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NPC employees rally behind Liboro amid bullying complaint

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:23 AM

National Privacy Commission Employees Association says the complaint against Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro is 'not representative of the views, thoughts, and opinions of the majority' of NPC employees

SUPPORT. The employees association of the National Privacy Commission backs its Privacy Commissioner Raymund 'Mon' Liboro amid 'challenging times'. Photo courtesy of NPC

Filipinos urged to protect data, be safe online during Holy Week

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation

PH privacy commission to probe passport data loss

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The National Privacy Commission demands an explanation 'to the satisfaction of the law' after it was revealed that a former DFA contractor 'took away' Philippine passport holders' data

DATA PRIVACY. National Privacy Commission will summon the Department of Foreign Affairs, other concerned government agencies, and the alleged contractor for a possible data privacy issue on the data of Philippine passport holders. Rappler file photo

NPC drops congressional bet running vs Vilma Santos Recto

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Outgoing Lipa Mayor Meynard Sabili, who is eyeing the city's lone congressional seat, will now run as an independent

CONGRESSIONAL RACE. Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili wants to challenge Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the May 2019 polls. File photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Rappler Talk: Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack


NPC: Facebook's notice to users after hack 'leaves much to be desired'

Sep 29, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The National Privacy Commission urges Filipinos to take necessary steps to stay safe online

Image from Shutterstock

Gov’t urges 'hackers ng bayan' to help shore up PH cybersecurity

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The first project involves making PhilSys, the government's national ID system, more secure

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


Data privacy 101: What businesses should know about systems registration

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Systems registrations requires companies to register their systems and processes that collect data from individuals


Coco levy fund: Duterte's failed promise

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:52 PM

'He's been doing it all along for other bills like the death penalty, lowering of age [of criminal responsibility], why not do this for his campaign promise, coco levy?'

FAILED CAMPAIGN PROMISE? President Rodrigo Duterte promises coconut farmers that he would return the coco levy funds to them. Two years into his term, the promise remains just that. File photo by Rappler

Data privacy 101: What’s a data protection officer?

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Having a data protection officer is now a requirement for any company that handles user data. Here's what companies and prospective data officers should know about the position


NPC to mitigate data privacy risk concerning national ID system

May 28, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The commission promises to ensure that other government agencies adhere to the Data Privacy Act when handling or processing personal data

LIBORO. The National Privacy Commission chief Raymund Liboro speaks to the press at the 1st National Data Privacy Conference. Photo from National Privacy Commission


NPC to launch campaign against 'careless use of online services'

May 23, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The yearlong campaign is called 'PSST!' or 'Privacy, Safety, Security, and Trust online'


Sotto vows to campaign 'vigorously' for reelectionist senators in 2019

May 23, 2018 - 7:49 AM

'I’m not running in 2019. My term ends in 2022. I will be able to help those who we feel would be assets to the Senate,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler

2019 CAMPAIGN. Senate President Vicente Sotto III vows to campaign 'vigourously' for the 7 reelectionist senators.

Sotto says NPC eyeing Ted Failon as 2019 senatorial candidate

May 22, 2018 - 8:48 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler the Nationalist People's Coalition has decided to support a coalition of candidates, which they will finalize soon

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Pillars of Criminal Justice System Major Award for Anti-Corruption Campaign to Broadcaster Ted Failon for his program 'Failon Ngayon' during the 19th founding anniversary of VACC at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. Also in the photo is VACC Chair Dante Jimenez. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Jollibee suspends Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon delivery websites

May 09, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Another Jollibee-owned chain, Burger King Philippines, will continue to operate as it's 'on a different platform.' Mang Inasal, on the other hand, doesn't have its own delivery website

Jollibee delivery website suspended over 'serious vulnerabilities'

May 08, 2018 - 9:13 PM

(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission orders the suspension, saying that around 18 million users of Jollibee's delivery website are at risk


Cybersecurity roundup: April 22 to 28, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Check out this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, which features Amazon Alexa hacks and crackdowns against a major distributed denial of service provider.

Be vigilant when sharing data on social media – privacy commission

Apr 07, 2018 - 7:49 PM

'We encourage the public to exercise a new level of care about their privacy and to take part in forming the future of Facebook in the country,' says Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro

PRIVACY. National Privacy Commission holds a press briefing on the Facebook Controversy involving Cambridge Analytica on April 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

No migration of personal data to Grab in Uber app shutdown – privacy commission

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Grab Philippines head Brian Cu says the only data shared by Uber is driver data – which will only be available once the driver has given his consent

DATA. National Privacy Commission and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board conducted a joint press briefing regarding the Uber-Grab acquisition. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Philippines' privacy watchdog summons Grab after deal with Uber

Mar 27, 2018 - 7:20 PM

With Grab becoming the biggest ride-sharing platform in the Philippines after the exit of Uber, the National Privacy Commission wants to ensure that the company is properly protecting users' data

AFTERMATH. Discussion with the Philippine privacy watchdog comes after Uber sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Davao governors bolt parties to join Sara Duterte’s Hugpong

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:43 PM

All except one governor of Region 11, have jumped into the new political party

LAUNCHED. Region 11 governors attend the launching of Hugpong Ng Pagbabago, led by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler

National Press Club wins anew in legal battle vs GSIS

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Court of Appeals affirmed an order by the Regional Trial Court dismissing the estafa complaint filed by GSIS against former officers of the NPC in connection with the sale of a Vicente Manansala mural

PH privacy commission summons Uber execs over data breach

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The meeting on November 23 is part of the 'formal breach notification procedure' required under the Philippines' Data Privacy Act of 2012

Data Privacy Act compliance 'not just a checklist' – NPC exec

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Ensuring the protection of Filipinos' personal information should not be seen as a burden, says National Privacy Commission official Ivy Patdu at a seminar on data privacy

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu speaks at the 'Countdown to Data Privacy' seminar of Disini & Disini Law Office on October 11, 2017. Screengrab from Rappler video

NPC reminds media: Balance freedom of press, right to privacy

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The National Privacy Commission also says data privacy should not be used as a shield against valid freedom of information requests

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu talks about media and privacy at its DPO6 assembly of data protection officers in Pasay City on August 29, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Danding Cojuangco returns as NPC chairman ahead of 2019 elections

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Nag retire na siya sa politics pero di niya puwede pabayaan ang political party says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III as the Nationalist People s Coalition prepares for the 2019 midterm polls

Photo from staff of Senator Sotto

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED In defending their departure from LP Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is overwhelming support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PARTY HOPPING. A total of 10 lawmakers, 5 formerly from the Liberal Party, jump ship to PDP-Laban on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

NPC outlines 90-day plan for data protection officers

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:21 PM

UPDATED With government as the biggest handler of personal information agencies should be proactive in advocating for data privacy rights of Filipinos says the NPC

DPO1 ASSEMBLY. Data protection officers from at least 186 agencies attend the 1st DPO assembly of the National Privacy Commission on April 5, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

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Apr 05, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Guidelines issued on requests for gov't workers' personal data

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The National Privacy Commission lists down at least 4 considerations for government agencies when evaluating requests for personal data sheets

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Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak despite major breaches in 2016

PROMISE OF PRIVACY. NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro gives updates on measures taken by Comelec to ensure no data breach in future elections. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The voters data leak and a break in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec the National Privacy Commission and the Data Privacy Act to the test

China defense spending to rise 'around 7%' – official

Mar 04, 2017 - 12:22 PM

2nd UPDATE In particular we need to guard against outside meddling in the disputes says Fu Ying spokeswoman for the National People s Congress

This photo taken on February 27, 2017 shows Chinese military police attending an anti-terrorist oath-taking rally in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. File photo by STR/AFP

Gov't agencies, private orgs told to appoint data protection officers

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The National Privacy Commission says that urgently designating such officer signals an organization s commitment to comply with the Data Privacy Act

Image from infographic of National Privacy Commission

Gov't should protect citizens' personal data – NPC's Liboro

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Raymund Liboro the head of the National Privacy Commission also reminds the public to be aware of measures to protect themselves from online threats like hacking

DATA PRIVACY, SECURITY. National Privacy Commission head Raymund Liboro speaks to Rappler on Thursday, January 12.

