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Price War Makes Philippine Mobile Data Among Cheapest in Asia

By Ian C, Sayson/bloomberg.com – Potpot Pinili, a Philippine travel blogger, is paying less to access the Internet on the go — almost half as much as three years ago, thanks to a price war. “Data has become definitely cheaper,” said Pinili, 41. “You can do more online quicker and Read more »

How The Philippines Got Asia’s Worst Internet Service

By Ralph Jennings/forbes.com – A traveler to the Philippines knows the dance too well. You check into a hotel that advertises Wi-Fi. Turns out it’s only available in the lobby, and only in the daytime. Then you learn of a freak service outage in the lobby. When you do eventually Read more »

100% Pinoy-made light plane unveiled

By Rainier Allan Ronda/The Philippine Star – It’s a light plane, and it’s proudly made in the Philippines. The Department of Science and Technology displayed a 100 percent Filipino-assembled light sport aircraft (LSA) at the opening Thursday of the four-day National Science and Technology Week, in the DOST’s effort Read more »

Pinoy teen invents electricity-generating shoes

By Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News – This kid would make Inspector Gadget proud. The phrase “power walk” may soon get a new meaning, after 15-year-old Filipino high school student Angelo Casimiro invented an in-sole power generator that can fit into an ordinary sneaker. An earlier post by ScienceAlert on the Read more »

Pinoy invents eco-friendly stove powered by rice hulls

By Shaira Panela/rappler.com – A Filipino inventor believed that there is more to ipa or rice husks other than being a mere good fertilizer additive. Engineer Alexis T. Belonio, a native of Nueva Ecija, started to work with rice husks in 2003. At the time, fuel and energy prices all Read more »

Probe slow, expensive PH Internet – Bam Aquino

By Ayee Macaraig/rappler.com– “Do we always have to pay a steep price for slow and sometimes unreliable Internet connection?” Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV voiced the complaint of Filipino netizens, calling on the Senate to investigate the “slow, expensive” Internet connection in the Philippines provided by telecommunication companies. Aquino’s Read more »