Following the denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal, PUBLIC SERVICE TAKES ANOTHER HIT WITH CLOSURE OF ABS-CBN TULONG CENTER

Another sad news reached Filipinos recently after the ABS-CBN Tulong Center announced its closure this month after providing free legal and medical assistance to thousands of Filipinos for many years. In an official statement posted on its Facebook page, the unit under ABS-CBN Integrated Public Service said that it is unable to continue its services…

Smart webinar presents digital tools to help LGUs adapt to new normal

Local governments and communities in 32 provinces of Luzon participated in a webinar that showcased various digital solutions to help them respond to challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Billed as #WeHealAsOne, the virtual forum organized by leading mobile operator Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) discussed digital innovations in education, livelihood, and agriculture to help communities adapt…

Plastic Credit Exchange – DENR taps Plastic Credit Exchange for Long-term Solution to Manila Bay Cleanup

In response to the government’s call-to-action on rehabilitating Manila Bay, Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) and The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), with the support of the PepsiCo Foundation, partnered to roll out a long-term ‘AlingTindera’ coastal cleanup program. PCEx Chairperson Nanette Medved-Po and DENR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan announced the strategic…

PLDT, Smart boost Bohol connectivity

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have ramped up their network expansion and upgrade efforts in Bohol in time for the celebration of Bohol Day. To date, all of Bohol’s municipalities are now covered by Smart’s 4G/LTE network, while PLDT has also completed its fiber roll out across the province. This is…

Greenpeace Philippines joins SONA protests, calls for Duterte administration to put citizens, particularly youth, first

Greenpeace Philippines today joined the broad, multi-sectoral protest at the University of the Philippines ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). Along with other groups, Greenpeace is calling out the Duterte administration for failing to bring about more inclusive, people-centered, responsible and accountable governance, especially in light of its militarized…

Globe teams up with Bataan LGU to streamline SAP processing

The general community quarantine still follows the same guidelines from the enhanced community quarantine: go out only when necessary, practice social distancing, and wear masks at all times. To help maintain these guidelines, the Bataan local government unit (LGU) has tapped Globe to streamline the processing and approval of its Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for…

As some lawmakers want SkyCable shut down, Philippine cable industry to shut down if EO 205 is repealed

Over 1,000 cable TV operators nationwide will be forced to close to the detriment of its subscribers, if the government disregards the existing executive order that allows them to operate without a franchise. This was the reaction of a nationwide group of cable TV operators following reports that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has sought the…