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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

NGCP offers to let DICT use fiber optic network for free

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines writes an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, saying it is 'willing and eager' to help develop the National Broadband Network

De Lima seeks probe into alleged corruption in DICT project

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:35 PM

'Allegations of corruption and interference are too significant to ignore, especially in the midst of the most ambitious government information technology (IT) project in history,' says Senator Leila de Lima

PROBE. Senator Leila de Lima seeks a Senate probe into the alleged political interference and corruption in the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Photo from the DICT Facebook page

Chinese suppliers set sights on PH national broadband plan – DICT

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Asked if ZTE Corporation is one of them DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima replies: Your guess is as good as mine

NORTH TO SOUTH. DICT met with President Rodrigo Duterte early October to discuss the department's creation of a national broadband plan, which he said could cost 'between P77 billion and P199 billion' if built from scratch. Rappler file photo

Globe CEO on Telstra: I'm not scared of ghosts

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Anyone who comes in is a threat; but I m not going to react to a threat that s not real Sign the contract and we’ll play Globe s Ernest Cu on possible Telstra San Miguel entry

SECURE THE DEAL FIRST. Ernest Cu says Globe will only consider the possible entry of Telstra-San Miguel in its game plan once the deal is signed. Photo from Globe Telecom

Abalos conviction in NBN-ZTE case sought

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Prosecutors have completed presentation of evidence against former elections chief Benjamin Abalos who s charged for getting commission for facilitating the botched contract

Former Commission on Elections chief Benjamin Abalos. Rappler file photo

PPP to hike broadband penetration in PH - Google exec

Oct 09, 2012 - 4:34 PM

Google Vice President for Infrastructure Eric Brewer urges PH to undertake broadband network project through PPP scheme

'Not guilty': Arroyo couple arraigned

Apr 11, 2012 - 8:39 AM

[UPDATED] Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo her husband Mike and former Comelec chief Benjamin Abalos plead not guilty over alleged corruption in the botched NBN ZTE deal

OVER NBN-ZTE. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Mike, undergo arraignment together for the first time Wednesday. Illustration by Emil Mercado

Prosecutors ok bail for GMA in NBN-ZTE case

Mar 19, 2012 - 7:51 PM

Prosecutors handling graft charges against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in connection with the NBN ZTE deal informed the Sandiganbayan on Monday March 19 that they will no longer oppose her request to be allowed to post bail