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Dito Telecommunity chief administrative officer Adel Tamano says securing permits to build towers would not be as difficult, had it not been for the pandemic
'Let’s include the Nanay Celias, Kuya Bons, and Manang Sols in our discussions. Let’s talk about a new reality where they are afforded the same benefits their counterparts in the formal economy enjoy.'
The working group's steering committee will be co-chaired by Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler, and Marietje Schaake, international policy director at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center
Where platforms are plagued with disinformation, propaganda, and trolls, freedom-loving Filipinos find an unlikely ally: celebrity fan groups
It was the President's prerogative to accept ICT undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr's dormant resignation, says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr
Twitter says it had dismantled 'state-linked' networks run by a 'highly engaged core' of 23,750 accounts and boosted by a further 150,000 'amplifier' accounts
The photo was altered and Kadamay did not make such a demand
This claim has been debunked as early as 2017. Hontiveros did not make any statement in support of the Maute Group, which she tagged as terrorists.
The removal of the former DICT official opens a Pandora's Box of issues in the department and in the government's coronavirus response
Robredo did not say this quote, and the graphic was manipulated from a GMA News quote card
The Philippines is among many governments in the world that had to suspend the processing of freedom of information or FOI requests because of the pandemic
The Duterte adviser is pushing for a common cell tower policy which Eliseo Rio Jr criticized as being 'anti-competitive' and in violation of telco franchises
The DICT undersecretary offered to quit in January amid frustration with the department's confidential and intelligence funds
Beneficiaries of the government’s coronavirus cash aid program can choose to receive their subsidies through mobile banking apps like GCash and PayMaya
The Philippines is expected to import around 2.5 million MT of rice in 2020 and 3.3 million MT in 2021
Other than information technology, he was also in the forefront in various advocacies, such as intellectual property rights, genetic engineering, election automation, and renewable energy back when hardly anyone else were talking about them
The International Labour Organization says around 1.6 billion workers out of the global workforce of 3.3 billion are most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those in the informal sector
Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio says once the country's central mapping agency can approve names for features in the Philippine waters, China's attempts rename features there will lose its bearing
We may already be seeing the positive effects of the quarantine in terms of containing COVID-19. However, its negative economic impact is undeniable.
'When making promises, [the government should] indicate clearly the length of time needed for recipients to experience the results'
'Mr President, just instruct your officials to tell the truth about the kinds of relief national government can actually give us. Don’t let people build up their hopes then leave them disappointed.'
After a 2-year probe, Australia pursues legal action for alleged 'systematic failures' exposing more than 300,000 of its citizens
It is crucial for disaster victims and vulnerable sectors to be aware of the kinds of adaptation support available to them and how they can access them
Bakit nga ba lumobo ang confidential funds ng DICT?
The Honasan-Rio scuffle exposes the trend in bloated intelligence funds that support anti-people activities, including spying on private citizens
The DICT, under scrutiny for its questionable release of P300 million in confidential funds in 2019, gets an even bigger sum than the government's anti-drug agency in 2020
'My resignation has not yet been approved by the President. I could not leave my post until my resignation is accepted by him,' Rio tells Rappler in a text message
Batang May K!, a collaboration between PhilRights and Makô, hopes to make children understand better the importance of human rights amid violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
Former DICT undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr dares the agency to reveal the results of the P300-million confidential operation that supposedly dealt with cybersecurity threats
The Department of Information and Communications Technology says laws allow it to conduct 'lawful monitoring and surveillance,' in the face of cyber threats
PhilRights executive director Nymia Simbulan says the lack of state accountability reflects 'how the government values and looks at human rights and human lives'
Undersecretary Eliseo Rio resigns over the issue of confidential and intelligence funds
Rio has yet to address reports that he allegedly left after finding corruption within the agency
Dito Telecommunity, the Philippines' 3rd major telco, says it is 'on track' for its July 2020 rollout
But agencies are yet to digitize their data that will be uploaded to the newly-launched National Justice Information System (NJIS)
Benije Tan is credited as the engineer who connected the Philippines to the Internet in 1994
Facebook removes 610 accounts, 89 pages, 156 groups and 72 Instagram accounts that originated in Vietnam and the US
The platform says some 88,000 accounts being blocked were linked to Saudi state-backed 'information operations'
WASHINGTON, USA – Twitter said Friday, December 21, it had suspended thousands of accounts linked to a
It is precisely because we millennials are socially aware and innovative that we are needed in the public sector
An online database of the Navy's procurement projects and their progress will 'promote transparency and prevent corruption,' the Navy says
The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center or NOLITC breaks ground as the pioneering robotics center run by a local government unit
The National Housing Authority have made 1,000 relocation units available, but they are in Bulacan
Facebook agrees to pay the £500,000 fine 'but has made no admission of liability in relation to' the monetary penalty notice of the UK Information Commissioner's Office
The summit will gather over 100 key government officials from provincial and national offices, private sector leaders, and members of the Palawan working press
The Department of Information and Communication Technology chooses San Juan as its pilot city for the Free Wi-Fi for All Program
Under the agreement, the China-backed telco will pay for its use of the military's facilities – but in kind
(UPDATED) DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II says he would prioritize providing better connectivity in the country
The Pasig City mayor promises transparent public biddings for local government project contracts as he sets up mechanisms for free access to public records
There is no well-oiled public relations beast behind Isko Moreno. It's just a team of 8 millennials eager for him to go live.
(UPDATED) Philippine Information Agency chief Harold Clavite is told by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea that President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted his resignation, yet he says he did not resign