Wednesday, October 28, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic shows Malacañang’s low regard of science and technology

The emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak has exposed how underrated science and technology are in the Philippines. During the quarantine, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other government agencies expressed...

What is climate change emergency and why PH should declare it?

Climate change is not an illusion but a reality that is actually affecting the Philippines. A recent study shows that it is the cause of some of the worst natural disasters...

PhilSys makes fintech easier in PH

A financial technology (fintech) group supported the government's initiative to launch the Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys), commonly known as the national ID system, as it is "very timely" amid the...

Will electric vehicles be part of the new normal?

With nearly everything going digital, the Philippine transport industry is also gradually gearing up for a significant shift to electric vehicles (EV). Several public or private entities have been leveraging the motion...

Gatchalian urges DOE to act on pending solar-project applications

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to work on all pending solar project applications in line with the government's planned rollout of the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) for...

Eco group sounds alarm over illicit mercury-based products sold online

Health and environmental group EcoWaste Coalition bared that mercury-based products are now being sold illegally online. These products include thermometers, sphygmomanometers, and flask containers of liquid mercury that are cautioned to be...

DA, Quezon City gov’t to promote urban aquaculture and aquaponics

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Quezon City local government unit teamed up to advocate urban aquaculture and aquaponics among city residents. The agreement (MOA) aims to help hog raisers affected...

Iloilo launches an agri-fishery info system for local farmers

The Iloilo provincial government has rolled out the Provincial Agri-fishery Information System (PAIS) to help local farmers market their agricultural products. PAIS is a computer-based system that gathers agricultural production data from...

Process used in choosing third telco player flawed, study shows

The process done by the government that led to the selection of DITO Telecommunity as the third telco player is flawed, according to a study by consulting firm Creator Tech. The report...

Globe eyes to build a total of 800 cell sites up to December

Globe's target is to install at least 800 cell sites in the last three months of 2020 to conclude this year's network expansion a success. Globe is set to build at least...

NTF now considers Internet shops as study rooms for poor minor students

The National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 is now considering Internet shops as learning spots for minor students who cannot afford to buy gadgets and have no access to a decent...

Chinese hackers create malware that can survive OS reinstalls – Kaspersky Lab

Chinese hackers may be using malware that can persist even after Windows OS reinstalls to spy on computers, security software company Kaspersky Lab reports. The Trojan malware called "IntelUpdate.exe" would infiltrate a...

NOW Telecom is not PH’s fourth telco — Honasan

Department of Information and Communications (DICT) Secretary Gregorio Honasan II said that NOW Telecom is not the fourth telco in the Philippines. Honasan explained that there are technically 40 telcos in the...

Foreign entities sneak in PH ICT system, Honasan says

Foreign entities are trying to infiltrate into the country’s ICT system, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Gregorio Honasan II revealed. “We just don’t know why, but some of them...

Solon says PhilSys ID is mandatory

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers corrected the Philippine Statistics Authority's (PSA) statement saying that the ownership of a PhilSys ID is voluntary when it is, in fact, mandatory. PSA Assistant...

Gatchalian urges gov’t to bolster consumer protection amid e-commerce boom

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian reminded the government to strengthen its monitoring against counterfeit goods and fraudulent sellers amid the success of the e-commerce industry brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatchalian pointed out...
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No special extension for third telco Dito — DICT

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The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that the government will not grant any special extension for the country’s third major telco,...

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