MVP urges gov’t to settle standards on decent internet quality  2020/08/06 21:10:21 Inquirer Business
Telco giant PLDT Inc. appealed to the government to judge its performance by established standards on internet speed and coverage after it found itself on the receiving end of attacks by President Duterte during his penultimate State of the Nation Address last month. During a briefing with reporters on its first semester financial results on Thursday, PLDT chair and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) gave assurances service quality will improve. Last July 27, Duterte threatened to close down PLDT and Globe Telecom by the end of the year and seize their assets over lousy service quality, which he did not define. "We would like to agree with regulators as to what standards we will be … Keep on reading: MVP urges gov’t to settle standards on decent internet quality
   PLDT 1st semester earnings up despite economic slowdown  2020/08/06 06:33:43 Inquirer Business
MANILA, Philippines --- PLDT Inc. reported higher earnings in the first half of the year despite strict COVID-19 lockdowns that plunged the Philippine economy into recession. PLDT said in a stock exchange filing on Thursday that the telco core income during the six-month period rose 5 percent to P13.9 billion as service revenues grew 8 percent to P82.9 billion. The telco giant said data and broadband accounted for 71 percent of service revenues, underscoring the shift to digital services that is accelerating because of the health crisis. The gains came despite a significant reduction in capital spending---most of which for network upgrades--- for 2020. PLDT announced on Thurs… Keep on reading: PLDT 1st semester earnings up despite economic slowdown
   Duterte’s telco takeover threat compounds red tape woes: 200 days to get permits  2020/07/30 11:12:24 Inquirer Business
From breaking the duopoly to recent threats of a takeover, President Rodrigo Duterte's relationship with industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom has been a tense affair since the start of his administration. With his term ending in 2022 and the launch of a telecommunications startup controlled by campaign donor Dennis A. Uy of Davao not expected until 2021--- later than initially expected---the President issued his strongest warning yet against the incumbents. On Monday, he devoted part of his State of the Nation Address (SONA) to scold PLDT and Globe for lousy services and threatened them with closure and the "expropriation" of their assets if service quality failed to improve… Keep on reading: Duterte’s telco takeover threat compounds red tape woes: 200 days to get permits
   PLDT says no customer data downloaded in Twitter hack  2020/05/29 06:38:47 Inquirer Philippines
MANILA, Philippines ---Telecommunications and digital service provider PLDT said Friday that no customer information was downloaded when its Twitter account for customer service was hacked on Thursday. "We would like to inform the public that a thorough investigation conducted by our cybersecurity operations group has shown that there is no record of customer data download or exfiltration from the @PLDT_Cares Twitter account," PLDT Inc. said in a statement. PLDT said it would also communicate its findings on the hacking incident with the National Privacy Commission. "We will continue to fortify and enhance our cybersecurity protocols to prevent incidents like this from happening… Keep on reading: PLDT says no customer data downloaded in Twitter hack
   President's letter for OTC holders (Posted: May 12, 2020) | MarketScreener  2020/05/15 06:05:16 MarketScreener
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