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ONLINE SITES LIABLE FOR SALE OF SMS BLAST MACHINES

Electronic commerce or eCommerce platforms along with parties or merchants engaged in the sale of prohibited digital products can be held solidarily liable under the proposed Internet Transactions Act, Senator Win Gatchalian said. Gatchalian said the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) issued a show cause as well as cease and desist orders to Lazada, Shopee, and […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: HASTEN PH DIGITAL SWITCH

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has made a final push in this third and last session of the 18th Congress for a troika of initiatives to further accelerate the Philippines’ digital switch that would help the Philippines keep up with the expected strong rebound of many of its regional neighbors from the Covid-driven economic malaise.  These digitalization […]

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E-COMMERCE IS KEY TO SUCCESS OF MSMES – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara reiterated his call for more businesses to go online or digital in order to remain competitive under the new normal and to provide much needed boost to the economy. While the economy is expected to rebound after a historic slump last year, growth is still expected to remain slow as restrictions to […]

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GATCHALIAN FLAGS ONLINE SALE OF DANGEROUS ITEMS

Senator Win Gatchalian said reports of consumer products with hazardous materials being sold online should have authorities worried. Gatchalian said online platforms should be more aggressive in going after deceptive, prohibited, and unconscionable sales and practices. The EcoWaste Coalition has claimed that mercury-laden products are being sold illegally by third-party dealers in e-commerce marketplaces and […]

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OVER 75K ONLINE BUSINESSES REGISTER DURING QUARANTINE – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported that business name registration of online businesses boomed from 1,753 in January-March 15 this year–or before the declaration of the community quarantine–to 75,876 as of September 2.  Meanwhile, based on the latest data released by the Business Name Registration Division (BNRD) of the DTI, the total number […]

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LOCAL GOV’TS SHOULD DIGITIZE BUSINESS REGISTRATION PROCESSES – GATCHALIAN

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Assistant Secretary Jean Pacheco said around 37,000 internet-based businesses have registered with the department from January to July this year. During the National MSME Week e-forum, Pacheco said the number of registered online businesses surged from more than 1,600 online businesses that registered for the full year of 2019. […]

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E-COMMERCE TO HELP ECONOMY RECOVER FROM COVID-19 CRISIS – LOPEZ, ANDANAR

Two Cabinet officials have expressed confidence that e-commerce in the country will “continue to grow” and help the economy recover from over two months of strict quarantine protocols to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In an interview over Radyo Pilipinas, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said he expects e-commerce transactions in the country […]

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MAKE ONLINE TRANSACTIONS EASIER, FASTER – GATCHALIAN

With more Filipinos turning to the internet to conduct daily businesses under the new economy, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the Internet Transactions Act to make transactions easier and faster and strengthen the country’s digital economy. Gatchalian who is the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs has filed Senate Bill No. […]

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E-COMMERCE SHARE TO GDP RISING TO 50% BY 2022 – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking to double, or to raise to 50 percent, the contribution of electronic commerce to the country’s economy by 2022, as more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and internet users engage in e-commerce. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez cited other neighboring countries which are already doing all […]