Friday, January 23, 2004

Philippine Government Rules on VoIP Face delay (by Erwin Lemuel) -- "The change in leadership will delay the planned public hearings that will follow after the rules are drafted, said Virgilio Pena, undersecretary for information and communications technology of DOTC... NTC would have to decide mainly whether or not to declare VoIP as a value-added service or a traditional voice service.... Under a previous draft memorandum circular, ISPs must have a commercial agreement with authorized local exchange carriers before they could offer VoIP and that they must use international leased lines or circuits from authorized international gateway facility operators."
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Posted by Manuel [Philippine Government Rules on VoIP Face delay]

Thursday, January 22, 2004

I tried Globe's Share-a-Load yesterday and was amazed with the speed. In just seconds, I was able to transfer 5 pesos from my cellphone's credit to another Globe pre-paid phone. This morning, however, the seconds stretched to two hours. [more]

Posted by Manuel [Globe Share-a-Load Delays]

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

X.O. candy now has two new flavors! [more]

Posted by Manuel [New X.O. Candy Flavors]

I didn't think anyone would have the guts to chop down the balete tree growing next to one of the bedrooms, but the swelling roots and the cracking wall left us with no other choice. [more]

Posted by Manuel [Balete Tree Cutter]