Tag: President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte Denies Working with Cambridge Analytica in 2016 Campaign

Duterte Denies Working with Cambridge Analytica in 2016 Campaign

Speaking in Davao City last Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte said that his campaign team did not work with Cambridge Analytica and added that he would have lost if he did team up with them. Duterte won in a landslide victory with 6.6 million more votes than his closest rival, Mar Roxas. However, a photo from 2015 recently surfaced, showing his campaign team sharing a meal with Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Officer Alexander Nix. The Philippines is one of the top countries hit by the Facebook breach involving Cambridge Analytica, and it is estimated that 1.2 million Filipino users had their […]

PT&T Seeks Chinese Partners to Challenge Telco Giants

PT&T Seeks Chinese Partners to Challenge Telco Giants

Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp (PT&T) chairman Salvador Zamora announced last Tuesday that the company is in talks with eight other Chinese companies in hopes of landing a strategic partner before the end of the year. Zamora, who is also an investor in the mining, real estate and energy sector, bought into PT&T for around Php 264.9 million last August. He called President Rodrigo Duterte’s move towards China a “Godsend” and revealed that a deal with ZhongXing TianTong Technology Co Ltd may be signed around December 15. The country’s “duopoly”, PLDT and Globe, responded to the reports, saying that they […]