Workers hired by contractors of NutriAsia and PLDT argue that they perform functions that are 'core' to the company
'We will stand by that. Now, you see the effect on your services? Don't blame DOLE,' says Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod
The Court of Appeals remands to DOLE the case of installation, repair and maintenance workers, and voids the regularization of janitors, I.T, back office support, sales, and others
'We need to investigate because these cases highlight the weaknesses of our current regulatory framework,' says Senate labor committee chair Joel Villanueva
'PLDT has not taken any act to 'frustrate or tend to frustrate' this Honorable Office’s regularization orders,' the telco giant says
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III alleges that many of PLDT's service contractors are owned by its own executives
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(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says PLDT should regularize the affected employees automatically, instead of making them reapply for jobs
The Department of Labor and Employment says PLDT has been trying to 'skirt' around the law for years, violating labor laws and workers' rights
Aside from narratives of ex-PLDT contracted workers, messages of support from their relatives and friends also flood Twitter
New Google hardware arrives in the country through partnership with PLDT
External concerns, trade wars, economic uncertainties are causing investors to migrate to safer investments in more stable countries, possibly affecting the country's digital competitiveness, says PLDT's Eric Alberto
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The Department of Labor and Employment says 767 companies were engaging in the labor-only contracting, while 2,610 companies were suspected.
More Filipino fans can watch live NBA action – and more – as Smart and PLDT offer an affordable day pass
PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says his firm does not see the need to share any of its existing network elements, including cellular towers
There's no progress in talks between PLDT unit Voyager Innovations Incorporated and Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Limited, according to Manuel Pangilinan
The listed telecommunications giant will not stop until it becomes the most profitable listed firm in the Philippines again, says PLDT chairman and CEO Manuel Pangilinan
As a result of the sale, the Manuel Pangilinan-led telco's equity ownership in Rocket Internet is reduced from 6.1% to 2%
The Ayala-led company says the creation of an independent cell tower firm would significantly reduce the time needed for a new player to roll out
Batanes hasn't had a reliable internet connection since Typhoon Ferdie hit the province in 2016. Smart's completion of its LTE network provides users a viable option to connect to the Internet.
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The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the surrendered 3G frequency is now available for a new major telecommunications player
In the last quarter of 2017, expenses of the Philippine telco giant surge by 44% to P53.920 billion. This drags its reported net income to P4.479 billion in the same period.
The listed telecommunications giant is spending over P50 billion every year until 2020
(UPDATED) This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to send tax auditors to telecommunications companies demanding payment for returning radio frequencies to the government
A 2011 agreement states that the National Telecommunications Commission would bid out the surrendered Cure frequencies, with PLDT being given monetary compensation. President Rodrigo Duterte now refuses to give that compensation.
PLDT chairman and CEO Manuel Pangilinan says that for every P1 of service revenue, the telco reinvests 30 to 35 centavos to 'super-charge' its fixed and mobile networks
It would take a grind of 3-4 years to settle the corporate and regulatory issues before the third player could operate in the local market, which is being dominated by the duopoly of the PLDT Group and Globe Telecom
The acting chief of Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) says these 3 groups will each be led by Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated, Now Corporation, and Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (PT&T)
Affected staff from PLDT's and Smart's IT units will be offered career opportunities in Amdocs as regular employees
The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has a tall order from the Philippine president: Launch a major 3rd telecom player by March 2018. Prospective entrants think the timeline is too short.
‘If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also says names of companies interested to be the country's 3rd telco player would likely be known by March
The digital services arm of PLDT has upped the cashless payments battle with the launch of its partnership with McDonald's Philippines
Voyager Innovations chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the upcoming partnership deals 'will excite the market'
The Ayala-led telecommunications company says the huge capital spending budget will fund its moves to address customer demand for more bandwidth-intensive content
It would take 3-4 years before the 3rd telco player could operate, go into the market, and compete. The Duterte administration would be lucky to have it toward the end of its term.
The $28.5-million wireless service deal is expected to improve the telco giant's wireless service
The telco says 'the cumbersome number of permits' as well as right-of-way issues hamper its delivery of good internet service
'They have the technical expertise in operating and TransCo has the facilities to offer,' says TransCo President Melvin Matibag
The new arrangement allows businesses such as hotels and bars to broadcast Cignal TV content via the internet
'I think it's a rather novel idea and it's something we should consider, either at the PLDT level or at the Voyager level or both,' says PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan