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AP Partylist

Coco Martin supports AP Partylist, advocating for Filipino’s livelihood 

Coco Martin, famously known as Cardo Dalisay in the "Ang Probinsyano" show series, announced his public endorsement of a new partylist, AP Partylist #AkoyPilipino, on February 25. According to him, the new...
Google Project Shield

Google offers Project Shield for election websites vs DDoS attacks

With the 2022 Philippine Elections underway, Google recently announced it would be providing extra support and protection against possible cyberattacks and online threats to risk-prone organizations and individuals by offering Project...
bill e-wallets

House OKs bill regulating e-wallets, bank accounts to strengthen finance security

The House approves regulating the use of e-wallets and bank accounts to strengthen the financial system's defense against cybercriminals. The proposed substitute bill prohibits financial services, banks, or online financial platforms, for...

DOTr: No public rides for those unvaccinated in NCR, with exemptions

The Department of Transportation implemented a "No Vaccination, No Ride/No Entry in Public Transport Policy" across Metro Manila. President Rodrigo Duterte issued an order to limit the movement of people who are...
COMELEC breached

Manila Bulletin: COMELEC servers breached

Manila Bulletin (MB) recently reported that Commission on Elections (COMELEC) servers were breached, with about 60GB worth of data downloaded by a group of hackers. Furthermore, MB Technews said that a source...
ABIZO OFW app

ABIZO OFW app continues to save OFWs from abuse, violence

Even amid this ongoing pandemic, OFWs still suffer from abusive or unjust labor practices abroad, if not more. Despite the accessibility of social media to help them ask for help, sending...
Pinoy music

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...
SMS text blaster

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...
TikTok COMELEC

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...
social media influencers tax

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...
Bong Go Tesda

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...
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Misinformation stirs the world amid COVID-19

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A wave of misinformation and hoaxes has been circulating the Internet, agitating netizens across the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "(Misinformation) has fuelled a lot...

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