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PLDT Enterprise, DTI to help MSMEs restart with 3-month FREE business bundle

Jul 06, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Customers can design the package so it aligns to their digital priorities

PLDT Enterprise, De La Salle Lipa partner to enable e-Learning

Jul 05, 2020 - 7:15 AM

PLDT Enterprise has turned over 665 units of pocket WiFi devices with Smart GIGA Study plans

With hotlines hampered, complaints flood PLDT, Globe social media pages

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:26 AM

(UPDATED) With hotlines still undermanned because of the pandemic, users complain on PLDT and Globe's Facebook pages about not being able to get actual human help, slow response, and automated responses that don't address issues

WATCH: Businesses are inspired to look BEYOND

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:32 PM

As more businesses migrate online, PLDT Enterprise launches BEYOND FIBER to bring digital transformation to the remote working environment

PLDT launches new package of business-grade internet and digital solutions

Jun 15, 2020 - 6:00 PM

BEYOND FIBER is a new service package with curated digital tools for e-payments and e-commerce solutions

PLDT Enterprise launches digital transformation program to help businesses

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:02 PM

The program aims to improve service delivery, employee engagement, and operational efficiency of their customers’ businesses

PLDT, international partners to build new Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Japan's NEC Corporation has been selected to construct the 9,400-kilometer long cable, expected to be completed by the 4th quarter of 2022

ADC CABLE. The new cable runs from Japan as its northernmost point to Singapore, its southernmost. Image from PLDT

Locsin hits PLDT after China, Vietnam roaming texts on Pag-asa Island

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:15 PM

'Just drop that roaming partnership shit with China and Vietnam,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr tells PLDT

THREATS MADE. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr at a Senate hearing on February 4, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Digital shift: Manny Pangilinan eyes high-tech greenhouses, e-learning

Jun 09, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Rice grown in high-tech greenhouses, online health consultations, cash aid coursed through digital systems – Manny Pangilinan banks on the internet of things to cope with the new normal

DIGITAL SHIFT. PLDT chairman and CEO Manny Pangilinan virtually addresses stockholders on June 9, 2020. Screenshot from PLDT

PLDT Enterprise lays groundwork for business resilience under ‘new normal’

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM

The telecommunications and digital services provider recognizes the role of technology not only in personal lives but also in businesses

Hacking away at PLDT's goodwill

May 29, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Both the hackers of PLDT and the company itself should consider what they've done to get to this point

PLDT: No record of data being downloaded from company's support account

May 29, 2020 - 1:37 PM

While hackers could have hypothetically grabbed data from PLDT's support Twitter account, the company says there's no record of customer data being downloaded from it

PLDT support Twitter account hacked

May 28, 2020 - 1:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) PLDT says it's recovered the PLDT_Cares Twitter account

Screenshot from Twitter

PLDT Enterprise explores e-learning with PH academe sector

May 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

With digital learning in the mainstream, PLDT Enterprise continues to support the education sector

VIRTUAL INDUSTRY FORUM. (Top left to bottom right) Corinne Zablan, AVP & Corporate Business Head of PLDT Enterprise; Cherylle Ramos, President of Phil eLearning Society (PeLS) and Director of Educational Technology Center at UST; Dick Perez, Corporate Relationship Management Head of PLDT Enterprise; Dante Jose Amisola, President and Chancellor of De La Salle Lipa.

PLDT slashes capex by P20 billion in 2020, virus delays 5G rollout

May 07, 2020 - 3:45 PM

PLDT mobile revenues jump 40% as people stay at home, but the company posts lower earnings due to higher expenses in the 1st quarter of 2020

PLDT, Smart offer 6-month installment program for bills payment

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:09 PM

PLDT Home, Smart, and Sun postpaid customers can pay unsettled balances in 6 equal payments with no interest and penalties

PLDT not blocking Zoom for customers

Apr 04, 2020 - 7:16 PM

Privacy-troubled Zoom is now considered as a malware within PLDT

ZOOM. The Zoom video meeting and chat app has become the wildly popular host to millions of people working and studying from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

15% to 20% data traffic increase in 1st week of quarantine – PLDT

Mar 23, 2020 - 4:11 PM

An increase in calls and text messages is also observed

PLDT to boost speed for fiber customers in Metro Manila, parts of Greater Manila

Mar 13, 2020 - 6:15 PM

The company says they have more than sufficient capacity for the added bandwidth that customers who work or study from home demand due to the coronavirus threat

PLDT core income surges 13% to P27.1 billion in 2019

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Manny Pangilinan says PLDT's capital expenditure will be hiked to P83 billion in 2020 to further boost services and infrastructure

How much time is acceptable for a telco to fix a bad connection?

