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BPO industry still top job generator in DOLE portal for 2017

According to PhilJobnet, the BPO industry has posted a total of 133,300 call center agent positions from January to December 2017.

DICT interim chief urges 3rd telco player to focus on fixed broadband

In a Facebook post, DICT undersecretary and officer-in-charge Eliseo Rio Jr. said fixed broadband is the weak point of Globe Telecom and Smart Communications and that is where the third player in the local telecom industry should pounce on.

Solon tells gov’t CIOs: National ID system will be secure

House Bill 6221, which seeks to establish a "Filipino Identification System" or "FilSys" was passed by the House of Representatives in September 2017. The Senate hopes to pass its counterpart bill during the first quarter of 2018.

Joint memo circular sets one-year expiration for prepaid loads

DTI secretary Ramon Lopez said they took into consideration the argument of the telcos that there is still cost involved in maintaining the load if there is no expiration date.

Malacanang asked to certify ‘Lifetime Cellphone Number Act’ as urgent

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), through deputy commissioner Edgardo Cabarios, has expressed confidence that the proposed law will be approved by Congress.

Top HP exec leaves firm to take new post as SAS country manager

Ryan Guadalquiver, a former country manager of the local office of HP, will assume his new position effective January 1, 2018.

DICT, NTC ordered to make 3rd telco player operational by March 2018

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the NTC and DICT were tasked to approve all applications and licenses within seven days. And that if it is not approved within seven days, it is deemed approved.

Kaspersky Lab appeals ban by US gov?t, hits lack of due process

The company asserted that the US decision is unconstitutional and relied on subjective, non-technical public sources such as uncorroborated and often anonymously sourced media reports, related claims, and rumors.

PH saw need for space dev’t program after WPS standoff, Yolanda

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) secretary Fortunato de la Pena said he hopes Congress would pass more science-related bills in 2018, particularly those that deal with space development.

Rio: Telcos profited on SMS but failed to ramp up cell sites

DICT officer-in-charge Eliseo Rio Jr. said Globe Telecom and Smart Communications reaped a cash windfall with SMS or text messaging a number of years back but did not invest in building cell towers despite the anticipated massive demand for mobile data.
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