Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Red, white and blue
I'm able to blog, email and surf the world wide web thanks to this company right here. The Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company is the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. Subsequently, it's one of, if not, the biggest Internet provider in the country. The Americans were actually the first owners of PLDT. Back in the 1940's, during the American Occupation and the Japanese invasion, the US Armed Forces destroyed its facilities to prevent the Japanese from using them to communicate overseas. Today it's a wholly Filipino-owned company, and its headquarters can be found in the Ramon Cojuangco Building, right in the heart of the Central Business District in Makati.