Consumers

256kpbs net speed is as fast as a walking toddler, netizens rant

256kpbs net speed is as fast as a walking toddler, netizens rant

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7 days ago

Netizens were outraged to learn that the government’s proposed internet speed for its free public wireless fidelity across the country will only offer an average speed of 256 kbps (kilobytes per second), a speed which internet users compare to a walking toddler.

No brownouts despite DLPC warning

No brownouts despite DLPC warning

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1 month ago

No brownouts occurred during the weekends despite an earlier announcement by the city’s sole electric distribution company of a two-hour rotational brownout from February 21 to March 2.

New jeepney, mini bus routes in city proposed

New jeepney, mini bus routes in city proposed

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2 months ago

City Councilor Bernard Al-ag said he is set to propose new routes for jeepneys and mini shuttle buses to provide transportation in areas where there are no public vehicles.

Registration of SIM card draws flak from mobile users, sellers

Registration of SIM card draws flak from mobile users, sellers

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3 months ago

The passage of a bill mandating the registration of mobile phones’ pre-paid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card has earned criticisms both from mobile users and sellers, saying it is unpractical and may violate end users’ basic rights such as the right to communicate and the right of confidentiality.

ERC orders Davao Light to refund P96.2-M to customers

ERC orders Davao Light to refund P96.2-M to customers

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4 months ago

The Energy Regulatory Commission ordered the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), an Aboitiz-owned power distribution firm, to refund P96,209,557.96 to its customers for excess collection billed to customers from February 2004 and December 2012.

Former solon nixes BPO impact sourcing

Former solon nixes BPO impact sourcing

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5 months ago

Experts in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) believe that impact sourcing of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry is a big boost to employ those from the rural areas, but a former solon thinks otherwise.