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VILLANUEVA TO BANKS: PROTECT DIGITAL WALLETS

If ordinary employees guard their hard-earned money against pickpockets, banks should also make sure that cybercriminals don’t pick the digital wallets of those who gave them their pay for safekeeping, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Payroll money entrusted by both employers and their workers should be kept safe at all times,” the chair of the Senate labor […]

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PROTECT ONLINE CONSUMERS FROM HACKERS – GATCHALIAN

With a strong backing from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Senator Win Gatchalian pushed anew the passage of his bill protecting financial consumer welfare amid the increased adoption of digitalization of financial products and services in the country. “The government should continuously be more proactive in terms of coming up with ways to protect […]

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GATCHALIAN BACKS REQUIRED SIM REGISTRATION

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the bill mandating the registration of all users of pre-paid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the Senate to enable authorities to easily clampdown those engaged in nefarious and illegal activities. A number of individuals in recent months have fallen prey to online fraudsters who used prepaid SIM cards […]

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Government

10,000 BOGUS ONLINE TRANSACTION COMPLAINTS FILED AT DTI – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said his office had received nearly 10,000 complaints related to fraudulent online transactions in the first six months of the year. In the virtual Kapihan sa Manila Bay, Lopez said around 1,000 complaints were filed in the first quarter of the year, and the rest were […]

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TRANSFORM PHILHEALTH INTO A PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has calls on  government to make sure that all those involved in the “ghost” dialysis scandal hounding the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will not go unpunished. “We need some punitive measures–we need to punish those who are guilty–as well as preventive measures para hindi na maulit,” Angara said. The seasoned legislator, […]