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Bayan Muna asks SC to compel telcos to refund P18-B 'excess' text fee

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The petition covers Globe Telecom, Smart Communications Incorporated, and Digitel Philippines Incorporated, which is the operating company of Sun Cellular

INTERVENTION. Bayan Muna wants the Supreme Court to intervene and green light the refund order against telecommunication companies.

PLDT president and CEO Nazareno to retire end-2015

Dec 01, 2015 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED PLDT announces a 2nd organizational shakeup with chairman Pangilinan becoming PLDT and Smart president and CEO

RETIREMENT. Pangilinan praises Nazareno for leading 'Smart’s successful climb from third player to market leader.' In the photo are PLDT President and CEO Nazareno (left) and PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan (right).

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

Court grants Digitel's plea to stop refund

Aug 22, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The appellate court says recovering the refund might be impossible in the event that the court rules against NTC

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

Telcos ask CA to stop SMS refund order

May 27, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Smart and Digitel file petitions for review before the Court of Appeals to revoke a refund order while Globe files a motion to have its deadline for filing a petition extended

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

Why contractualization should stop

May 01, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Workers say the fight against contractualization encountered both victories and attacks in 2013

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

The PLDT-Digitel hunger strike continues

May 28, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Alexis Valdez of the Digitel Employees Union is on his 5th day of a hunger strike intended to push for the reinstatement of employees affected by the PLDT Digitel merger

Alexis Valdez on the 5th day of his hunger strike

Letter from the picket line

May 04, 2013 - 12:27 PM

Jovel Rico is an engineer yet he sleeps on the sidewalk

Espinosa, Lorenzana assume new roles in First Pacific, TV5

Apr 23, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Noel Lorenzana current head of the Individual Business at PLDT will replace Ray Espinosa as President and CEO of Mediaquest the holding company for PLDT s media assets including TV5

NEW ROLES. Ray C. Espinosa (left), Noel Lorenzana (middle) and Charlie Lim (right) take on new roles in the telecommunications and media units in the Philippines of First Pacific

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

Gokongwei-led JG Summit nets P13.5-B in 2012, up 60%

Mar 14, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Hefty dividends from PLDT and strong peso buoy up JG Summit s 2012 financial performance

PLDT expects P2.125-B from CURE divestment

Jul 30, 2012 - 6:52 PM

This amount is more than double the P1 billion PLDT has previously said it expects from surrendering the 3G license and CURE to the NTC and makes it expensive for Globe Telecom and San Miguel Corp that are eyeing the frequency

Move over Globe, PLDT now No. 1 in Postpaid

Jun 07, 2012 - 7:14 PM

It took the marriage of PLDT and Digitel to dislodge Globe Telecom from its decades long tight grip on the postpaid market

Digitel soon to bid PSE goodbye

Jan 25, 2012 - 3:04 PM

Telecommunications firm Digital Telecommunication Phils Inc Digitel has asked the local stock exchange to allow it to delist its shares now owned and traded by a few

PLDT now owns 98% of Digitel

Jan 19, 2012 - 6:05 PM

[UPDATED] PLDT increased its stake in Digitel to 98 after minority shareholders of the third largest telco firm availed of the tender offer

BEHEMOTH. Giant PLDT got bigger after it acquired more shares in Digitel thru a tender offer

The return of SMS, calls in holiday greetings

Jan 06, 2012 - 7:37 PM

Unlike before when more Filipinos sent Christmas and New Year greetings via Facebook and other social networks this time good old text messaging and dialing a call made a comeback

GREETINGS. Telecom firms noted that Filipinos sent more text messages and made more calls during the holidays

SEC allows PLDT to move tender offer deadline to January 16

Jan 05, 2012 - 6:36 PM

PLDT says the extension will allow other Digitel minority shareholders including those who have recently filed a complaint to still sell their shares

Digitel minority owners complain PLDT paid Gokongweis more

Jan 04, 2012 - 7:35 PM

Four Digitel shareholders complain PLDT paid them P1 60 per share while the Gokongweis got P21 12

Rigodon after PLDT-Digitel deal

Dec 26, 2011 - 3:44 PM

Top financial and legal posts at Digitel will soon be in the hands of PLDT execs

NTC sets conditions to PLDT-Digitel deal

Dec 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM

On October 26 2011 the National Telecommunications Commission NTC approved PLDT s acquisition of Gokongwei led Digital Telecommunications but under the following conditions NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba says both telco firms have to keep their unlimited offerings and service quality which will be checked quarterly

Telco firms told to reduce regular SMS fee to P0.80

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MANILA Philippines The National Telecommunications Commission asked mobile phone operators to reduce regular text messaging fee by at least P0 20 per text or from P1 to P0 80

PLDT plans to delist Digitel from stock exchange

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MANILA Philippines Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company PLDT will likely take newly acquired Digital Telecommunications Philippines Inc private after completing the country s biggest corporate deal