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Supreme Court nullifies prime ancestral land titles of Piraso, Abanag heirs in Baguio

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The claims have included the Casa Vallejo property along Upper Session Road, the Pacdal Circle, Wright Park, and the city government’s titled property in Barangay Lualhati

OLD Casa Vallejo from the collection of Jack Cariño; Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Google launching .app top-level domains

May 02, 2018 - 4:08 PM

A difference between the .app top-level domain and other domain types is that HTTPS is required to connect to all .app websites, better protecting against malware and tracking

PH military encourages fishermen to return to Scarborough

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:20 PM

'Takot sila. Sabi nila haharangin sila. We encourage them to go back,' says Northern Luzon Command chief Lieutenant General Emmanuel Salamat

MARITIME FORUM. The Northern Luzon Command hosts a maritime forum for fishermen. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/

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Feb 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Duterte to consult with Lumad on use of ancestral lands

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Malacañang says indigenous peoples can refuse any plan to relocate them from their ancestral domain

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Roel Ali and Mindanao IP Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Joel Unad upon his arrival at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City for his attendance to the Indigenous Peoples Leader's Summit at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on February 1, 2018. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lumad group hits Duterte's plan for ancestral domains

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:46 AM

This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte said he will search for investors to help generate wealth in ancestral domains

MEETING IP LEADERS. President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City, to attend the Indigenous Peoples Leaders' Summit on February 1, 2018. Malacañang photo

GoDaddy launches new website builder, eyes PH expansion

Jul 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The world s top website hosting firm also maintains a BPO office in the country with the number of employees there seen to double in the next couple of years

You can now sing 'Happy Birthday' free of charge

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:06 AM

A US federal judge signs off on a settlement that puts the song Happy Birthday – considered one of the most recognizable tunes in the English language – in the public domain

Automattic to sell .blog domains in 2016

May 14, 2016 - 10:35 AM

The blog domain s pricing is still being finalized but Automattic says it will be in the standard range for new top level domains

A NEW DOMAIN. The people behind wordpress will sell the .blog domain this year. Image from Wordpress.

#Manilakbayan: Can you help the Lumad?

Oct 27, 2015 - 4:09 PM

You can donate food medicine sleeping mats to indigenous peoples from Mindanao who are in Manila to highlight their call to stop human right violations against their communities

Soliman: We respect Lumad's rejection of housing proposal

Oct 10, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman clarifies that the proposed transitional shelters was an interim solution while conflict continues in the Lumads area and is not meant to remove them from their ancestral land

Indigenous people on BBL: Respect our identity, rights

May 25, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Group troops to Congress to call for recognition of non Moro Indigenous People in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law BBL

Inside the 'brain' of PH maritime law enforcement ops

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:11 PM

The National Coast Watch Center pools maritime surveillance data from various units and agencies to get a complete picture of what s happening in Philippine waters hacked following Superfish debacle

Feb 26, 2015 - 4:20 PM

The domain record for Lenovo com is temporarily hijacked allowing a hacker to redirect the site to another server under the hacker s control

LENOVO DOWN. Screen shot from

Two schools of thought on the Bangsamoro bill

Oct 28, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro hears the opinion of legal luminaries

CONSTITUTIONALITY. Former Justices attend the Ad Hoc Committee hearing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Gov't to act on overlapping land titles

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Two years after a joint administrative order government agencies will finally sort through the mess of conflicting land documents that have derailed many government programs

Ensogo PH gives 5% discount to all after DNS issue

Sep 28, 2014 - 12:31 PM

Ensogo Philippines explains technical issues with the DNS are the cause of the website service disruption

DISCOUNT. Ensogo issues everyone a limited-time discount voucher after a DNS issue takes its site offline. Image from Facebook post.

Peace brokers grilled: Does Bangsamoro bill create sub-state?

Sep 23, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Senators raise concerns over the single biggest issue in creating a Bangsamoro entity: Will central government still prevail over the Bangsamoro government?

FIRST BRIEFING. Senator Bongbong Marcos (left), chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, talks to Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles (right) and Bangsamoro chairman Mohaguer Iqbal (center) before the start of a briefing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Domain .NGO to be launched for non-government orgs

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:50 PM

NGO will give civil society its own home on the Internet

An ex-bakwit’s wish

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:30 AM

If the BBL would not be finished we worry that we will be displaced again I am sure that this time it will be more painful says Hajuier Antuan echoing the sentiment of thousands of former ILPs

Coast Guard trains in handling weapons of mass destruction

Jul 24, 2014 - 7:09 PM

This is part of the preparation of all countries and shipping nations in light of the challenges being brought by terrorism says the PCG spokesperson

Lawmakers threaten to bring new PH, US military deal to SC

Apr 13, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The Philippine panel on April 11 announced it was ready to submit to Malacañang the draft of the new military agreement with the US following the conclusion of Round 8 of talks

CONSTITUTIONAL? Militant lawmakers threaten to bring the new military deal between the US and the Philippines to the Supreme Court

US to train PH troops on maritime surveillance

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:45 PM

At least 3 000 Philippine troops will train with 2 500 US soldiers on humanitarian assistance and disaster response maritime surveillance and civil military operations among others

ALLIES. US Ambassador Harry Thomas, Jr (3rd from left) and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario (3rd from right) lead the opening of last year's Balikatan exercises

Web domain name revolution could hit trademark defense: UN

Mar 17, 2014 - 11:08 AM

While the expansion of domain names is meant to ease use of the Internet it also presents potential problems for defending trademarks

DOMAIN NAMES. With more domain names, there is a fear of entities skirting laws to infringe on trademarks.

Online textbook startup Boundless settles suit

Dec 19, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Boundless and traditional publishers can now continue to find ways to improve education without bumping heads

SETTLED SUIT. Boundless and traditional textbook publishers can return the focus to education rather than copyrights. Screen shot from Boundless webpage

1M images from British Library now on Flickr Commons

Dec 16, 2013 - 5:32 PM

The images shared by the British Library come from 17th 18th and 19th century books and have been digitized by Microsoft

FATHER CHRISTMAS. One of the British Library images from Flickr Commons. Image taken from page 17 of 'The Coming of Father Christmas'

Syrian Electronic Army alters data on news sites, Twitter

Aug 28, 2013 - 7:57 AM

At least three sites were reportedly hit by the Syrian Electronic Army having their registry account details and DNS records changed

SYRIAN ELECTRONIC ARMY. The Syrian electronic Army has reportedly altered the WHOIS and DNS data for a number of sites.

Family barricades Pagadian airport anew

May 15, 2013 - 8:47 PM

The Taug Boto family resorts to barricading the Pagadian airport runway for the 2nd time

Protesters barricade on Pagadian airport runway

Apr 06, 2013 - 1:25 AM

Protesters camp out on the runway of Pagadian National Airport to demand compensaton for their land causing cancellation and diversion of flights

Construction of Eastern Petroleum plant starts in Q3

Feb 10, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Independent oil company Eastern Petroleum is diversifying its sources of energy through a US 60 M biomass power plant in Agusan del Sur

GREEN ENERGY. Independent oil company Eastern Petroleum Corp. is diversifying its sources of energy through a US$60-M biomass power plant in Agusan del Sur, set to begin construction in Q3 of 2013. Photo courtesy of Eastern Petroleum Corp.

Pamatong asks SC to nullify Bangsamoro agreement

Dec 03, 2012 - 7:02 PM

Pamatong says the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement requires amending the charter

New web domains could include .sex, .app and .pizza

Jun 14, 2012 - 9:21 AM

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN revealed details of 1 930 requests for new web address endings

Internet body to reveal claims to new online addresses

Jun 12, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Participants in an Internet land rush will be revealed Wednesday June 13 when the agency in charge of website addresses discloses the list of applicants for domain names ranging from web to porn and beyond

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