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Mislatel, now Dito Telecommunity, gets permit to operate as 3rd telco

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday challenged Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. (Mislatel) to break the existing duopoly of Smart Telecommunications and Globe Telecoms. He posed this dare as he formally granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) that paves the way for Mislatel’s operation as the country’s third […]

3rd major telco set to get permit today

THE MISLATEL CONSORTIUM is scheduled to complete its award as the new major telecommunications player today with the receipt of its permit to operate and radio frequencies from the government. Adel A. Tamano, spokesman of the group formed by China Telecommunications Corp., Udenna Corp. and Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp., said in a mobile […]


The 2019 STV Auto Rally Corporate Challenge (ARCC) took to the road on June 15, flagging off at one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Clark Global City in Pampanga. This year’s much-awaited staging of the annual STV-ARCC was powered by Phoenix Fuels with Pulse Technology, and in cooperation with NLEX Corporation. For 11 […]

Duterte orders ban on applications for Metro Manila ecozones

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte issued a moratorium on the processing of applications for economic zones (ecozones) in Metro Manila, as part of the administration’s effort to boost rural progress through robust development of special ecozones in the countryside. Duterte signed Administrative Order (AO) 18 on June 17, directing the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) to stop […]

Duterte reclassifies Clark IE5 into commerce, industry, leisure hub

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order reclassifying the Clark Industrial Estate 5 (IE5) as an international center of commerce, industry, leisure, and recreation. Duterte signed EO No. 81 on June 4, amending EO No. 716 signed in 2008. EO No. 716 has declared Clark IE5 “as a logistics center and mandated, among […]

3rd telco player gets franchise

The China Telecom-backed Mislatel Consortium can now move forward and apply for the necessary permits to operate a telecommunications service and challenge industry incumbents PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom. This comes after lawmakers on May 20 allowed the consortium to acquire franchise holder Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co., a requirement before the Filipino-Chinese venture could become […]

Ramos, Ganzon top Clark Global City Duathlon 2019

Joshua Ramos of DEROSA-CORSA and former national standout Alexandra Ganzon emerged as the fastest male and female finishers, respectively, in the Clark Global City Duathlon 2019 co-presented by Smart at Clark Global City, Pampanga on Sunday. Ramos ruled the male 18-24 age-group six-kilometer run — 60km bike — 4km long distance race with a time […]

The Udenna Group Denies Buying TIM and Investing in Smartmatic

There is absolutely no truth to the allegations that the Udenna Group or its Chairman, Mr. Dennis Uy, purchased a local IT company called TIM.” Attorney Adel Tamano, the spokesman for the Udenna Group, issued this statement to directly refute claims in various social media fora that Mr. Uy had purchased TIM in order to […]

Wow! Kim Chiu Finished Fourth Place In Her Second Duathlon

Kim Chiu just finished her second duathlon, and she finished in fourth place!  The actress took to Instagram Stories yesterday to share snaps and clips from race day, held at the Clark Global City in Pampanga. She was up bright and early and at the venue as early as 5:07 a.m.! The duathlon fell on Mother’s […]

Clark Global City Duathlon slated

MANILA, Philippines — A unique run-bike-run experience awaits 650 participants at the modern Clark Global City (CGC) in Pampanga as the Clark Global City Duathlon fires off on May 12 starting at 6 a.m. Duathletes start the race inside the sprawling property and along well-paved roads of the CGC. They then mount their bikes for […]