PLDT Inc. and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have been cited for being the country’s fastest fixed and mobile networks for Q1-Q2 2018, respectively, by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.
Ookla said Smart achieved a Speed Score™ of 14.98, with average download speeds of 17.25 Mbps and average upload speeds of 7.65 Mbps, based on 2,118,464 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest® on LTE-capable devices in the Philippines for Q1-Q2.
On the other hand, PLDT achieved a Speed Score of 17.31, with average download speeds of 22.84 Mbps and average upload speeds of 23.45 Mbps. The fixed network award is based on 29,076,090 user-initiated Speedtest nationwide for the same period.
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The University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication has named Jessica Soho as the recipient of the UP Gawad Plaridel 2018—Outstanding Journalist Category.
Ms. Soho, a veteran broadcast journalist, is cited for her pioneering work in broadcast investigative journalism and for her insightful and courageous coverage of Philippine and world news. She holds the distinction of being the most awarded broadcast journalist in Philippine history with two hundred fifty-three (253) local awards and thirty-two (32) international awards to date. She is the first Filipina recipient of the highly acclaimed George Foster Peabody Award for her documentaries on the illegal trade of kidneys and the harrowing plight of Filipino boxers and is also a six-time recipient of the “Most Trusted News Presenter” award of Readers Digest Asia.
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For her work in the field of broadcast journalism, GMA Network Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa Flores was recognized by the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) at the first-ever Glory Awards held last November 11.
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A new queen has joined the family.
The country’s leading residential digital services provider PLDT Home and fastest mobile LTE network Smart formally welcome Philippine entertainment’s much sought after celebrity mom, host, actress, jet-setter and social media darling, Ms. Kris Aquino.
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On Sunday, June 25, three decades after it pioneered documentary, news magazine, and public service programs in the Philippines, GMA Public Affairs looks back on some of its most unforgettable reports to discover the positive transformations these helped bring about in “Sa Serbisyong Totoo, Nabago Ang Buhay Ko.”
Hosted by GMA News pillar Jessica Soho, “Sa Serbisyong Totoo, Nabago Ang Buhay Ko” features some of the most powerful stories told by shows produced by GMA Public Affairs and how these stories changed the lives of the people involved.
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