It sounds just like Thailand, Costa Rica and Nicaragua where I have lived over the past 17 years (from U.S) In all these third world countries you just have to PAY to get things done fast and properly. It would seem very difficult to believe ALL the repair guys for PLDT are not interested in extra money in their pocket.
This service is now available, but they don't specify areas. It is rare to have any kind of technical problems with fiber optic.
PLDT Fibr Plan 20000
up to 100 Mbps
Bundled with 107 Cignal Digital TV Channels
That is 50 to 100 times faster than most of the DSL available there.
I can see now that my plans to move to Baguio from Thailand will be slowed way down until all this is clear. Probably be a good idea just to come for month first to personally check everything out.
This really is a great forum!! You guys have been VERY helpful -- and I sincerely appreciate ALL comments! I'm sure all this will be helpful to others contemplating a move there.