transmission - updates

Rappler's latest stories on transmission


Duterte to declare state of public health emergency over coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Health has raised the COVID-19 alert system to Code Red-Sublevel 1 as a 'a signal to all concerned agencies, local governments, health care providers to be ready to for planned response measures'

CORONAVIRUS WATCH. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III gives updates on the novel coronavirus on February 26, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Napocor awards contracts for projects in Mimaropa, Catanduanes

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The contracts amount to a total of P1.286 billion

[EXPLAINER] Transmission glitches don't necessarily mean electoral fraud

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

All baseless accusations that can erode the people’s trust and confidence in the results, in Comelec, and in the election system as a whole would not only be irresponsible, but dangerous

Comelec sets review of system for transmitting election results

Sep 13, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr says this aims to eliminate 'doubts' about the automated elections

ELECTIONS HEARING. Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr speaks at the joint congressional oversight committee hearing on the automated elections on September 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Government signs agreement to start public Wi-Fi project

Jun 09, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The agreement will jumpstart the work to build Wi-Fi connections in 'public places, including parks, plazas, public libraries, schools, government offices, hospitals, train stations, airports, and seaports nationwide'

PUBLIC WI-FI. The Department of Communication and Telecommunications (DICT), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) sign a tripartite agreement on June 8, 2018, to start the Duterte administration's national broadband project. Photo courtesy of TransCo

Higher electricity bills for Filipino consumers starting June

May 22, 2018 - 10:55 AM

The Energy Regulatory Commission approves a higher feed-in-tariff allowance (FIT-All) rate, which appears as a separate line item in electricity bills

POCKET BRUISING. Higher FIT-All rate is billed to all on-grid electricity consumers, appearing as a separate line item in electricity bills. Rappler file photo

PT&T eyes using TransCo's fiber optics for broadband network

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corporation moves forward with a plan to develop a nationwide broadband network as it signs a memorandum with the National Transmission Corporation

Supreme Court on Sereno, Ban on Rappler coverage, Sotto on alleged poll fraud | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:02 PM

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DICT raises concerns over NGCP's fiber optic network offer

Feb 11, 2018 - 11:50 PM

DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr reacts to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

Lack of condom use contributes to rising HIV infections in PH

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:17 PM

'Successive Philippine governments have failed miserably to propagate condom use and educate young Filipinos to avoid HIV transmission,' says Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch

TransCo open to creating 3rd telco player with China Telecom

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'They have the technical expertise in operating and TransCo has the facilities to offer,' says TransCo President Melvin Matibag

PCC to work with TransCo if telco joint venture proceeds

Oct 31, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says it is ready to offer guidance if the National Transmission Corporation partners with a private firm to enter the telecommunications industry

#PugadBaboy: The Smiling Muslim

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

10 firms eye partnering with TransCo for telco entry

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Meanwhile, local carrier PT&T writes to TransCo, signifying its interest to enter into a lease agreement with the state-run firm

WANTED: 3RD MAJOR PLAYER. State-run TransCo is one of the companies that wants to compete with two telecommunications giants: Globe Telecom and PLDT. Rappler file photo

TransCo plans to diversify into telecoms, compete with the giants

Oct 01, 2017 - 10:10 PM

To implement its plan, the state-run firm will have to ask Congress to amend its charter so it could offer telecommunications services and products

TELCO HIGHWAY. The amount of spectrum assigned to TransCo impacts the cost of the build capacity, overall network performance, ability to offer new multimedia services, and general customer experience of wireless services. File photo

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

It s been a year since the 2016 elections Revisit Rappler s PHvote microsite – it doesn t disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day

NGCP still keen on Visayas-Mindanao grid connection

May 07, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The private firm says it can complete the P52 billion project by 2020 if it gets the go signal immediately but it will also give way if the government decides to handle the project

LIST: Power outages due to Tropical Depression Auring

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The NGCP says that the loss of power in areas hit by the tropical depression may be caused by its affected transmission facilities or distribution facilities of local distribution utilities or electric cooperatives

AFTER AURING. Power lines on a street in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte are down. Photo by Perry Paul Lamanilao

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

In a recent Pulse Asia survey 63 of respondents describe the 2016 elections as more credible than the 2010 polls

POPULAR LEADER. A woman takes a selfie with President Rodrigo Duterte during his first visit to Isabela City, Basilan, on July 21, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

Comelec on polls: 'We outperformed our expectations'

May 20, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista cites the record breaking transmission rate as well as the high voter turnout in the Philippines and overseas

POLL BODY. The 7-member Commission on Elections (Comelec) says it outperformed its own expectations in the May 9 polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler coverage: Citizens front and center in 'most engaged' PH polls

May 16, 2016 - 4:58 PM

An engaged and empowered public voted for the Philippines new leaders and an engaged and empowered public will continue to watch their leaders every move

EXPLAINER: What Marcos Jr should do to prove election fraud

May 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

If Mr Marcos seriously wants to know the truth the truth is just sitting on his lap His team surely has copies of the election returns printed at the precincts

BONGBONG IS THEIR VP. Supporters raise a poster of vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr during his final campaign rally in Mandaluyong City on May 7, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

VLOG: Marcos camp worries over 'dagdag-bawas' in transmission

May 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

His representatives say they are worried by the discrepancy in votes of Senator Chiz Escudero and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo reported by some media outfits

Comelec: Transmission of votes fastest in 2016

May 09, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the quick transmission of votes can help ensure credible polls

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

School in Sulu first to transmit election results

May 09, 2016 - 8:33 PM

In the 2010 elections the first precinct that transmitted was from the town of Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao at 5:42 pm

Central Luzon warned of possible power problems May 9

May 08, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Some affected landowners in Nueva Ecija stop NGCP from conducting clearing operations of untrimmed trees and plants underneath transmission lines

CRUCIAL. Planting of trees and other activities beneath transmission lines adversely affect power delivery to Central Luzon, NGCP says. File photo by Rappler

Last minute, again: Comelec to lease more satellite devices

May 05, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon who dissented says of the decision to lease more BGAN satellite devices: Why only now?

