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Sep 26, 2017 - 6:45 AM

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Globe launches SEA-US cable system in Davao City

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Cable facility to enhance connectivity in Mindanao

CABLE LAUNCH. Globe holds the SEA-US cable system ceremonial launch in Davao City led by Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu (3rd from left). Presidential communications secretary Martin Andanar also attends (2nd from left). Photo from Globe


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.

Globe's GCash partners with Hong Kong-based EMQ for remittances

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:50 PM

With the partnership EMQ users can now send funds to GCash account holders

Ayala Corp net income up 9.1% to P15.1 billion in 1st half of 2017

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:10 AM

BPI is the Ayala Group s top earner for the period followed by Ayala Land

Globe launches $250-million SEA-U.S. undersea cable system

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:46 PM

This provides a link between Davao and the US and is Globe s first direct connection to America via Guam Hawaii and California

Globe net income falls by 10% to P8.1B in 1st half of 2017

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Globe attributes much of the decline to costs related to its buyout of San Miguel Corporation s telco assets as its revenues rose by 5 to P62 9 billion

Globe launches GoPay mobile QR payment system

Aug 06, 2017 - 8:05 PM

GoPay facilitates cashless transactions by letting customers pay for purchases with their smartphone

Stop the presses! The best parts of 'Newsies' are originally Filipino

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:11 AM

9 Works Theatrical s staging of the Broadway musical is made great by Filipino talent

DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA. Newsies is a dance extravaganza featuring the vigorous choreography of PJ Rebullida. Photo courtesy of 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live

Pag-IBIG gets COA nod on law firm to handle Globe Asiatique cases

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:37 PM

With over a billion pesos involved in these cases COA says full commitment is extremely necessary to ensure proper representation in courts

LAW FIRM. Delfin Lee and his property firm are accused of double sale to various buyers of subdivision housing units that were also mortgaged or used as collateral for housing loans from Pag-IBIG Fund. File image

Globe begins rollout of 2600 MHz wireless network tech

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The telco says the new massive MIMO technology improves capacity up to 6 times compared to a regular site

Dasmariñas Village homeowner to Globe: 'I am not intimidated'

Jun 30, 2017 - 4:44 PM

I have no choice but to fight for my rights and protect my family says Betty Dante Aw the subject of a multi million peso civil suit filed by the telecom giant over her opposition to its cell sites in the Makati subdivision

CHARGED. Dasmariñas Village homeowner Betty Dante Aw was accused of Globe of spreading rumors to prevent building cell sites inside the exclusive village. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 28, 2017

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

INSIDE MARAWI. The street named after the late Philippine Senator Domocao Alonto Sr is in ruins after being targeted military airstrikes after terrorists occupied the area. This photo was taken on Sunday, June 25, 2017, when rescuers took advantage of the Eid'l Fitr ceasefire to save trapped civilians. Photo courtesy of the Marawi city government

Globe files P5-million civil suit vs Dasmariñas Village resident

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The telco accuses the resident of spreading false and malicious rumors about Globe s cell site system within the posh village

Dasmariñas Village residents quarrel over Globe cell sites

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:01 PM

55 Globe antennas now stand inside the exclusive subdivision Some residents say they were not consulted and ask where the P4 M annual payments have gone

ON CORNERS. The ODAs built by Globe Telecom are strategically placed evenly along sidewalks or street corners of the subdivision. Photo by Rambo Talabong.

Globe offers free calls, text messages for 15 days in Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Globe s prepaid customers in crisis hit Marawi City can send free texts to all networks and make free calls to Globe and TM networks

How PH's top antitrust official is guarding market competition

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Arsenio Balisacan the first chairperson of the Philippine Competition Commission says he is not one to run away from challenges

ACADEMIC STAR. Arsenio Balisacan considers his role as the first chairman of Philippine Competition Commission one of the biggest challenges in his life. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Does the Wi-Fi on EDSA work?

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:26 AM

DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima assures commuters the connection is not only fast but also secure

FREE WI-FI. Free internet connection along EDSA is only the beginning of the Duterte administration's goal of providing an open portal to the worldwide web in all public spaces.

Telcos turn to Makati to beta test all-in-one digital card, app

Jun 01, 2017 - 6:31 PM

PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the telco chose Makati as a test case because of its reach as a premier financial center

DEEP MARKET. Makati 'is the country's business and trade hub. The reason we tested it here because Makati has the deepest market from a commercial perspective,' PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

PLDT, Globe payment to SMC can preempt court rulings, says gov't

May 31, 2017 - 4:59 PM

On May 30 PLDT and Globe complete the P69 1 B payment to San Miguel PCC says this is meant to preempt the appellate court and Supreme Court rulings

FIGHT HARD. '[We] will not back down or be intimidated by companies who have grown accustomed to unregulated business practices that hamper competition and ultimately hurt consumers,' PCC chief Arsenio Balisacan says. Rappler file photo

Makati launches digital payments card for gov't transactions, purchases

May 30, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The Makatizen Card launched by the city government in partnership with Globe and iBayad functions as an ATM card and a valid government ID

DIGITAL SWISS KNIFE.  The government of Makati City along with Globe and iBayad launch the all-in-one Makatizen card. Photo from Globe Telecom

Globe's '#1stWorldInternetPH' wins best telecom campaign in Asia Pacific

May 14, 2017 - 11:21 AM

The campaign is premised on difficulties telcos face in securing various permits from LGUs amid rampant bureaucratic red tape

Telcos suspend mobile services in Quiapo after blasts

May 07, 2017 - 9:15 PM

UPDATED Police requested that cellular signals be jammed for 48 hours in Quiapo the site of twin explosions

4Ps payout agents win P277-M claim vs DSWD

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The CCT program which provides direct cash assistance to the poorest Filipinos owes millions to government partners that facilitated the money transfer

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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PCC takes buyout battle with telcos to Supreme Court

Apr 19, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission wants to be allowed to review the transaction between San Miguel PLDT and Globe

GOES TO HIGH COURT. PCC Chairman Arsenio Balisacan (extreme left) announces the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) filed on behalf of the PCC last Tuesday, April 18 a petition before SC to lift injunction on telco review. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Globe to focus 2017 spending on mobile data, LTE infrastructure

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The telco which saw its 2016 net income take a slight hit aims to put up 1 200 new LTE 700 MHz sites this year

Globe tells subscribers to beware of fake collecting agents

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The telco outlines the process for collection of fees to help its subscribers identify potential scammers

TAKE CAUTION. Globe says some individuals are posing as fake collecting agents.

Are you a startup with tech solutions to social issues?

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Application and nomination of entries for Globe Future Makers end on May 7 2017

IDEAS WANTED. 'Future Makers' is another contest looking to harness technology and grassroots ideas for good.

Briton who brought Spotify to PH among Sweden attack victims

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Globe CEO Ernest Cu pays tribute to Chris Bevington the 41 year old Spotify executive who helped change the way Filipinos listen to music

CHRIS BEVINGTON. Along with the former Spotify executive, 3 other people died and 15 were injured. Photo courtesy of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

After Globe's open letter, some exclusive villages now open to cell sites

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Magallanes and Bel Air in Makati Greenhills North in San Juan and Ayala Alabang and Hillsborough in Muntinlupa convey willingness to cooperate with telcos roll out of cell sites

Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan – PCC

Mar 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

How can the Philippines have cheaper and better internet? Here are recommendations from the Philippine Competition Commission

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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Globe, Smart to cut mobile voice call rates to P1 per minute

Mar 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Philippines two telco giants lower the cost of mobile voice calls as competition heightens

PRICE WAR. The two telecommunication giants will reduce again their mobile voice call rates to entice more subscribers. Rappler file photo

An open letter to Globe customers

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:03 AM

We are not being allowed to construct cell sites or the smaller ODAs roll out fiber optic cables and other telecommunications facilities in your area which are necessary to improve mobile signals and provide access to internet services

Globe’s tie-up with Ant Financial to bear fruit by Q4

Mar 17, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The partnership with the Alibaba group will inject fresh capital into new digital payment and micro lending services to bolster GCash says Globe CEO Ernest Cu

Globe unveils hi-tech security center to fight cyber attacks

Mar 15, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The telco reinforces its data and network defenses for itself and potential clients as cyber threats mount

Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Ayala Corp nets P26B in 2016, eyes power and digital for the future

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The conglomerate sets up a slew of energy and e commerce investments although the bulk of its earnings still comes from traditional sectors

Permits, health concerns delay cell site expansion

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The Philippines average internet speed is now the slowest in Asia Pacific – and telcos say why

'Faster, cheaper' Internet via DICT's national broadband plan

Mar 10, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The network s goal is to provide by 2020 at least 10 Mbps connection to households from north to south at an affordable price

CLEARER PICTURE. It was in October 2016 when DICT met with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the department's creation of a national broadband plan. With the approval of Duterte last Monday, the picture becomes clearer. Rappler file photo

DICT chief: No need to auction off unused frequencies

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima says there will be no public bidding for the recalled radio frequencies unless President Rodrigo Duterte orders otherwise

PUBLIC SERVICE, NOT REVENUE. DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima opts a complete reversal of National Telecommunication Commission's planned auction; says his department does not exist for revenue. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LIVE: The Philippine Telecommunications Summit 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Watch the telco summit live on Rappler

Ayala's stake in Zalora PH: Fusing online and offline retail

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Our partnership with Ayala opens up the real possibility of creating a true omnichannel retail experience and it would possibly be the first of its kind in an emerging market says Zalora co founder and CEO Paulo Campos III

CA denies PCC plea to lift TRO on San Miguel buyout review

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The CA s Special 12th Division orders the PCC to remove from its website its preliminary statement of concern containing an initial finding that the deal is likely to substantially prevent restrict and lessen competition in the telco industry

KEY PLAYERS. (from left) PLDT head Manuel V. Pangilinan, Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, and Globe chief Ernest Cu are at an impasse over the San Miguel telco buyout. File photos

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 19, 2017

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Jack Ma's Ant Financial invests in Globe's Mynt

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The deal represents the Alibaba group s first investment in the Philippines and gives Mynt access to the digital payment giant s technology to improve its GCash service

Southeast Asian startup mClinica raises $6.3M for global expansion

Feb 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The startup which seeks to plug health data gaps in the ASEAN completes one of the largest financing rounds for a digital health firm in Southeast Asia

Photo courtesy of MClinica

Chinese telcos, U.S. tech firm eye entering PH telco market

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Representatives of the foreign players have visited the National Telecommunications Commission headquarters to inquire about its planned spectrum auction seen to entice a 3rd major telco player

WANTED: TELCO PLAYER. NTC is planning the auction to entice a 3rd major player into the country's telecommunications sector, challenging PLDT and Globe Telecom Incorporated, which have been under fire for costly and slow Internet services. Rappler file photo

Create your success with a millennial mindset

Feb 10, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Younger dynamic tech savvy entrepreneurs are changing the SME landscape Here s what you can learn from them

Globe, PayPal tie up to boost MSME, freelancer market

Feb 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The partnership allows PayPal users to link their account with GCash and withdraw funds within the day from ATMs and GCash partners at zero or almost zero cost