PLDT, Smart Back MMDA Earthquake Drill Anew

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. once again provided emergency communications support for this year’s Metro-wide earthquake drill conducted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The fifth Metro Manila Shake Drill, which simulated the “Big One” or a magnitude 7.2 earthquake situation, began at 4 a.m. last July 27 to portray a massive…

Waze Appoints New Country Manager For Philippines

Waze, the world’s largest community-based mobility app and a Google company, has appointed Sarah Rodriguez as Country Manager for the Philippines. Rodriguez joins Waze from ABS-CBN Corporation where she was Head of Digital Sales, Digital Media Division. Prior to that, she was the Digital Solutions Manager for Yahoo Philippines.

Smart Supports Disaster Resilience Forum For Business

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications recently supported the 2nd Business and the Big One forum, which was organized by the Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR) and American Chamber (AmCham) Foundation Philippines. Following the recent spate of earthquakes in the country, the forum aimed to address calls by the government to prepare for the possibility…

Former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino bats for legislative reforms as senatorial run initially yields favorable public response

Opting to run as an independent for next year’s senatorial elections, former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino still likes his chances and has identified the places he considers as his bailiwicks as well as areas where he is expected to perform well. “I have been mayor of Tagaytay City for many years…