HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group active in tobacco control and health promotion, is in high hopes after President Rodrigo Duterte promised during his first State of the Nation Address that health insurance would be extended to everyone. “The government will also provide universal health insurance to all Filipinos,” Duterte said.
Globe reiterated its stance to provide its customers with better mobile internet services using the various frequencies it can now access through its joint buyout of the SMC telco assets. To date, Globe has fired up 20 sites using the 700 MHz frequency which were never used and stockpiled by SMC. On top of the 700 MHz, Globe also fired up 669 sites using the 2600 MHz through carrier aggregation in various parts of Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao. All these frequencies are using LTE technologies that will enable faster mobile internet browsing.
AN ANTI-CURFEW youth organization criticized Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte after she claimed in a live interview that the curfew ordinance in Quezon City has been “very successful” in reducing the crime rate.
Michelle Dockery is moving on from “Downtown Abbey” to star in a Netflix western. The upcoming drama, “Godless” will be produced by Steven Soderbergh and it is set to run in 2017 on the streaming site.
The latest research from Kaspersky Lab shows that consumers are endangering themselves and their data because they are letting their guard down abroad. From drinking alcohol, to using risky Wi-Fi connections, and handing their smartphones over to strangers, the research highlights the perils of consumer traveling habits, with two fifths (42%) admitting they are less secure in how they connect on holiday, compared to how they connect when they travel for business.
“Supernatural” is rocking it out in the upcoming season. The show announced it has cast Rick Springfield in the role of Lucifer’s minion. The actor is set to appear in several episodes.
Globe Telecom calls on Akamai to include the mobile internet results for the Philippines in its quarterly State of the Internet (SOI) report in reaction to the 1st Quarter results released recently where the country’s internet performance was once again benchmarked using fixed broadband internet.
A newly-established political organization of students filed a formal petition before the Supreme Court seeking to end the vague, unjust and repressive municipal curfews directed at the youth.
Media OutReach, Asia Pacific’s first full service newswire, today announced the expansion of its business in the region with the opening of a new office in Singapore and signing of AsiaOne as a strategic content partner.
Globe Telecom has asked the Philippine Competition Commission to be transparent to the public by stating their transitory rules prevailing when Globe, PLDT and San Miguel filed their notice last May 30. It is quite surprising that PCC has consistently evaded the issue that this transaction falls under Section 4 of PCC Memorandum Circular 16-02 that a mere filing of the notice to the PCC will render the transaction as “deemed approved”.