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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, February 2, 2019
Teachers, youth leaders to benefit
from 3-year leadership trainings

The Ayala Foundation Inc. and the city government of Talisay in Negros Occidental launched yesterday the Leadership Communities (LeadCom) and Centex training programs, that will benefit 30 public elementary school teachers, 10 youth school leaders, and community-based and youth organizations.

Joanna Duarte, Ayala Foundation senior director for Operations, said the LeadCom project will train and empower community-based youth groups and organizations, by helping them design and implement relevant projects that will address pressing problems in their respective communities.

In tandem with the Department of Education-Division of Negros Occidental, the Talisay City government also forged a partnership with Ayala Foundation Inc. for the development and implementation of the Centex Training Institute.

Mandatory unlocking of phones eyed

MANILA - The National Telecommunications Commission will conduct on February 8 a public hearing on the mandatory unlocking of mobile phones and devices after the expiration of a subscriber’s lock-in period.

The NTC released the guidelines in compliance with a directive of the Department of Information and Communications Technology to allow subscribers to switch to compatible wireless service providers.

“Under the draft MC (memorandum circular), public telecommunications entities will be required to disclose its policy on mobile phone and device unlocking and notify their customers if such devices are eligible for unlocking,” the NTC said in a statement yesterday.


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