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters data leak in March 2016 the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration

COMELEC CHAIR RESPONDS. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista speaks to reporters on Thursday, January 5, following a decision by the National Privacy Commission finding him 'criminally liable' for the voters' data leak in March 2016. Michael Bueza/Rappler

NPC alliance with PDP-Laban a 'working partnership' – Gatchalian

Jun 04, 2016 - 1:30 PM

We have to move forward We believe that cooperating and supporting the new administration is the right thing to do says senator elect Sherwin Gatchalian

ALLIANCE. Senator-elect Win Gatchalian says the NPC's alliance with PDP-Laban is a working partnership to help move the country forward. Rappler screenshot

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President elect Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban

NEW ALLIES. The National Unity Party joins forces with the incoming ruling party, PDP-Laban. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 Mindanao lawmakers shift to Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 24, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Peter Unabia and Mylene Albano of the Liberal Party along with Rogelio Pacquiao take their oath as PDP Laban members

NEW ALLIANCES. Several members of the House of Representatives have deflected to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

LP lawmakers told: Support PDP-Laban, but stay with party

May 23, 2016 - 6:02 PM

More realignments in the House of Representatives: the National Unity Party reunites with Lakas CMD before entering into a coalition with PDP Laban

'I'm sure Alvarez will be next Speaker' – Belmonte

May 20, 2016 - 9:56 PM

UPDATED He has or will soon have the numbers longtime House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says of newly elected Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez

Half of LP congressmen moving to Duterte's PDP-Laban – Alvarez

May 20, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez the PDP Laban bet for House Speaker says at least 50 ruling party congressmen have indicated their desire to join his party

PDP-LABAN SECRETARY-GENERAL. Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez at the signing of the coalition agreement with the Nationalist People's Coalition on May 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NPC to form alliance with Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 19, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Nationalist People s Coalition is the latest political party to express support for the incoming administration of president elect Rodrigo Duterte

COALITION. The Nationalist People's Coalition - the country's second largest political party - is now allied with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.

INC endorses Baguio-Benguet incumbent bets

May 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Iglesia ni Cristo endorses incumbent officials Nicasio Aliping Jr for congressman Mauricio Domogan for mayor and Edison Bilog for vice mayor in Baguio City

ENDORSED. INC has endorsed Baguio-Benguet political bets Nicasio Aliping Jr for congress, Mauricio Domogan for mayor and Edison Bilog for vice mayor. Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Pro-Escudero politicians form 'chopsuey' alliance in Sorsogon

Apr 10, 2016 - 12:21 AM

Some members of UNA NPC and LP in the province have joined forces to boost the candidacy of Senator Francis Escudero

SORSOGON ALLIANCE. Politicians in Sorsogon cheer for their provincemate, Senator Francis Escudero (3rd from left) and presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Bongbong Marcos courts local execs in Aquino bailiwick

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Some Tarlac mayors say their support for Marcos is their personal decision not dictated by the party

Binay camp: Only Danding can declare NPC endorsement of Poe

Mar 13, 2016 - 1:27 AM

The United Nationalist Alliance UNA still doesn t believe the endorsement of the country s second largest political party of Senator Grace Poe and her running mate Senator Francis Escudero

NPC FOR BINAY? Mon Ilagan, Vice President  Jejomay Binay's spokesperson, shrugs off the NPC's endorsement of Grace Poe. Fil photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Poe banks on volunteer lawyers for clean elections

Mar 12, 2016 - 11:08 PM

On May 9 the plan of the Grace Poe Chiz GPC Legal Team is to deploy one lawyer in every town to keep watch over the election results

CLEAN ELECTIONS. Presidential candidate Grace Poe takes selfies with volunteer lawyers of the Grace Poe-Chiz Legal Team. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler