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Smart and Sun to shut down mobile services in Zamboanga City

Oct 01, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Smart and Sun will shut down mobile services in Zamboanga City today October 1 from 3 to 6 pm for the opening of Hermosa Festival

How to celebrate small successes on the job

May 27, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Rewarding yourself even for the most simple achievements can go a long way How do you reward yourself in your career?

Why your ‘firsts’ in life matter

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:48 PM

In your first job you learn the most important life lessons

CONVERSATION: Let's discuss #FirstJobProblems

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:23 PM

Read on and find out what people had to say about their FirstJobProblems

The do's and don’ts of practical living

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Do you make practical choices everyday?

PLDT in talks with Globe for bilateral IP peering

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED Discussions with Globe are part of a broader effort of PLDT to improve Internet services in the country says PLDT Executive Vice President Ernesto Alberto

TIME FOR IP PEERING. About 95% of the web content accessed by Filipinos are sourced overseas, primarily North America and to a lesser extent Europe. Shutterstock image

Local celebs are playing a ‘nonstop’ Dubsmash game

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Will you challenge your friends to try this out too?

QUIZ: What’s your waiting game?

May 20, 2015 - 8:38 AM

What do your waiting habits say about you?

Telco wars: Who's really number 1?

Apr 07, 2015 - 7:21 PM

The telco war heats up again as both Globe and PLDT say they hold the top spot in the country’s mobile industry

Rappler ties up with Facebook's, Smart Communications

Mar 18, 2015 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Rappler is one of the 24 sites that can be browsed for free via Facebook led initiative Internet org s app

PLDT's Safezone offers free data services for subscribers

Feb 26, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Called Safezone the initiative lets users access social apps like Lite versions of Facebook Twitter and Instagram as well as apps for banking music news and shopping without incurring data charges

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As Pope Francis leaves, network services returns to normal

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Millions of mobile phone subscribers lost signal during papal events in a government directed shutdown to ensure the Pope s safety

PAALAM! Pope Francis waves goodbye to the crowd assembled at the Villamor Airbase tarmac (not seen in photo) as he boards the plane that will bring him to Rome. Rappler screengrab

PLDT to livestream Pope Francis events

Jan 14, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The dominant carrier will livestream the papal events in 33 free public viewing sites in the country

PAPAL VISIT PREPS. Workers install Philippine and Vatican flags ahead of a visit by Pope Francis in Manila. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Smart gives free Twitter access during Pope Francis’ visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Calling it a public service to millions of Filipinos the mobile company offers the unlimited access to the social networking app from January 15 to 19

Telcos work to restore mobile services in Ruby-hit areas

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Globe Telecom services in Ruby hit areas are now back to normal while PLDT says its restoration work in Eastern Visayas is in full swing

Telcos: Cellphone signal in Ruby-hit areas back Monday

Dec 08, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Local telecommunication networks commit to finish restoration of their mobile network services in areas hit by Tropical Storm Ruby by Monday December 8

Telcos aid gov’t agencies, LGUs as Typhoon Ruby nears

Dec 06, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Globe and the PLDT group deploy their resources to ensure emergency communication requirements are available as RubyPH threatens the country

#RubyPH: Globe, PLDT prepare backup system

Dec 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The telcos put in place their disaster preparedness programs to help mitigate the effects of Typhoon Ruby

Gov’t upholds removal of ‘redundant’ Digitel employees

Aug 27, 2014 - 11:45 AM

PLDT hopes the NLRC resolution will put to rest its dispute with the Digitel labor union

Alexis Valdez on the 5th day of his hunger strike

PLDT H1 profit grows 2% to P20B

Aug 05, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The company says its data businesses now account for a larger share of revenues than legacy businesses

DATA BUSINESSES. Larger data businesses now boost the company's revenue growth. File Photo by Agence France-Presse

PLDT, Globe restore network services

Jul 17, 2014 - 7:02 PM

PLDT and Globe restore their services thanks in part to the restoration of power in typhoon affected areas

Globe, PLDT set up free calls in typhoon areas

Jul 16, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The power outage may cause telecommunications disruptions for areas affected by Typhoon Glenda

NO POWER, NO SIGNAL. A journalist inside the Manila Police Department Press Office during a power outage caused by Typhoon Glenda. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Telcos ordered P7.04B-refund for overcharged SMS rates

May 09, 2014 - 10:13 AM

The National Telecommunications Commission says telecommunications companies have 30 days to comply with the order

Telcos estimate fully restored services by yearend

Nov 27, 2013 - 9:31 PM

PLDT and Globe say they need till the end of the year to fully restore services in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

RAVAGED. Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) knocks off power and communication lines in Tacloban, among the hardest-hit areas. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Telco services restored in more typhoon-hit areas

Nov 15, 2013 - 7:59 PM

Smart and Sun Cellular have restored 84 of services and Globe 70 in Visayas

WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION. Tacloban City suffers the worst blow from Super Typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

From rivals to partners: Telcos offer free SMS in Yolanda-hit areas

Nov 12, 2013 - 9:02 PM

Globe Smart and Sun Cellular agree to provide 25 free SMS to typhoon survivors in Visayas

Quake affects telco, power services in Bohol, Cebu

Oct 15, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Telecommunications and power services in Cebu and Bohol take a hit after a magnitude 7 2 earthquake rocked Central Visayas

80% of Digitel employees take separation package

Apr 15, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Redundancies resulted from the migration of Digitel s landline subscribers in Luzon to PLDT

Smart, Globe, Sun to NTC: Why slash text fees?

Dec 12, 2012 - 8:51 AM

The top mobile phone companies in the country asked the industry regulator to reconsider its ruling to slash text or short messaging service SMS fee by P0 20 and refund subscribers

Globe: We're still no. 1 in postpaid!

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:46 PM

Globe says it s not the number of subscribers that determines who s ahead in the game but the amount of money one earns from them

iPhone for Digitel subscribers soon?

Mar 07, 2012 - 11:03 AM

PLDT is considering offering the iPhone to Sun Cellular subscribers but Digitel s 3G coverage will need to be improved first