LAST MINUTE. Headed by Chairman Andres Bautista, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) makes another last-minute decision: to lease BGAN satellite devices for the May 9 elections. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

All votes in: Lessons from 2013 poll transmission woes

May 05, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The Comelec aims to have all votes accounted for – in the hotly contested 2016 elections and the country’s 3rd automated polls

How to prevent cheating with the vote-counting machines

May 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Know the weak features of this animal called the VCM that the unscrupulous might exploit on election day

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016 have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec targets 90% vote transmission for 2016 polls

Apr 30, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Smartmatic s Karen Jimeno says even if the transmission rate isn’t 100 no vote is disregarded

Mock canvassing: 100% of votes transmitted

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

This goes to show everybody Guys we’re ready for the elections Smartmatic s Marlon Garcia says after the Comelec s transmission test

TRANSMISSION TEST. The Commission on Elections tests the transmission of election results in its Santa Rosa warehouse on April 23, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Mac ransomware found in infected Transmission bittorrent client

Mar 07, 2016 - 1:29 PM

The KeRanger malware on v2 90 of the Transmission client carries a Mac app development certificate but Apple has now revoked that certificate s validity

TRANSMISSION BITTORRENT CLIENT. Transmissions announces that version 2.90 of its client for OS X was infected with ransomware. Screen shot from website.

Two towers of Pagudpud Wind Farm bombed

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:50 AM

North Luzon Renewables says initial investigations indicate that explosives were used to take down the transmission towers

TOPPLED. Two of Pagudpud Wind Farm's transmission towers had toppled. Photo from Ayala Corporation - Energy and Infrastructure Group

Sex and Zika: Risk of virus spread?

Feb 03, 2016 - 11:55 PM

The infection of a Texan by a partner back from Venezuela is the second reported case of sexual transmission since the Zika virus was discovered in 1947 and raises questions about the infection

ZIKA VIRUS. Ana Beatriz is held by her father Alipio Martin during a medical appointment at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

Comelec awards contracts for 2016 poll services

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The contracts for ballot printing and warehousing of vote counting machines are sealed while the contract for the transmission of election results is being finalized

NGCP: Informal settlers hamper transmission line projects

Jul 31, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines warns that breakdown of power transmission structures would result in the loss of bulk power supply to Metro Manila

Mindanao blackout not cause of damage to Aboitiz plant

May 17, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The blackout should not be used as an excuse for a 10 month delay in commissioning a new Davao power plant Petilla says

Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout due to corroding insulator

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:50 PM

The National Transmission Corporation says in its initial report submitted to DOE that a ‘corroded suspension insulation shank’ caused the transmission line to fall and hit other line conductors and tower parts

Gov’t rules out sabotage in Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:53 PM

The Department of Energy forms a team to investigate what happened

Turkey in the dark over mega power cut

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:37 PM

The disorder is a major blow for the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

IN THE DARK. People walk at Istiklal Street in front of closed stores after a major power cut at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey 31 March 2015. Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkey grinds to halt after massive power cut

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:41 PM

It is confirmed to have hit 49 of the country s total 81 provinces Energy Minister Taner Yildiz also says the authorities are investigating whether the power outage is due to a technical failure or a cyber attack

IN THE DARK. People walk at Istiklal Street in front of closed stores after a major power cut at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey 31 March 2015. Sedat Suna/EPA

Electric bill disregards lower clean energy cost, SC told

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:32 AM

While the cost of renewable energy may be unpredictable an economic advocacy group says the Energy Regulatory Commission is duty bound to correct its billing given the fast falling price of solar panels

Meralco rates spike in February

Feb 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

This month’s billing includes the Feed in Tariff a uniform charge to all on grid electricity consumers nationwide as mandated by the Renewable Energy Act of 2008

Effective January: New electric bill for renewable energy

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:51 AM

Consumers will pay an additional P0 406 kWh in electricity rates representing the feed in tariff allowance as mandated by the Renewable Energy Act of 2008

Stop new electric billing for renewable energy, SC asked

Dec 25, 2014 - 8:55 AM

The P0 040 kWh additional uniform charge violates consumer rights as it bills consumers payment for power that has yet to be generated a lawyer says

Ruby-damaged transmission lines restored

Dec 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Some 46 transmission lines were affected by Typhoon Ruby on December 6

#RubyPH cuts power lines in Southern Luzon, Visayas

Dec 07, 2014 - 1:12 AM

5th UPDATE In its 2 pm bulletin the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says Typhoon Ruby has affected more than 30 transmission facilities

EPA / Francis R. Malasig

AIDS free generation: We’re nearly there, but...

Jul 26, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Among the scientific and global health achievements is a 25 decline in HIV related deaths and the 14 million patients – mostly from low to middle income countries – who now have access to life saving anti retroviral therapy

NOT YET OVER. An AIDS-free generation is near but the fight is not yet done. Photo from International AIDS Society/Steve Forrest

Mitsubishi Motors acquires 90% stake in PH transmission supplier

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:25 AM

The acquisition is aligned with the company’s mid term thrust to reinforce its production base in ASEAN countries

Meralco rates jump P0.89/kWh in April

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Almost all of the components of the electricity bill are up such as the generation transmission and system loss charges

People arrive at the office of Meralco, the country's largest power distributor, to make payments. AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO