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FILE CASE VS RIO OVER INTERNET PROJECT – AGLIPAY

A House of Representatives panel has recommended the filing of criminal charges against former Department of Information and Communications (DICT) undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. over the alleged irregularities in the government’s Free Public Internet Access Program (FPIAP). The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability recommended the filing of charges against Rio for violating […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DICT, PNP: STOP SMISHING, SMS SCAMS

To clamp down operations in the country of global cyber criminals, Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to work hand in hand with organizations and institutions that address international cybersecurity. Gatchalian made the call following the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) recent revelations that the onslaught of spam text messages or “smishing” activities that offer nonexistent jobs […]

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POE TO DICT: GIVE PROMISED 200 MBPS INTERNET SPEED

Senator Grace Poe said the Filipino people are looking forward to the government’s promised 200 megabits per second (Mbps) internet speed for state agencies and departments with the completion of Phase 1 of the much-touted National Broadband Plan (NBP). “We expect that by February 2022, we will actually feel the 200 Mpbs speed as committed […]

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LIBERTAD, ANTIQUE BAGS DIGITAL GOVERNANCE AWARD

The fifth-class municipality of Libertad, Antique won the Business Empowerment Digital Governance Award 2021 in a ceremony held recently. Mayor Mary Jean Nicopior-Te said it is a big honor for their municipality to be recognized in a virtual ceremony. “Our innovation, the eWaterworks, using the digital system in the billing of the Libertad Waterworks, which […]

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SENATE TACKLES BILLS TO AID DATA TRANSMISSION

The Senate Economic Planning Office, in partnership with the Office of Senator Nancy Binay, held the webinar, “Deleting the Digital Divide,” which tackled the legislative proposal adopting an open access in data transmission. With roughly 200 participants coming from the Senate Secretariat offices, Senators’ offices and stakeholders, the webinar discussed the issues and challenges in […]

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2021 BUDGET TO BOOST PH INTERNET SERVICE – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara said the country should begin to experience better internet connectivity even in remote and inaccessible areas once the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) completes the first phase of its National Broadband Program (NBP). Under the P4.5 trillion General Appropriations Bill that was ratified recently by Congress, Angara noted that the […]

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DICT TO GIVE PANGASINAN BETTER NETWORK – HONASAN

The Pangasinan provincial government and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for a better information and communication network in the province. “Ang order galing sa ating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ay connectivity (The order is from our President Rodrigo Duterte). We connect government to other governments – […]

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HOUSE APPROVES E-GOV’T BILL ON FINAL READING

The House of Representatives approved unanimously on third and final reading the electronic government (e-government) bill which aims to enhance access to and delivery of public services. A total of 229 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill 6927 or the proposed E-Government Act. The master plan should include a Philippine Government Interoperability Framework. Under […]

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E-GOV BILL TO HELP TRANSITION INTO ‘NEW NORMAL’ – HONASAN

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is supporting the passage of Senate Bill 1738 or the “E-Governance Act of 2020” that aims to transform the delivery of public service into the digital space. DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan welcomed the development, saying the measure would complement the DICT’s plan to ramp up digitalization in […]

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REVIEW IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘FREE WI-FI FOR ALL’ PROJECT – GATCHALIAN

As schools prepare to make distance learning the norm amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry into the implementation of Republic Act No.10929 or the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act (FIAPPA). Senate Resolution No. 392 specifically aims to determine the law’s implementation […]