UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of June 2020

(Commission File No. 1-03006)

 

PLDT Inc.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

 

Ramon Cojuangco Building

Makati Avenue

Makati City

Philippines

(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F   Form 40-F  

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101 (b) (1):

    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101 (b) (7):

    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    Yes      No  

 

 

 

 


 

NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Some information in this report may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  We have based these forward-looking statements on our current beliefs, expectations and intentions as to facts, actions and events that will or may occur in the future.  Such statements generally are identified by forward-looking words such as “believe,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” “will” or other similar words.

A forward-looking statement may include a statement of the assumptions or bases underlying the forward-looking statement.  We have chosen these assumptions or bases in good faith.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which are beyond our control.  In addition, these forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of future performance.  Actual results may differ materially from information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, without limitation, the risk factors set forth in “Item 3. Key Information – Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. You should also keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made by us in this report or elsewhere speaks only as at the date on which we made it.  New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us.  We have no duty to, and do not intend to, update or revise the statements in this report after the date hereof.  In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should keep in mind that actual results may differ materially from any forward-looking statement made in this report or elsewhere.

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

 

 

 

Exhibit

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99.1

 

 

Copy of a press release entitled “PLDT, ASIA DIRECT CABLE consortium partners to build new Asia Pacific submarine cable”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.

 

 

 

PLDT Inc.

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Ma. Lourdes C. RAusa-Chan

 

Name:

MA. LOURDES C. RAUSA-CHAN

Title:

Corporate Secretary

Date: June 11, 2020

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit Number

 

Page

 

99.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy of a press release entitled “PLDT, ASIA DIRECT   CABLE consortium partners to build new Asia Pacific submarine cable”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2020

 

 

Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.

Disclosure Department

6/F Philippine Stock Exchange Tower

28th Street corner 5th Avenue

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

 

 

Attention:

Ms. Janet A. Encarnacion

 

Head - Disclosure Department

 

Gentlemen:

 

In compliance with Section 17.1 (b) of the Securities Regulation Code and SRC Rule 17.1.1.1.3(b).2, we submit herewith a copy of SEC Form 17-C with a copy of press release attached thereto entitled “PLDT, ASIA DIRECT   CABLE consortium partners to build new Asia Pacific submarine cable”.

 

 

This shall also serve as the disclosure letter for the purpose of complying with PSE Revised Disclosure Rules.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

/s/Ma. Lourdes R. Rausa-Chan

MA. LOURDES C. RAUSA-CHAN

Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2020

 

 

Securities & Exchange Commission

G/F Secretariat Building,

PICC Complex, Roxas Boulevard,

Pasay City 1307

 

Attention:

Mr. Vicente Graciano P. Felizmenio, Jr.

Director – Markets and Securities Regulation Dept.

 

Gentlemen:

 

In compliance with Section 17.1 (b) of the Securities Regulation Code and SRC Rule 17.1.1.1.3(a), we submit herewith two (2) copies of SEC Form 17-C with a copy of press release attached thereto entitled “PLDT, ASIA DIRECT   CABLE consortium partners to build new Asia Pacific submarine cable”.

 

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

/s/Ma. Lourdes R. Rausa-Chan

MA. LOURDES C. RAUSA-CHAN

Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

COVER SHEET

 

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Secondary License Type, If Applicable

 

 

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COMPANY INFORMATION

 

Company’s Email Address

 

Company’s Telephone Number/s

 

Mobile Number

 

 

 

 

88168553

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Stockholders

 

Annual Meeting
Month/Day

 

Fiscal Year
Month/Day

 

 

11,587

As of May 31, 2020

 

Every 2nd Tuesday of June

 

December 31

 

CONTACT PERSON INFORMATION
The designated contact person MUST be an Officer of the Corporation

Name of Contact Person

 

Email Address

 

Telephone Number/s

 

Mobile Number

Ma. Lourdes C. Rausa-Chan

 

lrchan@pldt.com.ph

 

88168553

 

 

Name of Contact Person

 

Email Address

 

Telephone Number/s

 

Mobile Number

 

Contact Person’s Address

MGO Building, Legaspi St. corner Dela Rosa St., Makati City

 

Note:  In case of death, resignation or cessation of office of the officer designated as contact person, such incident shall be reported to the Commission within thirty (30) calendar days from the occurrence thereof with information and complete contact details of the new contact person designated.

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT UNDER SECTION 17

OF THE SECURITIES REGULATION CODE

AND SRC RULE 17.1

 

 

 

1.

June 11, 2020

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

 

2.

SEC Identification Number PW-55

 

 

 

3.

BIR Tax Identification No. 000-488-793

 

 

 

4.

PLDT Inc.

 

Exact name of issuer as specified in its charter

 

 

 

5.

PHILIPPINES

6. ____________ (SEC Use Only)

 

Province, country or other jurisdiction of Incorporation

    Industry Classification Code

 

 

 

7.

Ramon Cojuangco Building, Makati Avenue, Makati City

1200

 

Address of principal office

Postal Code

 

 

 

8.

(632) 8816-8553

 

 

Issuer's telephone number, including area code

 

 

 

9.

Not Applicable

 

 

Former name or former address, if changed since last report

 

 

 

10.

Securities registered pursuant to Sections 8 and 12 of the Securities Regulation Code and Sections 4 and 8 of the Revised Securities Act

 

Title of Each Class

Number of Shares of Common Stock

Outstanding and Amount of Debt Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

PLDT, ASIA DIRECT CABLE consortium partners to build new Asia Pacific submarine cable

 

MANILA, Philippines, June 11, 2020 — PLDT Inc. (PSE:  TEL)  (NYSE:  PHI) today announced that the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium, of which it is a member, is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting the Philippines, China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province), Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The consortium has selected NEC Corporation to construct the 9,400-kilometer long ADC cable, which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

The ADC cable system will strengthen the resiliency of PLDT's international network by providing additional capacity for internet and digital services via a new route through the East and Southeast regions.

 

Its high capacity allows it to support increasingly bandwidth-intensive applications which are driven by technological advancements such as 5G, cloud services, the Internet-of-Things and Artificial Intelligence. It will also enhance the capabilities of PLDT's extensive fiber cable network which already spans over 338,000 kilometers across the archipelago and links the country to key destinations in different parts of the world.

The ADC will further improve PLDT's network resiliency by strengthening its data links to Asia and the rest of the world. This will help PLDT to address the expanding demand for more digital services for both enterprises and our individual customers,” said PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President Al S. Panlilio.

The cable will feature multiple pairs of high capacity optical fibers and is designed to carry more than 140 Tbps of traffic, enabling high capacity transmission of data across the East and Southeast Asian regions. This will further enhance the expansion of communications networks in the region.

 

“Along with PLDT’s existing international submarine cable systems, Asia Direct Cable would complement to provide further diversity and resiliency to PLDT’s international network with the capability to boost the internet and data services that it provides to its customers,” said PLDT First Vice President and Head of International & Carrier Business Group, and President/CEO of PLDT Global Corporation Kat Luna-Abelarde.


PLDT Vice President and Head of International Submarine Cable Network Gene Sanchez added that the ADC will be part of the Company's network evolution to cater new technologies across the system and enable PLDT's network to work

 

 

 


 

 

 

intelligently using software applications.

The ADC is a global consortium comprised of leading communications and technology companies, including CAT, China Telecom, China Unicom, Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications and Viettel.


“The ADC system provides the highest cable capacity and necessary diversity for Asia's key information hubs, which will enable carriers and service providers to better plan their networks and services for a sustainable development,” said Chang Weiguo, one of ADC Co-Chairs from China Telecom. 


ADC Co-Chair Mr. Koji Ishii of SoftBank also said,
this new system will contribute to drive the Asian ICT business growth as one of the core infrastructure in the region and to meet the evolving marketplace. “As a leading submarine cable system vendor, NEC has successfully provided many trans-Asia submarine cable systems and making the company the most reliable choice for the ADC supply partner.

“As the supplier of the ADC Cable, NEC continues to support critical infrastructure in Asia. This advanced optical fiber submarine cable system will provide seamless connectivity to the countries it lands in and the regions it services,” said Atsushi Kuwahara, General Manager, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation. “NEC is impressed by the level of commitment from members of the ADC Consortium, and will fully capitalize on our regional expertise to support ADC and to ensure the successful completion of this project.”

 

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PHOTO CAPTION (please refer to the attached for full size)

Caption: The Asia Direct Cable (ADC) spans 9,400 kilometers connecting the Philippines, China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

About PLDT

PLDT is the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line, wireless and others – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular networks.

 

PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.

 

Contact person:

 

Ramon R. Isberto

PLDT Spokesperson

Tel. No.: +63 2 5113101

Fax No.: +63 2 5113100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

PLDT Inc.

 

 

 

By

:

/s/ Ma. Lourdes C. Rausa-Chan

Name

:

MA. LOURDES C. RAUSA-CHAN

Title

:

Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

Date:  June 11, 2020