Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company Incorporated is one of the country’s top telecommunications provider. It provides wireless and fixed line services, among others, with the former generating most of its revenue, which was reported to be P 171 billion in 2015.

Among its wireless services are cellular and broadband. Smart Communications and Sun Cellular, in fact, is wholly-owned by PLDT.

Its other interests include power generation through PLDT Communications Energy Ventures (PCEV), a holding company which has 17.48 percent shares in Meralco. Mediaquest Holdings, on the other hand, is the media arm of PLDT. Under it is at least one outlet in television, radio, print and online. Among these are leading media outlets such as the TV 5 Network, The Philippine Star group, Radyo Singko and Interaksyon.

According to Rigoberto Tiglao’s book Colossal Deception, PLDT is eventually owned by Indonesian tycoon Anthoni Salim through First Pacific Company Limited.

Business tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan have been part of PLDT as early as 1998, serving as one of its directors. He has been chairman of the board, as well as president and chief executive officer since February 2004 and December 2015, respectively.

In November 2016, it has announced its call for a new president which will hopefully be named no later than 2018.

The franchise of PLDT is set to expire in 2028.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form


Business Sectors

telecommunications and digital services provider ( fixed line, wireless and others)


PCD Nominee Corporation

Media Outlets



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Support Service

I-Contacts Corporation


PLDT Global


PLDT Online, Inc.

Holding company

PLDT Global Investments Corporation

General Information

Founding Year



17,176 (PLDT Group)


Ramon Cojuangco Building, Makati AvenueMakati CityTelephone Number: +632-816-8534

Tax/ ID Number


Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

3.652 Bil $ / 171.10 Bil P

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

569.24 Mil $ / 26.669 Bil P

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data


Executive Board

Manuel V. Pangilinan - Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

Further Information

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Meta Data

Audience share based on Nielsen’s National Urban TV Audience Measurement (TV, Jan-August 2016), Nielsen's Consumer and Media View (Print, Jan-August 2016), Audience share from Nielsen's Radio Audience Measurement (Radio, Jan-August 2016), Effective Measurement (2016)

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