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THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL IN FARMING – PANGILINAN

Imagine Filipino rice farmer Mang Romeo checking his cellphone for the type of soil for his sakahan, or current price of his crops, or the weather and getting an immediate response so that he can make the proper interventions. The technology already exists that would lower the risks to losses and make him earn more. […]

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IMPLEMENT FULL E-GOV’T SERVICES BY 2022 – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that aims to provide full, integrated E-Government (eGov) services to the public by the end of 2022. Under Senate Bill No. 1793 or the ‘Full Digital Transformation Act of 2020,’ all government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), instrumentalities, and local government units (LGUs) are mandated to adopt […]

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DOT PROMOTES ‘DIGITAL TOURISM’ – ROMULO-PUYAT

With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic now forcing people to observe physical distancing and isolation, most work and leisure activities are now being done online.  As the health crisis continues to evolve and in anticipation of other challenges, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and its attached agencies are making sure that Philippine tourism remains […]

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BJMP CHIEF LAUDS REP. NOGRALES FOR PROVIDING INMATES WITH ONLINE ACCESS TO LAWYERS, FAMILIES

Amid the suspension of jail visitation privileges for inmates because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) lauded the efforts of a neophyte lawmaker to ensure that inmates still have access to consultations with their lawyers and their families using digital technology.BJMP Chief Jail Director Allan Iral […]

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3 STEPS TO FAST-TRACK SUBSIDIES TO POOR IN POST-COVID-19 ‘NEW NORMAL’ SCENARIO — VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte is pushing a trio of measures to be put on the fast lane under a post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) “new normal” scenario, to avoid a repeat of the initial delay in the  release of P200 billion-worth of cash aid to 18 million underprivileged families under the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) billed as […]

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ADOPT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN EASE OF DOING BUSINESS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging local government units (LGUs) to adopt an ease of doing business (EODB) reform model that harnesses digital innovation to streamline the processing of business permit applications in their respective jurisdictions. Gatchalian cited Valenzuela City’s recently launched EODB model called “Paspas Permit” system, which is an online service that aims to […]