Feb 27, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Transparency on details about their support teams might diffuse tension in a customer, and lessen the stress of the workers involved

Regine Velasquez treats loyal PLDT Home subscribers with a surprise Christmas carol

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:06 PM

Lucky subscribers got more than a Smart home upgrade this Holiday season

PLDT 9-month earnings in 2019 down by 2%

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:10 PM

While PLDT's bottom line incurs a slight slowdown, it registers its highest 9-month revenue level this year

A parent’s guide to how the internet can help your children excel in school

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Kids these days can gain a competitive edge with convenient access to online learning material

Gabay Guro celebrates 12 years of nation-building

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Gabay Guro is also set to launch an app this month to further its seventh core pillar – Innovation

John Henri C. Yanez, Head of Tribute Pillar of Gabay Guro during the Press Conference of Gabay Guro Grand Gathering 2019 at the Cities Event Place in Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

PLDT net income inches up 4% to P12.2 billion in H1 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Fewer Filipinos are calling and texting, while data usage continues to drive most of PLDT's revenues

PLDT launches ‘FamLoad’ home prepaid broadband packages

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Rates range from P15 for 1GB to P1500 for 100GB of data

FAMLOAD. Photo from PLDT

Petron, Foton sweep separate PSL foes

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The Blaze Spikers bank on a returning star to roll to a 4-1 record as the Tornadoes also climb to 3-3

IN CONTROL. The Petron Blaze Spikers stay on top of their game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron outlasts Cignal in PSL thriller; Foton downs PLDT

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:45 AM

The Blaze Spikers rebound from their first loss with a five-set escape over the HD Spikers

GRITTY WIN. The Petron Blaze Spikers get back on the winning track after surviving Cignal’s huge challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron, Cignal, PLDT dispose of foes in PSL

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:39 PM

Petron remains unbeaten, Cignal comes out triumphant in first game, while PLDT goes on a winning streak

STRUGGLING. The Marinerang Pilipina Skippers remain winless in the Philippine Superliga. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

F2 stays unbeaten; PLDT nails first win in PSL

Jun 22, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Ara Galang, Kalei Mau and Aby Maraño take charge as F2 Logistics stay on top at 3-0

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Kalei Mau powers F2 to 2nd win

Jun 18, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Kalei Mau delivers despite the dominant La Salle connection in her club

OFFENSIVE FORCE. Kalei Mau scores 17 points fo F2 Logistics. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PLDT, Globe say Huawei will keep its devices updated despite trade ban

May 20, 2019 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'

HUAWEI IN THE PHILIPPINE SCENE. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 A picture shows the Huawei logo and signage at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

PLDT says on track to hit P26-billion core profit for 2019

May 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM

PLDT's core income grows by a decent 6% to P7.2 billion in the 1st quarter of 2019

ON TRACK. PLDT chairman and CEO Manny Pangilinan. File photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler

PLDT's Pangilinan shows he's actually using a 5G Huawei phone in new tweet

May 08, 2019 - 2:35 PM

After online gaffe, the CEO gets back at netizens with photo and video proof

Promo: Sky Fiber plans at double speed for 1st 6 months of subscription

May 07, 2019 - 1:57 PM

New subscribers can get twice the speed for the 10 Mbps, 25 Mbps, and 50 Mbps plans

The Nationals Dota 2 finals set April 14

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:54 AM

Three teams fight for the title in the first Dota 2 conference of the 2019 The Nationals

GRAND PRIZE. After a grueling group stage, 3 teams battle for the crown and the P400,000 prize in the The Nationals Dota 2 finals. Photo release

PLDT Enterprise and Zenlayer provide on-demand global SD-WAN services

Apr 01, 2019 - 2:42 PM

This is to enhance video conferencing, live streaming, and gaming

PLDT Enterprise partners with GritXL to transform Morong Rizal into an ICT and BPO hub

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:03 PM

PLDT Enterprise recently partnered with GritXL by providing business-grade broadband connection to help accelerate Rizal’s next-wave city transformation

PLDT Enterprise aims to stay at the forefront of innovation in 2019

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The group is focusing on 5G evolution, the Internet of Things (IoT), and ICT as major enablers in the Philippines’ digital transformation

PLDT on the Huawei question

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Take a glimpse at how PLDT and its heads are approaching the US-Huawei situation

How persistence got Metrobank its own banking license

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:57 AM

George Ty waited years just for the opportunity to set up Metrobank. Learn more about his story of determination

PLDT, Smart have fastest fixed and mobile internet in Q3, Q4 2018 – report

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PLDT and Smart retain the Speed Test crown in Ookla's latest report

Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

PLDT joins the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:20 PM

PLDT will offer global Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services powered by NGENA to its customers in the Philippines

PLDT workers lose P2-M labor case at Court of Appeals

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The appellate court rules that PLDT and the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation did not engage in labor-only contracting

Raising a business and three children, the Doris Magsaysay-Ho way

Dec 21, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Here’s how the Magsaysay Group president and CEO established her name in a male-dominated industry

Get to know some of the Philippines’ top bossings

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM

PLDT Enterprise recognized these local entrepreneurs at the 8th MVP Bossing Awards

PLDT Home unveils exclusive holiday treats for subscribers with "Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration"

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

"Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration" will be running at the Mall of Asia Arena from December 25 to January 6

PLDT, Globe subscribers to get 8-digit telephone numbers in March 2019

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The 8-digit format ensures a sufficient resource pool to cater to the rapid growth of landline customers in major cities