Chiz to NTC: Come up with new guidelines for acceptable internet speed, cost

Instead of merely testing Internet speeds, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) should conduct an audit to assess the coverage and quality of service of telecommunications companies (telcos) to pressure them into making Internet access faster and cheaper, Sen. Francis...

Jamming mobile signals does the public more harm than good, says lawmaker

MANILA, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – A party-list representative has criticized the government for ordering telcos to turn off mobile coverage in conjunction with the papal visit, saying this is “deleterious to public safety” and “tramples on the people’s right to communicate with each...

Opposition senators scrutinize govt response to Yolanda

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Members of the Senate minority on Wednesday used the deliberations on the proposed Department of National Defense (DND) budget for next year to scrutinize the government’s response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile...