City of Manila Partners with Eastern Communications To Launch The First MLAKonek Digital Kiosk

Manila Local Government in partnership with Eastern Communications, one of the premier telecommunications companies in the country, recently launched the first “MLAKonek” Digital Kiosk at the Bonifacio Park near Manila City Hall. Unveiled by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, “MLAKonek” powered by Eastern Communications offers free WiFi connection, calls, and phone charging. Up to 100 users…

PLDT-Smart, Manila City Government Sign MOA To Launch Smart WiFi

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the City Government of Manila to provide fast and free Smart WiFi across the city, particularly government offices, hospitals, universities and other key areas. PLDT chair and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan, Smart Chief Revenue Officer Alfredo S. Panlilio and Manila Mayor…

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Supports Get Global Exhibition In Australia

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), as part of its strategic thrust to strengthen its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) campaign, supports Get Global – Where the World Meets, an industry exhibition in Australia at the International Convention Center (ICC) Sydney. Launched in 2017, Get…

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Gears Up For Global Competitiveness

To achieve its global competitiveness goal and attract more travelers, visitors, and investors, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), is conducting a series of Tourism Marketing Educational Seminars among participants from DOT Regional Offices and local government units (LGUs), which kicked off in Batangas City this…

PLDT, Smart Donate Tower To Philippine Air Force

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) have donated a decommissioned Sun facility in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Under its C4iStar Project, the PAF is strengthening its telecommunications capabilities by interconnecting its offices and bases nationwide and upgrading its internet…

AFP, DSWD Ink Pact On Peace, Countering Communist Threat

By Priam Nepomuceno The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that seeks to enhance the cooperation of the two agencies, especially in peace-building programs and ending the threat posed by the conflict with the communists. Military public affairs office…

Meralco Rates Down For Third Consecutive Month

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced a Php 0.11 per kilowatthour (kWh) reduction in power rates this month. This downward adjustment amounts to around Php 21 in total savings for a typical household consuming 200 kWh per month and represents a total rate decrease of P0.57 per kWh since May 2019. Meralco Public Information Office…