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23 Feb
Dito Telecommunity officials hold a media briefing a day after the National Telecommunications Commission announced they passed their first technical audit: We are ready for our March rollout. @cnnphilippines
Chief administrative officer Adel Tamano says the telco will do its commercial launch in "less than two weeks." @cnnphilippines
JUST IN: Dito Telecommunity commercial launch set on March 8. First rollout will be in Mindanao, in honor of its parent firm Mindanao Islamic Telephone (Mislatel) @cnnphilippines
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21 Feb
Empty pork stalls at Commonwealth Market this morning. Vendors go on a pork holiday as the price ceilings on kasim and liempo are on its third week. @cnnphilippines
Amid pork holidays and calls to revoke the price caps in Metro Manila, Agriculture Secretary William Dar says: “We have enough supply.”

Additional hog shipments are scheduled to fill markets on the third week of the price ceilings on pork. @cnnphilippines
No pork and chicken supply as well in Murphy Market in Quezon City. A chicken vendor left a kind notice to customers: @cnnphilippines
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5 May 20
Lawmakers are now playing hero, threatening NTC for contempt as public sympathy (real, non-troll people) is with ABS-CBN. Truth is, they had months/years to renew the franchise but they didn’t. Here’s an admission back in February: bit.ly/2Wuji3J
The drama over the 2016 political ads has been resolved. Authorities cleared the network from any tax, labor, corporate law violations. Still nothing.

Cayetano used Taal and even the first few COVID-19 cases as excuses. Here’s a throwback:
bit.ly/3b3kkJv
“Bakit kasi hindi inayos ng ABS agad?”

A bill renewing its franchise has been pending in the House since Nov. 2016. It wasn’t tackled so the solon refiled on July 1, 2019 — the second day of the 18th Congress. Here’s a timeline: bit.ly/35Dzrbh
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