in home broadband

Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. said it is fully equipped to maintain its leadership in the home broadband segment in the short term amid increasing competition......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Home broadband to register bigger revenues & mdash; PLDT

PLDT Inc. said over the weekend it expects higher revenues from its home broadband business amid increased competition in 2021......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

PLDT, Meralco gear up for Typhoon Rolly

The MVP Group of Companies, including PLDT Inc. and Manila Electric Co., are preparing for the onslaught of Typhoon Rolly......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 1st, 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

PLDT-SkyCable merger opposed

A lawmaker said Tuesday PLDT Inc.’s alleged plan to acquire Sky Cable Corp. will reduce competition in the pay television market......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

PBA board focuses on actual competition

With training ongoing and scrimmages awaiting IATF clearance, the PBA is now preparing to lay down the plan of action for its eyed tournament resumption......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Anti-trust body approves Consunji Group& rsquo;s purchase of 2 Smart Towers in Makati

The Philippine Competition Commission said over the weekend it approved the acquisition by DMC Urban Property Developers Inc. of two Smart Towers and their 2,400-square-meter lot in Makati City from PLDT Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Telcos brace for greater capex pressure in 2021

Regulatory pressure and looming competition are likely to push telecommunication giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. to further bolster spending next year, Fitch Ratings said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Pro-bound Eumir Marcial could make debut by October

After signing his MP Promotions contract earlier this month, there already seems to be a number of plans in place for Eumir Felix Marcial.  While Marcial is taking steps towards his professional career, the 24-year old decorated amateur pug has maintained that his prime objective right now is to bring home a gold medal for the Philippines in the Olympics. (READ ALSO: Eumir Marcial set on going pro but maintains Olympic gold medal is top priority) Marcial secured his spot in the Tokyo Olympics before the COVID-19 pandemic forced oa postponement of the Summer games to 2021.  Keeping that in mind, MP Promotions appears to be all-in on making Marcial’s gold medal dream into a reality, and that includes gearing his professional training towards becoming the best version of himself in time for Tokyo.  “We have a lot of great things in store, getting Eumir’s career going, we’re bringing him to the US, we’ll train him here, working under some of the top trainers and good sparring, and we’re really just kind of focused on the for first year is winning that gold medal, so everything we do leading up to Tokyo, when he has a few professional fights, is gonna be with in mind that we keep everything good for Tokyo,” explained MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons on Tuesday’s PSA Forum.  With about a year before Tokyo, Gibbons hopes to have Marcial compete in around three professional bouts starting this October.  “We’d hope to possibly have about three fights, because you have about nine months, you have a year before the Olympics, almost to the day right now, but I think you have to stop about three months before, so hopefully, we’ll do something in October, and then we’ll work from there, hopefully three fights before he has to stop and go fully concentrate on the Olympics.”  Gibbons maintains that for now, all of Marcial’s moves will have his Olympics appearance in mind, meaning that his first few pro bouts will likely be 4 to 6-round contest, which is similar to what he’ll be competing in at the Summer games.  To start out, just [4 and 6-rounders] because again, we’re trying to keep in line with what he’s going to be doing in Tokyo, so everything is geared towards preparation for that, and that’s why you start off with a 4 or 6-rounder, then another 4-6 depending again, we have to talk to Eumir, talk to his coaches, talk to everybody, but the idea is to sharpen up a lot of out-of-competition, not the actual fights itself, but all the training he’ll do and, let’s say when he comes to Los Angeles, all the different types of sparring and whoever we work with, along with his coaches,”  Gibbons also gave credit to Marcial’s current coaching team with the National Team, coach Ronald Chavez and coach Don Abnett, the men who have helped transform Marcial to the decorated amateur star and prospect that he is today.  “That’s one of the things I want to say also:  he’s had very good coaches so far, they’ve done very well, so we’re going to adapt whatever Eumir wants, with his coaches, whoever the team chooses in LA to work with,” said Gibbons.  “Yung gusto ko parin kasi, yung makasama ko sa training yung coaches ko, yun parin yung gusto ko makasama dito,” explained Marcial. “Sila pa din yung gusto ko makasama dahil siyempre, Olympics parin, ito parin yung pinag-hahandaan natin, so yun yung gusto kong makasama na mga coach, kasi siyempre amateur parin yung lalaruin natin doon, and gusto ko parin ma-maintain yung style ko yung paano mag-laro sa amateur.”  The commitment to the Olympics, Gibbons says, is something that Marcial has been focused on.  “Eumir has always told me, ‘I promised my dad, I promised the country that I’m gonna win the gold medal.’, so that’s what were doing everything to start the career with, in mind to get better to beat the guy from Ukraine, to beat the Russians, to beat those guys.” As for weight class, Gibbons says that Marcial should be competing around 160-162-pounds or at middleweight in order to keep him in the same division as the one he'll be competing at in the Olympics.  "It appears that we’ll probably  be doing it at middleweight, 160-pounds right in there, 160-162-pounds because again, Eumir is fighting in the Olympics at 165-pounds, that’s 75 kilos, and again, you don’t want to take a guy too low when you’re basically just preparing everything for Tokyo. Somewhere around the weight that he’s been fighting at as an amateur."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

