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POE TO DICT, NTC: BOOST EFFORTS VS TEXT SCAMS

Senator Grace Poe called on the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to escalate their efforts to stop text scammers victimizing many unsuspecting mobile phone users in the country. “The unabated surge of text scams has brought further hardship and distress on our people who are already mired […]

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STOP UNWANTED TEXT MESSAGES – VILLANUEVA

The National Privacy Commission’s meeting with telcos to strategize how text spams can be tripped from the carrier’s end is just one in the to-do list to stop unwanted text messages, Sen. Joel Villanueva said. “Umaasa po tayong magkakaroon ng malinaw na action plan pagkatapos ang pulong ng mga telcos at Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro. […]

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NTC SHOULD BE ABOLISHED – ABANTE

House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. called on Congress to abolish the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and transfer its powers to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Abante made the call following the NTC’s issuance of a cease and desist order directing media network ABS-CBN to cease operations immediately despite its commitment to […]

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NTC ORDER TO SHUT DOWN ABS-CBN AMID COVID-19 IS IRREGULAR, IMPROPER – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri said the order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to shut down media giant ABS-CBN amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis now being faced by the country is “irregular and improper.” “I’m really saddened by the move of NTC. We can cite many instances when the NTC granted provisional authority […]

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HEARING ON IRR OF MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY ACT POSSIBLE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said oversight over the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11202 or the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA) can be conducted to ensure the IRR conforms with the spirit of the law. “The NTC Memorandum Circular provides for too many grounds for an application for mobile number porting to […]

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NTC DRAFTS CONSUMER-FRIENDLY IRR – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for drafting a “consumer-friendly” implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Mobile Number Portability Act (MNPA). Gatchalian particularly noted that the IRR of the new law, which allows mobile phone users to retain their numbers for life even when they switch service providers, has specified the […]

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DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION TO ‘SHATTER’ TELCO DUOPOLY – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III, chair of the Senate trade, commerce and entrepreneurship committee on Thursday said the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver on its commitment to “shatter” the country’s longstanding telecommunications duopoly. Pimentel also commended the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for reaching the final […]