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House OKs mandatory playing of Pinoy music for tourists

The House of Representatives approved the third and final reading of a bill that mandates Pinoy music in hotels, resorts, restaurants, tourist buses, and inbound international flights to the Philippines. The approval...

NPC further probes spam SMS, looks into reported connection to local financial institutions

The National Privacy Commission (NPC), the country’s data privacy watchdog, started its investigation on the prevalence of text spams that offer Filipinos high-paying jobs. In a statement, the NPC said that it...
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NTC orders online stores to cease selling of SMS text blasters

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease and desist order against Facebook, Lazada, and Shopee to sell SMS text blasters. Inquirer reported that NTC directed Facebook Marketplace Philippines, Lazada Philippines, and...
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TikTok, COMELEC collab to raise voter participation in 2022 elections

The short-video platform TikTok and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) joined forces to encourage more Filipinos to participate in the 2022 National Elections. The partnership includes TikTok being the leading platform to provide...
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BIR eyes 250 social media influencers for tax

After its public warning, BIR announced it would investigate its first list of social media influencers for tax compliance.  "We will do the investigation so that they would pay the necessary corresponding...
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Bong Go joins TESDA in celebrating 27th anniversary, features tech-voc’s role in nation-building

In celebrating the 27th anniversary of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and National Tech-Voc Day, Senator Bong Go lauded the government's efforts in keeping up with the growing...
Axie Infinity taxable

Pay-to-earn game Axie Infinity is taxable: what are netizens’ reactions?

"It's taxable, subject to income tax," these words from the Department of Finance (DOF) regarding Axie Infinity stirred mixed reactions among the netizens. For context, Axie Infinity is a cross-platform game fundamentally...

COA reports DICT bought gadgets totaling PHP170M for elem school, cities

The Commission on Audit (COA) revealed that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) purchased PHP170M-worth of gadgets from a construction firm. Released on August 13, the report revealed that the...

Laguna to launch centralized hotline number for easy access to gov’t services

The provincial government of Laguna is going to launch a centralized hotline number for the respective citizens to access its services. The centralized hotline achieves faster government response, whether for emergencies, official...

Duterte says his administration took away the “misery of public commuting”

In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that his administration accomplished taking away "the misery of public commuting." Duterte mentioned this after the Chief...
COMELEC Mobile Registration Form app

COMELEC releases Mobile Registration Form app

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) launched the Mobile Registration Form app accessible online and offline. Commissioner Marlon Casquejo conceptualized the voting registration app, first launched in Tagum, Davao del Norte, on June...

Gatchalian files bill boosting use and development of satellite tech for better Internet in...

Senator Win Gatchalian filed a bill that promotes satellite tech to improve Internet connectivity in the Philippines. It's called Senate Bill No. 2250 or the "Satellite-Based Technologies for Internet Connectivity Act of...
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Philippines to launch “MULA” Earth Observation satellite by 2023

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) announced the Philippines is prepping for a commercial-grade satellite called Multispectral Unit for Land Assessment (MULA) by 2023. This new Earth Observation satellite will be the country's...

PNP to acquire CCTV Rapid Deployment System for anti-terrorism ops

The Philippine National Police (PNP) stated that it will acquire a CCTV Rapid Deployment System for counter-terrorism operations. It comprises 10 deployable CCTVs with Artificial Intelligence, a video management system, 10 CCTV...
PSA advisory of PhilSys portal facing technical difficulties

PhilSys online pre-registration goes under maintenance after its launch

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) officially launched the PhilSys pre-registration website for the Philippine national ID today. But after its launch, the registration site for PhilSys quickly goes under maintenance. The online...
A couple of days left to go for the launching of PhilSys online registration portal.

PH national ID online registration to go live by April 30

Online registration for the Philippine national ID (PhilSys) is going live by the end of April. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), a total of over 30 million Filipinos have accomplished...
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