PLDT preparing for blended learning scheme in education

Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. is preparing its network to support the expected surge in demand with the implementation of the blended learning scheme in the education sector......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

ADB prepares funding for PNR-Calamba railway

The Asian Development Bank is already preparing funding support for the PNR-Calamba project following the record bids received by the government......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News1 min. ago

Budget deficit swells 28% in H1

The budget deficit ballooned by 28 percent to P716.1 billion in the first semester and is expected to widen further as government ramps up its spending for subsidizing state firms and preparing for the 2022 elections......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News1 min. ago

Father-and-son tandem win in Liloan XC MTB race

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The father-and-son tandem of Dongkey and Khalil Sanchez flexed their winning form in the Liloan Cross-Country Challenge 2.0 mountainbike competition held in Barangay Jubay, Liloan town, northern Cebu on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Dongkey dominated the 40-49 years old category while Khalil topped the 19-below category in the race that featured more than […] The post Father-and-son tandem win in Liloan XC MTB race appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 1 min. ago

Expert tells Cebu to act now against Delta variant

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebuano infectious disease expert told Cebu City and other Cebu LGUs not to wait for the confirmation of a Delta Variant of the COVID-19 and start preparing as early as now. Doctor Bryan Lim, an infectious disease expert who serves as a consultant for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), raised […] The post Expert tells Cebu to act now against Delta variant appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 1 min. ago

Ando finishes 7th in women’s weightlifting in Tokyo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Anne Ando capped off her Olympics debut with a promising seventh-place finish in the women’s -64kg division weightlifting competition at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday evening. The 22-year-old Ando finished her campaign with a total lift of 222-kilograms from the snatch and clean and […] The post Ando finishes 7th in women’s weightlifting in Tokyo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 1 min. ago

Flying Titans shoot for lead share vs HD Spikers

Ilocos Norte – Streaking Choco Mucho tries to pounce on a slumping Cignal HD side in an attempt to match sister team Creamline’s 4-0 start even as Petro Gazz seeks solo third against winless PLDT Home Fibr in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra here today (Tuesday)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

NM Enriquez wins in CEPCA weekly online chess

CEBU CITY, Philippines—National Master (NM) Rogelio Enriquez Jr. and Sheila Khan Sepanton ruled their respective categories in the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) weekly online chess tournament last Sunday, July 25, 2021. NM Enriquez, a member of the Toledo City Trojans, finished the All-Cepcan competition with 9.5 points after 11 rounds of Swiss […] The post NM Enriquez wins in CEPCA weekly online chess appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Skateboarder Didal: I am proud to represent country

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana skateboarder Margielyn Didal held her head high despite placing seventh overall in the women’s street skateboarding competition in her Olympics debut earlier today in Tokyo, Japan.  According to the 22-year-old Didal, the pride of Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, that she was very proud to represent the country, which might be […] The post Skateboarder Didal: I am proud to represent country appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Cebuana weightlifter Ando to start quest for Olympic glory tomorrow

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After skateboarding sensation Margielyn Didal completed her stint at seventh place in the Tokyo Olympics, another homegrown Cebuana, Elreen Anne Ando, will take the centerstage —this time in the women’s weighlifting competition that will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27.  The 22-year-old Ando, the pride of Barangay Carreta, Cebu City and […] The post Cebuana weightlifter Ando to start quest for Olympic glory tomorrow appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021