Technology

NTC issued cease-and-desist orders from E-Commerce platforms

MANILA, Philippines – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued cease-and-desist orders to e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Shopee, and Facebook Marketplace, ordering them to immediately stop selling illegal radio equipment such as text blast machines, that these politicians and political groups were secretively using this to increase their election prospects. The NTC issued a [...]

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) proposed that the earnings obtained through cryptocurrency-based gaming platforms like Axie Infinity and other similar games should be subjected to income tax. BIR Deputy Commissioner for Legal Group Marissa Cabreros explained, “Ang serbisyo ng paglalaro, diyan kayo binabayaran ng income. Nabibigyan kayo ng benefits o currency [...]

BIR to Vloggers and Influencers: ‘Pay your Taxes’

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has started a thorough investigation into the Social Media Influencers (SMIs) who fail to pay the right taxes on their online earnings. The Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 97-2021 – Taxation of Any Income Received by Social Media Influencers was promulgated by the Bureau of Internal [...]

Are you tired of changing mobile numbers every-time you switch network? Are you ready to have one mobile number only regardless if you change network (Smart, Globe and Dito)? Smart Communications announced on Friday that Smart, Globe, and DITO have completed their initial testing of its technological capabilities and compatibility in readiness for the adoption [...]

25-Years Franchise granted to DITO Telecommunity

Manila, Philippines – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed another 25-Years franchise to Dito Telecommunity Corporation or Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (MISLATEL). The 25-Years extension of the franchise by the virtue of Republic Act (RA) No. 11537 or an “Act Renewing for another twenty-five (25) years the franchise granted to Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc., [...]

Manila, Philippines – Bill Gates, a billionaire and a co-founder of the Microsoft which is one of the most largest charitable private foundation, announces on Monday, May 3, 2021 via a twitter post that they filed for divorce with her wife, Melinda Gates. After 27 years of their marriage, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates said [...]